University Ordinances and Police Department Policies

University Ordinances

Fireworks are great on the Fourth of July, displayed over a shimmering lake or a dusty vacant field.  But they’re not good in your residence hall room or on the Quad lawn at 4 a.m.  In fact, bringing fireworks anywhere on the Northern Michigan University campus – even on the Fourth of July – is against university policy.

NMU has a large number of university ordinances that range from use of alcoholic beverages to planting trees, from conducting disruptive university affairs to housing wildlife, and from skateboarding to hanging posters.

The NMU Police Department does not expect you to memorize all university ordinances.  However, the department strongly encourages students, faculty, staff and visitors to quickly peruse the list of ordinance titles to see which ones pertain to them and would impact their activities and/or behavior.

Ordinances, like policies, are put in place to keep Northern Michigan University a peaceful and safe place to live, learn, work, visit and play. The NMU Police Department is diligent about enforcing them for that reason.

Full list of NMU ordinances.

Click here for Ordinance Exception Forms and other Public Safety Forms

Police Department Policies

The NMU Police Department encourages you to take a few minutes to run through the list of policies and check out those that apply to you now.  By doing so, you’ll also have an understanding of the areas the policies cover so that if you need to learn more about those topics later, you’ll know where to go to get the information.

Policies, like ordinances, are put in place to keep Northern Michigan University a safe place to live, learn, work, visit and play. NMU Police Department is diligent about enforcing them for that reason.

Click here for links to all University Policies

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