Campus Safety Resources
Northeast State Community College’s strives to create safe and respectful environments in which all College constituencies can learn and work without fear of harassment or threat of violence.
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 03:01:08 clearly states that the College will not tolerate acts or threats of acts of sexual assault, physical assault, or any type of violence.
Policy 05:04:02 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.
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
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
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 Tracy Barry in Equity and Compliance at 423.354.5296 or email
equity-compliance@Northeaststate.edu. The office is located in the Pierce Administration Building on the third floor, Room 318.
Among the objectives of the safety 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.
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
SAFETY ALERT: 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 safety 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
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 Tracy Barry in Equity and Compliance, at 423.354.5296 or email
equity-compliance@NortheastState.edu. The office is located in the Pierce Administration Building on the third floor, Room P318. To file a Discrimination/Harassment complaint, click
Discrimination, Harassment, and Complaint Form. 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
Be part of the solution!
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 safety 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: