Personal Safety

Blue Light Emergency Telephones

Blue light emergency telephones are located near campus parking and outdoor activity areas. For emergency use:

  1. Open the door and push the red panic call button.
  2. You will be connected immediately to the Stevens County 9-1-1 Dispatch Center.
  3. Wait until the emergency dispatch officer responds to your call.
  4. Provide the nature of the emergency to the officer.

The phone will stay connected to the dispatch office after you have completed the call. It will take approximately 60 seconds for the phone to disconnect and reset. The blue light on top of the phone unit is activated and provides a flashing beacon signal.


The Morris Public Safety Department provides walking escorts to students, faculty, and staff from all campus locations to other on-campus or nearby locations. Call 320-589-6000, or 320-287-1601 (cell) after 4:30 p.m.

Personal Safety Training

Public Safety personnel facilitate programs for students, parents, faculty, staff, resident advisers and directors, student organizations, and community organizations. They provide a variety of educational strategies and tips on how to protect one’s self from theft, sexual assault (stranger and familiar rape and other forcible and non-forcible sex offenses) and other crimes.

Public Safety, Residential Life, Peer Health Educators, Student Counseling, and the violence prevention coordinator often collaborate in presenting crime prevention awareness sessions on sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking, alcohol and drug abuse, as well as educational sessions on personal safety and residence hall safety.

Groups that wish to hold personal safety training should make a request for training.