Two MSJ campus police standing in front of police truck and Lions Sculpture

To reach the MSJ Police Department, dial "0", 4200, extension 4226 from any campus phone, or by calling 513-244-4226. For immediate attention, please dial 911.


MISSION AND VISION

Mount St. Joseph University is committed to the safety and security of the MSJ community and compliance with Higher Education Amendments of 1998 and 2000, the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), and the Campus Sexual Violence Act (“SaVE Act”) provision of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA), Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”), Collins Law, and other applicable federal and state laws.

 

The Mount St. Joseph Police Department is a commissioned law enforcement agency by the State of Ohio, that operates under ORC 1713.50 and is in charge of the safety and security of all University students, employees, and visitors. You can find the MSJ Police Department on the Ground Floor of the Seton Center (to the left of Market C). The MSJ Police Department is available 24 hours, 365 days a year and has an Officer assigned to the Seton Lobby front desk at all times to answer any incoming calls both emergency and non-emergency.

 

The MSJ Chief of Police, Kevin Koo, is also MSJ’s Clery Act Designee and can be contacted at 513-244-4226 or kevin.koo@msj.edu

 

REPORTING EMERGENCIES AND SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY 

All emergencies and any suspicious activity needs to be reported immediately to the MSJ Police Department by:


Dialing "0," 4200, or 4226 from any campus phone, or by calling 513-244-4226. For immediate attention, please dial 911.

REPORTING NON-EMERGENCIES AND UNIVERSITY POLICY VIOLATIONS

MSJ encourages the reporting of all alleged violations of MSJ policies and possible non-emergent crimes and provides several ways for individuals to make reports:

1) Direct Reporting

  • Possible non-emergent crimes and possible University policy violations must be reported to the MSJ Police Department by dialing “0,” 4200, extension 4226 from any campus phone, or by calling 513-244-4226.
  • Possible sex discrimination, sexual misconduct, or interpersonal violence- report alleged violations of the MSJ Title IX Sex Discrimination, Sexual Misconduct and Interpersonal Violence Policy one of the following ways:
  • Possible discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, or other legally protected statuses, including discrimination in public accommodations- report alleged violations of the MSJ Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination Policy contacting the Equal Opportunity Officer/Director of the Office of Human Resources, Lisa Kobman, who can be reached at lisa.kobman@msj.edu or 513-244-4979.
  • Possible violations of student academic or residence life accommodation policies -report an alleged failure of MSJ to provide a student with an academic or resident life accommodation under the Student Disability Accommodation Policy and Grievance Procedure by:
    • Informally consulting with the 504 Coordinator, Stacy Mueller, Director of the Learning Center, Disability Services, & Project EXCEL, who can be contacted at 513-244-4623 or at stacy.mueller@msj.edu; or,
    • By timely submitting a formal grievance to the Associate Provost for Academics, Dr. Christa Currie, who can be contacted at christa.currie@msj.edu or at 513-244-4614.
  • Possible Student Handbook Violations- report alleged violations of the MSJ Student Handbook to the Dean of Students, Janet Cox, who can be reached at janet.cox@msj.edu or at 513-244-4466.

2) Anonymous Reporting

  • 244-TIPS
    • Anonymous reports of any possible non-emergent crime and any possible University policy violation can be made by calling or texting 513-244-TIPS or emailing 244TIPS@msj.edu, the University’s anonymous reporting resource.
    • This ‘tip” line was developed to promote the welfare of the campus community through an additional reporting source that is anonymous.  Calls and texts to 244-TIPS can be made 24/7.  244-TIPS should not be used to report any emergency.  In all emergencies, continue to call “911” or contact the MSJ Police Department by dialing "0", 4200, extension 4226 from any campus phone, or by calling 513-244-4226.
    • The 244-TIPS anonymous reporting option is not available for MSJ employees regarding possible violations of the Sex Discrimination, Sexual Misconduct and Interpersonal Violence Policy or the Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination Policy. All MSJ employees are considered “responsible employees” under Title IX and “campus security authorities” under the Clery Act. Therefore, all MSJ employees have a legal duty to promptly report alleged policy violations directly to the Title IX Coordinator or the Equal Opportunity Officer. All campus security authorities must report all crimes immediately to Campus Police. Failure to report a crime is a chargeable offense Under ORC 2921.22.

3) Anti-Hazing Policy and Reporting Procedures

  • The mission of Mount St. Joseph University (the “University”) emphasizes values, integrity and social responsibility. As part of this commitment to a culture of ethical conduct, members of the Mount community embrace respect and concern for all persons. Mount community members bear mutual responsibility for bringing to light any incidents that violate this commitment or community trust. Hazing is a crime, causes physical and emotional harm, and creates an environment where community members feel unsafe. Hazing has no place in the Mount community.
  • Any Mount community member who has been the victim of, witnessed, or become aware of any form of hazing must promptly report such conduct to the following offices:
  • University Police
    • Located: Ground Floor of the Seton Center
    • Phone: Campus Telephone: Dial "0"
    • Cell Phone: 513-244-4200 for direct access to the MSJ Police Department
    • Dial 911 for emergencies
  • Dean of Students
  • For further information on the policy, please view the MSJ Anti-Hazing Policy and Reporting Procedures document here.

MountSafe

MountSafe is a voice and text-based phone and email system that the University uses to alert students, employees, and other community members of important information, including but not limited to campus emergencies as well as weather-related closings and delays. 

MountSafe is an opt-in system.  The MSJ Police Department strongly encourages all students, employees, and community members to register to receive MountSafe alerts.   

To register for MountSafe alerts, log in to myMount, then visit the MountSafe page in the left sidebar under the home section of the site. When registering, each person can list up to six phone numbers and four non-MSJ email addresses to send alerts through the MountSafe system. To learn more about MountSafe, including how to update your registration, visit www.msj.edu/safe.

MSJ Fire and Safety Statistics

MSJ reports crime statistics consistent with the requirements of the Jeanne Clery Act and the Department of Education requirements. MSJ also reports fire safety statistics consistent with the requirements of the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) requirements and the Department of Education. The MSJ crime log and fire statistics are available for review during regular business hours at the MSJ Police Department office, located in the lower level of the Seton Center (to the left of Market C). 

 

MSJ Disaster, Emergency Response, and Notification Plan

The MSJ Police Department and the MSJ Emergency Response Team review MSJ’s disaster and emergency response protocols and publish the MSJ Disaster, Emergency Response, and Notification Plan annually. All students, employees, and community members are encouraged to review the plan, become familiar with the best practices for remaining safe in any possible emergency or disaster, and to understand MSJ’s notification system for communicating safety issues with the campus community. We also ask that everyone becomes familiar with the posted evacuation plans in each building in case of emergency.

 

Additional Services and Resources

The MSJ Police Department regularly provides services and resources to keep students, employees, and members of the community safe, which include but are not limited to: 

  • Crime Prevention Programs, including, but not limited to A.L.I.C.E. active shooter training and participating in campus safety instructions.
  • Issuance of University ID cards and parking permits.
  • Fire Safety.
  • First Aid.
  • Assistance with vehicle trouble.
  • 24 hour campus safety escort.

For more information about any of these services and resources, contact the MSJ Police Department by dialing “0”, 4200, extension 4226 from any campus phone, or by calling 513-244-4226.

Resources

2022 Campus Security and Fire Safety Report [PDF] (1 MB)

The 2022 Campus Security and Fire Safety Report includes statistics for 2019, 2020 and 2021 and fire statistics for 2019, 2020 and 2021.