What is Phishing?
Phishing occurs when someone attempts to use electronic communication such as email to fraudulently acquire confidential information such as your password by pretending to be a trusted person or part of a trusted group.
How does phishing work?
Phishing is a form of social engineering, the art of manipulating people into sharing confidential information or performing a desired action. Phishing attacks are commonly transmitted via email and social network sites like Facebook and Twitter.
How will they encourage me to share my information?
Phishers typically present a plausible scenario and often take advantage of the recipient’s fear, greed or lust. They also often present a sense of urgency. Examples include messages that:
- Tell you that your account was misused by you and will be disabled
- Tell you that your account was compromised and will be disabled
- Tell you that your Mailbox has reached its limit and will be disabled
What might the phisher ask for?
- Your password
- Account number, card number, PIN, access code
- Personally identifiable information like your date of birth, Social Security number or address
- Confidential information like student records, financial records or technical information
Signs of a potential phishing attack
If the communication you receive exhibits any of the following, it may be a phishing attack.
- You are asked for confidential information
- You are asked to visit a web page with a suspicious or unexpected address
- You do not recognize the sender or the sender does not normally contact you
- You recognize the sender, but the sender’s email address, alias or name spelling are unusual
- You’re told something negative will occur if you don’t supply the requested information
- The writing style is unusual
How to protect yourself
- Ask yourself whether you should be sharing the information requested
- If the supposed sender is someone or an organization known to you, contact them to discuss the request
- Use a browser that alerts you when you attempt to visit known phishing websites
- Before you click a link, inspect it
- If unsure of a link’s authenticity, use a link you know or find the link via a search engine
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Albion College understands student employees are students first and employees second. Students are expected to meet their commitments to the employment arrangement, arriving on time, completing work during scheduled hours and otherwise acting with dignity and respect for supervisors, staff, other students and other members of the College Community.
Albion College does not tolerate discrimination or sexual harassment in the workplace. Complaints should be referred immediately to the attention of the employee’s supervisor, manager, department chairperson or directly to the Office of Human Resources, 629-0205.
Summer student positions are limited to 40 hour per work week for all campus jobs. The work week runs from Sunday through Saturday regardless of when a pay period begins or ends.
Statement of Non-Discrimination
Albion College is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and nondiscrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, or disability, as protected by law, in all educational programs and activities, admission of students, and conditions of employment.
Albion College is historically related with the United Methodist Church, the modern form of the denomination that founded the College in 1835. Albion College focuses on Christian unity and understanding diversity within Christianity. There are many different Christian groups on campus. In addition, people from other religious backgrounds are equally included in spiritual life at Albion College. There is no preferential treatment; the College has a core commitment to supporting a spiritually diverse campus and promoting academic freedom.
Faculty Resolution on College-Church Relationship
The Faculty of Albion College recognizes the long history of social activism, service, support for education, and tradition of character formation in the United Methodist Church. The United Methodist Church, both past and present, is internally diverse. Its members and leadership advocate a range of different ethical and political positions. Albion's Faculty interprets the College's United Methodist affiliation in accord with this diversity.
Therefore, the College's affiliation does not imply exclusive faculty endorsement of United Methodist social teachings or theological doctrines as presented in the Book of Discipline of the United Methodist Church. Albion does not integrate the social teachings of the Book of Discipline into its curriculum or treat them as expectations concerning the behavior of students, faculty, or staff.
One example of the faculty's neutrality regarding internal disagreements of the United Methodist Church concerns the theology and ethics of sexual orientation. Albion is committed to maintaining a welcoming and inclusive environment for all students. In light of the diversity of opinion and ongoing discussions within United Methodism about the theology and ethics of homosexual practice, marriage, and ordination (represented by groups such as Reconciling Ministries Network), Albion's faculty does not endorse the teachings of the Book of Discipline on these matters. Instead, the faculty seeks to facilitate fruitful ongoing dialogue about them.
By vote of the faculty members of Albion College, March 2015
Global Diversity Theme Year 2012 - 2013
Statement of Purpose: The Global Diversity Theme Year focuses our attention on the interdependence of international, transnational, and local phenomena in order to understand how we shape and are shaped by systems and values. With experiences on and off campus, we deepen our understanding of our identities as responsible "global citizens" through our diversity and shared dependence on the natural environment.
Established by the GDTY Committee on April 13, 2012
Sexual Misconduct Involving Minors Reporting Procedure
All Regular Employees
Employees who witness or suspect sexual misconduct involving a minor are required to report such incidents as indicated below. Sexual misconduct includes the following:
- Any sexual acts involving a minor.
