Such plans should address, without limit; natural disasters,
fire, industrial accidents, criminal activities, workplace violence,
and similar situations which require the orderly management of resources
and processes to protect life and property. Each such plan shall provide
for effective means of communication with students, employees, and the
In the development of such crisis management plans, the
following underlying principles shall apply:
The protection of human life and health is of the utmost
College property and other resources shall be protected and preserved
wherever possible consistent with the primacy of human health and safety.
The College shall, whenever possible, assist federal,
state and local governments, disaster management and relief agencies,
etc., and may allocate facilities, equipment and personnel to assist
in the event of natural disasters.
The College shall cooperate with federal, state, and
local disaster management and law enforcement agencies with respect
to any crisis occurring on College property and/or involving College
personnel or students.
Plans should provide for coordinated efforts of appropriate
campus or agency staff, such as physical plant, campus security, student
affairs, health services, etc., and for the designation of a single
individual as coordinator supported by a designated crisis management
The College attorney shall be consulted in cases where
the legal responsibilities of the College are unclear.
The College has a policy of zero tolerance for violence.
Employees who engage in any violence in the workplace, or threaten violence
in the workplace, may be terminated immediately for cause. No talk of
violence or joking about violence will be tolerated.
"Violence" includes physically harming
another, shoving, pushing, harassing, intimidating, coercing, brandishing
weapons, and threatening or talking of
engaging in those activities. It is the intent of this policy to ensure
that everyone associated with this college, including students and
employees, never feels threatened by any employee's actions or conduct.
Communications shall be from the President or his/her designee
with respect to crises affecting the College.
The Crisis Management Team shall inform the President
and the Clerk of the Board of any crisis that has occurred or that
is threatening life, health, or
College property, and give periodic status reports as information is
available. The Clerk of the Board shall, in turn, keep members of the
Board of Trustees property informed.
Appropriate information shall be provided routinely
to College employees and students to enable their cooperation in a
Adopted December 17, 2001
Reviewed July 21, 2003