Campus Safety

Safety is our top priority.
Students and parents should know that NSU is one of the safest campuses in the Midwest. Location has a lot to do with it. The city of Aberdeen is a friendly, Midwest town with a low crime rate. But that doesn’t mean we take safety for granted. Over the years, we’ve developed systems and procedures to ensure that our campus remains a safe and secure place with a high quality of life for our university community.

Campus Alert System

Designed for students, faculty and staff, the alert system sends emergency-related alerts directly to users’ cell, home and/or office phone during an emergency.  Register here for NSU Campus Alert.

An officer on campus

In small towns, you get to know the police by name.  Same at NSU.  Campus security is provided by a member of the Aberdeen Police Department. The officer on our campus is Dan McCoy. The officer’s role is to:

  • Help make the campus a safe and welcoming environment. 
  • Offer education on topics such as: steps to reduce crime, theft prevention, drug and alcohol issues, sexual assault prevention and awareness, and appropriate use of social media.
  • Help students keep a list of personal property on file in the campus security office in the event of loss or theft.
  • File police reports as needed and answer law enforcement and campus or community resource questions.

Safety Reporting

Not every incident warrants immediate intervention.  However, when concerns arise about a student’s safety or behavior, the Incident Reporting Form is an important tool to make authorities aware of the issue.  In an emergency or crisis situation, call 9-911 from a campus phone or 911 from all other phones.