In an effort to provide timely notice to the campus community in the event of a Clery Act crime that may pose a serious or ongoing threat to the Geneva College community, the Security Department issues “Timely Warnings” for the following crimes: arson, aggravated assault, criminal homicide, domestic violence, dating violence, robbery, burglary, sexual assault, stalking, and hate crimes. The Security Department will distribute these warnings through a variety of ways including but not limited to: GC Alert (emergency text messaging system) and email.
The purpose of a Timely Warning is to notify the Geneva College campus community of the incident and to provide information that may enable the community to take steps and actions to protect themselves from similar incidents. The College will issue Timely Warnings whenever the following criteria are met: (1) a crime is reported, (2) the perpetrator has not been apprehended, and (3) there is a substantial risk to the safety of other members of the campus community because of this crime.
At Geneva College, the Vice President of Student Development, the Director of Security, and other members of the Campus Emergency Response Team will typically make the determination if a Timely Warning is required.
In the event of a significant emergency or dangerous situation on campus or in the local area that poses an immediate threat to health and safety of the Geneva College members, an “Emergency Warning” will be issued in a timely and accurate manner along with useful information.