Campus Safety

On a day-to-day basis, situations may occur that affect the safety of individuals or groups at Miami. While not reaching the level of emergency, they merit immediate attention. Miami offers many resources to support safety on campus.

    The Miami University Police Department is a full-service police agency. In addition to the police headquarters located on Oxford-Trenton Rd., two substations on the Oxford campus (King Library and Yager Stadium) allow campus police to be more accessible and available to meet and interact with students.

    Miami Police promotes campus safety in the following ways:

    • Miami police officers are always on duty, patrolling the campus on foot, on bikes, and in cars 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
    • Officers respond to calls from the public, initiate enforcement action when they observe a crime and engage in proactive patrol.
    • MUPD works cooperatively with the Oxford police and other local law enforcement agencies.
    • MUPD works cooperatively with the Office of Ethics and Student Conflict Resolution to enforce Miami's Code of Student Conduct.

    The University Police sponsors the following crime prevention and safety awareness programs:

    • Emergency phones on campus
    • SafeRide service offered through Butler County Regional Transit Authority (BCRTA) call (513)-785-5237 or toll free (855)42-BCRTA
    • Emergency text message notification in situations that pose immediate danger
    • Crime Prevention Tips and Services Guide distributed to first-year students
    • Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) class
    • Presentations to small groups on a variety of safety topics
    • Registration of bicycles
    • Engraving and videotaping of personal property

    Police Links

    Campus Safety FAQs

    Campus Crime Alerts

    Additional Resources

    Environmental Health and Safety Offices
    This division was established to address the safety, health, and environmental needs of Miami University. Services include hazardous waste managment, occupational safety, and health and safety consultations.

    Fire Safety
    Miami takes a number of precautions to protect the safety of students in residence halls and offers fire prevention strategies for off-campus students.

    Sexual Assault Services
    Miami's Division of Student Affairs supports a number of sexual assault prevention and response initiatives aimed at increasing awareness of sexual assault and supporting students who report sexual assaults. Available resources include informative tips on resistance and protection, counseling services, and legal assistance.

    Related Links

    Women Helping Women
    Provides crisis intervention and support services for women and men who are survivors of sexual assualt, domestic violence and stalking in Butler County, Ohio.  Agency services include a 24-hour crisis line, hospital accompaniment, individual crisis intervention, court and law enforcement advocacy, support groups, date rape/dating violence prevention programs, community education and professional training.

    Tobacco-Free Policy
    In order to promote the health of our students, faculty, staff, and visitors, all Miami University campuses are designated Smoke and Tobacco-Free Environments.

    Miami Crime Statistics
    Our crime figures include reports of crimes occurring on campus, in non-campus buildings or properties, and public property in local municipalities.