Timely Warning of Potential Threats

A timely warning will be issued by Campus Security and/or College officials in the event that a situation arises on or off-campus that is considered a significant emergency or a continuing threat to the personal safety of students and staff. The decision to issue a timely warning will be based on information received by the College and, if possible, verified by outside agencies such as law enforcement, Emergency Management, Health Department, National Weather System, etc. Campus Security or College officials will determine the content of the notification and initiate the notification system.

However, a notification may be delayed if outside emergency response agencies believe immediate notification may compromise the safety and security of students and staff.

Campus Security and College officials issue warnings through the College's Safe Alert System and/or the Informacast System and/or email system to students and staff. Other notifications may be used (Blackboard posting, fire alarms, tornado sirens, media releases, etc.) depending on the situation. Campus Security or College officials may determine there is a specific segment of the student and staff population that warrants notification. This decision shall be made in conjunction with the appropriate outside agency. In this case, Campus Security or College officials will determine the best way to notify the specific segment of the campus population.

Anyone with information warranting a timely warning should contact Campus Security or College officials at the Welcome Center or by dialing 6900 on a campus phone.
In situations that may pose an immediate physical threat to members of the campus community, the Campus Security or College Officials may issue warnings through the College's Safe Alert System and/or the Informacast System and/or email system to students and employees. Depending on the situation, other notification processes may be used (i.e. Blackboard posting, fire alarms, tornado sirens, media releases, etc.).

Campus Security or College Officials may also determine there is a specific segment of students and staff who need notification. This decision will be made in conjunction with the appropriate outside agency. If that is the case, Campus Security or College Officials will make the determination of how to best convey that information to the specific segment of the campus population.

Anyone with information warranting a timely warning should report the circumstances to Campus Security or College Officials. Campus Security or College Officials can be contacted through the Welcome Center (information desk) or by dialing 6900 on a campus phone.