Black Hills State University is committed to safety and security. In times of emergency, the University will provide an appropriate campus-wide response to ensure safety and minimize losses.
Emergency preparedness is also an individual responsibility. Take time now to read and become familiar with the contents of the following pages before an emergency occurs. In the event of an emergency on the campus, updated information will be made available here.
The following safety policies are enforced at BHSU:
Flammable liquids (such as gasoline) shall not be stored in residence halls or inside any buildings except in NFPA cabinets approved for flammable storage.
No open flames (candles, lanterns, incense, etc.) are permitted in residence halls or inside any buildings except in laboratories and maintenance shops designed for this purpose.
Per BOR policy, firearms are not allowed on campus unless they are stored in one of the two following methods:
Per BOR policy, dangerous weapons that are not allowed on campus include, but are not limited to the following: handguns, gas guns, metal knuckles, gravity knives, knives with blades longer than five inches, any switchblade knives, firearm silencers, machine guns, short rifles, short shotguns, blowguns, bow and arrows, slingshots, B.B. guns, pellet guns, air guns, stun guns, and paint guns. Students offending this standard risk suspension from the university. Ammunition is not permitted in the residence halls.