Security


Safety and Security

The Department of Safety and Security emergency number: 336-312-9911 24 hours a day

The Department of Safety and Security non-emergency number: 336-217-7245

Chief Calvin Gilmore
Director, Campus Safety & Security

Campus Safety and Security along with Residence Life, Student Activities, Student Health and Counseling Services, reports to the Executive Vice President/Chief Operations Officer. Campus Safety and Security also works closely with the Office of the Dean of Students to ensure that safety policies and procedures are executed uniformly and conveyed in a clear and consistent manner to the college’s students, faculty, and staff. The primary objective of the department is to provide a safe and healthy environment that enhances the campus learning experience and supports the mission of the college.

The Department of Safety and Security is located in Main Building on the first floor in Office 116. Security officers are on duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year. The Department aids in enforcement of federal, state, and local statutes and Greensboro College policies and procedures. All officers are First Aid, CPR and AED certified. AED units are located in buildings throughout the campus.

The Department of Safety and Security is responsible for security enforcement, crime prevention, and crisis intervention at Greensboro College. Also, it is responsible for providing specific support services for the Greensboro College community.

Use the links below to view each section:


Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crimes Statistics Act (20 USC 1092 (f)) requires institutions of higher education to prepare, publish, and make available to all current and prospective students and employees, information pertaining to crime awareness and personal safety by October 1st of each year.  Greensboro College is publishing this Annual Security and Fire Safety Report pursuant to this regulation.

Annual Report (.pdf)

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Building Access

All residential students and select faculty and staff are issued an Access Card/Pride Card each fall by the Office of Residence Life. The card is used to access the residence halls by using the reader access systems located at various entrances. The lobby located at the Inn can be entered by key only. If an access card is found, it should be turned in to the Campus Security Office. If you lose your access card, you should report it immediately to Campus Security and obtain a new card. A replacement fee of $50 will be charged for a lost access card.

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Emergency Procedures

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Fire Safety Regulations

In compliance with state law, fire drills will be conducted at various times throughout the year to insure that all on-campus residents are familiar with evacuation procedures.  Any substance that could cause a fire is not permitted in the residence halls at any time.  These items will be confiscated and are not subject to be returned (refer to the Residence Life section for specific items).  Additionally, students, faculty and staff should maintain a safe environment in all campus facilities and should follow the procedures below in the event that a fire is discovered or if they see or smell something that indicates a fire in any campus building or on campus grounds.

  1. Pull the alarm if it has not yet been activated.
  2. Do not attempt to extinguish a fire until an alarm has been sounded
  3. Close room doors and exit the building.
  4. Do not use the elevator.  
  5. Call 911 and report the location of the fire.
  6. Do not re-enter the building until instructed by campus security

In the event of a fire alarm, all occupants of the building are required to vacate.  Failure to do so is a violation of the Student Conduct Code.  Tampering with or inappropriately handling any fire and/or safety equipment (including but not limited to fire extinguishers, fire hoses, smoke alarms and detectors, fire safety vehicles) is strictly prohibited and a violation of federal/state law and the Student Conduct Code.

 

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GCAlert Emergency Notification

Sign up for GC’s e2Campus-powered emergency-alert system here:


Log into and update your e2Campus account here:


GCAlert Administrator login:

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Inclement Weather

In most weather conditions, Greensboro College will remain open. Non-resident students and staff should use their own discretion in determining whether to drive to the campus in unsafe weather conditions. When weather or road conditions make travel unsafe, commuters will be excused from day/evening/weekend classes, but will be responsible for missed work. In the event Greensboro College delays or cancels classes, announcements will be made on the College’s switchboard, college website, local radio and TV stations, GC Alert Emergency Notification System and GCTV. If classes are canceled, the College is considered closed; faculty and staff are not required to report to work.  If classes are delayed, the College will open when classes start.  Some employees may be required to work when the College is delayed or closed.

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Lost and Found

The Campus Safety and Security Department administers the Lost & Found services for the College. All items found on campus or in the vicinity of campus should be turned in to Campus Safety and Security. Please report any missing items to Campus Safety and Security immediately. Their office is located in Main Building, Office 116.

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Missing Student Notification

It is the policy of Greensboro College to thoroughly investigate all reports of missing students. The College holds that every student reported missing will be considered at risk until significant information to the contrary is confirmed. It shall also be the policy of the College to support and assist missing person investigations originating outside our jurisdiction. It should also be noted that the College has no required waiting period for reporting a missing person. A person shall be deemed “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 and the Safety and Security Department.  

Authorization to Release Information

  1. Every student at Greensboro College shall have the opportunity to give the College authorization to release information.  The student shall select an individual(s) to whom the College has their permission to release information including, but not limited to, a confirmed report of the student being missing from the College.  The student may at any time rescind this authorization or change the individual to whom notification will be made by updating the Authorization to Release form with the Office of Student Development. The student is responsible for ensuring that this information is kept up-to-date and accurate.
  2. The Authorization to Release form is kept in the student’s confidential file.
  3. The College shall release information to the parent or legal guardian of any student who is under the age of 18, unless he/she is identified as an emancipated individual, regardless of authorization by the student.