- The intentional exposing of genitals to a minor or forcing a minor to expose his/her genitals for the purpose of sexual gratification.
- Any intentional touching of a minor’s genital area, buttocks, breasts, or groin for the purpose of sexual gratification.
- Forcing a minor to touch the genital area, buttocks, breasts, or groin of another for the purpose of sexual gratification.
- Soliciting or requesting a minor to engage in sexual activity.
- Intentionally exposing a minor to pornographic materials.
- Employees who witness an incident of sexual misconduct involving a minor must immediately report the incident to either the Albion Department of Public Safety (911 from cell phone or off-campus phone) or the Office of Campus Safety (ext. 0911 or 517-629-1234).
- Employees must also report the incident as soon as possible to the Campus Conduct Hotline© by calling 866-943-5787, or by emailing
- Employees must report the incident as soon as possible to their Department Head or to the Department Head’s supervisor as needed.
- Employees must report the incident as soon as possible to their Department Head or to the Department Head’s supervisor as needed.
- Employees who suspect sexual misconduct involving a minor is occurring or has occurred must report their suspicions to the Campus Conduct Hotline© by calling 866-943-5787, or by emailing
- Employees may also report suspicions of sexual misconduct to the following agencies:
- Children’s Protective Services-call 855-444-3911—reports may be made confidentially or anonymously.
- Albion Department of Public Safety-call 911 from a cell phone or non-campus phone.
- Office of Campus Safety-ext. 0911 or 517-629-1234.
- Employees should report any suspicions of sexual misconduct as soon as possible to their Department Head or to the Department Head’s supervisor as needed.
- The Department Head must report the incident to the Division Head or to the President as needed.
- Nothing in this procedure should be interpreted as discouraging or preventing employees from acting to stop an incident of sexual misconduct that is occurring, provided that such action does not endanger either his/her safety or the safety of the minor who is being subjected to the misconduct.
President’s Administrative Council reviewed/effective January 2013
Presidential Search Prospectus
Please click on the image below to read and download Albion College's presidential search prospectus document. The document is in PDF format.
New to Albion
Academic Specific Software
Albion has license agreements with numerous different software providers. These agreements vary in their size and scope. If you would like to request academic software or inquire on what we are currently licensed for, please contact
Accessing your Voicemail
The user reference guide for using your phone and setting up your voicemail can be found here. http://www.albion.edu/student-life/information-technology/support/user-guides/1164-user-guides-faculty-staff-telephone-and-voicemail
Accessing the Wireless Network
Albion Albion offers wireless networking throughout academic spaces and in common areas of residence halls. Please see the link below for more information (http://www.albion.edu/wireless)
ACIS is an acronym for Albion College Information System. Faculty use this site to post grades while students use it for course registration and checking grades. Students can view financial aid and account information using ACIS.
The Albion 1Card is the official identification card of Albion College. Issued to all members of the College Community, it is required for identification and access to essential campus services. It also offers a convenient declining balance debit account - Briton Bucks - for making purchases on and around campus.
Albion College has partnered with Google Apps for Education to bring you this commonly used and robust email platform. Email support can be found on the IT site at http://www.albion.edu/student-life/information-technology/support/emails-and-passwords
New faculty members receive their Banner and ACIS login credentials from the Registrar at their orientation meeting. Staff receive them by request from their supervisor. Training for Banner can be scheduled by contacting the Help Desk.
Banner reports require both network authentication and a Banner login. Information including budget information can be acquired from these reports.
Cable TV Channels
The reference table for the cable TV channels provided by WOW TV can be found here. WOW_cable_channels.pdf
All members of the college community are invited to share what they are thinking about. Anyone with an albion.edu email address can get started in minutes. Sign up at campus.albion.edu.
- Enhanced Classrooms: (computer lectern, projector, VCR, DVD, visualizer). To reserve one of these spaces, contact the Kellogg Center campus scheduler at x:0306.
- Portable Media Carts: (computer, projector, VCR, DVD, visualizer)
- Public Computer Labs: (with multiple computer workstations) Located in Olin, Ferguson, and Putnam. To reserve a lab for periodic instruction, please complete the lab reservation form linked here http://www.albion.edu/student-life/information-technology/support/computer-labs/2808-computer-lab-reservation-form
- Ferguson Media Room: (color phaser printers, slide/film scanner, poster printer, and more…) For one-on-one Instructional Technology project assistance and reservations, please email
Course Management System
Moodle is the course management system at Albion. To place your syllabus, assignments, or discussion board on the web, complete our online course web request form at http://courses.albion.edu/mod/url/view.php?id=11
No web editing experience needed; it’s that simple!
