Clery Act Requirements

Public Safety And Police Services
(Location: 102 Services Building, phone 2151, emergency 911)

Mission Statement

The mission of NMU Public Safety is a support role to ensure the safety, welfare, and a secure environment to all students, faculty, staff, and visitors at the University. NMU Public Safety is involved in several areas of need and a wide variety of responsibilities.

NMU's Public Safety and Police Services is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 12 months a year. NMU Public Safety consists of highly trained and dedicated law enforcement officers. These officers are responsible for the overall safety of the campus community. All the officers of Public Safety are certified by the State of Michigan, possess a college degree in law enforcement and are deputized Marquette County Sheriff deputies. The officers of Public Safety are Michigan certified medical first responders and individual officers specialize in fields such as radar instruction, defensive tactics, and criminal investigation just to name a few. Public Safety provides additional services such as vehicle lock-outs, building lock-outs, university property checks and crime prevention programs.

NMU Public Safety and Police Services works closely with the Marquette City Police Department and other local police agencies in obtaining crimes reported for the purpose of the Jeanne Clery Act.

Whether you wish to report a crime, need information on crime prevention, or have questions on parking, Public Safety and Police Services is available 24 hours a day. For more information contact Public Safety and Police Services at 906-227-2151.

Reporting Of Crimes Or Other Emergencies

If it happens to you or you're a witness, immediately go to a safe place and call Public Safety. Don't let reporting a crime or an emergency be an afterthought. Stay on the line and be as accurately as possible, tell the dispatcher exactly what has happened.

Timely Warning Reports

Northern Michigan University has established procedures for making timely warning reports to the campus community of incidents that pose a potential threat to students and other members of the university community. In these situations, the director of Public Safety will make a decision, in consultation with other administrative personnel, whether to disclose the incident through a public notice to the community via print and electronic means.

Crime Alerts

If a situation arises in which the campus community may be at special risk due to a crime incident or possible suspect, Public Safety will publish a crime alert Web page on the Public Safety site notifying the community as quickly as possible.

Daily Activity Log

Public Safety publishes a daily activity log every business day. This summary reflects crimes and major incidents that occurred during the previous 24-hour period or weekend. This log is available for review at Public Safety or on the daily activity log page.

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3.14.1 Introduction 

Acquaintance rape or date rape is the most prevalent form of sexual assault on college campuses. A reported sexual assault will be treated with the highest degree of concern by the University.

Sexual assault, including date rape, violates the University’s Student Code (http://dso.nmu.edu/handbook).  Sexual assault as defined in this policy is criminal sexual conduct, and a violation of the Michigan Penal Code. A University student charged with sexual assault may be subject to University disciplinary action up to and including expulsion and may be prosecuted pursuant to the Michigan Penal Code

The University affirms the need for a broad-ranging sexual assault prevention education program. Prevention education and awareness efforts are essential in order to better ensure a safe learning and living environment on our campus.  

This policy provides the following information to members of the University community: 

  • Definition of sexual assault;
  • Policy concerning sexual assault victims/survivors;
  • University response to reported sexual assault, including services available to victims/survivors of sexual assault and accused students;
  • Education and prevention efforts and programs; and
  • Information regarding periodic review of this Policy.

3.14.2 Definition 

Sexual assault is sexual contact without consent. More specifically, “sexual assault” for purposes of this Policy means any of the forms of criminal sexual conduct described in Sections 520b through 520g of the Michigan Penal Code (MCL 750.520b - .520g) involving a University student as the victim/survivor and/or alleged perpetrator. Sexual assault consists of sexual intercourse without consent, forcible sodomy or sexual penetration with an inanimate object, the intentional touching of an unwilling person’s intimate parts (defined as genitalia, groin, pelvic region, inner thigh, breast or buttocks, or clothing covering them), or forcing an unwilling person to touch another’s intimate parts. These acts must be committed either by force, threat, intimidation, or by taking advantage of someone’s helplessness or inability to consent of which the alleged perpetrator was aware or should have been aware. Regardless of the relationship that exists between the parties, if consent is not given or force or coercion is used against a party, any sexual contact is within the definitions of criminal sexual contact and sexual assault. 

“Consent” means a voluntary agreement to engage in sexual activity proposed by another. “Consent” requires mutually understandable and communicated words and/or actions demonstrating agreement to participate in proposed sexual activity. “Without consent” may be communicated by words and/or actions demonstrating unwillingness to engage in proposed sexual activity.  Sexual activity will be considered without consent if the victim/survivor was unable to give consent because of a condition of which the accused student was or should have been aware, such as alcohol and/or other drug intoxication, coercion, and/or verbal or physical threats, including being threatened with future harm. 

Sexual assault is intrinsically injurious and degrading, and will be treated as resulting in injury for the purposes of the University Student Code, Regulation 2.3.15, General Regulatory Statement; Regulation 2.3.22, Personal Abuse, which prohibits acts which injure, threaten, endanger, or degrade a member of the University community; and Regulation 2.3.6, Compliance with University Policy. Use or abuse of alcohol or other drugs by a person charged with a sexual assault does not diminish, and may increase, personal responsibility. Providing or making available to a victim/survivor any substance (e.g. alcohol or other drugs, including but not limited to GHB, Rohypnol and Ecstasy) may increase the personal responsibility of the assailant. The person reporting an assault will not be charged with a violation of the Student Code for use of alcohol or other drugs. The same criminal offenses and penalties apply in cases of acquaintance rape or date rape as in cases of rape involving a stranger. A victim/survivor of sexual assault may be either female or male.  The University will investigate the complaint, and University charges may be brought against the accused student, regardless of where the conduct occurred.

