New England Conservatory strives to keep our campus safe and welcoming to all NEC and visiting community members. Our special police officers and security guards enhance the safety of our campus through visibility, patrols, and continued training for emergency situations. We hope that you will help us in our endeavors to keep our campus safe and secure.
If you ever see or encounter anything that you feel should be reported, please call the 24-Hour Security Line. If you would simply like to comment or make suggestions concerning our public safety program, please contact Michael Ryan at 617-585-1187.
|J. Michael Ryan, Director of Public Safety||617-585-1187|
|24-Hour Security Line||617-599-9965|
|St. Botolph Security Desk||617-585-1241|
|Jordan Hall Security Desk||617-585-1290|
|33 Gainsborough Security Desk||617-585-1333|
|295 Huntington Security Desk||617-585-1295|
|Jordan Hall||Every Day, Academic Year||7:00am - 12:00am|
|*Pianists with priority validation may enter at 6:00am|
|St. Botolph||Monday through Friday||7:00am - 12:00am|
|Saturday||7:00am - 11:00pm|
|Sunday||7:00am - 10:00pm|
|33 Gainsborough||Every Day, Academic Year||7:00am - 11:00pm|
|*Students living in Res Hall always have card access|
|295 Huntington||Monday through Saturday||9:00 - 5:00pm|
Crisis Manager App
The In Case of Crisis Application provides our community with ready access to emergency procedures and guidelines. There is no cost for the application, and it is updated as needed by certified members. We strongly suggest that you download this application and familiarize yourself with the guidelines, so that you know how best to respond to an emergency.
To use the application, first search for “In Case of Crisis Education” in the App Store. Once downloaded, launch the app, select the “+” sign, and you will be prompted to select a plan. Search for “New England Conservatory” and then select the “NEC Emergency Guide” to download. Once the plan has been downloaded, you will be able to easily access information and policies regarding inclement weather, active shooter situations, sexual harassment, fire, and other emergency situations.
Emergency Notification System
Community members will receive notifications via e-mail and text (from our Emergency Notification System) when the immediate area has recently experienced, is experiencing, or may be about to experience a potential threat.
All Building Policy
We require all of our students, faculty, and staff to present their ID cards upon entering any of our buildings. This allows us to keep track of who comes and goes in and out of our buildings, which in turn allows us to make the campus a safer place. Guests without ID cards are required to sign in at the security desk.
All faculty members must submit names of visitors to the security desk prior to their arrival so that the guards can verify that these visitors are approved to gain access. Visitors will be required to sign-in with security and give them a form of identification (driver’s license, student ID, etc.) to be held at the security desk.
NEC community members are required to leave their IDs in the card slot located on the front window of the practice room they are utilizing. This helps us to better regulate the designated priority rooms and ensures that non-community members aren’t making use of precious practice room space.
If your ID stops working, is stolen, lost, or in any way needs replacing, you may go to Building Operations (295 Huntington Ave, Suite 207) to obtain a new one. If your card has stopped working (due to demagnetization or a similar physical problem), then a new card must be printed.
All students receive one replacement for free (regardless of the reason), and every replacement after that is $15 (regardless of the reason).
Please keep in mind that this office does not take debit or credit cards, and does not always have change. If you know you need to pay for a replacement ID, please bring exact change, or alternatively, you may pay with a check. Recommended hours for ID replacements are Monday through Friday, 9:00 to 3:00. You can call ahead at x1176 to make sure someone will be in the office to assist you.
Below you will find a link to NEC’s Clery Report for the 2015 calendar year. This includes a record of the statistics regarding incidents and/or crimes that were reported in the NEC community during the previous year, in compliance with the Clery Act.
General Safety Tips
The following safety tips can help keep you safe and secure.
- Do not leave your things unattended. This includes practice rooms, dorm rooms, the Bistro, and even the library. This is the biggest cause of theft on campus. If you are using a laptop computer, do not leave it unattended at any time. Keep your purse, wallet, keys and other valuables with you at all times. Petty theft is reported frequently at the locations lining Huntington Avenue.
- Be aware of people distracting you so they can have an opportunity to take your belongings. Asking you for directions what time it is, or for a light are the usual methods.
- Faculty and staff – always lock your office when you leave for any period of time. Do not leave the door propped open.
- Carry a minimal amount of cash and credit/ATM cards while at school or in the workplace.
- Do not carry passports, visas, or social security cards unless absolutely necessary.
- Immediately report suspicious activity to Public Safety.
- When walking around at night, remain in well-lit, well-traveled areas. Avoid shortcuts and remain alert. Travel with friends, rather than by yourself. Do not compromise safety for the sake of convenience.
- Have your car or building key in your hand before you reach the door of your car or destination. Do not spend time at your car door or at your destination searching for your keys.
- Be alert and aware of your surroundings.
- Trust your instincts. If you are concerned about something you see or hear notify security and leave the area.