Security - Clery Act

Emergency Notification


Washtenaw Community College will immediately notify the campus community upon the confirmation of a significant emergency or dangerous situation involving an immediate threat to the health and/or safety of students, employees, or visitors occurring on the campus. Washtenaw Community College has implemented two comprehensive communication systems, WCC Alert and the WCC Building Notification System to provide prompt warning notifications and alerts of immediate threats to the health and safety of members of the campus community using a variety of methods, including but not limited to: email notices; phone, cellular phone, text messages; social media; and campus announcements via speakers located in the majority of buildings on campus.

The President of the College, members of the WCC Crisis Management Team, or authorized Campus Safety and Security personnel are primarily responsible for deciding that there is a significant emergency or dangerous situation on campus that could cause an immediate threat to the health and safety of the members of the campus community. On a case-by-case basis in light of all the facts surrounding the nature of the threat, the President of the College, members of the WCC Crisis Management Team, or authorized Campus Safety and Security personnel will attempt to verify whether there is a dangerous situation through such means as camera systems and/or witness accounts. All reported dangerous situations will be treated as such until proven otherwise.

The Campus Safety and Security Department has the ability to notify the campus community of immediate threats that have occurred and necessitate evacuation, shelter, or other action on the part of students, employees, and campus visitors. The President of the College, members of the WCC Crisis Management Team, or authorized Campus Safety and Security personnel have the authority to determine the appropriate segment or segments of the campus community that will receive alerts, to determine the content of the alert, and to initiate the notification system. The College typically provides follow-up information to the community using the same systems that were used to send out the original alert. WCC will inform appropriate segments of neighboring communities of emergency situations.  The College will test the emergency notification system annually.

Members of the WCC Crisis Management Team are:

President
Vice President for Student and Academic Services
Chief of Public Safety & Emergency Management
VP of Human Resource Management
VP & CFO of Administration and Finance
VP of Facilities, Grounds, Campus Safety
VP Instruction
Executive Director of Marketing
General Counsel
Chief of Staff
Director Media Relations
Director Systems Administration

Authorized Campus Safety and Security personnel are:

Chief of Public Safety & Emergency Management
Campus Safety Supervisors
Campus Safety Dispatchers operating under the direction of the Chief or Supervisors

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