Victims/survivors who are not students at Northern Michigan University but have been sexually assaulted by a Northern Michigan University student, may file a sexual assault complaint against the student with the Dean of Students Office or Public Safety and Police Services and request that the student be charged with a violation of the Student Code and/or the Michigan Penal Code. Because the University does not stand in a special academic relationship with a non-student victim/survivor, other university services are not available to non-students.  

3.14.3 Policy Concerning Sexual Assault Victims/Survivors 

If you are the victim/survivor of a sexual assault which is reported to the University, it is the policy of the University that: 

  • You and the matter you report will be treated with the greatest concern and seriousness, regardless of your gender or the gender of the accused student.
  • Your name will not be released to the public or the media.
  • You may talk to university officials about the sexual assault without your name being disseminated, except as is necessary to meet federal requirements.
  • The right to confidentiality, both of the victim/survivor and of the accused student, will be respected insofar as it does not interfere with the University’s legal obligation or ability to investigate allegations of misconduct when brought to its attention, and to take corrective action when it is found that misconduct has occurred.
  • You will be treated with dignity, courtesy, sensitivity, and understanding and you will not be prejudged or blamed for what occurred.
  • You will be provided with information regarding your options for reporting the sexual assault, and your right to make choices based on this information will be respected.
  • Title IX requires that all reported incidents of sexual assault must be investigated by the University and the University must take steps to remedy the situation. If you do not want the complaint pursued through the student conduct program or the courts, the University must still investigate and respond.
  • It is a violation of University policy to intimidate, discipline, discharge, or harass any individual because she or he has filed a complaint, instituted proceedings, assisted an investigation, or formally or informally objected to sexual harassment and/or discriminatory practices. If retaliation occurs, the incident should be reported either to the Equal Opportunity Office or Human Resources (faculty and staff) or to the Dean of Students Office (students).
  • You will be advised of, and if you desire, assisted in receiving services from the University department’s and from community service agencies that provide assistance to victims/survivors of sexual assault.
  • University staff will neither coerce you to report a sexual assault as a lesser offense nor prevent or discourage you from reporting a sexual assault to another person or authority.
  • The Dean of Students Office will assist you with any academic issues that may arise due to the situation.
  • Upon your request, University staff will take any reasonable steps to prevent unnecessary or unwanted contact or proximity with the accused student. 
  • If you file a complaint with Public Safety and Police Services, staff from that office will investigate your complaint. You will be notified of victim’s/survivor’s rights and remedies accorded in the Crime Victim’s Rights Act and you will be kept up-to-date on the status of the investigation.
  • The sexual history of the victim/survivor is not considered relevant to the truth of the allegation; therefore, information regarding sexual history external to the relationship between the victim/survivor and the accused student will not be considered in student conduct hearings.
  • You will be made aware of, and assisted in exercising, any options provided under law regarding the mandatory testing of alleged sexual assault perpetrators for communicable diseases and notification of the results of the testing.

3.14.4 University Response to Reported Sexual Assault 

There are a variety of avenues available for making a report of a sexual assault and obtaining support and other assistance. The following University departments can be of special assistance to victims/survivors of campus sexual assault: 

  • Public Safety and Police Services, 911 (Emergency) or 227-2151 (103 Services Building)
  • Dean of Students Office, 227-1700 (2001 Hedgcock)
  • The Health Center, 227-2355 (Gries Hall)
  • Counseling and Consultation Services, 227-2981 (3405 Hedgcock)
  • Housing and Residence Life Office (the apartment services coordinator, any resident director, resident adviser, or community adviser)*
  • The Health Promotion Office, 227-1455 (1201-1202 University Center)
  • Title IX Coordinator, 227-2420 (Equal Opportunity Office, 158 Services Building)

*Resident advisers and community advisers are obligated to share sexual assault reports, including names, with specific professional Housing and Residence Life Office staff for possible follow-up activities and to ensure reporting as required by law.

All the University departments listed above work together closely to provide support and assistance and to review available services and options. Students who have been sexually assaulted are strongly encouraged to report the incident as described above so that the University may investigate, charges can be initiated within the University student conduct system, and/or criminal charges may be pursued against the accused student.

In cases in which Public Safety and Police Services is not the first office contacted by the victim/survivor, information regarding the incident will be reported to that office in accordance with the Student Right to Know and the Clery Act. This report will not include the name of the victim/survivor or any identifying information without the victim’s/survivor’s consent. In addition, Public Safety and Police Services is required to report information concerning criminal acts on a daily and annual basis under the requirements of the Clery Act and the Uniform Crime Reporting Act. 

A report of sexual assault will initiate a response from the University as explained below:

All reports of sexual assault must be reported to the Title IX Coordinator for the University. All reports are promptly investigated to determine what occurred and to take steps to resolve the situation. The University is required to take immediate action to eliminate the harassment, prevent its recurrence, and address its effects.  A typical investigation takes approximately 60 calendar days following receipt of the complaint.  The timing of the filing of the complaint (e.g. at the end of a semester) or the lack of information available to the investigator may result in the investigation taking longer than the typical 60 days.  Both parties will be given periodic status updates during the investigation. Both parties will receive written notification of the outcome of the complaint and both parties may file an appeal. If appeals are filed, both parties will receive written notification of the outcomes.

