September is National Campus Safety Awareness Month
In 2008, congress unanimously approved National Campus Safety Awareness Month, or NCSAM, as a way to encourage a public conversation on important topics in violence prevention at our nation's colleges and universities. Montgomery Community College, in compliance with the Clery Act, posts an annual Campus Security Report on its website in October each year.
MCC is very fortunate to have an extremely low incidence of crime on campus and is committed to maintaining that record. If you become aware of a possible incident, or even if you aren't sure, don't hesitate to report it to the college's resource officer, Officer Shetty Diggs, or any MCC employee. It's always better to err on the side of safety.
In the September issues of Yourspace, we'll be addressing various violations that are reportable under the Clery Act. For example, did you know that intimidation is considered a hate crime that is a reportable violation of your student rights under the Clery Act? Intimidation is defined as "unlawfully placing another person in reasonable fear of bodily harm through the use of threatening words and/or other conduct, but without displaying a weapon or subjecting the victim to actual physical attack" (MCC Campus Security Report 2018).
Don't wait for an incident to escalate into a crime. Help us keep our campus safe and our students secure.