The UTTC Security Department's main priority is to provide the safest and secure environment possible for the students, faculty, staff and visitors in our community. We believe that safety is everyone's responsibility and encourage our students, faculty and staff to engage in community policing and report any suspicious activity to Campus Security.
Security is provided 24 hours a day throughout the calendar year by full-time dispatch and security officers. Security officers enforce the rules and regulations of UTTC in conjunction with applicable State and Federal laws.
Our philosophy and mission is to enhance the "community policing" model to all members of the campus, including students, staff and faculty. With your help and your prompt reporting of any suspicious activity, along with the campus security and their continued efforts to remain visible by cruisers, foot and bike patrols, we can minimize the dangers of crimes occurring within our community.
Our visions and goals are represented by the use of the Medicine wheel, which represents:
- NORTH - All staff and students
- SOUTH - Placing your trust in us & trusting our judgement
- EAST - The communication between all UTTC
- WEST - The continued planning of UTTC future
Campus and community safety is accomplished by working in partnership with the security department to ensure visitors, property, and our community is protected from harm, injury, or other potential hazards.
In this endeavor, UTTC’s security department operates and serves the campus twenty four hours a day, seven days a week, three hundred sixty five days a year.
These Security officers respond to calls for assistance, emergencies, sick and/or injured persons, vehicle accidents, and calls of a criminal nature. The security department also works with counselors, student health, and local agencies.
Campus Security patrols the campus by means of foot and vehicle patrol. The Campus Security makes regular patrols of residence halls and buildings on campus in order to maintain the safety of its community residents.
The UTTC Security Department urges all members of the campus community to participate in making our campus as safe as possible. If you develop good safety habits, you can assist us in safeguarding your property and the college property.
In the event of suspicious or criminal activity, call the UTTC Security Department immediately(255-3285 ext. 1200, 1300). Remember, apathy is a criminal's greatest ally. You cannot assume that someone else will report criminal activity. You must take the responsibility yourself!
Safety in Your Car
- Keep your car in good working order and the gas tank at least half full.
- Always lock your doors while driving.
- Check underneath your car and in the back seat before entering.
- Have your keys in your hand so you don't have to linger.
- If possible, carry a cellular telephone with you in case of a mechanical breakdown.
- Park in well-lighted areas and lock the doors, even if you'll only be gone a short time.
Residence Hall Safety
- Lock your door when you leave the room, even if you will be gone only for a minute. It takes about eight seconds for someone to walk into an open room and remove an item.
- Notify your Resident Assistant, Dorm Director and Campus Security of any suspicious loitering in the vicinity of your building.
- Never leave purses, wallets, jewelry and other valuables unattended in laundry rooms, showers, cafeterias, or lobby areas.
- Never prop open ANY exterior door to your dormitory. This compromises everyone's safety.
- Never let a stranger into your building.
- Make a list of your valuables with a description and serial numbers and turn it in to UTTC Security to keep on file.
- Mark you valuables for identification purposes by using engravers made available by the UTTC Security Department.
- Resident Halls are equipped with security cameras to ensure the safety and security of the Residents. We encourage all students to take the precaution of their personal surroundings.
Safety Outside and at Night
- Walk confidently, and directly, at a steady pace.
- Walk on the side of the street facing traffic.
- Stay in well-lighted areas as much as possible.
- Never work alone in an office or classroom at night. Arrange a buddy system with someone you work or study with. ( A buddy system is a cooperative practice of pairing two or more people together for mutual assistance or safety).
- Stay alert to your surroundings. Trust your instincts.
- Never walk to your parked car alone. Walk with someone.
- When you feel you are in danger, attract attention any way you can.
Emergency call boxes have been placed at the following locations on campus:
- Sakakawea Hall North Entrance
- Sitting Bull Hall North Entrance
- Itan'can Oyanke Leadership Lodge East Entrance
- Itan'can Oyanke Leadership Lodge West Entrance
To operate the call box just open the door, pick up the hand receiver and the call goes directly to the Security department. Call boxes can be used to report vehicle problems, personal escorts or general information with the campus Security.
UNITED TRIBES TECHNICAL COLLEGE WILL DO EVERYTHING IT CAN TO PROVIDE ITS STUDENTS, STAFF, AND GUESTS WITH A SAFE ENVIRONMENT. HOWEVER, BE AWARE THAT OUR SECURITY STAFF CANNOT BE IN ALL PLACES AT ALL TIMES. THEREFORE, IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO BE SURE THAT YOU TAKE THE NECESSARY PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES TO PROTECT YOURSELF AND YOUR PROPERTY.
Joely Heavy Runner, Director
UTTC Safety Department
3315 University Drive
Bismarck, ND 58504
(701) 255-3285 ext. 1261