| Personal Safety
employs a Public Safety Department and takes security measures to ensure
our students and employees are as free as possible from any threats
to their safety or well being. Students and employees must assume responsibility
for their own personal safety and the security of their personal belongings
by taking simple, common sense precautions. MCC provides campus
safety statistics per the Jeanne Clery Security Policy and Crime
- While on campus, familiarize yourself with
the location of your nearest exits, fire alarms, fire extinguishers,
and emergency call boxes in every hallway.
- Alcohol and other mind-altering drugs can
change the way you think, causing you to do things or act ways that
you wouldn’t normally. This can put you in risky situations.
- While walking on campus, be aware of your
surrounding, including the location of “blue” safety lights.
- Walk in pairs using the “buddy system”
or use a Public Safety escort.
- Park under a light if you will be leaving
campus after dark.
- Trust your gut and pay attention to your
- Learn what you can about date or acquaintance
rape and how to protect yourself.
- Report suspicious, illegal, or potentially
dangerous situations to Public Safety by calling x2911.
Every classroom has Health Services Emergency
Guide for medical emergencies. Call 2911 for immediate assistance.
Health Services and
Public Safety have several pamphlets about Safety on Campus, acquaintance
rape, and abusive relationships.
For more information:
Most people look forward to being in a relationship with another person for
a variety of reasons. Sometimes these reasons lead us to choose partners or
relationships that are not healthy or are abusive. For more information on
healthy and unhealthy relationships go to
If you are currently in a relationship
where you feel threatened or unsafe, please discuss your situation with
Health Services, your health care provider, or call Alternatives
for Battered Women at (585) 232-7353. Help is available. MCC's Counseling
Center can also provide you with support.
Piercing and tattooing skin involve body changes
than can carry with it risks of infection to life threatening illnesses.
Being well informed of these risks, and choosing a safe well established
body artist who practices sterile procedures, are extremely important.
Tattooing and piercing should only be done by
licensed artists who use strict sterile technique. This should include:
- Autoclaved equipment, NOT sterilized in
a liquid solution
- The equipment should be opened in your
presence and if the tattooist or piercer touches anything other than
the equipment or you with his sterile gloves, they should put on new
- The tattooist or piercer should provide
after care instructions, including the signs of infection and when
to seek medical care
- Piercing other than ears should NOT be
done with an ear piercing gun. The equipment cannot be sterilized
Sometimes it is unsafe to have even the most
standard piercing or tattoo without first consulting a doctor:
- An individual with heart valve disease
(such as mitral valve prolapse) should consult their physician for
- An individual with a heart murmur, diabetes,
hemophilia, auto-immune disorder, or other medical condition(s) that
may negatively influence the piercing procedure or the healing process
- There is an obvious skin or tissue abnormality
that may include but is not limited to rashes, lumps, bumps, scars,
lesions, moles, freckles, and/or abrasions
- A woman is pregnant or planning to become
pregnant before the site will be fully healed.
Most piercing sites and tattoos heal without
incident, but infection is a risk and, if not treated, can become severe
or life-threatening. Metal allergies can mimic infection and it can
be difficult to tell the difference. Please seek medical advice from
your health care provider or Health Services if you notice these signs
- Redness and swelling that extend beyond
the tattoo or piercing
- Continued oozing or bleeding
- Drainage from the wound including pus
- Area warm and/or red “streaks”
coming from area tattooed or pierced
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