Should you encounter a situation that needs immediate or emergency response (e.g. fire, you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, an ambulance is needed, a police response is required), call 911 from a campus phone. If you are calling from an off-campus phone or cell phone, call 601-815-7777.
All mistreatment is of serious concern to this institution and is strictly prohibited. It is the policy of the Medical Center to maintain an educational environmental and workplace free from any type of mistreatment. Students who believe they were mistreated are strongly encouraged to bring it to the attention of appropriate institutional officials as detailed here: www.umc.edu/titleIX
Quick Care Clinic601-984-2273 (4-CARE)
UMMC Faculty, Staff and Students will be notified of a campus emergency through the Alert U System. This system provides rapid notification of emergency messages via text messaging, e-mail and voice mail. Students can increase the effectiveness of this service by maintaining incoming text service and an up to date cell phone number in the student data system. Likewise, faculty and staff should consider maintaining a cell phone number with text service in the Lawson Directory.
Mississippi has a high risk for severe weather including damaging winds, thunderstorms, heavy rainfall, hail, and tornadoes. In collaboration with the National Weather Services, UMMC has a two-tiered response to severe weather events. Each building on campus has been provided a weather radio to receive severe weather alerts for our area.
If the National Weather Service places the campus under a severe weather warning, a Weather Warning will be issued. Actions to take when Weather Warning has been issued:
If the National Weather Service determines that the campus is under an imminent threat, a Weather Emergency will be issued. Actions to take when Weather Emergency has been issued:
Avoid | Deny | Defend
Information to provide to 911 operators
When Law Enforcement Arrives
Additional Safety Instructions
The first officers to arrive at the scene will not stop to help injured persons. Expect rescue teams to follow the initial officers. These rescue teams will treat and remove the injured. Once you have reached a safe location, you will likely be held in that area by law enforcement until the situation is under control, and all witnesses have been identified and questioned. Do not leave the area until law enforcement authorities have instructed you to do so.
Faculty have the right to prevent disruptive students from interfering with their right to teach and the right of other students to learn. Faculty should:
If you are dealing with a student who is disruptive or who has violated your schools student conduct code, contact the Office of Student Affairs in your school. An example of this might be a student, who comes to class under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or who will not behave in an appropriate manner in spite of intervention from the instructor. Make a record of the details related to the incident(s). Share the record with the Dean of Students in your school.
The Student Counseling and Wellness Center (SCWC) was created as the result of a collaboration between the Vice Chancellor’s Office and the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior. This is a free, confidential service provided to all current UMMC students to promote mental health and wellness. The mission of the SCWC is twofold—(1) offer high quality psychological and psychiatric services for existing conditions and issues that are presently impacting the well-being of the UMMC student and (2) provide wellness education and interventions to empower the UMMC student to engage in healthy self-care behaviors in order to maximize their potential in their personal and professional lives. Staff members of the SCWC have no role in any student’s academic assessment or evaluation.
Student Counseling and Wellness Center601-815-1136www.umc.edu/scwc • firstname.lastname@example.org
Behavior a reasonable person would view as being likely to substantially or repeatedly interfere with the conduct of a class. Examples range from repeated, unauthorized use of cell phones in the classroom, persistently speaking without being recognized, to making physical threats.
If you believe one of your students is struggling with some personal or emotional concerns, consider these suggestions when reaching out to him or her:
If you are aware of a student who needs to talk with someone about personal concerns or is experiencing an emotional or psychological crisis, please consult with the Student Affairs Office in your school. Faculty members are often the first to become aware that a student is troubled, either through a conversation or a student’s writing. Examples might include alcohol or drug abuse, depression, eating disorders, or sexual assault. A number of resources are available for students in crisis. Make a record of the details related to the incident(s). Share the record with the Dean of Students in your school.
Title IX Coordinator Student/Employee Health LifeSynch
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If you feel the interaction with the angry student may be escalating into a potentially threatening situation-contact Campus Police. Make a record of the details related to the incident(s). Share the record with the Dean of Students in your school, particularly if the anger results in a violation of your school’s Student Code of Conduct.
Dealing with aggressive or potentially violent students
If you see or are dealing with aggressive behavior or other potentially threatening situations-contact Campus Police. This could be a student who makes aggressive or threatening statements toward the instructor or other members of the class or behaves in a way that you believe isn’t safe. Once you’ve contacted Campus Police and feel personally safe, contact the Dean’s Office in your school.
Emergency: 911 (on-campus) or 601-815-7777 (off-campus or cell) Non-Emergency: 601-815-3072
Students can find instructions for registering (both formally and informally) comments, suggestions or complaints posted here: www.umc.edu/student-complaints