The University will inform and obtain consent from the victim/survivor before beginning an investigation. If the victim/survivor requests confidentiality or asks that the complaint not be pursued, the University will take all reasonable steps to investigate and respond to the complaint consistent with the request for confidentiality or request not to pursue an investigation. If the victim/survivor insists that his or her name or other identifiable information not be disclosed to the accused student, the University’s ability to respond may be limited. A request for confidentiality will be weighed against the following factors: the seriousness of the alleged assault; the victim’s/survivor’s age; whether there have been other assault complaints about the same individual; and the accused student’s rights to receive information about the allegations if the information is maintained by the University as an “education record.” The University will inform the victim/survivor if it cannot ensure confidentiality. Even if the University cannot take disciplinary action against the accused student because the victim/survivor insists on confidentiality, it will pursue other steps to limit the effects of the alleged assault and attempt to prevent its recurrence.

 .01   Public Safety and Police Services: When a report of a sexual assault is received, Public Safety and Police Services will immediately assign a specially trained officer to investigate the incident and work with the victim/survivor through all stages of the investigation, prosecution and/or University student conduct system action. The officer will also inform the victim/survivor of other support services available.

.02    The Dean of Students Office: The Dean of Students Office will provide information to the victim/survivor about options for pursuing a charge against the accused student through the University’s student conduct system. The victim/survivor will be able to express his/her preferences as to whether formal Student Code charges are pursued how the charges are written  and if the student conduct process continues. The Dean of Students Office will work with Public Safety and Police Services as appropriate while investigating the complaint. The University will protect the victim/survivor as necessary, including taking interim steps before the final outcome of the investigation. The victim/survivor will be given his/her options to avoid contact with the accused student and be allowed to change academic or living situations as appropriate and possible.

.03    The Health Center: The Health Center provides services to NMU students, faculty and staff who have been victims/survivors of sexual assault. The physician provides examination, treatment, and information about the possibility of venereal disease and pregnancy, and provides referrals to other support services as appropriate. Health Center hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. throughout the school year. If a student is in need of emergency medical services after 5 p.m. or on weekends, he or she should go to Marquette General Hospital Emergency Room (225-3560). Note: If possible, when receiving medical care after a sexual assault it is important to have physical evidence collected for possible future legal action.

.04     Counseling and Consultation Services: Counseling and Consultation Services provides support to students dealing with the psychological impact of a sexual assault. The staff will provide assistance in decision making regarding reporting of the assault to Public Safety or the Dean of Students Office, contacting parents or significant others, modification of living arrangements, handling academic schedules and commitments, etc. Services are also provided to students who come to the Center for other reasons and in the course of treatment disclose a past sexual assault. Strict confidentiality is maintained.

.05     Housing and Residence Life Office: The apartment services coordinator, any resident director, resident adviser, or community adviser can provide immediate support and assistance to a student who reports a sexual assault, as well as to other students who may be involved. Staff will inform the victim/survivor of the services available from Counseling and Consultation Services, Public Safety and Police Services, the Health Center, the Marquette General Hospital Emergency Room, and the Dean of Students Office, and will help the victim/survivor obtain those services that are desired. These staff members can also be helpful when the student returns to his/her residence. In addition, the Housing and Residence Life Office staff will provide alternative living arrangements upon request, if the victim/survivor and the accused student live close to one another.

.06     Title IX Coordinator: The Coordinator can assist with all aspects of the reporting procedure, and will coordinate an investigation into a complaint. This office is also responsible for coordinating campus-wide sexual assault education, and for identifying trends or key areas of concern which may be addressed through information and education. If the victim/survivor requests confidentiality or asks that the complaint not be pursued, the Coordinator will take all reasonable steps to investigate and respond to the complaint consistent with this request. The Coordinator will inform the victim/survivor if she cannot ensure confidentiality when weighed against the four factors previously noted.

.07     Other Support Services: Faculty and staff who are contacted by someone who has been sexually assaulted are encouraged to provide non-judgmental support, to respect the victim’s/survivor’s confidentiality, and to consult with, or refer the victim/survivor to Public Safety and Police Services, the Dean of Students Office, or Counseling and Consultation Services.  All reports of sexual assault, except those reported solely to Counseling and Consultation Services, must be reported to the Title IX Coordinator.

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Other Services

Blue Light Phones

Lighting On Campus

Security Surveys

Public Safety conducts security surveys of buildings on campus, offices, and residence halls.

The Escort Service Program

For your safety, Public Safety and Police Services offers an escort service during the hours of darkness seven days a week. The escort service provides a walking companion to any person who requests it. This service is available for walks from one campus location to another campus location. You can reach the escort service by calling 227-2151. State your name and location, and an escort will be dispatched to meet you. Within a short period of time, an escort will arrive and can be identified by his or her red jacket. Escorts are Public Safety student employees who are carefully screened and selected.

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Policy Regarding The Possession And Use Of Alcoholic Beverages By Students

Alcoholic Beverages

Northern Michigan University seeks to encourage and sustain an academic environment that both respects individual freedom and promotes the health, safety and welfare of all members of its community. In keeping with these objectives, the university has established a policy and guidelines governing the possession, sale, and consumption of alcoholic beverages on the university campus that conform to the laws of Michigan. Underage possession and /or consumption of alcoholic beverages is not permitted on property owned or controlled by the university. Intentionally or knowingly selling, or intentionally or knowingly "furnishing" alcoholic beverages to persons under the age of 21, or to persons obviously inebriated, is not permitted on property owned or controlled by the university. Legal consumption and possession of alcoholic beverages is limited to designated locations only. The complete policy and guidelines concerning alcoholic beverages is published annually in the Student Handbook.

