Safety Awareness Notices

Welcome to the North Dakota State University Police and Safety Office Personal Awareness Notices site. Included here are public safety awareness messages for events happening within proximity of the main NDSU campus as well as within buildings owned and operated by NDSU within the city of Fargo. They are intended to alert our campus community to situations which may require awareness on everyone’s part in order to maintain personal safety. The list includes both notices of Clery crimes occurring within our on campus area as well as relevant public notices issued by the city of Fargo. Data for the current and prior academic year is included in this summary. Crimes that may trigger a message include criminal homicide, sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, arson or any other crime that the University feels may pose an ongoing threat to the university community.

Additional information regarding concerning activity in the vicinity of NDSU as well as for the city of Fargo is available at the City of Fargo’s Crime Mapping and Statistics webpage.

Community members are also encouraged to sign up for the Cass Clay Alerts Emergency Notifications. This can be accomplished by visiting https://www.casscountynd.gov/our-county/emergency-management/emergency-preparedness/cass-clay-alerts

October 23, 2023 - Sexual Assault

Timely Warning - Sexual Assault

Dear Community Members,

On 10/23/2023 NDSU Police were informed of a sexual assault. It was reported to have occurred in a residence hall on the NDSU Campus during the early morning hours of Saturday, October 21st. The report indicated the suspect and the reporting individual are acquaintances.

The reporting individual has been offered resources and options.

While circumstances around sexual assaults can vary, it is important to emphasize that such acts of sexual violence are never the victim's fault. The blame lies solely with the perpetrator(s).

Should you have any information that might aid in this investigation or if you observed any criminal or suspicious activity, please contact the NDSU Police Department at 701-231-8998.  You can also provide information anonymously by using the NDSU Police "Text-A-Tip" line at (701) 526-6006.

The safety and well-being of NDSU are of paramount importance to the University.  If you or someone you know has been the victim of a crime, please seek help and resources from:

University Police

Sexual Assault Prevention and Advocacy

Equal Opportunity and Title IX Compliance Office 

or other on and off campus support agencies.

The NDSU Police would also like to provide some basic guidelines for members of the campus community to keep in mind:

  *   Be aware of your surroundings

  *   Whenever possible, travel with friends and use the Campus Safety Escort Service 

  *   Download and familiarize yourself with the Pathlight app

  *   Report suspicious persons, activity, or other safety concerns immediately

Reading about sexual assault can be difficult. If you, or someone you know, would like to talk, below are FREE local and national resources RAINN

1-800-656-7673 (24- hour line)

hotline.rainn.org/online (chat option)

NDSU Sexual Assault Prevention and Advocacymegan.talcott@ndsu.edu

Rape and Abuse Crisis Center - Fargo/Moorhead

701-293-7273 (24-hour line)

Why am I receiving this message? Click HERE for more information on the Clery Act and Timely Warning alerts. Specific information on Timely Warnings can be found on page 4 on the booklet (page 6 of the PDF).

October 2, 2023 - Motor Vehicle Theft

Timely Warning - Motor Vehicle Theft

TIMELY WARNING MESSAGE FROM NDSU.

A motor vehicle theft took place involving a 2014 Silver Chevy Impala which was stolen from the UVS parking lot between 5:30 p.m. Friday, September 29, and 3:00 p.m. Sunday, October 1.

University Police are continuing the investigation of this theft.

Please remember to lock your vehicles and secure your keys and other valuables.

If you have information that would assist the police investigation you are asked to call the NDSU Police at 231-8998.

September 10, 2023 Aggravated Assault

Timely Warning: Aggravated Assault near Ceres Hall

TIMELY WARNING MESSAGE FROM NDSU

An aggravated assault was reported to have taken place on the NDSU campus overnight at approximately 3 a.m. near Ceres Hall.

As a reminder, please walk with friends when out late and be aware of your surroundings. NDSU also has a virtual escort application available at www.ndsu.edu/besafe

If you have information that would assist the police investigation you are asked to call the NDSU Police at 231-8998.

This message is authorized and transmitted by the University Police Communications Call Center.

July 11, 2023 - Motor Vehicle Theft

Timely Warning - Motor Vehicle Theft

A motor vehicle theft took place involving a red 2015 Buick Enclave which was stolen from the T parking lot between Monday night, July 10, 2023 at 7:30 PM and this morning, Tuesday, July 11, 2023 at 6:54 AM.

University Police are continuing the investigation into this theft.

Please remember to lock your vehicles and secure your keys and other valuables.

If you have information that would assist the police investigation you are asked to call the NDSU Police at 231-8998.

April 7, 2023 - Motor Vehicle Theft

Timely Warning - Motor Vehicle Theft

TIMELY WARNING MESSAGE FROM NDSU

A motor vehicle theft took place involving a red 2007 Toyota Rav 4 which was stolen from the UVS parking lot sometime between Thursday night, April 6, 2023 and this morning, Friday, April 7, 2023 at 11:10 AM.

