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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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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

Phone: (989) 729-3499

owsafety@baker.edu

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

Staff

Our office is staffed 24/7, 365 days a year.

Kraig Brueck
Director of Campus Safety
(989) 729-3461
kraig.brueck@baker.edu

Doug Ferrier
Campus Safety Sergeant
(989) 729-3365
doug.ferrier@baker.edu

Deb Sneed
Administrative Assistant Campus Safety / Residence Life
(989) 729-3346
deb.sneed@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

Have you locked 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 Unlocks  

Locked your keys in your vehicle? Contact our office and we will help you get back on the road. You’ll need to sign an Authorization and Hold Harmless Agreement before we can assist you. It will only take a few minutes, and we’re glad to 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. 

Get your free parking permit at the Campus Safety office. Commuter students are allowed two permits per person. Residence Hall students are allowed one permit per person. 

See Parking and Permit Information to learn more about campus parking policies. 

Fitness Center and Gym Access

The Fitness Center, located on the south side of the Gym, contains elliptical machines, treadmills, stationary bikes, and weigh machines. Televisions are provided in this area. Showers are located across the hallway from the Gym. Access to the Fitness Center is by electronic swipe card and can be obtained at the Campus Safety Office. Gym access can also be obtained through the Campus Safety Office.

The Fitness Center and Gym are for the exclusive use of currently registered Baker College students and employees. The hours and terms of use for each are posted. No guests are allowed in either the Gym or the Fitness Center. Registered guests of Residence Hall students may use the facilities along with their host student.

Student IDs 
You must have a valid, readable, and functional ID card when you are on campus. The Campus Safety office issues all ID cards, and can replace a lost ID card for a $5.00 fee.

Parking / Permits

All parking permits are free of charge, and are available at the Campus Safety office. You must have a parking permit properly displayed in order to park on Baker College of Owosso properties.

  • Commuter students may have up to 2 parking permits.
  • Residence Hall students may have 1 parking permit. 

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 Permits

Motorcycles require a different permit, which is available at the Campus Safety office.

Parking

Commuter students may park in any area except for:

  • Residence hall parking.
  • Parking spaces marked as restricted, such as Admissions Only, Handicap Parking, etc.

Only residence hall students can park in the lots adjacent to their respective residence halls. 

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 Within 15 Days Fine if Paid After 15 days
First Warning No Fine No Fine No Fine
Second Ticket Issued $10 $20 Parking privileges may be suspended
Third Ticket Issued $20 $25 Parking privileges may be suspended
Fourth Ticket Issued $25 $50 Parking privileges may be suspended
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.

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

  • Posted on the Baker College website.
  • Sent via telephone, email, and/or text messages through the Baker College Emergency Alert System.
  • Announced on area radio and television stations.

You can also call the Baker College Weather Line at (989) 729-3390 for the latest information regarding cancellations or closings. If the College is open, but snow and ice prevent you from making it to school, please contact your instructor to notify him or her of your absence.

Designated Shelter Areas by Building

Building #1 — Dewey Building

  • Basement wing corridor on the southeast side of building
  • Bathroom in basement wing
  • 1st floor north/south interior corridor

Building #3 — Campus Safety, Residence Life Offices

  • Evacuate 2nd floor. 
  • If possible, seek shelter in basement wing of Building #1 (Radiology department). If not, seek shelter in 1st floor bathroom or corridor nearest center of building.

Building #4 — Financial Services

  • Evacuate 2nd floor.
  • If possible, seek shelter in Building #7 locations. If not, seek shelter in bathrooms on 1st floor.

Building #6 — Career Services

  • Evacuate 2nd floor. 
  • If possible, seek shelter in Building #7 locations. If not, seek shelter in bathrooms on 1st floor or corridors away from windows.

Building #7 — Student Center, Gymnasium, Food for Thought, Bookstore 

  • DO NOT SEEK SHELTER IN GYM OR COMMONS AREA. 
  • Seek shelter in bathrooms on north/south corridor across from gym, or the corridor outside bathrooms/lockers.  
  • The Bookstore stock room can be used for shelter during business hours.

Building #8 — Maintenance

  • DO NOT SEEK SHELTER IN BUILDING #8. 
  • Seek shelter in Building #7 locations.

Building #9 — Kurtz Hall

  • Evacuate 2nd floor.
  • Use basement/Rec Room or Laundry Room for shelter.

Building #10 — Hoddy Hall

  • Evacuate 2nd and 3rd floors.
  • Use 1st floor hall (lower level) at the west end for shelter.
  • Use 1st floor corridor or bathrooms on east end of building for shelter.

Building #11 — Academic Resource Center

  • Use Receiving, Storage or Employee Breakrooms on the east side for shelter.
  • Use the bathrooms on the west side of building for shelter.

