Eastern Michigan University is committed to providing a safe learning and living environment for all students, faculty, staff and visitors.
Safety and Security Services
Security cameras - More than 700 security cameras blanket campus, with a high-tech command center that operates 24 hours a day.
Escort service - The SEEUS (Student Eyes and Ears for University Safety) provides escort service to persons walking alone to on-campus destinations such as classroom buildings, residence halls and parked cars. Call 734.487.3387 to request an escort or see the SEEUS webpage for more information
Email alerts - All current students, faculty and staff are automatically enrolled for emergency email notifications.
Emergency text alerts - EMU encourages all students, faculty and staff to enroll in the emergency text alert system so that emergency messages can be received on mobile devices.
Local jurisdiction - EMU is part of the Eastern Washtenaw Safety Alliance, along with the Washtenaw County Sheriff and the City of Ypsilanti. All EMU and Ypsilanti police officers have county-wide powers of arrest.
Minors on Campus
It is the policy of Eastern Michigan University that all existing and future University programs and activities involving minors must be developed and administered to provide a safe and protective environment for participating minors. Read the administrative policy [PDF] regarding minors on campus.
Resources for Survivors of Sexual Assault
- Sexual Assault Fact Sheet
- EMU Women's Resource Center list of sexual assault resources
- What to do if you are sexually assaulted (information provided by CAPS)
- Online Screening Tool
State of Michigan Handbook
A Resource Handbook for Campus Sexual Assault Survivors, Friends and Family [PDF], a comprehensive website published by the State of Michigan Governor's Office in conjunction with the First Lady of Michigan. There are also downloadable PDF versions of the handbook in English [PDF] and in Spanish [PDF].
This resource is maintained in compliance with State of Michigan campus safety transparency requirements, pursuant to Section 245a of the Fiscal Year 2019 education omnibus appropriations act, P.A. 265 of 2018.