Campus Safety Alerts and Notices

Augustana College is committed to maintaining a safe and secure environment for all to learn, live and work. We also understand that the campus community is a dynamic place, so everyone must play a role in maintaining that safety.

We also understand that communication with the campus community is vital to keeping everyone informed and involved.

The information found in this section will include specific information regarding incidents on campus that may require action from the campus community. The action will generally involve everyone staying alert for a person or a situation that may arise and a request to notify Campus Safety immediately if the person or situation is observed.

Please contact the Department of Campus Safety at 605.274.4014 if you have any questions or concerns.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

FBI Warns of Fictitious ‘Work-from-home’ Scam Targeting University Students

College students across the United States have been targeted to participate in work-from-home scams. Students have been receiving e-mails to their school accounts recruiting them for payroll and/or human resource positions with fictitious companies. The “position” simply requires the student to provide his/her bank account number to receive a deposit and then transfer a portion of the funds to another bank account. Unbeknownst to the student, the other account is involved in the scam that the student has now helped perpetrate. The funds the student receives and is directed elsewhere have been stolen by cyber criminals. Participating in the scam is a crime and could lead to the student’s bank account being closed due to fraudulent activity or federal charges. See this document for further information and tips on how to protect yourself from scams.

Friday, January 16, 2015

FBI Warns of University/College Payroll Scam

The FBI is warning of a new scam that targets University/College employees. The fraudulent e-mail indicates there is a change in the employees human resource status that requires them to login to provided updated information. The website provided appears very similar to the institutions legitimate site. Please know that in the event of a request from the College to change information or provide information, you would be directed to log into your portal.  You should do that after closing out the requesting email and never open a link on an email.  (Example:  There would never be a time that someone from the Business Office or Human Resources would contact you via email providing a link to change your personal or bank account information.)   See this document for further information and tips on how to protect yourself from this scam.

 

Notice of Combined Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report Availability

Augustana College is committed to assisting all members of the Augustana community in providing for their own safety and security. View the Annual Security and Fire Safety compliance document.

If you would like to receive the combined Annual Security and Fire Safety Report that contains this information, you can stop by the Department of Campus Safety Office at 2112 S. Grange Ave., Morrison Commons, Sioux Falls, SD  57197 or you can request that a copy be mailed to you by calling 605.274.4014.

The website and booklet contain information regarding campus security and personal safety included topics such as: crime prevention, fire safety, Campus Safety officer authority, crime reporting policies, disciplinary procedures and other matters of importance related to security and safety on campus. The document also contains information about crime statistics for the three previous calender years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Augustana College; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.

This information is required by law and is provided by the Augustana College Department of Campus Safety.