Campus Safety

At Henderson State University, we are committed to maintaining a safe and secure campus environment conducive to learning. A well informed community is essential to achieving the university's goals. To that end, we have implemented numerous measures to ensure the safety of the Henderson State community and to provide timely warnings in case of an emergency.

Emergency, Title IX and Clery Response Flowchart

Emergency Blue Light Phones 

Henderson State University has 10 outdoor emergency call phones installed across the campus. These Blue Light phones allow students, faculty, and visitors to contact 911 emergency services anytime day or night. The phones are installed at the following locations: 

  • Caplinger Airway Science Academic Center
  • Evans Hall
  • Garrison Activity and Conference Center
  • Huie Library
  • International Student Center 
  • Russell Fine Arts Center
  • Smith Hall
  • South Lawn
  • Sturgis Hall 
  • Wells Building

Outdoor Warning Notification System

Henderson's outdoor warning notification system uses prerecorded messages to alert the public of an emergency situation.

Rave Alert

The Rave Alert System is an emergency mass notification system for sending texts, voice messages, and emails to the campus community in the event of a significant incident which necessitates the urgent dissemination of emergency information. Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to provide their contact information through myHENDERSON and following the instructions in the Emergency Preparedness tab.

  • Log into myHENDERSON
  • Select the "Emergency Preparedness" tab
  • Follow the instructions to update your phone numbers and E-mail addresses
  • Choose "Store Modifications"

Laura's Card

Law enforcement agencies responding to crime incidents are required by Arkansas’s Victim’s Bill of Rights outlined in Arkansas Victim Rights Act of 1997 and Laura's Card Act 873 to inform victims in writing of their victim’s rights. Officers must inform victims of the availability of services: medical, housing, counseling, financial, social, legal, and emergency services. In addition, officers MUST inform victims about how to obtain orders of protection, how to access public records related to the case, and about the Arkansas Crime Victims Reparations Board (including the address and phone number). The Henderson State University Police Department maintains a copy of Laura's Card online.