Campus Safety

Safety is our top priority.
Students and parents should know that NSU is one of the safest campuses in the Midwest. Location has a lot to do with it. The city of Aberdeen is a friendly, Midwest town with a low crime rate. But that doesn’t mean we take safety for granted. Over the years, we’ve developed systems and procedures to ensure that our campus remains a safe and secure place with a high quality of life for our university community.

Help keep campus safe

Help keep Northern a safe campus by reporting suspicious activity:

  • Submit the Incident Reporting Form, an anonymous online report
  • Call or visit the Office of Student Affairs: 605-626-2530, Student Center Room 222
  • Call or visit our Campus Safety Officer: 605-626-2474, Student Center Room 212
  • In an emergency or crisis, call 9-911 from a campus phone or 911 from all other phones

NSU uses its Campus Alert system to notify the campus community during an emergency. Stay informed by registering your personal phone at Campus Alert.

An Officer on Campus

In small towns, you get to know the police by name.  Same at NSU.  Campus security is provided by a member of the Aberdeen Police Department. The officer on our campus is Dan McCoy. His role is to:

  • Help make the campus a safe and welcoming environment
  • Offer education on topics such as: steps to reduce crime, theft prevention, drug and alcohol issues, sexual assault prevention and awareness, and appropriate use of social media
  • Help students keep a list of personal property on file in the campus security office in the event of loss or theft
  • File police reports as needed and answer law enforcement and campus or community resource questions

Contact the Officer

Student Center 212

Cell Phone: 605-380-8925

Office Phone: 605-626-2474

Email: nsucampusofficer@northern.edu