Illegal Drugs

The university does not condone the possession, use, or distribution of marijuana, LSD or other hallucinogens, narcotics or any other illegal drugs by anyone in any campus facility or campus area. Any individual known to be possessing, using, or distributing such drugs is subject to campus disciplinary action and criminal arrest, imprisonment and/or fine according to state law.

Drug And Alcohol Abuse Education Programs

Consistent with its educational mission, the university also assists its members in finding alternatives to alcoholic beverages for promoting social interaction and stress reduction, and it provides services and resources for community members who experience alcohol-related difficulties. Keeping informed is an important step in developing a healthy lifestyle and in knowing how to cope with problems as they arise. Northern Michigan University provides useful and informative prevention education programs throughout the year. A variety of departments sponsor workshops and lectures on alcohol and drug-related issues to support and encourage healthy, productive lifestyles.

Residence Halls

Except as provided in this policy, the use, possession, and consumption of alcoholic beverages are prohibited in NMU residence halls. Beer kegs, empty or full, are specifically prohibited. The University may designate living units (houses), which are reserved for upperclassmen and students 21 years of age and older, as places in which the use, possession, and consumption of alcoholic beverages is permitted under the following conditions:

1. Alcohol (except kegs of beer which are specifically prohibited under this policy) may be used, possessed, and consumed in the privacy of the resident's room by the resident and by invited guests, all of whom must have attained legal age.

2. Alcohol may be used, possessed and consumed by residents of the house and their invited guests, all of whom must have attained legal age, in the social lounge assigned to a house where alcohol is permitted.

3. The official student governing organization and the resident director of a residence, which has a living unit that has been designated as a place where alcohol may be used, possessed and consumed, may establish a "common area" excluding the main lobby. Alcoholic beverages may be possessed and consumed in this "common area" by the residents of such living units and their invited guests at group-sponsored functions that have been approved by the respective student governing organization and the director of Housing and Residence Life, subject to the following conditions and in compliance with the state law:

  • Alcoholic beverages may not be sold or given away.
  • Residents and their invited guests who have attained legal age for consumption of such beverages may consume their own alcoholic beverages.
  • A group may furnish alcoholic beverages in a designated common area to its members only with funds derived from its membership, provided, however, that student activity fees collected as part of residence hall room and board fees are not utilized for such purposes.
  • Persons under 21 years of age are not permitted to use, possess, or consume alcoholic beverages.

The Housing and Residence Life director, assistant director or resident directors may determine at any time that the privilege of use, possession and consumption of alcoholic beverages in a living unit, social lounge or common area has been abused, whereupon as such, the privilege shall be suspended in that living unit or common area until reinstated (with or without special conditions) by the director of Housing and Residence Life. The privilege of use, possession and consumption of alcoholic beverages in residence halls during summer sessions or periods when the university is not in session may be suspended irrespective of a determination of abuse. Request for housing assignments to areas in residence halls where alcoholic beverages are prohibited will be accommodated to the fullest extent possible.

University Apartments

Members of the university community who lease university-owned apartments and their invited guests may use, possess, and consume alcoholic beverages is permitted upon such terms and conditions as may be established by the president or designee.

Other Areas

Alcoholic beverages may be used in other areas designated by the Northern as areas in which consumption of alcoholic beverages is permitted upon such terms and conditions as may be established by the president or designee.

Prohibited Areas

Use of alcoholic beverages is prohibited in all areas of the Northern Michigan University campus and field stations excepted as permitted under this regulation and the NMU's class C liquor licenses.

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 Building Security

Residence Hall Security Standards

Providing for security in residence halls is an important responsibility of the staff of Housing and Residence Life. The standards outlined below are intended as minimum requirements to ensure the safety and security of students, staff and property. In this effort, it is essential that all door and window hardware is in good working order, all staff are aware of these standards and staff reliably fulfill their responsibilities with regard to residence hall security.

Academic Year. During the academic year all exterior residence hall doors will be locked by 10 or 11 p.m., depending on the preference of the respective hall council, and unlocked at 7:30 a. m. First floor public area windows will also be closed and secured at that time as well. An on-duty resident adviser or desk clerk will be assigned the responsibility for locking the doors and first floor windows in his or her hall at night and the custodial staff will be responsible for unlocking the windows in the morning. Resident advisers and desk clerks will routinely check and secure, if necessary, all doors and first floor public area windows during each round.

Once the building has been secured, no one without a key to that building is to be permitted to enter, unless he or she is entering with, and as a guest of a resident of the building or it can be verified that the student is a resident of the building who is not carrying a key. If the person's identity/residency of the building cannot be verified using information at the desk, it may be necessary for the student to call his or her roommate or a friend to come to the lobby to verify identification/residency. If this is not possible, the staff member may escort the student into the hall to his or her room to obtain identification. If the person's identification/residency cannot be verified he or she should be escorted to the lobby and, if necessary, Public Safety and Police Services should be contacted for assistance.

With the exception of a maintenance person performing routine maintenance with permission to enter from the resident, room doors are not to be unlocked for anyone but the room resident(s) unless a verified emergency situation exists. Maintenance people entering a room must do everything possible to respect a student's privacy by knocking loudly, waiting for an answer to the knock and announcing themselves at the door before entering. The door is to be locked immediately after the maintenance staff person has completed his or her task and left the room.

