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Campus Clearance Process

Crime Reporting/Campus Safety

In the event of a life threatening emergency, always call 9-1-1 first. 
To report a crime, move to a safe place and contact any of the following numbers.

   Assistant Director of Campus Safety: 303-245-4686

   24–Hour Emergency Cell Phone: 720-309-8211

Naropa University seeks to provide a safe atmosphere in which its entire community can flourish. Achieving this goal requires the combined efforts of the Safety staff and the community at large.

Take responsibility for protecting your personal belongings. Keep bicycles and all vehicles locked and do not leave them on campus overnight. Keep backpacks, purses and valuables with you at all times.

The facilities director, assistant director, and staff provide assistance with safety concerns. On all campuses, they have the authority to enforce Naropa policies and regulations. They also remain alert to any violations of Boulder city ordinances or state and federal statutes. Facilities staff has the authority to detain any persons suspected of criminal activity until local law enforcement can respond. Facilities staff also has the authority to expel from Naropa property any individuals posing an immediate threat to the safety or well-being of the Naropa community and others. All community members are encouraged to take an active role in ensuring a safe environment by immediately reporting any suspicious activities or persons on any campus to the assistant director.

How to Reach Us

In the event of a life threatening situation, please call 9-1-1 directly.

To reach a manager from the Campus Safety Department at any hour of the day, please call 720-309-8211. This manager will either support you directly or reach out to a Caretaker to have them support you.

Shelter in Place

In the event of an emergency where the requirement is to shelter in place, an emergency notification will go out and specify what to do further. The events listed below are examples of what to do in that type of emergency. Always follow the instructions offered over our emergency notification systems.


Tornado: Make your way to the most interior room, preferably with no windows and a limited amount of furniture. Crouch down facing the wall and cover your head with your hands.

Flood: Make your way to the highest point in the building.

Active Shooter: Shelter in the closest room to you. Leave the hallways immediately. Lock the doors to your office/classroom/etc. Crouch low to the ground. Move away from any doors and windows.


Evacuation will take place when instructed or in the event of a fire alarm. Even if you believe the alarm is a drill, evacuation is mandatory. Always assume the worst.


After evacuating, please gather in the below outlined locations unless an emergency notification alert directs you otherwise. Campus Safety will be along to take attendance and establish needs. This is done to ensure that buildings are indeed empty. In the event that you believe someone is still inside the building, please inform Campus Safety immediately and they will communicate with the emergency responders.


Evacuation Locations

Arapahoe Campus

     All Arapahoe buildings will gather on the Naropa green. This includes 2111.

Paramita Campus

     Paramita campus is to gather in the north Walmart parking lot.

Nalanda and 63rd St.

     Nalanda and 63rd campuses will gather by the bushes of the south parking lot of Nalanda.

Snow Lion

     Snow Lion will gather in the dog park to the south west of the building.


     2333 will gather between the housing complex and restaurant building to the north.


Fire Extinguisher Usage: How and When

1: Instruct someone to call the fire department or call them yourself. Evacuate everybody from the building first. Tell somebody to call the fire department or emergency services once that person is safely outside. Even if you're able to extinguish the fire on your own, it’s best to have the fire department on the way in case something happens.

2:Use a fire extinguisher for small, contained fires only. Fire extinguishers are not meant to fight large or growing fires. Only attempt to fight a fire if the flames are shorter than you, and if the flames are contained in a small space. Evacuate immediately if the flames are taller than you, or if the fire is spreading and growing.

  • An example of a contained fire is a wastebasket fire. The fire is contained by the walls of the wastebasket and won't spread.
  • Evacuate a room that’s filled with smoke.Never try to fight a fire on your own if the room is full of smoke. Smoke inhalation can lead to unconsciousness, and you'll be stuck in the room with the fire. 

3: Stand with your back to an exit.  Locate the nearest exit, and position yourself so your back is toward the exit. This will make it easy for you to escape if you have to leave quickly in an emergency.

4: Move to the proper distance. Many fire extinguishers have a range of between 8 and 12 feet (2.4 to 3.7 m). Before discharging the extinguisher, move toward or away from the fire so you're standing 6 to 8 feet (1.8 to 2.4 m) (1.8 to 2.4 m) away. You can move closer once you start dousing the fire and the flames die down.

5: Pull the pin. Every fire extinguisher has a pin inserted into the handle that prevents the fire extinguisher from being discharged by accident. Grab the ring and pull the pin out from the side of the handle.

