The safety of our students, faculty, staff and visitors is a priority at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, and we are committed to creating a safe environment free from physical, sexual, emotional and intellectual harassment and assault. We have many safety precautions in place and are always working to ensure that our emergency alert equipment, facilities and policies remain up to date. At our various centers, safety is entrusted to the security services provided by each facility. No matter where you are, you will be in good hands at Saint Mary's.
Discrimination, sexual harassment & sexual assault policies can be found in the SGPP Catalog & Handbook.
To report criminal activity, an emergency, or to request assistance, please contact Security at your campus:
Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. weekdays, 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturdays
(507) 457-1703, (800) 635-5987 Ext. 1703
Philip Gaddis, Director of Campus Safety: firstname.lastname@example.org
Robert Morris, Safety Coordinator: email@example.com
During the period from January 1, 1995 through October 2008, there have been no reported incidences on the university premises of the mandatory reportable crimes of arson, manslaughter, motor vehicle theft, or personal injury as a result of hate crimes, murder, aggravated assault, robbery, burglary, or forcible or nonforcible sex offenses. There have been no arrests for liquor law violations, drug abuse or weapons possessions. There have been two incidences of vandalism to cars parked in the neighborhood surrounding the buildings and theft of university and personal property on the premises.
Lighting - Special care has been taken to provide bright outside lighting on the building and in the parking lot. Shrubbery is kept low in public areas.
Building Access - The 2500 Park Avenue entrance is open during business hours. Martin de Porres Hall and Mother Teresa Hall are maintained as locked buildings at all times. Anyone wishing to meet with staff in Martin de Porres Hall or Mother Teresa Hall must first check with the receptionist in La Salle Hall. Any faculty or staff members inviting visitors to Martin de Porres Hall or Mother Teresa Hall should instruct them to first check in at the La Salle Hall reception area.
Security Service - The university provides security personnel stationed in the parking lot and throughout the premises. These guards interact with students, faculty and staff on issues and are available for escort.
Security Paging - The security office is located in La Salle Hall and messages may be left on voicemail at (612) 728-5100, Ext. 159. Security staff can be reached by radio from the reception desk or by phone at (612) 325-1384.
All criminal actions occurring on the university premises must be reported to the Minneapolis Police Department and to the university. Security services employed by the university are considered a service to students, faculty and staff in assuring their own personal safety. University security personnel do not have the authority to make arrests. The Minneapolis Police Department is called for all criminal actions.
Students should report crimes to the university by using forms available in the security office. The university will respond as you request on this form. Confidentiality is assured by maintaining the forms in a locked file and by only using the aggregate numbers in reports each September. Should it be necessary to alert the members of the campus community to the occurrence of a crime, a special memorandum will be issued from the Office of the Vice President and made available in all classes.
Students may use the university's internal grievance procedure to handle actions of discrimination, harassment or assault from within the university community.
The Twin Cities campus recognizes no off-campus student organizations and is not responsible for unofficial meetings of students, faculty, or staff.
Orientation sessions are offered each semester. The safety and security offerings include discussions on awareness of dangerous situations, prevention strategies and options for reporting crimes. The specialized procedures in cases of sexual assault are also covered in these sessions. These one-hour sessions include resource materials and group discussion. They are available to all students, faculty and staff at no cost.