Policies & Requirements
The Campus Security Act: Legal Requirements
The Campus Security Act requires colleges and universities to:
- Publish an annual report every year by October 1 that contains three years of campus crime statistics and certain campus security policy statements;
- Disclose crime statistics for the campus, public areas immediately adjacent to or running through the campus, and certain non-campus facilities and remote classrooms. The statistics must be gathered from campus security, local enforcement, and other College officials who have “significant responsibility for student and campus activities;”
- Provide “timely warnings” notices of those crimes that have occurred and pose an ongoing “threat to students and employees;” and
- Disclose in a public crime log “any crime that occurred on campus…or within the patrol jurisdiction of the campus security department and is reported to the campus security department.
The Greensboro College Campus Safety and Security Department is responsible for preparing and distributing this report. We work with other departments and agencies, such as the Office of the Vice-President for Student Services and the Greensboro Police Department, to compile the information.
This report is prepared to fulfill the requirements of Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended in 1998, the provision of an Annual Security Report as described under §668.46.
This report may be found at the Greensboro College web site: http://www.greensboro.edu/security. The report will be mailed to anyone requesting a copy. Anyone may obtain a copy at the Department of Safety and Security. Statistics in this report are obtained from the incident reports of the security department, incident reports of other local law enforcement agencies and information from other campus officials designated by this Act as Campus Security Authorities. Campus Security Authorities include but are not limited to: faculty advisors to registered student organizations,coaches for Intercollegiate Athletics and Intramural Sports, Director of Residence Life and staff who directly monitor student residences, Dean, Vice Presidents for Student Life, Director of Student Development, Advisors for International Studies, and Director of the Reynolds Center. Pastoral and professional counselors are exempt from reporting, but are encouraged to report statistics for inclusion in this report.
For a paper copy, contact the Department of Safety and Security at (336) 272-7102 Ext. 245 or e-mail email@example.com.
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Alcohol, Drug and Weapon Policy
Campus Security conducts foot and vehicle patrols of the campus and residence hall areas 24 hours a day. The Security staff enforces laws regulating underage drinking and the use of controlled substances and weapons. Alcoholic beverages are not permitted outside of residence hall rooms and may not be consumed or possessed in a room where either student is under the legal drinking age of 21. Possession, use or distribution of drugs or drug paraphernalia is not permitted on campus. Intentional use, possession, or sale of firearms, and any other dangerous weapons by students is strictly forbidden and is a violation of the Student Conduct Code.
The Student Handbook details offenses and discipline for students -- ranging from sanctions under college procedures, including probation, suspension, or dismissal from the college for such acts.
Student and employee assistance programs addressing alcohol-related and other drug-related issues are provided by the Office of Student Development.
Facilities Safety and Access
The cooperation and involvement of students themselves in a campus safety program is vital to its success. Students are encouraged to assume responsibility for their own personal belongings by taking simple, common sense precautions. For example, although the campus is well-lighted, any student (male or female) may feel more comfortable using the campus security escort service when returning to the residence halls late at night. Room doors should be locked at all times. Valuable items such as stereos, cameras, and televisions should be marked with engraving instruments provided by the Security Department at no charge. Bicycles should be secured with a sturdy lock. Students with cars must park them in their assigned area and keep their vehicles locked at all times. Valuables should be locked in the trunk. Students should report suspicious-looking individuals whom they feel do not belong in their residence halls or any unusual incidents in and around the residence halls to the residence staff or campus security. Any threats of violence or indications of volatile behavior, regardless of how insignificant it may appear, need to be reported.
Greensboro College students, faculty, and staff have access to academic, recreational, and administrative facilities on campus. Access to the residence halls, however, is limited to students and their guests. College employees have access to the residence halls on an "as needed" basis. These staff members exercise strict key control procedures. The general public can attend cultural and recreational events on campus, with their access limited only to the facilities in which these events are held.
Reporting criminal incidents and other emergencies
Criminal actions and other emergencies on campus can be reported directly to campus security by any student, faculty, or employee by dialing the security emergency phone at 312-9911 or 272-7102, ext. 245. Upon receipt of the call, Security is dispatched immediately to the site of the complaint and will contact the appropriate authorities to make arrests, if necessary. Individuals may also report incidents to the Student Development office by dialing 336-272-7102 ext. 227, ext. 625 or ext. 406.
