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CAMPUS EXPECTATIONS. Living & Learning on Beacon Hill Suffolk’s Community Standards Public Safety. City of Boston. Village of Beacon Hill. Residential Neighborhood State Government Mass General Hospital University Buildings ½ Mile Square 10,000 People Live on the Hill.

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Campus expectations


Living & Learning on Beacon Hill

Suffolk’s Community Standards

Public Safety

City of boston

City of Boston

Village of beacon hill

Village of Beacon Hill

  • Residential Neighborhood

  • State Government

  • Mass General Hospital

  • University Buildings

  • ½ Mile Square

  • 10,000 People Live on the Hill

Suffolk university police security supd

Suffolk University Police & Security (SUPD)

  • Staffing: 24/7/365

  • 33 Full-time Police Officers

  • 33 Full-time Security Officers

  • 5 Full-time Dispatchers

  • Student Security Workers

Sawyer Building, 8 Ashburton Place

Non-Emergency: 617-573-8333

Emergency: 617-573-8111

Emergency phone numbers

Emergency Phone Numbers


(617) 573-8111



Supd police officers

SUPD Police Officers

Duties & Powers

  • Police Officers are warranted Special State Police Officers under Chapter 22C, Section 63 of M.G.L.

  • Enforce M.G.L., university policies and regulations and Boston city ordinances

  • Provide public safety for all students, faculty, staff and visitors of the university

  • Walking escort service

  • RAD: Rape Aggression Defense Program

  • Informational tables and events

  • Safety alerts

Supd security officers

SUPD Security Officers

Duties & Powers

Access control of university property

Enforcement of university rules and regulations

Trained first responders

Stationed in campus buildings

Enforce sign in and sign out procedures and residence hall rules and regulations

Manage Suffolk ID card system

Dispatch student workers

Dispatch & Student Workers

Duties & Powers

Dispatchers are stationed at the Dispatch Center in Donahue Lobby (41 Temple Street)

Answer radio and phone calls

Enforce Campus Rules and Procedures

Charged with dispatching officers to numerous service and emergency calls/incidents

Stationed at locations around campus

Observe and report incidents directly to SUPD

Advising students about personal safety

Advising Students About Personal Safety

  • Always carry your Suffolk University ID

  • Never leave valuables unattended or out of your sight

  • Always be aware of your surroundings

  • Know your campus and areas you frequent

  • Pre-program emergency contacts into your phone

  • Don’t be flashy with your belongings

  • Avoid dark and unpopulated areas

  • Always have a back up plan

  • Utilize the “Buddy System”

Emergency response

Emergency Response

  • Incident command

  • Fire and shelter-in-place drills

  • Emergency alerts and timely warnings

  • Echeck-in

Talking with you about your student

Talking with You About Your Student

  • FERPA is a federal law that requires Suffolk University to protect students’ education records

  • We may inform parents/guardians of:

    • Alcohol or other drug violations

    • Health and safety emergencies

    • Loss of on-campus housing or interim suspension

Release of information

Release of Information

Community standards

Community Standards

Suffolk University has sought to educate students who—as leaders in law, business, and professional and civic life—will live by the highest intellectual and ethical standards. In search of this ideal, Suffolk strives to create an environment in which learning is a shared responsibility that is pursued in classrooms, studios, and laboratories; internships and study abroad programs; co-curricular and extracurricular activities; athletic fields; residence halls; and the city of Boston and beyond.

The Suffolk University Community Standards and other policies are intended to contribute to the education and growth of student members of the campus community. The University will hold students accountable for their actions as a necessary part of community life.

Being a good neighbor

Being a Good Neighbor

  • Noise

  • Responsible use of alcohol

  • Respect

  • Safety traveling to/from campus

Prohibited substance use

Prohibited Substance Use

  • Alcohol

    • Medical Amnesty Policy

  • Marijuana and other drugs

    • Medical marijuana

  • Drug paraphernalia

  • Tobacco and nicotine

  • Electronic cigarettes

Treating others with respect

Treating Others with Respect

Bias Incidents and Hate Crimes


Social Media

Academic integrity

Academic Integrity

  • Students are expected to do their own work

  • Academic violations are handled through the Community Standards

  • Sanctions range from a 0 on the assignment to an F in the course

Sexual misconduct

Sexual Misconduct

  • Important issue receiving national and Suffolk University attention

  • Prohibited by law and by Suffolk University

  • Negatively impacts a student’s ability to live and learn

  • Creates a negative community environment

Prohibited conduct

Prohibited Conduct

  • Non-Consensual Sexual Activity

  • Sexually Exploitative Behavior

  • Sexual Harassment

  • Stalking, Relationship Violence and Dating Violence

    This policy applies to all relationships:

    male-female, female-female, male-male

Role of alcohol other drugs in sexual misconduct

Role of Alcohol & Other Drugs in Sexual Misconduct

  • Research tells us that alcohol is present in 75% of college sexual assaults

  • Compromises good decision-making

  • Increases vulnerability

Reporting sexual misconduct

Reporting Sexual Misconduct

  • Student Affairs – Title IX Coordinator

  • Residence Life & Housing (RA/RD)

  • Suffolk University Police

  • Boston Police or local law enforcement

    These offices will work closely with students to maintain privacy as permitted by law.

Retaliation interim measures

Retaliation & Interim Measures

  • Retaliation is prohibited

  • Interim measures include room changes, class changes, late withdrawals from classes, counseling and health support and no contact orders

Support for survivors

Support for Survivors

  • Counseling

  • Medical care and referrals for trained sexual assault nurse examiners

  • Academic and housing accommodations

  • Law enforcement assistance

  • University grievance procedures

  • Referrals to the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC) and other agencies

What would you do

What Would You Do?

What would you do1

What Would You Do?

Expectations for students bystander intervention

Expectations for StudentsBystander Intervention

  • Everyone has a role to play in the intervention and prevention of sexual violence

  • Everyone is expected to not harass or sexually assault anyone

  • Everyone is expected to be an active bystander, intervening before, during or even after any form of sexual violence

  • Everyone is expected to assist and support survivors of sexual violence



  • Counseling Center

    • 5th floor, 73 Tremont Street, (617) 573-8226

  • Student Affairs

    • 12th floor, 73 Tremont Street, (617) 573-8226

  • Suffolk Police

    • Donahue Lobby, (617) 573-8111

  • Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC)

    • (800) 841-8371

For more information contact

For More Information Contact

Student Affairs

Ann Coyne, Senior Associate Dean of Students

Deputy Title IX Officer for Students in CAS & SBA

Elizabeth Ching-Bush, Assistant Dean of Students

73 Tremont Street, 12th Floor(617) 573-8239 Office

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