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SECTION 11 - CAMPUS VISITORS

A.        The college hosts a wide variety of educational and community service activities throughout the year and welcomes all individuals who come to participate in college-sponsored activities or other scheduled events.

B.        All visitors are subject to college policies and procedures governing access to, and use of, campus facilities, as well as rules regarding conduct at college-sponsored programs and events. All college personnel have the responsibility for informing the campus police of any apparent infractions of college policies, procedures, or rules regarding such participation and conduct.

C.        Children under 16 years of age who are not registered credit or noncredit students, who are not participating in an authorized college activity, or who are not attending a scheduled event shall not be left unattended anywhere on the college campus.

D.        Only properly registered students have the right to attend regularly scheduled credit and noncredit classes. Instructors, at their discretion, may permit occasional visitors, including children properly supervised, provided their presence does not impede or disrupt the teaching-learning process. Should such a visit become disruptive, even when approval has previously been granted, the instructor must require the visitor(s) to leave immediately. Instructors should make their classes aware of these rules, as well as their own individual policy on class visitors, at the initial class meeting.

 

STUDENTS RIGHT TO KNOW

In accordance with the Student Right to Know Act of 1990, Prince George’s Community College provides information regarding the graduation/persistence rates of designated student population groups in degree and/or certificate programs. This information can be obtained from the office of the dean of Enrollment Services, located in Bladen Hall, Room 175. (Included as mandated by federal statute.)

 

CAMPUS SAFETY

At Prince George’s Community College every effort is made to increase the college community’s awareness of issues involving their safety and security. Information regarding the safety and security of the college community can be obtained from the dean of Enrollment Services, located in Bladen Hall, Room 175. (Included as mandated by federal statute.)

 

DRUG AND ALCOHOL ABUSE POLICY

See §3-1701 of the college CODE

A.        Policy. It is the policy of the Board of Trustees to comply with the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989 by adopting and implementing a program to prevent the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by the students and employees of Prince George's Community College (the "college").

B.        Delegation to the President. The president is authorized to make, promulgate, issue, rescind, and amend reasonable rules, regulations, and procedures to carry out this policy.

C.        Drug and Alcohol Abuse Program Rule.

            1.      Purpose. The purpose of the rule is to establish a drug and alcohol abuse program (the "program") to prevent the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees of the college, which complies with the requirements of the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989.

            2.      Office of Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention. The college has established the Office of Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention (ODAAP) in the Health Center to coordinate and facilitate the program activities. The ODAAP will identify and advise employees and students about available drug or alcohol counseling, treatment or rehabilitation or reentry programs that are available to them, will inform employees and students about the health risks associated with the use of illicit drugs and the abuse of alcohol, and will inform employees and students about the legal and disciplinary sanctions that may be imposed upon employees and students who are found to violate standards of conduct established by this program.

            3.      Standards of Conduct. The unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession or use of illicit drugs and alcohol by employees and students of the college on property owned or controlled by the college which is used by members of the college community in the functions of the college, or as part of any college activity, is prohibited.

            4.      Imposition of Disciplinary Sanctions. A violation of Standards of Conduct established in paragraph (3) of this section, if by an employee, shall be deemed a violation of the Standards of Employee Conduct under the college's Personnel Action Procedures, and if by a student, shall be deemed a violation of the Standards of Student Conduct under the Code of Conduct. In addition to referring any such violation to the appropriate criminal authorities for prosecution under criminal law, the college will impose disciplinary sanctions as follows: 

                     a.         An employee found to have violated the Standards of Employee Conduct under procedures established by the college's Personnel Action Procedures will be subject to such of the following personnel actions as may be deemed appropriate: reprimand, warning, loss of leave, furlough, loss of step, restitution, and dismissal.

                     b.         A student found to have violated the Standards of Student Conduct under procedures established by the college's Code of Conduct will be subject to such of the following types of discipline as may be deemed appropriate: warning, censure, probation, restitution, suspension, dismissal, and expulsion.

                     c.         In addition, if deemed appropriate, the college may require any person found to have violated the standards of conduct established by this program to complete an appropriate rehabilitation program.

            5.      Implementation. The college will make an annual distribution in writing to each employee, and to each student who is taking one or more classes for any type of academic credit except for continuing education units, regardless of the length of the student's program of study, of the following:

                     a.         The above Standards of Conduct.

                     b.         A description of the applicable legal sanctions under each local, State or Federal Law for the unlawful possession or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol.

                     c.         A description of the health risks associated with the use of illicit drugs and the abuse of alcohol.

                     d.         A description of any drug or alcohol counseling, treatment, or rehabilitation or reentry programs that are available to employees or students.

                     e.         A clear statement that the college will impose disciplinary sanctions on students and employees (consistent with local, state, and federal law), as described in paragraph (4) of this section.

            6.     Biennial Review. The college will conduct a biennial review of the program to determine its effectiveness and implement changes to the program if they are needed, and to ensure that the disciplinary sanctions described above are consistently enforced.

            7.      Relation to Other Policies and Rules. This policy and rule is intended to complement, but not supersede, other college policies and rules, such as the Drug-Free Workplace Policy and Program, the Personnel Action Policy and Rule, and the Code of Conduct.

 

HUMAN T-LYMPHOTROPIC VIRUS, TYPE III (HTLV-III), THE VIRUS WHICH MAY CAUSE ACQUIRED IMMUNE DEFICIENCY SYNDROME (AIDS)

See §3-1101 of the college CODE

A.        Policy. It is the policy of the Board of Trustees of Prince George's Community College that decisions regarding the extent to which members of the college community: i.e., faculty, staff or students, known to be infected with HTLV-III, are allowed to participate in their employment, studies, and/or other activities at the college, will be made by the president or his designee on a case-by-case basis, utilizing existing mechanisms for public health in consultation with the affected individual and appropriate medical and college personnel.

B.        Delegation to the President. The college president is authorized to make, promulgate, issue, rescind, and amend reasonable rules, regulations and procedures to carry out this policy.