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2022 Alerts

02/17/22 Timely Warning (Sexual Assault) – Content Warning

1:41pm Email:

*This message has been approved for mass email distribution by Alicia Estey, Chief of Staff and Vice President for University Affairs, in accordance with Boise State Policy 8100*

::Content Warning::

Today, the Department of Public Safety received a report of a sexual assault that occurred in university housing on 2/15/22.   The parties involved met on the dating app Tinder and after multiple in-person encounters, the suspect sexually assaulted the victim.  The suspect has no known affiliation with the university.

The university is issuing this Timely Warning Notice* to make you aware of a potential ongoing threat, to aid in the prevention of similar crimes, to remind you of conduct that violates university policy, and to provide resources available to all students, faculty, and staff.

The only person responsible for sexual assault is the perpetrator.

It is a violation of university policy to engage in sexual activity without consent from the other person, non-consensual groping, recording sexual activity without consent, stalking, or exposing oneself in non-consensual circumstances. An intoxicated person cannot consent. This is reflected in University POLICY 1065, SEXUAL HARASSMENT, SEXUAL MISCONDUCT, DATING VIOLENCE, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND STALKING.

Most incidents of sexual misconduct are not committed by a stranger, but by someone who is known to the victim, such as a date or other acquaintance. If you perform any sex act upon a person — including a date, significant other, or acquaintance — without consent, it is a crime as well as a violation of University policy.

A University student or employee in violation of this policy faces sanctions up to and including expulsion or termination.

Below is information about consent:

  • A person who is intoxicated, asleep, or unconscious does not have the capacity to consent to engage in sexual activity.
  • Consent for sexual activity must be free of force, threat, intimidation, or coercion.
  • Neither silence nor a prior relationship is sufficient to indicate consent.
  • No means no and stop means stop.
  • If a person is non-participatory or states that they want to be doing something else, stop. If you are unsure, stop.
  • Consent can be withdrawn at any point. A person has the right to change their mind at any time during a sex act, even if they have engaged in it before.
  • Don’t feel obligated to do anything you don’t want to. “I don’t want to” is always a good enough reason.
  • Always trust your instincts. If you feel uneasy or sense something is wrong, do what you can to get out of that situation safely.

Support and Reporting Options for Survivors of Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking flowchart: 

https://www.boisestate.edu/compliance/title-ix/support-reporting-options/

Options for reporting sexual misconduct include:
  • Reports of sexual misconduct, as well as questions related to sexual misconduct, including information about University support services, should be directed to Danielle Berish Charters, Title IX Coordinator, at (208) 426-1750 or via email to danielleberish@boisestate.edu.
  • Students seeking confidential counseling services should contact University Counseling Services by phone at (208) 426-1459, or in person at 1529 Belmont St, Boise, ID (located directly behind the Student Recreation Center, in the Norco Building).
  • All students can receive confidential support services, including assistance filing a complaint with the University and/or with law enforcement, as well as learn how to help make our campus safer through bystander intervention, by contacting the Gender Equity Center in person on the second floor of the Student Union Building, above the Info Desk at 1700 University Drive, Boise, ID 83706, by phone at (208) 426-4259, or by sending an email to genderequity@boisestate.edu.

Victims are encouraged to report crimes to law enforcement, but are not required to.

  • In case of emergency, call 911, activate a blue emergency phone on campus, or call the Department of Public Safety at (208) 426-6911.
  • You may reach the Boise Police Department on campus by calling (208) 426-6911 or by activating a blue emergency phone on campus; you may report in person at the Department of Public Safety substation located in Capitol Village at 2245 University Drive; or, if you wish, anonymously by calling (208) 343-COPS or online https://www.boisestate.edu/publicsafety-security/policies-and-forms/367-2/.
  • If you choose to initiate a police investigation of a crime, the Boise Police Department will investigate, provide support, and offer related services.
  • You can now have a panic alarm on your cell phone by using the free Rave Mobile Safety App. To learn about the app and how to download it, visit: https://www.boisestate.edu/publicsafety-security/home/rave-guardian/.
  • In an emergency situation, anyone in Ada County can now also text 9-1-1 Dispatch.  This service has been recommended for victims that worry about their safety in speaking into a phone as well as individuals with speaking or hearing difficulties.

If you have questions about how the University responds to and investigates reports of sexual misconduct, please visit BOISESTATE.EDU/COMPLIANCE/TITLEIX/ or contact Danielle Berish Charters, Title IX Coordinator, at (208) 426-1750 or via email to tixcoordinator@boisestate.edu.

All reports of crimes and sexual misconduct are assessed to determine whether the campus community will be alerted through a “Timely Warning”.  Whether the circumstances warrant a “Timely Warning” is assessed case-by-case. See University POLICY 12090, TIMELY WARNING FOR CRIME PREVENTION.

01/20/22 BRONCOALERT:

3:29pm: BroncoAlert: WEATHER ADVISORY. The following is from the National Weather Service WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM MST THIS EVENING TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 2 TO 4 INCHES IN THE VALLEYS, AND 4 TO 7 IN THE MOUNTAINS SLOW DOWN AND USE CAUTION WHILE TRAVELING. Roadways and Walkways slick use caution.

2021 Alerts

12/10/21 BRONCOALERT (weather):

6:56 am: BroncoAlert: BPD is reporting hazardous road conditions. Please use caution while commuting to campus.

11/19/21 BRONCOALERT (weather):

4:16 pm: BroncoAlert: ALL CLEAR ON WEATHER WARNING. No further storms expected. Resume normal business on campus.

3:51 pm: BroncoAlert: WEATHER WARNING. Seek shelter indoors. Wait for ALL CLEAR signal. Lightning, heavy rain, and hail in the vicinity of BSU for the next 45 minutes.

10/18/21 BRONCOALERT (flooding):

2:53 pm: BroncoAlert: ALL CLEAR/EMERGENCY ENDED. Roads are now open except Euclid St between University/Belmont. This will remain closed until repairs are completed.

2:14 pm: This is a BroncoAlert.Flooding situation at Euclid/Belmont area. Please avoid area if possible. STAY CLEAR. Update to follow.

10/01/21 Clery ASR Notice of Availability:

8:59 am: *This message has been approved for mass email distribution by Alicia Estey, Senior Associate Vice President, Chief of Staff, and Cheif Compliance Officer in accordance with Boise State Policy 8100.* The 2021 Boise State University Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is now available at https://www.boisestate.edu/publicsafety-security/campus-crime/annual-security-report/2021-annual-security-and-fire-safety-report-pdf/. This report is provided to students, faculty, staff, and the public as part of the University’s commitment to safety and security on campus and in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act. Hard copies of the report may be requested through the Department of Public Safety in person at 2245 University Drive, Boise, Idaho 83706, by calling (208) 426-6911, or by sending an email to publicsafety@boisestate.edu. The report includes statistics for the previous three years of reported crimes that occurred on Boise State property and on public property within or immediately adjacent to and accessible from Boise State’s campus that fall within the Clery Act reporting guidelines. It also includes the annual fire safety report for the Boise State main campus, including fire statistics for the previous three years in on-campus student housing. Additional information included focuses on Boise State’s policies and procedures concerning campus security, sexual assault, campus alerts, and drugs and alcohol.

09/08/21 Sexual Assault Timely Warning Notice:

8:16 pm: *This message has been approved for mass email distribution by Alicia Estey, Chief of Staff and Vice President for University Affairs, in accordance with Boise State Policy 8100.*

-Content Warning-

The Department of Public Safety received a report today of a sexual assault that occurred in on-campus housing on August 28th.  The victim reported that the male student sexually assaulted her while she was at a party;  he is alleged to have not stopped sexual contact when asked.

Boise State University is committed to the health, well-being, and safety of all students. The University is issuing this Timely Warning Notice* to remind the campus community of conduct that violates university policy. This notice includes the resources available to students, faculty, and staff.

A victim of sexual misconduct is never at fault. The only person responsible for sexual misconduct is the perpetrator.  It is a violation of University policy to engage in sexual activity without consent from the other person. This is reflected in University POLICY 1065, SEXUAL HARASSMENT, SEXUAL MISCONDUCT, DATING VIOLENCE, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND STALKINGA University student or employee in violation of this policy faces sanctions up to and including expulsion or termination.

Information About Consent for Sexual Activity
  • Consent is voluntary, informed, and freely-given agreement to engage in a course of conduct. Consent may be withdrawn at any time.
  • A person who is incapacitated by alcohol or drugs, asleep, unconscious, or under the age of consent cannot consent to engage in sexual activity.
  • Consent must be given for each sexual act, each time. Consent for one act is not permission for another. Consent at a previous time is not consent for a future act.
  • Consent is not present if a person states that they do not want to engage in the activity.
  • Consent can be withdrawn at any point. A person has the right to change their mind at any time during a sex act, even if they have engaged in it before and even if they initially expressed interest or if they initially expressed consent. Consent is not present if a person states they want the activity to stop.
  • If a person is silent, isn’t participating, states that they want to be doing something else or tries to do something else, or tries to go to another location (for example, leaves a bed and goes to a couch), this may indicate that they do not consent.
  • Consent for sexual activity cannot be given by someone who is forced, threatened, intimidated, or coerced. Coercion is when a person is pressured to do something they don’t want to do.
  • Trust your instincts. If you feel uneasy or sense something is wrong, do what you can to stop the situation or get out of the situation.
  • No matter what your relationship is with the person, you have the right to revoke consent and your decision should be respected.
Support and Reporting Resources for Survivors of Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking :

https://www.boisestate.edu/compliance/title-ix/support-reporting-options/

If you or someone you know has experienced any form of sexual harassment or violence, including sexual misconduct, any combination of the following support options are available:

  • You may make a report of sexual misconduct to the University Title IX Coordinator to learn more about the investigation process. Even if you do not want a university based investigation, the Title IX Coordinator can provide support and resources such as referrals for free counseling sessions, help with academic accommodations, safety planning, etc.  Contact Danielle Berish Charters, Title IX Coordinator, at (208) 426-1750 or via email at danielleberish@boisestate.edu.
  • Access confidential counseling services by contacting University Counseling Services by phone at (208) 426-1459, or in person at 1529 Belmont St, Boise, ID (located directly behind the Student Recreation Center, in the Norco Building).
  • Access confidential victim support services, including: crisis intervention, safety planning, support navigating university academic processes, or help filing reports with Title IX or law enforcement.  Contact the Gender Equity Center at (208) 426-4259 or via email at genderequity@boisestate.edu.
Victims are encouraged to report crimes to law enforcement, but are not required to.
  • In case of emergency, call 911, activate a blue emergency phone on campus, or call the Department of Public Safety at (208) 426-6911.
  • You can request a security escort from the Department of Public Safety by calling (208) 426-6911 or via the free Rave Mobile Safety app.  The Rave Mobile Safety App can also act as a panic alarm. To learn about the app and how to download it, visit: https://www.boisestate.edu/publicsafety-security/home/rave-guardian/.
  • You may reach the Boise Police Department on campus by calling (208) 426-6911 or by activating a blue emergency phone on campus; you may report in person at the Department of Public Safety substation located in Capitol Village at 2245 University Drive; or, if you wish, anonymously by calling (208) 343-COPS or online https://www.boisestate.edu/publicsafety-security/policies-and-forms/367-2/.
  • If you choose to initiate a police investigation of a crime, the Boise Police Department will investigate, provide support, and offer related services.
  • In an emergency situation, anyone in Ada County can now also text 9-1-1 Dispatch.  This service has been recommended for victims that worry about their safety in speaking into a phone as well as individuals with speaking or hearing difficulties.

If you have questions about how the University responds to and investigates reports of sexual misconduct, please visit BOISESTATE.EDU/COMPLIANCE/TITLEIX/ or contact Danielle Berish Charters, Title IX Coordinator, at (208) 426-1750 or via email to danielleberish@boisestate.edu.

All reports of crimes and sexual misconduct are assessed to determine whether the campus community will be alerted through a “Timely Warning”.  Whether the circumstances warrant a “Timely Warning” is based on factors in federal law. See University POLICY 12090, TIMELY WARNING FOR CRIME PREVENTION.

07/16/21 BRONCOALERT (street closure):

11:20 pm: *This Intersection Closure of Capitol Blvd. and University Drive *This message has been approved for mass email distribution by Jon Uda, Interim Associate Vice President, Department of Public Safety, in accordance with Boise State Policy 8100.* On Friday evening, July 16th, the intersection of Capitol Boulevard and University Drive was closed as crews continue work on the Downtown Boise Implementation Plan. There will be no access to Capitol Blvd from University while this construction is being conducted. In an effort to impact as few commuters as possible, the closure started around 8 p.m. on Friday evening and will reopen by 5 a.m. on Monday, July 19th. During the closure, the contractor will be milling and repaving the intersection. For anyone trying to access the Lusk area, you will need to enter by coming south on 9th Street and turn right on Royal. There is no access from University/Ann Morrison, Sherwood, or Island streets. Another entry point to the Lusk District will be from Americana through Ann Morrison Park. The intersection closure for this necessary work will allow for the project to be completed significantly earlier than originally expected and cause less overall impact on motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians. We appreciate your patience while this important work is completed. For more information, please see ACHD’s information: Ada County Highway District Fact Sheet.

07/11/21 Sexual Assault Timely Warning Notice:

8:47 pm: *This message has been approved for mass email distribution by Alicia Estey, Chief of Staff and Vice President for University Affairs, in accordance with Boise State Policy 8100.*

This evening, the Department of Public Safety received a report of a sexual assault that occurred on a public roadway on campus.  The victim reported that a suspect posed as a ride-share driver and sexually assaulted her while she was in the vehicle.  There is an ongoing law enforcement investigation at this time.

Boise State University is committed to the health, well-being, and safety of all students. The University is issuing this Timely Warning Notice* to remind the campus community of conduct that violates university policy.  This notice includes the resources available to students, faculty, and staff.

A victim of sexual misconduct is never at fault. The only person responsible for sexual misconduct is the perpetrator.  It is a violation of University policy to engage in sexual activity without consent from the other person, non-consensual groping, recording sexual activity without consent, stalking, or exposing oneself in non-consensual circumstances. This is reflected in University POLICY 1065, SEXUAL HARASSMENT, SEXUAL MISCONDUCT, DATING VIOLENCE, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, AND STALKINGA University student or employee in violation of this policy faces sanctions up to and including expulsion or termination.

While nothing is fail-safe, below is some information you should consider:

  • When meeting someone for the first time, always choose a public place.  If possible, bring a trusted friend with you.
  • Tell somebody close to you where you’re going to meet someone you do not know. Let them know when and where, and that you’ll contact them within a certain amount of time.
  • Make sure you have data on your phone and it’s fully charged, or consider bringing your charger or a portable battery with you.
  • Do your due diligence. Double-check your app to make sure the vehicle information and driver information match the person picking you up.
  • Don’t give out unnecessary private information about yourself.
  • Be active in supporting a safe and respectful community. If you see others engaging in disrespectful or inappropriate actions, speak up and get involved, or contact someone else to assist.
  • Use and encourage others to have a companion or a safe means of getting home, i.e., a trusted friend.
Information About Consent for Sexual Activity
  • What is Consent? Voluntary, informed, and freely-given agreement to engage in a course of conduct. Consent may be withdrawn at any time.
  • A person who is incapacitated by alcohol or drugs, asleep, unconscious, or under the age of consent cannot consent to engage in sexual activity.
  • Consent must be given for each sexual act, each time.  Consent for one act is not permission for another.  Consent at a previous time is not consent for a future act.
  • Consent is not present if a person states that they do not want to engage in the activity.
  • Consent can be withdrawn at any point. A person has the right to change their mind at any time during a sex act, even if they have engaged in it before and even if they initially expressed interest or if they initially expressed consent. Consent is not present if a person states they want the activity to stop.
  • If a person is silent, isn’t participating, states that they want to be doing something else or tries to do something else, or tries to go to another location (for example, leaves a bed and goes to a couch), this may indicate that they do not Consent.
  • Consent for sexual activity cannot be given by someone who is forced, threatened, intimidated, or coerced.  Coercion is when a person is pressured to do something they don’t want to do.
  • Trust your instincts. If you feel uneasy or sense something is wrong, do what you can to stop the situation or get out of the situation.
Support and Reporting Options for Survivors of Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking flowchart:

https://www.boisestate.edu/publicsafety-security/

Options for reporting sexual misconduct include:
  • Reports of sexual misconduct, as well as questions related to sexual misconduct, including information about University support services, should be directed to Danielle Berish Charters, Title IX Coordinator, at (208) 426-1750 or via email to danielleberish@boisestate.edu.
  • Students seeking confidential counseling services should contact University Counseling Services by phone at (208) 426-1459, or in person at 1529 Belmont St, Boise, ID (located directly behind the Student Recreation Center, in the Norco Building).
  • All students can receive confidential support services, including assistance filing a complaint with the University and/or with law enforcement, as well as learn how to help make our campus safer through bystander intervention, by contacting the Gender Equity Center in person on the second floor of the Student Union Building, above the Info Desk at 1700 University Drive, Boise, ID 83706, by phone at (208) 426-4259, or by sending an email to genderequity@boisestate.edu.
Victims are encouraged to report crimes to law enforcement but are not required to.
  • In case of emergency, call 911, activate a blue emergency phone on-campus or call the Department of Public Safety at (208) 426-6911.
  • You can request a security escort from the Department of Public Safety by calling (208) 426-6911 or via the free Rave Mobile Safety app.  The Rave Mobile Safety App can also act as a panic alarm. To learn about the app and how to download it, visit: https://www.boisestate.edu/publicsafety-security/home/rave-guardian/.
  • You may reach the Boise Police Department on campus by calling (208) 426-6911 or by activating a blue emergency phone on campus; you may report in person at the Department of Public Safety substation located in Capitol Village at 2245 University Drive; or, if you wish, anonymously by calling (208) 343-COPS or online https://www.boisestate.edu/publicsafety-security/policies-and-forms/367-2/.
  • If you choose to initiate a police investigation of a crime, the Boise Police Department will investigate, provide support, and offer related services.
  • In an emergency situation, anyone in Ada County can now also text 9-1-1 Dispatch.  This service has been recommended for victims that worry about their safety in speaking on a phone, as well as individuals with speaking or hearing difficulties.

If you have questions about how the University responds to and investigates reports of sexual misconduct, please visit BOISESTATE.EDU/COMPLIANCE/TITLEIX/ or contact Danielle Berish Charters, Title IX Coordinator, at (208) 426-1750 or via email to danielleberish@boisestate.edu.

All reports of crimes and sexual misconduct are assessed to determine whether the campus community will be alerted through a “Timely Warning”.  Whether the circumstances warrant a “Timely Warning” is based on factors in federal law. Sometimes, as in each of these instances, the circumstances do not permit the University to issue a “Timely Warning,” as defined in federal law – for instance, because the University often does not have enough information, or did not receive the information timely.  See University POLICY 12090, TIMELY WARNING FOR CRIME PREVENTION,  Even when the circumstances do not permit a “Timely Warning” under federal law, the University can always provide crime alerts and safety awareness information to members of its community.

05/06/21 Timely Warnings, Consent, Resources, and Safety Tips:

3:04 pm: *This message has been approved for mass email distribution by Alicia Estey, Chief of Staff and VP for University Affairs, in accordance with Boise State Policy 8100.*

Our thoughts and heartfelt condolences are with all those affected by the shooting in Rigby, Idaho today. The town of Rigby is no doubt shaken by this event, and we recognize the anguish the community is experiencing.

The Boise State Department of Public Safety would like to remind the campus community of information and resources for active shooter or targeted violence events. While rare, active shooter incidents are often unpredictable and create chaos and panic. For these reasons, it is difficult to establish one specific plan of action, but there are things you can do to better prepare and respond if you’re ever in this situation. Always be aware of your surroundings, environment, and options before an emergency occurs. Ask yourself “What if?” questions and develop a plan of action. In an active shooter situation, you should consider your own safety first, then you can determine how you can help others. If there is an active assailant in your vicinity, you generally have three options: Run (evacuate): You should only run if you can safely escape. Hide: If you can’t run, find a safe place to hide, preferably in a locked space or behind a barricade. Fight: If you can’t run or hide, your only option may be to fight. Think about what you can use to neutralize the assailant. For more information about Run, Hide, Fight, please go to Active Shooter Response Procedures.

