To deter crime and assist the Marygrove College Campus Safety Department in protecting: 

  • The safety and property of the College community.
  • The applicable legal and privacy interests of the College and College community. 


This policy applies to students, faculty, employees, contractors, consultants, temporary help and other workers at Marygrove College, including all personnel affiliated with third parties who use surveillance cameras in College facilities, and/or conduct surveillance monitoring and recording.

This policy does not apply to:

  • The use of surveillance cameras or other surveillance conduct during criminal investigations, by the Marygrove College Campus Safety Department or by local, state or federal law enforcement agencies.
  • Legitimate academic uses of surveillance cameras approved by the College’s Senior Administration for the protection of the college community.


  1. Surveillance Camera

Any item, system, camera, technology device, communications device used alone or in conjunction with a network for the purpose of gathering, monitoring, recording or storing an image or images of College facilities and/or people in College facilities.

Images captured by surveillance cameras may be real-time or preserved for review at a later date. Such devices may include, but are not limited to the following:

  1. Close-circuit television
  2. Web cameras
  3. Real-time surveillance systems
  4. Computerized visual monitoring
  5. Cell phone with cameras
  1. Surveillance Monitoring or Recording

Using surveillance cameras or other related technology to observe, review or store visual images for the purpose of deterring crime and protecting the safety and security of the Marygrove College community.

  1. College Facilities

All College areas on College-owned, leased or controlled property, both internal and external, including offices, common spaces, labs and other areas.


Marygrove College is committed to enhancing the quality of campus life by integrating the best security practices with state-of-the-art technology. The College’s use of surveillance cameras for surveillance monitoring or recording must be:

  • Conducted in a professional, ethical, and legal manner.
  • Compliant with Marygrove College Administrative Policies and Procedures.
  • Limited to uses that do not violate a person’s reasonable expectation of privacy, as defined by current legal standards applicable to private colleges and universities.


  • Installation and/or placement of surveillance cameras in College facilities must be approved by the President, appropriate College Vice President and the Director of Campus Safety.
  • Only College personnel designated by the President, appropriate College Vice President and Director of Campus Safety, will have access to the images captured by surveillance monitoring or recordings. 
  • All existing uses of surveillance cameras and surveillance monitoring or recording, subject to this policy, must be in compliance with this policy.  A request to continue using the existing surveillance cameras will be submitted to the President, appropriate Vice President or Director of Campus Safety.  Network connectivity for surveillance monitoring or recording must comply with College policies.

Violations of these procedures may result in disciplinary action in accordance with the policies, contracts, rules and regulations governing College employees.


The Campus Safety Department will train designated personnel on the responsible use of the information and technology. Designated personnel will also be supervised by a specific supervisor, with periodic review performed by the Director of Campus Safety or his/her designee.

Retention and Release of Information

  • The Campus Safety Department will retain images obtained through surveillance monitoring or recording for a length of time deemed appropriate for the purpose of monitoring, but not to exceed 90 days, unless such images have historical value, or are being used for a criminal investigation. Any questions regarding the retention of these images should be directed to the Director of Campus Safety.
  • Only the President, appropriate Vice President and Director of Campus Safety can authorize the release of information and results obtained through surveillance monitoring or recording. All external requests for the release of information and results obtained through surveillance monitoring or recording must be approved by Marygrove College’s General Counsel’s Office.
  • Information obtained in violation of this policy cannot be used in any disciplinary proceeding against any College employee, faculty member or student.


To inform the Marygrove College community that timely safety warnings will be used to alert the College community of criminal activity that may pose a safety threat on and around campus.


This policy applies to students, employees, faculty, contractors, consultants, temporary help and other workers at Marygrove College, including all personnel affiliated with third parties.


The Campus Safety Department will issue timely safety warnings to the Marygrove Community about crimes on and around our campus. For purposes of this policy, “timely” generally means within 24 hours after an incident has been brought to the attention of a campus safety authority, as defined in the Jeanne Clery Act. The Campus Safety Department will also maintain compliance with all applicable provisions of the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act as mandated by the United States Department of Education.


