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 10/09/17 – Campus Crime Safety Awareness Notice

04:18pm: Recently, the Boise State Department of Public Safety has received reports of sexual misconduct from members of the Boise State community.  These reports involved different situations and perpetrators.  While the reported incidents themselves did not meet the criteria for notification of the campus community, we felt it was important to send out a Campus Crime Safety Awareness Notice to remind the community of conduct that violates our policy and to ensure the campus is informed of resources available to victims.

Boise State University is committed to the health, wellbeing, and safety of all students. Boise State University is providing the following information on sexual misconduct to educate the campus community.

The only person responsible for sexual misconduct is the perpetrator. It is a violation of University policy to engage in sexual activities without affirmative consent (clear words or actions indicating a desire to engage in the specific sexual contact) from the other person. This is reflected in University policy: http://policy.boisestate.edu/governance-legal/sexual-harassment-dating-violence/. A University student or employee in violation of sexual misconduct policies face sanctions up to and including expulsion or termination.

Most sexual assaults are not committed by a stranger but by someone who is known to the victim, such as a date or other acquaintance. If a date or other acquaintance performs any sex acts upon you without your consent, it is a sex offense. Even if a person is your significant other or date, it is still a sex offense to perform any sex acts upon them without their consent.

Sexual assault is never the fault of the victim. While nothing is fail-safe, here is some other information you may want to consider:

  • Make sure you have consent before you engage in any sexual contact. Consent is a clear and freely given yes, not the absence of a no.
  • Consent for the sexual activity must be free of force, threat, intimidation, or coercion. Neither silence nor a prior relationship is sufficient to indicate consent.
  • Don’t assume you know what the other person wants, ask.
  • If consent is given, check in throughout the sexual activity.
  • No means no and stop means stop. If a person seems uncomfortable, is non-participatory, or states that they want to be doing something else, this also means stop.
  • A person has the right to change their mind at any time during a sex act, even if they have engaged in it before.  Consent can be withdrawn at any point.
  • Don’t feel obligated to do anything you don’t want to. “I don’t want to” is always a good enough reason.
  • Always trust your instincts. If you feel uneasy or sense something is wrong, do what you can to get out of that situation.

If you are the victim of a sex offense, you have several options, including:

  • Reports of sexual misconduct, as well as questions related to sexual misconduct can be directed to the Interim Title IX Coordinator, Alicia Estey, at (208) 426-1258 or via email atreportdiscrimination@boisestate.edu.
  • For students seeking confidential counseling services, contact University Counseling Services by phone at (208) 426-1459, or in person at 1529 Belmont St, Boise, ID (located directly behind the Student Recreation Center, in the Norco Building).
  • Students of all genders can receive confidential support services, including assistance filing a complaint with the university and/or with law enforcement, as well as learn how to help make our campus safer, through bystander intervention by contacting the Gender Equity Center in person on the second floor of the Student Union Building, above the Info Desk at 1700 University Drive, Boise, ID 83706, by phone at (208) 426-4259, or by sending an email togenderequity@boisestate.edu.

You are encouraged to report crimes to law enforcement, but you do not have to.

  • In case of emergency, call 911, activate a blue emergency phone on campus, or call the Department of Public Safety at(208) 426-6911.
  • You may reach the Boise Police Department on campus by calling (208) 426-6911 or by activating a blue emergency phone on campus; you may report in person at the Department of Public Safety substation located in Capitol Village at 2245 University Drive; or, if you wish, anonymously by calling (208) 343-COPS or onlinehttps://secureforms.boisestate.edu/security/.
  • If you choose to initiate a police investigation of this crime, Boise Police Department will investigate, provide support, and offer related services.
  • You can now have a panic alarm on your cell phone by using the free Rave Mobile Safety App. To learn about the app and how to download it, visit: https://security.boisestate.edu/rave-guardian/.

Sex offenses are treated with the greatest seriousness on our campus; severe disciplinary action will be taken when a member of the university community is found responsible for committing a sex offense in violation of university policy. In the case of disciplinary action, it is our university’s commitment that a victim shall be informed of the outcome of any institutional disciplinary proceeding brought alleging a sex offense.

If you have questions about how the University responds to and investigates reports of sexual misconduct, please visitcompliance.boisestate.edu/titleix/ or contact Interim Title IX Coordinator Alicia Estey at (208) 426-1258 or by email atreportdiscrimination@boisestate.edu.

10/02/17 – Flood

07:53pm: This is a BroncoAlert. Water main break at Lincoln/University – Unsafe Conditions – Stay away from the area until further notice.  Report flooding to (208)426-6911

08:56pm:  BroncoAlert.Please avoid University Drive until further notice. Free box lunches for students are available in the SUB; use North or Bronco Circle entrance.

09:08pm:  BroncoAlert.Please use Cesar Chavez for egress after class tonight; avoid University Drive. Potable water available at the SUB for students on campus.BroncoAlert: Campus residents, restrooms and showers are available in Campus Recreation Center until midnight and will reopen at 06:00.

09:45pm:  BroncoAlert: Campus residents, restrooms and showers are available in Campus Recreation Center until midnight and will reopen at 06:00.

11:36pm: BroncoAlert. UPDATED at 11:31 p.m. Monday: A water line under University Drive near the Student Union Building broke Monday evening and forced the closure of much of the main artery through campus.

As of 10 p.m. Monday, university officials hoped to continue the class schedule as planned, with a few classes relocated from the Honors College. Students and faculty affected will be notified by email.

Breakfast will be served at the Boise River Cafe in the SUB starting at 7 a.m.

At least through Wednesday morning or until road repair is done, the intersection of University and Lincoln will be closed. Traffic coming from Broadway will be diverted at Michigan Avenue, but the Lincoln Avenue Parking Garage will remain open. Lincoln Avenue will be closed between Belmont and University. Traffic coming from Capitol Boulevard will be diverted at Chrisway Drive. Traffic coming from Juanita and Joyce streets will be allowed westbound down University.

The Brady Street Garage was affected by floodwaters Monday night but was expected to be open Tuesday morning.

University shuttles will divert around the affected area, heading south on Michigan, west on Belmont, north on Joyce and the continue on their normal route west on University.

Drivers are encouraged to enter the side of campus closest to their destination. Some lots north of university only will be accessible via Cesar Chavez Lane.

Water pressure was affected throughout campus, though Suez Water isolated the leak to a smaller area Monday night, and the pressure increased through most campus buildings. The Student Union Building and the Honors College and Sawtooth Hall were without water.

Campus dining services made take-away sack meals and handed out water. The Rec Center opened for restrooms and showers throughout the night. Several portable restrooms were brought in, as well.

For further updates, please check the Boise State website that follows; we will update this site with information throughout the week: https://news.boisestate.edu/update/2017/10/02/broken-water-line-closes-university-drive/BroncoAlert Update. Parts of University Drive remain closed; parking garages are open. All classes and events are being conducted this morning. For latest updates, check the Boise State website: goo.gl/KmrGh7

10/03/17 – 08:26am: BroncoAlert Update. Parts of University Drive remain closed; parking garages are open. All classes and events are being conducted this morning. For latest updates, check the Boise State website: goo.gl/KmrGh7

09/06/17 – Air Quality Index Warning

01:42pm: Dear Boise State Community:

Due to the deteriorating air quality in the Treasure Valley, we would like to give you some information and resources so you can monitor the air quality index and make decisions both for yourself and anyone involved in outdoor activities under your responsibility.

