The University of Akron implements numerous safety precautions on its campus.
Extensive lighting is found throughout the campus, and the University continues to implement additional lighting improvement projects and to consider public safety in maintaining its buildings and grounds. In addition, construction and renovation plans for University facilities are reviewed for principles associated with crime prevention through environmental design, both in the facility itself, and if practicable, in the adjacent area.
Access to campus buildings is restricted after normal business hours, and current University identification must be shown to gain admittance to many academic and administrative facilities during normal business hours. Access to the University's residence halls is restricted to student occupants, escorted guests and authorized University personnel. Unescorted persons are prohibited in the residence halls. While all residence halls have 24-hour visitation, buildings remain locked at all times and require a University-issued identification for access.