The Public Safety Department relies on the Olin community’s assistance in order to effectively perform its duties and encourages the reporting of all incidents and any suspicious activity to the proper authority.

To report an Emergency:

  • Call Public Safety at 781-239-5555 or ext. 5555.
  • Use one of the Emergency Call Boxes located across campus.

Tips:

When reporting an emergency to Public Safety:

  1. Remain composed and provide your name, location and nature of the call to the Dispatcher.
  2. Speak slowly and calmly. DO NOT hang up until told to do so.
  3. Stay calm. Try to keep others calm as help arrives.

To report non-emergencies:

Emergency Contacts

  • R2 On Call: 781-953-0061
  • Facilities Manager On Call: 781-844-2174

 

Emergency Alert System (Olin EAS)

RAVE MOBILE SAFETY

Olin College officials hope to never encounter such an emergency, however, if one should arise RAVE Mobile Safety will be in place to provide vital information to our campus community.

RAVE Mobile Safety is the emergency system used by Olin College. The information each community member enters into their emergency notification page on the self-registration Olin EAS Emergency Alert System RAVE site is used to notify community members in the event of a crisis. This information when entered correctly will send out messages via text, email, cell phones and work/home phones at once.

Why Is the System Important?

Communication is critical during an emergency especially when an event has the potential to affect all Olin community members. RAVE Mobile Safety will allow rapid dissemination of news and instructions to be sent to the entire Babson College community in the event of an emergency.

About the System

RAVE is a campus-wide emergency alert system, comprised of a variety of methods by which the College can notify the students, faculty and staff on an active, major, campus-wide emergency. It allows for fast notification of emergency events across various channels, including phone, email and text messaging. The system will be tested throughout the community at a minimum of two times a year.

What We Need/Expect from You

Every staff, faculty and student at Babson will be responsible for updating his or her emergency notification information through Olin EAS Emergency Alert System. Each person will be able to provide numerous communication methods through which he or she can be notified in case of an emergency. The most important part of managing an Emergency Notification System is ensuring that contact information is correct and up to date at all times.

 

Babson College officials hope to never encounter such an emergency; however, if one should arise, RAVE Mobile Safety will be in place to provide vital information to our campus community.

Click here to access a Frequently Asked Questions document on Olin's Emergency Alert System.

 

Olin Threat Level of classifications

The emergency operations plan uses four threat severity levels to structure Olin College’s response.  Characteristics of each level are discussed below. Examples are also given, although they are not meant to be a complete listing of possible situations that could occur.

 

LEVEL 1: Administrative Notification / Localized Issue

A minor department or building incident that can be resolved by the responding service unit, or with limited outside help. This may result in calling in personnel and notifying the department where the problem occurred. (Example: Facilities Services responds to an HVAC problem in an Academic Building, ITSD failure). The Emergency Manager does not often require emergency notification for Level 1 incidents.

ACTION: Update community as needed through personal contact, email, website, and postings/handouts

 

LEVEL 2: Monitor/Standby

A department or building incident that can be resolved with existing College resources or limited outside help. A Level 2 incident is usually a one-dimensional event that has a limited duration and little impact on the campus community beyond those using the space/building in which it occurred. (Examples: Minor chemical or fuel oil spills, building loss of heat or electricity for several hours, or a minor fire confined to a room and not involving hazardous chemicals, Safety Alert - criminal offense that does not have an imminent threat in progress (sexual assault, burglary).  The Emergency Manager should be advised and updated regarding Level 2 situations, and has the option of standing up an Emergency Operations Center (EOC). 

ACTION: Update community as needed through personal contact, email, website, and postings/handouts.

Emergency Alert System (RAVE mobile safety) may be used in these circumstances and restricted to certain buildings or groups if needed.  

 

LEVEL 3: Alert

An emergency that impacts a sizable portion of the campus and/or outside community. Level 3 emergencies may be single or multi-hazard situations, and often require considerable and timely coordination both within and outside the College. Level 3 emergencies also include imminent events on campus or in the general community that may develop into a major College crisis or a full disaster. (Examples: heating plant failure, extended power outage, severe storms, major fire, contagious disease outbreak, domestic water contamination, active violent criminal offense that poses an imminent threat (active shooter, robbery with a dangerous weapon suspect in the area).  The Emergency Manager should be notified as soon as possible in the event that a level 3 emergency has occurred or is occurring.  Depending on the type of emergency, upon activation of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) the Emergency Manager will communicate with a member or members of the President’s Cabinet (also known as the Executive Policy and Planning Group). The EOC will be activated as soon as possible and a plan for managing the emergency will be developed.

ACTION: Alert and update community as needed through emergency alert system (RAVE mobile safety), voicemail blast of on campus phones, email, Babson home page and emergency preparedness website, update INFO line directing inquiries. 

 

LEVEL 4: Emergency

A catastrophic emergency event involving the entire campus and surrounding community. Immediate resolution of the disaster, which is usually multi-hazard, is beyond the emergency response capabilities of campus and local resources. (Example: earthquake, major hurricane, or act of terrorism that would require State and Federal assistance).  Procedures followed by College personnel will be similar to those outlined above with respect to Level 4 emergencies.

ACTION: Alert and update community as needed through emergency alert system (RAVE mobile safety), voicemail blast of on campus phones, email, Babson home page and emergency preparedness website, update INFO line directing inquiries.