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)
- College Violence Prevention Plan (PDF)
- College Violence Prevention Policy (PDF)
*Includes college crime statistics
Text hccalerts to 292929 to enroll in 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 hccalerts.access to 292929 to receive text notifications to alert you to temporary interferences to campus access. With access alerts, you receive texts about things like 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.
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.