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Student Safety, Health and Wellbeing

Safety at Morris

    Students living on campus rate Morris in the top 5% of schools nationally
    for safety and security.

    Source: Annual Residential Life studies, Educational Benchmarking Inc.

Morris is committed to each student’s safety and wellbeing. Campus programs support student wellness, foster the building of healthy respectful relationships, uphold campus policies, and promote individual action to create a violence-free campus. Each Morris student, faculty and staff member contributes to a healthy campus community for us all.


What's your Green Dot?

No one can do everything but everyone can do something.


Live the Green Dot is an approach to violence prevention that capitalizes on the power of peer and cultural influence across all levels of society.” The University of Minnesota Morris is a partner in the Green Dot Bystander Education Program engaging campus community members in raising awareness about and taking steps to prevent personal power based violence including sexual assault, relationship violence and stalking: crimes experienced by thousands in the U.S. and around the world each year.


All students are expected to abide by the University of Minnesota Student Code of Conduct.


MORRIS SAFETY RESOURCES SUPPORT A HEALTHY COMMUNITY

An inclusive, respectful community is free from bias and discrimination.

The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to all its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

Campus Police builds a safe and secure environment for all.

Campus Police officers know students well and provide safety resources, proactive patrol, crime prevention and safety programs, safe escort services, investigations, parking and law enforcement, building access and security, and emergency services.

Campus Safety & Security Report—safety and prevention, policies, stats

This report provides a summary of UMM’s safety programs, policies, reporting processes, and annual crime statistics.

Student Conduct Code outlines University expectations and disciplinary offenses

All students are expected to abide by the University of Minnesota Student Code of Conduct. For more information, contact T.J. Ross or Henry Fulda.

TXT-U provides emergency notificaton

Students, staff, and faculty are automatically enrolled in the TXT-U emergency notification system. (Be sure to include a cellphone number in your University personal information to receive texts.) You can add two extra phone numbers – for a parent/guardian, spouse/partner, child, or others. You can also register for the Stevens County, Minnesota Instant Alert System.

UMM Violence Prevention and Response is working to end sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking.

  • Green Dot Bystander Education Program—Get educated and get involved. Help raise awareness and prevent sexual assault, relationship violence and stalking–crimes experienced by thousands in the U.S. and around the world each year. Each incident of violence–each red dot on the map–hurts us all. Through your words, choices, and actions, in any moment you can add a “green dot” to the map to displace a red one and make a difference.
  • Violence Prevention and Response Poster—This material includes 24-hour emergency response information.
  • Violence Prevention and Response Folder & Information Inserts—You can make a difference. This material explains the following:
    • What is personal power based violence?
    • Victim/survivor action steps.
    • Employee and student action steps when informed of an incident of assault.
    • UMM Violence Prevention and Response Program and Community Partners.
    • University of Minnesota Sexual Assault, Stalking and Relationship Violence Administrative Policy.
    • UM Student Conduct Code and UMM Student Behavior Committee Response to Incidents of Sexual Assault, Stalking and Relationship Violence.

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RESOURCES FOR CRITICAL INCIDENT AND EMERGENCY RESPONSE

Emergency Procedures Posters guide first response.

This first response guide outlines emergency procedures for fire, medical emergencies, security/criminal activity, and severe weather. You’ll find these posters in campus buildings (often by the main entrances) with additional building emergency information.

Automated External Defibrillators are nearby in many buildings.

Campus locations for portable electronic devices used to treat sudden cardiac arrest.

Mental Health Crisis Consultation is always available.

If you are (or someone you know is) having a mental health crisis and/or is in immediate danger, please call 911. Look to the UMM Student Mental Health website for additional resources.

Report and Respond to bias incidents and hate crimes.

When a UMM community member experiences or becomes aware of a possible bias-related incident, the campus will provide support and address disrespectful bias and discrimination in our community.

Address student misconduct

All students are expected to abide by the University of Minnesota Student Code of Conduct. For assistance in responding to possible student misconduct, contact T.J. Ross or Henry Fulda.

Report and respond to sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking.

  • Violence Prevention and Response Poster—This material includes 24-hour emergency response information.
  • Violence Prevention and Response Folder & Information Inserts—You can make a difference. This material explains the following:
    • What is personal power based violence?
    • Victim/survivor action steps.
    • Employee and student action steps when informed of an incident of assault.
    • UMM Violence Prevention and Response Program and Community Partners.
    • University of Minnesota Sexual Assault, Stalking and Relationship Violence Administrative Policy.
    • UM Student Conduct Code and UMM Student Behavior Committee Response to Incidents of Sexual Assault, Stalking and Relationship Violence.

SUPPORT DURING PERSONAL EMERGENCIES

Missing Class for legitimate absenses

It is the responsibility of students to plan their schedules to avoid excessive conflict with course requirements. The University of Minnesota policy on Makeup Work for Legitimate Absences provides that students not be penalized for absence during the semester due to unavoidable or legitimate circumstances. Such circumstances include illness of the student or the student’s dependent, medical conditions related to pregnancy, subpoenas, jury duty, military service, bereavement, and religious observations. A student must notify instructors of these circumstances as soon as possible and provide documentation if requested by the instructor.

  • The policy is usually addressed between the student and their instructors. The instructor has the right to request verification for absences from the student or a university office.
  • Health Service accepts confidential medical information and provides student health excuses.
  • Student Affairs accepts documentation and works with students and families to provide class excuses and coordinate support for bereavement, an extended health absence, and other personal emergencies.

Support during personal emergencies

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs coordinates support for students experiencing personal emergencies. Contact Student Affairs at 320-589-6013 during university business hours. For support at other times, please contact Student Affairs through Campus Police at 320-589-6000.

IT’s MINNESOTA: Weather Alerts and Severe Weather Procedures

Classes, traveling, parking, and road conditions

In the rare event that UMM cancels classes or closes offices due to severe weather, the Chancellor or another senior administrator works with University Relations to communicate to the campus (typically by 6 a.m.) including notification to local media—KMRS/KKOK, KUMM, KCCO/WCCO, KXRA, KSAX, KIKV; to the UMM Info Desk; and through university email.

Plan ahead for severe weather. Anyone (faculty, students or staff) who feels unsafe traveling to campus when campus is open and classes are meeting should not come. On such occasions, faculty should contact the appropriate division chair, students should contact their instructors, and staff should contact their supervisors.

If you park off campus, remember to pay attention to snow removal alerts and ordinances for the city of Morris–available online. (If you will be out of town for a long period of time, such as Winter Break, park your car off the street to avoid fines and towing.)

Minnesota 511 provides information on road conditions and closings. You can also register for the Stevens County Instant Alert System on the county’s Emergency Management webpage.




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