Health & Safety at Baker University

The Baldwin City campus houses Campus Safety in Parmenter Hall. Campus Safety personnel are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. To contact Campus Safety, call 785.594.8430.

Important numbers

Campus Safety: 785.594.8430 (24 hours a day)
Dean of Students: 785.594.8431
Health Center: 785.594.8409
Counseling Center: 785.594.8365
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

HEALTH CENTER

The Student Health Center is dedicated to supporting the education and development of students by promoting their optimal health and well-being.

Health history forms and required immunizations are mandatory for all new students.

The Student Health Center is a walk-in clinic; an appointment is not necessary. We are staffed by a nurse practitioner. Limited diagnostic testing and some medications are available at the health center. The cost is covered by your tuition. Students are financially responsible for physician referrals, testing and medication not available in the health center, as well as hospital emergency room visits, ambulance service and hospitalization.

Clinic Location & Hours

519 Grove Street | The yellow brick house at the corner of Sixth and Grove.

Monday – Friday
Clinic: 9 a.m. – noon & 1 – 4 p.m.

COUNSELING CENTER

The Baker University Counseling Center strives to promote the health and well-being of the entire Baldwin City campus community. In addition to one-on-one and group counseling, the clinic staff offers a variety of programs throughout the year for students, faculty and staff.

Mission 

The mission of the Baker University Health Center is to promote wellness and maximize on students strengths to ensure success. Counseling services further seeks to promote the health and well-being of the campus community as a whole. This is accomplished by providing mental health services, outreach, and educational opportunities and by fostering collaborative relationships across the University as a whole.

Confidentiality

Our services are confidential as governed by the State of Kansas. All counseling records are kept separate from all academic, administrative, disciplinary and medical records. No information about a student’s contact with Counseling Services is released without the knowledge and written consent of the student. Exceptions to this rule occur only in the circumstances outlined below.

We are allowed to break confidentiality in the following circumstances:

  • A client presents a serious threat of violence to another.
  • There is reasonable suspicion of child-, elder-, or adult dependent-abuse.
  • We are ordered to release records by a court order.
  • A client presents a threat of harm to her or himself in order to protect her or his safety.

After-Hours Emergency Contacts

911

Headquarters 24-hour hotline: 785.841.2345

Bert Nash Mental Health Center: 785.843.9192

National suicide hotline: 800.273.8255

FITNESS CENTER

Mabee Fitness Center

The Mabee Fitness Center and Shore Weight Room are located on the Baldwin City campus in Mabee Memorial Hall, ground floor. Access to the center is from the east side of the building.

The weight room and fitness center are available to Baker University students, faculty and staff. Guests are not allowed.

Contact Us

Miguel Regalado
Director of Mabee Fitness Center
mregalado@bakerU.edu
785.594.8343

Hours of Operation | Spring

Monday – Friday

6:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday

11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

ALCOHOL SAFETY

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

CONTACT US

Cassy Bailey, Dean of Students
785.594.8431
fax: 785.594.4568
cassy.bailey@bakerU.edu
P.O. Box 65
Baldwin City, KS 66006-0065