Student Handbook

9. Safety and Emergency Procedures

SAFETY

Fire​ ​and​ ​Security​ ​Alarms 

Fire​ ​and​ ​security​ ​alarms​ ​and​ ​cameras​ ​have​ ​been​ ​installed​ ​in​ ​many​ ​areas.​ ​Take​ ​a​ ​moment​ ​to​ ​locate the​ ​nearest​ ​fire​ ​alarm​ ​pull​ ​station​ ​and​ ​fire​ ​extinguisher​ ​in​ ​the​ ​event​ ​of​ ​an​ ​emergency.​ ​All occupants​ ​must​ ​leave​ ​the​ ​building​ ​when​ ​an​ ​alarm​ ​occurs. 

Tampering​ ​with​ ​cameras,​ ​fire​ ​alarms​ ​and/or​ ​fire​ ​extinguishers​ ​or​ ​any​ ​type​ ​of​ ​safety​ ​equipment​ ​is a​ ​violation​ ​of​ ​State​ ​Law​ ​and​ ​will​ ​result​ ​in​ ​criminal​ ​charges,​ ​as​ ​well​ ​as​ ​fines​ ​assessed​ ​to​ ​those responsible.​ ​In​ ​the​ ​case​ ​where​ ​the​ ​individual​ ​responsible​ ​cannot​ ​be​ ​identified,​ ​all​ ​residents​ ​will be​ ​held​ ​responsible,​ ​and​ ​share​ ​in​ ​paying​ ​the​ ​fine. 

Fireworks 

Possession​ ​of​ ​fireworks​ ​or​ ​any​ ​explosive​ ​device​ ​on​ ​the​ ​campus​ ​is​ ​not​ ​permitted​ ​and​ ​will​ ​result​ ​in disciplinary​ ​action. 

Pod​ ​Door​ ​Security 

The​ ​Pod​ ​Doors​ ​at​ ​the​ ​A,​ ​B​ ​and​ ​C​ ​dorms​ ​are​ ​the​ ​central​ ​entry​ ​for​ ​those​ ​residence​ ​halls.​ ​It​ ​is imperative​ ​to​ ​the​ ​safety​ ​and​ ​security​ ​of​ ​the​ ​pod​ ​residents​ ​that​ ​doors​ ​remain​ ​firmly​ ​closed​ ​to assure​ ​the​ ​safety​ ​of​ ​building​ ​occupants.​ ​Doors​ ​left​ ​propped​ ​open​ ​will​ ​result​ ​in​ ​discipline. Please​ ​be​ ​considerate​ ​of​ ​your​ ​pod​ ​mates​ ​and​ ​make​ ​sure​ ​doors​ ​remain​ ​closed.

EMERGENCY​ ​PROCEDURES

FIRE​ ​EVACUATION​ ​PROCEDURES 

Fire​ ​Safety​ ​Awareness 

An​ ​evacuation​ ​plan​ ​is​ ​posted​ ​at​ ​fire​ ​extinguisher​ ​boxes​ ​and​ ​on​ ​each​ ​floor.​ ​Know​ ​where​ ​your​ ​exits are​ ​located.​ ​The​ ​following​ ​are​ ​some​ ​helpful​ ​tips​ ​to​ ​keep​ ​your​ ​room​ ​safe​ ​from​ ​risk​ ​of​ ​fire: 

•​ ​​Do​ ​not​ ​overload​ ​your​ ​electrical​ ​outlet.

•​ ​​Turn​ ​off​ ​heat​ ​bearing​ ​appliances​ ​(e.g.​ ​irons,​ ​curling​ ​irons,​ ​etc.).​ ​Keep​ ​room​ ​exits​ ​and windows​ ​clear.

•​ ​​Microwaves​ ​and​ ​refrigerators​ ​must​ ​be​ ​plugged​ ​directly​ ​into​ ​the​ ​outlet.​ ​Other​ ​electrical items​ ​should​ ​be​ ​plugged​ ​into​ ​a​ ​power​ ​strip​ ​with​ ​a​ ​surge​ ​protector

•​ ​​The​ ​use​ ​of​ ​candles,​ ​incense,​ ​oil​ ​or​ ​halogen​ ​lamps,​ ​etc.,​ ​is​ ​strictly​ ​prohibited.

•​ ​​Toaster/broiler​ ​ovens,​ ​grills,​ ​bottled​ ​gas​ ​appliances​ ​or​ ​flammable​ ​liquids​ ​are​ ​strictly prohibited​ ​in​ ​the​ ​residence​ ​halls.

•​ ​​If​ ​you​ ​see​ ​defective​ ​equipment​ ​or​ ​someone​ ​tampering​ ​with​ ​equipment,​ ​call​ ​918-781-7200.

Bacone​ ​College​ ​takes​ ​every​ ​precaution​ ​to​ ​prevent​ ​fires​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Residence​ ​Halls.​ ​Take​ ​the following​ ​steps​ ​to​ ​ensure​ ​your​ ​safety​ ​if​ ​you​ ​hear​ ​the​ ​alarm​ ​or​ ​see​ ​a​ ​fire.​ ​a)​ ​remain​ ​calm​ ​b)​ ​act fast,​ ​but​ ​do​ ​not​ ​panic!​ ​c)​ ​In​ ​case​ ​of​ ​fire,​ ​place​ ​your​ ​hand​ ​on​ ​your​ ​room​ ​door​ ​to​ ​determine​ ​the following:

1.​ ​If​ ​the​ ​door​ ​is​ ​hot​ ​or​ ​if​ ​smoke​ ​is​ ​seeping​ ​in:

​Immediately​ ​call​ ​911.​ ​​Do​ ​not​ ​open​ ​the​ ​door.​ ​Stay​ ​in​ ​your​ ​room.​ ​Let​ ​someone​ ​know​ ​you​ ​are​ ​there​ ​by opening your​ ​window​ ​just​ ​enough​ ​to​ ​hang​ ​a​ ​sheet​ ​out.​ ​This​ ​is​ ​a​ ​signal​ ​to​ ​those​ ​outside​ ​that someone​ ​is​ ​in​ ​the​ ​room​ ​and​ ​needs​ ​help. 

