In an effort to provide students, faculty and staff a safe learning environment, Broward College’s Campus Safety department would like to remind you there are various safety services at the College. Additionally, Broward College works closely with our various law enforcement partners each day and they assist us in keeping you safe. Below you will find several safety services and tips that we encourage you to use:
- Code Blue phones - Code Blue phones are located at various locations throughout the College and may be used for emergencies or if information is needed. These phones are clearly marked and are direct lines to campus safety.
- Campus Safety Escort Teams (SET) -Broward College Campus Safety serves as safety escorts to the entire college community. SETs are available to escort a student, faculty member or employee to and from his or her vehicle, office or classroom 24 hours a day/7 days a week. Please contact your respective Campus Safety office to request this free service.
- Safety Walk - In accordance with Crime Prevention and CPTED (Crime Prevention through Environmental Design) practices, Broward College conducts an evening Safety Walk on each of its campuses and centers each semester. Local law enforcement, campus safety officers, student life volunteers, facilities crew members, and grounds crew members take part in the Safety Walk. The objective is to find, catalog, and correct safety issues such as overgrowth of vegetation, areas of low visibility, and unsecured access points.
- BC Alert - Should an incident arise that merits immediate dissemination of information, details will be released via the BC Alert system, which uses telephone calls, text messages, social media platforms, web notifications and emails.
- 954-201 HELP (4357)—This is the College’s one number to contact campus safety at any hour.
- Vary your routine; use a different route, different times.
- Follow a well-lit pathway or roadway.
- Be aware of your surroundings. Watch for suspicious people or activities.
- Be aware of the locations of all emergency phones on campus and in parking lots. Use them if you are concerned or feel your safety is in jeopardy.
- When parking your vehicle, refrain from leaving any visible items of value inside.
- Do not leave wallets or purses in vehicle consoles or under the seats.
- When you enter your vehicle, lock all the doors and turn on your headlights. This will allow you to see anyone outside in the dark.
- If you are unfamiliar with the parking lot, drive through it and check it first. If you don't feel safe, go elsewhere and wait for someone else to arrive.
- Have your keys in your hand so that you don't have to search for them when you reach your vehicle.
- Walk to your vehicle in pairs or in a group.
- When you know you will be returning to your vehicle late at night, try to park in a well-lit area.
- Before getting into your vehicle, visually inspect the interior for anything suspicious.
- Report any safety concerns to campus safety or your local police department.
- Do not offer rides to strangers.
Remember the safety of Broward College students, employees and visitors is everyone’s responsibility and it is a priority for the leadership at Broward College.