How to Report a Concern


Call 911 immediately for police, fire, health and other emergencies. 

SMC receives emergency response from the Dowagiac Police Department, the Cass County Sheriff, Michigan State Police, and the Pokagon Band Tribal Police. Do not hesitate to call 911 if you are experiencing an emergency. Describe which campus (Dowagiac or Niles) you are at and try to include as much detail as possible, including building location and room location or room number.

Each room on campus has a poster that shows the room number and address of the room you are in.


If immediate, non-emergency assistance is needed on the Dowagiac campus call 269-782-1234 OR dial 1234 from any campus phone. On the Niles Campus, contact the uniformed officer or deputy.

The Campus Security Office is located on the Dowagiac Campus in the Briegel Building, Room 2104. On the Niles Campus the security desk is located in the administration suite. These locations are staffed during business hours and can be contacted for non-emergency questions during business hours at 269-783-2194 (Dowagiac), 269-687-1600 (Niles) or

Anonymous Concerns/Suspicious or Concerning Information

Students, staff, and others can report information that they feel may be concerning by using SMC’s Cause for Concerns reporting system.

This report can be filed anonymously and is a way to notify college officials of information.


Report a Concern

Want to notify the college of a student conduct issue, any type of safety concern, or suspicious activity of any kind? Report it using the Cause of Concerns Report. Reports can be made anonymously through this form as well.

Non-discrimination and Title IX Contacts


Lyndon Parrish
Director of Security and Conduct
Title IX Coordinator
David C. Briegel Building, Room 2104
58900 Cherry Grove Rd.
Dowagiac, MI 49047

Dr. Katie Hannah
Vice President for the Student Experience
Civil Rights Coordinator
David C. Briegel Building, Room 1104
58900 Cherry Grove Rd.
Dowagiac, MI 49047

Jason Smith
Executive Director of the Niles Campus
Title IX Liason
Niles Campus, Room 1108