•​ ​​Wedge​ ​a​ ​cloth​ ​or​ ​towel​ ​under​ ​the​ ​door.​ ​If​ ​water​ ​is​ ​available,​ ​soak​ ​the​ ​towels​ ​before placing​ ​them​ ​under​ ​the​ ​door.

•​ ​​Make​ ​a​ ​tent​ ​for​ ​yourself​ ​with​ ​the​ ​sheet​ ​in​ ​the​ ​window​ ​or​ ​cover​ ​your​ ​face​ ​with​ ​a​ ​wet cloth​ ​to​ ​avoid​ ​inhalation​ ​of​ ​smoke.​ ​Wait​ ​until​ ​you​ ​are​ ​rescued,​ ​especially​ ​if​ ​you​ ​are​ ​on the​ ​second​ ​or​ ​third​ ​floor.

2.​ ​If​ ​the​ ​door​ ​is​ ​cool:

•​ ​​Open​ ​the​ ​door​ ​slightly,​ ​but​ ​be​ ​ready​ ​to​ ​close​ ​it​ ​if​ ​you​ ​find​ ​smoke​ ​or​ ​flames​ ​in​ ​the corridor.​ ​Leave​ ​only​ ​if​ ​the​ ​corridor​ ​is​ ​free​ ​from​ ​smoke​ ​or​ ​flames.

•​ ​​If​ ​there​ ​is​ ​no​ ​smoke,​ ​take​ ​your​ ​room​ ​key​ ​and​ ​walk​ ​to​ ​the​ ​nearest​ ​fire​ ​exit.

•​ ​​If​ ​smoke​ ​is​ ​detected​ ​or​ ​if​ ​the​ ​corridor​ ​is​ ​dark,​ ​crawl​ ​to​ ​the​ ​exit,​ ​counting​ ​doors​ ​so​ ​you don’t​ ​get​ ​lost.

•​ ​​Close​ ​all​ ​doors​ ​behind​ ​you.

•​ ​​Turn​ ​back​ ​if​ ​you​ ​encounter​ ​heavy​ ​smoke.

•​ ​​Leave​ ​the​ ​building​ ​as​ ​quickly​ ​as​ ​possible,​ ​using​ ​the​ ​proper​ ​exits​ ​and​ ​meet​ ​at​ ​your ​​designated​ ​meeting​ ​area.

Conference​ ​Center

Walk​ ​quickly​ ​in​ ​a​ ​single​ ​file​ ​line​ ​down​ ​the​ ​covered​ ​hallway​ ​to​ ​the​ ​nearest​ ​fire​ ​exit.​ ​DO​ ​NOT RUN!​ ​Proceed​ ​immediately​ ​to​ ​the​ ​parking​ ​area​ ​behind​ ​the​ ​Inn​ ​(facing​ ​Save-a-lot).​ ​Wait​ ​there until​ ​your​ ​Housing​ ​Manager​ ​determines​ ​the​ ​presence​ ​of​ ​all​ ​residents​ ​or​ ​gives​ ​an​ ​all-clear​ ​signal. 

Posey​ ​Hall

Walk​ ​quickly​ ​in​ ​a​ ​single​ ​file​ ​line​ ​down​ ​each​ ​side​ ​of​ ​the​ ​hallway​ ​to​ ​the​ ​nearest​ ​fire​ ​exit​ ​(one​ ​fire​ ​exit​ ​is located​ ​on​ ​each​ ​floor.)​ ​Proceed​ ​quickly​ ​across​ ​the​ ​lawn​ ​north​ ​toward​ ​the​ ​Warrior​ ​Gym.​ ​DO​ ​NOT​ ​go across​ ​the​ ​access​ ​road​ ​to​ ​the​ ​campus.​ ​If​ ​the​ ​fire​ ​exit​ ​is​ ​not​ ​passable,​ ​proceed​ ​to​ ​the​ ​stairway​ ​in​ ​the center​ ​of​ ​the​ ​building​ ​and​ ​out​ ​the​ ​front​ ​doors.​ ​Proceed​ ​to​ ​the​ ​front​ ​of​ ​Warrior​ ​Gym​ ​football​ ​practice field. 

Walter​ ​Starr​ ​Hall 

Walk​ ​quickly​ ​in​ ​a​ ​single​ ​file​ ​line​ ​down​ ​each​ ​side​ ​of​ ​the​ ​hallway​ ​to​ ​the​ ​nearest​ ​fire​ ​exit.​ ​Proceed quickly​ ​across​ ​the​ ​lawn​ ​north​ ​toward​ ​the​ ​Warrior​ ​Gym.​ ​DO​ ​NOT​ ​go​ ​across​ ​the​ ​access​ ​road​ ​to​ ​the campus.​ ​If​ ​the​ ​fire​ ​exit​ ​is​ ​not​ ​passable,​ ​proceed​ ​to​ ​the​ ​stairway​ ​in​ ​the​ ​center​ ​of​ ​the​ ​building​ ​and out​ ​the​ ​front​ ​doors.​ ​Proceed​ ​to​ ​the​ ​front​ ​of​ ​Warrior​ ​Gym​ ​football​ ​practice​ ​field. 

McCoy​ ​Hall 

Walk​ ​quickly​ ​in​ ​a​ ​single​ ​file​ ​line​ ​down​ ​each​ ​side​ ​of​ ​the​ ​hallway​ ​to​ ​the​ ​nearest​ ​fire​ ​exit.​ ​Proceed quickly​ ​out​ ​the​ ​front​ ​and​ ​the​ ​two​ ​side​ ​front​ ​doors​ ​and​ ​two​ ​side​ ​front​ ​doorways​ ​and​ ​go​ ​to​ ​the flagpole.​ ​DO​ ​NOT​ ​go​ ​across​ ​the​ ​access​ ​road​ ​in​ ​back​ ​of​ ​McCoy​ ​Hall.​ ​If​ ​you​ ​are​ ​in​ ​the​ ​basement, go​ ​out​ ​the​ ​back​ ​door​ ​and​ ​proceed​ ​around​ ​the​ ​building​ ​toward​ ​the​ ​flagpole.​ ​If​ ​the​ ​fire​ ​exit​ ​is​ ​not passable​ ​use​ ​another​ ​exit. 

