Campus Safety Information and Resources

Ferris State University is committed to campus security and safety.  Pursuant to section 245a of the State of Michigan Higher Education Omnibus Act, the following is information regarding Ferris State campus safety and resources:

Emergency Contact Numbers

Safety Services:

  • Police, Fire, Medical Care:  911

  • Ferris State Campus Police:  231-591-5000

  • Campus Crime Hotline:  231-591-5900

Faculty, Staff, and Students may register to receive Emergency Alerts by text message, phone messages, or emails.

Medical Services:

  • Big Rapids Spectrum Hospital:  231-796-8691

  • Ferris State University Birkam Health Center:  231-591-2614

Counseling & Mental Health Services:

  • Ferris State University Personal Counseling Center:  231-591-5968

  • Encompass, LLC (Ferris State University Employees Only):  800-788-8630

  • Women's Information Services, Inc. (WISE):  231-796-6600

  • Community Mental Health:  231-796-5825

  • Personal Counseling Office (KCAD Campus):  616-451-2787 x1136

  • Michigan Statewide Sexual Assault Helpline (available 24 hours):  855-VOICES4

Campus Public Safety Office & Title IX Office:  Hours, Locations, Phone Numbers, and Email Contacts

Department of Public Safety:

  • Hours:  Police Services:  24/7/365; Parking Services:  Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

  • Location:  1319 Cramer Circle, Big Rapids, MI 49307

  • Phone:  231-591-5000

  • Fax:  231-796-0169

  • Email:  [email protected]

  • Website: https://ferris.edu/campussafety

Title IX Office:

Interim Title IX Coordinator: Joy Pufhal

Deputy Title IX Coordinator (KCAD Campus): Sandy Britton

Deputy Title IX Coordinator (FSU-GR): Jocelyn Goheen

  • Hours:  Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

  • Location:  151 Fountain Street NE, Grand Rapids, Mich. 49503

  • Phone:  616-643-5741

  • Email:  [email protected]

Director of Equal Opportunity & Deputy Title IX Coordinator: Kylie Piette

  • Hours:  Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

  • Location:  120 Cedar Street, Big Rapids, Mich. 49307

  • Phone:  231-591-2152

  • Email:  [email protected]

Safety & Security Services

Transportation Services

  • Free Ferris Campus Shuttle: Ferris State University partners with Big Rapids Dial-A-Ride Transportation (DART) to provide free shuttle services on the campus routes available to anyone. The campus shuttles runs from 7:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Monday – Thursday and 7:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. on Friday. The DoubleMap mobile app displays the location of the shuttles in real time: bigrapids.doublemap.com

  • Safe Ride: Ferris State University offers an optional free and safe ride home from local establishments available to students from 12:00 a.m. – 2:30 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. The shuttle stops regularly at a variety of establishments throughout the Big Rapids area. There is no need to call to request a ride, just wait for the announcement in the establishment or stand by the door, board the bus, and you will be taken to your residence.

Public Transportation:

  • Mecosta-Osceola Area Transit (MOTA):  231-796-4896

  • Indian Trails Bus Line:  231-591-2212

Policies Applicable to Minors on University Property

FSU and Community Resources for Students or Employees Who Are Survivors of Sexual Assault or Sexual Abuse

Resource Handbook for Campus Sexual Assault Survivors, Friends & Family:

Campus Security Policies and Crime Statistics