The use of social media has given rise to risky behavior in the quest for ‘likes’, ‘favorites’ and ‘retweets’. Although many of these challenges seem innocuous and humorous to some, they can be disruptive on campus.
Members of the campus community have reported recent “challenges” in classrooms and other learning spaces. The Office of the Dean of Students discusses these behaviors with affected students.
It’s just not worth it!
Montclair State Community Members: Do not accept the “challenge”. You may create an emergency situation that you may not have intended or face sanction from the University Code of Conduct or even criminal charges. The likes are not worth the consequences.
The University Police Department takes situations that disrupt classes and/or pose a danger very seriously. Anyone with information about these types of incidents recently is encouraged to speak with University Police Detectives at 973-655-2211.
see something, say something
The oft-heard public safety adage, “If you see something, say something” applies to these incidents. If you see a disruptive incident or anything that seems suspicious, report it immediately so that the University Police can intervene and take the necessary action. A report can be made in several ways:
- An immediate phone call to University Police 973-655-5222
- A 911 call – if you are on campus, your call will be routed to Montclair State University Police
- Text a tip to 67283
- Download the RAVE Guardian app and use text, panic call or location services to alert police on campus for a response. Learn more about RAVE Guardian.
In any case, the sooner the report is made, the sooner the officers can resolve the situation. Provide a specific location, description of the incident, people involved, and a callback number.
Chef Kieran Barrett
Acting Chief of Police
Montclair State University Police Department