The University of Iowa

UIPD issues Crime Alert 22-03

Crime Alert

This message includes information about a crime that was recently reported on or near the University of Iowa campus. The purpose of this email is to provide you with the information you need to stay safe and take any appropriate precautions.

In the interest of campus safety, we want everyone to be aware that Iowa City Police are investigating a report of a robbery that occurred near the intersection of Burlington Street and Gilbert Street in Iowa City on Sunday, April 3, 2022, at approximately 2 a.m. The victim reported that they were walking home with their roommates when they were assaulted and robbed. No weapons were displayed.

If you have more information about this incident, please contact the Iowa City Police Department at 319-356-5275 or the University of Iowa Police at 319-335-5022. 


  • Walk with a group whenever possible, and be aware of your surroundings, especially late at night and in the early morning hours. 
  • If you are being followed, go to a well-lit or crowded location and call 911.
  • Don't risk injury for material items, give them up immediately if you are threatened with physical harm.
  • You are not obligated to communicate with strangers; don't be concerned with appearing to be rude if you feel vulnerable.
  • If you observe a crime in progress, stay calm, find a safe location, and call the police immediately by dialing 911. Take note of as many as details as possible for law enforcement such as a description of the suspect, make/model and license plate of a vehicle, etc.

The only person responsible for a crime is the perpetrator. Crime alerts are sent to UI students and employees in accordance with federal law requiring universities to disclose information about crime to help prevent similar crimes and to identify offenders.

These notices are prompted by crimes that have already occurred, but could represent a serious or ongoing threat to students and employees. This message alone is not necessarily an indication that crime rates on campus have increased or that a pattern of crime has emerged. To learn more about crime in your area and/or on campus, we encourage you to read the Campus Safety and Security Report and review the daily crime log. You can also review previous crime alerts.

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Crime Alert: Frequently Asked Questions

Report a Crime 

Criminal Complaint: If you believe a crime has been committed, we encourage you to call 911. To contact the University of Iowa Police non-emergency line, call 319-335-5022. 

How to Get Help

Additional Resources: The university offers many resources, including confidential advice and medical assistance, to help you through whatever situation you may be experiencing. To learn more, view this comprehensive list

Report a Concern

Policy Complaint: The Office of Institutional Equity (OIE) is available to explain and answer questions about reporting options if you have a concern about sexual misconduct, bias, harassment, equity, and discrimination. 

Safety Resources

Tools and Tips: The university is committed to supporting your personal safety. Learn more about crime prevention strategies, training opportunities, and campus safety services, including NITE RIDE and Rave Guardian