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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

  • Is Baker accredited?

    Yes. Baker College is regionally accredited—the highest level of accreditation awarded in the U.S.—by The Higher Learning Commission, A Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, Illinois  60602-2504; (800) 621-7440; Web address: 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, regionally 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 following regional institutional accreditor: The Higher Learning Commission, A Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, Illinois 60602-2504; (800) 621-7440; Web address: http://www.hlcommission.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.

  • How do I apply for a student loan?

    Once you have applied for financial aid, you will receive a Financial Aid Notification package from the Financial Aid office. Your FAFSA serves as the application for the Student Loan. If it is determined that you qualify for student loan funds, the eligibility amounts will be listed on your award notification, and a student Loan Request Form will be included with the award package. The Loan Request Form must be completed and returned to the Financial Aid Office before the loan process can begin.

    If you are a new student and would like to request student loan funds to help cover your educational expenses you will need to:

    • Complete the paper loan request form indicating the amount you would like to borrow.
    • Sign and date the form.
    • Return the form to the Financial Aid office.

    If you are a returning student and would like to request student loan funds to help cover your educational expenses you will need to:

    • Log into the SOLAR system.
    • Select STAR System.
    • Select Financial Aid office.
    • Select Loan Request.
    • Select the appropriate financial aid year and click Continue.
    • Select the type of loan you would like to request and click Continue.
    • Read the Stafford Loan Request Authorization information and click I Agree.
    • Type in the requested dollar amount and click Submit Request.
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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

Phone: (810) 766-4223
Alternate Number: (810) 577-4796

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: 

Flint – Annual Security Report (1 MB)

Cass City – Annual Security Report (855 KB)

Center for Transportation and Technology – Flint – Annual Security Report (860 KB)

Services

Safe Escorts

If at any time you don't feel safe walking on campus, contact Campus Safety and we will escort you wherever you need to go on campus.

Vehicle Battery Jump Starts

If your vehicle has a dead battery, come to the Campus Safety office or call us and we can help. After you’ve signed an "Authorization and Hold Harmless Agreement," we can assist you. It’s a simple, quick process; within a few minutes you’ll be on your way.

Vehicle Unlocks

If you have locked your keys in your vehicle, come to the Campus Safety office or call us and we can help. After you’ve signed an "Authorization and Hold Harmless Agreement," we can assist you.  

Parking Permits

Students, faculty, and staff must have a parking permit when parking on campus. This helps ensure that no unauthorized vehicles are taking up valuable parking spots and helps us monitor who belongs on campus and who does not. Come to the Campus Safety Office to get your free parking permit. With the exception of Residence Hall students, all others are allowed two permits per person.

Student Picture ID Cards

You must have a valid, readable, and functional ID card when you are on campus. All ID cards are issued by the Library and activated by the Campus Safety office. Students who lose their cards must pay a $5.00 fee for replacement. 

Fitness Center Door Access

Current students, faculty, and staff who want to use the Fitness Center can go to the Fitness Center to sign a waiver. Their names will be sent to Campus Safety to have their ID cards set up to grant them swipe card access. This process only takes a few minutes.

Parking / Permits

Parking permits are free of charge and may be obtained at the Bookstore or Campus Safety office.

If you drive more than one vehicle, you are allowed up to two (2) parking permits. If you do not have your parking permit, you may request a temporary permit at the Campus Safety office.

Residence Hall Parking

Parking is provided adjacent to each Residence Hall.

Parking

Students must park in designated areas. Students are not allowed to park in RHC, RA, Visitor, Employee, or Admissions Visitor Parking.

Parking in a Handicap parking space is allowed only if you have a valid State of Michigan Handicap Permit. Anyone using someone else’s handicap permit or parking without a valid State of Michigan Handicap Permit will be ticketed and fined $100.00.

Temporary Medical Parking Permit

If you are injured, impaired (e.g., sprained or broken ankle, high-risk pregnancy, etc.), on crutches, or have another medical condition that limits your mobility and is verified in writing by a doctor, you can obtain a temporary medical parking permit at the Campus Safety office.

Parking Violation Fines
 

Offense Violation Fine
Handicap Parking $50.00
Boot Attachment and Removal $50.00
All Other Fines $10.00
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 extrem snow, cold, and ice as well.

When there is a threat or campus emergency—tornados, violence, hazardous material incidents, 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.
Campus Map

Download the Flint Campus Map PDF  (256KB)

Community Programs

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

Child and Adult Protective Services 24 Hour Hotline

(800) 942-4357

Genesee County Community Mental Health Crisis Services

For any crisis, call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at the following numbers:
(810) 257-3740
TTY (810) 232-6310
Toll-free (877) 346-3648

Planned Parenthood

Burton Health Center – Burton, MI 
G-1235 S. Center Road, Unit 17
Burton, MI 48509
(810) 743.4490 
Fax: (810) 600.0053

Protective Services – Genessee County Department of Human Services 24 Hour Hotline

(810) 760-2222

Genesee County Health Department

630 S Saginaw St, #4  
Flint, MI 48502
(810) 257-3612

YMCA – Downtown

411 E. 3rd St.
Flint, MI 48503
(810) 232-9622

YMCA – Pierson Road

5219 W. Pierson Road
Flushing, MI 48433
(810) 732-9622

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

Safety Forms

The most commonly requested forms are available here. If you have a question or need additional information, please contact the Campus Safety Office.

Residence Hall Parking Permit Information Form [PDF 66KB]

Commuter Parking Permit Information Form [PDF 66KB]

Employee Parking Permit Information Form [PDF 69KB]

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, call (810) 766-4223 or come to the Campus Safety office. 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.

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."

Program Finder

Start today and discover the program that is right for you.

FAQ's

  • Is Baker accredited?

    Yes. Baker College is regionally accredited—the highest level of accreditation awarded in the U.S.—by The Higher Learning Commission, A Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, Illinois  60602-2504; (800) 621-7440; Web address: 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, regionally 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 following regional institutional accreditor: The Higher Learning Commission, A Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, Illinois 60602-2504; (800) 621-7440; Web address: http://www.hlcommission.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.

  • How do I apply for a student loan?

    Once you have applied for financial aid, you will receive a Financial Aid Notification package from the Financial Aid office. Your FAFSA serves as the application for the Student Loan. If it is determined that you qualify for student loan funds, the eligibility amounts will be listed on your award notification, and a student Loan Request Form will be included with the award package. The Loan Request Form must be completed and returned to the Financial Aid Office before the loan process can begin.

    If you are a new student and would like to request student loan funds to help cover your educational expenses you will need to:

    • Complete the paper loan request form indicating the amount you would like to borrow.
    • Sign and date the form.
    • Return the form to the Financial Aid office.

    If you are a returning student and would like to request student loan funds to help cover your educational expenses you will need to:

    • Log into the SOLAR system.
    • Select STAR System.
    • Select Financial Aid office.
    • Select Loan Request.
    • Select the appropriate financial aid year and click Continue.
    • Select the type of loan you would like to request and click Continue.
    • Read the Stafford Loan Request Authorization information and click I Agree.
    • Type in the requested dollar amount and click Submit Request.
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