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How safe is the KSC Campus?

Keene State College is located in Keene, a quiet New England City of 23,000 residence with a very low crime rate. Because of our environment, KSC is not subject to most of the problems of a large city campus; however, we are not insulated from crime. We encourage members of the community to partner with us in identifying risks and decreasing the opportunities for crime.

Campus Safety is an integral part of campus life and officers are on duty 24 hours a day, year round, patrolling campus and responding to emergencies and requests for assistance.


Where is Campus Safety?

Campus Safety is located in Keddy House. Keddy House is on Wyman Way. View it on our campus map.


Where can I find Campus Crime statistics?

Keene State College complies with the Clery Act and updates campus crime statistics and policy information annually. This information is available online here.

Paper and large-print copies are available at Campus Safety located in Keddy House. Campus Safety maintains a daily log that is available for viewing during normal business hours or you can view the weekly log on our blog.


Who do I call in case of an emergency?

Your student can call Campus Safety at 358-2228 or 911 or use a blue-light phone on campus. Officers are on duty 24 hours a day and are trained to respond to various types of emergencies.


What kind of enforcement authority does Campus Safety have?

Campus Safety Officers have the full authority to enforce all KSC policies and regulations as outlined in the student handbook and other publications, granted by Keene State College They have the authority request identification and will immediately involve the Keene Police Department if criminal activity is observed or reported.

While the Keene State officers do not have arrest powers, they have a cooperative relationship with the Keene Police Department and work together on a daily basis to provide services to the Keene State Community. Keene State also has a College Liaison Officer who is a full-time Keene Police Officer assigned specifically to work with the College. Keene State students are held accountable through the Student Conduct system for activity both on and off campus.


Are there safety escorts available?

Campus Safety operates a safety escort service 24 hours a day that is available to all KSC students, faculty, and staff. Escorts may be walking or driven and are provided on a staff-available basis. There may be times when your student is asked to wait at their location until an officer is available. Your student should call the Department of Campus Safety at 603-358-2228 or stop in to Keddy House to request an escort.


Do you have an emergency notification system in place?

DialMyCalls is the Keene State College phone/text/email emergency notification system (ENS). Individuals must enroll or update information each year:

The ENS will be used primarily when a situation exists that presents an imminent danger to the campus. An "imminent danger" is one that threatens the immediate safety of the campus community, is not anticipated, and failure to provide such a warning may result in serious harm. The College also has an siren and broadcast system on top of the gym.


Who can enroll in the emergency notification system?

Students, faculty, staff and parents may enroll in the notification program. Enrollment information is provided to all new Keene State Students, faculty, staff and parents may enroll in the DialMyCalls emergency notification program. Enrollment information is provided to all new Keene State College students prior to and during Fall Orientation via e-mail and is available at:

Enrollment is open at all times and is available at There is also a link on the Campus Safety webpage.

Contact Parents

Alumni Center

Elliot Center Map
229 Main Street
Keene, New Hampshire 03435-2020 

603-358-2064 or