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2009-2010

STUDENT

HANDBOOK

JACKSON • RANKIN • RAYMOND • UTICA • VICKSBURG


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HCC CODE OF CONDUCT

Hinds Community College is dedicated to both personal and scholastic excellence. When you choose to become a student at HCC, you choose to agree to our standards of civilized behavior. As such, you are saying: I will practice high standards in my personal life as well as my school life I will show respect to and concern for other people with whom I come into contact at this college I will respect other people's rights and beliefs even though they may be different from mine. I will respect other people's property. I will not be prejudiced against others. By enrolling in Hinds Community College, I state that I will not engage in any behaviors and will discourage others from engaging in any behaviors which threaten the freedom and respect that all other HCC community members deserve.


2009-2010

Student Handbook Hinds Community College www.hindscc.edu RAYMOND CAMPUS P.O. Box 1100 • Raymond, Mississippi 39154-1100

UTICA CAMPUS 34175 Hwy. 18 • Utica, Mississippi 39175-9599

JACKSON CAMPUS Academic/Technical Center 3925 Sunset Drive • Jackson, Mississippi 39213-5899

Nursing/Allied Health Center 1750 Chadwick Drive • Jackson, Mississippi 39204-3490

RANKIN CAMPUS 3805 Highway 80 East • Pearl, Mississippi 39208-4295

VICKSBURG-WARREN CAMPUS 755 Highway 27 South • Vicksburg, Mississippi 39180-8699

Hinds Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097— 404/679.4501) to award the Associate in Arts degree, the Associate in Applied Science degree, and vocational and technical certificates. ALL INFORMATION PROVIDED IN OFFICIAL HINDS COMMUNITY COLLEGE PUBLICATIONS IS PROVIDED FOR INFORMATION PURPOSES ONLY AND DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A LEGAL CONTRACT BETWEEN THE COLLEGE AND ANY PERSON OR ENTITY UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED. INFORMATION IN OFFICIAL COLLEGE PUBLICATIONS IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE. ALTHOUGH EVERY REASONABLE EFFORT IS MADE TO PRESENT CURRENT AND ACCURATE INFORMATION, HINDS COMMUNITY COLLEGE MAKES NO GUARANTEES OF ANY KIND. 16,000 COPIES PRINTED JULY 2008.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS (For more detailed references see the Index)

DISTRICT INFORMATION Get Your Grades and Go.Hinds email . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Inside front cover Hinds Debit Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . back cover Code of Conduct. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Inside back cover Campus Addresses/Title Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Table of Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-5 College Vision, Mission, Goals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 College Calendar 2009-2010 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-10 College Office Hours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Communication- Purpose of Student Handbook – To communicate student rights/responsibilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Complaint Procedure for Students . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Clery Disclosure/Crime/Emergency Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-15 Drug/Alcohol Effects, Consequences and Laws . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 College Assistance Program: St. Dominic’s Behavioral Center . . . . . . . 13 Directory of Services, Department, Location, Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15-16 Grades/information - www.my.hindscc.edu . . . . . . . . Inside front cover Web Addresses – Hinds and other services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

DISTRICT STUDENT SERVICES Philosophy/Objectives of Student Services Work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Counseling Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17-18 Disability Support Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Financial Aid Programs and Policies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18-24 Ability to Benefit for Non-high School Graduates (Compass) . . . . . . . 18 Financial Aid/VA Policy on Satisfactory Scholastic Progress . . . . . . 21 Scholarship Policies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23-24 Health and Insurance Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24-25 Honors, Scholars, Distinctions and Awards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Online Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25-26 Hinds e-Mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Hinds Debit Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Blackboard. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 My.Hinds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 iLink. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Eagle One Alert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Housing and Residence Life Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26-34 Residence Hall Rules and Regulations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31-34 2


Intercollegiate Athletics, Drug Education/Testing, Scholarships . . 35-36 International Student Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Orientation – Programs, Credit Course and Web Resources . . . . . . . . . 37 Veterans Affairs Services/Regulations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37-38 Workforce Development Center Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38-39

COLLEGE INSTRUCTIONAL SUPPORT SERVICES British Studies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Honors Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 International Study . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Learning Resources/Library Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 eLearning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Instructional Technology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Distance Learning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Media Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42

COLLEGE INSTRUCTIONAL POLICIES Attendance/Withdrawal Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Tardies, Excused/Unexcused/Excessive Absences . . . . . . . . . . . . 43-44 Notice of Absence Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Withdrawal from a Course . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Withdrawal from College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45-46 Dishonesty, Cheating, and/or Plagiarism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Scholastic Probation and Suspension . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46-47 Scholastic Restart Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

COLLEGE POLICIES AND REGULATIONS Campus Solicitation Regulations (Political, fund raising, etc.) . . . . . . . 48 Computers and Internet Use Regulations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48-49 Conduct (Campus, Traditional/On Line Class, LRC, Cafeteria, Club) . 50-51 Dangerous Weapons (MS Law) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Disciplinary Regulations and Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52-60 Positive Environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Sexual Harassment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52-53 Student Responsibility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Authority for Enforcement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Procedure to File a Charge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Related Committees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Violations and Demerit System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55-57 Investigation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57-60 3


Drug-Free Environment Statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60-61 Financial Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 ID Card Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 K9 Drug Dogs on Campus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Law Enforcement/Powers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Motor Vehicle Rules and Regulations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63-67 Non-Discriminatory Policy for Students/Employees . . . . . . . . . . . . 67-68 Non-Smoking Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Student Organizations/Associated Student Government . . . . . . . . 68-69 Student Publications Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70

RAYMOND CAMPUS Directory of Services/Personnel/Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72-73 Campus Services and Facilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73-77 Campus Student Organizations (Purpose Statements) . . . . . . . . . . . 78-81 Civic and Service Organizations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Musical Organizations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Publications Organizations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Religious Organizations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Scholastic Organizations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Special Interest Organizations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79-81 Student Clubs/Organizations and Sponsors/Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 In Case of Emergency–EagleOne Alert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83

UTICA CAMPUS Directory of Services/Personnel/Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 Dean of Students . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85-86 Campus Services and Facilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86-89 Campus Student Organizations (Purpose Statements) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Duties and Qualifications of Club/Organization Officers . . . . . . . . . . 93 Student Clubs/Organizations and Sponsors/Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94

JACKSON CAMPUS: ACADEMIC/TECHNICAL CENTER Directory of Services/Personnel/Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 Scholastic Organizations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 Special Interest Organizations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96-97 Campus Services and Facilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 Student Clubs/Organizations and Sponsors/Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 4


JACKSON CAMPUS: NURSING/ALLIED HEALTH CENTER Directory of Services/Personnel/Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 Scholastic Organizations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 Special Interest Organizations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98-99 Student Clubs/Organizations and Sponsors/Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 Campus Service and Facilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99-100 Special Nursing/Allied Health Regulations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100

RANKIN CAMPUS Directory of Services/Personnel/Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 Campus Services and Facilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102-103 Scholastic Organizations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103 Student Clubs/Organizations and Sponsors/Phone . . . . . . . . . . . 103-104

VICKSBURG-WARREN CAMPUS Directory of Services/Personnel/Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106 Campus Services and Facilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106-107 Student Clubs/Organizations and Sponsors/Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107 Scholastic Organizations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107

WEB RESOURCE LINKS Academic Transfer Guides . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108 Hinds Housing Application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108 Hinds Student Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108 Financial Aid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108 Federal Financial Aid Application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19, 108 Mississippi - MTAG and MESG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20, 108 Scholarship Search . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108

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DISTRICT INFORMATION VISION STATEMENT Hinds Community College provides a quality, accessible, affordable education for all of its students and a wide variety of public service activities, cultural events, and recreational opportunities for its community.

MISSION STATEMENT The mission of Hinds Community College, a public, comprehensive community college, is to offer pertinent and diverse educational programs and services for persons with various interests and abilities by: • Providing academic (college transfer) programs that parallel the first two years of four year college studies • Providing occupational programs to prepare students for employment • Providing continuing education programs for unemployed, employed, or underemployed adults who need training or retraining, or who can otherwise profit from the programs • Providing continuing education programs that enhance the quality of life • Providing short courses, seminars, workshops, and industrial start-up training that will meet educational, business, industrial, and service needs • Providing high school general education and career services through a cooperative agreement with district high schools

GOALS The College’s mission requires a fundamental commitment to teaching excellence and a supportive, caring student environment. Therefore, the following goals have been established: • To provide an environment conducive to serious study where students can learn to listen, to think, to reason, and to communicate effectively. • To provide an environment where students can develop intellectually, socially, physically, morally, and spiritually. • To provide guidance in assessing and developing the aptitudes and the abilities of students. • To provide guidance, counseling, and learning experiences that will enable students to attain economic security. • To provide continuing education in academic, technical, and career areas. • To provide extracurricular activities to give students opportunities for developing leadership and social confidence and learning to work with others. • To provide educational experiences that will enable students to become effective citizens. • To promote positive community relations by providing facilities, professional leadership, and services to meet specific needs of the community and the district. 6


COLLEGE CALENDAR 2009 – 2010 April 14

Registration for MS Virtual Community Classes begins for summer and fall

April 14-17 students

Registration for 2009 Summer and Fall Terms for currently enrolled HCC

April 20 – August 14

Registration for 2009 Fall Semester (For exceptions to the above registration dates see current Class Schedule on College Website at www.hindscc.edu/Admissions/get_enrolled/class_schedule

August 11

District Faculty Convocation

August 12

Residence halls open for new students

August 13

Residence halls open for returning students

August 14

Work day for faculty and staff New full-time faculty orientation Last day to register for full term and first eight-week classes without added fees

August 15

Adjunct faculty orientation

August 17

First day for full-semester and first eight-week classes

August 17-21

Drop and add Late Registration (Registration fees increase)

August 21

Registration ends for MS Virtual Community College classes at 4:00 p.m.

August 21

Last day (by 3:00 p.m.) to add or drop a full-semester and first eight-week day class before mid-term

August 23

MSVCC course sites open

August 24

First day of classes for MS Virtual Community College. Students can begin to withdraw from MSVCC courses Last day to add a Monday evening class

August 24-25

Drop and add period for MS Virtual Community College classes until 4:00 p.m.

August 25

Last day to add a Tuesday evening class

August 26

Last day to add a Wednesday evening class

August 27

Last day to add a Thursday evening class

September 7

Labor Day Holiday (day and night classes will not meet)

September 15

First day to withdraw from a first eight-week class

October 2

Priority Deadline to apply for Fall Graduation

October 5

Last day to withdraw from a first eight-week class

October 6

First day a student may withdraw from a full semester class

October 9

End of first eight-week term and mid-term for full semester classes

October 12

Fall Break Holiday (day and night classes will not meet)

October 13

First day of second eight-week term First eight-week term and mid-term grades must be posted on My.Hindscc.edu by 10:00 a.m.

October 13-14

Late Registration, drop and add for second eight-week term

November 6

Last day to withdraw from MS Virtual Community College classes by 4:00 pm

November 9

First day a student may withdraw from a second eight-week class

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November 9-13

Registration for 2010 Spring Term for currently enrolled Hinds students . Registration begins for current students taking MS Virtual Community College classes

November 16 – January 8

Registration for 2010 Spring Term for all students Students may register via the Web during holiday closures.

November 20

Residence halls close at 4:00 p.m. for Thanksgiving Holidays (night classes will not meet)

November 23-27 Thanksgiving Holidays (day and night classes will not meet) November 29

Residence halls open at 4:00 p.m.

November 30

Classes resume after Thanksgiving Holidays

December 2

Last day to withdraw from a class or all classes

December 4

Grades for MS Virtual Community College classes must be posted by 11:00 a.m.

December 9

Final examinations for Wednesday night classes only Last day of classes

December 10-11 Final Examinations – day and evening classes Dec. 14-15 December 15

Residence halls close at 4:00 p.m.

December 16

Grades must be posted on My.Hindscc.edu by 10:00 a.m.

December 18

Fall Graduation (Raymond)

January 5, 2010

District Faculty Convocation

January 6

Residence halls open for new students

January 7

Residence halls open for returning students

January 8

Work day for faculty and staff Last day to register without added fees

2010 SPRING SEMESTER

January 9

Adjunct faculty orientation

January 11

First day of full semester and first eight-week classes

January 11-15

Drop and add Late Registration (Registration fee increases)

January 15

Last day (by 3:00 p.m.) to add or drop a full-semester or first eight-week day class before mid-term

January 15

Registration for MS Virtual Community College Classes until 4:00 p.m.

January 17

MSVCC course sites open

January 18

Heritage Day Holiday (day and night classes will not meet) First Day of classes for MS Virtual Community Colleges

January 19-20

Drop and add period for MS Virtual Community College classes until 4:00 p.m. MSVCC students can begin to withdraw from MSVCC courses.

January 19

Last day to add a Tuesday evening class

January 20

Last day to add a Wednesday evening class

January 21

Last day to add a Thursday evening class

January 25

Last day to add a Monday evening class

February 9

First day to withdraw from a first eight-week class

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February 19

Priority Deadline to apply for Spring Graduation

March 1

Last day to withdraw from a first eight-week class First day a student may withdraw from a full-semester class

March 5

End of first eight-week term and mid-term for full-semester classes

March 8

First day of second eight-week classes

March 9

First eight-week term and mid-term grades must be posted on My.Hindscc.edu by 10:00 a.m.

March 8-9

Late Registration, drop and add for second eight-week term

March 12

Residence halls close at 4:00 p.m. for Spring Break Holidays

March 15-19

Spring Break (day and night classes will not meet)

March 21

Residence halls open at 4:00 p.m.

March 22

Classes resume after Spring Break

April 1

Residence halls close at 4:00 p.m.

April 1

Last day to withdraw from MS Virtual Community College classes by 4:00 p.m.

April 2

Easter Holiday (day and night classes will not meet)

April 4

Residence halls open at 4:00 p.m.

April 5

Classes resume after Easter Holiday

April 12-16

Registration for 2010 Summer and Fall Terms for currently enrolled Hinds students only and current MSVCC students

April 14

First day to withdraw from a second eight-week class

April 19 – May 28

Registration for 2010 Summer

April 19 – August 13

Registration for 2010 Fall Term Students may register via the Web during holiday closures

April 28

Last day to withdraw from a class or all classes

April 30

Grades for MS Virtual Community College classes must be posted by 11:00 a.m.

May 5

Final examinations for Wednesday night classes only Last Day of Classes

May 6-7; 10-11

Final examinations – day and evening classes

May 11

Residence halls close at 4:00 p.m.

May 12

Grades must be posted on My.Hindscc.edu by 10:00 a.m.

May 14

Spring Graduation (Raymond)

May 16

Spring Graduation (Utica) 2010 SUMMER MINI-TERM SCHEDULE (Two week FastTrack classes)

April 19 – May 14

Registration for Summer Mini-Term Classes

May 17

First day of classes for Summer Mini-Term Late Registration (Registration fee increases)

May 17

Last Day to Drop and Add a Mini-Term Class

May 27

Last day to withdraw from Summer Mini-Term Classes

May 28

Last day and final exams for Mini-Term Classes

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2010 SUMMER SCHEDULE (MSVCC scheduled dates subject to change) April 12 – 16

Registration for Summer Terms for currently enrolled HCC students Registration for MS Virtual Community College begins

April 19 – May 28

Registration for Summer Terms

May 28

Registration ends for MS Virtual Community College classes at 4:00 p.m.

May 30

MS Virtual Community College Summer course sites open Residence halls open at 4:00 p.m.

May 31

First day of classes for first four-week and eight-week terms First day of classes for MS Virtual Community College – students can begin to withdraw from MSVCC courses

May 31 – June 1

Drop and add Drop and add period for MS Virtual Community College classes until 4:00 p.m. Late Registration (Registration fee increases)

June 15

First day to withdraw from a first four-week term class

June 22

Last day to withdraw from a first four-week term class

June 25

Last day of first four-week summer term classes and final examinations Last day to register for second four week term without added fees

June 28

First day of classes for second four-week summer term First four-week final grades must be posted on My.Hindscc.edu by 10:00 a.m.

June 28-29

Drop and add for second four-week term Late registration (Registration fee increases)

June 29

First day to withdraw from an eight-week term

July 2

Residence Halls close at 4:00 p.m.

July 5-6

Independence Day Holiday (No registration; day and night classes will not meet)

July 6

Residence Halls open at 4:00 p.m.

July 9

Last day to withdraw from a MS Virtual Community College class

July 14

First day to withdraw from a second four-week term class

July 21

Last day to withdraw form a second four-week term or eight week term class

July 23

Summer grades due for MS Virtual Community College classes by 11:00 a.m.

July 27

Last day for second four-week and eight-week term classes Final Examinations Residence halls close at 4:00 p.m.

July 28

Grades must be posted on My.Hindscc.edu by 10:00 a.m.

July 30

Summer Graduation (Raymond)

For exceptions to the above registration dates see current Class Schedule on College Website at www.hindscc.edu/Admissions/get_enrolled/class_schedule/default

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COLLEGE OFFICE HOURS Normal College office hours, except during holidays, are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 12 noon and 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. On Tuesdays the following offices are open from 4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.: Counseling, Admissions, Financial Aid, Institutional Advancement/High School Relations, and the Business Office. Most campuses follow the above hours.

COMMUNICATION - PURPOSE OF THE HANDBOOK: To communicate student rights and responsibilities The tradition of excellence of Hinds Community College depends largely on the ability of each student to meet challenges and to avail him/her of the many opportunities provided during the school year. The purpose of the Handbook is to acquaint the various members of the College community with the activities, policies, organizations, services, and regulations of the College. Each student, faculty, and staff member should become familiar with the contents of the Handbook and is responsible for complying with the policies and regulations. This Handbook and the College Catalog and the College website provide students with information that define a student’s rights and responsibilities. Vital information and regulations are also provided within department service descriptions of the Handbook, thus a student may want to become aware of information within the entire District section of this publication. Valuable information is also provided on the College website under Orientation. The Student Handbook and College Catalog are available on the College website www.hindscc.edu This handbook is compiled and published through the cooperative efforts of members of the student body, student government, faculty, administrative and student services personnel. Edited by the District Dean of Students, Deans, Assistant Deans and Directors on each campus and published by the Student Publications Department.

