The Department of Public Safety has the responsibility of responding to, and summoning the necessary resources, to mitigate, investigate, and document any situation that may cause a significant emergency or dangerous situation. The Department of Public Safety has the responsibility to respond to such incidents and to determine if the situation does in fact pose a threat to the community. If that is the case, Federal Law requires that the institution immediately notify the campus community or the appropriate segments of the community that may be affected by the situation.
Adding / Changing Contact Information in RAVE
In the event of an emergency notification, the Department of Public Safety may use Rave to send a message to College community members. In order to receive a cell phone call or SMS message, you must enter your cell phone number in BannerWeb. To add your cell phone to Banner,
Log into Banner Web: http://go.middlebury.edu/bw
Select: Personal Information
Select: Update cell phone for emergency communications
While in the Banner Personal Information section, it may also be a good time to update Emergency Contacts.
In order to recognize the email, phone call or text message from Rave, please note important sender information.
- A message sent to e-mail will have the following sender information: Rave Alert [firstname.lastname@example.org]
- A message sent to cell phones will display the following number: 802-388-0409
- An SMS (text message) from Rave will display the number 802-388-0409
These numbers should be added to your cell phone contact list.
The College’s Emergency Web Alert System
The Emergency Web Alert System was created to assist with the rapid dissemination of emergency information to members of the campus community and the general public. The Emergency Web Alert System is comprised of two distinct parts.
- In the event of an emergency, authorized administrators can activate emergency notifications on the College's primary website, http://www.middlebury.edu. These notifications may display information or redirect to MiddAlert.net.
- MiddAlert.net is a high-availability website, hosted by Google that is used by authorized administrators to post current information about emergency situations at the College. MiddAlert.net is not dependent on the College's IT infrastructure in any way.
Thorguard Lightning Warning System
A Thorguard Lightning Warning System has been installed at the College Golf Course. The system operates from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. each day.
If the system detects lightning in a 2 mile radius, the warning horn at the Golf Course and Youngman Field will sound once and the lights will begin to flash at the following locations:
- Golf Course
- Youngman Field
- Dragone Track
- Baseball Diamond
- Athletic fields
- Proctor Tennis Courts
- Atwater Tennis Courts
When the threat of lightning has passed, the warning horn will sound three short blasts and the lights will stop flashing.