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Campus Safety Alerts (Timely Warning Notices)

Campus Safety Alerts are sent to the Macalester College community to provide timely notification about specific Clery Act crimes that have been reported to security and that have occurred on campus or non-campus property or public property, where it is determined that the incident may pose a serious or on-going threat to the College community.  Such alerts provide an opportunity for individuals to take reasonable precautions for their own safety and aid in the prevention of similar crimes.

These alerts are usually distributed for the following Uniformed Crime Reporting Program (UCR)/National Incident Based Reporting System (NIBRS) classifications: murder and non-negligent manslaughter, manslaughter by negligence, sex offenses, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, arson, hate crimes, and motor vehicle theft.  Alerts for the crimes of aggravated assaults, motor vehicle thefts, burglary, sex offenses, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Emergency Notification (RAVE)

Macalester College uses Rave Alert, an emergency notification system which can send messages to the on-campus community in the event of an emergency where individuals need to take action or be aware of a developing situation affecting personal safety.

Emergency notifications are sent via email and text message. All faculty, staff, and student email addresses have been subscribed to the emergency notification emails. Student cell phone numbers were added to the system for text message notifications using the numbers that students provided the Registrar’s Office. Faculty and staff cell phone numbers were added for text message notification if employment services records included those cell phone numbers.

Email addresses and cell phone numbers are maintained in the system through a daily data load from Banner, the college’s administrative information system. Students needing to change their cell phone number should contact the Registrar’s Office. Faculty and staff needing to add or change their cell phone number should contact Employment Services.

Public Safety Notice

While it is not required by law, the Department of Public Safety my issue Public Safety Notices for crimes that occur outside the campus Clery geography.  These incidents will be evaluated on a case-by-case bases to determine if they pose a serious or on-going threat to the campus community or if providing a notice will aid College community members in protecting their safety or the prevention of similar crimes.

Public Safety notices can be written and issued by the Associate Director of Public Safety or designee and while not necessary, may consult with the Dean of Students, AVP of Communications and Public Relations, Administration, and/or other interested departments.