The University of Iowa

UIPD issues Crime Alert 22-12

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.

On Sunday, Oct. 30 University of Iowa Police received a report of a potential burglary in an east side residence hall. The reporting party shared that an unknown person entered their unlocked residence hall room during the early morning hours and went through their drawers, though nothing was stolen. 

UI Police strongly encourage all residence hall occupants and those in the campus community to lock their doors at all times, even if they are only leaving their rooms for a short time. Residents are also encouraged to report suspicious activity immediately by calling 9-1-1. Security of rooms in residence halls is a joint effort between residents, roommates, staff, and UI Police.

If you have any additional information about this incident, please contact UI Police at (319) 335-5022, or submit a crime tip via text message by using the Rave Guardian app.


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