Campus Safety & Security
Safety regulations apply to Sovah School of Health Professions students and faculty. Safety should never be taken for granted. To ensure a safe working environment, each student should be aware of the policies and procedures of the School as well as the policies and procedures of the clinical site they are assigned. In addition, each student must be familiar with his/her personal safety responsibilities. Students should notify a school faculty/staff member or Security staff of any hospital of any potentially hazardous or unsafe condition as soon as possible.
Each student or employee of the school who is a victim of a crime or witnesses a crime against another person or their property is required to report such to the Security Department of the hospital the student is assigned. If violence or crime occurs while on the school’s campus, Sovah Health’s Security Department must be contacted immediately. Each student or employee who is a victim of a crime is expected to cooperate with security and/or the local Police Department during the investigation and prosecution of any crime committed on the campus. More detailed information is in the Student Handbook.
Students participate annually in the required Medical Center’s (RE-ED) safety Program, which consist of but not limited to: fire plan, back safety, infection control, hazardous materials and chemical spills, electrical safety, workplace violence/keeping the environment safe, body mechanics, radiation safety, and substance abuse.
CAMPUS SECURITY ACT
On-campus crimes must be reported annually by the school and each student and employee is entitled to see this report. The school cannot prevent criminals from committing a crime on hospital/school property. Security patrols that are random and staggered are used in hopes that such patrols will deter criminal activity while on hospital premises. A security system requiring use of an ID badge for access to the School is also utilized. However, there is no guarantee that there will be no criminal activity on hospital/School property. Annually, the school will offer programs on the following topics:
- Crime Prevention
- Campus Security procedures and practices
- Chemical substance abuse
IMMEDIATE EMERGENCY RESPONSE
Victims of sexual misconduct or any other incidents should also be aware that the Program Director must issue immediate timely warnings for incidents reported to them that are confirmed to pose a substantial threat of bodily harm or danger to members of the school community. The school will ensure that a victim’s name and other identifying information is not disclosed, while still providing enough information for community members to make safety decisions in light of the danger.