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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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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: (231) 777-5300

Phone: (213) 777-5300

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:

Muskegon – Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report (1 MB)

Culinary Institute of Michigan – Muskegon – Annual Security Report (973 KB)

Fremont – Annual Security Report (935 KB)

Staff

Bill Regan
Director of Campus Safety
(231) 777-5301

Kathy Burnham
Administrative Assistant
(231) 777-5390

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 Lights Left On

To help prevent dead batteries, Campus Safety will notify students who have their vehicle lights on.

Emergency Messages

If a student receives an emergency message, Campus Safety will locate the student and deliver the message.

Parking Permits

All students are required to have a parking permit on or in their vehicles. During orientation, you receive one parking permit at no charge. There is a fee for additional and replacement parking permits. Failure to have a visible permit can result in a parking violation. See Parking/Permits to learn more about campus parking polices. 

Student IDs 

All students are required to have a Baker College-issued student ID, and must carry it with them at all times while on campus.

Lab Access

Instructors can allow students to use labs and classrooms outside of regular class times. Students can sign in at the Campus Safety office, and we will unlock the door for them.

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. 

First Aid 

Campus Safety is trained in first aid, and can give immediate first aid assistance to anyone who gets hurt.

Parking / Permits

You will receive your parking permit when you attend orientation before classes start. The first parking permit is free. If you need an additional permit or a replacement:

  • Go to the Business office.
  • Pay a $2.50 fee.
  • Bring the receipt to the Campus Safety office, and we will issue you the permit.

Temporary parking permits are available from the Campus Safety office for those who have a vehicle on campus for a limited number of days (loaner vehicles, etc.). 

Parking permits must always be displayed while on campus, in plain sight, either on the rear view mirror or on the driver’s 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 register your motorcycle, visit the Campus Safety office and provide the color, make, model, and license plate information.  

Residence Hall Parking Registration Form

Students who live on campus and have a vehicle must complete the vehicle registration form and submit it to the Campus Safety office. 

Parking

Commuter students may park in any unreserved parking space on campus while attending classes. Students may not use Visitor Parking (in front of the Welcome Center), Employee Parking, or Residence Hall Parking at any time or for any reason.

Residence hall students are allowed one vehicle on campus, and must park in their designated Residence Hall parking lot. Students may not use Visitor Parking, Employee Parking, or park in the commuter parking lots at any time. Parking near your hall is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Baker College attempts to provide convenient parking, but living in a residence hall does not guarantee you a parking space next to your hall. Vehicles must remain in running condition and must be removed during breaks.

Faculty and staff must use the employee parking lots designated in the gated lot or on the south side of campus by the gym during the Fall, Winter, and Spring Quarters. Faculty and staff may also park in the northwest parking lot (by C-Wing) on the side closest to the road.  Faculty and Staff may not park in the Visitor Parking lot at any time or for any reason. 

Handicap parking spaces are clearly marked and provided for anyone possessing a valid handicap permit. If you are entitled to handicap parking, you must obtain a valid permit prior to using the space, and display the permit prominently. Anyone using a handicap space without a valid permit is subject to a $50.00 parking fine.

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.

Parking Violation Fines
 

Offense Violation Fine if Paid Within 5 Days Fine if Paid After 5 Days
First Ticket Issued $10 (unless flagrant violation) Plates will be run through the Secretary of State and additional fines will be added•
Second Ticket Issued $15 Plates will be run through the Secretary of State and additional fines will be added*
Third Ticket Issued $20 Plates will be run through the Secretary of State and additional fines will be added*
Fourth and Subsequent Ticket Issued $25 Plates will be run through the Secretary of State and additional fines will be added*

*Parking privileges will be suspended until violation is resolved. Any vehicle found on college property while parking privileges are suspended or revoked will be towed at the owner’s expense.

Appeals

Appeals for parking violations must be made in writing to the Director of Campus Safety and contain the following information:

  • Name
  • Address
  • VIN Number
  • Parking permit number
  • Date and time of the violation
  • Reason for the appeal
  • Phone number
  • E-mail

Appeals must be made within five (5) business days of the date of the issuance of the violation. Any appeal presented after five (5) days will not be considered.

The Director of Campus Safety or his representative will respond to the appeal within ten (10) business days and render a decision. 

Appeals for reasons such as lack of information or failure to follow established procedures are seldom granted. “I didn’t know,” “I was late for class,” “There are not enough signs,” or “It took longer than I expected” are not reasons for granting appeals.

It is your responsibility to know where you may or may not park.

Campus Map

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Download the Muskegon Campus Map PDF  (255KB)

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

In the event classes are cancelled for inclement winter weather, students will be notified via the Baker College Emergency Notification System (ENS). This system sends out notices via telephone, e-mail and text messages. Whie the College also notifies area radio and television stations about closings and cancellations, our official notifications are at the College Web Site at www.baker.edu, the weather hotline at (231) 777-6666 for announcements about class cancellations, and the ENS.

If the College is open, but snow and ice prevent you from making it to school, please contact your instructor to notify her or him of your absence.

In an emergency that requires the College to be closed, a message will be:

  • Recorded on the Baker College Weather Line at (231) 777-6666
  • Sent to students via the Baker College ESN
  • Posted on the Baker College Web Site.
  • Announced on area radio and television stations.

Ordinarily, colleges remain open just as other business establishments remain open during bad weather. However, in the case of extreme conditions requiring the College be closed, check with any of the above resources for news updates.

If an emergency should cause the College to close in the morning, evening classes could still expect to meet unless a subsequent announcement cancels evening classes on that date. An emergency alert text message will be sent to your email and/or cell phone through the Baker Alert System. Be sure your contact e-mail information is up to date on the SOLAR 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."

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

2334 Southwood Ave.
Muskegon, MI 49442
(616) 913-9149

Hackley Life Counseling

1352 Terrace St.
Muskegon, MI 49442
(231) 726-3582

Shoreline Consultation Service

1435 Peck St.
Muskegon, MI 49444
(231) 733-5334

Narcotics Anonymous

(231) 726-6262

Every Woman’s Place

1211 W. Laketon Ave.
Muskegon, MI 49442
(231) 759-7909

Transitional Living Center

2333 Jarman St.
Muskegon, MI 49442
(231) 739-6840

West Michigan Therapy Inc.

130 E. Apple Ave.
Muskegon, MI 49442
(231) 728-2138

Teen Challenge

472 E. Pontaluna Rd.
Muskegon, MI 49442
(231) 798-7927

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

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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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