Safety Reports, Policies, and Procedures
Calvin Seminary should be a safe and healthy place for all community members. Below are reports that speak to this goal and provide resources for community members to ensure it.
Annual Safety Report
In accordance with the Jeanne Clery Act, the Calvin University Campus Safety Department provides statistics in the areas of criminal offenses, hate offenses, arrests, and disciplinary actions. These areas are divided further by location. Please note the statistics represent the number of reports in each category.
More crimes may have occurred on campus, but these crimes were not reported. The statistical years are calendar years (January – December) with statistics due in October for the previous calendar year.
A copy of this report is posted here, and can be accessed at any time.
Title IX Resources
Discrimination, harassment, and retaliation of any form are a violation of a person’s rights, dignity, and integrity. Such acts debase the integrity of the educational process and are contrary to the mission and values of Calvin Seminary. In response to any reported misconduct, the Seminary will take appropriate steps to eliminate the misconduct, prevent its recurrence, and address its effects. The Seminary will review and investigate all reports, and provide for fair and impartial evaluation and resolution. Retaliation is prohibited against a person who makes a report of discrimination or harassment.
Calvin Seminary Safety is provided by Calvin University Safety Office. Click here to visit their website.
Drug & Alcohol Policies
In accordance with the Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988 and the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act of 1989, Calvin Seminary provides this report:
Emergency Response Plan
Below is a document with policies and procedures for the community in the event of an emergency
Inclement Weather Policy
Calvin Theological Seminary may remain open during inclement weather, even when other institutions may be closed. The Seminary’s decision to close depends on several factors, such as local travel advisories and requests from law enforcement agencies, the condition of public and campus roadways, and the closing of other local colleges and universities, especially Calvin University with whom we share many services, including campus safety and the emergency notification system.
The Seminary President has the responsibility for determining when to close or terminate Seminary activities and Seminary offices. The Seminary President may delegate this responsibility to the Chief Operating Officer or the Dean of the Faculty. Whenever possible, a decision affecting morning and afternoon classes and events will be communicated by 6:00am, and a decision affecting classes and events later in the day will be communicated by 2:00pm.