The current Air Quality Index in Boise has just been measured at Purple/Very Unhealthy. Instructions from the various health agencies recommend that, “People with heart or lung disease, older adults, and children should avoid all physical activity outdoors. Everyone else should avoid prolonged or heavy exertion.”

Some things you should know, we are responsible for conducting classes and operations on campus and we will continue business as usual until conditions warrant reconsideration of that decision. However, we will be sensitive in accommodating students, faculty, and staff who need to avoid being outside due to respiratory illness or other factors.

Boise State will continue to monitor the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Air Quality Index and will notify the campus community when changing conditions warrant an update. You can monitor the Air Quality Index levels yourself at these websites:

Some things you can do:

  1. If you are feeling short of breath, wheezing, chest pain, heart palpitations, extreme fatigue, or difficulty moving due to unhealthy air quality levels, contact University Health Services (208-426-1459), your healthcare provider or call 9-1-1.
  2. Faculty, supervisors and/or student leaders, review this Environmental Health Safety and Sustainability Guidance Document for additional protocols for outdoor activity.
  3. Supervisors should check on their staff at regular intervals and reduce the amount of time they spend outdoors.  Allow them to take frequent breaks in air conditioned spaces.
  4. Everyone should avoid activities that require exertion or prolonged periods outside.
  5. Find out more about air quality actions at the Office of Emergency Management’sAir Quality Index page.

08/24/17 – Fire

07:42pm: BroncoAlert. SEVERE WEATHER WARNING.High Winds, Hail and Lightning possible.  Seek shelter indoors. Wait for ALL CLEAR signal.

08:08pm: BroncoAlert. ALL CLEAR/EMERGENCY ENDED. Resume normal activities.

07/01/17 – Police Situation

11:06pm: This is a BroncoAlert. Attempted Armed Robbery. University/Joyce. PD on scene. Please STAY CLEAR of area. Update to follow.

11:38pm: This is a BroncoAlert. Attempted Armed Robbery. Boise Police have cleared the scene, and investigation continues. Be aware of your surroundings and call 426 6911 if you see anything suspicious.

04/22/17 – Lincoln Garage Attack

09:38am: BPD at Lincoln Garage re a subject reporting she was grabbed from behind by a male subject. Be aware & report suspicious behavior to 6-6911. Update to follow.

11:18am: The Boise Police Department is investigating a report of an attack that occurred in the Lincoln Garage. A female was walking in the stairwell when the suspect grabbed her from behind and attempted to remove her clothing. She fought him off, at which time he ran away. The suspect is described as a white male adult, 20 to 30 years old, 5’6, 180 lbs, short hair and slight stubble on face (possibly light-colored), wearing a grey sweatshirt with no logo and a dark grey hat.

Make sure you are aware of your surroundings and walking in a lighted area. If possible, walk with other people. If you see anything suspicious, please call 426-6911 immediately.

If you have any information about this incident, please contact the Department of Public Safety at (208) 426-6911, in person at the Department of Public Safety substation located in Capitol Village at 2245 University Drive; or, if you wish, anonymously through Silent Witness at https://secureforms.boisestate.edu/security/. In case of emergency, crime in progress, or if you feel there is a threat to the University and/or its community, dial 9-1-1 immediately.

If you have questions about how the University responds to and investigates reports of sexual misconduct, please visit compliance.boisestate.edu/titleix/ or contact Alicia Estey, Director of Title IX Compliance at (208) 426-1258 or by email at reportdiscrimination@boisestate.edu.

Boise State University is providing the following information on sexual assaults to educate the campus community.

The only person responsible for sexual misconduct is the perpetrator. It is a violation of University policy to engage in sexual activities without affirmative consent (clear words or actions indicating a desire to engage in the specific sexual contact) from the other person. Someone incapacitated due to alcohol or drugs cannot consent to sexual activity. This is reflected in University policy: http://policy.boisestate.edu/governance-legal/sexual-harassment-dating-violence/. A University student or employee in violation of sexual misconduct policies faces sanctions up to and including expulsion or termination.

Sexual assault is never the fault of the victim. While nothing is failsafe, here is some other information you may want to consider:

• Always trust your instincts. If you feel uneasy or sense something is wrong, do what you can to get out of that situation.
• Sex offenses are treated with the greatest seriousness on our campus; criminal and/or severe disciplinary action can be taken. If a criminal case is brought, we will support you as much as possible as you pursue it. In the case of disciplinary action, it is our university’s commitment that a victim shall be informed of the outcome of any institutional disciplinary proceeding brought alleging a sex offense.
• If you are sexually assaulted, you have several options. If you choose to initiate a police investigation of this crime, Boise Police Department will investigate, provide support, and offer related services.
• Alcohol and drugs are sometimes used to create vulnerability to sexual assault and may impair yours and your acquaintance’s judgment. Studies of sexual assault incidents show a high correlation between acquaintance rape and drug/alcohol usage. Keep control of your drink.
• Make sure you have consent before you engage in any sexual contact. Consent is a clear and freely given yes, not the absence of a no.
• Consent for sexual activity must be free of force, threat, intimidation, or coercion. Neither silence nor a prior relationship is sufficient to indicate consent.

Boise State University would like to remind the community about the following campus resources:

• For students seeking confidential counseling services, contact the University Counseling Center by phone at (208) 426-1459, or in person at 1529 Belmont St, Boise, ID (located directly behind the Student Recreation Center, in the Norco Building).
• Students of all genders can receive confidential support services at the Boise State Gender Equity Center as well as learn how to help make our campus safer through the use of bystander intervention by contacting the Gender Equity Center in person on the second floor of the Student Union Building, above the Info Desk at 1700 University Drive, Boise, ID 83706, by phone at (208) 426-4259, or by sending an email to genderequity@boisestate.edu.
• Questions and resources related to sexual assault can be directed to the Director of Title IX Compliance, Alicia Estey, at (208) 426-1258 or via email at reportdiscrimination@boisestate.edu.
• You can now text tips and pictures directly to the Department of Public Safety by using the free Rave Mobile Safety App. This can even be done anonymously. To learn about the app and how to download it, visit: https://security.boisestate.edu/rave-guardian/.

03/27/17 – Police Situation

04:57am: This is a BroncoAlert. Police Emergency at 1800 block of Belmont Circle and Joyce St. Avoid Area.
Update to follow.

05:06am: This is a BroncoAlert.the previous alert stated Bomb Threat in the email subject line. It is NOT a bomb threat. There is a police situation underway. Avoid the area until further notice.

05:39am: This is a BroncoAlert.BPD responded to report of a stabbing on Belmont. BPD has no suspect info & have cleared scene. Call BPD or BSU Security if you see anything suspicious.

02/14/17 – Power outage

11:16am: This is a BroncoAlert. Power is out all through campus and downtown. Idaho Power is enroute. Traffic lights are out; proceed with caution. Update to follow.

