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Whistle Alert Program

Bates has instituted a Whistle Alert Program for all personnel on campus.

This program provides a high-quality brass whistle, free of charge to students or employees.
Students desiring to participate in this program should pick up a whistle from Security, free of charge, and follow the few simple instructions on the attached card, which are to blow the whistle when they feel threatened or are attacked.
Others who hear the whistle blown are to blow their whistles and run in the direction of the original whistle, to provide aid and scare off the attacker. They are also instructed to go to the nearest security phone and notify Security and Campus Safety of the problem.
The procedures described can be used throughout your life, regardless of where you live or work.
Persons blowing the whistle under any other conditions than those specified above are fined $75.00.