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                       Annual Campus Security
                        and Fire Safety Report
                               Campus safety is an important consideration for all
                               members of the University community. Minnesota
                               State Mankato is committed to providing a safe and
                               comfortable learning environment by systematically
                               reviewing its services, facilities and policies relating
                               to safety. Through this review, the University attempts
                               to provide to students, employees and visitors those
                               services that support their educational, occupational
                               or personal needs.

I encourage us to work together, to be “partners in safety” to ensure that
all will find Minnesota State Mankato a welcoming and safe campus.

Richard Davenport
Minnesota State University, Mankato

  Located in southern Minnesota, approximately 85 miles southwest of
  Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota State Mankato provides educational
  opportunities for over 15,000 students. Approximately 1,600 employees
  provide instructional and other related services for these students. Students
  and employees come to Minnesota State Mankato from throughout
  Minnesota, from 49 states and from 72 foreign countries to study,
  learn, and work. The University is part of the Mankato/North Mankato
  communities which has a population of nearly 50,000.

                  A member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System.
             Minnesota State Mankato is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity University.
       This document is available in alternative format to individuals with disabilities by calling the
                             Security Department at V/TTY 507-389-2111.
                   Campus Security Report

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      Minnesota State University, Mankato

CRIME REPORTING POLICIES .............................................................1

CRIME REPORTING PROCEDURES .......................................................2

CAMPUS SECURITY AND CAMPUS WARNINGS .................................4

UNIVERSITY RESPONSE TO CRIME REPORTS .......................................4

EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION ...........................................................4

EMERGENCY EVACUATION ..............................................................5

RESIDENTIAL MISSING STUDENTS ......................................................5

PERSONAL SECURITY RECOMMENDATIONS ......................................6


CAMPUS FACILITIES - SAFETY AND ACCESS......................................10

LAW ENFORCEMENT POLICIES .......................................................12

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS - SECURITY .............................................13

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS - RESIDENCE HALLS .................................14

CRIME PREVENTION PROGRAMS .....................................................14

CRIME STATISTICS ........................................................................15

MONITORING OFF-CAMPUS ACTIVITIES ..........................................17

ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE POLICY .......................................................18

ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUG EDUCATION .....................................18

ILLEGAL DRUGS ON CAMPUS ..........................................................18

SEXUAL ASSAULT PROGRAMS AND PROCEDURES ..............................19


SEX OFFENSES - DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS ..........................................23


Providing a safe campus requires that we work together — that we become “partners

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in safety.” The Security Department serves as the University’s primary unit for supporting
the personal safety of students, employees, and visitors. Staffed by fourteen full-time em-
ployees, who provide supervision to student employees, the department is responsible for
building/grounds security, dispatch/radio communications, parking enforcement, safe
walk, crime prevention, and emergency medical services. Uniformed patrol personnel
are unarmed and engage primarily in foot and vehicle patrols of the campus 24 hours-
a-day. A student communications officer provides services such as initiating appropriate
responses to community members in crisis situations or providing information on a 24
hour-a-day basis. Both patrol and communications officers are trained on the job and
in the classroom. Reference checks and criminal background checks are performed on
all employees. Additionally, Security personnel respond to reported incidents in a timely
manner. Security’s web site can be found at


Minnesota State University, Mankato encourages all students and University community
members to be fully aware of the safety issues on the campus and to take action to pre-
vent and to report illegal and inappropriate activities. Personal awareness and applying
personal safety practices are the foundation of a safe community.

Pursuant to the Student Right to Know and Campus Security Act, Minnesota State Mankato
monitors criminal activity and publishes this report, maintains a three year statistical history
on campus, at off-campus property or facilities owned or used by Minnesota State Mankato
or recognized University organizations and public property surrounding the University.
The University will distribute a copy of this report to each current student and employee.
This brochure is provided to new and prospective students and employees throughout the
year by First Year Experience, Admissions and Human Resources. This brochure is also
available on the Minnesota State Mankato Web page at Minnesota
State Mankato will provide a copy of the report to anyone upon written request.

Minnesota State Mankato currently has a variety of policies and procedures relating to
campus security, and it expressly reserves the right to modify them or adopt additional
policies or procedures at any time without notice. Such changes may appear in succes-
sive issues of this report.


A. Reporting Policies:
    1. The Security Office, located in Wiecking Center (V/TTY 389-2111) is the office
         to which all criminal reports should be made. Violence, assault and other criminal
         offenses have no place at Minnesota State Mankato. To enhance safety and
         ensure compliance with federal and state legislation, all University faculty and
         staff, including student employees, are required to notify a Campus Security
         Authority of campus crimes and also acts or threats of workplace violence that
         are reported to them in their role as an employee of the University. Students
         and visitors are encouraged to report immediately any and all potentially crimi-
         nal activity to the Security Office and/or the Mankato Department of Public

         Safety. Individuals reporting to Minnesota State Mankato who also wish to file
         a complaint with the Mankato Department of Public Safety will be provided
         with assistance from Minnesota State Mankato upon request.

    2.   Minnesota State Mankato will issue an annual report of criminal reports made to
         Security and other law enforcement agencies for crimes occurring on university
         property or facilities. The annual report includes reported crimes alleged to have
         occurred on the campus and facilities owned or rented by Minnesota State Mankato
         and/or recognized student organizations and public property immediately sur-
         rounding the university. It includes the following reports of crime:
                    1. Murder:
                    2. Sex offenses:
                          (a) Forcible;
                               (1) Forcible rape;
                               (2) Forcible sodomy;
                               (3) Sexual assault with object;
                               (4) Forcible fondling.
                          (b) Non-Forcible:
                               (1) Incest;
                               (2) Statutory rape.
                    3. Robbery;
                    4. Aggravated Assault;
                    5. Burglary;
                    6. Motor Vehicle Theft;
                    7. Non-negligent and negligent manslaughter;
                    8. Arson;
                    9. Any of the above crimes as well as larceny-theft, simple assault,
                        intimidation, damage to property, evidencing hate
         The report also includes arrests and violations referred to campus adjudica-
         tion for the following:
                    10. Liquor law violations;
                    11. Drug abuse violations;
                    12. Weapons possession

    3.   The Director of Security serves as the primary liaison for Security with all law
         enforcement agencies.

    4.   When reports are made, the Director of Security or designee will decide if a
         threat continues to exist to the campus community. If a threat continues to exist,
         a warning will be sent out informing the campus community. Such notification
         may include postings on bulletin boards, electronic mail, the Personal Safety
         Hotline (389-2594), Security Web page, and media releases.

B. Reporting Procedures:
     1. All criminal activity occurring on campus should be reported immediately to
         Security (222 Wiecking Center or V/TTY 389-2111) and/or to the Mankato
         Department of Public Safety. Security will assist the complainant in completing
         criminal reports. These reports will also be forwarded to the Mankato Depart-
         ment of Public Safety. Reports involving college students and visitor misconduct
         will also be shared with the Director of Student Conduct in the Office of Student

       Affairs. Reports involving suspected employee misconduct will be forwarded
       to the employee's supervisor and the Office of Human Resources. Security will
       assist the Mankato Department of Public Safety with investigations.

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 2.    Every effort should be made to ensure that physical evidence is maintained and pro-
       tected. Immediately reporting incidents will assist in preserving physical evidence.

 3.    If you are a victim of a crime or witness a crime:
       a. Call Security (V/TTY 389-2111) or the Mankato Department of Public Safety
            (911) for any emergency including medical assistance, fires, suspicious
            people or activities, crime reports, traffic accidents, or other illegal activities;

       b.   Obtain a description of the offender(s), including sex, age, race, hair,
            clothing, and other distinguishable features. Attempt to obtain a description
            and license number of any vehicle involved. Note the direction taken by
            offenders or vehicles and report those to Security or the police;

       c.   Preserve the crime scene. Do not touch any items involved in the incident.
            Close off the area of the incident and do not allow anyone in the crime
            area until Security and/or police arrive.

