Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
- Who must register a motor vehicle?
- Does each vehicle I drive have to be registered separately?
- Do I have to register my bike?
- How soon must a motor vehicle or bicycle be registered?
- What if I have to borrow a friend's car or have a rental vehicle?
- Where do I register my vehicle?
- What information do I need to register my vehicle?
- How much does it cost to register my vehicle?
- How do I know where to park?
- If I get a ticket, where do I pay it?
- When does a ticket have to be paid?
- How do I appeal a ticket?
- How much do tickets cost?
- Are vehicles towed?
- Who do I call if I am locked out of my room?
- What if my car won't start?
- What do I do if I am in an accident on campus?
- What if I have something stolen?
- Will an officer escort me if I do not feel comfortable walking by myself?
A. Any member of the university community, student or non-student, who RESIDES, DRIVES, and PARKS a vehicle on campus, must register their vehicle with Campus Safety.
A. Yes. Each vehicle must be registered separately, and each must display the current, official parking permit sticker.
A. Yes! If you have a bicycle on campus, you must register it with Campus Police. Your bicycle permit is totally free, and is valid for all four years at MNU! A bike is not legally registered unless the permit is attached to the bike. All bicycles left on campus over the summer will be collected. All unregistered bikes will be considered abandoned and will be disposed of accordingly.
A. All vehicles must be registered within forty-eight (48) hours of arrival on campus. Parking permits must be properly attached to the vehicle within twenty-four (24) hours of issue to be valid.
A. Temporary permits are available at the Campus Police Office. A temporary permit is free for up to four weeks. The permit can be renewed at one week intervals, and costs $1.00 per additional week.
A. Vehicle registration can be completed during fall and spring registrations in the registration line. After that, come to the Campus Safety Office in Land Gym.
A. Make, model, style, color, license plate number, and insurance provider of each vehicle. You also need your driver's license number and MNU ID card. Campus Police need to see your driver's license and a copy of your current insurance information.
A. If you register your vehicle(s) during semester registration, there is no fee. To register after that point or replace a sticker costs $5.00.
A. Parking lots are color coded by parking permit colors. Lots are reserved from 7:30 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
A. In the Cashier's Office, located in Lunn Administration Building. Cashier's is open 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m, Monday through Friday.
A. Students may not register for future classes until outstanding fines are paid.
A. You may get an appeal form in the Campus Safety Office in Land Gym. Fill out the form, attach the ticket, and leave it with Campus Safety. An appeals committee will review your appeal and render a final decision, which usually takes 7 -- 10 days.
A. Most parking and permit violation fines are determined on a progressive scale. The first ticket is $5, the second is $10, and the third is $15. Any additional citations increase in $5 increments. A fourth citation of the same or similar violation during a given academic year could result in suspension of driving privileges on campus and revoked parking permit. Tickets for unauthorized parking in handicapped spaces and fire lanes are $50 per violation.
A. Yes. Once four citations are issued for a recurring violation, Campus Safety may have the vehicle towed at the owner's expense. If a vehicle with revoked parking privileges is found on campus, it may be towed at the owner's expense. If a vehicle is parked in a fire lane or blocking an entrance or exit, it may be towed at the owner's expense.
A. If you are locked out of your room, call your roommate, RA, or RE. If none are available, call Campus Police and an officer will respond as quickly as possible.
A. Call Campus Safety. We will respond and attempt to jumpstart your vehicle. You will be required to sign a waiver.
A. Call the Campus Safety office at 913.971.3299. Advise Campus Safety if there are any injuries so that necessary emergency personnel can be called. Do not move vehicles.
A. Call the Campus Safety office and an officer will take a report. Campus Police will conduct an investigation in an attempt to recover your property. Providing serial numbers (if available) will help us identify your property if located.
A. Call extension 3299, and an officer will be happy to walk with you.
MNU Emergency Messaging Service
The Campus Safety Department operates an emergency text messaging service for members of our campus community. This messaging service is supplementary to the university's other alert methods in the event of a security threat on or near campus.
Signing up for emergency texts won't cost you anything. However, your service provider will charge standard rates for messages received through this service. Campus Safety encourages you subscribe. You will be asked to sign up each year so that records remain accurate.
To sign up, complete the simple registration process at schoohoo.com.
