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Campus Safety Department

The Campus Safety office is staffed 24 hours a day by trained officers who serve all members of the Simon’s Rock community.

The campus safety vehicle is a maroon sport utility

The Campus Safety director and officers work closely with the Office of Campus Life, the Council for Equity and Inclusion, the Wellness Center, Physical Plant, and many members of the faculty and staff. Our core priority is to actively understand and respond to student needs and safety concerns.

Campus Safety officers are here to ensure your safety at all times. We are on duty 24/7 and serve all members of the Simon’s Rock community.

Our officers are trained to respond to all emergencies and maintain a regular patrol of the Simon’s Rock campus. Several officers are trained EMTs, and all officers participate in ongoing security and safety training programs, including trainings focused on CPR and first aid, dating and domestic violence, diversity and inclusion, first responder, hate crimes, and Narcan.

We believe that campus safety and security is a collective responsibility. The Campus Safety Staff asks that everyone play an active role, immediately reporting suspicious activity, emergencies, and potentially unsafe conditions to Campus Safety or to a residence director.

 View Campus Safety Office policies in the Student Handbook

Contact Campus Safety

The Campus Safety office is located in the Livingston Hall Student Union.
For any on-campus emergency, dial ‘0’ or x7291 for the Campus Safety Department. From a cell phone dial 413-528-7291.

Protective Actions

If an emergency occurs on campus, you may be asked to take certain protective actions. Please familiarize yourself with the most common protective actions listed below:

If there is a weather or hazmat emergency:

  • Get/stay indoors.
  • Close doors and windows.
  • If possible, turn off any air conditioners in room.
  • Stay indoors until notified it’s safe to go outdoors.
  • Wait for further instruction.
  • Evacuate the building using the nearest exit.
  • Take personal belongings (backpacks, keys, purses, wallets, etc.).
  • Do not use the elevator.
  • Follow instructions given by faculty, staff, or emergency personnel.
  • Move away from building.

If there is a potential danger outside a campus building:

  • Return inside immediately.
  • Close doors. Lock the building's exterior doors.
  • Stay calm and resume normal activity where possible.
  • Wait for further instruction.

If there is a potential danger inside a campus building:

  • Close and/or lock doors, turn off lights, remain quiet.
  • Move away from windows or doors.
  • Silence cell phones, but leave them on for communication.
  • Wait for further instruction.