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?
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
An E-form (four part form available through central stores) is necessary to schedule a 12 or 15 passenger van. The following information must appear on the E-form: account number for charges, group/class name, contact person and their extension, number of vans needed, purpose of trip, destination, date(s) and time van is needed, name(s) of approved driver(s), and signature(s) of approval.
Residential Life must approve requests for Residential Life functions. CPO must approve requests for student groups/organizations. Requests for First Year Experience must be approved by Drew Dunham, Registrar's Office. Albion College motor pool 12 and 15 passenger vans are to be used only for College-related business, the Business Office must approve any exception before vehicles can be scheduled. Per the PET AND OTHER ANIMAL policy for Albion College, animals (with the exception of service animals) are not to be transported in motor pool vehicles.
It is the responsibility of the department/group/organization to find approved drivers. Albion College staff and student driver names must appear on the "Approved Driver List" to drive a motor pool 12 or 15 passenger van. The process for applying to become an approved driver is now electronic, and is described below:
Once completed, this information is e-mailed to Campus Safety and Alert Driving. Campus Safety will begin the process of obtaining your driving record, in accordance with College policy.
You will receive an email from Alert Driving with URL and password to log on to take your test. You must complete the online training within 14 days of receiving this email.
Upon your successful completion of the online training, print your completion certificate and contact the Campus Safety office to schedule your driving test. Driving tests are conducted on Thursdays. To schedule a test, call x0213 and ask for Carl Field, or e-mail . (Tests may be administered on days other than Thursday under special circumstances.)
Campus Safety will notify you confirming your authorization to drive a College van. NOTE: Obtaining driving records can take four to six weeks.
The charge for using a 12 or 15 passenger van is currently $.40/mile. The per mile charge includes gas. If you are travelling a distance you will be provided with gas cards to use. Please place gas slips in the envelope with the checklist and keys.
Changes And Cancellations
Please notify us of any changes in dates or numbers of vehicles needed so we can check on availability. Please notify us of any cancellations ASAP. If the cancellation policy is abused you may be charged $25/vehicle reserved.
Key Pick Up
Keys can be signed out by the approved driver Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. in the Facilities Building. Keys for weekend travel need to be signed out on Friday; HOWEVER, you must not take the vehicle until the date and time scheduled.
Groups traveling overnight must provide Campus Safety with the following information PRIOR to departure:
names and emergency contact information for each person traveling
detailed itinerary (including accommodations and cell phone numbers)
signed release form for each person traveling in the van
If you are traveling with luggage, no more than 12 people can be transported in a van.
12 And 15 Passenger Van Pick Up And Drop Off
Monday through Friday all vehicles are ready by 9 a.m. on the day they are reserved for. If you need the vehicle(s) before 9 a.m., let us know so arrangements can be made to have it ready.
When you sign out the keys you will be given an envelope with the key(s) and checklist(s). Please remember to check the gas gauge prior to leaving town.
When you return the vehicle(s), completely fill out the check list(s). It serves as a reminder to clean out loose trash and personal items and to secure the vehicle(s). A garbage can is located next to the gas pump for trash, if excessive trash or other items are left in the vehicle you may be charged $25 cleaning fee. We are not responsible for any items left in the vehicle. On the checklist there is a section to report any damage to the vehicle while in your possession (even vandalism). List any mechanical concerns in the comment section. The envelope containing the completed checklist, keys and gas cards (if applicable) should be placed in the drop box next to the Central Receiving door on the west end of the building. DO NOT leave van keys in the van.
**If you were in an accident completely fill out an accident report (in the glove box with the insurance and registration information and emergency contact information). Attach a copy of the police report (or the officer's card with the department's phone number), and turn it in with the keys. We will contact the insurance company to file a claim if necessary.
Emergency Numbers And Accident Procedures
This information is also in the glove box with the insurance information. If you have a motor pool emergency Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., call: 517/629-0260 Laura McDowell, if you get voice mail, hang up and call 517/629-0230 Facilities Office.
After 5 p.m. and on the weekends, call Campus Safety at 517/629-1234 and let them know you have a motor pool emergency. They will contact the Facilities Supervisor on call. Make sure to leave your location, nature of the problem, and contact number with the Campus Safety dispatcher.
If you spend cash, or charge minor repairs to a personal card, make sure to save all receipts so we can reimburse expenses.
In the event that a College van is involved in an accident, the driver is responsible for ensuring that the steps listed below are taken:
Contact the appropriate law enforcement agency, so that a police report may be completed.
Contact Campus Safety at 517/629-5610 and advise the dispatcher of the accident.
Notify Campus Safety of injured passengers and the hospital to which they are being transported.
In the event that the vehicle is not driveable, Campus Safety will contact Facilities Operations to coordinate the disposition of the vehicle, the arrangement of alternate transportation and other necessary assistance for those on the trip as needed.
Upon return to campus, notify Campus Services and Business Office of the accident, to include date, location, and police report number for the incident.
Students: It is your responsibility to "submit your time for approval" by the specified date each pay period. Not verifying your time entry will delay the processing of your pay check until the next scheduled pay date.
Supervisors: You must approve all time sheets by the stated date to ensure that your student employees are paid on the scheduled pay date.
Check Delivery: During the Academic year, student pay checks are delivered to the Kellogg Post Office and must be signed for. A form of ID is required to pick up your check.
Direct Deposit: Students are expected to participate in the direct deposit option for receiving their pay. A significant benefit of this program is the flexibility of not having to be on campus on pay day, particularly helpful for pay days that fall at the end of semesters and/or during breaks.
**For the dates indicated above. Your pay check will be mailed to your permanent Mailing Address on record with the College. If a student wants his or her pay check mailed to an address other than the mailing address on record the student must submit a self-addressed envelope and present his or her student ID at the time of delivery of the self-addressed envelope to Human Resources, located within Campus Safety.
If you have any questions, please call Angie Konkle in the Student Payroll/Human Resources Office (x-0203).
The student-only fitness center, located in the Washington Gardner school gymnasium on Michigan Avenue, was developed with general student fitness in mind. The Center measures 4,500 square feet and includes spin and recumbent bikes, elliptical trainers, and treadmills for cardiovascular activities as well as plate-loaded machines and equipment for weightlifting.
Fitness Center entrance is located on N. Berrien St.