Blue Ridge Community College is committed to maintaining a safe and secure environment for all members of the College’s community and visitors.
Annual Security Report
Blue Ridge Community College is responsible for preparing and distributing an Annual Security Report to comply with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act).
The Annual Security Report is published every year by October 1 and contains three years of selected campus crime statistics and certain campus security policy statements in accordance with the Clery Act.
SAFE: Response to Violence
View “SAFE: Response to Violence” video.
Secure: Get to an area that can be locked or secured. Barricade the entry doors with heavy furniture. Turn off lights and silence phones.
Alert: Notify those around you of the emergency. Call 911 from a place of safety and report to the best of your ability:
- Your exact location on campus
- Number of intruders
- Intruders’ direction of travel.
- Complete physical description
- Types and number of weapons
- Identity of suspects (if known)
Fight: Find items to throw at an intruder and form an attack team should the intruder make it through your barricade. Be prepared to do whatever it takes.
Evacuate: If there is a safe escape route, get out immediately and run to a well-hidden or well-protected area.
Emergency Messaging Alert System
Blue Ridge Community College offers an emergency messaging alert system as part of its comprehensive emergency preparedness plan to quickly notify students, faculty and staff of campus emergencies or campus closures via SMS text message, e-mail, voice message or any combination of the three.
Reporting an Emergency
For all campus emergencies, dial 911.
Campus emergencies on the Henderson County Campus should also be reported as they occur to Campus law enforcement:
- Daytime: (828) 694-4777
- Evening: (828) 243-9950
Campus emergencies on the Transylvania County Campus should also be reported as they occur to the deputy on duty:
- (828) 708-9293
- and the Associate Vice President for Transylvania County Campus (883-2520)
Both campuses are patrolled by uniformed law enforcement officers.
Prompt reporting of all incidents or occurrences is encouraged to allow deputies to respond as soon as possible. In addition to completing an internal Incident Report, the College shall contact the proper law enforcement agency, if necessary, to ensure an appropriate response for all reports received. In the event of emergency, danger, injury or criminal activity, the victim/witness is advised to also call the local police, fire or emergency service within the campus jurisdiction.
Reporting a Sexual Harassment/Discrimination Claim
The College is committed to provided and promoting an atmosphere in which students can fully engage in the learning process. Sexual, gender and other unlawful harassment or discrimination as well as sexual violence is prohibited. For more information, consult the College’s Policies and Procedures (specifically, Procedures 3.19.1 Sexual Harassment, 3.15.1 Unlawful Discrimination and Harassment; 4.16.2 – Student Rights; and 4.16.3 – Sexual Assault Victims’ Notice of Rights).
For more information or to make a report, please contact the College’s Title IX Coordinator:
Vice President for Student Services/Title IX Coordinator
Blue Ridge Community College
180 West Campus Drive
Flat Rock, NC 28731
To report an occurrence of discrimination or harassment, please use the following form:
Behavioral Assessment Team
The purpose of the BAT (Behavioral Assessment Team) is to provide a cross-functional, multidisciplinary point of contact for members of the college community who have encountered student behavior, which they perceive as unusual, threatening, or dangerous. If you are a student or a member of the college community that has witnessed behavior that needs to be reported, please complete the form at the following link:
Day: (828) 694-4777
Evening: (828) 243-9950
Dean of Public Safety Training,
Acting Leader, Police and Public Safety