Campus & Student Safety


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Campus Crime Statistics

Campus Crime Statistics

Hult International Business School is a community of individuals dedicated to teaching and learning. We are committed to making everyone on campus safe, enhancing public safety through education and prevention.

Under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), Hult must report any crimes of which it has knowledge—whether through a local police department or non-law enforcement school officials that occur:

  • on-campus, with a separate designation for crimes in dormitories.
  • in or on certain noncampus buildings or property.
  • on certain public property.

The definitions of campus, noncampus building or property, and public property under the Clery Act are as follows:

The term campus means:

  1. Any building or property owned or controlled by an institution of higher education within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution and used by the institution in direct support of, or in a manner related to, the institution’s educational purposes, including residence halls.
  2. Property within the same reasonably contiguous geographical area of the institution that is owned by the institution but controlled by another person, is used by students, and supports institutional purposes (such as a food or other retail vendor).

The term noncampus building or property means:

  1. Any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization recognized by the institution.
  2. Any building or property (other than a branch campus) owned or controlled by an institution of higher education that is used in direct support of, or in a relation to, the institution’s educational purposes, is used by students, and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.

The term public property means all public property that is within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution, such as a sidewalk, a street, other thoroughfares, or parking facility and is adjacent to a facility owned or controlled by the institution if the facility is used by the institution in direct support of, or in a manner related to, the institution’s educational purposes.

The term unfounded crimes refers to any crime that law enforcement authorities investigated and determined to be false or baseless. In other words, no crime occurred. Only sworn law enforcement personnel can make a formal determination that a crime is unfounded. School officials cannot remove a crime report from this report without a formal law enforcement report.

Statistics are accurate as of the date of publication.

Campus security and access

Campus security and access

During business hours, the School will be open to students, employees, guests, and invitees. During non-business hours access to all School facilities is by ID, or by admittance via a student, faculty or staff member with a valid ID.

Emergencies may necessitate changes or alterations to any posted schedules.

Campus law enforcement authority

Members of the Hult staff and have the authority to ask persons for identification and to determine whether individuals have lawful business at Hult International Business School. Criminal incidents are referred to local law enforcement authorities. All crime victims and witnesses are strongly encouraged to immediately report the crime to the Local Police Department and the Hult CET. Prompt reporting will assure timely warning notices on-campus and timely disclosure of crime statistics.

If an incident occurs on campus the Hult CET will communicate regularly with the Local Police Departments. The Hult CET works closely with the local police investigative staff when incidents arise that require joint investigative efforts, resources, crime-related reports and exchanges of information, as deemed necessary. There is no written memorandum of understanding between Hult and any local police department.

Accurate and prompt crime reporting

Community members, students, faculty, staff, and guests are encouraged to report all on-campus crimes and public safety-related incidents to the Hult Campus Emergency Team (CET) in a timely manner.

During orientation, students are informed of security procedures in the building and local law enforcement services. Similar information is presented to new employees.

A common theme of all awareness and crime prevention programs is to encourage students and employees to be aware of their responsibility for their own security and the security of others.

In addition to the initial orientation, information is disseminated to students and employees through online systems such as myHult and emailed reminders.

When time is of the essence, information is released to the school community through security alerts posted prominently throughout campus and through memos sent over the school's electronic mail system.

Drugs, alcohol, and weapons policy

Drugs, alcohol, and weapons policy

Drug & alcohol

Hult strictly prohibits:

  • the possession and/or abuse of drugs or alcohol on School property, or while representing the School;
  • the sale or purchase of drugs on School property, or while representing the School;
  • being under the influence of drugs or alcohol on School property, or while representing the School.

This policy applies to all forms of alcohol, illegal drugs, and legal drugs which impair job performance (unless use of the drug has been prescribed by a physician).

This policy is not intended to prohibit consumption of alcohol in moderation at School-sponsored or authorized functions where alcohol is served.

Students who are suspected of violating this policy may be: placed on disciplinary probation, asked to submit to a drug or alcohol test, or required to participate in a drug or alcohol rehabilitation program.

As a condition of continued enrollment at the School, students must agree to abide by this policy. Students who believe they may have a drug or alcohol problem are encouraged to consult the Associate Director of Student Services who can provide information on rehabilitation programs or other assistance. All inquiries will be held in strict confidence.

Weapons

Hult International Business School prohibits the possession or use of any items that could be used or are used to harm, or threaten to harm, another individual. Hult strictly prohibits the possession of explosives, loaded or unloaded firearms and any other weapon. The use of any such item in a threatening manner is strictly prohibited on the Hult campuses or at any Hult-sponsored events. This prohibition includes, but is not limited to, chemical sprays, knives, switchblades, martial arts weapons, ammunition, darts, BB guns and paintball guns, and any other item that may be used to do bodily injury or damage. Hult also prohibits storing of any of those prohibited items in any campus building or on campus grounds. This list of prohibited items is not exhaustive and is provided by way of example only. Therefore, students with questions regarding whether an item is prohibited should consult with the Director of Operations locally.

Prohibited items will be confiscated and violators may be subject to criminal prosecution and/or referral for disciplinary action, up to and including expulsion from Hult International Business School.

