Campus Safety, Security, and Emergencies
School Closing Procedures
In the event that classes are cancelled due to adverse weather conditions, please check the Maryville College website, www.maryvillecollege.edu, for detailed information. Additionally, area radio and TV stations will be notified by 7a.m. on the day in question. Announcements will be made on the following stations and/or their websites:
TV: WATE-TV6, WVLT-TV8, WBIR-TV10
Radio: FM 97.5, AM 1400, FM 95.7, FM 103.5, FM 107.7,
FM 93.1, FM 102.1, FM 94.3, FM 106.7, FM 95.7,
AM 990, FM 99.1, FM 98.7, FM 105.3, FM 91.9
Weather Related Class Delays
During the fall 2012 and spring 2013 semesters, a “Two-Hour Delayed Class Schedule” will be implemented in the event of inclement weather and/or poor road conditions in the early morning hours. January Term 2013 has a designated Snow Make-Up Day (January 26, 2013).
TWO-HOUR DELAYED SCHEDULE
|Regular Class Period||Delayed Class Period
LABS, APPLIED ART, BLOCK CLASSES
|Regular Class Period||Delayed Class Period
|Tuesday or Thursday, 8:00-10:50
|Monday or Wednesday, 2:00-5:00
|Tuesday or Thursday, 2:00-5:00
FOURTH DAYS, OTHER TR
|Regular Class Period||Delayed Class Period
|Regular Break Period||Delayed Break Period
|Normal Time||Delayed Time
|Normal Time||Delayed Time
Storm Safe Area Recommendations
Emergency Communications System (IRIS)
Maryville College is equipped with an emergency communications system that emails, texts, and calls students, faculty and staff in case of a campus emergency. In order for the system to remain up to date and accurate, report all changes to your personal contact information at the Security Office, Bartlett 116 or the Student Development Office, Bartlett 327.
Security is everyone’s responsibility. It is essential that questionable incidents, unlocked doors or windows, suspicious activity, or emergencies be reported on campus. Such reports should be made by dialing 865.981.8112 and not the local police. This line is monitored by Campus Security 24-hours a day. Local law enforcement authorities monitor all campus security radio transmissions and are available to assist on the campus at the request of security personnel. In order to assist in maintaining an orderly and safe campus environment, students must observe the following security measures:
- Do not enter locked rooms or buildings.
- Comply with all reasonable and lawful requests or directions of members of the faculty, administrative staff, residence hall staff, and other College employees fulfilling their duties.
- Do not provide false information to faculty, administrative staff, residence hall staff, and other College employees fulfilling their duties.
- Carry College ID at all times and show College ID cards when requested to do so by an official of the College or a member of the residence hall staff. In cases of disruptive behavior on campus, and when the security of members of the campus community and/or College property is threatened, Security officers will be called and they are authorized to immediately remove from campus those persons involved in such activity. Individuals removed from campus will be officially informed of the reason for such action and may be banned from campus.
- Do not prop open residence hall doors.
Staff Member on Duty (SMOD)
In order to assist campus security in providing coverage for students, the Residence Life staff monitors an emergency line 24-hours a day, 7-days per week. If an emergency arises, dial 865. 981.8112 or 865.981.8002 and a staff member will assist you.
Fire Safety Regulations
Fire safety regulations are for the safety and welfare of the College community. Misuse or abuse of fire extinguishers, fire hoses, fire doors, fire alarms, or other emergency equipment or the sounding of a false alarm is prohibited and considered a major violation of College policy, local fire codes, and statutory law. An incident report will be filed with Security for any of these violations.
Disregard of the following regulations will be sufficient grounds for severe disciplinary action.
- A student shall not disregard a fire alarm or refuse to evacuate a building during a drill or an actual fire.
- Tampering with fire equipment on campus constitutes a serious threat to the safety and welfare of the community. Any person(s) responsible for tampering with fire equipment, exit signs, smoke detectors or fire alarms will be subject to fines, dismissal and/or prosecution under all municipal and state laws. The minimum penalty for violations of campus safety will be a $1000 fine. When violators cannot be identified, the residents will share equally in the damage assessment for the public areas in their residence hall.
