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Ensuring the safety of the Baker College community.

Providing a secure place to learn.

Every Baker College Campus Safety office is committed to the safety and well-being of all of our students, faculty, staff, employees and guests. It’s our job to preserve, protect, and defend people and property, while respecting the rights and dignity of all persons on Baker College campuses. We take pride in making everyone feel welcome and at home.

We invite you to stop into the Campus Safety office for anything you might need or just to say, "Hello." We look forward to meeting you and personally welcoming you to our campus.

FAQ'S

  • How can I send a copy of my official transcripts to another organization?

    To access your transcripts, log into the SOLAR System, select the Star System and select the Academic Office. Once there, click on the transcripts link.

  • Is Baker accredited?

    Yes. Baker College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.ncahlc.org.

    Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant.

    Additional Accreditations

    Baker has also earned specialized accreditations for programs and degrees in: 

    • Business Administration
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Health Sciences
    • Human Services
    • School of Education
    • School of Nursing

    For details about these specialized accreditations, see the individual Programs and Degrees pages. 

  • Does Baker provide any help in my job search?


    As a graduate of Baker College, you are eligible for our Lifetime Employment Services, which include:

    • Job searching techniques
    • Resume and cover letter assistance
    • Job interview questions
    • Job postings
    • Relocation tips

     

  • Is Baker College Online accredited?

    Baker Online is part of Baker College, a private, non-profit, accredited, degree granting, higher educational institution with locations throughout Michigan.

    As an accredited college, Baker College has been granted legal authority by the state of Michigan to operate as a nonprofit educational corporation and is empowered to grant certificates, associate, bachelor, master, and doctoral degrees. It is approved for veterans’ benefits. Baker College is recognized as an institution of higher education by the U.S. Secretary of Education, U.S. Department of Education.

    All Baker Online undergraduate and graduate programs are accredited by The Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.ncahlc.org

    Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant.

    Some Baker Online graduate programs have additional accreditation:

  • How do online classes work?


    After you enroll, and are accepted to your online program, you sign-up, or "register" for your first courses. Like all Baker Online students, you will begin your online experience with a three-week online class designed to orient you to the Baker Online classroom, and review the expectations and requirements of Baker Online students. When you have completed this course successfully, you can move on to additional online courses.

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Campus Safety at Baker College

Campus Safety

Ensuring the safety of the Baker College community.

Providing a secure place to learn.

Every Baker College Campus Safety office is committed to the safety and well-being of all of our students, faculty, staff, employees and guests. It’s our job to preserve, protect, and defend people and property, while respecting the rights and dignity of all persons on Baker College campuses. We take pride in making everyone feel welcome and at home.

We invite you to stop into the Campus Safety office for anything you might need or just to say, "Hello." We look forward to meeting you and personally welcoming you to our campus.

Overview

Emergency: (248) 343-4812

Phone: (248) 276-8682

Your safety is our priority. The Campus Safety office preserves, protects, and defends people and property, while respecting the rights and dignity of all persons on the Baker College campus. We take pride in making everyone feel welcome and at home. 

We maintain a close working relationship with local law enforcement agencies, and enforce adherence to all college, local, state, and federal laws and rules of conduct. For the safety and well-being of our students, staff, and visitors, the college prohibits the following on campus:

  • Drugs, alcohol, and other controlled substances
  • Being under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Firearms and other weapons
  • Personal displays of violence
  • Threatening behavior and vandalism

Baker College supports and complies with the federal Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act and the Jeanne Clery Act, which require us to: 

  • Make public all campus security policies.
  • Provide timely warnings of crimes that represent a threat to the safety of students or employees.
  • Collect, report, and provide crime data to the campus community and the U.S. Department of Education.

Annual Security Report

For detailed information about our safety policies, procedures, and statistics, 
review our Auburn Hills – Annual Security Report (950 KB).

Staff

Steve Percival
Director of Campus Safety
Office: (248) 276-8218
Cell: (248) 343-0557
steven.percival@baker.edu

Services

Safe Escorts

If you would like to have Campus Safety escort you to your vehicle or classroom, you can call or stop by the Campus Safety office and one of our officers will assist you.

Battery Jump Start

If your vehicle has a dead battery, call Campus Safety for a jump-start. You’ll need to sign a waiver before we can assist you. If we cannot get your vehicle started, we will help you find other service providers.

