About HCC

Public Safety

Frost building at Holyoke Community College

Your safety is important to us! The information provided here is aimed at helping the members of our community be safe both on and off campus. In case of fire or to call an ambulance, please dial 911 from any campus phone. For all other emergencies, dial 2211 for the HCC Police Department from any campus phone or call 413.552.2211 from a cell phone. Be sure to state your location and describe your emergency. If possible, always stay on the phone with the police dispatcher to help her/him better assist you. If there is information that you can't find and would like to see on these pages, please email communications@hcc.edu with your suggestions.

Campus Police

At HCC, public safety is a campus partnership.

Emergency Preparedness

Learn about emergency alerts, safety tips, and more.

Sexual Violence Awareness

At HCC, we are committed to fostering civility, respect, and an environment free of violence or harassment. The information and resources provided here are intended to educate our community on this important issue.

Sex Offender Registry

The Federal Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act requires colleges and universities to advise the college community about where they may obtain information concerning registered sex offenders.

Behavioral Intervention

CARE stands for Concerns, Assessment, Referral, and Education. This team, formally known as the Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) is an interdisciplinary team of HCC faculty, staff, and clinicians from CHD. The CARE team meets weekly to review referrals in order to support the academic, emotional and overall well-being of students and the campus community.

Campus Closures

The easiest—and speediest—way to find out when campus will be closed is to update your contact information in Rave, HCC's alert notification system.

Annual Security Report

The HCCPD prepares the Annual Security Report in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act.