Part 1. Policy Statement
South Central College is committed to compliance with the regulatory guidelines of the Clery Act. As a portion of that commitment, South Central College publishes annually statistics and information regarding campus crime statistic. This policy is to inform all South Central College employees, students and visitors of emergency situations.
Part 2. Purpose/Authority
This policy establishes emergency response, notification and evacuation procedures for South Central College at the Faribault and North Mankato Campuses.
Part 3. Scope/Applicability
This policy is to inform all South Central College employees, students and visitors of emergency situations.
Part 5. Major Sections
Reporting an Emergency
People reporting an individual emergency while on campus should dial 911 from any phone for assistance. Employees of South Central College reporting a campus wide emergency situation shall dial “6” from any internal phone during regular business hours. During non-business hours 911 should be used for any emergency.
Methods of Internal/External Notification
The President or designee shall by understanding the type of incident recognize the method(s) which will best communicate the message. The following are available methods for both internal and external communication/notification.
- Star Alert Emergency Notification System
- Campus-Wide Email Internal Alarm Systems
- Internal Public Address System
- Internal Public Monitors (Closed Circuit TV)
- Critical Incident Team Emergency Communications Network/Policy Public Information Officer (PIO)
The President or designee by understanding the type of incident shall recognized the potential or need for protective measures. The following are available methods for protection.
Shelter in place
Evacuation to a predetermined safe location (North Mankato Campus=Pepsi Cola Warehouse/Faribault= Faribault High School)
Evacuation from campus/location determined by circumstances or personal need Lockdown.
Testing Notification Systems
During the course of each school year the President or designee shall ensure that the Security Director and/or maintenance staff performs regular testing of the emergency warning and notification systems within the college. Testing shall occur on an annual basis for procedures such as lockdown/lockout, fire, tornado and other emergency situations as deemed appropriate. In each of the emergency tests, appropriate forms of notification shall be utilized. Monitoring of warning/notification effectiveness will guide actions in future testing of emergency warning and notification systems
Date of Last Review: 8/10/10