Bevill State Community College is committed to providing a safe and secure campus environment for students, employees, and visitors and to complying with the Student Right-to-Know and Clery Act of 1998. On all campuses, the responsible person is the Campus Dean. The Campus Dean is responsible for performing periodic security checks of all College facilities. College personnel should report incidents to the Campus Dean who will notify the appropriate College-wide administrator.
It is the policy of Bevill State Community College that any criminal act, act or threat of violence, injury, destruction of College or personal property, traffic accident, or other situation which occurs on College property or any other site operated by the College and which may constitute an emergency, a danger to the health, safety, or property of any person, or a threat to the public order, must be reported immediately. Law enforcement is the responsibility of the total College community.
Students are encouraged to exercise caution and take reasonable actions for self protection; walk with friends in lighted areas at night; know building evacuation procedures; know how to contact proper authorities; and drive defensively. Suspicion of a crime does not require proof. If anyone suspects that a crime is being committed or has been committed, it should be reported to 9-1-1 when appropriate. NOTE: In addition to the Bevill State Campus Safety/Security Policies and Procedures, the 1975 Code of Alabama will be enforced. It shall be the duty of any College employee, upon awareness of any situation of a nature described above, immediately to take all reasonable actions to prevent or minimize harm or threat of harm to the employees, students, and visitors of the College.
It shall be the duty of College officials to notify the appropriate law enforcement agency in the event of an act of criminal nature, or of any other nature (for example, a traffic accident), which would ordinarily involve law enforcement officials. Additionally, it shall be the duty of College officials to contact the appropriate fire department, emergency medical agency, or other authority or agency, which should be notified of the respective incident. The ultimate responsibility for personal security rests with each individual. Each person should be aware of his/her surroundings and potential risks to personal safety.
As part of BSCC’s ongoing effort to safeguard students, faculty and staff, the College has implemented a new emergency communications system. Known as Bear Alert, the system allows students, faculty and staff to receive time-sensitive emergency messages in the form of e-mail, voice and text messages. You will only be contacted through the system in the event of an emergency.
Bear Alert is a mass notification system comprised of e-mail, voice and text messaging that is designed to send emergency messages to thousands of individuals in minutes. It supplements existing means of emergency communication, including outdoor warning sirens and severe weather alert radios.
Everyone who has a Bevill State e-mail address will receive emergency alerts to their campus e-mail address. In order to also receive text and voice message alerts, members of the campus community will be asked to provide phone contact information. While participation in the text and voice messaging notification is optional, enrollment is strongly encouraged. The information you supply is considered confidential and will not be shared or used for other purposes. You will only be contacted through the system in the event of an emergency.
BSCC students, faculty and staff have the opportunity to provide a primary mobile phone number for receipt of text messages, and up to three other phone numbers (mobile or other) for receipt of voice messages. Emergency messages will be sent via a system provided by the High Ground Solutions/SchoolCast. Bear Alert will be used in tandem with other campus communication tools.
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