Campus Crime Alert and Awareness

Campus Crime Alert

Information posted here will be items of interest on a case by case basis. 

At least two catalytic converters have been stolen from underneath parked vehicles in two of our lots and some others have apparently also been stolen in the local area recently.

Several bicycles have been stolen from the south side bike rack outside of Ross Hall in the last few days.

02/08/2013: Three cars were broken into in our parking lots this week (a suspect has been arrested).  In each case a window was broken out and valuables left in plain view were stolen. The first incident occurred in lot 2 behind Pilgrim Lutheran Church on Monday afternoon. The second one was Wednesday afternoon in lot 7 between the library and Holden Fine Arts. The third one was on Friday afternoon in lot #2 on 16th Street. In all cases stolen credit cards were used in the Twin Ports area within an hour of the thefts. We have also learned that a vehicle was broken into in the WITC parking lot sometime this week but we do not have further information on this. These cases are all under investigation.  Please contact Campus Safety if you may have witnessed these incidents or may have other information which may help identify the suspect(s).

These cases act as a reminder to not leave purses, phones,computers, or other items of valuable in plain view in your vehicles or office areas. 

Please report anyone you may see acting suspiciously in parking lots or elsewhere on campus.

Gary Gulbrandson

Director of Public Safety

University of Wisconsin-Superior

P. O. Box  2000

Superior, WI  54880


All other reported crimes on campus are posted on our Daily Crime/Fire Log page.

Campus Crime Alert Archive

Special note:

 Please use extreme care when, or if, you choose to lock up any concealed carry weapons inside your parked vehicle anywhere on or off campus. 

Campus Crime Awareness

Personal Safety

For EMERGENCIES dial ... 911

For non-emergencies call (715)394-8114

  • Please remember to keep your doors locked when you leave your room or office area.  There are people on our campus that look at an unlocked, unoccupied room as a nice place to shop for items that he or she might believe they need but do not currently have.  Please do not make yourself a victim of this type of crime by being careless with your own personal physical security.  Make them work for their wares...always lock your doors!
  • When parking on campus, or off-campus, please remember to never leave any items of value out in plain view anywhere in your vehicle.  The same people as mentioned above will take advantage of any opportunity to relieve you of your items of value if they are afforded such, even for just a few minutes while you just run into a place.  Some thieves check for unlocked doors and enter without notice, others will use the "smash and dash" method.  They will smash a window, grab what they see, and vanish. 
  • If you should happen to lose your wallet, purse, etc., with credit cards, debit cards, or check books inside; contact your bank or card company immediately and let them know that you no longer have possession of them. 
  • If they should show up as found items you will not have lost out on anything.
  • You will not be responsible for any use of them, if they have been stolen and reported as such, that you did not personally authorize.  The bank or card company can alert any local law enforcement agency that there has been an attempted use and an arrest might be made if there is conclusive video evidence that matches a suspect in the act.
  • Request a Campus Safety escort across campus or to your vehicle if you are concerned about your personal safety.

Violent Incidents

Emergency situations: CALL 9 1 1 from a campus telephone or cell phone.

Campus blue light phones may be activated if nearby.  They alert Campus Safety directly.

  • If outside, on campus, activate the emergency telephone system by pushing the button on the front panel. 
  • If safe to do so, remain by the tower and provide information over the speaker system as requested by the officer that answers. 
  • Look for nearby landmarks to help report your location or the location of the incident.

Be prepared to provide as much information as possible such as:

  • What is happening:
  • The location
  • Who is involved?
  • Type of weapon(s) involved, if any
  • Your name and telephone number

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Potentially Violent Situations (non-emergency)

Other potentially violent situations involving harassing or obscene telephone calls, mail or e-mail threats, confrontations, etc., should be handled with your supervisor/campus safety and/or the affirmative action officer as the situation dictates.

Non-emergency incidents that are criminal in nature or believed to be criminal and occurred on campus or during the conduct of University business off campus.

Timely Warning Notices

E-Mail Phishing Attempts

Email Phishing is a type of deception designed to steal your valuable personal data, such as credit card numbers or other account data and passwords. 

 Here are some tips to help you avoid Email Phishing Scams and an example of an Email Phishing Scam that approximately 70 UWS users received in one morning.

  • Don't reply to an email, text, or pop-up message that asks for personal or financial information, and don't click on links in the message.  Just delete it.
  • Don't respond if you get a message ­by email, text, pop-up or phone ­that asks you to call a phone number to update your account or give your personal information.

From: Online Service Department []
Sent: Tuesday, November 25, 2008 12:57 AM
Subject: E-mail Account Expire in 2 Day(s)

Dear Uwsuper Webmail User,

This Information is sent by Uwsuper Helpdesk Program which periodically checks the size of E-mail Space, where new messages are received. The program is run weekly to ensure nobody inbox grows too large. If your inbox becomes too large, you will be unable to receive new email. Just before this message was sent, you had 18 Megabytes(MB) or more of messages stored in your inbox on Uwsuper Webmail. To help us re-set your SPACE on our database prior to maintain our INBOX,you must reply to this e-mail and enter your Current User name (___________ ) and Password ( _____________ ). There would be a Message Alert periodically if your inbox size continues to be between 18 and 20 MB. If your inbox size grows to 20 MB, then a program on Uwsuper Webmail will move your oldest email to a folder in your home directory to ensure that you will continue to receive incoming email. You will be notified by email that this has taken place. If your inbox grows to 25 MB, you will be unable to receive new email as it will be returned to the sender. All this will be Programmed on your e-mail upon fill the spaces above. Thank you for your cooperation.

Uwsuper Help Desk

Phone Scams

Campus Safety has received numerous reports from other Universities concerning a "Phone Scam" that is taking place. 

Oshkosh and Platteville have been receiving reports from students informing them they won a scholarship.  The caller seeks bank information, SSN information, mothers maiden name along with additional information that can be used for identify theft, credit card or bank scams.  In all of the reported cases that we're aware of at this time the students did not provide the information the caller was seeking.

  • Should you receive or hear of such a call at UW-Superior we ask that you immediately contact Campus Safety at (715)394-8114 and/or 911.

Crime Victim Information