Campus Safety

Campus Safety

The Siena Heights University Public Safety Department is committed to providing respectful and professional services. While we can promise a committed effort to ensure safety, we are of course unable to promise total isolation from crime. Therefore, it is important for each member of our community to take responsibility for their own safety.

The key to preventing crime is awareness. This site will be an essential tool for sharing plans and providing relevant information in case an emergency arises at Siena Heights University, the surrounding area or any of the Degree Completion Centers.

Campus Safety News

Siena Heights University Is a Force of Nature and You Can Be Too
2/25/2013 12:00:00 PM by Peter Ossmann

Siena Heights University is proud to be promoting National Severe Weather Preparedness Week March 3-9, 2013. During this week we are asking our employees and members of the community to Be a Force of Nature and better prepare for severe weather threats in our area.

As a committed leader for weather-readiness, Siena Heights University will be highlighting ways individuals can Be a Force of Nature by knowing the risk, taking action, and serving as an example.

Sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Severe Weather Preparedness Week is a nationwide effort to increase awareness of severe weather and to motivate individuals, families, businesses, and communities to take actions that will prepare them in the event of severe weather.

Each year, individuals are killed or seriously injured by tornadoes and other types of severe weather, despite advance warning. In 2012, there were more than 450 weather-related fatalities and nearly 2,600 injuries. Severe weather knows no boundaries and affects every individual.

Siena Heights University is committed to ensuring the safety of our community and you play an important role. By taking a few steps now you can be better prepared and assist in saving lives.

Know Your Risk: The first step to becoming weather-ready is to understand the type of hazardous weather that can affect where you live and work, and how the weather could impact you and your family. Every state in the United States has experienced tornadoes and severe weather, so everyone is exposed to some degree of risk. Check the weather forecast regularly and visit to learn more about how to be better prepared and how you can protect your family during emergencies.

Pledge and Take Action: Be Force of Nature by taking the Pledge to Prepare at When you pledge to prepare, you will take the first step to making sure that you and your family are prepared for severe weather. This includes developing your family communications plan that you can email to yourself, building an emergency kit, and storing important papers and valuables in a safe place.

Stay informed about severe weather by having multiple sources for weather alerts. Obtain a NOAA Weather Radio and check to see if your cell phone is equipped to receive Wireless Emergency Alerts. Sign up for weather alerts from local emergency management officials using Code Red and sign up for SHU Alerts at

Be an Example: Once you have taken action and pledged to Be a Force of Nature, share your story with your family and friends. Create a video and post on a video sharing site, post your story on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, comment on a preparedness blog, or share through any other social media site. Technology, today, makes it easier than ever to be a good example and share the steps you took to help build a Weather-Ready Nation.

More information and ideas on how you can Be a Force of Nature can be found at

Information on the different types of severe weather such as tornadoes, severe thunderstorms and flooding is available at and or the Spanish-language web site

Contact Information

Adrian Campus: ‘0’ or ‘7800’
Off Campus: 517-264-7800
Contact Us at (800) 521-0009.
Siena Heights University Main Campus. 1247 E. Siena Heights Dr. Adrian, MI 49221.