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Violence & Criminal Behavior on Campus


  1. If you observe a criminal act, a person acting in a suspicious manner on campus, violence on campus or the threat of violence on campus, notify University Police and Security at extension 8111 (or at 617-573-8111) as soon as it is safe to do so and report the incident. 
  2. Include the following information when reporting an incident: 

1.     Where is the incident?

2.     What is the incident?

3.     When did it happen?

4.     Who is involved?

5.     Are there any weapons involved?

6.     Why did it happen?

 Assist the Officers when they arrive by supplying them with any additional information and ask others to cooperate.  SUPD would first respond, identify, stabilize, treat if needed, and write report. 

  1. When it is safe to do so, SUPD officers will respond to the scene, secure the crime scene when needed, identify persons, suspect (s), victim (s)  and witnesses, take statements, gather facts and evidence, investigate and notify other agencies and obtain other resources as needed.
  2. SUPD will inform the following administrators when there is a report of violence or criminal behavior on campus involving:
    1. Employees: SUPD will inform the Human Resources Office
    2. Resident Students: SUPD will contact the Director of Residence Life and Summer Programs
    3. Non-Resident Students: SUPD will contact the Dean of Students (Colleges)
    4. Law Students: SUPD will contact the Law School Dean of Students
  3. The EMPLOYEE exhibiting the violent behavior will be removed from the situation/campus and not allowed to return to campus/work until an investigation has been completed and a satisfactory plan has been developed. Violent behavior at the University can result in discipline, termination and/or prosecution.
  4. Disciplinary action may be taken against alleged STUDENT perpretators for violations of the Community Standards or Law School Rules and Regulations in the case of law student.

SUPD will report all criminal acts - whether on the property or not that are a part one violent crimes, homicide, rape and or attempted, robbery and or attempted, aggravated assaults will be reported to the Boston Police Department as well as crimes involving weapons.

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