 4.    Security will accept third-party reports in cases of sexual assault in order to
       protect the victim’s identity.

 5.    All employees, faculty or staff who become aware of an allegation or violation
       of University policy, student code of conduct, civil or criminal law need to report
       the allegation to their supervisor and Security or a Campus Security Authority.

       The following positions have been designated as campus security authorities
       at Minnesota State Mankato: President; Vice Presidents; Student Affairs direc-
       tors; Support Service directors; coaches; Office of Affirmative Action; Human
       Resources director; Security Department; faculty and staff who advise student
       groups. A complete listing of positions with the names of designated officials
       is available from the Security Department.

 When Minnesota State Mankato employees, including student employees, elicit
 information from an individual with knowledge of campus crime or workplace vio-
 lence, the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act requires that Minnesota State
 Mankato staff provide the individual making the disclosure of a campus crime with
 the following notice:
          •	federal	and	state	regulations	require	Minnesota	State	Mankato	to	compile	
            and disclose accurate information on campus crime and workplace violence;
          •	all	Minnesota	State	Mankato	employees	are	required	to	report	campus	
            crime and workplace violence to a Campus Security Authority;
          •	timely	warnings	to	the	campus	community	aid	in	crime	prevention;
          •	criminal	acts	that	are	reported	to	Campus	Security	Authorities	will	be	immedi-
            ately reported to Security and law enforcement who will compile statistics.

These individuals should not attempt to investigate, but should instead report the incident
to Security.

     6.   All persons in the Minnesota State Mankato community are encouraged to as-
          sist anyone in reporting alleged criminal activity by contacting Security and/
          or the Mankato Department of Public Safety, as well as providing assistance in
          making the report.

     7.   Student organizations with control of any facility are advised to report safety
          and security concerns to Security.

C. University’s Response to Reports:
    1. All allegations will be investigated. These investigations may be made in con-
         junction with the Mankato Department of Public Safety or the Blue Earth County
         Sheriff Department, other Law Enforcement agencies, or MnSCU.

     2.   Reports will be classified in conjunction with the appropriate police agency
          according to the FBI Uniform Crime Reporting Definitions.

     3.   Reports regarding student violations of University policy will be forwarded to the
          Director of Student Conduct for investigation and appropriate action. Criminal
          investigation, arrest and prosecution can occur independently, before, during
          or after the campus disciplinary process.

     4.   The University will issue a timely warning to members of the campus community
          in cases of reported murder, sex offenses, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary,
          motor vehicle theft, manslaughter, arson and any hate crimes (manifesting evidence
          of prejudice based on race, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or disability)
          of murder, forcible rape or aggravated assault, in cases where the Director of
          Security (or the Director’s designee) determines there is a continuing threat to
          the University Community. In such cases, warnings may be published through
          campus bulletins, electronic mail systems, personal safety hotline, residence hall
          bulletins, Security Web page and media releases.

D. Emergency Notification
Minnesota State University is committed to safety. For the protection of all members of the
University community and to ensure compliance with federal legislation, all students and
staff of Minnesota State University, Mankato should immediately notify University Security
of any situation or incident on campus that involves a significant emergency or danger-
ous situation that may involve an imminent or on-going threat to the health and safety of
students and/or staff. Security Department can be reached at 507-389-2111.

If an incident is reported, University Security and/or the Mankato Police Department will
respond and investigate to determine if the situation does in fact, pose an imminent threat
to Minnesota State Mankato campus community. In the event the incident does pose an
immediate threat to students and/or staff, University Security will, without delay and tak-
ing into account the safety of the community, collaborate with a member of the campus
emergency response team to determine the content of the notification. The notification
will be transmitted via campus voice-over IP telephone system.

Testing of the campus voice-over IP telephone system is completed monthly. Any deficien-
cies identified will be addressed immediately. All tests will be documented and reported
in the campus annual security report.
The University has various systems in place for further communication with the community.
Some or all of these methods of communication may be activated in the event of an
immediate threat to the Minnesota State Mankato campus community. These methods of

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communication include text message system (opt in), network e-mails, emergency web
site, scrolling message boards throughout campus and media outlets.

University Security will contact area agencies that have been identified to appropriately
respond to emergencies. This can include but is not limited to the Mankato Department
of Public Safety, MN State Patrol, MN Valley Tactical Response Team, etc.

E. Emergency Evacuation
The purpose of evacuation drills is to prepare building occupants for an organized evacu-
ation in case of fire or other emergency. Drills are coordinate through the departments
of Environmental Health & Safety for non-residential buildings, and Residential Life for
residential buildings. In addition to educating the occupants of each building about the
evacuation procedures during the drills, the process also provides the University an op-
portunity to test the operation of the fire alarm system components or any other tool used
during emergency situations.

Reports are prepared by participating departments to identify deficient equipment so that
repairs can be made immediately. Recommendations for improvements are also submitted
to the appropriate department/offices for consideration.

In the event of an emergency that requires an extended evacuation, occupants should tem-
porarily report to Bresnan Arena; CSU ballroom if Bresnan Arena is the area evacuated.

Additional information regarding the different methods of evacuation can be found on
the University emergency preparedness web site.

F. Residential Missing Students
If a member of the Minnesota State Mankato community has reason to believe that a
student who resides in on-campus housing is missing, he or she should immediately notify
University Security at 507-389-2111. University Security will generate a missing person
report and initiate an investigation.  After investigating the missing student report, should
University Security determine that the student is missing, Minnesota State Mankato will
notify Mankato Police as soon as possible. 

Students residing in on-campus housing have the option to identify confidentially an
individual, as their missing person emergency contact, to be contacted in the event the
student is determined to be missing for more than 24 hours.  If a student has identified a
missing person emergency contact, Security will notify the contact no later than 24 hours
after the student is determined to be missing.  If the missing student is under the age of 18
and is not an emancipated individual, Minnesota State Mankato will notify the student’s
parent or legal guardian immediately after University Security has determined that the
student has been missing for more than 24 hours. Contact information will be registered
confidentially and will be accessed by campus officials only.
If accessed, information will not be disclosed, except to law enforcement personnel as
part of a missing person investigation.

In the event that a student does not identify a separate missing person contact, the next
of kin identified in the University general database will be contacted.

Students residing in on-campus housing who wish to register an emergency missing person
contact can do so by visiting the department of Residential Life in CC 111. 


A. Personal Security Recommendations:
    1. Security staff are available to assist you in protecting yourself by providing regular
         foot and/or vehicle patrols, security programs, as well as various safety posters
         and brochures. However, only you can protect yourself by being aware of your
         surroundings and taking appropriate steps in preventing crime from happening.

     2.   Call for an Safewalk! Security provides a safewalk on the campus for individu-
          als upon request. The service is available, on a 24-hour basis throughout the
          year, by calling extension V/TTY 2111.

     3.   Be aware of when patrol is on duty. Security staff patrol the campus 24 hours
          a day, 365 days a year. The Security Dispatch Office (V/TTY 389-2111) is
          staffed on a 24-hour basis.

     4.   Use Emergency Telephones. There are eighteen emergency telephones installed
          on the University campus (see map on inside back cover). These telephones are
          identified by a blue light and provide a direct line to the Security dispatcher.

     5.   Use the Personal Safety Telephone Hotline. A personal safety telephone hotline
          has been established by the Security Department to allow the community to
          access information about current personal safety happenings and safety tips.
          The hotline is a recorded message that is accessible 24 hours a day. [phone

     6.   Call for Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT). The University employs students
          during Fall and Spring terms, who are nationally, and/or state registered
          as emergency medical technicians. These students respond to any medical
          emergency on the campus and work with the community’s ambulance service
          if additional assistance is needed.

     7.   Consult the Safety Education & Crime Prevention Division. Security employees
          make presentations to campus groups on personal safety. These presentations
          include an orientation to safety services on the campus as well as the national
          Operation I.D. program and information about expanding an individual’s sense
          of personal safety.

