The Hanover College campus and the Hanover community have always been considered safe places to live, study and work. Rare tragic events that have occurred on other campuses are unsettling to all of us. We want you to know that safeguarding your child's and the campus community's welfare is always a priority. Please review the update below regarding our current emergency procedures and state of preparedness.
We review our campus emergency action plan annually, and afterwards distribute these procedures to key personnel throughout the campus. This plan includes a rapid response to secure all buildings, a notification process to the campus community about the current situation via our Emergency Alert system and a list of duties for all personnel in Campus Security and Student Life. These plans were created in consultation with local and state authorities and their support will remain an important part of our management of any emergency.
In an emergency, the Hanover website will be your key source for information. We will post important information on the home page when necessary to keep you updated as quickly as possible.
We will also engage the Parents' Association Emergency Telephone Network (ETN) to be available with accurate information about the given situation in the event of a loss of campus telephone communication. This 'phone tree' acts as a communication resource for you so that you may obtain reliable, up-to-date information. In an emergency, you may call the parent assigned to your area from the list that was sent to you earlier this year. Keep this list in a location that is easy for you to find in case of an emergency.
We would also encourage your child to follow all campus safety guidelines that are available within their residence hall or Greek house and through our website.
They can also find additional helpful tips available at www.campussafetymonth.org.
Campus safety information is also available through Security and the Parent Handbook. We also provide counseling, as well as chaplain services, to all students that may feel overwhelmed or just need to talk to a professional counselor.
If you have any additional questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Betsie Chilton, Alumni and Parent Relations Assistant Director, at 812-866-7059 or email@example.com. Again, rest assured that Hanover College remains a diligent and responsive guardian of your child's safety, and that we will continue to communicate with you regarding our efforts.