Below is some additional information to be aware of: In case of emergency, call 911 or activate a blue light emergency phone on campus. Make sure you take care of your own safety prior to calling 911 or Public Safety. If you see something odd or suspicious, please report it immediately to the Department of Public Safety at (208) 426-6911. Download the free Rave Guardian mobile app and have a “blue light”/panic alarm on your cell phone. For more information, visit https://security.boisestate.edu/rave-guardian/. When on campus, reach the Boise Police Department by calling (208) 426-6911 or activate any blue light emergency phone. To provide a report in person, visit the Department of Public Safety substation located in Capitol Village at 2245 University Drive. You can also report anonymously by calling (208) 343-COPS or online at https://secureforms.boisestate.edu/security/. Boise State emergency response checklists (including Active Shooter) can be found at https://www.boisestate.edu/publicsafety-emergencymanagement/ioem/emergencyprocedures/. Always trust your instincts. If you feel uneasy or sense something is wrong, do what you can to get out of that situation safely and call the Department of Public Safety at (208) 426-6911. You can also request a Security Officer Escort to accompany you across campus.

Incidents of violence can sometimes be prevented by finding help for someone who needs it. If you know of someone with behaviors of concern, or you are in need of help, please report it to the Boise State CARE Team. The CARE Team is trained to assess distressing, disturbing, disruptive, or dangerous behavior and can provide resources to help. Please go to https://www.boisestate.edu/care/ to learn more about the CARE Team or to submit a CARE alert. If you are interested in learning more about active shooter/targeted violence education, please fill out this form: Targeted Violence Awareness Class Request – Emergency Management & Continuity. Additionally, you can review videos or take online training on the Targeted Violence Resources website.

04/25/21 BRONCOALERT (police situation) :

6:25 am: BroncoAlert: ALL CLEAR/EMERGENCY ENDED. Resume normal activities.

4:47 am: This is a BroncoAlert. Emergency situation in progress at Belmont/Lincoln STAY CLEAR of the area due to police investigation Update to follow

03/16/21 BRONCOALERT (police situation) :

12:47 am:This is a BroncoAlert.Boise Police has suspect in custody. Shelter-in-place is lifted. Please continue to avoid the Chrisway and University area. ALL CLEAR

12:09 am: This is a BroncoAlert. Boise Police is in the area looking for the suspect. If you are on or near campus, shelter-in-place. Update to follow.

(3/15/21) 11:43 pm: This is a BroncoAlert. Shooting reported at 1410 Chrisway/Jade Hall. 1 victim shot. Unknown if suspect(s) in the area. Stay out of area Update to follow

03/11/21 BRONCOALERT (police situation) :

6:54 pm: BroncoAlert. Combative subject has been located and is in custody. No further on this event.

5:43 pm: BroncoAlert. Be on the lookout for a combative subject, Do not confront this person, contact the Boise Police (911) if you see him. Subject was last seen in the area of Lusk/Ann Morrison Dr/Royal. Subject is a light skinned male wearing dark colored shorts, he is approx 5’3″, short brown hair, brown eyes,a small tattoo of a rose on the right side of his face and a tattoo of a Yankees logo on his chest.

03/01/21 Timely Warnings, Consent, Resources, and Safety Tips:

12:01 pm: The University is required by federal law to send a Timely Warning whenever a crime is reported that is believed to present an ongoing threat to the university community.

The University has a policy that outlines our process for determining whether to send a Timely Warning. See University POLICY 12090, TIMELY WARNING FOR CRIME PREVENTION.

Sometimes, crimes are reported and we send out a Timely Warning in an effort to notify people of an ongoing threat to our community. Oftentimes, crimes are reported that do not present an ongoing threat to the university community so a Timely Warning is not appropriate.

Other times, crimes are reported that do not necessitate a Timely Warning because we do not have enough information to determine if there is an ongoing threat or enough information to issue a meaningful warning to the university community.

Regardless of whether a Timely Warning is appropriate, Boise State may nonetheless provide information about reported criminal activity and safety information.

Accordingly, the Department of Public Safety would like to remind you that we maintain a Crime Log to track reported crimes. It can be viewed here: https://www.boisestate.edu/publicsafety-security/campus-crime/campus-crime-log/.

*Content Warning*

The Department of Public Safety would also like to remind you of the following information about consent for sexual activity, campus resources, and safety tips:

Information About Consent for Sexual Activity
  • What is Consent? Voluntary, informed, and freely-given agreement to engage in a course of conduct. Consent may be withdrawn at any time.
  • A person who is incapacitated by alcohol or drugs, asleep, unconscious, or under the age of consent cannot consent to engage in sexual activity.
  • Consent must be given for each sexual act, each time.  Consent for one act is not permission for another.  Consent at a previous time is not consent for a future act.
  • Consent is not present if a person states that they do not want to engage in the activity.
  • Consent can be withdrawn at any point. A person has the right to change their mind at any time during a sex act, even if they have engaged in it before and even if they initially expressed interest or if they initially expressed consent. Consent is not present if a person states they want the activity to stop.
  • If a person is silent, isn’t participating, states that they want to be doing something else or tries to do something else, or tries to go to another location (for example, leaves a bed and goes to a couch), this may indicate that they do not Consent.
  • Consent for sexual activity cannot be given by someone who is forced, threatened, intimidated, or coerced.  Coercion is when a person is pressured to do something they don’t want to do.
  • Trust your instincts. If you feel uneasy or sense something is wrong, do what you can to stop the situation or get out of the situation.

A victim of sexual misconduct is never at fault. The only person responsible for sexual misconduct is the perpetrator.

Most incidents of sexual misconduct are committed by someone who is known to the victim, such as a date or other acquaintance. If a person conducts any sex act upon a date, significant other, or an acquaintance without consent, it is a crime, as well as a violation of University policy. See University POLICY 1065, SEXUAL HARASSMENT, SEXUAL MISCONDUCT, DATING VIOLENCE, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, AND STALKING.

A University student or employee in violation of this policy faces sanctions up to and including expulsion or termination.

Campus Resources

Support and Reporting Options for Survivors of Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking flowchart:

https://www.boisestate.edu/compliance/title-ix/support-reporting-options/

If you or someone you know has experienced any form of sexual harassment including sexual misconduct, any combination of the following support options are available:

  • You may make a report of sexual misconduct to the University Title IX Coordinator to learn more about the investigation process. Even if you do not want a university-based investigation, the Title IX Coordinator can provide support and resources such as referrals for free counseling sessions, help with academic accommodations, safety planning, etc.  Contact Danielle Berish Charters, Title IX Coordinator, at (208) 426-1750 or via email at danielleberish@boisestate.edu.
  • Access confidential counseling services by contacting University Counseling Services at (208) 426-1459, or in person at 1529 Belmont St, Boise, ID (located directly behind the Student Recreation Center, in the Norco Building).
  • Access confidential victim support services, including: crisis intervention, safety planning, support navigating university academic processes, or help to file reports with Title IX or law enforcement.  Contact the Gender Equity Center at (208) 426-4259 or via email at genderequity@boisestate.edu.
  • People are encouraged to report crimes to law enforcement but are not required to.
  • In case of an emergency, you can call 911 or activate a blue emergency phone on campus.
  • You may reach the Department of Public Safety, including the Boise Police Department, on campus by calling (208) 426-6911 or by activating a blue emergency phone on campus; you may report in person at the Department of Public Safety substation located in Capitol Village at 2245 University Drive; or, if you wish, anonymously by calling (208) 343-COPS or online at https://www.boisestate.edu/publicsafety-security/policies-and-forms/367-2/.
  • If the incident occurred off-campus and there is not a current threat to safety, you can call the Ada County non-emergency dispatch at (208) 377-6790 to initiate a report of a crime.
  • If you choose to initiate a police investigation of a crime, the Boise Police Department will investigate, provide support, and offer related services.
  • You can have a panic alarm on your cell phone by using the free Rave Mobile Safety App. To learn about the app and how to download it, visit: https://www.boisestate.edu/publicsafety-security/home/rave-guardian/.
  • In an emergency situation, anyone in Ada County can text 9-1-1 Dispatch.  This service has been recommended for victims that worry about their safety in speaking on a phone as well as individuals with speaking or hearing difficulties.

If you have questions about how the University responds to and investigates reports of sexual misconduct, please visit BOISESTATE.EDU/COMPLIANCE/TITLEIX/ or contact Danielle Berish Charters, Title IX Coordinator, at (208) 426-1750 or via email to danielleberish@boisestate.edu.

General Safety Tips
  • Security escorts by a uniformed officer are free and available 24/7 by calling (208) 426–6911.
  • Be mindful to whom you provide your address, phone number, or details about your living situation.
  • Stay alert to your surroundings.  If out alone, avoid wearing headphones, talking, or texting on your cell phone, or doing anything that might distract you.
  • Travel on well-lighted pathways and streets.
  • Carry your cell phone with you and be prepared to call 911 in case of emergency or crime of violence.
  • Know where the blue emergency phones are located around campus. A map of campus emergency phones can be found here: Boise State University Campus Map.
  • Program the number for the Department of Public Safety (208) 426-6911 into your cell phone.
  • Report suspicious circumstances as soon as possible to the Department of Public Safety at (208) 426-6911 or from any blue emergency phone.
  • If you witness a crime of violence, make note of the suspect’s description and direction of travel. Report this information to 911, as soon as it is safe to do so.
  • Always lock your residence doors and windows, ensuring your locks are reliable and functioning properly. Consider installing an inexpensive security system.
  • When possible, hide and store valuables in a locked location.
  • For a list of campus safety tips, visit Home – Campus Security.

2020 Alerts

12/08/20 – Sexual Assault Timely Warning Notice

5:16pm: *This message has been approved for mass email distribution by John Kaplan, Associate Vice President for Public Safety, in accordance with Boise State Policy 8100.*

*Content Warning*

The Department of Public Safety recently received reports of one student engaging in multiple sexual assaults over the weekend (December 4-6, 2020). The assaults occurred at private parties off-campus in the Lusk District.  During these parties, a male student engaged in activities with multiple females and, in each instance, is alleged to have not stopped sexual contact when asked.  The university is conducting an investigation stemming from these allegations.

The university is issuing this Timely Warning Notice* to make you aware of a potential ongoing threat, to aid in the prevention of similar crimes, to remind you of conduct that violates university policy, and to provide resources available to all students, faculty, and staff.

The only person responsible for sexual assault is the perpetrator.

It is a violation of university policy to engage in sexual activity without consent from the other person, non-consensual groping, recording sexual activity without consent, stalking, or exposing oneself in non-consensual circumstances. An intoxicated person cannot consent. This is reflected in University POLICY 1065, SEXUAL HARASSMENT, SEXUAL MISCONDUCT, DATING VIOLENCE, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, AND STALKING.

Most incidents of sexual misconduct are not committed by a stranger, but by someone who is known to the victim, such as a date or other acquaintance. If you perform any sex act upon a date, significant other, or an acquaintance without consent, it is a crime as well as a violation of University policy.

A University student or employee in violation of this policy faces sanctions up to and including expulsion or termination.

Below is some information you should consider:

  • A person who is intoxicated, asleep, or unconscious does not have the capacity to consent to engage in sexual activity.
  • Consent for sexual activity must be free of force, threat, intimidation, or coercion.
  • Neither silence nor a prior relationship is sufficient to indicate consent.
  • No means no and stop means stop.
  • If a person is non-participatory or states that they want to be doing something else, stop. If you are unsure, stop.
  • Consent can be withdrawn at any point. A person has the right to change their mind at any time during a sex act, even if they have engaged in it before.
  • Don’t feel obligated to do anything you don’t want to. “I don’t want to” is always a good enough reason.
  • Always trust your instincts. If you feel uneasy or sense something is wrong, do what you can to get out of that situation safely.
Support and Reporting Options for Survivors of Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking flowchart:

https://www.boisestate.edu/compliance/title-ix/support-reporting-options/

Options for reporting sexual misconduct include:
  • Reports of sexual misconduct, as well as questions related to sexual misconduct, including information about University support services, should be directed to Danielle Berish Charters, Title IX Coordinator, at (208) 426-1750 or via email to danielleberish@boisestate.edu.
  • Students seeking confidential counseling services should contact University Counseling Services by phone at (208) 426-1459, or in person at 1529 Belmont St, Boise, ID (located directly behind the Student Recreation Center, in the Norco Building).
  • All students can receive confidential support services, including assistance filing a complaint with the University and/or with law enforcement, as well as learn how to help make our campus safer through bystander intervention, by contacting the Gender Equity Center in person on the second floor of the Student Union Building, above the Info Desk at 1700 University Drive, Boise, ID 83706, by phone at (208) 426-4259, or by sending an email to genderequity@boisestate.edu.
Victims are encouraged to report crimes to law enforcement but are not required to.
  • In case of emergency, call 911, activate a blue emergency phone on campus, or call the Department of Public Safety at (208) 426-6911.
  • You may reach the Boise Police Department on campus by calling (208) 426-6911 or by activating a blue emergency phone on campus; you may report in person at the Department of Public Safety substation located in Capitol Village at 2245 University Drive; or, if you wish, anonymously by calling (208) 343-COPS or online https://www.boisestate.edu/publicsafety-security/policies-and-forms/367-2/.
  • If you choose to initiate a police investigation of a crime, the Boise Police Department will investigate, provide support, and offer related services.
  • You can now have a panic alarm on your cell phone by using the free Rave Mobile Safety App. To learn about the app and how to download it, visit: https://www.boisestate.edu/publicsafety-security/home/rave-guardian/.
  • In an emergency situation, anyone in Ada County can now also text 9-1-1 Dispatch.  This service has been recommended for victims that worry about their safety in speaking on a phone as well as individuals with speaking or hearing difficulties.

If you have questions about how the University responds to and investigates reports of sexual misconduct, please visit BOISESTATE.EDU/COMPLIANCE/TITLEIX/ or contact Danielle Berish Charters, Title IX Coordinator, at (208) 426-1750 or via email to danielleberish@boisestate.edu.

All reports of crimes and sexual misconduct are assessed to determine whether the campus community will be alerted through a “Timely Warning”.  Whether the circumstances warrant a “Timely Warning” is assessed case-by-case. See University POLICY 12090, TIMELY WARNING FOR CRIME PREVENTION.

10/30/20 – Sexual Assault Timely Warning Notice

10:55am:*This message has been approved for mass email distribution by Alicia Estey, Chief of Staff and Vice President for Compliance, Legal, Public Health, and Audit, in accordance with Boise State Policy 8100.*

-Content Warning-

The Department of Public Safety recently received a report of a sexual assault that occurred in on-campus housing on Saturday night, October 24, 2020. The perpetrator, a residential student, gave the victim a ride back to campus from an off-campus party and sexually assaulted her in his room. Because this was an anonymous report, both the victim and the perpetrator are unknown to the university. The university is issuing this Timely Warning Notice* to make you aware of a potential ongoing threat, to aid in the prevention of similar crimes, to remind you of conduct that violates university policy, and to provide resources available to all students, faculty, and staff.

The only person responsible for sexual assault is the perpetrator. Many sexual assaults on college campuses are committed by predatory individuals who are serial offenders. These perpetrators plan and premeditate their attacks using strategies such as providing victims alcohol and drugs and isolating them physically to render them more vulnerable to attack. In this instance, the victim was told after the fact that the perpetrator has a reputation for this type of behavior.

It is a violation of university policy to engage in sexual activity without consent from the other person, non-consensual groping, recording sexual activity without consent, stalking, or exposing oneself in non-consensual circumstances. An intoxicated person cannot consent. This is reflected in University POLICY 1065, SEXUAL HARASSMENT, SEXUAL MISCONDUCT, DATING VIOLENCE, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND STALKING.

A University student or employee in violation of this policy faces sanctions up to and including expulsion or termination.

While nothing is fail-safe, below is some information you should consider:

  • A person who is intoxicated, asleep, or unconscious does not have the capacity to consent to engage in sexual activity.
  • Consent for sexual activity must be free of force, threat, intimidation, or coercion.
  • Neither silence nor a prior relationship is sufficient to indicate consent.
  • No means no and stop means stop.
  • If a person is non-participatory or states that they want to be doing something else, stop. If you are unsure, stop.
  • If someone talks about planning to target another person at a party, confront them or get help from a friend, parent or other trusted person to intervene.
  • Be aware if someone is deliberately trying to intoxicate, isolate, or corner someone else.
  • Get in the way by creating a distraction, drawing attention to the situation, or separating them.
  • If someone looks like they may need help, ask if they’re okay. Enlist a friend, RA, bartender, or host to help you step in if needed.
  • If you see someone who is very intoxicated, enlist their friends to help them leave and get home safely.
  • If it is your friend who is very intoxicated, do what you can to make sure they are safe. Call 911 if necessary.
  • Trust your instincts. If something feels wrong, it probably is – intervene if you can.
Support and Reporting Options for Survivors of Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking flowchart:

https://www.boisestate.edu/compliance/title-ix/support-reporting-options/

Options for reporting sexual misconduct include:
  • Reports of sexual misconduct, as well as questions related to sexual misconduct, including information about University support services, should be directed to Danielle Berish Charters, Title IX Coordinator, at (208) 426-1750 or via email to danielleberish@boisestate.edu.
  • Students seeking confidential counseling services should contact University Counseling Services by phone at (208) 426-1459, or in person at 1529 Belmont St, Boise, ID (located directly behind the Student Recreation Center, in the Norco Building).
  • All students can receive confidential support services, including assistance filing a complaint with the University and/or with law enforcement, as well as learn how to help make our campus safer through bystander intervention, by contacting the Gender Equity Center in person on the second floor of the Student Union Building, above the Info Desk at 1700 University Drive, Boise, ID 83706, by phone at (208) 426-4259, or by sending an email to genderequity@boisestate.edu.
Victims are encouraged to report crimes to law enforcement, but are not required to.
  • In case of emergency, call 911, activate a blue emergency phone on campus, or call the Department of Public Safety at (208) 426-6911.
  • You may reach the Boise Police Department on campus by calling (208) 426-6911 or by activating a blue emergency phone on campus; you may report in person at the Department of Public Safety substation located in Capitol Village at 2245 University Drive; or, if you wish, anonymously by calling (208) 343-COPS or online https://www.boisestate.edu/publicsafety-security/policies-and-forms/367-2/.
  • If you choose to initiate a police investigation of a crime, the Boise Police Department will investigate, provide support, and offer related services.
  • You can now have a panic alarm on your cell phone by using the free Rave Mobile Safety App. To learn about the app and how to download it, visit: https://www.boisestate.edu/publicsafety-security/home/rave-guardian/.
  • In an emergency situation, anyone in Ada County can now also text 9-1-1 Dispatch.  This service has been recommended for victims that worry about their safety in speaking into a phone as well as individuals with speaking or hearing difficulties.

If you have questions about how the University responds to and investigates reports of sexual misconduct, please visit BOISESTATE.EDU/COMPLIANCE/TITLEIX/ or contact Danielle Berish Charters, Title IX Coordinator, at (208) 426-1750 or via email to danielleberish@boisestate.edu.

All reports of crimes and sexual misconduct are assessed to determine whether the campus community will be alerted through a “Timely Warning”.  Whether the circumstances warrant a “Timely Warning” is based on factors in federal law. Sometimes, as in each of these instances, the circumstances do not permit the University to issue a “Timely Warning,” as defined in federal law – for instance, because the University often does not have enough information, or did not receive the information timely.  See University POLICY 12090, TIMELY WARNING FOR CRIME PREVENTION,  Even when the circumstances do not permit a “Timely Warning” under federal law, the University can always provide crime alerts and safety awareness information to members of its community.

09/08/20 Crime Safety Awareness Notice (Sexual Assault)

6:17pm: *This message has been approved for mass email distribution by Alicia Estey, Chief of Staff and Vice President for Compliance, Legal and Audit, in accordance with Boise State Policy 8100.*

The Department of Public Safety and Boise Police Department received a report of an attempted sexual assault that occurred in on-campus housing on 08/19/20 after the two parties met on a dating app.  The suspect in this case has been identified and is cooperating with campus officials.  The University is issuing this Campus Crime Safety Awareness Notice* to remind the campus community of resources available to students, faculty, and staff.

The only person responsible for sexual misconduct is the perpetrator. It is a violation of University policy to engage in sexual activity without consent from the other person, non-consensual groping, recording sexual activity without consent, stalking, or exposing oneself in non-consensual circumstances. This is reflected in University POLICY 1065, SEXUAL HARASSMENT, SEXUAL MISCONDUCT, DATING VIOLENCE, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND STALKING. A University student or employee in violation of this policy faces sanctions up to and including expulsion or termination.

