Briar Cliff University Security provides round-the-clock protection and service to the Briar Cliff community. A security officer is available 24/7 via the on-call phone number.
BCU Security's main concern is the physical safety of our students, faculty and staff. The department also ensures the safety of university property, which includes locking and securing buildings, reporting suspicious activity to law enforcement, enforcement of parking regulations, and reporting any emergencies to local authorities. Security staff may detain individuals for questioning.
CAMPUS RIGHT TO KNOW & SECURITY ACT
Campus security prepares an annual report to comply with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crimes Statistics Act (Clery Act):
Campus Security and Fire Safety Report
This report contains information on institutional policies concerning security, alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, emergency response, fire safety and other matters.
REPORTING CRIMES AND OTHER EMERGENCIES
Contact Campus Security at 898-1888 or dial 911 for the Sioux City Police or Fire Departments. Any suspicious activity on or around campus should be reported to Campus Security or the Sioux City Police Department immediately.
LOCKING CAMPUS FACILITIES
To protect campus facilities, a specified locking schedule is followed. Students entering or leaving campus facilities after lock-up hours must secure the doors. Students may not prop open or alter a door so that it cannot lock. Students doing so will be subject to disciplinary action. Students should not admit unknown persons into locked buildings. Broken locks or propped doors should be reported immediately to Campus Security.
ELECTRONIC NOTIFICATION & SECURITY ALERTS
Briar Cliff University makes timely reports to the campus community regarding crimes reported to Campus Security and/or the Sioux City Police Department that are considered a threat to other students and employees.In the case of a major emergency and severe weather, alerts are posted to hall directors and appropriate personnel, which alert all students, faculty and staff via a message to their cell phone and to their college email account. They may also be posted in the residence halls.In the case of a major emergency, updates will be posted to the university website and text messages. In the case of the campus being closed due to weather, a message will also be sent out using text and email or postings on campus and local television stations.
TORNADO WARNING PROCEDURE
In the event of a tornado warning, report immediately to one of the following tornado shelters: The underground tunnels between Alverno and Heelan Hall, or between North Hall and Heelan Hall, the hallway on the ground floor of Noonan Hall, the ground floor of Alverno and Toller Halls away from windows, or the art gallery in the Stark Student Center. In an extreme emergency, get under furniture or in a closet. Stay away from glass windows and doors, place protection over your head, and lay as close to the floor as possible.
All campus buildings are monitored by a fire alarm system that will automatically sound fire alarms in the building if conditions are appropriate. All individuals are expected to leave the building until the fire department allows reentrance. Any tampering with fire alarms or other safety equipment is considered a felony offense and violators will be prosecuted and/or be subject to disciplinary action.