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Public Safety

Brighton Campus

1000 East Henrietta Road
Bldg. 21, Room 140
Rochester, NY 14623

Downtown Campus

321 State Street
Room 144
Rochester, NY 14608

Public Safety assistance may be obtained at any MCC campus by calling the Public Safety Dispatcher at 585-292-2911.

*Please immediately report all crimes and suspicious incidents or persons to the Department of Public Safety.

Public Safety services include:

• Emergency Response and Notifications

• Campus Safety Alerts

• First Aid

• Investigations

• Crime Prevention and Safety Awareness Programs

• Motor Vehicle Assistance

Campus Roads

Traffic on Brighton Campus roads must proceed in accordance with all provisions of the New York State Vehicle & Traffic Law. The speed limit on Campus Drive (the perimeter road) is 30 miles per hour, 20 miles per hour on all service roads, and 10 miles per hour in all parking lots. To help keep campus roadways safe, Public Safety officers conduct speed enforcement activities with the use of radar technology and enforce all applicable traffic regulations. Passing on the perimeter road is prohibited. Stop signs, yield signs, directional arrows and road markings are all official traffic control devices and must be obeyed.

Crime Statistics and Safety Information

Monroe Community College is committed to providing a safe living, learning and working environment for all members of the college community. Please view the Department of Public Safety webpage to view information on:

• Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (Clery Report)
• Advisory Committee on Campus Security
• Fire Alarms and Fire Safety
• Campus Crime Safety Alerts
• Emergency Alerts and Mass Notifications
• Bias Crimes
• Sexual Assault Investigations

College Closing/Cancellation of Classes

When classes or activities are CANCELLED, faculty and students should not come to the College. All other staff and administrators should report as usual. When the College is CLOSED, no one is to report to the College except for designated essential employees (e.g. Public Safety). When the College is declared closed, the official time of re-opening will be at 6 a.m. of the following day unless notified otherwise. In either case, college officials will notify Rochester area radio and television stations of the cancellation or closing, and post information on the college's web site and social media channels.

A daily listing of class cancellations is available. Students may also call 585-292-2066. Please utilize local television and radio stations, the MCC website and MCC social media channels to avoid overloading telephone lines.

For weather-related events, college officials continuously assess current and forecasted weather conditions. Minimally, weather storm warnings and travel advisories from the National Weather Service, fire and law enforcement radio frequencies, as well as information from the Rochester Genesee Regional Transportation Authority (RGRTA) for bus scheduling and cancellations are monitored. Campus road conditions are monitored by MCC Public Safety and Facilities personnel. Recommendations to cancel classes, close the College, or remain open are made by the Chief of Public Safety to the President of the College or his/her designee.

Weather conditions within MCC’s large service area can vary widely. Students and employees are encouraged to make a personal decision on whether to travel the roadways during inclement weather. Students who miss a class as a result of inclement weather are further encouraged to communicate with their professors regarding missed class work.

Lost & Found

The Department of Public Safety manages Lost & Found on the Brighton Campus in Room 1-102. You may also call 585.292.2900. Lost & Found at the Downtown Campus is managed at Parking Services in Room 122.

Personal Property

Monroe Community College is not liable for personal property that is lost, stolen or damaged. Students are encouraged to carry adequate homeowner or tenant and automobile insurance coverage.

Safety Escorts

Public Safety staff can provide a safety escort during evening hours or any time a request is made. Please call the Public Safety Dispatcher at 585.292.2911.

Student Identification Cards

Students must carry and produce a current MCC-issued identification card when asked to do so by a college official at all campus locations. This ID card is necessary to check out library materials, use Campus Center Desk services, recreational facilities and gain access to any of MCC’s many Learning Centers. For questions about the MCC ID card, please call 585.292.2555.

Tobacco-Free Policy

Tobacco use is prohibited on all college-owned and leased properties, both indoors and outdoors, in all vehicles owned/leased by MCC or its affiliated organizations, and at any MCC-sponsored event. MCC requires all college community members to respect private property bordering all College locations by refraining from trespassing to use tobacco products. Repeated violations to this policy will be treated as violations of Student Conduct Regulations.