MTSU wants to make students wiser, make life safer, and keep parents informed about their son’s or daughter’s new life as a Blue Raider.
Parent and Family Association
Parents are kept informed and involved. The MTSU Parent and Family Association sponsors Family Weekend, distributes six newsletters annually, operates a listserv, and networks with MTSU parents and families. Visit www.mtsu.edu/parents. Best of all, the Parent and Family Association is a low pressure organization that lets you stay involved in your student’s life without compromising his or her independence.
Safe and Sound
Students are kept as safe as possible. To teach incoming students how to resolve conflicts without violence, the University has developed a series of programs on conflict resolution and mediation. The University Police Department protects the campus with 24-hour police patrols, emergency dispatch, and campus escorts. Alert4U sends texts and emails during severe weather and other emergencies.
MTSU Police officers are on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week. In case of an emergency, please call 911. ALL 911 calls from campus are routed to MTSU’s dispatch. (Note: 911 calls from cellphones are answered by Murfreesboro City Dispatch.)
Rave Alert is part of MTSU’s emergency alert system, Alert4U. It is used to send text, email, and/or voice alerts to those in the system. The system will be used only when circumstances pose a threat of imminent danger and/or when it’s vital to contact members of the campus community as quickly as possible to tell them to take some kind of action. All MTSU staff, faculty, and student email addresses are automatically entered into the Critical Notification System (Rave Alert). MTSU is well-known for timely notification of emergencies and threats, especially in times of severe weather. With five new tornado siren towers and a contract with a private severe-weather-monitoring company (Accuweather), MTSU is continuing its commitment to protecting everyone on campus.
CUSTOMS, a two-day orientation process, helps students get off on the right foot. CUSTOMS provides important information about advising, registration, and academic opportunities for students and families. CUSTOMS information packets are mailed directly to each new student’s permanent address.
MTSU University Police
1412 East Main Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130