- Passageways and fire exits must remain clear at all times.
- Fire regulations also require that fire doors remain closed at all times.
- Candles cannot be burned in the residence halls. Candles with wicks that have never been burned are allowed. Incense is not allowed in the halls.
- Any prank involving flame or fire in a College building is prohibited. Students violating this regulation will be subject to suspension or dismissal.
- Setting off smoke bombs, which result in the activation of a building’s fire or smoke alarm, will result in a minimum fine of $1,000 and disciplinary action.
- Fireworks, flammable liquids, dangerous chemicals, or other explosives are expressly prohibited on campus other than in supervised classroom activities.
- Outdoor fires are not permitted on campus property, including campus woods and fields, without the written permission of the Director of Security.
- Using fire escapes in non-emergency situations is prohibited.
- The use of extension cords is prohibited. Instead, surge protectors with an on/off switch and a maximum of 15 amps may be used.
- The use of halogen light bulbs is prohibited.
- The covering of light fixtures or electrical outlets with any flammable material is prohibited.
- Smoking in all buildings is prohibited.
Security & Personal Property
Maryville College assumes no responsibility for students’ personal property. All students are urged to carry insurance on their personal property either through their parent’s homeowner or tenant policies or through policies of their own. If students are not presently covered by such a policy, coverage can be arranged through a request to an insurance agent. Below are some available resources.
Each student should maintain a personal inventory of items (TVs, DVD players, etc) including serial numbers. This is helpful in recovering lost or stolen items. On campus vehicles and residence hall room doors should be locked whenever the student is not present. In the event of theft, notify Campus Security at 865.981.8112.
MARYVILLE COLLEGE PARKING AND TRAFFIC REGULATIONS
The traffic and parking regulations of Maryville College are designed to provide a safe flow of traffic and to make the best use of parking facilities. To accomplish these goals, it is necessary for the entire College community to become familiar with the regulations and abide by them.
The Maryville College campus is located on 320 acres of land, much of which is wooded. The College community and the surrounding community use the College Woods for quiet walks, bicycling, picnics, and cross-country running trails. Motor vehicles are not permitted in the College Woods off of paved roads. Students found to be in violation of this policy will be subject to disciplinary action.
The following Traffic and Parking Regulations are posted on the College’s website and are also available in the Campus Security Office.
- All faculty, staff, and students (full- or part-time), who operate a vehicle on College property, regularly or occasionally, are required to obtain a parking decal. Vehicles may be registered online during the summer, during class registration, at the Security Office, Bartlett Hall 116, and at the Student Development Office, Bartlett Hall 327, between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
- The registration of all vehicles parked on campus is required, but registration is no guarantee of a parking space near the place where one works, resides, or attends classes. The responsibility of finding a legal parking space rests with the vehicle operator and lack of a parking space is not a valid excuse for violation of any parking regulations.
- Students must obtain a parking decal for each academic year or portion thereof.
- Parking decals for faculty and staff may be obtained at the time of employment or any time during the academic year.
- A parking decal must be displayed on the vehicle no later than the first day of classes of the new semester.
- The parking decal must be completely attached and displayed on the outside of the rear window in the lower left hand corner (driver’s side) of the registered vehicle. The parking decal must be permanently affixed to the outside of the vehicle and not taped to the inside of the window. The parking decal must be able to be read from the rear of the vehicle.
- Vehicles owned or driven by students may not be registered in the name of a faculty or staff member.
- Should a parking decal become mutilated or obliterated in any way, a new decal must be obtained at the Security Office in Bartlett Hall 116. When the remnants of the old decal are presented, a replacement decal will be issued free of cost.
- The parking decal holder is held responsible for all citations issued against the vehicle. Citations will not be excused on the plea that another person was driving the vehicle.
- The College assumes no financial responsibility for theft or damage to motor vehicles or their contents when the vehicle is parked or operated on campus or elsewhere.
- A change of license plates must be reported to Security within 48 hours of such change.
- If a student gets a new vehicle, he/she must bring the old parking decal and register the new vehicle with the Director of Security within 48 hours. There is no charge for the new decal.
