Keep it safe.

The safety and security of students, faculty, staff and visitors is of the greatest importance at KCAD. Our campus security measures include:

  • 16 digital-recording security cameras located in high traffic areas
  • Uniformed security guards stationed in reception areas
  • Regular patrols of all interior floors
  • Regular patrols of building exterior
  • Card-only access to 17 Fountain St. third floor studios
  • 24-hour response to building alarms
  • After-hours building lock-up and alarm

Security Staff

The college utilizes the services of DK Security, a company with extensive experience serving higher education institutions in Michigan. All uniformed security guards carry radios, have CPR and AED training, and have been trained in the emergency response protocol.

If a student encounters an emergency of any type or degree, call 911 and/or the following to alert the Emergency Management Team, which is trained to respond to internal crises.

17 Fountain St. NW building: 616 430-1794

Woodbridge N. Ferris building: 616 350-3820

UICA: 616 340-7273

Meet the security staff.


KCAD faculty, staff and students are invited to sign up to receive official emergency text alerts so they are the first to know about time-sensitive campus safety issues and closings due to weather or other disruptions. To sign up, visit MyFSU and click on the link in the "Emergency Text Alerts" channel. Enrollees should take note of the following:
  • Enrollment is voluntary.
  • Restricted use for immediate notification to students, faculty and staff.
  • Short Message Service (SMS) Text messaging must be enabled on your cell phone account to receive text messages.
  • You are responsible for any text message charges that may be incurred from enrolling in this service. The average cost is 15 cents per message depending on your plan and provider.
  • Contact information you provide is kept confidential and won't be used for any other purpose.

First Aid

First Aid Kits are located at the Main Lobby Desks of each building, as well as the 17 Fountain St. 4th floor Computer Lab, Activities and Resource Center, and 7th floor administrative area. Automated External Defibrillators (AED) are located at the 17 Fountain St. Main Lobby Desk and the 7th floor administrative area, as well as in the 3rd floor corridor of the Woodbridge N. Ferris building.

Counseling and Crisis Management

The Counseling Center provides confidential individual counseling, crisis intervention and referrals to campus services and outside agencies and resources. Services are free to all KCAD students and are provided by a Licensed Masters Social Worker or Licensed Professional Counselor who can listen to your concerns in a supportive, non-judgmental manner.
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