Safety and Security Tips
Staying informed and on guard is the best defense against criminal activity. Be sure to check your Endicott email for periodic community safety updates containing important information from Public Safety.
- Download personal safety app, Crisis Manager.
- Crisis Manager is a smartphone app available for Android and iOS that shares basic information for what to do in an emergency.
- Know where the Blue Light Emergency phones are located on campus.
- Wherever you are, stay alert to your surroundings and the actions of people around you.
- Do not allow strangers to follow you into your residence hall.
- Do not prop open the entrance doors to your residence hall. Use your key or swipe card. These doors are meant to stay locked and keep you safe!
- Be sure to remain aware of your surroundings when using earbuds, headphones, or anything that else that might impair your hearing.
- Please look up from your cell phone and check the road before crossing.
- Sidewalks are available for your safety and should be used in lieu of walking in the road.
- If you see a person hanging around a car, near a closed building after hours, near a walking path or other place that seem suspicious, call the Public Safety Department immediately.
- Learn the best route between your residence hall and your classes and other activities. Take the safest route, not the fastest route.
- Travel in groups of two or more at night.
- Try to have a cell phone with you at all times.
- Always walk in well-lit, heavily traveled areas.
- Never leave valuable items like your laptop or cell phone unattended. Don’t give thieves an opportunity to walk away with your property.
- Share your class schedule with trustworthy friends and family.
- When you go out, let someone know where you are going and when you expect to be back.
- Make others earn your trust. The college environment can foster a false sense of security. Remember that you just met these people, even if it feels as though you have been best friends forever.
- Take control of your online life. Be mysterious online. Think twice before you share personal information. Constantly posting social media updates on your whereabouts, activities, or even class schedules may allow someone to track your every move.
- Consider taking self-defense training such as the RAD Program offered on campus.
- Read about ways to stay safe when using Uber transportation.
- The bottom line: Follow your instincts! If it doesn’t feel right, it probably isn’t – and you should walk the other away. Contact Public Safety immediately! 978-232-2222 from your cell phone, ext. 1111 from on-campus phones.
- Download personal safety app, Crisis Manager.
Residence Hall Security
- Don't prop open building or residence hall entrance doors or windows. Correct these situations when you observe them.
- Hunter Protective Services will be assigned to security details inside certain residence halls to monitor and control access to buildings on weekends.
- Hunter Protective Services checks IDs and visitor badges, and conducts random bag checks at designated residence halls.
- Account for and secure your keys and access cards - don’t leave them unattended or give them to unauthorized users.
- Report lost keys and Gull Cards as soon as possible.
- Be aware of unfamiliar persons or visitors.
- Take time out to familiarize yourself with building evacuation plans/routes. Evacuation procedures and rally points can be found on MyEndicott on the College's intranet as well as the Crisis Manager app.
- Report suspicious tampering with physical security (doors, locks, etc.).
- Talk with roommates; know what is out-of-place (unclaimed items, etc.). Report suspicious behavior or situations to Public Safety immediately.
All Endicott College buildings are equipped with fire pull-boxes, alarms, emergency strobe lights, and emergency lighting. When activated, these warnings should direct those occupants and other people affected to evacuate the building immediately via the evacuation route indicated on the evacuation diagram located on each floor of all Endicott facilities. The College has provided the residence halls with automated fire prevention systems that are monitored 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Fire protection systems in residence halls consist of sprinkler systems, both wet and dry, tied to master boxes and fire alarm panels.
Fire drills are conducted once a year in residential and administrative buildings in coordination with the Beverly Fire Department. Unannounced fire prevention inspections are conducted quarterly as a collaborative effort between Residence Life, the Beverly Fire Department, and Public Safety.
The Public Safety Department urges all members of the community to familiarize themselves with the traffic and parking regulations on campus and to operate their motor vehicles in a safe manner. Please be mindful of the following:
- Obey all traffic signs, and be prepared to stop at all intersections.
- Obey the speed limit – speed limit on campus is 15 miles per hour.
- Don't text and drive – taking your eyes of the road for just five seconds can cause an accident.
- Keep your phone off - reaching for or talking on your phone increases the risk of getting into an accident.
- Never get behind the wheel if you've been drinking, and don't get in a vehicle with an impaired driver.
- Be a defensive driver – look around and be cognizant of your classmates walking on campus.
- There is absolutely no parking in a fire lane, regardless of the reason or length of time that you are parked at a particular location.
For additional safety information, please read the Student Handbook.