The College takes seriously the safety and security of its students and employees. After normal school hours, the College employs security guards on campus; in addition, the Music Department employs a student monitor who is responsible for Thayer in the evenings. If a security guard or student monitor makes a reasonable request of a student or family member who is waiting in the building, cooperation is expected. No one is allowed in the building after hours, even if a door or window is found unlocked.
The College maintains exit lights, emergency lights and smoke detectors, but everyone using the building needs to be aware of the location of safety exits.
There is no smoking allowed in the building, nor any type of open flame vessel such as candles, matches, cigarette lighters, etc.
The sign-in system for children eighth grade and below will ensure that in case of emergency, these children will be located and properly assisted by emergency personnel.
Another safeguard to our TPAC students is the guest sign-in procedure. This applies to those who enter the building for reasons other than lessons, rehearsals, or concerts (not applicable to parents or family members who accompany students to lessons.) These guests must state their purpose and abide by TPAC and college rules.
Protection of personal property is the responsibility of the student. Atlantic Union College and its subsidiaries are not responsible for lost or stolen items.
Please keep all personal items (i.e. wallet, purse, backpack, musical instruments, etc.) with you at all times or see that they are securely locked. In the case of a theft of personal items, the Thayer Office should be notified and an incident report will be filled out.
Incidents of personal injury should also be reported to the Thayer Office and an accident report filled out. The office has a supply of band-aids; however anything serious may require a call to 911 or at times the college nurse may be of assistance