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ARTICLE II: GENERAL OPERATIONS
SECTION B: MISCELLANEOUS

II.B.010

All employees and students will be able to work in an environment that is free of discrimination (Board Policy V.D.070) and harassment, including sexual harassment.

Also see RCC’s Human Rights Policy, Appendix 1.

Previous Policy No.: 4116.51
Confirmed: October 18, 1978
Approved: May 20, 1987
Amended: September 20, 1989/Approved: October 18, 1989
Approved: June 14, 1997
Reviewed: August 21, 2007
Amended: August 19, 2008/Approved: September 16, 2008

ARTICLE II: GENERAL OPERATIONS
SECTION B: MISCELLANEOUS

II.B.020

Rogue Community College is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its employees, students and visitors.

Smoking is permitted only in designated smoking areas.

All college employees, students, visitors, and contractors are required to comply with this policy.
The smoking restricted policy may not apply to specific activities used in connection with the practice of cultural activities. All exceptions must be approved in advance by the president of RCC or designee.

Previous Policy No.: 4116.51
Confirmed: October 18, 1978
Approved: May 20, 1987
Amended: September 20, 1989
Approved: October 18, 1989
Approved: June 14, 1997
Reviewed: August 21, 2007
Amended: Approved March 17, 2009
Approved: March 16, 2010

ARTICLE II: GENERAL OPERATIONS
SECTION B: MISCELLANEOUS

II.B.030

Rogue Community College is committed to providing an environment which fosters excellence in learning for its students and community, and in work performance for all of its employees. The misuse and illegal use of alcohol and other drugs is contrary to this effort. In keeping with state and federal statutes, the illegal use, possession, distribution, manufacture, or sale of alcohol and other drugs, and/or being under the influence of alcohol and other drugs is not permitted on College-owned or College-controlled property, or while representing the College on business or in other College-sponsored activity.

There shall be no consumption of alcohol at College-owned facilities unless such use is authorized by the College President. Approval for alcohol on campus may only be authorized for special courses relating to public safety training (standardized field sobriety testing), wine making/appreciation, or growing/harvesting of grapes/hops in which the consumption of, or tasting of, alcoholic beverages may be an integral part of such classes.

Previous Policy No.: 4116.52
Amended: October 18, 1978
Amended: March 16, 1983
Approved: June 14, 1997
Revised: March 15, 2005
Approved: April 19, 2005

ARTICLE II: GENERAL OPERATIONS
SECTION B: MISCELLANEOUS

II.B.040

No person may be in possession of a firearm, destructive device, or other dangerous weapon as defined by law, or give the appearance of being in said possession on property controlled or owned by Rogue Community College. Permitted exceptions include use in conjunction with approved instructional demonstrations or by peace officers, persons summoned by peace officers, or members of the armed forces under orders for campus safety. All exceptions must have prior approval by the president.

Previous Policy No.: 8331
Amended: January 17, 1979
Approved: June 14, 1997

ARTICLE II: GENERAL OPERATIONS
SECTION B: MISCELLANEOUS

II.B.050

Rogue Community College shall maintain safety and health procedures designed to protect its employees and students in order to prevent injury and loss due to recognized hazards in the workplace. All members of the college community share responsibility for the success of these procedures and for their own personal safety on the job.  Administrative procedures shall state the specific responsibilities of employees, students, and any committee appointed to monitor safety.

As a first response, employees are directed to contact 9-1-1 in an emergency situation. First aid will be provided if someone nearby is willing and certified.

Previous Policy Nos.: 5152,5153,5154
Confirmed: December 13, 1978
Amended: March 16, 1983
Approved: June 14, 1997
Amended and Approved: June 17, 2008

ARTICLE II: GENERAL OPERATIONS
SECTION B: MISCELLANEOUS

II.B.060

Gambling is prohibited on any Rogue Community College campus or facilities under its direction and control.  The college President (at his/her discretion) may allow raffles, Monte Carlo games, etc. if used to support student scholarships or direct activities.

Approved: October 16, 2007
Approved: June 14, 1997

ARTICLE II: GENERAL OPERATIONS
SECTION B: MISCELLANEOUS

II.B.070

Domestic animals \ and pets are prohibited on the Rogue Community College campus facilities with the following exceptions:

  1. Animals on leashes \ certified or in training to assist students or employees with disabilities;
  2. Animals on leashes and accompanied by the owner with the following conditions:
    1. The owner shall keep, restrain and maintain the animal in such a manner as not to endanger or be a nuisance to other persons or property. Failure of the owner to do so will constitute a violation of this policy.
    2. Unattended or unleashed animals are not permitted on RCC campus facilities at any time.
      1. No person shall attach any animal by use of the leash or other device to any tree, pole, fence, sign, building, fire hydrant, or other object on college-owned or controlled property.
      2. No person shall confine or attach an animal in or near a motor vehicle on college-owned or controlled property either leashed, tied or loose.
    3. The leashed animal is not permitted in any buildings unless it is certified or in training to assist students or others with disabilities.
    4. The leashed animal must have a current license.
    5. Persons who bring animals to campus are responsible for removal of any waste of the animal.

