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.
Reporting Criminal Actions
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.
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.
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.
Access to Campus Facilities
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; and Saturdays by scheduled appointments. Students using classrooms and laboratories after scheduled class hours must obtain prior approval from the appropriate faculty/staff member.
Campus Law Enforcement Authority
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.
College Policy on Campus Crime
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.
Campus Security Act
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 randolph.edu/campsafe. Printed copies are available from the RCC Administrative Services Office.
Sexual Assault Policy
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.