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MEDIA ADVISORY: Safe Mizzou Coalition hosts “Safe Mizzou 2019”

September 23rd, 2019

Story Contact: Sara Diedrich,

WHAT:           In an effort to make the University of Missouri community more aware of safety tools available to students, faculty and staff, MU is hosting Safe Mizzou 2019, a week of special events. Some of the events that will take place during Safe Mizzou 2019 include:

  • Personal Safety Fair — learn how to check on a friend in need, practice online safety and fill an emergency “go bag” with free giveaways. Free pizza and shirts.

10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, Kuhlman Court (Rain site: first floor of the MU Student Center).


  • Annual Fire Factor and Room Burn

Pedestrian and Vehicle Education (PAVE) — an opportunity to attend fire safety events such as fire extinguisher training and an obstacle course. At 11:50 a.m., Columbia firefighters will conduct a simulated room burn to demonstrate the speed and ferocity of fire.

11:50 a.m. – 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, Ninth Street/Lowry Mall and Speaker’s Circle.


  • Citizens Response to Active Threat Training — a comprehensive course to help prepare students for active shooter/violent intruder incidents that could occur in the workplace, school or public setting. Participants will learn how to best react and respond to violent intruders.

5:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, Leadership Auditorium, MU Student Center, Room 2501.


  • Pizza with Police — join MUPD officers for conversation and a slice.

10 p.m. – 1 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, at the intersection of Hitt and Locust streets.


WHEN:           Monday, Sept. 16 – Friday, Sept. 20

WHERE:         MU Campus

NOTE:            Media interested in covering Safe Mizzou events should contact Sara Diedrich, public safety information specialist, at (573) 882-3243 or