Campus Safety and Security

It is the responsibility of each student to be knowledgeable of all rules, regulations, and events as described in the Catalog. Each student will be held accountable for staying informed.

Randolph Community College is committed to maintaining a safe, healthy, and positive work and learning environment. Campus Security policies, procedures, and statements have been adopted by the College in compliance with federal and state mandates and in a good faith effort to ensure the health and safety of all members of the campus community.

The following summary should aid in the understanding of and participation in ensuring a safe campus. The complete Campus Safety Report can be accessed here.

During the hours of operation, individuals should report a crime/emergency by calling 911 first and then notifying the appropriate college official and/or the SRO at the campus location.

Main Campus:

Contact the switchboard operator at ext. 200, or in person at the Welcome Center (open Monday – Thursday 7:30 a.m. – 10 p.m., and Fridays 7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.), or any College official.

Archdale Center:

Contact the Information Desk at 336-862-7980 or any College official. The Archdale Center has a sworn law enforcement officer on campus. The officer can be contacted through the Information Desk.


Contact Regina Brewer, director, at 336-628-4554 or any College official.

All of the College’s campuses are open for business from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Friday. Students using classrooms and laboratories after scheduled class hours must obtain prior approval from the appropriate faculty/staff member.

RCC has sworn law enforcement officers on campus. Their office is located in the Student Services Center. In situations where law enforcement authority is required, the School Resource Officers (SROs) can be reached through the switchboard at 336-633-0200 or 336-633-0220. In case of emergency, call 911 first.

In accordance with the Student Right-to-Know, the Campus Security Act of 1990, and the Clery Act, RCC promotes zero tolerance toward violence on campus, including sexual assault, harassment or any sexual offense, aggravated assault, physical confrontations of any kind, verbal threats or intent to cause harm, harassment designed to intimidate another, hate crimes, robbery, burglary, and property crimes such as larceny, destruction, and theft.

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, RCC distributes an annual report, which sets forth our policies on crime prevention issues and provides statistics on specific crimes which have occurred on campus, as well as the number of arrests on campus for liquor law and drug use violations, and weapons possession. The report is available at Printed copies are available from the RCC Administrative Services Office.

The College does not tolerate rape or other sexual offenses. Such acts violate College policy and criminal law.

North Carolina defines rape as forced sexual intercourse by a male on a female against her will. The “force” necessary to be convicted for rape can be physical force or fear, fright, or duress, and those who aid or abet may be equally guilty. Forced sexual intercourse with a woman who is physically helpless, as from overuse of alcohol, or mentally incapacitated constitutes rape.

Date or acquaintance rape describes forced intercourse by a male on a female he knows. His social relationship with the female does not make the act legal if force is used and the act is against her will. Criminal law makes no distinction between rape by an acquaintance or a stranger.

Sexual offense is a sexual act by a person of either sex where the act is by force and against the will of the victim. It does not involve intercourse.

Educational material regarding the prevention of rape/sexual offenses is available through Student Services. Other crisis counseling may be available through services such as the Family Crisis Center, 336-629-4159, and Randolph County Mental Health Center, 336-633-7200.

If you are the victim of rape or other sexual offenses, proper authorities (local police or Sheriff’s Office) should be notified immediately. The sooner a rape or sexual offense is reported, the sooner treatment may be provided. Remember to preserve physical evidence and do not shower, douche, or change clothes. The vice president for student services will provide assistance in such cases where the student requests help in notifying the proper authorities.

With the consent of the victim, the College shall pursue disciplinary action against the alleged offender. Students who wish to bring disciplinary actions may contact the vice president for student services. Both the accuser and the accused are provided with information in case of such allegations and both parties shall be informed of the outcome of the disciplinary hearing.

It is the policy of Randolph Community College to prohibit the possession, carry, display and/or discharge of any weapon defined by GS 14-269(a) or firearm on any campus, property or remote training location of Randolph Community College, with the following exceptions:

  • “On-Duty” sworn law enforcement officers when acting in the discharge of their official duties.
  • Armed forces personnel, officers and soldiers of the militia and National Guard and any private police employed by an educational institution when acting in the discharge of their official duties and students and instructors using weapons in college approved instruction may have firearms as required.
  • “Off-Duty” sworn law enforcement officers provided they have prior written approval from the director of safety and emergency preparedness (if on the Asheboro Campus), the dean of the Archdale Center (if at the Archdale Center) or the director of the Emergency Services Training Center (if at the Training Center) and are in uniform or plain clothes with their official agency badge displayed with their weapon. The president or the vice president for administrative services can also grant approval.
  • Employees of Randolph Community College who are sworn law enforcement officers provided they have prior written approval from the College president or his designee.
  • A weapon used solely for educational or school-sanctioned ceremonial purposes, or used in a school-approved program with prior written approval from the director of safety and emergency preparedness (if on the Asheboro Campus), the dean of the Archdale Center (if at the Archdale Center) or the director of the Emergency Services Training Center (if at the Training Center).
  • House Bill 937/Session Law 2013-369 enacts: a firearm is permissible on a community college campus only under the following limited circumstances:
    • The firearm is a handgun; AND
    • The individual has a valid concealed handgun permit or is exempt from the law requiring a permit; AND
    • The handgun remains in either: a closed compartment or container within the individual with the permit’s locked vehicle; or a locked container securely affixed to the individual with the permit’s locked vehicle: AND
    • The vehicle is only unlocked when the individual with the permit is entering or exiting the vehicle; AND
    • The firearm remains in the closed compartment at all times.

In addition to a violation of Randolph Community College policy, in some instances it may also be a violation of a North Carolina General Statute. In such cases, violators will be prosecuted accordingly.

Note: The definition of a student is a person enrolled in a public or private school, college or university, or a person who has been suspended or expelled within the last five years from a public or private school, college, or university, whether the person is an adult or a minor.

In addition, anyone using the firing range at the Emergency Services Training Center who is not enrolled in a class will be required to sign a waiver of liability, an application for facility use, and a daily log form. The daily log form will state the associated agency, exact time of use on and off the range, and the qualified instructor acting as the supervisor.