Severe weather can strike at any time. Having a plan that includes knowing where to go and what to do in the event of severe weather is critical to your safety and that of others. Each individual of the campus community has the responsibility to know the safe area of their building and move there in the event of an emergency.



Watches highlight the area where severe weather or tornadoes are most likely to develop. Continue with your normal activities, but keep informed of the latest weather information, and be ready to get to shelter in case tornadoes develop quickly.



Warnings are issued when severe weather has been reported or is imminent. Seek shelter immediately if you are in or near the path of the storm. Warnings are issued by county names. Concordia University, St. Paul, is located in Ramsey County.


Safety Precautions

In an apartment, school or office building, move to the innermost room on the lowest level or to a pre-designated shelter area. Stay away from windows. If in a hallway, crouch down and protect your head from flying debris. Avoid areas with glass and large roof expansions.  Remain in the designate safe area until the all clear has been given by security staff.




1371 Marshall (interior hallways or restrooms)

Apartments (Mary and Martha) (basement storage areas)

Arndt Science Building (inside the bottom of either stairwell)

Athletic Performance Center (field side of building)

Buenger Education Center (lower level tunnel area)

Buetow Music Center (band room, choir room or piano practice room)

Center for Hmong Studies (basement)

Central Midway Building (first floor)

Concordia Art Center (lower level area outside of offices)

E.M. Pearson Theater (basement dressing rooms)

Fandrei Center (Basement or main level restrooms)

Gangelhoff Center (locker rooms; under bleachers)

Graebner Memorial Chapel (basement)

Holst Hall (main floor hallways away from exterior doors)

Hyatt Village (laundry room; then lower level of Concordia Art Center)

Library Technology Center (basement level)

Luther Hall (Tunnel in or just outside the Multicultural Lounge)

Lutheran Memorial Center (basement tunnel or tunnel from LMC to Dining Hall)

Meyer Hall (Tunnel along walls)

Pearson Commons (lower level of LTC)

Seafoam Stadium (restrooms under bleachers or rear of 1371 Marshall Avenue building)

Thompson Hall (lower level hallway)

Winget Student Life Center (Tunnel to classroom or tunnel connecting LMC and dining hall)

Wollaeger Hall (basement)


Know What To Do!

During severe weather warnings:

  1. Seek safety immediately. Do not go outside to “watch the weather.”
  2. Do not open windows. This can increase your chance of injury as well as damage to the building.
  3. Stay away from windows and exterior doors. Seek shelter in basements or interior hallways and rooms on the lowest floor.
  4. Follow the directions given by the Security officer. They will give the “all clear” when the threat has passed.


If severe weather strikes:

  1. Report all injuries and damage to the Security Department at 651-641-8777. If you are a residential student, notify your RA.
  2. After the all-clear siren sound, evacuate damaged buildings and do not attempt to return to the building unless directed to do so by the Safety Department, Security Department or the Maintenance Department.



  1. Introduction

Concordia University is committed to a policy of treating fairly all members of the University’s community in regard to their personal and professional concerns.  However, times do occur in which students think they have been mistreated.  This procedure is provided in order to ensure that students are aware of the way in which their problems with a University employee can be resolved informally and to provide a more formal reconciliation process when needed.


  1. Definition

A grievance is defined as dissatisfaction occurring when a student believes that any conduct or condition affecting him or her is unjust or inequitable, or creates unnecessary hardship. A grievance arises when a student believes, based on established administrative policies and procedures, that he or she has been treated in an arbitrary or capricious manner by a university department or a representative of the university.


A grievance against a university official arises when a student believes he or she has been subjected to inappropriate behavior or lack of a timely resolution by a department or university employee acting within their role and duty.

A grievance of personal misconduct by a university employee arises when a student believes he or she is the subject of inappropriate behavior outside of the employee’s role and duties within the university.

  • Informal Grievance Resolution

Prior to bringing a grievance forward, students are highly encouraged to attempt a good-faith resolution of the grievance.  This attempt may be made with the party directly involved with the disputed matter, or with the head of the department in which the grievance arises.  Attempts at informal resolution should be initiated within 30 days of the incident.


  1. Formal Grievance Resolution

Should a situation arise in which a student is unable to resolve his or her grievance informally, the university’s formal grievance process may be employed.  This process, outlined below, should also be initiated 30 days of the failed informal resolution.

Step 1:  A formal grievance is filed electronically using the Student Grievance Form.  This form can be found on CSP Connect under the Advising and Students Resources Tab and in the Student Policies section.  This report is submitted to the Dean of Student’s Office.

Step 2: Upon receipt of the formal grievance, a designee is appointed by the Dean of Students to investigate the dispute.  Depending upon the grievance, pertinent data will be gathered by the investigator.  This data is then presented to the Dean of Students and/or department head (overseeing the staff/faculty member mentioned in the grievance) for resolution.  If the grievance is based on personal misconduct

Last modified: January 25, 2018