Safety & Security

St. Luke's College is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for all students, staff and visitors. As a member of the campus community, you can feel safe and comfortable knowing that security procedures are in place that represent best practices in the field, and are constantly tested an d re-evaluated for their effectiveness. 

Contact Information

 St. Luke's Security Department 712-279-3911
 Manager of Safety and Security 712-279-3615
On-campus Emergency 3911
 Off-campus Emergency 911
 College President 712-279-3148
Associate Dean of Academics & Student Services 712-279-3377 
Associate Dean of Nursing Education 712-279-3346
 Associate Dean of Inst. Effectiveness & Health Professions 712-279-3734 


 Annual Security Report

 This report is provided in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act. It provides students and employees of St. Luke's College with information on the College's security arrangements, policies and procedures; programs that provide education on such things as drug and alcohol abuse, awareness of various kinds of sex offenses, and the prevention of crime generally; and procedures the College will take to notify the campus community in the event of an emergency.  The purpose is to provide students and employees with information that will help them make informed decisions relating to their own safety and the safety of others.  

2023 Annual Security Report

 Campus Security Information

To maintain campus safety and security, the following document provides information on crime prevention, safety tips, weather warning procedures, mass casualty plans, drug and tobacco-free campus information, and more.  

Campus Security Information

 Emergency Notification System

St. Luke’s College Emergency Notification System

The college has implemented a rapid emergency communication system known as the St. Luke’s College Emergency Notification System. This system allows St. Luke’s College to convey time-sensitive information within minutes, through a single communication to our students, faculty and staff. Once St. Luke’s College Administration (Chancellor, Department Chair, Student and Administrative Services and/or Enrollment Coordinator) declares an emergency, notification will be sent to students, employees and necessary parties.

In the event of an armed intruder or civil unrest, the first responder should call 911 and/or campus security at 3911.

With the St. Luke’s College Emergency Notification System, St. Luke’s College can schedule, send and track personalized voice, email and text messages. These messages can be sent via voice messages to home, work and/or mobile telephone, text messages to mobile telephones, hand held electronic devices, and/or written messages to St. Luke’s College email accounts.

Notifying appropriate parties immediately is crucial in emergency situations such as severe environmental conditions, acts of campus violence or circumstances that call for immediate notification or action. Accurate, timely communication helps to minimize the spread of misinformation. These emergency messages may also provide detailed instructions.


St. Luke’s College students are automatically enrolled in the Emergency Notification System. All home and mobile telephone numbers on file and the St. Luke’s College official email address are added to the Emergency Notification System. Students are encouraged to review their contact information for accuracy via the student profile in the student portal at

Faculty and staff office, mobile and home telephone numbers as well as the St. Luke’s College email address are also automatically added to this service. They are encouraged to contact the Department Chair of Student and Administrative Services for any updates to their contact information.

St. Luke’s College will only use this Emergency Notification System to alert students, faculty and staff of an emergent situation. Examples of emergent situations may include, but are not limited to a tornado warning, bomb threat, violent act, hazardous material spill, campus closure due to weather, etc.

A message sent via the Emergency Notification System will give specific information and provide details on further instructions. It is crucial to follow the necessary direction from the Emergency Notification System message to ensure ongoing safety. Such examples may include, but not limited to a college lockdown, evacuation, college closure, etc.

Periodic tests of the Emergency Notification System will occur each year at a minimum of once a semester to ensure accurate contact information remains on file. An email notification will be sent to students, faculty and staff notifying when the test will or has occurred. It is important if you do not receive a message during the testing system that you should contact the Department Chair of Student and Administrative Services.

When a message is received it is important to:

  • Read the message.
  • Alert other people around you – help spread the word of the emergency notification alert.
  • Follow the instructions given in the message. Instructions will be direct and specific. Be sure to read them carefully.
  • Documentation of the tests and alerts are retained.

St. Luke’s College will not assess charges for this service; however, charges may be incurred from your mobile telephone provider. Please check with your provider to understand your charges. In addition to notifying St. Luke’s College students, faculty and staff via the Emergency Notification System, announcements may still be included in the regular methods of communication such as TV, radio, media outlet websites, college website, and a message on the college’s main telephone number at (712) 279-3149.

 Registration of Sex Offenders
Higher education institutions are required to notify all students of the site where registered sex offenders can be obtained. The website to access this information is Information can also be found by contacting the local police department or sheriff’s office. This list identifies only those offenders “who have been assessed as “at-risk” to reoffend, and who were convicted of an offense requiring registration after July 1, 1995, and who were previously notified that electronic access would be part of their public notification.” 
 Sexual Harassment Policy

St. Luke’s College (the “College”) is committed to providing a learning, working, and living environment that promotes personal integrity, civility, and mutual respect in an environment free of Sexual Harassment. Consistent with this commitment, the College’s Non-Discrimination Notice, and the U.S. Department of Education’s implementing regulations for Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”) (see 34 C.F.R. § 106 et seq.), the College prohibits Sexual Harassment that occurs within its Education Programs and Activities pursuant to this Sexual Harassment Policy (“Policy”). 

Sexual Harassment Policy

 Explanation of Rights and Options

The following information provides a short summary of your rights and options after filing a complaint:

Explanation of Rights and Options for Complainant

The following information provides a short summary of St. Luke's College's policy and processes after a complaint has been filed against you:

Explanation of Rights and Options for Respondent