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Campus Security

Campus Security partners and collaborates with the community to provide professional, courteous service to help everyone maintain their safety and protect their property, allowing dignity and respect to all individuals. They provide enforcement services and share information so everyone can reduce their chances of becoming a victim of crime.

Statistics and Reports

In this section you will find safety statistics and reports, as well as Crime Reporting Definitions, Fire Report and Cleary Act FAQs.

On-Campus Crime Statistics for The College of St. Scholastica

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act requires the distribution of an annual campus security report to all current faculty, staff and students and notice of it’s availability to prospective students, faculty and staff.

The following statistics are provided to you as part of The College of St. Scholastica’s commitment to safety and security on campus. These statistics are compiled annually and include all reports of the following offenses received by Campus Security as well as from college officials with significant responsibility for student and campus activities. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters.

The Safety and Security Information Report is supplied in two formats; as a printable .pdf document by the College, or through the Department of Education web site. The reports show the identical information:

  1. Printable .pdf versions by Campus

    Duluth
    St. Paul
    St. Cloud
    Cloquet
    Inver Hills
    Austin
    Brainerd

    To view and/or print, Adobe Acrobat reader (free download) is required.

  2. Department of Education
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    The College of Saint Scholastica

If you have any questions or would like a copy of a Safety and Security Information Report on any of our campuses, contact Mike Turner (Safety and Security Manager) at 218-723-6387 or via e-mail at mturner@css.edu.

Minnesota’s Sexual Harassment and Violence Policy

In accordance with Minnesota’s Sexual Harassment and Violence Policy statute, Minn Stat. §135.A15, all postsecondary institutions are required to annually report statistics on sexual assault to the Minnesota Office of Higher Education as well as to their campus community. Data privacy laws require that data be suppressed and noted if the number is fewer than 10 students. The Minnesota Office of Higher Education defines sexual assault as rape, fondling and statutory rape. It is important to note that this report has different definitions than Clery so the data from the two reports may differ.

The full report plus additional information about the report is available from the Office of Higher Education.

Campus Security Authority Report

Campus Security Authorities

According to a federal law known as the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act CSS and all college/universities receiving federal student financial aid funds are required to disclose “statistics concerning the occurrence of certain criminal offenses reported to local law enforcement agencies or any official of the institution who is defined as a ‘Campus Security Authority.’”

The law defines “Campus Security Authority” as “An official of an institution who has significant responsibility for student and campus activities, including, but not limited to student housing, student discipline and campus judicial proceedings.” Federal guidance notes that a dean of students, a director of athletics, a team coach, or a faculty advisor to a student group also have significant responsibility for student and campus activities. A single teaching faculty member is unlikely to have significant responsibility for student or campus activities except when serving as an advisor to a student group or as students’ academic advisor. Clerical staff, as well, are unlikely to have a significant responsibility for student and campus activities as defined by the Clery Act.

Crimes may be reported to persons on campus who have been designated as having significant responsibility for student and/or campus activities. Each will be responsible for forwarding campus crime reports to the Safety and Security Manager or Campus Security for investigation and campus crime reporting in compliance with the Campus Security Act.

Find and complete report forms.

Note: There are two types of individuals who, although they may have significant responsibility for students and campus activities, are not campus security under the Clery Act

Pastoral counselor: A person who is associated with a religious order of denomination, is recognized by that religious order or denomination as someone who provides confidential counseling, and is functioning within the scope of that recognition as a pastoral counselor.

Professional counselor: A person whose official responsibilities include providing mental health counseling to member of the institution’s community and who is functioning within the scope of the counselor’s license or certification. This definition applies even to professional counselors who are not employees of the institution, but are under contract to provide counseling at the institution.

Employee Reopening Plan

St. Scholastica’s employee reopening plan provides information regarding reopening phases, and guidance, policies and procedures while on campus.

HEERF Funding

The CARES Act designates funds under the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund to provide, among other things, direct grant assistance to students due to coronavirus.