Public Safety

Hours: 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Monday – Friday


For emergencies dial 911.
For Campus Security dial (269) 294-4312.
For security issues after hours or on weekends/holidays (including transportation or escort services) please call (269) 223-0263.


Mission Statement:

To provide a safe, and secure environment for students, staff, faculty, visitors, and those involved in the journey of higher learning.

Emergency Phones:

Yellow Emergency phone box locations are:

  • Main Concourse
  • Front Entrance hallway near Administrative offices

A Blue Emergency tower is located in the Student Parking lot. All Emergency phones are a direct connection to St. Joseph county 911.

In order to comply with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, Glen Oaks Community College’s Annual Security Report is now available. This report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on-campus and on the public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security.

2018 Annual Security Report (PDF)

In accordance to the Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act of 2000, Glen Oaks Community College is providing a link to the Michigan State Police Sex Offender Registry. The act requires institutions of higher education to issue a statement advising the campus community where law enforcement information provided by a state concerning registered sexual offenders may be obtained. In Michigan, convicted sex offenders must register with the Sex Offender Registry. The Michigan State Police is responsible for maintaining this registry.

Michigan Public Sex Offender Registry

Policy 3.55

To protect the safety of young visitors and to avoid disruptive behavior, young children accompanying employees, students or visitors of Glen Oaks Community College must be under the constant supervision of a responsible adult while on Glen Oaks property. This means, specifically, that there must be an unobstructed line-of-sight between the child (or children) and the adult responsible for their care. Children who are taking part in organized, scheduled activities, minors who have been admitted to Glen Oaks Community College, and dual enrolled high school students, may be on campus without adult supervision. In all other cases, minor children, however, must remain under the constant supervision of their parent or adult guardian while on GOCC property. Minor children should not be brought into classrooms, laboratories or other areas of instruction without prior approval. Should the student-parent experience an emergency where there is no other option but to bring the child to campus, classroom faculty or the administrative heads of other units will determine if the child may be allowed to quietly sit in the classroom or with the student-parent in some other location. A child will be removed from the setting if his or her presence is determined to be disruptive to the learning process.

The College does not allow children to be left unattended on our property due to security and child welfare concerns. Parents who have problems with childcare should visit the Student Services Office to receive referrals to childcare services in the area.

8/2013, reviewed 9/2014