|PLEASE NOTE THAT RESIDENCE LIFE SHOULD BE CONTACTED IN ANY
EMERGENCY SITUATION. RESIDENCE LIFE CAN BE REACHED DURING BUSINESS
HOURS AT 605-995-2942 OR 24/7 AT 605-770-1593.
In the event of a bomb threat, the campus or specific building will be
evacuated and searched. When the building is being cleared, you will be
given instructions regarding where to go and what to do. You should follow
these instructions and proceed in an orderly fashion to the designated
area. After the building/campus has been checked, you will be allowed
to reenter the building. Your cooperation during such an event will make
things go much more smoothly and will speed your return to your room.
CLASS CANCELLATION INFORMATION
When and if the president makes a decision to delay class start times
and/or cancel classes, this information will be immediately transmitted
to the following news media: KORN AM 1490, KQRN FM 107.3, KMIT FM 105.9
radio, and KELO-TV, KDLT-TV and KSFY-TV. You may also call 995-2123 for
class cancellation information.
|Regardless of what decisions are made concerning class schedules
before or during weather-related storms and unusual conditions, there
needs to be a very clear understanding that each individual is best
able to judge her or his circumstances and make appropriate decisions.
The university does not encourage anyone to place themselves in life-threatening
FIRE ALARMS/FIRE DRILLS
When a fire alarm sounds everyone is required to evacuate the building.
Everyone is responsible for familiarizing themselves with fire exits and
escape routes. When an alarm sounds:
||Close all windows and doors.
||Walk-DO NOT RUN-to the nearest exit. Exit routes are
posted in each area.
||Move to designated evacuation area or at least 250 feet
away from the building.
||Stay outside until a clearance signal is given.
||If you notice a fire in the building,
||activate the fire alarm
||notify residence life at extension 2942 or 605-770-1593 with the
location of the fire.
||Do not use elevators.
DWU policy and federal law prohibit false fire alarms. Fire
detectors are mandated by state law and must be in working condition at
Anyone failing to evacuate, activating a false fire alarm
(intentionally or accidentally) or disabling a smoke alarm may be subject
to disciplinary action and/or criminal charges.
Internal fire doors are located in various buildings on campus and throughout
each residence hall. These doors are designed to slow the spread of a
fire. Each door is to remain shut at all times, unless magnetically or
electronically controlled. All interior fire doors are appropriately labeled
Fire extinguishers are readily available on all floors of all buildings
at Dakota Wesleyan University. These extinguishers are clearly marked
and are usually at the end of the halls. If needed, use the instructions
printed on the extinguisher. The tampering or destruction of fire fighting
or detection equipment is a violation of Dakota Wesleyan policy and a
federal offense. If a suspect cannot be apprehended for the incident,
the floor/building will be assessed a fine in addition to replacement
cost of the equipment.
INFORMATION ABOUT CRIME ON CAMPUS
Title II of Public Law 101-542 requires that the university prepare, publish
and distribute information on campus crime to all current students and
employees and to any applicant for enrollment or employment. Click
HERE for a current report of campus crime. These statistics were compiled
from July 2008 to June 2009. Additional statistics will be made available
as they occur after publication date.
Reporting of Violent and Non-violent Crimes
The campus life department is responsible for responding to and
recording all crimes in a centralized system. An agreement with
local, state and federal law enforcement was implemented Aug. 15
1991, to clarify processing of all criminal activities. A statistical
report is available, provided by Dakota Wesleyan University as required
by the law.
Crime Stoppers www.mitchellcrimestoppers.org
“Get involved without getting involved.” Too often people
with vital information about crimes fail to contact police because
they fear retaliation or because they don't want to testify in court.
As a result, many dangerous criminals who should be in jail are
still walking the streets, free to commit more crimes. Crime Stoppers
enables anyone to enlist in the war on crime simply by making an
anonymous call to Crime Stoppers at 996-1700 with information that
could lead to the arrest of criminals.
