AR 3501: Campus Security and Access

During business hours, the college will be open to students, parents, employees, contractors, guests, and invitees. During non-business hours access to all college facilities is by key or key card, if issued, or by admittance via a public safety officer. During campus closure hours and emergency closure days, access is limited to employees with a supervisor approved, written shift schedule. Any other access during closures should be limited to urgent college business and be coordinated by contacting public safety. In the case of periods of extended closing, the college will admit only those with prior written approval to all facilities.

College public safety personnel are responsible for controlling public access to all campus locations and will regulate public access in accordance with the following:

  • All campus locations will be open during regularly scheduled class hours and approved special events.
  • All campus locations will be closed from 11:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. each day.
  • All college buildings will be closed on legal holidays except for approved special events.
  • All campus locations may be closed for inclement weather or other emergency situations.
  • Juveniles under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian unless the juvenile is attending approved activities or enrolled in classes that have been properly scheduled or have been invited to attend by the college.
  • The use of skateboards, roller skates, in-line skates, go-carts, and unlicensed motor vehicles are prohibited at all times in all areas at all college locations.
  • The riding of bicycles is restricted to paved roads. Bicycles must be walked on any sidewalks in any area where they are a hazard to pedestrian traffic. Bicycles are not allowed inside buildings unless approved by the area manager.

Any individual who is on or in a Mt. Hood Community College campus facility may be trespassed from the college if the college determines that the individual:

  • Is in violation of college policies and regulations;
  • Is engaged in any act that could represent a safety or security concern to the college;
  • Whose physical presence cannot be linked to any function or mission of the college and whose behavior results in any disruption of the environment, educational process, or business functions of the college.

The college public safety department will document and track all issued trespass warnings.

Approved: 9/14/84

Revised: 3/5/96, 2/7/95, 5/19/00, 8/18/09, 11/20/12, 8/29/23, 6/18/24

References: 34 Code of Federal Regulations Part 668.46(b)(3);
NWCCU Standard 2.I.1
ORS 341.290(4)