601.974.1234 (Dial 1-2-3-4 from campus extension)
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Campus Safety Officers are on duty 24 hours a day, every day of the year.
The mission of the Millsaps College Department of Campus Safety and Security is to protect and serve the Millsaps campus and community—students, faculty, staff, alumni, and visitors.
The department employs a staff of trained, full-time and part-time officers to keep the Millsaps campus safe 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. We staff three shifts daily, as well as a 24/7 dispatch center that can be accessed by calling 601.974.1234, or by calling extension 1234 from on-campus phones. The department’s main office, open between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, is located in New South Hall.
We pledge that we will protect and serve in a professional, courteous manner so that your time here on campus – whether for one day as a visitor, for four years as a student, or for a career as faculty or staff member, is pleasurable and safe.
If you have questions, comments or concerns about Millsaps Campus Safety and Security, please call us at 601.974.1180.
Main Office (New South Hall): 601.974.1180
Bart Evans, Director of Campus Safety, firstname.lastname@example.org
Clyde Johnson, Command Staff Lieutenant, email@example.com
View the 2023 Campus Safety Report (PDF)
The mission of the Millsaps College Department of Campus Safety and Security is to protect and serve the Millsaps campus and community – students, faculty, staff, alumni and visitors.
Fostering a safe and secure campus environment is, to a degree, the responsibility of each member of the College community. However, the identification and evaluation of potential risks and carrying out measures designed to protect against these risks is the direct responsibility of the College’s Department of Campus Safety. The purpose of the Department of Campus Safety is to make it possible for all members of the Millsaps community to participate in the academic and other activities of the College in a free and open, safe and secure environment, unhampered by unreasonable internal constraints but protected to the greatest extent possible from perils to person and property that might arise from any source.
The Department’s objectives:
- To protect people and property
- To maintain an environment free from criminal activity and disturbances, and other hazards
- To maintain a high level of cooperation between members of the Department and the other members of the College community
- To maintain a high level of cooperation and communication between the Department and other public safety and law enforcement agencies
- To maintain the highest level of professional competence through recruitment, selection, education, and training of its members
Safety on Campus
Millsaps College believes that a multi-faceted approach to safety is best. In addition to educating students, faculty and staff about safety, and asking them to play active roles in their day-to-day safety, the Department of Campus Safety and Security also includes special services, physical and technological tools, such as:
- Fully enclosed perimeter security fencing
- 24/7 staffed Dispatch Center
- After-hours gates, staffed and controlled 7 days a week
- Live, monitored, and recorded surveillance video
- Outdoor emergency warning system
- In-building alert bell system
- Computer-controlled card access system (with magnetic locks and door prop monitors)
- Emergency call boxes
- Computer-monitored burglar, duress, and fire systems
- Security lighting
- Safety Escort Program
Preventing Crime on Campus
Our hope is that everyone in the Millsaps College campus community will see crime prevention as their responsibility. Crime prevention can occur when anyone takes even the smallest steps to remove or reduce the risk of a criminal act.
Below are some tips that can reduce the risk of being victimized:
- Lock your door whenever you leave your room for any length of time.
- Always lock your vehicle doors, and never leave valuables in plain sight.
- Never prop open a residence hall door.
- Do not leave valuables unattended on campus. Keep laptops, backpacks, purses, phones, etc. with you or in your view.
- Do not loan your room key or Millsaps ID to anyone.
- Do not put your name or address on your room key.
- Take all valuables with you when you leave school for extended periods, such as breaks.
- Itemize your possessions on file, recording the description and serial number. Keep a copy of the file in a safe place.
- Never let unauthorized persons into your room, residence hall or secure areas.
- Report any suspicious activity or suspicious persons on campus to Campus Safety immediately at 601.974.1234.
- Avoid working or studying alone in a campus building. If working late, Campus Safety officers can provide safety escorts to/from residence halls to other buildings, from vehicles to buildings, etc. Call 601.974.1234 to arrange for an escort.
Reporting Crimes and Emergencies
Millsaps is invested in the whole student, including your physical health. The Millsaps community has access to the Maurice H. Hall Activities Center to lift weights, take a workout class or do some cardio. Our campus is near the new Museum Trail for your outdoor walking and cycling needs, too. Not feeling well? We have a clinic on campus to help get you back to class and your life.