Mitchell Area Crime Stoppers is an anticrime program
run by a citizens' board of directors in cooperation with the Mitchell
Police Department and Davison County Sheriff's Department. The money
used by Crime Stoppers to pay a reward does not come from any governmental
body. Citizens, groups, organizations and businesses throughout
the Mitchell area donate all the reward money. Crime Stoppers is
a way to participate in the fight against crime through your participation
WHAT YOU CAN DO TO REDUCE CRIME
This is your opportunity to stop crime in the Mitchell area by connecting
with Crime Stoppers.
- If you have information about a crime, call Crime Stoppers at
996-1700, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
- Tell Crime Stoppers that you know something about a crime and
you want a code number for identification purposes.
- If the information that you give Crime Stoppers leads to an
arrest, you're eligible for a reward. You can then arrange to
have your cash reward dropped at a place known only to you and
Crime Stoppers. YOU WILL NEVER HAVE
TO MAKE YOUR IDENTITY KNOWN.
If you or a guest require medical assistance, contact a faculty/staff
member in academic buildings, RA/RD in residence halls, or the campus
nurse at extension 2957 (M-F, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.). If it is an emergency, call
9-1-1 with your location and the nature of the emergency. DWU reserves
the right to request medical assistance for any faculty, staff, student
or guest on our campus, up to and including an ambulance, if deemed necessary
and appropriate. Costs for any medical treatment are the responsibility
of the person receiving such assistance.
A tornado watch means that conditions are favorable for a tornado to develop.
Basically a tornado watch advises you to watch/listen for indications
that a more serious condition, such as a tornado, has developed and be
prepared to seek shelter.
A tornado warning means that a tornado or one/more funnel
clouds have been spotted and/or is moving into your area. All individuals
should listen for and recognize the tornado warning siren. If and when
the city of Mitchell chooses to activate the tornado siren, you will hear
a pulsating sound. If the siren you hear sounds steady, that means the
members of the Mitchell Fire Department are requested for an emergency.
You will generally not need to do anything when the fire siren is activated.
If the tornado siren sounds, calmly move to a solid structure or designated
tornado shelter (basement or interior room without windows in buildings
without basements). If you are outside or in your car and unable to safely
reach a designated location, lie flat in the nearest depression, ditch,
or a ravine. Grab a blanket or pillow if possible to cover your head,
if nothing is available use your arms/hands to cover your head to protect
it as much as possible from flying debris. Residential life staff will
make every effort to alert residents/guests within the residence halls
and help them move to the designated locations. Be prepared to stay where
you are until the danger passes or you are notified that it is safe to
leave and/or resume your activities. All individuals are instructed NOT
to go outside in the event of a tornado warning.
WINTER STORM INFORMATION
On any given day on which classes are scheduled, the majority of students
are on campus in residence halls or living in close proximity to the campus.
Only in the most serious of blizzards would it be impossible for these
students to attend classes and use the library and other campus facilities.
THEREFORE, WHEN WINTER STORMS OCCUR, IT
IS THE NORMAL PRACTICE OF THE UNIVERSITY TO REMAIN OPEN AND TO OFFER CLASSES
In the event of any snowfall:
- All vehicles should be moved off the street (i.e., McGovern Ave.
and West University Ave.) and into DWU parking lots when the snow depth
reaches two inches.
- If snow fall results in over two inches and parking lot snow removal
is necessary, the maintenance department will notify the DWU community
by posting clearing instructions 24 hours in advance of planned removal.
Vehicles parked in DWU lots will then have to be moved to the already
- Failure to move a vehicle will result in towing. If a student plans
to be off campus for more than three consecutive days, he/she must notify
the maintenance department. It is the student's responsibility to leave
an extra set of keys with someone for vehicle movement. The maintenance
department will not assume responsibility for any vehicle that has not
been registered at the physical plant office and does not have a valid
DWU parking sticker.