Campus Safety & Security
Campus security is everyone’s responsibility. For the benefit of the entire college, it is necessary to maintain sound and sensible precautions. All Kendall College students, faculty, and staff must visibly wear their Kendall ID while on campus.
Any questionable incidents, such as improperly unlocked doors or windows or suspicious persons or activities should be reported. During the day, reports should be made to the Office of Student Life at 312.752.2154. After 6:00pm, all incidents should be reported to Kendall Security at 312.752.2445.
Entering and Exiting Campus
Between 8:00am and 8:00pm all students are required to enter and exit the building through the security entrance, immediately to the left of the main entrance.
Incident and Emergency Response
Kendall College is committed to supporting the welfare of its students, faculty, staff, and visitors. Preparing a campus crisis/Incident Response plan and allocating resources to respond to possible emergencies is one way in which the College offers this support. To accomplish these objectives, the college has developed an Emergency Response plan. The plan is fashioned in accordance with appropriate laws, regulations and policies that govern crisis/emergency preparedness and reflects the best and most current thinking in this area.
The Incident Response Plan is designed to maximize human survival and preservation of property, minimize danger, restore normal operations of the College, and assure responsive communications with the campus, surrounding community, and the City of Chicago. The plan is set in operation whenever a natural or induced emergency affecting the College reaches proportions that cannot be handled by established measures. A crisis may be sudden and unforeseen, or there may be varying periods of warning. This plan is intended to be sufficiently flexible to accommodate contingencies of all types, magnitudes, and duration.
Emergency Notification System
The most important function of any emergency plan is the ability to quickly communicate information to potentially affected individuals. To that end, the college has implemented a notification system that simultaneously sends email, voice announcements, and text messages. This externally hosted, web based system allows administrators to record and immediately transmit messages to phone numbers and email addresses through text, voice and fax.
In the event of a campus emergency, including weather and campus closings, students, faculty and staff members will receive emergency messages on wired and wireless telephones, cell phones and computers. If no one answers the phone, a message will be left in the end user’s voice mail. To ensure that the system is operating properly and contains accurate contact information, a test message will be sent once per quarter.
Emergency contact information for the Notification System is collected from students, faculty, and staff. Each individual is required to ensure that their emergency contact information is updated.