Security & Transportation
The college is deeply committed to ensuring the personal safety and well-being of the entire college community. Additionally, we strive to prevent the loss and/or destruction of personal and college properties. The college maintains a full-time director of security to help accomplish this objective and also provides an escort service for students.
Awareness of security-related issues can considerably reduce crimes against persons and/or property. Campus crimes and emergencies should be reported immediately to the Director of Security or the Learning Center receptionist (evenings).
The college publishes an Campus Security Report each year. The report is distributed to all prospective students and employees. All current students, faculty and staff are notified through college publications (Student and Staff Bulletins, Class Schedules, Insider Newsletter) of the Internet address of this report. Printed copies of the report can be obtained at the Dean of Students Office in the College Center. Prospective students and employees are notified of the availability of this report, and the fact that the college will provide a hard copy upon request. The full report is also available in the college library. The Campus Security Report contains information relative to campus safety and security as prescribed by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.
Pursuant to the Act, the Director of Safety and Security monitors criminal activity and publishes a three-year statistical history of select crimes or incidents that occur. The statistics are gathered from the following specific geographic areas: 1) Campus; 2) Public property adjacent to campus; and 3) Non-campus college property.
Security escort service
Students can request a security escort by contacting the receptionist in the Learning Center, located on the second floor of the Library building. Call 651-450-3650 or dial 0 from a campus phone. A security escort can accompany you in the evenings to parking lots and from building to building on campus. This service is available only during class contact times. (There is no service when classes are not scheduled and during term breaks).
Transportation and parking
The use of Ride Share and public transportation is available to Inver Hills students. A Metro Transit Bus Information Center is located on the second floor of the Liberal Arts building and in the College Center building at the Info Center. Bus passes are sold in the Bookstore. Inver Hills will assist students in organizing Ride Share groups (car pools). Car pool information is available by contacting Michelle Loredo (651-450-3524). There is also a rideshare posting board is in the lower level of College Center, near Student Life.
Parking is available on campus for students, staff members and visitors. You do not need a special permit. You may park in any parking space not marked as reserved. Well-defined parking regulations are in effect and are enforced by the Inver Grove Heights Police Department. Reserved parking is available in the Liberal Arts and Fine Arts parking lots. Those with State of Minnesota Handicapped Parking Certificates may park in either the College Center or Fine Arts parking lots.
Parking fees are included as part of your tuition/fees assessment per credit. Staff members also pay a parking fee. Parking fees may be waived by completing a Parking User Fee Exemption Request form available from the Business Office. To qualify for the exemption, the student or staff member must be a resident of the Granite Bluffs apartments, be a neighborhood resident who does not drive to campus, be a member of a car pool, or ride the bus to campus.