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Student Safety Tips

Lock your room at all times.
Whether it is "just for a minute" to visit someone down the hall or go to the bathroom, or it is for a longer period of time, an unlocked door provides an easy opportunity for theft. Also, lock your door before you go to sleep to insure you and your roommate have a safe space to sleep.  Remember, it takes less than thirty seconds to have something taken from your room. A security key will open the outside doors to each respective residence hall.

Close and lock your window when you are away.
This protects your belongings from both theft and inclement weather.

Don't leave your computer, books, backpack, or wallet unattended
Library study tables, cafeterias, laundry room, and study lounges are not always as "safe" as they might seem.  Someone might not be able to afford the textbook you left at the table while you went to the bathroom. And never leave money sitting out anywhere (even on your desk in your room). Make sure to be particularly aware at the end of each semester as theft rates always increase at this time.

Lock you car.
And do not leave valuable items such as cameras, wallets, or large numbers of CDs in plain sight or on the seats. Window shopping thieves don't care if they break your car windows.

Remember to:


Safe Walk/Campus Escort

The Department of Residential Life/Security Services offers the service of Safe Walk Escort to all students, staff and faculty. A Safe Walk Escort can be obtained by calling 218-289-0604 or 218-289-0605 from 8:00 pm - 12:00 midnight.


Emergency 911 - Blue Lights

Phones available around campus.


Parental Notification Policy

The Director of Residential Life or designee may notify the parents or legal guardians' of students when the health and well being of a student is determined to be at risk. See more of Parental Notification Policy >>>


Prevention Information for Acquaintance Rape

Date Rape Prevention Advice to Men:


Date Rape Prevention Advice for Women:


Sexual Assault


Emergency Numbers

Dial 9 before phone number if you are using a campus phone


Victim Services/N.W. Mental Health

Crookston Police Department

Crookston Fire Department

Senior CA Cell Phone
(between 8 pm - 8 am)




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