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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
    • Early Childhood Learning
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Health Sciences
    • 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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Baker College Campus Safety

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: (517) 937-4032

Phone: (517) 841-4532

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

Annual Security Report 

For detailed information about our safety policies, procedures, and statistics, 
review our:

Coldwater – Annual Security Report (832 KB).

Staff

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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.

Parking Permits;

Students, faculty, and staff are required to have a parking permit when parking on campus. This allows our office to ensure that no unauthorized vehicles are taking up valuable parking spots and helps us monitor who belongs on campus and who does not.  This also allows us to locate you if there is an issue with your vehicle (e.g., lights left on).  

Student parking permits are free, and available at the front desk in the 100 Building. 

Faculty and staff parking permits are available from the Campus Safety office. 

Student IDs

All students must have a valid, readable, and functional ID card when they are on campus.  All IDs are issued at our library in the 100 Building.

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.

Parking / Permits

Students, faculty, and staff may obtain their parking permits at the Career Service front desk in the 100 building. Two permits are allowed per person. 

Parking permits must always be displayed in plain sight while on campus, either on the rear view mirror or on the driver side dashboard, unobstructed from view. Failure to properly display your parking permit may result in a parking ticket, or vehicle towing at the owner’s expense.

Motorcycle Policy

To get a parking permit for your motorcycle, visit the Campus Safety office to provide us with information.  

Parking

Students may park in any parking lot except the faculty and staff lot, which is marked with a sign.

Parking Restrictions

Vehicles cannot be left in the parking lots overnight or during breaks without special permission from the Campus Safety office. 

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.

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 potentional for extreme snow, cold, 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.

Weather Closings

Call the Baker College Weather line at (517) 841-4511 for updated information on weather related school closings. If the College declares a weather emergency and cancels classes, the following TV and radio stations will announce the closing:

Adrian – Radio

  • WABJ 1490AM
  • WLEN 103.9FM

Albion – Radio

  • 96.7 FLR

Coldwater – Radio

  • WNWN WIN 98.5 
  • WTVB 1590AM

Hillsdale – Radio

  • WCSR 92.1FM 
  • 1340AM

Jackson – TV 

  • WILX CH10

Jackson – Radio    

  • Q106
  • 94.1 WVIC
  • 92.1 WJXQ
  • 92.9

Lansing – Radio

  • WITL 100.7
  • WFMK 99.1
  • WJIM AM 1240
  • WJIM FM 97.5
  • WMMQ FM 94.9
  • WVFN AM 730

Lansing – TV

  • WLAJ CH 53
  • WLNS CH 6
  • WSYM FOX 47

Grand Rapids – TV 

  • WoodTV CH 8
  • WOTV CH 4

Tornado Shelter Information

Building 100
Tornado Shelter is located in the center of the building and is marked with Tornado Shelter stickers on the doors.

Building 200 
Tornado Shelter is located in the center of the building and is marked with Tornado Shelter stickers on the doors. 

Welcome Center 
Tornado Shelter is located in the center of the building and is marked with Tornado Shelter stickers on the doors.

Blackman Township has an outdoor siren warning signal, and it will sound during a tornado warning.

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

To inquire about a lost item, you can call (517) 841-4532 or come to the Campus Safety office. You can also email the Campus Safety office to inquire about a lost item.

Generally, lost items are kept for six weeks. Valuable items, however, 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.

Community Programs

Substance abuse and sexual assault counseling, treatment, rehabilitation, or re-entry programs are available through, but not limited to, the following locations:

Alcoholics Anonymous

Jackson County Hotline
(517) 789-8883

Washington Way Recovery Center

Substance Abuse
(517) 782-4001

Bridgeway Center at Foote Hospital

Substance Abuse/Relapse Program
(517) 783-2732

Central Michigan 211

Service Information Provider
(517) 789-1211 or Land Line (211)

Community Connections

Counseling Services
(517) 789-1200

Foote Access Center

(Counseling Services)
(517) 789-5971

Jackson County Department of Human Services

(517) 780-7400

Awareness Shelter

Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
(517) 783-2861 EXT. 0

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

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
    • Early Childhood Learning
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Health Sciences
    • 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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