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Alerts and Notifications

This is the Roxbury Community College Emergency Notification Site. It will be used by College officials to post the latest information regarding any emergency condition(s) at or around the College along with recommendations to be followed by the RCC community.

Please bookmark this site and refer to it when needed.

Emergency Notification System

In the event of an emergency affecting the RCC community, students, faculty, and staff will receive an emergency notification via voice mail, text messaging, and email through the College's alert system on provided information. FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS GIVEN AT THAT TIME. All students, faculty, and staff should update contact information each semester. It is the individual's responsibility to maintain accurate and up-to-date contact information in our system.

Login to our Emergency Notification System to update your contact information.

Timely Warning

Policy
A Campus Crime Alert is provided to give students, faculty, and staff timely notification of crimes that may represent a serious or ongoing threat to the campus community, and to heighten safety awareness. The Alert also seeks information that may lead to an arrest of the offender when violent crimes against persons, or substantial crimes against property, have been reported.

RCC Public Safety is responsible for issuing a Campus Crime Alert when a reported crime represents a serious or ongoing threat to the safety of members of the campus community. Information for Alerts also comes from other law enforcement agencies. Every attempt will be made to distribute the Alert within a reasonable amount of time after the incident is reported. However, the Alert release time is subject to the availability of accurate facts concerning the incident, and investigation restraints. Alerts are created by the Director of Facilities and Public Safety and distributed via the campus email system.

Procedure
Alerts may be assigned the same number as the corresponding police report and provide only necessary details of the crime, a description of the suspect(s) if known, information on whom to contact with information, and safety tips.

Campus Crime Alerts may be emailed, to faculty, staff, and students, distributed throughout campus, provided to campus media, and posted on the RCC Public Safety webpage. Campus Crime Alerts typically include the following information:

1. A succinct statement of the incident.
2. Any connection to previous incidents.
3. Physical description and/or composite drawing of the suspect, if appropriate.
4. Date and time the bulletin was released.
5. Other relevant and important information.
6. Appropriate safety tips.