While nothing is fail-safe, below are some safety tips to consider when connecting online and meeting in person :

  • Use different photos for your dating profile. It’s easy to do a reverse image search with Google. If your dating profile has a photo that also shows up on your Instagram or Facebook account, it will be easier for someone to find you on social media.
  • Block and report suspicious users. You can block and report another user if you feel their profile is suspicious or if they have acted inappropriately toward you. This can often be done anonymously before or after you’ve matched. As with any personal interaction, it is always possible for people to misrepresent themselves. Trust your instincts about whether you feel someone is representing themself truthfully or not.
  • Wait to Share Personal Information.
  • Video chat before you meet up in person.
  • Tell a friend where you’re going. Take a screenshot of your date’s profile and send it to a friend. Let at least one friend know where and when you plan to go on your date. If you continue your date in another place you hadn’t planned on, text a friend to let them know your new location. It may also be helpful to arrange to text or call a friend partway through the date or when you get home to check in.
  • Meet in a public place. For your first date, avoid meeting someone you don’t know well yet in your home, apartment, or workplace. Avoid meeting in public parks and other isolated locations for first dates.
  • Don’t rely on your date for transportation. Have a few ride share apps downloaded on your phone so in case one is not working when you need it, you’ll have a backup. Make sure you have data on your phone and it’s fully charged, or consider bringing your charger or a portable battery with you.
  • Stick to what you’re most comfortable with.
  • Trust your instincts. If you feel uncomfortable, trust your instincts and feel free to leave a date or cut off communication with whomever is making you feel unsafe.
Options for reporting sexual misconduct include:
  • Reports of sexual misconduct, as well as questions related to sexual misconduct, including information about University support services, should be directed to Danielle Berish Charters, Title IX Coordinator, at (208) 426-1750 or via email to danielleberish@boisestate.edu.
  • Students seeking confidential counseling services should contact University Counseling Services by phone at (208) 426-1459, or in person at 1529 Belmont St, Boise, ID (located directly behind the Student Recreation Center, in the Norco Building).
  • All students can receive confidential support services, including assistance filing a complaint with the University and/or with law enforcement, as well as learn how to help make our campus safer through bystander intervention, by contacting the Gender Equity Center in person on the second floor of the Student Union Building, above the Info Desk at 1700 University Drive, Boise, ID 83706, by phone at (208) 426-4259, or by sending an email to genderequity@boisestate.edu.
Victims are encouraged to report crimes to law enforcement, but are not required to.

If you have questions about how the University responds to and investigates reports of sexual misconduct, please visit COMPLIANCE.BOISESTATE.EDU/TITLEIX/ or contact Danielle Berish Charters, Title IX Coordinator, at (208) 426-1750 or via email to danielleberish@boisestate.edu.

All reports of crimes and sexual misconduct are assessed to determine whether the campus community will be alerted through a “Timely Warning”.  Whether the circumstances warrant a “Timely Warning” is based on factors in federal law. Sometimes, as in each of these instances, the circumstances do not permit the University to issue a “Timely Warning,” as defined in federal law – for instance, because the University often does not have enough information, or did not receive the information timely.  See University POLICY 12090, TIMELY WARNING FOR CRIME PREVENTION,  Even when the circumstances do not permit a “Timely Warning” under federal law, the University can always provide crime alerts and safety awareness information to members of its community.

**COVID-19 Resources and policy available at https://www.boisestate.edu/coronavirus-response/

*This message has been approved for mass email distribution by Alicia Estey, Chief of Staff and Vice President for Compliance, Legal and Audit, in accordance with Boise State Policy 8100.*

This afternoon, the Department of Public Safety received a report of a sexual assault that occurred at River Edge Apartments in the Lusk District on Sunday night. The victim reports that they suspect they were drugged before the assault.  Boise State University is committed to the health, well-being, and safety of all students. The University is issuing this Timely Warning Notice* to remind the campus community conduct that violates university policy.  This notice includes the resources available to students, faculty, and staff.

The only person responsible for sexual misconduct is the perpetrator. It is a violation of University policy to engage in sexual activity without consent from the other person, non-consensual groping, recording sexual activity without consent, stalking, or exposing oneself in non-consensual circumstances. This is reflected in University POLICY 1065, SEXUAL HARASSMENT, SEXUAL MISCONDUCT, DATING VIOLENCE, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND STALKING. A University student or employee in violation of this policy faces sanctions up to and including expulsion or termination.

Most incidents of sexual misconduct are not committed by a stranger, but by someone who is known to the victim, such as a date or other acquaintance. If a date, significant other, or an acquaintance performs any sex act upon you without your consent, it is a violation of University policy.

It is a crime to drug another person. What are commonly referred to as “date rape drugs” are drugs or intoxicants that are slipped into an unsuspecting victim’s drink to render them physically helpless and pave the way for sexual assault. The victim may have little or no reason to suspect that anything is amiss until they are incapacitated. Such drugs are often colorless and tasteless, and they may leave the victim unable to recall what took place.

While nothing is fail-safe, below is some information you should consider:

  • Make sure you have consent before you engage in any sexual activity. Consent is a clear and freely given yes, not the absence of a no.
  • Consent for the sexual activity must be free of force, threat, intimidation, or coercion. Neither silence nor a prior relationship is sufficient to indicate consent.
  • A person who is intoxicated, asleep, or unconscious does not have the capacity to consent to engage in sexual activity.
  • Don’t assume you know what the other person wants – ask.
  • No means no and stop means stop.
  • If a person seems uncomfortable during sexual activity, is non-participatory, or states that they want to be doing something else, you should stop.
  • Consent can be withdrawn at any point. A person has the right to change their mind at any time during a sex act, even if they have engaged in it before.
  • Don’t feel obligated to do anything you don’t want to. “I don’t want to” is always a good enough reason.
  • Consider attending social events in groups and help keep an eye on each other.
  • If you’re drinking with others, keep your drink with you at all times.
  • Don’t drink from a can or bottle that you didn’t open yourself.
  • Don’t drink from a container that’s being passed around.
  • If someone offers you a drink from the bar at a club or party, don’t take it. Instead, go to the bar to order your own drink, watch it being poured, and carry the drink yourself.
  • Don’t leave your drink unattended while talking, dancing, using the restroom, or making a phone call.
  • If you realize that your drink has been left unattended, throw it out and get a new one.
  • If your friend appears very intoxicated, gets sick after drinking a beverage, passes out and is difficult to wake up, seems to have trouble breathing, or behaves in unusual ways, do what you need to do to make sure your friend is safe. Call 911 if necessary.
  • Always trust your instincts. If you feel uneasy or sense something is wrong, do what you can to get out of that situation safely.
Options for reporting sexual misconduct include:
  • Reports of sexual misconduct, as well as questions related to sexual misconduct, including information about University support services, should be directed to Danielle Berish Charters, Title IX Coordinator, at (208) 426-1750 or via email to danielleberish@boisestate.edu.
  • Students seeking confidential counseling services should contact University Counseling Services by phone at (208) 426-1459, or in person at 1529 Belmont St, Boise, ID (located directly behind the Student Recreation Center, in the Norco Building).
  • All students can receive confidential support services, including assistance filing a complaint with the University and/or with law enforcement, as well as learn how to help make our campus safer through bystander intervention, by contacting the Gender Equity Center in person on the second floor of the Student Union Building, above the Info Desk at 1700 University Drive, Boise, ID 83706, by phone at (208) 426-4259, or by sending an email to genderequity@boisestate.edu.
Victims are encouraged to report crimes to law enforcement, but are not required to.
  • In case of emergency, call 911, activate a blue emergency phone on campus, or call the Department of Public Safety at (208) 426-6911.
  • You may reach the Boise Police Department on campus by calling (208) 426-6911 or by activating a blue emergency phone on campus; you may report in person at the Department of Public Safety substation located in Capitol Village at 2245 University Drive; or, if you wish, anonymously by calling (208) 343-COPS or online https://www.boisestate.edu/publicsafety-security/policies-and-forms/367-2/.
  • If you choose to initiate a police investigation of a crime, the Boise Police Department will investigate, provide support, and offer related services.
  • You can now have a panic alarm on your cell phone by using the free Rave Mobile Safety App. To learn about the app and how to download it, visit: https://www.boisestate.edu/publicsafety-security/home/rave-guardian/.
  • In an emergency situation, anyone in Ada County can now also text 9-1-1 Dispatch.  This service has been recommended for victims that worry about their safety in speaking into a phone as well as individuals with speaking or hearing difficulties.

If you have questions about how the University responds to and investigates reports of sexual misconduct, please visit BOISESTATE.EDU/COMPLIANCE/TITLEIX/ or contact Danielle Berish Charters, Title IX Coordinator, at (208) 426-1750 or via email to danielleberish@boisestate.edu.

All reports of crimes and sexual misconduct are assessed to determine whether the campus community will be alerted through a “Timely Warning”.  Whether the circumstances warrant a “Timely Warning” is based on factors in federal law. Sometimes, as in each of these instances, the circumstances do not permit the University to issue a “Timely Warning,” as defined in federal law – for instance, because the University often does not have enough information, or did not receive the information timely.  See University POLICY 12090, TIMELY WARNING FOR CRIME PREVENTION,  Even when the circumstances do not permit a “Timely Warning” under federal law, the University can always provide crime alerts and safety awareness information to members of its community.

**COVID-19 Resources available at https://www.boisestate.edu/coronavirus-response/

08/27/20 – Sexual Assault Timely Warning Notice

11:23am: Text: BoiseState: Timely Warning Notice – off-campus sexual assault.  Please see your email for further information.

Email: *This message has been approved for mass email distribution by Alicia Estey, Chief of Staff and Vice President for Compliance, Legal and Audit, in accordance with Boise State Policy 8100.*

Early this morning, the Department of Public Safety received a report of a sexual assault that occurred at an off-campus housing complex in the Lusk District. Boise State University is committed to the health, well-being, and safety of all students. The University is issuing this Timely Warning Notice* to remind the campus community of what is considered the “red zone.”  The “red zone” is a period of the first six weeks of each new school year  that experts believe is the most dangerous time for campus sexual assault.  Sexual assault of any kind violates university policy.  This notice includes the resources available to students, faculty, and staff.

The only person responsible for sexual misconduct is the perpetrator. It is a violation of University policy to engage in sexual activity without consent from the other person, non-consensual groping, recording sexual activity without consent, stalking, or exposing oneself in non-consensual circumstances. This is reflected in University POLICY 1065, SEXUAL HARASSMENT, SEXUAL MISCONDUCT, DATING VIOLENCE, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND STALKING. A University student or employee in violation of this policy faces sanctions up to and including expulsion or termination.

Most incidents of sexual misconduct are not committed by a stranger, but by someone who is known to the victim, such as a date or other acquaintance. If a date, significant other, or an acquaintance performs any sex act upon you without your consent, it is a violation of University policy.

While nothing is fail-safe, below is some information you should consider:

  • Make sure you have consent before you engage in any sexual activity. Consent is a clear and freely given yes, not the absence of a no.
  • Consent for the sexual activity must be free of force, threat, intimidation, or coercion. Neither silence nor a prior relationship is sufficient to indicate consent.
  • A person who is intoxicated, asleep, or unconscious does not have the capacity to consent to engage in sexual activity.
  • Don’t assume you know what the other person wants – ask.
  • No means no and stop means stop.
  • If a person seems uncomfortable during sexual activity, is non-participatory, or states that they want to be doing something else, you should stop.
  • Consent can be withdrawn at any point. A person has the right to change their mind at any time during a sex act, even if they have engaged in it before.
  • Don’t feel obligated to do anything you don’t want to. “I don’t want to” is always a good enough reason.
  • If you’re drinking with others, keep your drink with you at all times.
  • Consider attending social events in groups and help keep an eye on each other.
  • Always trust your instincts. If you feel uneasy or sense something is wrong, do what you can to get out of that situation safely.
Options for reporting sexual misconduct include:
  • Reports of sexual misconduct, as well as questions related to sexual misconduct, including information about University support services, should be directed to Danielle Berish Charters, Title IX Coordinator, at (208) 426-1750 or via email to danielleberish@boisestate.edu.
  • Students seeking confidential counseling services should contact University Counseling Services by phone at (208) 426-1459, or in person at 1529 Belmont St, Boise, ID (located directly behind the Student Recreation Center, in the Norco Building).
  • All students can receive confidential support services, including assistance filing a complaint with the University and/or with law enforcement, as well as learn how to help make our campus safer through bystander intervention, by contacting the Gender Equity Center in person on the second floor of the Student Union Building, above the Info Desk at 1700 University Drive, Boise, ID 83706, by phone at (208) 426-4259, or by sending an email to genderequity@boisestate.edu.
Victims are encouraged to report crimes to law enforcement, but are not required to.

If you have questions about how the University responds to and investigates reports of sexual misconduct, please visit COMPLIANCE.BOISESTATE.EDU/TITLEIX/ or contact Danielle Berish Charters, Title IX Coordinator, at (208) 426-1750 or via email to danielleberish@boisestate.edu.

All reports of crimes and sexual misconduct are assessed to determine whether the campus community will be alerted through a “Timely Warning”.  Whether the circumstances warrant a “Timely Warning” is based on factors in federal law. Sometimes, as in each of these instances, the circumstances do not permit the University to issue a “Timely Warning,” as defined in federal law – for instance, because the University often does not have enough information, or did not receive the information timely.  See University POLICY 12090, TIMELY WARNING FOR CRIME PREVENTION,  Even when the circumstances do not permit a “Timely Warning” under federal law, the University can always provide crime alerts and safety awareness information to members of its community.

**COVID-19 Resources available at https://www.boisestate.edu/coronavirus-response/

08/23/20 –Campus Crime Safety Awareness Notice (Possible Sexual Assault)

11:35am: Text: Campus Crime Safety Awareness Notice regarding potential sexual assault. Please see your email or the Campus Safety Alerts Archive website for further information.

Email: *This message has been approved for mass email distribution by Alicia Estey, Chief of Staff and Vice President for Compliance, Legal and Audit, in accordance with Boise State Policy 8100.*

Early this morning the Boise Police Department received a report of a possible sexual assault that occurred at an off-campus housing complex in the Lusk District. Boise State University is committed to the health, well-being, and safety of all students. The University is issuing this Campus Crime Safety Awareness Notice* to remind the campus community of conduct that violates our policy and to ensure the campus is informed of resources available to students, faculty, and staff.

The only person responsible for sexual misconduct is the perpetrator. It is a violation of University policy to engage in sexual activity without consent from the other person, non-consensual groping, recording sexual activity without consent, stalking, or exposing oneself in non-consensual circumstances. This is reflected in University POLICY 1065, SEXUAL HARASSMENT, SEXUAL MISCONDUCT, DATING VIOLENCE, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND STALKING. A University student or employee in violation of this policy faces sanctions up to and including expulsion or termination.

Most incidents of sexual misconduct are not committed by a stranger, but by someone who is known to the victim, such as a date or other acquaintance. If a date, significant other, or an acquaintance performs any sex act upon you without your consent, it is a violation of University policy.

Sexual misconduct is never the fault of the victim.

While nothing is fail-safe, below is some information you should consider:

  • Make sure you have consent before you engage in any sexual activity. Consent is a clear and freely given yes, not the absence of a no.
  • Consent for the sexual activity must be free of force, threat, intimidation, or coercion. Neither silence nor a prior relationship is sufficient to indicate consent.
  • A person who is intoxicated, asleep, or unconscious does not have the capacity to consent to engage in sexual activity.
  • Don’t assume you know what the other person wants – ask.
  • No means no and stop means stop.
  • If a person seems uncomfortable during sexual activity, is non-participatory, or states that they want to be doing something else, you should stop.
  • Consent can be withdrawn at any point. A person has the right to change their mind at any time during a sex act, even if they have engaged in it before.
  • Don’t feel obligated to do anything you don’t want to. “I don’t want to” is always a good enough reason.
  • If you’re drinking with others, keep your drink with you at all times.
  • Consider attending social events in groups and help keep an eye on each other.
  • Always trust your instincts. If you feel uneasy or sense something is wrong, do what you can to get out of that situation safely.
Options for reporting sexual misconduct include:
  • Reports of sexual misconduct, as well as questions related to sexual misconduct, including information about University support services, should be directed to Danielle Berish Charters, Title IX Coordinator, at (208) 426-1750 or via email to danielleberish@boisestate.edu.
  • Students seeking confidential counseling services should contact University Counseling Services by phone at (208) 426-1459, or in person at 1529 Belmont St, Boise, ID (located directly behind the Student Recreation Center, in the Norco Building).
  • All students can receive confidential support services, including assistance filing a complaint with the University and/or with law enforcement, as well as learn how to help make our campus safer through bystander intervention, by contacting the Gender Equity Center in person on the second floor of the Student Union Building, above the Info Desk at 1700 University Drive, Boise, ID 83706, by phone at (208) 426-4259, or by sending an email to genderequity@boisestate.edu.
Victims are encouraged to report crimes to law enforcement, but are not required to.

If you have questions about how the University responds to and investigates reports of sexual misconduct, please visit COMPLIANCE.BOISESTATE.EDU/TITLEIX/ or contact Danielle Berish Charters, Title IX Coordinator, at (208) 426-1750 or via email to danielleberish@boisestate.edu.

* All reports of crimes and sexual misconduct are assessed to determine whether the campus community will be alerted through a “Timely Warning”.  Whether the circumstances warrant a “Timely Warning” is based on factors in federal law. Sometimes, as in each of these instances, the circumstances do not permit the University to issue a “Timely Warning,” as defined in federal law – for instance, because the University often does not have enough information, or did not receive the information timely.  See University POLICY 12090, TIMELY WARNING FOR CRIME PREVENTION,  Even when the circumstances do not permit a “Timely Warning” under federal law, the University can always provide crime alerts and safety awareness information to members of its community.

**COVID-19 Resources available at https://www.boisestate.edu/coronavirus-response/

06/22/20 – BroncoAlert (COVID-19 Update)

9:10pm: Updated email: Due to the increase in campus and community-based cases, Boise State will close campus-owned and controlled facilities from Tuesday-Sunday, June 23-28. Read full announcement at: https://boi.st/TempClosure 

Coronavirus Response website: https://boi.st/CoronavirusResponse…

8:54pm: BroncoAlert: Temporary campus closure due to COVID-19. Please check email for details.

05/30/20 – BroncoAlert (Shots Heard)

11:37pm: ALL CLEAR: ALL CLEAR/EMERGENCY ENDED. Resume normal activities.

11:26pm: BroncoAlert:This is a BroncoAlert. Shots heard South of Beacon not West. STAY CLEAR. Update to follow.

11:23pm: BroncoAlert: This is a BroncoAlert.Shots heard West of Beacon in area of Michigan/Hale/Vermont. BPD officers investigating-STAY CLEAR. Update to follow.

05/23/20 – BroncoAlert (Shots Fired)

2:35am: ALL CLEAR: ALL CLEAR/EMERGENCY ENDED. Resume normal activities.

1:03am: BroncoAlert: This is a BroncoAlert. Shots fired at 1575 Lusk off campus. Stay away from the Area. Updates to follow. No Injuries and police are investigating.

04/02/20 – BroncoAlert: Follow-Up: COVID-19 updates for Boise State University campus community.

6:06pm: *This message has been approved for mass email distribution by Randi McDermott, Vice President for Campus Operations and Chief Operating Officer, in accordance with Boise State Policy 8100.*

This communication is intended to update the current state of COVID-19 related incidents that have or may affect members of our campus community. Just as our state has seen a significant increase in the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), there have been additional confirmed cases at Boise State University, including in on-campus student housing as well as in nearby off-campus apartments where large numbers of students reside. Although it is the responsibility of the local health department to notify individuals they believe are at heightened risk due to exposure to infected individuals, it is incumbent upon all of us to take precautions to minimize the risk of transmitting COVID-19.

As confirmed cases of COVID-19 continue to increase in Idaho, the university asks for your continued assistance in supporting the Governor of the state of Idaho’s social distancing guidance and stay at home order. For additional information about how to minimize the risk of contracting COVID-19, as well as other information and updates relating to the university’s response to COVID-19, please visit go.boisestate.edu/coronavirus-response.

Any questions about this notification can be directed to the Boise State Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at (208) 426-4991 or eoc@boisestate.edu.

03/20/20 – BroncoAlert: Health Alert Notice (COVID-19 related incident)

12:42pm:*This message has been approved for mass email distribution by Alicia Estey, Chief of Staff and Vice President for Compliance, Legal and Audit, in accordance with Boise State Policy 8100.*

On Friday March 20, 2020, the Department of Public Safety was notified that a member of the campus community tested positive for novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The university has notified and is working closely with Central District Health to respond. Individuals who visited the Administration Building or the Rec Center on Friday, March 13, 2020 may have come into contact with the individual who tested positive. Though the risk is low, if you experience symptoms of COVID-19, you should alert your healthcare provider that you may have been in contact with an infected individual.

For additional information about how to minimize the risk of contracting COVID-19, as well as other information and updates relating to the university’s response to COVID-19, please visit go.boisestate.edu/coronavirus-response.

If you have questions about this notification, please contact the Boise State Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at (208) 426-4991 or eoc@boisestate.edu.

Video Message from Dr Marlene Tromp, President:

https://youtu.be/1FbqvBltWcs

02/05/20 – BroncoAlert (Fire)

4:14pm: ALL CLEAR: All buildings are back online and Riverfront Hall classes resume at 5:30 pm.

2:55pm:BroncoAlert Update: Albertsons Library is now open, but Riverfront Hall remains closed until further notice,

Work continues on the steam tunnel issue. Boise Fire has cleared the scene, so Cesar Chavez is now back open.