11:44am: This is a BroncoAlert. There is power on campus north of University Drive and East of Theater Lane. Idaho Power is still trying to find cause. Update to follow.

11:54am: This is a BroncoAlert. Power is being restored to campus. Please report any issues to OIT Help Desk 6-4357 or Facilities 6-1409. All Clear.

01/19/17 – Weather Delay

06:11am: BroncoAlert: Boise State is on Weather Delay. Classescanceledelled until 10:00, but services for students are open. Please allow extra time traveling to campus. Check boisestate.edu for updates.

08:44am: Boise State classes will begin as scheduled starting at 10 a.m. this morning.

Crews have continued to work to keep parking lots and sidewalks on campus as safe as possible, but there may still be wet and slick spots, so all are encouraged to take extra caution and time when walking or driving on campus.

Some side streets around campus may be covered with more water than expected from the rain and melting snow.

Commute times and conditions vary widely across the valley, and students, faculty and staff are all encouraged to use their best judgment on the safety of their walk, ride or drive to campus and how long it will take. All are encouraged to contact their instructors or supervisors if the weather will delay them or prevent them from reaching campus at all.

Winter Weather Resources:

– To report unsafe conditions on campus (icy sidewalks, snow covered parking lots, slippery hallways, etc.), call Facilities Operations and Maintenance at 208-426-1409 or email svcreqs@boisestate.edu.
– You can find updates on the current weather conditions on the National Weather Service Boise website: http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/boi/
– For weather updates, follow @NWSBoiseand @BSUPublicSafety on Twitter and Facebook.
– Monitor current road conditions at the Idaho Department of Transportation’s 511 website at http://511.idaho.gov.
– For traffic updates, follow Idaho Department of Transportation (@IdahoITD) and Idaho State Police (@IdahoStPolice)
– Boise State University closure procedures can be found at https://go.boisestate.edu/closure.

01/18/17 – Hazardous Material Spill

06:01pm: This is a BroncoAlert: Emergency situation in progress at Science/Education Bldg – STAY CLEAR. Update to follow.

06:19pm: This is a BroncoAlert: Update: Hazardous Material spill on 3rd floor of Science Bldg -STAY CLEAR until situation is assessed. Update to follow.

09:25pm: This is a BroncoAlert: ALL CLEAR. The Science Building has been released by Boise Fire back to the campus. The 3rd floor is being cleaned and the whole building will be back to normal operations in the morning.

01/10/17 – Weather Delay

07:14am: BroncoAlert: Due to conditions, Boise State is on Weather Delay. All classes prior to 10:00 AM are cancelled. We will reassess at 09:00 and update. Check email

09:13am: BroncoAlert: Due to conditions, Boise State has cancelled classes for the remainder of Tuesday. See email for details. Campus Operations remain open.

Faculty and staff should connect with supervisors; essential operations continue on campus. Students should continue to check email and communicate with their instructors.

01/06/17 – Police Situation

12:36am: BPD on scene of shooting at 989 Sherwood. Suspect is in custody.

12/06/16 – Fire

06:58pm: This is a BroncoAlert. Emergency: FIRE. There is a fire at 1021 Manitou. Fire is on scene – Avoid area.

07:23pm: BroncoAlert Update: Boise Fire Department has extinguished the fire at 1021 Manitou. Please continue to avoid area while scene is cleared.

10/31/16 – Sexual Assault

07:19pm:  The Boise Police Department is investigating a report of a sexual assault that occurred over the weekend in the Boise neighborhood south of the Boise State campus.  According to the report, a male subject sexually assaulted a female victim at a house party.

If you have any information about this incident, please contact the Department of Public Safety at (208) 426-6911, in person at the Department of Public Safety substation located in Capitol Village at 2245 University Drive; or, if you wish, anonymously through Silent Witness at https://secureforms.boisestate.edu/security/. In case of emergency, crime in progress, or if you feel there is a threat to the University and/or its community, dial 9-1-1 immediately.

If you have questions about how the University responds to and investigates reports of sexual misconduct, please visit compliance.boisestate.edu/titleix/ or contact Alicia Estey, Director of Title IX Compliance at (208) 426-1258 or by email at reportdiscrimination@boisestate.edu.

In response to this incident, Boise State University is providing the following information on sexual assaults.

The only person responsible for sexual misconduct is the perpetrator. It is a violation of University policy to engage in sexual activities without affirmative consent (clear words or actions indicating a desire to engage in the specific sexual contact) from the other person. Someone incapacitated due to alcohol or drugs cannot consent to sexual activity. This is reflected in University policy: http://policy.boisestate.edu/governance-legal/sexual-harassment-dating-violence/. A University student or employee in violation of sexual misconduct policies faces sanctions up to and including expulsion or termination.

Most sexual assaults are not committed by a stranger but by someone known to the victim, such as a date or other acquaintance.  If a date or other acquaintance touches your private body parts or performs any sex acts upon you without your consent, it is a sex offense.  Even if a person is your significant other or date, it is still a sex offense to touch their private body parts or perform any sex acts upon them without their consent.

Sexual assault is never the fault of the victim. While nothing is failsafe, here is some other information you may want to consider:

– Alcohol and drugs are sometimes used to create vulnerability to sexual assault and may impair yours and your acquaintance’s judgment. Studies of sexual assault incidents show a high correlation between acquaintance rape and drug/alcohol usage. Keep control of your drink.
– People who are incapacitated by alcohol or drugs cannot give consent.
– Always trust your instincts. If you feel uneasy or sense something is wrong, do what you can to get out of that situation.
– Make sure you have consent before you engage in any sexual contact. Consent is a clear and freely given yes, not the absence of a no.
– Consent for sexual activity must be free of force, threat, intimidation, or coercion. Neither silence nor a prior relationship is sufficient to indicate consent.
– People who are incapacitated by alcohol or drugs cannot give consent.
– Don’t assume you know what the other person wants.
– Don’t feel obligated to do anything you don’t want to. “I don’t want to” is always a good enough reason.
– If you are sexually assaulted, you have several options. If you choose to initiate a police investigation of this crime, Boise Police Department will investigate, provide support, and offer related services.
– Sex offenses are treated with the greatest seriousness on our campus; criminal and/or severe disciplinary action can be taken. If a criminal case is brought, we will support you as much as possible as you pursue it. In the case of disciplinary action, it is our university’s commitment that a victim shall be informed of the outcome of any institutional disciplinary proceeding brought alleging a sex offense.

Boise State University would like to remind the community about the following campus resources:

– For students seeking confidential counseling services, contact the University Counseling Center by phone at (208) 426-1459, or in person at 1529 Belmont St, Boise, ID (located directly behind the Student Recreation Center, in the Norco Building).
– Students of all genders can receive confidential support services at the Boise State Gender Equity Center as well as learn how to help make our campus safer through the use of bystander intervention by contacting the Gender Equity Center in person on the second floor of the Student Union Building, above the Info Desk at 1700 University Drive, Boise, ID 83706, by phone at (208) 426-4259, or by sending an email to genderequity@boisestate.edu.
– Questions and resources related to sexual assault can be directed to the Director of Title IX Compliance, Alicia Estey, at (208) 426-1258 or via email at reportdiscrimination@boisestate.edu.
– You can now text tips and pictures directly to the Department of Public Safety by using the free Rave Mobile Safety App. This can even be done anonymously. To learn about the app and how to download it, visit: https://security.boisestate.edu/rave-guardian/.