The president or his designee shall assign administrative responsibility to implement this policy. Violations of this animal policy may result in calling the appropriate authority and requesting removal of the animal from the premises.

Approved: June 14, 1997
Amended: December 13, 1999
Reviewed: December 21, 1999
Approved: January 18, 2000

/ Animals means: any bird, reptile or mammal kept as a pet and owned and in possession of a person.

/ “Leash” means: any rope, strap, chain or similar device not exceeding six feet in length, held in the
hand of a person capable of controlling the animal to which it is attached.

ARTICLE II: GENERAL OPERATIONS
SECTION B: MISCELLANEOUS

II.B.080

Rogue Community College employees or students engaged in disciplinary, grievance or appeals procedures shall have the right to:

  • Have a full and fair hearing of charges according to college administrative procedures defining fairness and consistency for all individuals.
  • Appeal to the Board of Education any decision resulting in punitive action, except in those cases where other established procedures exist.
  • Have a copy of the record of the pleadings and proceedings provided.
  • Have only such penalties imposed as are commensurate with the violation charged.

[Also, see Appendix 2: Due Process - Board Hearing Procedure; and
Appendix 3: Student Rights, Freedoms and Responsibilities
]

Previous Policy No.: 2152
Amended: June 21, 1978
Amended: March 16, 1983
Previous Policy No.: 4118
Adopted: June 10, 1987
Approved: June 14, 1997

ARTICLE II: GENERAL OPERATIONS
SECTION B: MISCELLANEOUS

II.B.090

Parking at Rogue Community College is not regulated by permits.  Designated spaces are available on a first-come; first-served basis.    Procedures providing for enforcement, fines, towing or impounding of vehicles, visitor parking and disabled parking is to be established by College administration. 

Authority: ORS 341.300
Adopted: June 13, 1992
Approved: June 14, 1997
Amended: Approved: September 22, 2009

ARTICLE II: GENERAL OPERATIONS
SECTION B: MISCELLANEOUS

II.B.100

The Board of Education authorizes the president of Rogue Community College to appoint suitable security personnel and to have any person removed from college premises who violates the law, Board policy and/or administrative procedures. The administration shall establish procedures by which complaints may be heard in a timely manner. Prompt action may be made where warranted, including employee termination and/or student suspension or expulsion. When needed, law enforcement agencies may be asked to enforce the law on campus.

Previous Policy Nos.: 7331, 8331, 5142.2
Amended: January 19, 1979
Amended: March 16, 1983
Approved: June 14, 1997
Amended: February 9, 2012
Amended/Approved: November 20, 2012

ARTICLE II: GENERAL OPERATIONS
SECTION B: MISCELLANEOUS

II.B.110

The administration, in coordination with authorized local and national agencies, shall establish warning systems and comprehensive regulations that outline procedures to be followed by all personnel at Rogue Community College in case of emergency or disaster.

Approved: June 14, 1997

ARTICLE II: GENERAL OPERATIONS
SECTION B: MISCELLANEOUS

II.B.120

Infectious diseases, including Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), pose significant health-related problems of alleged discrimination, fear and concern.

  1. Infection Control Procedures - Rogue Community College will adopt procedures to protect against the spread of infectious diseases.
  2. Educational Program -The college will develop an educational program based upon current information regarding AIDS, HIV, its detection, and protection against its transmission. Because of the latency period of HIV, education should encourage persons to obtain diagnostic testing if they may be at risk.
  3. Admissions and Attendance - While infectious diseases, including AIDS, are not a consideration in admissions or enrollment decisions at the institution, the college reserves the right, for purpose of admission, attendance, or access to facilities, to require students or others to undergo medical examination by a doctor chosen by the college whenever there is reason to believe that their condition might pose a safety or health hazard. So long as medical evidence indicates that they are physically and mentally able and create no danger to themselves or others, college students who have HIV or other infectious diseases, may attend classes in an unrestricted manner.
  4. Access to College Facilities - So long as medical evidence indicates that such access poses no danger to the individual or to others, persons infected with HIV or other infectious diseases will be allowed normal access to instructional facilities and other common areas.
  5. Confidential Information - Medical information about any person is confidential, including information about infectious diseases, and no specific information will be released without the express written consent of the individual.
  6. Harassment - The college will not allow the mental or physical abuse of persons known or suspected to be infected with HIV and other infectious diseases.
  7. Support Services - The college will make available, through existing student and personnel services, information which will direct concerned students and staff to assistance in locating community-based referral resources.

Adopted: February 15, 1989
Approved: June 14, 1997