Public Safety & Facilities
Keeping Our Campus and Students Safe
University Center is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for our students, faculty, staff and visitors.
According to state and BOR policy, State offices cannot be closed due to inclement weather. Please see the SDBOR policy for more information. However, the universities are given the ability to cancel or delay the start of classes due to poor weather conditions. When bad weather begins overnight, a decision to delay or cancel classes will be made by administration and an announcement will be posted on the front page of our website as well as on local television/radio stations. There may be times when the weather conditions don't justify cancellation of all classes, but may prevent certain faculty members from getting to campus. Faculty who are unable to reach the work site should contact University Center as soon as possible so the information can be put on the University Center website. It is the responsibility of the instructors to contact their students. Cancellation of individual classes will be posted on the homepage of the University Center's website.
Campus Alert System
In addition to University Center's Emergency Plan, the BOR has an emergency communications system. Read more about the Campus Alert System (Everbridge)
The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Statistic Act is the landmark federal law, originally known as the Campus Security Act, which requires colleges and universities across the United States to disclose information about crime on and around their campuses. University Center's Clery Act disclosure is posted annually as part of the University of South Dakota annual public safety report.
Posted: May 17, 2018
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