In the event that a crime occurs on campus, in or on a non-campus building or property, or on public property within or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus, that, in the judgment of the President, Campus Response Team Coordinator, Director of Campus Safety, or their designee, constitutes an ongoing or continuing threat to persons or property, and/or as an educational effort to prevent similar crime(s) in the future, a campus-wide timely warning will be issued. The decision to issue a timely warning will be made on a case-by-case basis in light of all the facts surrounding a crime, including factors such as the date and time of the crime or incident, the nature of the crime, the continuing danger to the campus community and the possible risk of compromising law enforcement efforts. The President, Crisis Response Team Coordinator, Director of Campus Safety, or their designee will determine what type of information will be included in the timely warning, and will likewise be responsible for issuing the warning.
Depending upon the particular circumstances of the crime or incident, a timely warning may be issued utilizing one or more of the following methods:
- Posting on student bulletin boards throughout the various campus buildings;
- Posting within the University Newspaper;
- Posting through student, employee and faculty email;
- Posting on the SAU website;
- Text Messaging System;
- Contacting the local media; and
- Message Boards
While timely warnings are required for crimes specific to the Clery Act, a timely warning may, at the discretion of the President, Crisis Response Team Coordinator, Director of Campus Safety, or their designee be issued for other crimes or unusual circumstances occurring on University property or the surrounding area.
Additionally, anyone with information warranting a timely warning may report the circumstances to the Campus Safety Department by calling 517.750.6911 or by coming into the office.