River Valley Community College is always concerned about the safety, security, and well-being of everyone on campus. A truly safe campus can only be accomplished through the cooperation of the entire college community. College community members must assume responsibility for their own personal safety and the security of their personal belongings by taking simple, common sense precautions. Vehicles should always be locked and valuables stored out of sight. Any suspicious individuals or activity should be reported immediately.
RVCC strongly encourages the reporting of crimes, accidents, incidents, and emergencies. The College encourages reporting directly to local authorities in situations where the need is obvious, such as a theft you see taking place or a situation requiring immediate medical attention, etc. Notification of College personnel should take place after the emergency authorities are en route.
Students are responsible for reading and adhering to all policies of RVCC, as they are detailed in the Student Handbook.
Reporting an Incident
To report a crime or incident, use our Campus Incident Report Form. For students and community members, please use the login information listed below:
If you have any questions or would like to report a crime in person to the school you may contact our Security Department at extension x5420.
Alcohol and Other Drug Policies
It is unlawful to manufacture, distribute, dispense, possess or use a controlled substance prohibited in and on property owned or operated by River Valley Community College. Likewise, unlawful possession, use or distribution of illicit drugs or alcohol by students and employees is also prohibited. Student’s Code of Conduct Policies are available in our Student Handbook.
Annual Security Report
Please click here for the Annual Security Report 2018 (pdf) This security report covers the laws put in place by the federal and state governments, and how RVCC maintains them.
Student Escorts on Campus
Any student, faculty or staff meber who would like an escort to their vehicle may request one from the security department or maintenance. To request an escort, go to the One Stop desk and the receptionist will be able to help you.
Fire Prevention, Fire Safety and Emergency Procedures
Firearms, fireworks, explosives, knives and other weapons or dangerous chemicals are prohibited from College property including vehicles. RVCC's policy for fire evacuation can be accessed here.
Important Phone Numbers
Important phone numbers to remember are 603-542-7744 for the One-Stop desk who will be able to transfer calls to any department. The direct extension for the security department is x5420. For any immediate emergencies, call the Claremont Police/Fire by dialing 911. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (24/7) is (800) 273-8255) or 911. Turning Points, the Claremont violence and sexual assault prevention network can be accessed at (603) 543-0155. HEADREST, the Lebanon substance abuse hotline is (603) 448-4400. Monadnock Family Services in Keene can be called at (603) 357-4400. If you need any assistance with mental health, domestic violence or sexual assault, please use this list of resource centers who will be able to help.
Parking and Vehicle Policies
All students, faculty and staff may park their motor vehicles in designated spots on RVCC property free of charge. All vehicles parked on RVCC property, anytime, must be properly licensed, inspected and display a parking permit. With the exception of the visitor parking, college vehicle parking, or reserved/handicapped parking, all parking on campus is on a first come first served basis. Any unauthorized vehicles parked in marked areas will be ticketed and/or towed at owner's expense.Students are expected to drive responsibly and to yield to pedestrians. The local police will be called to assist in any matters of reckless driving.
RAVE RVCC Alerts
RVCC students are automatically registered to receive alerts via college email, but will need to register (opt-in) and provide their emergency contact information to receive alerts via phone and/or text messaging or personal email. To register, visit RVCC Alerts. This will bring you to a seperate page that will ask you to log in. Immediately change your password by selecting "forgot your password?". A new password will be sent to your email and you will be able to access your account and opt in or out of different alert options.
River Valley Community College is a smoke free campus.
Student Code of Conduct
The Student Code of Conduct can be found in the Student Handbook.