Lanier Technical College
2017 - 2018
Catalog and Student Handbook
Photo of Graduates
 
 
Statistics of Reported Crimes
At Lanier Technical College, the safety and well being of our students, faculty, and staff is always a top priority. In addition to support of various publics, many people are involved in keeping our campus safe and secure. However, a truly safe campus can only be achieved through the cooperation of all students, faculty, and staff. This flyer is part of our efforts to ensure this collaborative endeavor is effective. Our hope is that you will read it carefully and use the information to help ensure a safe environment for everyone at Lanier Technical College.

Campus Public Safety
We at Lanier Technical College strive to provide a safe and secure educational environment for our students, faculty, and staff. We provide professionally trained, licensed law enforcement officers to accommodate any and all safety and security needs.

Lanier Technical College adheres to and supports “20 U.S.C. 1092 (f) Disclosure of campus security policy and campus crime statistics” also known as the “The Clery Act”. This law mandates that Colleges and Universities receiving Federal Aid report on campus crimes every October. Furthermore, the law requires that this information be available to students.

Lanier Technical College keeps its crime reports for a period of three years and they are always available to students, faculty, and staff upon request. Additionally, the crime statistics are available on the College website (www.laniertech.edu), in the college Catalog and Student Handbook, and on a flyer available in the Student Affairs Division reception area at each campus.

Any questions or concerns related to safety and security should be reported to the security officer on duty or Paula Davidson in Administrative Services at 770-531-6310, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday, excluding holidays. To report any incident or crime on campus, call the switchboard at your respective campus or center. If after normal school hours, call 911.

General Information
Campus Security is equipped to handle any and all emergencies that occur on campus. This includes, but is not limited to, domestic situations, student misconduct, traffic flow, etc. Campus Security is also available for personal meetings with students, faculty, and staff, or others that have a need for law enforcement or related advice.

Crime Category FY 2011 FY 2012 FY 2013 FY 2014
Murder 0 0 0 0
Sex Offenses/Forcible or Non-forcible 0 0 0 0
Aggravated Assault 0 0 0 0
Burglary 1 0 0 0
Motor Vehicle Theft 0 0 0 0
Liquor Law Violations 0 0 0 0
Drug Law Violations 0 0 0 0
Weapons Possessions 0 0 0 0

The following non-Clery Act incidents occurred at one or more of Lanier Technical College’s campuses or centers in:
FY2011 – Thefts (7); Vandalism (2)
FY2012 – Thefts (6); Vandalism (2); (Unlawful Harassment (2)
FY2013 – Thefts (1)
FY2014 – (0)

The following incidents occurred at one or more public properties adjacent to one of Lanier Technical College’s campuses or centers in:
FY2011 – (0)
FY2012 – Burglary (1)
FY2013 – Simple Assault (1); Theft (3)
FY2014 – Robbery (1); Burglary (3); Motor Vehicle Theft (1); Drug Law Violations (2); Crime Involving Bodily Injury (1)

Notification of Sex Offenders
Information concerning registered sex offenders may be obtained at your local Sheriff’s department or at the following GBI website: http://gbi.georgia.gov/georgia-sex-offender-registry.

Policy on Mandatory Reporting of Crimes
Any student or staff member at Lanier Technical College who has reasonable cause to believe that a student or staff member has committed any of the following acts upon college property or at any college function may make a written incident report to the Student Affairs Division.

  • Aggravated assault (involves body dismemberment or disfiguration).
  • Sexual offenses (including rape, assault, and/or public indecency, etc.).
  • Carrying a deadly weapon at the college or at any college event (deadly weapons include explosive compounds, firearms, or a knife, designated for the purpose of offense and defense).
  • Possession, distribution, or use of controlled substances.
  • Threats to harm persons or property.
  • Damage to school property.

Drug Free Environment Statement
Lanier Technical College is concerned about the well being of its students and employees. Therefore, it recognizes that establishing a drug-free environment encourages student and employee productivity and promotes the accomplishments of the college’s mission and goals.

