Shift will support institutional goals around holistic well-being and success
Wednesday, March 2, 2022

The University of Iowa is restructuring its Department of Public Safety to better coordinate a wider range of safety services.

While still in the planning stage, the goal is to combine all campus safety services into a single organization—the Office of Campus Safety—to improve collaboration and communication across the institution and clarify what services the organization offers. The organization will be committed to all facets of campus safety.

This restructuring will improve the university’s ability to offer a range of safety services on campus, including law enforcement and non-law enforcement response options for mental health support, crisis intervention, and follow-up. It also prioritizes connecting people with campus and community resources such as the GuideLink Center, and resources offered by the Division of Student Life.