St. Cloud State University has launched a website and resource dedicated to sharing information on campus and community safety (stcloudstate.edu/safety/).
Bringing together information on a range of elements that are important for individual safety and the safety of others in and around our campus community, the site is a significant expansion of the Protect the Pack campaign. Its development reflects the high prioritization St. Cloud State gives to safety.
Viewers will find campus updates on St. Cloud State’s safety strategies and action items that are part of daily operations and planning, and the results of external partnerships. This includes information on the addition of lighting and/or surveillance cameras, collaboration with local law enforcement for crime prevention, use of tracking systems for informed decision making, and external partnerships that reinforce the safety and stability of area neighborhoods.
It is designed with students and parents in mind, so that without any additional knowledge of university infrastructure, relevant information on safety conditions on and off campus is informative and easy to locate. Campus communications are archived to share intentional messaging or details on developing events or incidents. Helpful safety practices and contact information is student focused, as many are developing their independence and living away from home for the first time.
While data show St. Cloud State is a safe campus, sharing this level of information with the public provides reassurance that safety is a top priority for the university and St. Cloud State is carefully monitoring conditions, and connecting to local officials for up-to-the-moment information on developing events, public health concerns, weather conditions, or other incidents. Most importantly, it demonstrates the many ways university representatives are available to or in touch with students when they are in need.
As a way of increasing its relevance as a communication tool, information on the Protect the Pack SCSU safety site will continue to be updated by St. Cloud State’s Office of University Communications.