Campus Security & Safety
Campus security, located in Leach Hall, operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Security cameras are installed throughout campus to enhance student safety, including in the hallways, at entrance and exit points, and around the exterior of all College buildings. Additional information pertaining to security may be obtained through the Student Affairs Office at (302) 225-6332.
In case of a campus emergency, contact:
Campus Security: (302) 547-0988
Student Affairs Office: (302) 225-6332
Partnered with Rave Mobile Safety, GBC provides a messaging system for emergency notifications and updates through text messaging and email.
All students, faculty, and staff are automatically enrolled for emergency notifications with their GBC Email addresses and mobile phone numbers on record. Users may add additional emails and mobile phone numbers or opt out of text messages at go.gbc.edu/alerts (located on the Campus Safety tab of Campus Web). The system allows for three email addresses and three mobile phone numbers. Standard text messaging fees may be charged by the users service provider and are the responsibility of the user.
The alert system sends notifications instantly and simultaneously to users about:
- Emergency conditions on or around campus
- Weather cancellations and delays
Users, please note:
- You can opt out of text messaging at any time.
- You are responsible for messaging charges from your wireless service provider(s).
- Emergency and weather messages are automatic.
- No advertising messages will be sent using this system.
- Your information is not shared with nor sold to third parties.
Students requiring an escort to their vehicles should notify the Student Affairs Office at (302) 225-6332 or Security at (302) 547-0988.
Traffic gates are located on the north side of campus off Stoney-Batter Road. The gates at the Side Entrance and at the Service Road are used to control traffic and to enhance the safety and security of campus during evening and night time hours. The Main Entrance at the intersection of Limestone Road and New Linden Hill Road is open at all times. For the current Campus Access Schedule, please contact the Student Affairs Office. To meet the needs of the College campus, the Campus Access Schedule may be adjusted from time to time.
The following outlines some precautionary measures recommended by Campus Security to prevent crime:
- Students and employees should lock doors and windows at all times, even if only going down the hall or across the street.
- Lightning Card should be carried at all times.
- Anything suspicious should be reported to
Campus Security at (302) 547-0988, or
the Student Affairs Office at (302) 225-6332 as soon as possible.
- Students should review the Risk Reduction Tips which list strategies to reduce one’s risk of sexual assault.
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 provides that: "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance." 20 U.S.C. § 1681 and 34 C.F.R. Part 106 (1972).
Title IX prohibits discrimination based on the gender of students and employees of educational institutions. Title IX prohibits sexual misconduct, gender discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, and other gender- or sex- based behaviors. Sexual misconduct includes sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking. All complaints or reports of alleged sexual misconduct, gender discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation and other behaviors where gender-or-sex-based are handled as possible Title IX violations. Every employee of the College who receives a complaint or learns of a possible Title IX violation must report the incident to a Title IX Coordinator. The College will be prompt, fair and impartial in proceedings to investigate the incident, to take action to eliminate the Title IX violation, prevent its reoccurrence, and address its effects. In some instances, to protect the safety of the GBC Community, an investigation may still go forward even if the complainant requests that no action be taken. The College respects the victim's privacy but to ensure a complete and fair investigation, some level of disclosure may be necessary.
If a student/employee believes he or she has been discriminated against, harassed, or that Title IX has been violated, the student/employee is encouraged to complete the Title IX Complaint Form available on Campus Web. The form is automatically submitted to the Title IX Coordinators and can be submitted anonymously. Emails may also be sent to TitleIXCoordinator@gbc.edu. Students or employees may also directly contact one of the Title IX Coordinators.
Title IX Coordinators
A student/employee has the right to notify proper law enforcement authorities, be assisted by a Title IX Coordinator in notifying law enforcement authorities or to decline to notify such authorities*.
*Except if the sexual abuse, dating violence, domestic violence or stalking involves a minor, Goldey-Beacom College will adhere to Delaware Chapter 9 of Title 16 requirements and report the incident to law enforcement.
Campus Crime Statistics
The annual Campus Safety & Fire Safety Report contains information on campus security as well as personal and fire safety, including crime-reporting policies and other important campus security matters. It also contains statistics for the three previous calendar years on reported crimes that occurred on campus. A hard copy of the Campus Safety and Fire Safety Report, which includes the Alcohol and Drug Policy, is available in the College's Student Affairs Office.
Reports for the most recent reporting year are available no later than October 1 of each year. You may also review the most recent Fire Log or Crime Log (showing incidents for the previous 60 days) by contacting the Student Affairs Office and making an appointment during normal business hours. These documents are available for public inspection.