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||Restrooms and Huddle Room.||200 bldg. Bathrooms or 1600 building safe room.|
|200||Downstairs restrooms.||700 bldg. Downstairs.|
|300||Room 314 or restrooms.||500 bldg. Lower.|
|400||Men's Restroom (not any shop or storage area).||500 bldg. Lower.|
|500||Lower-level locker rooms, sports medicine center, hallways, restrooms, PE storage rooms, ladies' dressing room, weight room, under stairways, and areas away from outside doors. Not in the main gym area, room 537 (multipurpose room), or the laundry room. There should be plenty of room for people during sports events.|
|600||1st-floor restrooms, account receivable interior offices.||500 bldg. Lower.|
|700||The basement area, NOT in the theatre.|
|800||Restrooms and lower-level rooms 804A-C.|
|900||Vault and restrooms.||500 bldg. Lower.|
|1000||The restrooms are located behind the help desk.||700 bldg. Downstairs.|
|1100||Lower-level restrooms and lower-level (100 and 300 level) stairs.||2000 or 700 bldg. Downstairs.|
|1200/1700||Break room, Safety room/storm shelter, east side.||800 bldg. Downstairs.|
|1300||Lower lobby restrooms, north/south hallways & stairwells.||2000 or 700 bldg.|
|1400||Interior hallway and restrooms.||2000 or 700 bldg. Downstairs.|
|1500||Downstairs restrooms, hallways from rooms 103-109 & 134-142.|
|1600||Classroom (16-100) at the Northeast corner of building.|
|1800||Lower level restrooms, east & west hallways and stairwells.||2000 or 700 bldg. Downstairs.|
|1900||Interior hallways office area.||500 bldg. Lower.|
|2000||All downstairs meeting rooms, Restrooms, and hallways.|
|131 N. Haverhill||Vault, restroom.|
|2318 W. Central||Any interior office or room.|
Do not stay in this building. Exit to the 5000 building.
|5000||Interior classrooms underneath mezzanine level.|
|Institute of Culinary Arts||Middle of the building walking refrigerator.|
|Building||Shetler Room Area|
|Council Grove||Rear storage area and restroom.|
|Marion||The lower hallway of Marion High School is located across the parking lot.|
|McConnell||As directed by McConnell Air Force Base.|
|Rose Hill||High school interior hallways.|
|Wichita Service Center||Middle of the building, rooms 106 and 107.|