Office of Campus Safety and Security
Declaration of Emergency
If an unexpected, time-sensitive emergency situation occurs (e.g. fire, accident) the event should be reported immediately (extension 3555 or to the Office of Campus Safety and Security 680-4125 or 680-4305.
Officers are on duty twenty-four hours (24) a day, seven (7) days a week throughout the year.
The safety of the Florida Southern College community—our students, faculty, staff and visitors—is our top priority. In the event of an emergency, the College has a plan to address the situation in an expedient manner, and this plan is reviewed at regularly scheduled intervals by the administration and campus safety personnel.
Additionally, Florida Southern maintains a close working relationship with the Lakeland Police Department, which conducts annual training seminars for FSC staff. Our campuses in Orlando and Ocala work in close cooperation with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office and Ocala Police Departments respectively.
Unless you are notified otherwise, classes, meetings, and events will proceed as scheduled. Notification of an emergency will be posted promptly via broadcast e-mail, broadcast voice mail, and on the home page of the FSC Web site at www.flsouthern.edu. Emergency updates will be provided via these same mechanisms as information becomes available. When the situation warrants, the Lakeland campus will activate an Emergency Alarm System.
The Office of Campus Safety and Security also will activate and continuously update an Information Hotline that can be accessed by dialing 4101 from on campus and 863.680.4101 from off campus. Should telephone and/or electronic service be interrupted, information may be posted on campus bulletin boards and at entrances to buildings.
Florida Southern College also provides information to area media outlets, including the following television stations: Fox 13, Bay News 9, Channel 8 and Channel 28; and radio stations: WPCV, WONN, WLKF, and WWRZ. Please do not rely solely on the media, however, as late-breaking developments can occur between broadcasts.
As a preparedness measure, students and parents are encouraged to formulate a communication plan for use during an emergency. This plan should include a course of action to be taken should telephone and/or electronic service be disrupted.