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    Andrews University
   
 
  Sep 20, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018

Campus Safety Services and Information


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Office of Campus Safety
4355 International Ct
Berrien Springs MI 49104-0940
24-Hour Dispatch:
269-471-3321

Business Hours: Monday–Friday, 7 a.m.–3 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, CLOSED

The Office of Campus Safety is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including holidays, to ensure the safety of the campus community and carry out security-related duties on University properties. Campus Safety is located in the one-story red brick building on International Court between Garland Avenue and Grove Street. If you have a life-threatening situation, please remember to call 911 directly, and Campus Safety will respond as well.  

Campus Safety is also responsible for the enforcement of University policies adopted by the Risk Management Committee. These policies address a range of items, including the operation of vehicles on campus, fire safety, and the access of animals to University property and facilities. To view these and other adopted policies, please visit the “University Safety Policies” page of the Campus Safety website here.

Parking Permit Required
Every vehicle on Andrews University property must have a valid parking permit. Whether it is your vehicle or you are borrowing a vehicle for the day, a week, or the school year, stop by the Office of Campus Safety and get your parking permit before you park. A fee of $10 per vehicle will be charged for each new annual registration.

Registering Your Vehicle
To register your vehicle you must visit the Office of Campus Safety and present the following required registration documents: valid driver’s license, current proof of insurance, and state registration.

Precautionary Measures
All persons leaving or entering University property may be checked. Any person on University property may be required to show identification to a Campus Safety officer or a University official. Lack of cooperation with a Campus Safety officer or University official, at any time, will result in disciplinary action. Contact Campus Safety for information concerning Vehicle Codes.

Campus Safety provides the following services:

  • Medical assistance
  • Training opportunities
  • Protection of property
  • Opening locked vehicles
  • Security escort service (during the hours of darkness)
  • Assistance in contacting the local police, if needed
  • Assistance in answering questions on University rules and regulations
  • Fire safety

Safety Tips
Security policies are created out of concern for your welfare. Security is, however, everyone’s responsibility. You can help maintain your own safety by following all campus safety guidelines and by using common sense safety practices. Advance planning can help keep you and your belongings secure.

Safety at night:

  • Walk or ride with someone
  • Stay away from isolated areas
  • Try to stay/walk/park near street lights
  • Hold your purse tightly, close to your body
  • Respect campus curfew (Sunday–Friday, 11 p.m.; Saturday, 12 a.m.)

If you are being followed:

  • Cross the street, change directions or seek a busier street
  • Keep looking back so the person knows you cannot be surprised
  • Go to a well-lit area, such as a store, restaurant, house, residence hall, classroom—anywhere there are people
  • Notice as much as possible about the person so you can later give a description

If you are held up:

  • Do not resist—no amount of money is worth risking your life
  • Notify the police immediately
  • Give a description that includes approximate height, weight and details on hair, clothing, jewelry, scars or tattoos—anything that is noticeable

Wherever you live:

  • Keep track of your keys
  • Do not let strangers in
  • Do not leave doors unlocked, even for short periods
  • Keep blinds/shades pulled at night
  • Do not identify yourself on your answering machine

Protect personal and University property:

  • Lock the door if you are the last person out of a room
  • Engrave valuables
  • Never leave belongings unattended
  • Lock bikes securely on the bike rack
  • Do not keep large amounts of money
  • Keep personal papers and valuables locked in a security drawer
  • Do not leave money or wallets out in plain sight

In a car:

  • Keep doors locked while driving
  • Do not hitchhike or pick up hitchhikers
  • Lock valuables in the trunk
  • If your car is disabled, remain in the locked car and open the door only for the police
  • Park in well-lit areas
  • Before vacations, do not pack your car until you are ready to go
  • Always lock your car and take the keys
  • Have your keys in hand as you approach the car/parking lot
  • Notice the area around (and in) the car before you get in
  • If you are with someone who is not treating you with respect, you do not have to put up with it—find a phone and call for help
  • Never go out without a credit card/cash and a means to make an emergency call

Crime/Accident Reporting
In caring communities, members keep an eye out for each other. If you notice vandalism, something suspicious or a potential safety hazard or have been the victim of any kind of crime, bring it to the immediate attention of Campus Safety (269-471-3321), a residence hall dean, Student Life or 911. For more information, visit andrews.edu/safety.

