Institutional Policies

Animals on Campus

No dogs (except seeing eye dogs) or other pets will be allowed on campus. All dogs will be reported to the Town of Barnstable dog officer for removal.

See also: Policy on Service Animals

Bicycles, Skateboards & Scooters

If you ride a bike to school, you can park it in the bike rack located outside of the Tilden Arts Center. Please make sure to lock your bike as the school is not responsible for damage or theft while bikes are parked on campus. Skateboards, scooters, motorized skateboards, etc. are not allowed on campus. For safety reasons, none of these modes of transportation may be ridden or stood upon anywhere on campus.

Children on Campus

The administration at Cape Cod Community College understands that because there are times when a student is confronted with whether or not to attend classes due to an emergency child care issue, it is sometimes necessary to bring children to campus. The College does not generally prohibit you from bringing your children on campus as long as they are under your supervision at all times. If it is not possible for them to be under your direct supervision, then a friend or guardian should be designated to ensure their supervision. Be aware, however, that College staff and faculty members responsible for specific College areas reserve the right to exclude infants and children from that area when, in their best judgment, it is in the interest of health, safety, or the educational process. Cape Cod Community College cannot be responsible for the care and supervision of unattended children. The Office of Public Safety (Security) will be asked to locate and return to the custody of the parent any unattended children. Students will also have the right to procedural due process in grievance and disciplinary hearings. Student responsibilities include knowledge of and compliance with directives, regulations, and laws as established by the Board of Higher Education, the Board of Trustees, the College, the student government, and the duly constituted civil authorities. The goal of the Statement of Student Rights and Responsibilities is to provide an atmosphere for sound intellectual and academic development.

Drugs and Alcohol on Campus

Cape Cod Community College prohibits the consumption of any and all alcoholic beverages at either on-campus or off-campus events. Exceptions to this policy may be granted by the President of the College or his/her designee only under special conditions and pursuant to appropriate guidelines, procedures, and policies. Any student found possessing, using, selling, or involved in any way with alcohol, narcotics, psychedelic drugs or other chemicals, or dangerous drugs on this campus, unless prescribed by a physician, will be subject to disciplinary action including dismissal as adjudged by the Judiciary Committee and the President. In addition, the College remains cognizant of its responsibilities to the civil authorities. Operating within this framework:

  1. We urge students who seek information, advice, or counsel regarding drugs to contact faculty advisors, or Dean of Enrollment Management and Student Development staff, and we shall help them, maintaining complete confidence in relationships. Also, we are prepared to refer students to appropriate professionals (medical, legal, psychiatric, etc.) according to the needs of the individual student. Contacts will be held in complete confidence.
  2. A student who ignores opportunities for help and who willfully violates College policies and the law faces disciplinary action.

See: Drug and Alcohol PolicyPDF document

E-Mail as Official Communication Policy

E-mail is an official method of communication at Cape Cod Community College, intended to meet the academic and administrative needs of the Cape Cod Community College campus community.  The College has the right to expect that all academic and administrative communications sent through the College's official e-mail system are received and read in a timely fashion.  A "timely fashion" is defined as within 2 to 3 days when the College is in session.  To enable this to happen, the College provides all students registered in credit-bearing courses with a standardized College-issued e-mail acount.  That account is an official vehicle for all College related communications and should be monitored regularly.  Not checking one's e-mail account is not an acceptable reason for missing official College messages or information.

Gambling

Cape Cod Community College will follow Commonwealth guidelines which prohibit illegal gambling. This includes such games that result in the exchange of money.

Lost and Found

Lost and found items may be reported or recovered at the Department of Public Safety. Articles unclaimed after 30 days will be discarded. You may reach Lost and Found at ext. 0.

Smoking Policy and Procedures

Smoking Policy – Introduction
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts mandated the elimination of smoking within the confines of public buildings which fall under the jurisdiction of the State. The Cape Cod Community College smoke free policy provides for a healthy working and learning environment by eliminating second hand smoke and provides an environment that encourages people to explore health-related behaviors. In addition, the 2006 Surgeon General's report states that there is no safe level of exposure to second hand smoke. In the interest of protecting the health and well being of members and visitors to the College community, smoking is prohibited from our campus. This includes all work areas, offices, restrooms, lobbies, public entrances, walk ways, common areas, grounds, etc. The smoking policy will not be enforced in personal vehicles or in the parking lots beyond the ring road with the exception of parking lot 12 adjacent to the Fitness and Health Center where smoking will not be permitted. This policy becomes effective July 1, 2010.

Policy
Successful implementation of this policy requires a College-wide cooperative effort. As of October 1, 2010, any College community member or visitor smoking on campus within the ring road is in violation of the Smoking Policy. While education and smoking cessation programs are the preferred interventions, violators may be subject to fines and disciplinary actions as identified in the appropriate collective bargaining agreements or personnel policies, as well as the Mass. Student Code of Conduct. Visitors to the campus will be directed to dispose of their cigarettes in the appropriate receptacles provided within each area. Disciplinary measures would be expected to be reserved for repeat infractions and infractions that interfere with the College’s academic or workplace needs or responsibilities.

The policy will be communicated to all members of the campus community. The College's Smoking Policy will be included in formal orientation for all incoming students and employees and posted on the College website.

Compliance with this policy is the shared responsibility of all Cape Cod Community College staff, students and faculty. The success of this policy will depend on the courtesy, respect and cooperation of all members of the campus community.

Students/faculty/staff completing a 6-week smoke-enders course will be reimbursed 50% of their costs. Please contact the Human Resources Office for more information.

All supervisors and department heads will communicate the Smoking Policy to everyone within their area of responsibility.

Solicitation Policy on Campus

The President, or his/her designee, the Coordinator of Student Life and Co-Curricular Programs, shall ensure that the following policy guidelines are implemented and administered on campus in fair, impartial and uniform manner, and without discrimination on grounds of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, or sex. In an effort to ensure non-interference with the educational activities and business operations of the College, the Coordinator of Student Life and Co-Curricular Programs or his/her designees shall prohibit all private profit and non-profit organizations, agencies and/or individuals from soliciting on campus except as permitted in the following circumstances:

  1. The Coordinator of Student Life and Co-Curricular Programs or his/ her designee may permit federal, state, and municipal agency representatives to have access to the campus for any purpose for which said agency representatives are legally authorized to do so; provided, however, the Coordinator of Student Life and Co-Curricular Programs or his/her designee retains the authority to regulate the time, place and manner of such access to minimize any interference with the educational activities and business operations of the College.
  2. The Coordinator of Student Life and Co-Curricular Programs or his/ her designee may, upon request, waive the general prohibition against soliciting as stated above on determination that:

    • the purposes of the campus solicitations shall be for the general interest or benefit of the College, students, faculty, or staff, and
    • the proposed solicitation shall not disrupt the continuity of business operations and/or educational activities of the College.
    • The Coordinator of Student Life and Co-curricular Programs or his/her designee shall maintain a record of all on-campus solicitation requests and disposition of such requests.