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.
Run. Hide. Fight.
In case of a hostile intruder such as an active shooter, Blue Ridge Community College has adopted the Run-Hide-Fight procedure recommended by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Below is a summary of how Run-Hide-Fight can prepare you to respond to a threatening situation.
- Evacuating the area is the first and best action to take if possible.
- Have a plan in place.
- Evacuate whether others do or not.
- Warn and help others evacuate if possible.
- Leave belongings behind.
- Call 9-1-1 when it is safe to do so.
- If evacuation is not an option, hide in an area that is out of sight of attacker.
- Lock and barricade door(s) with anything available to you.
- Silence cellphones immediately.
- Remain as silent as possible.
- Look for items that can protect you from gunfire.
- Ensure you leave options for escape open.
- This is the last resort and when life is in danger.
- Fight back with a group mentality.
- Look for weapons that can be used against the attacker(s).
- Be direct and aggressive with your actions.
- Fully commit to the action you are taking, it could save your life and others.
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.
To sign up for Blue Ridge Alert:
scan this code; then send the text with “alertme” to the number 67283:
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:
On-Duty Officer: (828) 243-9950
General Questions: (828) 694-4777
To add the Blue Ridge Community College Police vCard:
scan this code; then add the Blue Ridge CC Police vCard into your phone:
Campus emergencies on the Transylvania County Campus
should also be reported as they occur to:
Deputy on duty: (828) 708-9293
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.
Flag Alerts on Campus
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
Director/Chief of Police