CAMPUS SAFETY

Campus Crime Report

Please refer to http://ope.ed.gov/security for our campus report. Once the link opens, choose “Get data from one institution/campus.” Input Sheridan College as the institution, Sheridan as the city, and choose Wyoming from the drop-down list. Click the Search button. Click here for the 2014 Annual Security Report.

Reporting of Crimes

For emergencies, call 911 and emergency personnel will be dispatched. For non-emergencies, an individual may report a crime using one of the following methods.

  1. Call the Sheridan College police office at 674-6446, Ext. 4150. If an officer is not in the office, please leave a message so your call may be returned.. If you need immediate assistance call Chief Jason Vela at 752-2253 or Officer Josh McKinley at 752-2133.
  2. Call the City Police at 672-2413 and ask to speak to a Sheridan College police officer. If a campus officer is not available, a city officer may respond to your call.
    At Gillette College, call the City Police at 682-5155

Weapons on Campus

In compliance with City Ordinances, it is unlawful for any person to bear, concealed or otherwise, any rifle, pistol or revolver. It is also unlawful to bear on or about one’s person any concealed slingshot, bludgeon or knife with a blade over four (4) inches in length. The carrying in vehicles of any weapons listed above is also prohibited on campus, as is the discharge of any firearm, gun or other weapon. This excludes military personnel on official duty and law enforcement officers. Weapons (including crossbows) and reloading materials may not be stored in student housing. Students violating this policy will be evicted. Out-of-town residence hall students may have access to weapons storage through the campus police office.

Conduct Rules and Regulations

General. Registration at the District implies a commitment to high standards of personal and social behavior. Students are expected to abide by established guidelines at all times as defined in Series 5075.2

Purpose. The purpose of the student conduct and discipline policy is to prescribe standards of personal conduct for students at the District and to specify procedures associated with disciplinary actions taken to maintain those standards.

Scope. These procedures apply to all credit and non-credit students at the District.

Click here for more information on student conduct.

Drug-Free Campus

The improper use of narcotics and other controlled substances, commonly referred to as illegal drugs, is prohibited on campus and violators may be legally charged with drug possession. Their sale, use and abuse threaten the safety, morale and public image of both individuals and the College. The following policy regarding illegal drugs has been established.

“No person will be admitted or hired who is known to be a user, promoter, or seller of any controlled substance, as that term is defined in state and federal statutes. Use of possession of illegal drugs (controlled substances) on College premises or during working hours, including break or meal periods, or working under the influence of illegal drugs, is strictly prohibited. Any employee or student violating this policy may be referred to drug counseling programs, drug rehabilitation programs, or employee assistance programs or may be disciplined, up to and including dismissal for the first offense.

Any student or employee who is found to be a seller or involved in the sale, solicitation, or dealing in illegal drugs will be discharged from employment and/or classes of the College.”

Smoking Policy

Smoking is prohibited in all campus buildings and in/on all College property, including college vehicles and residence halls. At the discretion of a College in the District, designated smoking space can be provided; however, it must be placed in such a way to eliminate environmental smoke hazards to non-smokers. Smoking will be permitted in personal automobiles when parked on campus.

Organizers and attendees at public events, such as conferences, meetings, public lectures, social events and cultural events using Northern Wyoming Community College District facilities will be required to abide by the College’s Smoke Free Policy. Organizers of such events are responsible for communicating this policy to attendees and for enforcing this policy.

For the purposes of this policy, smoking is defined as burning any type of tobacco product.

Parking/Vehicle Regulations

The following regulations apply to all persons operating vehicles on the College campus:

  1. Motor vehicle operators must possess a valid driver’s license.
  2. Motor vehicles must be operated in a reasonable and prudent manner at all times.
  3. Intentionally impeding or endangering normal pedestrian or vehicle traffic is prohibited.
  4. The maximum speed limit on campus is 20 M.P.H. and is radar enforced. Speed should be reduced as weather and road conditions dictate.
  5. Pedestrians have the right of way at all times.
  6. All motor vehicles should have mufflers in proper working order. Excessive noise is prohibited.
  7. Motorcycles must be operated on the campus roads only. All State laws governing the operation of motorcycles must be observed.
  8. The operation of snowmobiles on campus is prohibited.
  9. Only vehicles belonging to Residence Hall residents are allowed to be parked on campus for an extended time period. All parked vehicles must be properly registered and in operable condition.
  10. Students are asked not to leave their vehicles on campus over the summer months. Those who find it necessary to leave their vehicles on campus during other school vacations are to contact Campus Police for authorization.
  11. Individuals should refrain from parking in restricted areas. These include the following: In areas where signs indicate, “No Parking” or parking by special permit, i.e., “Handicapped,” in areas marked in yellow paint, on sidewalks or lawns, in front of trash dumpsters, or where a vehicle would block sidewalk access.
  12. Violations of College parking regulations may result in disciplinary action.

Sexual Harassment

Northern Wyoming Community College District (NWCCD) is opposed to the existence of a working climate wherein inappropriate and/or disrespectful conduct of a sexual nature exists. Conduct of a sexual nature imposed by one person on another and which affects adversely an employee’s or student’s working environment is a violation of policy and offenders shall be subject to immediate disciplinary action.