Safety and Security Act

Safety and Campus Security Act

HGTC maintains a secure college environment. The crime rate at HGTC has been low, as indicated by the statistics reported in Student Right to Know at www.hgtc.edu. It is the College’s goal to continue to ensure this secure environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors.

The College partners with Coastal Carolina University to provide public safety and general security for all three campuses. Campus security efforts are assisted by local law enforcement agencies: Conway Campus is assisted by the City of Conway Police Department and Horry County Police Department; Grand Strand Campus is assisted by the City of Myrtle Beach Police Department; and Georgetown Campus is assisted by the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Department.

Campus Security Act

The Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990 requires colleges and universities to collect and make available crime statistics for certain crimes committed on campus. Title II of the Act also calls for institutions to provide statistical data about the on-campus occurrence of certain criminal offenses that have been reported to campus security authorities or local police agencies. Also, Title II of the Act requires that institutions provide students information on institutional policies regarding security procedures and campus law enforcement, as well as a description of programs designed to inform students about crime prevention. The Federal Crime Report is filed in October each year and includes statistics for the previous calendar year. The report may be accessed at ope.ed.gov/security. A print copy of the current report is available upon request to the Office of Student Affairs on the Conway Campus. The current report may be viewed at Student Right to Know at www.hgtc.edu/ righttoknow.