The following policies and procedures are explained on this page:
Alcohol, Anti-Bullying, Behavior Intervention Team, Children on Campus, Disruptive Behavior, Dogs on Campus, Drug-Free Campus, Identification, Freedom of Protest, Maintaining Public Order, Non-Students on Campus, Parking, Tobacco, Weapons, Weather
The College recognizes the reality of the serious problems associated with the use of alcoholic beverages. The use of alcohol on campus is allowed by permit only, subject to the applicable provisions of New York State law. The Student Association has voted that all student activities and socials be alcohol free.
Bullying can foster a climate of fear and disrespect which seriously impairs the physical and psychological health of its victims and creates conditions that negatively affect any learning and working environment. With the proliferation of the use of electronic means of communication, bullying has transformed from a predominately school-based issue among youth to a broader societal problem affecting both youth and adults. Researchers have demonstrated that bullying has long-term consequences, particularly since bullying has now moved beyond the classroom to the Internet, athletic teams, college campuses, work places, and among the general public.
Cyber-bullying has been shown to cause significant psychological trauma to its victims. Victims suffer very real and serious harm as a result of these incidents, often showing signs of depression, anxiety, social isolation, nervousness when interacting with technology, low self-esteem, declining school and work performance, hyper-vigilance, nightmares, changed eating and sleeping habits, and fear for their safety. In extreme cases, victims attempt or commit suicide due to the cyber-bullying they have endured.
Corning Community College (“the College”) is committed to maintaining an educational and work environment in which every member of the College community conducts himself/herself in a manner which demonstrates proper regard and respect for the rights and welfare of others so that everyone, including students, employees, and visitors, is treated with respect and dignity. The intended purpose of this Anti-Bullying Policy is to educate the College community about bullying and promote civility and respect among all its members. This policy applies to all members of the campus community, individuals doing business with the College, and any persons utilizing campus facilities.
Bullying is strictly prohibited on any College property; at any College function, event or activity; or through the use of any electronic or digital technology, whether or not such use occurs on College property. Any case of bullying suspected to be of a criminal nature will be referred to local law enforcement authorities.
A procedure for handling complaints under this policy has been established and is available on the College website, in the College catalog, and from the Human Resources Office.
Bullying: aggressive and hostile acts of an individual or group of individuals which are intended to humiliate, mentally or physically injure or intimidate, and/or control another individual or group of individuals. Bullying can occur as a single, severe incident or repeated incidents.
Physical Bullying: pushing, shoving, kicking, poking, and/or tripping another; assaulting or threatening a physical assault; damaging a person’s work area or personal property; and/or damaging or destroying a person’s work product.
Verbal/Written Bullying: includes ridiculing, insulting or maligning an individual, either verbally or in writing; addressing abusive, threatening, derogatory or offensive remarks to an individual; and/or attempting to exploit an individual’s known intellectual or physical vulnerabilities.
Nonverbal Bullying: includes making direct threatening gestures toward an individual or invading personal space after being asked to move or step away.
Cyberbullying: the bullying of an individual using any electronic form, including, but not limited to, the Internet, interactive and digital technologies, or mobile phones.
Racist Bullying: racial taunts, graffiti or gestures; and/or a refusal to work with another individual because they are of a different culture.
Sexual Bullying: unwanted physical contact or sexually abusive comments.
Homophobic, Gender, and Sexual Orientation Bullying: bullying which is usually aimed at gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people or those with gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender relatives/friends; and/or the use of generic insults relating to gender and/or sexual orientation.
Stalking: continued unwanted attention through: personal contact (directly with and individual or through the individual’s friends and family); telephone calls; letters; e-mails; text messages; Internet chat rooms; and other means.
Bullying does not include the following circumstances:
- A supervisor or any person with supervisory authority reports and/or documents an employee’s unsatisfactory job performance and the potential consequences of such unsatisfactory performance; or
- A faculty or staff member advises a student of unsatisfactory academic work and the potential for the course failure or dismissal from the program; or
- A faculty or staff member advises a student of inappropriate behavior that may result in disciplinary proceedings.
In order to promote the safety and well-being of our students, a Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) has been created to address student behaviors that are disruptive, or outside the norm for a particular student. BIT will act as a review team that carefully reviews all aspects of reports that are received regarding concerning student behaviors. BIT will provide a recommendation for appropriate intervention and will serve as a resource for the College community. Any CCC community member who is concerned about a student may make a referral to BIT. For more information please refer to the website.
