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Timely Warning


Office of Campus Safety

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999



Students walking on the south side of Old Main

In the event that a circumstance may be known to exist regarding criminal activity which may pose a potential, on-going threat to the Knox community, Campus Safety may issue timely warning alerts to inform members of criminal activity or events that take place on, or in some cases, near the campus. At a minimum, for all crimes reportable under the Clery Act that are reported by campus security authorities or local police agencies and that are deemed to be a serious or continuing threat to students and employees, Campus Safety will issue a timely warning.

Campus Safety will normally create and issue the campus wide message utilizing the campus email alert network. Updates regarding criminal events will normally utilize the campus wide email notification network but may also involve other distribution methods.

As an example, Campus Safety may distribute timely warning alerts on the Knox College website, postings in residential halls, academic buildings, mailbox stuffings, and/or requesting the telecommunications department to leave voicemail messages on the College telephone network.

The use of the Knox Alert system has the capability to issue multiple voice, text, and email notifications simultaneously to multiple devices, including landlines, cellular telephones, and email accounts. The system is also capable of displaying messages on many campus television and classroom computer screens. Use of the Knox Alert system has generally been limited to emergency notifications only.

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Printed on Monday, October 24, 2016

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