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Coronavirus Information Page

As interest in the recent outbreak of Coronavirus has grown, we have published an informational page with answers to frequent questions regarding the potential impact for Snow College students. Please visit the Coronavirus info page to keep up to date and learn more.

Updated: 17 March, 2020
Posted: 06 February 2020

Halloween Treat Safety

On October 27, 2019 police responded to a report of home-made cookies that had been laced with a plant that could cause illness or in very high concentrations even death, although it appears in this matter that the dosage was not high. The cookies were made on campus by a student who gave the cookies out anonymously as a Halloween treat. The students that received the cookies were specifically targeted because they were all apartment roommates. The sender was not a roommate of that apartment. Some of these cookies were eaten and it appears that outside of some discomfort and concern all are doing well. We would like to remind everyone to only eat food that is coming from a trusted source and look for things that are suspicious in nature when it comes to gifts, especially when it is food. The person who sent the cookies has been charged with a crime and will possibly face sanctions from the college. 

If you encounter something suspicious please contact campus police at 435-283-7170. If you ingest something call 911.

Posted: 30 October 2019


UPDATE: Firearm On Campus, Suspect in Custody

A Snow College Student, was in possession of a handgun on the Ephraim Campus. He has been charged with Possession of a Dangerous Weapon On Or About School Grounds and Disorderly Conduct. He was booked into the Sanpete County Jail on the above charges.

Earlier press release: At 3:13 PM Sanpete County Dispatch received a call of a person waving a handgun inside the Greenwood Student Center on the Snow College Ephraim Campus. Officers responded from Snow College Police Department and surrounding agencies within Sanpete County. The building was placed on lockdown, and officers cleared the entire building. The suspect was not found in the building. During the incident the suspect was identified. The suspect was located in his apartment and taken into custody without incident at 4:13 PM. A CO2 powered BB gun was found in the suspect’s apartment. The lockdown has been lifted.

Posted: 7 October 2019



We have received several reports of damage caused to vehicles on the Richfield Campus. Please be mindful of people that are wandering through parking lots or anywhere on campus. Report anyone or anything suspicious. Remember to keep your vehicles locked and belongings out of sight. It is always a good practice, no matter where you are, on or off campus, to be aware of your surroundings and report suspicious behavior. Please be safe.

To report suspicious behavior in Richfield call 435-896-6471 or in Ephraim call 435-835-2345.

Posted: 18 September 2019


Being Safe

Snow College Public Safety welcomes everyone back for the new school year. As we start the new school year we hope everyone will think safety first. There are five areas of safety we want you to keep in your thought process.

  1. Pedestrians, cross the street safely! Use crosswalks. Look both directions before crossing. Keep your head up. Don’t have earphones covering your ears.
  2. Drivers, drive the speed limit (25 mph). Always be looking in front of you. Watch for people crossing the road anywhere. Don’t be distracted while driving. Be aware of the sun and glare it causes.
  3. Take responsibility for your personal property. Lock it up. Don’t leave it unattended.
  4. If you, “See Something, Say Something”. If you see a person whose behavior is unusual, say something. If you see a person that looks like they don’t belong where they’re at, say something. If see that someone is in harm’s way say something. If you see an unusual package or bag, say something. Report suspicious behavior to police at 435-283-2345
  5. Always be aware of your surroundings. Know where you are and what is happening around you. Walk with a friend after dark. Let a friend know if you are going someplace or leaving town. For a safety escort between the hours of 7 pm and 1 pm call 435-340-8021

Snow College Public Safety wants everyone to be safe this school year. Focus a little more on your personal safety and campus safety as a whole. Have a great year Badgers.

Posted: 23 August 2019


Local Mumps Outbreak

Public health officials have identified two cases of mumps in residents in Sanpete County.
The Central Utah Public Health Department (CUPHD) is also investigating other probable cases with close contact to the identified cases.