As a post-secondary institution, CCC strives to create a safe and appropriate adult learning environment. The campus grounds and operations are designed to provide an environment conducive to academic and occupational activities performed by students and employees. For reasons that include safety of children, and assuring professional efficient performance of academic pursuits, operations, and services, the College cannot routinely accommodate unsupervised children in campus workplaces, classrooms, or other locations.
Section 1: Scope
CCC encourages safe, supervised campus visits by children for the purposes of making decisions about their academic future; attending educational, cultural, or sporting events and camps; and authorized use of facilities such as the Spencer Crest Nature Center and Planetarium. This Policy does not preclude brief campus visits when the minor child is accompanied by another responsible adult. These procedures apply to students, employees, and visitors who may bring children under the age of 18 (unless a registered CCC/High School Learning Center student) to campus for any reason other than activities specifically organized/scheduled by the College for children or activities or facilities open to the public.
Section 2: Guidelines
While on any CCC property, children must at all times remain fully under the direct supervision of their parent/guardian/caretaker who is responsible for ensuring that no behaviors inconvenience, endanger, or disrupt the work activities of students, employees, or other visitors, as well as ensuring that no behaviors place the children’s safety at risk. Leaving children unattended in public areas such as the library, gym, game room, cafeteria, etc. while the parent/guardian is in class or working does not meet this supervision standard.
Children may not attend class or class activities along with enrolled students except on very rare occasions with the explicit permission of faculty. Children may not be present at the employee’s work site during the employee’s assigned work hours except on very rare occasions with the explicit permission of the employee’s supervisor.
Unsupervised children will be brought to the Public Safety Office until the parents can be contacted to resume control of the children. In such cases, the child’s parent/guardian will be immediately contacted and asked either to resume direct supervision of the child or to leave campus with the child.
At no time should ill children be brought to campus. The College Health Office is established to serve students and is unable to provide services to children.
If an emergency situation arises and children are brought to campus, please keep the following points in mind:
- Unless explicit permission from an instructor is granted, children must not be brought to classes or any instructional area while classes are in session. Such permission should be granted sparingly and should take into account the best interest of all students in the class.
- Unless explicit permission from an employee’s immediate supervisor is granted, children must not be brought to offices or other areas where the day-to-day business of the College is conducted while the employee is working. Such permission should be granted sparingly and should take into account the best interest of all employees of the department.
- Children must not be brought to risk areas, such as lab or lab preparation areas, food preparation/service areas, gyms and fitness centers, maintenance and garage areas, or in or around college motor vehicles and equipment. Unattended children could hurt themselves on machinery, fall down stairwells, etc.
- Children must not be left unattended at any place on campus, including the restrooms, game room, gym, library, grounds and parking lots.
The College reserves the right to direct that a child be removed from campus where the presence of the child causes an unacceptable health or safety risk or an unreasonable level of disruption to others.
Any questions concerning this policy may be directed to the Director of Human Resources at X9229.
Additional information on area child care resources is available from:
- Steuben Child Care Project, 117 E. Steuben St., Bath, NY 14810, (607) 776-2126
- Chemung County Child Care Council, Inc., 571 E. Market St., Elmira, NY 14901, (607) 734-3941
- Schuyler County Child Care Coordinators, 235 S. Catherine St., Montour Falls, NY 14865, (607) 535-7964
Behavior that is inclement to a learning environment will not be tolerated. Disruptive persons will be removed from campus, put on trial through student government, or arrested.
No animals, except working dogs, are allowed on campus, without prior approval. Leashed dogs may be allowed on Nature Center trails, but owners must clean up after their dogs.
The Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 requires members of our College community to be informed of the potential health hazards of drug use and the possible penalties for those who violate laws governing the use of illicit drugs. Illicit drugs and alcohol may cause addiction, severe physical and emotional illness and death. Convictions under local, state and federal laws can result in fines, prison sentences or both. Information about drug counseling and rehabilitation is available from the College Health Office.
As a condition of employment, study or contact with the College, all employees, students and visitors are prohibited from the illegal use, manufacture, possession or distribution of all controlled substances on the campus. Any violations of this policy will result in College disciplinary action up to and including discharge or expulsion, whichever is appropriate. In addition, violations of this policy may be reported to civil authorities. Criminal convictions will be reported to federal contracting agencies as required by state and federal statutes.
All students, faculty, and visitors must carry a college ID card at all times. Failure to present valid college ID can result in removal from campus property. IDs can be obtained in the Student Life Office, Commons and replacements are $15. One form of government issued photo ID and a current student schedule is required to obtain an ID. IDs only need to be obtained once and are valid as long as you are enrolled in classes.