COMPLAINT PROCEDURE FOR STUDENTS A student may make a verbal or written complaint which must include all pertinent information to the appropriate dean at the location he/she attends. If not resolved, the complainant may request a formal hearing through the due process procedures. If a student chooses a formal hearing, the following due process steps are followed: • A written notice of the charge(s) or complaint(s); • Three days written notice of the time and place of the hearing; • Assistance from an advisor (i.e., counselor, parent, attorney) whose role is limited to advising the student; • The opportunity to present witness(es) and to cross-examine witness(es) (student only, not the advisor); • The right to know the sanctions that may be imposed; • The right to appeal to the District Appeals Committee, and finally the President.

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CLERY DISCLOSURE OF CAMPUS SECURITY POLICY AND CAMPUS CRIME STATISTICS ACT (Further Amended in 1992, 1998, and 2000 and renamed for Jeanne Clery. Formerly TITLE II OF PUBLIC LAW 101 -542 CRIME AWARENESS AND CAMPUS SECURITY ACT OF 1990 that amended The Higher Education Act of 1965)

CRIME AWARENESS AND CAMPUS SECURITY STATEMENT HINDS COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT: CLAIBORNE, COPIAH, HINDS, RANKINAND WARREN COUNTIES, MISSISSIPPI CRIME, EMERGENCY REPORTING POLICY Current Hinds Community College Policy requires that members of the College community report all criminal actions and other emergencies to the Campus Police/Security Department. The Clery Act Campus Crime Statistics Information is available by year on the College Website www.hindscc.edu under the Orientation links.

CAMPUS POLICE/SECURITY RESPONSE TO EMERGENCIES The Campus Police/Security Department or location Dean’s Office will initiate an immediate response to any reported emergency. If circumstances require expertise or assets beyond the Campus Police/Security’s abilities, the Campus Police/Security or location Dean’s Office will immediately notify and request assistance from local law enforcement or other emergency services via telephone or radio. Campus Security is provided by a College employed staff of Campus Police and Campus Security officers supplemented with contract security officers. A full publication has been given to students and employees to meet the requirements to students and employees to meet the requirements of this federal law which went into effect September 1, 1992. Beginning in 2000, this document is available on the Hinds website.

HOW TO REPORT CRIMES AND EMERGENCIES – CALL 9 + 911 EXCEPT UTICA AND VICKSBURGWARREN CAMPUSES (SEE NUMBERS BELOW) In the event of an emergency members of the College community (except those at the Utica Campus who should always call Campus Police first) are instructed to first call 911 giving his or her name, location, and the nature of the emergency to the 911 operator. Immediately thereafter, the person reporting should call and report the incident to the Campus Police at the appropriate number at the locations listed below. Please note that if you are using the College phone system, you must dial 9+911 (except the Vicksburg-Warren Campus). If you are using an outside phone, such as a cellular phone or a pay phone, then you should only dial 911. There is no charge when using a pay phone to dial 911.

Raymond Campus Raymond, MS 39154-1100

Utica Campus Utica, MS 39175-9599

Telephone: 601.857.3270 (Primary Campus Police #) 601.857.5410 (Secondary Campus Police #) 601.857.5261 (Campus telephone operator) Direct-line emergency telephones located on the outside of each female residence hall and other strategic locations on Campus. In person: Campus Police/Security Office, 115 Student Union Building Dean of Students Office, Denton Hall Suite 221 Telephone: 601.885.6151, ext. 7121 (direct radio telephone to Campus Police) 601.885.6062 (Campus telephone operator) In person: Campus Police/Security Office, Unit 4 East Drive Dean of Students Office, Administration Building

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Jackson Campuses Academic/Technical Center 3925 Sunset Drive Jackson, MS 39213-5899

Telephone: 601.366.1405 (Campus telephone operator) 601.987.8112 or 601.987.8142 (Campus Police/ Security) In person: Administrative Office

Nursing/Allied Health Center 1750 Chadwick Drive Jackson, MS 39204-3490

Telephone: 601.376.4800 (Campus telephone operator) In person: Administrative Office

Rankin Campus

Telephone: 601.932.5237 (Campus telephone operator) In person: Academic/Library Building

3805 Highway 80 East Pearl, MS 39208-4295

Vicksburg-Warren Campus 755 Highway 27 Vicksburg, MS 39180-8699

Telephone: 601.638.0600 (Campus telephone operator) In person: Administrative Office

NON-LIFE THREATENING AND OTHER EMERGENCIES For non-life threatening emergencies please contact the Campus Police Office on your campus/ location.

DRUG/ALCOHOL EFFECTS, CONSEQUENCES AND LAWS The College’s current Alcohol and Drug Information publication describes the symptoms, effects, state law and penalties, as well as, federal laws and penalties. The document is available on the College’s Website at www.hindscc.edu/Departments/campus_police/default.aspx

COLLEGE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM: ST. DOMINIC BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES CENTER Your responsibilities in working with friends, parents, schools, and jobs sometimes take a lot of adjusting. We are here to help you deal with adjusting to college. There are a number of people you might find it helpful to talk with to help in your efforts to cope at college. These include hall directors, resident assistants, if you live on campus; counselors, instructors, deans, and many of our other caring employees. At times life is difficult and many people experience problems which they cannot and should not handle alone. St. Dominic Counseling Center believes that certain problems may not improve without professional help. Hinds Community College has contracted with St. Dominic Counseling Center to have confidential counseling services made available for any special needs a student or employee may have. St. Dominic counselors provide immediate, confidential, and effective assistance and are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to Hinds students and employees at no charge for one or two short-term counseling. The number is (601) 200-3110 or 1-866-366-1510. The Center is located on I-55 Frontage Road, north of Lakeland Drive. A trained counselor will assist in finding a resolution to your problem. If further help is necessary, an assessment will be performed to determine the most appropriate level of care necessary for effective and efficient assistance. St. Dominic Counseling Center services encompass individual, group and family counseling as well as comprehensive testing for child and adult concerns.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES The following procedures are prescribed actions to set up channels of communication whereby administrators, instructors, students, and parents might understand the procedures in event of change from the regular schedule.

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CLASS CLOSING PROCEDURES A particular campus, all campuses, or other locations where classes are taught in the Hinds Community College District will close when the safety and well-being of the student body is in jeopardy. There may be times when one campus is closed and others will be open. The following administrative procedure is set forth as a guide for all concerned when it becomes necessary to deviate from the calendar which has been set and approved by the Board of Trustees: 1. When College is in session, any change from the routine schedule will be announced by the President and by the Vice President/operating Dean after instructions have been received from the Office of the President. In the event of a natural disaster where telephone communications are interrupted or it is impossible or inadvisable for the Vice President/operating Dean to consult with the President, the Vice President/operating Dean concerned will take action to provide for the safety and welfare of the students and faculty. 2. If weather or other situations necessitate a cancellation of classes when students are at home after a school day, during a weekend or during holidays, students and instructors are requested to give attention to the television and radio announcements in the early evening (between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.) and in the early morning (between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m.) to get correct information. When the following conditions exist, students and faculty should listen for announcements concerning the operation of the various College locations: (a) When streets, roads and highways are covered with ice and snow and are otherwise dangerous to travel. (b) When rapidly changing temperatures produce sub-freezing weather that causes failure in water and heating systems. (c) When there are natural disasters such as floods, tornadoes, and explosions. 3. Students should not call administrators or instructors. They should listen for announcements from television and radio. Students and employees can also check the college web page (www.hindscc.edu) or call 1.800.HINDSCC to see if there is an announcement. Instructors are at liberty to call the Vice President/operating Dean if there is any reason for concern or if there are any questions. The President will coordinate with the City of Jackson (County of Hinds) Emergency Operations Center and other necessary agencies, and proper notices will be given to the television and radio stations for announcements between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. if possible, or between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. 4. While efforts will be made to provide either an open or closed announcement, if no announcements are forthcoming from the television or radio stations between the hours of 6:00 and 7:00 a.m., it will be assumed that all campuses will be open and in operation. All students, faculty and other employees would be expected to report to classes and work. Students not reporting to class will be counted absent and employees not reporting to work will have to take a personal day of leave.

WHAT TO DO IN CASE OF FIRE In the event of a fire, proceed accordingly to the following plan: 1. First activate the building’s alarm by manually pulling the fire alarm handle. 2. Everyone must evacuate the building IMMEDIATELY. No one should return to the building for any reason. 3. Safety tips: (a) Crawl low under smoke. (b) Feel doors before opening - do not open if hot - use alternate routes. (c) Do not use elevator. (d) Occupants should be at least 300 feet from the structure. 4. Call 911, then call Campus Police. Be sure to give the name of the building on fire or the area where the structure is burning. 5. The following information should be given to Staff member, Campus Police, or Firefighters: (a) Location of anyone trapped. (b) Location of fire in the building/structure and what’s burning. 6. Every month the Residence Hall Staff conducts bi-monthly fire drills to designate areas for residence hall students to assemble in case of fire.

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WHAT TO DO IN CASE OF TORNADO/SEVERE WEATHER In severe weather conditions listen to news broadcasts on the radio and/or television for warnings. If a tornado warning has been issued, this means a tornado has been sighted and is approaching. You may also hear a siren sounded by the Emergency Preparedness System*. The sound is a steady blast and you must take cover immediately by doing the following: 1. Proceed to the lowest floor of the building. 2. Avoid windows, auditoriums, gymnasiums, or other structures with wide free-span overheads. 3. Move to the interior corridors of a building or designated shelter. 4. Students are strongly urged to remain on campus in secure areas during inclement weather conditions. * The Emergency Preparedness System is tested at 12:00 noon on the first day of each month.

DISTRICT INFORMATION AND SERVICES DISTRICT DIRECTORY For

Where

General Information

Accounts Receivable (Students)

Admissions Athletics

Bus Services (Utica Only) Counseling

Facilities

Phone

Raymond Campus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.857.5261/601.352.3011 Jackson Campus Academic/Technical Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.366.1405 Nursing/Allied Health Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.376.4800 Rankin Campus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.932.5237 Utica Campus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.885.6062/601.354.2327 Vicksburg-Warren Campus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.638.0600 District Office. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.857.3205 Jackson Campus Academic/Technical Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.987.8163 Nursing/Allied Health Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.376.4805 Rankin Campus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.936.5554 Raymond Campus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.857.3440 Utica Campus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.885.7028 Vicksburg-Warren Campus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.629.6806 District Office - Raymond . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.857.3212 Raymond Campus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.857.3520 Utica Campus - Men. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.885.7054 Utica Campus - Women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.885.7023 Utica Campus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.885.7054 Raymond Campus Academic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.857.3216 Career or Technical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.857.3372 Jackson Campus Academic/Technical Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.366.1405 Nursing/Allied Health Center. . . . . 601.376.4802/601.376.4803 Rankin Campus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.936.5540 Utica Campus Academic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.885.7022 Career or Technical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.885.7040 Vicksburg-Warren Campus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.638.0600 Raymond Campus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.857.3374

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DISTRICT DIRECTORY CONTINUED For

Where Financial Aid

Housing Institutional Advancement Alumni Campaign for Hinds RCU Recruiting & Tours of Campus Scholarships Student Activities and Clubs

Workforce Development Center

Phone

Raymond . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.857.3223 Jackson Campus Academic/Technical Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.366.1405 Nursing/Allied Health Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.376.4808 Rankin Campus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.932.5237 Utica Campus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.885.6062 Vicksburg-Warren Campus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.629.6836 Raymond Campus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.857.3222 Utica Campus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.885.7088 Raymond Campus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.857.3363 Raymond Campus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.857.3350 Raymond Campus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.857.3800 Raymond Campus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.857.3312 District Office - Raymond . . . . . . . . . 601.857.3767/601.857.3792 District Office - Raymond . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.857.3453 Development Foundation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.857.3792 Raymond, Jackson Campuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.857.3388 Rankin Campus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.932.5237 Utica Campus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.885.7048 Vicksburg-Warren Campus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.629.6858 District Office - Raymond . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.857.3704

* Student Activities and Clubs see each location index for page number

WEB ADDRESSES* Hinds Website. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . http://www.hindscc.edu Learning Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . http://lrc.hindscc.edu ACT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . http://www.act.org GED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . http://www.acenet.edu Financial Aid Application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . http://www.fafsa.ed.gov Scholarships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . http://www.fastweb.com DANTES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . http://www.chauncey.com Hinds Transfer Information & Guides . . . . . . http://www.hindscc.edu/Admissions/get_ enrolled/programs_of_study/transfer/default.aspx Distance Learning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . http://www.hindscc.edu/DistanceLearning Transfer Info for MS Public Universities . . . . http://www.ihl.state.ms.us/cyc/ http://www. ihl.state.ms.us/cyc/downloads OR http://www.sbcjs.cc.ms.us/under publications *(also see pages 108)

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DISTRICT STUDENT SERVICES PHILOSOPHY AND OBJECTIVES OF STUDENT AFFAIRS WORK The nature of American higher education places great emphasis upon developing the student as an educated “whole” person rather than upon promoting intellectual training alone. Such an emphasis has created a conscious extension of the learning environment beyond the classroom, and the student personnel professionals bear the primary responsibility for facilitating the education which takes place in that setting. In promoting the Hinds Community College Missions and Goals, Student Affairs endeavors to establish rapport among all students and student groups, making each individual feel that he or she is an integral member of the College community and of society. Accordingly, the various departments of Student Affairs strive to provide a means for complementing and supporting the academic, career, technical and continuing education programs. Workable strategies, techniques, and methods are developed on a continuing basis to enhance and promote excellence in both inter-community/junior college and intra-community college relations. Through Student Affairs, education is viewed as an individualized, success-oriented system which is constantly being refined to meet both student and societal needs. To implement successfully this vitally important system, Student Affairs personnel strive to fulfill the Mission Statement and Goals of the College as: EDUCATORS who operate in the challenging and relatively unstructured out-of-classroom setting. Student Affairs professionals use activities, organizations, special developmental programs and interpretation of institutional and societal rules as tools in the total educational process. PROVIDERS AND MANAGERS OF STUDENT SERVICES designed to facilitate the student’s overall educational experience and to provide the type of special facilities for academic, career and technical support activities which create an active and productive learning environment. FACILITATORS OF THE MATRICULATION PROCESS who offer individual growth-oriented assistance to help students successfully progress through a multi-dimensional college experience. The goals of Hinds Community College Student Affairs are consistent with Hinds Community College Mission Statement and Goals as cited in the Catalog. The goals of the Student Services Program include: 1. Develop and initiate practical guidelines through which students may achieve life goals, which are socially desirable and individually satisfying to their lives. 2. Help students plan their lives so their goals, which they have established, can be attained. 3. Help students improve their abilities to live with others so that they may effectively promote their own development and their own worthy purposes. 4. Help students experience the satisfactions that come from association with different kinds of people. 5. Prepare students so they may be partners with those who seek to help provide a better society in which to make a living. 6. Provide students with leadership opportunities which enable them to adjust creatively in their own development of life’s goals, to recognize their limitations, their strengths, and to build upon their own peculiar powers and interests while becoming enriched and resourceful persons.

COUNSELING SERVICES Counselors provide a variety of guidance and other helping services. Counselors assist students in choosing majors and careers, and in meeting their educational and occupational goals. When serving as advisors, counselors assist students in choosing and planning their course work as it pertains to Hinds Community College and/or prospective senior college requirements. Counselors are also available to help students with personal difficulties through individual counseling or to assist students in finding appropriate medical, social, or psychological services when needed. A list of the major services that can be obtained through the counseling offices is given below. A. Academic advisement and educational planning; B. Career guidance and exploration utilizing a Career Exploration Course (LLS 1321), Orientation (LLS 1312) and web based assessments including MS Choices; C. Individual counseling, including grievance, test anxiety, or drug and alcohol problems;

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D. Counseling for drug and alcohol problems or referral for treatment through the College Assistance Program (CAP); E. Outreach services in the form of workshops, presentations, or seminars with various student groups and classes; F. Students may run program evaluations on academic, career and technical majors at My.Hinds at www.hindscc.edu. Hinds most popular Academic Transfer Guides and the 2009-2010 Articulation Agreement between the MS Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning and the MS State Board for Community and Junior Colleges Boards may be requested from any Hinds counselor or found on the web at: http://www.hindscc.edu/Admissions/get_enrolled/programs_of_study/transfer/default.aspx

DISABILITY SUPPORT SERVICES Hinds Community College seeks to comply with the letter, intent and spirit of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. Section 504 and ADA require institutions not to discriminate against students with disabilities and to make all offerings and programs of the college accessible. Hinds Community College provides reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities through Disability Support Services (DSS). DSS verifies eligibility for accommodations and works with eligible students who have self-identified and provided current documentation. Students should schedule an appointment with the designated DSS staff member on their respective campus to establish a plan for reasonable accommodations and services. Raymond Campus 601.857.3310 Utica Campus 601.885.7045 Jackson ATC Campus 601.366.1405

Jackson Nursing Allied Health Rankin Campus Vicksburg-Warren Campus

601.376.4803 601.936.5540 601.629.6807

FINANCIAL AID GENERAL REQUIREMENTS Financial assistance is provided to students who have met admission requirements of the college and is to be used for educational purposes. For the student to be eligible to continue receiving Federal financial aid, he/she must file a yearly Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). In order to receive financial aid from any Federal Financial Aid Program or Mississippi Aid Program, the student must be in good standing and must make satisfactory progress in his/her course of study according to Hinds Community College Policy for Satisfactory Scholastic Progress for Recipients of Federally Funded Financial Aid and Veterans Benefits and the laws/rules pertaining to state funded programs. A student on Financial Aid suspension, Student Loan Default or owes Federal overpayment is not eligible for Federal or State financial aid. Funds for financial aid come from Federal Government Programs, Hinds Community College, the State of Mississippi, individuals, and local civic organizations. The amount of money available for each award year depends upon the amount of money made available for the institution from these sources. COMPASS SCORE REQUIREMENTS: ABILITY TO BENEFIT TESTS AND PASSING SCORES REQUIRED FOR CERTAIN CAREER STUDENTS TO RECEIVE FINANCIAL AID Career students who do not have a regular high school diploma, college degree or GED must make the appropriate scores on the COMPASS test. COMPASS ACT passing scores that meet minimum Federal standards for Ability to Benefit requirements are as follows: Reading (62), Pre-Algebra number skills (25), Writing (English/Language) (32). When a student passes the Compass Test it is their responsibility to notify Financial Aid to receive their award letter of Title IV funds. If eligible, a completed copy of the Ability-to-Benefit Form must be in the Financial Aid Office before an award can be credited. Title IV Financial Aid Programs include the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Family Education Loan, Federal Work-Study, Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), and Educational Assistance Partnership (LEAP) and Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG).

