Montana State University – Northern publishes this report in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) and the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008. This report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by MSU-Northern; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The report also includes fire safety statistics.
Statistics pertaining to referrals for disciplinary action reflect those incidents of alcohol, drugs and weapons violations that were referred to the Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Student Life for student conduct review and adjudication.
In an effort to maintain the quality of life we now enjoy on campus, MSU-Northern provides a variety of services and programs to students, faculty and staff.
Unreported crime is a criminal's greatest ally. If you are a victim, witness, or have information about a criminal offense, contact the MSU-Northern Facility Services at (406)390-4308. They in turn will contact the Havre Police Department if needed. If there is no response, please call the Havre Police Department directly at (406)265-4361 or in emergency situations, call 911. The 911 number will work from any campus phone. Northern does not have a campus police force but works closely with the Havre Police Department to maintain campus safety. The University has a contract with the Havre Police Department to check the campus multiple times during the day and evening. To report a sexual assault, please call one of the following campus administrators: Dean of Student Engagement/Director of Residence Life (406)265-3561, Human Resources Director (406)265-4147, Senior Director of Student Success (406)265-3566, Interim Registrar (406)265-4191, Director of Student Health/Employee Wellness (406)26503599 or HRDC Domestic Abuse Program (406)265-6743 during business hours, or the community crisis line at (406)265-2222.
Preventing crime and reporting crime is everyone's responsibility. School personnel will assist the student in notifying the proper authorities if so requested.
Northern does not have recognized off-campus student organizations, and it is not the university practice to monitor off-campus criminal activity.
Outside doors to campus buildings are opened and secured by custodians or other designated individuals from the Office of Facility Services. For special events the Office of Facility Services needs to be notified in advance at 265-3755. Residence Halls are controlled by the Dean of Student Engagement/Director of Residence Life.
All students are expected to follow federal, state and local laws while on the MSU-Northern campus. The campus also has its own policies regarding student conduct (see policy 601.3 - Student Conduct) Minor infractions of this policy that occur in the housing areas are dealt with by the Dean of Student Engagement/Director of Residence Life. All other infractions are handled by the Campus Judicial Officer as specified in the Student Conduct policy.
The Montana Department of Justice Sexual and Violent Offender Registry (SVOR) provides an up-to-date listing of sexual and violent offenders who are required to register their whereabouts. The SVOR website also provides additional information about preventing sexual assault, using the Registry, law offender types and more. To find out about those individuals living in Havre, please click on the web site http://svcalt.mt.gov/svor/search.asp and type in the zip code 59501.
If you see or have seen a violation of the student code of conduct or a crime committed on campus that you would like to report anonymously you may fill out the Silent Witness form at http://www.msun.edu/stuaffairs/campussafety/silentwitness.asp all information will be kept in the strictest of confidence.
Use, possession, manufacture, sale, or distribution of any illegal controlled substance on MSU-Northern property or at any MSU-Northern sponsored activity is prohibited. This is in compliance with federal and state statues, MSU-Northern Policy, and the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988. Northern's Alcohol Policy and Drug Free Workplace Policy are published in the Student Handbook and are available on the MSU-Northern web site at http://www.msun.edu/admin/policies/1000/1003.2.
The campus provides a variety of drug and alcohol-abuse education programs. These include; classroom presentations (Student Health Service, counseling staff, etc.), residence hall presentations (Drug Task Force, Havre Police Department and Student Health Service), misc. bulletin boards and displays, Student Senate presentations, class HPE 235 Principles of Health and Wellness (covers safety issues and drugs/alcohol/tobacco). Each year the athletic department completes a presentation and has student-athletes sign off on the campus policy 1201 Substance Abuse and Student Athletes. This policy can be seen at http://www.msun.edu/admin/policies/1200/1201.aspx.
For faculty and staff, we have the Employee Wellness program which provides; a monthly newsletter that often has articles on drug and alcohol abuse; the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) which offers free counseling to those with dependency issues and a web page with links to sites that cover these topics. This can be accessed at http://wellness.mus.edu/.
Crime prevention, safety, and security have been incorporated into the ongoing campus programming. Specifically, New Student Orientation, Student Senate Program Council, Student Health Services and the Housing Office provide much of the campus programming regarding these issues.
The Housing Office provides the following; training for the Resident Assistants that specifically deals with safety and security procedures and practices; a residence hall manual that has specific information dealing with the residence halls; floor meetings at the beginning of fall semester to provide and review safety and security procedures; Safety and Security programming week (RA's provided programs on a variety of topics including fire safety, Women's Self Defense, discussions with the local police department, etc.); flyers are also circulated reminding students of the importance of keeping their doors locked (for the protection of themselves and their valuables).
Montana State University-Northern does not tolerate intimate partner or sexual violence on campus (see campus policy 601.4 Relationship and Dating Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking Policy at http://www.msun.edu/admin/policies/601-4.htm).
If needed the MSU-Northern Housing Office will work with Judicial Affairs, Registrar, Financial Aid, and Business Office to change a victim's academic and living situations after an alleged sex offense and of the options for changes, if changes are requested by the victim and are reasonably available.
By law all employees, students, prospective students and prospective employees are to receive a copy of this report or the location to get a copy of the report. All employees and students will receive the exact web address. Prospective students will receive the exact web address from the admissions office and prospective employees will receive the exact web address from Human Resources and/or the Payroll Office.
This report may be accessed by going to http://www.msun.edu/stuaffairs/campussafety/ on the internet. Paper copies may also be requested by contacting the Dean of Student Engagement/Director of Residence Life in the Student Union Building (SUB), room 204 or by call (406)265-3561.