     8.   Be cautious about putting personal information on any website. Providing personal
          information can put you at risk for identity theft or personal safety crimes. Students
          are encouraged to become actively engaged in the University community. Social
          networking websites, e.g. Facebook, MySpace, and Xanga provide additional
          means for students to connect with one another. Communication on these sites is
          considered a public forum and can be viewed by anyone. To support personal

     safety and guard against identity theft, students are cautioned against including
     class schedules, birthdates, cell phone numbers and addresses on their profiles.
     While the University does not monitor such sites, suspected violations of law or

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     University policy posted online may be submitted to campus officials and police
     for investigation, and used as evidence in a disciplinary proceeding.

9.   Protect your room or apartment:
          a. Lock your door - even if you are only going out for a short time or only
               going a short distance. It only takes seconds to walk into your open
               room and steal your valuables.

          b.   Always keep your door locked. Pay particular attention to make sure
               it is locked when you are asleep.

          c.   Do not prop open locked exterior building doors. These doors are
               locked for your protection and protection of other residents.

          d.   Never open exterior doors of the building for strangers or non-residents.
               Always escort your guests to and from the main entrance doors.

          e.   Do not loan your keys to anyone – even a classmate or a friend.
               They may not be careful with them and may misplace them, giving
               the wrong person access.

          f.   Do not leave your keys lying around in public places or in your jacket
               pocket when you are not wearing it.

          g.   Do not put your name or address on key rings as they may be used
               to steal your property if found by the wrong person.

10. Protect your property:
        a. Personal property (purses, briefcases, calculators, laptop computers,
             etc.) should never be left unattended. Take such items with you if you
             are leaving the office, classroom or residence hall room.

          b.   Lock your door whenever you leave your room or office. Always lock
               your door when sleeping. Always lock your car doors.

          c.   Never open the exterior doors of the building to strangers or non-residents.
               Always escort your guests to and from the main entrance doors.

          d.   Protect all valuables in your room, office or vehicle. Do not leave
               valuables in plain view.

          e.   Take valuables home with you during vacations.

          f.   You are encouraged to open a savings or checking account rather
               than allow large sums of money to accumulate in your room. If you
               open a checking account, remember the number of the last check
               written. The theft of a single check can go undetected until a bank
               statement discloses a forgery.

         g.   Park your bike where you can keep an eye on it if possible. Always
              lock your bike. There are several good anti-theft devices available.
              Case-hardened heavy locks and chains afford the best protection.

11. Protect your automobile:
         a. Always lock your car doors and never leave your keys in the vehicle.

         b. Try to park your car in a well-lit area.

         c. Avoid leaving property where it is visible.

12. Protect yourself at night:
         a. Avoid walking alone at night.

         b.   Refrain from taking shortcuts, walk where there is plenty of light
              and traffic.

         c.   Call for a safewalk (V/TTY 389-2111).

         d.   When possible let someone know your return time and route.

13. Protect yourself walking and jogging:
         a. Avoid walking and jogging alone after dark. If you must travel alone
              at night, use the Minnesota State Mankato Safewalk Service (V/TTY
              389-2111) to Safewalk you to your on-campus destination or locations
              near campus.

         b.   Walk along well-lit routes.

         c.   Be alert to your surroundings. If you suspect you are being followed,
              run in a different direction, go to the other side of the street and yell
              for help, or yell at the person to "leave me alone" while you head
              quickly for a lighted area or a group of people.

         d.   Have your keys ready when returning to your residence hall or apart-
              ment and keep your personal or valuable items concealed and close
              to your body.

         e.   Closed circuit television cameras are installed in many campus lots and/
              or major walkways of the University. These cameras, monitored by a
              University communications officer, have been installed as a deterrent to
              criminal activity and serve as a supplement to routine security patrols.

14. Help us protect you:
        a. Watch for suspicious persons in and around University buildings and
             in parking lots. Do not pursue them. Call Security immediately. Call
             Security if you should enter your room and find a stranger, regardless
             of the “explanation” supplied.
                  (1) Suspicious activity:
                        (a) If you see any suspicious activity or people on or near

                                    campus, call Security immediately (V/TTY 389-2111).
                                    Do not assume that what you observe is an innocent
                                    activity or that it has already been reported.

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                              (b) If something feels wrong or looks suspicious (gut feeling)
                                  it probably is, call Security.

                              (c)   Do not assume the person is a visitor or University staff
                                    member that you have not seen before.

                         (2) Suspicious people may be:
                              (a) Loitering about at unusual hours and locations; running,
                                   especially if something of value is being carried.

                              (b) Exhibiting unusual mental or physical symptoms. Person(s)
                                  could be under the influence of drugs or otherwise
                                  needing medical or psychiatric assistance.

                              (c)   Carrying property that might be suspicious, depending
                                    on the circumstances, going from room to room trying
                                    door handles.

               b.   Door-to-door soliciting is not permitted in University residence facilities.
                    Violations of this rule should be reported to Security.

               c.   Report all thefts and property loss immediately to Security.

               d.   Be security conscious at all times.

B. Security Considerations of Campus Facilities.
     1. Building access and maintenance:
          a. The Minnesota State Mankato campus is for the use of the students, faculty,
              staff and their escorted guests and those on official business with Minnesota
              State Mankato. All others are subject to being charged with trespassing.

          b.   All University academic and administrative facilities are locked (between
               10:30 p.m. and 12:00 midnight) during the academic week each night
               by Security or Building Services. After a building is locked, employees
               must possess a University identification card if present in the facility. Oth-
               ers using the facility must possess and present a valid building pass and
               picture identification card when requested. Security officers routinely patrol
               classroom and administrative buildings. Individuals remaining within Uni-
               versity buildings after they are secured, do so at their own risk. Authorized
               individuals remaining within the buildings have the right to request to see
               another's valid ID and or pass. If assistance is needed call Security.

          c.   Students, faculty, staff and visitors are encouraged to report needed repairs
               to Facilities Maintenance. This University department maintains University
               buildings and grounds with a concern for the safety and security of University
               community members. Employees respond promptly to reports of potential

             safety or security hazards. Sidewalks and parking lots are well lighted and
             the University regularly replaces and installs lights to provide adequate illu-
             mination. The University encourages individuals to report safety and security
             hazards immediately by calling Facilities Maintenance. After normal working
             hours, hazards should be reported to Security, V/TTY 507-389-2111.

2.   Policies and procedures for safe access to buildings:
     a. Keys are issued to authorized faculty, staff, students and outside individuals
          with University business only.

     b.      Exterior building doors should not be blocked open when the doors are locked.

     c.      Building evacuation is mandatory for all fire alarms.

     d.      Individual academic buildings are normally open from 6:00 a.m. until
             after evening classes and for scheduled weekend classes and special
             events. Employees and students in buildings after normal working hours
             should have a University I.D. in their possession and present the I.D. when
             requested. Students must have a valid building pass accompanied by a
             picture identification card.

     e.      In buildings that have outside windows, employees should close and lock
             them before leaving the building.

     f.      On-campus telephones are located in most building hallways for emergency
             calls to Security.

     g.      Problems related to people in buildings after hours should be reported to
             Security (V/TTY 389-2111) immediately.

3.   Policies and procedures for safe access to residence halls:
     Minnesota State Mankato provides on-campus residence hall accommodations
     for approximately 3,200 students. Living in the residence hall is voluntary and
     students sign a contract for one academic year (or the remainder thereof) at a
     time. To live in a residence hall, a student must be enrolled for academic credit
     at the University. On rare occasions, an exception to the credit requirement
     may be approved by the Director of Residential Life.

