Campus Safety Alerts

Office of Origin: Facilities Management
Date Adopted: 09-23-14
Date Reviewed:
Last Date Modified & Approved:

Policy Statement:

Timely Warning:

In the event a situation arises, either on or off campus, that constitutes an ongoing or continuing threat, a special “timely warning” will be prepared and distributed through our emergency notification systems.

Timely warnings are triggered by crimes that have already occurred but represent an ongoing threat. These warnings advise the College community of the situation, steps to take to avoid being victimized and the number to call for more information.

Lake Michigan College works closely with local law enforcement agencies to inform the College about crimes that may warrant the College issuing a timely warning.

Emergency Notification:

Emergency notifications will be issued when it is determined that there is a significant emergency or dangerous situation involving an immediate threat to the health or safety of students, employees or visitors occurring on campus.

Emergency notifications will be activated without delay upon verification of an incident that meets the above criteria so long as issuance does not compromise efforts to respond to, contain, or otherwise mitigate the emergency.

RaveAlert is an automated system that Lake Michigan College uses to inform employees and students of the College emergencies and severe weather. RaveAlert utilizes cell phone text messaging, email and voice mail notifications.

Lake Michigan College also utilizes the SYN-APPS emergency notification system, using ring and text messages to internal phones, and to College IP clocks (located in campus hallways) which provide a visual and audio message.

Emergency Activation cards have been issued to authorized personnel at each campus site allowing emergency messages for Lockdowns, Tornado Alerts, Bomb Threats and the use of paging for emergency notification.

The Executive Director, Facilities Management or his designee, with assistance from the Executive Director, Marketing and Communications is responsible for preparing the alerts for dissemination to the College community.

Responsibility:Executive Director, Facilities Management; Director of Public Safety and Evening Administrator; Executive Director, Marketing and Communications

References:Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act