We are committed to a safe and secure environment for all students, employees and visitors.
In an EMERGENCY, call "911" immediately. In non-emergency situations, contact Safety and Security Services at 309-268-8300 to report an incident or safety hazard.
- Annual Security Report* (PDF)
- 2017 Attorney General Report (PDF)
- College Violence Prevention Committee (PDF)
- College Violence Prevention Plan (PDF)
- College Violence Prevention Policy (PDF)
*Includes college crime statistics
The HCCAlerts text messaging service sends emergency information to your mobile device.
To receive emergency messages text JOIN to 1-877-200-7477.
Text STOP to 1-877-200-7477 to opt out of the emergency text message service. You will receive a confirmation text.
This is a voluntary text messaging service that delivers information about on-campus emergencies. HCC will only send text alerts when there is a serious safety concern affecting campus - including any campus closures due to severe weather.
You can also text JOIN ACCESS to 1-877-200-7477 to receive text notification alerts for temporary interferences to campus access. With access alerts, you will receive texts about concerns such as elevator repairs, blocked stairs or sidewalks and closed entries or parking areas
HCC does not charge a fee for this service. Review your particular mobile device's texting or data plan for service details specific to your account. HCC will not share your phone number or mobile information with any other organizations.
You should familiarize yourself with the Immediate Action Guide (PDF) which will help you make decisions in emergency situations.
The planning for emergencies is a constant and ever-evolving process. The latest information will always be available in the Emergency Response Planning (PDF), and you should check back periodically for updates.
You can download the HCC Emergency Information card (PDF) to find additional information and local on-campus and off-campus resources.
The College has established the Emergency Management Planning Committee (EMPC) to coordinate and facilitate the emergency planning for the College. In addition, the EMPC is responsible for overseeing the activities of the College Violence Prevention Committee and the Behavioral Intervention Team. See the EMPC policy (PDF) for more information.
The Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) is the College's required Threat Assessment Team. They can review information and conduct inquiries to help identify behaviors, and they will assist anyone who may be on a pathway to violence.