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HOW TO APPLY To be considered for any type of financial aid listed below, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. The Department of Education will forward information which is vital to the Financial Aid Office in determining how much aid can be awarded to each student. Financial Aid will be awarded to each student based on the individual’s need. Each student is considered for all types of aid and awarded accordingly. Early filing of the FAFSA will insure sufficient time to study the needs of each student. In order to receive priority consideration, the results from the FAFSA should be received by the Financial Aid Office prior to April 1. Additional applications will continue to be accepted after this date; however, this is a priority deadline for programs which may have limited funding. The FAFSA form should be filed online at www.fafsa.ed.gov, as soon as tax returns are filed. Results from the FAFSA are sent to the student electronically. The Office of financial Aid will electronically receive the results of the FAFSA approximately three (3) weeks after the student files, provided Hinds’ Title IV school code, 002407, is submitted on the FAFSA. The student will be notified by mail if any additional documents are required. FAFSA forms are available at all Hinds locations and high school counselors’ offices. RETURN OF TITLE IV FUNDS The U.S. Department of Education’s Higher Education Amendment Act of 1998, requires that a school must return all unearned Title IV aid when a Title IV recipient withdraws from school before completing a minimum of 60 percent (calendar days) of enrollment for each semester. All returns of Title IV aid are made in the following priority: (1) Federal Unsubsidized Loan (2) Federal Subsidized Loan (3) PLUS Loan (4) Federal Pell Grant (5) Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (6) Other Title IV Aid FEDERAL FAMILY EDUCATIONAL LOANS (FFEL) In response to the nationwide effort to reduce defaults, Hinds Community College has developed a Loan Default Management Plan which includes first time borrowers attending a Default Workshop before loan funds are disbursed. All students requesting loan funds through any of the following loan programs will be given an opportunity to attend one of these workshops. All students applying for any student loan must apply online at www.hindscc.edu Federal Stafford Loan Application.

FEDERAL PROGRAMS TYPE: DESCRIPTION: ELIGIBILITY: REQUIRED FORMS: DEADLINE: TYPE: DESCRIPTION: ELIGIBILITY: REQUIRED FORMS: DEADLINE:

FEDERAL PELL GRANT $976 to $5,350 per year. Non-repayable if student continues enrollment beyond 60% of the enrollment period. For eligible applicants. Undergraduates only without a Bachelor’s degree. FAFSA results and other documents as required. Priority - April 1. FEDERAL SUPPLEMENTAL EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY GRANT (FSEOG) At least $600 per year. Non-repayable. Undergraduates only with demonstrated need and based on the availability of funds. FAFSA results. Priority - April 1.

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TYPE: DESCRIPTION: ELIGIBILITY: REQUIRED FORMS: DEADLINE: TYPE: DESCRIPTION: ELIGIBILITY REQUIRED FORMS: DEADLINE: TYPE: DESCRIPTION:

ELIGIBILITY: REQUIRED FORMS: DEADLINE: TYPE: DESCRIPTION: ELIGIBILITY: REQUIRED FORMS: DEADLINE:

FEDERAL COLLEGE WORK-STUDY (FCWS)/COMMUNITY SERVICE Average 12 hours per week at $7.25 per hour. Undergraduates with demonstrated need and based on availability of funds. FAFSA results and Hinds Community College Scholarship Application and Work-study Application. Priority - April 1. ACADEMIC COMPETITIVENESS GRANT (ACG) First time entering Freshmen $750, Sophomore $1300. Non-repayable if student continues enrollment beyond the 60% of the enrollment period. Freshmen must have completed a rigorous secondary program of study. Sophomore must have completed 24 hours and have a 3.0 cumulative GPA. FAFSA results and other documents as required. Priority - April 1. FEDERAL FAMILY EDUCATIONAL LOANS (FFEL) STAFFORD LOAN (Subsidized and Unsubsidized) Amounts vary according to student’s eligibility. Variable interest rate. Repayment begins 6 months after ceasing to be at least a half-time student (minimum of 6 semester hours). Undergraduates with demonstrated need. FAFSA results, Electronic, Federal Stafford Loan Application, and Entrance Counseling. Contact Financial Aid Office. PARENT LOAN FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS (PLUS) Maximum varies per year. Parents of Hinds Community College students. Variable interest rate can apply. Based on the cost of attendance and amount of financial aid awarded. FAFSA results and PLUS Application. Contact Financial Aid Office.

STATE PROGRAMS* TYPE: DESCRIPTION: ELIGIBILITY:

REQUIRED FORMS: DEADLINE: TYPE: DESCRIPTION: ELIGIBILITY:

REQUIRED FORMS: DEADLINE:

MISSISSIPPI TUITION ASSISTANCE GRANT (MTAG) Up to $500 per year. Undergraduates only. Mississippi resident for (1) year prior to enrollment in college. High school graduate or GED. Initial applicant: 15 ACT, 2.5 high school GPA, 2.5 college cumulative GPA for renewal. Must not be eligible for full Pell Grant. Must seek AA or AAS degree or Career or Technical Certificate. MTAG/MESG Applications, Office of State and Financial Aid Call: 601-432-6997 or visit website at www.ihl.state.ms.us/financialaid/default.asp before September 15. MISSISSIPPI EMINENT SCHOLARS GRANT (MESG) To cover tuition and mandatory fees. Freshmen only. High school graduate and Mississippi resident for one year prior to enrollment in college. Semifinalist or finalist for National Merit or National Achievement Scholarship programs and 3.5 high school GPA; or ACT score of 29 and 3.5 high school GPA. Recipients must maintain a 3.5 cumulative GPA. MTAG/MESG Applications, Office of State and Financial Aid Call: 601.432.6997 or visit website at www.ihl.state.ms.us/financialaid/default.asp before September 15.

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TYPE: DESCRIPTION: ELIGIBILITY:

LEVERAGING EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE PARTNERSHIP (LEAP) At least $200 per year. Undergraduates only. Mississippi residents only. Full-time student. Demonstrated need and based on the availability of funds. FAFSA results and LEAP application Priority - April 1.

REQUIRED FORMS: DEADLINE: TYPE: DESCRIPTION: ELIGIBILITY: REQUIRED FORMS:

HINDS COMMUNITY COLLEGE WORK-STUDY PROGRAM Average 15 to 20 hours per week at $7.25 per hour. Undergraduates with demonstrated need based on the availability of funds. FAFSA results, Hinds Community College Scholarship Application, and Work-study Application. Priority - April 1.

DEADLINE:

* Must remain in a minimum of 12 semester hours to retain aid from State Programs.

POLICY ON SATISFACTORY SCHOLASTIC PROGRESS FOR RECIPIENTS OF FEDERALLY FUNDED FINANCIAL AID AND VETERANS BENEFITS Hinds Community College is required by federal regulations to establish minimum standards of satisfactory academic progress (SAP) to determine a student’s eligibility for the following Title IV Federal Financial Aid programs: • Federal Pell Grant (PELL) • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) • Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership (LEAP) • Federal Family Education Loan (SUB & UNSUB), Parent Plus Loan (PLUS) • Federal College Work-Study (FWS) • Veterans’ Benefits (VA). To receive and maintain federal financial assistance, a student must make satisfactory progress toward the completion of an eligible academic, technical, or career program of study. The following policies are in compliance with federal guidelines for Satisfactory Academic Progress: To maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress, a student must meet the following conditions: 1. A student must pass *2/3 of the cumulative semester hours attempted. The hours of withdrawn classes are considered as “attempted” hours. 2. A student must also maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) based on total hours attempted as outlined in the chart below. 3. A student must complete his/her program of study within a time frame not to exceed 150% of the published length of that program (see Section III below). The 96-semester hour limit shown in the chart below is based on 150% of 64 semester hours, which is the normal number of semester hours required for an AA or AAS degree program of study. *A student taking 6 or fewer semester hours during a term must pass at least 3 semester hours. Cumulative Semester Hours Attempted (including W’s and repeated courses) Minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average

1-18

19-36

37-96

1.75

1.85

2.00

To maintain satisfactory academic progress (SAP) and be eligible to receive title IV Federal Financial Aid, all students must pass 2/3 of semester hours attempted as outline below. Semester Hours Attempted

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6

7-8

9

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12

13-14

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3 hr

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6 hr

7 hr

8 hr

9 hr

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24

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27

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30

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33

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18

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36

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39

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Semester Hours Attempted Hours To Pass Semester Hours Attempted Hours To Pass Semester Hours Attempted Hours To Pass

40-41

42

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45

46-47

48

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51

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54

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57

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69

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75

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78

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84

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87

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90

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93

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96

53 hr 54 hr 55 hr 56 hr 57 hr 58 hr 59 hr 60 hr 61 hr 62 hr 63 hr 64 hr

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Status Review and Notification: At the end of each fall and spring semester, the Office of Financial Aid/Veterans’ Affairs will notify in writing all students who fail to meet conditions 1 and 2 above. A student who begins a semester with a satisfactory financial aid/veterans’ status but who fails to meet conditions 1 and 2 will be placed on Probationary financial aid/veterans’ status. A student on financial aid/veterans’ probation will be able to receive financial aid/veterans’ benefits for which they are eligible for their next semester in attendance. The written notice will serve as a warning to such students that failure to meet conditions 1 and 2 during a probationary semester will result in an Unsatisfactory financial aid/veterans’ status and will prevent them from receiving financial aid/veterans’ benefits during future semesters until they reestablish their eligibility. The Office of Financial Aid/Veterans’ Affairs will also send written or email notice to students who are suspended from financial aid/veterans’ benefits at the end of each fall and spring semester. A student may re-establish his/her eligibility for receiving financial aid/veterans’ benefits by meeting conditions 1 and 2 above while paying his/her own fees without Title IV federal financial aid or Veterans’ Educational Benefits.

II.

Withdrawals, Repeated, Remedial, Non-Credit, and Incomplete Courses: • “W’s” will be counted in evaluating the number of semester hours attempted for the purpose of determining eligibility to receive financial aid, but “W’s” will not be counted in evaluating the number of semester hours attempted for the purpose of determining eligibility to receive veteran’s benefits. “W’s” will not be used in calculating a student’s grade point average (GPA). • A student will be allowed to repeat a course according to the policies stated in the College Catalog; however, all repeated courses will be included in total hours attempted for the purpose of determining eligibility to receive financial aid/veterans’ benefits. • Semester hours of remedial/developmental courses will be recorded as hours attempted, but non-credit courses will not be counted in hours attempted. • An incomplete (I) grade will have the same effect as a failing (F) grade when calculating quality points and hours attempted.

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Time Frame: Students attempting 96 or more semester hours without receiving a degree or certificate are no longer eligible for financial aid. Once a student has attempted 96 semester hours and has received a degree or certificate, he/she must contact the Financial Aid Office for reevaluation to pursue a second degree or certificate.. There are no provisions for financial aid beyond a second degree and/or certificate.

IV.

Transfer Students: A student transferring to Hinds Community College from another college shall be assumed to have maintained satisfactory academic progress at his/her previous college. Hours transferred from previously attended colleges will be posted to the student’s transcript by the Office of Admissions and Records by the end of the student’s first semester at Hinds. Credit hours transferred from a previous college will be counted toward the 150% of the length of the student’s program of study.

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Unsatisfactory Status Appeal Process: In extenuating circumstances such as personal illness or illness/death in the immediate family, a student may appeal an unsatisfactory financial aid/veterans’ status by filing a written Letter of Appeal Form through the District Dean of Student’s Office. Only appeals that detail circumstances which were beyond the student’s control and which affected academic performance or length of enrollment will be considered. Each appeal will be considered on its own merit. The Financial Aid/Veterans’ Appeals Committee chaired by the District Dean of Students will review the appeal and respond to the student within 30 working days. Effective fall 2006. SEE COLLEGE CATALOG FOR CURRENT LIST OF SCHOLARSHIPS

HINDS COMMUNITY COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP POLICIES The following policies have been established in the administering of scholarships for Hinds Community College. 1. Any student on a scholarship who fails to attend Hinds Community College in consecutive fall/spring semesters or drops below required enrollment status will forfeit his/her scholarship. 2. Any student on scholarship who does not maintain the required cumulative grade point average will forfeit the scholarship. There is no probationary semester. 3. The award of a scholarship cannot exceed the allowable cost of attendance assessed by the College. 4. Scholarship awards will be credited to a student’s account. Only in special circumstances will a check be made directly to the student. 5. Any student expelled from school because of a disciplinary reason will forfeit his/her scholarship and will not be eligible for another scholarship. 6. Students on the Cooperative Job Program must get special permission to continue their scholarship when they are working alternate semesters. 7. Scholarships do not include the following: (a) Registration fee (b) Any charges related to summer school (tuition, room, or board, etc.) (c) Parking decals (d Yearbook (e) Late fees (f) Distance Learning fees (g) Lab fees 8. Any student who ceases to attend classes and fails to withdraw officially will forfeit his/her scholarship. 9. Any student officially withdrawing from school will not be required to pay back any tuition portion of his/her scholarship. However, if he/she is receiving any scholarship monies on his/her housing or meals, the scholarship account will be reimbursed any remaining portion of those fees. The student will not receive any refund of scholarship monies. A scholarship student must clear with the Financial Aid Office prior to withdrawing officially. 10. A student officially withdrawing from school will not be granted a scholarship for another semester unless approved by the District Scholarship Committee. 11. A student may receive a scholarship for a maximum of four semesters. 12. Repeating courses cannot change forfeiture status retroactively. 13. The District Scholarship Committee will review any special circumstances brought before them. A student desiring a special waiver should submit the request in writing along with proper documentation (doctor’s excuse, transcript, instructor’s letter, etc.) to the Chairperson of the District Scholarship Committee within 30 days of the date of the scholarship loss or forfeiture. 14. Only the District Scholarship Committee, with the approval of the President of the College, can make any changes in these policies. 15. Any student in default on any type financial aid is not eligible to receive any scholarship money.

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16. Scholarships can not be credited to a student’s account until the student has met all admission requirements. 17. Scholarships as well as any type financial aid are not credited to a student’s account until 10 days prior to the first day of classes for the semester that the scholarship is awarded. ADDITIONAL ACT SCHOLARSHIP POLICIES 1. ACT Scholarships are only awarded to first time entering full-time (12 or more semester hours) freshmen. If for any reason a student is not awarded an ACT Scholarship his/her first semester to attend Hinds, the student is not eligible for an ACT Scholarship at a later date. For this reason, apply as early as possible. Students who have attended summer school prior to entering in the fall or participated in dual enrollment classes while in school are eligible for an ACT Scholarship. A student must apply before the first day of classes of his/her first semester, fall or spring, at Hinds. 2. ACT Scholarships are awarded on the basis of the date a completed file is received in the Financial Aid Office, not on the individual’s score. A completed scholarship file for an ACT Scholarship includes a scholarship application and a copy of the student’s ACT profile. 3. ACT Scholarships are awarded only to Mississippi residents. Scholarship awards cannot be raised after the first day of classes for the first semester enrolled. Scholarship awards cannot be raised after the first day of classes for the first semester enrolled. 4. ACT Scholarships can be retained for four semesters if the student maintains full-time status (successfully completing 12 or more hours) and a 3.0 or better overall grade point average. 5. Presidential scholarships (ACT of 29 or above) cover tuition, room, and a meal ticket for a dormitory student. Commuter recipients will receive tuition plus a $250.00 book voucher at any Hinds Community College bookstore each semester. 6. Deans Scholarships (ACT of 25-28) cover only the current cost of tuition. 7. Faculty Scholarships (ACT of 21-24) cover only one-half the current cost of tuition. 8. Any student on an ACT scholarship who fails to attend Hinds Community College inconsecutive fall/spring semesters or who drops below full-time status will forfeit his/her scholarship and will not be eligible for an ACT scholarship in the future. 9. Any student on an ACT scholarship who does not maintain the required cumulative grade point average will forfeit the scholarship. There is no probationary period and the student will not be eligible for an ACT scholarship in the future. 10. Any student who ceases to attend classes and fails to withdraw officially will forfeit his/her scholarship. The student will not be eligible for an ACT scholarship in the future. ADDITIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP POLICIES 1. Development Foundation Scholarships differ in value. The scholarships may differ in value from year to year. 2. A student receiving a Development Foundation Scholarship designated for a certain major or location will forfeit that scholarship if he/she changes majors or locations. 3. Development Foundation Scholarship recipients must attend the Scholarship Recognition Program. Failure to attend will result in forfeiting the scholarship, unless prior approval is granted by the Chairperson of the District Scholarship Committee. 4. Most Development Foundation Scholarships require a 2.5 grade point average in order to retain the scholarship the next semester. However, some scholarships are awarded only by semester, and some others require different grade point averages. 5. Development Foundation Scholarships are not credited to a student’s account until he/she has returned the signed acceptance form and a thank you letter for the sponsor(s).

HEALTH AND INSURANCE SERVICES Health Services are available from private practice physicians in each location where Hinds Community College has a campus or center. A list of hospitals is provided on the College Website at http://www.hindscc.edu/Admissions/orientation/default.aspx. A list of physicians may be found on line at www.yellowpages.com by searching on “physician” and “city, state." The College does not operate a student health service and is not responsible for any medical expenses students may incur. The College police, Hall Director, Director of Housing, Dean of Students, directors (personnel available) will assist a student to gain medical emergency assistance. The student and his/her spouse or parents are responsible for payment of all medical and emergency services provided for the student.

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The College may make available the opportunity for students to subscribe to an accident and a health insurance policy. It is the student’s and his/her parents’ decision to purchase insurance. Application forms can be picked up from the Dean of Students at Raymond, Rankin and Utica, from the Dean’s Office at the Academic/Technical Center, Nursing/Allied Health Center and VicksburgWarren Campus.

