Student Safety


Security is designed to assist REOC in cases of safety and emergency.  The responsibility of the Security department is to protect students and property.  All lost and found items should be promptly taken to the Security Office.  A first aid kit is available in the Security Office.  In emergency situations, dial 264 on REOC building hallway phones to reach Security.

REOC Code of Conduct

, Student Safety, Rochester Educational Opportunity CenterThe REOC requires each student to conduct himself or herself in such a manner as to uphold the good name of the REOC and that of his/her fellow students.  Each student, in his/her relationships with other students, faculty, staff and/or administrators, shall respect the rights and privileges of the other party and act accordingly.

Students who violate the REOC Code of Conduct may be suspended and/or terminated.

Any student engaging in any of the following behaviors while he/she is attending classes or representing REOC at an off-site location or function, may be terminated from the Center immediately and may not be allowed re-entry into REOC.

  • Failure to comply with directions of REOC officials acting in the performance of their duties.
  • Failure to show proper identification to a requesting REOC official acting in the performance of his/her duties.

REOC enforces a ZERO TOLERANCE policy for:

  • Possession, display or use of alcohol.
  • Possession, display or use of drugs and/or illegal substances.
  • Possession, display or use of weapons or firearms.
  • Unprofessional conduct as indicated by verbal and/or physical abuse, harassment, or stalking/intimidation by any student to another student, faculty, staff, or REOC guest.
  • Use of Internet sites that REOC administration considers pornographic or otherwise inappropriate for an educational setting.
  • Dishonesty, such as cheating or plagiarism, in any academic instance.
  • Knowingly falsifying information to the REOC activities or classes, such as forgery, alteration, or misuse of REOC documents, records or identification.
  • Obstruction or disruption of REOC activities or classes.
  • Theft or damage to property.
  • Unauthorized entry to, or use of, REOC facilities.
  • Disorderly, lewd, indecent, or obscene conduct or expression on REOC-owned or controlled property or at a REOC sponsored or supervised function.

Emergencies – Center-Wide

REOC is required , Student Safety, Rochester Educational Opportunity Centerby law to hold at least three fire drills each year, and at least two of these are unannounced.  If either REOC building needs to be evacuated in the case of a fire (drill) or other emergency, all occupants must quickly and safely exit the building in an orderly manner through the nearest exit.  Once outside the building, students should follow the instructions of the faculty, staff and security guards.  In the event of a fire, authorities need free access to the parking lot and building entrances.

In order to evacuate people with disabilities as quickly as possible, it is necessary that any student who needs special assistance see a security office representative as soon as possible upon enrollment.  The student will be asked to provide specific information so a safe evacuation plan can be provided for his/her safety.

For the complete REOC Evacuation Procedures, please see Security or the REOC Director of Business Affairs.

Emergencies – Personal

In the case of a true personal emergency (medical, sick child, life threatening situation, etc.) where someone (babysitter, family member) needs to reach a student in class, he/she must call the Security Office at (585) 232-2730. The person calling should reference the name of the student and, if possible, the name of the student’s teacher, program and classroom.


All accidents/injuries occurring on REOC property must be reported to REOC at (585) 232-2730  immediately. Emergency telephones are located in each hallway on the REOC campus, and will directly connect the caller to the Security Office in case of emergency.