Fire Detection and Suppression Impairment Policy


January 2012

Fire detection and suppression which includes, but is not limited to single station smoke detectors and monitored fire alarm systems, sprinkler systems, fire hydrants and water supply lines, standpipes, fire department connections and post indicating valves, fire pumps, carbon dioxide, Grill Halon and Inergen suppression systems as well as fire extinguishers are all integral pieces of the Amherst College Life Safety Program.

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act Report

As required by law, Amherst College has prepared a compliance document that contains the required information about campus security policy and certain campus crime statistics.  In addition, the report includes information about fire safety, fire detection/suppression systems, and statistics of damage, injury, and death caused by fire. 

Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act

The Federal Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act requires colleges and universities to issue a statement advising the campus community where state law enforcement agency information concerning registered sex offenders may be obtained. The act also requires registered sex offenders to provide to appropriate state officials notice of each institution of higher education in that state at which the offender is employed, carries on a vocation, or is a student.

Hate Crime

"COULD IT HAPPEN TO ME?" Yes, you could be the victim of a Hate Crime based on your race, religion, ethnicity, national orientation, sexual orientation or disability. A look at Preventing, Identifiying & Reporting Hate Crimes at Amherst College

Operation Identification

Operation Identification is a nationwide crime prevention program. The program involves the permanent marking of valuables with a unique number, symbol or combination, recording of identification information, and affixing a decal to the exterior of your residence warning potential thieves that the property is registered with the police. This program not only deters theft by making stolen property more difficult to sell and easier to identify, but also expedites insurance claims in the event of a loss.