It is the philosophy of Galveston College to prevent crimes from occurring than react
to them after the fact. A primary vehicle for accomplishing this goal is the campus
comprehensive crime prevention program. The campus crime prevention program is based
on the dual concepts of eliminating or minimizing criminal opportunities whenever
possible and encouraging students and employees to be responsible for their own security
and the security of others. The following is a listing of the crime prevention programs
and projects employed by the Campus Security Department:
Students and staff are required to have their ID badge in their possession at all
times when on Galveston College campus. Security asks that you wear your badge so
the Security staff can recognize any visitors or anyone who is not a student or staff.
Campus Security provides an escort service, particularly during the hours of darkness,
for persons walking on campus to their vehicles and to staff who work in security
sensitive areas. Please dial extension 361 while on campus or 409.944.1361 for the
A lost and found locker is maintained by the Security Department at N-102.
The Campus Security Department provides a program which assists motorists by jump-starting
and locating vehicles. This eliminates people from standing in the parking lots for
long periods of time with no means of transportation and also eliminates unwanted
assistance from strangers. Vehicles cannot be left on campus overnight to become potential
targets; prior permission is required for exceptions.
This program is provided to 39th Street and satellite parking lots during inclement
weather. Students can call Security to find out if the service is in operation and
may wait in the atrium for this service.
The College is unlocked and secured on a daily basis by the officers of the Security
Department. Any request to unlock a secured area must be researched by the Security
Department and authorization must be granted by personnel in the appropriate area.
Security surveys or audits are made periodically for a number of campus facilities
Surveys of exterior lighting, doors and grounds are periodically conducted by Security
The engraving of serial numbers or owner recognized numbers on items of value is strongly
Crime prevention articles and materials are routinely published in College publications.
Galveston College is committed to providing a working and learning environment free
from sexual harassment. Sexual harassment is illegal. Galveston College will not tolerate
any form of sexual harassment. The College is committed to providing training to educate
the staff and faculty about sexual harassment issues
Galveston College is a smoke-free campus. Anyone violating the smoking policy is subject
to disciplinary sanctions under College procedures including administrative fines
or suspension from the College.
The following summarizes the drug and alcohol policies.
• Distribution, possession, or use of any illegal drug or controlled substance without
legal authorization is prohibited.
• It is illegal to possess an open container of an alcoholic beverage on campus. Public
intoxication, driving while intoxicated and drinking alcoholic beverages in an unlicensed
public place are prohibited
The following is the legal summation of weapons on campus:
• A person commits an offense if, with a firearm, illegal knife, club, or prohibited
weapon, he intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly goes:
• On the physical premises of a school or educational institution, any grounds or
building on which an activity sponsored by a school or educational institution is
being conducted, or a passenger transportation vehicle of a school or educational
institution, whether the school or educational institution is public or private, unless
pursuant to written regulations or written authorization of the institution.
• If you see anyone with a firearm on Galveston College campus, dial 911 immediately.
The Galveston College Security Department may be reached at extension 361 while on
campus or at 409.944.1361.