     To encourage student interaction and promote a sense of community, the
     residence communities are divided into fifteen separate living communities. All
     residence communities are coeducational; men and women are housed primar-
     ily on separate floors with access limitations established through community
     standards. There are nineteen coeducational floors within the residence halls
     but assignment to these floors is voluntary and based on a student's request.

          a. Assignments. Students may indicate a preference for a roommate and a specific
             residential floor or residence community when submitting their residence hall
             contract. Student preferences are honored if space permits and if roommate
             requests are provided in the timeline established by Residential Life. If no
             preference is indicated or if limited space prohibits the honoring of a student's

   preference, the Department of Residential Life assigns students to roommates,
   floors or residence communities based on availability. All students have the
   opportunity to request changes in room assignments after the first ten days of

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   each academic term. These requests are accommodated as space permits.

b. Staffing. A student Community Advisor (CA) lives on each floor in the
   residence halls. Fifteen graduate assistants (Graduate Hall Directors) also
   live in the residence halls. The Graduate Hall Directors are supervised by
   full time Area Directors. Area Director positions require a Masters degree
   and previous experience in a student affairs assignment in higher educa-
   tion. Area Directors do not live in the residence halls.

c. Duty Nights. Department of Residential Life staff provides "on-call" coverage
   at all times. Specific staff are assigned formally to be "on-duty" every night
   (7:00 p.m. - 7:45 a.m.) that the residence halls are open. There are at least
   two CAs on duty in each residence community each evening. Names of
   "on-duty" staff are posted in each residence hall and are available from the
   front desk. During their "on-duty" hours, Community Advisors periodically
   walk through the residence halls to provide assistance and confront/report
   any situations that may need resolution. Staff on duty contact Security in
   the event of an emergency.

d. Training. All staff in the residence halls participate in extensive pre-service
   and in-service training in such areas as crisis intervention, use of campus/
   community resources and interpersonal relationships.

e. Access to the Residence Facilities. The University's residence halls are open to
   residents, guests of residents, and other individuals having legitimate business
   reasons to be in the residence hall. A front desk area is staffed from 8:00
   a.m. to 3:00 a.m. each day. The Department of Residential Life employs
   student Overnight Safety Monitors to provide safety-related services in each
   residence community between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. each
   day. In addition guests of residents must be escorted by their resident host
   between the hours of 10:30 p.m. and 9:00 a.m.. Residents are encouraged
   not to prop doors open and not to open these doors to anyone other than
   their guests between the hours of 10:30 p.m. and 9:00 a.m.

f. Access to Residence Hall Rooms. All rooms within the residence halls are
   equipped with a dead-bolt lock and door viewer (peephole) to allow resi-
   dents to deny access to an individual until he/she has been identified and
   to contact Security/ Residential Life staff. Residents who lock themselves
   out of their rooms should contact their respective residence hall front desks.

g. Guests. Residents are personally and financially responsible for the actions
   and personal behavior of their guests. Residents must inform their guests of
   University and department policies and procedures. Guests who violate
   policies and procedures are subject to restriction from the residence halls
   and the campus. Residents may host guests overnight with the approval of
   roommate(s). The length of stay may not exceed three consecutive nights
   without approval of departmental staff. If a guest stays more than the time

          approved, the resident may be held accountable for a violation of the guest
          policy through the student conduct process. Students who have had their
          residence hall contract terminated for disciplinary or financial reasons are
          restricted from the residence halls.

      h. Minimal Occupancy Periods. During periods of minimal occupancy, such
         as between academic terms, housing accommodations for residents who
         remain on campus are available. Residents are required to register and a
         fee will be charged for the Winter break. Residents are required to reg-
         ister for the Thanksgiving and Spring breaks, but no fee is charged. The
         residence halls are locked and access is given only to residents registered
         for the break period. These areas are staffed by Department of Residential
         Life personnel. Security is available to provide assistance on a 24 hour
         basis during periods of minimal occupancy.


     A.   Security staff are employees of Minnesota State Mankato, they are not
          certified or sworn peace officers. Security is not a police department and
          personnel do not possess law enforcement (arrest) authority. Therefore the
          Department maintains direct liaison with the City of Mankato's Department
          of Public Safety. Patrol officers work closely with city police who are called
          to campus to assist with emergencies, to investigate crimes and make arrests.
          University patrol officers confront, alone or in conjunction with local police,
          violators of state law, federal law and University policy and do make citizen
          arrests if appropriate. All violators of state or federal laws are reported to local
          law enforcement authorities for criminal prosecution. Violations of University
          policies are administered under the Statement of Student Responsibilities or
          in conformance with employee bargaining unit agreements.

     B.   Security works closely with the Mankato Department of Public Safety, Blue
          Earth County Sheriff’s Department, and State and Federal law enforcement
          agencies to track and respond to campus criminal activity.

     C.   Report all crime immediately: All criminal activity on campus should be
          reported immediately to Security (V/TTY 389-2111) and/or the Mankato
          Department of Public Safety.
              1. Minnesota State Mankato will assist the complainant in completing
                    criminal reports.

               2.    Minnesota State Mankato will accept the third party reports in
                     certain cases, like sex offenses. Minnesota State Mankato prefers
                     to receive reports from the victim as the detail is often more ac-
                     curate when received directly from the victim.

               3.    Maintain all physical evidence. Do not wash off or destroy what
                     may be critical evidence.

     D.   Report as much detail as possible to ensure accurate reporting. If you are
          a victim of a crime, your immediate recall of the event is often the best.

        Write down as much information as you can remember after a crime. If
        you cannot identify the perpetrator by name, try to recall as many details
        as possible, including:

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            1. Gender;
            2. Approximate age;
            3. Height;
            4. Weight/build;
            5. Description of face including eye color, hair color, hair style (short,
                  curly, etc.), jaw, nose;
            6. Dress/clothing;
            7. Facial hair;
            8. Glasses;
            9. Distinguishing marks, including scars;
            10. Distinguishing gait;
            11. Voice


        A.   Educational Programming on Campus:
             1. Minnesota State Mankato encourages students and employees to
                 be responsible for your own security and the security of others.

             2.   Security provides assistance in presenting programs on campus
                  security and safety. Security develops and presents educational
                  programs in the area of crime prevention, sexual assault aware-
                  ness, personal safety, fire prevention, identity theft, etc. Security
                  works with the Mankato Department of Public Safety and other
                  internal and external agencies in presenting needed programs.

             3.   Security has available, at no cost, brochures, flyers, pamphlets, vid-
                  eos and posters concerning various safety and security issues.

             4.   The Minnesota State Mankato Health Education Office provides
                  on-going alcohol and drug education to aid students.

             5.   Safety Seminars are available to any individual or group on cam-
                  pus. Security will provide safety seminars upon request. Seminar
                  topics include maintaining personal security and reporting any
                  alleged crimes, property protection, security services, identity
                  theft, and alcohol and other drugs. All students, faculty and staff
                  are encouraged to participate.

             6.   Security participates in two resource fairs at the beginning of each
                  year to provide safety information to students, staff and faculty.

             7.   Security participates in Admissions resource fairs throughout the
                  academic year to provide safety information to prospective students.

             8.   Security provides electronic programming to all student, faculty
                  and staff through the campus online education tool. Programs

                     include written and video information on protecting your property,
                     sexual assault, controlling behavior, stalking, every day safety,
                     common sense defense, safe travel and active shooters.

          B.   Educational Programming in Residence Halls:
               1. At the beginning of each term, Residential Life staff will provide
                   an informational meeting for each residence hall floor to review
                   security and safety procedures. Students unable to attend their own
                   floor training session may participate in another floor session or
                   contact their CA.
               2. Residence Hall crime information is posted and updated weekly
                   in each complex.


          A.   Security will present seminars a minimum of two times a year. At
               these seminars, different aspects of safety, including the prevention
               of crimes, will be discussed. Security will invite various speakers,
               including members of city and county law enforcement, to discuss
               the prevention of crime. As crime can occur both to you (your person)
               and your property, both areas of prevention will be discussed.

          B.   Security also has available, at no cost, brochures, flyers, pamphlets,
               videos and posters regarding the prevention of crime.

