Safety & Security Office
Emergency Phone Numbers
|Ayers||6 a.m. – 10 p.m.||256-312-2128 or 256-310-8365|
|Cherokee||6 a.m. – 10 p.m.||256-613-7535 or 312-2144|
Other non-emergency calls for Safety & Security can be made to (256) 549-8611 (Office) or (256) 549-8300 (Gadsden Switchboard)
Other Important Numbers
|Mail Services||6 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.||Ext. 8618 or 256-312-4517|
|Transportation, Events & Scheduling Requests||6 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.||Ext. 8613 or 256-458-4386|
Parking and Traffic Regulations
The campus parking, traffic, and safety regulations in effect at Gadsden State College, as well as all applicable state laws and city ordinances, will be enforced by the Campus Security at all times. These regulations, laws, and ordinances apply to ALL persons while they are on a Gadsden State Community College campus. If a vehicle is properly registered with the College, a student may park in any designated parking place except those having a blue, yellow, or white curbing. Parking spaces with white curbs are reserved for faculty and other staff members only. Parking spaces with blue curbs are for handicapped parking with a permit and yellow curbs are no parking at any time.
All students, faculty and staff, using a motor vehicle on any Gadsden State Community College campus must register it with the Safety and Security Office. The student vehicle registration fee is included in the tuition fee. The driver will be issued a hangtag, which is to be hung from the inside rearview mirror of the vehicle. It is the driver’s responsibility to keep this hangtag available for use in the vehicle that is driven on campus. However, the hangtag may be moved from one vehicle to another vehicle if necessary. If a hangtag is lost or stolen, the driver must purchase a new one for a fee of $10.
Two types of hangtags are issued by Safety and Security on all campuses: (1) a Faculty /Staff hangtag and (2) a Student hangtag. If the driver is disabled or if the driver is driving for a disabled person, the vehicle may be parked in a space reserved for the disabled (blue curb) so long as the vehicle bears both the student hangtag and a placard for the disabled. This placard may be obtained through the Office of the Revenue Commissioner. All student hangtags expire on August 31 of year indicated on the hangtag.
When issued a hangtag, the owner of the hangtag will be held responsible for any violation in which the vehicle bearing this hangtag is involved. In the event of mechanical failure of a vehicle, the owner should inform the Information Desk of the vehicle’s location; the owner will be responsible for its removal as soon as available services will permit. The Office of Safety and Security may cancel the registration of any vehicle.
The following are violations of the College’s traffic regulations, with the fee assessed for each violation noted:
|Failing to stop at a STOP sign||$25.00|
|Failing to YIELD||$25.00|
|Going the WRONG WAY on a one-way street||$25.00|
|Making an illegal U-turn||$25.00|
The following are violations of the parking and safety regulations, with the fee assessed for each violation noted:
|No Hangtag or Expired Hangtag||$15.00|
Parking in inappropriate space:
|White-Curbs-Reserved for Faculty/Staff Only||$15.00|
|Blue-Curbs-Handicapped Only with Permit||$50.00|
|Yellow Curbs-No Paring any time||$25.00|
|Backing into a parking space (or pulling through)||$25.00|
|Improper display of hangtag||$15.00|
|Giving false information on application||$25.00|
|Removal of vehicle boot immobilizer||$25.00|
|No Parking on grass||$25.00|
|Parking in fire hydrant restricted area||$25.00|
|Parking in Visitor Only spaces||$15.00|
Violation of these regulations may result in the vehicle being immobilized with an auto boot. In case of vehicle immobilization, do not attempt to move the vehicle. Contact Campus Security.
Students receiving more than three (3) citations in a 24-month period will have their fines doubled on all subsequent fines.
Anyone desiring to appeal traffic and parking citations may appeal to the Campus Security (256) 549-8300 within seven (7) days after receiving the citation.
NOTE: All assessed fees listed under moving vehicle and parking violations will be doubled if they are not paid within seven (7) calendar days of the assessment.
Gadsden State Community College assumes no responsibility for damage to any vehicle brought to campus.
Director of Physical Plant
For events and schedules, contact Mark Light at email@example.com.
All crimes against a student, employee, or school property on or off campus shall be reported to the Director of Physical Plant and the local police department as soon as possible. This report can be made to any uniformed GSCC Security Officer or in person at the Security Office. Call (256)312-2132 twenty-four hours a day for assistance or information. The Security staff will assist any student in processing an offense with the local police department.