Sep 28, 2020  
2019-2020 Student Handbook 
    
2019-2020 Student Handbook

Timely Warning Policy


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When a crime covered by the Clery Act occurs, campus officials are required to evaluate if there is a serious or ongoing threat to the campus community and determine if a timely warning needs to be issued to all staff and students.  The college must provide timely warnings in a way that is likely to reach every member of the campus community.  Additionally, in the event that a situation arises, either on or off campus, that poses a significant danger to the health or safety of the campus community (e.g. weather, disease outbreak) that constitutes an ongoing or continuing threat, Public Relations will issue a campus-wide “Timely Warning,” which will be distributed through MyNortharkAlerts.  MyNortharkAlerts is Northark’s emergency notification mobile messaging system. Depending on the particular circumstances of the issue, a PA system announcement may notify individuals in buildings on campus.  Other types of communications include: MyNortharkAlerts text and email, message on college website at www.northark.edu and posts to social media (Facebook & Twitter).  When the threat no longer exists, Public Relations will send an “All Clear” or similar message to inform the campus community as per the Clery Act.

Each semester, currently enrolled students are automatically entered into the MyNortharkAlerts emergency alert system and can unsubscribe at any time, by replying “stop”.  Parents and the public may register to receive emergency notifications by clicking the MyNortharkAlerts icon located on the home page of www.northark.edu.

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