Safety in residence halls
Keys cannot be copied
NMSU uses the Schlage Primus Lock System in our residence halls, ensuring that keys to residence hall locks can not be copied. If a resident's key is lost or stolen, the lock is changed and new keys are issued as soon as possible.
Trained professional and student housing staff live in our residence halls and communities. Housing staff are available 24 hours/day and conduct rounds throughout our residential communities. Additionally, NMSU Police Officers patrol the campus and our residential communities regularly.
NMSU has its own fire department. Under the supervision of the NMSU Fire and Emergency Services Department, fire drills are conducted periodically so that residents become familiar with building evacuation procedures.
All student family housing units and apartments are equipped with smoke detectors. Additionally, carbon monoxide detectors have been installed in units that use natural gas to further protect our residents and their families.
Furniture in the residence halls provide a lockable drawer so that residents may secure their valuable possessions. Shared apartments feature bedrooms with individually locked doors.
We strive to provide our students with information and resources to make safe decisions. Our student and professional staff work to educate our residents about safe behavior and the campus provides resources for students such as the "Aggie Safe Walk Program" and the "Safe Ride Program", providing security escorts and transportation around the campus and the community.