Other Educational Classes
Prevention, intervention and educational programs addressing alcohol, tobacco, sexual behavior and body image are also presented. These classes can be tailored to the group wanting the presentation. The following is a list of a few of these classes:
Choices - This alcohol education class assists participants’ awareness of their drinking patterns and behaviors and how they may be affecting their lives. Students are directed by facilitators to identify the consequences of their alcohol use, to examine their patterns using a continuum of alcohol use and abuse and to study the physical effects of alcohol. Students who have been sanctioned for alcohol violations more than once and students sanctioned by the court attend this program. Depending on the severity of the violation, a student may be sanctioned to Choices for a first time alcohol offense. This is a three hour class with a follow up session a week after the class with a therapist from the Counseling Care Office.
Oksoberfest - A fun night offered once a year to university students promoting sober fun. Alcohol screenings provide feedback to students immediately regarding their current use and possible risk. Information regarding sexual assault is also provided, guiding victims to assistance and guidance for would-be assailants.
Sex Signals - Students attended an interactive program teaching students about making proper choices during a relationship. Role playing allowed students to see hear and understand the signals that could be misunderstood in a sexual encounter.
Take Back the Night -Is a nationally registered march and rally, in effort to raise awareness of domestic and sexual violence.
“In My Daughters Name” Is a reading of the play that was inspired by the life and death of Amanda Thomas. The play was written to raise questions and awareness regarding domestic violence and to encourage dialogue about these issues. Presented by the Angels Theater Company.
Gate Keepers - Is designed to teach individuals how to be better prepared to handle a person in crisis such as having thoughts of suicide. It gives individuals knowledge on how to respond to a crisis, assess the person’s needs, and then refer for help if needed.
EAP assistance is available for employees upon request.
Access to Campus Facilities
During business hours, the university will be open to students, parents, employees, contractors and guests. The areas of university academic, research, public service and administrative buildings of the university used for classrooms, laboratories, faculty and staff offices, and areas of university student residence buildings used for student living quarters are not open to the general public. Any person not authorized to be or remain in any such building area will be deemed to be trespassing on University property, and may be cited and subject to prosecution for criminal trespass in violation of Nebraska Rev. Stat 28-520 or 28-521.
Persons who are not students, faculty, staff, tenants, licensees, agents or contractors of the university, or their employees, visitors or guests shall not be permitted on university property between the hours of 11:00 pm to 6:00 am. Visitors and guests are expected to conduct themselves in a proper and lawful manner while on University property, and failure to do so may result in imposition of personal restriction relating to their presence on University property.
Specifically, the right of a visitor or guest to be present on University property will be restricted when the visitor or guest has disrupted normal services, or has harmed or threatened to harm a member of the student body, faculty, or staff. The right of a visitor or guest to be on University property will be restricted when visitors or guests has damaged or poses a risk of damage or loss to University property or to the property of others located on University property.
Other than normal business hours, all buildings shall be locked in order to maintain building/content security. Some areas within the buildings also need to remain secure; therefore they will be locked with only authorized personnel allowed access. Appropriate Facilities, Police and Parking Services and Residence Life staff will have keys to all areas to provide immediate repair, maintenance and emergency response.
Some outside doors to residence halls will be unlocked from 7:00 am to 11:00 pm to allow access to entryways. However, all residence living quarters will have 24 hour key access. During extended breaks, the doors of all residence halls will be secured around the clock. Those residence halls not housing students will have the door locks pinned so that regular keys issued to resident students will not work.
Employees needing access to buildings after hours may request a building key through the Facilities Department by completing a key request form and getting the proper authorized signatures. While on university property, they need to have their university I.D. on their persons, to present upon request. Students needing access to buildings after hours need to get prior written approval through the Department of Police and Parking Services and an authorized instructor or supervisor. These students will be required to carry a blue pass indicating their areas of access and a photo I.D.
Maintenance and Security of Campus Facilities
Parking lots, pedestrian walkways and building exteriors are well lighted and patrolled by officers on foot, bike and vehicle patrol.
- Formal exterior lighting surveys are conducted by the Police and Parking Services Department on a monthly basis. Any deficiencies are reported to the Facilities Management and Planning Department. Members of the university community are also encouraged to report any exterior lighting deficiencies to the Department of Police and Parking Services at (308) 865-8517 or Facilities Management and Planning at (308) 865-1800.
- Police and Parking Services annually conduct an operational survey of all building’s exterior doors on campus. Survey results are then submitted to Facilities Management and Planning for follow-up repair. The purpose of this survey is to determine that each exterior door and its locking mechanisms are working properly.
- Facilities employees lock exterior doors to academic buildings on campus buildings each evening while Residence Life staff locks exterior doors to Residence buildings. Police and Parking Services then complete a nightly door check to make sure all doors are secure. Operating deficiencies to the doors and security hardware are reported to Facilities Management and Planning. Residence Life is also notified of doors that are left unlocked or propped on Residence Halls.
- Facilities Management and Planning trims shrubbery, trees and other vegetation on campus on a regular basis.
- The Safety Committee conducts an annual survey of the University grounds and refers problem areas to Facilities Management and Planning.
Preparation of the Annual Campus Security, Crime Awareness and Fire Report
The preparation and disclosure of the annual Campus Security, Crime Awareness and Fire Safety Report and campus crime statistics is compiled yearly and distributed by October 1 by the Department of Police and Parking Services in consultation with, information from and knowledge of the Chancellor, the Assistant Vice Chancellor Communications and Community Relations, the Dean-Student Affairs, the Student Conduct Officer, the Offices of Residence Life, Greek Affairs, Counseling and Health Care, Athletics, Academic Advising, Human Resources, and local law enforcement. The University prohibits any individual from intimidating, threatening, coercing or retaliating against anyone who is implementing this law.