Pod​ ​style​ ​Apartments  

Walk​ ​quickly​ ​out​ ​of​ ​your​ ​apartment.​ ​Proceed​ ​quickly​ ​to​ ​the​ ​football​ ​practice​ ​field.​ ​If​ ​you​ ​are unable​ ​to​ ​exit​ ​using​ ​the​ ​front​ ​door,​ ​crawl​ ​out​ ​of​ ​the​ ​window.​ ​If​ ​you​ ​are​ ​on​ ​the​ ​second​ ​floor,​ ​do not​ ​jump​ ​out​ ​of​ ​the​ ​window.​ ​Instead,​ ​climb​ ​out​ ​of​ ​the​ ​window​ ​and​ ​hold​ ​onto​ ​the​ ​windowsill. 

Allow​ ​your​ ​body​ ​to​ ​hang​ ​as​ ​low​ ​as​ ​it​ ​can​ ​and​ ​then​ ​drop​ ​to​ ​the​ ​ground.​ ​Proceed​ ​to​ ​the​ ​football practice​ ​field. 

Your​ ​Housing​ ​Manager,​ ​Campus​ ​Police,​ ​and​ ​other​ ​emergency​ ​personnel​ ​will​ ​be​ ​helping​ ​to​ ​evacuate​ ​the buildings.​ ​Help​ ​them​ ​by​ ​reporting​ ​to​ ​your​ ​designated​ ​evacuation​ ​area​ ​quickly,​ ​so​ ​they​ ​can​ ​begin​ ​a​ ​head count.​ ​Report​ ​any​ ​missing​ ​persons. 

TORNADO​ ​SAFETY​ ​PROCEDURES 

The​ ​State​ ​of​ ​Oklahoma​ ​is​ ​well​ ​​known​ ​​for​ ​severe​ ​weather​ ​conditions​ ​and​ ​tornadoes.​ ​The​ ​months​ ​of April​ ​through​ ​October​ ​are​ ​known​ ​as​ ​“Tornado​ ​Season”.​ ​​“.​ ​​The​ ​City​ ​of​ ​Muskogee​ ​has​ ​implemented a​ ​Tornado​ ​Warning​ ​System​ ​by​ ​placing​ ​sirens​ ​around​ ​the​ ​city.​ ​In​ ​case​ ​of​ ​such​ ​an​ ​emergency​ ​you will​ ​hear​ ​these​ ​sirens​ ​signaling​ ​loudly​ ​and​ ​continuously.​ ​DO​ ​NOT​ ​wait,​ ​go​ ​directly​ ​to​ ​your nearest​ ​area​ ​designated​ ​for​ ​protection​. 

In​ ​case​ ​of​ ​a​ ​tornado​ ​or​ ​high​ ​wind​ ​warning,​ ​leave​ ​your​ ​room​ ​at​ ​once: 

Conference​ ​Center 

Take​ ​a​ ​pillow​ ​with​ ​you.​ ​Proceed​ ​immediately​ ​to​ ​the​ ​campus​ ​Dining​ ​Hall​ ​located​ ​within​ ​the interior​ ​of​ ​the​ ​building​ ​on​ ​the​ ​first​ ​floor.​ ​Sit​ ​on​ ​the​ ​floor,​ ​knees​ ​to​ ​chest,​ ​head​ ​down​ ​with​ ​pillow over​ ​your​ ​head. 

Posey​ ​Hall 

Take​ ​a​ ​pillow​ ​with​ ​you.​ ​Proceed​ ​to​ ​the​ ​first​ ​floor;​ ​sit​ ​along​ ​the​ ​first​ ​floor​ ​hallway​ ​walls,​ ​knees​ ​to your​ ​chest,​ ​head​ ​down,​ ​pillow​ ​over​ ​your​ ​head. 

McCoy​ ​Hall 

Take​ ​a​ ​pillow​ ​with​ ​you.​ ​Proceed​ ​to​ ​the​ ​basement​ ​and​ ​sit​ ​along​ ​the​ ​hallway​ ​walls,​ ​knees​ ​to​ ​your chest,​ ​head​ ​down,​ ​and​ ​pillow​ ​over​ ​your​ ​head. 

Walter​ ​Starr​ ​Hall 

Take​ ​a​ ​pillow​ ​with​ ​you.​ ​Proceed​ ​to​ ​the​ ​ground​ ​floor​ ​and​ ​sit​ ​along​ ​the​ ​hallway​ ​walls,​ ​knees​ ​to your​ ​chest,​ ​head​ ​down,​ ​and​ ​pillow​ ​over​ ​your​ ​head. 

Pod​ ​Style​ ​Apartments 

Take​ ​a​ ​pillow​ ​with​ ​you.​ ​Go​ ​immediately​ ​to​ ​the​ ​Warrior​ ​Gym.​ ​A​ ​Bacone​ ​College​ ​representative will​ ​direct​ ​you​ ​to​ ​either​ ​the​ ​locker​ ​room​ ​or​ ​restrooms.​ ​If​ ​there​ ​is​ ​not​ ​sufficient​ ​time​ ​to​ ​make​ ​it​ ​to the​ ​gym,​ ​go​ ​to​ ​a​ ​first​ ​floor​ ​apartment​ ​bathroom​ ​and​ ​shut​ ​the​ ​door​ ​to​ ​prevent​ ​injury​ ​from​ ​flying glass​ ​or​ ​debris. 

