When possible, students should make requests through their RAs, and staff should report issues through their department's support staff. From 7 a.m.-4 p.m. on weekdays (7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. during the summer), contact facilities services at Ext. 6340. After hours, call the Public Safety Office at Ext. 6111 or 867-6111 to report a problem requiring immediate attention. Public safety will contact the appropriate person "on call." Personnel from maintenance, housekeeping, and grounds are available to respond to emergencies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Note: On Saturday and Sunday there is a housekeeper on campus for emergencies. Call public safety for assistance.
The Maintenance Department is responsible for the upkeep of campus buildings and the electrical, plumbing, and other systems that service them. The director of maintenance is responsible for the department and supervises two carpenters, a plumber, two HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) specialists, an electrician, a painter, a utility person, and a half-time mechanic.
The Grounds Department is responsible for the maintenance of the campus grounds including athletic fields. This department also provides support for setting up events as well as mail pickup and delivery. The director of grounds supervises the five full-time and one half-time personnel who make up the department.
The director of housekeeping and her staff are responsible for cleaning the more than 50 buildings that make up the college campus.
LVC is actively involved in recycling cardboard, office paper, aluminum, and plastic and metal containers. Scrap iron and miscellaneous metals are also recycled. Items of scrap metal may be thrown in a special container labeled "Scrap Metals" located in the facilities services parking lot.