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To the members of the Montana State University academic community

Our highest priority at MSU is the safety of our students, faculty, staff and visitors while they spend time on our campus. I am extremely proud of the partnerships we have established to advance the collective safety and security of our campus; but we must never slow our efforts. This requires all our cooperation and a willingness to communicate with each other. Please, when you see something of concern, say something. University Police may be reached 24-hours a day at 406- 994-2121 or in an emergency at 911.

I encourage you to read the information contained in this, our Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. I especially want to bring your attention to our policies and procedures for reporting crimes and other emergencies on campus, along with the numerous safety programs designed to prevent injuries or other dangerous incidents. If you have any suggestions on how to improve campus safety or security, please email me at [email protected].

Together, we can continue to ensure the well-being of our entire campus. 

– Waded Cruzado, President


From the Chief of Police and Dean of Students

Thank you for taking the time to review our Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. As our departments offer programs, policies and services that respond to criminal activities and campus violations, we also take time every year to make necessary changes and improvements. You will find many of these programs, policies and services listed in this publication. Also in this report you will find important information on how and where to report criminal activity and campus violations, along with how MSU responds after receiving such reports.

MSU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is published in compliance with the requirements in the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, which was signed into law in 1990. Listed in this report are the statistics for the various “Clery” crimes that have been reported to MSU during the last three calendar years. All members of our campus community receive an email at the beginning of every academic year with the exact web address for this online report, and hardcopies are available upon request through the Office of the Dean of Students.

This publication is a campus-wide collaboration with numerous departments and agencies. Beyond our departments, we especially want to thank the Office of Institutional Equity, VOICE Center, MSU’s Fire Marshall, Residence Life, and the Office of Health Advancement for their important contributions to this year’s report.

Our goal every year is to ensure the highest levels of safety and security for our campus, and we are always seeking ways to improve on the services and programs we offer. After you read the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, we would welcome any feedback or comments.

– Kevin Gillilan, Chief of Police & Matthew R. Caires, Dean of Students