Building #12  — Early Learning Center

  • Use the bathrooms and breastfeeding room on east side of building, or interior walls away from windows.

Building #14 — Curwood Building

  • Evacuate 2nd floor.
  • Use 1st floor east and west corridors or bathrooms for shelter. 
  • If accessible, use room 1415 or Faculty Commons for shelter.

Building #16 — Technological Center.

  • Use bathrooms, locker room, both north/south corridors, or interior classrooms without windows for shelter.

Building #17 — Frederick & Dorthy Baker Hall

  • Evacuate 2nd floor.
  • Use 1st floor east wing hallway for shelter.                                             

Building #18 — Facilities Building

  • Evacuate to Building #9 (Kurtz Hall) or #10 (Hoddy Hall) if possible.
  • Use bathrooms on north side of building for shelter.

Building #19 – Welcome Center

  • Evacuate Room B.
  • Use bathrooms, interior rooms, offices or corridors away from windows for shelter.

Building #20 — Agriculture Center

  • Evacuate high bay areas and electronics labs.
  • Use interior bathrooms, classrooms, or corridors away from windows for shelter.

Building #21 — Health Science Builiding

  • Evacuate 2nd floor.
  • Use 1st floor interior classrooms, corridors, or bathrooms for shelter.

Building #22 — The Auto/Diesel Institute of Michigan

  • Evacuate high bay areas and lobby.
  • Use interior offices, classrooms, corridors, or bathrooms for shelter.

Sheltering in Place 

  • The safest shelter areas are small, windowless interior rooms or interior corridors on the lowest available floor.
  • Try and choose a location with as many walls between you and the outside world as possible. 
  • Crouch down, and make yourself as small as possible. 
  • If you have something to cover your head, do so. If not, use your hands. 
  • Take cover under something sturdy like a desk or table, if possible.
  • Stay away from windows and exterior doors.
  • Do not use elevators during severe weather.
  • Do not seek shelter in the gymnasium or other large free span room.

Note: There are emergency intercoms located in each classroom building linked directly to Campus Safety. Instructors should be aware of their location and use intercoms if unsure of what to do, or if it’s an emergency situation.

The Owosso outdoor siren warning system communicates severe weather status to the greater Owosso area and can be heard on campus. To avoid confusion, the following descriptions outline what each of the signals mean:

  • A STEADY TONE indicates a SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING has been issued.
  • A WAILING TONE is used to indicate a TORNADO WARNING.

In either case, Campus Safety continually monitors the weather via the National Weather Service radio and will be active in communicating the need for further action and disseminating additional information as needed.

Lost and Found

Lost and Found is located in the Campus Safety office.

Found Items

If you find an item, please bring it to our 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 (989) 729-3499 or by coming to the office. You may also email us at owsafety@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.

Daily Crime Log and Fire Log

The Baker College Campus Safety Department maintains a Daily Crime Log and Fire Log. 

  • The Daily Crime log contains information about all crimes and alleged crimes reported to the Campus Safety Department on the Baker College of Owosso campus.
  • The Fire Log contains information about all reported fires that occur in on-campus housing facilities.

Logs for the most recent 60-day period are available, upon request, in the Campus Safety office during normal business hours. If you request a portion of the log that is older than 60 days, we will make it available within two business days. 

If you have questions or want more information about the daily logs, please contact the Director of Campus Safety at (989) 729-3461.

Lockdown Procedure

Baker College of Owosso may initiate a lockdown during a crisis or potential crisis situation. Notification is normally made by phone, but may also include text, e-mail or personal notification. When directed by Campus Safety to lockdown, please follow these guidelines:

  • Make sure your office or classroom door is closed and locked, if possible.
  • Turn off all lights.
  • Close all windows and blinds.
  • Move to a corner of the room away from windows, if possible.
  • Hide behind any available furniture, office equipment, or in a closet.
  • Silence all cell phones and be very quiet.
  • Do not open the door for anyone; Campus Safety/Police will have a key.
  • Campus Safety will issue an all clear when it is safe. 
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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Community Programs

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

Child and Adult Protective Services Hotline 

24 Hour Hotline
(800) 942-4357

Mental Health of Shiawassee County

1975 W. Main Street
(989) 723-6791 or (800) 622-4514
Emergency/After Hours (989) 723-0710

Planned Parenthood

205 N. Hintz Road
Owosso, MI 48867
(989) 723-6420

Protective Services

Shiawassee County Department of Human Services
1720 E. Main Street, Suite 1
Owosso, MI 48867
(989) 725-3200

Shiawassee County Health Department

110 E. Mack Street
Corunna, MI 48817
(989) 743-2355 or (800) 859-4229

YMCA

515 W. Main Street
Owosso, MI 48867
(989) 725-8136

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
    • 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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