Poloke​ ​Hall 

Take​ ​a​ ​pillow​ ​with​ ​you.​ ​Proceed​ ​to​ ​the​ ​ground​ ​floor​ ​and​ ​sit​ ​along​ ​the​ ​hallway​ ​walls,​ ​knees​ ​to your​ ​chest,​ ​head​ ​down,​ ​and​ ​pillow​ ​over​ ​your​ ​head. 

FIRE​ ​AND​ ​TORNADO​ ​DRILLS 

You​ ​will​ ​be​ ​given​ ​instructions​ ​on​ ​fire​ ​safety​ ​before​ ​drills​ ​are​ ​performed.​ ​In​ ​compliance​ ​with Oklahoma​ ​State​ ​fire​ ​laws​ ​and​ ​for​ ​your​ ​own​ ​safety,​ ​fire​ ​drills​ ​will​ ​be​ ​conducted​ ​each​ ​semester, unannounced.​ ​It​ ​is​ ​mandatory​ ​that​ ​all​ ​residents​ ​participate​ ​in​ ​a​ ​fire​ ​drill​ ​so​ ​you​ ​will​ ​be​ ​prepared in​ ​the​ ​event​ ​of​ ​a​ ​real​ ​fire.​ ​Fines​ ​will​ ​be​ ​assessed​ ​for​ ​refusing​ ​to​ ​evacuate​ ​during​ ​a​ ​drill.​ ​You​ ​will find​ ​fire​ ​and​ ​tornado​ ​drill​ ​procedures​ ​posted​ ​in​ ​each​ ​wing​ ​and​ ​floor.​ ​The​ ​Residence​ ​Halls​ ​will also​ ​go​ ​over​ ​these​ ​procedures​ ​with​ ​you​ ​in​ ​a​ ​small​ ​group. 

It​ ​is​ ​a​ ​proven​ ​fact​ ​that​ ​those​ ​who​ ​participate​ ​in​ ​such​ ​drills​ ​will​ ​not​ ​react​ ​in​ ​a​ ​panic​ ​at​ ​the​ ​real threat​ ​of​ ​a​ ​fire​ ​or​ ​tornado.​ ​You​ ​will​ ​be​ ​helping​ ​save​ ​your​ ​own​ ​life​ ​and​ ​that​ ​of​ ​others​ ​by participating​ ​and​ ​learning​ ​what​ ​to​ ​do​ ​in​ ​case​ ​of​ ​a​ ​fire​ ​or​ ​tornado.

OTHER​ ​PERTINENT​ ​INFORMATION

Mailboxes 

All​ ​students​ ​have​ ​access​ ​to​ ​an​ ​assigned​ ​mailbox​ ​located​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Student​ ​Life​ ​Center.​ ​No​ ​mail will​ ​be​ ​delivered​ ​to​ ​students​ ​other​ ​than​ ​through​ ​an​ ​assigned​ ​mailbox.​ ​Mail​ ​is​ ​delivered​ ​to​ ​the College​ ​Monday​ ​through​ ​Friday​ ​only.​ ​All​ ​mail​ ​must​ ​include​ ​the​ ​student's​ ​name​ ​and​ ​mailbox number. 

Lost​ ​mailbox​ ​keys,​ ​or​ ​keys​ ​not​ ​returned​ ​at​ ​semester​ ​end​ ​will​ ​result​ ​in​ ​a​ ​key​ ​charge​ ​to​ ​the​ ​student. Students​ ​housed​ ​at​ ​the​ ​Conference​ ​Center​ ​must​ ​also​ ​receive​ ​their​ ​mail​ ​as​ ​outlined​ ​above.​ ​Student mail​ ​will​ ​not​ ​be​ ​accepted​ ​at​ ​the​ ​front​ ​desk​ ​of​ ​the​ ​conference​ ​center. 

Maintenance​ ​Request​ ​Procedure 

•​ ​​Utilize​ ​the​ ​Help​ ​Desk​ ​button​ ​located​ ​on​ ​the​ ​home​ ​page​ ​of​ ​the​ ​college​ ​website​ ​to​ ​report routine​ ​repair​ ​requests:​ ​​www.bacone.edu​ ​​or​ ​send​ ​an​ ​email​ ​request​ ​to​ ​(non-emergency) housing@bacone.edu

•​ ​​Contact​ ​the​ ​Housing​ ​Customer​ ​Service​ ​Office.​ ​You​ ​can​ ​call​ ​or​ ​come​ ​to​ ​the​ ​service window​ ​from​ ​7​ ​a.m.​ ​to​ ​11:00​ ​p.m.

Please​ ​notify​ ​the​ ​Director​ ​of​ ​Housing​ ​immediately​ ​if​ ​the​ ​request​ ​has​ ​not​ ​been​ ​addressed promptly​ ​so​ ​follow-up​ ​can​ ​be​ ​made.

CAMPUS​ ​SAFETY 

MEDICAL​ ​TREATMENT 

If​ ​you​ ​experience​ ​illness​ ​or​ ​injury​ ​of​ ​an​ ​emergency​ ​nature​ ​call​ ​9-1-1.​ ​If​ ​you​ ​are​ ​dialing​ ​from​ ​a campus​ ​phone​ ​you​ ​will​ ​need​ ​to​ ​dial​ ​9-9-1-1​ ​then​ ​call​ ​the​ ​Campus​ ​Police​ ​number​ ​918-781-7200,​ ​as soon​ ​as​ ​possible.​ ​Transportation​ ​to​ ​the​ ​nearest​ ​hospital​ ​may​ ​be​ ​provided​ ​by​ ​ambulance​ ​upon​ ​dispatch from​ ​9-1-1. 

