In compliance with the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990, the following information concerning Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics, have been produced for your review.
Midwestern State University is first and foremost an institution of higher education. As a member of the Texas System of Colleges and Universities, it has been charged with providing the best educational opportunities possible to the people of Texas and, in particular, to those living within its primary service area. All university resources, including buildings and grounds, must be considered essential to this educational mission, and no other purposes, internal or external, may take precedence.
The university does recognize, however, that as a member of the North Texas community it has a certain obligation to make its physical resources available to the public whenever it can do so without interfering with its primary mission. Consequently, requests for the use of the university by outside individuals, groups, or organizations will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Midwestern State University Police Department will do everything in its power, within the legal confines of the constitution, to make the campus a safe place for students, faculty, staff and visitors to work, study and congregate.
As stated in the report of the President's Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Criminal Justice, "The Challenge of Crime in a Free Society . . . the fact police deal daily with crime does not mean that they have unlimited power to prevent it, or reduce it, or deter it. The police did not create and cannot resolve the social conditions that stimulate crime. They did not start, and cannot stop, the convulsive social changes that are taking place in America."