Meredith College has recently received new recommendations from Wake County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) regarding on-campus emergency medical procedures. Wake EMS has recommended the following:
In the event of an on-campus medical emergency, the campus community should contact Wake EMS by dialing 9-911 from a campus phone or 911 from any other phone and then contact Campus Police by dialing 8888 from a campus phone or 919-760-8888 from any other phone.
Meredith College Campus Police will continue to coordinate with local emergency service providers to assess and address a patient's needs, guiding providers directly to the scene of the medical need and continuing to minimize response time. Meredith College is in the process of making revisions to online publications, documents and in campus emergency plans to reflect this modification as recommended by Wake EMS. In the event of any other on-campus (non-medical) emergency, the campus community should contact Campus Police by dialing 8888 from a campus phone or 919-760-8888 from any other phone.
For more information about Meredith College emergency plans and procedures, please visit Meredith's meredith.edu/emergency-planning.
Meredith College Lockdown Procedure
If Meredith College were to go into a campus emergency lockdown, a notification would be sent through MC Alert instructing community members to stay in buildings until an "all clear" is sent through MC Alert. To received notifications about campus emergencies through MC Alert, you must sign up for the service through Web Advisor - you will need your Web Advisor password to log in.Visit www.meredith.edu/mcalert/ to sign up and for details on how the MC Alert system works.
Instructions for emergency lockdown are included in the major incident plan and are included under the bulleted list on the emergency planning web page.
For full instructions on how to respond during an emergency lockdown on campus, please go to Meredith's emergency planning website at meredith.edu/emergency-planning/lockdown.htm.
The Office of Student Leadership and Service recently purchased an online system for tracking service hours. We envision having the capability to track hours for everything service related (service-learning courses, co-curricular service, etc.). We will be using NobleHour as an all-encompassing system to advertise volunteer opportunities and track hours. All faculty, staff, and students are invited to create a free page and join our Meredith community.
This year we will no longer send opportunities on the volunteer opportunity listserv or post them on our website. We will encourage all of our Meredith constituents to join Noblehour (free to join).
We are also asking community organizations to post their opportunities by creating organization pages within the Meredith Community site. Classes, student organizations, and other groups of students can create groups to communicate with their members about service opportunities, track hours of their members, and share pertinent service-related information.
Instructions for getting started are on our website at:
This system is new to us and will take some getting used to, so please bear with us. Please feel free to play around with the system. For more information or any difficulty getting started, please contact Tabitha Underwood at email@example.com or 919-760-8338.
Have you presented research or attended a professional meeting recently? Has your department earned an award? Share news of these accomplishments and more with the Meredith community. Faculty and staff are invited to email items to Melyssa Allen, “Campus Connections” editor, at firstname.lastname@example.org.