Vehicle Unlock

Have you locked your keys in your vehicle? Contact our office and we will try to help you get back on the road. You’ll need to sign a waiver before we can assist you. If we cannot unlock your vehicle, we will help you find other service providers.

Parking Permits

Free parking permits are available at the Campus Safety office. All students, faculty, and staff are required to have a parking permit on or in their vehicle. Failure to have a visible permit can result in a parking violation. See Parking and Permits Information to learn more about our parking policies.

Student and Staff IDs

Baker ID cards for students and staff are issued through the Campus Safety office, and can be obtained during our regular business hours. All students and staff must have a valid Baker ID card when conducting business on campus. There is a $5.00 charge to replace a student’s ID card.

Lost and Found

If you find an item someone else left behind, please bring it to the Campus Safety office. To claim a lost item, you need to provide an accurate description and have a valid ID. Lost items are held for six weeks.

Facilities Access

Registered students, staff, and alumni have access to the computer labs at the Auburn Hills Campus. The Campus Safety office will provide access to the computer labs for students and staff who submit a valid Baker ID card, and to alumni students who have a valid driver’s license.

Parking / Permits

Parking permits are available, free of charge, at the Campus Safety Office.

To park on Baker College properties, you must have a parking permit displayed in plain sight either on the rear view mirror, or on the driver side dashboard, unobstructed from view. Failure to properly display a parking permit may result in a parking ticket (see the fine schedule below) or vehicle towing at the owner's expense.

Students are allowed up to two parking permits at no cost.

Parking Spaces

Students may park in any unrestricted parking areas of the campus. Visitor parking, handicapped parking, and designated parking areas for Baker College staff are restricted to students without the appropriate documentation and approval.

Parking Restrictions

Vehicles cannot be left in the parking lots overnight or during breaks without special permission. Violators may be towed at the owner’s expense. 

All cars in the parking lot must be operational, including tires. A disabled vehicle must be immediately reported to the Campus Safety office and plans made for its removal. Vehicle maintenance and repair is not allowed in any campus parking lot.

Parking Violation Fines

Fines are payable at the Business Office. Failure to pay fines may result in a hold being placed on your account. 

  • Warning Ticket — no fine.
  • Violation — $10. 

Special Parking Requests

For special parking requests, please complete a Parking Waiver [PDF 9KB] and bring it to the Campus Safety office.

To request overnight parking or parking during breaks, please complete an Overnight Parking Request Form [PDF 33KB] and bring it to the Campus Safety office. 

Weather Alerts

Michigan's seasons bring the potential for severe weather. Spring, summer, and fall have the potential for severe storms and tornadoes. This is a good time to remind everyone where the tornado shelters are located for each of the classrooms and community buildings on our campus. Winter brings the potential for extreme cold, snow and ice as well.

When there is a threat or campus emergency—tornado, violence, hazardous material incident, college closure, or other emergency—we use the Baker Alert System to notify all current students, faculty, and staff on the campus. 

Baker Alert is an automatic system that sends recorded emergency messages via cell phones, landline phones, e-mail, and text messages to all the contacts listed in the college's official directory (updated via the SOLAR System). Through Baker Alert, we are able to notify the entire campus community in about 20 minutes. 

To be certain that you are notified in an emergency:

  • Review your information in the SOLAR System Directory to be sure it is up-to-date.
  • If you want to be notified by landline, cell phone, and/or text message, be sure the appropriate numbers are included in the Baker Alert database. 

To check and/or change your emergency contact information:

  • Log in to the SOLAR System.
  • Check your emergency contact number(s) and make any changes if necessary. You are the only person who can update this data. Please review it carefully.
Lost and found

Lost and Found is located in the Campus Safety Office.

Found items

If you find an item, please bring it to the Campus Safety office so that it can be claimed by its owner.

Lost items

If you have lost an item, contact the Campus Safety office by calling (248) 276-8682
or coming to the office. You may also email our office at safety-ah@baker.edu to inquire about a lost item. 

Generally, lost items are kept for six weeks. Valuable items will be held for one year.

To claim a lost item, you must give an accurate description of the item and provide a valid picture ID in order to claim it.

Please note: Do not send someone else to claim your lost item; we can only release a lost item to its owner.

