Current Students / Emergency Policy

Similar to any college, Shepherds College maintains an Emergency Policy in the unlikely event of a medical, safety or evacuation issue. Our emergency procedures are posted here to help answer any questions or concerns you may have regarding the safety and security of your child while they are on campus.

Shepherds College Emergency Policy

Fire and Tornado drills are done on a regular basis. Students are taught what to do and where to go in case of a fire alarm or severe weather. Faculty and staff members participate in annual fire safety review classes to better train them to teach students how to respond and how to look for potential fire hazards.

In case of a need to evacuate a building or campus, students are taken to a safe place until it is deemed safe to return. If this will require students to stay out of the student housing or campus overnight, Shepherds College will notify parents/guardians and arrange for temporary housing for up to 72 hours. In the event that the evacuation should require a student to be away from their housing or campus for more than 72 hours, Shepherds College will contact the parents with plans for an extended stay away from campus. This may include returning to home until it is safe to return to campus.

In case of a medical emergency, staff will obtain necessary emergency medical help and notify the parent/guardian as soon as possible. If a student has a Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) order, the family must notify Shepherds College staff prior to arriving on campus.

In case of a regional or national emergency, Shepherds College staff will make every effort to stay in contact with families as the situation allows.

Additional Safety Information:

  • All faculty and staff members are certified in CRP and First Aid.
  • All buildings on campus are equipped with security alarms.
  • Shepherds College campus has an interconnected fire alarm system that notifies staff members of problems in other buildings.
  • Shepherds College is staffed 24 hours a day to help insure safety of our students and staff.