Campus Safety

Campus Safety

Cameron University is committed to providing Cameron students, staff, faculty, and visitors a safe environment in which they live, work, study and learn. This commitment includes a full-service, on-campus police department, as well as programs and services designed to make students more aware of how they can keep themselves and their property safe and secure.

The Cameron University Office of Public Safety is a progressive, full-service law enforcement agency, staffed with state certified police officers. The Office of Public Safety is responsible for all law enforcement, and officers are on duty safeguarding the Cameron community 24 hours a day, seven days a week and 365 days a year.

The Office of Public Safety (OPS) offers the following resources and assistance:

  • 24 Hour Availability: Contact OPS at any time for immediate assistance.
  • Vehicle Unlocks and Dead Battery Assistance: Locked your keys in your car? Left the light on and now the battery is dead? It happens to all of us, and OPS is available to assist you while you are on campus.
  • Escort Service: OPS officers offer an escort service to provide secure, safe passage across campus to students, staff, faculty and visitors. This is a safety escort only.
  • Emergency Call Boxes: Cameron University has thirteen emergency call boxes located in various locations across campus. These call boxes provide students immediate contact with officers in the event of an emergency.
  • Campus Programming: Programming is the key to safety on campus. The Office of Public Safety will arrange to provide programs relating to safety issues, drug/alcohol issues, sexual assault/rape awareness, and self-defense.

Contact Public Safety

581-2237

In an emergency 581-2911

www.cameron.edu/ops

Emergency Notification

Connect-ED is a communication system that allows Cameron University to send time-sensitive notifications via voice messages, e-mails and text messages.  This service will help us provide a safer environment, enhance emergency preparedness and keep our faculty, staff and students better informed. 

 

To edit your information:

  1. Log into your AggieAccess account at https://aggieaccess.cameron.edu.
  2. Click on the ‘My Info’ tab.
  3. Click on the ‘Update Emergency Communication System Info’ link and enter your contact information.

 

The communication system can deliver a message to up to three phone numbers, two e-mail addresses and one text message per student.  If you have difficulty entering or updating your information, please call the Student Computing and Help Desk Coordinator at 580.581.2338.

 

Please be assured that all personal information collected by Cameron University is maintained in the strictest confidence.  This system will be used only in the event an urgent and timely notice is required.

 

Important details about receiving a message:

  1. When you receive an emergency message from Cameron, your caller ID will display (580) 581-2200.
  2. For e-mails, the e-mail ID will be from notice@cameron.edu.
  3. When listening to a message, please be aware that background noise will cause the system to “stop and start.”  It is calibrated very delicately to determine whether a person or an answering machine  has picked up the phone, and background noise may affect the delivery.  If possible, move to a quiet area or press the “mute” button on your phone.
  4. If you missed any part of the message, please stay on the line and press “*” (star) to hear the message again.

Parking Regulations

Any student or eligible faculty or staff member of the University who operates a motor vehicle on the campus should obtain a University permit before parking the vehicle on University property.  Permits cost $25/year and are available in One Stop, located in the MCC.  Students, faculty and staff are responsible for knowing and understanding all traffic and parking regulations. 

A complete listing of regulations can be found at www.cameron.edu/ops/parkingregulations.html.

Weather Policy

(REVISED November 2007)

 

It is the policy of Cameron University that classes will meet as scheduled. Inclement weather conditions may occasionally create problems for commuter students. The potential inability to attend class, as a result of poor travel conditions, should be discussed between faculty and students before a problem arises. Faculty should outline their policies and expectations, and students should determine whether they can accept the conditions. Any issues should be resolved at the outset of a cause. Should inclement weather conditions or other circumstances dictate closing of the university, a delay in start time or event cancellations, announcements will be made through the following media:

 

-       KCCU Radio (Lawton-Ft. Sill – 89.3 & 102.9, Wichita Falls – 88.7, Ardmore – 90.3, Altus – 90.1, Duncan – 89.3, Weatherford-Clinton-Elk City – 89.1, Chickasha – 100.1)

-       KSWO (Channel 7, Lawton)

-       KFDX (Channel 3, Wichita Falls)

-       KAUZ (Channel 6, Wichita Falls)

-       KFOR (Channel 4, OKC)

-       KWTV (Channel 9, OKC)

-       KOCO (Channel 5, OKC)

-       Cameron University home page - CAMPUS NOTICES link at the bottom of the page (www.cameron.edu)

-       An email to all Faculty and Staff

-       An email to all students (email will be sent to students’ Cameron University email account)

-       Message to telephone and email contacts listed for each individual in AggieAccess through the University’s Emergency Communication System.

 

In the absence of any announcement, classes will be held as scheduled.

 

In all instances of inclement weather and/or hazardous travel, please use your best judgment concerning your own personal safety before coming to the university.

Student Handbook