South2 Grand Valley Housing

Campus Safety

Each residential living area has an assigned Community Policing Officer (CPO). This law enforcement official, along with the building staff, educates the Grand Valley community on how to stay safe on campus.

Residentially, this includes, but is not limited to:

  • Being aware of your surroundings
  • Participating in the planned fire evacuation drills during the semester
  • Not allowing others to enter into the building on the use of your access card
  • Not using candles or smoking in your unit
  • Locking your unit at all times, even for quick trips to the restroom or to visit a neighbor
  • Safety procedures during severe weather alerts

All students are encouraged to keep a list of the serial numbers of all electronic equipment that they bring to campus. An important question to ask your parents is if their homeowners insurance covers your residence at GVSU. If it doesn’t, consider purchasing some kind of insurance plan, as GVSU doesn’t assume liability for the personal property of its students.

"Fireman Frank" Public Service Announcements (PSAs) were created for YouTube by our very own GVSU students. They are educational lessons on cooking, proper use of outlets, candles, etc. Check them out here. Also, review the Residential Services Guide for fire safety expectations and policy. 

For crime statistics, or to review a printed copy of the Annual Fire Safety Report, contact the Department of Public Safety.

More information about the Grand Valley State University Campus Police Department is available at


Office of Housing & Residence Life • 103 Student Services Building • Allendale MI 49401-9403
Phone (616) 331-2120 •