Southeast Tech is committed to creating and maintaining a safe campus environment where students feel secure and successful.
Southeast Tech Alert System
The Southeast Tech Alert System is a mass notification system used to effectively communicate physical, environmental, and weather related threats to students and employees of Southeast Tech.
A Southeast Tech Alert will be sent only to inform students and employees of an imminent emergency, such as a fire, tornado, threat of violence, chemical hazard, or of significant other events such as a school closing, snow emergency, or power outage. The Southeast Tech Alert system will send a voice, email, and text messages to all Southeast Tech employees and students.
When Southeast Tech sends out a call using the Southeast Tech Alert System, it will display caller ID information and the phone number 605.367.5553.
Emergency Response Guide.pdf
Information about current health issues or notices that have the potential to affect the Southeast Tech campus will be posted here to keep the public informed of what Southeast Tech is doing to keep all its students, staff, and faculty safe and healthy.
The health and safety of our Southeast Technical Institute students remains our utmost concern. Therefore, we are providing questions and answers regarding the H1N1 virus and Southeast Tech’s response to this health issue.
Southeast Tech H1N1/Influenza Preparedness Statement
As is the case with any contagion, a complete avoidance of H1N1/Influenza cannot be expected. Therefore it is the responsibility of all organizations to make appropriate efforts to educate their constituents regarding the risk, minimize the risk of exposure and to have a plan in place in the event a member of the organization becomes infected. As a result, should an outbreak of H1N1 occur, STI presents the following plan to minimize the impact of H1N1/Influenza on our community.
Educating Our Students
Minimizing Risk of Exposure
Provide Opportunities for Immunizations
Reaction Plan for Possible Exposure
The health and safety of our Southeast Tech students remains our utmost concern. Therefore, we are providing the following questions and answers regarding the H1N1 virus and Southeast Tech’s response to this health issue.
What is H1N1?
H1N1 (sometimes referred to as “swine flu”) is a virus that affects the respiratory system. Symptoms include fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue. Some people have reported diarrhea and vomiting associated with H1N1 flu.
How is it spread?
Coughing or sneezing are two of the most common ways the virus is spread, or when people touch items that have flu viruses on them, and then touch their mouths or noses. The virus can linger on a surface for up to 48 hours.
What can I do to protect myself from getting H1N1?
Here’s what you can do to protect yourself:
1) Wash your hands often with soap and water for 15-20 seconds (sing “Happy Birthday” twice), especially after you cough or sneeze. This is the most important action you can take. Alcohol-based cleaners are also effective.
2) Keep yourself healthy! Eat a balanced diet, get regular exercise, and plenty of rest.
3) Be prepared! Have basic self-care supplies on hand including a thermometer, acetaminophen or ibuprofen, lots of hand soap, cleaning supplies to wipe down desks, sinks, computer keyboards, etc. In addition, carry your health insurance card (if you have one) and know how to use it in the event that you need medical attention.
4) Consider the flu vaccination. Make a decision about getting flu vaccinations-both H1N1 and influenza.
5) Consider your medical condition-such as asthma or diabetes-you are at a higher risk for complications from the flu and may be particularly vulnerable to the H1N1 strain.
6) Speak to your health care provider if you have additional concerns.
What if I develop flu-like symptoms?
1) Stay away from others if you experience flu-like symptoms to prevent others from getting sick. If you are sick, avoid close contact with others—do not attend class, STI activities or work.
2) Seek medical assistance as needed.
3) If you live in STI Housing, contact the Housing Staff to let them know you are ill.
4) Go home if you can for the duration of the time that you are ill. This will provide you support while you are ill and will reduce the spread of the virus to others on campus.
5) Return to classes only after you have had no fever for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications.
6) Contact the Student Success Center by email email@example.com or phone 605.367.7466 if you have H1N1 or influenza or if you are unsure what to do or where to go for assistance.
7) Contact your instructors whenever you will miss a class, especially if you will be gone for an extended absence.
How is Southeast Tech monitoring and preparing for the H1N1 virus?
Southeast Tech will continue to closely follow CDC guidelines and work with public health authorities to make sure that we are doing everything possible to keep our students healthy should another outbreak of H1N1 occur.
Southeast Tech has developed the following preparedness statement and actions regarding the H1N1 virus:
Does Southeast Tech offer seasonal flu and H1N1 vaccines?
Southeast Tech has offered vaccinations on campus in the past, and if possible, will try to do so in the future. More information will be sent to students via email when the information is available.
If I have additional questions, who should I contact?
Call Southeast Tech’s Student Success Center at 605.367.7466 or email the center at firstname.lastname@example.org
Southeast Tech Annual Security Report
Title II of Public Law 101-542: "The Student Right-To-Know and Campus Security Act of 1990" requires that all colleges post reports on their crime history for the past three years. This information must be made public so that anyone can see the history of crime and incidents at Southeast Tech. View Southeast Tech's 2016 Annual Security Report.
Southeast Tech's Missing Persons Guidelines
For the safety of our students, Southeast Tech has implemented guidelines in the event of a missing student report. Southeast Tech will take the steps as indicated in the guidelines to help assure that safety of all Southeast Tech students. View Southeast Tech's Missing Persons Procedure.