Safety on Campus
At Niagara College, we are committed to providing a safe and secure campus for students, employees and visitors. The Campus Safety and Parking Services team, as well as many other college departments, work together to ensure proactive safety and security measures on and around our campuses. Together, we boldly foster operational excellence in campus safety and disaster resilience.
The Niagara College Security Control Centre is located at the Welland Campus. Our 24/7 facility is home to Campus Safety’s command and control functions, security camera monitoring, radio dispatch and on-site emergency communications and coordination for all college campuses. Campus security works to prevent crime and provides highly visible contracted security guards at all campus locations. Students and employees are encouraged to report any crime or suspicious activities or incidents to the Security Control Centre at (905) 735-2211 ext. 6999.
Contract Security Guards work in partnership with college departments and first response agencies in maintaining a safe and secure campus. Guards respond by observing and reporting violations, lend support in conducting campus investigations, conduct routine patrols, and respond to calls for assistance and intrusion alarms.
Our service areas include Security Control Centre Operations, Campus Investigations and Threat Assessments, Security Guard Operations, Parking Services, Smoking Enforcement, Emergency Management and Business Resilience Program, Special Event Management, Lost Items, Crime Prevention and Safety Programs: Crime Stoppers, Campus Watch Student Patrol, Security Bicycle Patrol, Medical Response Team (MeRT) and Work Alone Program.
We believe that everyone deserves to live and work in a comfortable environment, and we hold high expectations for the manner in which our community members live and interact with one another.
We encourage all individuals on campus to resolve their differences and disputes in a nonviolent and rational manner.
Each student becomes a member of our community, and is entitled to expect certain rights to be recognized by the our community. In the same way, the NC community is entitled to expect responsible behaviour from the individual student. Our Code of Behaviour serves as a reminder of the rights and responsibilities of being a student at Niagara College.
The illegal or abusive use of alcohol or drugs by members of the campus community jeopardizes the safety of the individual and the campus community. We are committed to having a campus that is free of the illegal or abusive use of drugs or alcohol, and take a strong stand against personal violence, harassment, and discrimination.
The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) is legislation that focuses on the core principles of independence, dignity, integration, and equality of opportunity for all individuals.
Under this Act, the government of Ontario has developed mandatory accessibility standards that will identify, remove, and prevent barriers for people with disabilities in key areas of daily living, and applies to both public and private sector organizations across Ontario.
All Niagara College staff (including student employees) are required to complete training in AODA upon hire. Staff and faculty foster a community of dignity and understanding for all students.
Niagara College utilizes several different mediums to notify students, employees and community members of important situations on campus: the NCALERT and NCBB Important Notification Systems and the NC Mobile Safety App. In addition wall-mounted display monitors, internal public announcement systems, and social media (Twitter, Facebook, website, etc.) are used to disseminate important information, such as on-campus closures due to inclement weather.
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- Campus Safety
- Important Notification System
- Accessibility Services
- Niagara College Practices