Weather or Emergency
Cancellation of classes or closure of the campus due to weather or other circumstances will be announced:
a. Through local mass media, including the following commercial radio and television stations: KDAL-AM, 610-AM; KDAL-FM, 95.7-FM; KKBCFM, 105-FM; KLDJ-FM 101.7-FM; KTCO-FM, 98.9-FM; KRBR-FM, 102.5-FM; WDSM-AM,710-AM; WEBC-AM, 560-AM. The decision to cancel classes will be made by 6 a.m. when possible.
b. On the LSC web site.
c. Through the Star Alert system
Occasionally, travel conditions will vary widely within commuting distance of LSC. Even though the campus is open, students faced with unsafe local travel conditions are encouraged to exercise good judgment in deciding whether to attempt to travel to campus.
LSC Policy 4.4: Weather/Short Term Emergency Closings
The Security office is located at the East Entrance Information Desk. Campus Security Staff are normally available when the campus is open. Escort service is available for all Lake Superior College students, staff, and faculty by calling Security at 733-1080 or cell (218) 522-1019.
LSC publicly posts crime statistics (criminal offenses, hate offenses, and arrests) for its main campus and each off campus site. The statistics are updated on or before October 1st of each year.
Crisis Management Plan
The College has an Emergency Response and Crisis Management Plan to ensure a systematic and flexible response to emergency situations and to assist the college community in coping with the trauma created by crises.
LSC – Crime Statistics (Statistics Tab)
LSC – Crime Policies and Personal Security Recommendations (Awareness Tab)
LSC – Emergency Response and Crisis Management Plan
To promote a safe college environment, deter vandalism or theft of property, and assist law enforcement in the investigation of crimes committed on college property, LSC employs an electronic video surveillance system.
In the event of severe weather, announcements will be made throughout the building. Everyone should seek shelter in an interior area of the building and away from windows. Never use the elevators during weather emergencies, as power outages may occur. Sit down, cover your head, and remain there until the all clear signal is given by college personnel. When possible, take shelter in interior rooms or under stairwells or tables. Avoid rooms with windows to the outside.
When the fire alarms ring, all individuals should evacuate the building and remain at least 50 feet from the building until re-entry is authorized. Never use the elevators during emergencies such as fires. Students and other building occupants with disabilities should notify their instructor /supervisor if they need assistance. Failure to leave the building when the fire alarm is sounded can result in legal action through the city and/or campus judicial processes. Unauthorized sounding of a fire alarm or tampering with fire extinguishers is a violation of Minnesota law. Persons caught violating this law can be fined and/or imprisoned.
Drugs and Alcohol on Campus
LSC and MnSCU policies prohibit the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of alcohol and illicit drugs by students and employees on the college premises or in conjunction with any college-sponsored activity or event.
Smoking on Campus
LSC has been a tobacco free campus since August, 2009. Tobacco use is prohibited on college property. Violations by students will result in a $50 fine and a hold is placed on the student’s record until the fine is paid.
Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention
Lake Superior College participates in the Tri-Campus Community Coalition on Student Drinking (T3C) to foster alcohol awareness and education. In addition, Health Services offers a variety of resources and programming to promote drug and alcohol abuse prevention.
LSC Policy – Drug & Alcohol Free Campus
MnSCU Policy – Alcoholic Beverages or Controlled Substances on Campus
LSC Policy – Tobacco Free Campus
LSC – Health Education Services
T3C – Tri-Campus & Community Coalition on Student Drinking
LSC policy requires all students to be immunized in accordance with the requirements of Minnesota law.
Health Assessments and Background Studies
LSC requires health assessment documentation and background studies for all Allied Health and Nursing programs and some Workforce Development programs prior to students’ final acceptance into the program or course.
LSC Policy – Immunizations
LSC – Student Background Study and Health Document Requirements