Eureka College is committed to protecting the welfare of all faculty, staff, students, visitors, and community members. Eureka College contracts through the Eureka City Police Department for campus security. Through this contract, the city provides Eureka College with a trained city police officer to serve an eight hour shift on campus seven nights per week, 365 days per year. This shift begins between 5pm and 7pm and ends between 1am and 3am. During this shift, the officer will patrol through campus in a marked vehicle (provided by the city), walk through the residence halls at least once per night with 2 members of the Resident Advisor (RA) staff, be available as a student escort, and be available to assist in any incidents that arise. The officer can be contacted throughout their shift on a College owned cell phone that is posted throughout campus (309) 339-0321. When needed, the other city police officers will serve as back up to the campus officer. If the College needs assistance from the Police during day hours, the College will contact Eureka Dispatch for assistance (309) 467-2375.
CAMPUS NOTIFICATION SYSTEM (RAVE)
It is important for the College to have access to a fast and reliable way of notifying the campus community in the event of an emergency on campus. Eureka College has contracted through RAVE WIRELESS in order to provide a campus notification system available to all students, staff, and faculty.
The RAVE notification system will only be used in the event of a campus emergency, campus closing, or an occasional testing of the system. (A semi-annual testing of the system will take place each September and February.) Also, in compliance with the “timely notice” provisions of the Jeanne Clery Act of 1998, the entire campus community will be immediately notified through RAVE of any incident where any type of threat to others is present.
RAVE provides all subscribed users with an immediate text and/or email. In addition to the texts and emails provided through RAVE, Eureka College will also utilize the “Campus Alerts” section of the Eureka College website as well as several official Eureka College facebook pages to provide information to the campus community in the event of an emergency or campus closing. When they occur, campus closings will also be on local radio and TV channels. In the event of a major emergency or disaster, Eureka College will also utilize their main website for updates on the incident in order to get pertinent information out to parents and families of students, staff, and faculty as well as the Eureka community.
The names and phone numbers of those subscribing to RAVE will never be shared with anyone else through the RAVE system. After a Eureka College student, staff, or faculty member graduates or moves on from Eureka College, they will be taken off of the RAVE system. If someone needs to subscribe, update, or seek information on RAVE, they are encouraged to contact the Office of Student Life located in the Cerf Center at (309) 467-6420.
ANNUAL SECURITY REPORT (ASR)
The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) is a federal law that requires all colleges and universities to disclose crime statistics that occur both on and around their campus.
Our 2016 Annual Security Report is available here:
Eureka College is committed to providing a learning, working and living environment that promotes personal integrity, civility and mutual respect in an environment free of sexual misconduct and discrimination.
Learn more about our Title IX policy.