Missing student notification

Missing student notification

Hult International Business School requires all students to provide contact information and an emergency contact to the School. Students must identify their contact on the Student Portal. This person will be notified in the event the student is officially reported as missing. Hult will investigate every report of a missing student and initiate an investigation based on department policy.

If a student for whom a missing person report has been filed has been missing for more than 24 hours, then within the next 24 hours the Hult will:

  • Begin search procedures.
  • Notify appropriate law enforcement officials in the Residence area by going to the police station with a copy of the student’s passport and other relevant documents/information.
  • Notify the individual identified by the student to be contacted in such circumstances.
  • If the student is under 18 years old and not emancipated, notify a parent or guardian.

The police station will contact the embassy of the student who is missing and will coordinate the search for the student with the embassy. All students should be reported missing to the police station they are registered at, if students are living out of the Residence we will need to contact their local police station.

Students, employees, or other individuals who believe that a student living in the Residence has been missing for 24 hours may report it to the Residence Manager.

Students, employees, or other individuals who believe that a student living outside of the Residence has been missing for 24 hours may report it to the Student Service Manager. All faculty, staff, or students who receive a report of a missing student should immediately report it to the Residence Manager or Student Services Manager.

Harassment and bullying

Harassment and bullying

Hult International Business School is committed to protecting employees and students and to promoting an atmosphere free from harassment and bullying, where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.

The School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, or physical disability in admission to, access to, or treatment in its programs and activities. The School strictly prohibits sexual, racial, and other types of harassment of students, staff, and faculty. Words, gestures, actions, or other behavior which tends to alarm, intimidate, ridicule, embarrass, or insult individuals, or which tends to create a hostile or abusive environment, will not be tolerated and may subject the individual to dismissal from the School.

What to do if a student is experiencing bullying or harassment

Whenever possible, Hult encourages students to try to resolve harassment and bullying incidents informally. There may be instances, where due to the incident’s seriousness it would only be appropriate to resolve matters formally.

If the student is comfortable, it is recommended that the student should go and talk to the person concerned and explain to them that their behavior is causing offense and ask them to stop. It is best to approach the person at the earliest opportunity to prevent the behavior from escalating.

Hult encourages students who might be subject to any of the behaviors described above to keep accurate written record of any incidents. Students should document: date, time and location of the incident, details on the behavior displayed and information on any witnesses.

Sexual harassment and grievance policies

Sexual harassment and grievance policies

What to do

If you have experienced sexual harassment, assault, misconduct, or discrimination, or are a friend or relative of someone who has, you are encouraged to report incidences to the Student Services Head on campus or the Title IX Coordinator.

If you are the victim of sexual assault, get to a safe place immediately. You are encouraged to report incidences to the Students Services Head on campus and seek medical attention and counseling. You may also decide to report it as a crime. Regardless of whether you choose to see any or all or none of these resources, you may also file a grievance with Hult

Title IX Coordinator:

Karen Van Dyne

1 Education St.

Cambridge, MA 02141 U.S.A

Karen.VanDyne[a]hult.edu | +1 (617) 619-1097

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Timely warning and emergency preparedness

Timely warning and emergency preparedness

Issuing timely warnings

In the event that a situation arises, either on or off-campus, that, in the judgment of the Campus Emergency Team (CET), constitutes an ongoing or continuing threat, a campus-wide “timely warning” will be issued. The warning will be issued through the school e-mail system to students, faculty, and staff as well as posted on myHult.

Anyone with information warranting a timely warning should report the circumstances to a member of the CET by phone or in person.

Emergency response and evacuation procedures

In the event of an actual emergency, the campus community will be notified through e-mail and a message posted to myHult. Students must take responsibility for regularly checking their e-mail. In order to receive campus-wide e-mail announcements, students must have a school e-mail account, which is assigned and sent to each student at the beginning of the academic school year.

Emergency response

The School conducts emergency response exercises each year, such as tests of the emergency notification systems on campus. These tests are designed to assess and evaluate the emergency plans and capabilities of the institution.

Notification to the Hult community about an immediate threat

In the event of a serious incident that poses an immediate threat to members of the Hult community, the School has systems in place for communicating information quickly. Some or all of these methods of communication may be activated in the event of an immediate threat to the Hult campus community. These methods of communication include network emails and updates to Hult Online. The School will post updates during a critical incident via e-mail and Hult Online as deemed appropriate and necessary by the School.

Testing emergency response and evacuation procedures

Hult conducts announced and unannounced drills and exercises each year and conducts follow-through activities designed for assessment and evaluation of emergency plans and capabilities. Hult will publish a summary of its emergency response and evacuation procedures in conjunction with at least one drill or exercise each calendar year.

Shelter-in-place procedures

If an incident occurs and the buildings or areas around you become unstable, or if the air outdoors becomes dangerous due to toxic or irritating substances, it is usually safer to stay indoors, because leaving the area may expose you to that danger. Thus, to "shelter-in-place" means to make a shelter of the building that you are in, and with a few adjustments, this location can be made even safer and more comfortable until it is safe to go outside.

United States CARES Act

United States CARES Act

On March 27, 2020, the Federal government enacted the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), Pub L. No. 116-136, providing funds to institutions from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) to make Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus, including eligible expenses under s student’s cost of attendance, such as food, course materials, technology, health care, and child care.

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