University Police are continuing the investigation into this theft.

Please remember to lock your vehicles and secure your keys and other valuables.

If you have information that would assist the police investigation you are asked to call the NDSU Police at 231-8998.

This message is authorized and transmitted by the University Police Communications Call Center.

November 20, 2022 Fargo Police Press Release

Fargo Police Respond to a Call for Shots Fired

FARGO, NORTH DAKOTA – On Monday, November 21, 2022 The Fargo Police Department (FPD) held a press conference to discuss the deaths of Jaquan Gatewood and Kierre Davies.

During the press conference, FPD Chief Dave Zibolski provided an overview into the investigation related to the deaths of 28-year-old Gatewood and 27-year-old Davies.

At 3:17 a.m. on Saturday, November 19, 2022 The FPD responded to a call for shots fired within the 1000 block of 15th Street North. Gatewood and Davies, both Fargo residents, were found deceased with gunshot wounds.

The FPD continues to investigate the cause of these deaths and what led up to the incident. FPD has conducted several witness interviews and is still seeking additional witnesses who may have key information.

Chief Dave Zibolski commented, “We are confident that everyone involved in this incident was familiar with one another and that this was not the act of a random individual. While we do not believe there is any other danger to the community, our department will continue to investigate this incident until all leads are exhausted or until we identify and arrest any suspect(s).”

Anyone with information related to this incident is encouraged to contact the FPD Tip Line at 701.451.7660. Anonymous tips can be submitted by texting keyword FARGOPD and the tip to 847411.

This investigation is on-going and no further information is immediately available.

October 8, 2022 - Stolen Vehicle

Timely Warning - Stolen Vehicle

TIMELY WARNING MESSAGE FROM NDSU

A motor vehicle theft took place involving a silver 2006 Infinity G35 4 door sedan which was stolen from the FA parking lot sometime between Tuesday September 27, 2022 and today Saturday Oct 8, 2022 at 7:10 PM.

University Police are continuing the investigation into this theft.

Please remember to lock your vehicles and secure your keys and other valuables.

If you have information that would assist the police investigation you are asked to call the NDSU Police at 231-8998.

This message is authorized and transmitted by the University Police Communications Call Center.

September 30, 2022- Stolen Vehicle

Timely Warning - Stolen Vehicle

TIMELY WARNING MESSAGE FROM NDSU

A motor vehicle theft took place involving a 2012 Gray Hyundai Sonata 4 door sedan which was stolen from the Niskanen 1 parking lot sometime between 8:00 p.m. Thursday, September 29, and 11:00 a.m. Friday, September 30th. 

University Police are continuing the investigation into this theft.

Please remember to lock your vehicles and secure your keys and other valuables.

If you have information that would assist the police investigation you are asked to call the NDSU Police at 231-8998.

This message is authorized and transmitted by the University Police Communications Call Center.

August 27, 2022 - Sexual Assault

Timely Warning- Sexual Assault

Dear Community Members,

On 8/27/2022 NDSU Police were informed of a sexual assault. It was reported to have occurred in a residence hall on the NDSU Campus overnight around 1:30 a.m. The report indicated the suspect and the reporting individual met earlier in the evening at an off campus location.

The reporting individual has been offered resources on and off campus.

While circumstances around sexual assaults can vary, it is important to emphasize that such acts of sexual violence are never the victim's fault. The blame lies solely with the perpetrator(s).

Should you have any information that might aid in this investigation or if you observed any criminal or suspicious activity, please contact the NDSU Police Department at 701-231-8998.  You can also provide information anonymously by using the NDSU Police "Text-A-Tip" line at (701) 526-6006.

The safety and well-being of NDSU are of paramount importance to the University.  If you or someone you know has been the victim of a crime, please seek help and resources from:

University Police

Sexual Assault Prevention and Advocacy

Equal Opportunity and Title IX Compliance Office

or other on and off campus support agencies.

The NDSU Police would also like to provide some basic guidelines for members of the campus community to keep in mind:

  *   Be aware of your surroundings

  *   Whenever possible, travel with friends and use the Campus Safety Escort Service 

  *   Download and familiarize yourself with the Pathlight app

  *   Report suspicious persons, activity, or other safety concerns immediately

Reading about sexual assault can be difficult. If you, or someone you know, would like to talk, below are FREE local and national resources

RAINN

1-800-656-7673 (24- hour line)

hotline.rainn.org/online (chat option)

NDSU Sexual Assault Prevention and Advocacy

megan.talcott@ndsu.edu

ndsu.edu/studenthealthservice/sapa

Rape and Abuse Crisis Center – Fargo/Moorhead

701-293-7273 (24-hour line)

raccfm.com

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