Campus Safety Department
Phone: 913.971.3299 (24 Hours)
On Campus: ext. 3299
2030 East College Way
Olathe, Kansas 66062
Annual Fire, Safety, and Crime Report
It is MNU's goal to provide a safe university environment. Campus Safety partners with all university departments to enhance the well-being of our university family. The most effective means of achieving this is through a collaborative endeavor that includes students, faculty, and staff. We are blessed with a cluture in which students, faculty, and staff recognize that the personal safety and well-being of each is a responsibility we all share and embrace. As an open campus within the city of Olathe and the greater Kansas City metropolitan area, we are committed to fostering open communication between the university and all local public safety agencies. We recognize that taking full advantage of those agencies' extensive resources will enhance the safety and security of our campus.
Campus Safety Mission Statement
To provide members of the campus community with opportunities to learn, work, and relax in a safe and secure environment. Campus Safety will serve the MNU community with integrity and committment to the physical and spiritual well-being of the university.
Annual Disclosure of Crime Statistics
MNU Campus Safety is responsible for preparing and distributing the annual report and crime statistics. All incidents are reported in accordance and with Uniform Crime Reporting procedures and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act as mandated by the United States Department of Education. Clery Act Crime Statistics are compiled January 1 -- December 31, and updated by October 1, of each year. Clery statistics are located on the MidAmerica Nazarene University website:
To read the Annual Campus Fire, Safety and Crime Brochure, download the PDF.
Student's Right to Know
In 1990 the Federal Government, through the Department of Education, passed the Student Right-To-Know Act, which requires colleges and universities to provide information to students and employees regarding campus crime. This information is provided so that students, prospective students, and employees can be well-informed.
For more information about safety at MNU, visit the Campus Safety Office web page. Links there provide the latest reports on crime statistics, as required by Federal law.
Investigations and Crime Prevention
The Campus Safety Department investigates all reported crimes on campus and cooperates with all outside agencies until the investigation concludes. Campus Safety maintains a good working relationship with the local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies, and those agencies are quick to respond when their assistance is requested.
The department's goal is to heighten individual awareness about the number and types of crimes which occur on our campus. Information is also published in the Trailblazer Times (the campus newspaper).
The Facility Services Department maintains university buildings and grounds to ensure safety. It inspects campus facilities regularly, makes repairs promptly, and responds to reports of potential safety and security hazards, such as broken windows or locks. Campus Safety assists Facility Services by reporting potential security hazards. Students, faculty, or staff may call Facility Services at 913-971-3279 to report any potential hazards.
Except for the residence halls, most campus facilities are open to the public during the day and evening hours when classes are in session. Any use of or access to university facilities may be restricted by the Campus Safety Department under special circumstances.
On-campus Student Housing
There are eight residence halls on campus. All entrances are controlled by locks.
Residence halls are monitored by Resident Educators and Resident Assistants. Campus Safety and Residential Life are jointly responsible for the development of procedures that promote safety for the residence halls. Our goal is to ensure that all halls are free from uninvited visitors or guests. However, it is also necessary for residents to follow a few security rules:
- Challenge the presence of strangers in the residence halls and report them to hall staff.
- Do not prop open residence hall doors.
- All guests must report to the front desk of the residence hall.
- All guests must be accompanied by a resident at all times.
- Residents are held accountable for their guest’s actions.
Rape: Facts and Fiction
There are many misconceptions about sexual assault. Blaming assault on the victim makes it difficult for victims to seek help and begin the recovery process. It is partially through common myths and misconceptions that women become increasingly vulnerable to victimization.
Here are some common misconceptions about rape:
Fiction: Rape won’t happen to me or to someone I know.
Fact: One in every six women will be a victim of a sexual assault. Men and women, young and old, from every socioeconomic group and religion, are victimized. Rape is the most unreported crime in the United States -- it occurs every five minutes.
Fiction: Rape does not happen at schools like our university.
Fact: Rape can occur at any university. Many women assume that rape will be committed by a stranger who comes on campus; however, that is not the case with most campus rapes.
Fiction: The rapist is always a stranger to the victim.
Fact: Most women are raped by someone they know -- a date, acquaintance, neighbor, or relative. Nearly half of these rapes go reported. If rape occurs at the hands of a friend or a relative, the victim may feel responsible. This misplaced guilt may deter the victim from seeking help.
Fiction: Men rape because they want sex and have limited opportunities for it. Many are maniacs or psychopaths.
Fact: The motivation for rape is the desire for power and control. Forcing a woman to have sex against her will is an act of aggression and violence. Rapists use sex as a means of domination.
Fiction: Some women want to be raped. They "ask for it" by the way they dress or act.
Fact: No one wants to be a victim of a violent, life-threatening act. Victims feel terrorized, humiliated, and degraded.
