University Student Handbook

Campus Security

Campus safety and security responsibilities are administered by Facilities Management. 

Facilities Management is responsible for maintaining university buildings and grounds with a concern for safety and security. Primary safety and security functions of the department include:

  • routine security surveillance and safety inspections;
  • investigation of reported incidents and suspicious activities;
  • escort services
  • monitoring building access; secure and unlock buildings according to schedule;
  • monitoring the closed circuit television system;
  • enforcement of campus parking regulations;
  • maintaining the campus card access system;
  • monitoring security, fire and building-mechanical alarm systems;
  • removal of unauthorized persons from buildings and grounds of campus;
  • contacting law enforcement agencies when required.

Employees of Facilities Management perform routine security functions Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. and emergency assistance is available through local police, fire or medical agencies. The university provides contract security personnel Monday through Friday from 4:00 p.m. to 12:00 midnight and weekends from 7 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Contract services for special events are made with off-duty police officers. Facilities Management and security personnel do not have police powers of arrest, but have the ability to detain individuals and make a citizen’s arrest. All applicants for security or Facilities Management positions undergo a background check in compliance with Minnesota regulations.

Escort service is available by calling extension 232.

Facilities Management or security personnel are responsible for first response to all emergency situations until assistance is available by local police, fire or medical agencies.

Campus Access

All areas of the main university campus are accessible during normal business hours Monday through Friday. Some areas of the campus such as the library, student lounge, and cafeteria are also accessible evenings and weekends. Outside doors to the campus are equipped with electronic card access control systems that keep a record of entrances and exits from the building. The campus building is accessible by card access only from 6:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 7 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Surveillance camera systems operate 24 hours a day at key interior locations.

Off-site clinics operated by the university are accessible during normal business hours Monday through Friday. Some of the clinics are on electronic alarm systems while closed.