Dowagiac campus of Southwestern Michigan College

Security and Safety Amenities

Contact Information

Jeff Hooks
Director of Student Housing
Phone: 800-456-8675, ext. 2159

Southwestern Michigan College has taken a number of steps to insure the safety and security of all our students. McKenzie Hall, Jerdon Hall and White Hall have the following security features:

Suite Security Features
  • Private key card for suite entry
  • Each bedroom has a private keypad entry Building Security and Support
  • Secured parking lot accessed only by a key card
  • Key card entry to building
  • Reception area where visitors must check in
  • An on-site Housing Manager available 24/7
  • Each floor has a Residential Advisor
Private student bedroom in student housing
Campus Safety and Security
  • Campus Security Coordinator
  • On-campus security patrols by the Dowagiac Police Department
  • On-campus security patrols by Cass County Police Department
  • Private security patrol
  • Rave Security System – an instant communication system that delivers messages via email, text messaging, cell phone, and/or home phone
  • Rave Smart911 Facility - Online app available for employees to use to request immediate assistance from 9-1-1 dispatchers and SMC security staff.
  • On-campus paging system that provides immediate communication regarding unexpected emergencies, such as sudden weather or violent crime threats