2:04pm: If you left personal items in Albertsons Library, go to the main entry between 2 and 3 pm; BFD or Campus Security will escort you in to retrieve your items. We are still working on the issue; no established time of when repairs will be complete.

12:55pm:BroncoAlert Update. If you left personal items in Riverfront Hall, go to the north entry of the bldg (Cesar Chavez); BFD or Campus Security will escort you in.

We are still investigating the cause of the fire in the steam tunnels; thanks for your patience. Update will follow.

12:20pm: BroncoAlert Update. We are still assessing the issue with our steam tunnels, but since steam is off, some buildings will start cooling within the next hour. Thanks for your patience as we investigate. Cesar Chavez will remain closed while Boise Fire and Boise Police remain on-scene. Update to follow.

11:48am: BroncoAlert UPDATE: Classes delayed until further notice for Riverfront and Library buildings.

11:25am: Evacuate the quad area to the SUB, ILC, or any building south of quad. Please remain indoors until further. Smoke observed in tunnels.

11:11am: BroncoAlert Update. Power has been shut down to the building. Boise Fire has shut down Cesar Chavez so shuttles will be delayed. Please avoid Riverfront Hall for right now. We will send updates by email when available.

11:06am: This is a BroncoAlert.  Boise Fire and Public Safety have responded to reports of smoke in the Riverfront Hall. Bldg has been evacuated. Update to follow.

01/14/20 – BroncoAlert (Street Closure)

2:42pm: This is a BroncoAlert. Traffic has resumed at 9th and Royal. All clear.

1:53pm: This is a BroncoAlert. Street closure on 9th southbound and Royal, blocking traffic to University due to a car accident. Avoid area. Up to 1hr delay

2019 Alerts

12/12/19 – Timely Warning Notice (Sexual Assault)

2:56pm: *This message has been approved for mass email distribution by Alicia Estey, Chief of Staff and Chief Compliance Officer, in accordance with Boise State Policy 8100.*

The Department of Public Safety received a report on Wednesday, December 11 of a sexual assault which occurred the previous weekend in on campus housing. A male subject, known to the victim, forced himself onto the victim without consent.  The victim does not wish to pursue an investigation at this time.

Boise State University is committed to the health, wellbeing, and safety of all students. The University is providing the following information on sexual misconduct to educate the campus community.

The only person responsible for sexual misconduct is the perpetrator. It is a violation of University policy to engage in sexual activities without consent (clear words or actions indicating a desire to engage in specific sexual contact) from the other person. This is reflected in University policy:

https://www.boisestate.edu/policy/governance-legal/sexual-harassment-dating-violence/.

Most sexual assaults are not committed by a stranger, but by someone who is known to the victim, such as a date or other acquaintance. If a date or other acquaintance performs any sex act upon a person without their consent, it is a sex offense, regardless of the relationship between the parties. Sex offenses are treated with the greatest seriousness on our campus; severe disciplinary action will be taken when a member of the University community is found responsible for committing a sex offense in violation of our policy. In the case of disciplinary action, it is our University’s commitment that a victim will be informed of the outcome of any institutional disciplinary proceeding taken as the result of a sex offense. Perpetrators may also face criminal charges if their actions violate the law.

Sexual assault is never the fault of the victim. If you are the victim of a sex offense, please be aware of the following options for assistance:

  • Reports of sexual misconduct, as well as questions related to sexual misconduct, may be directed to the Title IX Coordinator, Alicia Estey at (208) 426-1254 or via email to aliciaestey@boisestate.edu.
  • Students seeking confidential counseling services should contact University Counseling Services by phone at (208) 426-1459, or in person at 1529 Belmont St, Boise, ID (located directly behind the Student Recreation Center, in the Norco Building).
  • All students may receive confidential support services, including assistance filing a complaint with the University and/or with law enforcement, as well as learn how to help make our campus safer through bystander intervention by contacting the Gender Equity Center in person on the second floor of the Student Union Building, above the Info Desk, at 1700 University Drive, Boise, ID 83706, by phone at (208) 426-4259, or by sending an email to genderequity@boisestate.edu.

Before engaging in sexual activity, please consider the following:

  • Make sure you have consent before you engage in any sexual contact or activity. Consent is a clear and freely given “yes,” not the absence of a “no.”
  • Consent for sexual activity must be free of force, threat, intimidation, or coercion. Neither silence nor a prior relationship is sufficient to indicate consent.
  • Don’t assume you know what the other person wants; ask.
  • If consent is given, check in throughout the sexual activity to ensure consent is ongoing.
  • “No” means “no” and “stop” means “stop.” If a person seems uncomfortable, is non-participatory, or states that they want to be doing something else, this also means stop.
  • A person has the right to change their mind at any time during a sex act, even if they have engaged in it before. Consent can be withdrawn at any point.
  • Do not feel obligated to do anything you don’t want to. “I don’t want to” is always a good enough reason.
  • Always trust your instincts. If you feel uneasy or sense something is wrong, do what you can to get out of that situation safely.

You are encouraged to report crimes to law enforcement, but you do not have to.

  • In case of emergency, call 911, activate a blue emergency phone on campus, or call the Department of Public Safety at (208) 426-6911.
  • You may reach the Boise Police Department on campus by calling (208) 426-6911 or by activating a blue emergency phone on campus; you may report in person at the Department of Public Safety substation located in Capitol Village at 2245 University Drive. If you prefer you may report anonymously by calling (208) 343-COPS or online at https://www.boisestate.edu/publicsafety-security/policies-and-forms/367-2/.
  • If you choose to initiate a police investigation of a crime, Boise Police Department will investigate, provide support, and offer related support services.

Please be aware that you can now have a panic alarm on your cell phone by using the free Rave Mobile Safety App. To learn about the app and how to download it, visit: https://www.boisestate.edu/publicsafety-security/home/rave-guardian/.

To track campus crimes and the outcomes of investigations, please refer to the Campus Crime Log, which is updated frequently.

If you have questions about the information in this email or how the University responds to and investigates reports of sexual misconduct, please visit https://www.boisestate.edu/compliance/, or contact Title IX coordinator, Alicia Estey at (208) 426-1254, or by email at aliciaestey@boisestate.edu.

09/28/19 – Campus Safety Awareness Notice

4:56pm: *This message has been approved for mass email distribution by Alicia Estey, Chief of Staff and Chief Compliance Officer, in accordance with Boise State Policy 8100.*

The Boise State Department of Public Safety has recently received several reports of criminal behavior on or around campus. The University is issuing this Campus Crime Safety Awareness Notice* to remind the campus community of tips for staying safe. In case of an emergency, call 911, activate a blue emergency phone on campus, or call the Department of Public Safety at (208) 426-6911.

While nothing is fail-safe, below are some safety tips and  information you should consider:

  • Attend social events in groups and keep an eye on each other. If you’re going to drink, make arrangements in advance to get home safely.
  • Be aware that consuming alcohol or using drugs may impair your judgment.
  • If you’re drinking with others, keep your drink with you at all times.
  • Think carefully about what information you’re posting online and who has access to it, particularly when using checking-in or geo-tagging features.
  • Don’t prop open doors that are supposed to be locked.
  • Use caution when leaving ground-floor windows open or unlocked.
  • Always trust your instincts. If you feel uneasy or sense something is wrong, do what you can to get out of that situation safely.
  • Travel in groups whenever possible. If you have to travel alone, carry a whistle or alarm to alert others if you’re in trouble. If you’re on  campus at night, call Public Safety at (208) 426-6911 for a security escort.
  • Stick to well lit, busy pathways and streets.
  • Stay alert to your surroundings and the people around you. Avoid wearing headphones, texting, or doing anything else that may distract you.
  • When walking to your vehicle or residence at night, have your keys open and ready. Most keys can be used as a weapon if needed.
  • Download Rave Guardian which has a panic alarm, emergency call button with GPS locater, and other safety features.
  • If you witness a crime of violence, take note of the suspect’s description and direction of travel.
  • A list of resources are available on the campus security website.

* All reports of crime and sexual misconduct are assessed to determine whether the campus community will be alerted through a “Timely Warning”.  Whether the circumstances warrant a “Timely Warning” is based on factors in federal law. Sometimes, as in this instance, the circumstances do not require the University to issue a “Timely Warning,” as defined in federal law. See University Policy 12090, Timely Warning for Crime Prevention,  Even when the circumstances do not require a “Timely Warning” under federal law, the University can always provide crime alerts and safety awareness information to members of its community.

09/25/19 – Notice of Availability of the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

11:55am: *This message has been approved for mass email distribution by Randi McDermott, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, in accordance with Boise State Policy 8100.*

The 2019 Boise State University Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is now available. This report is provided to students, faculty, staff and the public as part of the University’s commitment to safety and security on campus and in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act. Hard copies of the report may be requested through the Department of Public Safety in person at 2245 University Drive, Boise, Idaho 83706, by calling (208) 426-6911, or sending an email to publicsafety@boisestate.edu.

The report includes statistics for the previous three years of reported crimes that occurred on Boise State property and on public property within or immediately adjacent to and accessible from Boise State’s campus. It also includes the annual fire safety report for the Boise State main campus, including fire statistics for the previous three years in on-campus student housing. Additional information included focuses on Boise State’s policies and procedures concerning campus security, sexual assault, campus alerts, and drugs and alcohol.

09/06/19 – Timely Warning Notice (Sexual Assault)

3:40pm: *This message has been approved for mass email distribution by Alicia Estey, Chief Of Staff and Chief Compliance Officer in accordance with Boise State Policy 8100.*

The Boise Police Department is investigating a report of fondling that occurred in the Center for the Visual Arts building on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019.  The victim was in a public space when a male suspect touched her private body parts without her consent. According to video footage, the suspect is a white male with brown shoulder-length hair, wearing a brown shirt.  The investigation is ongoing.

Boise State University is committed to the health, wellbeing, and safety of all members of the campus community. The University is issuing this Timely Warning Notice to remind the campus community of conduct that violates our policy and to ensure the campus is informed of resources available to students, faculty, and staff.

It is a violation of University policy to engage in sexual touching without consent (clear words or actions indicating a desire to engage in the specific sexual contact) from the other person. This is true even if a perpetrator is touching another person in a way the perpetrator thinks is a joke.  The University’s policy on sexual touching without consent is found on the Policy department’s webpage. Unwanted sexual touching may also result in arrest for sexual battery.

The only person responsible for sexual misconduct is the perpetrator.  Sex offenses are treated with the greatest seriousness on our campus; disciplinary action will be taken when a member of the campus community is found responsible for committing a sex offense in violation of our policy. It is our University’s commitment that a victim will be informed of the outcome of any institutional disciplinary proceeding taken as the result of a sex offense.

Sexual assault is never the fault of the victim. If you are the victim of a sex offense, please be aware of the following options for assistance:

  • Reports of sexual misconduct, as well as questions related to sexual misconduct, may be directed to the Title IX Coordinator, Alicia Estey, at (208) 426-1254 or via email to aliciaestey@boisestate.edu.
  • Students seeking confidential counseling services should contact University Counseling Services by phone at (208) 426-1459, or in person at 1529 Belmont St, Boise, ID (located directly behind the Student Recreation Center, in the Norco Building).
  • All students may receive confidential support services, including assistance filing a complaint with the University and/or with law enforcement, as well as learn how to help make our campus safer through bystander intervention by contacting the Gender Equity Center in person on the second floor of the Student Union Building, above the Info Desk, at 1700 University Drive, Boise, ID 83706, by phone at (208) 426-4259, or by sending an email to genderequity@boisestate.edu.

You are encouraged to report crimes to law enforcement, but you do not have to.

  • In case of emergency, call 911, activate a blue emergency phone on campus, or call the Department of Public Safety at (208) 426-6911.
  • You may reach the Boise Police Department on campus by calling (208) 426-6911 or by activating a blue emergency phone on campus; you may report in person at the Department of Public Safety substation located in Capitol Village at 2245 University Drive. If you prefer you may report anonymously by calling (208) 343-COPS or online at the Public Safety website.
  • If you choose to initiate a police investigation of a crime, Boise Police Department will investigate, provide support, and offer related support services.

If you have questions about the information in this email or how the University responds to reports of sexual misconduct, please visit the Compliance website or contact Title IX Coordinator Alicia Estey at (208) 426-1254 or by email at aliciaestey@boisestate.edu.

09/03/19 – Timely Warning Notice (Sexual Assault)

3:48pm: *This message has been approved for mass email distribution by Alicia Estey, Chief Of Staff and Chief Compliance Officer in accordance with Boise State Policy 8100.*

The Boise Police Department received several reports of sexual assaults which occurred over the weekend. Some may be reports of the same instance; the reports are under investigation.

Boise State University is committed to the health, wellbeing, and safety of all students. The University is providing the following information on sexual misconduct to educate the campus community.

The only person responsible for sexual misconduct is the perpetrator. It is a violation of University policy to engage in sexual activities without consent (clear words or actions indicating a desire to engage in the specific sexual contact) from the other person. This is reflected in University policy:

Most sexual assaults are not committed by a stranger, but by someone who is known to the victim, such as a date or other acquaintance. If a date or other acquaintance performs any sex act upon a person without their consent, it is a sex offense, regardless of the relationship between the parties. Sex offenses are treated with the greatest seriousness on our campus; severe disciplinary action will be taken when a member of the University community is found responsible for committing a sex offense in violation of our policy. In the case of disciplinary action, it is our University’s commitment that a victim will be informed of the outcome of any institutional disciplinary proceeding taken as the result of  a sex offense. Perpetrators may also face criminal charges if their actions violate the law.

Sexual assault is never the fault of the victim. If you are the victim of a sex offense, please be aware of the following options for assistance:

  • Reports of sexual misconduct, as well as questions related to sexual misconduct, may be directed to the Title IX Coordinator, Alicia Estey, at (208) 426-1254 or via email to aliciaestey@boisestate.edu.
  • Students seeking confidential counseling services should contact University Counseling Services by phone at (208) 426-1459, or in person at 1529 Belmont St, Boise, ID (located directly behind the Student Recreation Center, in the Norco Building).
  • All students may receive confidential support services, including assistance filing a complaint with the University and/or with law enforcement, as well as learn how to help make our campus safer through bystander intervention by contacting the Gender Equity Center in person on the second floor of the Student Union Building, above the Info Desk, at 1700 University Drive, Boise, ID 83706, by phone at (208) 426-4259, or by sending an email to genderequity@boisestate.edu.

Before engaging in sexual activity, please consider the following:

  • Do not feel obligated to do anything you don’t want to. “I don’t want to” is always a good enough reason.
  • Always trust your instincts. If you feel uneasy or sense something is wrong, do what you can to get out of that situation safely.
  • Make sure you have consent before you engage in any sexual contact or activity. Consent is a clear and freely given yes, not the absence of a no.
  • Consent for sexual activity must be free of force, threat, intimidation, or coercion. Neither silence nor a prior relationship is sufficient to indicate consent.
  • Don’t assume you know what the other person wants; ask.
  • If consent is given, check in throughout the sexual activity.
  • No means no and stop means stop. If a person seems uncomfortable, is non-participatory, or states that they want to be doing something else, this also means stop.
  • A person has the right to change their mind at any time during a sex act, even if they have engaged in it before. Consent can be withdrawn at any point.
  • You are encouraged to report crimes to law enforcement, but you do not have to.
  • In case of emergency, call 911, activate a blue emergency phone on campus, or call the Department of Public Safety at (208) 426-6911.
  • You may reach the Boise Police Department on campus by calling (208) 426-6911 or by activating a blue emergency phone on campus; you may report in person at the Department of Public Safety substation located in Capitol Village at 2245 University Drive. If you prefer you may report anonymously by calling (208) 343-COPS or online at the Public Safety website.
  • If you choose to initiate a police investigation of a crime, Boise Police Department will investigate, provide support, and offer related support services.

Please be aware that you can now have a panic alarm on your cell phone by using the free Rave Mobile Safety App.

If you have questions about the information in this email or how the University responds to and investigates reports of sexual misconduct, please visit the university compliance page or contact Title IX Coordinator Alicia Estey at (208) 426-1254 or by email at aliciaestey@boisestate.edu.

07/29/19 – Timely Warning Notice (Sexual Assault)

5:12pm: *This communication was approved for mass email distribution by Alicia Estey, Chief of Staff and John Kaplan, AVP, in accordance with the provisions of Boise State University Policy 8100.*

With the summer season in full swing, the good weather and less traffic on campus can bring unlocked doors and windows and with that, an increase in crimes of access.  While nothing is failsafe, the Department of Public Safety would like to remind the campus community of the following safety tips and campus resources:

Safety Tips:

  • Always lock your residence doors and windows, ensuring your locks are reliable and functioning properly. Consider installing and inexpensive security system.
  • Report all suspicious people and circumstances as soon as possible to the Department of Public Safety at (208) 426-6911 or from any blue phone.
  • Be mindful of whom your provide your address or living situation to.
  • When possible, hide store valuables in a locked location.
  • Travel in groups and avoid going out alone at night.
  • Stay alert to your surroundings and the people around you.  Avoid wearing headphones, talking or texting on your cell phone, or anything which can distract you.
  • Travel in well-lighted, busy pathways and streets.
  • Carry your cell phone with you and be prepared to call 911 in case of emergency or crime of violence.
  • If you witness a crime of violence, make note of the suspect’s description and direction of travel.
  • Program the number for Department of Public Safety (208-426-6911) into your cell phone.
  • Know where the blue emergency phones are located around campus. A map of campus emergency phones can be found here: blue light phones campus map
  • For a list of campus safety tips, visit Department of Public Safety’s tip list

 

Campus Resources:

  • Security escorts by a uniformed officer are free and available 24/7 by calling (208) 426–6911.
  • You can now text tips and pictures directly to the Department of Public Safety by using the free Rave Mobile Safety App. This can even be done anonymously. To learn about the app and how to download it, visit: Rave Guardian’s website.

02/08/19 – Timely Warning Notice (Sexual Assault)

7:46pm: *This message has been approved for mass email distribution by Randi McDermott, Vice President for Campus Operations, in accordance with Boise State Policy 8100.*

The Boise Police Department is currently investigating a report of a rape last night in the Lincoln Townhomes. The victim reported that an unknown male subject had walked her to his residence and sexually assaulted her while she lacked capacity to consent.

Boise State University is committed to the health, well-being, and safety of all students. The University is issuing this timely warning to remind the campus community of conduct that violates our policy and to ensure the campus is informed of resources available to students, faculty, and staff.

The only person responsible for sexual misconduct is the perpetrator. It is a violation of University policy to engage in:  sexual activity without consent from the other person, non-consensual groping, recording sexual activity without consent, stalking, and exposing oneself in non-consensual circumstances. This is reflected in University POLICY 1065, SEXUALHARASSMENT, SEXUAL MISCONDUCT, DATING VIOLENCE, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND STALKING. A University student or employee in violation of this policy faces sanctions up to and including expulsion or termination.

Most sexual misconduct is not committed by a stranger, but by someone who is known to the victim, such as a date or other acquaintance. If a date, significant other, or an acquaintance performs any sex act upon you without your consent, it is a violation of University policy. Sexual misconduct is never the fault of the victim.

While nothing is fail-safe, below is some information you should consider:

  • Make sure you have consent before you engage in any sexual activity. Consent is a clear and freely given yes, not the absence of a no.
  • Consent for the sexual activity must be free of force, threat, intimidation, or coercion. Neither silence nor a prior relationship is sufficient to indicate consent.
  • A person who is intoxicated, asleep, or unconscious does not have capacity to consent to engage in sexual activity.
  • Don’t assume you know what the other person wants – ask.
  • “No” means ”no” and “stop” means “stop.”
  • If a person seems uncomfortable during sexual activity, is non-participatory, or states that they want to be doing something else, you should stop.
  • Consent can be withdrawn at any point. A person has the right to change their mind at any time during a sex act, even if they have engaged in it before.
  • Don’t feel obligated to do anything you don’t want to. “I don’t want to” is always a good enough reason.
  • If you’re drinking with others, keep your drink with you at all times.
  • Consider attending social events in groups and help keep an eye on each other.
  • Always trust your instincts. If you feel uneasy or sense something is wrong, do what you can to get out of that situation safely.

Options for reporting sexual misconduct include:

  • Reports of sexual misconduct, as well as questions related to sexual misconduct, including information about University support services, should be directed to Alicia Estey, the Title IX Coordinator, at (208) 426-1254 or via email to aliciaestey@boisestate.edu.
  • Students seeking confidential counseling services should contact University Counseling Services by phone at (208) 426-1459, or in person at 1529 Belmont St, Boise, ID(located directly behind the Student Recreation Center, in the Norco Building).
  • All students can receive confidential support services, including assistance filing a complaint with the University and/or with law enforcement, as well as learn how to help make our campus safer through bystander intervention, by contacting the Gender Equity Center in person on the second floor of the Student Union Building, above the Info Desk at 1700 University Drive, Boise, ID 83706, by phone at (208) 426-4259, or by sending an email to genderequity@boisestate.edu.

