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Public Safety works to continuously provide the best possible service for all Century College employees and students through:

  • a positive safety attitude
  • promoting safety and health awareness, including proper evacuation operations (which also includes procedures for those individuals with physical disabilities.) 
  • training and compliance with all Federal and State Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) laws and regulations.

StarAlert is a text and e-mail messaging service the college uses in the event of campus closures or delays during emergency events. The StarAlert service system has changed and students and staff will automatically be signed with the service. You will have the ability to opt-out.

Safety and Training Compliance

An essential component of our overall program, we strive to comply with all mandatory safety requirements set by state and Federal OSHA. We use MasteryNet Training System™, an online program, to provide new employee, annual and periodic safety refresher training, and department-level training at Century.

The Clery Act requires higher education institutions to give timely warnings of crimes that represent a threat to the safety of students or employees, and to make public their campus security policies. It also requires that crime data is collected, reported and disseminated to the campus community and is also submitted to the Department of Education. The goal of the Clery Act is to provide students and their families, as higher education consumers, with accurate, complete and timely information about safety on campus so that they can make informed decisions. 

For more information, review the 2016 Century Compliance, Safety and Security Report which also contains information relating to the Student Right-To-Know Act. This is a federal law that requires all colleges and universities to disclose certain information to students. This is the information that a college must provide to students on graduation rates and transfer-out rates for full-time students seeking degrees at Century College. 

Star Alert Emergency Notification

All currently enrolled students and employees in work status will receive our monthly Star Alert test message via both e-mail and text message (if known).  The test e-mail/text message repeats monthly on the first Wednesday of the month at 1 PM which coincides with testing of weather alert systems in Minnesota.  

Star Alert emergency notification e-mail messages will be sent to official college e-mail addresses and a personal e-mail address (if available).  Star Alert text messages will be sent to cell phone numbers listed in our student/employee record system.  

  • To stop receiving Star Alert emergency notification e-mail messages, there will be a link in the message allowing you to opt-out.  
  • To stop receiving Star Alert emergency notification text messages, simply reply to the text message with the word “STOP” or the word “QUIT”.

Students may change their personal e-mail address and cell phone number online using the MnSCU e-Services tool. 

Employees wishing to update their personal e-mail address or cell phone number may do so by sending the new information to

Severe Weather

During severe weather, individuals are encouraged to move indoors and seek shelter in areas providing the best cover, including stairwells without skylights, lower building levels and away from windows. Other safe areas include restrooms and rooms without windows.

Lost and Found

  • East Campus Lost and Found (E1392), 651-747-4000
  • West Campus Lost and Found, Bookstore (W1320), 651-773-1755