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Safety

Emergency Telephone Numbers

Emergencies 911
Fire Department 911
Police 911
Ambulance (Paramedic) 911
Accidents / Injuries 911
Operator 0

Report all crimes and incidents to Facilities Services
(541) 506-6071
(541) 300-1205 after hours

Crime Prevention and Campus Safety Tips

Campus safety begins with each member of the campus community educating themselves, taking precautions, and being aware of preventive measures. Facilities Services is available to meet with individuals and groups to discuss safety, crime prevention methods and related issues.

Most incidents on campus can be avoided by taking basic precautions, such as walking in pairs at night, locking all offices and car doors, and not leaving personal valuables unattended.

Columbia Gorge Community College (CGCC) is dedicated to providing a safe and secure environment. The goal is to provide assistance and security for people on campus, protection of college and personal property, traffic control, visitor assistance, operation of a lost and found function, loss prevention and loss reporting, identification of safety hazards, training and orientation of employees and students.

Personal Safety

  • Always be aware of your surroundings and those people who are near you.
  • Report any suspicious persons and activities to the Chief Student Services Officer or other administrative staff.
  • Report any non-operating lighting to Facilities Services and non-operating street lights to city offices.
  • When you leave your class to walk to your car, especially at night, walk with a class mate. Include college instructors and staff in this "buddy system."

Personal Property

  • Never leave your property unattended.
  • Engrave your personal items (bikes, calculators, etc.) with your driver's license number.
  • Keep a written record of valuables, including descriptions and serial numbers. These are proof that the property is yours and will aid in the reporting process and recovery.
  • Always report missing or stolen property immediately to the Chief Student Services Officer.
  • Use a locking device on your bicycle.

Vehicle Safety

  • Park in one of the lighted parking areas.
  • Lock your vehicle and close all windows.
  • Never leave items inside your vehicle.
  • Never store or hide a spare key in or on your vehicle.
  • Engrave accessories inside your vehicle with your driver's license number.

Evacuation Procedures

  1. Be aware of all marked exits from your area and building.
  2. Columbia Gorge Community College has a single alarm system, the Fire Alarm System.
  3. The alarm system is activated by a smoke/heat detector, or by pulling an alarm station.
  4. The alarm system will be activated by staff in the event of fires, smoke, hazardous materials spill, or other problems requiring evacuation of the facility. Exception: In the event of an earthquake, there is a reasonable likelihood the fire alarm system will be activated. If an earthquake does occur, remain in the building (away from the windows) unless you smell chemicals or smoke.
  5. The elevators should not be used if there is any indication of fire or earth movement. Under other circumstances the elevators must be reserved for persons who are handicapped.
  6. Instructors and supervisors are responsible for evacuating all handicap personnel.
  7. Instructors and supervisors have the responsibility of assuring that all students and staff assembly area as indicated below.
  8. Once evacuated by the nearest fire exit, proceed to the designated safe area.
  9. Outside, proceed to a clear area that is at least 300 feet away from the affected building.
  10. Keep walkways and roadways clear for emergency vehicles access.
  11. Remain in the assembly area until you hear the "all clear" announcement from a uniformed Public Safety Officer, or College Administrator.

The Dalles Campus Designated Safe Areas

  Building 1 Building 2 Building 3 (HSB) Building 4
North Front lawn well beyond flag pole Far side of West parking lot Amphitheater area East end of lower parking lot
South Grassy area between Scenic Dr. and lower parking lot Far side of West parking lot West to far side of main parking lot East end of lower parking lot
East Grassy area between Scenic Dr. and lower parking lot Amphitheater area Amphitheater area East end of lower parking lot
West Front lawn well beyond flag pole Far side of West parking lot West to far side of main parking lot East end of lower parking lot

Hood River - Indian Creek Campus Designated Safe Areas

  • Back of the Building: CGCC sign at top of entrance
  • Front of Building: Farthest south/west corner of the parking lot

Clery Act Information

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (20 USC § 1092(f)) is the landmark federal law, originally known as the Campus Security Act, that requires colleges and universities across the United States to disclose information about crime on and around their campuses.

  • Institutions must publish an annual report disclosing campus security policies and three years worth of selected crime statistics.
  • Institutions must make timely warnings to the campus community about crimes that pose an ongoing threat to students and employees.
  • Each institution with a police or security department must have a public crime log.
  • The U.S. Department of Education centrally collects and disseminates the crime statistics.
  • Campus community sexual assault victims are assured of certain basic rights.
  • Institutions that fail to comply may be fined or lose eligibility to participate in federal student aid programs.

Annual Disclosure

Facilities Services has the responsibility of gathering the data used to prepare the annual campus crime statistics. In the case of college departments, the data is gathered the same day that is reported to Facilities Services. The data is obtained annually from The Dalles City Police and the Hood River Sheriff's Office and compared with the data gathered at the College. The resulting data is used to prepare the annual crime statistics report.

Crime Statistics