Officers are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to respond to requests for assistance from students, faculty and staff.

For medical emergencies, call "911" immediately – then call campus security and let them know the nature and location of the emergency.

Campus security officers are supervised by the Director of Security and are responsible for securing buildings and grounds, traffic regulations and parking control. Campus security personnel have the authority to enforce all campus policies and state laws.

Safety Tips

Michigan Campus

  • 24-hour security: 989.837.4373

  • Emergency: 989.837.4911

  • From campus network phones: ext. 74373 or 74911

Texas Campus

  • 24-hour security: 972.293.5442

  • From campus network phones: ext. 65442

Security Reports: 

Kentucky Security Report

Annual Security Report

Safety is our #1 concern!

Crime Prevention and Safety Procedures

Students are expected to assume responsibility for their property and personal safety by making sound decisions and reporting any concerns to security immediately. Proactive methods employed by campus security against personal property theft include parking lot and building patrols, campus escorts (as requested), routine lighting and emergency equipment checks. We recommend identification engraving on personal items. Firearms and other weapons are prohibited on University property.

All students, employees and visitors are strongly encouraged to report all concerns to campus security immediately. Posters/signs with reporting procedures are placed in visible areas throughout the campus. Student Services hosts campus crime prevention and rape awareness seminars on-campus as well.

Crimes should be reported to ensure inclusion in the annual crime statistics and to aid in providing timely warning notices to the campus community when appropriate. In addition, if you observe an individual acting in a manner which suggests that the individual may be a threat to himself or herself or to others, please err on the side of reporting what you observe.

Upon receipt of a complaint, campus security officers, or the appropriate college officials are immediately dispatched to the area. A detailed report is made and appropriate follow-up is conducted.


Campus security personnel have the authority to enforce all campus policies and State Laws. These officers do not carry weapons, nor do they have arrest powers. Northwood University maintains a very strong relationship with city and county law enforcement agencies. These agencies are contacted to assist with some on-campus complaints. The city and county agencies also notify Northwood University officials of off-campus incidents that involve Northwood students.

All crime victims and witnesses are strongly encouraged to immediately report crimes to campus security or the appropriate police agency. Prompt reporting will assure timely warning notices on campus and timely disclosure of crime statistics.


Students and staff have access to campus facilities during the hours designated as open.

The entire campus is closed to unauthorized guests and traffic between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m. All vehicles arriving after 9:00 p.m. must register with security upon entry to the campus. Campus security officers patrol the entire campus and report activities and concerns to the proper departments in order to promote the safety and security of the campus community.

Lighting and emergency equipment surveys are performed regularly to aid in proper operation. All malfunctioning items are directly reported to the Physical Plant Department.

Residence Halls

All residential areas are patrolled continually by housing and security personnel. After posted visitation hours, only resident students and Northwood staff are permitted on campus. All on-campus housing areas are single sex units with opposite gender visitation as follows:

Michigan Campus

Sunday morning–Thursday night
8:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.

Friday night–Saturday morning
8:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.

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Northwood University has an emergency notification system as an additional communication tool for students, faculty, staff and families to stay informed in the event of an emergency situation. Register Here