provides a range of essential services to help make the campus is a safe,
secure environment that supports student life and learning. The Department
of Campus Security is the primary provider of general safety and security
services to the Colby Community. It is open and the staff is on duty at
all times. Additionally, Campus Security and the Student Affairs Division
oversee a number of up-to-date emergency and critical incident response
services including but not limited to:
senior member of the Student Affairs staff is on call for critical incident
response at all times during the academic year after normal business hours to
respond to the full array of emergency/critical incidents that can impact
students' lives, including, but not limited to: health emergencies,
behavioral/disciplinary matters, campus facilities-related emergencies (e.g.
fires, power outages, flooding, etc.), and personal/family emergencies.
When the Garrison-Foster Health Center is not open, one of the College's
licensed counselors is on call at all times to assist students.
Care Provider On-Call:
One of the professional-level staff members from the Health Center (physician,
physician's assistant, and nurse practitioner) is on call at all times to
provide medical consult on significant health matters that arise when the
Health Center is not open.
Emergency Response (CER):
CER is an emergency medical response group out of the student Health Center
that is staffed by Colby students who are certified emergency medical
technicians. CER is on duty at all times and provides first responder services
to supplement the local ambulance service.
Interaction with Campus Security and Colby Emergency Response
and civil interactions between community members and Campus Security/CER are
essential to maintaining a safe campus environment. As such, Campus
Security/CER are expected to treat community members (students, faculty and
staff), their guests, and visitors to campus with due respect. Likewise,
community members, their guests, and visitors to campus are expected to comply at
all times with directions of Campus Security/CER. Failure to do so is a
violation of College policy and may result in disciplinary action up to and
including suspension or expulsion.
policies regarding student-Campus Security/CER interactions include but are not
Students are expected to carry their Colby ID at all times and are required to
comply when asked for identification by Campus Security or other College
officials. Campus Security is authorized to take appropriate steps to verify
the identity of anyone on campus to ensure the safety of the campus community.
Students are required to evacuate College buildings when fire alarms
sound. Campus Security sweeps buildings when fire alarms sound and is
prohibited from allowing people to return until the building is cleared.
Additionally, students are required to comply with directions from Campus
Security/CER to vacate any campus space, facility, or event.
To facilitate safe and effective emergency medical response that respects the
privacy rights of anyone receiving medical care, Campus Security and CER will
take appropriate steps to secure adequate space to enable emergency medical
personnel to address the situation. Unless specifically requested by Campus
Security or CER to remain at the scene, community members, their guests, and
visitors to campus are prohibited from being present at the scene of an emergency
medical response. Failure to comply with directions of Campus Security/CER
related to an emergency medical response is a violation of College policy and
may result in disciplinary action up to and including suspension or expulsion.
Complaints, Drug, and Alcohol Situations: Community members, their guests, and visitors to campus are
expected to comply with requests to reduce noise (e.g. loud music or
televisions, shouting, banging on walls, floors, ceilings, etc.). Likewise,
students are required to comply with directions from Campus Security/CER
regarding situations involving alcohol and other drugs.
to Inquiries from Campus Security/CER and other College Officials: Students are required to
respond to inquiries from College officials including Campus Security/CER.
Modes of inquiry include but may not be limited to: email messages to student's
Colby email accounts, letters sent via campus mail, phone calls, knocking on
residence room doors, personal interactions anywhere on campus or in connection
with Colby sponsored events (including off-campus events).
Response and Documentation: Campus Security officers are required to document in
writing all situations to which they respond. Failure to cooperate with, and/or
attempts to interfere with Campus Security officers responding to and
documenting incidents is a serious violation of College policy. Incident
documentation is reviewed by the Director of Campus Security and forwarded to
the Office of the Dean of Students for further action as appropriate.
Disciplinary action is administered by the Office of the Dean of Students as
stipulated in the Colby Student Handbook. Student inquiries, questions, or
explanations regarding documented incidents should be directed to the Office of
the Dean of Students.
Security Audio Recording Protocol: To facilitate civil and respectful interactions between
Campus Security officers and community members, their guests, and visitors to
campus and to aid in the accuracy of incident documentation, Campus Security
officers use digital audio recorders when responding to incidents. Officers are
required to notify the individual[s] to whom they are responding that the
interaction is being recorded. Recordings may be reviewed by the Director of
Campus Security and the Office of the Dean of Students and can be used as
evidence in disciplinary proceedings. Copies of the full Campus Security Audio
Recording Protocols and Procedures are available through the Office of the Dean
Community members, their guests, and visitors to campus can report concerns or
complaints regarding interactions with Campus Security to:
Director of Campus Security
Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students
Vice President for Administrative Services
Equal Employment Opportunity Officer
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