The overall safety and security of the Hellenic College Holy Cross campus and community of students, faculty, and staff is of utmost importance to the school. Campus Security is managed by Longwood Security Systems, an independent security company recognized as one of Boston’s most respected security providers. All situations are handled in conjunction with the Town of Brookline Fire and Police Departments. Campus alarms are programmed to dispatch the Brookline Police Department immediately.
The Longwood Security Systems personnel are CPR and AED certified and well versed in emergency response. As part of their employment agreement, they are actively involved with ongoing safety training and represent some of the best-trained guards in the region.
All security patrol cars are clearly marked, and security guards are uniformed so both are readily identifiable. All campus buildings and grounds are constantly patrolled for unauthorized, unusual, or suspicious activity and regularly monitored for potential safety concerns and fire hazards.
All incoming students, staff, and faculty are introduced to the Security Staff at the time of orientation, briefed on the services provided by the department, and encouraged to contact the office with any potential problems, concerns, or recommendations. The Security staff is also readily available to students, faculty, and staff, and requests for escort services and other safety precautions are always encouraged. Campus Security is also responsible for providing crime awareness education programs, emergency preparedness, and administering and enforcing parking regulations.
Hellenic College Holy Cross has also implemented R.A.V.E., a campus-wide system that notifies all students, faculty, and staff via programmed telephone call, email, and text about any major event affecting the school and its community.