Campus Security

The security of our campus is of utmost importance. Should you ever be concerned about your safety, please contact Safety and Security.

  • For emergencies, call ext. 555 (recorded 24 hours a day).
  • Red emergency phones are located in the Field House, on East Campus, and in the parking garage.
  • For non-emergencies, call HELP (ext. 4357).
  • From a cell phone or off campus, call (850) 479-6595.
  • A link to contact Security is available on the MyPCC app.

Notice of Liability

Pensacola Christian College is not liable for damage to any personal belongings of students under any circumstances including the event of a catastrophe such as but not limited to windstorm, flood, hail, riot, riot attending a strike, civil commotion, explosion, fire, smoke, and vehicle or aircraft accident. Neither is Pensacola Christian College liable for theft of personal belongings of students, staff, or faculty.

PCC Cards

Your PCC Card serves as a campus access card to the residence halls and your room, dining facilities, the Sports Center, and other areas. Only the person whose name appears on the card is authorized to use it, with the exception of picking up meals for a student who is checked in sick. If you lose your card, go to the PCC Card Office (AC 113) during office hours for a replacement (charged to your college account). See the Information Desk on weekends or evenings if you need a replacement card. PCC Cards from previous years should not be used.

Vehicles on Campus

All motorized vehicles driven on campus by a student must be registered at Check-In or with Safety and Security and must display a current parking permit. Trailers and recreational vehicles should be kept/stored off campus. State vehicle registration and proof of insurance must be current. Failure to abide by campus vehicle regulations may result in demerits, fines, and/or a loss of vehicle privileges.

Traffic tickets, automobile accidents, or other events involving law enforcement should be reported to the Student Life Office within 24 hours of the occurrence.

  • The speed limit on campus is 15 mph.
  • Men and women should not be in each other’s parking areas.
  • Residence hall students with vehicles are assigned a parking space. As space is available, brothers and sisters who share a vehicle will be assigned a space accessible to both.

Bicycles

Bicycles must be registered. Parking on campus should only be in designated bike racks, and bicycles should be secured with a lock.

Pedestrian Safety

Due to the large number of students on campus, it is important to follow safety guidelines.

  • When walking west toward PCA, the Print shop, or St. John Building, use Brent Lane or St. John Street, abide by all railroad signals, and cross the tracks only at the designated railroad crossing. Do not walk, run, or bike under the Brent Lane overpass or on the dirt road by the railroad tracks.
  • If there is a train on the tracks, do not hop over train cars or go between them even if the train is stopped. Do not stand close to the tracks or ever walk down the tracks to try to pass behind or in front of a train. If a train is stopped for a significant length of time, prohibiting your getting to work, call Safety and Security (850-479-6595).
  • For safety, it is recommended that students do not walk or run off campus after dark.
  • Please use sidewalks and crosswalks on campus and do not walk in the street. Pedestrians are to yield to all vehicles on campus.
  • Students walking on/off campus must do so via the pedestrian tap gates using their PCC Cards for access.
  • Skateboards, hoverboards, longboards, recreational scooters, roller shoes, and inline skates are not permitted for use on campus.
  • Pedestrian access to the upper levels of the parking garage is by stairways only.
  • Students may not climb fences on campus.

Emergencies

Emergency Alerts

In the event of an emergency, PCC uses an alert system to deliver prompt messages to students through multiple communication channels. At the start of each school year, students are asked to update personal contact numbers and subscribe cell phone numbers for alerts. This system keeps students informed as necessary should an emergency occur.

Fire Evacuation
  • When the fire alarm sounds, exit the building immediately using the nearest stairway. Do not use elevators.
  • The fire evacuation route is posted near the door of each classroom and in each room that does not have a direct exit.
  • If you discover smoke or fire in any facility, remain calm, pull the closest alarm, and evacuate the building.
  • Never attempt to fight a fire yourself.
Lockdowns

In the event of severe weather or another emergency resulting in a lockdown, you will be instructed regarding appropriate procedures to follow. Be attentive and prompt in responding to these directions.

Security and Safety Equipment

Alarmed doors are clearly labeled and are not to be used except in an emergency. Tampering with any safety or security equipment is considered a serious offense.

Concern for Other Students

A student’s safety may be protected in various ways by the help of his friends. As a part of a caring, Christian student body, you should be alert to the safety and well-being of other students both on and off campus. Should you have a concern about another student’s health, wellbeing, or whereabouts, notify your Residence Assistant, Assistant Residence Manager, Residence Manager, or other Student Life personnel. PCC cares greatly about both residence hall and town students and can help in different ways when made aware of a concern.

Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Pensacola Christian College is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for all students, staff, and guests. To mitigate risks to individuals and organizations potentially affected by Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), and to provide a reasonable expectation of privacy, the use of drones and other UAS for recreational purposes is prohibited on the campus of PCC. Anyone who seeks to operate UAS on campus or at any College-sponsored event or activity for College purposes must receive advanced approval in accordance with this policy and comply with all restrictions.