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Campus Security

The following three documents regarding safety may be submitted electronically. Please take a few minutes to complete them and return before your arrival at Cottey. Questions about the forms may be emailed to Mike Shuster at

The Missing Person Contact Form and the Vehicle Registration Form may be electronically signed by using Adobe Acrobat Signature. Adobe Acrobat signing assistance is available or download a free version of Adobe Acrobat.

We take safety seriously at Cottey and want you to do the same. To help maintain a level of safety that promotes a healthy learning environment requires the assistance of the entire Cottey community. This first starts with all of us working together to promote dignity and respect in all interactions with each other. We further ask that if you observe anything that does not look right let us know. Security personnel are available 24 hours a day at, 417-448-1448, or at extension 2222 from any campus phone.

The Emergency Contact Form is information used to contact students and/or their families in case of a campus or personal emergency, and to conduct College business. This information will be made accessible only to employees of the College.

The Missing Person Contact Form is information we are required to collect if you are a missing person. If you are under 18 years old and not emancipated we must also, within 24 hours, notify a custodial parent or guardian.  Please use this form to designate the individuals you wish to have contacted in the event you are a missing person.

The Vehicle Registration Form is completed if you plan on bringing a vehicle with you to obtain a free parking pass. Vehicles parked on Cottey College property, without a pass, are subject to being towed at the owner’s expense.

For additional information about safety at Cottey College visit our Annual Security and Fire Safety Report at Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. Like apps for your phone? Check out the Red Cross “Emergency” app to inform you of weather related emergencies or warnings in the area.

And, as a final reminder, read your Cottey email regularly to stay up-to-date with campus happenings!


Cottey College is committed to assisting all members of the community in providing for their own safety and security. The Annual Security & Fire Safety Report (Clery Act) is available: Annual Security & Fire Safety Report.

You can also view Cottey’s 60-day crime log here. You can also view Cottey’s 60-day fire log here.

If you would like to receive a hard copy of the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report which contains this information, you can stop by the Cottey College Physical Plant at 1000 W Austin Blvd. Nevada, MO, or you can request that a copy be mailed to you by calling 417-667-8181, ext. 2292.

This information is required by law and is Prepared by the Office of Safety, Clery, and Title IX Compliance.

Mike Shuster, Director