Fees for vehicle registration:
Campus Resident Parking
Full Year/$50 – After Jan 1/$25
Full Year/$50 – After Jan 1/$25
Parking Permits and Parking Zones
Download Campus Parking Zone Map
The campus parking system is divided into zones. Listed below are the six parking zones. These parking zones are identified by the various colors also listed below. Each parking lot on campus has one or more of the color-coded signs indicating what type of parking decal is required to park in that particular zone.
Faculty/Staff (GREEN): These parking decals are issued to employees (non-students) of the College, or as authorized by the Director of Security. Holders of these parking decals may park in any area designated “Faculty and Staff” or Open parking.
Resident West (BLUE): These parking decals are issued only to students who live in Carnegie Hall and Beeson Village. Holders of these parking decals may park in areas designated as Residential West or Open parking.
Resident East (RED): These parking decals are issued only to students who live in Copeland Hall, Davis Hall, Gamble Hall, Gibson Hall, Lloyd Hall, and Pearsons Hall. Holders of these parking decals may park in areas designated as Residential East or Open parking.
Commuters (YELLOW): These parking decals are issued to commuters and students living in Court Street Apartments. Holders of these parking decals may park in any area designated as Commuter or Open parking.
Copeland Hall Freshmen (BROWN): These parking decals are issued only to freshmen students who live in Copeland Hall. Holders of these parking decals must park in the Brown Gravel Parking Lot below the practice football fields or Open parking.
Open Parking (ORANGE): These parking lots are signed as open parking and are open to parking vehicles with any color decal or no decal.
Visitor (TEMPORARY HANG TAG): The Office of Admissions, President’s Office, and Campus Security issue these parking permits. Visitors and individuals visiting/staying with Residents may park only in areas designated as Visitor and/or Open parking.
Motorcycle Parking: Owners of motorcycles will be issued a parking decal for the parking zone they are eligible for and will be required to park in the appropriate parking zone.
Official Handicapped Parking Permits are issued by the Blount County Clerk’s office in accordance with state law ($15 and a letter from a doctor). The Director of Security issues temporary “Campus Only” Handicapped Parking Permits.
Only vehicles displaying a Handicapped Permit or Temporary Handicapped Permit may park in “Reserved for Handicapped” parking spaces or any other areas designated for disabled persons such as an access ramp or curb cut.
A temporary permit is required if a student already has a vehicle that is permanently registered and brings a temporary vehicle on campus. A temporary parking permit must be obtained at the Security Office no later than the first business day after the vehicle is brought on campus. These permits are free of charge to the holder of a regular parking permit. When applying for a temporary permit, the following vehicle information must be provided: Make, model, color, year, license plate number and state.
Fine of $30 (plus a tow fee if vehicle is removed by towing)
- Parking in a reserved space without displaying a proper decal.
- Failure to display or properly display a parking decal.
- Parking out of zone.
- Parking a vehicle in a no parking zone.
- Parking in any manner that obstructs vehicular traffic.
- Parking in any manner that obstructs a crosswalk.
- Parking in a tow away zone.
- Parking in a loading zone, service driveway, or blocking a dumpster.
- Parking on campus while parking privileges are suspended.
- Moving any barricade or parking within any barricaded area.
- Parking in violation of the directions of a security officer.
- Parking on any lawn, curb, sidewalk, or other area set aside for pedestrians.
Fine of $50 (plus a tow fee if removed by towing)
- Using a forged, altered, stolen or fictitious parking decal.
- Parking in a Fire Lane or blocking a fire hydrant.
- Falsifying or altering vehicle registration information.
Fine $100 (plus a tow fee if removed by towing)
• Parking in a Handicap Space.
Payment of Fines and Penalties for Parking Violations
Citations will be issued to vehicles for violation of parking regulations. Fines for parking violations MUST BE PAID in person within 10 days at the Student Development Office in Bartlett Hall, 327 between 9 am - 4 pm Monday through Friday. Fines must be paid with cash, check, or debit/credit card only since these fines will not be added to student accounts.
