Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Grinnell City Snow Emergency Parking Declaration Has Been Declared


Date: Feb.  9, 2010


To:  Grinnell College Faculty, Staff, Students


From: Stephen A. Briscoe, Director of Campus Safety & Security


Re:  Grinnell City Snow Emergency Parking Declaration: Vehicles left out on the streets/alleys can be





Therefore, vehicles shall not park on streets or alleys until the "Snow Emergency Declaration" period has expired, or until the snow has been cleared from said streets or alleys.   You may call 641-236-9427 at any time to check the status of the snow emergency.


SNOW REMOVAL OPERATIONS will remain in effect until the snow has been removed or plowed from said streets or alleys.


SNOW REMOVAL OPERATIONS in the Central Business District will be in effect until street cleaning operations have been completed.  Vehicles must be off the streets beginning at 1:00am and continuing until snow removal operations have been completed in the central business district.


Grinnell College faculty/staff/ students who have Grinnell College parking permits can park in campus parking lots located around the campus in lots that the parking permits are designated for only.   Vehicles parked in non designated parking areas can be towed at the owners expense.


Please be advise that facilities management employees will be out removing snow from the campus parking lots.  If possible only park your vehicle in areas that the snow has been removed from.  Furthermore,  faculty/staff should not leave their vehicles parked in the designated lots overnight for extended periods of time.  This will help in clearing the snow from those lots.   Students should only park their vehicles in student parking areas where the snow has been cleared from if possible.


Thanks for helping to keep our campus parking lots clear of snow.


Monday, February 1, 2010

Campus Alert Bulletin 10-000067 (Possible Drug Use)


By:  Stephen A. Briscoe, Director of Campus Safety/Security, Grinnell College


In compliance with the "Timely Notice" provision of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics act of 1998 the Grinnell College Campus Safety/Security Office is giving notice that it has received information concerning "Roofies" (Rohypnol)  possibly being used on campus.


The Grinnell College Campus Safety/Security Office urges the Grinnell College campus to be alert to the possibility of the drugs being used on campus and take steps to protect themselves.  Date rape drugs, commonly "Roofies", Rohypnol, GHB and Ketamine, can be slipped into an unsuspecting person's drink at anytime.  Rapid and severe intoxication follows, along with dramatically reduced inhibitions and memory loss.  In this condition, anyone can be extremely vulnerable to an assault.


To protect yourself, do not leave drinks unattended and be wary of accepting drinks from people you do not know well.  Do not except illegal drugs either in liquid form or use inhalants such as joints or cigarettes given to you by others.  To be even more careful, make sure that you open and pour your own drinks, and don't share drinks with others.  It is also wise to use the buddy system while socializing-when you go out with friends, agree to keep an eye on one another and to go home together.  If a friend starts to exhibit symptoms of drug ingestion, seek medical help immediately. Signs to look for include: dizziness and/or nausea, memory loss, breathing or motion difficulties, and acting disproportionately intoxicated relative to the amount of alcohol consumed.


The Grinnell College Campus Safety & Security Office urges anyone who believes they or a friend has been the victim of an illegal drug to immediately contact the Safety/Security Office at 269-4600.  Victims of the drug can also contact the Health Center on campus at 269-3230, College Campus Sexual Assault Coordinators Office, 269-4981, Domestic Violence Alternatives/Sexual Assault Center, 1-800-779-3512, Residential Life RLC's 269-3700, Poweshiek County Mental Health Center, 236-6137, Grinnell Regional Medical Center, 236-2380 or the Grinnell Police Department at 236-2650.