In 2009, the campus installed blue-light centers where students can pick up a phone and get campus police. Any time a button on these blue-light phones is pressed, police officers are dispatched ASAP. While the University has been implementing more safety measures, there are still some incidents around campus; in 2012, two sexual assaults were reported. This can be pretty scary, so it's important to remember to always travel in groups in well-lit areas.
The school does a good job of trying to keep drunk driving down, one of the biggest criminal problems in Montana. As the campus is surrounded by nice, safe neighborhoods, students will sometimes choose to walk back to their dorms if the party is nearby. And while the residents of these nice neighborhoods do not usually enjoy hearing a bunch of drunk college students laughing and singing outside, they do understand that Bozeman is a college town and rarely do they report anyone for causing a small disturbance.