Sexual Assault and Rape
Victims of sexual assault and rape should seek help immediately. Sexual assault is any forcible sexual act directed against another person against that person’s will. Rape is carnal knowledge of a female, forcibly and against her will.
If a rape has occurred, it is important that the victim follow these rules:
1. DO NOT shower.
2. DO NOT change clothes.
3. DO NOT disturb the area where the rape occurred.
NOTE: This is to preserve as much evidence as possible.
The victim should seek medical attention. On campus you can receive assistance from a resident educator, the Campus Counseling Center, and the Campus Police.
The Olathe Police Department, Olathe Medical Center, and Safehome, Inc., are facilities to assist you off-campus.
Campus Counseling Center
Director of Residential Life
Crime Victims Information and Referral
Olathe Medical Center 24-hour Emergency
Olathe Police Department
Safehome, Inc. Domestic Violence 24-hour Hotline
Sexual Assault 24-hour Hotline
Campus Safety Department
MNU Safety Department officers have full authority on college owned property, as well as the adjacent College Church-owned property. Officers are responsible for a full range of public services, including all crime reports, investigations, non-injury traffic accidents, enforcement of college rules regulating alcohol, possession of controlled substances, weapons, traffic regulations, and all other incidents requiring security assistance. Officers receive training from authorized agencies in the areas of first-aid, report writing, defensive tactics, evidence gathering, traffic investigation, etc.
The passage of the Campus Security and Crime Awareness Act in 1990 requires all colleges and universities receiving federal aid to publish crime statistics and statements regarding their crime reporting policies and programs. The purpose of this act is to help inform the campus community of any crime or danger they may encounter while on campus.
All crimes committed on campus should be directly reported to the Campus Safety Department. Officers are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Campus Safety Helpful Links
Annual Fire, Safety, Crime Report In compliance with the Federal regulations and the Clery Act, this report includes crime statistics for the MNU campus area over the previous three (3) years.
Student-Right-to-Know: In compliance with the Federal act, this page informs students of safety concerns, and security issues.
Anonymous Tips: Created for students to report anonymous tips concerning campus safety.
Medical Emergency Form A form to be completed and returned in the case of a medical emergency.
MNU Emergency Messaging
Missing Person Policy
Policy for "Active Shooter on Campus"
Campus Safety Helpful Links
Contacting Campus Safety
The Campus Safety Department works to provide members of the campus community with opportunities to learn, work, and relax in a safe and orderly environment. The Department assists in the development of a social and physical environment which is supportive of ministering, teaching, research, and administration on the MidAmerica Nazarene University campus.
Office hours and location
The office is open 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.The office is located in Land Gym. The on-campus extension is 3299. Also, an emergency phone line, (913) 971-3299, is monitored 24 hours a day.
The Campus Safety Department has established an emergency text messaging service for members of our Campus Community. This method of notification is a supplement to the University’s other methods of issuing timely warnings in the event of a security threat on or near our campus.
The company providing this service is doing so at no charge to MNU or to the individuals who sign up. However, your cellular service provider will charge regular rates for messages received through this service. Signing up for this service is voluntary but the University urges you to do so. You will be asked to sign up each year so that accurate records can be maintained.
To sign up, please click on the link below and complete the simple registration process.
This policy establishes procedures to be followed at MNU in the event a student is reported missing and of the option to provide confidential contact information for a person to be notified in the event the student is officially reported as missing as required by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008.
When a student is officially reported missing, Campus Safety will initiate an investigation into the welfare of the student if the student has been absent from campus for more than 24 hours without a known reason. This investigation will include a good faith effort to make contact with the student or an emergency contact using any information the student has provided to MNU for this purpose. Campus Safety will gather all essential information about the student from the reporting person and from the student’s acquaintances (description, clothes last worn, where student might be, who student might be with, vehicles description, information about the physical and mental well being of the student, class schedule, recent photograph, etc.). Appropriate campus staff will be notified to aid in the search for the student. If the actions are unsuccessful in locating the student or it is apparent immediately that the student is missing, Campus Safety will contact Olathe Police Department to report the student as a missing person and they will take charge of the investigation.
If a reported missing student is under the age of 18 and is not emancipated, Campus Safety will immediately make a good-faith effort to contact the custodial parent or legal guardian of the student. If the missing student is 18 years of age or older and has not provided MNU with the name of an individual to contact in an emergency, Campus Safety will inform the Olathe Police Department that the student is missing.
