Campus Safety Alerts and Notices

Augustana University is committed to maintaining a safe and secure environment for all to learn, live and work. We also understand that the campus community is a dynamic place, so everyone must play a role in maintaining that safety.

We also understand that communication with the campus community is vital to keeping everyone informed and involved.

The information found in this section will include specific information regarding incidents on campus that may require action from the campus community. The action will generally involve everyone staying alert for a person or a situation that may arise and a request to notify Campus Safety immediately if the person or situation is observed.

Please contact the Department of Campus Safety at 605.274.4014 if you have any questions or concerns.

Saturday, January 30th, 2016

Campus Safety Notice - Sexual Assault

The Department of Campus Safety received a report from a female student that she had been sexually assaulted on campus. The suspect is known to the victim.  The report is being investigated by the Sioux Falls Police Department and Augustana University.  There is no threat to others on campus.

The Department of Campus Safety urges anyone who believes he or she has been the victim of a a sexual assault to contact the Department of Campus Safety at 605.274.4014. 
Sexual Assault may also be reported to the Dean of Students Office at 605.274.4124 or the Title IX Coordinator at 605.274.4044.  You can also find additional information at

Thursday, September 17th, 2015

Campus Safety Alert - Bike Thefts on Campus

The Department of Campus Safety has started to receive reports of bicycles being stolen from campus.  The most recent case involved a bike that was locked with a cable style lock to a bike rack having the cable lock cut.  It is likely the cable was cut using a bolt cutter. 

The suspect in the May 14th notice has not been identified.  This suspect is described as a W/M, late 20s, shave head and having a large tattoo on his left elbow/upper arm.  It is unknown at this time if this suspect is involved in the currect theft cases.  However we are encouraging everyone to stay alert to people seen around bike racks.  In the cases this summer the suspect was carrying a bolt cutter in his back pack and can be seen cutting a bike from a bike rack at the Summit Avenue Apartments. 

If you observe anyone or anything suspicious, please call the Department of Campus Safety immediately at 605.274.4014.

If you have any information about any of these thefts or any other crime, please call Crime Stoppers at 605.367.7007, the Sioux Falls Police Department at 605.367.7212 or the Department of Campus Safety at 605.274.4014.

Thank you for your help to keep the campus a safe place to live, learn and work.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Campus Safety Alert - Theft Suspect

The University continues to receive an increased number of theft reports.

On Monday, May 4, a bicycle was stolen from a bike rack located at the Summit Apartments. Investigation of that theft found a surveillance camera video that captured the theft in progress. The suspect is a W/M, late 20s, shaved head and large tattoo on his left arm/elbow area.  The male is observed carrying a black backpack in which he removed a small bolt cutters and can be seen cutting the bike lock and then riding the bike away. 

Please view the following video.

On Wednesday, May 13, the same subject was observed walking a pink bike away from campus at 30th and Grange. When officers attempted to contact the subject, he fled into the neighborhood.

We are seeking the community's help to stop and identify this suspect.

If you recognize this suspect or have any information about this suspect, you can call the Department of a Campus Safety at 605.274.4014, Crime Stoppers at 605.367.7007 or the Sioux Falls Police Department at 605.367.7212.

Thank you for your help in keeping the campus and neighborhood a safe place.

Notice of Combined Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report Availability

Augustana University is committed to assisting all members of the Augustana community in providing for their own safety and security. View the Annual Security and Fire Safety compliance document.

If you would like to receive the combined Annual Security and Fire Safety Report that contains this information, you can stop by the Department of Campus Safety Office at 2112 S. Grange Ave., Morrison Commons, Sioux Falls, SD  57197 — or you can request that a copy be mailed to you by calling 605.274.4014.

The website and booklet contain information regarding campus security and personal safety included topics such as: crime prevention, fire safety, Campus Safety officer authority, crime reporting policies, disciplinary procedures and other matters of importance related to security and safety on campus. The document also contains information about crime statistics for the three previous calender years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Augustana University; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.

This information is required by law and is provided by the Augustana University Department of Campus Safety.