is concerned about the safety and welfare of all campus
members and guests, and is committed to providing a
safe and secure environment. Because no campus is isolated
from crime, the college has developed a series of policies
and procedures that are designed to ensure that every
possible precautionary measure is taken to protect
persons on the campus. While Morningside cannot and does not guarantee a crime free environment, the college does strive to provide a safe educational and living environment.
Iowa is at the forefront of an effort to inform students,
faculty, and staff about safety procedures on college and
university campuses. As a result of the Jean Clery Act, Morningside
College developed this policy to provide an overview of the
college safety and security program.
The college's Department of Security and Information is responsible
for campus security. The department consists of a full-time
Director of Security, a full-time Assistant Director, and 15-20 part-time student security
officers. Although personnel do not have power of arrest,
the department maintains an excellent working relationship
with the Sioux City Police Department and other law enforcement
agencies. The campus is patrolled by campus security officers
who check buildings and grounds for general security conditions
and hazardous situations.
Jim Cornelia, Director of Campus Security,
1-800-831-0806 x5234 or locally 274-5234
The college's Security
and Information department handles complaints on campus and
coordinates investigations with
agencies as necessary. Preliminary reports will be made on
all incidents and the Sioux City Police Department will
all criminal violations within the college setting. All traffic
accidents and related injury will also be investigated
the Sioux City Police Department.
Students, faculty, and staff should promptly report all crimes
and medical or fire emergencies to the Department of Campus
Security and Information and as necessary with the local fire
or police departments. When a report is received, an officer
will be dispatched to the caller's location for investigation.
When necessary, a follow-up investigation is conducted by
the department and coordinated with local police agencies.
In the case of a medical or other emergency, the Department
of Campus Security and Information notifies the appropriate
Emergencies occurring within a residence hall should be immediately
reported to a member of the residence life staff. The staff
member will then contact any additional emergency or security
personnel needed to assist.
Most college facilities
and corresponding programs are open to the public during
respective hours of operation. Identification
and/or sign-in registration is not currently required.
College facilities and landscaping are maintained so as to
minimize hazardous conditions. Malfunctioning lights and other
unsafe conditions are reported immediately to the Operations
and Maintenance Department for repair or correction. In addition,
Lighting Reports and Physical Security Reports are compiled
by the Campus Security and Information Department and forwarded
to the Operations and Maintenance Department for appropriate
Residence halls are a special concern, therefore all entrance
and exit doors will be locked 24 hours a day to ensure the
safety and security of all living there. It will be the responsibility
of all RAs, Security Officers, and maintenance and custodial
personnel to close all propped doors. A fine of $50.00 maybe
imposed on anyone caught propping doors in any Residence hall.
Presently, our three facilities house undergraduates. Single,
mostly double, and very few triple accommodations are available.
All buildings house both genders in separate areas. Upperclass
students have the opportunity to choose both their room location
and roommate. Freshmen are assigned to rooms as they return
admissions deposits and indicate interest in on-campus accommodations.
Changes in room assignments are made upon reasonable request.
Each resident is provided with a room key that operates the
room door lock as well as the main entrance. Doors marked "exit only" or "emergency exit only" are
not accessible from the outside. Such doors are to be used
for exit purposes only. Windows are equipped with locks operable
by the room occupants. Campus security officers patrol the
exterior of the residence halls and campus parking lots,
residence hall staff monitor the interior of the residence
halls and secure all entrances and exits.
During low-occupancy periods, the residence halls are locked
and key cores may be changed. Students who receive permission
to stay on campus during such periods are registered with
the Office of Residence Life.
Local police officers monitor college-sponsored off-campus
activities such as dances and athletic events. Campus events
are monitored by campus security.
and other motorized vehicles driven on campus by students
and employees of Morningside College must be
registered with campus security. Parking permits are mandatory
for the academic year (May to August) for $50.00 and cannot
be refunded if the student leaves Morningside College.
See parking brochure for all of the parking regulations
on campus. A fine of $50.00 will be issued for a vehicle
with no permit.
Jump starts after release form is signed - x5234
Unlock vehicle after release form is signed - x5234
Operation identification - in order to discourage theft, and
to aid in the recovery of stolen property and the prosecution
of thieves, valuables should be marked with traceable numbers.
Engravers may be checked out at no cost at the Campus Security
and Information Center in the Olsen Student Center. For more
information, call the Security Office.
We at Campus Security
and Information want to serve you, the students. The Security
phone campus hot-line is 5234. From off-campus,
phone 1-800-831-0806 x5234 or locally 274-5234.
Director of Campus Security
Vice President for Student Service