GBC SAFETY & SECURITY OVERVIEW
The Mission of the Department of Environmental Health, Safety and Security at Great Basin College
is to provide a safe and secure environment for all staff, faculty, students and visitors on
all the college centers.
The Department encourages all faculty, staff and students to be active in helping to keep the
Great Basin College centers safe places for all. Be aware of your surroundings, use common
sense precautions for your personal safety, lock your vehicle when parking and when possible at
night walk with friends. If you observe any suspicious or unusual activity please contact
Security or the Campus Director so the situation can be investigated. If you see suspected
criminal activities report it immediately.
The Director of Environmental Health, Safety & Security offers training on a variety of topics
throughout the year. At the beginning of each semester and throughout the year training
is offered on emergency procedures including evacuation, notification of an emergency and dealing
with upset or disruptive persons. Training on Safety topics is normally offered as department
specific training however, training can be scheduled for any group by contacting the director
to schedule a training session.
All GBC buildings are designated as tobacco free as defined by N.R.S. 202.249. Those
using tobacco products are requested to be outside buildings in our open areas not directly outside
NO CHILDREN IN CLASSROOMS, LABS, OR ACCESS AREAS
Great Basin College (GBC) is committed to providing a place of instruction that is conducive to learning;
and that is, to the greatest extent possible, free from distractions. Only enrolled students should be present in
classrooms, field trips, fitness center(s) and lab facilities.
The only pets (dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, ferrets, etc.) that are allowed inside our campus
buildings are those trained and licensed as handicapped assist animals. It is not okay to
bring your pet to work or class and expect others to be as happy about it as you are. Some
members of the campus community are not pet people, some are allergic to fur and some just think
this is a distraction to the work and learning setting. Please be courteous to our faculty,
staff and students and leave your pets at home.
STANDARDS OF CONDUCT
The Nevada System of Higher Education Code, Chapter 6.2.2 specifically discusses the Standards
of Conduct for the entire college system and all system members. The Board of Regents Handbook
Title 4 Chapter 20 discusses the General Policies regulating students. Below are sections
from each which discuss possession of weapons and alcohol on the Great Basin College campus. The
full code and policies are available for review on the NSHE
Board of Regents website.
6.2.2 "The following conduct, being incompatible with the purposes of an academic community,
is prohibited for all members of the community of the System, including but not limited to
the faculty and students, shall constitute cause for discipline and may lead to the procedures
and disciplinary sanctions established in Section 6.3 of this chapter. Students are also
subject to the prohibitions contained in this subsection under the procedures and disciplinary
sanctions that may be established by the institution or professional school as authorized
by Section 6.1.1 of the Nevada System of Higher Education Code . Specific acts of
misconduct include, but are not limited to:
(f) Knowing possession on any premises of the System of any firearms, explosives,
dangerous chemicals or other instruments of destruction, or other dangerous weapons as
defined by the laws of the State of Nevada, without the written authorization of the president
of any System institution or the president's authorized agent, unless such possession reasonably
relates to duly recognized System functions by appropriate members of the faculty, other
employees or students."
4.20.4. (2)"…the storage, possession or use of alcoholic beverages shall not be
permitted on University owned or supervised property, including University supervised housing,
apartments, residence halls, or on sorority or fraternity property."
Should you have questions, concerns or comments please contact the Director of Environmental
Health, Safety & Security via email at email@example.com or
by phone at 775-753-2115.
Great Basin College (GBC) dose not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, military status, disability, national origin, gender identity or expression, or genetic information. For inquires, 775.738.8493.