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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: (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:

Jackson – Annual Security Report (924 KB).

Staff

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Services

Escort Service

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

Vehicle Jump Starts

If your vehicle has a dead battery, come to the Campus Safety office and we can help.

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 (example: lights left on). Faculty and staff get there parking permits from Campus Safety and students get there parking permits from the front desk in the 100 Building.

Student Picture Id Cards

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

Parking / Permits

Where Can I Get My Parking Permit?

Students, Faculty and Staff obtain their parking permit at the Career Service front desk in the 100 building.

Can I Have a Motorcycle on Campus?

Yes. Come see Campus Safety to get a permit and fill out paperwork.

How do I Display My Parking Permit?

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

How Many Permits Can I Get?

Two

Where Can I Park?

In any parking lot except the Faculty and Staff lot which is marked with a sign.

Vehicle Maintenance

All cars in the parking lot must be in working order. They must be able to start and be moved. This includes tire maintenance. Disabled vehicles must be immediately reported to the Campus Safety Office and plans made for their removal.

Can I Leave My Vehicle Here Overnight or During Break?

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

Alert System

The Baker Alert System notifies the campus community of emergencies and threats to physical safety in emergency situations: tornado, violence, hazardous material incident, college closure, etc. Notification is by cell phone, landline phone, e-mail and text-message.

Baker Alert allows administrators to send recorded emergency messages to students, faculty and staff by cell phone, landline phone, e-mail, and text-message within minutes.

When a threat or campus emergency is identified, Baker Alert uses contact information from the college's official directory data (updated via the SOLAR System) to simultaneously send thousands of messages directly to students, faculty, and staff using cell phone numbers, home phone numbers, office phone numbers, e-mail and text messages. The entire campus community can be notified in about 20 minutes.

The system automatically includes all current students, faculty, and staff on a specific campus, based on their presence in the Baker Directory. However, you should make sure the SOLAR System Directory has up-to-date information for you. And if you want to be notified by cell phone, voice, and/or text-message, you'll need to make sure your appropriate numbers are included in the Baker Alert database.

If you want to change your emergency contact information, log in to the SOLAR System and edit your contact information to add or check your emergency contact number(s). 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. If you think that you may have lost something, contact the Campus Safety Office. Lost items area kept for only six weeks. (Valuable items will be held for a period of one year). You can either stop in or call to inquire about lost items.

If you find an item, bring it to the Campus Safety Office so we can help find its owner.

In order to get a lost item returned to you, you must be able to give an accurate description of the lost item and provide a valid picture ID in order to claim it. You may also email the campus safety office at timothy.griffin@baker.edu to inquire about a lost item.

Please do not send someone else to claim your lost items as we will not be able to release any items to anyone but the owner.

Campus Map

Download the Jackson Campus Map PDF  (249KB)

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.

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.

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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