Policy Name: Access to Campus Facilities
Responsibility for Maintenance: Campus Safety and Security
Date of most recent changes: May 3, 2011
I. Policy Statement
must be a concern of everyone on the Onondaga Community College campus, and an
essential element of security is maintaining adequate access control so that
facility access is restricted to authorized persons for authorized
purposes. This policy establishes mandatory procedures regarding
facilities access, lockout re-admittance, and control over keys, access cards,
lock combinations and other access control devices.
II. Reason for Policy
policy is intended to enhance security on campus by limiting access to campus
facilities to duly authorized persons for duly authorized purposes.
III. Applicability of the Policy
members of the campus community should be familiar with this
Title or Position
Questions regarding policy, notification of lost or transferred
Access Devices, lockout assistance
Campus Safety and Security
Vice President of Campus Safety and Security
A mechanical or electronic device or information, including but
not limited to a key, an access card, or a lock combination, that is used to
control access to a College facility.
campus facilities is a privilege extended to students, faculty, staff and
guests for duly authorized purposes. Campus Security Officers may request
any individual on College property without authorization, or who is unable to
provide appropriate identification, to leave the premises or be subject to
prosecution for criminal trespass.
Control Over Access Devices
of Access Devices should be careful and systematic, as inadequate control of
Access Devices can result in poor security. The responsibility for proper
access control rests with department/unit supervisors. Specifically,
supervisors are responsible for determining who is to receive an Access Device,
and for maintaining an accurate and up-to-date record of all individuals to
whom they have issued Access Devices. Supervisors are also responsible
for notifying Campus Safety and Security whenever there is a hire, promotion,
transfer, or separation of an employee possessing an Access Device. In
cases of a promotion or responsibility change, or a new employee, the
supervisor must reevaluate the need for the individual to possess an Access
Device. In cases of employee transfer or separation, the supervisor is
responsible for the recovery of issued Access Devices from that employee and
ensuring that lock combinations are changed as necessary.
Possession, Duplication, Disabling and Circumvention of Access
are prohibited from unauthorized possession or duplication of Access Devices
and from disabling, circumventing (e.g., door-propping) or modifying
Access Devices or access control mechanisms (e.g., locks).
Security Officers will respond to valid, verifiable lock-out requests. The
individual requesting access to a facility, building or room must provide proper
identification and authorization to be allowed entrance to the designated
area. If the identification and/or evidence of authorization are located
in the locked area, they may be furnished concurrently with access.
Access to Residence Halls
Halls are secured 24 hours a day. Students and authorized staff and Campus
Safety Officials have access by use of electronic control cards and keys.
the Office of Residence Life provides staff at each Residence Hall to monitor
access during high traffic evening and night hours.
by OCC Board of Trustees April 3, 2006
and approved by OCC Board of Trustees May 3, 2011