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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Sometimes feel safe on campus and sometimes not. During the evening/overnight hours, it's difficult to walk by yourself because of unlit pathways and such.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: It's pretty safe here, not much trouble

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: campus has the most awesome securities ever because if students don't feel safe walking on campus, they can call security to walk with them to their destination.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I think the school has been pretty good with safety issues. There's a lot of blue phones around campus that if you feel like you're in trouble you can call security right away. Plus security drives around campus all the time so I also like that feeling. I personally haven't seen or heard of any of my friends getting in danger yet, so I feel pretty good about our safety.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There are several procedures to prevent assault. There are help buttons located all over campus and emergency phone numbers for assistance

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Due to the diverse student population on campus, it is hard to spot someone out of place, so Campus Security, try as it might, does not do as well of a job as other schools. While Security has many services, such as emergency blue lights and an escort service, there have been complaints that its phones are always busy. Most security officers are work-study students who are majoring in law enforcement, and if there is something seriously wrong, you can count on them. Security also responds fairly quickly when someone pushes the button at an emergency blue light. There have been sexual and physical assaults on campus, but the perpetrators are generally caught quickly, and the school is very good about letting students know about these kind of issues.

Security in the dorms is extremely good. In the newer dorm buildings, such as Julia Sears, Crawford, and McElroy, the side doors are card-access only and the front doors lock at 11 p.m., so students need a MavCard to enter their dorm and floor. In older dorm buildings, such as Gage Towers, students use their room keys to get into the building.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 3
  • Arson: 3
  • Burglary: 24
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 1
  • Sex Offenses: 2
  • Vehicle Theft: 2
Security Office
University Security
222 Wiecking Center
(507) 389-2111
Safety Services
  • Crime alerts
  • Emergency blue lights
  • Emergency notification system
  • Escorts
  • Motor vehicle assistance
  • On-campus EMTs
  • Self-defense classes
Health Center
Student Health Services Medical Clinic
21 Carkoski Commons
(507) 389-6276
Monday 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Tuesday 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Wednesday 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Thursday 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Health Services
  • Allergy shots
  • Basic medical care
  • Immunizations
  • Lab services
  • Pharmacy
  • Psychiatrist consultations
  • Self-care resources
  • Sports medicine
  • STD testing
  • Women's health
Day Care Services?

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 41 responses

  • 14% Walking alone
  • 14% Theft/robberies
  • 11% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 9% Criminal activity near campus
  • 9% Excessive drinking
  • 9% None
  • 8% Drugs
  • 6% Violence among students
  • 5% Non-students on campus
  • 3% Dorm safety
  • 3% Unlit pathways
  • 3% Gang violence
  • 2% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 2% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 1% Lack of safety escort services

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding sexual assault on your campus?    Based on 11 responses

Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
  • Alcohol plays a significant role in sexual assault on campus.
  • Campus administrators provide a supportive environment for victims of sexual assault.
  • Campus administrators work hard to actively prevent sexual assaults on our campus.
  • A friend, a classmate, or I have been a victim of sexual assault on/near our campus.
  • Our campus has easily accessible support services in place to address sexual assaults.
  • Sexual assaults are a serious problem on campus.
  • Students take the issue of sexual assault on campus seriously.

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 40 responses

  • 42% High quality, very convenient.
  • 32% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 18% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 5% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 0% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 2% Poor quality, not very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 40 responses

  • 18% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 52% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 28% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 2% Not very visible.
  • 0% We have campus police?

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 40 responses

  • 28% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 50% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 20% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 2% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
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