Safety & Security

Emergencies

In case of an emergency, a staff/faculty member should be contacted immediately. If a rescue squad is needed, call 9-1-1. Campus Safety & Security Department should also be contacted; dial 8499 from any campus phone including payphones.  If the fire alarm sounds while on campus, students should walk calmly and silently to the nearest exit and leave the building. Do not use the elevators. Remain outside the building until the all-clear sounds.  The College utilizes the Rhodes Alert Emergency Notification System to notify people of emergencies via text, phone and email. at www.RhodesState.edu/RhodesAlert

School Closing/Delays

The College will remain open except under extreme weather conditions or emergency situations. School closings and delays will be reported to local television and radio stations and on the College’s homepage at www.RhodesState.edu. Students may sign up for Rhodes Alert at www.RhodesState.edu/RhodesAlert to receive closing information.

Lost or Stolen Articles

Do not leave books or other personal articles unattended. The College is not responsible for any personal articles which are lost or stolen.  Lost articles should be turned in to the Campus Safety & Security Department, located in 140 Tech Edu Lab. Any thefts should be reported immediately to the Campus Safety & Security Department, (419) 995-8499.

Campus Parking Rules and Regulations

Parking is permitted in all paved and gravel parking lots designated for student parking. Parking is not permitted in fire lanes; within 10 feet of a fire hydrant; along yellow painted curbs; within 20 feet of a crosswalk; within 30 feet of an intersection, stop sign or other traffic control device; alongside or opposite any street excavation or obstruction, outside designated parking lanes or any place where signs prohibit parking.

Students are not permitted to park vehicles in visitor parking areas. Only vehicles displaying a state of Ohio handicap placard shall be parked in handicap parking areas. Illegal parking in handicap zones, whether on public or private property, is a minor misdemeanor punishable under state law.

Vehicle registration is mandatory. No vehicle shall be parked on campus which does not display a campus parking decal, except for visitors to the campus. Vehicles may be registered at the Campus Safety & Security Department, 140B Tech Edu Lab or the Office of Admissions, 148 Public Service Bldg.

Campus traffic and parking regulations are derived from Ohio Traffic Laws. Parking violations may result in a fine and/or the vehicle being towed and impounded with the owner having to pay all costs associated therewith. Students receiving parking violation citations may appeal on the appropriate form with the Vice President for Student Affairs within five working days. Unpaid fines may result in registration for future classes being withheld. Fines must be paid in cash or by cashiers check at the Business Office, 222 Public Service Building. Traffic and parking regulations were developed for the safety of all persons on campus and to insure the orderly flow of traffic and uncongested parking. Safe driving and traffic courtesy will aid greatly in meeting those objectives.

For more information, contact the Campus Safety & Security Supervisor at 140B Tech Edu Lab
(419) 995-8499.

Campus Environment

Students have the right to a campus and classroom environment that is safe, secure and conducive to learning. In support of this, the student has the right to express his/her concerns if it negatively affects his/her environment. For classroom issues, the student should first contact the course instructor. If the student is not satisfied with the outcome of this discussion, then he/she has the right to contact the program chair of the department in which this course is housed. For student services issues, the student should first contact the department director or manager. If there is a reason to believe there is immediate danger, the student should contact the Campus Safety & Security Department either in person (140B Tech Edu Lab) or by campus phone (8499). More information can be found on the web at www.RhodesState.edu/Security.

Tobacco Free

Rhodes State College is a tobacco free campus; the Tobacco Free policy at Rhodes State College requests that all faculty, students, staff, visitors, and contractors not use tobacco products on campus, either inside or out. The College strives to enhance the general health and wellbeing of its faculty, staff, students, and visitors. The College desires to support individuals to be tobacco free, to achieve their highest state of health, and to launch students into their careers at a high level of health and wellbeing. To support this commitment, the College intends to provide a tobacco free environment. Smoking and the use of tobacco and tobacco products are prohibited in or on all college owned or leased property including vehicles.