The purpose of the UMMC Student Safety Advisory Board (SSAB) is to provide a forum for student collaboration and feedback with the UMMC Police & Public Safety Department (UMMC PD) regarding fair, equitable, and effective police practices. The Advisory Board works collaboratively with UMMC PD to identify problems, develop and recommend solutions to UMMC PD and serve as a resource regarding community safety issues. The SSAB will be a key communications liaison by expressing community concerns to UMMC PD and sharing relevant information with community members from UMMC PD.
UMMC PD SSAB members provide communication pathways between their school community and UMMC PD. Through regular meetings with UMMC PD, delivered through dialogue and communication, SSAB provides recommendations on issues such as, but not limited to, school-level and campus wide safety & security, new initiatives, policies, and planning of events that affect students such as personal protection/active threat training, internet safety and general awareness training and seminars.
SSAB members also assist UMMC PD in new student presentations and orientation. This collaboration allows students to become more familiar with the police presence on campus and helps to build a stronger relationship between UMMC students and law enforcement. The UMMC PD’s goal is to ensure that our students are safe, supported and know that they are valuable part of the UMMC community.
To facilitate UMMC PD working in a collaborative manner with representatives from UMMC Schools of; 1) Dentistry 2) Health Related Professions, 3) Graduate Studies, 4) Medicine, 5) Nursing, 6) Pharmacy, and 7) Population Health to identify possible solutions to safety and security concerns that impact the campus community.
To insure reasonable identified solutions for safety and security concerns on issues such as, but not limited to, school-level and campus wide safety & security, new initiatives, policies, and planning of events that affect students such as personal protection/active shooter/threat training, internet safety and general awareness training and seminars.
To provide a forum through which student representatives from all 7 UMMC Schools can bring safety and security concerns to seek resolution.
To improve channels of communication between police and students. UMMC PD will elevate concerns of students and serve as advocates for justice, equity, diversity and inclusion.
2023/2024 Academic School Year Representatives
SSAB Discussion Topic Requests
SSAB Meeting Minutes/ Agendas