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Student Safety, Health and Wellbeing

Safety

At the University of Minnesota, Morris, we are committed to building a safe, respectful and healthy campus community. Listed below are resources to help student, faculty, and staff achieve these goals.

Campus Police

Campus Police is committed to maintaining a safe and secure environment for Morris students, faculty, staff, and visitors. Campus Police provides proactive patrol, crime prevention and safety programs, safe escort services, investigations, parking and law enforcement, building access and security, and emergency services.

TXT-U Emergency Notification

TXT-U, the University of Minnesota‚Äôs emergency notification text messaging system, is one of several ways the University provides emergency information to faculty, staff, and students. As of May 31, 2012, students, staff, and faculty with an active Internet ID and University of Minnesota email address have been added to the TXT-U system. However, only those with cell phone numbers included in their University personal information will receive emergency text messages. Two other cell phone numbers can be added to an account, such as a parent’s, child’s, or spouse/partner/significant other’s.

Campus Safety & Security Report (PDF)

The Safety and Security Report is released annual and provides lists of campus safety programs, policies, reporting processes, and annual crime statistics.

Residential Life Policies

Residential Life Policies are in place to foster a safe and healthy community environment on campus. Contact your Community Advisor or Hall Director with any concerns or problems.

Scams & Fraud

To protect yourself from scams and fraud stay updated on the latest information.

Automated External Defibrillators

In case of an emergency, Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) are located around campus.

Bias Incident/Hate Crime

The University of Minnesota strives, “to celebrate and strengthen the multicultural inclusiveness of the campus community” Please let us know if you, someone you know, or a group within our university community, has experienced bias, discrimination or hostility.

Violence Prevention Program

The Violence Prevention Program strives to support survivors of sexual assault, prevent relationship violence and stalking, and help all members of the UMM community build healthy relationships.

Weather Alerts and Severe Weather Procedure

If UMM should close due to severe weather, the Chancellor or another senior administrator will have a representative of University Relations notify local media, including KMRS/KKOK, KUMM, KCCO/WCCO, KXRA, KSAX, KIKV, and the UMM Info Desk, by 6 a.m. 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, snow removal alerts and ordinances for the city of Morris can be found online. If you will be out of town for a long period of time, such as Winter Break, it is recommended that you park your car off the street to avoid fines and towing.

While traveling in severe weather is not recommended, check road conditions and closings before leaving.

Emergencies

Missing Class

At times it is impossible to attend class, read through the Class Excuse Policy to know how to handle your particular situation. The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs coordinates support for students during times of personal emergencies.

Student Conduct (PDF)

The Student Conduct Code applies to student conduct that occurs on University premises or at University-sponsored activities. At the discretion of University leadership, the code may also apply to off-campus student conduct that may adversely affect the University. For more information on the Student Code of Conduct, contact Dr. Henry Fulda (fuldah@morris.umn.edu).




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