Minneapolis campus

Minneapolis Campus

St. Thomas is dedicated to creating and promoting a safe, secure, and peaceful environment on the Minneapolis campus. The Minneapolis campus is part of a vibrant downtown community. We want to be welcoming to all, and at the same time, provide a secure setting for our students, faculty, staff, and visitors.

In addition to the security measures noted here, you can review the St. Thomas Emergency Guides, review your own Personal Safety Habits, and other ways the University is promoting campus safety.

Safety Measures on the Minneapolis Campus

Key Card Access:

The exterior doors to all Minneapolis campus buildings remain locked at all times; buildings will only be accessible using your St. Thomas ID card.

No Late Nights:

The Minneapolis campus will close from midnight to 6 a.m. each day.

Evening Security:

The 11th and Harmon Parking Ramp has a staff at the parking office by the ramp from 4-9 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Officers will be walking the parking ramp every 90 minutes, and an officer will be at the ramp at times when evening classes are released.

Walking Patrols:

Day and night, our St. Thomas Security Officers walk around campus, patrolling the outdoor spaces, parking lots, and building interiors, checking entryways and hallways, ensuring doors are locked, and providing a visible presence throughout campus.

Trained Security Team:

The St. Thomas Public Safety Officers are employees who receive ongoing training on detecting and deterring a crime, safety best practices, and managing a campus or personal crisis. The team responds to campus-wide emergencies (such as fire or burglary), as well as medical emergencies (both physical and mental).

Call Boxes:

Conveniently located throughout campus, these lighted call boxes connect directly to Public Safety and help the patrol staff quickly get to a person in need.

Campus Safety Escort:

Anyone on campus can request a Public Safety officer to escort them to their cars, class or anywhere within a two block radius of the Minneapolis campus. Contact Public Safety to request a safety escort.

Campus Lighting:

Lamps are strategically placed around campus, illuminating the quads, walkways, entryways, and parking lots and ramps throughout the Minneapolis campus.

Video Cameras:

Nearly 700 video cameras are placed in public locations throughout our campuses, and are monitored by Public Safety staff 24 hours a day.

Office Lockouts:

If you get locked out of your office, the Public Safety team can help. You will need your St. Thomas ID to gain access.

Community Updates and Reports:

Public Safety provides ongoing reports of campus incidents and oversees the Emergency Notification System.

Vehicle Assistance:

Public Safety can assist if you lock your keys in your car or need a battery jump. This service is available on campus and within a one-block radius of the Minneapolis campus. Get more details on Vehicle Assistance.

Research and Development:

The Public Safety Department continually reviews best practices and current research in the development of the department and its employees. In addition, the department tracks federal and state legislation and other policies that relate to public safety.