Safety and Security
The campus employs a security force that serves both North Central State College and OSU-Mansfield. The Campus Security Office is located in Riedl Hall room 161. At this time, there are 6 security staff members to serve the campus 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Security staff members are trained in CPR/AED and First Aid.
The James W. Kehoe Center for Advanced Learning (Kehoe Center) in Shelby employs six in-house Security/Maintenance staff along with contracted security services. The Security Office is located on the first floor at the Shelby facility in room 100. The Shelby Police Department is the primary contact for police matters relative to the Kehoe Center.
The Security Department works closely with local and state law enforcement agencies to provide optimum services to the NC State/OSU-Mansfield Campus. The Ohio State Highway Patrol is the campus’ primary contact for police matters.
The College has partnered with the Ohio State University to post a video to inform our students, staff, and faculty the most effective ways to survive an active shooter scenario. Please note: this video contains disturbing content. “Run, Hide, Fight”.
Security officers promote the safety of persons and property on campus. They enforce both federal and state laws regulating underage drinking, use of controlled substances, weapons, and all other incidents requiring police assistance. The possession, use, and sale of alcoholic beverages (without legal permit) and/or illegal drugs is prohibited. Violations of this policy will be enforced. Officers patrol the campus 24 hours each day using marked security cars and foot patrols. Kehoe Center security staff use foot patrols to supervise that site. Our officers do not have arrest powers. They report police incidents to the appropriate law enforcement agency, assist in investigating traffic collisions, and assist in response to fires and medical emergencies. They will escort people to their cars upon request.
The campus houses two institutions: North Central State College (with approximately 3,100 students) and The Ohio State University at Mansfield (with approximately 1,600 students). Both institutions offer day and evening courses.
OSU-M employs 164 faculty and staff; NC State employs 300. Those involved in keeping the campus safe work in offices such as Campus Security, Department of Physical Plant, Housing, and Campus Life, which coordinates the drug and alcohol awareness program.
Crime prevention is the responsibility of the individual student or employee. While we make every effort to keep the campus safe by making sure grounds are well-lit, well-patrolled, and well-traveled, crime does occur. The campus publishes crime statistics so that students, faculty, staff, and visitors will be aware of the potential for crime. We subscribe to the philosophy that publicizing crime and campus safety information will only help make the campus safer.
Campus Polices for Reporting Crime or Emergencies
OSU-M/NC State encourages prompt, accurate reporting of crimes or suspicious incidents. Crimes, suspicious incidents, minor illness, or minor personal injury should be reported to Security by dialing 419-755-4346 or 419-755-4218. Students and staff at the Kehoe Center in Shelby should make these reports by dialing 419-755-5692 or 419-755-4855. At either location, critical and life threatening emergencies should be reported by dialing 911.
The Campus Security Office prepares the annual disclosure of Campus Crime Statistics. The data is obtained from campus security reports and the appropriate police departments.
Timely Warning Policy
The campus maintains a Timely Warning Policy to notify the campus community of reportable crime (including hate crimes), that have been reported to campus security authorities or local police agencies and that are considered by the institutions to represent a threat to students and employees. All crimes should be reported to Campus Security for the purpose of making timely warnings and the annual statistical disclosure. The Office of Campus Security will disseminate a timely warning to the campus community by using “Crime Alert” posters, e-mail, the campus newsletter, local news media and/or other mailings, as appropriate.
The campus does not accommodate confidential reporting. Since Ohio law provides that an individual who has personal knowledge of a felony and who fails to report that felony commits a crime, it is not feasible for NC State or OSU-M to implement this practice.
- Download Safety and Security Report (PDF), opens in a new window
Contains information about campus security including information about the escort service and important phone numbers. Also includes Crime Statistics.
- Download Emergency Procedures Handbook (PDF), opens in a new window
Emergency Procedures Handbook
Information for employees about handling emergency events.How to Deal with Disturbed or Disruptive Individuals
Disturbed or Disruptive Individuals
Helpful tips on what to do when you encounter an individual whose behavior is disruptive or who seems very distressed.Download Responding to Suicidal Students (PDF), opens in a new window
Responding to Suicidal Students
Helpful tips on what to do when you encounter an individual who may be suicidal.Go to Weather Closing
Students will be notified through the Mansfield Alert System if the college decides to close. An announcement will also be made on the college website and local media.
- Download Conduct/Behavioral Report Form (PDF), opens in a new window
Form to use to report a conduct or behavioral activity.Go to Student Complaint Form, opens in a new windowDownload Initiating a Student Complaint (PDF), opens in a new window
Student Complaint Form
Form for initiating a complaint for anything other than sexual discrimination or sexual harassment.Download Title IX Reporting (PDF), opens in a new window
Title IX Reporting
Procedures for initiating a complaint about sexual discrimination or sexual harassment.
- Go to Community Resources
These local agencies are available to help students with various mental health issues: stress, depression, suicidal thoughts, substance abuse and emotional trauma. Some services are free to NC State students.Go to Personal Counseling
The Student Assistance Program (SAP) services are confidential and provided by New Directions, a Mansfield, Ohio counseling agency.
- Download Policies and Procedures Manual (PDF), opens in a new window
Policies and Procedures Manual
Complete listing of NC State policies.Download Code of Student Conduct (PDF), opens in a new window
Code of Student Conduct
Student rights and responsibilities; as well as a system for handling the disciplinary process at the college.Go to Title IX
Information about sexual harassment and sexual discrimination and who to contact to report an offense.Go to Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act
Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act Information
Statement advising the campus community where law enforcement agency information concerning registered sex offenders may be obtained.Download Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act (PDF), opens in a new window
Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act
Federal law requires the College to implement this comprehensive substance and alcohol abuse policy.
- Download FERPA Information (PDF), opens in a new window
FERPA (Family Education Rights and Privacy Act) Information
Explains students rights with respect to their educational records.Download Release of Information Form (PDF), opens in a new window
Release of Information
Form for students to give consent to release educational records to employers, agencies, other colleges, etc.
- Download Parking Policy (PDF), opens in a new window
Information about parking a vehicle on campus.
Campus Security will escort people to their cars upon request.