If you would like to submit an anonymous report, visit Campus Safety’s anonymous email tip website at andrews.edu/safety or call the Anonymous Tip Line at 269-471-3338.

Advocate
In order to foster a collaborative approach to a safe environment at Andrews University, Campus Safety, in conjunction with Student Life, Counseling & Testing and Student Success, utilizes an online reporting tool called Advocate. Any student who has a safety concern can submit a report online which will be reviewed and assigned to the appropriate office. Safety concerns can include any incidents that create concern, arouse suspicion or violate University policies (Incident Report) or any concern for the wellbeing of others (CARE Report). To submit an online report (either Incident or CARE), please go to andrews.edu/feedback.

Please note that to report a safety concern requiring an immediate response, contact Campus Safety directly via phone. If you are reporting a concern that may require assistance from law enforcement, emergency medical services, or the fire department, please call 911.

AU Alert
In order to ensure multiple means of emergency communication for our campus, Andrews University uses a third party company, Rave Mobile Safety, to send emergency notification alerts to the campus. During emergencies, this system will send text messages, emails and voice calls to registered recipients. The system will also post alerts or emergency information to the Andrews University Facebook account and/or the Andrews University Twitter accounts. AU Alert notices are intended only for situations involving imminent danger to health or human safety. These may include severe weather alerts, winter weather class cancellations, hostile threats, utility failure, major road closings or fire, among others. To sign up for AU Alert, log in with your Andrews username and password at getrave.com/login/andrews/.

Reporting a Missing Person
Any individual who has information that a campus residential student may be a “missing person” (having been missing for a minimum of 24 hours) should call 911 and must notify the Office of Campus Safety (269-471-3321) as soon as possible.

Andrews University Crime Stoppers Program
Campus Safety, in partnership with Student Life, is now operating an Andrews University Crime Stoppers Program. Students can call in anonymously to Campus Safety at 269-471-3338 to report crimes committed on campus. The operator will take your tip and give you a tip identification number.

  1. Your tip will be investigated by Campus Safety.
  2. If your tip leads to the capture of a suspect wanted for crimes committed on our campus, a posting will be made about the case on the Campus Safety website at andrews.edu/safety.
  3. When you see the posting, call Campus Safety back to make a claim. Provide your tip number and a telephone number where you can be reached.
  4. Once your information is validated, you will be contacted and given instructions to receive your reward. Valid tips will be eligible for rewards of up to $250 in cash.

Non-Criminal Trespassing
Andrews University desires to foster an environment where all members of our community are welcome to utilize all that the campus has to offer. There are times, however, when our facilities or recreational areas may be closed. Once a building or recreational area has been either closed or locked, or the outdoor area is posted as closed or off-limits, no one should re-enter this area. Students who are found in these areas may be subject to a fine, and they can be referred to the Student Life office for administrative action.

Narcotics K-9
The University intends to maintain a drug-free campus in harmony with the laws of the State of Michigan. The unlawful manufacture, possession, distribution or use of controlled substances is prohibited.

At times Campus Safety coordinates with local law enforcement to bring a narcotics K-9 dog and handler team to conduct searches of residential areas, residence halls, buildings, classrooms, facilities, parking lots and/or any other location on the property of Andrews University. All discovered illegal narcotics will be turned over to local law enforcement agencies.

Video and Photo Enforcement of Speed Limits and Parking Violations
The Office of Campus Safety has been authorized by Andrews University to conduct enforcement activities for both speeding and parking violations on-campus. Violations will be documented and records kept for review by the Citation Appeals Committee. Videos, photographs and radar reading are available for review only by the Citation Appeals Committee.

Tampering with, circumventing, accessing without authority or for reasons other than intended is defined as any process, steps or action taken to limit, reduce and/or remove a level of security provided by the presence of the security device, or when someone without authorization accesses an area or security system; which includes video files, access control systems, or any other security-related information or equipment for a purpose other than intended or by persons without specific authority. Anyone violating this policy is subject to fines of up to $500 per violation and disciplinary action by Student Life for violations of the Code of Student Conduct.

Off-Road Driving or Four-Wheeling is Prohibited.