Legitimate Presence on Campus Policy

Approved By Date
Board of Trustees 12-12-2019
Executive Leadership Team 09-26-2019
ICORE 09-18-2019

As a public community college, Stanly Community College (SCC) encourages the use of its facilities and services by all. The College reserves the right to determine whether an individual or group has a legitimate reason to be on its campus or facilities. The College also reserves the right to ask individuals or groups to immediately leave its campus or facilities. This determination will be made by the Director of Security, or the Security Officer on duty,  or if necessary, the appropriate Executive Leadership Team (ELT) member.

Persons under the age of 18 must be under direct supervision of their parent or legal guardian at all times while on a SCC campus if they are not enrolled or an approved participant in a SCC-sponsored program, course, or event.  In order to maintain a safe and learning-centered environment, children are not allowed to accompany an individual participating in an academic activity or event nor be left unattended anywhere on campus. The College assumes no liability for injuries by or to children on campus.

Stanly Community College recognizes that adults may accompany students on campus and should be directed to a designated area while students are participating in an academic activity or event.

Legitimate Presence on Campus Procedures

Approved By Date
Executive Leadership Team 09-26-2019
ICORE 09-18-2019

1. Any employee who is concerned after observing a non-SCC affiliated individual or group on campus may notify the Director of Security or Security Officer on duty, who in conjunction with the appropriate ELT member(s) if necessary, will make a determination as to the legitimacy of their need to remain on or at the campus site.

2. The Director of Security, Security Officer on duty, or member of ELT has the responsibility to ask individual (s) without a legitimate reason to be on campus to leave.

3. Students are permitted to bring children under the age of 18 to events that are open to the general public unless otherwise prohibited by SCC.  Students may not bring children to an academic activity or event provided by the college. Academic activities or events include, but are not limited to, class, lab, learning and/or testing centers, Spring Fling, Fall Fest, etc.  College faculty and staff will enforce this policy for the areas within their responsibility.

4. Adults who accompany students on campus will be asked to wait in the following designated locations for the specific campus site.

            a. SCC Main Campus, Albemarle: Learning Resources Center

            b. SCC Crutchfield Educational Center: Lobby Area

            c. SCC Cosmetology Building: Lobby Area

            d. SCC Small Business Center: Lobby Area

            e. Other off campus training sites: as directed


Revision: 02/11/2016 (policy); 12/15/2015 (procedures)