Campus Police and Public Safety
Traffic Rules and Regulations
All students, faculty, and staff are required to adhere to all rules and regulations related to vehicle use on campus. The complete guide to those rules and regulations can be found on the SCC Homepage under the quick links to Security.
All students who park vehicles on campus must register their vehicles at the time of course registration. The cost of parking stickers is included in the student fees payable at registration.
Students are required to park in paved parking spaces that are not reserved for visitors or for faculty/staff. Reserved parking applies to vehicles 8 a.m.–3 p.m., Monday–Friday, after which time anyone may park in these spaces. This does not apply to visitor parking. A one-hour time limit applies to all visitor spaces. When paved parking spaces are filled, the College will provide designated unpaved areas for temporary student use. Restricted parking, including handicapped parking, is marked with appropriate signs.
All students are required to obtain a permit that enables them to park at the College. Students must register for the permit through the MySCC page prior to pick up in the Dempsey Center. The permit must be affixed to the left rear bumper or displayed in the left rear window of the vehicle. This permit will also enable staff to notify the student in the event of an emergency (e.g., someone hits the car). If a student temporarily drives a vehicle without a permit, he/she must obtain a temporary permit from the switchboard receptionist in Dempsey Hall. Vehicles parked on campus without permits will be in violation. Repeated violations of the campus parking regulation will be considered an offense of the Student Code of Conduct. Disabled students may receive handicapped parking permits after presenting appropriate DMV documentation to the campus switchboard receptionist. Campus parking lots have designated areas for the disabled.
For the first few days of the fall/spring semesters, staff members may need to direct vehicles into temporary parking areas. Students should follow the instructions given during this time period.
Violations of parking regulations will result in fines and/or the vehicle’s being towed. Violations that are potentially dangerous, such as speeding and reckless driving, are subject to disciplinary action in addition to any fines levied. Violations for which citations may be issued include, but are not limited to the following:
The Business Office is hereby authorized to collect a $25.00 fine for any of the following violations:
- Parked in visitor space
- Parked in faculty space
- Parked in student space
- Failure to display current parking decal
- Failure to register vehicle
- Improper display of parking decal
The following violations shall be considered infractions. The Business Office is hereby authorized to collect fines at the rates noted below for any of the following violations:
|Driving in a hazardous manner/speeding/careless and reckless||
|Driving wrong way in drives lane||$50|
|Exceeding a safe speed||$25|
|Failure to heed a stop or yield sign||$25|
|Parking incorrectly in a parking space||$25|
|Parked in driveway/access||$50|
|Parking in manner creating a hazard||$50|
|Parking in more than one space||$25|
|Parked in no parking space/area||$25|
|Parked in unauthorized/handicap space||$100|
|Any traffic violation (not listed)||$25|
The student is responsible for any violation incurred by individuals who bring the student to campus. Payments of fines should be made to cashier in Stone Hall. Failure to pay parking tickets will result in the fines’ being added to the student registration fees. Persons who have received five (5) or more tickets may have the vehicle towed or may be subject to other disciplinary action.
During registration, the student will need to obtain a student ID. An ID is required — the student must carry it at all times on campus! ID cards issued during a student’s initial enrollment should be used during the student’s entire academic career at Sandhills Community College. This card allows students to checkout library books, use the Learning Resource Computer Lab, use college equipment, and participate in SCC activities. Financial aid recipients will be able to purchase books more easily from the Logan Bookstore using an ID card. Curriculum students may receive one card per school year at no charge. A replacement card costs $10. A paid receipt and a valid government photo ID or passport are necessary to have an ID made. ID cards are made 8 a.m.–9 p.m. Monday–Thursday and 8 a.m.–4 p.m. Friday in the Dempsey Student Center during fall and spring semesters. Students that are enrolled for the fall semester do not need to renew their card for the spring semester. Please note: Online students use their assigned student ID number to gain their password-protected user account that then allows them to access campus resources and services via electronic means. Online students are encouraged to obtain an ID card upon their first visit to campus.
In accordance with the Student Right-to-Know, Campus Crime Security Act of 1990, and the Clery Act, SCC exhibits “zero tolerance” toward violence on campus, including sexual assault, aggravated assault, physical confrontations of any kind, verbal threats of intent to cause harm, harassment designed to intimidate another, hate crimes, robbery, burglary, and property crimes such as destruction, theft, and sabotage. The “Compliance” section of this Catalog provides more information.
Security and Access to Campus Facilities
The college campus is open during the following hours:
|Monday through Thursday||6 a.m. to 12 p.m.|
|Friday||6 a.m. to 10 p.m.|
|Saturday||7 a.m. to 7 p.m.|
|Sunday||7 a.m. to 5 p.m.|
The college is closed during holidays and times not listed above, except for special events. Students using classrooms and laboratories after scheduled class hours must obtain prior approval from the appropriate faculty/staff member.
