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Crime Prevention Programs

MassArt Public Safety has developed the following programs to help deter crime on campus. Please call 617.879.7810 for more information regarding any of these services.

Safety Escort Service

Call the Public Safety Department to request a walking escort to any point on campus, the Ward Street Lot, or areas immediately around the campus. 

Shuttle service

During the academic year, the Public Safety Department operates a van shuttle service Monday - Friday from 5:00pm-12:00am with pick-up points at several campus locations. Hours of service are extended during periods of 24-hour access.

The shuttle serves an area within a two-mile radius or so from campus. A schedule of all shuttle stops is developed at the beginning of each semester and posted throughout the campus.

bicycle registration

MassArt community members are encouraged to visit Campus Police, where staff will photograph bikes, scribe frames, issue registrations decals, and provide access to locked bike storage in the Artists' Residence. Bicycle helmets and locks are available on a limited basis.

Crime Prevention Officers

The Office has available certified crime prevention officers who are prepared to meet with individuals or groups to provide information concerning crime prevention strategies.

Operation I.D.

By arrangement with the Public Safety Department, your valuable items can be engraved. Engraved valuables are less susceptible to theft, and the possibility of recovering lost or stolen property is increased.

Closed Circuit TV (CCTV)

Closed circuit TV cameras (CCTV) monitor selected areas of the campus. Also, many exterior and interior doors of the College are protected by alarm systems. The CCTV Policy provides more information on the use of CCTV cameras on campus.

Identification Cards

Identification cards are issued to all students, staff and faculty and should be worn clipped to an outer garment at all times while on campus.

The displayed I.D. access system has greatly assisted the Public Safety Department in controlling trespassing on campus. If your I.D. is not displayed, you may be briefly detained until your status is verified. This procedure has been instituted to protect your security and your cooperation will be greatly appreciated.

Please bear in mind that your MassArt I.D. remains the property of the college and must be produced upon request by a Public Safety Officer or other College Official. If you are involved in a rule violation, your card may be held temporarily until the situation is resolved.

Should you lose your I.D., check with the Public Safety Department to see if it has been returned. If needed, Public Safety will issue you a new card.

Lost and Found

Lost and Found is located in the Public Safety Department in the Tower Building. The College cannot assume responsibility for loss or damage to personal property left unattended in classrooms, studios or stored on campus. All students are urged to bring valuables home daily.

Motorist Assistance Program

The Public Safety Department has instituted a Motorist Assistance Program (MAP) intended to provide basic assistance to members of the community who have experienced vehicle problems.

Some of the services available include:

  • Assistance with keys locked in the vehicle
  • Assistance with dead batteries
  • Summon tow truck, taxi, etc.
  • Escort owner to or from vehicle in immediate area
  • Escort owner to residence within reasonable distance
  • Assistance with flat tires
  • Escort to gas station

Students should contact Public Safety when assistance is needed. Response is dependent on availability of personnel. The Office assumes no liability for damage caused during good faith attempts to assist students. The owner must sign a waiver absolving the College and/or Public Safety from liability.