HONORS, SCHOLARS, DISTINCTIONS AND AWARDS Three E-Awards for Emphasis on Excellence and Enrichment are given during the school year. Sophomores selected to Who’s Who Among Students in Community and Junior Colleges are honored at a ceremony held in the fall semester. Awards Day is held in the spring semester for the purpose of presenting various awards (certificates, medals, ribbons, trophies, etc.) to students for outstanding achievements and/or accomplishments in all areas of college life. Departments may award the distinction of Outstanding Student in a major or subject area. A Dean's Scholar is a student who has maintained an overall 3.5 quality point average with an accumulation of twelve or more semester hours and has a 2.00 minimum term quality point average for the semester immediately preceding OR who has earned a term quality point average for the semester immediately preceding OR who has earned 3.5-3.99 quality point average on twelve or more semester hours for the semester immediately preceding with a minimum 2.00 overall quality point average. A President's Scholar is a student who has maintained an overall 4.0 quality point average with an accumulation of twelve or more semester hours and has a 2.00 minimum term quality point average for the semester immediately preceding OR who has earned a term quality point average for the semester immediately preceding OR who has earned a 4.0 quality point average on twelve or more semester hours for the semester immediately preceding with a minimum 2.00 overall quality point average. Deans’ and President’s Scholars are recognized at a ceremony in the spring for their fall semester grade accomplishments. Deans’ and President’s Scholars receive a letter during the summer noting the spring semester grade accomplishments. The programs, sponsored by the College President and student services employees from all campuses are held in the spring semester and are coordinated through the District Dean of Students Office and the Honors Center.

ONLINE SERVICES www.hindscc.edu/online/ To assist you in your cyber-world visit at Hinds, check out the Guide to Our Online Services (many pages) to make your visit easier and to answer your questions. For help call 601-857-3344.

Go.Hinds (Live @ Edu E-mail, Spaces, SkyDrive) As a part of the registration process at Hinds Community College, you will have access to Live@edu services. These services are yours to use for life. This will be the only e-mail account that Hinds Community College will use to communicate with you. Login in instructions are provided at the above link, in the Orientation course and in the Student Handbook. Blackboard (Bb) Blackboard is a web-based software system which is used to support flexible teaching and learning in face-to-face and distance courses. It provides tools and facilities for online course management, content management and sharing, assessment management, and online collaboration and communication. Login in instructions are provided at the above link, in the Orientation course and in the Student Handbook. My.Hinds WebAdvisor is Hinds Community College's web interface that allows the Hinds community and our guests to access specific college information. As a student interested in attending Hinds, you can look at course offerings, check the status of your application, and find other information. For current students, faculty, and staff, WebAdvisor is used to check attendance/notice of absence warnings, grades, search for classes, register online, add/drop classes, Financial Aid status/awards, and access other information. Some information may be accessed by anyone, such as searching for classes. Other information requires you to log-in with a User ID and password. Login in instructions are provided at the above link, in the Orientation course and in the Student Handbook. 25


iLink The iLink Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) is the listing of materials found in the learning resources centers. Materials regarding specific topics can be located by performing searches. Examples of searches include but are not limited to subject, title, author, and keyword. Login instructions and access links are provided in the Online services link listed above. EagleOne Alert Hinds Community College has six locations spread over five campuses in three counties. Emergency situations except those caused by severe weather are rare. Each campus is a part of the community environment where it’s located and problems can arise. The College wants to let students, parents and staff know when there is an emergency on or around campus and what they need to do to be safe. To receive alerts subscribe to http://eagleone.hindscc.edu/ Subscribers to this service can have alerts sent directly to their cellular device. The cellular number you use to register for EagleOne Alert text messaging will not be published in a directory or used for any other purpose. It will be used for alerts and for periodic testing of the EagleOne Alert system. Emergency plans for each campus are also available on this site. Hinds Debit Card –Refunds Prior to the time that a student receives a refund, any balance which is owed to the college will be deducted from this amount. Refunds will be made to the student’s Hinds Debit Card. To activate information on a Hinds Debit Card, the student may go to www.HindsDebitCard.com choose the easy refund option.

STUDENT HOUSING AND RESIDENCE LIFE INFORMATION I. ELIGIBILITY FOR CAMPUS HOUSING A. A student must meet all requirements for admission to HCC within 15 days of the first day of classes. B. A student must be enrolled as a full-time student in order to reside in campus housing. A student will terminate his/her residency upon dropping below full-time status, unless he/she receives a waiver from the Director of Student Housing. (Full-time academic, technical, or career status is twelve or more semester hours. Transitional Students living on campus may register for 15 semester hours.) C. All residents are required to purchase a 14 meal-per-week or a 19 meal-per-week meal ticket as long as they reside in the residence halls. Meal tickets are selected on the housing application. The meal plan goes from Friday through Thursday of each week. D.

2.0 GPA Requirement Students living in a residence hall must maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or better at HCC. 1. Students that have been previously enrolled at HCC must have a cumulative grade point average of a 2.0 or better at HCC before he or she can be assigned a residence hall room. 2. First-time students must earn and maintain a cumulative grade point average of a 2.0 or better at HCC by the end of their first semester of enrollment. 3. Transitional students must pass a minimum of 7 hours with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better. 4. Grades will be checked at mid-term, and those not having a 2.0 GPA or better will receive a warning notice. Students not having an HCC cumulative grade point average of a 2.0 or better by the end of the semester will not be permitted to live on campus until their Hinds cumulative GPA has improved to a 2.0 or higher.

E. All students who live in student housing must 1. Attend and complete Part I of “Boot Camp”(Raymond) or “Off to a Good Start” (Utica) which consists of a one or two day session prior to the beginning of the semester. Students will earn a one hour credit in College Life—LLS 1151. 2. Attend all required floor meetings. 3. Students new to campus housing must enroll in LLS 1312 or RSV 1312, Orientation, the first fall or spring term they attend.

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• Students who fail to earn a passing grade in Orientation their first term must reenroll every fall or spring term until credit in the course is earned. The course is designed to help students succeed in college life and to be financially responsible citizens. • Course cost is $65 per term enrolled and will be charged to student’s account at registration. Online course is priced higher. • Students who do not attend class or do not properly withdraw will receive a grade of “F” for non-attendance. Withdrawal from Orientation may only be done the last two days of withdrawal period. F. Students must be at least 17 years of age to live on campus, unless given special permission by the Dean of Students on the Raymond or Utica campus. G. A conviction for a sex offense will result in the applicant being ineligible for housing. All other felony convictions will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis and College Student Housing has the discretion to deny on-campus housing to an applicant who has been convicted of a felony, if it appears that the applicant has personal history that presents an unacceptable risk to the residence hall community. Failure to answer and initial the felony question on the student housing application form will result in on-campus housing being denied. H. Transitional Students residing on campus will be housed in designated residence halls where supervised study sessions will be required. 1. Failure to attend sessions will result in disciplinary action (10 demerits). 2. Transitional students may enroll in 15 semester hours. Additional hours may include a P.E. Activity Class, Orientation Class, or Career Exploration Class. Transitional students living in a residence hall will enroll in a P.E. Activity Class. Students with physical disabilities will be exempt. II. APPLYING FOR CAMPUS HOUSING A. Procedure for applying 1. The application for campus housing is included in the application packet for admission to Hinds Community College which may be secured either from the Office of Student Housing or the Office of Admissions. The completed application with a $50 non-refundable and non-transferrable room reservation fee made payable to Hinds Community College must be returned to the Office of Student Housing. 2. Commuting students currently enrolled in College and desiring housing accommodations may make application at the Office of Student Housing. B. Procedure for processing Once the housing application, along with the $50.00 non-refundable/non-transferable room reservation fee is received, it is assigned a number. This number is the basis for all room assignments and indicates the order in which applications are received. A meal plan is required. C. Method of notification of receiving campus housing 1. Notification of room assignments will be given to new students during summer Orientation and will be mailed to returning students in June for the Fall semester and in December for the Spring semester. 2. Students whose applications are received after the residence halls are filled will be placed on a waiting list and assigned in receipt order as space becomes available. 3. If an applicant finds it necessary to cancel a room reservation before the first check-in day of the semester, housing and meal fees will be removed from the student’s account. The room reservation fee will not be refunded. D. Method of processing waiting lists for campus housing 1. After residence halls have been filled, a waiting list is made by listing applications in the order in which they have been received and dated by the Housing Office. 2. Students are notified by letter or telephone when a room becomes available for assignment to them. E. Method of Cancellation 1. If an applicant finds it necessary to cancel a room reservation before the first check-in day of the semester,100% of their housing and meal fees will be removed from the student’s account. The room reservation fee will not be refunded.

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2. Students may cancel their housing room assignment by letter, or email (www.reslife@hindscc.edu), or FAXING to 601.857.3575. The student ID#, Name and Date of Birth must be included. F. Important Notes Concerning Room Cancellations: 1. Meals: A student withdrawing from the residence hall during the semester will be refunded pro-rated amount of the total cost of the meal plan. The pro-ration is based on the number of weeks remaining in the semester or term, and the meal plan purchased. The meal plan goes from Friday through Thursday of each week. 2. Please note that a student may cancel their room reservation with a full refund of housing and meal fees as long as written notice of such cancellation is received in the Office of Student Housing before the first check-in day of the semester. However, the room reservation fee will not be refunded. 3. Failure to claim a room on the first check-in day, as notified by the Office of Student Housing, will result in charges for 1 week of housing and 1 week of meals to be assessed to the student’s account. NOTE: Off-Campus Housing - Hinds Community College has no policy regarding off-campus housing. It is the responsibility of the student to secure off-campus housing. III. RESIDENCE HALL CONTRACTUAL OBLIGATIONS A. APPLICATION 1. Application Application for housing is a separate process from an application to the College. We encourage students to complete both applications early. Receipt of application and room reservation fee is used to establish priority for room assignment purposes. Priority deadline is April 15 for the Fall semester and November 15 for the Spring semester. A final deadline of August 1 and December 15 has been set for the Fall and Spring semesters, respectively. A meal plan is required. 2. Room Reservation Fee A $50 non-refundable room reservation fee will be charged for each semester a student applies for housing at Hinds Community College. The $50 will be deducted from the student’s room fees for the semester when the room reservation fee is applied. The $50.00 room reservation fee is non-refundable. B. REQUIREMENTS Students will be ISSUED A RESIDENCE HALL ROOM KEY when all of the following items are completed: 1. Meet all admissions requirements within the first 15 days of classes. 2. Register and maintain 12 or more hours (1 or more hours per summer term. Transitional Students which must take 15 hours which must include LLS 1511 course (College Life/Study Hall). Classes held in a traditional classroom setting must make up at least 75% of semester hours taken during a semester. (3 of every 4 classes must meet in a classroom setting.) 3. Show proof of payment. All fees are due 10 days before the first day of class. Payment Options: a. Show proof of full payment with a receipt, b. Show financial aid award letter for full award and receipt for payment if balance is owed, or proof of first payment on the HCC deferred payment plan. c. If proof of payment is not shown by the student on check-in day, the student will lose his/her room assignment, and the assignment will be given to the next person on the waiting list. 4. Required to attend and complete New Student Residence Hall “Boot Camp”(Raymond) or “Off to a Good Start” (Utica) and Orientation course requirement as outlined below: a. PART I of the New Student Residence Hall “Boot Camp” (cost $30), b. Attend all required floor meetings and register in LLS, RST or RSV 1312, the required Orientation Course (cost $65 fee; $85 if online) for all new first-time hall

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residents. The student will receive two credit hours plus a grade of performance. Students who do not pass the course will be required to retake, pay cost and pass the course to maintain a residence hall room (fall and spring semesters only). Students will not be allowed to withdraw until the last two days of the withdrawal period. c. Students who fail to earn a passing grade in Orientation must re-enroll every fall or spring term until credit in the course is earned. Students, who stop attending class or withdraw prior to the last two days of withdrawal period, will receive a grade of “F� for non-attendance. d. The Orientation course teaches success skills for college, employment and personal finances. The financial portion of class is an integrated computer and Web-based financial life skills program. The $65 lab fee provides three months of access to the online financial training. Those with a score of 70 or higher earn a certificate from Student Financial Lab, Inc. e. See Orientation section of current HCC Catalog and section I. E above for additional information and requirements. NOTE: Residents in all buildings are required to maintain 12 or more semester hours and a 2.0 cumulative GPA. Students living in honors halls are required to maintain a 3.0 GPA on 12 or more hours and have no disciplinary actions. C. ASSIGNMENTS 1. Residence Hall and Roommate Preferences Residence hall and roommate assignments are based on the order and date the application (with room reservation fee) is received. Students wishing to be roommates should list each other on their applications and then submit their applications and room reservation fees together. Every effort is made to fulfill residence hall and roommate requests; however, they cannot be guaranteed. Students who are not assigned rooms (due to lack of available space) will be placed on a waiting list according to receipt number and will be assigned as soon as space becomes available. 2. Buildings for New and Returning Students Raymond campus buildings include Allen-Whitaker, Hardy-Puryear, Marshall, Davis and Pickett for females and Sheffield-Woolley, Williams, Greaves and Virden for males. Pickett and Virden Halls are reserved for honor students (based on a HCC 3.0 cumulative grade point average on 12 or more semester hours and must have no disciplinary demerits). New Students will be considered for Pickett and Virden Honor Halls that have an ACT score of 27 or higher and if space is available. Greaves and Marshall Halls are reserved for Freshman honor students (based on a HCC 2.5 cumulative grade point average or better on 12 or more semester hours and must have not disciplinary demerits) New Students that have an ACT score of 21 or higher will be considered for Greavesand Marshall. Utica campus returning students live in Newton-Walker and McGriggs-Williams Residence Halls and new students live in B. E. Lewis and Maggie B. Dunson Halls. 3. Designated Smoking Areas The campuses have designated outside areas where ash tray/dispensers are provided for students who smoke. Smoking is not allowed inside any residence hall building. 4. Residence Hall Contract Each residence hall student must read and sign a room contract in order to claim his/her room. Failure to occupy an assigned space does not constitute a release from the housing contract with the College. D. REFUND OF ROOM AND BOARD 1. 1.In order to be eligible for a refund, a student must officially complete the housing check-out procedure. Prior to the time that a student receives a refund, any balance which is owed to the college will be deducted from this amount. Refunds will be made to the student’s Hinds Debit Card.

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2. Room: 100% before first day of check-in (their room assignment must be canceled prior to first day of check in.) 75% before sixth day of classes 50% before eleventh day of classes 0 - after tenth day of classes 3. Meals: A student withdrawing from the residence hall during the semester will be refunded all full weeks remaining on the meal ticket period. The meal plan goes from Friday through Thursday of each week. 4. Please note that a student may cancel their room reservation with a full refund of housing and meal fees as long as written notice of such cancellation is received in the Office of Student Housing before the first check-in day of the semester. However, the room reservation fee will not be refunded. Failure to claim a room on the first check-in day, as notified by the Office of Student Housing, will result in charges for 1 week of housing and 1 week of meals to be assessed to the student’s account. E. ROOM AND HALL CHANGE A period of time will be set aside at the beginning of each semester for those students desiring to make a room change within a hall or between halls. All room changes must be approved by the Housing Office. No further room changes will be allowed after this period of time except upon recommendation of a Residence Hall Director. All transfers must be coordinated through the Residence Hall Director and the Housing Office. A resident who makes an unauthorized move must pay a $25 penalty and move back to the proper room assignment. F. ROOM CONSOLIDATION The second through the fourth weeks are set aside for room consolidation of persons who have single rooms. Should a student’s roommate move out or a student has never had a roommate, the student must do one of the following during this time frame: 1. Request a room change to a room that is already occupied by at least one resident. 2. Take out a single room contract for the remainder of the semester, and pay additional costs. (Only if space is available.) 3. Be reassigned to a new room with a new roommate by the Office of Student Housing. Room consolidation helps keep room and board costs down by reducing the utility load on each building. G. PRIVATE ROOM Private rooms are not normally available during the Fall semester, although a limited number are available during the Spring semester and Summer sessions. The assignment of a private room is based on availability. The cost of a private room is one and one-half the amount of the normal room rent and is due upon assignment to a private room. H. DISCLAIMER The Office of Student Housing reserves all rights in connection with assignment and reassignment of all rooms, as well as the termination of the occupancy. I. UPDATING Before the end of the fall and spring semesters, current residence hall students must update their housing application and place a new room reservation fee in order to secure a room for the following term. In order to complete this process a student must: 1) Place a room reservation fee, 2) Register for 12 or more hours for the semester for which the room reservation fee is being placed, 3) Meet with a Business Office Financial Advisor and 4) Meet with a Financial Aid Advisor. J. ROOM ENTRY AND INSPECTION Authorized College personnel may enter, inspect, and make repairs to assigned spaces at all times as the College may deem necessary. K. OPEN HALL VISITATION Open hall visitation rules will be distributed by the Residence Hall Director, Resident Assistant and Residence Hall Association. Violations of these rules will result in the appropriate disciplinary action.

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L. STUDENT CHECK-IN AND PAYMENT RESPONSIBILITIES 1. On check-in day, new and returning students will report to the lobby/office of the residence hall to which they have been assigned. 2. Students who do not check into their rooms by the deadline (stated in assignment notices) will be assessed fees for 1 week of meals and 1 week of housing. However, the room reservation fee will not be refunded. 3. Hall Directors or Resident Assistants will complete Room Condition sheets on each room before students check in. It is the responsibility of each resident to be sure the form for his/her assigned room is filled out accurately prior to signing it. 4. Students may CHECK-IN when they have completed all Contractual Obligations listed above in section I -B. M. CHECK-OUT Check-out arrangements must be made with the Resident Assistants or Resident Hall Director. These arrangements must include the following: 1. Remove personal belongings from room. 2. Clean room thoroughly. 3. Have the Resident Assistant (RA) or Hall Director survey the room for possible damages and missing items. 4. Turn in room keys. 5. Sign the room condition sheet. 6. Defrost and clean refrigerators or micro-fridges. N. ASSESSMENT OF DAMAGES When damage occurs within a resident’s room or an area adjacent to it (suites, hallways, bathroom, lobbies, etc.), it is ultimately the responsibility of the occupants to pay for the cost to replace or repair the damaged property. All residents of a residence hall are financially responsible for their prorated share of loss or damages that occur in the public area of their unit, if damages cannot be attributed to a known individual. Damage to the elevator is assessed to individuals responsible or to all residents when purposely broken. The remaining damages are assessed to all residents of the building on an individual basis. O. OPENING AND CLOSING OF RESIDENCE HALLS INCLUDING HOLIDAYS The student may occupy the assigned room from the date and time for official opening and closing of the residence hall as designated by the official College Calendar. The residence halls will be closed during all vacation periods as stated in the College Calendar. Students must make plans to be off-campus during all holidays (Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Spring Break, etc.). At the end of each semester, all residents are required to vacate his/her room after completion of his/her final exams unless he/she is graduating and has permission from the Director of Student Housing to stay. Students, at the end of the fall semester, who are planning to return to the same room in the spring, must take his/her belongings home over the holidays. IV. REGULATIONS REGARDING RESIDENT CONDUCT WITHIN RESIDENCE HALLS Two objectives of higher education are to develop self reliance and to form desirable and acceptable habits of conduct. All students living in Residence Halls within Hinds Community College will be expected to conform to ordinary rules of polite society; to respect the rights of others; and to have regard for the preservation of college property as well as private property of others. If a resident has questions about this subject, or he/she is involved in an interaction of housing regulations, his/her first contact should be their Resident Hall Director. In addition to violation of College regulations, the violation of the following residence hall regulations will result in the assessment of the following range of demerits. Accumulation of 13 demerits for one or several violations will result in removal from campus housing. Housing Regulations fall under “Disciplinary Procedures, Section VI, Violations and Demerits, Charge I. See DISCIPLINE section for the rules, regulations and demerits.

