Campus Safety & Security
Safety regulations apply to both the School of Health Professions and Sovah Health-Danville sites and properties. The Security staff of Sovah Health – Danville provides routine security for the School of Health Professions. This includes rounds through associated buildings and grounds. The Security staff are not empowered law enforcement officers. They have no rights to arrest or detain beyond that of any citizen.
The Security staff has the authority to communicate with the local law enforcement agencies concerning reports of criminal activity on the property of Sovah Health - Danville.
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 and medical center. 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 potentially hazardous or unsafe condition as soon as possible.
Each student or employee of the Sovah School of Health Professions who is a victim of a crime or witnesses a crime against another person or their property, including that of Sovah Health - Danville, is required to report such to the Medical Center Security. Each student or employee who is a victim of a crime is expected to cooperate with the local police during the investigation and prosecution of any crime committed on the campus. More detailed information can be found on our school web page.
Students participate annually in the required Medical Center’s (RE-ED) safety program, which consist of but not limited to a 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 (See Above). The school cannot prevent criminals from committing a crime on Medical Center/School property. Security patrols that are random and staggered are used in hopes that such patrols will deter criminal activity. A security system requiring use of an ID badge for access to the building is also utilized. However, there is no guarantee that there will be no criminal activity on Medical Center/School property. Annually, the school offers education on the following topics:
• Crime Prevention
• Campus Security procedures and practices
• Chemical substance abuse
IMMEDIATE EMERGENCY RESPONSE
To ensure all students/faculty/staff are in a safe environment and to communicate expectations of actions to be taken in the event of a hostile person on School of Health Professions Property a detailed plan is in place. The plan includes immediate notification of Sovah Health – Danville Security and local law enforcement and how that communication is made. The plan is part of the student catalog and is verbalized to first-year students during orientation.