Safety & Emergency Procedures

ID Cards

All students must submit a photo for their ID card at the beginning of their academic career at Hastings College. The ID card also provides FOB access to campus buildings. For your safety and convenience, be sure you are in possession of your card at all times. Students must carry their ID cards at all times and must show them if requested to do so by a college employee.  There is a $20 charge for replacement ID cards.

Emergency Procedures

In a life-threatening emergency

Call 911. Then call Campus Safety at 402.984.8064 to inform them of the situation. 

In all other security and maintenance emergencies — Call Campus Safety at 402.984.8064. 

Adams County emergency notification system

It is recommended that all those on campus subscribe to the AlertSense emergency notification system. 

Campus Emergency notification system (RAVE)

RAVE is the means by which the College notifies the College community of an emergency or serious weather condition without delay. 

Campus wide safety notifications

In an effort to provide timely warning to the College community in the event of a crime which may pose a serious and ongoing threat to members of the College community, a warning notice is distributed to all students and employees via RAVE and an all-campus email. 

Timely Warning Obligations regarding Clery Act Crimes

If the College determines that the alleged perpetrator poses a serious and immediate threat to the College community, the Dean of Student Engagement or a College administrator will issue a timely warning to the community which is to include information representative of a serious or continuing threat to students or employees. Any such warning will not include any information that identifies the reporting party’s name and other identifying information while providing enough information for community members to make safety decisions in light of the potential danger. 

Reporting Crimes

Students and employees are encouraged to report criminal actions directly to the police by dialing 911. In addition, they should report crimes to campus safety, who will maintain a record of such reports, as follows:

Suspicious Persons

Students are encouraged to be vigilant in protecting their own safety and should report all suspicious persons in or around campus housing facilities to a Resident Assistant, Community Living Coordinator, Campus Safety or the police if they believe the situation warrants it.  Crimes reported to  Campus Safety will be reported to the Hastings Police Department within 48 hours when required and/or if requested by the reporting party. Crimes will also be handled internally in accordance with college policies.

Crime Statistics

Hastings College is concerned about the safety and welfare of all campus members and guests and is committed to providing a safe and secure environment. In furtherance of these objectives, and in accordance with the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990 (Title II of Public Law 101-542) as amended in 1992 and 1998 and renamed the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, which requires Hastings College to collect, publish and distribute certain criminal data. The Office of Student Engagement compiles and releases on an annual basis.

Reporting Injuries

All injuries occurring on campus or during an off-campus college-sponsored event should be reported as soon as possible in an incident report.

Report Missing On-campus Students Immediately

If a member of the Hastings College community has reason to believe that a student who resides in on-campus housing is missing, a report should be made immediately to Campus Safety 402.984.8064 or to the Dean of Student Engagement at 402.469.7773. 

Campus Safety Office

The Campus Safety Office is located at 846 Ash Street (just east of Bronc) and is available to all members of the Hastings College community. Please contact Campus Safety if you have any concerns about safety and security, including if you witness any suspicious activity. Campus Safety number is 402.984.8064. Campus Safety also provides Safe Walks and Safe Rides.

Law Enforcement & Jurisdiction

Hastings College Campus Safety staff does not have the authority to arrest individuals found in violation of state or local city law. Hastings Police Department does have arrest authority for individuals found in violation of state or local city law that are on Hastings College property. The Campus Safety staff work directly with Hastings Police Department to ensure the safety of all visitors, students and employees on campus. 

Notice of Tornado and Storm Related Information

The weather can change rapidly in Nebraska and the Hastings area is susceptible to tornadoes. Whenever the weather looks threatening, you are encouraged to monitor radio, television and internet broadcasts. The emergency management team in our area (Adams County Emergency Management) will sound the tornado sirens if: 

Those who are indoors are encouraged to monitor weather broadcasts during threatening weather. Local coverage is provided by 

The National Weather Service has two categories to describe conditions related to tornadoes. 

Campus Storm Shelter Locations