For more information, contact
Vice President for Student Services
Vice President for Admin Services
Director of Student Life
Director of Human Resources
Catherine Bonifas Building
Student Services Coordinator
Security Awareness and Crime Prevention
While Bay College is virtually crime free, it remains in the best interest of all to abide by common sense security precautions. In any community with over 2,000 members, there will be a small percentage that will engage in book or purse theft or the theft of materials left in unsecured vehicles. As in any public place, one should always keep an eye on personal belongings.
In that same regard, one should be aware of his or her surroundings and avoid taking unnecessary risks. Bay College is an open campus during the day and early evening to students and the public alike. It is wise to use the same care and caution that one would exercise in any public place when thinking of one’s personal safety.
Basic Personal Protection Measures
Reporting a Crime or Other Emergency
Walk in well-lighted areas; avoid dark shortcuts and don't walk alone after dark if at all possible.
Be aware of your surroundings and walk with confidence.
Avoid hitchhiking and don't pick up hitchhikers.
Lock your doors and keep valuables out of sight. This includes both office and vehicles. Know where your keys are at all times.
Report all thefts, regardless of value; report suspicious persons or activities to College security officials or your local law enforcement officials.
Be aware of the closest outside exit in the event of an emergency.
Bay College cooperates with the local department of public safety for campus safety and security. Additional security may be retained to monitor special events or unusual circumstances occurring on campus. All students, employees, and guests are to promptly and accurately report criminal incidents, accidents, and other emergencies to Public Safety by dialing 911.
Campus Safety Alerts
In the event that a situation arises, either on or off campus, that, in the judgment of the Campus Security Authority, constitutes an ongoing or continuing threat, a campus wide “timely warning” will be issued through the college’s emergency communication system. Students are encouraged to register to receive a BayAlert message regarding campus closures due to an emergency, severe weather or mechanical failure. Click the BayAlert Emergency Notification link on this page. The warning will be issued through the college e-mail system to students, faculty, and staff.
Depending on the particular circumstances of the crime, especially in all situations that could pose an immediate threat to the community and individuals, the College may also post an electronic notice on the College web site at: http://www.baycollege.edu
and on the myBay portal as well as notify local media, providing the campus community with more immediate notification. In such instances, a copy of the notice is also distributed to each campus student apartment. Anyone with information warranting a timely warning should report the circumstances to a campus security authority.
Annual Security Report
The College prepares an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report
in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act. This report contains information regarding reporting of crimes and other emergencies occurring on campus, the college’s security policies, and the crime arrest and referral statistics reported to designated campus security officials and local law enforcement agencies. Click Annual Security Report to view the report. A copy of the report may also be obtained at the office of the Vice President for Student Services located in the Student Services Building Room 217.4068 or by calling (906) 786-5802 extension 40