2019-2020 Catalog

Campus Security

Campus Security Policies and Crime

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (20 USC § 1092(f)) is the landmark federal law, originally known as the Campus Security Act, that requires colleges and universities across the United States to disclose information about crime on and around their campuses. This includes information on criminal actions or other emergencies occurring on campus and the college’s response, policies concerning security and access to facilities, sexual harassment complaint procedures, and personal awareness and responsibilities of students to prevent and report crime. Annual crime statistics for offenses reported to the college and/or local police agencies are compiled and posted on the college website. Notification is given to current students and employees when the annual report is published prior to October 1. The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, written reports, and information can be obtained from the safety and security director and campus managers.

Student Parking

The college has designated areas for student parking. All full and part-time students, faculty and staff are required to display a campus parking permit on his or her vehicle and to park in designated areas. There is no charge for the parking permit.

Not properly displaying a parking permit, or parking in unauthorized areas such as handicapped spaces, on yellow curbs, or in designated visitor, faculty, or staff parking, may result in the vehicle being towed, parking citations, and/or disciplinary action. Citations will also be issued to vehicles not following the speed limit, driving recklessly, or performing other actions deemed to be a safety risk for pedestrians. Parking permits can be obtained by visiting a Student Help Center located on any GNTC campus.

Tobacco Policy

In the interest of better promoting the health of our staff and students, Georgia Northwestern Technical College is a tobacco-free environment. Smoking and use of other tobacco products (e.g., smokeless tobacco, electronic cigarettes) will not be permitted on any college campus to include, but not limited to, campus buildings, sidewalks, parking lots, building entrances and common areas, and in college-owned vehicles.

Monitoring of this policy shall be the responsibility of the security personnel, faculty, and staff. Those students found violating this policy will be governed by the following:

First Offense

Warning

Second Offense

Referral by the security personnel, faculty, or staff to the supervisor of the area in which the offense occurs.

Additional Offenses

Referral by the supervisor of the area to the Student Disciplinary Officer for further action based on the Student Code of Conduct and treated as other disciplinary issues per the policies outlined in the GNTC Catalog and/or the Student Handbook.