09/16/16 – Sexual Assault

08:15am: The Department of Public Safety received a report of a sexual assault that occurred over the weekend in student housing.  According to the report, a female victim stayed the night in the same room with a friend, and the friend touched her inappropriately without consent.

Under the law, the touching of the private body parts of another person for the purpose of sexual gratification, without consent, is a sex offense.

The Dean of Students Office and the Office of Title IX Compliance are jointly working to investigate and respond to this report.

If you have any information about this incident, please contact the Department of Public Safety at (208) 426-6911, in person at the Department of Public Safety substation located in Capitol Village at 2245 University Drive; or, if you wish, anonymously through Silent Witness at https://secureforms.boisestate.edu/security/. In case of emergency, crime in progress, or if you feel there is a threat to the University and/or its community, dial 9-1-1 immediately.

If you have questions about how the University responds to and investigates reports of sexual misconduct, please visit compliance.boisestate.edu/titleix/ or contact Annie Kerrick, Director of Title IX Compliance at(208) 426-1258 or by email at reportdiscrimination@boisestate.edu.

In response to this incident, Boise State University is providing the following information on sexual assaults.

The only person responsible for sexual misconduct is the perpetrator. It is a violation of University policy to engage in sexual activities without affirmative consent (clear words or actions indicating a desire to engage in the specific sexual contact) from the other person. Someone incapacitated due to alcohol or drugs cannot consent to sexual activity. This is reflected in University policy: http://policy.boisestate.edu/governance-legal/sexual-harassment-dating-violence/. A University student or employee in violation of sexual misconduct policies faces sanctions up to and including expulsion or termination.

Most sexual assaults are not committed by a stranger but by someone known to the victim, such as a date or other acquaintance.  If a date or other acquaintance touches your private body parts or performs any sex acts upon you without your consent, it is a sex offense.  Even if a person is your significant other or date, it is still a sex offense to touch their private body parts or perform any sex acts upon them without their consent.

Sexual assault is never the fault of the victim. While nothing is failsafe, here is some other information you may want to consider:

–  It is a crime to intentionally touch someone against his or her will, regardless of the situation.
–  Make sure you have consent before you engage in any sexual contact. Consent is a clear and freely given yes, not the absence of a no.
–  Consent for sexual activity must be free of force, threat, intimidation, or coercion. Neither silence nor a prior relationship is sufficient to indicate consent.
–  People who are incapacitated by alcohol or drugs cannot give consent.
–  Don’t assume you know what the other person wants.
–  Don’t feel obligated to do anything you don’t want to. “I don’t want to” is always a good enough reason.
–  If you are sexually assaulted, you have several options. If you choose to initiate a police investigation of this crime, Boise Police Department will investigate, provide support, and offer related services.
–  Sex offenses are treated with the greatest seriousness on our campus; criminal and/or severe disciplinary action can be taken. If a criminal case is brought, we will support you as much as possible as you pursue it. In the case of disciplinary action, it is our university’s commitment that a victim shall be informed of the outcome of any institutional disciplinary proceeding brought alleging a sex offense.

Boise State University would like to remind the community about the following campus resources:

–  For students seeking confidential counseling services, contact the University Counseling Center by phone at (208) 426-1459, or in person at 1529 Belmont St, Boise, ID (located directly behind the Student Recreation Center, in the Norco Building).
–  Students of all genders can receive confidential support services at the Boise State Gender Equity Center as well as learn how to help make our campus safer through the use of bystander intervention by contacting the Gender Equity Center in person on the second floor of the Student Union Building, above the Info Desk at 1700 University Drive, Boise, ID 83706, by phone at (208) 426-4259, or by sending an email to genderequity@boisestate.edu.
–  Questions and resources related to sexual assault can be directed to the Director of Title IX Compliance, Annie Kerrick, at (208) 426-1258 or via email at reportdiscrimination@boisestate.edu.
–  You can now text tips and pictures directly to the Department of Public Safety by using the free Rave Mobile Safety App. This can even be done anonymously. To learn about the app and how to download it, visit:https://security.boisestate.edu/rave-guardian/.

09/10/16 – Sexual Misconduct

10:42am: On September 10, the Department of Public Safety received a report that a male student was forcibly fondled by unknown woman. The incident was reported to have occurred on September 8 during an event held on the Intramural Field. The Director of Title IX Compliance is investigating the report.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Department of Public Safety at (208) 426-6911, in person at the Department of Public Safety substation located in Capitol Village at 2245 University Drive; or, if you wish, anonymously through Silent Witness at https://secureforms.boisestate.edu/security/. In case of emergency, crime in progress, or if you feel there is a threat to the University and/or its community, dial 9-1-1 immediately.

If you have questions about how the University responds to and investigates reports of sexual misconduct, please visitcompliance.boisestate.edu/titleix/or contact Annie Kerrick, Director of Title IX Compliance at (208) 426-1258 or by email atreportdiscrimination@boisestate.edu.

In response to this incident, Boise State University is providing the following information on sexual assaults. This information is general in nature, and has no relation to this specific incident.

The only person responsible for sexual misconduct is the perpetrator. It is a violation of University policy to engage in sexual activities without affirmative consent (clear words or actions indicating a desire to engage in the specific sexual contact) from your partner. Someone incapacitated due to alcohol or drugs cannot consent to sexual activity. This is reflected in University policy: http://policy.boisestate.edu/governance-legal/sexual-harassment-dating-violence/. A University student or employee in violation of sexual misconduct policies faces sanctions up to and including expulsion or termination.

The most common type of sexual assault is not committed by a stranger but by someone known to the victim, typically a date or other acquaintance. If you feel uneasy about a situation, trust your instincts and attempt to interrupt the chain of events. Create a distraction and involve others. Make a commitment to ensure everyone has a safe way home. Being an active bystander doesn’t require you put yourself at risk. If you believe a crime has been committed we encourage you to call the police by dialing 911. To contact the Boise State University Department of Public Safety, call (208) 426-6911.

Sexual assault is never the fault of the victim. While nothing is failsafe, here are some suggestions you may want to consider:

•       It is a crime to intentionally touch someone against his or her will, regardless of the situation.
•       Make sure you have consent if you engage in any sexual contact. Consent is a clear and freely given yes, not the absence of a no.
•       Consent for sexual activity must be free of force, threat, intimidation, or coercion. Neither silence nor a prior relationship is sufficient to indicate consent.
•       People who are incapacitated by alcohol or drugs cannot give consent.
•       If you engage in sexual activity, be sure you understand your partner’s limits, and communicate your own limits clearly.
•       Don’t assume you know what the other person wants.
•       Don’t feel obligated to do anything you don’t want to. “I don’t want to” is always a good enough reason.
•       Listen to your partner. If you’re receiving unclear messages, stop.
•       Have a companion or a safe means of getting home, i.e., a trusted friend, taxi, etc. On-campus security escorts are available 24/7 by calling (208) 426-6911.
•       Walk in groups when possible and report crimes immediately by calling 9-1-1.
•       If you are sexually assaulted, you have several options. If you choose to initiate a police investigation of this crime, Boise Police Department will investigate, provide support, and offer related services.
•       Sex offenses are treated with the greatest seriousness on our campus; criminal and/or severe disciplinary action can be taken. If a criminal case is brought, we will support you as much as possible as you pursue it. In the case of disciplinary action, it is our university’s commitment that a victim shall be informed of the outcome of any institutional disciplinary proceeding brought alleging a sex offense.

