Campus Health and Safety

Gateway Community & Technical College takes the safety and security of our students, employees and visitors seriously. Safety at Gateway requires the continued active support and involvement of the entire college community. You can help by being aware of your surroundings and personal safety, and reporting suspicious situations to security officers or Information Commons staff. Keep an eye on your belongings, and do not leave valuable items unattended. Lock cars, and keep all valuables such as electronic devices, purses, money and textbooks out of sight.

 

Reporting an incident or problem

  • Contact security officer cell phones - to report incidents or problems on campus. In case of a true emergency, call 911 first, then the security officer.
  • Click on desktop Security Icon available on classroom and specific office PCs. Once you have logged in, you may click on this icon to silently summon a security officer to your classroom or office.

Reporting an accident or injury

  • Accidents and injuries on campus should be reported immediately by contacting security officer cell phones. In case of a true emergency, call 911 first, then the campus security officer.
  • If an employee is injured, they or their supervisor should notify the Gateway human resources department immediately.

Security Officers

Security Services Officers and officer stations are located at our campuses. Cell phones, electronic tablets and email are used for quick access to information and reporting. Contact information is posted at officer stations, on doors and in each campus room.

Cell Phone Numbers:

Boone 859-444-8387
Edgewood 859-444-8386
Urban Metro 859-444-8404
Transportation Technology Center
TTC Day 859-442-4129
TTC Evening 859-380-5683

Email Addresses (non-emergency):

Boone GW-BNSecurity@kctcs.edu
Edgewood GW-EWSecurity@kctcs.edu
Urban Metro GW-UCSecurity@kctcs.edu
Transportation Technology Center GW-TTCSecurity@kctcs.edu

If An Emergency Occurs

Always call 9-1-1 for help. Then contact your campus security officer.

Lost and Found

Lost and Found lockboxes are located at officer stations. Any items that are found should be turned in to Security.

Director of Safety & Security

Tim Chesser, can be reached at (859.442.4129) or tim.chesser@kctcs.edu.

The SNAP (Safety Notification Alert Process) system

The SNAP (Safety Notification Alert Process) system notifies your KCTCS email address automatically with information about campus delays, closings and urgent situations. By making changes at http://kctcs.edu/snap, you may also choose to receive messages on cell phones, voicemail and text messaging. Signing up for multiple ways of receiving SNAP messages can allow you to get information more quickly. Please advise students to do the same. Faculty should log in to their classroom computers even if they will not be used during the class. This allows a SNAP message to be received.

The Student Handbook

Should be consulted for detailed information on health, safety, policies and protocols at Gateway: Student Handbook Safety information can be found on beginning on Page 12.

Emergency information and evacuation routes are posted in each campus room

Emergency information, including evacuation routes and assembly areas, is posted in each campus room. Because our employees and students are often on various campuses, it is important that individuals take a moment to review shelter areas and escape routes. Please ask students to do the same. Those who communicate with dual-credit students should take particular care in reviewing and discussing the room poster information. Students who may need assistance during emergencies and evacuations should be advised to register with disability services at 859-442-1606.

Videos Available Online

Several brief videos are available online to provide examples of what you could do if confronted with a violent incident. Run, Hide, Fight and Shots Fired and Flashpoint on Campus can be viewed by clicking on their links. We strongly encourage you to view these videos. You may also share them with your students and colleagues.

Safety Education

Because campuses are safer when we all work together, Gateway will continue to offer interactive educational sessions. The goal is to hold regular sessions on personal safety, preparedness, and prevention. If you are interested in making our campuses safer, or would like a presentation for a particular group, please contact Tim Chesser, tim.chesser@kctcs.edu.

Surveillance cameras

Surveillance cameras, lighting and emergency signage are located inside and outside of campus buildings and in parking lots. Weather and two-way radios are used to facilitate communication.

Gateway Campus Assessment, Response, & Evaluation (CARE) Team

The Gateway Campus Assessment, Response, & Evaluation (CARE) Team supports Gateways overall goal to provide a safe and supportive environment by facilitating a See Something, Say Something culture at the college. The CARE Team responds to reports of individuals who present disruptive or concerning behavior. It coordinates resources and responds with the goal of providing assistance to the individual while reducing potential risk in an effort to keep the Gateway community healthy and safe.

Its easy to report:
gateway.kctcs.edu/Student_Life/Campus_Health_and_Safety/Make_A_Report.aspx
For additional information:
gateway.kctcs.edu/Student_Life/Campus_Health_and_Safety/CARE_Team.aspx

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination based on pregnancy and parental status, sexual harassment, sexual violence, stalking, domestic violence, dating violence, and retaliation in college. Your Title IX Coordinator is Mallis Graves. If you have any questions about Title IX and your rights, contact her at mallis.graves@kctcs.edu.

For additional information: https://gateway.kctcs.edu/Student_Life/Health_and_Safety/Title_IX.aspx.

Safety requires the continued active support and involvement of the entire college community

Safety requires the continued active support and involvement of the entire college community. You can help by being aware of your surroundings and personal safety, and reporting suspicious situations to security officers. Please feel free to contact Tim Chesser, Director of Safety & Security, (859-442-4129) or tim.chesser@kctcs.edu with concerns or suggestions. We wish you a safe, productive and enjoyable semester.