Millsaps cares about each of our students and supports their career planning and mental health needs. Our Center for Career Education guides our students through career options, whether it’s graduate school applications or connecting with a prospective employer before graduation. In addition, we offer mental health services through counseling, and our Chaplain is available to help you with your spiritual needs—no matter your affiliation.
Tornado & Storm Procedure
Campus Tornado & Storm Shelters
Sexual Assault Information
Campus Conduct Hotline
Millsaps College is committed to conducting its operations with integrity by engaging in lawful, ethical and respectful practices. For this reason, we encourage members of the campus community to make any concerns known to the college.
Whether these concerns relate to fraud or crime, security or internet abuses, fraudulent financial or business practices, violations, or ethical concerns, the doors of college administrators, supervisors and Human Resources are always open.
Occasionally, though, an employee or student has concern that he or she would like to express anonymously. For these occasions, the college has decided to participate in a service called Campus Conduct Hotline.
The Campus Conduct Hotline system is available for your use around the clock, seven days a week. Because the Hotline is operated by an independent organization, any calls made through this Hotline are completely confidential and anonymous.
Using this new reporting service is easy. If you have a question or concern about a possible violation of our Code of Conduct or employment policies, simply dial toll-free to 866.943.5787.
Once you have called the toll-free number, here is how the reporting and follow-up processes work:
- Your call will be greeted promptly and courteously by a person who makes certain you understand the Campus Conduct Hotline program and how it functions. If you prefer to make your report in a language other than English just let the person who answers know and they will arrange a translator to participate.
- At the beginning of the call, you will be provided with a five digit, randomly generated case number that you should use to check back for updates and requests for additional information. Be sure to write this number down and remember where you put it!
- You will then be interviewed about the question or concern that is on your mind.
- Your interview will not be recorded. Instead the interviewer will be typing notes of your conversation. Whether or not you choose to provide your name is completely up to you.
- Within one business-day of your call, a summary of the interview will be forwarded to the appropriate administrator at the College. Our goal will be to have a basic response back to you in five business days.
- To receive your response, you will need to call back and provide the five digit case number that has been assigned to you. At that time, you might be asked to provide additional information or to call back at a later date. You will be able to keep checking back for updates until your case is closed.
Because of the built in confidentiality, it is important that you try to be as specific as possible about the information you provide. Please be sure to call back in five business days to check to see if any additional information is needed. Alternatively, if you would like someone to contact you directly, you can leave your name, along with a phone number and when you would prefer to be called.
To repeat, at no time is any caller required to identify himself or herself and all information provided can be completely confidential and anonymous.
We are committed to maintaining the highest ethical standards at Millsaps. If you experience or observe what you believe is inappropriate behavior and are unsure what to do, we hope you will feel comfortable talking with your supervisor, a member of the college administration, or Human Resources. If you feel you cannot, however, please use the Campus Conduct Hotline to report it. Also, if you have any general questions about how the Campus Conduct Hotline works, contact Human Resources directly at 601.974.1443. You can also find out more by reading a Campus Conduct Hotline brochure.
Traffic & Parking Regulations
Traffic Citation Appeal Form
Firearms, Weapons & Explosives Policy
Students may not possess firearms, fireworks, or any materials which may be hazardous to the health or safety of other occupants in the building. If a student is found in possession of any aforementioned items, they will be confiscated. This regulation applies campus-wide both inside and outside of buildings. Students may make arrangements with the Campus Safety staff for storage space of firearms.
Federal Crime Report Information
Consistent with Millsaps’ mission as a quality institution of higher education, and with the College’s commitment to a safe learning and work environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors, this information is presented as a service, and in compliance with the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act (Federal Register 34 CFR 668, Nov. 1, 1999).
The Department of Campus Safety and Security is the agency that is given responsibility for the following:
- Maintaining a secure campus environment through the prevention of crime
- Immediate and professional response to all manner of on-campus emergencies
- The gathering of reports and data related to criminal activity and non-criminal violations of campus rules and regulations
- The creation and maintenance of the computerized data base of on-campus incidents
- Investigation services
- Parking control
- Disaster response and coordination
Find crime statistics for the previous three years for Millsaps or other higher education institutions at DOE Crime Statistics.