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Reporting an Emergency
The time to become familiar with emergency procedures is BEFORE an emergency happens!


The Mission of the Department of Environmental Health, Safety and Security at Great Basin College is to provide a safe and secure environment for all staff, faculty, students and visitors on all the college centers. 

The Department encourages all faculty, staff and students to be active in helping to keep the Great Basin College centers safe places for all.  Be aware of your surroundings, use common sense precautions for your personal safety, lock your vehicle when parking and when possible at night walk with friends.  If you observe any suspicious or unusual activity please contact Security or the Campus Director so the situation can be investigated.  If you see suspected criminal activities report it immediately.


The Director of Environmental Health, Safety & Security offers training on a variety of topics throughout the year.  At the beginning of each semester and throughout the year training is offered on emergency procedures including evacuation, notification of an emergency and dealing with upset or disruptive persons.  Training on Safety topics is normally offered as department specific training however, training can be scheduled for any group by contacting the director to schedule a training session.


All GBC buildings are designated as tobacco free as defined by N.R.S.  202.249. Those using tobacco products are requested to be outside buildings in our open areas not directly outside entryways.


Great Basin College (GBC) is committed to providing a place of instruction that is conducive to learning; and that is, to the greatest extent possible, free from distractions. Only enrolled students should be present in classrooms, field trips, fitness center(s) and lab facilities.


The only pets (dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, ferrets, etc.) that are allowed inside our campus buildings are those trained and licensed as handicapped assist animals.  It is not okay to bring your pet to work or class and expect others to be as happy about it as you are.  Some members of the campus community are not pet people, some are allergic to fur and some just think this is a distraction to the work and learning setting.  Please be courteous to our faculty, staff and students and leave your pets at home.


The Nevada System of Higher Education Code, Title 2, Chapter 10 specifically discusses the Rules of Conduct and Procedures for Students of the Nevada System of Higher Education. The Nevada System of Higher Education Code, Title 2, Chapter 6 specifically discussed the Rules and Disciplinary Procedures for Faculty. Below are sections from Title 2, Chapter 10 which discuss possession of weapons, drugs and alcohol on the Great Basin College campus and centers. The full code and policies are available for review on the NSHE Board of Regents website.

  • 10.1.1 Applicability of Procedures and Sanctions:
    • The procedures and sanctions established in this chapter are applicable to the resolution and determination of charges against students of the Nevada System of Higher Education for allegedly engaging in conduct prohibited by the Nevada System of Higher Education rules of conduct or by other applicable stated policies, procedures, rules, regulations or bylaws of the System institutions.
  • 10.2.1 Prohibited Conduct:
    • (l) Knowing possession on any premises of the System of any firearms, explosives, dangerous chemicals or other instruments of destruction, or other dangerous weapons as defined by the laws of the State of Nevada, without the written authorization of the institutional president or the president’s authorized agent.
    • (s) Use, possession, or distribution of alcoholic beverages without authorization (except as expressly permitted by System or Institutional regulations, such as the Alcoholic Beverage Policy), or public intoxication. Alcoholic beverages may not, in any circumstances, be used by, possessed by, or provided to, any person under 21 years of age.
    • (t) Use, possession, manufacturing or distribution of marijuana, heroin, narcotics, or other controlled substances, use or possession of any illegal and/or unauthorized drugs, prescription drugs, and drug paraphernalia or being under the influence of illegal drugs except as expressly permitted by law.

Should you have questions, concerns or comments please contact the Director of Environmental Health, Safety & Security via email at or by phone at 775.753.2115.


Great Basin College (GBC) does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, military status, disability, national origin, gender identity or expression, or genetic information. For inquires, 775.738.8493.

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