Campus Map

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Download the Auburn Hills Campus Map PDF  (249KB)

Community Programs

Crisis Counseling/Stress Management:

Common Ground Sanctuary 24 Hour Hotline

(800) 231-1127
(248) 458-0908

H.A.V.E.N. (Domestic Violence)

(248) 334-1274

Oakland Family Services

(248) 858-7766

Woman's Survival Center

(248) 335-1520

Suicide:

Suicide Prevention Center

(313) 224-7000

Common Ground Sanctuary

(248) 456-0909

Emergency Psychiatric Screening And Assessment:

Common Ground Sanctuary

(248) 458-1891

Substance Abuse:

Alcoholics Anonymous

(248) 332-3521

Oakland County Office of Substance Abuse

(248) 858-0001

Oakland Family Services (Counseling)

(248) 858-7766

Alateen/Alanon-Family Groups

(888) 4AL-ANON

Please note: The listing of an organization does not constitute an endorsement by the Baker College System.

Fire Drill Policy

Purpose

To ready building occupants for the evacuation of a building during a fire or related building emergency. 

Fire drills will be used as an avenue to:

  • Assess the occupants' knowledge of drill procedures, location of fire exits, and the sound of the fire alarm.
  • Identify problems with fire alarm components.
  • Monitor the evacuation of the building.
  • Provide information on the amount of time it takes to evacuate a building

Responsibilities

Campus Safety Director, Facilities Director
Shall ensure that pre-planned drills are conducted at least once per Academic Year for each occupied building utilized by Baker College and shall ensure that each residence hall has two fire drills per Academic Year, one during the fall semester, within 21 days of the start of classes, and one during the spring semester. One of the drills must be conducted between sunset and sunrise. Both drills must be conducted when school is in session.

The Fire Prevention Code, PA 207 of 1941, Section 29.19a requires that all instructional staff be trained in fire drill procedures before the beginning of each academic year. 

This training will be conducted by the Campus Safety Director or designee at the Fall Faculty Symposium held prior to the beginning of classes. This training will also be provided in a similar manner to all new faculty at new faculty orientations held throughout the year.

Faculty
Faculty will communicate this policy to students so that they may follow the guidelines associated with fire drills and building evacuations.

Faculty will educate their students on the first day of class each semester (and include in their syllabus) about the following measures to take before a drill or emergency:

Faculty will identify the quickest escape route from their classroom along with a secondary route in case the primary route is inaccessible. Evacuation routes are posted in each classroom near the door.

Faculty will identify a location outside and away from the building where the class can meet to ensure all students are accounted for. Reassembly areas are posted in each classroom near the door.

Faculty will ensure that emergency personnel are aware of persons with disabilities that may need assistance. In multi-story buildings, person(s) with disabilities should be directed to fire protected stairwells (Area of Refuge) to await assistance from emergency personnel, if unable to otherwise evacuate the building.

Faculty will review this information with each class at the beginning of each semester.

In the event of a fire alarm, Faculty will follow the Fire Alarm Evacuation Procedure;

Evacuate the building
Assemble the students at the designated reassembly area.

Report student status (missing, injured) to Campus Safety or appropriate emergency personnel.

Building Occupants
Defined as every person in a Baker College owned or leased building.

Occupants shall evacuate the building in an orderly manner and shall congregate at the designated reassembly site.

Occupants shall not re-enter the building until a verbal "All Clear" is signaled by Campus Safety or appropriate emergency personnel.

Persons with disabilities shall, if unable to evacuate from the building, go to the designated Area of Refuge (stairwell) for assistance in exiting the building. 

Emergency Personnel
Emergency personnel are designated to be Campus Safety and Facilities personnel as well as any other first responder on scene.

Emergency personnel will assist in building searches to ascertain that all occupants have vacated the premises.

Emergency Personnel will issue an "All Clear" when it is appropriate for occupants to re-enter the building.

NOTE: In the event of an actual emergency, the on scene Fire Commander will give an "All Clear" so that occupants may re-enter the building. This will be handled in a manner deemed appropriate by the Fire Officers and relayed by Campus Safety and/or Facilities personnel at the scene.

Reporting Requirements

Fire alarm systems found to be non-functional shall be noted and reported to Facilities for repair.

A record of all drills conducted will be maintained by the Campus Safety Director or designee.

NON-COMPLIANCE

According to the National Fire Protection Association Standard, NFPA 1, Fire Prevention Code, Section 3.2.2, "Drills shall include suitable procedures to ensure all persons subject to the drill participate." The fire drill plan covers all persons in the building, and everyone must leave the building during the drill period. Any person failing to comply with fire drill procedures is subject to being escorted out of the building by Campus Safety.