Victims are encouraged to report crimes to law enforcement, but are not required to.

  • In case of emergency, call 911, activate a blue emergency phone on campus, or call the Department of Public Safety at (208) 426-6911.
  • You may reach the Boise Police Department on campus by calling (208) 426-6911 or by activating a blue emergency phone on campus; you may report in person at the Department of Public Safety substation located in Capitol Village at 2245 University Drive; or, if you wish, anonymously by calling (208) 343-COPS or online Silent Witness Reporting form.
  • If you choose to initiate a police investigation of a crime, the Boise Police Department will investigate, provide support, and offer related services.
  • You can now have a panic alarm on your cell phone by using the free Rave Mobile Safety App. To learn about the app and how to download it, visit: Rave Guardian Download.

If you have questions about how the University responds to and investigates reports of sexual misconduct, please visit Title IX Compliance Website or contact Title IX Coordinator Alicia Estey at (208) 426-1254 or by email aliciaestey@boisestate.edu.

02/07/19 – Armed Suspect

9:02pm: BroncoAlert: ALL CLEAR/ EMERGENCY ENDED. Individual is in custody; no longer a threat an no one was harmed.  Resume normal activities.

8:44pm: This is a BroncoAlert. Boise Police is on-scene and doing an extensive search and interviewing witnesses. Remain clear until further; update to follow.

8:13pm: This is a BroncoAlert.  Boise Police responding to  report of man with a gun at La Pointe and Royal. Avoid the area.

2018 Alerts

12/18/18 – Power Outage

5:22pm: This is a BroncoAlert. Power has been restored to the south side of campus. ALL CLEAR.

4:58pm: This is a BroncoAlert. We are checking power outages south of University Drive; Idaho Power has been notified. Update to follow

11/24/18 – Emergency Situation (Flooding)

12:47pm: This is a BroncoAlert. ALL CLEAR. The flooding incident at Sawtooth Hall is clear at this time.  However, there is impact to residents living on floors 1-3 on the west side of Sawtooth Hall which will require temporary lodging.

If you are a Sawtooth Hall resident, pleas check your campus email frequently for updates.  There is a reception center for students in the lobby of Sawtooth to assist you with reassignments and moving.  You will receive a detailed email from House and Residence Life with detailed instructions shortly.  ALL CLEAR.

8:49pm: This is a BroncoAlert. The Sawtooth Hall had a flood situation this morning and has been evacuated. If you are a Sawtooth Hall resident and are planning to return to campus today, you might consider traveling tomorrow.  If you do return, there will be a reception center set up in the lobby to assist with information and temporarily reassigning rooms if necessary.

Rooms impacted are all on the west side of Sawtooth Hall: rooms 102-125, 202-225, 302-325.

We will send out an email later today with more information.

09/19/18 – Campus Crime Safety Awareness Notice (Sexual Misconduct)

5:51pm: *This message has been approved for mass email distribution by Randi McDermott, Vice President for Campus Operations, in accordance with Boise State Policy 8100.*

The Boise State Department of Public Safety has recently received multiple unrelated reports of potential sexual misconduct, some indirectly from members of the Boise State community who are required by law to report when they learn of such instances, even if there is little identifying information.

Boise State University is committed to the health, well-being, and safety of all students. The University is issuing this Campus Crime Safety Awareness Notice* to remind the campus community of conduct that violates our policy and to ensure the campus is informed of resources available to students, faculty, and staff.

The only person responsible for sexual misconduct is the perpetrator. It is a violation of University policy to engage in:  sexual activity without consent from the other person, non-consensual groping, recording sexual activity without consent, stalking, and exposing oneself in non-consensual circumstances. This is reflected in University POLICY 1065, SEXUAL HARASSMENT, SEXUAL MISCONDUCT, DATING VIOLENCE, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND STALKING. A University student or employee in violation of this policy faces sanctions up to and including expulsion or termination.

Most sexual misconduct is not committed by a stranger, but by someone who is known to the victim, such as a date or other acquaintance. If a date, significant other, or an acquaintance performs any sex act upon you without your consent, it is a violation of University policy. Sexual misconduct is never the fault of the victim.

While nothing is fail-safe, below is some information you should consider:

  • Make sure you have consent before you engage in any sexual activity. Consent is a clear and freely given yes, not the absence of a no.
  • Consent for the sexual activity must be free of force, threat, intimidation, or coercion. Neither silence nor a prior relationship is sufficient to indicate consent.
  • A person who is intoxicated, asleep, or unconscious does not have capacity to consent to engage in sexual activity.
  • Don’t assume you know what the other person wants – ask.
  • No means no and stop means stop.
  • If a person seems uncomfortable during sexual activity, is non-participatory, or states that they want to be doing something else, you should stop.
  • Consent can be withdrawn at any point. A person has the right to change their mind at any time during a sex act, even if they have engaged in it before.
  • Don’t feel obligated to do anything you don’t want to. “I don’t want to” is always a good enough reason.
  • If you’re drinking with others, keep your drink with you at all times.
  • Consider attending social events in groups and help keep an eye on each other.
  • Always trust your instincts. If you feel uneasy or sense something is wrong, do what you can to get out of that situation safely.
Options for reporting sexual misconduct include:
  • Reports of sexual misconduct, as well as questions related to sexual misconduct, including information about University support services, should be directed to Alicia Estey, the Title IX Coordinator, at (208) 426-1249 or via email to aliciaestey@boisestate.edu.
  • Students seeking confidential counseling services should contact University Counseling Services by phone at (208) 426-1459, or in person at 1529 Belmont St, Boise, ID (located directly behind the Student Recreation Center, in the Norco Building).
  • All students can receive confidential support services, including assistance filing a complaint with the University and/or with law enforcement, as well as learn how to help make our campus safer through bystander intervention, by contacting the Gender Equity Center in person on the second floor of the Student Union Building, above the Info Desk at 1700 University Drive, Boise, ID 83706, by phone at (208) 426-4259, or by sending an email to genderequity@boisestate.edu.
Victims are encouraged to report crimes to law enforcement, but are not required to.
  • In case of emergency, call 911, activate a blue emergency phone on campus, or call the Department of Public Safety at (208) 426-6911.
  • You may reach the Boise Police Department on campus by calling (208) 426-6911 or by activating a blue emergency phone on campus; you may report in person at the Department of Public Safety substation located in Capitol Village at 2245 University Drive; or, if you wish, anonymously by calling (208) 343-COPS or online https://www.boisestate.edu/publicsafety-security/policies-and-forms/367-2/.
  • If you choose to initiate a police investigation of a crime, the Boise Police Department will investigate, provide support, and offer related services.
  • You can now have a panic alarm on your cell phone by using the free Rave Mobile Safety App. To learn about the app and how to download it, visit: https://security.boisestate.edu/rave-guardian/.

If you have questions about how the University responds to and investigates reports of sexual misconduct, please visit COMPLIANCE.BOISESTATE.EDU/TITLEIX/ or contact Title IX Coordinator Alicia Estey at (208) 426-1249 or by email aliciaestey@boisestate.edu.

All reports of crimes and sexual misconduct are assessed to determine whether the campus community will be alerted through a “Timely Warning”.  Whether the circumstances warrant a “Timely Warning” is based on factors in federal law. Sometimes, as in each of these instances, the circumstances do not permit the University to issue a “Timely Warning,” as defined in federal law – for instance, because the University often does not have enough information, or did not receive the information timely.  See University POLICY 12090, TIMELY WARNING FOR CRIME PREVENTION,  Even when the circumstances do not permit a “Timely Warning” under federal law, the University can always provide crime alerts and safety awareness information to members of its community.

08/10/18 – Fire

2:47pm: BroncoAlert: ALL CLEAR. Boise Fire still on scene at Fine Art construction area, cleaning up, Earle St. partially open. Resume normal activities.

1:58pm: This is a BroncoAlert.  Fire in dumpster in the Fine Arts construction area.  Fire Dept. is on scene. Avoid area.  Update to follow.

08/10/18 – Street Closure

10:08pm: This is a BroncoAlert. TRAFFIC AND PARKING ADVISORY and Partial Student Union Building Closure  for Monday, August 6, 2018
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No Through Traffic at University Drive and Lincoln Avenue Intersection

Sunday evening, Aug. 5, a water main broke near the intersection of University Drive and Lincoln Avenue. This caused immediate flooding of nearby roadways and parking lots. Following the flooding, a sinkhole formed, causing damage to the roadway. The intersection and the surrounding area will remain closed until further notice. Travelers to campus are asked to follow all detour signs.

Traffic Encouraged to Travel Around Campus

In addition, flooding has affected roadways on Theatre Lane and the East Side Administration plaza lot. Traffic is encouraged to temporarily travel around the campus perimeter, rather than through, via Boise Avenue, Beacon Street, Broadway Avenue and Cesar Chavez.

No Parking in Liberal Arts Lot or East Administration lot (East of the B Plaza Lot)

Central Reserve permit holders may not have access to the Liberal Arts lots due to the flooding. All Liberal Arts lot patrons are asked to cross park in any other open campus lot (other than the plaza lots and meters) until further notice. A campus wide communication will be sent when those lots become available again.

Further information will be provided through ongoing email advisories and posted signs.

For emergencies, or to report flooding, call Boise State Public Safety at (208) 426-6911.

ADVISORY FOR STUDENT UNION BUILDING (SUB)

Please be aware that there may be partial restroom and food services closures in the SUB on Monday, August 6th due to the water main break on University Drive. Please look for signage indicating which restrooms are open. Starbucks in the SUB may be closed, but the library location will be open for business.

05/25/18 – Severe Weather Warning

8:47pm: Bronco Alert Follow up: Weather alert has ended. Resume normal activities.

6:26pm: Bronco Alert: Weather Warning. Severe thunderstorm warning in effect for Ada County from 6:45PM-7:45PM Seek Shelter indoors.  Wait for ALL CLEAR signal.

05/10/18 – Police Emergency Situation

10:48am: BroncoAlert Follow up: BPD investigation revealed there is no suspect at large or threat to the campus community.  Normal campus activities have resumed.

2:22am: After extensive search, BPD unable to locate shooting suspect.  Area is opening up to foot/vehicle traffic.  Use caution if out in the area. Suspect described as white male, 60 years old, long grey beard, wearing grey t-shirt.  Call 911 if you see someone matching this description.

12:05am: This is a BroncoAlert. Boise Police Searching for subject involved in shooting.  Avoid Royal Street. More info to follow.

04/23/18 – Sexual Assault Timely Warning Notice

2:55 pm:  This communication was approved for mass email distribution by Kevin Satterlee, Chief Operating Officer, Vice President, and Special Counsel, in accordance with the provisions of Boise State University Policy 8100.

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Recently, the university received two separate but similar reports from students of attempted extortion by a suspect using an internet dating application.  Law enforcement is currently investigating these incidents.

Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to contact Department of Public Safety at (208) 426-6911; in person at the Department of Public Safety located in Capital Village at 2245 UNIVERSITY DRIVE; or, if you wish, anonymously through Silent Witness. In case of emergency, crime in progress, or if you feel there is a threat to the University and/or its community, dial 9-1-1 immediately.

Crime information can also be reported to Crime Stoppers by calling (208) 343-COPS or (208) 343-2677. You can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward up to $1,000.00 if your information leads to an arrest and filing of charges.

You are never responsible for the predatory or disrespectful behavior of others.  There are a few things you can do to protect yourself when interacting with people online.  You should consider the following:

  • Always trust your instincts. If you feel uneasy or sense something is wrong, do what you can to get out of that situation.
  • Limit the personal details you share on your online dating profile – avoid including your last name, contact information, place of work, or other social media account handles.
  • Cross check your other social media accounts to ensure only people you actually know have access to your information.
  • Review safety tips for the app or website you are using.  Many include recommendations to communicate only within the platform until you feel comfortable or meet in person.
  • Don’t share too many details at first.
  • Beware of what you share, especially photos and personal information – it may be impossible to get it back once you share it.
  • Don’t feel obligated to do anything you don’t want to. “I don’t want to” is always a good enough reason not to do something.
  • Stop communicating with anyone who attempts to pressure you into providing your personal or financial information or who seems to be trying to trick you into providing it. If this happens, consider contacting the dating app provider and/or law enforcement.
If you are the victim of a crime, you have several options, including:
  • For students seeking confidential counseling services, contact University Counseling Services by phone at (208) 426-1459, or in person at 1529 Belmont St, Boise, ID (located directly behind the Student Recreation Center, in the Norco Building).
  • If a campus community member you know is exhibiting distressing, disturbing, disruptive, or dangerous behavior, contact the university CARE team by calling (208) 426-1527, or fill out a CARE report online at care.boisestate.edu.
  • Students of all genders can receive confidential support services, including assistance filing a complaint with the university and/or with law enforcement, as well as learn how to help make our campus safer, through bystander intervention by contacting the Gender Equity Center in person on the second floor of the Student Union Building, above the Info Desk at 1700 University Drive, Boise, ID 83706, by phone at (208) 426-4259, or by sending an email to genderequity@boisestate.edu.
You are encouraged to report crimes to law enforcement, but you do not have to.

04/05/18 – Sexual Assault Timely Warning Notice

7:57pm: This message has been approved for mass email distribution by Kevin Satterlee, Chief Operating Officer, Vice President and Special Counsel, in accordance with Boise State Policy 8100.

Earlier today the university received a report regarding a sexual assault that occurred recently in on-campus housing.  The suspect has been identified and this case is under investigation. In response to this incident, Boise State University is providing the following information about sexual assault.

The only person responsible for sexual misconduct is the perpetrator. It is a violation of university policy to engage in sexual activity without affirmative consent (clear words or actions indicating a desire to engage in the specific sexual contact) from the other person. This is reflected in university policy: https://www.boisestate.edu/policy/governance-legal/sexual-harassment-dating-violence/.  A university student or employee in violation of this policy may face sanctions or disciplinary action up to and including expulsion or termination.

Most sexual assaults are not committed by a stranger but by someone who is known to the victim, such as a date or other acquaintance. If a date or other acquaintance performs any sex act upon you without your consent, it is a violation of university policy. Even if a person is your significant other or date, it is still a violation of policy to perform any sex act upon them without their consent.

Sexual assault is never the fault of the victim. You should consider the following:
  • Make sure you have consent before you engage in any sexual contact. Consent is a clear and freely given “yes,” not the absence of a “no.”
  • Consent for the sexual activity must be free of force, threat, intimidation, or coercion. Neither silence nor a prior relationship is sufficient to indicate consent.
  • Don’t assume you know what the other person wants, ask.
  • If consent is given, check in throughout the sexual activity.
  • “No” means “no” and “stop” means “stop.” If a person seems uncomfortable, is non-participatory, or states that they want to be doing something else, this also means stop.
  • A person has the right to change their mind at any time during a sex act, even if they have engaged in it before. Consent can be withdrawn at any point.
  • Don’t feel obligated to do anything you don’t want to. “I don’t want to” is always a good enough reason.
  • Always trust your instincts. If you feel uneasy or sense something is wrong, do what you can to get out of that situation.
  • Alcohol or drugs are sometimes used to create vulnerability to sexual assault. Studies of sexual assault incidents show a high correlation between acquaintance rape and drug/alcohol usage.
If you are the victim of a sex offense, you have several options, including:
  • Reports of sexual misconduct, as well as questions related to sexual misconduct, can be directed to the Interim Title IX Coordinator, Alicia Estey, at (208) 426-1258 or via email at reportdiscrimination@boisestate.edu.
  • For students seeking confidential counseling services, contact University Counseling Services by phone at (208) 426-1459, or in person at 1529 Belmont St, Boise, ID (located directly behind the Student Recreation Center, in the Norco Building).
  • Students of all genders can receive confidential support services, including assistance filing a complaint with the university and/or with law enforcement, as well as learn how to help make our campus safer, through bystander intervention by contacting the Gender Equity Center in person on the second floor of the Student Union Building, above the Info Desk at 1700 University Drive, Boise, ID 83706, by phone at (208) 426-4259, or by sending an email to genderequity@boisestate.edu.
You are encouraged to report crimes to law enforcement, but you do not have to.

If you have questions about how the University responds to and investigates reports of sexual misconduct, please visit compliance.boisestate.edu/titleix/ or contact Interim Title IX Coordinator Alicia Estey at (208) 426-1258 or by email at reportdiscrimination@boisestate.edu.

03/28/18 – Campus Crime Safety Awareness Notice

7:39pm: This message has been approved for mass email distribution by Kevin Satterlee, Chief Operating Officer, Vice President and Special Counsel, in accordance with Boise State Policy 8100.

Recently the University received reports of two separate but similar sexual assaults upon members of the Boise State community by the same suspect. The suspect has been identified and these cases are currently being investigated by the University.  In light of these incidents, we feel it is important to send out a Campus Crime Safety Awareness Notice to provide safety tips and remind the campus of resources.

We strive to foster a community that looks out for one another and promotes our shared values.
  • If you notice a situation that doesn’t seem right, check in and make sure things are okay.
  • You don’t have to have all of the details of a situation or even know the people to make sure they are safe. When it’s safe to do so, take action or get assistance.
  • As a bystander, you can create a distraction, directly address a situation, or request help from others.
If you are the victim of a sex offense, know that you are never at fault; no one chooses to be assaulted.

You have several options:

  • Reports of sexual misconduct, as well as questions related to sexual misconduct, can be directed to the Interim Title IX Coordinator, Alicia Estey, at (208) 426-1254 or via email at reportdiscrimination@boisestate.edu.
  • For students seeking confidential counseling services, contact University Counseling Services by phone at (208) 426-1459, or in person at 1529 Belmont St, Boise, ID (located directly behind the Student Recreation Center, in the Norco Building).
  • The Gender Equity Center offers students of all genders confidential support, information about rights and options or assistance in accessing campus or community resources.  For more information, or to schedule an appointment, visit the Gender Equity Center on the second floor of the Student Union Building, above the Info Desk at 1700 University Drive, Boise, ID 83706, call (208) 426-4259, or by sending an email to genderequity@boisestate.edu.
  • The Women’s and Children’s Alliance provides a 24/7/365 crisis hotline at (208) 345-7273.
  • FACES of Hope Victim Center provides crisis counseling and can be scheduled by calling (208) 577-4400.
You are encouraged to report crimes to law enforcement, but you do not have to.

To make a police report;

The only person responsible for sexual misconduct is the perpetrator.

While nothing is fail-safe, here are some options you may want to consider to reduce your and your friends’ risk of being victimized or victimizing another person:

  • Always trust your instincts. If you feel uneasy or sense something is wrong, do whatever you can to get out of that situation and get help
  • Have a companion or a safe means of getting home, for example, a rideshare or taxi
  • Tell friends your plans
  • Avoid or limit consumption of alcohol or drugs
  • Intervene if you feel that a friend is in an unsafe situation
  • Don’t feel obligated to do anything you don’t want to. “I don’t want to” is always a good enough reason
  • Communicate your limits as clearly as it feels safe to do so, and respect when someone else shares their boundaries
    • If someone starts to offend you or cross a line that you have set for yourself, tell them firmly and early if it is safe to do so. If the person does not respect your wishes, it is okay to remove yourself from the situation immediately. Miscommunication can be explained later.
    • If you are not able to remove yourself from the situation or set a firm boundary, this can often contribute to the guilt felt following unwanted sexual advances, but it does not make it your fault.
    • If someone sets a boundary with you, respect that boundary.  Don’t push for them to change their mind, bribe, intimidate, or threaten them.
  • Be assertive
    • Some people may interpret passivity as permission – it is not. Be direct and firm with someone who is sexually pressuring you. Tell an acquaintance or your partner what you want – or don’t want – and stick with your decision.
    • All parties involved in a sex act must consent. Consent to one activity does not imply consent to another.
  • Respond physically
    • If someone is assaulting you and not responding to your objections, you have the right to respond physically or to physically defend yourself if you feel you can do so. If possible, push the person away, scream “No!”, and say that you consider what the person is doing to be rape.
    • It is understandable that most people instinctively do not respond forcefully to people they know or if they are incapacitated.  It is not your fault if you find that you are unable to do so.
If someone does cross your boundaries, it is never your fault.
  • Our bodies sometimes respond to frightening situations by freezing or dissociating. This is a protective mechanism, and you may not have control over how you respond.
  • It can be helpful to seek support after an incident that causes you concern or distress.

We recognize sexual assault is sometimes perpetrated while a victim is incapacitated due to alcohol or drugs and that such a dynamic may cause campus community members to be hesitant to report. If a campus community member is assaulted when drinking while underage or using drugs, they will not be charged with violating campus drug or alcohol policies. This practice is to support a victim in reporting and to help hold perpetrators accountable.

