Safety and Security

Safety Tips

  1. Always lock vehicles before leaving them.
  2. Have your car keys in hand before leaving the building.
  3. Look inside your vehicle before entering it.
  4. Walk in pairs or groups whenever possible and make sure that everyone reaches his or her destination safely.
  5. Report suspicious activities, persons, or vehicles to Campus Police immediately.
  6. Do not carry large sums of money or other valuables on your person. If someone demands or grabs your purse or wallet, do not resist.
  7. Avoid parking in deserted areas, especially after dark.
  8. Park in a well-lit area.
  9. If it is necessary to stay after class, make special arrangements for returning to your car.
  10. Take the shortest, most direct and well-lit route possible.

GCC Emergency Guidebook

The Gateway Community College Emergency Guidebook covers everything students, faculty and staff need to know about evacuation procedures, power outages, medical emergencies, and lock down procedures.

Clery Act Compliance

Gateway Community College herein complies with the State of Connecticut's Campus Safety Act, Public Act 90-259 and with the Clery Act, both of which mandates the annual publication of a Uniform Campus Crime Report, and establishes a process for raising awareness of safety on college campuses. Broader awareness of campus safety issues and procedures at Gateway Community College is the first step toward improving the security of students and staff.

New CSCU Policy Regarding Hover Boards on Campus

Due to safety concerns about both fire and rider safety, hover boards shall not be allowed to be either charged, operated or stored on CSCU campuses. This prohibition is consistent with the CSCU Student Code of Conduct, Article I, Part D., section 12 which prohibits “behavior or activity which endangers the health, safety or well-being of others.”  Further, the practice of prohibiting hover boards on CSCU campuses is consistent with other colleges and universities across the country.

This guidance is offered due to the concern about fire safety and collisions. Due to the abundance of reported safety issues with the devices, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is investigating the safety of hover boards. Moreover, the National Association of Fire Marshals has also issued a warning regarding fire safety due to spontaneous fires potentially linked to the battery which powers the board.  Given the warnings and concerns of these organizations, CSCU has issued this prohibition.

For more information contact Security at 203-285-2246

Emergency Numbers and Campus Police

GCC EMERGENCY NUMBER 52246
(from a College phone)
FIRE/MEDICAL EMERGENCY: 9-911
(from a College phone)
FIRE/MEDICAL EMERGENCY: 911
(from a pay phone - no coin needed)
Campus Police (Routine Calls): 52246
(from a College phone)
Campus Police (Routine Calls): 203-285-2246
(from an outside line)