In accordance, the following is declared:

  • The use of illicit drugs and the unlawful possession and use of alcohol is wrong.
  • Standards of conduct prohibit the unlawful possession, use, distribution, of illicit drugs and alcohol by students or staff on college premises, or as a part of any school sponsored activity.
  • Information about drug and alcohol counseling, rehabilitation, and re-entry programs is available through the Student Affairs Division.
  • Disciplinary actions as outlined by the Catalog and Student Handbook will apply to students and the Technical College System of Georgia policy, as outlined in the Lanier Technical College Employee Handbook will apply to employees.

Health Emergency Procedure
In case of a health emergency, the following should be done:

  • Notify the closest administrative office of the medical emergency or call the switchboard at your respective Campus.
  • The appropriate administrator will assess the situation and
    • Call for emergency assistance if such action is warranted.
    • If the situation is not life threatening, or in the opinion of the administrator, the person with the emergency can make rational decisions, appropriate action will be taken in conjunction with the victim.
Student Insurance Claims
Students who require medical treatment for accidents/injuries that occur during their scheduled college hours must complete an Accident Report Form and return it to the Office of Student Affairs, to file a claim with their student insurance. If possible, an Accidental Injury/Service Provider Form should be taken to the medical facility at the time of treatment. Both of these forms can be obtained from instructors (forms are located on the Intranet) or from the Office of Student Affairs. When an itemized statement from the medical facility is received by the Office of Student Affairs, a claim form is completed and mailed to the insurance company. It is the responsibility of the company to determine benefits to be paid. Lanier Technical College’s contact for student insurance is Ruth Perry, at 770-531-2729.


Emergency Procedures
Emergency procedures are outlined in the Catalog and Student Handbook located on the college website at www.laniertech.edu.


Alert System
Lanier Technical College utilizes the E2Campus for emergency notifications. The E2Campus system is a
notification system utilized to communicate with the College's students and employees should an emergency situation arise. This system is only used in safety/health emergency situations and to announce the closing of the College for inclement weather. Students and employees may choose to sign up to receive these notifications by text message and/or email through the Lanier Technical College website (www.laniertech.edu). Although the registration for the system is not mandatory, the College encourages all students and employees to sign up for these notifications. The President, Vice Presidents and Deans of the College may initiate and send these notifications. The President will generally evaluate the situation and determine if the situation warrants that a notification be sent. If the President is not available, the Vice President or Dean in the administrative role at the time the emergency occurs will make that determination. The notification will be sent as soon as possible if it is determined that the emergency may affect the safety and/or health of the students and employees. If the situation extends to the larger community, the President or his designee will inform the appropriate authorities as necessary. The Vice President of Technology sends a test alert annually to verify that the system is working properly.


Health, Safety, and Physical Operation Plans
The Health and Safety Plan and the Physical Operation Plan are available to students by calling the Office of the Vice President of Administrative Services at 770-531-6310.


Statement of Equal Opportunity
As set forth in its Catalog and Student Handbook, Lanier Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, religion, disability, age, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, disabled veteran, veteran of the Vietnam Era, or citizenship status (except in those special circumstances permitted or mandated by law).

 
Equity Coordinator for the College &
Sexual Harassment Officer for Students
Nancy Beaver, Vice President for Student Affairs
Building 200, Office 201-I
770.531.2558
nbeaver@laniertech.edu
Section 504/ADA Coordinator
Mallory Safley, Coordinator of Disability Services
Building 200, Office 204-F
770.531.6330
msafley@laniertech.edu
 
Lanier Technical College as a constituent of the Technical College System of Georgia does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, religion, disability, age, political affiliation or belief, disabled veteran, veteran of the Vietnam Era or citizenship status, (except in those special circumstances permitted or mandated by law). This nondiscrimination policy encompasses the operation of all education programs and activities including admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other Department and Technical College-administered programs, including any Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA) Title I financed programs. It also encompasses the employment of personnel and contracting for goods and services.

The Technical College System and Technical Colleges shall promote the realization of equal opportunity through a positive continuing program of specific practices designed to ensure the full realization of equal opportunity.