Campus Safety Alert

Campus Safety Alert


Campus Safety received a report of an individual dressed as a clown adjacent to campus near the intersection of 7th and Winnebago on Wednesday, Oct. 5, at around 5:30 pm. There was another report of an individual dressed as a clown near Viterbo parking lot R on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016, at 11:50 pm.

If you see individuals dressed as clowns on or around campus, do not engage and call Campus Safety at 608-796-3911 or 608-769-3401. If you feel threatened, call 911.

Stay safe by following these tips:

  • Do not walk or jog alone especially after dark. Take a friend or neighbor along for company.
  • To request a Safe Walk escort when walking on campus and/or in the surrounding neighborhood call Campus Safety at 608-796-3911 or 608-780-1582.
  • At night, walk in well-lit areas whenever possible. Choose busy streets and avoid going through vacant lots, alleys, or other deserted areas.
  • Carry purses and bags close to your body and keep a firm grip on them. Avoid pickpockets by carrying your wallet in an inside coat pocket or front trouser pocket.
  • Stay alert and tuned in to your surroundings, wherever you are.
  • Trust your instincts. If you feel uncomfortable in a place or situation, leave right away and get help if necessary.
  • Be aware and be prepared. Don't be taken by surprise. Stand tall and walk confidently.