Campus Security Policy
Federal regulations require colleges to inform all students and employees about recent crime statistics and related concerns. This information can be viewed on the SCC homepage at www.surry.edu by following the Campus Police link, or a copy can be obtained in the Office of Student Development.
Surry Community College is a drug-free campus. Policies relating to this matter are available in their entirety in the Student Development Office, Building A-Room 108, and on the college web site.
Reporting Criminal Activity
Students and staff are advised to report any emergency or crime to the SCC Police Department and to the switchboard as soon as possible. These staff will report any crime that takes place at SCC to the College Police Department. In cases of extreme emergency, telephones are conveniently located throughout the campus for "911" calls.
Students are advised of security and safety regulations at SCC during fall orientation and in College Student Success classes. Students are also familiarized with the college drug and alcohol policy, and are advised to seek help in Student Development for any related problems. Student Development refers students to other community agencies for additional services when appropriate.
SCC has an active safety committee chaired by the Vice President of Administrative Services. This committee monitors all aspects of campus safety and security. Reviews of lighting, visibility, parking lot security and building security are made on a regular basis.
SCC is a certified law enforcement agency, and as such, employs sworn law enforcement officers to enhance the safety of students and staff while on campus. The police force patrols the campus on a regular basis. The officers are authorized to enforce federal, state and local laws, as well as certain campus policies, and they do have full arrest powers. The SCC Police Department cooperates with federal, state and local police agencies in law enforcement matters.
Programs and Seminars
SCC's Police Chief speaks to all orientation classes about campus security and explains current policies to all new students. SCC offers one seminar per year on sexual assault/date rape and drug/alcohol concerns. SCC registration forms inform students about the Drug and Alcohol Policy, Sexual Harassment Policy, prohibition of weapons on campus, unlawful demonstrations, violence or force, and campus security. This information is also available in the SCC catalog. All on-campus activities are designated as drug-free activities. SCC hosts an annual Health Fair where information is available regarding domestic violence and other personal issues. One SCC counselor in Student Development is assigned to advise students on alcohol/drug issues.
The annual campus security report is published on the SCC website (www.surry.edu).
The Chief of the SCC Police Department is responsible for collecting statistics on campus crime and for maintaining a daily public crime log. The Chief is also responsible for distributing the campus security report to all employees. The Student Development Office is responsible for distributing the report to students and for informing the campus community in a timely manner of certain crimes considered to represent a threat to students or employees.
Surry Community College attempts to provide a safe environment in which to learn. The occurrence of crime on campus has been minimal throughout the history of the College. However, students are advised to keep up with books and other possessions and to lock their vehicles. Evening students are advised to walk to their cars with other students, especially if they stay late to complete a class or assignment. In general, SCC parking lots are close to the classroom buildings and are well lighted. The College is committed to providing a earning environment that is as safe and secure as possible.
Approved September, 2000; President’s Cabinet