In cases of severe weather, utility outages or other circumstances, KCC will announce campus closings as far in advance as possible. For KCC classes offered at area high schools, if the school is closed for an emergency the class will be canceled. Students can learn of emergencies and closings several ways:
KCC offers School Messenger service for students and staff to receive phone, text and email alerts for emergency and weather closings. To sign up: Log in to Self Service > Menu > User options > Add new phone (under Phone Numbers). Then, add your number. For “type,” select “Receive KCC Text Alerts.” Message and data rates will apply.
Local radio stations broadcast KCC class cancellations.
Fire & Severe Weather Drills
Each semester, KCC’s campus police department coordinates with local agencies to test fire and weather/disaster alarms and evacuation procedures. In order to maintain realism, some drills are not announced ahead of time.
When an alarm is heard:
Fire alarms are one continuous alarm blast.
Severe weather/disaster alarms are rapidly-repeating alarm blasts.
Safe Areas During Weather Emergencies
The following locations have been designated safe areas for weather emergencies including tornadoes:
College Center corridor south of the Miner Memorial Library
Hallway outside Technology/Business and Health Careers administration office.
Health Careers Center for Excellence interior rooms (away from windows).
Technology building east-west and north-south corridors
Prairie Building Room W103, Room W106, and the Prairie Room-Room W109 and Room W111
Lower level of the library, south wall of carrel area; and Rooms L161 and Room L165
First floor restrooms in College Center, Miner Memorial Library, Technology/Science/Workforce Development Center
Workforce Development Center first floor interior rooms away from windows
Art and Sciences Building first floor interior rooms away from windows
Locker rooms and restrooms in Activities Building
West campus buildings interior restrooms
KCCs fitness center in the Ice Valley Centre, lower level interior rooms away from windows (excluding the ice rink itself)
South wall of the building presently occupied
South bank of retention pond
Outdoor area away from building which is lower than ground level such as a ditch or swale
KCC’s campus police department provides leadership on safety issues through the Campus Safety and Security Committee which meets regularly to evaluate means of further improving campus safety.
Emergency Call Stations
KCC parking lots are equipped with emergency call stations. To activate an emergency station, push the big red button. The blue light on top of the emergency call station will start to turn, identifying the location of the caller.
Police or security personnel will respond through the call station speakers, asking for the nature of the emergency, and the little red light to the left of the big red button will light up. You do not need to push any buttons to speak into the call station.
Escort to Parking Lot
An escort service from Riverfront Campus buildings to parking lots is available upon request.
Visit the main reception desk or call 815-802-8100 to arrange for a police or security officer to meet you at a designated spot and walk you to your car.
If you have been the victim of a crime or have observed a crime in progress, and do not want to report it for fear of being identified, please fill out the form below. Through KCC’s Silent Witness program, this information remains confidential; you are not asked for your name or email address.
Confidential Crime Report Form
Report Suspicious Behavior
Students and employees of the college are usually the first to notice when a member of the community is distressed or behaving in a potentially dangerous or disruptive manner. Reports enable intervention, support and faster connections to appropriate resources.
To report any behaviors that you find suspicious, do one of the following:
Call the front desk: 815 802-8100
Call the KCC police/security officer on duty: 815-802-8190
Call KCC’s Police Chief Eric Springer: 815-802-8195
A Behavioral Intervention Team member will call an ambulance and/or the KCC Police Department for reported individuals who appear to be in imminent danger of harming themselves or who have threatened to harm others.
Make a Suggestion
The Behavioral Intervention Team, which provides oversight for this program, welcomes suggestions to improve its services and resources. Contact the director/registrar of admissions & registration at email@example.com.
The Victims of Trafficking and Violence Act of 2000 requires colleges and universities to inform students and employees how to learn the identity of registered sex offenders on campus. This law contains the Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act, which became effective Oct. 23, 2002.
Sex offender information is compiled by the Illinois State Police, which maintains a website that allows you to search for sex offenders online. Learn the identity of registered sex offenders in Illinois by reviewing the sex offender database.
College ordinances apply to all persons on property owned, leased and managed by KCC. Review the ordinance regulations policy document for a complete list of misconduct and fines. The general categories are:
Alcohol and drug use
Assault and battery
Damage to property
Gang representation and recruitment
Misrepresentation/failure to identify
Obstruction, resistance or interference with a KCC police officer