To request door access for students or employees, please email
. Please keep in mind that these requests sometimes take up to a week to complete. Only Vice-Presidents or Department Heads may authorize staff members to have access to areas with key card locks. The policy for authorizations can be seen at: http://www.albion.edu/student-life/information-technology/support/keys-and-authorizations/2877-authorizations
File Storage Space
Albion College provides file storage space to all faculty, staff, and students that is backed up nightly. Network drive space falls into two categories: Enterprise class storage which is backed up nightly and Commodity class storage which is not backed up. Please see this link for more information http://www.albion.edu/student-life/information-technology/support/networking/2823-computer-and-network-drives
Office 2010 for Windows and Office 2011 for Mac are available for all faculty and staff office machines. They are also available to students at no additional cost through our Microsoft Campus Agreement. Faculty and staff can download the current version of Microsoft Office under our work-at-home licensing agreement. It is available for download on our website at http://www.albion.edu/it/software/176-microsoft-officedownload
The people directory is the easiest way to find contact information for people within the campus community.
Symantec is the anti-virus software we use for campus machines. It is available for student personal computers through our license agreement, but not for faculty and staff personally-owned computers.
Technology Equipment Rental
Information Technology is happy to offer a wide range of equipment to campus users on a short term basis at no cost. To view what is available to you and complete an online request form, click this link. (http://www.albion.edu/student-life/information-technology/reserving-it-equipment/sign-out-form)
Instructional Technology offers various types of training from one-on-one, to workshops, and even free online tutorials featuring Atomic Learning (www.atomiclearning.com/login/albion). To schedule one-on-one training, please complete the form linked here (http://www.albion.edu/student-life/information-technology/support/training/2810-one-onone-training). To login to Atomic Learning use your Network Username and Password.
For assistance with your departmental or personal web pages, please email
For assistance with course related web pages, please email
The Dow Center will be closing early this week Tuesday and Wednesday in preparation for hosting an Men’s Lacrosse NCAA Championship first round game on Wednesday, May 11. The updated hours are as follows:
Tuesday, May 10
10:00am – 5:00pm
Wednesday, May 11
10:00am – 2:00pm
Dow Center Summer Hours
Starting May 9
Monday – Friday:
Building: 10:00am – 9:00pm
Pool: 12:00pm - 1:00pm & 5:00pm - 7:00pm*
Saturday – Sunday: CLOSED
*No evening open swim the week of May 9.
Dow Recreation and Wellness Center
|Monday - Thursday
||6:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
||6:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
||12:00 p.m - 6:00 p.m.
||12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Ungrodt Tennis Center
|Monday - Thursday
||6:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
||6:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
||12:00 - 6:00 p.m.
||12:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Dean Aquatic Center
|Monday - Friday (Afternoon)
||12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
|Monday - Friday (Evenings)
||7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
||7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Weather permitting the boathouse will be open until October 30. Spring hours begin after spring break.
||12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
||3:30 - 5:30 pm.
||12:00 - 2:00 pm.
||3:30 - 5:30 pm.
||12:00 - 2:00 pm.
||12:00 - 3:00 pm.
||12:00 - 3:00 p.m.
The Boathouse will be closed during fall break and from October 30 - spring break.
Audio Visual Request Form
You may request support for your audio visual needs for special events taking place in classrooms and other campus spaces by completing the form below. To ensure we can accommodate as many audio visual requests as possible, we prefer at least two weeks advance notice when requesting event support.
Sister City Relationship
The City of Albion's Sister City Committee recognized its founder, Sue Marcos. Read more
Albion education students in Noisy-le-Roi gather in front of a sign recognizing the relationship.
The Sister City sign on Eaton Avenue upon entering the City of Albion.
A view from the famous Porte de Gondi in Noisy-le-Roi.
The majesty of Versailles is but a few minutes from Noisy-le-Roi.
Taking in St-Germain-en-Laye in October during a French trip, a short drive from Noisy and Bailly.
Sustainability studies and French major Sara Sample, '15, studied abroad at UVSQ. Read more
Albion and French student teams present business plans at Albion's student research symposium.
French students visited Albion in Fall 2013 for the College's annual Piano Festival.
Visits and exchanges are a key part of the Sister City relationship.
Noisy-le-Roi and Bailly, France – City of Albion – Albion College
"The Sister City relationship informs our teaching, course design, faculty development, research and service. Sometimes we struggle to articulate the importance of the Sister City relationship to Albion College because it infuses virtually everything we do."