Similarly, each student room door is to be locked immediately after the room has been surveyed during a fire alarm or similar emergency situation.

Break Periods. Due to the decrease in traffic and staffing during break periods, all residence hall doors and windows will be closed and locked (e.g., hall entrance doors, room doors, lounge doors, recreation room doors, lobby doors and mechanical room doors). The only exception to this will be a single door to the Gant-Spalding lobby (parking lot side) from 8 a. m. until 5 p. m. on the days the Food Service office is open. The decision to open this door will be at the discretion of the associate director of food service (for the Gant-Spalding lobby). If a lobby door is left open during working hours, a designated staff member must check the lobby at the close of the workday to ensure that there are no unauthorized persons in the area prior to locking the doors.

The hall and lobby doors and windows will be locked and unlocked at the beginning and end of the break period by the resident director according to the appropriate hall closing and re-opening schedule. During the break period, all Housing and Residence Life staff will be responsible for ensuring that the doors and windows remain locked. It is specifically the responsibility of break coverage staff (resident directors, custodians, resident advisers, and desk clerks) to check windows and doors during their rounds through the buildings.

If Housing and Residence Life staff contact a person who does not belong in the hall and refuses to identify him or herself prior to being escorted from the building, Public Safety and Police Services should be contacted for assistance. If the person shows identification when requested, he or she should be escorted out of the building.

Both the supervising staff member and Public Safety should be given the name, address and phone number of the person and the basic details of the incident (e.g., form of identification, time and date, location and explanation of why he or she was there) when an unauthorized person is contacted in the hall.

It is the responsibility of the resident director, working with the hall custodian, to ensure that all door and window hardware is in good working condition. The coordinator of facility support services will ensure that appropriate lock cores are installed (and removed) and that the keys are available for those who need them for the breaks.

Housing and Residence Life has worked diligently to provide a secure environment for residents while minimizing any inconveniences. Residents are encouraged to keep their room doors locked, keep exit doors secured, escort their guests at all times and report any unusual circumstances to our resident hall staff or Public Safety immediately.

Summer. While in some circumstances, building security is more difficult during the spring and summer, it is still an important responsibility for Housing and Residence Life staff.

  1. Occupied buildings. In general, the security measures described for the academic year will apply to the residence halls occupied during the summer: Doors will be locked by the departmental staff (e.g., security staff or desk clerks) at time mutually agreed upon by conference group supervisors and Housing and Residence Life staff and unlocked by the hall maintenance staff at 7 a m. (Signs are to be posted accordingly.) Unless otherwise requested, room keys will unlock hall and lobby doors. Housing and residence Life staff and conference group supervisors are responsible for ensuring security.
  2. Unoccupied buildings. In buildings where no work or only minimal work is being done, all entrance doors and windows will be closed and locked. On work days, especially in warm weather, it is expected that the room doors and windows in building being worked on will be open in order to remove paint and/or cleaning fluid fumes as well as to reduce the temperature in the buildings while staff are working. It is important, however, that security is maintained by all departmental staff. They are to:

    a. Keep building entrance doors (including the door to the lobby) closed and locked at all times unless directly supervised by a staff member.

    b. Close and lock windows in areas where staff are working unless it is necessary to leave the open to facilitate paint drying, to vent cleaning fumes, or the staff will be returning to the area within a short period (e.g., breaks or 15-30 minute projects), and

    c. Check all open rooms, close and lock all hall and lobby windows, and make sure all hall access doors are closed and locked at the end of the day. When possible draperies and room doors should be left open to facilitate Public Safety and Housing and Residence Life staff security checks. If this is not possible, draperies should be closed and room doors locked.

University Property. University property (e.g., tools, cleaning equipment, pillows, and blankets) and property being rented by NMU (e.g., sheets, pillows cases, and towels) are to be securely stored in a designated room when not in use or under the supervision of a university staff member. Maintenance and storage rooms are to be locked continuously unless staff are working in them.

  1. All residence hall entrance doors are locked by 11 p.m. and are unlocked at 7:30 a.m. During this time, residents may gain entry to the building using their room key.
  2. At all the first house meetings and hall meeting we talk to students about the importance of not letting strangers into the building (e.g., holding the door open for them, propping doors open). This is also listed as one of the items in the Personal Safety section of the Residence Hall handbook which every residence hall student received upon check-in.
  3. Each of the hall councils determine whether of not their hall will have an escort policy. Those that choose to have them do not allow anyone who does not live in the building to walk in the hallway unescorted after the exterior doors are locked. Residence hall staff encourage the use of such a policy at all levels (house, hall and campus-wide meetings). Last year, five out of the nine residence halls incorporated the escort policy.
  4. Resident advisers are on duty from 8 p.m. until 7 a.m. and do rounds through the building periodically during that time period. They are the ones responsible for locking the doors and checking them on subsequent rounds.
  5. From midnight until 3 a.m., there are two desk clerks on duty. One stays at the front desk while the other is doing security rounds in the buildings, checking doors and windows and providing constant coverage of the buildings.
  6. Very thorough training is provided for all staff responsible for building security.

