Campus Safety Information

Concordia University, Nebraska is blessed to share a strong sense of community among the faculty, staff and students. It is important that this sense of community extend to matters of campus security and safety as well.

Practice safe habits on campus

For the safety and security of all in the Concordia community...

  • Never prop open a security door. Remove any props you see.
  • Lock your room door, your vehicle and your bike.
  • Always carry your keys and ID card. Never loan them out.
  • Let Operation ID work for you! See SLO for information.
  • Never leave your personal property unattended in public areas.
  • Mark your ID in books and personal items. Do not keep cash in your room.
  • Walk with a friend, especially at night.
  • Report crimes or suspicious behavior to campus security, police and residence hall staff.

Resident Hall Lockouts

Students who lock themselves out of their room between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. during the week can pick up a room key in the student life office. You are expected to return the key within 24 hours. If you are locked out between 5 p.m. and 8 a.m. during the week and anytime on the weekends, call a Concordia security officer at 402-643-3033. The security officer will respond as available. Be prepared to identify yourself with your I.D.

Emergency News and Information

In case the university's primary website is unavailable, Concordia will use its page on Facebook to share news and information that is appropriate for the Web. Concordia's Facebook page can be reached without being a fan, as Facebook puts it, or even having a Facebook account.

Concordia has a system for making emergency announcements by text message, phone message or email message is called CUNE Alert. It is available to students, faculty and staff. For more information about CUNE Alert, including how to sign up, please visit the CUNE Alert page on Concordia's site.

For Victims of Sexual Misconduct

If you or someone you know may be a victim of rape, date rape, or other sexual assault you are strongly encouraged to seek immediate assistance.

  • If you are in an emergency situation, dial 911 (police) or 402-643-3033 (campus security)
  • Contact the Sexual Assault Crisis Hotline at 800- 876-6238
  • Contact the Hope Crisis Center at 877-388-4673
  • Download the Sexual Misconduct Response Pamphlet

Tornado and Severe Storm Alerts

Tornado Alerts in Seward

Chances for tornadoes occurring are highest during the spring and summer months. The National Weather Service issues weather bulletins in the event of tornado watches or warnings. A tornado watch means that the potential exists for tornadoes to develop, and persons in the watch area should be on the lookout for severe weather.

When a tornado warning is issued in Seward, it means that a tornado has been sighted, either above or on the ground. Warnings will be accompanied by the sounding of the town siren, a long, unwavering, even tone.

Contact Information

Concordia Security Office 

Emergency Contacts

Seward Police Department

Poison Center 

Other Campus Contacts

Offices are open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays

Environmental Health, Safety and Security Office

Student Life Office 

Dean of Student Services

Human Resources Department

Buildings and Grounds

Counseling Office 

Health Center