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 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).
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.
Northeast State provides College-wide 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 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.
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.
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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: