A. Stipulations regarding class assignments, field trips, and other trips are explained in the Faculty Handbook:
Albion College recognizes that participation in extra-classroom activities such as class trips, departmental trips, club field trips, workshops, and intercollegiate athletics can be of benefit to the students and to the institution. However, Albion College also recognizes that classroom work is at the heart of the student’s progress in courses. Therefore, no College-sanctioned trip will be permitted that results in the absence of a student from classes for more than two consecutive class days without permission of the Provost. Furthermore, no intercollegiate athletic trip will be permitted to remove a student from classes for more than one class day, except by permission of the Provost. Saturdays rather than class days will be used for College-sponsored, extra-classroom activities whenever possible. Limited College transportation is available; inquiries should be directed to the Physical Plant Office and to the Office of Campus Programs and Organizations.
Students should inform their faculty members in advance of an upcoming class absence that is a result of participation in an official College event. Written notification of such absences is required, and must be distributed by the supervising College official. The student thereby merits the opportunity to make up assignments missed.
B. Non-College-sanctioned trips for extra-curricular activities should be planned on weekends instead of class days. Students traveling with groups in organizations that schedule trips while classes are in session are not automatically excused from classes. Each student on a trip may request prior approval from his/her faculty members to be excused from class and to be allowed to make up any missed assignments or work. This approval may or may not be granted.
A. All organizations planning off-campus trips over 100 miles away are required to provide the information listed below to the Campus Safety Office before leaving campus.
B. All individual participants must travel with proof of personal health insurance.
C. At least one person on the trip must have a cell phone available in the event of an emergency.
A. The Student Affairs staff member, office, or student organization advisor must check with the U.S. Department of State Travel Advisory prior to organizing or scheduling student group international travel. If travel is restricted by the State Department, the Student Affairs staff member, office, or student organization adviser must check other appropriate country travel advisories, check “on-the-ground” contacts, and then consult with the vice president for student affairs for approval. Approval is subject to cancellation at a later date if travel is deemed inadvisable.
These policies apply to the use of all College vans, as well as all vehicles that are rented or leased from outside agencies to be used for College-related travel or activities. Individuals who operate College vehicles must also abide by the Driver Approval and Vehicle Usage Policy, which can be viewed here.
All persons who intend to drive a van must first be approved by Campus Safety. Forms for the approval process are available at: http://www.albion.edu/student-life/campus-safety/transportation-services/driver-registration. The approval and training guidelines are explained in the Driver Approval and Vehicle Usage Policy referenced above.
A. Individuals or groups who wish to use a van for use should forward a request to Campus Services.
B. Drivers will inspect the van for damage, and will complete the vehicle checklist prior to operating the van.
C. Upon return to campus, drivers will park the van in the Facilities Operations parking lot.
A. If a group is traveling with luggage, then no more than twelve people (driver included) may be transported in a van.
B. Seatbelts shall be worn by the driver and all passengers at all times while the vehicle is in motion.
C. No driver may drive a van more than ten consecutive hours, or more than 12 hours in a 24-hour period. In addition, one passenger needs to stay awake to assist the driver.
D. At least one person on the trip must have a cell phone available in the event of an emergency.
A. In the event that a College van is involved in an accident, the driver is responsible for ensuring that the steps listed below are taken.
T—Indicates the location of a telephone line linked to Campus Safety. Boldface indicates a blue light telephone.
1. Briton House Apartments
2. Burns Street Apartments
T—North side (1220, 1224)
T—South side (1222, 1226)
3. Cass Street Building/Campus Safety Office
T—Open 24 hours
4. Dean Hall
cooperative residence for women
5. Dow Recreation and Wellness Center
T—East concourse, south of south fieldhouse doors
6. Erie Apartments
7. Ferguson Student, Technology, and Administrative Services Building
8. Fiske Hall
9. Fraternity area
10. Goodrich Chapel
T—Northeast exterior corner
11. Ingham Hall
12. Mae Harrison Karro Village
T—Northwest entrance (center)
13. Kellogg Center/Dickie Hall
14. Kresge Gymnasium
15. Kresge Hall
16. Mitchell Towers
17. Mudd Learning Center
T—North exterior (by loading dock)
18. Munger Apartments
T—North parking lot
19. Munger Annex, 405 N. Berrien,
20. Olin Hall
T—Second floor lobby by north stairwell
21. Palenske Hall
22. President’s Home
501 E. Michigan Ave.
23. Robinson Hall
24. Seaton Hall
25. Technical Services
26. Vulgamore Hall
T—Kiosk near west entrance
27. Wesley Hall
T—South (main) entrance
28. Whitehouse Hall
29. Farley Drive Lot (Lot 24)
Emergency telephones are located on each floor in Kresge Hall, and in the elevators in Putnam Hall and Baldwin Hall.
The Albion College Department of Campus Safety has arranged for parents to be included in our Blackboard Connect Emergency Alert system. The College has used Blackboard Connect for several years to notify members of our campus community when a hazardous or emergency situation is occurring on or near our campus. The College will now be able to utilize this system to provide pertinent information about such incidents in a more effective and timely manner.
Register to receive messages at https://britparents.bbcportal.com. This system has been designed for you to input your contact information, and to update that information as needed. Establish a user name and password, after which you will be asked to provide the email address and telephone numbers through which you want to receive messages from the College.
**Please note that your contact information in this system will not be used to update information contained in College official records. The College will continue to use the information already contained in our official records when it is necessary to contact the parent(s) of a particular student about a specific issue. If you have questions about official records including how to update them, please contact the Student Affairs Office via .