AIDS AND HIV EDUCATION POLICY
The College supports education about HIV and AIDS as the most
effective means of combating this disease. All employees and students will be
strongly encouraged to participate in AIDS educational efforts, and the time
for such participation will be provided.
PROTECTION OF RIGHTS
HIV positive employees or students will be handled in
accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 which prohibits
discrimination against disabled individuals. The Justice Department [1075.c-ct.
1123 (1987)] ruled that Section 504 covers all people infected with the HIV,
including asymptomatic carriers.
Carroll Community College is concerned about the adverse
effects that drugs and alcohol can have upon society, families and education.
To that end, Carroll Community College is committed to establishing and
promoting a campus environment free from the use and abuse of illegal drugs and
alcohol. The College can accomplish a drug-free campus through the distribution
of a policy statement, development of awareness and educational programs, and
the establishment of a counseling and referral program for campus members.
Carroll Community College subscribes to the Network of
Drug-Free Colleges and Universities Statement of Standards (1988) which states,
“American society is harmed in many ways by alcohol abuse and drug-use –
decreased productivity, serious health problems, breakdown of the family
structure, and strained societal resources. Problems of abuse have a pervasive
impact upon many segments of society—all socioeconomic groups, all age levels
and even the unborn. Education and learning are especially impaired by drug use
and alcohol abuse. Abuse among college students inhibits their educational
development and is a growing concern among our nation’s institutions of higher
As an institution concerned with drug use and alcohol abuse and
as an institution receiving federal funds, Carroll Community College has
established a drug and alcohol policy and will enforce and support both the
Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 and the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act
Amendments of 1989. These laws require the College to notify campus members
about such items as policies, legal and disciplinary sanctions, health risks,
and available sources for counseling, treatment, or rehabilitation.
Carroll Community College’s substance use policy declares that
the College will not tolerate the manufacture, possession, use, distribution,
dispensation, or sale of controlled, dangerous substances, illegal drugs of any
kind, or associated paraphernalia on any of its locations, within any of its
facilities or vehicles, or any College-sponsored or supervised activity on or
off campus. Students, faculty, or staff who violate this policy may be
suspended and subject to dismissal, criminal prosecution under local, state, or
federal law and/or participation in a drug education/rehabilitation program.
Irresponsible or illegal use or distribution of alcohol will be subject to penalties
set forth in individual campus policy.
The usual penalty for drug distribution, manufacture, and
dispensing will be dismissal, while use or possession may incur a lesser
penalty, to include successful completion of an approved drug education/counseling
component. Punishment could be up to 30 years in jail or a $250,000 fine, or
both, under federal law for manufacture, distribution, dispensation, or
possession of a controlled, dangerous substance is punishable by a prison
sentence up to 20 years or a fine up to $25,000, or both. Under the Drug-Free
Workplace Act of 1988, should an employee be convicted of a criminal drug
statute violation occurring in the workplace, it is that employee’s obligation
to notify the appropriate vice president no later than five (5) days after such
conviction. While it could be assumed because of the size and organizational
structure of the College, that the College administration may be aware of the
conviction, it does not relieve the employer of his/her responsibility to
notify the appropriate federal agency within ten (10) days after the receipt of
such notice from the employee. Within 30 days of receipt, it is the College’s
responsibility to take the appropriate personnel action.
The College provides referral and resource services for anyone
confronted with a problem of drug and/or alcohol abuse. If you suspect that
you, a colleague, or a friend might be experiencing drug or alcohol-related
problems, you are encouraged to contact the appropriate College office (Human
Resources, Counseling, or Student Life) or the Integrity and Judicial Affairs
As required by the Drug-Free Workplace Act and the Drug-Free
Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989 and as a condition of employment
and enrollment at Carroll Community College, each student, faculty, and staff
member is required to abide by the terms of this policy.
Carroll Community College will continue to make a good faith
effort to maintain a pleasant working and learning environment. We ask that you
do your part to help make our campus drug free.
In the event of fire or other life-threatening emergency, call 8123 and pull
the fire alarm. Promptly exit the building
using the nearest stairway, elevator should not be used. Building Monitors will help with evacuating everyone from the building using the established evacuation route and evacuation maps.
When the fire alarm sounds
All faculty, staff, and students must exit the building
immediately. All alarms should be acknowledged as an emergency situation
requiring the immediate evacuation of the building. Walk--do not run--to the
nearest exit and assemble at the assembly area on the evacuation maps located on all classroom bulletin boards. Do not use elevators. Remain
at least 200 feet beyond all buildings. For a bomb threat, remain at least 500
feet from all buildings. Before leaving your area, safely shutdown any hazardous operations or processes and render them safe. Take personal items with you. Do not reenter the building until emergency staff give the all clear signal.
