Emergency Preparedness

Communication is a critical factor when it comes to providing a safe campus environment. In order to provide timely communication to the campus community in the event of an emergency, Beacon College employs a student emergency notification system embedded within our campus software service called SonisWeb. This system allows Beacon College to immediately and simultaneously contact each student via their cell or college email. It provides the capability to send important critical information via text format in emergency situations. Examples of emergencies for which the service could be used include: a possible threat on campus, tornado/hurricane warnings, other severe weather alerts, or a safety situation that has forced the closure of a campus facility.

Campus Safety Notices (PDF Format)
Beacon Emergency Resource Guide 2020

What is it not?
The Emergency Alert System is not a general campus notification tool. Beacon College will not be using this system to announce campus events or individual class cancellations. Beacon College will use this service only for situations deemed serious or critical and that pose an immediate and significant threat to the campus community.

How much does it cost?
The service itself is free. You do not have to pay anything to sign up. Do be aware, however, that your cellular phone carrier may charge you to receive a text message.

Do students have to sign up?
Students are automatically added to the emergency alert system. Information is not shared with other services and is used only to provide timely notification of emergencies.

Emergency Contacts

Emergency Services (Police/Fire/Ambulance): 911

On Duty Campus Safety Officer:  352-638-9799

Campus Central Desk: 352-787-7660
Campus Central Desk Toll-Free: 855-220-5374

Leesburg Police: 352-787-2121
Lake County Sheriff’s Office: 352-343-2101

Annual Security Report

Beacon College prepares an annual Campus Security Report to comply with the Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act.