Room Safety

  1. Always lock your room and bathroom door, even if you are just walking down the hall to visit a friend. The number one reason for residence hall room thefts is unlocked doors.
  2. You are encouraged to use the door viewer before opening your door, so that you are not surprised by an unexpected or unwanted visitor.
  3. Carry your keys with you at all times, and remember never lend them to anyone. It is illegal to duplicate one of NMU's residence hall keys.
  4. Join Operation ID when you move into your room. This fast, simple way to identifying your valuables is a very necessary step in identifying your valuables should they ever be stolen and subsequently recovered. See your resident adviser for information about this program.
  5. Don't leave valuables like your wallet, checkbook, or jewelry out in the open.
  6. Report all thefts, regardless of the value of the item(s) taken, to Public Safety and Police Services (phone 2151) immediately.
  7. Report any unfamiliar or suspicious looking people you see wandering around your hall to a staff member immediately.
  8. NMU's residence halls are locked in the evening for your safety. Please don't prop these doors open or let strangers into your hall. If you are visiting a friend after a hall is locked, arrange to meet him or her in the lobby or have them call you on the courtesy phone located near the lobby reception desk.
  9. If you receive threatening or obscene phone calls, hang up immediately. Report any such calls to Public Safety (2151) or a residence hall staff member immediately.

State Side Building Security

It is the policy of Northern Michigan University to allow students and non-university personnel access to NMU facilities only under the supervision of university employees. (Please note that students on the payroll of the university are considered employees and may have supervisory duties.)

It is recognized, however, that on occasion it may be necessary for students to use university facilities when supervision by a university employee is not possible.

Under these circumstances, the following guidelines are to be followed:

1. Whenever possible, all students are to use university facilities under the supervision of a University employee.

2. Students who are unable to use university facilities during supervised hours, but must use these areas to complete projects assigned by their instructor, supervisor or advisor may do so if:

a. they have prior written approval from the instructor, supervisor or advisor specifying the project which will be worked on and the hours they will be using the facility;

b. they have prior written approval from the unit or individual responsible for the facility, or area, if different from above;

c. they have in their possession a copy of the written approval, to be shown to university employees, upon request;

d. the Public Safety Department and the unit or individual responsible for the facility, or area, have been provided a copy of the written approval.

3. Students are not to be given building keys or given unlimited access to any NMU building unless their university employment necessitates it, and they have prior written approval of the appropriate President's Council member.

State Side Building Hours

*The building hours in this schedule are subject to change due to scheduled and non-scheduled events taking place in buildings.*

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Art & Design North

6AM - 11PM

6AM - 11PM

6AM - 11PM

6AM - 11PM

6AM-7PM

12N-8PM

12N - 11PM

Carey

6AM - 8PM

6AM - 8PM

6AM- 8PM

6AM - 6PM

6AM- 6PM

Closed

Closed

Gries

6AM - 11PM

6AM - 11PM

6AM - 11PM

6AM - 11PM

6AM - 11PM

7AM - 6PM

Closed

Lee

6AM - 12M

6AM - 12M

6AM - 12M

6AM - 12M

6AM - 6PM

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Northern Michigan University

Athletic Code

1.0 Philosophy

It is a privilege for a Northern Michigan University student to participate in inter-collegiate athletics. Student athletes represent Northern Michigan University, therefore their behavior is expected to reflect high standards on all levels: social, academic and athletic.

1.1 Purpose

1.1.1 The purpose of this publication is:

.01 To inform the student athletes and the Northern Michigan University community of acceptable standards of behavior for student athletes;

.02 To outline a process to evaluate student-athlete behavior that is not considered acceptable;

.03 To allow for the imposition of disciplinary action against a student athlete whose behavior is not acceptable.

1.2 Definitions

1.2.1 The Athletic Code Violation Review Committee will consist of the athletic director, director of public safety, and the dean of students or their designees.

1.2.2 Criminal activity is defined as felony level offenses; or serious misdemeanor level offenses, which include, but are not limited to, criminal activity that involved violence, assaultive behavior, stalking behavior, sexual assault and drug or alcohol offenses.

1.2.3. Student athletes as defined in this document refers to those students engaged in the intercollegiate athletics programs of Northern Michigan University.

1.2.4. Team activities are defined as any association with other team members for the purposes of furthering the interest of the team in the pursuit of participation in intercollegiate athletics, team meetings, team practices, recruitment of new student athletes or the participation as part of the team in intercollegiate athletic activities.

1.3 Scope

Student athletes whose behavior does not conform to the acceptable standards expected of Northern Michigan University student athletes will be subject to review by the Athletic Code Violation Review Committee.

1.3.1 All student athletes will be given a copy of the Athletic Code and will be required to sign a document indicating that they understand that participating in intercollegiate athletics while they are a student at Northern Michigan University is a privilege and that they agree to the standards of behavior outlined in the code.

1.3.2 All student athletes will be required to acknowledge that they are under obligation, as a condition of their participation in intercollegiate athletics at Northern Michigan University, to immediately self report any violations of the Athletic Code to their coach or the Athletic Director. Failure to self report any violations of the Athletic Code will subject the student athlete to possible disciplinary action by the Athletic Code Violation Review Committee.

1.3.3 Any action taken pursuant to the Athletic Code will be considered separate and distinct from any action that may be taken by the Dean of Students Office, other administrative action taken by the university (including, but not limited to, action take under The Drug and Alcohol Education/Assessment/Counseling Policy and Program for Student Athletes Engaged in the Intercollegiate Athletics Program of Northern Michigan University) or any action taken by law enforcement or criminal justice agencies against the student athlete.

