Campus wide timely warnings are provided to give students, faculty, and staff timely notification of crimes and other events that may represent a serious or ongoing threat to the campus community and to heighten safety awareness. This communication is prepared as part of the timely warning requirement of the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.
The Dean of Student Services, in cooperation with the Chief Information Officer, is responsible for issuing a timely warning when a crime is reported to or brought to the attention of college authorities and that crime represents a serious or ongoing threat to the safety of members of the college community. Information for timely warnings may also come from other law enforcement agencies. Decisions to issue a timely warning will be made on a case-by-case basis, including such factors as: the nature of the crime, the continuing danger to the community, and the possible risk of compromising law enforcement efforts.
Every attempt will be made to issue the warning within a reasonable amount of time; however, the release is subject to the availability of accurate facts concerning the incident, and investigation restraints.
Anyone with information warranting a timely warning should report the circumstances to the Dean of Student Services by phone at 660-359-3948, Ext. 1400 or in person at the Alexander Student Center.
In the event that a situation arises either on or off campus that, in the judgment of the Dean of Student Services in consultation with the President and/or Vice President(s) constitutes an ongoing threat, a campus wide ‘timely warning” may be issued and distributed in one or more of the following ways:
Timely warnings will be issued to the entire campus community.