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V. ADDITIONAL RESIDENCE HALL REGULATIONS AND POLICIES A. LOST ROOM KEY AND/OR ID If a resident loses his/her key or ID CARD, it should be reported immediately to the Central Housing Office. The residents cost for replacing a key is $20.00 and the ID cost is $10. B. OBSTRUCTION OF CORRIDOR, DOOR, LOBBY, LOUNGE, WALKWAYS In support of State and College Fire Safety evacuation codes and out of respect for students with disabilities, it is most essential that residents comply with the guideline stipulating that all corridors, lobbies and walkways, in and around the halls must be free of any obstructions at all times. This means that all personal belongings including: bicycles, skateboards, athletic equipment, motorcycles, and ironing boards, must never be left to obstruct the flow of traffic. In addition disruptive behavior, such as water fights and shaving cream fights, will not be tolerated in the interest of residence hall safety. C. PETS Major problems in sanitation, pest control for fleas and flies, allergies, and common courtesy for fellow residents provide the basic rationale for our policy of allowing no pets in the residence halls. Common sense dictates that you cannot keep animals in such close quarters with any degree of happiness for residents and pets alike. Fish aquariums are also included in this policy. D. ROOM INSPECTION The rooms of students will be inspected two or three times a week by the appropriate College officials. All rooms should be kept in a presentable order and made as attractive as possible. In case the room is not clean, or unsanitary conditions occur, the student will receive a written violation. E. SOLICITATION To protect residents from annoyance or interruption of study, recreation, and rest, regulations have been established to prohibit indiscriminate solicitation and sales in the residence halls. You are not permitted to solicit or promote merchandise or services in the residence halls without written permission of the Hall Director, Director of Housing, and Dean of Student Affairs. F. ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES Due to the increasing electrical cost and overload of electrical current and wiring, the following list of appliances has been authorized for use in the residence halls. You may use portable electric hair dryers, curlers, curling iron, make-up mirror, electric razor, crock-pot, clock, iron, lamp, calculator, typewriter and computer. In addition you may use one of the following per room: microwave, coffee pot, stereo/radio, and television. Surge protectors and appliances must have an Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Approval. EXTENSION CORDS AND ELECTRIC HEATERS ARE NOT ALLOWED. The Hall Director has a list of approved appliances. G. GUESTS Visitors are allowed during standard posted visiting hours. All guests must check in at the front desk with RA or Hall Director and leave a valid ID when visiting a residence hall. Residents are permitted to have overnight guests of the same sex only on Friday and Saturday nights when suitable facilities are available. Since weeknight guests often distract from established study routines, overnight guests are permitted only on weekends. Permission for all weekend guests should be secured from the Resident Hall Director. Students who invite guests are responsible for their guests’ behavior while on campus and may be subject to disciplinary action as a result of their guests’ conduct. A male student visiting in any part of a residence hall for women or a female student visiting in any part of a residence hall for men without permission of a College official will have disciplinary charges placed against them. All assigned occupants of a room must be in agreement before permission will be given for visitors.

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H. ROOM DECORATIONS Room decorations should be nonflammable, and not destructive to walls and furniture. Decorations which hinder exiting in case of fire are prohibited. Residents who damage walls, including paint damages, with tape or other adhesives, are assessed the cost of repainting their room. Rugs and carpet are allowed but must not be attached to the floor in any way. Nails, tacks, and screws must not be driven into any part of the room. I. CURFEW HOURS The campus will be closed to all unauthorized persons from 10:30 p.m. until 7:00 a.m. each day of the week. Students must be either in the process of entering the residence hall or leaving the campus. This procedure is not intended to either penalize or limit students’ entry or exit from the hall, but is intended to provide optimum conditions for security operation. J. CLOSING HOURS All residence halls will be closed from 10:30 p.m. until 7:00 a.m. each day of the week. No guests are permitted during this time. K. QUIET HOURS College quiet hours are from 8:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. During this time you are asked to be quiet so other people can study or sleep. Stereos and noisy behavior in general must be kept down to a quiet volume and individuals’ room doors are to be kept closed. Courtesy hours are maintained in the hall from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. each day. During this period floors are not as quiet as during quiet hours, but individuals are requested to respect those who choose to sleep or study during the daytime. Quiet hours are expanded to include the entire day during exam week. Twenty-four hour quiet hours begin 8:00 p.m. the day before exams begin and continue through the final exams. L. SEVERE WEATHER EMERGENCY In case of severe weather alert signal: 1. Evacuate to designated areas as per instructions given by the residence hall staff. 2. Remain in the designated area until an “all clear” is officially announced. 3. Do not leave the building. M. MEDICAL EMERGENCY In the event that you, a guest, or another resident has an accident or becomes ill, contact the Raymond Campus Police at 601.857.3270 or 601 .857.5410. If no answer, call 911 or contact Hinds County Sheriff’s Office at 601.857.2600. If dialing from Raymond Campus phone DIAL 9-9ll. For the Utica Campus call 601.885.6151 or 601.885.7127. N. FIRE DRILL PROCEDURES When the alarm sounds: 1. Open the drapes or blinds. 2. Leave overhead light on. 3. Close room door. 4. Walk quickly and quietly outside via the end stairwells. 5. Assemble outside the hall at a safe distance from the building and remain there until the signal is given to return to your room. For your own protection, obey fire regulations. Failure to evacuate the hall each time the alarm sounds will result in immediate disciplinary action. O. RENTAL SERVICES 1. REFRIGERATOR (1 per room) Refrigerators must be rented from Hinds Community College. Privately owned refrigerators are not allowed. There are a limited number of refrigerators available and are rented on a first-come, first-served basis. a.

Rental Fees - Fall and Spring Semesters Refrigerators will be rented for a $60 fee which includes both the fall and spring semesters. An individual who does not desire to keep the refrigerator for the spring semester must return the refrigerator at the end of the fall semester and he/she will be entitled to $30 refund.

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Rental For Spring Semester Only New rentals for the spring semester will be rented for a $30 fee. No refunds will be given after the 11TH DAY OF FALL & SPRING SEMESTERS

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Rental For Summer Terms Refrigerators will be rented for a $30 fee which includes both summer terms. An individual who does not desire to keep the refrigerator for the second summer term must return the refrigerator at the end of the first summer term and he/she will be entitled to a $15 refund. 2. TELEPHONE Personal telephone services may be obtained by contacting Bell South at 1.800.757.6500. 3. CABLE T.V. Cable television service is available in all residence hall rooms. P. DAMAGE OR LOSS OF PERSONAL PROPERTY The College does not assume any legal obligation to pay for the loss of or the damage to the student’s personal property if such loss or damage occurs in its building or on its ground, prior to, during, or subsequent to the period of the contract. The student or parents are encouraged to carry appropriate insurance to cover such losses. Q. PREGNANCY If a student is currently pregnant or becomes pregnant at any time during this contract period, the student agrees to comply with any and all reasonable requests made by the Residence Life Staff. The pregnant student agrees to provide the following information to her Hall Director: Doctor’s name and phone number, name of contact person in case of emergency, due date, and information about any complications or special circumstances. Failure to comply with these policies may result in the student’s removal from the residence hall. R. LOBBY Residence Hall Offices are open from 1 pm until 10:30 pm Monday – Thursday; on Friday from 1-3 pm and 7-10:30 pm; Saturday and Sunday from 7pm -10:30 pm. Housing reserves the right close a lobby or lobbies with the approval of the Housing Director. STUDENT HOUSING OFFICES RAYMOND – 601.857.3222 UTICA – 601.885.7088 RAYMOND RESIDENCE HALL DIRECTORY MEN’S

WOMEN’S ALLEN-WHITAKER Office Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.857.3544 Residence Hall Director . . . . . . . . . . 601.857.5026

GREAVES Office Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.857.3549 Residence Hall Director . . . . . . . . . . 601.857.3736

DAVIS Office Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.857.3545 Residence Hall Director . . . . . . . . . . 601.857.5731

SHEFFIELD-WOOLLEY Office Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.857.3548 Residence Hall Director . . . . . . . . . . 601.857.2451

HARDY-PURYEAR Office Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.857.3546 Residence Hall Director . . . . . . . . . . 601.857.2480

VIRDEN Office Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.857.3551 Residence Hall Director . . . . . . . . . . 601.857.3525

MARSHALL Office Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.857.3547 Residence Hall Director . . . . . . . . . . 601.857.5941

WILLIAMS Office Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.857.3550 Residence Hall Director . . . . . . . . . . 601.857.5329

PICKETT Office Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.857.3997 Residence Hall Director . . . . . . . . . . 601.857.4133

UTICA RESIDENCE HALL DIRECTORY Residence Hall Director . . . . . . . . . . 601.885.7088

Residence Life Office – 601.857.3739/3771 ResLife Judicial Office – 601.857.3815

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INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS PURPOSE The purpose of the Hinds Community College district athletic program is to provide an opportunity for the participants to develop their potential as a skilled performer and provide an educational service to the athlete to pursue an academic degree, technical degree or career program with emphasis on providing leadership in civic, economic, and cultured growth. The program must satisfy the needs and interests of the individual, be meaningful, enjoyable, challenging, serve toward the enrichment of their immediate and future lives, and provide unity and school spirit for our community college. DRUG EDUCATION AND TESTING PROGRAM FOR ATHLETES The problems associated with the abuse of certain drugs and alcohol are now of great concern in our society. There is special concern that college athletes be able to avoid those problems. The Athletic Department has developed and implemented a program of drug and alcohol education for all athletes, a system of testing to identify those athletes who are involved with the use of drugs and/or alcohol and special counseling and assistance to enable the involved athlete to become and remain drug and alcohol free. Administrative procedures shall be set forth by which the athlete who is either unable or unwilling to become and remain drug and alcohol free will be removed from the Athletic Program.

SPORTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS BASEBALL Raymond Campus

Amount of award varies with qualifications. Student must meet eligibility rules of the National and Mississippi Junior College Athletic Association. Selections are made by the coach based on scouting observations and/or performance at annual tryouts. Contact the Athletic Department on the Raymond Campus; call 601.857.3325 for information. Deadline - Varies.

BASKETBALL Utica Campus

Amount of award varies with qualifications. Student must meet eligibility rules of the National and Mississippi Junior (Men & Women) College Athletic Association. Selections are made by the coach based on scouting observations and/or performance at annual tryouts. Contact the Athletic Department on the Utica Campus; call 601.885.6062 or 601.354.2327 for information. Deadline - Varies.

FOOTBALL Raymond Campus

Amount of award varies with qualifications. Student must meet eligibility rules of the National and Mississippi Junior College Athletic Association. Selections are made by the coach based on scouting observations and/or performance at annual tryouts. Contact the Athletic Department on the Raymond Campus. Call 601.857.3325 for information. Deadline - Varies.

GOLF Raymond Campus

Amount of award varies with qualifications. Student must meet eligibility rules of the National and Mississippi Junior College Athletic Association. Selections are made by the coach based on scouting observations and/or performance at annual tryouts. Contact the Athletic Department on the Raymond Campus. Call 601.857.3325 for information. Deadline - Varies.

SOCCER Raymond Campus

Amount of award varies with qualifications. Student must meet eligibility rules of the National and Mississippi Junior College Athletic Association. Selections are made by the coach based on scouting observations and/or performance at annual tryouts. Contact the Athletic Department on the Raymond Campus. Call 601.857.3325 for information. Deadline - Varies.

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SOFTBALL Raymond Campus

Amount of award varies with qualifications. Student must meet eligibility rules of the National and Mississippi Junior College Athletic Association. Selections are made by the coach based on scouting observations and/or performance at annual tryouts. Contact the Athletic Department on the Raymond Campus. Call 601.857.3325 for information. Deadline - Varies.

TENNIS Utica Campus

Amount of award varies with qualifications. Student must meet eligibility rules of the National and Mississippi Junior College Athletic Association. Selections are made by the coach based on scouting observations and/or performance at annual tryouts. Contact the Athletic Department on the Raymond Campus. Call 601.857.3325 for information. Deadline - Varies.

TRACK Raymond Campus

Amount of award varies with qualifications. Student must meet eligibility rules of the National and Mississippi Junior College Athletic Association. Selections are made by the coach based on scouting observations and/or performance at annual tryouts. Contact the Athletic Department on the Raymond Campus. Call 601.857.3325 for information. Deadline - Varies.

CHEERLEADERS Raymond Campus

Tuition scholarships awarded to those selected during the annual tryouts. Contact the Director of Student Activities 601.857.3388 or Cheerleader sponsor 601.857.3263.

HI-STEPPERS Raymond Campus

Scholarships awarded to those selected during the annual tryouts. Contact the Hi-Stepper Coordinator 601.857.3371.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SERVICES The International student program provides the opportunity for international students to fulfill personal educational objectives within the guidelines of United States immigration regulations. This goal is accomplished by the International Student Services Office, which provides leadership and expertise in immigration matters for international students enrolled at Hinds Community College.

ORIENTATION: PROGRAMS, CREDIT COURSE AND WEB RESOURCES Hinds orientation programs are designed to answer students questions and to provide vital information. While at HINDS students may meet informally with faculty, staff, and administrators; visit with student orientation leaders and other traditional and non-traditional students in small and large group sessions; and learn of the wide variety of available academic, social, and personal opportunities. Our student group leaders are especially trained to help residence hall students understand policies and procedures and to find assistance and services as new students at Hinds. We strongly encourage all entering students to attend Hinds preview programs on our campuses. Additional campus and Online Orientation information is available on the Hinds Website at http://www.hindscc.edu/Admissions/orientation/default.aspx. Orientation course requirements effective fall 2007: A. Full-time students (both first-time and transfers) will be required to take the orientation class (LLS, RST or RSV 1312) the first fall or spring semester they attend Hinds (unless the transfer has successfully completed an orientation class at a previous institution). B. Students who fail to earn a passing grade in Orientation must re-enroll every fall or spring term and pay course fee until credit in the course is earned. Students, who stop attending class will receive a grade of “F� for non-attendance. C. All new first-time residence hall students must also attend the Residence Hall Orientation (cost $30); attend all required floor meetings, register in and successfully complete the required Orientation Class (cost $65 Student Financial Lab fee). D. Any student (first-time, transfer, and part-time) who begins at Hinds Fall 2007 and following will be required to take the Orientation course in order to graduate from the College. Orientation is a graduation requirement in all Programs of Study. The only

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exceptions to this policy would be that we allow orientation credit transferred from another college to satisfy Hinds orientation requirement or a dean’s approval. The Orientation course teaches success skills for college, employment and personal finances. The financial portion of class is an integrated computer and Web-based financial life skills program. The $65 traditional class lab fee (or $85 CD for online classes) provides three months of access to the online financial training. Those with a score of 70 or higher earn a certificate from Student Financial Lab, Inc. See Housing for additional Orientation information and requirements.

VETERANS AFFAIRS The Office of Veterans Affairs is available to assist all eligible veterans and dependents in making application for benefits. Academic, technical, and career courses are open (unless otherwise specified in program description) to students in either of the above categories. Every effort is made to facilitate admission into the student’s choice of training programs. Applications for the Montgomery G. I. Bill may be initiated in the Financial Aid Office on the Raymond Campus. For additional information call 601.857.3226 or 1.800.HINDS CC. ADMISSION Students who plan to receive veterans benefits must satisfy the college’s admission requirements as outlined in the Admission Requirements section of this catalog BEFORE being certified to the Veterans Administration Regional Office. In addition, ALL transcripts from schools previously attended must be furnished in order to comply with the Regulations of the Department of Veterans Benefits. CHANGING OF PROGRAMS Students receiving veterans’ benefits must at all times have a definite program of study declared with the Office of Veterans Affairs and be enrolled in courses leading to completion of the designated program. COUNSELING All veterans benefits recipients are required to see a college counselor to plan their course of study prior to the beginning of each enrollment period. Each student must have a signed Veterans Benefits Recipient Program Planning Sheet from his/her counselor for EACH enrollment period. The student must also sign the Program Planning Sheet acknowledging the courses recommended by the counselor. CREDIT FOR SERVICE TRAINING Educational work done by veterans while in active service is evaluated and credit given when possible. The recommendation of the American Council on Education in its handbook, Guide To The Evaluation Of Educational Experiences In the Armed Services, is used as a guide for the evaluation of all military credit. PROBATION AND SUSPENSION Students receiving veterans benefits are expected to maintain the same standards of satisfactory progress as all other students receiving financial aid. See Policy on Satisfactory Scholastic Progress for Recipients of Federally Funded Financial Aid and Veterans Benefits in this section of the catalog. Exceptions from the Policy on Satisfactory Scholastic Progress for Recipients of Federally Funded Financial Aid and Veterans Benefits are as follows: 1. “W”s will not be used in calculating the number of semester hours attempted for the purpose of determining eligibility to receive veteran’s benefits. 2. Veteran’s benefits recipients may attempt additional hours beyond the 96 semester hours allowed in the policy without completing a degree, as long as they file a Change of Program form with the Office of Veterans Affairs and are maintaining satisfactory scholastic progress. 3. Veteran’s benefits recipients may pursue the allotted number of degrees as outlined by the Veterans Administration. NOTE: Policies stated for veterans comply with regulations 14253, 14277, 14278, Department of Veterans Benefits.

