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Indiana Tech takes the safety of its students, faculty, and staff very seriously.

University Crisis Plan

Click here to view Indiana Tech's crisis and emergency management plan.

Reporting Safety Issues

All students, employees, and guests should promptly report criminal incidents, accidents and other emergencies to the local police and Indiana Tech security.

Emergencies: 911

Indiana Tech Security 

  • Ext. 2230
  • Office: 260.399.2805
  • Mobile: 260.740.6642

Non Emergencies

In non-emergencies, contact the local police department at the number below to report incidents:

  • Elkhart: 574.294.7142
  • Fishers: 317.773.1282
  • Fort Wayne 260.427.1222
  • Greenwood: 317.882.9191 
  • Huntington: 260.358.2308
  • Indianapolis: 317.327.6600
  • Kendallville: 260.347.0654
  • Mishawaka: 574.258.1678
  • Munster: 219.836.6970 
  • New Albany: 812.948.5300
  • Plainfield: 317.838.3562
  • Warsaw: 574.372.9511

In Fort Wayne individuals may also report incidents in person at the main security office inside of the Pierson Center.

At the Fort Wayne campus, the university has installed emergency two-way call stations (blue light phones) throughout campus for use during emergencies. By pressing the red button on the stations, users can communicate directly with campus security. The location of the station is digitally displayed to the security officer.

Campus Safety Alerts

To help prevent crimes or serious incidents, the security department in conjunction with members of the emergency crisis management team, issues campus safety alerts in a timely manner to notify community members about certain crimes in and around our community. Members who know of a crime or other serious incident should report that incident as soon as possible to the department of security so that a campus safety alert can be issued, if warranted.

If community members report crimes or serious incidents to other university administrators, those administrators will notify the department of security. Representatives of these offices will promptly notify and collaborate with security and members of the emergency crisis management team to issue a campus safety alert, if one is appropriate.

The department distributes campus safety alerts in three ways. Once the university determines that an alert will be issued: 

  • the department e-mails the announcement to students, staff, and faculty
  • the department sends a text message to those who have signed up through Tech Connection.
  • the department posts alerts on bulletin boards throughout campus

Daily Crime Log

The department of security maintains a daily crime log that records, by the date the incident was reported, all crimes and other serious incidents that occur on campus, in a non-campus building or property, on public property, or within the department’s patrol jurisdiction.

The daily crime log is available for public inspection at the security office located in the Pierson Center. The daily crime log includes the classification, date, time, general location and the status, if this information is known at the time the log is created.

The department posts specific incidents in the daily crime log within two business days of receiving a report of an incident and reserves the right to exclude reports from the log in certain circumstances.

Campus Security Act

The Campus Security Act requires colleges and universities to:

  • Publish an annual report  by October 1 each year that contains three years of campus crime statistics and certain campus security policy statements;
  • Disclose crime statistics for the campus, public areas immediately adjacent to or running through campus and certain non-campus facilities and remote classrooms. The statistics must be gathered from campus security, local law enforcement, and other university officials who have “significant responsibility for student and campus activities;”
  • Provide “timely warning” notices of those crimes that have occurred and pose an ongoing “threat to students and employees;”
  • Disclose in a public crime log “any crime that occurred on campus or within the patrol jurisdiction of the campus security department and is reported to the security department.”

The Indiana Tech departments of buildings and grounds and security are responsible for preparing and distributing this report.  We work with other departments and agencies, such as the department of student services and the Fort Wayne Police Department, to compile the information.

We encourage members of the Indiana Tech community to use this report as a guide for safe practices on and off campus.

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