Safety Notifications

College Notifications

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Campus Safety is occasionally made aware of threats on campus.  It is our obligation to relay this information to the College community if doing so will cause no further harm and the information will enable the community to take action to protect themselves. The grid below will be used to determine methods and timelines for communications to our community.  

Immediate Notification Timely Warning Campus Safety Advisory

There is an imminent/immediate, serious and ongoing threat to the campus community health and safety.

If so, do the following as soon as possible (within 45 min) after confirmation of the emergency:

Initiate an emergency broadcast via the College RAVE emergency notification system.

Post message to College website banner.

Follow up with a Timely Warning or Campus Safety Advisory

Common Examples:  Random act of violence (active shooter, stabber, assaulter) where the offender is not in police custody, active building fire, chemical hazard, threat of serious harm made toward the campus or community, severe weather.

There is a crime with a potential, serious, or ongoing threat to the campus community.

(Note: NOT imminent or immediate)

If so, do the following as soon as pertinent information (within 2 days) is available:

Email the College community using community-l.

Post message to the Campus Safety website.

Provide the information to media services for consideration of distribution through other means.

Common Examples: Murder & nonnegligent manslaughter, negligent manslaughter, sex offenses, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, motor vehicle theft, arson, hate crimes.

The College community will benefit from this information being shared and doing so won’t interfere with a law enforcement investigation.

Consider doing any of the following, scalable to the details of the specific incident.

Email specific groups, such as: the entire community (community-l), faculty and staff (employee-l), students (student-l), cabinet, etc.

Post message to the Campus Safety website.

Print and place posters in residence halls, locker rooms, etc.

Common Examples: Thefts and burglaries with a common theme (all from one building, or one type of space, from spaces that are left open, etc.).  Off campus incidents that may affect Gustavus students.

Timely Warning — Sexual Assault

9 months ago

TO: The Gustavus Community

FROM: Campus Safety

SUBJECT: Timely Warning — Sexual Assault

DATE: March 28, 2018


On Tuesday, March 27, 2018, Campus Safety received a third-party report of a sexual assault that occurred in the early morning hours of Saturday, March 24, 2018 in a campus residence hall.

The alleged perpetrator has been identified and the case will be investigated and adjudicated as appropriate by the Title IX Coordinator.

All members of the campus community are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that does not infringe upon the rights of others. Members of the College community, guests, and visitors have the right to be free from sexual violence, which includes sexual misconduct. Gustavus Adolphus sponsors many events throughout the year in an effort to provide the campus community with activities, programs, and resources that enhance the quality of student life. Behavior as described in this report threatens our community and devalues the activities and programs. Bystander intervention is one of the most effective ways of reducing incidents that victimize our students.

Anyone with additional information about this incident or a similar incident is encouraged to contact Campus Safety (x8888) or the Title IX Coordinator, Patty Dawson (x6360).

Timely Warning — Sexual Assault

10 months ago

TO: The Gustavus Community

FROM: Patty Dawson, Title IX Coordinator

SUBJECT: Timely Warning — Sexual Assault

DATE: March 21, 2018

The Title IX office received a report of a sexual assault of a student by an acquaintance who is also a student in a campus residence hall on Saturday, March 17. 

The alleged perpetrator has been identified and the case will be investigated and adjudicated as appropriate. 

All members of the campus community are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that does not infringe upon the rights of others. Members of the College community, guests, and visitors have the right to be free from sexual violence, which includes sexual misconduct. 

Anyone that is experiencing similar behaviors can contact the Title IX Coordinator, Patty Dawson or SART 507-933-6868.