The Campus Safety Director or designee shall report incidents of employee non-compliance to the employee's immediate supervisor for further review and corrective action.

The Campus Safety Director or designee shall report incidents of student non-compliance to the Vice President of Student Services for consideration of corrective or disciplinary action.

Active Shooter Response

Active Shooter Event - One or more individuals actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated area with a firearm. This is a low frequency high risk event that is very dynamic by nature, ultimately the decision on how to initially react lies with each person involved. However, Baker College follows the guidelines set forth by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security which are;

Run - Always have an escape rout and plan in mind, leave your belongings behind, if you can safely get away from danger - do so. 

Hide - If you cannot safely escape, hide in an area out of view, block entry to your hiding place and lock the door, silence your cell phone.

Fight - As a last resort and only when your life is in imminent danger, attempt to incapacitate the shooter by any means necessary, act with physical aggression, look for items to strike or throw at shooter.

Call 9-1-1 When It Is Safe To Do So

Shelter in Place

Sheltering in Place simply means staying indoors to protect yourself from a hazardous outdoor atmosphere. Shelter in Place is for those situations in which it’s safer for faculty, staff and students to remain indoors rather than evacuate due to chemical, biological or other incident. Campus Safety will notify the campus by phone, text, email or personal notification in Shelter in Place when circumstances dictate

If given the order to Shelter in Place, please take the following steps.

  • Remain indoors, go to interior windowless rooms if possible.
  • Close and lock all windows, close blinds.
  • Close doors.
  • Keep calm and wait for instructions.
  • Campus Safety and/or Facilities staff may turn off HVAC systems.
  • Campus Safety will notify when all clear.
Safety Tips

Personal Safety

  • Keep your book bag, purse, and other personal belongings in your view at all times.
  • Never prop open doors, even for a short time.
  • When walking, try to walk in groups or with someone.
  • Walk in areas that are well-lit and well traveled.
  • Walk confidently and assertively.
  • Be alert to your surroundings.
  • Purses and back packs should be carried close to the body and under one arm.
  • Do not hitchhike.
  • Do not listen to earphones while walking, driving, bicycling, or rollerblading.
  • Walk facing traffic if possible.


Safety Tips

  • Alcohol and drugs significantly diminish psychological control mechanisms.  Avoid their use.
  • Communicate honestly.
  • Stand up for yourself.
  • Be assertive in setting the boundaries of a relationship.
  • Realize the potential for acquaintance rape and look for danger signals.
  • Be willing to make a commotion if necessary.
  • Clearly reject unwanted sexual contact.
  • Only go to well-populated public places when you are getting to know someone.

It is never right to force yourself on another.
Remember, "NO" means "NO."

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FAQ's

  • How can I send a copy of my official transcripts to another organization?

    To access your transcripts, log into the SOLAR System, select the Star System and select the Academic Office. Once there, click on the transcripts link.

  • Is Baker accredited?

    Yes. Baker College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.ncahlc.org.

    Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant.

    Additional Accreditations

    Baker has also earned specialized accreditations for programs and degrees in: 

    • Business Administration
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Health Sciences
    • Human Services
    • School of Education
    • School of Nursing

    For details about these specialized accreditations, see the individual Programs and Degrees pages. 

  • Does Baker provide any help in my job search?


    As a graduate of Baker College, you are eligible for our Lifetime Employment Services, which include:

    • Job searching techniques
    • Resume and cover letter assistance
    • Job interview questions
    • Job postings
    • Relocation tips

     

  • Is Baker College Online accredited?

    Baker Online is part of Baker College, a private, non-profit, accredited, degree granting, higher educational institution with locations throughout Michigan.

    As an accredited college, Baker College has been granted legal authority by the state of Michigan to operate as a nonprofit educational corporation and is empowered to grant certificates, associate, bachelor, master, and doctoral degrees. It is approved for veterans’ benefits. Baker College is recognized as an institution of higher education by the U.S. Secretary of Education, U.S. Department of Education.

    All Baker Online undergraduate and graduate programs are accredited by The Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.ncahlc.org

    Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant.

    Some Baker Online graduate programs have additional accreditation:

  • How do online classes work?


    After you enroll, and are accepted to your online program, you sign-up, or "register" for your first courses. Like all Baker Online students, you will begin your online experience with a three-week online class designed to orient you to the Baker Online classroom, and review the expectations and requirements of Baker Online students. When you have completed this course successfully, you can move on to additional online courses.

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