Policies and Procedures

  • Carroll has implemented the following procedures and policies for the protection of students, faculty, staff and visitors.  

  • Crisis Management

    Exact instructions are communicated via the college's PA system and e2Campus.

    These instructions are guidelines , not policy, and may not provide all the answers in any given situation. Therefore, exercise common sense and good judgment. 


    • It is the instructor’s responsibility to get all students, who may be outside of the classroom or in adjacent open areas, into the nearest classroom as quickly as possible. At that point, students faculty and staff should not move from the secure room for any reason.   
    • Instructors are to communicate the emergency to students and for them to remain calm, quiet, silence all cell phones and listen carefully for further directions from them or administrative personnel. 
    • All doors must be closed and locked, blinds lowered and closed. Classes and business activities may continue in the locked room. 
    • Instructors and students are to follow directions given in person by uniformed emergency officials, Campus Police Officers or college administrators.  
    • Lockdowns remain in effect until an additional announcement is made or until you receive official word from a college administrator that the lockdown is cancelled. ("ALL CLEAR" message)
    • Classroom phones must not be used in an attempt to gather information. Wait for further communication and instructions. 


    • The campus community should seek shelter immediately in areas designated as "severe weather shelter areas" including stairwells, interior hallways and rooms and restrooms. It is the instructor’s responsibility to get all students into a designated “severe weather shelter  area” as quickly as possible. At that point, students, faculty and staff should not move from the secure room for any reason. 
    • Instructors are to communicate the emergency to students, which is announced over the PA system (e.g. tornado warning), for them to remain calm, quiet, silence all cell phones and listen carefully for further directions.  
    • Instructors are to keep students in an area away from doors, glass or window areas and close any window blinds immediately. 
    • Shelter-in-place procedures remain in effect until an additional announcement is made or you receive official word from a college administrator that the shelter-in-place is cancelled. ("ALL CLEAR" message)


    In the event of a fire alarm or other official alert, all campus occupants must evacuate to the parking lot immediately. Evacuation is not optional.

    • Evacuation orders are announced campus-wide
    • College employees must direct students and co-workers to evacuate as protocols require.
    • Occupants are encouraged to take their keys and mobile phones, if this step does not delay their evacuation.
    • Buildings may not be re-entered unless an "ALL CLEAR" has been announced by college administration or Campus Police.


    Announce to the disabled person the type of emergency that exists and ask how you may best assist them. When communicating, face the person, speak calmly and distinctly, and speak directly to the person. Never separate a disabled person from his/her assistive aids (e.g. wheelchair, cane, service animal, etc.) Assist the person to stair area of rescue assistance.


    Exact instructions are announced over the college PA system and e2Campus.

    Fire Evacuation Procedures

    In the event of a fire, pull the nearest fire alarm,  if not already sounding, and exit the building from the nearest exit in an orderly manner. Continue at least 200 feet from the building to meet your department/class assembly point, provided on evacuation maps located throughout the college.

    Do not use elevators, use stairs. If unable to exit the building, designated stairwells may be used as a temporary shelter until help arrives. Stairways clearly identified as "Stair Area of Rescue Assistance" are fire protected as dictated by Life Safety Code. Always let an administrator or emergency responder know of if you or someone else is located in a stair area of rescue assistance.

    Do not re-enter the building until an "all clear" signal is given by college administration or Campus Police.

    Accident/Injury Procedures

    If you see someone who is injured or ill and in need of medical attention, call x8123 from a campus telephone for an immediate Campus Police response or call 410-386-8123 or 911 from an external phone. 

    If calling 911, advise the 911 operator that you are calling from Carroll Community College, 1601 Washington Road, Westminster. Provide the location of the victim within the building so that responders are aware.

    After contacting 911, call Campus Police at x8123 or 410-386-8123. Campus Police Officers are trained in first aid/CPR/AED, and will assist until an ambulance arrives.

    Safety Policies

    The following are prohibited:

    • Bicycles, rollerblading, skateboards, mopeds, hoverboards and the use of drones/other unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in areas occupied by the public. Campus Police will provide information as requested.        
    • Gambling or solicitation
    • Pets (unless used as service animals) inside buildings, or not under the control of their owner
    • Smoking, tobacco and smoking products that include, but are not limited to, cigarettes, cigars, pipes, bidi, clove cigarettes, dip, chew, snuf, snus, and electronic cigarettes. Refer to the  smoking policy for more details.
    • Possession of alcoholic beverages without prior approval of college administration
    • Possession of prohibited or illegal drugs or any controlled dangerous substances 

    Trespassing Policy

    Denial of access to College grounds -- In accordance with the Maryland Annotated  Code, Education Article, Sections 26-102, the governing board, president, or any person designated in writing by the board or any of these persons, may deny access to the building or grounds of the College to any person who: 

    1. Is not a bona fide, currently registered student, or staff or faculty member at the College and who does not have lawful business to pursue at the College; or,
    2. Is a bona fide, currently registered student at the College and has been suspended or expelled from the College, for the duration of the suspension or expulsion: or,
    3. Acts in a manner that disrupts or disturbs the normal educational functions of the College.

    Staff may demand identification – Administrative personnel and authorized employees of the College may demand identification and evidence of qualification from any person who desires to use or enter the premises of the institution.

    Agreement with law enforcement agencies – The governing board of the College may enter into an agreement with appropriate law enforcement agencies to carry out the responsibilities of this statute when:

    • College is closed; or,
    • The governing board, president, or any of their designees are not present in the buildings or on the grounds of the institution  

    Penalty – Any person violating this statute is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to a fine not exceeding $1,000, imprisonment not exceeding 6 months or both if the person: 

    • Trespasses on the grounds of any public institution higher education;
    • Fails or refuses to leave the grounds of the institution after being requested to do so by an authorized employee of the institution; or
    • Willfully damages or defaces any building, furnishing, statue, monument, memorial, tree, shrub, grass, or flower on the grounds of the institution.  

    Persons authorized to enforce the above statute are:

    • President
    • Executive Vice President, Administration
    • Vice President, Academic and Student Affairs
    • Vice President, Planning, Marketing & Assessment
    • Vice President, Continuing Education and Training
    • Chief Compliance and Integrity Officer
    • Integrity and Judicial Affairs Advocate
    • Director, Facilities Management
    • Director, Risk Management 
    • Chief, Campus Police, and all Campus Police and Public Safety Officers
    • Security Officers (Carroll Community College employed)
    • Or, any person authorized by the above named individuals