It​ ​is​ ​the​ ​student’s​ ​responsibility​ ​in​ ​every​ ​case​ ​to​ ​see​ ​that​ ​all​ ​his/her​ ​medical​ ​bills​ ​are​ ​paid, 

whether​ ​reimbursed​ ​by​ ​insurance​ ​coverage​ ​or​ ​not.​ ​Bills​ ​from​ ​doctors​ ​and​ ​hospitals​ ​are​ ​to​ ​be mailed​ ​directly​ ​to​ ​the​ ​student,​ ​who​ ​must​ ​arrange​ ​payment​ ​through​ ​his/her​ ​primary​ ​coverage.​ ​The College​ ​will​ ​have​ ​no​ ​responsibility​ ​for​ ​the​ ​consequences​ ​of​ ​a​ ​student’s​ ​failure​ ​to​ ​pay​ ​his/her financial​ ​obligations,​ ​including​ ​medical​ ​obligations,​ ​in​ ​a​ ​timely​ ​manner. 

Student​ ​illness​ ​insurance​ ​coverage​ ​information​ ​is​ ​available​ ​on​ ​the​ ​College's​ ​web​ ​site.​ ​It​ ​is​ ​the student's​ ​responsibility​ ​to​ ​access​ ​the​ ​web​ ​site​ ​and​ ​print​ ​student​ ​insurance​ ​certificates​ ​and​ ​other insurance​ ​information.​ ​Claim​ ​reporting​ ​forms​ ​may​ ​be​ ​found​ ​online​ ​at 

www.eiiastudent.org/bacone. 

In​ ​case​ ​of​ ​illness,​ ​the​ ​following​ ​facilities​ ​are​ ​available: 

Muskogee​ ​Regional​ ​Medical​ ​Center 

300​ ​Rockefeller​ ​Dr.,​ ​Muskogee,​ ​OK​ ​74401 

918-684-2151

W.W.​ ​Hastings​ ​Indian​ ​Hospital

Tahlequah,​ ​OK​ ​74464

918-458-3210

A​ ​HEALTHY​ ​AND​ ​SAFE​ ​CAMPUS

Bacone​ ​College​ ​is​ ​committed​ ​to​ ​providing​ ​a​ ​healthy​ ​and​ ​safe​ ​campus​ ​for​ ​students​ ​and​ ​staff.

Routine​ ​opportunities​ ​for​ ​participation​ ​in​ ​health​ ​education​ ​seminars​ ​and​ ​informational​ ​programs

are​ ​available​ ​each​ ​semester.

HOTLINE​ ​NUMBERS

Alcohol​ ​Abuse​ ​-​ ​AA​ ​24​ ​hour​ ​Hotline​ ​1-800-229-7708

National​ ​Substance​ ​Abuse​ ​Hotline​ ​1-880-662-4357

CDC​ ​National​ ​STD/AIDS​ ​Hotline​ ​(24​ ​hours)​ ​1-800-458-5231

RAINN​ ​(Rape​ ​Abuse​ ​Incest​ ​National​ ​Network)​ ​1-800-656-4673

Suicide​ ​Hotline​ ​–​ ​1-800-Suicide

PARKING

All​ ​vehicles​ ​on​ ​campus​ ​must​ ​be​ ​insured,​ ​properly​ ​registered​ ​with​ ​your​ ​state's​ ​motor​ ​vehicle department,​ ​and​ ​driven​ ​by​ ​a​ ​licensed​ ​driver.​ ​Be​ ​sure​ ​to​ ​have​ ​your​ ​insurance​ ​paperwork​ ​and license​ ​with​ ​you​ ​at​ ​all​ ​times​ ​while​ ​driving,​ ​and​ ​make​ ​sure​ ​your​ ​registrations​ ​are​ ​up​ ​to​ ​date.

Parking​ ​is​ ​free​ ​for​ ​currently​ ​enrolled​ ​students,​ ​but​ ​requires​ ​registration​ ​with​ ​the​ ​Bacone​ ​College Housing​ ​Office.​ ​You​ ​may​ ​register​ ​for​ ​a​ ​parking​ ​decal​ ​or​ ​temporary​ ​pass​ ​at​ ​the​ ​Housing​ ​Office. Remember​ ​that​ ​without​ ​a​ ​decal​ ​and​ ​a​ ​decal​ ​that​ ​matches​ ​your​ ​vehicle​ ​fines,​ ​booting,​ ​or​ ​towing​ ​may occur.

Parking​ ​decals​ ​must​ ​be​ ​placed​ ​in​ ​a​ ​visible​ ​of​ ​the​ ​front​ ​windshield.​ ​Parking​ ​permits​ ​are​ ​required​ ​yearly, even​ ​if​ ​you​ ​are​ ​a​ ​returning​ ​student.​ ​You​ ​must​ ​register​ ​your​ ​vehicle​ ​yearly​ ​and​ ​provide​ ​updated insurance,​ ​registration,​ ​and​ ​driver's​ ​license​ ​information​ ​to​ ​be​ ​issued​ ​a​ ​parking​ ​decal.​ ​The​ ​college​ ​is​ ​not responsible​ ​for​ ​any​ ​damage​ ​incurred​ ​to​ ​a​ ​vehicle​ ​when​ ​parked​ ​on​ ​campus.

The​ ​following​ ​rules​ ​and​ ​regulations​ ​pertain​ ​to​ ​all​ ​vehicles​ ​on​ ​campus:

1.​ ​All​ ​vehicles​ ​must​ ​be​ ​properly​ ​registered​ ​and​ ​insured.

2.​ ​Failure​ ​to​ ​comply​ ​with​ ​state​ ​law,​ ​register​ ​or​ ​insure​ ​your​ ​vehicle​ ​will​ ​result​ ​in​ ​disciplinary​ ​action from​ ​the​ ​college​ ​or​ ​a​ ​municipal​ ​court​ ​citation​ ​by​ ​Campus​ ​Police.​ ​Other​ ​citations​ ​will​ ​be​ ​minor discipline​ ​in​ ​the​ ​College.

3.​ ​The​ ​speed​ ​limit​ ​on​ ​campus​ ​is​ ​20​ ​MPH​ ​and​ ​is​ ​strictly​ ​enforced.