If you have questions about how the University responds to and investigates reports of sexual misconduct, please visit compliance.boisestate.edu/titleix/ or contact Interim Title IX Coordinator Alicia Estey at (208) 426-1258 or by email at reportdiscrimination@boisestate.edu.

01/25/18 – Armed Suspect

11:53pm: This is a BroncoAlert. Robbery at knifepoint East Stadium Lot at 945PM); STAY CLEAR of area.  If you have information call 911. Update to follow.

01/26/18 12:05am: Description of robbery suspect; Hispanic Male 40-50 years old, Dark hair, Brown leather coat, White cargo pants, red shoes with white laces.  If seen call 911

01/11/18 – Campus Crime Safety Awareness Notice

12:10pm: This communication was approved for mass email distribution by Kevin Satterlee, Chief Operating Officer, Vice President and Special Counsel, in accordance with the provisions of Boise State University Policy 8100.

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Recently, the University received a report of a sexual assault upon a member of the Boise State community.  The incident happened off-campus at a function unaffiliated with the University.  However, we feel it is important to send out a Campus Crime Safety Awareness Notice to remind the campus of resources available to victims and to provide tips to help keep you and other campus members safe.

We strive to foster a community that looks out for one another and promotes our shared values.

  • If you notice a situation that doesn’t seem right, check in and make sure things are okay.
  • You don’t have to have all of the details of a situation or even know the people to make sure they are safe. When it’s safe, take action anyway or call for assistance.
  • As a bystander, you can create a distraction, directly address a situation, or request help from others.

If you are the victim of a sex offense, you have several options, including:

  • Reports of sexual misconduct, as well as questions related to sexual misconduct can be directed to the Interim Title IX Coordinator, Alicia Estey, at (208) 426-1254 or via email at reportdiscrimination@boisestate.edu.
  • For students seeking confidential counseling services, contact University Counseling Services by phone at (208) 426-1459, or in person at 1529 Belmont St, Boise, ID (located directly behind the Student Recreation Center, in the Norco Building).
  • Students of all genders can receive confidential support services, including assistance filing a complaint with the university and/or with law enforcement, as well as learn how to help make our campus safer through bystander intervention by contacting the Gender Equity Center in person on the second floor of the Student Union Building, above the Info Desk at 1700 University Drive, Boise, ID 83706, by phone at (208) 426-4259, or by sending an email to genderequity@boisestate.edu.
  • The above resources will be closed December 25-January 1. The Women’s and Children’s Alliance provides a 24/7/365 crisis hotline at (208-345-7273).  FACES of Hope Victim Center provides crisis counseling and can be scheduled by calling (208-577-4400).
You are encouraged to report crimes to law enforcement, but you do not have to.
  • In case of emergency, call 911, activate a blue emergency phone on campus, or call the Department of Public Safety at(208) 426-6911.
  • You may reach the Boise Police Department on campus by calling (208) 426-6911 or by activating a blue emergency phone on campus; you may report in person at the Department of Public Safety substation located in Capitol Village at2245 University Drive; or, if you wish, anonymously by calling (208) 343-COPS or online https://www.boisestate.edu/publicsafety-security/policies-and-forms/367-2/.
  • If you choose to initiate a police investigation of a crime, Boise Police Department will investigate, provide support, and offer related services.
  • You can now have a panic alarm on your cell phone by using the free Rave Mobile Safety App. To learn about the app and how to download it, visit: https://security.boisestate.edu/rave-guardian/.
The only person responsible for sexual misconduct is the perpetrator.

Sexual assault is never the fault of the victim. While nothing is fail-safe, here are some options you may want to consider to reduce your and your friends’ risks of being victimized:

  • Always trust your instincts. If you feel uneasy or sense something is wrong, do whatever you can to get out of that situation and get help
  • Have a companion or a safe means of getting home, for example a ride share or taxi
  • Tell friends your plans
  • Avoid or limit consumption of alcohol or drugs
  • Intervene if you feel that a friend is in an unsafe situation
  • Don’t feel obligated to do anything you don’t want to. “I don’t want to” is always a good enough reason
  • Communicate your limits clearly
    • If someone starts to offend you or cross a line that you have set for yourself, tell them firmly and early if it is safe to do so. Polite approaches may be misunderstood or ignored. If the person does not respect your wishes, it is okay to remove yourself from the situation immediately. Miscommunication can be explained later. If you are not able to remove yourself from the situation or set a firm boundary, this can often contribute to the guilt felt following unwanted sexual advances, but it does not make it your fault.
  • Be assertive
    • Often passivity can be interpreted as permission – it is not. Be direct and firm with someone who is sexually pressuring you. Tell an acquaintance or your partner what you want – or don’t want – and stick with your decision. Regardless, there must always be active consent on both sides. Consent to one thing does not imply another.
  • Respond physically
    • Even clear communication is not always effective. Some people simply don’t listen or don’t care. If either person is intoxicated or high, it may also complicate the situation. However, it is not an excuse for someone to commit sexual assault. If someone is assaulting you and not responding to your objections, you have the right to respond physically or to physically defend yourself if you feel you can do so. If possible, push the person away, scream “No!”, and say that you consider what the person is doing to be rape. It is understandable that most people instinctively do not respond forcefully to people they know or if they are incapacitated.  It is not your fault if you find that you are unable to do so.
If someone does cross your boundaries, it is never your fault.
  • Our bodies sometimes respond to frightening situations by freezing or dissociating. This is a protective mechanism, and you may not have control over how you respond.
  • If it is not safe for you to communicate your boundaries, and someone is violent towards you, it is not your fault.
  • It can be helpful to seek support after any incident that causes you concern or distress.

We recognize sexual assault is sometimes perpetrated while a victim is incapacitated due to alcohol or drugs and that such a dynamic may cause campus community members to be hesitant to report. If a campus community member is assaulted when drinking while underage or using drugs, they will not be charged with violating campus drug or alcohol policies. This practice is to support a victim in reporting and to help us hold perpetrators accountable.

If you have questions about how the University responds to and investigates reports of sexual misconduct, please visit compliance.boisestate.edu/titleix/ or contact Interim Title IX Coordinator Alicia Estey at (208) 426-1258 or by email at reportdiscrimination@boisestate.edu.

2017 Alerts

11/07/17 – Power Outage

04:07pm: This is a BroncoAlert. Power Outage is impacting most of West campus; Idaho Power is enroute to investigate. Update to follow. 

04:20pm: This is a BroncoAlert. Correction; this is not a police emergency. There is a Power Outage is impacting most of the campus west of the Student Union (and Special Events Center).  We are investigating the cause at this time and will provide an update. 

05:15pm: BroncoAlert.  All clear. Power has been restored to campus.

11/05/17 – Armed Suspect

01:11am: This is a BroncoAlert. Armed Robbery Broadway Bridge area Suspect with a Knife. Police searching area.White/Hispanic male 5’8-5’10 180lbs.call 426-6911 if seen.

10/09/17 – Campus Crime Safety Awareness Notice

04:18pm: Recently, the Boise State Department of Public Safety has received reports of sexual misconduct from members of the Boise State community.  These reports involved different situations and perpetrators.  While the reported incidents themselves did not meet the criteria for notification of the campus community, we felt it was important to send out a Campus Crime Safety Awareness Notice to remind the community of conduct that violates our policy and to ensure the campus is informed of resources available to victims.

Boise State University is committed to the health, wellbeing, and safety of all students. Boise State University is providing the following information on sexual misconduct to educate the campus community.

The only person responsible for sexual misconduct is the perpetrator. It is a violation of University policy to engage in sexual activities without affirmative consent (clear words or actions indicating a desire to engage in the specific sexual contact) from the other person. This is reflected in University policy: https://www.boisestate.edu/policy/governance-legal/sexual-harassment-dating-violence/. A University student or employee in violation of sexual misconduct policies face sanctions up to and including expulsion or termination.

Most sexual assaults are not committed by a stranger but by someone who is known to the victim, such as a date or other acquaintance. If a date or other acquaintance performs any sex acts upon you without your consent, it is a sex offense. Even if a person is your significant other or date, it is still a sex offense to perform any sex acts upon them without their consent.

Sexual assault is never the fault of the victim.

While nothing is fail-safe, here is some other information you may want to consider:

  • Make sure you have consent before you engage in any sexual contact. Consent is a clear and freely given yes, not the absence of a no.
  • Consent for the sexual activity must be free of force, threat, intimidation, or coercion. Neither silence nor a prior relationship is sufficient to indicate consent.
  • Don’t assume you know what the other person wants, ask.
  • If consent is given, check in throughout the sexual activity.
  • No means no and stop means stop. If a person seems uncomfortable, is non-participatory, or states that they want to be doing something else, this also means stop.
  • A person has the right to change their mind at any time during a sex act, even if they have engaged in it before.  Consent can be withdrawn at any point.
  • Don’t feel obligated to do anything you don’t want to. “I don’t want to” is always a good enough reason.
  • Always trust your instincts. If you feel uneasy or sense something is wrong, do what you can to get out of that situation.
If you are the victim of a sex offense, you have several options, including:
  • Reports of sexual misconduct, as well as questions related to sexual misconduct can be directed to the Interim Title IX Coordinator, Alicia Estey, at (208) 426-1258 or via email atreportdiscrimination@boisestate.edu.
  • For students seeking confidential counseling services, contact University Counseling Services by phone at (208) 426-1459, or in person at 1529 Belmont St, Boise, ID (located directly behind the Student Recreation Center, in the Norco Building).
  • Students of all genders can receive confidential support services, including assistance filing a complaint with the university and/or with law enforcement, as well as learn how to help make our campus safer, through bystander intervention by contacting the Gender Equity Center in person on the second floor of the Student Union Building, above the Info Desk at 1700 University Drive, Boise, ID 83706, by phone at (208) 426-4259, or by sending an email togenderequity@boisestate.edu.
You are encouraged to report crimes to law enforcement, but you do not have to.
  • In case of emergency, call 911, activate a blue emergency phone on campus, or call the Department of Public Safety at(208) 426-6911.
  • You may reach the Boise Police Department on campus by calling (208) 426-6911 or by activating a blue emergency phone on campus; you may report in person at the Department of Public Safety substation located in Capitol Village at 2245 University Drive; or, if you wish, anonymously by calling (208) 343-COPS or online https://www.boisestate.edu/publicsafety-security/policies-and-forms/367-2/.
  • If you choose to initiate a police investigation of this crime, Boise Police Department will investigate, provide support, and offer related services.
  • You can now have a panic alarm on your cell phone by using the free Rave Mobile Safety App. To learn about the app and how to download it, visit: https://security.boisestate.edu/rave-guardian/.

Sex offenses are treated with the greatest seriousness on our campus; severe disciplinary action will be taken when a member of the university community is found responsible for committing a sex offense in violation of university policy. In the case of disciplinary action, it is our university’s commitment that a victim shall be informed of the outcome of any institutional disciplinary proceeding brought alleging a sex offense.

If you have questions about how the University responds to and investigates reports of sexual misconduct, please visit compliance.boisestate.edu/titleix/ or contact Interim Title IX Coordinator Alicia Estey at (208) 426-1258 or by email at reportdiscrimination@boisestate.edu.

10/02/17 – Flood

07:53pm: This is a BroncoAlert. Water main break at Lincoln/University – Unsafe Conditions – Stay away from the area until further notice.  Report flooding to (208)426-6911

08:56pm:  BroncoAlert. Please avoid University Drive until further notice. Free box lunches for students are available in the SUB; use North or Bronco Circle entrance.

09:08pm:  BroncoAlert. Please use Cesar Chavez for egress after class tonight; avoid University Drive. Potable water available at the SUB for students on campus.BroncoAlert: Campus residents, restrooms and showers are available in Campus Recreation Center until midnight and will reopen at 06:00.

09:45pm:  BroncoAlert: Campus residents, restrooms and showers are available in Campus Recreation Center until midnight and will reopen at 06:00.

11:36pm: BroncoAlert. UPDATED at 11:31 p.m. Monday: A water line under University Drive near the Student Union Building broke Monday evening and forced the closure of much of the main artery through campus.

As of 10 p.m. Monday, university officials hoped to continue the class schedule as planned, with a few classes relocated from the Honors College. Students and faculty affected will be notified by email.

Breakfast will be served at the Boise River Cafe in the SUB starting at 7 a.m.

At least through Wednesday morning or until road repair is done, the intersection of University and Lincoln will be closed. Traffic coming from Broadway will be diverted at Michigan Avenue, but the Lincoln Avenue Parking Garage will remain open. Lincoln Avenue will be closed between Belmont and University. Traffic coming from Capitol Boulevard will be diverted at Chrisway Drive. Traffic coming from Juanita and Joyce streets will be allowed westbound down University.

The Brady Street Garage was affected by floodwaters Monday night but was expected to be open Tuesday morning.

University shuttles will divert around the affected area, heading south on Michigan, west on Belmont, north on Joyce and the continue on their normal route west on University.

Drivers are encouraged to enter the side of campus closest to their destination. Some lots north of university only will be accessible via Cesar Chavez Lane.

Water pressure was affected throughout campus, though Suez Water isolated the leak to a smaller area Monday night, and the pressure increased through most campus buildings. The Student Union Building and the Honors College and Sawtooth Hall were without water.

Campus dining services made take-away sack meals and handed out water. The Rec Center opened for restrooms and showers throughout the night. Several portable restrooms were brought in, as well.

For further updates, please check the Boise State website that follows; we will update this site with information throughout the week: https://news.boisestate.edu/update/2017/10/02/broken-water-line-closes-university-drive/BroncoAlert Update. Parts of University Drive remain closed; parking garages are open. All classes and events are being conducted this morning. For latest updates, check the Boise State website: goo.gl/KmrGh7

10/03/17 – 08:26am: BroncoAlert Update. Parts of University Drive remain closed; parking garages are open. All classes and events are being conducted this morning. For latest updates, check the Boise State website: goo.gl/KmrGh7

09/06/17 – Air Quality Index Warning

01:42pm: Dear Boise State Community:

Due to the deteriorating air quality in the Treasure Valley, we would like to give you some information and resources so you can monitor the air quality index and make decisions both for yourself and anyone involved in outdoor activities under your responsibility.

The current Air Quality Index in Boise has just been measured at Purple/Very Unhealthy. Instructions from the various health agencies recommend that, “People with heart or lung disease, older adults, and children should avoid all physical activity outdoors. Everyone else should avoid prolonged or heavy exertion.”

Some things you should know, we are responsible for conducting classes and operations on campus and we will continue business as usual until conditions warrant reconsideration of that decision. However, we will be sensitive in accommodating students, faculty, and staff who need to avoid being outside due to respiratory illness or other factors.

Boise State will continue to monitor the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Air Quality Index and will notify the campus community when changing conditions warrant an update. You can monitor the Air Quality Index levels yourself at these websites:

Some things you can do:
  1. If you are feeling short of breath, wheezing, chest pain, heart palpitations, extreme fatigue, or difficulty moving due to unhealthy air quality levels, contact University Health Services (208-426-1459), your healthcare provider or call 9-1-1.
  2. Faculty, supervisors and/or student leaders, review this Environmental Health Safety and Sustainability Guidance Document for additional protocols for outdoor activity.
  3. Supervisors should check on their staff at regular intervals and reduce the amount of time they spend outdoors.  Allow them to take frequent breaks in air conditioned spaces.
  4. Everyone should avoid activities that require exertion or prolonged periods outside.
  5. Find out more about air quality actions at the Office of Emergency Management’sAir Quality Index page.

08/24/17 – Fire

07:42pm: BroncoAlert. SEVERE WEATHER WARNING.High Winds, Hail and Lightning possible.  Seek shelter indoors. Wait for ALL CLEAR signal.

08:08pm: BroncoAlert. ALL CLEAR/EMERGENCY ENDED. Resume normal activities.

07/01/17 – Police Situation

11:06pm: This is a BroncoAlert. Attempted Armed Robbery. University/Joyce. PD on scene. Please STAY CLEAR of area. Update to follow.

11:38pm: This is a BroncoAlert. Attempted Armed Robbery. Boise Police have cleared the scene, and investigation continues. Be aware of your surroundings and call 426 6911 if you see anything suspicious.

04/22/17 – Lincoln Garage Attack

09:38am: BPD at Lincoln Garage re a subject reporting she was grabbed from behind by a male subject. Be aware & report suspicious behavior to 6-6911. Update to follow.

11:18am: The Boise Police Department is investigating a report of an attack that occurred in the Lincoln Garage. A female was walking in the stairwell when the suspect grabbed her from behind and attempted to remove her clothing. She fought him off, at which time he ran away. The suspect is described as a white male adult, 20 to 30 years old, 5’6, 180 lbs, short hair and slight stubble on face (possibly light-colored), wearing a grey sweatshirt with no logo and a dark grey hat.

Make sure you are aware of your surroundings and walking in a lighted area. If possible, walk with other people. If you see anything suspicious, please call 426-6911 immediately.

If you have any information about this incident, please contact the Department of Public Safety at (208) 426-6911, in person at the Department of Public Safety substation located in Capitol Village at 2245 University Drive; or, if you wish, anonymously through Silent Witness at https://secureforms.boisestate.edu/security/. In case of emergency, crime in progress, or if you feel there is a threat to the University and/or its community, dial 9-1-1 immediately.

If you have questions about how the University responds to and investigates reports of sexual misconduct, please visit compliance.boisestate.edu/titleix/ or contact Alicia Estey, Director of Title IX Compliance at (208) 426-1258 or by email at reportdiscrimination@boisestate.edu.

Boise State University is providing the following information on sexual assaults to educate the campus community.

The only person responsible for sexual misconduct is the perpetrator. It is a violation of University policy to engage in sexual activities without affirmative consent (clear words or actions indicating a desire to engage in the specific sexual contact) from the other person. Someone incapacitated due to alcohol or drugs cannot consent to sexual activity. This is reflected in University policy: http://www.boisestate.edu/policy/governance-legal/sexual-harassment-dating-violence/. A University student or employee in violation of sexual misconduct policies faces sanctions up to and including expulsion or termination.

Sexual assault is never the fault of the victim.

While nothing is failsafe, here is some other information you may want to consider:

  • Always trust your instincts. If you feel uneasy or sense something is wrong, do what you can to get out of that situation.
  • Sex offenses are treated with the greatest seriousness on our campus; criminal and/or severe disciplinary action can be taken. If a criminal case is brought, we will support you as much as possible as you pursue it. In the case of disciplinary action, it is our university’s commitment that a victim shall be informed of the outcome of any institutional disciplinary proceeding brought alleging a sex offense.
  • If you are sexually assaulted, you have several options. If you choose to initiate a police investigation of this crime, Boise Police Department will investigate, provide support, and offer related services.
  • Alcohol and drugs are sometimes used to create vulnerability to sexual assault and may impair yours and your acquaintance’s judgment. Studies of sexual assault incidents show a high correlation between acquaintance rape and drug/alcohol usage. Keep control of your drink.
  • Make sure you have consent before you engage in any sexual contact. Consent is a clear and freely given yes, not the absence of a no.
  • Consent for sexual activity must be free of force, threat, intimidation, or coercion. Neither silence nor a prior relationship is sufficient to indicate consent.
Boise State University would like to remind the community about the following campus resources:
  • For students seeking confidential counseling services, contact the University Counseling Center by phone at (208) 426-1459, or in person at 1529 Belmont St, Boise, ID (located directly behind the Student Recreation Center, in the Norco Building).
  • Students of all genders can receive confidential support services at the Boise State Gender Equity Center as well as learn how to help make our campus safer through the use of bystander intervention by contacting the Gender Equity Center in person on the second floor of the Student Union Building, above the Info Desk at 1700 University Drive, Boise, ID 83706, by phone at (208) 426-4259, or by sending an email to genderequity@boisestate.edu.
  • Questions and resources related to sexual assault can be directed to the Director of Title IX Compliance, Alicia Estey, at (208) 426-1258 or via email at reportdiscrimination@boisestate.edu.
  • You can now text tips and pictures directly to the Department of Public Safety by using the free Rave Mobile Safety App. This can even be done anonymously. To learn about the app and how to download it, visit: https://security.boisestate.edu/rave-guardian/.

03/27/17 – Police Situation

04:57am: This is a BroncoAlert. Police Emergency at 1800 block of Belmont Circle and Joyce St. Avoid Area.
Update to follow.

05:06am: This is a BroncoAlert. The previous alert stated Bomb Threat in the email subject line. It is NOT a bomb threat. There is a police situation underway. Avoid the area until further notice.

05:39am: This is a BroncoAlert.BPD responded to report of a stabbing on Belmont. BPD has no suspect info & have cleared scene. Call BPD or BSU Security if you see anything suspicious.

02/14/17 – Power outage

11:16am: This is a BroncoAlert. Power is out all through campus and downtown. Idaho Power is enroute. Traffic lights are out; proceed with caution. Update to follow.