Campus Law Enforcement Authority
Sandhills Community College retains its own police department. Campus police officers have full police powers on Sandhills Community College property and all public property immediately adjacent to the college property. Campus officers are responsible for all law-enforcement-related matters on campus property to include the enforcement of applicable North Carolina criminal and traffic laws.
Campus police personnel work closely with local, state and federal police agencies and have direct radio communication with Moore County “911.”
Campus police, security and maintenance employees are the primary First Responders. They respond to campus emergencies such as injury, illness, fire, and tornadoes. In the event of an emergency, students and campus visitors should follow the instructions of college officials. In addition, emergency instructions are posted throughout the campus.
Because the College operates in multiple venues, these specific instructions apply when reporting crimes.
- Main [Moore County] Campus: To report a crime/emergency, individuals should call 911. Sandhills Community College encourages accurate and prompt reporting of incidents.
- Hoke Center: During hours of operation all crimes/emergencies are to be reported to Hoke Center police Officer or the Associate Vice President of the Hoke Center (910-875-8589). After hours, individuals should contact “911.”
- Off-Campus Crimes: Students in off-campus classes should follow the same procedures outlined above for reporting crimes. Immured students are encouraged to review and follow emergency procedures specific to their institution of residence. After College hours, individuals should call 911. Campus Police and Public Safety is to be notified of the details of the incident as soon as possible.
Investigation of Crime Reports
All reasonable efforts will be made to maintain confidentiality. Upon receiving the report, an investigation into the incident will begin immediately, involving Campus Police and Public Safety, who will determine if other law enforcement authorities should be involved. The Campus Police and Public Safety Director and the Chief Operating Officer will determine if a campus and/or community alert should be issued in the interest of public safety.
Students who participate in campus violence will be subject to disciplinary actions up to and including expulsion (as noted in “Student Code of Conduct”). There is an inherent right to appeal.
Documentation of Crime Reports
Campus Police and Public Safety will maintain a daily log documenting all crimes reported to Campus Police and Public Safety or other law enforcement agencies. The information found in this report shall be open for public knowledge within two business days, except when the release of the information is prohibited by law or would jeopardize an investigation or the victim’s confidentiality.
In accordance with the Student Right-to-Know, the Campus Crime Security Act of 1990, and the Clery Act, the College is required to provide information about serious crimes on campus, as defined by the acts, which have occurred during the last three (3) calendar years. This report is updated annually to the U.S. Department of Education, in accordance with the law, in October of each year. Copies of the Campus Crime Statistics Report and Annual Security Report may be obtained by contacting the main campus switchboard ((910) 692-6185) or the Associate Vice President of the Hoke Center ((910) 875-8589). Information can also be found online at www.sandhills.edu/security.
Sexual Assault Policy
In accordance with the U.S. Department of Education requirements of Section 485 of the Higher Education Act (also known as the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act [20 U.S.C. Section 1092]), SCC recognizes that sexual offenses, forcible and non-forcible, are violent, demeaning crimes and will not be tolerated. SCC will support this policy and increase awareness through educational prevention seminars, special literature, and counseling. Services and resources for victims will also be provided. The State Bureau of Investigation maintains a registry of convicted sex offenders that can be accessed online at www.sexoffender.ncdoj.gov. Students may reference information about sexual violence on the Safe at SCC website, http://www.sandhills.edu/safety-security/what-is-sexual-assault/.
Reporting Sexual Assault
The College encourages all victims of sexual offenses to report the incident as soon as possible. The College understands the sensitive issues involved with this type of crime; therefore, the following individuals may be contacted: Campus Police and Public Safety ((910) 695-3831 or “0”), Vice President for Continuing Education and Workforce Development ((910) 695-3767), Vice President of Instruction ((910) 695-3715), or Vice President of Enrollment Management ((910) 695-3714), who will also contact the Title IX coordinator in the Human Resources Department.
Individuals at the Hoke Center should follow the same procedures; however, they may feel more comfortable making the initial report to one of the following: Hoke Center Police Officer or the Associate Vice President of the Hoke Center ((910) 875-8589). Reports may also be made online on the website at https://www.sandhills.edu/incident-reporting/.
In an emergency or after hours, students should call 911. They should contact the designated college officials as soon as possible if assistance is needed. The College emphasizes the importance of preserving all evidence for the proof of a criminal offense.
