Campus Safety

Students watch a demonstration of fire safety from local firefighters.

The Culver-Stockton campus and the city of Canton, Mo., are very safe places to live with extremely low crime rates. The safety of the students is the top priority of the Campus Safety staff, which maintains a close working relationship with the Canton Police Department and other public service entities in Northeast Missouri.


Campus Safety staff includes a director, assistant director and four full-time safety officers. Safety officers routinely patrol campus, conduct vehicle checks, enforce parking and issue permits, conduct security surveys, provide student escorts and document incidents. Other duties include the presentation of training and crime prevention programs.

Safety Escorts: Campus Safety offers a ride and walking safety escort service for students, faculty and staff. To request a safety escort, dial ext. 6300.


Crime Response and Prevention
Criminal Acts Defined
Fire Safety
Sexual Assault Prevention and ResponseTitle IX Policies


The federal Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act, enacted Oct. 28, 2000, went into effect Oct. 28, 2002. The law requires institutions of higher education to issue a statement advising the campus community where law enforcement agency information provided by a State concerning registered sex offenders may be obtained. It also requires sex offenders already required to register in a state to provide notice, as required under State Law, of each institution of higher education in that state at which the person is employed, carries on a vocation or is a student.

Information regarding individuals on the registered sex offenders' list can be obtained from the local sheriff's department.

Canton Police Department
108 N. 5th Street
Canton, Mo. 63435

Lewis County Sheriff's Department
107 Washington Street
Monticello, Mo. 63457

Missouri State Highway Patrol
Missouri Sex Offender Registry


Most campus facilities are open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Residential buildings are open to residents and their guests but are closed during winter break. Access to residence buildings also includes admittance of college staff for the purpose of maintenance, housekeeping, security and other administrative functions. Keys that are issued to all residents remain the property of the College and may not be duplicated. After hours access to administrative buildings may be granted by contacting campus safety.


All students, faculty and staff are issued identification cards at C-SC. The cards are used for identification purposes and to make purchases from Dining Services. If the card becomes lost or stolen, it should be reported to Campus Safety immediately at ext. 6300.


Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to report crimes and emergencies to Campus Safety or the Canton Police Department. There is also an anonymous reporting system known as "Silent Witness." This can be used if the witness or reporting party chooses to make a report anonymously. Go through MyCulver for "Silent Witness."

Windows, Doors and Locks: All broken windows or locks should be reported to the Physical Plant (ext. 6313) or Campus Safety (ext. 6300). Exterior doors should not be propped open, if found open they should be secured and reported to Campus Safety.

Emergency Phones: There are six emergency phones located on campus, the caller can dial ext. 6300 to reach Campus Safety.


Missouri law and college policy prohibit anyone other than commissioned police officers from carrying weapons on campus. A weapon is defined as any object that is designed to cause injury or shoot a projectile. This includes paintball guns, blowguns, pellet/bb guns, archery equipment, knives with blades over four inches long, and ammunition.


The particular crime categories cited are those required by federal legislation, specifically the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and the Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998. The commonly reported crimes, requests for service, and provisions for the safety of the Culver-Stockton community are on a 24-hour basis and similar to those of a small town.

Campus Safety Report 2019
Campus Safety Report 2018
Campus Safety Report 2017
Campus Safety Report 2016

External Complaint Procedures Disclosures