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Student Right-to-Know & Campus Security Act

Last updated January 05, 2021

The following report of crime statistics and policies are in compliance with Title II of Public Law 101-542, the Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act.

Morningside College encourages anyone with knowledge of crimes occurring on campus to report these crimes directly to the Campus Safety and Security at 712-274-5234 and/or Sioux City Police by dialing 911. Morningside College maintains an excellent working relationship with the Sioux City Police Department and relies on them to provide additional security for our campus when needed. In addition, crimes occurring on campus should be reported to Campus Safety and Security either directly or through a Resident Advisor, Area Coordinator, or any other Campus Security Authority. Crimes reported to Campus Security and Security will be investigated and, if appropriate, adjudicated by the Associate Dean of Students, their designee, or the Campus Judicial Officer.

Buildings on campus, including campus residence halls, are locked regularly throughout the year. Morningside College has coverage by a security officer. Resident students are able to use FOB or keys to gain access to their residence hall at any time (except during certain breaks in the year) as all residence halls are locked 24 hours a day. Any suspicious persons should be reported to the Campus Safety and Security or to an Area Coordinator, Head Resident, or Resident Assistant.

Campus security is a priority at Morningside College. We encourage all students and employees of Morningside College to be responsible for their own security and the security of others. Being responsible includes reporting crimes to Campus Safety and Security and taking basic safety precautions such as locking rooms and cars. Periodically educational programs on crime prevention and campus security are offered on campus. In addition to these programs, campus security is addressed during new student orientation, residence hall meetings and programs, and through educational material posted in the residence halls.

In the event that a violent crime occurs on campus, Campus Safety and Security will provide notice to the campus community through the Morningside Electronic Notification System and/or such media as campus newsletters and through the residence hall staff. This notice is intended to warn, educate, and aid in the prevention of similar occurrences. The specific action will depend on the particular circumstances of the crime, but the safety of the campus community will be paramount.


Annual Disclosure of Crime Statistics

The Campus Safety and Security Department prepares this report to comply with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crimes Statistics Act. The full text of this report can be located on our website by clicking on the Annual Security Report Link below. This report is prepared in cooperation with the local law enforcement agencies surrounding our campus, the Department of Resident Life, the Judicial Officer, and Student Services. Each provides updated information on their educational efforts and programs to comply with the Act.

Campus Crime, arrest, and referral statistics include those reported to the Campus Safety and Security Office, designated campus officials, (including but not limited to directors, deans, department heads, resident life staff, advisors to students/student organizations, and athletic coaches), and local law enforcement agencies. Student Services and counseling staff inform their clients of the procedures to report the crime to Campus Safety and Security on a voluntary or confidential basis, should they feel it is in the best interest of the client. A procedure is in place to anonymously capture crime statistics disclosed confidentially during a session.

Each year, an email notification is made to all enrolled students, faculty, and staff that provides access to this report. Copies of this report may also be obtained at the Campus Safety and Security Office located in the Olsen Student Center or by calling 712-274-5234. All prospective employees may obtain a copy from Human Resources located in the Business Office that is located on the first floor of Lewis Hall or by calling 712-274-5114.

2019 Annual Security and Fire Report