Public Safety

Located in South Hall, the Department of Public Safety is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, for the purpose of conducting business. Public safety officers are on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week, throughout the year. In order to report a crime or any suspicious activity, students may contact Public Safety personnel at any time via telephone at campus extension 5555, or by dialing (508) 213-2298. Public safety officers respond to complaints or disturbances, crimes, suspicious persons, motor vehicle-related problems, lockouts, and to any request for emergency assistance. Officers are responsible for performing investigations, preparing incident reports, and upholding the rules and regulations of the college, including housing regulations and the standards of conduct for students. Officers also note security-related problems such as broken windows and malfunctioning lights and locks.

Services include Operation I. D., vehicle assistance services, escort service, and lost and found. Public Safety also assists with educational programs that address students about matters pertaining to alcohol and drug awareness, security awareness, and other programs related to college life. The Department of Public Safety and the Dudley Police Department work in a model community policing program and work hand-in-hand in several areas to provide services to Nichols College.

The Department of Public Safety compiles campus crime statistics in order to comply with the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990. A copy of these statistics and a copy of the Campus Safety, Security, and Fire Safety report are issued to all day students upon check-in during the fall semester. Copies of these reports are available at the Public Safety Office, the Admissions Office, the Office of the President, and the Human Resources Office. Public Safety also compiles a Daily Crime Log and a Residence Hall Fire Log that are available for review at the Public Safety Office.

This publication provides information concerning the programs at Nichols College and does not constitute a contract with the student.

The policies and procedures contained in the 2015-2016 Nichols College Catalog will remain in effect until June 30, 2016. Nichols College reserves the right to change at any time the rules governing admission, tuition, fees, courses, the granting of degrees, or any other regulations affecting the campus community. Such changes are to take effect whenever college officials deem necessary.