     All statistics are those violations that would constitute a violation of law and repre-
     sent the number of incidents reported by calendar year January 1-December 31.
     Per federal law, statistics are reported by location. Official definitions of listed
     offenses are in accordance with the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting Program. Ad-
     ditional information can be obtained at or by contacting Security
     at 2111 (V/TTY).

     In 1998 federal law was changed and now requires that crime statistics be
     reported by location again by calendar year January 1-December 31:

          A.   On Campus – defined as any building or property owned or con-
               trolled by an institution of higher education within the same reasonably
               contiguous geographic area of the institution and used by the institu-
               tion on direct support of, or in a manner related to, the institution's
               educational purposes, including residence halls: and property within
               the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution
               that is owned by the institution but
               - controlled by another person
               - used by students
               - and supports institutional purposes (such as a food or other retail vendor)
               Student Residences – defined as a subset of "on-campus" crimes,
               which includes only those crimes that were reported to have occurred
               in dormitories or other residential facilities


                                                                            SECURITY REPORT
                                        2008        2009         2010
Aggravated assault                        3           5            7
Burglary                                 24          18           21
Motor Vehicle theft                       2           0            1
Murder/Non-Negligent Manslaughter         0           0            0
Forcible sex offense                      2           8            5
   • rape                                       2          6            5
   • sodomy                                     0          0            0
   • fondling                                   0          2            0
   • w/object                                   0          0            0
Non-forcible sex offense                    0         0           0
   • incest                                     0          0            0
   • statutory                                  0          0            0
Robbery                                    1           2           1
Manslaughter                               0           0           0
Arson                                      3           0           1
Alcohol arrests                          205         277         241
Alcohol referred to adjudication         493         419         576
Drug arrests                              24          30          49
Drug referred to adjudication            103         109         262
Weapons arrests                            0           0           0
Weapons referred to adjudication           2           0           2

                   ON-CAMPUS, IN RESIDENCE HALLS
        (of on-campus totals, those that occurred in Residence Halls)
                                        2008        2009         2010
Aggravated assault                        3           0            1
Burglary                                 15          13           18
Motor Vehicle theft                       0           0            0
Murder/Non-Negligent Manslaughter         0           0            0
Forcible sex offense                      2           7            5
   • rape                                       2          6            5
   • sodomy                                     0          0            0
   • fondling                                   0          1            0
   • w/object                                   0          0            0
Non-forcible sex offense                    0         0           0
   • incest                                     0          0            0
   • statutory                                  0          0            0
Robbery                                    0           1           0
Manslaughter                               0           0           0
Arson                                      3           0           1
Alcohol arrests                           92          97          96
Alcohol referred to adjudication         492         417         525
Drug arrests                              16          11          35
Drug referred to adjudication            103         107         215
Weapons arrests                            0           0           0
Weapons referred to adjudication           2           0           1

            B.    Non Campus – defined as any building or property owned or
                  controlled by an organization recognized by the institution; and any
                  building or property (other than a branch campus) owned or controlled
                  by an institution of higher education that

                  - is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution's education
                  - is used by students, and
                  - is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of
                    the institution

                            NON CAMPUS BUILDINGS
                                              2008                2009            2010
Aggravated assault                              2                  0                0
Burglary                                        1                  0                0
Motor Vehicle theft                             1                  0                0
Murder/Non-Negligent Manslaughter               0                  0                0
Forcible sex offense                            1                  0                0
   • rape                                            1                   0                0
   • sodomy                                          0                   0                0
   • fondling                                        0                   0                0
   • w/object                                        0                   0                0
Non-forcible sex offense                        0                  0                0
   • incest                                          0                   0                0
   • statutory                                       0                   0                0
Robbery                                         0                   0               0
Manslaughter                                    0                   0               0
Arson                                           0                   0               0
Alcohol arrests                                31                  40              26
Alcohol referred to adjudication                1                   0               0
Drug arrests                                    4                   0               0
Drug referred to adjudication                   3                   0               0
Weapons arrests                                 2                   0               0
Weapons referred to adjudication                0                   0               0

            C.    Public Property – defined as all public property that is within the
                  same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution, such
                  as a sidewalk, a street, other thoroughfare, or parking facility, and is
                  adjacent to a facility owned or controlled by the institution if the facility
                  is used in direct support of or in a manner related to the institution's
                  educational purpose.

                                       PUBLIC PROPERTY

                                                                                                SECURITY REPORT
                                                   2008                 2009       2010
Aggravated assault                                   1                   0           0
Burglary                                             0                   0           0
Motor Vehicle theft                                  0                   0           0
Murder/Non-Negligent Manslaughter                    0                   0           0
Forcible sex offense                                 0                   0           0
   • rape                                                  0                   0          0
   • sodomy                                                0                   0          0
   • fondling                                              0                   0          0
   • w/object                                              0                   0          0
Non-forcible sex offense                             0                    0         0
   • incest                                                0                   0          0
   • statutory                                             0                   0          0
Robbery                                              0                   0           1
Manslaughter                                         0                   0           0
Arson                                                0                   0           0
Alcohol arrests                                      9                   17         16
Alcohol referred to adjudication                     0                   0           0
Drug arrests                                         0                   5           2
Drug referred to adjudication                        0                   0           0
Weapons arrests                                      0                   0           0
Weapons referred to adjudication                     0                   0           0

              D.    The categories of Aggravated assault, Burglary, Motor Vehicle Theft,
                    Murder, Forcible sex offenses, Non-forcible sex offenses, Robbery,
                    Manslaughter, or Arson are reports of alleged criminal activity and
                    do not necessarily constitute an arrest or conviction.

                                          HATE CRIMES
2010 – 1 on-campus destruction of property characterized by ethnicity bias.
       2 on-campus destruction of property characterized by sexuality bias.

2009 – 1 on-campus intimidation communication characterized by racial bias.

2008 – 1 on-campus intimidation communication characterized by racial bias.


              A.    All Minnesota State Mankato recognized student organizations that
                    are off-campus will be under the jurisdiction of the Mankato Depart-
                    ment of Public Safety. Just because a facility or organization is located
                    off-campus (i.e. a fraternity house) does not mean that activity at that
                    location is not monitored. Such activity is monitored by the Mankato
                    Department of Public Safety which shares information with Minnesota
                    State Mankato Security. Complaints against recognized student orga-
                    nizations are subject to investigation and discipline by the Minnesota
                    State Student Association.
          B.   Minnesota State Mankato includes crime statistics in its annual report
               that occur at student organization properties and at University owned
               or controlled facilities located off campus.


          A.   The University policy regarding alcohol and other drug use, including the
               unlawful drug use or chemical misuse in the workplace is in accordance
               with the Drug Free Workplace act of 1988 (Public Law 100-690, Title
               V, 101-226) and the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amend-
               ments of 1989 (Public Law 101-226) and the Drug-Free Schools and
               Campuses Act (34 CFR part 86) which specifically "require schools
               to develop, announce, and enforce an unequivocal set of policies for
               preventing the misuse of alcohol and other drugs on campus." A bro-
               chure, regarding these acts is enclosed in an annual mailing to every
               student, faculty, and staff member and may be obtained from the Office
               of Human Resources or Student Health Services.

          B.   Minnesota State Mankato forbids the possession, use, or sale of
               illegal drugs on campus. This includes but is not limited to the grow-
               ing, manufacturing and making of narcotic drugs. In addition, illicit
               or underage possession or use of alcohol is forbidden.

          C.   Minnesota State Mankato enforces both Minnesota and Federal drug
               laws regarding the use, possession, and sale of illegal drugs.


