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If you live within the city limits of Champaign or Urbana, your landlord is responsible for certain security measures. City codes require landlords to provide:

  • Lighting in hallways, entryways, stairwells, and parking lots
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Carbon Monoxide Detectors
  • Operable locks on all windows
  • Deadbolt locks for exterior doors
  • Viewfinder (Peep Hole) for your front door


The most important safety tip for security in your rental unit is to always lock your windows and doors. Many home invasions involve the intruder entering through a window or door that was left unlocked. Many second-story windows and balcony doors are accessible from the outside – keep them locked and secured.

Be sure to check-out Tenant Union’s Checklist to assess the safety and security of your living quarters. If you or your organization is interested in having our Community Liaisons provide a presentation on personal and campus safety please contact us at

Non-emergency numbers:

  • Champaign Police: 217-351-4545
  • Champaign Fire: 217-403-7200
  • Urbana Police: 217-384-2320
  • Urbana Fire: 217-384-2420


Fire Factor

The mission of the Fire Factor Academy is to establish a relationship of mutual trust and respect between the University of Illinois, the leaders of U of I’s housing community, and the Champaign and Urbana Fire Departments through education and practical applications. The Fire Factor Academy is brought to you by the Champaign Fire Department & Neighborhood Services Department, Urbana Fire Rescue Service & Community Development, University of Illinois Housing Division and Illinois Fire Service Institute. Check out their website.


Safety Websites

Here are some helpful links to keep you connected to the necessary emergency resources.

Champaign Police - Fire
Urbana Police - Fire

Campus Safety

University of Illinois – Department of Public Safety
Click Here to Sign-up for Illini-Alert Emergency Messages
Click Here for the Subtract Stupidity Fire Safety Campaign