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Public Safety Information and Resources at MassBay

Friday, October 2, 2015

As a college, we remain vigilant and committed to the continued safety and well-being of our students, faculty, and staff, and we want to share with you our current safety measures, in addition to the support and resources available to our campus community.

Our ongoing public safety measures include:

  • 24-hour campus police or security presence on Wellesley and Framingham campuses, with evening security presence in Ashland.
  • Routine patrol of campuses and parking lots and 24-hour video surveillance on our Wellesley and Framingham campuses.
  • Red emergency phones located in common areas of all campus buildings and blue light emergency phones located in parking areas.
  • Close working partnerships with Wellesley, Framingham, and Ashland Police Departments for additional support and safety resources.
  • Campus police or security escort on campus or to and from vehicles upon request.

Tips to Help Keep You Safe:

  • Dial 2222. In the event of an on-campus emergency, dial 2222 from any campus phone or 781-239-2222 from a cell phone or an outside line to connect with MassBay's Department of Public Safety. For your safety and convenience, red emergency phones are located in common areas across our campuses and blue light emergency phones are located in parking lots.
  • If you see something, say something. Promptly report any suspicious activity to the Department of Public Safety on the emergency line (x2222 or 781-239-2222).
  • Update your Emergency Contact Information. Take a moment to update your information in our emergency alert system. In the event of a widespread campus emergency, the College will use this system to contact you via text, email, or a phone call. Visit and follow the attached instructions to update your emergency contact information.
  • Be aware of your exit route and your location. Each classroom should have an emergency evacuation map, as well as the room number, in the event you need to provide your location to emergency personnel. Locate the map as you enter a room and be aware of your location.
  • Be vigilant and stay involved. The College routinely runs safety drills to help us improve our internal procedures and to help keep our campus safe. Take each drill seriously. The college’s Emergency Procedures Manual and our Annual Security Report have important information about our public safety procedures and policies.

Support and Counseling Services: If you need additional support or counseling, MassBay also offers FREE counseling services to our students and staff.

  • Employees of the college have access to FREE support and counseling services through the Higher Education Employee Assistance Program. Faculty and staff should call 800.252.4555 to make appointments with an EAP counselor.

The safety and well-being of our campus community is our utmost concern. The CAPS committee meets routinely to review our public safety policies and procedures, and as we continue to meet, we will keep you informed about additional safety measures, upcoming campus safety drills, and other information. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email the committee at If you have questions about our public safety procedures, please feel free to contact our Director of Public Safety Chuck Furgal at

All the best,

The Clery and Public Safety (CAPS) Committee

Kathleen Kirleis, Vice President for Finance and Administration

Robin Nelson-Bailey, Vice President for Human Resources, Employee Relations, and Compliance

Deb Georgopoulos, Staff Associate to the Vice President for Finance and Administration

Elizabeth Blumberg, Dean of Students

Jon Edwards, Director of Counseling

Charles J. Furgal, Director of Public Safety

Vincent O’Connell, Campus Police Captain

Marco Brancato, Director of Facilities

Lee Koh, Director of Marketing and Institutional Communications