1.3.4 All student athletes will be subject to review under the Athletic Code if the athlete:

.01 Is in violation of Northern Michigan University's Student Code,

.02 Is in violation of The Drug and Alcohol Education/Assessment/Counseling Policy and Program for Student Athletes Engaged in the Intercollegiate Athletics Program of Northern Michigan University;

.03 Has committed criminal activity that consists of an act or acts prohibited under municipal, state or federal law as defined in this document,

1.4 Procedures

1.4.1 The Athletic Code Violation Review Committee will either confer or hold a meeting to review and investigate all alleged violations of this code pursuant to section 1.3.4.01-03 above. Members of the committee shall initiate the review process upon becoming aware of an alleged violation. The committee should confer or meet within three working days of becoming aware of the alleged violation.

1.4.2 Coaches shall notify the athletic director of all alleged violations of the Athletic Code on becoming aware of the alleged violation.

1.4.3 The Athletic Code Violation Review Committee after conferring or meeting to review an alleged violation of the Athletic Code should receive input from the coach or any other party who has relevant information that is pertinent to the alleged violation of the Athletic Code.

1.4.4 The Athletic Code Violation Review Committee shall determine, based upon the seriousness of the alleged violation, whether a student athlete will be suspended from team activities pending the resolution of the alleged violation.

1.4.5 Once alleged charges are resolved, the Athletic Code Violation Committee shall review the outcome of the charges to determine the appropriate university response or action.

1.4.6 The Athletic Code Violation Review Committee shall determine the disciplinary action or penalty to be imposed on the student athlete under section 1.4.4 and 1.4.5, including but not limited to: (1) a permanent or limited suspension from all team activities; and (2) partial or permanent revocation of athletic scholarships.

1.4.7 In the event that the Athletic Code Violation Review Committee cannot reach consensus as to what action to take on an alleged violation of the Athletic Code, the matter will be referred to the Special Assistant to the President and Athletic Director, to determine what action, if any, should be taken against the student athlete.

1.4.8 The athletic director shall provide notice of disciplinary action taken by the Athletic Code Violation Review Committee to the NMU President, the student athlete's coach, and the Athletic Council chairperson within two business days. Members of the Athletic Code Violation Review Committee will be available to the Athletic Council to provide a briefing on the action taken by the committee. It will also be the athletic director's responsibility to notify the student athlete of any disciplinary action take by the Athletic Code Violation Review Committee.

1.4.9 Student athletes may appeal disciplinary action taken by the Athletic Code Violation Review Committee to the NMU President.

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Northern Michigan University

United States Olympic Education Center Athletic Code

June 29, 2000

1.0 Philosophy

Student athletes training at the United States Olympic Education Center are guests of Northern Michigan University. The university provides financial aid to these student athletes in the form of room and board, a waiver of out-of-state tuition fees, use of training facilities and other academic and athletic services. In exchange for these privileges, USOEC student athletes are expected to reflect high standards on all levels: social, academic and athletic.

1.1 Purpose

1.1.1 The purpose of this publication is:

.01 To inform the USOEC student athletes, the United States Olympic Committee, participating National Governing Bodies and the Northern Michigan University community of acceptable standards of behavior for USOEC student athletes:

.02 To outline a process to evaluate USOEC student athlete behavior that is considered unacceptable:

.03 To allow for the imposition of disciplinary action against a USOEC student athlete whose behavior is not acceptable.

1.2 Definitions

1.2.1 The term "USOEC student athlete" is defined as those student athletes accepted by the NGB, the USOC and NMU as resident athletes training at the United States Olympic Education Center at Northern Michigan University.

1.2.2 Unacceptable behavior is defined as any behavior that violates the NMU Student Code, the USOEC Athlete Handbook, and/or local, state or federal laws.

1.2.3 Criminal activity is defined as felony-level offenses: or serious misdemeanor-level offenses that include, but are not limited to, criminal activity that involves violence, assaultive behavior, stalking behavior, sexual assault and drug or alcohol offenses.

1.2.4 The USOEC Athletic Code Violation Review committee will consist of the SOEC director, director of NMU Public Safety, and the dean of students, or their designees.

1.3 Scope

Student athletes whose behavior does not meet acceptable standards expected of USOEC student athletes will be subject to review by the USOEC Athletic Code Violation Review Committee.

1.3.1 All USOEC resident student athletes will be given a copy of the USOEC Athletic Handbook and the NMU Student Code. All athletes will be required to sign a document indicating that they understand that participating in the USOEC program is a privilege and that they agree to the standards of behavior outlined in the Athlete Handbook and Student Code.

1.3.2 All student athletes will be required to acknowledge that they are under obligation, as a condition of their participation in the USOEC program, to immediately self-report any violations of the USOEC Athletic Code to their coach or the USOEC director. Failure to self-report any violations of the Athletic Code will subject the student athlete to possible disciplinary action by the USOEC Athletic Code Violation Review Committee.

1.3.3 Any action taken pursuant to the USOEC Athletic Code will be considered separate and distinct from any action that may be taken by the university's Dean of Students office, the NGB, the USOEC or any action taken by law enforcement or criminal justice agencies against the student athlete.

1.3.4 All USOEC student athletes will be subject to review under the USOEC Athletic Code if the athlete:

.01 Is in violation of Northern Michigan University's Student Code,

.02 Is in violation of the USOEC's Athlete Handbook,

.03 Has committed criminal activity that consists of an act or acts prohibited under municipal, state or federal law as defined in this document,

1.4 Procedures

1.4.1 The USOEC Athletic Code Violation Review Committee will either confer or hold a meeting to review and investigate all alleged violations of this code pursuant to sections 1.4.4.01-.03 above. Members of the committee shall initiate the review process upon becoming aware of an alleged violation. The committee should confer or meet within three working days of becoming aware of the alleged violation.

