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Campus Access Policy

Otis College of Art and Design is an independent college, and its facilities, buildings, properties, and grounds (hereafter “campus”) are private property. Access to the Otis College campus, including the Goldsmith Campus and all off-site locations, is permitted only with Otis College’s consent, which may be withdrawn at any time for any reason.

For the purposes of this policy, individuals who are given a  Stay Away letter are prohibited from entering the Otis College campus. Individuals who fail to comply with the Stay Away letter will be arrested and charged with trespassing, as per California Penal Code 602.
Otis Visitors
Upon request, visitors to campus are required to provide an officially recognized form of photo identification to the Security Officer and to state the purpose of the visit. Visitors who fail to comply with the Security Officer's request will be required to leave campus immediately. A Stay Away letter will be issued to any visitor who refuses to leave campus when requested to do so by the Security Officer or who commits a crime, is involved in any type of criminal activity, and/or violates College policy. Visitors who are minors (under the age of 18) are not permitted on campus unless engaged in appropriate activities as prospective students or accompanied by an adult.
 
The college is open to visitors during regular business hours. The college is closed from 10pm to 7am. After hour visitors must check in with Campus Security located on the first floor of the academic wing. After hour visitors must be accompanied by an Otis Community member of student.
Otis Community Members
Upon request, Otis community members are required to provide an Otis College I.D. or other officially recognized form of photo identification to the Security Officer. Otis community members who fail to comply with the Security Officer's request will be required to leave campus if the Security Officer (1) is able to document a health and/or safety risk that requires such an action and (2) has received approval from the Chief of Safety & Security, Associate Dean of Student Affairs, Provost, Vice Presidents, or President. A Stay Away letter may be issued to Otis community members only with prior written approval.
 
A Trespass Notice will be issued to any person under a Stay Away letter who returns to campus without written permission. For the purposes of this policy, the Associate Dean of Student Affairs and the Vice President of Human Resources and Development may appoint a designee to act on their behalf.
 

Stay Away Notices

 

Students may be issued a stay away notice for campus by order of the Dean of Student Affairs; employees may be issued a stay away notice for campus by order of Human Resources. Individuals who are issued a stay away notice are prohibited from entering the Otis College campus or participating in Otis College activities on or off campus. Individuals who fail to comply with a stay away notice will be given a Trespass Notice.

 

To execute a stay away notice, the Dean of Student Affairs or Human Resources notifies the Chief Safety & Security Officer, who in turn notifies Campus Security. The Campus Security administers and supervises the stay away notice until such time as the student or employee returns to good standing in the College community, as determined by the Dean of Student Affairs in the case of students and Human Resources in the case of employees. Persons under a stay away notice may visit campus for brief periods only by written permission of the Chief Safety & Security Officer, the Dean of Student Affairs (for students), or Human Resources (for employees). A Trespass Notice will be issued to any person under a stay away notice who returns to campus without written permission. The Dean of Student Affairs and Human Resources may appoint a designee to act on their behalf.
 
Rescinding a Stay Away letter
Only the Chief of Safety & Security, the Vice President for Student Success, the Vice President for Administrative and Financial Services, the Vice President of Human Resources and Development or the President may rescind a Trespass Notice.