Gordon College is committed to the safety and well-being of its faculty, staff, students, and visitors to the campus. The Environmental Health and Safety Office (part of the Physical Plant), is specifically dedicated to ensuring that Gordon’s campus and facilities remain a safe place to work, study and live. Our areas of responsibility include:
The EHS Office facilitates Fire Safety Awareness training for residence hall staff members each August. This program includes hands-on instruction in how to use a fire extinguisher, experience navigating a dorm filled with theatrical smoke, and training in how to identify potential fire risks during routine dorm inspections.
Additionally, all incoming freshmen, transfer students, and those who wish to live off-campus are required to take Campus Fire Safety Training through the National Institute for Fire and Safety Training (NiFAST). This training is also offered free of charge to anyone in the Gordon Community, including all upper classmen.
The safety of the campus is of the utmost importance to every member of the Gordon community, and we all have our part to play. We encourage you to review the Annual Fire Safety report to learn more about fire safety at Gordon College.