Options: There are several options and resources for individuals who have been sexually assaulted. Seeking assistance does not require the victim to take further legal or disciplinary actions; it allows the victim to receive private and confidential treatment and emotional and psychological support. Students may reference information about sexual violence on the safety-security webpage, http://www.sandhills.edu/safety-security/what-is-sexual-assault/.
Disciplinary and/or Legal Actions Related to Sexual Assault
The process against the alleged assailant will begin immediately. An investigation will be conducted in a timely manner. All parties will be treated with confidentiality and respect. Both the accuser and the accused will be given equal opportunity to present their views of the incident. A determination will be made by the Title IX team. Both parties involved will be informed of the determination or outcome and will have the right to appeal. With the final determination, the appropriate corrective actions will be implemented. The College reserves the right to make changes to either party’s academic situations if deemed necessary or if the request is a reasonable option. Disciplinary actions may include expulsion from the College. The College will retain as confidential all documentation of allegations, investigations, and determinations. In addition, both parties must maintain the confidentiality of all aspects of the incident, disclosing no information whatsoever without the written consent of the other party.
The college is required to inform both the accuser and accused in writing of the final results within one business day of the outcome of the investigation.
The victim has the option to report the assault to the appropriate law enforcement authority. Reporting an assault does not obligate the victim to proceed with legal prosecution. It is the victim’s right to decide whether or not to continue with or to halt legal proceedings.
College personnel will assist the victim with whatever services or support is available, as appropriate.
Medical and Psychological Support Services
|FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital||(910) 715-1000|
|Emergency Room||(910) 715-1111|
|Moore County Emergency||911|
|Moore County Department of Social Services||(910) 947-2436|
|Moore County Health Department||(910) 947-3300|
|Daymark Recovery Services||(910) 295-6853|
|Sandhills Community College Counseling Center||(910) 695-3968|
|Cape Fear Valley Medical Center||(910) 615-4000|
|Daymark Recovery Services||(910) 875-8156|
|First Health Family Care Center||(910) 904-2350|
|Hoke County Department of Social Services||(910) 875-8725|
|Hoke County Health Department||(910) 875-3717|
|Hoke County Sheriff's Department||(910) 875-5111|
|Sandhills Community College Counseling Center||(910) 878-5804|
The College cannot accept incoming calls for students except in extreme emergencies. Students should let their families know that, if a genuine crisis arises, Student Services is the office to call to contact that student. The College does not have a paging system; therefore, it is difficult to deliver messages to students. If a student has a child in daycare or school, it is essential to have an additional contact person listed with the daycare or school in the event that the SCC student cannot be reached.
Lost and Found
The switchboard receptionist in the Dempsey Student Center keeps all items found on campus. Students should see the College Receptionist in the Dempsey Student Center if they have lost any belongings while on campus.
Pets on Campus
The campus is not an appropriate place for the pets of students or for the pets of faculty/staff members. For the safety of the pets and the campus community, the College requires that pets not be on campus during regular hours of operation. In addition, pet owners should not leave unattended pets in vehicles during their time on campus. Pets, except for service animals, are not allowed in campus buildings.
For student and public safety, the track is for walking or jogging. Wheeled vehicles — mopeds, bicycles, roller skates/blades, skateboards, hoverboards, etc. — are prohibited.
Smoking is permitted only in the following locations on the main campus: Picnic Shelter near Causey Hall and parking lots. The use of tobacco is prohibited by students, staff, faculty, or visitors in all campus buildings at all campus locations, in any college-owned vehicles, or in other posted locations. For purposes of this policy, tobacco is defined as any type of tobacco product including, but not limited to, cigarettes, cigars, cigarillos, pipes, smokeless or spit tobacco, snuff, and “vaping” with e-cigarettes.
Decisions to close the College for adverse weather and other emergency situations will be made by the college administration. Missed classes and assignments will be made up in accordance with the best judgment of college officials and the guidelines promulgated by the North Carolina Community College System Office.
“Colleges have an obligation to deliver the instructional services for which students pay tuition and fees. Therefore, curriculum and continuing education classes that are missed or not held for any reason — including inclement weather — should be rescheduled or the instruction should be made-up by some other alternative. Alternatives may include extra class sessions, extended class sessions, individual conferences, or other options approved by the college’s administration. It is assumed that alternative arrangements for making-up missed class time will be made by the College.” NCCCS Numbered Memo March 8, 1996.
When severe weather forces a departure from regular scheduling, announcements will be posted on the SCC homepage and the MySCC page. Students enrolled in eLearning and hybrid courses are also notified via the Internet course delivery system (Open LMS). The College also notifies students of inclement weather via telephone or text message through its ReGroup system.
Students may also call the College at (910) 246-2865 to hear a recorded message indicating whether the College will have a delayed opening or will be closed.