Each student at MNU will be informed and given the opportunity during each semester registration process to register confidential contact information to be used by Campus Safety in the event that student is determined to have been missing for more than 24 hours. To register this information, students can go to emergency contact information registration on the MNU website and follow the directions indicated. This information will remain in effect until changed or revoked by the student.
For purposes of this policy, a student may also be considered to be a “missing person” at any time the person’s absence is contrary to his/her usual pattern of behavior and unusual circumstances may have caused the absence. Such circumstances could include, but not be limited to, a report or suspicion that the missing person may be the victim of foul play, has expressed suicidal thoughts, is in a life-threatening situation, or has been with persons who may endanger the student’s welfare.
Version: May 7, 2009
What to do if there is an Active Shooter on campus:
The following guidelines are being provided regarding how to respond if there is an active shooter/armed intruder on campus. Be aware no one can predict what actions are most appropriate for every situation that might occur. You could learn of such an incident in several ways, including hearing gunshots, being notified through the University’s emergency text messaging system or being told by another member of the campus community. If you hear a sound that could be gunshots, assume they are gunshots.
If you know the location of the intruder, quickly move away from the danger and encourage those around you to also do so. Be aware that if you move from indoors out into the open, you could be exposing yourself to the intruder. Also be aware that there could be more than one intruder. If you decide to move away, do so as quickly as possible until you are certain you are out of danger. Remain in a safe place until assistance arrives.
- Your ability to move quickly and your perception of how close the intruder is will help you determine if it is safer for you run away or to seek shelter inside a building. If you decide to shelter in place:
- lock yourself inside a classroom or office, turn off the lights and hide. Close any blinds and cover any glass in the door if possible. You want the intruder to believe there is no one in the room. If the door does not lock, barricade the door with the heaviest items available.
- Turn your cell phone ringer off. Wait for the police to assist you out of the building. If you become convinced that the intruder is trying and will be able to get in the room, you should consider leaving the room through a window if you are on the ground floor.
- Call 911 as soon as you can do so. All you will need to do is briefly state your reason for calling and answer the dispatcher’s questions. Do not hang up unless you are instructed to do so. If you are calling from an MNU landline, remember to dial 9-911.
- Provide any assistance you can to injured or otherwise distressed individuals.
The immediate actions you take upon notification of an active shooter on campus could prevent your death or serious injury. Olathe police officers have been trained to respond to this type of incident and will do so immediately, according to department policy. Responding officers are likely to have very little information regarding the description of the intruder or the number of suspects involved. If you must approach a police officer during or immediately after such an incident, clearly show the officer you are not a threat by holding your hands in the air and complying immediately with verbal commands.
If you are off-campus at the time you become aware of an active shooter on campus, stay away from the area. The entire campus will have become a protected crime scene and you will not be allowed in the area until all victims have been transported and all evidence has been collected. A telephone hotline will be established to assist you in determining the condition and location of friends and relatives. The number for the hotline will be available through local media outlets.
The following guidelines are being provided regarding how to respond if there is an active shooter/armed intruder on campus. This guideline is designed to provide individuals with suggestions on how to better protect themselves during a crisis.
In the event of an active shooter on campus, take the following actions:
1. If an active shooter is outside your building:
Proceed to a room that can be locked, shut off the lights and lock windows and stay out of sight.
One person should call 911 and tell the dispatcher what incident is taking place and inform them of your location.
Do not leave until given instructions to do so by police
2. If an active shooter is in the same building you are:
Determine if the room you are in can be locked and follow the same procedures as above. If your room can’t be locked, determine if there is a safe location nearby, or if you can safely exit the building. If you decide to move from your current location be sure to follow the instructions below.
3. If an active shooter enters your office or classroom:
Try to remain calm. Dial 911, leave the line open so the dispatcher can listen to what is taking place.
If there is no opportunity for escape or hiding, it may be possible to negotiate with the shooter. Only as a last resort should you attempt to overpower the shooter with force.
If the shooter leaves the area, proceed immediately to a safer place and call 911.
Version: September 2009
General Quick Response Guide for "Active Shooter"
Lock and barricade doors.
Turn off lights.
Silence cell phones.
Turn off radios and computer monitors.
Keep occupants calm, quiet, and out of sight.
Keep yourself out of sight, take adequate cover.
MNU Land Gym
Office Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Phone: 913.971.3299 (24 Hours)
On Campus: ext. 3299
MidAmerica Nazarene University
Campus Safety Department
2030 East College Way
Olathe, Kansas 66062-1899