Boise State University would like to remind the community about the following campus resources:

•       For students seeking confidential counseling services, contact the University Counseling Center by phone at (208) 426-1459, or in person at 1529 Belmont St, Boise, ID (located directly behind the Student Recreation Center, in the Norco Building).
•       Students of all genders can receive confidential support services at the Boise State Gender Equity Center as well as learn how to help make our campus safer through the use of bystander intervention by contacting the Gender Equity Center in person on the second floor of the Student Union Building, above the Info Desk at 1700 University Drive, Boise, ID 83706, by phone at (208) 426-4259, or by sending an email to genderequity@boisestate.edu.
•       Questions and resources related to sexual assault can be directed to the Director of Title IX Compliance, Annie Kerrick, at(208) 426-1258 or via email at reportdiscrimination@boisestate.edu.
•       You can now text tips and pictures directly to the Department of Public Safety by using the free Rave Mobile Safety App. This can even be done anonymously. To learn about the app and how to download it, visit: https://security.boisestate.edu/rave-guardian/.

08/31/16 – Emergency Situation

09:40pm: This is a BroncoAlert. Emergency situation in progress at Lincoln Townhouses – stay clear of area. Update to follow

09:48pm: Emergency situation is resolved. Resume normal campus activity.

07/18/16 – Science/Education Building Fire

11:02am: This is a BroncoAlert. Emergency Fire/EMS situation in progress at Science Education. Avoid area at this time.

12:05pm: BroncoAlert Update. Science and Education bldg will be closed until further notice. We are looking at class schedules now. Classes in the Science building will be cancelled today. We are assessing classes scheduled for Education Building. Check email throughout today for updates. Computers are available in the Library and Student Union building. If you are awaiting entry into either building to obtain personal items, contact on scene Security personnel for further instructions.

01:50pm: BroncoAlert Update. For those who have personal belongings to pick up in the Edu/Science bldg, you can go into the Education bldg now; 2:15pm for Science bldg. Please enter through the lobby of the Education Building on the south side.

07/07/16 – Sexual Assault

12:42am: BPD investigating a reported sexual assault in the area of Boise/Juanita. Suspect at large. Stay clear of area. Email update to follow.

11:16am: Boise Police officers responded to a 911 call of a reported sexual assault, which occurred just off campus near a residence near the intersection of Boise Avenue and Juanita Street at approximately 11:41 p.m. on Wednesday night.  Reports indicate an adult male approached the adult female victim as she exited a residence and sexually assaulted her prior to fleeing the scene in an unknown direction.  The investigation remains ongoing.

Suspect Description:  The suspect is described as being a white adult male in his 30’s or 40’s, with short blond hair, and heavy acne on his face.  He is described as wearing a light blue shirt.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Campus Security and Police Services at (208) 426-6911, in person at Capitol Village at 2245 University Drive; or, if you wish, anonymously through Silent Witness at https://secureforms.boisestate.edu/security/. In case of emergency, crime in progress, or if you feel there is a threat to the University and/or its community, dial 9-1-1 immediately.

Crime information can also be reported to Crime Stoppers by calling (208) 343-COPS or (208) 343-2677. You can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 if your information leads to an arrest and filing of charges.

Sexual assault is never the fault of the victim. While nothing is failsafe, here are some suggestions to consider:
– Security escorts are available 24/7 by calling (208) 426-6911.
– It is a crime to intentionally touch someone against his or her will, regardless of the situation.
– The only person responsible for sexual misconduct is the perpetrator.
– When you go out, go in a group. Check in with each other throughout the night and leave together. Don’t let yourself become isolated with someone you don’t know or trust.
– Avoid going out alone at night.
– Stay alert to your surroundings and the people around you. Avoid wearing headphones, talking or texting on your cell phone, or anything that can distract you.
– Lock your home’s doors and windows.
– Be aware that perpetrators often target intoxicated individuals and use alcohol to facilitate assault. Don’t leave your drink (alcoholic or otherwise) unattended. Only accept drinks that were poured in front of you and have not been left unattended at any time.
– Carry your cell phone with you and be prepared to call 9-1-1 in case of an emergency.
– Know where the blue emergency phones are around campus.
– In residence halls or secured apartment complexes, do not let in strangers, do not allow strangers to enter behind you as a courtesy, and do not lend out keys.
– Report all suspicious people and circumstances to Campus Security and Police Services at (208) 426-6911 or from any blue phone.

For a list of campus safety tips, visit http://security.boisestate.edu/campus-safety-tips/.

Campus Resources:
– For students seeking confidential counseling services, contact the University Counseling Center by phone at (208) 426-1459, or in person at 1529 Belmont St, Boise, ID (located directly behind the Student Recreation Center, in the Norco Building).
– Students of all genders can also receive confidential support services and learn how to make our campus safer through bystander intervention at the Boise State Gender Equity Center by phone at (208) 426-4259, by email atgenderequity@boisestate.edu, or in person at 1700 University Drive (located on the second floor of the Student Union Building, above the Info Desk).
– To learn more about how Boise State responds to reports of gender-based violence, including sexual assault, contact Annie Kerrick, Director of Title IX Compliance, by phone at (208) 426-1258, via email at reportdiscrimination@boisestate.edu, in person at 1987 Cesar Chavez Lane (Suite 306 in Riverfront Hall).
– The Department of Public Safety is offering a free mobile safety app that is available to anyone with a Boise State email address.  Rave Guardian transforms your smartphone into a personal, mobile emergency blue light phone. This app allows you touch-of-a-button panic calls both to 911 as well as to the Department of Public Safety dispatch center. Additionally, you can select a guardian, including the Department of Public Safety, to be notified in case you set a safety timer and do not turn it off, and you can now text a tip to the Department of Public Safety dispatch center. In the event of an emergency, critical information you elect to share will be provided to the Department of Public Safety to enable them to reach you quickly. For more information, go to: https://security.boisestate.edu/rave-guardian/.

06/12/16 – Sexual Assault

4:42am: BroncoAlert. BPD investigating a sexual assault just occurred on Manitou just off campus. Suspect at large, stay clear of area.

2:23pm: Early this morning, Boise Police responded to a report of a sexual assault at a house on Manitou just off campus.  The victim awoke to an unknown suspect sexually assaulting her.  He is described as a white male, dark hair, 40-45 years old, 5’8-5’10, with a pockmarked face, wearing darker clothing.  He fled the scene in an unknown direction when the victim woke.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Campus Security and Police Services at (208) 426-6911, in person at Capitol Village at 2245 University Drive; or, if you wish, anonymously through Silent Witness at https://secureforms.boisestate.edu/security/. In case of emergency, crime in progress, or if you feel there is a threat to the University and/or its community, dial 9-1-1 immediately.

