President Fuller responds to Virginia Tech tragedy
Dear MSU Faculty, Staff and Students:
I'm certain that you, as have the members of President's Staff and myself, been following the horrific shootings at Virginia Tech University. It is hard to imagine that something like this could happen on a university campus.
I want to assure you that the safety of the Minot State University campus is of great concern, and we take it very seriously. MSU works with the Minot Police Department to provide security and protection. The university is included in regular police patrol routes on a 24-hour basis. After regular business hours, MSU also employs personnel from a private security company and off-duty Minot Police Department officers as campus police.
If immediate police or emergency response is needed, call 9-911 from campus extensions. Please report actions or circumstances that seem suspicious to your supervisor. It is important that all of us are actively engaged in keeping our campus safe.
Our residence halls are locked around the clock. Plant services personnel follow an established schedule to secure campus buildings after classes and scheduled meetings have ended. It is vital that all of us help maintain the security of buildings and do not unlock them or prop doors open.
Every university and place that opens its doors to the public is vulnerable to this type of occurrence. Therefore, I have also asked members of President's Staff to review our policies and response plans regarding campus security.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the students and our colleagues at Virginia Tech University. We feel deeply for the victims, their families and the entire Virginia Tech community.
David Fuller, President