A Message from Dr. Keith Miller, President
Greenville Technical College
At Greenville Technical College, we work with employers to deliver a skilled workforce so that business and industry can succeed and grow and with students to provide education that means entry and promotion in the workplace. In order to support the needs of our community, we must provide a safe place for students to study and for employees to carry out their duties.
That’s why we make every effort to maintain safe and secure campuses. We know that we can’t entirely eliminate crime, but by taking steps to minimize it, we provide an environment that allows teaching and learning to be the clear focus.
A force of uniformed police officers takes the lead, joined by public safety officers who assist in addressing incidents and deterring criminal activity. These officers are available 24 hours a day to provide quick response to calls and emergencies. Faculty, staff, and students play an important role in safety, too, alerting officers to situations that require response.
A warning system is in place, and communication tools include emails, announcements on GTC4me, alerts to cell phones, and announcements on video monitors. Each facility has a building marshal and floor captains who have been trained to carry out emergency notifications and procedures when required. Safety resources also include emergency telephones on the Barton Campus and cameras in student housing.
An Emergency Preparedness and Incident Committee (EPIC) meets at least monthly, ready to mobilize resources in the event of an incident. Drills and training are part of this team’s duties.
The statistics presented in this report show that Greenville Technical College is not immune to crime. We are, however, making every effort to minimize crime and maximize safety, and we appreciate your help with that effort.
2016-2017 Fire and Safety Report (Printable PDF)