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The safety of students, faculty, staff, and visitors is of highest priority at the University of Minnesota. A multi-pronged, collaborative effort is in place to promote on-campus safety, while working with our Minneapolis and other community partners to ensure proper resources are dedicated to making off-campus neighborhoods safe. Read more about the U's ongoing safety initiatives.
Staff at the University of Minnesota are closely monitoring the Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa and working closely with Minnesota Department of Health officials related to local preparedness measures.
Self-Defense/Personal Safety Workshops
The University is offering free self-defense/personal safety workshops for students, faculty and staff. The classes are free and held from 6-8 p.m. See the schedule and more information.
A safer campus environment
The University continues to invest in the physical environment to make campus even safer. Changes include a new building access program to bolster Twin Cities campus security, new light fixtures to increase the brightness and consistency of light, and the addition of security cameras on highly traveled pedestrian routes.