1st Parking Citation
- $30 fine payable in person within 10 days
2nd Parking Citation
- $30 payable in person within 10 days
- Mandatory meeting with Chief of Security
3rd Parking Citation
- $30 payable in person within 10 days
- If fine is not paid within 10 days, the vehicle will be towed at the owner’s expense and the towing company will charge the owner a tow fee of $100 (amount of the towing fee is determined by the towing company).
- The vehicle that has been towed will not be released to the owner until all outstanding parking fines are paid.
- The towing company will charge the owner of the vehicle an impound fee of $30 per day for each day of storage. The owner of the vehicle may have his/her driving privileges revoked for repeated driving or parking violations. If an individual’s driving privileges are revoked, that individual may not operate any vehicle on Maryville College property.
After Hours Parking
Exception: Faculty/Staff Parking Areas
(5:00 pm - 7:30 am and Weekends)
Individuals may park in Faculty/Staff parking spaces (with the exception of those designated as Residence Life) between the hours of 5:00 pm and 7:30 am Monday thru Friday. They may also park in Faculty/Staff parking spaces all day Saturday and Sunday as long as the vehicle is removed from the parking space by 7:30 am Monday morning. Those vehicles not removed by the stated time will be cited and are subject to removal by towing.
NO EXCEPTIONS: Residence Halls
Vehicles with Red, Blue, or Brown decals must be parked in their respective parking area/color zone at ALL times. Failing to do so will result in a citation. There is no “after hours” exception in the Red and Blue parking areas.
Towing Policy at Owners Expense
A vehicle may be towed away if the owner or operator:
- Has three (3) or more unpaid parking / traffic tickets.
- Parks in any manner that obstructs a crosswalk.
- Parks in a loading zone, service driveway, or blocks a dumpster.
- Parks in a “No Parking” zone.
- Parks in a fire lane.
- Parks in a tow-away zone.
- Parks on campus while parking privileges are suspended.
- Moves any barricade, or parks in any barricaded area.
- Parks in a reserved space without displaying the proper parking decal.
- Parks in a “Reserved for Handicapped” space without displaying a proper permit or any other area designed for disabled persons such as an access ramp or curb cut.
- Violates the terms of a conditional release.
- Parks in violation of the directions of a security officer.
- Parks in any manner, which obstructs vehicular traffic.
A vehicle that has been removed by towing will be released if:
- The owner or operator of the vehicle pays the fees for all outstanding citations on the vehicle plus the commercial wrecker service fee.
- College Security authorizes the release of the vehicle.
The owner of the vehicle will be charged an impound fee of $30 per day by the towing company.
If the owner /operator of a vehicle appears at his/her vehicle after the wrecker has arrived, and the wrecker driver has made a hook-up, or signed the tow order for custody of the vehicle, the vehicle will not be towed away if the owner or operator of the vehicle completes all of the following:
- Presents proof of payment of all outstanding citations on the vehicle.
- Pays the wrecker driver a “hook-up” fee in lieu of towing.
- And moves the vehicle.
Suspension of Parking Privileges
The following violations could constitute the suspension of driving privileges on Maryville College property:
- Destruction of property by a motor vehicle.
- Tampering with impoundment equipment.
- Habitual offender.
- Excessive noise.
All violations involving registration of vehicles operated on the properties of the College are violations of College Parking and Traffic Regulations. Parking on campus is a privilege extended by the College, which may be withdrawn at the College’s option.
Appeal of a Citation
If a person receives a citation and believes it is unwarranted, he/she may appeal the citation by submitting a written appeal to the Director of Security within 10 days of the citation date. Copies of the “Parking and Traffic Application for Appeal” form are available in the Student Development Office in Bartlett Hall 327, and the Security Office in Bartlett Hall 116.
Every person operating a bicycle on College property must give the right-of-way to pedestrians at all times, keep to the right of the roadway, and obey all traffic signals.
Bicycles may not be parked on sidewalks or in College buildings at any time. Bicycles are to be parked in bicycle racks or chained to light poles or other stationary structures. Bicycles may not be left on porches or walkways and may not be chained to shrubs, art objects, handrails, or stairways.
Persons leaving bicycles parked at residence halls over the summer must obtain prior written permission from the Residence Life Coordinator (RLC). Bicycles left over the summer without the written permission of the RLC will be disposed of at the discretion of the College.
