Because no area is totally isolated from crime, the college has developed a series of policies and procedures that are designed to ensure that every possible precautionary measure is taken to protect persons on campus.
The Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Student Services ensures that safety/security policies and procedures are uniformly executed and conveyed in a clear and consistent manner to the college's students.
The college employs the services of Allegiance Security to provide for public safety and the general security of campus facilities. Campus security efforts are supplemented by mutual aid agreements with local law enforcement agencies.
Crimes should be reported immediately to any member of the college staff or faculty. The proper authority will be contacted by the administrator on duty.
The student or visitor should report the problem to the most accessible faculty or staff person who will notify security or the administrator in charge. Appropriate college personnel will notify the proper local authorities needed to assist with the emergency.
While NETC makes considerable effort to ensure the safety and security of all students and visitors, it is the individual's responsibility to take precautions to protect himself/herself. For this reason, the college has established a crime prevention program that provides for the following:
The College considers the welfare and safety of students in off-campus programs and those participating in field trips, etc., to be of equal importance to those on the campus. Incidents happening at off-campus sites will be under the jurisdiction of the faculty or staff member in charge of the group or individuals affected. Such incidents will be reported to local law enforcement and to the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Student Services. Such incidents will become part of the college crime statistics.
The Student Code and Grievance Procedure, in section III, F, # 8 & 9, indicates that the violation of institutional policies or South Carolina and/or federal laws while on or off-campus when participating in a college sponsored activity subjects the student to the disciplinary provisions of the Code. Therefore, all violations of these provisions are subject to institutional sanctions regardless of actions taken or not taken by legal authorities.
Separate materials have been prepared by the college on alcohol and drug possession, use and sale. This information is provided to every student at the time of registration. Alcohol & Drug Use Policy
Anyone can be a victim of sexual assault. An unfortunate result is that many sexual assault survivors elect not to tell anyone. It is important that the campus community be aware of both the consequences of sexual assault and the options available to victims/survivors.
If an assault occurs on college property, it should be reported immediately to any member of the college staff or faculty. Incidents off-campus should be reported to local law enforcement officials.
In accordance with the Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act of 2000, which amends the Jacob Wetterling Crimes Against Children and Sexually Violent Offender Registration Act, the Jeanne Clery Act and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, the SC State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) is providing a registry of sex offenders in South Carolina.
Registry information provided by this act shall be used for the purposes of the administration of criminal justice, screening of current or prospective employees, volunteers or otherwise for the protection of the public in general. The SC SLED is responsible for maintaining this registry. The web address is www.sled.sc.gov. On the main page under services, click on Sex Offender Registry.