The right of peaceful protest (including peaceful picketing and other orderly demonstrations) within the College community will be preserved. The College retains the right and obligation to assure the safety of individuals, the protection of health and property and the continuity of the educational process, and reserves the right to dictate the timing and location of the protest. No one shall have the right to obstruct and/or forcibly prevent others from the exercising of their rights or to interfere with the institution’s educational processes or facilities or the rights of those who wish to avail themselves of any of the institution’s services. These services include those that are instructional, personal, administrative, recreational and community oriented.
Limits to the application of College discipline shall be applied to student misconduct which adversely affects the College community’s pursuit of its educational objectives, defined as follows:
- The opportunity of all members of the College community to attain their immediate and long range educational goals.
- The generation and maintenance of an intellectual and educational atmosphere throughout the College community.
- The protection of the welfare, health, personal safety and property of all members of the College community and the College itself.
- Matters of extenuating circumstances surrounding the violation shall be taken into account in determining the question of and/or nature of the sanction. Inappropriate sanctions shall not be imposed. Past behaviors and/or violations may be reviewed and considered before a sanction is rendered.
A parent or guardian must supervise minors who are not enrolled at CCC or involved in a sponsored program. Action may be taken against any and all persons who have no legitimate reason for their presence on College property. Since such persons are not subject to College sanctions, the procedures by which such privileges are granted shall be developed in accordance with the penal law. Under Section 140.35 of New York State Penal law, a person is guilty of loitering when he/she remains in or about school, College or university buildings or grounds, not having any reason or relationship involving custody of or responsibility for a pupil or student, or any other specific legitimate reason for being there and not having permission from anyone authorized to grant this privilege.
All vehicles parked on campus must have a parking permit. Permits can be obtained at either Public Safety Office. Be sure to have your license plate number when registering your vehicle.
- Student parking permits are $20.
- All student permits expire, regardless of when purchased, the following August.
- All permits are charged to Student Accounts.
- Motorcycles do not need to be registered, but must be parked in designated areas.
- Temporary disabled parking permits can be obtained through the Health Office.
- Tickets must be paid at the Public Safety Office and they must be charged to Student Accounts.
- Parking is not authorized in roadways, loading docks, fire lanes, or the lawn.
- Students must park in designated areas painted with white lines. Yellow lined spaces are for faculty and staff only.
- Any infraction of the Corning Community College parking policy will result in a citation.
- Any vehicle with 3 or more outstanding tickets will be immobilized until said tickets and the $25 wheel-lock fee are paid in full.
- Any vehicle parked in a fire lane, loading zone, or is blocking will be towed at the owners expense.
- Vehicles parked on campus for 72 hours or more are considered abandoned and will be towed at the owner's expense. If your vehicle breaks down or you need to leave your vehicle overnight please notify Public Safety.
No consumption of tobacco will be allowed on any College property or in any College facility.
Corning Community College is committed to providing its students, employees, and visitors with a safe and healthy environment. In light of this commitment, as well as the findings of the U.S. Surgeon General that exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke and use of tobacco are significant health hazards, the Regional Board of Trustees has established CCC as a smoke/tobacco-free institution, effective August 1, 2011, via resolution #3371-11.
For the purpose of this policy, “tobacco” is defined to include any lighted or unlighted cigarette, cigar, pipe, bidi, clove cigarette, and any other smoking product, and smokeless or spit tobacco, also known as dip, chew, snuff or snus, in any form.
The use, distribution, or sale of tobacco or any smoking device (such as e-cigarettes), or the carrying of any lighted smoking instrument in College buildings or on College premises without exception, at offsite College-required learning activities, at events on College premises, or in College-owned, rented or leased vehicles, is prohibited. The College requires students, employees, and visitors to respect private property bordering all College locations by refraining from trespassing for purposes of consumption of tobacco products.
The Department of Public Safety is charged with the enforcement of this policy. Violations by students will be treated as violations of the Student Code of Conduct. Violations by employees will be treated as disciplinary matters. Educational programming, cessation support mechanisms, and other resources have been developed and are available to the College community through the Wellness Education Center, the College Health Office, and various other College departments.
Firearms and dangerous weapons of any type are not permitted on campus. Intentional use, possession or sale of firearms or other dangerous weapons by students is strictly forbidden and is a violation of the Student Code of Conduct and state law.
Once the Corning Community College administration determines that the College will be closed or delayed, the information will be sent by text message, posted on this website and digital displays, MyCCC, and on Facebook and Twitter. Sign up to receive text messages about College closings and emergencies on campus: Text "CCC" to 31996. Please do not call the Public Safety emergency line for weather-related information as we need this phone line open for emergencies.
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