Andrew College endeavors to ensure the safety of students at all times; however, each individual is responsible for his or her personal safety and well-being. To achieve that objective, Andrew College provides extensive safety precautions.
The Andrew College Police Department is a state-licensed and accredited law-enforcement agency. The department maintains a force of five certified law-enforcement officers.
The residence halls are closely monitored by professional Residential Directors trained to handle emergency situations. They live in the residence halls. There is a Resident Director on duty at all times.
Emergency procedures are posted throughout campus and residential buildings. A student must escort all guests or staff member at all times and all guests must sign in. Andrew College also has a campus-wide emergency plan.
All members of the Andrew College community are encouraged to actively assist in crime prevention on campus. While this campus has been historically safe from violence and physical attacks, crimes do occur and usually are the result of situations when personal property has not been properly secured.
Andrew College does not assume liability for personal belongings of students (such as stereo/computer equipment, clothes, money or other personal belongings), injury or death of individuals while on the campus, or injury or death of students while involved in off-campus activities. Students should check the availability of property insurance under their parents’ policies. If coverage is needed, the Office of Student Affairs has information on a fire/theft insurance plan offered by an independent insurance company.
Report thefts or problems to ext. 5919 immediately.
IN YOUR RESIDENCE
Do not let strangers into the building, even if they say they are students.
If strangers who look “wrong” are in your residence, call ext. 5919. This includes sales people, who are not allowed to solicit on campus.
Never loan your keys or I.D. card to anyone.
Lock your door while you are inside sleeping or when you leave the room.
Never prop open locked doors.
Do not leave messages on your door or voice mail indicating when you will return.
Do not keep large sums of money, jewelry or valuable items in your room. If you must, consider purchasing a small safe. If this is not possible, then hide your money, jewelry and other valuables. Do not leave them in plain sight.
Take your valuables home during breaks and vacations.
Avoid walking alone at night or use the “buddy system”. There is safety in numbers.
Be conscious of your surroundings.
Walk with a purpose.
Wear reflective clothing.
Have your key ready before getting to the door.
Before entering your car, be sure no one is inside. Then lock all doors and roll up windows.
Prevent theft by reducing or removing the opportunity.
Lock your door and windows whenever you leave, even if it's “just for a minute.”
Never prop open locked doors.
Do not leave backpacks, purses, laptops or briefcases unattended.
In offices, store purses or backpacks in a file cabinet or drawer and LOCK IT.
Record serial numbers and descriptions of your valuables, photograph if possible.
Do not leave backpacks, purses, cash or wallets in plain sight in your vehicle. If you are unable to take them with you, then you need to lock these items in your trunk.