Maranatha Completes Campus Emergency Plan

SecurityMaranatha cares about its students and employees. That spirit of caring was demonstrated during the two-year process of completing the Campus Emergency Preparedness Plan that recently received a favorable review from the Higher Learning Commission.

“This project reflects exceptional accomplishments made by the campus in a short period of time,” the review document stated.

The College has put several procedures in place over the last two years that add an even greater degree of security to what was already a safe campus. Those procedures include:

  • Implementing an emergency notification system that sends email and text messages within seconds.
  • Writing template messages for use in specific emergencies.
  • Training 16 employees in the methods for sending an alert.
  • Printing an Emergency Response Guide placard that covers procedures for 14 different potential emergencies. Those guides are now placed throughout campus. You can look at one here.

Maranatha consulted with local law enforcement and fire officials while preparing the plan. Procedures are also in place for communicating this information to new students and employees and for future external review.

“Embracing this Action Project reflects how Maranatha values people, communicates important policies, and develops relationships with local police and fire departments,” the reviewer said.

Vice President for Business Affairs Mark Stevens led the Campus Safety Committee that constructed the plan.

“We praise God for answered prayer in the form of an excellent review,” Executive Vice President Dr. Matthew Davis said.