Kodiak College - Security Report
Providing a safe instructional, living, and working environment is an important goal at UAA. UAA is required by federal law to report crimes that occur on campus and at off-campus locations where University classes and other sponsored activities occur. Those statistics are available by clicking on the button below:
REPORTING A CRIME
Students, staff, faculty, and visitors should report campus crimes to the Kodiak Police Department and the College Director or Student Services.
Timely warnings are issues to the
Kodiak College campus when a Clery crime that occurs within our Clery
geography is reported to a campus security authority and is considered
to represent a serious or continuing threat to students and employees. A
timely warning may also be issued for other non-Clery crimes that occur
within or near campus when they have the potential to be a serious or
continuing threat to students and employees. The College Director or designee is responsible for issuing timely warnings and
coordinating the response. Timely warnings may be communicated through
the UA Alerts notification system which allows participants to choose to
be contacted via text message, phone or email;in person; via UAA
email; posted signs;and/or broadcasts over campus phones. Registered
students and current employees are automatically enrolled in UA Alerts. To update your contact information in UA Alerts, go to http://uaalert.alaska.edu.
Anyone with information that may warrant a timely warning should report
the circumstances to the College Director by calling 486-1220 or
visiting the Director's Office in Room 104 of the Benny Benson Building.
In the evening hours, the Maintenance Technician should be notified. The Maintenance Technician may be notified by calling 513-75758 or
visiting the Facilities Services Office in Room 134 of the Technology
At Kodiak College, the College Director or designee should be contacted at the first indication of an emergency. The College Director may be notified by calling 486-1220 or visiting the Director's Office in Room 104 of the Benny Benson Building. In the evening hours, the Maintenance Technician should be notified. The Maintenance Technician may be notified by calling 512-7335 or visiting the Facilities Services Office in Room 134 of the Technology Center. Depending on the nature of the emergency, it may be necessary to contact 911 (e.g. Kodiak Police Department or Fire Department) first and then contact the College Director or designee. It is important to contact the College Director or designee because local emergency responders may not notify the College Director or designee that they are responding to an emergency on campus.
The College Director or designee will notify the campus community or the appropriate segment of the community, upon verification of a significant emergency or dangerous situation involving an immediate threat to the health or safety of some or all students or employees occurring on campus. The College Director or designee will take into account the safety of the community, determine the content of the notification, and initiate the notification system, unless notification will, in the professional judgment of responsible authorities, compromise efforts to assist victims or to contain, respond to, or otherwise mitigate the emergency. This notification may occur via email, broadcasts over campus phones, verbally and/or through the UA Alerts notification system which allows participants to choose to be contacted via text message, phone, or email. Students and employees are automatically enrolled in UA Alerts. To update your contact information in UA Alerts, go to http://uaalert.alaska.edu. Staff and faculty may also be called personally.
As soon as is practical, the College Director or designee will call together members of the Kodiak College Incident Management Team (IMT) to help manage the emergency. The Kodiak College IMT includes the College Director, Assistant Director, and Facilities Supervisor. If the College Director or designee has not already made an emergency notification, the IMT will determine who should be notified, decide the content of the notification, and initiate the notification system.
The Kodiak College IMT will notify and may consult with the Anchorage campus Incident Management Team. The IMT has both the decision-making and financial authority to address emergencies on campus. The IMT may ask the Kodiak College Campus Emergency Response Team (CERT) to help respond to the emergency. The CERT is a volunteer group of faculty and staff members who receive periodic training on how to be a first responder including fire-fighting, triage, first-aid, and light search-and-rescue. The CERT can be contacted by calling the College Director at 486-1220.
After the initial notification, the IMT may issue subsequent notifications to Kodiak College via email or phone. CERT members may post flyers at each entrance to buildings affected by the emergency. CERT members may walk around campus to classrooms, offices, and parking lots to make verbal announcements. The College Director or designee may post announcements on the Kodiak College website. The College Director or designee may also disseminate information to the larger Kodiak community via contacting the local radio station or coordinating with the Kodiak Police Department to notify nearby community members who may be in danger.
In the event that a building needs to be evacuated, the occupants will be directed to the emergency assembly area. The IMT may provide information regarding where events scheduled for that building have been relocated. In the event that the entire Kodiak College campus needs to be evacuated, the IMT may indicate the campus is closed. In the event of an emergency, the IMT may ask everyone to "shelter-in-place."
Faculty and staff of Kodiak College are given a copy of the Kodiak College Emergency Response Plan (ERP) and are provided with updates as necessary. The Kodiak College ERP contains plans for fires, explosions, earthquakes, active shooters, bomb threats, bear encounters, power outages, medical emergencies, hazardous materials, lock-down orders, and campus evacuations. Kodiak College tests the ERP annually and publicizes the ERP in conjunction with the annual test. In coordination with the annual test, Kodiak College will also send an email to the campus community that contains a link to the Kodiak College ERP. The College Director maintains a description of each ERP exercise as well as he date and time of the exercise and whether it was announced or unannounced.
BUILDING ACCESS, SAFETY, AND MAINTENANCE
Most campus educational buildings and facilities are accessible to members of the community, guests, and visitors. During the academic year, normal business hours are Monday through Friday, while limited hours are maintained on Saturday and Sunday. During semester breaks, hours of access may be greatly reduced. Most buildings are closed to all but employees for University observed holidays. Contact the College Director's Office for more information on operational hours.
The Facilities Department maintains security of all campus buildings. Facilities personnel unlock buildings beginning at 7:00 am and frequently patrol the campus and walk through buildings. Facilites personnel lock buildings beginning at 10:00 pm or earlier if there are no classes scheduled in the building. Individuals requesting access to campus buildings must have a key or be on the key list.
The Kodiak campus maintenance staff responds to all requests for repairs. If you need to have Kodiak campus property repaired, please call Facilities Maintenance at 486-1221. If you need assistance after hours, please call 539-2537.
SECURITY AWARENESS PROGRAMS
The Kodiak College Safety Committee is responsible for addressing a variety of safety issues on the Kodiak campus. Safety information is delivered to students, staff and faculty through a variety of methods online and from safety personnel from the Anchorage campus. Course instructors in every class address general safety instruction at the beginning of each semester. Additionally, as safety issues arise during the semester, students, staff and faculty are informed via email, word-of-mouth, electronic reader board announcements, and flyers distributed throughout campus. Faculty and staff receive general safety information upon initial hire and receive informational updates throughout the academic year during staff and faculty meetings. Additionally, all faculty and staff of Kodiak College are given a copy of the Kodiak College Emergency Response Plan and provided with updates as necessary.
For information on gender-based and sexual misconduct, including information on
domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking,