The University of Mary is committed to maintaining a safe and secure campus environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors. We also work to provide various opportunities for rapid, campus wide communication when circumstances require getting important information out as quickly as possible to as many people as possible.
The University of Mary publishes annual security reports for the main campus and its satellite operations. The reports are freely available for downloading from this page and follow guidelines outlined in the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Cleary Act) and the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA).
These reports contain useful information including:
The University of Mary also collects daily campus fire and crime reports which are available for review by the general public. Contact Safety and Security Coordinator Bob Keller at (701) 355-8159, or (701) 471 6070 for more information on how to review the files or acquire copies of the reports.
- A description of the University's security and safety policies.
- A three-year history of all Clery Act campus crimes reported to University officials or law enforcement officials.
- Information about sexual assault including what to do if you are sexually assaulted, how to report a sexual assault and how the University will respond to a report of a sexual assault.
- Information about where to find information about sex offenders in Bismarck-Mandan and in North Dakota.
- Recommendations for personal safety and protecting your personal property.
Water Safety Report:
The University of Mary issues ongoing reports on the safety of drinking water on campus. The report, "Drinking Water: EPA Consumer Confidence Report," can be downloaded for review or to print. Updated versions of the report will always appear on this page.
The University of Mary has set up several ways to alert students to campus emergencies and special information:
Emergency Response Guide
A comprehensive guide has been created that provides information on how to respond to a variety of emergency situations and needs. The guide is in a PDF format and can be downloaded from this link or from the "Related Documents" section in the righthand column of this page.
Web Site Alerts
In the event of an emegency or special alert, a red bar will appear across the top of nearly all pages at the University of Mary Web site. Text information will appear inside the bar in white explaining the situation. When the emergency or special alert has concluded, the red bar will disappear from the site.
Emergency Text Messaging System (UMEMS)
Safety alerts on the University of Mary campus can now be received on cell phones via the University of Mary's Emergency Messaging System (UMEMS).
Campus safety alerts range from a security breach to cancellation of classes due to severe weather. Users who elect this option and provide contact information may be assured that their information will not be shared.
The University of Mary Emergency Messaging System (UMEMS) will not replace any current notification methods but will be used as one of several alert systems already in place, including email, web sites, tornado siren, and media. To become part of this vital communications network, however, you must opt in to the program.
UMEMS data will be cleared at the end of the school year (summer term). Current students and staff will be notified to opt-in at the beginning of the fall term.
How to opt-in
Bismarck Main Campus - Text: UMBM to 25827
Fargo Center - Text: UMFC to 25827
Jamestown - Text: UMJT to 25827
Grand Forks - Text: UMGF to 25827
How to opt out
Bismarck Campus - Text: UMBM STOP to 25827
Fargo Center - Text: UMFC STOP to 25827
Jamestown - Text: UMJT STOP to 25827
Grand Forks - Text: UMGF STOP to 25827