The above quote was how an Albion College faculty member recently described a relationship that received national recognition in 2014 from NAFSA: Association of International Educators in the form of a Senator Paul Simon Spotlight Award for Campus Internationalization.
What began as a bilateral exercise between the City of Albion and the village of Noisy-le-Roi more than 15 years ago is now a true triangular relationship.
Albion and Noisy-le-Roi, located 15 miles west of Paris and a few minutes' drive from Versailles, formally became Sister Cities in 1997. (Bailly, an adjacent village, joined the partnership in 2010.) Over the first 10 years, in what was then a town-to-town collaboration, more than 500 Albion residents and students participated in youth and adult exchanges and internships in Noisy. Then in 2007, Albion College's new president, Donna Randall, and provost, Susan Conner, hosted "An Evening of French Food and Jazz" for the French delegation and members of the campus and Albion community. The seemingly small event proved to be a spark: It validated, coalesced and reinforced the often individual involvement of College faculty, staff and students. A year later, the College began its real journey as a partner in the Sister City relationship toward intentional internationalization and building friendships that underscore the collaboration.
The Sister City relationship has led to a number of collaborations. A few are highlighted below (click for more information):
A program in Sustainability Studies between Albion College and the University of Versailles at Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (UVSQ) that includes a semester of study in France.
An international business plan development program between the College's Carl A. Gerstacker Institute for Business and Management and the Ecole Superieure de Vente (SdV) in Saint-Germain-en-Laye.
An international practicum developed by Albion College's Education Department and the middle school in Noisy-le-Roi, in which Albion students go abroad for a week during winter break to observe students and teachers and make formal comparisons between the French and American systems of education.
Albion College's annual Piano Festival brings in the most talented young people from the environs of Paris to participate with students in south-central Michigan. And Albion fine and performing arts faculty have opportunities to exhibit and teach master classes in France.
Other opportunities have included faculty research for non-French specialists at the Bibliothèque nationale as well as student internships involving the restaurant business, organic farming, translating admissions materials, community service, and shadowing medical professionals.
Lessons Learned, and Looking Ahead
Small institutions have incredible opportunities to harness energies, enthusiasm, and bold ideas and dreams, and pair them with the "person power" that comes from relationships. Here, the City of Albion, the Sister Cities of Noisy-le-Roi and Bailly, and Albion College happen to share and treasure joint values, namely "the ability to function as well-informed citizens both locally and globally" and often "to go beyond our comfort zones."
At the core of it, relationships matter. Indeed, they are essential. They grow, and they enable growth. They sustain, they are substantive, and they are substantial. And, in the case of this enduring relationship, they cement bonds that are an ocean or a sea apart.
The following representatives would be happy to share more information on the Sister City relationship and upcoming collaborations between Albion, Noisy-le-Roi and Bailly, and Albion College:
Dianne Guenin-Lelle, professor of French
City of Albion
Sister City Committee web page
Noisy-le-Roi and Bailly
Sister City website
Constituent Information Request Form
The Albion College Alumni/Donor Database (including Banner, Profiles, and Versa) contains biographic, contact, and gift/pledge information on College alumni, donors, parents, and friends. The Alumni/Donor database is maintained for purposes related to Institutional Advancement (IA) programs and is subject to IA policies and procedures.
College employees should divulge no address, telephone, or other information from the Alumni/Donor database to non-College persons, unless appropriate College administrators determine that disclosure is required by law. An IA employee who receives a request for the contact information of a specific individual should offer to call the individual in question and request permission to share his / her contact information with the requester.
In accordance with Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) standards, employees will:
- Safeguard and respect donor and prospective donor information;
- Honor the wishes of an individual and/or organizational constituent with regard to how directory information and/or giving history is used;
- Record and keep only information relevant to cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship;
- Identify the source of retained information;
- Safeguard prospective donor, donor, and other constituent lists compiled by the institution as the property of the institution; these lists may not be distributed or used for unauthorized purposes or for personal gain;
- Make every effort to ensure that volunteers, vendors, and external entities with access to constituent information understand and agree to comply with the organization's confidentiality and public disclosure policies.
If staff members are found to violate any of these conditions of confidentiality as described above, Albion College considers that to be a dischargeable offense.
If you have questions concerning this confidentiality statement or anything else discussed concerning confidentiality, please contact your supervisor.
