Safety & Security

Winona State University Security

Winona State University Security is responsible for protecting life and property in a manner that will provide the safest possible learning environment for those we serve. This service is rendered with creativity, compassion and competence through the understanding of the needs, values and goals of our community. 

We offer a wide range of programs and services designed to assist the campus community in maintaining personal safety and the security of property.

Contact WSU Security

Call WSU Rochester at 507.280.5050 (on Rochester campus, dial last four digits only)

Call WSU Winona at 507.457.5555 (on campus phone at RCTC dial 33-5555)

Reporting a Non-Emergency Incident or Crime: I Witnessed

WSU utilizes I Witnessed, a reporting tool that allows individuals to report incidents or crimes -- anonymously if they choose. Those who have been identified as Campus Security Authorities can fill out the CSA form when reporting crimes that have taken place on or near WSU property.

Find WSU Security

Rochester: RCTC Security is located in Coffman Hall 102, 859 30th Avenue SE, Rochester, MN 55904

Winona: WSU Security is located in Sheehan Hall, 264 West Mark Street, Winona, MN 55987


Dial 911

Contact Rochester Police Department

Call 507.328.6800 for non-emergencies or filing a non-emergency report online at Rochester/Olmsted Citizen Crime Reporting.

The Rochester Police Department patrols and responds to calls on campus 24 hours a day throughout the year.

Contact BAIT

The primary mission of BAIT (Behavioral Assessment & Intervention Team) is to provide support and guidance for faculty, staff and administrators as “students of concern” emerge in classrooms, residence halls, student activities, performances and the greater Winona and Rochester communities.

Safety & Security

Safety and security is a priority for Winona State University-Rochester. We have partnered with RCTC’s Office of Campus Safety to ensure the safety of all students, faculty and staff while on the RCTC campus.

Located in Coffman Hall 102, the RCTC office of Campus Safety maintains a visible security presence by patrolling campus roadways, walkways, parking areas and buildings. Campus Safety officers also:
  • investigate accidents and incidents
  • work to prevent crime 
  • assist with vehicle issues such as jump starts and damage reports
  • enforce parking and traffic regulations
  • provide escort services to student & faculty vehicles parked on campus 
  • Call campus safety: 507.280.5050 to request an escort to your car. Avoid isolated or dark areas and report any unsafe conditions to Campus Safety immediately.

Additionally, staff are trained to provide emergency response and disaster coordination.

RCTC Campus Safety can be reached at 507.280.5050, or the RCTC Director of Security can be reached at 507.529.2789.