  • The Director of Campus Safety or his/her designee is responsible for consulting with department staff, local police department(s) and other campus authorities, as deemed necessary, to determine, on a case-by-case basis, when a safety warning should be issued to the campus community.
  • In keeping with the Clery Act, a safety warning will be issued by the College if the incident meets the following criteria:
  1. It is identified as a Clery Act crime (murder, non-negligent manslaughter, aggravated assault, robbery, forcible sex offenses, forcible rape, forcible sodomy, sexual assault with an object, and burglary); and
  2. It is considered to represent a serious or continuing threat to students, faculty, staff or visitors.
  • Safety warnings for non-Clery Act crimes will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis, considering both the frequency of the offense and the likelihood for reoccurrence.
  • The Director of Campus Safety or his/her designee will approve these alerts. In his/her absence, the Provost or his/her designee will approve these alerts.

When a safety warning is issued, the issuing authority must immediately notify representatives of the Dean of Students office, Communications Department, Campus Safety Dispatcher and other necessary administration of Marygrove College. Notification shall also be issued to local police departments, if applicable.

  • The subject line of the safety warning will contain the phrase “timely notification” or “safety warning” depending on the severity of the threat. The notification will include the following information as required by the Clery Act:
  • When safety warnings are issued, a corresponding Timely Notification Action Report will be completed and filed in the Clery Annual Retention file with copies of the safety warning included. (In juvenile case reports, a copy of the associated incident report(s) will also be attached.)
  • In juvenile case reports, an annotation will be placed in the “Miscellaneous Comments/Information” section on the Timely Notification Action Report identifying the location of the related case report (i.e. juvenile records file cabinet).
  • When a safety warning should have been issued but was not, the Timely Notification Action Report will document the reason why.
  • Methods for sharing safety warnings alerts include, but are not limited to: email, posting hard copies in public areas, posting on College and Campus Safety Web sites, and via local media outlets.
  • Once a safety warning alert is issued, it should be posted, for at least sixty (60) days, in a conspicuous location in the Campus Safety Department Office for public view. 
  • Updates on the status of the underlying crime and safety warning will be shared as soon as possible.


  • Corresponding college case number (i.e. MGC Case Number: 2008-01)
  • A short description of the crime or incident including the time, date, location, reported offense, suspect description, weapon used (if any), suspect vehicle (if any) and method of operation (MO) used to facilitate the crime. 
  • Personal safety information to assist the College community in protecting themselves from becoming victims of a similar crime and promote overall safety for the campus community.



  • Members of the College community who know of a crime or other serious incident should report that incident as soon as possible to the Campus Safety Department so the Department can determine whether or not to issue an alert.
  • Other campus safety personnel or college administrators will notify the Director of Campus Safety if they receive reports about crimes or serious incidents.

The safety committee consists of staff, faculty and students who meet and talk about safety issues facing the Marygrove community. It meets on the third Tuesday of each month from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the faculty lounge.


Here is a list of things you can do to help make yourself safer.

  • Do not walk alone at night
  • Use the buddy system or call Campus Safety for escorts
  • Keep purses and other property with you at all times
  • Report all suspicious persons to Campus Safety
  • Always keep doors and windows locked
  • Carry a whistle or a personal alarm
  • Park in a well lit area
  • In an elevator, stand near the controls if you feel threatened hit the alarm
  • Stay alert at all times.

There are several parking lots on campus for faculty, staff, and students, but there are rules and regulations to use them.

Parking Permits
Faculty, staff and students need to purchase a parking permit to park in the parking lots. Parking permits cost $15 per semester ($30 per year). The parking permits are little plastic signs, and people are required to hang them from the rearview mirrors in their cars where they are visible. Parking permits can be purchased in the Campus Security office which is the Liberal Arts building room 130 which is a small office to the side of the main doors in the Liberal Arts building.

Parking Violations
There are places on campus where it is against the rule to park. Cars parked there will be ticketed. The fines for parking violations are:

  • $25 - Parked in handicapped spot
  • $15 - Parked in fire lane
  • $15 - Parked blocking a fire hydrant
  • $10 - All other violations (for example, failure to obtain a parking permit)

Students who are ticketed will have the amount charged to their account. If a student feels that a ticket was issued incorrectly, they have ten days to appeal the ticket by scheduling a hearing with the director of Campus Safety. At the hearing, a panel of three members from the Safety Committee will hear the student’s appeal and dismiss the ticket or make the student pay.

The Parking Enforcement Unit of the Detroit Police Department will issue tickets to chronic violators of Marygrove’s parking policy. Payment for these tickets will have to be made to the City of Detroit.