Safe Environment

The College of Biblical Studies is committed to the safety of our students and staff. Our priority is to create a campus environment in which people are safe from physical harm and property is secure, in a manner that meets or exceeds federal, state and local laws, as well as CBS policies that regulate these matters. It is the intent of CBS to provide a safe and secure environment for students, visitors, and others with whom we serve. CBS has zero tolerance for violent acts or threats of violence. Emergency procedures are provided on the left. You are encouraged to read through and familiarize yourself with each procedure. If you have any questions about the procedures, please contact the director of real estate operations at facilities@cbshouston.edu.

The CBS Watchman Alert System uses text, email, and voice messages to alert CBS students and employees in the event of an emergency or urgent situation. Alert messages are sent to registered mobile phones, home phones and email addresses.

If you see a crime happening on CBS campus or are a victim of a crime, please call 911 security immediately.

Building Access
CBS shall take all necessary steps to provide a safe and secure structure for the protection of its students, faculty, and staff members. The building will be opened based on an approved schedule and will remain locked otherwise.

Drug and Alcohol Prevention
It is the policy of CBS that the unlawful use, manufacture, sale, attempted sale, distribution, transfer, purchase, attempted purchase, cultivation, or possession of a controlled substance, alcohol, or any illicit drug on campus, in the workplace, or off-campus as part of any campus activities is prohibited. CBS believes that spiritual, emotional, physical, social, intellectual, and physical developments have their greatest growth free from mind-altering illicit drugs and alcohol.

In Case Of Emergency, Call 911
You should call 911 to report all emergencies, including an active shooter on the premises, fire alarms, bomb threats, chemical spills, medical emergencies, hazardous materials incidents, or any incident that will require a rapid response.

You will be required to provide the 911 operator with the following information:

• Your name
• The location of the emergency (building, floor, room number)
• Your location (building, floor, room number)
• The nature of the emergency
• How many persons are involved in the emergency

Based upon the information that you supply to the 911 operator, assistance (i.e., police, fire department personnel, hazmat team, medical personnel) will be dispatched, as required. 

General Safety and Procedures​

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Watchman Alert System

The CBS Watchman Alert System uses text, email, and voice messages to alert CBS students and employees in the event of an emergency or urgent situation. Alert messages are sent to registered mobile phones, home phones, and email addresses.

Health Services

All new CBS students are required to receive a vaccination against bacterial meningitis or to meet certain criteria for requesting a waiver from such a vaccination prior to registration for classes. Meningitis Vaccine Form

Active Shooter

The safety and security of our staff, faculty, and students is our highest priority. It is our goal to prepare and educate the CBS community to the best of our ability for possible emergency situations. 

Biohazard

The nature, severity, and potential for health injury of the hazardous materials accident will determine the required response. CBS personnel should not attempt to remove a  hazardous chemical or substance.

Bomb Threat

Bomb threats may be received by telephone, email, or letter. If a bomb threat is received, gather information, notify 911 and be prepared to give as much information as possible.

Campus Carry

CBS has opted out of the campus carry law. Weapons WILL NOT be allowed on CBS campus.


Evacuation Procedures

CBS Emergency Evacuation Procedures should be followed in the event of an emergency.

Fire Safety

CBS Fire Safety Protocol should be followed if a fire is present on campus. Notify 911, immediately.

Major System Failure

Click below to read how to handle various major system failures, such as utility interruptions and power blackouts.

Medical Emergency

Accidents and emergencies are unpredictable and may only need first aid care; others may require medical attention.

Severe Weather

Should inclement weather arise where circumstances may impact the ability of CBS to conduct business in a normal fashion, CBS may suspend operations.

Shelter in Place

Shelter-in-place means to seek immediate shelter and remain there during an emergency rather than evacuate the area. It is always preferred to evacuate, if safe.

Suspicious Package

Suspicious Packages are any items capable of concealing or containing harmful substances that have been left unattended and/or visibly shows indicators of posing a potential threat.

Weapons on Campus

In accordance with Chapter 46.03 of the Texas Penal Code, CBS prohibits the possession and use of weapons on its property.