MCC has established an Emergency Response Plan to provide MCC students, faculty, employees and visitors (the "MCC community") with information about MCC's Timely Warning Alert, Emergency Notification, Emergency Response Plan (including evacuation procedures), and to provide other general safety guidelines to the MCC community.
The information in this plan will help each individual in the MCC community determine their best response to certain emergency situations, whether on, adjacent to or near an MCC campus.
Every emergency situation is unique and in all cases, MCC community members assume responsibility for their own individual safety and security and should use their own best individual judgment in deciding their actions.
Issuance of a Timely Warning Alert is intended to aid in the prevention of similar crimes and to enable each individual in the MCC community to take personal actions to minimize their risk of falling victim to the same crime or crimes.
Emergency Alerts issued by MCC are intended to assist each individual in the MCC community to take measures to protect him or herself. This plan is prepared and maintained by the MCC police department.
MCC's Emergency Response Plan incorporates generally accepted and recognized best practices of public safety standards and complies with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, 20 U.S.C. § 1092(f) ("Clery Act"). The term "campus" as used throughout this document includes any MCC building or facility located on MCC property.
The Clery Act requires colleges to timely notify its students and employees whenever there is a violent crime or crimes against persons, or threats to persons or to property occurring on campus that is ongoing or continuing and which may result in a threat to the health or safety of students or employees ("Timely Warning Alert").
The Clery Act also requires colleges to immediately notify the MCC community upon confirmation of a significant emergency or dangerous situation involving an immediate threat to the health or safety of students or employees occurring on campus ("Emergency Alert" or "Emergency Response").