Mar 23, 2023  
2022-2023 University Student Handbook 
2022-2023 University Student Handbook

Safety & Security

ATSU employs a security supervisor at both its Arizona and Missouri campuses. Security department’s responsibilities are to enforce rules and regulations established through policies and procedures adopted by ATSU to ensure campus safety and security.

The security department is composed of unarmed, uniformed security officers. Arizona campus officers are equipped with security phones capable of contacting the Mesa Police Department, Mesa Fire Department, and other emergency personnel. Missouri campus officers are equipped with radios capable of contacting the Kirksville Police Department, Kirksville Fire Department, and other emergency personnel.

Annual Security & Fire Safety Reports

Annual Security Reports (ASRs) are published each year in compliance with the Higher Education Act and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act). The Violence Against Women Act (“VAWA”) amended and expanded the Clery Act in 2014. Since the campus at Kirksville, Missouri has student housing, the Kirksville ASR includes a Fire Safety Report, including fire statistics.

ASRs contain site-specific information and ATSU policies including safety, security, fire safety, sexual offense resources, and alcohol/drug prevention. Clery-reportable crime statistics for three previous years are contained in the ASR and may also be accessed at Daily crime logs for the current year are available at Mesa and Kirksville security offices.

ASRs are emailed to all students twice a year and may be found online at Paper copies of the ASR may be obtained from ATSU security or from Student Affairs.

Emergency Procedures

ATSU’s security website provides instructions for actions to be taken in emergency situations at Emergency operations plans have been developed for the Kirksville and Mesa campuses, copies of which are available from Student Affairs at


Emergency notifications and timely warnings

In the event of an emergency or ongoing danger to the campus community, students will receive emergency notifications and/or timely warnings. The alerts will provide important information and actions to be taken.
All students will receive emergency alerts by email. To receive emergency alerts by text messaging, students must register their mobile number and campus location at All students are strongly encouraged to register to receive emergency alerts by text messaging.

Identification Badges

ATSU strives to provide the safest learning and working environment for students and staff. Standardized identification of ATSU community members is an essential step in the process of securing University facilities and campuses. All residential students will be issued photo ID badges when their education program begins. The photo ID badge should be worn and visible at all times while on campus and at clinical sites.

Online (distance) students are not required to have an ID badge but they may request one from the ITS Service Desk (via submitting a support ticket). The ITS Service Desk will verify that the person is an active student and a picture-less badge will be mailed to them. Distance students may send an appropriate business-like picture if a pictured badge is needed. Contact the ITS Service Desk for further information.

The full ATSU policy on Identification (ID) Badges 95-109 can be found in Appendix  H .


Contact Security

Mesa Campus – ATSU Security
Dial 480.341.9075
or *7 (from on-campus landline)

Kirksville Campus – ATSU Security
Dial 660.349.9513
or 33 (from on-campus landline)

Santa Maria Campus - Securitas
Dial 805-245-6221

St. Louis Dental Education and Oral Health Center – Affinia Healthcare Security
Dial 314.833.2744 (on-site)or 314.814.8568 (off-site)