The personal safety and security of students, faculty and staff are high priorities at the University of Idaho. The goal of the University of Idaho is to provide a drug-, discriminatory-, and violence-free campus and workplace where students can pursue their education.
The University of Idaho has worked closely with law enforcement for the City of Moscow to create a Campus Division
that specializes in University of Idaho security and policing. For information on Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics please view this PDF
. We have a Violence Prevention Programs Office
that educates students on risk-reduction as well as advocacy for victims of crimes.
This spring, we are undertaking two studies about important campus life issues. We have created an alcohol task force to examine our campus and community climate with regard to alcohol, and another task force to consider the University relationship with the Greek system. The Alcohol Task Force includes student leaders, Moscow community leaders, faculty, Student Affairs staff, law enforcement, and health personnel. They will look critically at what actions we might take to address issues related to alcohol use. We already do extensive prevention programming and enforcement, but there is always more that we might be able to do to reduce risk.
The Greek Life Task Force will consider how the University may exert more oversight of fraternities and sororities. Since most of our fraternities and sororities are located on private property, we have generally provided advising support and leadership training. We have expected national organizations and local alumni to manage day-to-day business. We will assume more oversight, but we will work with stakeholders to determine how the relationship will be changed.
The University of Idaho forbids any practices or regulations that discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, or disability. Such practices will neither be condoned nor permitted in any area of University of Idaho operations, including "personnel appointments, student admissions, housing assignments, use of dining halls, classrooms, or other facilities, or in any activities of the faculty, staff, or students that may be commonly regarded as sponsored or sanctioned by University of Idaho."
Concerning drugs and alcohol, specifically, the Regents Policy states that, "It is a violation of regents' policy for any member of the faculty, staff, or student body to jeopardize the academic operation or interest of University of Idaho through the use of alcohol or drugs."
Furthermore, the University of Idaho has stated within its role that "University of Idaho does not condone or remain indifferent to any act or conduct that impairs the pursuit or dissemination of knowledge or that may be judged to have a deleterious effect upon the academic community." Information concerning University of Idaho policies that may be of interest can be viewed here.
The University of Idaho Environmental Health & Safety Office
, in conjunction with the Office of Risk Management
, is responsible for overseeing safe workplace and research practices and the appropriateness of campus conditions for the safety and welfare of the campus community.