11:44am: This is a BroncoAlert. There is power on campus north of University Drive and East of Theater Lane. Idaho Power is still trying to find cause. Update to follow.

11:54am: This is a BroncoAlert. Power is being restored to campus. Please report any issues to OIT Help Desk 6-4357 or Facilities 6-1409. All Clear.

01/19/17 – Weather Delay

06:11am: BroncoAlert: Boise State is on Weather Delay. Classes cancelled until 10:00, but services for students are open. Please allow extra time traveling to campus. Check boisestate.edu for updates.

08:44am: Boise State classes will begin as scheduled starting at 10 a.m. this morning.

Crews have continued to work to keep parking lots and sidewalks on campus as safe as possible, but there may still be wet and slick spots, so all are encouraged to take extra caution and time when walking or driving on campus.

Some side streets around campus may be covered with more water than expected from the rain and melting snow.

Commute times and conditions vary widely across the valley, and students, faculty and staff are all encouraged to use their best judgment on the safety of their walk, ride or drive to campus and how long it will take. All are encouraged to contact their instructors or supervisors if the weather will delay them or prevent them from reaching campus at all.

Winter Weather Resources:
  • To report unsafe conditions on campus (icy sidewalks, snow covered parking lots, slippery hallways, etc.), call Facilities Operations and Maintenance at 208-426-1409 or email svcreqs@boisestate.edu.
  • You can find updates on the current weather conditions on the National Weather Service Boise website: http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/boi/
  • For weather updates, follow @NWSBoiseand @BSUPublicSafety on Twitter and Facebook.
  • Monitor current road conditions at the Idaho Department of Transportation’s 511 website at http://511.idaho.gov.
  • For traffic updates, follow Idaho Department of Transportation (@IdahoITD) and Idaho State Police (@IdahoStPolice)
  • Boise State University closure procedures can be found at https://go.boisestate.edu/closure.

01/18/17 – Hazardous Material Spill

06:01pm: This is a BroncoAlert: Emergency situation in progress at Science/Education Bldg – STAY CLEAR. Update to follow.

06:19pm: This is a BroncoAlert: Update: Hazardous Material spill on 3rd floor of Science Bldg -STAY CLEAR until situation is assessed. Update to follow.

09:25pm: This is a BroncoAlert: ALL CLEAR. The Science Building has been released by Boise Fire back to the campus. The 3rd floor is being cleaned and the whole building will be back to normal operations in the morning.

01/10/17 – Weather Delay

07:14am: BroncoAlert: Due to conditions, Boise State is on Weather Delay. All classes prior to 10:00 AM are cancelled. We will reassess at 09:00 and update. Check email

09:13am: BroncoAlert: Due to conditions, Boise State has cancelled classes for the remainder of Tuesday. See email for details. Campus Operations remain open.

Faculty and staff should connect with supervisors; essential operations continue on campus. Students should continue to check email and communicate with their instructors.

01/06/17 – Police Situation

12:36am: BPD on scene of shooting at 989 Sherwood. Suspect is in custody.

2016 Alerts

12/06/16 – Fire

06:58pm: This is a BroncoAlert. Emergency: FIRE. There is a fire at 1021 Manitou. Fire is on scene – Avoid area.

07:23pm: BroncoAlert Update: Boise Fire Department has extinguished the fire at 1021 Manitou. Please continue to avoid area while scene is cleared.

10/31/16 – Sexual Assault

07:19pm:  The Boise Police Department is investigating a report of a sexual assault that occurred over the weekend in the Boise neighborhood south of the Boise State campus.  According to the report, a male subject sexually assaulted a female victim at a house party.

If you have any information about this incident, please contact the Department of Public Safety at (208) 426-6911, in person at the Department of Public Safety substation located in Capitol Village at 2245 University Drive; or, if you wish, anonymously through Silent Witness. In case of emergency, crime in progress, or if you feel there is a threat to the University and/or its community, dial 9-1-1 immediately.

If you have questions about how the University responds to and investigates reports of sexual misconduct, please visit compliance.boisestate.edu/titleix/ or contact Alicia Estey, Director of Title IX Compliance at (208) 426-1258 or by email at reportdiscrimination@boisestate.edu.

In response to this incident, Boise State University is providing the following information on sexual assaults.

The only person responsible for sexual misconduct is the perpetrator. It is a violation of University policy to engage in sexual activities without affirmative consent (clear words or actions indicating a desire to engage in the specific sexual contact) from the other person. Someone incapacitated due to alcohol or drugs cannot consent to sexual activity. This is reflected in University policy: http://www.boisestate.edu/policy/governance-legal/sexual-harassment-dating-violence/. A University student or employee in violation of sexual misconduct policies faces sanctions up to and including expulsion or termination.

Most sexual assaults are not committed by a stranger but by someone known to the victim, such as a date or other acquaintance.  If a date or other acquaintance touches your private body parts or performs any sex acts upon you without your consent, it is a sex offense.  Even if a person is your significant other or date, it is still a sex offense to touch their private body parts or perform any sex acts upon them without their consent.

Sexual assault is never the fault of the victim.

While nothing is failsafe, here is some other information you may want to consider:

  • Alcohol and drugs are sometimes used to create vulnerability to sexual assault and may impair yours and your acquaintance’s judgment. Studies of sexual assault incidents show a high correlation between acquaintance rape and drug/alcohol usage. Keep control of your drink.
  • People who are incapacitated by alcohol or drugs cannot give consent.
  • Always trust your instincts. If you feel uneasy or sense something is wrong, do what you can to get out of that situation.
  • Make sure you have consent before you engage in any sexual contact. Consent is a clear and freely given yes, not the absence of a no.
  • Consent for sexual activity must be free of force, threat, intimidation, or coercion. Neither silence nor a prior relationship is sufficient to indicate consent.
  • People who are incapacitated by alcohol or drugs cannot give consent.
  • Don’t assume you know what the other person wants.
  • Don’t feel obligated to do anything you don’t want to. “I don’t want to” is always a good enough reason.
  • If you are sexually assaulted, you have several options. If you choose to initiate a police investigation of this crime, Boise Police Department will investigate, provide support, and offer related services.
  • Sex offenses are treated with the greatest seriousness on our campus; criminal and/or severe disciplinary action can be taken. If a criminal case is brought, we will support you as much as possible as you pursue it. In the case of disciplinary action, it is our university’s commitment that a victim shall be informed of the outcome of any institutional disciplinary proceeding brought alleging a sex offense.
Boise State University would like to remind the community about the following campus resources:
  • For students seeking confidential counseling services, contact the University Counseling Center by phone at (208) 426-1459, or in person at 1529 Belmont St, Boise, ID (located directly behind the Student Recreation Center, in the Norco Building).
  • Students of all genders can receive confidential support services at the Boise State Gender Equity Center as well as learn how to help make our campus safer through the use of bystander intervention by contacting the Gender Equity Center in person on the second floor of the Student Union Building, above the Info Desk at 1700 University Drive, Boise, ID 83706, by phone at (208) 426-4259, or by sending an email to genderequity@boisestate.edu.
  • Questions and resources related to sexual assault can be directed to the Director of Title IX Compliance, Alicia Estey, at (208) 426-1258 or via email at reportdiscrimination@boisestate.edu.
  • You can now text tips and pictures directly to the Department of Public Safety by using the free Rave Mobile Safety App. This can even be done anonymously. To learn about the app and how to download it, visit: https://security.boisestate.edu/rave-guardian/.

09/16/16 – Sexual Assault

08:15am: The Department of Public Safety received a report of a sexual assault that occurred over the weekend in student housing.  According to the report, a female victim stayed the night in the same room with a friend, and the friend touched her inappropriately without consent.

Under the law, the touching of the private body parts of another person for the purpose of sexual gratification, without consent, is a sex offense.

The Dean of Students Office and the Office of Title IX Compliance are jointly working to investigate and respond to this report.

If you have any information about this incident, please contact the Department of Public Safety at (208) 426-6911, in person at the Department of Public Safety substation located in Capitol Village at 2245 University Drive; or, if you wish, anonymously through Silent Witness.In case of emergency, crime in progress, or if you feel there is a threat to the University and/or its community, dial 9-1-1 immediately.

If you have questions about how the University responds to and investigates reports of sexual misconduct, please visit compliance.boisestate.edu/titleix/ or contact Annie Kerrick, Director of Title IX Compliance at(208) 426-1258 or by email at reportdiscrimination@boisestate.edu.

In response to this incident, Boise State University is providing the following information on sexual assaults.

The only person responsible for sexual misconduct is the perpetrator. It is a violation of University policy to engage in sexual activities without affirmative consent (clear words or actions indicating a desire to engage in the specific sexual contact) from the other person. Someone incapacitated due to alcohol or drugs cannot consent to sexual activity. This is reflected in University policy: http://www.boisestate.edu/policy/governance-legal/sexual-harassment-dating-violence/. A University student or employee in violation of sexual misconduct policies faces sanctions up to and including expulsion or termination.

Most sexual assaults are not committed by a stranger but by someone known to the victim, such as a date or other acquaintance.  If a date or other acquaintance touches your private body parts or performs any sex acts upon you without your consent, it is a sex offense.  Even if a person is your significant other or date, it is still a sex offense to touch their private body parts or perform any sex acts upon them without their consent.

Sexual assault is never the fault of the victim.

While nothing is failsafe, here is some other information you may want to consider:

  • It is a crime to intentionally touch someone against his or her will, regardless of the situation.
  • Make sure you have consent before you engage in any sexual contact. Consent is a clear and freely given yes, not the absence of a no.
  • Consent for sexual activity must be free of force, threat, intimidation, or coercion. Neither silence nor a prior relationship is sufficient to indicate consent.
  • People who are incapacitated by alcohol or drugs cannot give consent.
  • Don’t assume you know what the other person wants.
  • Don’t feel obligated to do anything you don’t want to. “I don’t want to” is always a good enough reason.
  • If you are sexually assaulted, you have several options. If you choose to initiate a police investigation of this crime, Boise Police Department will investigate, provide support, and offer related services.
  • Sex offenses are treated with the greatest seriousness on our campus; criminal and/or severe disciplinary action can be taken. If a criminal case is brought, we will support you as much as possible as you pursue it. In the case of disciplinary action, it is our university’s commitment that a victim shall be informed of the outcome of any institutional disciplinary proceeding brought alleging a sex offense.
Boise State University would like to remind the community about the following campus resources:
  • For students seeking confidential counseling services, contact the University Counseling Center by phone at (208) 426-1459, or in person at 1529 Belmont St, Boise, ID (located directly behind the Student Recreation Center, in the Norco Building).
  • Students of all genders can receive confidential support services at the Boise State Gender Equity Center as well as learn how to help make our campus safer through the use of bystander intervention by contacting the Gender Equity Center in person on the second floor of the Student Union Building, above the Info Desk at 1700 University Drive, Boise, ID 83706, by phone at (208) 426-4259, or by sending an email to genderequity@boisestate.edu.
  • Questions and resources related to sexual assault can be directed to the Director of Title IX Compliance, Annie Kerrick, at (208) 426-1258 or via email at reportdiscrimination@boisestate.edu.
  • You can now text tips and pictures directly to the Department of Public Safety by using the free Rave Mobile Safety App. This can even be done anonymously. To learn about the app and how to download it, visit: https://security.boisestate.edu/rave-guardian/.

09/10/16 – Sexual Misconduct

10:42am: On September 10, the Department of Public Safety received a report that a male student was forcibly fondled by unknown woman. The incident was reported to have occurred on September 8 during an event held on the Intramural Field. The Director of Title IX Compliance is investigating the report.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Department of Public Safety at (208) 426-6911, in person at the Department of Public Safety substation located in Capitol Village at 2245 University Drive; or, if you wish, anonymously through Silent Witness. In case of emergency, crime in progress, or if you feel there is a threat to the University and/or its community, dial 9-1-1 immediately.

If you have questions about how the University responds to and investigates reports of sexual misconduct, please visit compliance.boisestate.edu/titleix/or contact Annie Kerrick, Director of Title IX Compliance at (208) 426-1258 or by email at reportdiscrimination@boisestate.edu.

In response to this incident, Boise State University is providing the following information on sexual assaults. This information is general in nature, and has no relation to this specific incident.

The only person responsible for sexual misconduct is the perpetrator. It is a violation of University policy to engage in sexual activities without affirmative consent (clear words or actions indicating a desire to engage in the specific sexual contact) from your partner. Someone incapacitated due to alcohol or drugs cannot consent to sexual activity. This is reflected in University policy: http://www.boisestate.edu/policy/governance-legal/sexual-harassment-dating-violence/. A University student or employee in violation of sexual misconduct policies faces sanctions up to and including expulsion or termination.

The most common type of sexual assault is not committed by a stranger but by someone known to the victim, typically a date or other acquaintance. If you feel uneasy about a situation, trust your instincts and attempt to interrupt the chain of events. Create a distraction and involve others. Make a commitment to ensure everyone has a safe way home. Being an active bystander doesn’t require you put yourself at risk. If you believe a crime has been committed we encourage you to call the police by dialing 911. To contact the Boise State University Department of Public Safety, call (208) 426-6911.

Sexual assault is never the fault of the victim.

While nothing is failsafe, here are some suggestions you may want to consider:

  • It is a crime to intentionally touch someone against his or her will, regardless of the situation.
  • Make sure you have consent if you engage in any sexual contact. Consent is a clear and freely given yes, not the absence of a no.
  • Consent for sexual activity must be free of force, threat, intimidation, or coercion. Neither silence nor a prior relationship is sufficient to indicate consent.
  • People who are incapacitated by alcohol or drugs cannot give consent.
  • If you engage in sexual activity, be sure you understand your partner’s limits, and communicate your own limits clearly.
  • Don’t assume you know what the other person wants.
  • Don’t feel obligated to do anything you don’t want to. “I don’t want to” is always a good enough reason.
  • Listen to your partner. If you’re receiving unclear messages, stop.
  • Have a companion or a safe means of getting home, i.e., a trusted friend, taxi, etc. On-campus security escorts are available 24/7 by calling (208) 426-6911.
  • Walk in groups when possible and report crimes immediately by calling 9-1-1.
  • If you are sexually assaulted, you have several options. If you choose to initiate a police investigation of this crime, Boise Police Department will investigate, provide support, and offer related services.
  • Sex offenses are treated with the greatest seriousness on our campus; criminal and/or severe disciplinary action can be taken. If a criminal case is brought, we will support you as much as possible as you pursue it. In the case of disciplinary action, it is our university’s commitment that a victim shall be informed of the outcome of any institutional disciplinary proceeding brought alleging a sex offense.
Boise State University would like to remind the community about the following campus resources:
  • For students seeking confidential counseling services, contact the University Counseling Center by phone at (208) 426-1459, or in person at 1529 Belmont St, Boise, ID (located directly behind the Student Recreation Center, in the Norco Building).
  • Students of all genders can receive confidential support services at the Boise State Gender Equity Center as well as learn how to help make our campus safer through the use of bystander intervention by contacting the Gender Equity Center in person on the second floor of the Student Union Building, above the Info Desk at 1700 University Drive, Boise, ID 83706, by phone at (208) 426-4259, or by sending an email to genderequity@boisestate.edu.
  • Questions and resources related to sexual assault can be directed to the Director of Title IX Compliance, Annie Kerrick, at(208) 426-1258 or via email at reportdiscrimination@boisestate.edu.
  • You can now text tips and pictures directly to the Department of Public Safety by using the free Rave Mobile Safety App. This can even be done anonymously. To learn about the app and how to download it, visit: https://security.boisestate.edu/rave-guardian/.

08/31/16 – Emergency Situation

09:40pm: This is a BroncoAlert. Emergency situation in progress at Lincoln Townhouses – stay clear of area. Update to follow

09:48pm: Emergency situation is resolved. Resume normal campus activity.

07/18/16 – Science/Education Building Fire

11:02am: This is a BroncoAlert. Emergency Fire/EMS situation in progress at Science Education. Avoid area at this time.

12:05pm: BroncoAlert Update. Science and Education bldg will be closed until further notice. We are looking at class schedules now. Classes in the Science building will be canceled today. We are assessing classes scheduled for Education Building. Check email throughout today for updates. Computers are available in the Library and Student Union building. If you are awaiting entry into either building to obtain personal items, contact on scene Security personnel for further instructions.

01:50pm: BroncoAlert Update. For those who have personal belongings to pick up in the Edu/Science bldg, you can go into the Education bldg now; 2:15pm for Science bldg. Please enter through the lobby of the Education Building on the south side.

07/07/16 – Sexual Assault

12:42am: BPD investigating a reported sexual assault in the area of Boise/Juanita. Suspect at large. Stay clear of area. Email update to follow.

11:16am: Boise Police officers responded to a 911 call of a reported sexual assault, which occurred just off campus near a residence near the intersection of Boise Avenue and Juanita Street at approximately 11:41 p.m. on Wednesday night.  Reports indicate an adult male approached the adult female victim as she exited a residence and sexually assaulted her prior to fleeing the scene in an unknown direction.  The investigation remains ongoing.

Suspect Description:  The suspect is described as being a white adult male in his 30’s or 40’s, with short blond hair, and heavy acne on his face.  He is described as wearing a light blue shirt.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Campus Security and Police Services at (208) 426-6911, in person at Capitol Village at 2245 University Drive; or, if you wish, anonymously through Silent Witness. In case of emergency, crime in progress, or if you feel there is a threat to the University and/or its community, dial 9-1-1 immediately.

Crime information can also be reported to Crime Stoppers by calling (208) 343-COPS or (208) 343-2677. You can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 if your information leads to an arrest and filing of charges.

Sexual assault is never the fault of the victim.
  • While nothing is failsafe, here are some suggestions to consider:
    Security escorts are available 24/7 by calling (208) 426-6911.
  • It is a crime to intentionally touch someone against his or her will, regardless of the situation.
  • The only person responsible for sexual misconduct is the perpetrator.
  • When you go out, go in a group. Check in with each other throughout the night and leave together. Don’t let yourself become isolated with someone you don’t know or trust.
  • Avoid going out alone at night.
  • Stay alert to your surroundings and the people around you. Avoid wearing headphones, talking or texting on your cell phone, or anything that can distract you.
  • Lock your home’s doors and windows.
  • Be aware that perpetrators often target intoxicated individuals and use alcohol to facilitate assault. Don’t leave your drink (alcoholic or otherwise) unattended. Only accept drinks that were poured in front of you and have not been left unattended at any time.
  • Carry your cell phone with you and be prepared to call 9-1-1 in case of an emergency.
  • Know where the blue emergency phones are around campus.
  • In residence halls or secured apartment complexes, do not let in strangers, do not allow strangers to enter behind you as a courtesy, and do not lend out keys.
  • Report all suspicious people and circumstances to Campus Security and Police Services at (208) 426-6911 or from any blue phone.

For a list of campus safety tips, visit http://security.boisestate.edu/campus-safety-tips/.

Campus Resources:
  • For students seeking confidential counseling services, contact the University Counseling Center by phone at (208) 426-1459, or in person at 1529 Belmont St, Boise, ID (located directly behind the Student Recreation Center, in the Norco Building).
  • Students of all genders can also receive confidential support services and learn how to make our campus safer through bystander intervention at the Boise State Gender Equity Center by phone at (208) 426-4259, by email atgenderequity@boisestate.edu, or in person at 1700 University Drive (located on the second floor of the Student Union Building, above the Info Desk).
  • To learn more about how Boise State responds to reports of gender-based violence, including sexual assault, contact Annie Kerrick, Director of Title IX Compliance, by phone at (208) 426-1258, via email at reportdiscrimination@boisestate.edu, in person at 1987 Cesar Chavez Lane (Suite 306 in Riverfront Hall).
  • The Department of Public Safety is offering a free mobile safety app that is available to anyone with a Boise State email address.  Rave Guardian transforms your smartphone into a personal, mobile emergency blue light phone. This app allows you touch-of-a-button panic calls both to 911 as well as to the Department of Public Safety dispatch center. Additionally, you can select a guardian, including the Department of Public Safety, to be notified in case you set a safety timer and do not turn it off, and you can now text a tip to the Department of Public Safety dispatch center. In the event of an emergency, critical information you elect to share will be provided to the Department of Public Safety to enable them to reach you quickly. For more information, go to: https://security.boisestate.edu/rave-guardian/.

06/12/16 – Sexual Assault

4:42am: BroncoAlert. BPD investigating a sexual assault just occurred on Manitou just off campus. Suspect at large, stay clear of area.

2:23pm: Early this morning, Boise Police responded to a report of a sexual assault at a house on Manitou just off campus.  The victim awoke to an unknown suspect sexually assaulting her.  He is described as a white male, dark hair, 40-45 years old, 5’8-5’10, with a pockmarked face, wearing darker clothing.  He fled the scene in an unknown direction when the victim woke.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Campus Security and Police Services at (208) 426-6911, in person at Capitol Village at 2245 University Drive; or, if you wish, anonymously through Silent Witness. In case of emergency, crime in progress, or if you feel there is a threat to the University and/or its community, dial 9-1-1 immediately.

