Safe Northeast

Student Affairs

Campus:  Blountville
Office:  Vice President for Student Affairs
Room:  F104, Faculty Office Building
Office Hours:  8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday
Address:  2425 Highway 75, P.O. Box 246, Blountville, TN 37617
Phone:  423.354.2529
Fax:  423.323.0240
Email:  safenortheast@NortheastState.edu
Web:  www.NortheastState.edu/SafeNortheast 

Northeast State Police Department

Campus:  Blountville
Office:  Campus Police
Room:  C2401, General Studies Building, or the Welcome Center
Address:  2425 Highway 75, P.O. Box 246, Blountville, TN 37617
Phone:  423.323.0255 (non-emergency) or 423.677.7927 (emergency cell)
Fax:  423.354.5110
Email:  jeedens@NortheastState.edu
Web:  www.NortheastState.edu/Police

Equity and Compliance

Campus:  Blountville
Office:  Equity and Compliance
Room:  P310, Pierce Building                                   
Address:  2425 Highway 75, P.O. Box 246, Blountville, TN 37617
Phone:  423.354.5296
Fax:  423.323.0209
Email:  equityofficer@NortheastState.edu
Web:  www.NortheastState.edu/EquityAndCompliance



A Safe Campus Saves You!

Northeast State Community College’s safe campus initiative, Safe Northeast: A Safe Campus Saves You!, is an institution-wide effort to create safe and respectful environments in which all College constituencies can learn and work without fear of harassment or threat of violence. 

The Safe Campus Committee, an institutional standing committee, guides the College’s policies and procedures development, awareness campaigns, and constituent expectations concerning safe and respectful environments at all Northeast State campuses. The committee is charged with meeting requirements as set forth by various state and federal statutes that govern campus safety and primary prevention programs related to drug and alcohol abuse, sexual violence, and suicide.

Northeast State strives to maintain an environment that is free of intimidation and encourages the development of students and employees to their fullest extent. Policy clearly states that the College will not tolerate acts or threats of acts of sexual assault, physical assault, or any type of violence. Policy prohibits employees and students from engaging in the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, use, or being under the influence of illegal drugs or alcohol on the College campus, at off-campus facilities owned or controlled by the College, or as a part of College-sponsored activities.

Northeast State provides College-wide programs that focus on campus security, personal safety, primary prevention, and issues related to violence in accordance with TCA § 49-7-137. These programs include awareness campaigns, prevention strategies, risk reduction, and available options in the event of acts of violence, sexual assaults, hate crimes, or difficult situations. The annual Campus Safety Week is held during the fall semester to coincide with National Campus Safety Awareness Month.

The Safety Handbook includes emergency contacts and policies related to the Safe Northeast initiative and is published in hard copy and online for the convenience of the Northeast State community. The Safe Northeast Contact Card can be printed for your convenience.

For information on the rights and responsibilities of full-time employees who carry concealed handguns on Northeast State campuses, including the applicable state laws and college policies, please click here.


Northeast State Community College employees and students are prohibited from engaging in the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, use, or being under the influence of illegal drugs or alcohol on the College campus, at off-campus facilities owned or controlled by the College, or as a part of College-sponsored activities. All categories of employees and students are subject to this policy and to applicable federal, state, and local laws related to this matter. (NeSCC Policy 05:04:02) For more information, click here.


It is important that you know the legal definitions related to hate crimes and hate incidents:

  • Hate Crime – A crime which in whole or part is motivated by the offender’s bias toward the victim’s status, whether it be his or her actual or perceived race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or disability.
  • Hate Incident – An action in which a person is made aware that his or her status is offensive to another, but does not rise to the level of a crime.

Some people may have stereotypes of individuals who differ from them in socially significant ways and will use these stereotypes to carry out either crimes or behaviors intended to harm the other person. Report a hate crime or hate incident to the Northeast State Police Department at 423.677.7927 (emergency cell) or call 9-1-1.  

For assistance and referral to support services, contact Dr. Tim Harrison in Equity and Compliance at 423.354.5296 or email equityofficer@NortheastState.edu. The office is located in the Pierce Administration Building on the third floor, Room P310.


Click to Report Behaviors of Concern Among the objectives of the Safe Northeast program is to provide students, faculty, and staff with an accessible and efficient mechanism to report Behaviors of Concern. Northeast State encourages all members of the college community to report behaviors of concern and take an active role in campus safety.

The Behavioral Intervention and Threat Assessment (BITA) Committee serves as Northeast State’s central point of contact for behavioral monitoring and threat assessment but is not a punitive or disciplinary board. The focus is on the behavior of concern and the determination of positive resolutions. [NeSCC Policy 03:05:15]


List of Safe Areas by Campus Location

Safe Areas are campus offices that provide victims of violent acts a safe and private environment in which to seek assistance. Northeast State encourages all students and employees to report incidents of Sexual Violence. Offices designated as Safe Areas at each campus have the Safe Northeast Safe Area logo prominently displayed. Visit www.NortheastState.edu/SafeAreas for campus locations or scan the quick response (QR) code located below.

Safe Areas QR Code

Severe Weather Shelter Area ImageSafe Northeast Safe Areas are not to be confused with Severe Weather Shelter Areas as described in the Building Coordinator Manual. Shelter Areas are designated by a Severe Weather Shelter Area logo prominently displayed at the entrance to each area.


TRIGGER WARNING: This web page, or the web pages linked within, contains information relating to acts of violence—including sexual and domestic violence—that may represent triggers for survivors and/or family members.

The reporting and prevention of Sexual Violence is a fundamental program objective of the Safe Northeast campaign. Northeast State partners with several community agencies to provide trauma-informed services to student and employee victims of sexual violence (including but not limited to dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking). These partnerships improve the overall response to sexual violence at the College and provide victims with confidential reporting agencies if needed. Northeast State and these community partners share the goals of preventing sexual violence and creating cultures of consent and respect on the campus and in the community, and of responding appropriately to students and employees who have been victimized. The Victim Notification of Rights and Resources is available here.

Whether victims of sexual violence or other offenses, individuals can receive assistance, resources, information, and community referrals from campus responders. For reporting assistance and referral to support services, contact Dr. Tim Harrison in Equity and Compliance at 423.354.5296 or email equityofficer@NortheastState.edu. The office is located in the Pierce Administration Building on the third floor, Room P310. For assistance with confidential reports, contact Denise Walker, a Licensed Professional Counselor/Mental Health Service Provider (Temp), at 423.323.0211 or email counseling@NortheastState.edu. The office is located in the General Studies Building, Room C2101.

Become an active participant in the prevention of sexual violence by understanding the actions that create cultures of consent and respect on the campus and in the community. Take a free educational assessment sponsored by eCHECKUP TO GO.

Make a personal commitment to keep others safe from sexual assault and acts of violence. Participate in Northeast State's Pledge to SAVE campaign and the national It's On Us campaign. Be part of the solution!


Tennessee ( TCA § 49-7-2406) defines student-on-student harassment as unwelcome conduct directed toward a person that is discriminatory on a basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law and that is so severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive that it effectively bars the victim's access to an educational opportunity or benefit. 


The Safe Northeast web portal includes links to offices and policies/procedures related to safe campus environments and to resources developed to aid students and employees with the following: 


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