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Building Security

Building Access and Security

Most academic buildings must remain unlocked until late at night because of evening classes, student and faculty research projects, and special events. Most undergraduate residences are locked from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. A University ID is required for entrance into these locked residence halls after 11 p.m. A locked door may not be propped open or used to allow entry. An access clerk is stationed at a single entry of many residences to monitor residents and their escorted guests who enter the building after hours. Guests at these halls must sign the register to record that they entered the building. Residents must show their University ID to the access clerk.

Building Maintenance and Security

Building Services and custodial personnel are instructed to report any suspicious situations to the police immediately. Facilities Operations is responsible for the maintenance of security measures used in campus facilities. Security-related maintenance issues, such as broken windows, faulty doors and locks, missing screens, discharged fire extinguishers, and faulty or inadequate lighting are given first priority by the Maintenance personnel. Additional information can be found in the Annual Security Report.

Building Emergency Plans

Purdue University requires a Building Emergency Plan (BEP) to be completed and updated for on-campus buildings occupied by ten or more people. To review a building BEP, visit Building Emergency Plans.