In compliance with the Clery Act, NHTI will post timely warnings to notify members of the community about serious crimes that occur on campus or, in some cases, off campus that in the judgement of the college constitutes a serious or continuing threat to the college community. Having knowledge of such crimes will assist community members in making informed decisions about their personal safety and in preventing similar crimes from occurring. Timely warnings will withhold the names and other personally identifying information of victims.
The decision to issue a timely warning shall be decided on a case-by-case basis in compliance with the Clery Act. The decision is made by the VPSA and/or the director of Campus Safety, or thier designee, considering all available facts, whether a crime is considered a serious or continuing threat to students or employees, and the possible risk of compromising law enforcement efforts. The VPSA, the public information officer, and/or the director of Campus Safety will compose the notification.
NHTI’s Campus Safety issues timely warnings for the following incidents:
- Criminal homicide
- Sexual assault/sex offenses
- Aggravated assault
- Motor vehicle theft
- Hate crimes
- Other crimes as determined by the VPSA, director of Campus Safety, or their designee
Campus Safety does not issue timely warnings for the above listed crimes if:
- The subject(s) apprehended and the threat of imminent danger to the NHTI community has been mitigated by the apprehension.
- If a report was not filed with Campus Safety or if Campus Safety was not notified by community members in a manner that would allow the department to post a timely warning to the community. Unless there are extenuating circumstances, a report that is filed more than 5 days after the date of the alleged incident may not allow Campus Safety to post a timely warning to the community. This type of situation will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
Timely warnings and updates may be distributed to the campus through any one or more of the following mechanisms:
- NHTI Alerts (RAVE): A free opt-out service that automatically sends a brief text message, email, or phone call alerting the community regarding an emergency situation on the NHTI campus. NHTI students, faculty, staff, and affiliates can sign on and review contact information at https://www.getrave.com/login/nhti
- Directed communications/blast email: NHTI will use our email system to alert students, faculty, and staff.
- Fliers: Posted on bulletin boards in academic buildings, residence halls, outdoor boards and kiosks and administrative buildings
- NHTI Campus Safety: https://www.nhti.edu/services/campus-resources/campus-safety/
- NHTI website: https://www.nhti.edu/important-announcements/
- Local area radio and TV stations and print media
- Electronic sign at main entrance to campus
A copy of the timely warning will be filed with the corresponding incident report.
Campus Safety may issue Safety Alerts when necessary to alert the NHTI community to safety issues and concerns. These will include safety tips and recommendations to follow so that the NHTI community can make informed decisions about personal safety.