Emergency Response and Evacuation Procedures

Due to ongoing care and concern for our students, Western will automatically enroll you in the e2Campus Emergency Notification System. This will help students stay better informed and protected in case of an emergency.

We are doing this for of a variety of reasons. The U.S. Department of Education has asked all schools which participate in the federal student financial assistance programs (which comes to you in the form of direct lending) to conduct an annual test of our emergency response and evacuation procedure. In addition to the federal requirements, current events suggest to us that violence or natural disasters may unfortunately occur on a college or graduate school campus with little warning.

To meet the federal requirements and to be prepared for violence or natural disasters, we believe that it is prudent for everyone to have as much warning as possible to ensure your personal safety. The e2Campus notification system is widely used by college campuses around the nation and will be able to alert you of any current dangers to your person by contacting you via cell phone, text message, email, Facebook or Twitter account, wireless PDA, pager, or any number of choices during the registration process.

Notifications will only be sent in the event of a true emergency situation, as indicated by the following categories:
1. Security incidents (e.g. theft, individual on campus threatening harm to others)
2. Health alerts: (e.g. H1N1 virus)
3. Severe weather (e.g. blizzard, flood, severe thunderstorms)
4. Campus closings (e.g. natural gas leak, inclement weather, non-routine building closure)

Once Western has enrolled you in the e2Campus notification system, we ask that you take a few moments to review your account and customize it according to your preferences. Students may access their account at http://www.e2campus.com/my/westernseminary.

If you have any questions, additional information will be available from the Student Services office at your campus.

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