Campus Safety and Security FAQ
How will I be notified in the event of an emergency on campus?
Trinty has multiple methods of emergency notification incorporated in its emergency plan, and depending on the circumstances the college will determine the best means of communicating an emergency notification.
In the event of an emergency requiring immediate action to be taken such as a tornado, or severe weather warning or crime on campus, an emergency message will be broadcast over the Emergency Notification System (ENS) public address system in each building. This system will inform you of the emergency and advise you what actions you need to take. Emergency messages can also be broadcast over the text messaging system students, faculty and staff can sign up for, email messages can also be sent over the Trollweb email system and, announcements and information can be detailed on the Trinity homepage “Campus Status” link.
Are there a lot of crimes committed on campus?
No, there are not, however, we know that any type of crime can occur on campus as we are not exempt from crime. We ask students to take responsibility for their own personal safety and be aware of their surroundings not only on campus, but also when they are off campus. We also ask residential students to lock their rooms when they are not there, in an effort to reduce the opportunity for someone to take their property when they are not around. It is the easiest thing to do to reduce the opportunity to become a victim.
How do I register my vehicle?
If you are a student you must register your vehicle. It can be done online at the link on the Trollweb menu.
Do I need to register my vehicle if I am a commuter or a part-time student?
All students attending Trinity regardless of how many credit hours you are taking, must register their vehicles.
I am a new student, where can I park on campus?
Please refer to the link “Where can I park my car?” on the campus Safety & Security website menu. Note that there are certain parking lots designated for faculty & staff which do not allow students to park there during the week. You cannot go wrong parking your car in the parking lot behind the maintenance building (lot H ) as it is a 24/7 student lot. Please acquaint yourself with the lot restrictions to avoid a parking ticket.
I am a commuter and all of the parking spaces are gone when I come to class where do you recommend looking for a good parking space?
Since there is no overnight parking in the north side of the chapel lot, there usually are spaces available there. Parking is usually available in the parking lot of the Bootsma Bookstore Café (BBC) from 6 am – midnight.
Can I park anywhere in the chapel lot anytime?
No, student overnight parking is only allowed on the west side of the chapel and not on weekends. Overnight is considered from 1am – 6am.
Why do you allow students to park in the lot on the west side of the Chapel, Tibstra and West Hall lots on some nights and not others?
In order to accommodate weekend events at the chapel, students may not park in the chapel lot from 5 p.m. on Friday through 9 p.m. on Sunday. In order to accommodate those vehicles moved from the Chapel lot, students are allowed to park in the West Hall and Tibstra lots from 5 p.m. on Friday - 9 p.m. on Sunday.
How do I get a senior class (yellow) sticker second semester, now that I have 90 credit hours, can I just go online and register for it?
No, if you do you will receive an automatic $50.00 charge for a second semester registration. You need to come to the security office (Tibstra Hall suite 25) during the day M-F and receive your senior sticker for a cost of $15.00 once we verify with the registrar’s office that you have the required 90 hours of credit.
I just got a parking ticket …what do I do now?
Do something…..don’t just think it will go away! You can pay the ticket at the downstairs Business office ( on the first floor of the Administration Building) or you have 10 days in which to file an appeal to the Ticket Appeal Committee. The committee meets weekly to consider all of the appeals and you will be contacted via email to let you know of their decision. If you do nothing with your ticket the fine will double after the 10 days and the fine will automatically be added onto your account at the business office.