The Threat Assessment Alert Team (TAAT) is dedicated to a proactive, coordinated and planned identification, prevention, assessment, management, and reduction of interpersonal and behavioral threats to the safety and well-being of students, faculty, staff and visitors of Roxbury Community College.
Threat assessment is designed to be a preventative process used to identify warning signs and intervene before something preventable happens. Cases are NOT managed on a first-come, first served basis. Rather, all cases are triaged and the most serious cases are managed first. All cases, regardless of the immediacy, will be reviewed and managed in the manner most appropriate for the situation.
In the event of an imminent or significant threat posed, the matter should be immediately referred to the College’s Office of Public Safety and/or the Boston Police Department. This document outlines the process the team will follow upon receiving a referral for threatening, problematic, or concerning student behavior.
The College has a commitment to ensure that no retaliatory actions are taken against any person or persons who submit a referral form to the team.
Signs and Symptoms for Students of Concern
Guidelines for Responding to a Student of Concern
RCC Public Safety issues ID cards to all requesting students and employees. Students must carry ID cards at all times and present them upon the request of a RCC official. All students, faculty, and staff may obtain ID cards at the Office of Public Safety (3-109).
To obtain an ID, students must present a copy of their registration and valid picture ID. Part-time faculty members must present a current contract and a valid picture ID.
There is no charge for the initial ID card or updating an ID card. There is a $5 fee for replacements. ID cards are property of the College. ID cards are not transferable.
ID cards are available Monday through Friday, 8:30 A.M. - 2:00 P.M., and 3:30 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.
Students must carry ID cards at all times and present them upon the request of a RCC official.
RCC Public Safety manages the lost and found services on campus. All lost items will be held for 30 days at which time they will be destroyed or donated to a charitable organization. Bicycles will be held for at least 90 days. All RCC ID Cards should be turned into Public Safety. Anyone claiming property must show valid RCC ID or proper identification
Public Safety Officers maintain a visible presence by continually patrolling the campus. This is done to ensure the safety of the community and aims to seek out unsafe conditions, prevent unauthorized access, and prevent theft and vandalism.
Public Safety has a robust and advanced camera system throughout the campus. These high quality cameras capture live events and record them in case later review is needed. Public Safety uses this tool for both internal investigations as well as assisting with external agencies. Public Safety recordings are viewable by Public Safety and authorized personnel only.
Workshops are offered throughout the year on topics such as identity theft, conflict management, and rape prevention.
Roxbury Community College strongly encourages any victim of, or a witness to a crime occurring on or near the College—regardless of its nature—to report the incident immediately to RCC Public Safety to ensure that prompt and appropriate action can be taken.
Crimes occurring off campus should be reported to the local law enforcement agency having proper jurisdiction. If you are unsure of the proper jurisdiction, contact Public Safety and they will assist you in contacting the proper agency.
Public Safety Phone Number: 617-541-5338
To report a crime, pick up any black wall phone or dial 617-541-5338 from an off-campus telephone or a personal cell phone.
If you are off-campus, or out of the jurisdiction of RCC Public Safety, please contact 911 immediately!
Campus Emergency Management (CEM) directs the development, implementation, and maintenance of the College's emergency management program. CEM enables, promotes, and supports the College community in effectively mitigating, preparing for, responding to, and recovering from emergencies.
The Emergency Management-Policy Group has been established as an administrative decision-making team to respond to critical incidents that may occur at the College. Critical incidents are generally defined as those campus-wide emergencies that threaten life or property, or those which impact a significant portion of the college community (including, but not limited to, fires, civil disturbances, and weather disasters).
All members of the Emergency Management-Policy Group have a copy of the College’s Emergency Operation Plan. The plan identifies and describes both general and specific responsibilities of the various Emergency Management Team members when they have been activated to deal with a critical incident. The Emergency Operation Plan is reviewed, tested, and updated at least annually.
The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) is a federal mandate requiring all institutions of higher education (IHEs) that participate in the federal student financial aid program to disclose information about crime on their campuses and in the surrounding communities. The Clery Act affects virtually all public and private IHEs and is enforced by the U.S. Department of Education. Campuses that fail to comply with the act can be penalized with large fines and may be suspended from participating in the federal financial aid program.
The Clery Act, formerly known as the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act, was signed in 1990 and is named after 19-year-old Jeanne Clery who was raped and murdered in her Lehigh University residence hall in 1986. Clery’s parents lobbied Congress to enact the law when they discovered students at Lehigh hadn’t been notified about 38 violent crimes that had occurred on campus in the three years prior to Clery’s murder.