Campus Violence

The University of St. Thomas is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for faculty, staff, students and visitors. Therefore, acts or threats of physical violence including intimidation, harassment or coercion will not be tolerated.

Threats or acts of violence occurring on campus should be reported to the Department of Public Safety, 651-(96)2-5100. The University of St. Thomas advocates a ZERO-TOLERANCE policy. Therefore, threats or acts of violence will lead to disciplinary and/or legal action.

Things persons should keep in mind if they are subjected to an act of violence:

  • The goal is your safety
  • Obtain description of assailant
  • Report the incident or threat immediately to Public Safety or Human Resources
  • Avoid the area
  • Escape
  • Use available cover
  • Don’t panic
  • Surrender property
  • If there is an injury, call Public Safety at 651-(96)2-5555

What will happen next?

  • An investigation will be conducted by Public Safety, Human Resources, the Dean’s Office, Residence Life, or all of these departments.
  • The police may be called if necessary.