EFSC 2017-18 Student Handbook: Health, Safety and Security Info

Campus Security

The EFSC Security Department operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including holidays. The Campus Security Office can be reached at the following numbers; however, if there is an injury or extreme emergency - call 911 first, then the Campus Security Office.

Cocoa Campus Security(321) 403-5907, Building 1, Room 100
Melbourne Campus Security(321) 403-5909, Building 1, Room 123
Palm Bay Campus Security, (321) 403-5911, Building 1, Room 112
Titusville Campus Security(321) 403-4200, Building 1, Room 101A

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has established a toll-free number (1-888-FL-PREDATOR) and operates a website  that allow the public to request information about sexual predators and sex offenders living in their communities and around the state. Eastern Florida State College takes pride in providing safe and secure campuses for its students, faculty, and staff.

Campus Safety

Each year, in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (the "Clery Act"), Eastern Florida State College publishes an Annual Security Report containing crime statistics and institutional policies and procedures relating to safety and security, including information about crime reporting, emergency announcements, sexual misconduct, alcohol and drugs, safety awareness, and resources available to the College community. The Annual Security Report can be obtained at any campus Security office, the Campus Security home page, or you can access the security report online.

Anyone wishing to learn more about the Clery Act is asked to visit the Campus Security website or contact any EFSC Security Office. Keeping students, faculty and staff safe is the highest priority of EFSC.

Emergency Notifications

Eastern Florida State College has implemented an emergency notification system known as "Titan Alerts" that delivers reliable text and email messages anytime there is an emergency or potential adverse weather conditions on campus that pose a safety concern for students, faculty or staff.

To enroll in Titan Alerts, log into the myEFSC portal and click the Titan Alerts link. There is no charge from EFSC for using this service, but there may be a nominal fee from your cell phone carrier to receive text messages.

Parking Regulations

Parking and traffic regulations must be maintained for the protection of all. Students must park in student parking lots designated by signs and white lines. Restricted areas are: Disabled (blue), Faculty/Staff (yellow), and Fire Lanes (red).

A 15 mile-per-hour speed limit applies to all EFSC campuses. When driving on Campus, you must obey all traffic laws as you would when driving on city streets, including completely stopping at all STOP signs. Fines are assessed for failure to display a decal and for parking or moving violations. Student records may be placed on hold for unpaid fines.

Students are required to have a parking decal that can be obtained at the following locations:

Cocoa Campus SecurityBuilding 1, Room 100
Melbourne Campus SecurityBuilding 1, Room 123
Palm Bay Campus Security, Building 1, Room 112
Titusville Campus Security, Building 1, Room 101A

Parking permits are non-refundable and required for all students registered for credit or non-credit courses, including continuing education and leisure courses, who wish to park a vehicle on campus.

The deadline for having a parking permit is by the end of the first week of classes each term. Students who do not have a parking permit after this date will be issued $15 parking citations by EFSC Campus Security for each occurrence. Excessive parking violations by students shall be considered violations of the Student Code of Conduct and may be subject to discipline including, without limitation, loss of privilege to park on the campuses of EFSC, probation, suspension and expulsion from the College.

2017-2018 Parking Permits

All vehicles operated by students and employees in connection with attendance or employment at Eastern Florida State College MUST display a valid and current parking permit. Student permits expire each June 30, and a new permit must be purchased effective July 1.

Parking Permits give the registered holders the privilege of parking on campus, but do not guarantee the holder a desired parking space. The inability to find a desired parking space is not considered a valid excuse for violation of any parking regulation.

Multiple Vehicle Registrations: If multiple vehicles will be used on a frequent and continuous basis, a parking permit must be obtained for each vehicle.

Parking permits are now available through Titan Web Service's parking permit request system. Students registered for who wish to park a vehicle on any of EFSC's four campuses are encouraged to request your parking permit today.

Student Health

The College conforms to the American College Health Association's recommended standards for confidentiality of information pertaining to the medical situation of employees and students as presented in the Recommended Standards for a College Health Program, 4th edition, 1984. These standards include: ". . . no specific detailed information concerning complaints or diagnosis to be provided to faculty, administrators, or even parents without the expressed written permission of the patient in each case. This position with respect to health records is supported by amendment to the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974." Although Eastern Florida State College does not REQUIRE vaccination against meningococcal disease or Hepatitis B for students, EFSC strongly encourages everyone attending the College to be aware of the symptoms, risk factors, preventative measures, and treatment for these diseases. Health Sciences students should contact Health Sciences with questions regarding immunization requirements for clinical affiliates within the health sciences programs.

Smoking

Smoking of any tobacco product and electronic cigarettes are strictly prohibited within all College work areas, including conference rooms, classrooms, restrooms, stairwells and hallways. Smoking is not permitted at any of the clinical affiliate locations within the Health Science programs. Smoking is also prohibited in any vehicle (to include golf carts) the College owns, hires, or leases. Smoking on College property will only be allowed at designated smoking areas. Employees, students and visitors may use designated smoking areas only. Proper disposal of smoking material in the ash urns provided is required.