Safety is a top priority at Illinois State University. Whenever any safety issue is reported, students receive a crime report through their e-mail accounts. This crime report details the incident and provides tips on how to get out of bad situations. This ensures that students are adequately informed on safety issues that happen throughout campus. There are also blue-light emergency phones located all around campus that signal the ISU Police Department when pushed; police will reach the emergency within three minutes. The Student Government Association implemented the Students on Patrol (STOP) program, which allows students to walk around campus checking locked doors and making sure security lights are working. Recently, a new program has been implemented called Safe Walk, which allows students to walk home with others late at night.
Health is also very important at Illinois State University. Students are supplied with insurance or can visit Student Health Services (SHS) if they are sick. There are also many other medical services at SHS, including women’s health, psychiatric services, preventative medicine like immunizations and allergy injections, laboratory tests, and X-rays. The people who work at SHS are helpful and patient; another helpful aspect is the pharmacy that allows students to purchase cheaper medicine. Students can either call the office to make an appointment or go online. When checking in, students are required to swipe their Redbird Card. Overall, SHS is there for any student who needs some TLC (tender loving care).