A Safe Campus Saves You!
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.
Campus Committee, an institutional standing committee, guides the
College’s policy and procedures development, awareness campaigns,
and constituent expectations concerning safe and respectful
environments at all Northeast State teaching sites. The committee is
charged with meeting requirements as set forth by the Violence
Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA) that
included the Campus
Sexual Violence Elimination Act of 2013 (Campus SaVE Act).
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.
programs that focus on campus security, personal safety, and
issues related to violence. These programs focus on awareness,
prevention strategies, risk reduction, and available options in the
event of acts of violence, sexual assaults, or difficult situations.
The annual campus safety symposium is held during the fall semester.
Chief among the
objectives of the Safe Northeast program is to provide students,
faculty, and staff with an accessible and efficient mechanism to
of Concern. Northeast State encourages all members of the college
community to report behaviors of concern and take an active role in
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.
Sexual Violence Prevention
The reporting and
prevention of Sexual
Violence is a fundamental program objective of the Safe
Northeast campaign. Northeast State partners with the Crisis
Center, Inc. to provide trauma-informed services to student
and employee victims of sexual violence (including but not limited to
dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking) and of domestic
violence. This partnership improves the overall response to sexual
violence and domestic violence at the College and provides victims
with a confidential reporting agency if needed. Northeast State and
the Crisis Center share the goal of preventing sexual violence and
domestic violence on campus and in the community, and of responding
appropriately to students and employees who have been victimized.
Become an active
participant in the prevention of Sexual
Violence by understanding the actions that create a culture
of safety and respect on the campus and in the community. Take a
free educational assessment sponsored by eCHECKUP
Make a personal
commitment to keep others safe from sexual assault. Take the pledge
at It's On Us. Be part of the
Safe Northeast Web Portal
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:
- Prevention, Awareness, and Training
- Bystander Intervention
- Defining Sexual Violence
- Identifying Resources
- Risk Reduction
- Reporting Behaviors of Concern
- Understanding Policies and Procedures
of the Vice President for Student Affairs
Room C2108 of the
423.354.2529 or safenortheast@NortheastState.edu
Questions may also
be emailed to Matt
DeLozier, Interim Vice President for Student Affairs.
State Police Department
Welcome Center or Room C2401 of the
General Studies Building
423.323.0255 (non-emergency) or
423.677.7927 (emergency cell)
Questions may also be emailed
to John Edens,
Chief of Police.
of Equity & Compliance
Room P316 of the Pierce
423.354.5255 or equityofficer@NortheastState.edu
may also be emailed to Dr.
Leigh Hornsby, Equity & Compliance Officer.