A student shall be deemed “missing” when:

  1. A report of a missing student is made to any College official; Faculty, Staff, Residence Life or Security personnel and
  2. All attempts to contact the missing student by College officials fail.  

Notification

  1. The College official who receives the report of the missing student shall notify Campus Safety and Security and the Office of Student Development immediately.
  2. Campus Safety and Security shall notify the Greensboro Police Department not later than 24 hours after the time that the student is deemed missing.
  3. The Dean of Students shall notify the President of the College and the individual authorized by the student to be notified not later than 24 hours after the time the student is deemed missing.  Please be aware that this policy is intended specifically for Residential Students of Greensboro College.  

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Non-Motorized Vehicles

Skateboards, roller skates, in-line skates, bicycles, and other non-motorized vehicles are used at the rider’s own risk and should be used as a form of transportation on sidewalks and in the parking lots on campus, but never in buildings.

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Parking Rules & Regulations

The campus safety and security department is responsible for enforcing Greensboro College’s vehicular traffic, parking policies and regulations.  All drivers who bring vehicles onto campus must register their vehicle with the Student Accounts Office.  Furthermore, Greensboro College is not responsible for damages, vandalism or theft to cars parked on campus.  Parking in the lots is at your own risk.  All vehicles on campus should be insured through personal automobile insurance.  Avoid leaving personal property in sight, lock valuables in the trunk, and secure all doors and windows.

  1. Campus Parking
  1. Any student who plans to park his/her vehicle on campus must purchase a parking decal.  
  2. Vehicles may be registered at any time online or in person at the Student Accounts office.
  3. Student Decals cost $100
    1. Replacement decals may be purchased within the same academic year for $25.00.  
    2. The parking decal must be affixed to the passenger’s side of the front windshield or to the driver’s side of the rear window. (If vehicle has tinted rear windows, place decal on front windshield.)  If the decal is not affixed to either of these two areas, the vehicle is subject to ticketing and/or immobilization*. 
    3. If you need to change vehicles for any reason during the academic year, you may bring the old decal or an accident/service report to Security for verification, in order to receive a replacement decal at no charge.  
    4. Purchasing a decal does not guarantee a parking space will be available at all times.  
  4. Visitor Decals
    1. Visitors to campus may park in designated visitor spaces at no charge for less than a 24 hour period.
    2. Visitors wishing to stay longer than 24 hours must have a temporary permit to park on campus.  These permits are available in the Security Office for $5.00 per day.

 

  1. Parking Tickets
  1. Only one fine shall be issued per ticket.  If a vehicle is in violation of more than one parking regulation the most expensive fine shall be issued.
  2. Students who receive a parking ticket have five (5) business days from the date of violation to pay the fine.  
    1. Fines can be paid in the Student Accounts office Monday-Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Payments may be mailed with a copy of the ticket to Greensboro College, Student Accounts, 815 West Market Street, Greensboro, NC  27401.
    2. Parking tickets outstanding for longer than 5 business days will be posted to the student’s account and charged a $5.00 posting fee.
    3. Students with unpaid parking tickets will not be permitted to graduate or obtain a transcript.
    4. Immobilization shall occur after three consecutive parking tickets.
      1. The fee of the fourth citation will be issued as well as a $75.00 immobilization fee.
      2. If any fines are outstanding the entire account must be cleared including the immobilization fee before the vehicle will be released.  
    5. Students are responsible for knowing and observing the various restricted lots and spaces on campus.
    6. Students may not park in the faculty/staff reserved areas. 
  3. Appeals 
  1. Appeals may be made only by those individuals properly registered for parking privileges and who have a current Greensboro College parking decal displayed on their vehicle. 
  2. Appeals must be received by 5pm on the fifth business day from issuance date on the citation. 
  3. The parking fine must be paid, and a copy of the ticket and receipt must accompany the\appeal form.
  4. A copy of the Student Parking Appeal Form can be obtained from the Student Development Office.

III. Parking Decals

  1. Residential Decals 
    1. Residential students may park in the lots marked with residential signage.  These areas are beside and behind West, Greensboro and Hill Residence Halls, Reynolds Center, and Proctor Hall.
    2. Inn Residents receive a complementary Inn Decal
      1. Inn Residents may ONLY park in the Inn lot and at the Reynolds center. 
      2. Inn Residents may purchase a Commuter Decal to park on campus if they wish.
  2. Commuter Decals
    1. Commuter Students may park in lots marked with commuter signage.  These areas are behind Cowan, beside Adult Education, behind and beside the Welcome Center and just beyond the Library.
    2. Evening commuters may purchase an evening ONLY decal for $25.
      1. Evening ONLY decals may park in any commuter designated lot Monday-Friday from 3:30-9:30pm ONLY.
  3. Faculty and Staff Decals
    1. Faculty and Staff may park in lots marked with faculty and staff signage.  These areas are behind Cowan, behind and beside Adult Education, behind and beside the Welcome Center, in front of and behind Haynes Gym, the lot behind the Library, the area behind Main Building and in front of Physical Plant.