Appropriate Use of Information Agreement
- Contact information for alumni, parents, and friends may be shared upon approval of a request for a particular use and can be utilized for a variety of reasons: sharing information and news, providing updates on activities and programs, extending invitations to events, distributing surveys, etc. Requested information cannot be used to solicit donations.
- Approval of the content will be handled through the process outlined above. Requests for information from IA must come only from individuals authorized to secure such information. The Assistant Director of Advancement Services approves all request forms.
- Disclosure of this information to unauthorized parties could violate the Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA). All information received must only be used for the sole purpose stated in this information request and then destroyed in a secure manner. Data should never be used for communication pieces that are not previously approved.
- Data will be provided in Excel spreadsheet format and sent only to the requester's Albion College email address (if the requester is a faculty or staff member). All provided data have a 30-day expiration. If more than 30 days have passed since that data were provided, the requester should destroy the provided data and request a refresh.
- In exchange for this information, it is expected that any and all updates to constituent contact information will be shared with IA so that the Alumni/Donor Database can reflect the new information. Requesters are asked to forward any updates regarding these data to:
- Contact Ellen Yoakam, Assistant Director of Advancement Services, (x0347,
) with questions.
Statement of Consequences
Campus constituents who violate any part of the above agreement are subject to disciplinary action at the discretion of the President's Office.
Please complete the form below to have your request processed.
You Are Invited!
April 9, 2015
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Albion College will be sponsoring a Wellness Fair to cap off the Year of Wellness. This year's fair will take place Thursday, April 9, 2015 from
10 a.m - 2 p.m. in Upper Baldwin. Our goal is to have over 50 vendors representing all seven aspects of wellness, in addition to tables with information about physical, intellectual, financial, emotional, spiritual, social, and environmental wellness. We can all work on maximizing our potential to be the best we can be.
Partial List of the Vendors: Oaklawn Hospital, Allegiance Hospital, Peer Educators Student Farm, Bon Appetite Weight Watchers, ABBS, AGBAY, Academic Skill Center, Ford Institute, Gerstacker Institute, First Merit Bank, Educational Credit Union, and many more.
Another goal is to have over 1,000 participants from the campus community (faculty, staff and students) attending. We need your help encouraging all faculty, staff and students to attend.
We hope to have many give-a-ways for the lucky people who visit the information tables.
Additionally, we plan to have some basic assessments (blood pressure, BMI, % body fat, heart rate, etc.) on-site so that people can get some immediate feedback about their state of health.
If you have questions please e-mail Melissa Walton
or Tom Johnson
Vice President of Finance and Administration
Director of Business and Auxiliary Services
Senior Finance Analyst
VMware (virtual network)
VMware is a virtualization technology which allows you to connect to your Albion office/lab machine when you are home or traveling so you may access the Albion network as you would on campus.
Instructions to connect to VMware via a web browser (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome):
- Enter https://hvgw1.albion.edu/portal/webclient/index.html#/disclaimer into your browser of choice
- Read and accept disclaimer.Click Accept.
- Enter your Albion network Username and Password. Please be certain the "Domain" field is left as "Albion"
- Select the "Staff" or "Student Lab" button
- If prompted, select "I understand the Risks" "Add Exception" and "Confirm Security Exception"
- You will soon see a campus desktop with the Albion background through which you can access campus resources.
- When finished, select "Log Off" from the Start menu.
WARNING: Save all documents and files onto your network drives (G, H, W, P) as files saved onto the virtual machine desktop will be lost.
If you have any questions or problems, please contact the helpdesk at 517-629-0479 or email
Michael E. Williams, '78
Professional Association: President and CEO of Orchards Children's Services
Education: Albion College, 1978. Eastern Michigan University, MA in Counseling, 1984.
Michael Williams graduated from Albion College in 1978 with majors in history and political science. While at Albion, he was voted as an NAACP Man of the Year, and was also inducted into the Hall of Fame in both basketball and track. In 1994, Michael was elected Mayor of the city of Albion, and then re-elected once again in 1996. Since graduating from Albion College, he has held a variety of positions including president of Starr Vista, Inc. Care Management Organization, executive director of the Hannah Neil Center and director of several community-based programs. He has also been involved in Renaissance Club in Detroit, the National Black Child Development Institute and is a past member of the Alumni Association Board. Michael was also selected as one of Albion College’s Distinguished Alumni in 1997.
Currently, Michael is the president and CEO of Orchards Children’s Services, Michigan’s premier foster care and adoption agency. He has dedicated his life and career in support of children and their families, and has discussed possible partnership opportunities between Albion’s Ford Institute and Orchard Children’s Services.