Mumps is a contagious disease that is caused by a virus. Signs and symptoms often include fever, headache, muscle aches, swelling of the salivary glands, causing a tender and swollen jaw. Complications of mumps can include encephalitis (inflammation of the brain), meningitis (inflammation of the tissue covering the brain and spinal cord), and deafness.

The following guidelines can help to reduce the risk for getting mumps:

For more information, please contact your local health department office which is located in Manti at 435-835-2231 or online. The Manti Health Office offers an immunization clinic at 40 West 200 North, Manti every Tuesday from 2 pm – 5 pm. Walk-ins are welcome but it’s best to call in advance.

Posted: 16 April 2019


Reported Suspicious Persons

This last weekend we have taken two reports of suspicious persons on campus. These individuals are unknown and we believe it is not a single individual.

This is not associated to the alert sent out on March 8th 2019.

At this time Snow College Public Safety would like to remind everyone in our campus community to be careful around strangers.

Please report suspicious behavior immediately.

Posted: 3 April 2019


Reported Suspicious Person

We have recently had someone move into the Ephraim area. This person doesn’t always understand proper personal boundaries and relationships. We have had complaints regarding odd requests, such as a request to use a cell phone, and stalking type behavior. We know who this individual is and we have dealt with the complaints that have been made to police. This person is a Caucasian male in his 50’s who may be occasionally seen on or around campus. He has shoulder length wavy dirty blond hair, usually wears a sweat shirt and shorts, and often rides a bike. The individual has been cooperative with police requests. He is not a student but may be on campus as a community member.

At this time Snow College Public Safety would like to remind everyone in our campus community to be careful around strangers.

Posted: 8 March 2019


Early Warning

Halloween Safety for College Students

Halloween night is upon us. Be alert, aware of your surroundings, and think safety. These are safety tips we should always follow.

Report suspicious behavior or activities to law enforcement.

Call Sanpete County Dispatch 435-835-2345 or 911 for emergency.

Posted: 31 October 2018


Traffic & Pedestrian Safety

Everyone has different preferences when it comes to transportation, but there's one that all road users share—everyone is a pedestrian. Unfortunately, pedestrians were one of the few groups of road users to experience an increase in fatalities in the United States in 2016, totaling 5,987 deaths.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) continues working to raise awareness about the dangers to pedestrians and bicyclists, and to provide leadership, expertise, and resources to communities across America to combat these crashes.

Please join us to reduce traffic safety risks to pedestrians and bicyclists, and to promote programs and countermeasures to save the lives of all road users on our Nation's roadways. 

Safety Tips for Vehicle and Pedestrian Traffic in and around Snow College:



Finally, neither drivers nor walkers should allow themselves to be distracted by using cell phones, alcohol, or other consumables that impair reflexes.

The key to traffic safety success is awareness of everything going on around us as we walk, ride and drive. This is especially true around the College Community.

Snow College Public Safety is available to help address any concerns or any safety issues.  Feel free to contact Public Safety at 435-283-7170 or Risk Management at 435-283-7120. 

Posted: 11 October 2018

Active Crime Awareness Incidents

August 29, 2016 Alert - UPDATED September 6, 2016

$500 Reward

Ephraim City and Snow College have combined their efforts by offering a $500.00 dollar reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person/persons responsible for the damaged tires in Ephraim and around Snow College. If you have any information please contact the Ephraim City Police during business hours at 435.283.4602 between 9am -2pm. After business hours please call dispatch at 435.835.2345. 

Snow College and Ephraim City Community has experienced a number of reports of tires being damaged to parked cars with some type of sharp device.  These appear to be random. 

Please protect yourself by-

  • Parking your car in well-lit areas
  • Pay attention to people out of place or acting suspicious
  • If you have information and would like to remain anonymous please call 888-399-0376
  • Please share this information with your friends.
  • Remember to do your part to protect our community if you “See Something , Say Something” Report anything or anyone that seem suspicious to the Police 435.835.2345

These Warnings are issued by the Snow College Department of Public Safety and the Ephraim City Police Department.