1.4.2 Coaches shall notify the USOEC director of all alleged violations of the USOEC Athletic Code on becoming aware of the alleged violation.

1.4.3 The USOEC Athletic Code Violation Review Committee after conferring or meeting to review an alleged violation of the USOEC Athletic Code should receive input from the coach or any other party who has relevant information that is pertinent to the alleged violation of the USOEC Athletic Code.

1.4.4 Once alleged charges are resolved, the USOEC Athletic Code Violation Committee shall review the outcome of the charges to determine the appropriate university response or action.

1.4.5 The USOEC Athletic Code Violation Review Committee shall determine the disciplinary action or penalty to be imposed on the student athlete including, but not limited to, partial or permanent revocation of financial support and use of campus facilities and services.

1.4.6 In the event that the USOEC Athletic Code Violation Review Committee cannot reach consensus as to what action to take on an alleged violation of the USOEC Athletic Code, the matter will be referred to the Special Assistant to the President and Athletic Director to determine what action, if any, should be taken against the student athlete.

1.4.7 The USOEC director shall provide notice of disciplinary action taken by the USOEC Athletic Code Violation Review Committee to the Special Assistant to the President and Athletic Director, the student athlete's coach, the USOEC and the appropriate NGB within two business days. It will also be the USOEC director's responsibility to notify the student athlete of any disciplinary action taken by the USOEC Athletic Code Violation Review Committee.

1.4.8 Student athletes may appeal disciplinary action taken by the USOEC Athletic Code Violation Review Committee within 72 hours to the Special Assistant to the President and Athletic Director, or in cases decided by the Special Assistant to the President and Athletic Director, to the NMU president.

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Student Code Addendum

August 13, 1999

 On August 13, 1999 the Board of Control of Northern Michigan University approved the following policy:

Dean Of Students Parental Notification Policy

The Dean of Students or designee will notify the parent or legal guardian of a student who is under 21 years of age and has had either (1) a serious alcohol or drug violation of the Student Code, e.g. required medical treatment or had another violation such as destruction of property or disorderly conduct in combination with the alcohol or drug offense, or (2) more than one violation of the alcohol or drug regulations of the Student Code. Parental notification for a serious alcohol or drug violation will be at the discretion of the Dean of Students.

In keeping with this policy, the Student Code penalties for Regulation 2.2.4 "Alcoholic Beverages: Possession or Use of" and Regulation 2.2.11 "Drug Possession, Use, and Sale of " have changed from:

Penalty: Not less than Warning Probation; not more than Expulsion

To:

Penalty: Not less than Warning Probation; not more than Expulsion, plus parental or guardian notification for serious first offenses and/or any subsequent offenses of Regulation 2.2.4 or Regulation 2.2.11.

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Student Code Penalty Explanations

Explanations of the penalties that can be imposed for a violation of the Student Code are listed below:

A. Warning: An official written reprimand.

B. Warning Probation: Warning Probation is a temporary status for a specified period of time not to exceed four months, during which further violations of the Student Code may result in more severe disciplinary action.

C. Disciplinary Probation: Disciplinary Probation is a temporary status for a specific period of time not to exceed one year during which further violations of the Student Code may result in Suspension or Expulsion.

D. Suspension: A decision of Suspension terminates the student's status as an enrolled student for a specific period of time up to a maximum of one year and prohibits the student from attending classes. A suspended student may not enter onto any part of campus without specific authorization from the Dean of Students or designee. Students who reside on campus shall remove their belongings from their place of residence within 24 hours of notice that the penalty of suspension has been executed.

  • The terms of Suspension may also include a probationary status and/or other conditions which may apply at the same time that the disciplinary decision is rendered and/or to a period following the student's reinstatement.
  • At the discretion of the judicial board or administrator who hears the case, the suspension may be held in abeyance.
  • A violation of the terms of suspension or suspension in abeyance may result in an extension of the period of suspension, which may be summarily imposed by the Dean of Students.
  • In those cases where the student is materially hindering NMU in the discharge of its basic responsibilities to maintain an orderly educational atmosphere and to function without interruption as an institution of higher education, or where there is serious threat to the safety of persons or property, the Dean of Students or designee may temporarily suspend from classes or otherwise restrict the student for a period of up to seven class days or until such time as the adjudication process is completed.

E. Expulsion: A decision of Expulsion terminates the student's status as an enrolled student for an indefinite period of time. An expelled student may not enter onto any part of campus without specific authorization from the Dean of Students or designee. Students who reside on campus shall remove their belongings from their place of residence within 24 hours of notice that the penalty of Expulsion has been executed. Readmission and the conditions for readmission, if any, shall depend upon an evaluation by the Dean of Students following an application for readmission by the student.

In addition to penalties of Warning, Warning Probation, Disciplinary Probation, Suspension and Expulsion, Special Conditions may be deemed appropriate. Special Conditions may include, but are not limited to, financial restitution for damage of property, temporary suspension of various privileges or community service projects within the NMU community.

Note: In regard to Warning Probation and Disciplinary Probation, the student shall automatically be removed from the status when the imposed probationary period expires. The period of probation shall be in effect only while the student is enrolled for credit at Northern Michigan University.

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