Trinity Baptist College takes the safety of its students very seriously
We take precautions to make our campus a place where our students feel secure, safe, and free from fear of harm. As you would expect, this includes (but is not limited to) a 24-hour campus security team, surveillance cameras, and ID key-card restricted access to academic buildings and dormitories. Resident Assistants are CPR certified and receive training in mediation, confrontation, and crisis situations.
However, physical safety is only one side of the coin. Just as we believe in developing the whole student, we also believe in guarding the physical, spiritual, emotional, and mental safety of our student body. This means that we have a strict no-drugs, no-alcohol campus-wide policy. We also hold to rules of conduct based upon scripture and common sense that allow for personal freedoms but also provide barriers to harmful and/or immoral choices and behaviors. Additionally, our student body actively participates in small-group settings that focus on encouraging personal accountability and spiritual growth.
Visitor Check-in Policy
Trinity Baptist College is considered an open campus, meaning that visitors can freely enter and explore public areas without formal check-in procedures. However, access to certain buildings or facilities might still be restricted, and visitors could be asked to check in. If you are planning on visiting within areas that require staff/student ID entry, please see the welcome desk to sign in.
Report An Incident On Campus
Trinity Baptist College is committed to educational excellence, and holds in high regard the respect and worth of all students as made in the image of God. All students, faculty, staff and visitors have the right to a safe environment. Help us make Trinity Baptist College a safer place to live, learn, and enjoy. If you are a victim of, or a witness to an incident on campus, we urge you to make a report.
Annual Security Report Availability
Trinity Baptist College’s annual security report is now available. This report is required by federal law and contains policy statements and crime statistics for the school. The policy statements address the school’s policies, procedures and programs concerning safety and security, for example, policies for responding to emergency situations and sexual offenses. Three years’ worth of statistics are included for certain types of crimes that were reported to have occurred on campus, in or on off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the school and on public property within or immediately adjacent to the campus.
You may also request a paper copy from the Student Services Office during normal business hours Monday-Friday.
The Florida Legislature has passed a law that requires Florida educational institutions, both private and public, to include sex offender registry information in new student and employee orientation and on the institution’s website. The web site can be located at https://offender.fdle.state.fl.us/offender/homepage.do. Their toll free number is: 1-888-357-7332. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this law, please contact TBC Security at 904-596-2444.
All members of the Trinity Baptist College community have the right to make a report to the TBC Title IX Coordinator, local law enforcement, and/or state police or choose not to report; to report the incident to TBC; to be protected by TBC from retaliation for reporting an incident; and to receive assistance and resources from TBC.
For sexual and related misconduct—including gender-based harassment, sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic and dating violence, stalking, sexual exploitation, or other forms of sexual misconduct—report the incident through the following options:
- By contacting the TBC’s Title IX Coordinator by telephone, email, or in person during regular office hours.
- By emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Submit an incident report online.
- By contacting Trinity Baptist Counseling Center (904) 596-2491.
- By contacting the TBC Campus Security Department at (904) 596-2444 or 911 for emergency assistance.
- By contacting the TBC’s Title IX Coordinator by telephone, email, or in person during regular office hours (see contact information below).
TBC encourages individuals to seek assistance for incidents involving gender-based harassment, sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic and dating violence, stalking, sexual exploitation, or other forms of sexual misconduct. TBC provides a variety of reporting options so that each person may choose a path for response that is best suited to their particular situation. TBC’s procedures are intended to protect the rights of the complaining party (“the complainant”), the accused (“the respondent”), and the community.
Any allegation of sexual or related misconduct, including gender-based harassment, sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic and dating violence, stalking, sexual exploitation, or other forms of sexual misconduct brought against a TBC student, staff, or faculty member will be taken seriously.
Students should be aware that all disclosures of gender-based harassment, sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic and dating violence, stalking, sexual exploitation, or other forms of sexual misconduct to a staff or faculty member will be reported to the Title IX Coordinator.
All TBC offices and employees who cannot guarantee confidentiality will maintain your privacy to the greatest extent possible. The information you provide to a nonconfidential resource will be relayed only as necessary for the Title IX Coordinator to investigate and/or seek a resolution. The Title IX Coordinator will maintain privacy to the greatest extent possible but is not a confidential resource.
Hurricane Safety Information
In the state of Florida, the potential for dealing with a hurricane does exist. As a parent of one of our students, Trinity Baptist College wants you to know that we have carefully thought through the situations that a hurricane may present and we are committed to the safety and well-being of our students. Though we do not wish for this situation, it is our desire that proper planning and preparation for this type of event would allow us to respond accordingly and effectively communicate information to both our students and their families should the threat of a hurricane prove imminent.
In the Event of a Hurricane:
1. “The Cone of Uncertainty”- The National Hurricane Center (NHC) uses different models to track the projected path of hurricanes and tropical storms. This projected path is often referred to as “The Cone of Uncertainty”. This cone, along with the projected path of the hurricane, normally extends out over a 3-5 day period so that advance warning of potential danger can be possible.
2. If the projected path of a hurricane or tropical storm has the potential of impacting the Jacksonville, FL area we would allow our dormitory students to follow the wishes of their parents as to whether they should remain on campus or come home. Parents should feel free to contact the Student Services Department with questions related to making the appropriate decision.
3. Should you wish for your child to leave campus and return home, notification must be filled out online and a parent must call (800)-275-3997 (if student is under 21) in order to leave a voice message stating that their child is allowed to leave. Students should be aware that traffic flow leaving and re-entering the Jacksonville area will be heavy and should expect extended delays.
4. As the path of the hurricane/storm becomes more certain, a decision will be made as to when/if we will move remaining resident students to the “H” Building on the main side of Trinity’s campus. This building is our designated hurricane shelter and is also accessible to food and beverages. Adequate supervision would be provided during this time and all meals would be served as normal. The “H” building and several others on Trinity’s campus have been designated by the city of Jacksonville as Hurricane Evacuation Shelters.
5. Frequenting monitoring of information provided by the NHC will take place throughout this time and appropriate decisions will be made by the administration based on this information. Parents will be kept up-to-date on weather conditions and decisions made by the administration via this college website.
6. Hurricanes are classified into five categories based on their wind speed, central pressure, and damage potential. Hurricanes which are Category (3) and higher are considered major hurricanes, though Categories One and Two are still extremely dangerous and warrant your full attention.
For More Information
Additional helpful information concerning hurricanes and issues related to hurricanes can be found at NOAA’s National Hurricane Center website www.nhc.noaa.gov/
For general questions about Trinity Baptist College’s hurricane policies and procedures, please contact Jeremiah Stanley, Vice President of Student Affairs, at 904-859-7771 (cell)