The Residential Safety Office’s primary responsibility is access control of the residence halls. Access control is achieved with a comprehensive package of "people protecting people," while utilizing a computerized electronic access control system and various alarms.
The Residential Safety Office is located in the upper lobby of Speare Hall and is open 24 hours a day. Other responsibilities include assisting residents and parents, maintaining a special access list, paging residence life staff, notifying public safety of any security breaches or emergency issues and monitoring of all proctor stations.
Residential Safety Office supervisors conduct rounds every shift at each of the proctor stations and immediately report any risks to the appropriate residence life, public safety or facilities officials. The Residential Safety Office supervisors work in close partnership with the Public Safety Division’s Community Policing Teams.
Residence hall main entrance doors and inner lobby doors are controlled by a computerized electronic access control system. The residence hall exterior doors can be locked or unlocked on demand or on pre-designated schedules. Residents are required to provide their Northeastern University Husky Identification Card to the proctors stationed at the lobby entrances for access approval. This is achieved with the assistance of a card reader connected electronically to an updated resident list. In emergency situations, any particular resident’s access can be removed electronically and/or residence hall main entrance doors can be locked to prevent unwanted access. All guests and visitors are required to produce photo identification in order to be signed in by a resident. All guests must be escorted by a resident at all times. Residents are only allowed to sign in three guests at a time.
Many families choose to visit their student throughout the course of the academic year. By reviewing the following information, you will be better prepared when you come to campus. Make plans with your student prior to visiting campus and discuss the date and time of your visit and where you will meet. This will reduce any miscommunication and give your student an opportunity to share with roommates your arrival.
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The administrative assistant co-op is responsible for communications between RCS professional staff and student employees. For a list of requirements and to apply, please visit the NEU Cool portal or speak with your co-op coordinator.
The supervisor position is a part-time position made up of both students and non-students. Between 20 and 25 supervisors are needed in order to meet 24/7 supervisor coverage. Supervisors are promoted from the existing proctor pool.
Proctors include students, non-students and resident assistants. Contract security is also used to supplement staffing requirements. In order to maintain the staffing needs, the Residential Safety Office employs 800-1,200 part-time students annually, and of those, 350-400 weekly. This opportunity affords many students the ability to take some ownership in the safety and security of the residence halls.
Stop by the Residential Safety Office in Speare Hall and fill out a paper application. Applicants will be notified regarding an interview appointment after the application is received and processed. Staffing needs vary at certain times of the year. As a general rule, first-year students are usually not hired into this position.