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CHANGING ENROLLMENT STATUS Students receiving veterans benefits may not drop any course or stop attending any class without prior approval of the Office of Veterans Affairs and without executing formal drop/withdrawal procedures as outlined in the College Catalog. Students who fail to comply with this regulation will be liable for repayment of any resulting overpayments. (See policy below concerning overpayments.) VA POLICY REGARDING OVERPAYMENTS Student Actions That Result in Overpayments 1. Withdrawing from a course or school. 2. Receiving a grade which does not count toward your graduation requirements. 3. Failure to have an incomplete grade changed to a grade which counts toward your graduation requirements. VA Actions Once an Overpayment is Created 1. Add interest charges and collection fees to your debt. 2. Withhold future benefits and apply them to your debt. 3. Turn your debt over to a private collection agency. 4. File suit in federal court to collect your debt. 5. Withhold approval of your VA home loan guarantee. 6. Collect the debt from your federal income tax refund. Explanation of Mitigating Circumstances The law requires that the VA must collect all benefits paid to a beneficiary for a course for which the grade assigned is not used in computing the requirements for graduation including a course from which the beneficiary withdraws, unless there are mitigating circumstances. This means if you drop a course, unless you can show the VA that there are mitigating circumstances, you must return all the money paid to you for pursuit of that course from the start of the term, not merely from the date you dropped the course. Examples of acceptable mitigating circumstances are prolonged illness, severe illness or death in your immediate family and unscheduled changes in your employment or work schedule. Examples of unacceptable mitigating circumstances include withdrawal to avoid a failing grade, dislike of instructor and too many courses attempted. NOTE: Student is requ.ired to submit evidence to support reasons before he/she can be accepted by the VA.

WORKFORCE SUPPORT CENTER SERVICES Mission Statement: To insure that industries are globally competitive by providing and maintaining employees who are equipped with 21st century attitudes, knowledge, and skills. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION The Cooperative Education Program awards college credits (from 1 to 3 hours a semester) for onthe-job experience that is related to the student's academic college major. The student combines periods of college with work periods in business & industry, as documented by the office of Cooperative Education. These work periods are generally part-time, in the afternoons after classes (Parallel Program), but may be full time, every other semester (Alternating Program). Students must complete a minimum of one semester maintaining a grade point average of 2.0 or better to qualify for this program. Academic credit hours may be earned depending on the number of hours worked. Students must sign up for the Coop. course prior to the beginning of the semester that they will be working. A document must be signed by the employer stating the specifics of the student’s employment in order for the student to receive credit for the course. These credit hours will be assigned by the Coordinator and may be used toward graduation from Hinds Community College. For more information, contact the Coordinator of Cooperative Education at 601.857.3704 or 601.857.3609.

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CREATIVE LEARNING IN RETIREMENT - CLR program Creative Learning in Retirement is an organization for 50+ adults, which provides fun and unique learning experiences in areas of their interests. Classes are conducted at the Workforce Dev. Center, Raymond Campus, in a relaxed environment with easy parking and access to the facility. CLR has a progressive computer program designed specifically for the 50+ learner, from beginner levels such as, Basic I & II, Internet, and MS Word to more advanced offerings such as MS Picture It and Photo Shop. Examples of other courses offered are: Art, History, Comparative Religions, Instant Piano, Languages and more. Special Interest activities include: Peer-led discussion groups covering various topics of interest to the participants (e.g. Experiencing Mississippi, Choices current issues, & “The Devil’s Backbone” –History of the Natchez Trace), book reviews, luncheon programs, Dulcimer Dandies, game day, crafts, parties, “Wellness Works”-wellness program and travel. The CLR is also an AARP Safe Drivers sponsor site. For more information contact the CLR Coordinator at 601.857.3773. LASER GRADE COMPUTER TESTING Laser Grade Computer Testing is a computer based public testing network with a site located at Hinds Community College Workforce Support Center. Laser Grade delivers nearly 400 certification and licensure exams. Hinds Community College Workforce Support Center-Assessment Lab has the only Laser Grade Computer Testing site in the state of Mississippi. FAA TEST Workforce Support Center Assessment Lab has been authorized to administer all Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airman Knowledge Tests. CAREER ASSESSMENT Career assessment is an integral part of the career development and job search readiness process which can take place in groups or with individual clients. Numerous tests are available to provide individuals with information about themselves. These tests may be written or administered on computers. They generally fall into five categories: Interest Inventories, Values Clarification, Aptitude and Ability Tests, Personality Inventories, and Learning Style Inventory. Assessment results help individuals choose a major, identify a college and career or technical training opportunities, plan a career, or make transition. For more information, contact the Assessment Coordinator at 601 .857.3650 or 601.857.3384. WORK-BASED LEARNING Work-Based Learning is an educational/training program for career and technical students that provide paid, on-the-job work experience. All students must be recommended by their major instructor, and all work experience must be in the field of their major. Students must complete an application process, which includes an education/training agreement signed by the employer, the instructor, the student, and the Work-Based Learning Coordinator. Students work a minimum of 15 hours a week, and will receive semester hour credit depending on the number of hours worked. For more information, contact the Coordinator of Work-Based Learning at 601.857.3609 for the Jackson, Rankin and Raymond Campuses, and 601.629.6850 for the Utica and Vicksburg Campuses.

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COLLEGE INSTRUCTIONAL SUPPORT SERVICES BRITISH STUDIES PROGRAM Hinds Community College is a member of an academic consortium of several colleges and universities in the southern and southwestern United States supporting an international study program entitled British Studies Program. The British Studies Program is a residential summer session offered annually during July and August in London, England. While allowing participants ample free time for independent travel, the session offers upper division undergraduate and graduate coursework. Students can earn up to eight semester hours by participating in the British Studies Program. In this program, the majority of on-site lecturing is coordinated by local British scholars, exposing students to leading experts in their fields. Five-week and three-week courses in a wide range of academic disciplines including humanities, business, education, fine arts, etc., are offered through the British Studies Program. A mini-break is also scheduled to allow time for personal travel outside of London, along with lowcost optional day tours to general places of interest. Paris, Scotland, Cambridge, Dover, Canterbury, Bath, and Stonehenge are often included.

INSTITUTE FOR HONORS LEADERSHIP AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES The mission of the Hinds Community College Institute for Honors Leadership and International Studies is to provide an enhanced and supportive learning environment for outstanding students. The Honors Program and Leadership Program are two to four semester programs available to freshmen and sophomores. They are designed for students who desire to excel in the areas of scholarship, leadership, and service. The programs offer the student a variety of experiential and collaborative learning opportunities; special advising; internships; opportunities to participate in a variety of cultural events, field trips, study abroad, social activities; and access to the Honors Center (student lounge, classroom and break room). Students may choose to participate in either the Honors Program taking a minimum of four hours of honors coursework each semester and/or the Leadership Program which provides leadership development opportunities within college, local, regional and state communities. Scholarship amounts vary according to the student’s chosen option. International study courses which focus on a variety of topics, nations or global regions are offered each term. Course content typically includes a study tour*, pre-tour preparation, post-tour discussion and assignments under the leadership and guidance of an HCC faculty member. Credit hours (1-3 hours) vary for each class. To receive additional information about opportunities available to students in the Honors Leadership or International Programs, contact Kristi Sather-Smith, District Director of the Institute for Honors Leadership and International Studies, at 601.857.3531 or at www.honors@hindscc.edu Information about the Institute is also available on the Hinds web site at www.hindscc.edu. * A student participating in an international study program may have a health emergency requiring hospitalization and emergency treatment. To prevent dangerous delay in such an emergency, Hinds Community College strongly recommends that the student and his/her parent or guardian sign the Permission for Emergency Treatment statement and that the student carry it on his/her person at all times while he / she is abroad. The form is available from the Honors Center

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LEARNING RESOURCES CENTERS (LRC) / LIBRARY SERVICES Learning Resources is an integral part of the instructional, intellectual, and cultural life of Hinds Community College. The Hinds Community College Learning Resources Centers are located at each of the College’s six locations. Their collections are reflected in WebCat, the online district catalog of the College that is administered and maintained by the Central Office Staff. The Learning Resources Centers have pleasant and comfortable atmospheres for reading, class preparation, and browsing. They have computers for access to newspaper and magazine articles as well as online searches. An excellent collection of books, periodicals, newspapers, audiovisual materials, and computer resources is available for patron use. Microfilm reader/printers and photocopiers are also available. Hinds Community College Learning Resources Centers are committed to serving all members of the Hinds community. Special problems or special needs can be met at any public desk. Several carrels in each center accommodate wheelchairs. Visually impaired patrons will find a variety of equipment to aid their studies. Borrowing privileges are available to individuals holding a valid HCC card and are also extended to other users upon approval of the staff. Books may be checked out for a period of two weeks (except as indicated at the end of a semester) and may be renewed if not requested by another patron. Reserve items, which are kept at the circulation desks, are items upon which circulation restrictions have been placed. In general, reserve items are to be used in the Centers and may be checked out for home use only when the Learning Resources Centers are closed. Learning Resources has the right to revoke access privileges for non-compliant users. Periodicals add a wealth of material to the Centers’ collections. The Learning Resources Centers at Hinds subscribe to over 1,200 periodicals. Current issues of the magazines are arranged on open display shelves in the Centers. Older issues of the periodicals are available in paper, microform, and/or electronically with periodical indexes provided for student use. The periodical collection is restricted to “in-house” use. Computerized library services include the SIRSI online catalog, automated cataloging, circulation, reserve, and interlibrary loan systems, various indexes on compact disc, and online database search capabilities. Additional databases can be obtained through the state-wide Magnolia Project with Internet access. The Black Heritage Collection, housed on the first floor of the Holtzclaw Library at Utica, is an outstanding special collection. Examples include the archive collection of the Utica Normal and Industrial Institute and archives of the founder of the Utica Campus, William H. Holtzclaw. The College Archives and Special Collections Department is located at the McClendon Library, Raymond Campus. Most special collections are acquired through bequests but often emphasize the liberal arts character of Learning Resources. Service-oriented staffs provide assistance in the use of all material resources. The professional librarian is an information scientist who, in addition to providing individual reference and research consultation, teaches library research methods to various classes of student, faculty, and community users. For operating hours refer to the library web site at http://lrc.hindscc.edu or the Student Handbook, IDENTIFICATION When using the facilities or materials of the Learning Resources Centers, students must provide identification whenever called upon to do so. Patrons are expected to maintain an atmosphere that is conducive to the research and educational mission of the college.

eLEARNING The eLearning department encompasses the areas of Distance Learning, Instructional Technology, and Media Services. The goal of the department is to support the instructional technology needs of faculty and students as well as coordinate and administer the development and delivery of internet-based courses. This is accomplished by providing instructional technology resources through traditional media services and expanded computer-based instructional methods. For more information please see our eLearning website at www.hindscc.edu/Departments/instructional_technology.

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INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY The area of Instructional Technology provides support to district students, faculty, and staff to develop creative, innovative, and engaging learning environments that foster an atmosphere of critical thinking and collaboration among students. IT is available to faculty, staff, and students for technology-related and learning opportunities. Located in the McLendon Library Media Center, the department is open during the college operation hours, 8 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday. IT offers students an open computer lab, and technical support for Blackboard Academic Suite and other instructional software supported by the institution. For more information, visit the department’s webpage at www.hindscc.edu/Departments/instructional_technology/instruction_tech/default.aspx

DISTANCE LEARNING The Office of Distance Learning, in partnership with the Mississippi Virtual Community College (MSVCC), has created an online learning environment for Hinds Community College students. Students who wish to register for online courses should visit the msvcc.blackboard.com website and check for available Course Offerings prior to registration. Only courses listed in the Hinds Community College Catalog will be included in Hinds Community College course offerings. Final determination of course offerings for Hinds Community College students is subject to the approval of the Office of Distance Learning. Online courses are subject to an additional fee of $20 per credit hour. COMPUTER BASICS Students taking online courses through Hinds Community College are expected to have basic computing skills and have permanent access to a computer with a reliable internet connection. Students should review with advisor the necessary computer skills before enrolling. All Hinds’ students are required to use the college-provided email account for correspondence in Distance Learning courses. ACADEMIC HONESTY The instructor is responsible for giving written instructions to his/her classes detailing the forms of collaboration that will be allowed. It is the responsibility of the student to contact the instructor for clarifications of the policy. The College policy and procedure for “Dishonesty, such as cheating and/or plagiarism” is in the Student Handbook’s College Policies and Regulations, item A of Violations and Demerit System. STUDENT GUIDE INFORMATION Additional information regarding enrollment in distance learning courses is available in the Distance Learning Student Guide published by the Distance Learning Office and made available to students on the College Website. It is the student’s responsibility to secure the Guide and become familiar with the information. TESTING POLICY In order for a student to successfully complete an online course, he or she will be required to take and pass at least one proctored exam per online course. This ensures compliance with our accrediting body’s standards for identity verification (picture ID is required to take a proctored exam) in all distance learning programs. ATTENDANCE AND WITHDRAWAL POLICY - See the policy in the current Student Handbook – Instructional Policies. MEDIA SERVICES (www.www.hindscc.edu/DistanceLearning/) The Department of Media Services on the Raymond campus serves as a central distribution and production center for non-print materials for the College. The Department, located on the ground floor of the McLendon Library, operates an open learning lab equipped with audio/video equipment and computers with course-related software. The Media Services Center also houses a graphics production and video editing facility and television studio.

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Students may use the learning lab at any time during these normal hours of operation: Monday – Thursday: 7:45 AM to 9:00 PM Friday: 7:45 AM to 4:30 PM Sunday: 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM When using the Media Services Center, students must provide identification whenever called upon to do so. Patrons are expected to maintain an atmosphere conducive to learning with no loud talking, no food or drink and no tobacco products permitted. Cell phones are not allowed in the Center. For more information, visit the website at www.hindscc.edu/Departments/instructional_technology/instruction_tech/Media%20Services.aspx

COLLEGE INSTRUCTIONAL POLICIES ATTENDANCE-WITHDRAWAL POLICY ATTENDANCE Attendance in class is a key factor of success in college. The following procedure applies to regular academic, technical and career credit programs, including Distance Learning online courses. It does not apply to non-credit or continuing education activities. Some programs in allied health, career fields or non-credit programs require more stringent attendance policies which will be followed and will be stated in the departmental regulations for the program of study. Attendance will be recorded beginning the first day of the course or the first day the student registers for the course. The student is responsible for all work in the course. Students must attend 80% of the meetings for each course in order to receive credit for a course. For Distance Learning courses, students must participate in 80% of the activities assigned by the instructor in order to receive credit for the course. TARDIES Failure to respond to class at the beginning of the class period equals a tardy. Three tardies equal one absence. Students who miss more than fifteen (15) minutes of a class will be marked absent. A student who leaves the class without the instructor’s permission will be marked absent for the class. EXCUSED ABSENCES HCC recognizes two types of excused absences: those for personal emergencies, and those for official school activities. The student is allowed to make up the work for excused absences. Student absences may be excused by the instructor for personal emergencies such as illness, or death in the student's immediate family, or other valid unavoidable circumstances. It is the responsibility of the student to inform all instructors when absences are due to personal emergency. Instructors may require written documentation, such as verification of illness on a physician's letterhead. Official absences are those resulting from student participation in important activities officially sponsored by the College. Students will be provided with an Official Absence Notice by the proper College official. It is the responsibility of the student to show the instructor the Verification of Official Absence form or letter. A student will be allowed to make up the class or laboratory work that was missed during an official absence. UNEXCUSED ABSENCES All absences not due to personal emergency or official school activities are unexcused. Students who are absent from a final exam without the approval of the instructor will receive a course grade of "F." EXCESSIVE UNEXCUSED ABSENCES NOTICE OF ABSENCES must be sent when the student has accumulated excessive unexcused absences as defined below. All Excessive Absence Notices (traditional classes, online classes and college life/study hall classes) will be sent to the student by e-mail. Students taking credit courses are issued a College e-mail account upon his/her first registration for classes. It is the student’s responsibility to activate this account within three (3) days of registration or by the first day of classes and to check this account at least three (3) times per week. Excessive unexcused absences are defined as follows:

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Fall and spring semesters - day or evening class, after the number of times that the class meets in one week plus one, based on a full semester length course. Distance Learning courses - when the student has three (3) missed or late assignments. Four (4) week term - after two (2) days. Eight (8) week term - after four (4) days. Summer session - evening class, after the number of times that class meets in one week. Career eight-week - three (3) days of absences.

NOTICE OF ABSENCE PROCEDURE The primary method by which the College communicates with its credit students concerning attendance is the students’ Go.Hinds email accounts. All credit students are responsible for activating their College email account within three (3) days of registering for classes for the first time and for checking it frequently (at least three times each week). All instructors will take roll at each class meeting and will maintain an attendance record for each student. Attendance will be recorded beginning the first day of the class or the first day the student registers for the class, whichever is later. All Instructors will make certain that each student is aware of all College policies and procedures concerning attendance, excessive absence notification, and withdrawal and will stress the student’s responsibility for reading all related requirements in the College Catalog and the Student Handbook. • A FIRST WARNING NOTICE may be sent to the student by the instructor when the student has the following number of absences: 1. Face-to-face Academic and Technical classes (all terms) The equivalent of the number of times the class meets each week based on a full-length fall or spring term (15 weeks). For full-length fall and spring terms, this will be (for example) three (3) MWF classes, two (2) MW or TR classes, and one (1) Monday-only class. For classes which meet for less than 15 weeks, the First Warning Notice may be sent when the student has missed the equivalent of 1/15 of the total time the class is scheduled to meet. For four-week summer day classes and eight-week summer evening classes, this will be one class meeting. 2. Career Block – two (2) days absence. Note: More restrictive attendance requirements may apply to specific courses and/or departments – See College Catalog. • A NOTICE OF ABSENCE must be sent to the student by the instructor when the student has twice the number of absences listed above in items 1 and 2. For face-to-face academic and technical classes, this is 2/15 of the total time the class is scheduled to meet for the entire term. For full-length fall and spring classes, this is six (6) MWF classes, four (4) MW and TR classes, etc. This “twice the number” criteria also applies to Career Block classes. • A NOTICE OF ABSENCE must be sent to a student in an on-line class who has three (3) missed or late assignments. The First Warning Notice and the Notice of Absence require the student to contact the instructor immediately to discuss the following options: 1. Return to the class. 2. Withdraw from the class with a ‘W’ during the withdrawal period if all fees are paid. 3. Withdraw from all classes on dates listed in the College Calendar if all fees are paid (See counselor in Counseling Office). 4. Be dropped from class with a grade of ‘F.’ If the student fails to contact the instructor within the number of calendar days* specified below of the send-date of the notice, he/she may be dropped from class with a grade of ‘F.’ 1. Fall and Spring full-term classes - seven (7) calendar days. 2. Distance Learning Classes – seven (7) calendar days or the last day to withdraw, whichever comes first. 3. Summer session four week classes – three (3) calendar days. 4. Eight-week classes (all terms, day and evening) - four (4) calendar days. The Admissions Office will notify the Office of Financial Aid and Veterans Affairs of the assigned ‘F’ and the last date of attendance for any student receiving Financial Aid or Veterans Benefits and who has earned an ‘F’ for excessive absences.

