Campus Safety Programs
Education, Awareness, Preparedness
Crime awareness is the key to crime prevention. Listed below are programs provided by Campus Safety and are available to educate community members. Please ask about additional programs or we can work with you to design one to meet your needs.
If you are interested in any of the following programs, please submit our Program Request Form.
Alcohol 101 & Alcohol Awareness
This program educates students on issues related to alcohol and safety; impairment simulation using “Beer Goggles.”
Bicycle Safety & Registration
They are expensive and portable: learn how to protect your assets.
To help deter bicycle thefts and to aid in identifying lost or stolen bicycles, all members of the College community are encouraged to register their bikes. This can be done anytime at the Department of Campus Safety, Keddy House. There are several steps to take to protect yourself against bicycle theft:
- Always lock your bicycle
- Use a case-hardened steel chain with links at least 5/8” in diameter and a good strong padlock. Most bicycles stolen at Keene State are locked, but only with inexpensive chains or rubber bicycle locks, which can be cut with wire cutters. The Department of Campus Safety can supply you with a list of hardware stores in the area which sell effective bicycle locks
- Lock the bike around the frame, through both wheels, and to a bike rack. When possible, keep the bike indoors
- Check to see if your bike is covered under any insurance policies held by yourself or your parents. If not, get it insured
CSI: Keene (Campus Safety Interactive)
The CSI program pairs Campus Safety Officers with campus groups to bring the officers into closer contact with the campus community in a positive, service-oriented way.
Issued to advise the community of relevant information in other areas of concern, i.e. weather or storm advisories, traffic advisories, potential or real power outages, etc.
Issued when a crime or pattern of crimes or other activity has occurred which present an immediate and significant danger to the Community. Alerts are sent out as an e-mail, are posted on those areas affected and notification made to Residence Life staff, if applicable. Alerts may also activate the College’s ENS.
Learn how to stay safe in the virtual world and how to check your online reputation.
A 3-hour driver safety class presented several times each semester.
Emergency Planning and Management
Provides basic information on emergency planning and management at Keene State, how to create an emergency plan for yourself or office, discussion of types of emergencies that could occur and basic office safety.
Learn how to prevent fire-related incidents and what to do if a fire breaks out.
Keep Safe on Campus Game Show
A program for all first-year students presented during Orientation. Covers many aspects of campus safety that a student needs to know.
Engrave, mark, and inventory your valuables so you identify them if lost or stolen.
R.A.D. (Rape Aggression Defense) for Women
A 12-hour self-defense program for women only. The course includes lecture, discussion, and self-defense techniques, suitable for women of all ages and abilities. Classes are scheduled at least once each semester. This course has its foundation in education and awareness. Registration and schedule.
R.A.D. (Resisting Aggression with Defense) for Men
This course has its foundations in education and awareness. The course includes lecture, discussion and self defense techniques, suitable for men of all ages and abilities. Classes range from nine to twelve hours in length. Registration and schedule.
Ride along with an officer on patrol or sit with a dispatcher to see what happens in Campus Safety.
School Violence Awareness and Education
Awareness and education program on school violence, warning signs, creating an action plan, and reporting using the Shots Fired On Campus DVD.
Anonymous web link to report violations of state law or college policy or suspicious activity. Submissions are reviewed during normal business hours. Silent Witness Form
Focused primarily on faculty and staff, this program focuses on workplace violence and warning signs, to help you create an action plan and teach you how to report an incident. Uses the When Lightning Strikes DVD.
Campus Safety Services
Campus Safety provides a wide variety of services to the community.
24 Hour Dispatch and Visitor Information
358-2228 — The only 24-hour office on campus. Dispatch calls, document campus activity, provide information, visitor registration, and coverage of the campus switchboard.
Blue Light Phones
Telephones installed around campus for emergency or other assistance.
The Office of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) and Campus Safety have prepared this emergency handbook to assist you in preventing, learning about, and dealing with emergencies.
Emergency Notification System
The Emergency Notification System sends emergency messages, including snow closings and weather alerts, to enrolled campus members via text message, cell phone, and/or e-mail when circumstances dictate. Sign up to be notified in an emergency.
Primary response to campus emergencies 24 hours a day.
Residence Hall Security
Safety and security issues are of utmost importance to Residential Life staff members. All staff undergo a thorough training program relative to developmental needs of students, security policies, policy enforcement, and issues related to overall safety.
Night attendants are assigned to the main desk of each of the traditional halls. A Residential Life on-call schedule exists 24 hours a day. In addition to routine campus security, a Campus Safety Officer performs regular evening and late night rounds through the residential environments. All residence hall entrance doors are locked 24 hours a day. Individual room doors should be locked whether the room is occupied or unoccupied. Keys and combinations should be kept secure and not shared with others.
Students are expected to carry their identification cards with them at all times, as they must produce their KSC ID on request. Both on and off campus visitors must be escorted through the residence hall area by a student host. Overnight guests in a given room must be registered by completing an overnight guest pass.
Escorts for Personal Safety
Escorts provided to students, faculty, staff, and visitors around campus 24 hours a day on foot or by vehicle.
Crime Awareness Education
Information to help protect against internet scamming and other dangers.
The internet and online job posting websites can be great resources for locating jobs and internships. Even though most job postings are legitimate, be careful of job scams.
Additional staffing for large campus events, concerts, and athletic events. Requests for event security should be made directly to Campus Safety.
We provide motor vehicle jumpstarts on campus for disabled vehicles.
We issue parking permits, manage parking enforcement and traffic, and special event parking. Request event parking
Patrol, response to calls for service, and violations of state law and College policy. We work closely with Keene Police and Fire Departments and other local, state, and federal agencies.
Provide transportation to KSC students with ID around the immediate college area, free of charge. Read more