Crime information can also be reported to Crime Stoppers by calling (208) 343-COPS or (208) 343-2677. You can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 if your information leads to an arrest and filing of charges.

Sexual Assault is never the fault of the victim. While nothing is failsafe, here are some suggestions you may want to consider:
–  Security escorts are available 24/7 by calling (208) 426-6911.
–  It is a crime to intentionally touch someone against his or her will, regardless of the situation.
–  The only person responsible for sexual misconduct is the perpetrator.
–  When you go out, go in a group. Check in with each other throughout the night and leave together. Don’t let yourself become isolated with someone you don’t know or trust.
–  Avoid going out alone at night.
–  Stay alert to your surroundings and the people around you. Avoid wearing headphones, talking or texting on your cell phone, or anything that can distract you.
–  Lock your home’s doors and windows.
–  Be aware that perpetrators often target intoxicated individuals and use alcohol to facilitate assault. Don’t leave your drink (alcoholic or otherwise) unattended. Only accept drinks which were poured in front of you and have not been left unattended at any time.
–  Carry your cell phone with you and be prepared to call 9-1-1 in case of an emergency.
–  Know where the blue emergency phones are around campus.
–  In residence halls or secured apartment complexes, do not let in strangers, do not allow strangers to enter behind you as a courtesy, and do not lend out keys.
–  Report all suspicious people and circumstances to Campus Security and Police Services at (208) 426-6911 or from any blue phone.
–  For a list of campus safety tips, visit http://security.boisestate.edu/campus-safety-tips/.

Campus Resources:
–  For students seeking confidential counseling services, contact the University Counseling Center by phone at (208) 426-1459, or in person at 1529 Belmont St, Boise, ID (Located directly behind the Student Recreation Center, in the Norco Building).
–  Students of all genders can also receive confidential support services at the Boise State Gender Equity Center, as well as learn how to help make our campus safer through the use of bystander intervention, by contacting the Gender Equity Center in person on the second floor of the Student Union Building, above the Info Desk at 1910 University Dr, Boise, ID 83725, by phone at (208) 426-4259, or by sending an email to genderequity@boisestate.edu.
–  Questions and resources regarding sexual assault can be directed to the Director of Title IX Compliance, Annie Kerrick, at(208) 426-1258 or via email at reportdiscrimination@boisestate.edu.

06/15/16: Boise Police release a sketch of the suspect in the reported sexual assault: police.cityofboise.org/home/news-releases/2016/06/bpd-investigators-release-sketch-of-suspect-in-reported-sexual-assault/

05/11/16 – Sexual Assault

2:58pm: Yesterday, on May 10th, Campus Security and Police Services received information that a student was sexually assaulted by another student, an acquaintance, earlier in the spring 2016 semester.  This incident is reported to have occurred on campus, possibly in residential housing.  Additionally, the same suspect is alleged to have inappropriately touched another student.  The Boise Police Department and the Boise State Director of Title IX Compliance have identified the suspect and are investigating these allegations.

In response to this incident, Boise State University is providing the following information on acquaintance sexual assaults. This information is general in nature, and has no relation to this specific incident.

The only person responsible for sexual misconduct is the perpetrator. It is a violation of university policy to engage in sexual activities without affirmative consent from your partner. Someone incapacitated due to alcohol or drugs cannot consent to sexual activity. This is reflected in university policy: http://policy.boisestate.edu/governance-legal/sexual-harassment-dating-violence/. A university student or employee in violation of sexual misconduct policies faces sanctions up to and including expulsion or termination.

It is estimated that nationwide 20 percent of women and six percent of men experience sexual assault or attempted sexual assault during their college years. Data reveal nearly 50 percent of transgender people experience sexual violence. No matter the demographic, the most common type of sexual assault is not committed by a stranger but by someone known to the victim, typically a date or other acquaintance.

If you feel uneasy about a situation, trust your instincts and attempt to interrupt the chain of events. Create a distraction and involve others. Make a commitment to ensure everyone has a safe way home. Being an active bystander doesn’t require you put yourself at risk. If you believe a crime has been committed we encourage you to call the police by dialing 911. To contact Boise State University campus Security and Police Services call (208) 426-6911.
Sexual Assault is never the fault of the victim. While nothing is failsafe, here are some suggestions you may want to consider:

– Always trust your instincts. If you feel uneasy or sense something is wrong, do what you can to get out of that situation.
– Make sure you have consent if you engage in sex. Consent is a clear and freely given yes, not the absence of a no.
– Consent for sexual activity must be free of force, threat, intimidation, or coercion. Neither silence nor a prior relationship is sufficient to indicate consent.
– People who are incapacitated by alcohol or drugs cannot give consent.
– If you engage in sex, be sure you understand your partner’s limits, and communicate your own limits clearly.
– Don’t assume you know what the other person wants.
– Don’t feel obligated to do anything you don’t want to. “I don’t want to” is always a good enough reason.
– Listen to your partner. If you’re receiving unclear messages, stop.
– Have a companion or a safe means of getting home, i.e., a trusted friend, taxi, etc. On-campus security escorts are available 24/7 by calling (208) 426-6911.

If you are sexually assaulted, you have several options. If you choose to initiate a police investigation of this crime, Boise Police Department will investigate, provide support, and offer related services.

Sex offenses are treated with the greatest seriousness on our campus; criminal and/or severe disciplinary action can be taken. If a criminal case is brought, we will support you as much as possible as you pursue it. In the case of disciplinary action, it is our university’s commitment that a victim shall be informed of the outcome of any institutional disciplinary proceeding brought alleging a sex offense.

04/23/16 – Aggravated Assault

11:48am: Last night around midnight, the Boise Police Department took a police report of an aggravated assault that occurred in the common area outside University Square Apartments.  An unknown suspect punched the victim in the face without provocation.  The suspect is a white male adult, approximately 6’0 – 6’1, and was wearing a blue shirt with black jeans.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Campus Security and Police Services at (208) 426-6911, in person at the University Security Department located in Capital Village at 2245 University Drive; or, if you wish, anonymously through Silent Witness at https://secureforms.boisestate.edu/security/. In case of emergency, crime in progress, or if you feel there is a threat to the University and/or its community, dial 9-1-1 immediately.

Crime information can also be reported to Crime Stoppers by calling (208) 343-COPS or (208) 343-2677. You can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward up to $1,000.00 if your information leads to an arrest and filing of charges.

The perpetrator is the only person responsible for a crime of violence. While nothing is failsafe, Campus Security and Police Services would like to remind the campus community of the following safety tips and campus resources:

Safety Tips:
– Travel in groups and avoid going out alone at night.
– Stay alert to your surroundings and the people around you.  Avoid wearing headphones, talking or texting on your cell phone, or anything which can distract you.
– Travel in well lighted, busy pathways and streets.
– Carry your cell phone with you and be prepared to call 911 in case of emergency or crime of violence.
– If you witness a crime of violence, make note of the suspect’s description and direction of travel.
– Program the number for Campus Security and Police Services (208-426-6911) into your cell phone.
– Know where the blue emergency phones are around campus. A map of campus emergency phones can be found here:http://maps.boisestate.edu/map/?id=715#!ct/12062
– Report all suspicious people and circumstances to Campus Security and Police Services at (208) 426-6911 or from any blue phone.
– For a list of campus safety tips, visit
http://security.boisestate.edu/campus-safety-tips/

Campus Resources:
Security escorts by a uniformed officer are free and available 24/7 by calling (208) 4266911.
– You can now text tips and pictures directly to Campus Security and Police Services by using the free Rave Mobile Safety App. This can even be done anonymously. To learn about the app and how to download it, visit: http://security.boisestate.edu/rave-guardian/.
– If a campus community member you know is exhibiting distressing, disturbing, disruptive, or dangerous behavior, contact the university CARE team by calling (208) 426-1527, or fill out a CARE report online at care.boisestate.edu.

01/30/16 – Suspicious Death

2:51pm: Boise Police investigating a suspicious death in JD Park.   Avoid area.  If you see anything suspicious contact 426 6911. Update to follow.

6:18pm: BPD is clearing the scene; investigation ongoing. There is no known threat to campus at this time. All clear.

09/16/15 – Battery

8:11am: Early this morning, a female subject was walking near the Greenbelt and Lusk Street just off campus when an unknown subject grabbed her from behind.  She was able to fight off and run away from the attacker.  There is no suspect description at this time.

9/18/15: The Boise Police Department reports the victim recanted the reported battery: http://police.cityofboise.org/home/news-releases/2015/09/individual-recants-report-of-wednesday-morning-greenbelt-battery/

07/22/15 – Armed Robbery

9:38am: Armed robbery at Beacon/Broadway. Suspect fled in unknown direction, wearing white hat and yellow shirt. Avoid area. Update to follow.

9:49am: Robbery suspect described as white male, 30-50 years old, about 5’10 and wearing aviator glasses, black hat and yellow windbreaker shirt.

10:17am: BPD is continuing to investigate the robbery, but there is no known immediate threat to the area at this time. Check email for updates.

07/12/15 – Armed Suicidal Subject

9:50am: Boise Police Department is currently looking for an armed suicidal subject in the area of the Train Depot and Federal Way.  He is described as a 53-year-old white male subject with a beard, 5’10, 240 lbs, grey hair, blue eyes, dark blue do-rag, and blue jeans.  BPD asks that anyone living in that area to take safety precautions and notify 9-1-1 if you see anyone meeting the subject’s description.

At this time, the campus does not appear to be in any danger related to this incident.  Should this status change, another notice will be sent.

10:58am: The suicidal subject from our earlier campus alert has been located and is in custody of Boise Police. No further.

06/29/15 – Subject Threatening to Spray People with Mace

At 1015 hours, Boise Police Department responded to a report of a subject in Julia Davis Park threatening to spray people with mace.  The subject was last seen near the rose garden, headed towards the Greenbelt.  It is unknown if he is headed to campus.  He is described as a white male, 30-40 years old, wearing a blue shirt, jean shorts, and a tan backpack.  He had a mace container and a Maglite flashlight.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Campus Security and Police Services at (208) 426-6911, in person at the Campus Security and Police Services located in Capital Village at 2245 University Drive; or, if you wish, anonymously through Silent Witness at https://secureforms.boisestate.edu/security/. In case of emergency, crime in progress, or if you feel there is a threat to the University and/or its community, dial 9-1-1 immediately.

Campus Security and Police Services would like to remind students, faculty and staff of the following:
•       Security escorts are available 24/7 by calling (208) 426-6911.
•       It is a crime to intentionally touch someone against his or her will, regardless of the situation.
•       Stay alert to your surroundings and the people around you.  Avoid wearing headphones, talking or texting on your cell phone, or anything that can distract you.
•       Carry your cell phone with you and be prepared to call 911 in case of emergency.
•       Program the number for Campus Security and Police Services (208-426-6911) into your cell phone.
•       Know where the blue emergency phones are around campus.
•       Report all suspicious people and circumstances to Campus Security and Police Services at (208) 426-6911 or from any blue phone.
•       Avoid confrontations whenever possible.
•       For a list of campus safety tips, visit https://security.boisestate.edu/campus-safety-tips/

06/14/15 – Water Damage to Education Building

5:58pm BroncoAlert:

The Education Building is closed Monday due to a water leak. The leak was detected by an alarm at about 12:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon. Campus Security and Police Services established an operations center that will be up and running for the initial days of assessment and planning.

06/02/2015 – Aggravated Assault

10:59pm BroncoAlert: Boise Police investigating aggravated assault at the Student Union. Suspect at large; avoid area. Update to follow.

11:45pm BroncoAlert Update: Update. After initial investigation, Police determine no threat to campus at this time.  All clear

12/07/2014 – Sexual Assault

Boise Police is investigating a reported rape early Sunday morning at Chaffee Hall. The suspect is described as a Hispanic or Latino male in his 20’s, 5’7, 160 lbs with short dark hair.  He was wearing a dark t-shirt and fluorescent green shorts, and matching shoelaces.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Campus Security and Police Services at (208) 426-6911, in person located in Capital Village at 2245 University Drive; or, if you wish, anonymously through Silent Witness at https://secureforms.boisestate.edu/security/. In case of an emergency, a crime in progress, or any threat to the University and/or the campus community, dial 9-1-1 immediately.

Crime information can also be reported to Crime Stoppers by calling (208) 343-COPS or (208) 343-2677. You can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 if your information leads to an arrest and filing of charges.

Update 12/08/14: The Boise Police Department has interviewed both the victim and the suspect in Sunday morning’s reported sexual assault and have determined the incident did not appear to be random. The department released the following updated information:

Boise Police have spoken in depth with both the reporting party and the alleged suspect after a rape was reported on the campus of Boise State University early Sunday morning, December 7th. Both people involved are cooperating fully.
At this time, possible criminal charges are pending the review of the case by Ada County Prosecutors upon completion of the investigation.
After investigating the reported attack, including statements provided by a number of witnesses, officers do not believe the incident was random. The alleged suspect is not a student at BSU but there is evidence both people involved were at the same party on campus in a common area of a dormitory just prior to the incident, which reportedly occurred in a bathroom of the dorm. Both parties involved say they had consumed alcohol prior to the incident. Any identifying information about the reporting party is not being released per police department policies protecting the identities of those who report being victims of crime.
The incident was reported a short time after it allegedly occurred early Sunday. Detectives from the Boise Police Special Victims Unit and BSU campus police have investigated with the assistance of BSU campus security. The victim is receiving services from the Boise Police Victim-Witness Unit whose members provide crisis intervention and support services for victims, witnesses and survivors of crime.
Officers appreciate the cooperation of all those who have assisted in this case.

Campus Security and Police Services would like to remind students, faculty and staff of the following general safety tips:

  • Security escorts are available 24/7 by calling (208) 426-6911.
  • It is a crime to intentionally touch someone against his or her will, regardless of the situation.
  • The only person responsible for sexual misconduct is the perpetrator.
  • When you go out, go in a group. Check in with each other throughout the night and leave together. Don’t let yourself become isolated with someone you don’t know or trust.
  • Avoid going out alone at night.
  • Stay alert to your surroundings and the people around you. Avoid wearing headphones, talking or texting on your cell phone, or anything which can distract you.
  • Be aware that perpetrators often target intoxicated individuals and use alcohol to facilitate assault. Don’t leave your drink (alcoholic or otherwise) unattended. Only accept drinks which were poured in front of you and have not been left unattended at any time.
  • Carry your cell phone with you and be prepared to call 9-1-1 in case of an emergency.
  • Know where the blue emergency phones are around campus.
  • Report all suspicious people and circumstances to Campus Security and Police Services at (208) 426-6911 or from any blue phone.

For a list of campus safety tips, visit https://security.boisestate.edu/campus-safety-tips/.

 Campus Resources:

  • For students seeking confidential counseling services, contact the University Counseling Center by phone at (208) 426-1459, or in person at 1529 Belmont St, Boise, ID (Located directly behind the Student Recreation Center, in the Norco Building).
  • Students of all genders can also receive confidential support services at the Boise State Women’s Center as well as learn how to help make our campus safer through the use of bystander intervention by contacting the University Women’s Center in person on the second floor of the Student Union Building, above the Info Desk at 1910 University Dr, Boise, ID 83725, by phone at (208) 426-4259, or by sending an email to womenscenter@boisestate.edu.
  • Questions and resources regarding sexual assault can be directed to Title IX Coordinator, Annie Kerrick, at (208) 426-1258 or via email at reportdiscrimination@boisestate.edu.

09/19/2014 – Prowler

In the early morning of September 19th, Boise Police Department took a report of a prowler in a residence near campus. The subject entered the residence while the occupants were sleeping and was scared off when the occupants woke up. An investigation is ongoing.

UPDATE 09/19/2014 6:45 p.m.: The Boise Police Department has released further information that indicates a total of two residences near campus reported a prowler early Friday morning, Sept. 19. Both were in neighborhoods south of Boise State University. Boise Police believe the prowler is also responsible for similar incidents that occurred previously in the area between Broadway, Vista, University and Boise avenues. The suspect is described as a white male in his 20s, medium height, and wearing a sweatshirt with a hoodie.

UPDATE 10/02/2014: The Boise Police Department responded to a report of a prowler at a residence near the Boise State campus early this morning. The report came from residents of a home off Boise Avenue west of West Beacon Street shortly before midnight. One of the residents, a young woman, told officers she heard a noise that sounded like someone possibly trying to gain entry. Officers arrived quickly and called for a police K9, but no one was located. However, officers did find evidence of a possible prowler.

UPDATE 10/07/2014:The Boise Police Department and Campus Security and Police Services are continuing to respond to suspicious subjects on and around campus. Additionally, prowler calls were reported last night in the neighborhoods near Beacon and Boise. Officers and K9 police dogs were brought in to comb the neighborhood, but the search did not turn up any suspects.

UPDATE 10/09/2014: The Boise Police Department released additional information about the prowler suspect.  Since the incidents have occurred at night, descriptions of the suspect vary. Most describe him as a light skinned male likely in his early 20’s to 30’s, medium build, 5’8” – 6′. During the incidents, the prowler has worn a white tank top or a dark, zip-up hoodie. Some reports have described him as baby-faced. Others said he smelled of cigarettes. Attached below are two sketches from two witnesses of a possible suspect in the prowler investigation focused on the neighborhood south of the Boise State campus. They are slightly different in hair but facial features are similar.

Prowler Sketch

A witness who saw a suspicious person in the neighborhood at about the same time overnight says the man was wearing a pair of white Nike tennis shoes, like those pictured, and had white ear buds hanging around his neck draped over the hood of his sweatshirt.

Prowler Shoes

Officers say the suspect may live in or near where the crimes are being reported. He is someone who spends time walking or riding a bike in the University area late at night and early in the morning.

“The department has a considerable amount of resources working on identifying who this suspect is. A citizen tip, even an anonymous one with any information could be extremely valuable in bringing a sense of security back to this neighborhood.” Said Lt. Hagler.

UPDATE 10/14/14: At 12:42 AM, Boise Police Department received a report of a prowler outside a residence on Boise Ave near the Boise State campus.  The motion detector went off, and the calling party heard someone jump over their fence, fleeing the scene.  Officers responding to the call were unable to locate a suspect at this time.   The suspect was not observed in this call, and no physical description was given in this incident.

Report Suspicious Activity to 911: Officers urge residents to make sure doors and windows to their home are locked and to promptly report any suspicious activity to 911 so officers can respond.

Crime Stoppers: Anyone with information on a possible identity of the prowler is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 343-COPS, or log onto www.343cops.com, or text CRIMES or 274637, subject: Tip236. Tips can also be made via the Crime Stoppers Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/CSofSWIdaho.  A citizen can remain anonymous. A reward of up to $1,000 is offered by Crime Stoppers for information leading to the arrest of criminal suspects.

Crime information can also be reported to Campus Security and Police Services at (208) 426-6911, in person at the Campus Security and Police Services located in Capital Village at 2245 University Drive; or, if you wish, anonymously through Silent Witness at https://secureforms.boisestate.edu/security/.

Campus Resources:  For students seeking confidential counseling services, contact the University Counseling Center by phone at (208) 426-1459, or in person at 1529 Belmont St, Boise, Idaho (located directly behind the Student Recreation Center, in the Norco Building).

Students of all genders can also receive confidential support services at the Boise State Women’s Center, as well as learn how to make our campus safer through the use of bystander intervention, by contacting the University Women’s Center in person on the 2nd floor of the Student Union Building, above the Info Desk at 1910 University Drive, Boise, Idaho 83725; by phone at (208) 426-4259; or by sending an email to womenscenter@boisestate.edu.

06/08/2014 – Sexual Assault

Boise Police Department took a report of a sexual assault that occurred this morning, June 8, 2014, at approximately 2:00 AM.  The victim was walking from downtown on the Greenbelt when an unknown subject attacked her under the Broadway Bridge.  She was attacked and sexually assaulted, but managed to flee the scene.  There is an ongoing police investigation at this time.  The suspect was described as a white male adult aged 20-25, between 5’10 and 6’1, approximately 170 pounds, muscular build, with blond buzzed-cut hair and blue eyes.

UPDATE: The victim later recanted her statement about the sexual assault and as a a result, Boise Police determined the report was unfounded.

04/19/2014 – Unwanted Contact/Suspicious Individuals

Early this evening, April 19, 2014, a female jogger reported to Boise Police that while running on the Greenbelt near campus, 5 male subjects attempted to block her path and box her in. The female continued on her run and thereafter contacted the campus substation.  There was no reported physical contact. The subjects were described as college-aged males who were approximately 5’9″ to 5’10” tall.  One male was described as wearing a white polo shirt, black slacks and having long dark curly hair.  If you have more information about this incident, please call Boise Police at (208) 426-6911.