4.​ ​Yellow​ ​painted​ ​curbs​ ​mean​ ​no​ ​parking​ ​is​ ​allowed​ ​at​ ​any​ ​time.

5.​ ​Any​ ​vehicle​ ​that​ ​blocks​ ​handicap​ ​parking,​ ​emergency​ ​access,​ ​sidewalks,​ ​and​ ​driveways,

will​ ​be​ ​fined​ ​and​ ​may​ ​be​ ​towed​ ​at​ ​the​ ​owners’​ ​expense.

6.​ ​No​ ​parking​ ​on​ ​the​ ​grass​ ​at​ ​anytime​ ​except​ ​areas​ ​designated​ ​for​ ​overflow​ ​parking.

7.​ ​No​ ​student​ ​parking​ ​in​ ​designated​ ​faculty​ ​parking​ ​lots.

8.​ ​There​ ​is​ ​no​ ​parking​ ​or​ ​standing​ ​along​ ​Old​ ​Bacone​ ​Road​ ​at​ ​any​ ​time.

9.​ ​Vehicles​ ​not​ ​parked​ ​in​ ​a​ ​designated​ ​parking​ ​area​ ​may​ ​be​ ​towed​ ​at​ ​owners'​ ​expense.

Parking​ ​regulation​ ​is​ ​enforced​ ​by​ ​citation,​ ​towing,​ ​and​ ​booting.

STUDENT​ ​IDENTIFICATION

All​ ​Bacone​ ​College​ ​students​ ​will​ ​be​ ​provided​ ​with​ ​a​ ​photo​ ​I.D.​ ​card​ ​upon​ ​completion​ ​of​ ​their enrollment.​ ​Your​ ​student​ ​I.D.​ ​card​ ​must​ ​be​ ​presented​ ​for​ ​the​ ​following: 

1.​ ​Library​ ​use

2.​ ​Meals​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Dining​ ​Hall​ ​and​ ​with​ ​specific​ ​off-campus​ ​vendors

3.​ ​Bookstore​ ​purchases

4.​ ​When​ ​asked​ ​by​ ​staff​ ​or​ ​Campus​ ​Police

Your​ ​card​ ​must​ ​be​ ​renewed​ ​yearly.​ ​If​ ​you​ ​misplace,​ ​damage,​ ​or​ ​lose​ ​your​ ​I.D.​ ​card,​ ​a​ ​$25 fee​ ​will​ ​be​ ​charged​ ​for​ ​a​ ​replacement​ ​card​.​ ​​This​ ​may​ ​be​ ​charged​ ​to​ ​your​ ​account​ ​when​ ​the replacement​ ​card​ ​is​ ​issued.​ ​The​ ​Housing​ ​office​ ​is​ ​responsible​ ​for​ ​the​ ​issuance​ ​of​ ​cards. 

PERSONAL​ ​SAFETY

Take​ ​a​ ​moment​ ​to​ ​program​ ​the​ ​non-emergency​ ​number​ ​for​ ​Campus​ ​Police​ ​into​ ​your​ ​phone;​ ​the number​ ​is​ ​(918)​ ​781-7200.​ ​Report​ ​all​ ​lost​ ​or​ ​stolen​ ​items,​ ​suspicious​ ​behavior​ ​or​ ​criminal activity​ ​immediately​ ​to​ ​Campus​ ​Police.

Keep​ ​your​ ​room​ ​or​ ​apartment​ ​locked​ ​at​ ​all​ ​times,​ ​including​ ​use​ ​of​ ​the​ ​deadbolt​ ​where​ ​available. Make​ ​sure​ ​that​ ​others​ ​don't​ ​“piggyback”​ ​on​ ​your​ ​entry​ ​into​ ​buildings,​ ​and​ ​do​ ​not​ ​allow unsupervised​ ​guests​ ​in​ ​dorms.​ ​Call​ ​campus​ ​police​ ​or​ ​your​ ​Residential​ ​Advisor​ ​when​ ​you​ ​do​ ​not recognize​ ​them​ ​in​ ​your​ ​dorm.

Personal​ ​possessions​ ​are​ ​the​ ​student’s​ ​responsibility​ ​and​ ​appropriate​ ​steps​ ​should​ ​be​ ​taken​ ​to protect​ ​them.​ ​Look​ ​into​ ​insurance​ ​policies​ ​for​ ​valuables,​ ​and​ ​mark​ ​items​ ​in​ ​several​ ​conspicuous areas​ ​with​ ​an​ ​electric​ ​engraver.​ ​We​ ​also​ ​highly​ ​recommend​ ​to​ ​register​ ​your​ ​electronics​ ​online​ ​with​ ​the vendor​ ​from​ ​whom​ ​you​ ​purchased​ ​it​ ​from.​ ​You​ ​can​ ​also​ ​register​ ​your​ ​belongings​ ​with​ ​the​ ​Campus Police​ ​Department.Try​ ​a​ ​unique​ ​identifier​ ​like​ ​your​ ​driver's​ ​license​ ​number​ ​(never your​ ​Social​ ​Security​ ​number!).​ ​Cable​ ​locks​ ​are​ ​an​ ​inexpensive​ ​way​ ​to​ ​prevent​ ​theft​ ​of​ ​laptops, desktop​ ​computers,​ ​video​ ​game​ ​systems,​ ​and​ ​televisions.

Fire​ ​Code​ ​stipulates​ ​that​ ​floor​ ​doors​ ​must​ ​remain​ ​closed​ ​at​ ​all​ ​times.​ ​It​ ​is​ ​a​ ​violation​ ​of​ ​state​ ​law to​ ​prop​ ​open​ ​exterior​ ​doors​ ​and​ ​fire​ ​escapes.​ ​Use​ ​of​ ​fire​ ​escapes,​ ​except​ ​under​ ​emergency conditions,​ ​is​ ​prohibited.​ ​Entry​ ​through​ ​windows​ ​is​ ​prohibited.

