Alma College 2022-10-19

Campus Safety

Alma College strives to provide a safe learning environment and educate our community about crime prevention. An integral component of that effort is our Campus Safety and Security Office, located in Tyler-Van Dusen. The office is open 24/7, 365 days a year, and staffed with trained personnel from STT Security, a nationwide security organization.

Campus Safety and Security personnel do not have law enforcement authority; however, they work closely with local and state law enforcement agencies, which are responsible for investigating alleged crimes on campus. Students are encouraged to report all crimes accurately and promptly to Campus Safety and Security, who will notify local law enforcement agencies. Students are also encouraged to dial 911 directly in case of life-threatening emergencies.

Reporting an Emergency

Please dial 911 directly in case of life-threatening emergencies. Contact Campus Safety and Security at (989) 463-7777.

In case of emergency, students, staff and faculty are to take appropriate, immediate action to protect lives and property. If appropriate, call 911, then make direct contact with Campus Safety or the administrator on duty. These officials will notify the college president or other executive staff members.

Area Emergency Services: 911

Campus Safety: (989) 463-7777

Administrator on Duty: (989) 560-5972

Ryan Stoudt, Emergency Response Administrator: (989) 463-7162 (office)

Urgent Facilities Concerns: (989) 463-7250 or (989) 463-7162


Blue Light Phones

Blue Light Phones

Blue light safety phones are located at strategic locations around the campus of Alma College. “Blue lights” are highly-visible, solar-powered, wireless devices that can connect students to emergency responders 24/7. They can be used for a multitude of needs; from emergency first-aid response to parking lot assistance to reporting of crimes or suspicious activity. “Blue lights” also come equipped with a public-address system that the college can use for emergency broadcast purposes.

Campus blue light phone map

Campus Alert System

Campus Alert System

Alma College participates in an campus alert system called Blackboard Connect. As part of this service, the college has the ability to reach students, faculty and staff with immediate, time-sensitive information or announcements using campus phones, cell phones, email and text messaging.

Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to periodically update their personal campus alert contact information. After clicking on the “Update Your Campus Alert Contact Information“ link, review and update as necessary your email addresses; work, home and mobile phone numbers; as well as select the text messaging notification option. If your 10-digit ID number that is printed on your Alma College ID card does not automatically load onto the form, you will need to provide it.

If you would like to receive campus alerts on additional or different email accounts or phones, please update your contact information by calling the ITS help desk at (989) 463-7303 or visiting Help Desk online.



Alma is a small campus and easy to navigate, but we’ve provided some maps that might come in handy.

Parking and Maps

Student, Faculty, and Staff Parking

Community Partnerships

Community Partnerships

Alma College works closely with the Alma Public Safety Department. The APSD has agreed to provide an established relationship with the college by appointing a full-time officer liaison to the college. Our officer liaison meets regularly with STT as well as the campus safety and security committee.

Campus Safety and Security officers work closely with Housing and Residence Life officials and the Alma Public Safety Department to:

  • Conduct daily patrols of all campus property,
  • Respond to fire alarms and burglar alarms,
  • Maintain a central “lost and found” repository,
  • Enforce parking policies and traffic regulations,
  • Conduct parking enforcement with designated personnel from Facilities & Service Management,
  • Handle all ticket appeals and
  • Provide additional security for special events on campus.

Special Services

Motorist Assistance

Alma College students, faculty and staff experiencing lockouts, dead batteries, flat tires and snowbound vehicles should contact ASAP Towing at (989) 463-5208 or Campus Safety and Security at (989) 463-7777.

Safety Escort Service

From dusk to dawn, Alma College students can call Campus Safety and Security at (989) 463-7777 to walk them to and from locations on campus or campus-owned property. While there is very little crime on campus, students are encouraged not to walk alone on campus after dark.

Medical Escort Service

Alma College students, faculty and staff who may be experiencing a mobility-impairing medical condition should contact Campus Safety and Security at (989) 463-7777 for more information.

Protect and Respect Our Scots

Alma College complies with all relevant federal and state laws banning discrimination in private institutions of higher education. Titles VII and IX of the Civil Rights Act are designed to protect equality of educational opportunity for all students and of employment for all faculty and staff.

For more information, visit our Civil Rights/Title IX page.


Annual Safety and Security Data

Visit the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education website to view crime and fire statistics for Alma College.

Contact Us

(989) 463-7777