Campus Safety

quad-imageFOR EMERGENCY CALL

Agnes Scott Police 404-471-6900 (Seminary’s direct line).  The CTS community is encouraged to save this number to their cell phone.

OMNILERT NOTIFICATION SYSTEM

CTS has adopted the emergency notification system powered by Omnilert.  This system enables CTS Administration and Agnes Scott Police to send instant alerts directly to registered subscribers’ campus email, personal email, home, office or mobile phone.  These alerts are simultaneously sent to CTS’ social media accounts.

CTS email addresses of all faculty, staff and current students have been preloaded to the system as the default method of contact.  Once you sign-in and complete your profile, the system will also send alerts to your personal email and cell phone with information about emergencies.

The system will only be used to communicate emergencies such as severe weather warning, gas leak, fire, bomb threat, crime watch, boil-water advisory, or campus closings.  Depending on your personal cell phone plan, there may be a nominal fee from your carrier to receive text messages, but there is no charge from the school to use the service.

CTS Administration and Agnes Scott Police are urging the entire campus community to update their profile.  Although Omnilert is an excellent system that can notify the entire campus within minutes, it only works if you take a minute to update your contact information in the system.

How to update your Omnilert profile:

1. Website:  https://ctsnet.omnilert.net/subscriber.php

2. Select: “Forgot Username?” (Do not “Create New Account”)

3. Enter your CTS campus email address

4. Omnilert  will email your Username (to your CTS account).  Click on “Return to Log-in”.

5. The default password is “password” (or, select “Forgot Password?”)

6. Login and update your profile.  Select Account to change your password and Services to add text messaging, additional email addresses, and voice calls.

ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUGS PREVENTION PROGRAM

Columbia Theological Seminary is committed to the health and well-being of the members of our community. In the spirit of this commitment and in compliance with the United States Department of Education’s Drug Prevention Program, this policy statement regarding controlled substances is being issued for all faculty, staff and students. Download Document Here.

ANTI-SEXUAL HARASSMENT

Columbia Theological Seminary is committed to creating and maintaining a learning and working environment that is free from unlawful discrimination based on sex in accordance with Title IX of the Higher Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX), which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs or activities; Title VII of the Civil Rights act of 1964 (Title VII), which prohibits sex discrimination in employment; and the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act, Clery Act, and the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Sexual Harassment and Retaliation under this Policy will not be tolerated by CTS and is grounds for disciplinary action, up to and including, permanent dismissal from CTS and/or termination of employment.

Anti-Sexual Harassment Policy

Reports, comments, and concerns should be reported to:

Jody D. Sauls, PHR
Title IX Coordinator/Director of Human Resources
Office: Campbell Hall 112
SaulsJ@ctsnet.edu
404-687-4654

You may also contact:

Department of Education Office of Civil Rights
400 Maryland Avenue, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20202-1100
www.ed.gov or www.ed.gov/about/contacts/gen/index.html

For those who do not wish to report sexual misconduct may speak confidentially with confidential resources:

Mitzi J. Smith, PhD
J. Davison Philips Professor of New Testament
Office: Campbell Hall 309
SmithM@ctsnet.edu
404-687-4563

Campus Chaplain

See more information under Title IX page.

CANCELLATION OF CLASSES/SCHOOL

In the event of inclement weather, community members may find out whether classes are in session and seminary offices open by calling the Columbia’s weather line at 404/687-4501. Should CTS’ telephone system be out because of an extended power outage, please listen to Cox Radio Group Atlanta (750 AM, 95.5 FM, 97.1 FM, 98.5 FM, or 104.1 FM), tune into 11Alive News (TV Channel 11), or login to 11Alive.com for the same information. The seminary’s emergency alert system may also be used to notify the community of class/school cancellations.

CAMPUS SECURITY & FIRE SAFETY REPORT

In accordance with the Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act (P.L. 101-542), Columbia Theological Seminary is required to disclose campus security policy and campus crime statistics annually to all current students and employees and to any prospective students/employees upon request. The intent of this federal legislation is to promote awareness and to encourage responsible action in making the Seminary a safer place. Columbia Theological Seminary is also committed to providing a fire‐safe environment for the faculty, staff, students and visitors, and to protecting its property through an effective fire prevention, protection, preparedness and response program. These policies are in effect to assist the campus community in working together to maintain an environment that reduces the risk of fire hazards. Download Document Here.

MISSING PERSONS POLICY

The purpose of this policy is to establish procedures for Columbia Theological Seminary, to respond to and assist with reports of missing students as required under the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008. This policy applies to students who reside on campus and are deemed missing or absent from the seminary for a period of more than 24 hours without any known reason or which may be contrary to usual patterns of behavior. Download Document Here.

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