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Personal Safety

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.

*Includes college crime statistics

Sexual Misconduct

Learn more about preventing and responding to sexual misconduct and how you might be able to use confidential reporting.

Survivors start here Report a sexual misconduct incident online

Emergency Text Alerts

Heartland Community College has a new system for sending important notifications. Opt in today!

This voluntary text messaging service can deliver two types of information:

  1. Emergency Alerts (HCC-ALERTS) – Notification of a serious concern affecting campus, including any campus closures due to severe weather
  2. Temporary Interferences (HCC-ACCESS) – Notification of an interference to campus access such as elevator repairs, blocked stairs, sidewalks and closed entries and parking areas

If you currently receive HCCAlerts, you will be automatically enrolled in the new system.

For Emergency Alerts

Text  JOIN HCC-ALERTS to 31389

or

Scan the QR Code below and click SEND

Text LEAVE HCC-ALERTS to 31389 to opt out of the emergency text message service.

For Temporary Interferences

Text  JOIN HCC-ACCESS to 31389

or

Scan the QR Code below and click SEND

Text LEAVE HCC-ACCESS to 31389 to opt out of the temporary interference text message service.

The system will reply with an acknowledgement that you have signed up to receive notifications!

HCC does not charge a fee for this service. Review your particular mobile device texting and data plan for service details specific to your account. HCC will not share your mobile number or information with any other organization.

To view the College’s policies on emergency messages, view the Clery Emergency Notification Policy (PDF) and the Timely Notice Policy (PDF).

Emergency Response

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.

Behavioral Intervention

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.

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Contact Us

Kevin Eack

Director, Risk Management and Public Safety
Phone: 309-268-8091
Email: Kevin.Eack@heartland.edu

Keith Gehrand

Safety and Emergency Services Analyst
Phone: 309-268-8454
Email: Keith.Gehrand@heartland.edu