During the academic year, various University organizations, including Student Government, sororities, and fraternities, sponsor educational programs that feature YSU police officers speaking to students and employees about personal safety, awareness, security, rape/acquaintance rape and sexual assault prevention, as well as the prevention of burglary and vandalism. Seminars, films, bulletins, crime alerts, posters, brochures and articles appearing in the student newspaper and posted on the Crime Prevention Resource Center bulletin board/brochure racks regularly provide information about campus safety and security.
As part of the University's safety program, the Facilities Department inspects University buildings and grounds for safety hazards. The University fire marshal conducts fire-prevention inspections. In addition, the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety is responsible for assuring that the University compiles with all local, state, and federal mandates dealing with health, safety and the environment.
The University hazardous materials and safety officer monitors radiation and hazardous and infectious waste generated in various University programs. The Student Health Clinic is staffed by full-time and part-time registered nurses and contracted physicians. First aid courses, which include CPR training, are available for University employees.