Blue Ridge Community College is a public institution of higher education that is open to the general public. Even though Blue Ridge Community College is an open campus, the College has the ability to determine the expectations and parameters for a person’s presence on College property. Limitations may be imposed on the time, place, manner and types of activities for which access to College property may be allowed. In addition, the College has the ability to restrict, withhold, or remove a person’s access to or presence on College property due to safety considerations relating to the College community.
Persons who violate College policies, regulations, or rules or pose a risk to campus safety or security have no “right” to be on College property and may be advised to leave by the President or a designee. Such persons may be trespassed from College property by use of a trespass warning pursuant to N. C. Gen. Stat. §14-159.12 or 14-159.13 or as authorized by this regulation.
A person has been “trespassed” when a no trespassing notice is posted on property, or when an authorized College official has provided oral or written notice to a person that the person should not be on certain property. A trespass warning may include notice that the person is not to be within a certain distance of one or more other persons, as well as notice to not be present on College property. A person also commits trespass upon entering property that is enclosed or secured in a manner that indicates the person should not be there (e.g., a locked building; laboratory that has been closed for safety inspection).