Student Assistance Information for Students
The Office of Student Care and Integrity offers free, confidential support, providing students with referrals and resources to succeed in college and beyond.
This is a FREE* benefit provided by the Behavioral Health System (BHS) and paid for by Carroll Community College at no cost to current Carroll Community College students. BHS follows all federal and state privacy laws. All conversations and information will be kept completely confidential.
Call 1-800-327-2251, download the BHS App, or visit https://portal.bhsonline.com/
Enter your Organization ID (in all caps) to access your MyBHS portal: CARROLLCC
Common Reasons To Use The Student Assistance Program (S.A.P.)
- Suicidal thoughts
- Substance abuse
- Health or body image issues
- Academic or career stress
- Challenges balancing school and life
*If you require a referral for long-term treatment, costs may be incurred. Your health insurance plan often covers long-term treatment.
For non-emergency student concern referrals, please report a concern through Starfish (in the case of an emergency, please call 911 and campus police at 410-386-8123. Starfish is the primary channel to complete a Student Concern Report by selecting ‘Report a Student Concern’).
Alternatively, you can submit a Student Concern & Incident Report Form, which is another channel to complete a Student Concern Report if you do not have access to Starfish. Another option is the ‘Report Student Concern’ icon, which can be accessed from any college computer desktop.
This is a proactive approach to provide cross-campus support/response to students who are experiencing personal challenges that may hinder their academic success or well-being.
The report goes directly to the Office of Student Care and Integrity for a response within 48 hours. For use by students, faculty, or staff.
Please contact the Director of Student Care and Integrity/Chair of the Behavioral Intervention Team, Dr. DaVida Anderson, at email@example.com or 410-386-8217 if you have questions or need further assistance.
How can I report a formal complaint about a faculty/ staff member?
Complete the Formal Complaint Form to communicate grievances after you attempted to mediate issues through an informal discussion with a college staff or faculty member. See additional information in the catalog to learn more about the procedures. Click here to view a flowchart of this process.
What is the R.E.A.C.H. Committee?
The R.E.A.C.H committee, which consists of faculty, staff, and students, promotes student-centered resources to provide empowerment and advocacy for community health.
The R.E.A.C.H. committee members play an important role in making the College a safe place for all students, whether they are starting or restarting their lives and gaining new skills. While they are here, they can develop a healthy approach to living.
What does the R.E.A.C.H. Committee do?
Each member serves on a subcommittee: Wellness, Drugs, Alcohol, Opioids and Interpersonal Violence Prevention, all areas for which R.E.A.C.H. raises awareness for health-related issues and offers student health and wellness resources.
Each subcommittee meets once a month to discuss and plan on-campus events, and work with community partners to develop workshops, virtual simulations, and activities to raise awareness of the resources that the College and community partners have available for students.
How can I join the R.E.A.C.H. Committee?
Students are permitted to join the R.E.A.C.H. Committee at any time during their college journey, and faculty and staff must serve two-year terms.
To join, contact the Director of Student Care & Integrity, Dr. DaVida Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Maximize your learning
- Find a balance between the number of courses and personal responsibilities so that you can stay on top of your studies
- Take part in FREE tutoring in the Academic Center, Library, or your department
- Meet with your Faculty during their office hours to ask questions
- Utilize study spaces on campus to complete your work on time
- Celebrate your mastery of knowledge
- Educate students on appropriate ways to cite sources, including visiting the Library and Academic Center
- Use multiple assessment styles Formative vs. Summative Assessments: What’s the Difference?
- Use test bank questions where the questions and responses are randomized
- Update your exams every semester
- Include an assignment on ethics/integrity
- Offer more exams and writing assignments in class or the Testing Center
- Create an environment where students feel comfortable asking questions and receiving feedback
- Include a statement about contract cheating in your syllabus
Academic Integrity–It’s Not Worth It
What are my rights and responsibilities as a student?
Honor Pledge: To maintain, promote, and uphold the Code at Carroll Community College, all credit students and continuing education students must take the pledge:
“I pledge on my personal honor to uphold and abide by the Code as long as I am enrolled at Carroll Community College.”
An instructor may ask that all major academic work submitted by students have an additional pledge that shall read:
“I pledge that this work is entirely my own and I have neither given nor received any unauthorized help in its completion. In addition, I will adhere to campus policies and demonstrate behavior that does not disrupt the learning environment.”
Carroll Community College strives to provide a safe and nurturing environment for all students, faculty, and staff. To uphold that environment, the College subscribes to a specific code of conduct which is in accordance with Section Six: Code of Integrity for Academic and Behavioral Standards. Under the The Code of Integrity for Academic and Behavioral Standards of Student Conduct, there are seven types of violations of student conduct: Disruptive Behavior, Falsification of Information, Failure to Comply, Gambling, Abuse of Facilities and Equipment, Abuse of Drugs, Alcohol, and Tobacco, and Assault and Harassment (Select the link above to learn more about Section Six.) Under the Code of Integrity for Academic and Behavioral Standards, there are five types of violations of academic dishonesty: Cheating, Fabrication, Facilitation, Plagiarism, and Self-Plagiarism (Select the link above to learn more about Section Six.)
Disciplinary action for violations of Student Conduct will be taken when any student or group of students:
- Fails to observe the general standards of conduct or any specific policy, rule, regulation, or College procedure adopted by the College.
- Acts in a manner not in the best interest of the College community.
Violations of Student Conduct will be followed up with an Integrity Meeting to address behaviors that may have violated a College policy. These meetings allow students to take responsibility for any policy violations and provide their perspectives regarding the incident.
- Addresses the behavior which allegedly violated the Standards of Student Conduct and helps a student understand how their actions can affect the community and their educational goals,
- increases a student’s understanding of personal and community responsibility,
- and connects students and refers them to appropriate resources if needed.
The process of an Integrity Meeting is as follows:
- Student receives an invitation to the Integrity Meeting.
- Integrity Meeting Occurs: The student and the Director of Student Care and Integrity discuss the incident. The student can consider how their behavior relates to College policies and to take responsibility for any policy violation(s).
- If the student is found responsible for the violation(s), the Director of Student Care and Integrity will discuss sanctions.
Students are responsible for:
- Meeting academic expectations
- Being on time
- Paying attention
- Participating in online and in-class discussions
- Listening to other points of view
- Being prepared
- Making thoughtful contributions
- Meeting academic deadlines
- Performing to the best of their ability
It is expected that each student should discourage and seek to prevent academic dishonesty by others. This may be as simple as covering one’s own answers during a test or as difficult as reporting a friend for cheating.
Academic dishonesty and/or conduct case referrals may result in the establishment of a disciplinary file in the name of the accused, which shall be voided if the accused is found not responsible of the charge(s).
Disciplinary records may be voided by the Integrity Council for compelling cause upon written request of the student to the Director of Student Care and Integrity. Factors that will be considered in review of such petitions shall include:
- Present demeanor of the student
- The conduct of the student subsequent to the violation
- The nature of the violation and the severity of any damage, injury or harm resulting from it
For more information see Section Six: Code of Integrity for Academic and Behavioral Standards.
Help is just a call or a click away!
Call 1-800-327-2251, download the BHS App, or visit https://portal.bhsonline.com/
Insert the username: CARROLLCC