Access and Maintenance of Campus Facilities
The dean, director, or department head is responsible for determining access to facilities under their control. The San Jacinto College Police Department’s Crime Prevention Unit, upon request, will prepare a security survey of the facilities to determine security coverage and appropriate access control. It is unlawful for any person to trespass on the grounds of any state of Texas institution of higher education of this state or to damage or deface any of the buildings, statues, monuments, memorials, trees, shrubs, grasses, or flowers on the grounds of any state institutions of higher education. (Texas Education Code Section 51.204)
The governing board of a state institution of higher education or its authorized representatives may refuse to allow persons having no legitimate business to enter on property under the board’s control, and may remove any person from the property on his or her refusal to leave peaceably on request. Identification may be required of any person on the property. (Texas Education Code Section 51.209)
The Maintenance Department at San Jacinto College maintains the buildings, grounds, utility systems, and custodial services for the College campuses. They provide electricity, running water, waste disposal, landscape maintenance, building/office renovation, custodial services, and emergency repairs. Faculty and staff are encouraged to report maintenance problems.
Police personnel closely monitor any security-related maintenance problems after hours, and report their findings to the appropriate college official. If necessary, they will stand by until the problem is corrected.
The San Jacinto College Police Department routinely surveys campus lighting nightly and monitors those areas having defective fixtures and reports the deficiencies to the appropriate personnel for corrective action. The operations of the emergency telephones are checked on a scheduled periodic basis.