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The Security office is staffed by a trained group of officers who serve all members of the Simon’s Rock community.

The campus security vehicle is a maroon sport utility The security director, assistant director and officers work closely with the residence directors; the directors of Residence Life, Wellness Center, Counseling Services, and Physical Plant; the dean of students, and other members of the faculty and staff to maintain 24-hour coverage of the campus.

Security officers respond to all emergencies and maintain a regular patrol of the campus. Several officers are trained EMTs, and all officers participate in ongoing security and safety training programs.

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

Contact Security

The Security Office is located in the Livingston Hall Student Union.

For any on-campus emergency, dial ‘0’ or x7291 for the Security 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. The most common protective actions requested are 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 building using nearest exit.
  • Take personal belongings (backpacks, keys, purses, wallets, etc.).
  • Do not use elevator.
  • Follow instructions by faculty, staff, or emergency personnel.
  • Move away from building.

If there is a potential danger outside a College building

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

If there is a potential danger inside a College 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.