Crime prevention education and awareness
As part of the numerous programs provided by the Residence Life staff and Student Activities, campus security sponsors programs each semester on topics including personal safety awareness and security, rape prevention, and the prevention of burglary and vandalism. Information on safety and security is provided to students and employees regularly through seminars, bulletins, crime alerts, posters, brochures, residence hall meetings and the college newspaper. The Physical Plant Department maintains the college buildings and grounds with a regard for safety and security. It inspects campus facilities regularly, promptly makes repairs affecting safety and security, and responds immediately to reports of potential safety and security hazards 24 hours a day.
Response to Missing/Endangered Persons
It is the policy of the Campus Safety and Security Department to thoroughly investigate all reports of missing persons. Additionally, this department holds that every person reported missing will be considered at risk until significant information to the contrary is confirmed. It shall be the policy of this department to support and assist missing person investigations originating outside our jurisdiction. It should also be noted that there is no required waiting period for reporting a missing person. A person may be declared "missing" when his or her whereabouts are unknown and unexplainable for a period of time that is regarded by knowledgeable persons as highly unusual or suspicious in consideration of the subject's behavior patterns, plans, or routines. Any Campus member who has knowledge of or receives a report that a student is missing must immediately report the information or evidence to the Office of Student Development, Residence Life or the Safety and Security Department.
Missing Residential Student Policy outlines the following:
- Residential Students are to be informed that he or she has the option to identify an individual to be contacted by the institution not later than 24 hours after the time that the student is
- Residential Students, who are under 18 years of age and not emancipated individuals, are to be informed that the university is required to notify a custodial parent or guardian not later than 24 hours after the time that the student is determined to be missing.
- Residential Students are to be informed that the university will notify the appropriate law enforcement agency not later than 24 hours after the time that the student is determined missing.
- Residential Students are to be informed that each of them have the option to confidentially identify an individual, and his or her telephone number(s), to be contacted by the institution not later than 24 hours after the time that the student is determined missing. The Office of Residence life will collect and maintain the confidential contact information. The student is responsible for ensuring that the contact information is up-to-date and accurate.
Greensboro College's student housing program is designed to promote a safe and secure environment for residents. All residence halls are secured 24 hours a day by an access control system. Residence students are issued access fobs at the beginning of the school year. If a fob is lost or stolen, it can be deleted from the system and a new fob will be issued. Students are encouraged not to let anyone inside of the building if it’s not their guest.
Residence halls fire prevention
All residence halls have smoke detectors; pull stations and fire alarm control panels. There are smoke detectors in each student room as well as halls and common areas. The fire alarm system is monitored by a contracted company which dispatches the fire department immediately when activated.
The Safety and Security Department in conjunction with the Residence Life Office conducts two fire drills (evacuations) for each residence hall during the academic year. The College requires complete evacuation of buildings during a fire alarm. Individuals who ignore fire alarms and required evacuations may face disciplinary action. Since false alarms may lower the evacuation response from students, the College will analyze the cause or causes of false alarms and work to reduce their occurrence. By reducing the number of false alarms, we hope to maintain students’ diligence in responding.
Sexual Misconduct Policy
Greensboro College Sexual Misconduct Policy (PDF)
Monitoring Crimes at Recognized Off-Campus Student Housing
The off-campus student housing recognized by the college is the INN Residence hall, located at 1000 W. Market Street and Campbell Service House at 207 Mendenhall Street. The college owns the property and maintains the lighting and upkeep of the property. The monitoring and recording of crime at the INN is under the jurisdiction of the Greensboro College Safety and Security Department. The college has a staffed security office located at the INN.
Greensboro College supports the theological and ethical traditions of the United Methodist Church. Accordingly, the college encourages responsible social interaction among all its students. There is a uniform Visitation Policy for all residence halls at
Visitation hours are as follows:
Sunday-Thursday 10a.m. to midnight
Friday-Saturday Open hours
All non-residential students and guest/visitors of the College must be escorted. All residents are responsible for the behavior of their guests.
Procedures- Visitation in the rooms of members of the opposite sex is allowed only during visitation hours. All study lounges; kitchens and lobbies in the residence halls are designated as an open visitation area for all students.