Nov. 28, 2011


Dear faculty, staff and students:

I am writing to you today in the wake of events at Penn State University and reviews taking place at other higher education institutions around the nation.

Such events prompt us to remind everyone of Northern Arizona University’s policies and expectations and ensure that we continue to provide a safe learning and working environment for faculty, staff, students and visitors.

It is imperative that each of us acts immediately in response to a suspected crime. This is the responsibility of every individual, not solely as members of the university community but also as citizens.

If you see a crime in progress or have reason to believe a crime may have occurred, call 911 or contact the Northern Arizona University Police Department at (928) 523-3000.  Anonymous tips may be submitted through the NAUPD website, and non-emergency calls to the police department should be directed to (928) 523-3611.

Please take this opportunity to review policies in place at Northern Arizona University: the Safe Working and Learning Environment Policy, which prohibits discrimination, harassment and sexual assault; personnel policies that address safety (section 5.03) and weapons and violence in the workplace (section 5.07); and the Student Code of Conduct, which prohibits acts of violence, threatening or menacing behavior and hazing. Each of these policies outlines requirements for reporting violations to appropriate offices.

Additionally, members of campus may contact any of the following university resources for assistance in non-emergency situations:

Faculty and staff:


Thank you for helping to ensure our campus remains a safe environment for everyone.



John Haeger
President, Northern Arizona University