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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.
Change in approach to Crime Alerts
The purpose of a Crime Alert is to inform the University community of a threat or ongoing risk and to enable community members to take action to better protect themselves, be safe, and avoid being the victim of a crime. On Feb. 25, 2015, the U announced a change in its approach on the use of suspect descriptions in Crime Alerts.