DO NOT USE THE ELEVATOR. Exit by the nearest stairwell.
Persons with Diabilities
It will be the responsibility of the instructor, in the case of
a student, and office staff, in the case of an employee, to ensure people with disabilities are transported to safety if needed. Individuals confined to a wheelchair, who
are located on the second or third floor during a fire emergency, should be
escorted to the nearest stairwell signed “Stair Area of Rescue Assistance.”
Evacuation of Persons with Disabilities: Announce the type of emergency and ask how you may best assist them. When communicating, face the person and speak calmly and distinctly and directly to the person. Never separate a disable person from his or her assistive aids; wheelchairs, canes, service animal, etc. Assist the person to the assigned evacuation site. Individuals confined to a wheelchair who are located on the second or third floor during a fire emergency should be escorted to the nearest stairwell signed "Stair Area of Rescue Assistance." The individual escorting this person should then exit the building and report the location of any disabled person(s) to an administrator or Campus Police who will report the location to emergency personnel immediately upon their arrival. In the event the disabled person is in imminent danger, the instructor or staff member shall seek assistance to have the individual removed from the area and taken to safety.
Please remember that stair wells
indicated as “safe havens” are protected by fire-rated doors and are deemed to
be extremely safe by Life Safety Code standards.
The College will conduct unannounced evacuation drills twice a year, both spring and fall semesters in order to ensure the safe and rapid evacuation of our students, faculty, and staff. Based on the feedback after the drill, evacuation routes may change in order to more expeditiously evacuate the buildings. Evacuation drills were approved by the President of Carroll Community College in order to be in compliance with federal regulations and abide by insurance recommendations.
Please see Gender-Based and Sexual Misconduct Policy and Gender-Based and Sexual Misconduct Reporting, Investigation, Decision, Sanctions, and Appeal Policy Procedures (Downloadable PDF)
Carroll Community College is a smoke and tobacco-free
environment. Smoking, vaping, and/or tobacco use is prohibited in College-owned
or leased buildings and off-campus sites operated by the College; all College
property including parking lots, athletic fields, and amphitheater; and
College-owned vehicles. Tobacco and smoking products restricted from use
include, but are not limited to, cigarettes, cigars, pipes, bidi, clove
cigarettes, dip, chew, snuff, snus, and electronic cigarettes.
Policy approved by the Board of Trustees of Carroll Community
College on September 17, 2008 and effective as of January 2, 2009.
Revised November 6, 2012
The College Smoke and Tobacco-Free Campus Policy relies on the
thoughtfulness, consideration, and cooperation of tobacco users and non-tobacco
users for its success. It is the responsibility of the College community, as well
as visitors to the college, to observe the policy and to not use tobacco and
smoking products on campus.
Employees who fail to comply with the College’s Smoke and
Tobacco-Free Campus policy will be issued a written warning for violating the
policy and provided with an information card regarding the policy and options
for assistance. In addition, a copy of the violation will be provided to the
employee’s supervisor and to the Director of Human Resources to determine the
proper action to take with respect to the college’s Employee Handbook.
Students who fail to comply with the College’s Smoke and
Tobacco-Free Campus policy will be advised of the policy, provided with an
information card regarding the policy and options for assistance, and requested
to comply with the policy. If a student refuses to comply upon request, the
student will be issued a written warning from Security and asked to leave
College property. The written warning of the incident will be provided to the
Integrity and Judicial Affairs Advocate. The Integrity and Judicial Affairs
Advocate will review the violation and determine the proper action to take with
respect to the College’s Code of Integrity for Academic and Behavioral
Standards which outlines the Standards of Student Conduct. If a student refuses
to comply or leave, Security will contact local law enforcement to assist in
removing the student from College property.
Visitors to the College who fail to comply with the College’s
Smoke and Tobacco-Free Campus policy will be provided by Security with an
information card regarding the policy and options for assistance and asked to
comply with the policy. If a visitor refuses to comply upon request of
Security, the visitor will be issued a written warning from Security and asked
to leave College property. If a visitor refuses to comply or leave, Security
will contact local law enforcement to assist in removing the visitor from
College Security, as a part of their normal responsibilities,
will provide enforcement support for the College’s Smoke and Tobacco-Free
Campus policy by informing individuals of the policy and proper compliance; by
reporting violations when an individual refuses to comply with the policy; and
by responding appropriately when called to a situation that may warrant their
added involvement. Individuals who observe violations of this policy may
contact Campus Security via the Information Center at 410-386-8000 (dial “0”
from a campus phone).