Safety and Security

Glen Oaks Community College is committed to the safety and security of its students and visitors. Security cameras are located throughout the student housing building, and emergency call stations are located throughout campus buildings and in the main parking lot.

If you wish to report a crime, or are a victim of a crime, or would like to get information about campus crime statistics, please visit the Public Safety tab on the college’s website, glenoaks.edu.
 

Doors/Locks/Theft
The College provides safety measures to protect the welfare of all residents and safeguard their personal belongings. However, the College cannot be held responsible for loss, damage, or stolen personal property. Residents are encouraged to take proper precautions themselves. Residents should not leave their suite or their bedroom door open or unlocked if they are not present in the room. Doors should not be propped open. Residents are responsible for lost or stolen key cards. Lost or stolen cards should be reported to the front desk immediately. Upon request from a Housing official, key cards can be replaced for a fee of $15. Keys found in the possession of anyone but the rightful user will face judicial sanctions.
 

Fire Alarms
When an alarm sounds, residents and guests within the housing building are required to evacuate the building immediately. All individuals directed to the parking lot west of the building. Students who fail to comply with this will be documented by staff and can be issued state and/or local fines and tickets from police. Students must stay in their given areas until the building is given an all-clear to be re-opened and residents allowed to re-enter. Re-entry into a building before an “all-clear” signal is given by staff is prohibited. State law prohibits the use of elevators during a fire alarm. If you see fire, please pull the fire alarms as you evacuate the building. The alarm will automatically alert the proper authorities. Falsely pulling a fire alarm can result in judicial sanctions or fines. Tampering with building fire detection systems is a violation of the housing agreement and College policy and is grounds for discipline up to and including removal form the building. Michigan law states that falsely pulling a fire alarm is a misdemeanor punishable by fines and up to one year in jail.
 

Keys, Locks, Student ID Usage
When residents move in, they are issued a key (swipe) card that provides specific access to their building, suite, and bedroom. The key card is an integral part of our security system, so it is important that the student keep their card in their possession at all times and present it to College officials when requested. Failure to present your key card will result in judicial sanctions.

Unauthorized possession, duplication or use of keys, keycards or GOCC ID in any College facility, or unauthorized entry or access to college facilities is prohibited. Key cards must remain in the possession of the person to whom they are issued and may not be used by another person. Any resident who loans or is in possession of another student’s ID or key card will face judicial sanctions.

If you lose your key, immediately inform a Housing staff member so that your room can be secured and your old key deactivated. The student will be responsible for associated costs. Additional locks (keyed locks, chain locks, deadbolts) may not be installed. Residents may use their own portable safes or lockboxes to keep valuables safe.

DAMAGED, STOLEN OR LOST KEY CARDS: You are responsible for your key card. If your card is damaged, lost or stolen, it is your responsibility to contact the Housing Office immediately. Student Housing is not responsible for any unauthorized transactions. Students will be charged $15 for each replacement card; this fee will be billed to your GOCC student account. Key cards found in the possession of anyone other than the resident to whom it was issued to will be confiscated by Housing other College staff. Judicial sanctions will be assigned to the person the card belonged to and to the person who was using the card.

 

Insurance
The College is not liable for the loss of money or valuables by any person or for any loss sustained on the premises. Your parents’ homeowner’s insurance policy may cover private property away from home, or a rider may be attached to the policy. If you are not covered under your parents’ homeowner’s policy, you will need to obtain renter’s insurance. Housing staff will require proof of insurance as part of the housing agreement.