Some​ ​personal​ ​safety​ ​tips​ ​to​ ​consider​ ​are:

1.​ ​Never​ ​leave​ ​your​ ​car​ ​unattended/unlocked​ ​if​ ​you​ ​have​ ​your​ ​belongings​ ​in​ ​it.

2.​ ​Avoid​ ​walking​ ​alone.​ ​Travel​ ​in​ ​pairs​ ​or​ ​groups,​ ​especially​ ​at​ ​night.

3.​ ​Walk​ ​on​ ​well-lit​ ​paths.​ ​If​ ​the​ ​lights​ ​are​ ​out​ ​on​ ​one​ ​path,​ ​use​ ​another.​ ​Avoid​ ​taking shortcuts​ ​through​ ​dark​ ​or​ ​deserted​ ​places.

4.​ ​Never​ ​allow​ ​an​ ​unknown​ ​person​ ​to​ ​enter​ ​the​ ​residence​ ​hall​ ​behind​ ​you​ ​when​ ​unlocking the​ ​door.

5.​ ​Before​ ​leaving​ ​or​ ​entering​ ​your​ ​car,​ ​check​ ​the​ ​area​ ​and​ ​the​ ​interior​ ​for​ ​potential​ ​danger.

6.​ ​Park​ ​in​ ​well-lit​ ​areas​ ​and​ ​never​ ​leave​ ​your​ ​keys​ ​in​ ​your​ ​car,​ ​even​ ​for​ ​a​ ​few​ ​minutes.

7.​ ​Report​ ​unlit​ ​areas​ ​or​ ​broken​ ​security​ ​lights​ ​and​ ​all​ ​incidents​ ​that​ ​you​ ​consider​ ​to​ ​be safety​ ​related​ ​to​ ​Campus​ ​Police.

8.​ ​If​ ​you​ ​think​ ​you​ ​are​ ​being​ ​followed,​ ​go​ ​to​ ​a​ ​populated​ ​place​ ​and​ ​notify​ ​the​ ​Campus Police.

9.​ ​Keep​ ​your​ ​room​ ​door​ ​locked​ ​at​ ​all​ ​times.

10.​ ​Carry​ ​your​ ​room​ ​key​ ​and​ ​student​ ​ID.​ ​Show​ ​your​ ​ID​ ​as​ ​requested​ ​by​ ​College​ ​officials.

11.​ ​Report​ ​lost​ ​keys​ ​to​ ​Campus​ ​Police​ ​and​ ​Housing​ ​immediately.

12.​ ​Register​ ​a​ ​contact​ ​person​ ​with​ ​the​ ​Housing​ ​Office.

13.​ ​Keep​ ​your​ ​money​ ​in​ ​a​ ​bank​ ​account;​ ​carry​ ​as​ ​little​ ​cash​ ​as​ ​possible​ ​with​ ​you.

14.​ ​If​ ​you​ ​are​ ​going​ ​to​ ​be​ ​away,​ ​even​ ​for​ ​one​ ​day,​ ​check​ ​out​ ​with​ ​your​ ​Housing​ ​Manager​ ​and let​ ​Campus​ ​Police​ ​know. 

CAMPUS​ ​CLOSING​ ​HOURS 

Bacone​ ​College​ ​Campus​ ​is​ ​closed​ ​to​ ​all​ ​visitors​ ​at​ ​midnight​ ​every​ ​night​ ​except​ ​the​ ​weekends.​ ​Visitors on​ ​campus​ ​after​ ​closing​ ​will​ ​be​ ​asked​ ​to​ ​leave.​ ​If​ ​a​ ​visitor​ ​refuses​ ​to​ ​leave​ ​he/she​ ​may​ ​be​ ​subject​ ​to arrest​ ​or​ ​banned​ ​from​ ​campus. 

Because​ ​we​ ​are​ ​an​ ​educational​ ​institution,​ ​and​ ​care​ ​about​ ​your​ ​well​ ​being,​ ​we​ ​prefer​ ​you​ ​to​ ​be inside​ ​the​ ​residence​ ​hall​ ​after​ ​campus​ ​is​ ​closed.​ ​Resident​ ​students​ ​may​ ​come​ ​on​ ​and​ ​off​ ​campus as​ ​they​ ​wish.​ ​However,​ ​students​ ​roaming​ ​around​ ​campus​ ​after​ ​curfew​ ​will​ ​be​ ​subject​ ​to​ ​discpline​ ​from the​ ​College. 

The​ ​following​ ​rules​ ​are​ ​also​ ​in​ ​force: 

1.​ ​Visitors​ ​are​ ​not​ ​allowed​ ​after​ ​midnight,​ ​even​ ​if​ ​accompanied​ ​by​ ​a​ ​student.​ ​Visitors​ ​will​ ​be instructed​ ​to​ ​leave​ ​immediately​ ​or​ ​face​ ​arrest​ ​for​ ​trespassing.

2.​ ​All​ ​persons​ ​must​ ​show​ ​identification​ ​(students​ ​must​ ​provide​ ​student​ ​ID)​ ​when​ ​asked​ ​by

law​ ​enforcement​ ​or​ ​a​ ​staff​ ​official.

Note:​ ​Campus​ ​Police​ ​Officers,​ ​Deputies​ ​and​ ​Staff​ ​have​ ​the​ ​right​ ​to​ ​instruct​ ​resident​ ​students​ ​to go​ ​inside​ ​the​ ​residence​ ​hall​ ​to​ ​maintain​ ​the​ ​peace​ ​or​ ​if​ ​they​ ​determine​ ​potential​ ​danger​ ​or problems​ ​may​ ​exist.

DRUG​ ​FREE​ ​POLICY

The​ ​College​ ​has​ ​established​ ​a​ ​drug-free​ ​policy​ ​that​ ​includes​ ​drug​ ​and​ ​alcohol​ ​testing.​ ​The purpose​ ​of​ ​testing​ ​is​ ​to​ ​determine​ ​whether​ ​the​ ​body​ ​system​ ​contains​ ​a​ ​detectable​ ​amount​ ​of illegal​ ​drugs​ ​or​ ​alcohol.

