The JEFFERSON Safety department is supported by an active and engaged campus community and dedicated local agency partners – we are all stakeholders in keeping our campus safe. All campus buildings are equipped with alarm systems. The Safety department operates during scheduled class times Mondays through Fridays, and limited times on Saturdays. Our department supports local law enforcement in criminal investigations, provides emergency preparedness and response trainings and services, crime prevention and educational programs, support for special events, and a range of community services. Public safety is a shared responsibility. We can all contribute to a safe campus by taking responsibility for our own safety and looking out for one another. We strive to proactively partner with our campus community to create an environment that supports the academic success of our students and ensures that all can achieve and excel. Together, we make JEFFERSON a great place to work, live and learn. If there is anything we can do to make the campus safer or to be of assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact us. You may also visit the JEFFERSON Safety Department to learn more about campus safety, services and resources. Have a safe and productive year!
Jefferson Community and Technical College
JEFFERSON is one of sixteen community colleges in the state of Kentucky, as part of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS). Our colleges are as diverse as the communities in which they are located, so you'll not only receive a world-class education at a price you can afford, but you also will be in an exciting environment that will prepare you to be successful in whatever you choose to do.
Choosing a postsecondary institution is a major decision for students and their families. Along with academic, financial and geographic considerations, the issue of campus safety is a vital concern. In 1990, Congress enacted the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990 (Title II of Public Law 101-542), which amended the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA). This act required all postsecondary institutions participating in HEA’s Title IV student financial assistance programs to disclose campus crime statistics and security information. The act was amended in 1992, 1998, 2000, 2008, and 2013. The 1998 amendments renamed the law the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act in memory of Jeanne Clery. It is generally referred to as the Clery Act.
Beginning on July 1, 2013, the Clery Act requires colleges and universities to track and report statistics for domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. It also requires that colleges provide sexual assault and prevention training to all students and employees on an annual basis.