All curbed areas are tow-away zones unless specifically marked otherwise.  Cars may be towed or immobilized without warning, when parked in fire lanes, handicapped spaces, reserved spaces, grassy or landscaped areas or area delineated with barricades and cones.  ALL vehicles are subject to the towing and immobilization regulations listed above.

  1. Fines and Fees

No Valid Permit

$75

Fire Lane

$50

Restricted/Reserved

$50

Loading Zone

$50

Blocking 

$50

No Parking

$50

Handicapped

$150

Failure to park in space 

$50

Visitor space

$50

Other

$50

Immobilization  

$75

Decal fee  

$100

Evening Decal (3:30-9:30pm)

$50

 

 

 

 

  1. Parking Appeals Board

The Student Parking Appeals Board offers students a process for appealing parking tickets issued on campus.  

  1. Composition
    1. The Student Parking Appeals Board is composed of five (5) members.
      1. Two (2) students appointed by the President of SGA, 
      2. One (1) faculty and 
      3. Two (2) staff member, including the Associate Dean of Students.  
    2. The board meets as needed to review appeals, with at least one meeting per semester.  
    3. By joining in the appeals arbitration process, both the student issued the ticket and Campus Security agrees to accept the Student Parking Appeal Board’s decision as final and binding.    
  2. Process
    1. An appeal should be based on the premise that the citation was not consistent with parking regulations or that special extenuating circumstances exist that should excuse the student from compliance with these regulations.
    2. Only those individuals properly registered for parking privileges and who have a current Greensboro College parking decal displayed on their vehicle may make appeals.  
    3. Students may obtain a copy of the Student Parking Appeal form from the Student Development Office, 312 Main Building. 
      1. Appeals must be made in writing and must be submitted to the Student Development Office. 
      2. Appeals must be received by 5 p.m. no later than the fifth business day from the issuance date on the citation.
      3. The disputed citation must be attached to the back of the appeal form along with a receipt from Student Accounts indicating payment of the fine.
    4. The appeals board will make a decision on each written appeal received in the outlined manner and issue a written decision to the student.
    5. Appeals granted will be refunded to the student’s account.

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Pets on Campus

No pets are allowed on campus, either on outside grounds or in buildings. The only exceptions are those pets allowed in a resident’s room (see Residence Life Policies) or pets that provide physical assistance.

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Search Policy

Any member of the Greensboro College administration, including the Residence Life staff, shall have the right to enter and search any College premises including residence hall rooms. The College official making the search will always knock and request permission to enter and search, but, if permission is denied or if the room is unoccupied, the College official may enter with a passkey to make his/her search. To the extent possible, residence hall rooms will be searched at a time when a student assigned to the room is present, but the College official shall have no obligation to delay an entry and search until such a student is present. The College official conducting the search shall make a true and complete inventory of any and all items confiscated/removed from the searched area.

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Sexual Misconduct

Greensboro College Sexual Misconduct Policy

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Smoking & Tobacco Use in College Facilities

Greensboro College is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment to its students, employees, and guests. With this commitment the College will provide a tobacco-free campus for its students, staff, faculty, and guests. Tobacco-free is defined as a total ban on the use of tobacco products, including electronic tobacco products, while on the Greensboro College campus or at any Greensboro College-sponsored event. 

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Solicitation

In order to ensure and maintain the institutional goal of community living, the College has adopted the following solicitation policy: No soliciting is allowed in the residence halls (door-to-door), classrooms or on the campus of Greensboro College unless properly authorized by the Dean of Students. Therefore, all solicitation of funds from the student body and College community is hereby improper and unauthorized unless such prior written approval has been obtained. Note: Any approved solicitation from students must have a recognized campus organization as sponsor.

Upon proper endorsement, the following must be adhered to:

  1. The sponsoring group is liable and responsible for compliance with all rules governing solicitation.
  2. Greensboro College will not assume any financial liabilities for any private individual, firm or business that may be permitted on campus under an organization’s sponsorship.
  3. No individual student will be allowed to solicit for profit.
  4. No request that includes door-to-door solicitation in campus residence halls will be approved.
  1. Both the Director of Student Activities and the Director of Residence Life must properly approve any campus organization project involving solicitation in residence halls, and such selling is restricted to main lobbies of residence halls.
  1. Solicitation in classroom buildings and offices on campus is prohibited.
  2. Off-campus projects involving solicitation must be registered and approved by the Dean of Students.
  3. Approval of solicitation projects shall take into consideration purpose, need and prior solicitation activities of the group.

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Drug/Alcohol Policy

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Policy and Procedures: A Guide for Greensboro College Students, Faculty and Staff (pdf)

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Campus Map

Campus Map

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