General Student Information

The Student-Right-To-Know and Campus Security Act of 1990 requires all colleges and universities participating in the Federal Student Aid Program to disclose basic institution information, graduation rates, and information on students receiving athletically related student aid, campus security policies and campus crime statistics.

Timely Warnings

The circumstances of any particular situation, coupled with the Campus Safety & Security’s evaluation of the situation/threat potential and authorization from SCTC President or designee, will dictate the need and manner for the issuance of an alert bulletin.  However, in general, whenever there has been a report of a violent crime or a major property crime on campus and the Campus Safety & Security is of the opinion that the safety of the campus community is at a continual risk, a timely warning will be issued.

How Timely Warnings will be issued:

  • The warning process will at a minimum entail a combination of:
  • All-campus electronic mail notifications
  • Electronic posting on the Campus Safety & Security website at https://www.sctech.edu/police
  • Physical postings of bulletins in designated campus buildings by Campus Safety & Security personnel, depending upon circumstances
  • SchoolCast Emergency Alert Software
  • The campus wide Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) announcement system

    Examples include but are not limited to:

    Additional procedures regarding Sexual Assault, Sexual Misconduct, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking can be found here.

    Use of Food or Drink in Unauthorized Areas

    In classrooms and laboratories, students may only possess water or other clear non-alcoholic beverages that have lids/closed tops. Open containers are prohibited. Food is not permitted in classrooms.  Students must properly dispose of their trash and clean and report any messes immediately. Students may eat foods and have open non-alcoholic drink containers in non-instructional and designated areas including the cafeteria, event center, and student lounge. Exceptions may be made during supervised events. Instructors also hold the right to limit food and drink use in any instructional setting at their discretion.

    Soliciting Advertisements Off-Campus

    Students and organizations must request permission from the Vice President for Student Affairs to solicit from local merchants.

    Student Assemblies

    Student assemblies are scheduled through the Student Affairs Office or Academic Affairs.  The Vice President of Student Affairs or student advisor shall officially schedule any speakers and participants using campus facilities or conducting activities in the name of the school.

    Telephones and Mail for Students

    School telephones are for official use only. Students should not be called through the school except in cases of emergency. Courtesy phones for student use are available in designated locations. Students are requested not to give the school as their address since there is no mail service for students.

    Student E-mail

    All students at Southern Crescent Technical College are issued an e-mail account.  Students can find their school e-mail address in two places: Banner Web and Blackboard LMS (Learning Management System).  Student e-mail can be accessed under My SCTC at https://www.sctech.edu/mysctc/. Student e-mail is the official form of e-mail communication between students and teachers or SCTC staff members. Southern Crescent provides an on-line Helpdesk for Blackboard Learn and Student e-mail. The Helpdesk can be found at https://www.sctech.edu/mysctc/, under My SCTC.

    Parking

    Southern Crescent Technical College will not be responsible for any loss, theft, vandalism, or damage incurred while parked on Southern Crescent Technical College property.  It is the responsibility of individuals who operate vehicles on the campus to be aware of all parking regulations and abide by them.  Operating a vehicle on Southern Crescent Technical College property will be seen as proof of willingness to accept and abide by the set rules and regulations.  The driver assumes full responsibility for the operation and parking of a motor vehicle on college property. 

    It is the policy of Southern Crescent Technical College to establish rules and regulations for our campus community that will ensure an orderly flow of motor vehicle traffic, maximize available campus parking, and allow for safe and reasonable access to campus facilities.  The College attempts to enforce these regulations consistently and fairly; however, the fact that a particular infraction goes undetected does not excuse other infractions.  Infractions should be reported to Campus Safety and Security.  Inclement weather conditions do not alter any of the provisions of these regulations.

    Parking Procedures

    Southern Crescent Technical College is responsible for establishing and maintaining the signs and markings necessary to enforce parking regulations.  Vehicles may be operated or parked on college property only in areas designated by signs, street markings, or the college map.  All members of the college community must accept the obligation to observe the following rules and regulations.  Please read carefully.

    *Rules and regulations are subject to change and updates will be provided accordingly.

    Rules and Regulations

    Vehicle Registration

    All faculty, staff, and student vehicles parked on campus (including motorcycles and mopeds) must be registered.  Students must register their vehicle by the seventh calendar day of the semester of their initial enrollment.  The first SCTC parking decal is free; however, any additional decal needed in the future due to it being illegible, lost, vehicle sold, multiple vehicles, etc., will cost $5.00 per decal.

  • Criminal Homicide Sex Offenses Robbery Aggravated
  • Assault Burglaries (occupied rooms/offices/structures)
  • Hate Crimes Persons with weapons with intent to use Threat of violent crime
  • Situations where suspect is not known
  • Assault (physical or sexual)
  • Required vehicle registration information and location:
    1. Name
      • Student I.D. #
      • Driver’s License Number and State of issue
    2. Year, make, model, color
    3. Tag number and state
    4. Students register vehicle at cashier’s window
    5. Faculty and staff register vehicle with the Campus Security Office
  • Parking decals must be displayed and clearly visible on the lower left rear windshield on the outside of the vehicle.
  • All motorcycles, mopeds, and motor scooters must have the decal permanently affixed to the left front shock in a clearly visible manner.
  • Students enrolled in designated specialty classes through the Economic Development division will receive temporary parking permits for those specific classes.
  • Temporary permits must be clearly displayed on the dashboard of the assigned vehicle.
  • Cost of replacement or additional decal is $5.00.
  • Any vehicle parked on campus without a decal may at Campus Safety & Security discretion be ticketed and the driver fined.

