Health, Safety & Rights

The campus has 24-hour police officers on duty. In case of an emergency, students should ask any faculty or staff member for assistance or contact the College’s Main service number at 251-405-7060.

In case of an emergency:
Call 251-405-7060


Wildcat Alert

Bishop State Community College has an emergency alert and notification system known as the Wildcat Alert System. The Wildcat Alert System delivers rapid, multi-platform messages to students, faculty members, and staff in the event of an emergency. This will be your best source for timely information and instructions on what to do in the event of any campus emergency.

All Bishop State students, faculty and staff are sent a user name and password within the first month of classes starting to sign up to receive emails, text and voice message alerts. Wildcat Alert alerts provide this important information to you directly from authorized members of the college’s administration and security personnel. You can rely on Wildcat Alert as your official source of the most accurate and current information.

Please take a moment to log in to the Wildcat Alert Login (enter username and password) and ensure all of your information is accurate. NOTE: Please place cell phone and home phone numbers in the appropriate lines. If you have any questions, please review the Wildcat Alert Frequently Asked Questions or contact our IT department at itservices@bishop.edu or 251-405-7071.


Wildcat CARE

Wildcat CARE helps find solutions for students experiencing academic, social and crisis situations including mental health concerns. Members of the college community can report a concern for a student who might benefit from services. We review these reports to understand each student issue and the on- and off-campus resources that may guide them to success.


Campus Crime Statistics

Bishop State has police officers on duty 24 hours-per-day. In case of an emergency, students should ask any faculty or staff member for assistance or contact the College’s Main service number at 251-405-7060.

Each year, Bishop State Community College prepares a Campus Safety and Security Survey report and distributes it to students, employees, and the College community. This information is provided in compliance with the Campus Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990 (Title II of Public Law 101-542). This report, which is issued by October 1, contains detailed information on reporting criminal actions or other emergencies, security and access to campus facilities, crime prevention, information on reporting criminal activity, and timely warnings regarding crimes on campus. This report also includes statistics concerning crimes on campus. The Disclosure of Campus Security Policies and Campus Crime Statistics is available on the OPE Campus Security Statistics website at http://ope.ed.gov/security.

Crime Statistics (PDF)

Federal Jeanne Clery Act


College Closing Policy

In the event of inclement weather, mechanical or power failure, or other emergencies, students, faculty, and staff will be notified via the Wildcat Alert notification system's email, text, and voice alerts and periodically updated on the College's status of campus closings and openings during the duration of the situation.

When weather conditions prevent the opening of the College or cause a delayed opening of the College, every effort will be made to make announcements via Wildcat Alert, campus e-mail, on the Bishop State Web site homepage and on the local radio and TV stations.

Note: Cancellation of day classes does not necessarily imply that evening classes will be canceled. The decision to suspend evening classes will be announced within a reasonable time.


Campus Security Contact Information

  • Main Campus: 251-405-7060
  • Baker-Gaines Central Campus: 251-405-4478
  • Southwest Campus: 251-478-7272
  • Carver Campus: 251-662-5399
  • Auxiliary Number: 251-214-3330