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  1. University Health Services
  2. Campus Safety

University Health Care Services

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University Health Services provides convenient, accessible and high-quality health care to the campus community. They offer a full range of primary care, specialty medical services, comprehensive counseling and wellness services all focused on what students need, regardless of insurance coverage. Your student may visit University Health Services Monday through Friday, during the school year. If your student is feeling under the weather, wants to learn about eating right, or is not acting like themselves or have expressed feeling stressed or overwhelmed, suggest to your student to make an appointment.

Emotional Health

If you find that your student “seems off” or is acting unusual. Suggest that he or she makes an appointment with Counseling Health Services. Appointments are a great opportunity for your student to speak with a professional about any obstacles they are facing in their life, no matter how big or how small. For more information visit the Boise State University Counseling Health Services web page or call at (208) 426-1459.

Physical Health

If your student is feeling under the weather, needs a checkup, or a prescription refilled suggest that they visit Health Services. The Boise State University Health Services is located on campus and offers the following services:

  • ADHD Screening
  • Dietary and Nutritional Guidance
  • Dispensary and Medications
  • Exams and Checkups
  • Group Counseling

  • Individual Counseling
  • Massage
  • Mental Health Assessment
  • Suicide Awareness
  • Vaccines

For additional information visit the Boise State University Student Health Services webpage or call at (208) 426 – 1459.


Part of maintaining overall health is to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Programs and services through Boise State Campus Recreation exist to help all students become or stay active, connect with others and have fun. Access to the Student Recreation Center is paid via activity fees for full-time students. At the Rec. students can work out on their own, with a friend or others in group classes, hit the court to play basketball, or volleyball or work out on cardio and strength equipment. Campus Recreation facilitates Intramurals and Club Sports for those looking to have fun in a competitive environment. With miles of trails, whitewater and slopes in the surrounding areas, students can experience the great outdoors with our Outdoor Trips and education. Being active is a great way to relieve stress, meet new individuals, and work towards maintaining a healthy lifestyle. For more information, visit the Campus Recreation site.

If your student appears to be disruptive, threatening, irrational, or simply not acting like themselves consider filing a CARE report (Campus Assessment Resource and Education.) The CARE Team provides assistance to the university community to help assess and find solutions for distressing, disturbing, disruptive, and dangerous behaviors.

To file a care report visit the CARE webpage or call the Office of the Dean of Students for additional information at (208) 426-1527.

Campus Safety

Campus Security

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The Boise State University Campus is monitored 24 hours a day by Boise State University security officers and a dedicated unit of Boise Police Officers. Boise Police officers have full law enforcement authority on all property owned or controlled by Boise State University, including streets adjacent to and running though Boise State University. If your student is in need of assistance they may call (208) 426-6911. If you or your student have addition questions or are interested in additional information visit the Boise State University Campus Security webpage.

RAVE Guardian App for Android and iPhone

“Rave Guardian is a free and optional personal safety app. This app is available to all Boise State students, faculty, and staff who have a Boise State email address and smartphone with either an iPhone or Android phone system. 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 Boise State Campus Security and Police Services communications center. Additionally, you can select a guardian, including Campus Security and Police Services, to be notified in case you set a safety timer and do not turn it off, and you can now text a message or picture tip to the Boise State Campus Security and Police Services communications center. In the event of an emergency, critical information you elect to share will be provided to Boise State Campus Security and Police Services to enable them to reach you quickly and respond in a more efficient manner.” For more information on the visit the Rave Guardian page on Campus Security’s website.

Blue Light Emergency Phone

Throughout the Boise State University campus, there are over 70 Blue Light Emergency Phones. These phones are located in the parking garages, along the major walkways of campus, and in various dorms. These phones allow users to directly contact 9-1-1 and the Boise State Campus Security and Police Services communications center at no charge. If your student ever feels as if they are in danger or need to report something to the police, they may use one of the several Blue Light Emergency Phones to do so.

Emergency Communications

When a major emergency or critical incident occurs that may affect the safety of the campus community, Boise State sends out critical information and updates through their BroncoAlert emergency messaging system. This system is used to alert the campus community about incidents such as an active shooter, bomb threat, weather emergency, gas leak, or anything else that could impact the health and safety of the campus community. Opt-in to the Bronco Alert system to receive updates. BroncoAlert messages are also simultaneously published by the Boise State Security Facebook and Twitter page. “Like” Boise State Campus Security and Police Services on Facebook and follow @BoiseState911 on twitter to receive BroncoAlert information as well as other helpful information about campus safety.

Bike Theft

While crime in Boise is generally low, and crime on campus is even lower, the most common type of crime reported on campus is bike theft. As such, Boise State Campus Security began mapping and gathering data on bike thefts two years ago to try and reduce the number of bike thefts being reported. What was discovered was that almost every single bike theft reported had one thing in common: the type of lock defeated was a cable lock. Moreover, there has only been one reported bike theft on campus where a U-lock style bike lock was defeated. If your student plans on riding their bike to and from class, make sure to protect your investment by investing in a U-style bike lock. To learn more about bike safety on campus, visit bike safety section on the Campus Security’s website.

Crimes on Campus

Per the federal law, known as the Clery Act, which aims to enhance transparency and public knowledge about crimes reported to have occurred on or around campus, Boise State Campus Security maintains a Daily Crime Log and publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety report each fall. The Daily Crime Log, updated at least every two business days, allows the public to view all crimes reported to Campus Security on an on-going basis to be informed about crimes reported to have occurred recently on and around campus. The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is a comprehensive document that is published once a year in the fall that details Boise State’s safety and security policies and procedures for all Boise State properties. This document also tallies crime data for the previous three calendar years for specified crimes to give the public an idea of what crimes have bee reported on and around campus over a period of time.

  1. Daily Crime Log
  2. Boise State’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report.