Parking Areas

  • All parking is on a first-come basis unless otherwise specified.
  • Employees are entitled to park in all appropriate lots on campus.
  • Visitor spaces do not require a visitor’s pass and are intended for short-term parking not to exceed one hour.  Visitor passes entitling individuals to park for longer periods in regular spaces are available in each of the College’s divisions hosting the guest.
  • Parking inside any posted secure gated area is strictly prohibited, unless otherwise specified. Any unauthorized vehicle parked inside these areas may be ticketed and/ or towed and the driver fined. At all times the driver is responsible for towing fees.
  • Handicapped decals will permit any qualifying individual to park in Handicapped parking spaces. However, currently enrolled students must complete the college’s vehicle registration process.
  • Areas designated for handicapped parking have been established and are clearly marked and are subject to all; Local, State and Federal laws and regulations
  • Spaces that have been reserved for faculty and staff will be clearly marked.
  • Spaces that have been reserved for visitors have been established and are clearly marked.
  • Students are not authorized to park in visitor’s parking spaces under any circumstance.

Traffic Regulations

The following practices are specifically prohibited:

  • Double parking
  • Parking on the left side of street facing traffic
  • Parking over a white line or across the line indicating a parking space
  • Parking on grass, landscaped areas, sidewalks, or other areas not designated as parking areas
  • Parking in front of a driveway, doorway, steps, or in any manner that blocks traffic, parked vehicles or roadways, or hinders the passage of pedestrians or vehicles
  • Parking in fire lanes, loading zones, tow-away zones and no parking zones
  • Parking in a handicapped area without the proper decal displayed
  • Parking an unregistered vehicle, except for visitors, anywhere on the Southern Crescent Technical College campus
  • Reckless driving
  • Campus speed limit is 15 miles per hour

Being late for classes or appointments does not constitute a valid excuse for violating a parking regulation.  These parking regulations, as well as all applicable state and local laws, including but not limited to, that deal with stop signs and speed limits, will be enforced by Campus Safety & Security. 

Traffic Penalties

Students with unpaid parking tickets jeopardize their chance for continuation of classes or readmission to programs.  The College will not issue transcripts until all outstanding fines and charges are paid.

Fines are as follows:

$10.00 fine for each offense:

  • Not parked within painted lines or designated space
  • Parked along yellow curb (fire lane), tow-away zone, or loading zone
  • Parked beyond posted time limit
  • Parked on grass, curb, or illegally in road way
  • Parked in Faculty/Staff area without proper decal
  • Failure to register a vehicle or properly display decal
  • Parked in a College service vehicle space without proper decal
  • Parked in a reserved parking space without proper decal
  • Careless driving on campus
  • Driving a motor vehicle on lawn or walking sidewalk
  • Obstructing the flow of vehicular or pedestrian traffic

$25.00 Minimum Fine:

Parked in or blocking access to a handicap space may be subject to state of Georgia and local laws resulting in higher fines.

  • Parked in or blocking access to a visitor space

    Towing:

  • Parking a motor vehicle on college property is restricted to visitors using designated spaces and to individuals who have properly registered their vehicle and display a valid parking decal.
  • Vehicles illegally parked can be fined $10.00 for the first offense. 
  • Vehicles illegally parked on a second offense may result in suspension of parking privileges and/or towing of the vehicle at violator’s expense.
  • Any unattended vehicles blocking roadways or otherwise hindering college operations may be towed without warning at violator’s expense.
  • Disabled vehicles must be reported to Campus Safety & Security immediately.  Such vehicles must be attended to within 24 hours of the breakdown or risk being towed unless a Campus Safety & Security officer grants a time extension.

*Fines listed are also subject to state and local laws.

Enforcement

Campus Safety & Security enforce all state laws, local laws, and college regulations.  All regulations and ordinances are enforced in a consistent manner without preference.  All accidents involving a motor vehicle on campus must be reported to campus safety and security at the time of the accident.  A parking ticket shall not be discussed with the issuing officer except for clarification of the charge.  Issuing officers have no authority to rescind a ticket once issued.

Payment of Fines

Payment for Southern Crescent Technical College parking tickets must be made to the Administrative Services division (cashier windows) in the main building during normal business hours.  All fines are to be paid within a period of seven (7) calendar days from the date of issue.

Parking Ticket Appeal Process

If an individual wishes to appeal a parking ticket, he/she must submit a letter of appeal within seven (7) calendar days from the date of issue.  The letter of appeal must be returned to the Administrative Services division (cashier window) in the main building.  Appeals will be heard by a Southern Crescent Technical College ad hoc committee of the Economic Development team.

*Decisions resulting from appeals are final; there is no further appeal process.