Campus Safety

Visible is committed to your safety.

Campus safety at Visible Music College is our top priority. We have implemented a number of provisions to prioritize the safety of our students, staff (includes faculty), and guests year-round on campus. We are continually evaluating the following safety policy and adding updates as needed.

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Campus
Visible is committed to Student Safety

Student Safety has always been a priority at Visible.

Here are just a few of the ways that Visible has always prioritized Student Safety. Not only that, but we recognize that keeping our community members safe is a community effort as students often live and work beyond the borders of our college; so we partner with the local and federal agencies and authorities to make that effort a reality.

  • CPR Training, Fire and Safety Training, and more are offered to Staff members at Visible.
  • Compliance with all State and Federal Regulations around Student Safety including Title IX regulations.
  • Copious resources and staff are invested into Student Safety all around our campus.
  • Background Checks are conducted on Visible staff and a rigorous safety check process is completed at hire.
  • State of the art facilities with magnetic locks and ID badge system provide additional security on site.

Safety Initiatives

Downtown Memphis

Visible Music College’s Memphis campus is located in Downtown Memphis. Its ZIP code 38103 is reported as the safest ZIP code in the city. However, as a precaution, safety is always top of mind, beginning with our students.

  • All students undergo safety training during Student Orientation.
  • As part of the training, students are informed of the policies in place that they must adhere to regarding student conduct when they’re on or off campus.
Staff, Student, and Tenant Conduct Policies

The following guidelines are enforced every day on campus.

  • All residents in Student Housing must abide by the curfew.
  • Visitors entering Student Housing must be approved.
  • All Student Studios (rooms) are equipped with locks.
  • No weapons are allowed on any part of campus, except by licensed, bonded and contracted security companies.
  • The following rules are in place to ensure the safety and accountability of all students:
  • When visiting another student’s room, the door must remain propped open.
  • Room inspections are conducted regularly to ensure no contraband or dangerous equipment are inside rooms.
  • All tenants are held responsible for their guests following all safety policies.
Fire Safety

Fire safety is a daily priority for our campus.

  • We conduct regular fire drills and require all staff and students to participate.
  • Evacuation signs are located throughout each floor.
  • A staff member per floor is assigned and trained to assist in an evacuation.
  • All safety protocols (building code, fire suppression, etc.) are met according to code:
  • Smoke detectors are appropriately located throughout campus and studios.
  • Fire extinguishers are located on each floor.
  • A fully operating automated sprinkler system throughout the main building and studios.
  • We conduct regular inspections and tests for all equipment listed above.
Emergencies

In the case of an emergency:

  • We provide regular emergency/CPR training for all staff.
  • All staff undergo Active Shooter training, which includes training on appropriate response and action.
  • In the case of an active shooter, all classroom doors are equipped with emergency locks inside.
Title IX Reporting

If you would like to file a Title IX report, you can do so by contacting the Title IX Coordinator (title9@visible.edu). Reports can be filed at any time including during non-business hours to the Title IX Coordinator’s email address. While you may report anonymously, a decision to remain anonymous may greatly limit Visible Music College’s ability to stop the alleged conduct, collect evidence, or take action against parties accused of violating our Policies.

The “Crime on Campus” reporting program is operated pursuant to the requirements of the “College and University Security Information Act”, (T.C.A. 49-7-2201, et. seq.) enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee, effective July 1, 1989. The Act requires each institution of higher education to report to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation data relating to crimes occurring on the campus and in student housing.

The Bureau is required to prescribe the reporting form and format for the collection of such data and to publish an annual report of the results of such data submissions from each institution. The Tennessee Incident-Based Reporting System (TIBRS) offense classifications are based on FBI definitions, which are used as the national standard for statistical crime reporting.

Christian Community Standards

As a Christian college, we promote a strong community of support and protection for one another.

  • Visible employs Resident Advisors and Operations staff who live on campus.
  • We conduct background checks on all Student Housing residents, staff and rental guests.
  • All staff are trained in basic situational assessment, and they can provide referrals for professional help.
  • Visible Music College has an agreement with local Christian counselors for students’ emotional support and safety, upon request.
Campus Facility

We have several protocols in place throughout campus grounds.

  • All Front Desk staff must undergo Safety Training, which includes:
  • Check-in / check-out procedures that require guests to sign in with their name, share the purpose of their visit and announce who on campus they’re visiting.
  • A list of emergency contacts for all members of the school.
  • Building safety procedures.
  • Appropriate responses depending on the situation.
  • All of Visible’s Memphis campus interior and exterior are monitored by cameras.
  • Handicap access is available to enter the main building. There are three accessible rooms in the Student Studios.
  • Campus elevators are up to code with an emergency phone system in place.
  • The education building and Student Studios housing have managed access with:
  • Magnetic locks on entry doors for both campus buildings.
  • A strict ID badge protocol and identity requirements.
Personal Property

The following precautions are in place to protect personal property of all students and staff (includes faculty).

  • Students have access to a personal storage locker to house their instruments.
  • Live security cameras are located throughout the interior and exterior of the campus building.
Incidents

Incidents

  • All staff can receive reports and are trained to respond.
  • Visible Music College has a Title IX Coordinator on site to review any reported incidents.
  • All staff receive regular Title IX training and are up-to-date on relevant changes.

Get the Facts

The “Crime on Campus” reporting program is operated pursuant to the requirements of the “College and University Security Information Act”, (T.C.A. 49-7-2201, et. seq.) enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee, effective July 1, 1989.

The Act requires each institution of higher education to report to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation data relating to crimes occurring on the campus and in student housing. The Bureau is required to prescribe the reporting form and format for the collection of such data and to publish an annual report of the results of such data submissions from each institution. The Tennessee Incident-Based Reporting System (TIBRS) offense classifications are based on FBI definitions, which are used as the national standard for statistical crime reporting.

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