Emergencies and violent incidents on college campuses are critical issues that must be addressed in an immediate and effective manner. Every campus stands at risk from acts of violence and disasters.
The Keuka College Emergency Management/Disaster Plan is responsive to the needs of our community and addresses prevention, response, and recovery with respect to a variety of emergencies. Our plan is designed to coordinate campus resources with those of local, county, state, and private emergency agencies and help minimize the effects of serious incidents and disasters that could occur on campus.
Stay calm. Taking an extra second to make sound decisions can be life saving for you and others.
If you believe there is an emergency on campus, DO NOT rush out to see what is happening. You may be exposing yourself to danger. If you are inside, stay inside and await instructions; if you are outside, go inside the nearest building that is not involved in the emergency and await instructions.
Remember to call 911 or have someone call for you. If you ask someone to call 911 for you, have him/her return and let you know he/she completed the call, and that help is on its way.
Do not get in the way of medical personnel. You can assist by holding doors open and clearing a path to the person who needs help.
Prevention and Intervention Strategies
All staff, faculty and students are encouraged to actively participate in measures that provide safety and security on campus. These include the following:
Reporting persons not properly registered as guests or involved in a disturbance on campus
Being observant of strangers in buildings and reporting their presence
Securing windows and entrance doors and closing fire doors
Reporting missing or nonfunctioning safety equipment and lighting around campus
Reporting suspicious persons or incidents immediately to Security
Participating in Crisis Intervention and Emergency Management training
Informing Security or Health Services of possible violent or suicidal individuals
Participating in regular fire drills and fire prevention training
Reading Safety Bulletins issued by Campus Safety
Knowing the locations and proper use of the eight campus blue-lights
Being aware of your surroundings and using sound personal safety practices
For emergency notifications to the College community, weather alerts, travel advisories, or changes in security procedure, Campus Safety may use any or all of the following communications:
Campus wide e-mail warnings
Flyers posted at residence halls, dinning halls, and academic buildings
Notice to Residence Life Staff
Keuka College weather line at 315-279-7669 (SNOW)
D-box mailings to students
Written or verbal notification to the Student Senate, residence halls, staff, and faculty
Nixle alert system
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Keuka Park, New York 14478
Keuka College gives all students, regardless of sex, race, color, creed, national origin, or disability equal opportunity for admission and financial assistance.