Seek Shelter in Inclement Weather
In the event of severe weather
In the event the College remains open, you (students and staff) are encouraged to consider your own safety when making travel decisions. Faculty and supervisors are asked to be understanding when people are absent because of weather-related circumstances. Butler facility closings refer to offices and classes in El Dorado, Andover, Rose Hill, and McConnell. Other locations are subject to individual facility closings.
In case of Severe Weather (Rev. 7/13)
For Information on Closings
- Check the Butler Switchboard, 316.321.2222
- You’ll receive a text from the Butler’s emergency alert system. Not signed up? Contact Campus Police.
- If you have GrizzlySAFE on your device, you can receive a push notification.
- Check Butlercc.edu homepage for a yellow alert notification.
- Tune-in to these media outlets:
- Television: KWCH (Channel 12), KAKE (Channel 10), KSNW (Channel 3);
- Radio: KDGS, KEYN, KFH, KNSS,KFBZ, KDFI, KYQQ, KMXW, KFXJ, KICT, KFTI-AM, KKRD, KRZZ, KRBB, and KZSN.
Severe Weather Shelter Areas
The “alert and take cover” signal is a continuous wail of the campus siren. Also, emergency notifications will be made via the Public Address system, and via the digital desk set telephones. When hearing these signals, immediately move to a shelter area and take cover away from glass and doorways. The “all clear” will be received either by word from administration officials or from the El Dorado Department of Public Safety. All buildings have posted the location of the nearest shelter areas:
|Building||Shelter Room/Area||If Time Permits|
|100||Room 115 - away from doors & windows. Interior restrooms||200 bldg. Downstairs|
|300||Room 314 or restrooms||500 bldg. Lower.|
|400||Men's Restroom (not any shop or storage area)||500 bldg. Lower.|
|600||Downstairs restrooms, AR interior offices||500 bldg. Lower.|
|800||Restrooms and lower level rooms 804A-C|
|900||Vault and restrooms||500 bldg. Lower.|
|1000||Interior L-Shapes hallway by President's dining room||700 bldg. Downstairs|
|1200/1700||Break room, Safety room/storm shelter, east side||700 bldg. Downstairs|
|1300||Lower lobby restrooms, north/south hallways & stairwells||800 bldg|
|1400||Interior restrooms/stairwells||700 bldg. Downstairs|
|1500||Downstairs restrooms, hallways from rooms 103-109 & 134-142|
|1600||Classroom at the Northeast corner of building|
|1800||Lower level restrooms, east & west hallways and stairwells||700 bldg. Downstairs|
|1900||Interior hallways office area||500 bldg. Lower.|
|2000||Basement interior hallway|
|131 N Haverhill||Vault, restroom|
|2318 W Central||Any interior office or room|
|5000||Interior classrooms underneath mezzanine level|
|Building||Shetler Room Area|
|Council Grove||Interior hallways|
|Marion||Lower level hallway|
|McConnell||As directed by McConnell Air Force Base|
|Rose Hill||Interior hallways|