A series of robberies have recently taken place around the Missouri State campus as students are facing finals, leading the university to remind students of the “Safe Walk” program provided by campus security.
Students are saying out later at the university library and other locations to study for finals, resulting in the need to return to residential buildings that may entirely across the University Campus. Missouri State’s security will provide an officer who will walk with someone to their place of residence.
The University provides the “Safe Walk” program from the following campus locations:
- Academic building to academic building
- Academic building to parking lot and vice versa
- Academic building to residence hall and vice versa
- Morris Center
- Park Central building
- Alumni Center
- Brick City
- Plaster Center for Free Enterprise and Economic Development
Students who need someone to walk with them can call 417-836-5509 to have an officer dispatched to them. The officer will walk with no more than two students from the same original location to the same final destination.
Campus security warns that there could be a time delay for an officer depending on the availability of security staff.
The University says in the event someone needs to head to an off-campus location like downtown Springfield, they should use Bear Line or call for a taxi.