Crime information can also be reported to Crime Stoppers by calling (208) 343-COPS or (208) 343-2677. You can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 if your information leads to an arrest and filing of charges.

Sexual Assault is never the fault of the victim.

  • While nothing is failsafe, here are some suggestions you may want to consider:
    Security escorts are available 24/7 by calling (208) 426-6911.
  • It is a crime to intentionally touch someone against his or her will, regardless of the situation.
    The only person responsible for sexual misconduct is the perpetrator.
  • When you go out, go in a group. Check in with each other throughout the night and leave together. Don’t let yourself become isolated with someone you don’t know or trust.
  • Avoid going out alone at night.
  • Stay alert to your surroundings and the people around you. Avoid wearing headphones, talking or texting on your cell phone, or anything that can distract you.
  • Lock your home’s doors and windows.
  • Be aware that perpetrators often target intoxicated individuals and use alcohol to facilitate assault. Don’t leave your drink (alcoholic or otherwise) unattended. Only accept drinks which were poured in front of you and have not been left unattended at any time.
  • Carry your cell phone with you and be prepared to call 9-1-1 in case of an emergency.
  • Know where the blue emergency phones are around campus.
  • In residence halls or secured apartment complexes, do not let in strangers, do not allow strangers to enter behind you as a courtesy, and do not lend out keys.
    Report all suspicious people and circumstances to Campus Security and Police Services at (208) 426-6911 or from any blue phone.
  • For a list of campus safety tips, visit http://security.boisestate.edu/campus-safety-tips/.
Campus Resources:
  • For students seeking confidential counseling services, contact the University Counseling Center by phone at (208) 426-1459, or in person at 1529 Belmont St, Boise, ID (Located directly behind the Student Recreation Center, in the Norco Building).
  • Students of all genders can also receive confidential support services at the Boise State Gender Equity Center, as well as learn how to help make our campus safer through the use of bystander intervention, by contacting the Gender Equity Center in person on the second floor of the Student Union Building, above the Info Desk at 1910 University Dr, Boise, ID 83725, by phone at (208) 426-4259, or by sending an email to genderequity@boisestate.edu.
  • Questions and resources regarding sexual assault can be directed to the Director of Title IX Compliance, Annie Kerrick, at(208) 426-1258 or via email at reportdiscrimination@boisestate.edu.

06/15/16: Boise Police release a sketch of the suspect in the reported sexual assault: police.cityofboise.org/home/news-releases/2016/06/bpd-investigators-release-sketch-of-suspect-in-reported-sexual-assault/

05/11/16 – Sexual Assault

2:58pm: Yesterday, on May 10th, Campus Security and Police Services received information that a student was sexually assaulted by another student, an acquaintance, earlier in the spring 2016 semester.  This incident is reported to have occurred on campus, possibly in residential housing.  Additionally, the same suspect is alleged to have inappropriately touched another student.  The Boise Police Department and the Boise State Director of Title IX Compliance have identified the suspect and are investigating these allegations.

In response to this incident, Boise State University is providing the following information on acquaintance sexual assaults. This information is general in nature, and has no relation to this specific incident.

The only person responsible for sexual misconduct is the perpetrator. It is a violation of university policy to engage in sexual activities without affirmative consent from your partner. Someone incapacitated due to alcohol or drugs cannot consent to sexual activity. This is reflected in university policy: https://www.boisestate.edu/policy/governance-legal/sexual-harassment-dating-violence/. A university student or employee in violation of sexual misconduct policies faces sanctions up to and including expulsion or termination.

It is estimated that nationwide 20 percent of women and six percent of men experience sexual assault or attempted sexual assault during their college years. Data reveal nearly 50 percent of transgender people experience sexual violence. No matter the demographic, the most common type of sexual assault is not committed by a stranger but by someone known to the victim, typically a date or other acquaintance.

If you feel uneasy about a situation, trust your instincts and attempt to interrupt the chain of events. Create a distraction and involve others. Make a commitment to ensure everyone has a safe way home. Being an active bystander doesn’t require you put yourself at risk. If you believe a crime has been committed we encourage you to call the police by dialing 911. To contact Boise State University campus Security and Police Services call (208) 426-6911.
Sexual Assault is never the fault of the victim. While nothing is failsafe, here are some suggestions you may want to consider:

  • Always trust your instincts. If you feel uneasy or sense something is wrong, do what you can to get out of that situation.
  • Make sure you have consent if you engage in sex. Consent is a clear and freely given yes, not the absence of a no.
  • Consent for sexual activity must be free of force, threat, intimidation, or coercion. Neither silence nor a prior relationship is sufficient to indicate consent.
  • People who are incapacitated by alcohol or drugs cannot give consent.
  • If you engage in sex, be sure you understand your partner’s limits, and communicate your own limits clearly.
  • Don’t assume you know what the other person wants.
  • Don’t feel obligated to do anything you don’t want to. “I don’t want to” is always a good enough reason.
  • Listen to your partner. If you’re receiving unclear messages, stop.
  • Have a companion or a safe means of getting home, i.e., a trusted friend, taxi, etc. On-campus security escorts are available 24/7 by calling (208) 426-6911.

If you are sexually assaulted, you have several options. If you choose to initiate a police investigation of this crime, Boise Police Department will investigate, provide support, and offer related services.

Sex offenses are treated with the greatest seriousness on our campus; criminal and/or severe disciplinary action can be taken. If a criminal case is brought, we will support you as much as possible as you pursue it. In the case of disciplinary action, it is our university’s commitment that a victim shall be informed of the outcome of any institutional disciplinary proceeding brought alleging a sex offense.

04/23/16 – Aggravated Assault

11:48am: Last night around midnight, the Boise Police Department took a police report of an aggravated assault that occurred in the common area outside University Square Apartments.  An unknown suspect punched the victim in the face without provocation.  The suspect is a white male adult, approximately 6’0 – 6’1, and was wearing a blue shirt with black jeans.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Campus Security and Police Services at (208) 426-6911, in person at the University Security Department located in Capital Village at 2245 University Drive; or, if you wish, anonymously through Silent Witness. In case of emergency, crime in progress, or if you feel there is a threat to the University and/or its community, dial 9-1-1 immediately.

Crime information can also be reported to Crime Stoppers by calling (208) 343-COPS or (208) 343-2677. You can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward up to $1,000.00 if your information leads to an arrest and filing of charges.

The perpetrator is the only person responsible for a crime of violence. While nothing is failsafe, Campus Security and Police Services would like to remind the campus community of the following safety tips and campus resources:

Safety Tips:
  • Travel in groups and avoid going out alone at night.
  • Stay alert to your surroundings and the people around you.  Avoid wearing headphones, talking or texting on your cell phone, or anything which can distract you.
  • Travel in well lighted, busy pathways and streets.
  • Carry your cell phone with you and be prepared to call 911 in case of emergency or crime of violence.
  • If you witness a crime of violence, make note of the suspect’s description and direction of travel.
  • Program the number for Campus Security and Police Services (208-426-6911) into your cell phone.
  • Know where the blue emergency phones are around campus. A map of campus emergency phones can be found here: http://maps.boisestate.edu/?id=715#!ct/12062,27695
  • Report all suspicious people and circumstances to Campus Security and Police Services at (208) 426-6911 or from any blue phone.
  • For a list of campus safety tips, visithttp://security.boisestate.edu/campus-safety-tips/
Campus Resources:
  • Security escorts by a uniformed officer are free and available 24/7 by calling (208) 4266911.
  • You can now text tips and pictures directly to Campus Security and Police Services by using the free Rave Mobile Safety App. This can even be done anonymously. To learn about the app and how to download it, visit: http://security.boisestate.edu/rave-guardian/.
  • If a campus community member you know is exhibiting distressing, disturbing, disruptive, or dangerous behavior, contact the university CARE team by calling (208) 426-1527, or fill out a CARE report online at care.boisestate.edu.

01/30/16 – Suspicious Death

2:51pm: Boise Police investigating a suspicious death in JD Park.   Avoid area.  If you see anything suspicious contact 426 6911. Update to follow.

6:18pm: BPD is clearing the scene; investigation ongoing. There is no known threat to campus at this time. All clear.

2015 Alerts

09/16/15 – Battery

8:11am: Early this morning, a female subject was walking near the Greenbelt and Lusk Street just off campus when an unknown subject grabbed her from behind.  She was able to fight off and run away from the attacker.  There is no suspect description at this time.

9/18/15: The Boise Police Department reports the victim recanted the reported battery: http://police.cityofboise.org/home/news-releases/2015/09/individual-recants-report-of-wednesday-morning-greenbelt-battery/

07/22/15 – Armed Robbery

9:38am: Armed robbery at Beacon/Broadway. Suspect fled in unknown direction, wearing white hat and yellow shirt. Avoid area. Update to follow.

9:49am: Robbery suspect described as white male, 30-50 years old, about 5’10 and wearing aviator glasses, black hat and yellow windbreaker shirt.

10:17am: BPD is continuing to investigate the robbery, but there is no known immediate threat to the area at this time. Check email for updates.

07/12/15 – Armed Suicidal Subject

9:50am: Boise Police Department is currently looking for an armed suicidal subject in the area of the Train Depot and Federal Way.  He is described as a 53-year-old white male subject with a beard, 5’10, 240 lbs, grey hair, blue eyes, dark blue do-rag, and blue jeans.  BPD asks that anyone living in that area to take safety precautions and notify 9-1-1 if you see anyone meeting the subject’s description.

At this time, the campus does not appear to be in any danger related to this incident.  Should this status change, another notice will be sent.

10:58am: The suicidal subject from our earlier campus alert has been located and is in custody of Boise Police. No further.

06/29/15 – Subject Threatening to Spray People with Mace

At 1015 hours, Boise Police Department responded to a report of a subject in Julia Davis Park threatening to spray people with mace.  The subject was last seen near the rose garden, headed towards the Greenbelt.  It is unknown if he is headed to campus.  He is described as a white male, 30-40 years old, wearing a blue shirt, jean shorts, and a tan backpack.  He had a mace container and a Maglite flashlight.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Campus Security and Police Services at (208) 426-6911, in person at the Campus Security and Police Services located in Capital Village at 2245 University Drive; or, if you wish, anonymously through Silent Witness. In case of emergency, crime in progress, or if you feel there is a threat to the University and/or its community, dial 9-1-1 immediately.

Campus Security and Police Services would like to remind students, faculty and staff of the following:
  • Security escorts are available 24/7 by calling (208) 426-6911.
  • It is a crime to intentionally touch someone against his or her will, regardless of the situation.
  • Stay alert to your surroundings and the people around you.  Avoid wearing headphones, talking or texting on your cell phone, or anything that can distract you.
  • Carry your cell phone with you and be prepared to call 911 in case of emergency.
  • Program the number for Campus Security and Police Services (208-426-6911) into your cell phone.
  • Know where the blue emergency phones are around campus.
  • Report all suspicious people and circumstances to Campus Security and Police Services at (208) 426-6911 or from any blue phone.
  • Avoid confrontations whenever possible.
  • For a list of campus safety tips, visit https://security.boisestate.edu/campus-safety-tips/

06/14/15 – Water Damage to Education Building

5:58pm BroncoAlert:

The Education Building is closed Monday due to a water leak. The leak was detected by an alarm at about 12:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon. Campus Security and Police Services established an operations center that will be up and running for the initial days of assessment and planning.

06/02/2015 – Aggravated Assault

10:59pm BroncoAlert: Boise Police investigating aggravated assault at the Student Union. Suspect at large; avoid area. Update to follow.

11:45pm BroncoAlert Update: Update. After initial investigation, Police determine no threat to campus at this time.  All clear

2014 Alerts

12/07/2014 – Sexual Assault

Boise Police is investigating a reported rape early Sunday morning at Chaffee Hall. The suspect is described as a Hispanic or Latino male in his 20’s, 5’7, 160 lbs with short dark hair.  He was wearing a dark t-shirt and fluorescent green shorts, and matching shoelaces.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Campus Security and Police Services at (208) 426-6911, in person located in Capital Village at 2245 University Drive; or, if you wish, anonymously through Silent Witness. In case of an emergency, a crime in progress, or any threat to the University and/or the campus community, dial 9-1-1 immediately.

Crime information can also be reported to Crime Stoppers by calling (208) 343-COPS or (208) 343-2677. You can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 if your information leads to an arrest and filing of charges.

Update 12/08/14: The Boise Police Department has interviewed both the victim and the suspect in Sunday morning’s reported sexual assault and have determined the incident did not appear to be random.

The department released the following updated information:

“Boise Police have spoken in depth with both the reporting party and the alleged suspect after a rape was reported on the campus of Boise State University early Sunday morning, December 7th. Both people involved are cooperating fully.

At this time, possible criminal charges are pending the review of the case by Ada County Prosecutors upon completion of the investigation.

After investigating the reported attack, including statements provided by a number of witnesses, officers do not believe the incident was random. The alleged suspect is not a student at BSU but there is evidence both people involved were at the same party on campus in a common area of a dormitory just prior to the incident, which reportedly occurred in a bathroom of the dorm. Both parties involved say they had consumed alcohol prior to the incident. Any identifying information about the reporting party is not being released per police department policies protecting the identities of those who report being victims of crime.

The incident was reported a short time after it allegedly occurred early Sunday. Detectives from the Boise Police Special Victims Unit and BSU campus police have investigated with the assistance of BSU campus security. The victim is receiving services from the Boise Police Victim-Witness Unit whose members provide crisis intervention and support services for victims, witnesses and survivors of crime.

Officers appreciate the cooperation of all those who have assisted in this case.”

Campus Security and Police Services would like to remind students, faculty and staff of the following general safety tips:
  • Security escorts are available 24/7 by calling (208) 426-6911.
  • It is a crime to intentionally touch someone against his or her will, regardless of the situation.
  • The only person responsible for sexual misconduct is the perpetrator.
  • When you go out, go in a group. Check in with each other throughout the night and leave together. Don’t let yourself become isolated with someone you don’t know or trust.
  • Avoid going out alone at night.
  • Stay alert to your surroundings and the people around you. Avoid wearing headphones, talking or texting on your cell phone, or anything which can distract you.
  • Be aware that perpetrators often target intoxicated individuals and use alcohol to facilitate assault. Don’t leave your drink (alcoholic or otherwise) unattended. Only accept drinks which were poured in front of you and have not been left unattended at any time.
  • Carry your cell phone with you and be prepared to call 9-1-1 in case of an emergency.
  • Know where the blue emergency phones are around campus.
  • Report all suspicious people and circumstances to Campus Security and Police Services at (208) 426-6911 or from any blue phone.

For a list of campus safety tips, visit https://security.boisestate.edu/campus-safety-tips/.

 Campus Resources:
  • For students seeking confidential counseling services, contact the University Counseling Center by phone at (208) 426-1459, or in person at 1529 Belmont St, Boise, ID (Located directly behind the Student Recreation Center, in the Norco Building).
  • Students of all genders can also receive confidential support services at the Boise State Women’s Center as well as learn how to help make our campus safer through the use of bystander intervention by contacting the University Women’s Center in person on the second floor of the Student Union Building, above the Info Desk at 1910 University Dr, Boise, ID 83725, by phone at (208) 426-4259, or by sending an email to womenscenter@boisestate.edu.
  • Questions and resources regarding sexual assault can be directed to Title IX Coordinator, Annie Kerrick, at (208) 426-1258 or via email at reportdiscrimination@boisestate.edu.

09/19/2014 – Prowler

In the early morning of September 19th, Boise Police Department took a report of a prowler in a residence near campus. The subject entered the residence while the occupants were sleeping and was scared off when the occupants woke up. An investigation is ongoing.

UPDATE 09/19/2014 6:45 p.m.: The Boise Police Department has released further information that indicates a total of two residences near campus reported a prowler early Friday morning, Sept. 19. Both were in neighborhoods south of Boise State University. Boise Police believe the prowler is also responsible for similar incidents that occurred previously in the area between Broadway, Vista, University and Boise avenues. The suspect is described as a white male in his 20s, medium height, and wearing a sweatshirt with a hoodie.

UPDATE 10/02/2014: The Boise Police Department responded to a report of a prowler at a residence near the Boise State campus early this morning. The report came from residents of a home off Boise Avenue west of West Beacon Street shortly before midnight. One of the residents, a young woman, told officers she heard a noise that sounded like someone possibly trying to gain entry. Officers arrived quickly and called for a police K9, but no one was located. However, officers did find evidence of a possible prowler.

UPDATE 10/07/2014:The Boise Police Department and Campus Security and Police Services are continuing to respond to suspicious subjects on and around campus. Additionally, prowler calls were reported last night in the neighborhoods near Beacon and Boise. Officers and K9 police dogs were brought in to comb the neighborhood, but the search did not turn up any suspects.

UPDATE 10/09/2014: The Boise Police Department released additional information about the prowler suspect.  Since the incidents have occurred at night, descriptions of the suspect vary. Most describe him as a light skinned male likely in his early 20’s to 30’s, medium build, 5’8” – 6′. During the incidents, the prowler has worn a white tank top or a dark, zip-up hoodie. Some reports have described him as baby-faced. Others said he smelled of cigarettes. Attached below are two sketches from two witnesses of a possible suspect in the prowler investigation focused on the neighborhood south of the Boise State campus. They are slightly different in hair but facial features are similar.

A witness who saw a suspicious person in the neighborhood at about the same time overnight says the man was wearing a pair of white Nike tennis shoes, like those pictured, and had white ear buds hanging around his neck draped over the hood of his sweatshirt.

Officers say the suspect may live in or near where the crimes are being reported. He is someone who spends time walking or riding a bike in the University area late at night and early in the morning.

“The department has a considerable amount of resources working on identifying who this suspect is. A citizen tip, even an anonymous one with any information could be extremely valuable in bringing a sense of security back to this neighborhood.” Said Lt. Hagler.

UPDATE 10/14/14: At 12:42 AM, Boise Police Department received a report of a prowler outside a residence on Boise Ave near the Boise State campus.  The motion detector went off, and the calling party heard someone jump over their fence, fleeing the scene.  Officers responding to the call were unable to locate a suspect at this time.   The suspect was not observed in this call, and no physical description was given in this incident.

Report Suspicious Activity to 911:

Officers urge residents to make sure doors and windows to their home are locked and to promptly report any suspicious activity to 911 so officers can respond.

Crime Stoppers:

Anyone with information on a possible identity of the prowler is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 343-COPS, or log onto www.343cops.com, or text CRIMES or 274637, subject: Tip236. Tips can also be made via the Crime Stoppers Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/CSofSWIdaho.  A citizen can remain anonymous. A reward of up to $1,000 is offered by Crime Stoppers for information leading to the arrest of criminal suspects.

Crime information can also be reported to Campus Security and Police Services at (208) 426-6911, in person at the Campus Security and Police Services located in Capital Village at 2245 University Drive; or, if you wish, anonymously through Silent Witness.

Campus Resources:

For students seeking confidential counseling services, contact the University Counseling Center by phone at (208) 426-1459, or in person at 1529 Belmont St, Boise, Idaho (located directly behind the Student Recreation Center, in the Norco Building).

Students of all genders can also receive confidential support services at the Boise State Women’s Center, as well as learn how to make our campus safer through the use of bystander intervention, by contacting the University Women’s Center in person on the 2nd floor of the Student Union Building, above the Info Desk at 1910 University Drive, Boise, Idaho 83725; by phone at (208) 426-4259; or by sending an email to womenscenter@boisestate.edu.

06/08/2014 – Sexual Assault

Boise Police Department took a report of a sexual assault that occurred this morning, June 8, 2014, at approximately 2:00 AM.  The victim was walking from downtown on the Greenbelt when an unknown subject attacked her under the Broadway Bridge.  She was attacked and sexually assaulted, but managed to flee the scene.  There is an ongoing police investigation at this time.  The suspect was described as a white male adult aged 20-25, between 5’10 and 6’1, approximately 170 pounds, muscular build, with blond buzzed-cut hair and blue eyes.

UPDATE: The victim later recanted her statement about the sexual assault and as a a result, Boise Police determined the report was unfounded.

04/19/2014 – Unwanted Contact/Suspicious Individuals

Early this evening, April 19, 2014, a female jogger reported to Boise Police that while running on the Greenbelt near campus, 5 male subjects attempted to block her path and box her in. The female continued on her run and thereafter contacted the campus substation.  There was no reported physical contact. The subjects were described as college-aged males who were approximately 5’9″ to 5’10” tall.  One male was described as wearing a white polo shirt, black slacks and having long dark curly hair.  If you have more information about this incident, please call Boise Police at (208) 426-6911.

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