Education, Programs, and Services
Crime awareness is the key to crime prevention. Individuals must assume responsibility for their own safety and the security of their belongings by taking simple common sense precautions. Vehicles and Residences should be kept locked at all times, and valuables should not be visible to those passing by. Community members are encouraged to report safety and security concerns, including suspicious persons or activity, as soon as possible. The Department of Campus Safety provides the following primary and ongoing services and programs to educate community members to promote safety and prevent victimization.
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.
- Campus Safety Trainings and Educational Programs
- Behavior Intervention and Safety Planning for Faculty and Staff
- Campus Crime and Fire Safety Fair
- Campus Security Authority (CSA) Training
- Crime Awareness Education
- Jeanne Clery Act Training
- Info to Know
- New Student Orientation
- R.A.D. (Rape Aggression Defense) for Women
- R.A.D. (Resisting Aggression with Defense) for Men
- Emergency Response / Active Shooter Training
- Training for Faculty and Staff
- Training for Community Living Staff and other Student Groups
- Campus Safety Services
- 24 Hour Dispatch and Visitor Information
- Access Control and CCTV
- Bicycle Safety & Registration
- Blue Light Phones
- Campus Alerts
- Crime Alerts/Timely Warnings
- Emergency Handbook
- Emergency Notification System
- Emergency Response
- Event Security
- Fire Drills
- First aid and CPR
- Motor Vehicle Jumpstarts
- Residence Hall Security
- Security Services
- Safety Escort Services
- Silent Witness Reporting Program
Campus Safety Trainings and Educational Programs
Behavior Intervention and Safety Planning for Faculty and Staff
Presented with Human Resources, this program focuses on identifying concerning behaviors; how and to whom issues should be referred; what will/may happen when a referral is made; management strategies and what to do if the worst should happen.
Campus Crime and Fire Safety Fair
In September, Campus Safety, in conjunction with the Keene Police Department, Keene Fire Department, The Wellness Center, student groups, and other community stakeholders participate an interactive fair that provides information on crime and fire safety, alcohol and drug information, violence prevention, bicycle registration and inspection, and other interactive displays.
Campus Security Authority (CSA) Training
This annual training provides information to CSAs who are identified as individuals with significant responsibility for student and campus activities, based on their job function at the College. This training highlights and creates awareness of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Click here to view the Training materials
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.
Jeanne Clery Act Training
Training provided to members of the Clery Act Compliance Committee. The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is a federal statute that requires all colleges and universities that participate in federal financial aid programs to:
- Publish an annual security report by October 1st that documents three calendar years of campus crime and fire statistics and certain campus security policy statements;
- Collect, count, and disclose crime statistics information about crime on and around their campuses;
- Maintain a public daily crime log that records all criminal incidents and alleged criminal incidents disclosed to Campus Safety;
- Maintain a publicly accessible fire log of all fires that occurred in on-campus residential facilities; Disclose missing student notification procedures for students who reside in on-campus residential facilities;
- Issue “timely warning” notices to the College community for any Clery crime that “represents an ongoing or continuing threat to the safety of students or employees”;
- Issue an emergency notification “when a significant emergency or dangerous situation involves an immediate threat to the health or safety of students or employees on campus.”
Info to Know
Panel discussion during first-year student orientation, is a primary awareness program that provides information on crime, crime awareness, drug and alcohol policies, sexual misconduct, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, emergency procedures, and provides an introduction to Campus Safety and its services.
New Student Orientation
New students are provided information on emergency response and preparation, health and safety, crime reporting and prevention, keeping safe on campus, and Campus Safety services.
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.
Emergency Response / Active Shooter Training
Keene State College has adopted RUN, HIDE, FIGHT as the primary response to active attackers. This includes active shooters. The most probable threats to our campus are weather-related. However, in the rare instance where a person with evil intent comes to campus, we prepare our community by encouraging all to RUN if possible, HIDE when you cannot run, and FIGHT when the threat is present.
Training for Faculty and Staff
Training programs for College faculty and staff at various times during the year. Training may include but is not limited to emergency management; behavior identification, management, and intervention; and defensive driving.
Training for Community Living Staff and other Student Groups
Training during community assistant training in August and to other student groups by request at various times during the year. Training may include but is not limited to crisis management, crowd management, alcohol and drug awareness, sexual misconduct awareness, relationship violence, fire safety, and crisis intervention.
Campus Safety Services
Campus Safety provides a wide variety of services to the community.
24 Hour Dispatch and Visitor Information
603-358-2228 — The only 24-hour office on campus. Dispatch calls, document campus activity, provide information, visitor registration, and coverage of the campus switchboard.
Access Control and CCTV
Campus Safety manages access control to all campus facilities and has the ability to secure the majority of the campus within moments. Officers maintain access logs and monitor CCTV equipment to identify suspicious activity.
Many residence halls are also equipped with CCTV cameras both outside and inside in common areas for expanded security coverage.
Bicycle Safety & Registration
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
Blue Light Phones
Telephones installed around campus for emergency or other assistance.
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.
Crime Alerts/Timely Warnings
Issued when a crime or pattern of crimes or other activity has occurred which present a serious, or ongoing threat to the Community. Alerts are sent out as a text and e-mail, are posted in those areas affected and notification is made to Community Living staff, if applicable. Alerts may also activate the College’s ENS.
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. It will also be used 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. Sign up to be notified in an emergency.
Primary response to campus emergencies 24 hours a day.
Additional staffing for large campus events, concerts, and athletic events. Requests for event security should be made directly to Campus Safety.
Campus Safety officers conduct fire egress drills once each semester in each residence hall.
First aid and CPR
Campus Safety Officers are trained and certified annually to provide first aid and CPR
Motor Vehicle Jumpstarts
We provide motor vehicle jumpstarts on campus for disabled vehicles.
Residence Hall Security
Safety and security issues are of utmost importance to Community Living 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.
A Community Living 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.
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.
Safety Escort Services
Available 24 hours a day, Campus Safety provides safety escorts for the purpose of ensuring safe travel across campus. These escorts are provided on foot or by vehicle, and are limited to on campus only.
Silent Witness Reporting Program
Anonymous web link to report crimes, incidents, or serious policy violations that may affect the health, safety, or welfare of the Keene State College Community. Submissions are reviewed during normal business hours. Silent Witness Form
We issue parking permits, manage parking enforcement and traffic, and special event parking. Request event parking