Safety and Security

Gissella Limon

Director of Security

Safety and SecurityCampus Safety & Security is available 24 hours a day to ensure a safe and secure environment for all City Colleges of Chicago students, staff, and visitors.

In Case of Emergency

Call 911 from any CCC telephone or from any cell phone. Then notify Security at (312) 850-7168 to mobilize local emergency resources.


Safety Resources

  • Malcolm-X College and West Side Learning CenterAll Hazards Campus Emergency Plan and Violence Prevention Plan
    Assesses the current state of preparedness at a college, proposes measures to improve preparedness, and describes the coordinated response and recovery to a range of natural and man-made occurrences. The Addendum details the emergency and evacuation responsibilities and procedures for all CCC personnel.
  • CCCAlert Emergency Notification System
    Notifies you quickly in the event of an emergency via email, text message, and/or voice messages.
  • Active Shooter Preparedness
    Homeland Security Website’s resource to prepare you for an active shooter situation.
  • Supportive Intervention Team
    Evaluates concerns about students or employees who may be distressed, disturbed, destructive, or dangerous. Find out more or submit a Person of Concern form.
  • Security Drills
    Regular security procedure drills are held ateach location to familiarize faculty, staff and students with emergency procedures.
  • Wellness Centers
    Provide mental health and other social services to support personal well-being and academic success.



Harold Washington (312) 553-5643 Room 206
Harry S Truman (773) 907-4800 Room 1112
Kennedy-King (773) 602-5148 Room V-132
Malcolm-X (312) 850-7168 Room 1316
Olive-Harvey (773) 291-6348 Room 1109
Richard J. Daley (773) 838-7608 Room 1114
Wilbur Wright (773) 481-8970 Campus Center
District Office (312) 553-2575 Room 100


ID Card PolicyAll personnel who enter the building must display an official CCC ID card at all times while in the building. Photo identification cards can be obtained at the District Office Security Desk on the first floor. Lost or stolen cards must be reported immediately. The CCC ID card is the property of the City Colleges of Chicago. You may be charged for a replacement ID card.

Sex Offender Registry Policy

Under the Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act, convicted sex offenders enrolled or employed at institutions of higher education, whether on a full- or part-time basis, must register with their employer or college.

Evacuation Plan

In the event of a fire alarm emergency a strobe light and an alarm will activate. All individuals must evacuate immediately using the nearest stairway (if they are smoke-free) and emergency exit. Immediately leave the building. Please listen to instructions provided by Safety and Security and/or the Chicago Fire Department.

Malcolm X Main Campus 

Proceed to the opposite side of the street *The Wolcott entrance corridor will not be used as an assembly area.

West Side Learning Center 

The assembly areas will be the East and North sides of the parking lot.


How to Respond to an Active Shooter Situation

An active shooter is an individual engaged in randomly killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated area, typically through the use of firearms.


Have an escape route and plan in mind Leave your belongings behind Keep your hands visible


Hide in an area out of the shooter’s view Block entry to your hiding place and lock the doors. Silence your cell phone


As a last resort and only when your life is in imminent danger, attempt to incapacitate the shooter Act with physical aggression. For more information, visit the or more information, visit the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s website.