  • Now that the extinguisher is ready to discharge, hold the device so the nozzle is pointed away from you.
  • Fire extinguishers in non-residential or high/medium density residential areas may have a zip tie attached to the pin to let the fire department know that they've been used. The zip tie is made to be easily broken.

6: Aim the hose at the base of the fire. Hold the lower handle lever (the carrying handle) with one hand and grab the hose or nozzle with the other hand. Point the hose directly at the base of the fire, because you have to put out the fuel that’s burning.

  • Do not aim the hose at the flames. This isn't the fuel source, and you won't get much progress.
  • With carbon dioxide extinguishers, keep your hands away from the plastic discharge horn, which gets extremely cold.

7: Squeeze the lever. To release the extinguishing agent, squeeze the two levers together with one hand while you aim the hose at the base of the fire with the other. Apply slow and even pressure when you squeeze the levers.

  • To stop discharging the extinguisher, release the levers.

8: Sweep the hose from side to side. To extinguish all the fuel, slowly sweep the hose back and forth over the base of the fire as you discharge the extinguisher. Move closer to the fire as the flames die down.

  • Continue discharging until the fire goes out. This includes any glowing embers, which can reignite.
  • Back away and repeat if the flames flare up.Watch the fire closely to ensure the flames don’t flare up again. Back away slightly if they do. Aim the hose again, squeeze the lever, and sweep the hose across the base of the fire again to extinguish it. Never turn your back on a fire. You always want to be vigilant about where the fire is and what it’s doing.

9: Leave immediately if you're unable to extinguish the fire. The average extinguisher will have enough agent inside to go for about 10 seconds. Back away and leave immediately if the fire isn't out when the extinguisher is fully discharged.

  • Call the fire department or emergency services if they haven't already been called

Active Shooter Training Video

The City of Houston Mayor's Office of Public Safety and Homeland Security produced the below video outlining the steps to take in the event of an active shooter. Naropa University has adopted the "Run. Hide. Fight" response to active shooters. For further training or a specialized discussion, please contact the Assistant Director of campus Safety at 303-245-4686.


Warning: Content may be considered graphic or triggering. 



At Naropa University, safety is a must. That's why we created the SafeWalk Program on the Arapahoe Campus. The Safe Walkers are trained Naropa Caretakers who will go in pairs with you and will be carrying a cell phone so as to stay in contact with the campus.
It's all about helping you feel safe as you walk from Campus to your home, a bus stop, or your vehicle in the Goss-Grove neighborhood (from 15th Street to Folsom Street and from Arapahoe Avenue to Canyon Blvd.).
If you want someone to walk with you call 720-309-8211 and ask for a "safe walker."
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Monday- Friday

Lost and Found

Each campus has a lost and found where items left behind are gathered.

All valuable items, such as laptops, cell phones, wallets, and any cards that would typically go into a wallet will be returned to the campus safety office instead of put into the general lost and found. To pick up those items, call the office manager at 303-245-4686 and make an appointment to pick up your items. Please be prepared to provide proof of identity and a through description of the misplaced item.

For all other lost and found items, the locations are as follows:

Arapahoe Campus

      At Tashi Browder's desk. She is located on the second floor of Wulsin.

Nalanda Campus

      On the second floor in the student lounge, located under the counter.

Paramita Campus

      Student Lounge, located on the west end of the building.


All University property is patrolled throughout the day and every evening by the Safety and Facilities Caretakers. Trained in Safety as well as their main job functions, the caretakers are constantly patrolling our campuses while out performing their job functions. Every evening, they lock up our buildings as well, ensuring all offices and other private spaces are secure, as well as the exterior of all buildings.


Naropa University parking lots are currently monitored by the Business Service Center, located in the basement of the Lincoln building. For parking passes, parking tickets, and to register your vehicle, please visit the Business Service Center directly.

Text (SMS) and E-mail Notification

In the event of an emergency, Naropa University has an emergency SMS and E-mail notification system. All Naropa affiliates are automatically enrolled in this system. The message will outline what the emergency is and the proper action to take. Please follow it closely to ensure your safety.

Your cell phone must have text messaging capabilities in order to receive alerts directly to your phone.

The e-mail will be sent to your or accounts only.


This system is tested for proper function at least once per year. It will read as a "test" and can be disregarded.