Safety Information

Advice from the KU Public Safety Office:

  • Don’t leave belongings unattended in public places. Most thefts on campus happen in residence hall cafeterias, student union cafeterias, Watson Library, and Robinson Gymnasium.
  • Lock the door to your room or apartment, even if you’re only going down the hall for a few minutes.
  • Keep valuables such as jewelry in a locked drawer.
  • Go places in groups. Don’t walk alone on campus late at night and always walk in well-lighted areas. Know where emergency phones are located on campus.1
  • Call the police if you see someone doing something suspicious. Or call Crime Stoppers (864-8888), a KU program that takes anonymous information. In an emergency call 911.
  • Be aware of your surroundings and social situations in which you could be put in danger.  And look for emergency phones (poles with a blue light and a yellow phone box) around you. Emergency phone locations can be found on your campus map. For a list of emergency phone locations visit https://publicsafety.drupal.ku.edu/emergency-blue-phones 

In general, Lawrence is a safe city.  However, you should try to stay in groups and do not go new places by yourself.  DO NOT GET INTO THE CAR OF A PERSON YOU DO NOT KNOW — that could be very dangerous. Be smart and stay safe!


Founded in 1964 as part of a Ford Foundation campus internationalization grant
One of the first 12 intensive English programs in the United States
The AEC comprises two units: the Intensive English Program (IEP) and Short-term Programs
Each semester, the AEC enrolls about 550 students representing more than 35 countries on six continents
The Applied English Center offers field trips and conversation groups to our students
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