Students​ ​who​ ​are​ ​convicted​ ​of​ ​a​ ​violation​ ​of​ ​criminal​ ​law​ ​involving​ ​drugs,​ ​including​ ​a​ ​plea​ ​of​ ​no contest,​ ​are​ ​not​ ​eligible​ ​to​ ​receive​ ​Federal​ ​Financial​ ​Aid​ ​(Title​ ​IV​ ​funding).​ ​Students​ ​who​ ​are​ ​in violation​ ​of​ ​the​ ​drug-free​ ​policy​ ​may​ ​be​ ​subject​ ​to​ ​discipline​ ​up​ ​to​ ​and​ ​including​ ​expulsion. The​ ​presence​ ​of​ ​such​ ​drugs​ ​or​ ​alcohol,​ ​if​ ​detected​ ​and​ ​verified​ ​at​ ​or​ ​in​ ​excess​ ​of​ ​the​ ​prohibited levels,​ ​will​ ​be​ ​grounds​ ​for​ ​discipline.​ ​A​ ​student's​ ​failure​ ​to​ ​properly​ ​execute​ ​and​ ​fully​ ​comply with​ ​the​ ​terms,​ ​conditions,​ ​and​ ​obligations​ ​of​ ​our​ ​policy​ ​will​ ​automatically​ ​result in​ ​disciplinary​ ​sanctions.

1.​ ​All​ ​students​ ​are​ ​subject​ ​to​ ​random​ ​testing​ ​at​ ​any​ ​time.

2.​ ​All​ ​athletes​ ​are​ ​subject​ ​to​ ​testing​ ​as​ ​required​ ​by​ ​league​ ​and​ ​NAIA​ ​rules.

All​ ​students​ ​are​ ​required​ ​as​ ​a​ ​condition​ ​of​ ​status​ ​as​ ​a​ ​student,​ ​to​ ​comply​ ​with​ ​the​ ​following requirements:

1.​ ​Voluntary,​ ​written,​ ​continuing​ ​consent​ ​(as​ ​required​ ​by​ ​the​ ​College)​ ​authorizing​ ​the collection​ ​of​ ​blood​ ​and/or​ ​urine​ ​specimen(s)​ ​from​ ​the​ ​student​ ​for​ ​the​ ​purpose​ ​of

performing​ ​urinalysis​ ​and/or​ ​blood​ ​testing​ ​to​ ​detect​ ​specified​ ​levels​ ​of​ ​drugs​ ​and​ ​alcohol;

2.​ ​Voluntary,​ ​written​ ​consent​ ​to​ ​authorize​ ​the​ ​release​ ​of​ ​the​ ​testing​ ​conclusions​ ​to​ ​the College;

3.​ ​Providing​ ​samples​ ​as​ ​and​ ​when​ ​required​ ​in​ ​conformance​ ​with​ ​this​ ​Policy;​ ​and

4.​ ​Performing​ ​the​ ​other​ ​duties​ ​stated​ ​in​ ​this​ ​Policy.

The​ ​College​ ​prohibits​ ​the​ ​following​ ​conduct​ ​at​ ​all​ ​times​ ​on​ ​or​ ​off​ ​College​ ​premises​ ​by​ ​students:

1.​ ​Distributing,​ ​dispensing,​ ​manufacturing,​ ​possessing,​ ​selling,​ ​transferring,​ ​obtaining​ ​or using​ ​illegal​ ​drugs​ ​or​ ​controlled​ ​substances​ ​or​ ​drug​ ​paraphernalia​ ​are​ ​prohibited​ ​at​ ​all times.

2.​ ​Abuse​ ​of​ ​legal​ ​(“Prescribed”)​ ​drugs​ ​including​ ​but​ ​not​ ​limited​ ​to​ ​distributing,​ ​dispensing, obtaining​ ​or​ ​selling​ ​prescription​ ​drugs​ ​or​ ​abusing​ ​legal​ ​drugs​ ​in​ ​any​ ​manner​ ​contrary​ ​to the​ ​specified​ ​restrictions​ ​imposed​ ​by​ ​valid​ ​prescription.

3.​ ​Drunkenness,​ ​public​ ​intoxication,​ ​and​ ​underage​ ​consumption​ ​of​ ​alcohol.

Any​ ​person​ ​who​ ​has​ ​any​ ​knowledge​ ​of​ ​any​ ​violation​ ​of​ ​any​ ​part​ ​of​ ​this​ ​Policy​ ​is​ ​required​ ​to immediately​ ​and​ ​fully​ ​report​ ​the​ ​matter​ ​to​ ​the​ ​Campus​ ​Police​ ​918-781-7200. 

Failure​ ​to​ ​report​ ​a​ ​known​ ​or​ ​suspected​ ​violation​ ​constitutes​ ​a​ ​violation​ ​of​ ​this​ ​Policy​ ​and​ ​will subject​ ​the​ ​student​ ​to​ ​disciplinary​ ​action. 

A​ ​student​ ​whose​ ​alcohol​ ​or​ ​drug​ ​test​ ​is​ ​confirmed​ ​positive,​ ​or​ ​who​ ​otherwise​ ​violates​ ​this​ ​Policy, is​ ​subject​ ​to​ ​discipline​ ​as​ ​follows: 

1.​ ​Confirmed​ ​positive​ ​test​ ​results​ ​for​ ​illegal​ ​drugs​ ​or​ ​substances​ ​in​ ​excess​ ​of​ ​established

limits:​ ​​ ​Referral​ ​for​ ​discipline​ ​up​ ​to​ ​and​ ​including​ ​expulsion​ ​and/or​ ​arrest.

2.​ ​Referral​ ​for​ ​discipline.

Other​ ​violations​ ​of​ ​law​ ​may​ ​result​ ​in​ ​referral​ ​for​ ​discipline​ ​up​ ​to​ ​and​ ​including​ ​expulsion​ ​and/or​ ​arrest.