Photo IDs and Parking Permits
Students should visit their campus security office after they have registered for classes to obtain a Photo ID and Parking Permit. All students, faculty and staff are required to register their vehicles. Vehicle registration allows us to notify the owner in case of emergency or other special circumstance which may affect their vehicle. Also, the Photo ID is used for many purposes on campus such as registration, purchasing books, computer labs, the gym and signing out books from the library.
The process takes only a few minutes and is free of charge for the first issue. Students requiring a replacement for a lost or damaged Photo ID will be charged a $5. replacement fee.
Please bring your current class schedule, valid driver’s license and valid vehicle registration to facilitate the process.
Escorts are provided to members of the campus community by uniformed personnel between on campus parking areas and campus buildings. To request an escort, call the security phone number for your campus location or activate the nearest callbox. Escorts may be provided by vehicle or on foot at your option.
Access to Facilities
Students, faculty, and staff have access to most academic, recreational, and administrative facilities on a regular basis during operating hours. However, some facilities are considered secure, such as ‘smart’ classrooms or labs. These facilities are to be locked unless they are in use. However, access to these facilities will be given to persons with proper authorization (e.g. a lab pass) and/or identification. Security Officers are authorized to request proper identification of persons in secure areas at any time. After hours and holiday access needs should be brought to the attention of the Director of Safety and Security, who will make arrangements for access based on need.
Harrisburg Area Community College has no student residential facilities.
Jump Starts and Lockouts
Members of the campus community who are unable to start their vehicles or who have locked themselves out of their vehicles while on campus may contact the Safety and Security Department for assistance. Due to liability issues, we will not attempt to unlock a vehicle equipped with power locks or side airbags. We have jumper cables and portable battery packs for jumpstarts and can assist in contacting an automotive repair facility, tow service, or locksmith as necessary.
Lost and Found Program
The Safety and Security Department administers the lost and found program. Property found on campus should be turned in to the Department, where it will be recorded and secured. Individuals who have lost property on campus are encouraged to check with the Safety and Security office at their campus location to see if it has been recovered. The main lost and found desk can be reached by telephone at (717) 780-2620.
Information Center (Harrisburg Campus)
(717) 780-2300 (switchboard) or (717) 780-2620
The information center was established to provide the college community with assistance in locating and utilizing college services at our largest campus, Harrisburg. The staff of the Information Center consists both of college employees and student workers who are managed by the Director of Safety and Security. Services provided by the Information Center include the issuing of college ID cards, vehicle registration, lost and found administration, and temporary permits for overnight or handicapped parking. The college telephone switchboard is also located here.
Safety and Security Training and Awareness
The Safety and Security Department provides safety and security training to staff, faculty, and students. Topics include “Right-To-Know” worker protection, blood borne pathogens, fire safety and the use of extinguishers, crime prevention techniques, and other security-related topics.
Campus organizations may contact their campus security office to schedule a presentation. Additional safety and security information is disseminated through brochures, campus publications, and bulletins on safety hazards and criminal activity.
Workplace and Environmental Safety
The Department has a highly trained & OSHA certified specialist on staff to help ensure the safety and healthfulness of the college environment. This specialist coordinates and oversees college compliance with local, state, federal safety and environmental regulations. He also serves as a liaison between college departments and works with management to ensure that safety measures are implemented on a timely basis. He also administers the comprehensive fire protection programs for all campuses. This includes the inspection of all campus facilities, the investigation of accidents, safety and fire protection training, and the monitoring of various chemicals used in laboratory and work areas. Any questions or concerns about campus workplace and environmental issues may be directed to Todd Crawley, Assistant Director for Health and Safety in Whitaker 131 or by phone at (717) 221-1726.
Firearms and Other Weapons
College Administrative Procedure #324 prohibits the carrying of firearms or other weapons on any campus or location. This policy includes students, visitors, employees, and faculty. The policy does provide exemptions to allow firearms and other weapons to be brought onto the Harrisburg Campus for the specific purpose of Act 120, Act 44, and Act 235 training or other authorized training conducted at the Senator John J. Shumaker Public Safety Training Center (North Hall).
Individuals seeking authorization to bring an item which may be considered a weapon onto any campus for use as a visual aid during a classroom presentation must first obtain written permission from the Director of Safety and Security in Whitaker 131 on the Harrisburg campus or by calling (717) 780-2455.
A full text of Administrative Procedure 324 can be found here