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1. Withdrawal from a class or from school is permitted only during specific time periods during a term. See the front section of the College Catalog for the calendar. 2. “*Calendar days” do not include school holidays but do include normal two-day weekends.

APPEALS The student, after consulting with the instructor, may file an appeal with the appropriate Department Chairperson, and Academic, Career-Technical, or Distance Learning Dean. The instructor, chairperson and dean will review the appeal and respond to the student. The final level of appeal may be made in writing through the Dean of Students/Location Dean for review by the Local Student Affairs Committee. NO SHOW POLICY No Shows in a class are students who attend no more than one class meeting of a section for which they are registered—even though they may be attending one or more other sections for which they are enrolled. In the case of required co-requisite courses, a student cannot be dropped as a No Show in one course and continue to be enrolled in the complementary co-requisite course. No-shows for online courses are determined by two criteria: a student who has never logged in to the course in the course management system and has not communicated with the instructor; or a student who has logged in to the course but has not completed the “check in” assignment and has not communicated with the instructor. SINGLE COURSE WITHDRAWAL ((withdrawing from one or more classes but not from all classes) Before considering withdrawing from a class or classes, a student should be aware of the following information: 1. Students on Financial Aid, Veterans Benefits, Scholarships or GSL Loans should note that dropping a class or classes may lower or stop benefits or cause repayment to be due immediately. 2. To live in a residence hall, students must maintain full-time enrollment which is twelve (12) semester hours or more during the fall and spring. During the summer the requirement is three (3) semester hours per summer term. 3. No student will be permitted to withdraw from a class or from school until all financial obligations to the College have been cleared with the Business Office. Classes which are dropped during the Drop and Add period are considered schedule changes and do not appear on the student’s record. The student initiates withdrawal from one or more classes (but not from school) in the Admissions Office. If all fees are paid and the student has not been dropped previously with an ‘F’ for excessive absences, the student will be given the withdrawal form to take to the instructor to be signed. The instructor will return the form to the appropriate office. The periods during which a student may withdraw from a class and the grade assigned are indicated below (See the College Catalog Calendar for exact dates). 1. Fall and Spring day and evening classes (full-term) A student’s record of performance begins with the second week of classes. After the drop-add period, a student cannot withdraw from a class until the beginning of the eighth week except by withdrawing from school. A student may withdraw from a class beginning with the eighth week through seven (7) calendar days before the first day of the final exam period. The First Warning Notice and the Notice of Absence may be sent until ten (10) calendar days before the start of the final exam schedule. The Drop for Excessive Absences Notice may be processed until three (3) calendar days before the start of the final exam schedule. See note below. 2. Distance Learning classes - all terms A student’s record of performance begins the first day of the class or the first day the student registers for the class whichever is later. Students may begin to withdraw from online classes beginning the day after drop/add period until the last day to withdraw as indicated on the MSVCC calendar. Notices of excessive absences are emailed to the student’s college-provided account up to seven (7) days prior to the last day to withdraw. See note below. 3. Summer session four week classes A student’s record of performance begins with the third scheduled class meeting. After the two-day drop-add period, a student cannot withdraw from a class until the 12th class meeting except by withdrawing from school. A student may withdraw from a class beginning with the twelfth class meeting and until three calendar days before the final exam day. The First Warning Notice and the Notice of Absence may be sent until six (6) calendar days before the final exam day. The Drop for Excessive Absences Notice may be processed until three (3) calendar days before the final exam day. See note below. 4. Eight-week classes (all terms, day and evening) A student’s record of performance begins with the third scheduled class meeting. After the drop-

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add period, a student cannot withdraw from a class until the start of the fifth week of the term except by withdrawing from school. A student may withdraw from a class beginning with the fifth week until three (3) calendar days before the start of the final exam schedule. The First Warning Notice and the Notice of Absence may be sent until seven (7) calendar days before the start of the final exam schedule. The Drop for Excessive Absences notice may be processed until three (3) calendar days before the start of the final exam schedule. See note below. NOTE: If a Drop for Excessive Absences has been initiated by the instructor prior to the student’s request for withdrawal, a grade of ‘F’ will be assigned; otherwise, a grade of ‘W’ will be assigned when the withdrawal process is completed. WITHDRAWAL FROM COLLEGE To withdraw from the College at any time prior to five (5) working days before the first day of final exams for day/evening classes during a regular semester (three [3] days during the summer), a student must contact a counselor who will initiate the withdrawal. Students in Distance Learning courses must contact a counselor to initiate the withdrawal by the date designated on the MSVCC calendar. The grade at the time of withdrawal from the College will be “W” in all classes in which the student has not been dropped with an “F” for excessive absences. It is the responsibility of the student to complete and return the Withdrawal Form to the Counseling Office within twenty-four (24) hours. Students who have registered, did NOT pay tuition and are unable to attend classes must mail the tuition billing notice back to the Business Office with a statement indicating that he/she will not be attending classes. This must be done immediately upon the billing so that he/she can be removed from classes. Students who haveregistered, paid tuition and are unable to attend classes should contact the appropriate Counseling Office to officially withdraw from school. Students must withdraw before the first day of classes to receive a 100% refund. No student will be permitted to withdraw from the College until all financial obligations have been cleared with the Business Office.

SCHOLASTIC PROBATION AND SUSPENSION FALL AND SPRING Transitional Students*: (See the Transitional Student section of the College Catalog.) Transitional Students are admitted to the College on Scholastic Probation. A Transitional Student who fails to earn seven (7) or more semester hour with a term GPA of 2.0 or greater (including those who completely withdraw from all classes) will be placed on Scholastic Suspension. Scholastically Suspended Transitional Students will remain on Probation when they are eligible to return to Hinds. If a Transitional Student earns a term GPA of 2.0 or higher on seven (7) or more semester hours, his/her standing will become Good at the end of that term. Non-Transitional Students: If a student who is in Good Scholastic Standing at the beginning of a fall or spring term earns a term GPA of less than 1 .75, his/her scholastic standing will become Probation at the end of that term. If a student whose scholastic standing is Probation at the beginning of a fall or spring term earns a term GPA less than a 1 .75, his/her standing will become Suspension at the end of that term provided his/her overall GPA is also less than 2.00 at the end of that term; otherwise, his/her scholastic standing will remain Probation. If a student whose scholastic standing is Probation at the beginning of a fall or spring term earns a term GPA of 1.75 or higher, his/her standing will become Good at the end of that term, provided his/her overall GPA is also 2.0 or higher at the end of that term; otherwise, his/her scholastic standing will remain Probation. Transfer students who were academically dismissed from the last school they attended, have sat out the required number of semesters and are eligible for immediate readmission, may be admitted to HCC on Scholastic Probation. Transfer students who were placed on Scholastic Probation after their last semester will be admitted to HCC on Scholastic Probation. SUMMER If a student whose scholastic standing is Probation at the beginning of the summer term earns a summer term GPA of 2.0 or higher (including all courses taken in all summer terms) on a minimum of 6 hours, his/her standing will become Good at the end of the summer term, provided his/her overall GPA is also 2.0 or higher at the end of that term; otherwise, his/her scholastic standing will remain

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Probation. This work must be taken at Hinds Community College. REQUIREMENTS An academic or technical student who is on probation must enroll in LLS 1413, unless he/she has previous credit in this course. A student who is prescribed and enrolled in a developmental reading course or who is enrolled in fewer than seven (7) semester hours is not required to enroll in LLS 1413. Also, a non¬transitional student on Probation may not enroll in more than (16) semester hours during a fall or spring term (including LLS 1413; 13 semester hours if exempt from LLS 1413). If Suspension occurs at the end of a fall semester, the student cannot enroll again until the next summer term. If Suspension occurs at the end of a spring term, the student may enroll immediately at Hinds for the next summer term. If the conditions outlined under “SUMMER” above are satisfied, the scholastic standing will revert to probation. If these conditions are not satisfied, the suspended student cannot enroll for the upcoming fall semester. A suspended student who does not enroll for one or more fall or spring semesters will be eligible for readmission on Probation. SCHOLASTIC APPEALS Appeals for permission to continue in school when facing scholastic suspension must be made in writing to the Local Student Affairs Committee. The forms are available at the Dean of Students' Office/operating Dean's office. Each appeal will be considered on its own merits. Scholastic appeals have a six month statute of limitation. Appeals must be filed within six months of the end of the semester during which the Suspension occurred. * Transitional student definition In an effort to assist the college student who needs additional support to complete college level course work, the College requires eligible students to participate in the Transitional Student Program. First-time Transitional Students are those who meet all of the following conditions: 1. are first-time, full-time academic or technical students; 2. begin their college studies during or after Summer 2004; 3. are developmental Level I or II; and 4. have an ACT composite score of less than 18 or a SAT total score less than 870. *See complete definitions of Developmental Levels and Transitional Students in current College Catalog.

SCHOLASTIC RESTART POLICY “Scholastic Restart” is a way for a student to have previously earned grades removed from consideration when computing the quality point average (except for federally funded financial aid eligibility) or when assessing graduation status at Hinds Community College. Before the student decides to participate in this program, he/she should be aware of the following requirements: 1. A completed Declaration of Scholastic Restart Form must be submitted to the Director of Admissions. 2. A student may not have enrolled in college for a minimum of two academic years (academic year includes fall semester, spring semester and summer terms) preceding the petition for re-enrollment under Scholastic Restart. 3. Scholastic Restart may be declared only one time. 4. All hours attempted during the student’s entire enrollment in the college will be considered when determining federally funded financial aid eligibility. This includes grades of “W.” 5. Scholastic Restart is honored at Hinds Community College and may not be recognized by other colleges/universities or employers. Students should check with their chosen transfer college/university or employer to determine their academic status upon completion of their studies at Hinds. 6. A re-entering student requesting Scholastic Restart may be provisionally approved but must complete a minimum of 12 semester hours with a quality point average of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) before being officially accepted into the program. 7. No grades will be removed from a student’s official transcript; however, notation will be made on the transcript as to the date that the student began attending under the Scholastic Restart policy. No scholastic work completed before the noted date will be considered when computing quality point average (except for federally funded financial aid eligibility) or determining graduation status at Hinds Community College. 8. The Director of Admissions is responsible for providing the necessary interpretations on questions not expressly answered in this policy.

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COLLEGE POLICIES AND REGULATIONS CAMPUS SOLICITATION REGULATIONS (Sales, Political Activities, Fliers, etc.) Campus solicitation of students/student organizations or by students/student organizations includes: selling of goods or services, political activities, posters, handouts, and unrecognized group membership canvas. This definition applies to activities by any on-campus or off-campus individual or group. Private business or solicitation may not be conducted on College premises, residence halls, or academic buildings except when a student organization has requested a particular service and when such service is directly relevant to the purpose of that organization. Approval must be obtained ten days prior to the event. Such requests must be directed to the Dean of Students or location dean and must meet the following conditions: 1. Activities do not conflict with the educational purposes of the College. 2. No door-to-door solicitation is permitted in academic or administrative buildings. 3. No disruption of traffic either vehicular or pedestrian is involved. 4. Funds derived from activities must be used for purposes consistent with the goals of the organization. A detailed written report of funds raised for club activities must be submitted to the campus director of Student Activities or Dean of Students. 5. Campus mail may not be used for political or religious information or fundraising. 6. Request must be approved forty-eight (48) hours in advance of activity. 7. Policies (i.e. residence hall regulations) governing solicitation in non-academic and academic areas must be followed. 8. Activities held outside on campus grounds/premises must be restricted to a specified and acceptable area. 9. Appropriate legal action may be taken against individuals and non-college affiliates refusing to comply with regulations.

COMPUTER AND INTERNET USE REGULATIONS Hinds Community College provides computer and Internet access to HCC students. In addition, other individuals may be eligible for accounts (dependents and alumni, for example). The College's regulations on Computer and Internet Use include, but are not limited to: •

Usage of the Internet must be in support of education and research and consistent with the educational objectives of HCC. Transmission of any materials in violation of any U.S. or state regulation is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to: copyrighted materials or threatening or obscene material. Use for commercial activities by for-profit institutions is not acceptable. Use for product advertisement or political lobbying or activity is also prohibited.

The use of the computers and the Internet is a privilege, not a right, and inappropriate use will result in a cancellation of that privilege. The system administrators will deem what is inappropriate use and their decision is final. Also, the system administrators may close access at any time as required. The administration, faculty, and staff of HCC may request the system administrators to deny, revoke, or suspend specific user access; and the student will be charged with disciplinary action. Non-students will be referred to the proper authority.

Do not attempt to access another user's communications such as electronic mail (e-mail). Do not make any changes, deletions, copies, or read another user's files or software. Such action is classified as vandalism and will result in cancellation of privileges. Do not create, run, or install any programs, which can damage a file or computer system. In order to protect the equipment at HCC from a transmitted virus, personal disks are not allowed to be used to download or upload information. If a security problem is identified on the Internet, the system administrators must be notified. Do not use another individual's account. Attempts to log in as a system administrator will

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result in cancellation of user privileges and disciplinary action. Any user identified as a security risk or having a history of problems with other computer systems may be denied access to the Internet through the College. •

Do not use any HCC equipment or resources for activities that are sexually offensive, abusive, profane, or for that which infringes upon the rights of another person. HCC equipment is not to be used to send harassing messages such as those which are religiously, sexually, or racially offensive.

You are expected to abide by the generally accepted rules of network etiquette. These include, but are not limited to, the following: 1. Be polite. Do not become abusive in your messages to others. 2. Use appropriate language. Do not swear, use vulgarities or any other inappropriate language. Illegal activities are strictly forbidden. 3. Do not reveal the personal addresses or phone numbers of students or colleagues, without their permission. 4. Do not use the network in such a way that you would disrupt the use of the network by others. 5. Recreational time (non-instructional and non-work related activities) must be limited. A recreational user is expected to give up his/her when another user needs the network for class and/or work use. 6. All communication and information accessible via the network should be assumed to be private property. Hinds Community College and its employees make no warranties of any kind, whether expressed or implied, for the service provided. HCC and its employees will not be responsible for any damages you suffer, which includes loss of data resulting from delays, non-deliveries, misdeliveries, or service interruptions caused by its own negligence or your errors or omissions. Use of any information obtained via HCC is at your own risk. HCC and its employees deny any responsibility for the accuracy or quality of information obtained through Internet services.

EMAIL POLICIES Electronic mail (email) is an official method of communication at Hinds Community College, delivering information in a convenient, timely, cost-effective and environmentally sensitive manner. It is the policy of this institution that: • all students, faculty and applicable personnel have access to email, and • the college may send official communications via email and electronic mailing lists STUDENT EMAIL All students registered for credit classes at Hinds Community College are provided an email. The College may use this email account to send communications to the student body. Student email addresses will be recorded in the College’s electronic directories and records. Students are responsible for reading official College email in a timely fashion. PRIVACY ISSUES While email is personalized and relatively confidential, there is no guarantee of absolute privacy in a computer system. Federal and state law may require the college to examine email under some circumstances including provision of messages to outside persons. However, employees of the Information Technology department at Hinds Community College are prohibited from accessing information for which they have no job-related "need to know." They are also expected to maintain the strictest confidentiality regarding any information obtained during the course of fulfilling their job function. APPROPRIATE USE OF EMAIL. All use of email will be consistent with other college policies, including Hinds Community College Presidential Bulletin 27. Policies concerning acceptable use of information technology resources can be found on the Information Technology website at: (http://www.hindscc.edu/Departments/IT/default.aspx). Email is not appropriate for transmitting:

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• sensitive or confidential information • obscene material • chain leetters or mail bombs • hoaxes, scams false warnings, etc. • mass mailings (marketing, political, etc.) Misuse of Hinds Community College email is subject to penalty including, but not limited to, suspension from email use, banning from email use, suspension from Hinds Community College, or expulsion from Hinds Community College.

CONDUCT ON CAMPUS The way you behave, in terms of the way you look and sound, the places you go, the things you do, what you say, and the language you use, is of great social significance. The actions and reactions of the students largely determine the respect and confidence which people give the institution. YOU, then, as a student of this institution, are in a position of social responsibility. Your attitude toward this responsibility is a clear reflection of your attitude toward yourself and all of your affiliations, as well as toward your home and the school. Your conduct, at all times, reveals your maturity, sense of responsibility, and moral standards. It is expected that all students will live up to the highest ideals of womanhood and manhood. Doing well in college is an important preparation for a successful life. If you are a good citizen in your school, there is a strong likelihood that you will become a good citizen of your community and your country. If you get along with your teachers and fellow students, this ability will insure your getting along in your community. If you learn to participate actively in college activities, you are laying the groundwork for adult citizenry. The quality of your conduct in college is an excellent indication of what your behavior is outside of college and will be in your later adult life. If you learn to accept and discharge your college obligations creditably now, and in each succeeding “now,” you will have established the ideals, attitudes and habits that are essential to adult citizenship. Most young people desire to do the right thing at the right time but fail because of lack of knowledge. The purpose of this section is to outline, in very concise terms, different college situations and types of behavior that experience indicates are acceptable. As you read this section you will find points with which you may disagree. Talk them over with your instructors, counselors, and fellow students to determine what they might mean to you and your good college citizenship. CONDUCT IN TRADITIONAL CLASSES The atmosphere in your classroom should be one in which the greatest amount of desirable learning can take place. All unnecessary noise and confusion must be avoided and this can only happen when you and your classmates realize your responsibility for proper and courteous behavior. As a good college citizen in class, you will: 1. Report to each of your classes promptly and quietly. If you must be late for class, be courteous enough to enter quietly to avoid disrupting the attention of others while they work. 2. Bring all necessary materials with you for each class. Organize them on your desk and prepare to begin work. 3. Give your class work your undivided attention. Pay strict attention to what your instructor is doing. Learning is a highly personal thing that requires concentration and work, and you should want to learn everything you can. 4. Have your assignment carefully prepared, and be ready to make a contribution to the class when called upon. If you have difficulty in your study efforts, you should consult your instructor regarding effective study techniques. Your counselor can also give you helpful hints. 5. Maintain a friendly and courteous attitude during each class period. Refrain from interrupting others when they are making their contributions to the class. Take part in class discussions, but don’t act as if your ideas are superior to those of your classmates. Listen to what others have to say and respect their ideas even if they are contrary to what you believe. 6. It’s your responsibility to get all assignments and to prepare them on time. 7. Never copy or help another person to cheat. 8. Minor children must not be brought to class by the student or the instructor unless the minor child is enrolled in the class or in a special or summer program. This seriously impedes the

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teaching process. Minor children must not be on campus during normal working hours unless supervised by an adult. Cell phones, pagers, PDA, Ipods, MP3 Players, and other electronic devices must be turned off during classes (including labs and clinical), in library/media centers and during business/school sponsored activities.

