Campus Safety Regulations
Traffic & Parking Regulations
All motor vehicles operated on the campus by college employees and students must be registered with the Campus Safety Office. It is the responsibility of the motorist to keep his/her vehicle registered at all times. Registration involves the following: Students are required to register vehicles as part of the registration process. Applications may be obtained in the Campus Safety Office. All students and campus employees are required to register vehicles within three (3) days after arriving on campus. All motor-driven vehicles must be registered annually at a cost of $25.00 for students. Faculty and Staff can purchase the first decal for $25.00. Additional decals can be purchased for $1.00 providing the vehicle is registered in the same name as the first vehicle. This applies to Faculty and Staff only. Parking permits are issued and paid for at the Campus Safety Office. To secure a parking permit, students and employees must present the following:
- A valid driver's license
- Proof of insurance
- Registration of Vehicle
NOTE: The College is not responsible for any damage to vehicles while parked on campus.
Alcohol, Drug and Weapon Regulations
These will be zero tolerance for anyone found to be in possession or using a weapon and/possessing, distributing, or using controlled substances and or alcohol. Anyone found to be in possession of a weapon or illegal drugs on college property will be legally detained and turned over to the Richmond County Sheriff's Department.
Access To Campus Faculties
The campus buildings and grounds are available to students, staff, faculty, visitors, and contractors for approved activities. Controlled access to the building is provided by a turn-key access log. The Campus Safety Office processes access to all structures. The campus operation hours are 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The library operation hours are 7:45 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. midnight on Monday and Thursday, on Tuesday and Wednesday the hours are 7:45 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Friday the hours are 7:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on Saturday 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The access hours during holidays will be posted in the Campus Safety Office. Should there be any questions regarding building access, contact the Campus Safety at(706) 821-8235.
General Procedures for Reporting a Crime or Emergency
The campus community, students, faculty, staff, and guests are encouraged to report all crimes and public safety incidents to the Campus Safety Department in a timely manner. If a crime or emergency occurs on the campus grounds, call campus safety at (706) 821-8235 if utilizing mobile phones. If calling from a campus phone, dial the extension 8235. You may also dial (706) 840-0119 (mobile) to reach campus safety via mobile phone. If you are a victim of an unlawful act you should report it to the College Campus Safety Department. Dispatchers are available 24 hours a day to answer your calls. In response to all calls, the dispatcher will send an officer to the incident area and transport the individual(s) involved to the Campus Safety Office for further investigation and to file an incident report. Most incident reports are forwarded to the Vice President of Administrative & Fiscal Affairs and the Dean of Student Affairs and Enrollment. If a sexual assault or rape occurs, the responding unit will inform the victim of the services that are provided by the Sexual Assault Crisis Team who are available 24 hours a day. To report a crime or an emergency on or off campus call (706) 821-8235.
Campus Alert Procedure
In the event that there is a man-made or natural disturbance that has the potential to affect the campus community, campus safety will respond in the following manner:
- The Campus Safety Dispatcher will immediately notify the President's office and check building Fire Marshall.
- The safety offices will begin placing timely warning notices throughout the campus.
- The dispatcher will activate the Mass E-mail notification system.
All Residence Halls shall close at 12:00 midnight Sunday through Thursday and 1:00 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. Resident students, who desire admittance to the Residence Halls after closing, should contact Campus Safety for an escort. Prior to granting access, the student must present his/her Paine College I.D. Card and room keys. Campus Safety will admit students to their Residence Halls only on the hour: 1:00 a.m., 2:00 a.m., 3:00 a.m. etc. unless there are extenuating circumstances.