The Bird Watch is a campus safety program based on the success of the national Neighborhood Watch Program. The Bird Watch training stresses education and common sense as it teaches students, faculty, staff, and those in the surrounding community, how to help themselves by identifying and reporting safety concerns and suspicious activity when they see them. The focus of the program relies on observation and awareness, and harnesses the power of community. The hour long training session will empower students and staff with the knowledge to be able to recognize and address safety and crime prevention concerns within their work units, residence halls, and other areas on and around campus. Training will include topics such as building/office security, personal safety, and dealing with suspicious behavior and people.
"Remember, a safe campus is everyone’s responsibility. You too can be part of the Bird Watch!”
ISU Bird Watch is more convenient than ever as a Guide available in the University's Guidebook. Available from Google Play and iTunes Stores, students, faculty, staff and community members will have immediate access to important safety and security information about Illinois State University.
* Access to the Campus Emergency Guide
* Register for Emergency Alerts
* Make a safety or crime report
* Quick reference for important Bloomington/Normal phone numbers
* Reach campus Care Teams
* Link to campus crime statistics and reports
The raw crime statistics linked through Bird Watch come from data that ISU submits to the US Department of Education, and are collected in accordance with the federal law known as the Clery Act.
Bird Watch Warning Signs are posted throughout campus putting criminals on notice that our campus cares about safety! Additionally, all members of Bird Watch receive a Bird Watch static cling to be posted in work or residence areas in an effort to remind our campus community to remain vigilant.
If your organization or department would like to host a one hour Bird Watch training session, please complete the request form and police department staff will be in contact with you to schedule the event. If you need assistance in securing an event location, please note it in the request form.
Know what crimes are occuring on campus by reviewing the daily ISU Police Blotter.