     Minnesota State Mankato offers alcohol and other drug education and referral
     for students, faculty, and staff. Efforts stem from the University's recognition that
     mis-use of alcohol or drugs imposes risk to the health and wellness of the com-
     munity. Students referred through the campus judicial system may be required
     to participate in an alcohol and drug education seminar and a computer-based
     alcohol and/or marijuana education program. Students may also complete an
     alcohol screening, receive short-term counseling, consultations, and referral to
     community resources. Minnesota State Mankato encourages the availability of
     12-Step and other support groups on campus. The University Health Education
     Office, 507-389-5689, ( coordinates campus-wide prevention.
     Program development utilizes current researched prevention methods in a col-
     laborative effort with students, faculty, staff, and the surrounding community.
     Specific programs include social marketing promoting generally healthy student
     chemical use choices, activities to teach guidelines for the use or non-use of
     alcohol or other drugs, classroom presentations and Health PROs (Peers Reach-
     ing Out) peer education programming. Various alcohol and drug information
     and general health information is available to students at no charge, as well
     as smoking cessation opportunities for students attempting to quit smoking.
     Employees are encouraged to seek assistance for alcohol and other drug use
     problems through the State Employee Assistance Program and may contact the
     Office of Human Resource for information.


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       A.   Programming and Intervention Policy
            1. Minnesota State Mankato's policy on sexual violence and
                harassment is governed by the Minnesota State Colleges and
                Universities System’s policy. In support of the system policy, Min-
                nesota State Mankato reaffirms the policy that sexual violence
                and harassment will not be tolerated. Minnesota State Mankato
                complies with the MnSCU 1.B.1 Nondiscrimination Policy, Mn-
                SCU 1.B.3 Sexual Violence Policy and 1.B.3.1 Sexual Violence
                Procedures located at
                html. Every effort will be made to assure that all members of
                the University community are provided an atmosphere free from
                sexual violence and harassment.

            2.   To prevent sexual violence and harassment, educational efforts
                 will be undertaken to inform employees and students of their
                 responsibilities regarding such behavior, how to identify and
                 eliminate potential sexual violence and harassment and what
                 steps can be taken if instances of sexual violence and harassment
                 are experienced.

            3.   Minnesota State Mankato conducts a number of programs aimed
                 at preventing sexual offenses and making the community aware
                 of the potential of such crimes. These programs include nightly
                 security patrols of the campus, providing safewalk, inspecting
                 the campus for potentially dangerous areas and implementing
                 programs to inspect campus lighting and shrubbery. In addition,
                 educational programs concerning sexual assault awareness are
                 provided by residence hall staff, Security, Student Health Services,
                 and the Women's Center.

            4.   A guiding principle in the intervention of sexual assault is to avoid
                 re-victimizing the sexual assault survivor by forcing the person into
                 any plan of action. Sexual assault survivors may contact any one
                 of several Minnesota State Mankato departments or community
                 services for assistance.

            5.   Information regarding sex offenders that may work or reside on
                 campus can be found on the State Department of Corrections
                 web site at or National
                 Sex Offender Registry at Additional questions
                 may be answered by contacting the Mankato Police Department
                 at 507-387-8700.

         Easy Reference Guide to Victim’s Assistance
  Security Department --------------------------------------- (V/TTY) 507-389-2111
  Personal Safety Hotline -----------------------------------------------------389-2594
  Emergency, Mankato Police, Fire, Ambulance ---------------------------------911
  CADA -------------------------------------------------------------------------625-7233
  (Committee Against Domestic Abuse)
  Affirmative Action, Office of ----------------------------------- (V/TTY) 389-2986
  Counseling Center ----------------------------------------------------------389-1455
  Health Services --------------------------------------------------------------389-6276
  Health Education -------------------------------------------------------------389-5689
  (Alcohol/Drug, Eating Disorders, General)
  Immanuel-St. Joseph’s Hospital Emergency Room ---------------------625-4031
  Student Affairs, Office of --------------------------------------------------389-2121
  Women's Center -------------------------------------------------------------389-6146
  Department of Residential Life ---------------------------------------------389-1011
  Facilities ------------------------------------------------------------------------389-2071
  Human Resources, Office of ------------------------389-2015 V/TTY 389-6944
  Multicultural Affairs ----------------------------------------------------------389-6300
  Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Center----------------------------389-5131
                                                                                  or 389-6146
  International Student, Office of -------------------------------------------389-1281
  Minnesota Relay Services ------------------- (MRS/TTY) 800-627-3529 or 711
  Additional information can be found at

Survivors of sexual violence occurring on Minnesota State Mankato property have
the following rights:
     1. The right to file criminal charges with local law enforcement officials in
          sexual assault cases.

    2.    The right to prompt assistance from campus law enforcement authorities, at
          the request of the survivors, in notifying the appropriate law enforcement
          officials and disciplinary authorities of a sexual assault incident and at the
          direction of law enforcement authorities, assistance in obtaining, securing,
          and maintaining evidence.

    3.    The right to the assistance of campus authorities in preserving, for a sexual
          assault complaint or survivor, material relevant to a campus disciplinary

    4.    The right to prompt assistance from campus authorities in obtaining ap-
          propriate medical care and support from victim/survivor services.

    5.    The right to prompt and appropriate investigation and resolution of a sexual
          assault complaint by campus disciplinary authorities.

    6.    The right to know the outcome of any campus disciplinary proceeding concerning
          a sexual assault complaint, consistent with laws relating to data practices.

    7.   The right to the assistance of campus personnel, in cooperation with the
         appropriate law enforcement authorities, at the sexual assault survivor's
         request, in shielding the survivor from unwanted contact with the alleged

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         assailant, including offering alternative classes, or a work site, or alternative
         college-owned housing, if alternatives available and feasible.

    8.   The right to assistance from the Minnesota Crime Victims Services

    9.   Rights under the Crime Victims Bill of Rights, Minnesota Statutes Sections
         611A.01 - 611A.06, including the right to assistance from the Crime
         Victims Reparations Board and the Commissioner of Public Safety.

A print copy of the policy statement on sexual/gender harassment, sexual violence,
and racial and disability harassment is available from the Office of Affirmative
Action (AH 112), Office of Student Affairs (WA 228), or the Office of Finance &
Administration (WA 238).

         B. Policy Regarding Reporting of Sexual Assault
         The release of information regarding sexual assault, as with other reports
         of the violation of individual rights on campus, is important and necessary
         so that students, staff and faculty can make informed judgements and take
         appropriate preventive measures for their personal safety. Heightened
         awareness of the problem will lead to an environment which is less condu-
         cive to sexual assault as people become more vigilant in their observations
         and structural responses are made to correct unsafe situations.
               1. Confidentiality will be respected and support for survivors will
                    be provided in every possible manner. For the protection of all
                    members of the university community each incident of a sexual
                    assault reported to Security and the Mankato Department of Public
                    Safety (MDPS) will be investigated. In these cases the survivors’
                    wishes will be respected. Survivors of assault are made aware
                    of the need to release information for the protection and safety
                    of others; however, their wishes regarding the amount of detail to
                    be released will be honored. Every attempt is made to maintain
                    the anonymity of the sexual assault survivor.

              2.   The campus community will be notified of all completed and
                   attempted on-campus (stranger or acquaintance) sexual assault
                   and all off-campus (stranger) sexual assault in a way that protects
                   the identity of the survivor. As much detail as possible regarding
                   the location, date, and time of the assault, and a description of
                   the assailant will be released.

              3.   Security will be the office of official record for reports of sexual
                   assault, as they are in all reports of violation of laws, rules and
                   regulations. Students, staff and faculty are to contact Security to
                   report any information regarding assaults.

     4.   In ALL cases of on-campus (stranger or acquaintance) sexual assault;
          on-campus (stranger or acquaintance) attempted sexual assault;
          off-campus (stranger) assault; off-campus (stranger) attempted
          sexual assault, Security will follow these notification procedures:
          1) dissemination of information to Electronic Mail subscribers, 2)
          distribution of posters and notices working cooperatively with the
          Women's Center, 3) update 24-hr. telephone hotline 507-389-
          2594 providing general details, 4) update Security website.