Bicycles parked in violation may be removed and impounded by any means necessary. A $10 fee will be charged to release impounded bicycles.
Maryville College Woods (MCW)
Please respect the following when visiting the MCW:
- Please stay on existing trails.
- Leave-no-trace: carry out what you carry in; engage in human-powered, low-impact activities.
- Please respect all plant and wildlife species. Do not remove any resource.
- No overnight stays or open fires.
- The MCW is an alcohol/drug/smoke free area.
- No motorized vehicles (unless authorized).
- Please obey all signage.
- Groups larger than 10 must notify the Office of Camps and Conference & Event Services* before arrival.
- Pets must be on a leash and remain on the trail and owners must clean up after pets.
- Bicycles are permitted in designated areas only.
Usage Guidelines for the Maryville College Woods have been created with the intention of protecting the natural ecosystem for study and enjoyment by future generations of Maryville students, faculty, staff, alumni and community guests. The College and its Environmental Forestry Advisory Committee (EFAC) ask that you follow the guidelines listed above. Please contact MC Security at 865.981.8112 with questions or comments about your visit to the Maryville College Woods.
* For groups wishing to visit the College Woods – contact Belinda Kenny, Director of Conferences & Event Services – 865.981.8014.
- The President of Maryville College approves these regulations.
- The College Security Department has the responsibility and the legal authority for the enforcement of the Traffic and Parking Regulations.
- The use, possession, and parking of an automobile while a student, employee, or visitor of Maryville College is considered a privilege. The abuse of that privilege will result in the denial of automobile use on Maryville College property.
- The College considers the use of a vehicle on campus a convenience and is not obligated to furnish unlimited parking space to accommodate all vehicles. The College will, however, attempt to provide a reasonable number of parking spaces in keeping with available resources. The purchase/possession of a parking permit in no way guarantees an individual a parking space on campus.
- Every person operating a motor vehicle on College property is held responsible for obeying all College traffic and parking regulations as well as all city and state parking and traffic regulations.
- The term “College property” is interpreted to include all properties under the control and jurisdiction of the Board of Directors of Maryville College.
- The term “Visitor” is interpreted to mean an individual with no official connections with the College as a student, faculty, staff member, or employee of private contractors assigned to Maryville College.
- Individually assigned visitor parking places are set aside for special interest areas of the College. College personnel, students, or employees of private contractors assigned to Maryville College may not utilize these spaces. These spaces are reserved for official visitors to the College.
- Handicapped parking is provided in many parking lots on campus. These spaces are reserved 24-hours a day, seven days a week for the holders of handicapped parking permits.
- If a vehicle becomes temporarily disabled and cannot be parked in its assigned area, it must be reported to Security. The fact that the vehicle is temporarily disabled will be recorded and an officer will either render assistance or authorize temporary parking. Temporary parking will only be authorized for 24-hours or less. If parking for a longer period is necessary, it must be renewed at 24-hour intervals. Temporary parking will not be authorized in areas that are not parking spaces (tow away or no parking zones, etc.) or in handicap parking.
- A permit may not be purchased for display on a disabled vehicle. For these purposes, a disabled vehicle is a vehicle that has been disabled for more than two weeks.
- Services such as “jump starts” are offered by Security as time permits. Security does not change flats, unlock cars, push or tow cars, or perform any major automotive service. Security officers will help find assistance when possible.
- The speed limit on campus roadways and thoroughfares is 20 mph; the speed limit within the parking lots is 10 mph.
- Vehicles are not to be operated in any manner so as to constitute vehicular/pedestrian traffic hazards or to impede the flow of vehicular or pedestrian traffic.
- Pedestrians on campus have the right of way at all times.
- Students, faculty and staff are expected to be familiar with and abide by these regulations at all times. The fact that a certain citation is not issued when a vehicle illegally parks does not mean or imply that the regulation or law is no longer in effect.
- Vehicles parked on campus, which are considered to be abandoned, will be towed.
- The responsibility for obtaining knowledge of all laws and regulations in force rests with the motor vehicle operator.
Always lock your vehicle and drive safely.