Community Services FAQs

What is a live scan?
What is required when I come in for fingerprints?
Are weapons allowed on campus?
Are pets allowed on campus?
How do I know if school is closed for the day due to weather?
Do you provide shuttles?
Do you provide shuttles?
Do you provide vehicle unlock service and vehicle jump starts?
How do I report a possible crime and/or information relation to a crime?
How do the emergency blue light phones work?
What do I have to do to drive a university vehicle?


What is a Live Scan?

A Live Scan is a way to take fingerprints, which are then digitalized and transmitted directly to the Department of Justice (DOJ) then checks the fingerprints against known criminal history records. A response (criminal history or no criminal history) is then sent to the agency requesting the Live Scan. If an applicant has no criminal history a response should be sent from the DOJ to the requesting agency in approximately 3 to 7 days. Occasionally it can take longer.


What is required when I come in for fingerprints?

Valid photo ID is required, for example your drivers license or passport. Accepted method of payment is cash or credit card. Applicable live scan form or fingerprint cards must be present at the time of service.


Are weapons allowed on campus?

No, weapons are not allowed on campus. This includes guns, slingshots, ammunition, long knives, etc.


Are pets allowed on campus?

Yes, however, they MUST be kept on a leash at all times. No pets are allowed in buildings, with the exception of support animals for people with disabilities.


How do I know if school is closed for the day due to weather?

If the University is closed for the day due to inclement weather, there will be a campus-wide announcement through email. You may also check the Alert Hotline at 1-877-STAN-411.


Do you provide shuttles?

University Police Department provides shuttlesSafety Transport At Night "S.T.A.N." Mondays through Thursdays during semesters from 6:00pm to 10:00pm. Call 667-3114 for a shuttle.


Do you provide vehicle unlock service and vehicle jump starts?

University Police Department provides vehicle unlocks if you are parked on campus. The vehicle owner must sign a waiver releasing the University from liability due to possible damage resulting from the attempt to unlock your vehicle.


How do I report a possible crime and/or information relating to a crime?

University Police Department welcomes and encourages community members to report suspicious or possible criminal activity, as well as tips on known crimes. You can report a crime by calling 667-3114 to speak with a police dispatcher.


How do the Emergency Blue Light Phones work?

The Emergency Blue Light Phones are located throughout the campus and alert University Police Department to an emergency. See Emergency Blue Light Phones Map. Once a phone is activated by pressing the button, a phone call is immediately made to University Police Department, alerting the dispatcher of the location of the activated phone. The blue light on the phone is activated as well.


What do I have to do to drive a university vehicle?

In order to drive a University vehicle, you must take a Defensive Driving Course. To retrieve information regarding upcoming courses, contact University Police Department at 667-3114. If you will be driving a vehicle prior to taking the course, you must submit a Defensive Driving Waiver to University Police Department. The waiver will only clear you to drive until the next available course.