C. Procedure Regarding Sexual Assault Reporting and Investigating
     1. Contact Security (V/TTY 389-2111) or local enforcement (911)
         MRS/TTY 800-627-3529 as soon as possible after the offense.
         Please remember it is most essential to preserve evidence. Do
         not bathe, douche, use the toilet, or change clothing. Note ev-
         erything about the location. If you have been sexually assaulted,
         it's important to seek medical attention immediately regardless
         of whether you report the matter to the police. Timely reporting
         within 24 hours aids in prosecution; however, sexual assaults
         may be reported at any time. If you believe you have been given
         a drug to attempt to facilitate a sexual assault, visit the closest
         emergency room immediately.

     2.   In cases of sexual assault (or attempted assault), Security calls the
          Mankato Department of Public Safety. A law enforcement officer,
          who has received training in working with survivors, will respond
          and talk with survivors concerning their options in reporting or
          not making a formal report of the incident.

     3.   Official and Anonymous Reporting Procedures. If the individual
          making the disclosure of a sexual assault is the survivor of that
          crime, the individual should be encouraged to immediately con-
          tact Security or local law enforcement to make an official report.
          If the survivor will not agree to speak with Security or local law
          enforcement, the survivor should be advised to contact a Campus
          Security Authority. A survivor who reports to a Campus Security
          Authority may, of course, request anonymity to the extent practical
          and permitted by law.

     4.   Minnesota State Mankato may reassign or place on administra-
          tive leave an employee alleged to have violated the MnSCU
          1.B.3.1 Sexual Violence policy consistent with the applicable
          collective bargaining agreement or personnel plan. Minnesota
          State Mankato may summarily suspend a student alleged to
          have violated the MnSCU 1B.3.1 Sexual Violence policy when
          the accused student’s presence would constitute a threat to the
          safety and well-being of members of the campus community. If
          appropriate, other safety measures can include trespass and
          restraining orders, pending resolution of the allegations.

D.   Procedures for University Disciplinary Action
     1. Minnesota State Mankato investigates and resolves complaints
         of sexual violence in accordance with MsSCU System Procedure

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         1.B.1.1 and 1B.3.1. The procedures are intended to protect the
         rights and privacy of both the complainant and respondent and other
         involved individuals, as well as to prevent retaliation and reprisal.

     2.   There may be instances in which the University needs to act
          regardless of whether the parties involved have reached a
          personal resolution or if the complainant requests that no action
          be taken. In such circumstances, the University will investigate
          and take action, exercising care to protect the identity of the
          complainant. However, absolute confidentiality of reports made
          to campus security authorities cannot be promised.

     3.   Procedures used in response to a complaint of sexual violence may
          include mediation or other negotiated dispute resolution processes
          only if both the complainant and respondent voluntarily consent.
          No party shall be required to participate in mediation.

     4.   The past sexual history of the complainant and respondent shall
          be deemed irrelevant except as that history may directly relate
          to the incident being investigated.

     5.   A respondent’s use of any drug, including alcohol, judged to be
          related to an offense may be considered to be an exacerbating
          rather than mitigating circumstance.

     6.   Both the complainant and respondent will be informed of the outcome
          in a timely manner, as permitted by applicable privacy law.

     7.   If the respondent is an employee, the investigation and disciplinary
          decision-making shall be conducted pursuant to the procedure out-
          lined in MnSCU procedures with the exception of MnSCU 1B.1.1
          Part 6, subpart A relative to “Personal Resolution” which is not an
          advisable option given the seriousness of sexual violence allega-
          tions. Employees alleged to have engaged in sexual misconduct
          shall have the right to representation consistent with the appropriate
          collective bargaining agreement or personnel plan.

     8.   Sanctions that may be imposed if a finding is made that sexual
          violence has occurred include, but are not limited to, suspension,
          expulsion of students or termination from employment. The appro-
          priate sanction will be determined on a case-by-case basis taking
          into account the severity of the conduct, the student’s or employee’s
          previous disciplinary history, and other factors as appropriate.


                                    A member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System.
                              Minnesota State Mankato is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity University.
This document is available in alternative format to individuals with disabilities by calling the Security Department at V/TTY 507-389-2111.
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                  Campus Fire Safety Report
       Minnesota State University, Mankato

TAMPERING WITH FIRE EQUIPMENT .................................................27

FIRE SAFETY REGULATIONS ..............................................................27

FIRE EVACUATION PROCEDURES ..................................................... 27

IF YOU SEE A FIRE ..........................................................................27

WHEN THE FIRE ALARM SOUNDS ....................................................27

IF YOU ARE TRAPPED INSIDE YOUR ROOM ........................................28

                                                                                                      FIRE SAFETY
ONCE YOU HAVE EVACUATED THE AREA .........................................28

IF YOUR CLOTHES CATCH FIRE ........................................................28

FIRE DRILLS .....................................................................................28

FIRE SAFETY TIPS .............................................................................28

FIRE SAFETY PROCEDURES FOR STAFF ...............................................28

FIRE STATISTICS ..............................................................................29

FUTURE UPGRADES .........................................................................31

                                                   ON-CAMPUS STUDENT HOUSING FIRE SAFETY SYSTEMS

                                         Fire Alarm
                                         Minitoring                                                                                                         Number of
                                          Done by                                                                                                           evacuation
                                         Monitoring          Partial                         Room Smoke          Room Smoke        Fire       Evacuation    (fire drills)
                                          Service           Sprinkler       Full Sprinkler   Detection Hard       Detection    Extinguisher     Plans/     each calendar
     Residential Facilities               (off site)        Systemn           Systemo            Wired             Batteries     Devices       Placards         year

     Crawford Res. Community                  X                 X                                  X                                X             X              2

     Gage Res. Community                      X                                   X                                  X              X             X              2

     Julia Sears Res. Community               X                                   X                X                                X             X              2

     McElroy Res. Community                   X                 X                                  X                                X             X              2

         Partial Sprinkler System is defined as having sprinklers in basement and refuse/recycling areas only.
         Full Sprinkler System is defined as having sprinklers in both the common areas and individual rooms.

A. Tampering with Fire Equipment
    Fire safety equipment that has been tampered with may fail to operate correctly in an
    emergency. This could prove fatal. Tampering with fire safety equipment (including
    but not limited to fire alarm pull stations, fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, sprinkler
    heads, and exit signs) when there is not a fire or any reason to believe that one exists
    will result in disciplinary action, civil penalties and possible eviction.

B. Fire Safety Regulations
    All students are expected to observe the following fire safety regulations:
            •	No	candles,	incense,	or	open	flame	may	be	burned	in	student	rooms.
            •	Ironing	should	only	be	done	in	the	communal	kitchens.
            •	Appliances	with	an	open	coil	or	that	can	bring	oil	to	a	boil	are	not	allowed	
              in the residence halls.
            •	Smoke	detectors	are	to	be	connected	and	operational	at	all	times.
            •	Light	fixtures,	outlets	and	switches	are	not	to	be	altered	or	have	items	hung	
              from their surfaces (e.g. can top rings or foil which may conduct electricity).
            •	Motorbikes	or	other	motorized	vehicles	are	not	allowed	in	the	residence	

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            •	Access	to	windows,	smoke	detectors	or	doorways	is	to	be	unobstructed.
            •	Excessive	use	of	flammable	substances	on	walls	is	not	permitted.
            •	Only	metal	or	flame-retardant	wastebaskets	are	allowed	in	student	rooms.
            •	Residents	are	not	to	leave	cooking	food	unattended.
            •	Decorative	lights	are	not	permitted	on	lofts.


At the first indication of a fire, whether it is a persistent smoke or fire alarm, smoke, or
flames, follow the below procedure.

