Campus Safety at Baker University

The Baldwin City campus houses Baker Safety in the Physical Plant at 702 Seventh St. Baker Safety personnel are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. To contact Baker Safety, call 785.594.8430.

Important numbers

Baker Safety: 785.594.8430 (24 hours a day)
Dean of Students: 785.594.8431
Counseling Center: 785.594.8409
Emergency: 911 or 9.911 from campus

Emergency Guidelines

Emergency Phone Numbers

  • All emergencies: 911
  • Baker Campus Safety: 785.594.8430
  • President: 785.594.8311
  • Dean of Students: 785.594.8431
  • Health Center & Counseling: 785.594.8409
  • Minister: 785.594.4553
  • Director of Physical Plant: 785.594.8416

When calling a campus phone number from a campus location, dial only the last four digits. Dial 9 for an outside line from all campus phones.

Command Center Team

  • Human Resources Director
  • Physical Plant Director
  • Dean of Students
  • Chief Communication & Strategic Planning Officer
  • Public Relations Director
  • Health Center Director
  • President, Baker University

BE PREPARED | Video Tutorials

We are committed to the safety of our faculty, staff and students. The following videos were developed to help you be prepared for active shooters, fires, and tornados while on campus. Please watch the videos so that you might be better prepared to react if such an event takes place. Click the links below to view videos.

Introduction from President Murray | Active Shooter | Fire | Tornado


Availability of alcohol + Absence of parents + Desire to fit in = Potentially risky drinking decisions.

The misuse of alcohol by both underage students and students over 21 remains a problem for some in spite of laws, campus policies and college programs. So, when talking to your son or daughter about choices with regard to alcohol, you may want to discuss the differences between low-risk and high-risk drinking and abstaining.

Low-Risk Drinking

  • Thinking about whether you will drink and what you will drink before the party
  • Being 21 or older
  • Eating a meal before drinking
  • Drinking no more than one drink per hour; maximum three for women, four for men
  • Always knowing what you are drinking
  • Alternating alcohol-free drinks throughout the evening
  • Before you go out, knowing how you will get home safely
  • Knowing that abstaining is the safest choice

High-Risk Drinking

  • Chugging, playing drinking games, drinking shots and drinking anything out of a punch bowl, trough hose, or funnel
  • Drinking to get drunk (intoxicated)
  • Driving after drinking or riding with someone who is under the influence
  • Drinking too much or too fast on an empty stomach
  • Going to parties where people drink too much
  • Not knowing what is in your glass or leaving it unattended
  • Mixing alcohol with medications or illegal drugs

For further information, contact Student Affairs or Health and Counseling Services.

Alcohol Poisoning

Please help us spread the knowledge of alcohol poisoning symptoms. Call 911 if a person exhibits any of these symptoms:

  • Unconscious or semiconscious
  • Breathing less than 10 times per minute or irregular breathing (check every two minutes)
  • Cold, clammy, pale or bluish skin
  • Can’t be awakened by pinching, prodding or shouting
  • Vomiting without waking up
How to Talk About Drinking at College

Have you talked with your son or daughter about drinking in college? Follow these guidelines from The Century Council.

Before They Get to College

Share realistically your own experiences with drinking, both positive and negative. Be clear in what you expect from your son or daughter about the following:

  • Attending class
  • Drinking and driving
  • Financial responsibility
  • Choices regarding drinking
  • Study time vs. social time
  • Staying in touch

Here are conversation starters you may want to use:

  • How will you decide whether or not to drink at college?
  • What will you do if you find yourself at a party with only alcohol to drink?
  • What will you do if your roommate only wants to drink and party?
  • What will you do if you find a student passed out in the bathroom?
  • How will you handle it if you are asked to baby-sit someone who is very drunk?

Once They’re at College

Because the first six weeks of college are a very high-risk time for first-year students, you may want to call, write or email frequently and be supportive. Ask questions such as the following:

  • How are you doing?
  • Do you like your classes?
  • What is the party scene like?
  • What kind of activities are available?
  • Are you enjoying dorm life? Why?
  • Do you see others making friend or just drinking buddies?
  • How are you getting along with your roommate?
  • Are you feeling overwhelmed?
  • What can we do to help?

Important Topics

  • Family beliefs and values regarding alcohol
  • How to get help on campus
  • How to refuse a drink


Cassy Bailey, Dean of Students
fax: 785.594.4568
P.O. Box 65
Baldwin City, KS 66006-0065

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