A. If You See a Fire
           •	Leave	the	area	immediately.
           •	Contact	 the	 fire	 department	 at	 (9-911)	 and/or	 University	 Security	

B. When the Fire Alarm Sounds
          •	Always	assume	there	is	a	fire.		Don’t	ignore	it.
          •	If	time	permits,	take	a	jacket	and	shoes,	and	a	towel	to	cover	your	face.
          •	Stay	low	and	crawl	to	your	door.	Smoke	fills	a	room	from	the	ceiling	down.
          •	Test	the	door	with	the	back	of	your	hand.
          •	If	the	door	is	hot,	keep	the	door	closed	and	stay	in	the	room.
          •	If	the	door	is	cool,	open	it	slowly.	Walk	quickly	and	calmly	to	the	ground	
            level, closing all doors behind you. Do not us an elevator. An elevator
            may open at a floor on fire or stop working, trapping you inside.
          •	If	there	is	smoke	in	the	hallway,	crawl	to	the	stairs.	Count	the	doors	as	you	go	
            so you do not get lost. If the smoke and heat are too great, try an alternate
            escape route. If both escape routes are blocked, return to your room.

C. If You are Trapped Inside Your Room
            •	Close	the	door	between	you	and	the	fire.
            •	Stop	up	cracks	and	vents	to	keep	smoke	and	toxic	gases	out.
            •	Put	a	wet	cloth	over	your	nose	and	wait	at	a	window.
            •	Open	the	window	a	few	inches	for	fresh	air.		DO	NOT	break	the	glass.
            •	Hang	 a	 sheet	 or	 some	 other	 article	 out	 your	 window	 to	 sign	 the	 fire	
            •	DO	NOT	panic.		DO	NOT	jump.		Wait	for	help.

D. Once You Have Evacuated the Area
          •	Notify	civil	authorities	of	anyone	that	may	not	be	able	to	physically	respond	
            to the fire alarm or use sound judgment to evacuate the area (e.g. wheelchair
            users of someone under the influence of alcohol or drugs).
          •	Do	not	reenter	the	building	until	you	are	told	to	do	so	by	civil	authorities.

E. If Your Clothes Catch Fire
            •	Stop,	do	not	run.		
            •	Drop	to	the	ground	or	floor	immediately	and	cover	your	face	with	your	
            •	Roll	over	back	and	forth	to	smother	the	flames.


Residents are provided with handouts regarding fire safety procedures. Additionally,
floor meetings are conducted at the beginning of each academic year to provide
verbal instructions on safety procedures in the residence halls, including fire safety.

A. Fire Drills
    Fire drills are used to familiarize occupants with the building’s alarm system,
    emergency exits that may not normally be used, and the procedures for calling
    the fire department. All residents must evacuate when the fire alarm is activated.
    Residential Life conducts fire drills twice a year and your cooperation and support
    is essential during all fire drills.

B. Fire Safety Tips
            •	Evacuate	promptly.
            •	Make	a	fire	escape	plan	and	practice	it.		Locate	two	fire	exits	close	to	
              your room and count the number of doors between your room and each
            •	Make	a	plan	to	assist	others	who	are	unable	to	evacuate	on	their	own.	  	
              Even if it is a temporary disability, plan ahead for fire emergencies.

C. Fire Safety Procedures for Staff
     1. Duty Community Advisors
            •	Contact	University	Security	(2111)	to	confirm	the	alarm	has	been	reported.
            •	Inform	 the	 front	 desk	 of	 the	 situation.	 	 Ask	 staff	 to	 seek	 out	 additional	
               residential life staff to provide assistance.
            •	Inform	the	duty	Graduate	Hal	Director.
            •	Report	to	the	alarm	site.		Remain	outside	the	alarm	area.
            •	Introduce	 yourself	 to	 emergency	 personnel	 and	 remain	 available	 as	 a	

            •	Notify	emergency	personnel	of	anyone	that	may	not	be	able	to	physically	
              respond to the fire alarm or use sound judgment to evacuate the area (e.g.
              wheelchair users or someone under the influence of alcohol or drugs).
            •	When	additional	residential	life	staff	members	arrive,	ask	them	to	assist	
              in crowd control and make sure no one is re-entering the alarm area until
              emergency personnel have given the “all clear.”
            •	Complete	an	incident	report.

    2.   Duty Graduate Hall Directors or Summer Director
           •	Report	to	the	alarm	site	and	confirm	the	duty	Community	Advisor	and	front	
              desk personnel responsibilities have been accomplished.
           •	Introduce	 yourself	 to	 emergency	 personnel	 and	 remain	 available	 as	 a	
           •	Notify	emergency	personnel	of	anyone	that	may	not	be	able	to	physically	
              respond to the fire alarm or use sound judgment to evacuate the area (e.g.
              wheelchair users or someone under the influence of alcohol or drugs).
           •	Complete	and	incident	report.
           •	In	the	event	of	an	actual	fire,	immediately	contact	the	professional	staff	
              member on duty.

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    3.   Desk Personnel / Overnight Safety Monitors
           •	Contact	University	Security	(2111)	to	guarantee	emergency	personnel	have	
             been notified.
           •	Contact	the	duty	community	advisor	to	confirm	he/she	is	informed	of	the	
           •	If	not	at	risk,	remain	at	the	front	desk	to	receive	calls	and	help	coordinate	
             communication. Evacuate if directed to do so by emergency personnel.
           •	If	directed,	contact	additional	residential	life	staff	to	assist	in	crowd	control	
             to make sure no one is re-entering the alarm area until emergency personnel
             have given the “all clear.”

    4.   Community Advisors/ Graduate Hall Directors
          •	Assist	in	crowd	control	and	make	sure	no	one	is	re-entering	the	alarm	area	
            until emergency personnel have given the “all clear.”


All statistics are those fires that are defined as any instance of open flame or other
burning in a place not intended to contain the burning or in an uncontrolled manner.
The number of incidents reported are per calendar year; January 1-December 31 for
the previous three years. Julia Sears Residential Community opened in August 2008.

Any student or employee who gains knowledge of a fire occurring in a campus
residential facility should be reported immediately to MSU Security at 2111.

                                                                                                         Number of
                                                                                                        Injuries that                         Estimated Value of
     Residential                  Total Fires In                                                                          Number of Deaths
                                                   Fire Number    Date      Time    Cause of Fire         Required                            Property Damage
     Facilities                   Each Building                                                                           Related to a Fire
                                                                                                       Treatment at a                           Caused by Fire
                                                                                                       Medical Facility

     Crawford Res. Community            2               1        2/17/08    1242    Intentional fire          0                  0                   N/A
                                                        2        2/25/08    1242                              0                  0                  $35.00
     Gage Res. Community                1               1        9/13/08    0220    Intentional fire          0                  0                  $20.00

     Julia Sears Res. Community         0                                                                                                            N/A

     McElroy Res. Community             1               1         5/9/08    0305    Intentional fire          0                  0                  $10.00

                                                                                                         Number of
                                                                                                        Injuries that                         Estimated Value of
     Residential                  Total Fires In                                                                          Number of Deaths
                                                   Fire Number    Date      Time    Cause of Fire         Required                            Property Damage
     Facilities                   Each Building                                                                           Related to a Fire
                                                                                                       Treatment at a                           Caused by Fire
                                                                                                       Medical Facility
     Crawford Res. Community            1               1        2/18/09    1340                              0                  0                   N/A
                                                                                   smoking materials
     Gage Res. Community                1               1        12/06/09   0401                              0                  0                   N/A
     Julia Sears Res. Community         0                                                                                                            N/A

     McElroy Res. Community             0                                                                                                            N/A
                                                                                                          Number of
                                                                                                         Injuries that                         Estimated Value of
      Residential                  Total Fires In                                                                          Number of Deaths
                                                    Fire Number    Date      Time    Cause of Fire         Required                            Property Damage
      Facilities                   Each Building                                                                           Related to a Fire
                                                                                                        Treatment at a                           Caused by Fire
                                                                                                        Medical Facility
      Crawford Res. Community            1               1        12/12/10   1306                              0                  0                   N/A

      Gage Res. Community                1               1        2/12/10    0256    Intentional fire          0                  0                  $60.00

      Julia Sears Res. Community         0

      McElroy Res. Community             1               1        3/12/10    1405                              0                  0                   N/A

     Future Upgrades:
     There are no plans within the next year to upgrade any of the residential facilities fire safety systems or procedures.

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Security Department

222 Wiecking Center

Mankato, MN 56001


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