CONDUCT IN ONLINE CLASSES (MSVCC) A student who is enrolled in a distance learning class MUST: 1. Maintain a sense of respect and professionalism in all communications with classmates, faculty and staff. 2. Give undivided attention to the class and pay close attention to the requests of the instructor. 3. Have assignments prepared carefully and be ready to make a contribution to the class. 4. Have all assignments in order and prepared on time. 5. Never copy another student’s assignments or help other persons cheat. 6. Never bring minor children in the proctored testing labs or to the campus unless they are under adult supervision at all times. CONDUCT IN THE LEARNING RESOURCES CENTER (LRC) The College Learning Resources Centers (LRC) provide students with a place to study undisturbed and a variety of magazines, books, and media for research. Trained librarians are also available to help students and make suggestions which will make research and study more productive. In return, as a college student, you are expected to be a responsible citizen who: 1. Observes all LRC rules and regulations. 2. Call on the librarians when help is needed and after a preliminary search has been made. 3. Always return books and magazines to their proper places. 4. Maintain a quiet atmosphere at all times. 5. Return all LRC materials on time. 6. Avoid disfiguring library books and magazines and encourage other students to do the same. 7. Use the library as a place for study and research, not social activities. 8. Turn off Cell phones, pagers, PDA, Ipods, MP3 Players, etc. (See fines and regulation in Discipline section: Cell phones, pagers, PDA, Ipods, MP3 Players, and other electronic devices must be turned off during classes (including labs and clinical), in library/media centers and during business/school sponsored activities.) CONDUCT IN THE CAFETERIA Our society has developed rather rigid rules concerning acceptable behavior in places where food is served. This is true in restaurants and cafes as well as in your College cafeteria. These rules are so universally understood that violations are quickly apparent to others. How you enter and leave the dining area, your general table manners, and the way you handle your food all indicate a measure of mature behavior. The following suggestions represent some of the more important rules of conduct accepted by the majority of your friends. The good college citizen will: 1. Always keep your proper place in line while waiting for a table. 2. Give and receive your food order courteously. Food service employees and other food handlers have a difficult task serving everyone and deserve to be treated with respect. Be quiet and orderly while eating. Avoid shouting to others or making unnecessary noise. 3. Make meal time pleasant by being a good table companion. Take time to visit with others while you eat. 4. Put chair in place when leaving, place tray and dishes in proper area and throw trash in the trash can. Leave floor, table and chair tidy. Help the next person in line enjoy meals in a clean and sanitary setting. CONDUCT IN CLUB OR GROUP MEETINGS Belonging to a club, you should do your part to make it a success. Besides carrying on necessary business, meetings provide an excellent opportunity for you to practice good citizenship by: 1. Learning to abide by parliamentary rules. 2. Knowing how to call a meeting to order, how to make a motion, how to second a motion, how to appoint committees and how to elect officers. 3. Attending meetings regularly.

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DANGEROUS WEAPONS ON SCHOOL OR COLLEGE PREMISES This policy prohibits the possession of pistols, firearms, or weapons in any form by any person other than duly authorized law enforcement officials on school/college premises, property or at school/college functions regardless of whether any such person possesses a valid permit to carry such pistols, firearms, or weapons. Mississippi Code §97-37-17. Possession of weapons by students further states, “(2) It shall be a felony for any person to possess or carry, whether openly or concealed, any gun, rifle, pistol or other firearm of any kind, or any dynamite cartridge, bomb, grenade, mine or powerful explosive on educational property...”

DISCIPLINARY REGULATIONS AND PROCEDURES I. PURPOSE OF REGULATIONS The underlying principles of College regulations enable the College to operate as a public institution of higher education in a manner consistent with ideals of taxpayers of the five supporting counties, the State of Mississippi and for the purpose of freedom from interference with the educational process. In order to insure appropriate standards of conduct are maintained by students, the College administration and faculty are encouraged to take individual initiative with students which will reduce the likelihood of more serious problems. II. POSITIVE ENVIRONMENT - EMPLOYEES, STUDENTS AND GUESTS A goal of Hinds Community College (HCC) is to promote a positive educational, employment, and business environment free of unwelcome harassment based upon race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age or disability. Harassment is prohibited by both state and federal law. Harassment, including sexual harassment by and between, employees, students, and visitors is prohibited. Violations of this policy may result in disciplinary action up to and including termination for employees; sanctions up to and including suspension or expulsion for students. The College may take action to protect its students and employees from harassment by individuals who are not students. Criminal behavior will be investigated and referred for prosecution. This regulation is subject to constitutionally protected speech rights and principles of academic freedom. Questions about this policy may be directed to the Dean of Students and or campus Deans. III. DEFINITION OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND PROCEDURE Sexual harassment is a form of unlawful sexual discrimination. By definition it is any unwelcome verbal, visual, or physical behavior of a sexual nature. This can include sexual advances, request for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature. Males and females may be the victim or the initiator of sexual harassment. The victim does not have to be of the opposite sex of the initiator. Sexual harassment also occurs when a person in authority requests sex in exchange for favors and through the presence of demeaning or sexual photographs, jokes or threats that create an intimidating offensive work environment. Sexual physical contact includes the intentional touching of another person on the area of the body generally recognized as a sexual or private part of the body, or touching any part of another person's body with a sexual (or private) part of one's own body. An unwarranted touch may be considered sexual physical contact no matter how slight it is. A person who is unable to consent includes, but is not limited to, any person under age 17, anyone who is physically helpless, or anyone who is mentally incapacitated. A physically helpless person is considered to be one who is unconscious or for any other reason unable to communicate unwillingness to engage in any act. A mentally incapacitated person may be one who is under the influence of alcohol or a drug, or who is mentally incapable of understanding the implications and consequences of any act. A. RESPONSIBILITY FOR ENFORCEMENT Every HCC employee and student must avoid offensive or inappropriate harassment, specifically including sexual and/or sexually harassing behavior at work or in the academic

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environment. Employees and students are encouraged (but not required) to inform perceived offenders of this regulation that the commentary/conduct is offensive and unwelcome. EMPLOYEES If an employee experiences sexual harassment at work (by a supervisor, co-employee, student or visitor) they are urged to report such conduct to the direct attention of their supervisor, other appropriate administrator or the College President. STUDENTS Students who experience sexual harassment in the academic/career technical environment (by a faculty member, administrator, campus visitor or other student) are urged to report such conduct to the Dean of Students (or campus dean), counselor or police officer at each individual campus. A student may also contact the Vice-President's Office to obtain the name and telephone number of the College official designated to respond to sexual harassment complaints. ACCOUNTABLITY FOR VIOLATIONS OF LAW An employee or student may be accountable for sexual harassment under applicable local, state, and/or federal law, as well as under HCC regulations. Disciplinary action by HCC may proceed while criminal proceedings are pending and will not be subject to challenge on the grounds that criminal charges involving the same incident have been dismissed or reduced. FALSE STATEMENTS PROHIBITED Anyone who knowingly provides false information pursuant to filing a sexual assault complaint or giving false information during the investigation will be subject to appropriate disciplinary action, up to and including, employment termination or academic dismissal. RETALIATION PROHIBITED Retaliation against an employee or student for filing a sexual harassment complaint, or participation in the investigation of a complaint, is a violation of the law and is strictly prohibited. Retaliation is conduct intended to interfere, stop or intimidate any person involved with resolution and investigation of a complaint. HCC will take appropriate disciplinary action, up to and including employment termination or academic dismissal if retaliation occurs.

IV. STUDENT RESPONSIBILITY AND OBLIGATION Hinds Community College is concerned with maintaining an environment in which the rights of all members of the campus community are protected while they pursue their educational objectives and activities. It is important that each student become aware of and abide by the regulations published in the Student Handbook. It is also important that members of the College community be willing to confront violations and the infringement of another’s rights by filing complaints with Campus Police, the Housing Office, or the Dean of Students/operating dean. Since the entrance of the first freshman class in 1922, students of Hinds Community College have observed rules of student conduct. All students enrolled at Hinds Community College are expected to be familiar with the policies of the College and conform to the standards of conduct contained in this document. Students/student organizations or clubs who fail to observe these standards of conduct will be referred to a Disciplinary Committee or an administrative hearing for appropriate action. V. AUTHORITY FOR ENFORCEMENT The Dean of Students/operating dean is primarily responsible for the enforcement of student discipline. This authority is delegated to the Dean of Students/operating dean by the appropriate vice president via the President of the College, who has the ultimate responsibility for student discipline subject only to review by the Board of Trustees. The Dean of Students/operating dean may, at their discretion, assign a disciplinary case to the local Disciplinary Committee. Prosecution in criminal court for a violation of law does not necessarily preclude College disciplinary action. Whether or not it is deemed appropriate and necessary for the College to take disciplinary action will be determined by the Dean of Students/operating dean. Prompt and decisive action may be taken by the Dean of Students/operating dean in cases where a student’s continued presence on a campus or clinical setting constitutes an immediate threat or injury to the well-being of property, to themselves, to members of the College community, or to the proper and orderly functioning of the College. Students suspended under such conditions will receive a prompt hearing on the charges against him/her. All applicable rules and regulations set forth in College publications apply to all students, guests, visitors, and student organizations/club members.

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Students and others are informed of the current College regulations for governance of students through publications in the College Catalog and the Student Handbook. Changes in regulations which do not coincide with the printing of the Catalog or Student Handbook will be published in the student newspapers, The Hindsonian and The Maroon and Gold Flash, and/or posted on the web site at www.hindscc.edu prior to enforcement of the new regulations. VI. PROCEDURE TO FILE CHARGE The routine instances of minor misconduct which occasionally occur in the class or other group activity are the responsibility of the instructor or person in charge. Appropriate remedies generally include: stating clearly the accepted conditions of conduct, setting a proper example, appropriate verbal and/or written reprimands, and referring the student to the counselor, dean, or director for counseling and discussion of this matter. When a disciplinary violation has occurred and the student/individual has not complied with the directions from the employee then the matter can no longer be considered a minor infraction. When the instructor or person in charge has not been obeyed or has been threatened, the following procedure shall be followed: 1. If threatened, immediately call or get a Campus Police officer. If a state and/or federal law has been violated and the individual does not comply with the officer’s directions, the person may/shall be put in jail and shall be immediately interim suspended by Dean of Students/operating dean from Hinds Community College until a hearing date is determined. 2. The instructor or person in charge should verbally inform the student that he/she is charged with one or more conduct violations, which are described in the Student Handbook. If the instructor or employee informs the student that charges are being reported, this should occur in the presence of a witness, but preferably not before a class or group. 3. The instructor or person in charge should contact Campus Police, the Dean of Students or operating dean and report the charge at his/her earliest convenience. 4. The instructor or person in charge will notify his/her immediate supervisor of the matter. 5. The instructor or person in charge will file a verbal and written incident report with the Campus Police officer and Dean of Students or operating dean. The written report should be completed within 24 hours. 6. In the case of a classroom incident, the instructor may require that the student leave class and not return subject to an investigation of the matter and a decision to be made by the proper authorities (Dean of Students/operating dean) regarding disposition of the incident. During this process, not to exceed one week of classes or the equivalent, the student will not return to class. All such required absences will be excused if the student is found innocent. VII. DlSCIPLlNARY AND APPEAL COMMITTEES A. Local Disciplinary Committees function to afford fair and reasonable consideration to every student who is accused of violating one or more of the standards of conduct. Local Disciplinary Committees are appointed by the appropriate vice presidents of the campuses or centers. One shall be appointed for each of the following: Raymond, Jackson ATC, Utica, Jackson NAHC, Rankin, Vicksburg-Warren County. Each committee shall consist of the following membership: six (6) students and eight (8) employees. A total of five must be present to conduct a hearing, two of whom should be students. B. Residence Hall Disciplinary Committee may be used with the written permission of the President to handle violations by resident students which occur in the residence halls and surrounding grounds area. The ASG President, the Dean of Students, and the Director of Residence Life shall recommend six (6) male and six (6) female residence students to serve on the Residence Hall Disciplinary Committee. A minimum of five (5) and a maximum of seven (7) students shall hear each case. The Housing Judicial Affairs Official will be a non-voting advisor to the board. The Dean of Students Offices will assign cases to the committee. This decision is based on type of interaction, location of interaction, professional assessment of behavior, current disciplinary status, and case load of councils. C. Traffic Appeals Committee(s) (Student Appeals) A Traffic Appeals Committee may be appointed at each campus or center by the Student Government President as defined in the local constitution. Appointments shall be approved by the appropriate student Senate and Dean of Students/operating dean. This committee works jointly with Campus Police. A Campus Police officer or the Dean of Students/operating dean’s designee shall be present at

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each hearing to serve as a non-voting advisor. Minutes of each meeting shall be filed with the Campus Police Chief and the Dean of Students/local dean. (Use form entitled Traffic Appeal.) D. Local Student Affairs Committee(s) shall be appointed by the appropriate campus Vice President and the Vice President of Student Administrative Services. This committee shall rule on due process related to readmission, housing, violation fines, instructional policies, and scholastic standings as defined by HCC Student Handbook, Catalog and federal or state law. (Use form entitled Letter of Appeal.) The Financial Aid/Veterans’ Appeals Committee, chaired by the District Dean of Students reviews appeals as they relate to Financial Aid/Veterans’ unsatisfactory standings. E. District Appeals Committee shall be appointed by the Vice President for Student and Administrative Services. It shall be the appellate body for Administrative Discipline Hearings, Local Student Affairs Committees, Local Discipline Committees, Residence Hall Discipline Committee, and Traffic Appeal Committees. The Committee shall be chaired by the District Dean of Students and shall be composed of two or more District employees and one or more employees from each location. Three persons may serve on an appeal case. The appeal results shall be communicated to the appropriate vice president. The appeal will be in written form. When requested by the student the appeal shall be sent by the District Dean of Students to the President for his review and response. (Use Disciplinary Appeal form or Letter of Appeal Form.) VIII. VIOLATIONS AND DEMERIT SYSTEM Following each violation are the demerits or range of demerits which will be used by each campus The accumulation of fifteen (15) demerits for one offense or several offenses at one time or over a period of time means suspension from school. Thirteen (13) demerits suspends student from the residence halls for one semester or more as decided at the disciplinary hearing. A. Dishonesty, such as cheating and/or plagiarism. In situations in or outside the classroom where some degree of collaboration is permissible, it is the responsibility of the instructor to give written instructions to his/her classes, specifically stating what forms of collaboration are authorized. When procedures are not clearly understood, it is the responsibility of the student to consult with the instructor.

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Unauthorized entry to or use of College facilities or student violation of campus curfew. (Demerits: 5 minimum -15 maximum) Violation of College policies or of Campus regulations, including the registration of student organizations. (Demerits: 5 minimum - 15 maximum) Use, possession, under the influence, or distribution of alcoholic beverages, barbiturates, narcotics, marijuana, Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), other illicit drugs; and use or possession of drug paraphernalia. (Demerits: 13 strict probation with treatment - 15 maximum Suspension or Expulsion) Violation of rules governing the residence in College owned or controlled property will result in the assessment of the following range of demerits. (Accumulation of 13 demerits for one or several violations will result in removal from campus housing.) 1. Violation of quiet hour policies adopted by each building. Unusually loud noise is prohibited at all times. (1st offense $25 fine, 2nd offense $50 fine plus demerits: 10 minimum - 15 maximum, 3rd offense suspension from college) 2. The throwing of any bottle, cans, toilet tissue, water, etc., from within or about the residence halls. (1st offense $25 fine, 2nd offense $50 fine plus demerits: 10 minimum 15 maximum, 3rd offense suspension from college) 3. Burning of any type of material within the residence hall, this includes incense and candles, or smoking of tobacco in a residence hall. (1st offense $25 fine, 2nd offense $50 fine plus demerits: 10 minimum - 15 maximum, 3rd offense suspension from college) 4. Collection or display of wine, whiskey, or beer containers, posters, neon signs, or any advertisement of alcohol/drugs. (4 minimum -10 maximum demerits) 5. Unauthorized guest of the opposite sex (13 minimum-15 maximum) or same sex (5 minimum-10 maximum) within the residence halls. This area includes all walkways, stairways and rooms. 6. Violation of Campus curfew (4 minimum – 10 maximum) 7. Storage of bikes or motor vehicles of any kind. (4 minimum -10 maximum demerits) 8. Possession of pets of any kind. (4 minimum -10 maximum demerits) 9. Unclean or unsanitary conditions within one’s room. (4 minimum - 10 maximum demerits) 10. Attachment of outside aerials or unauthorized attachment to TV cable, or the hanging or displaying of unauthorized objects from the window or any area outside of the residence halls. (4 minimum -10 maximum demerits) 11. Damage to any furnishing or to any part of a residence hall room. (Pay and/or 4 minimum -13 maximum demerits) 12. Possession of an unauthorized electrical appliance. (4 minimum - 10 maximum demerits) 13. Unauthorized use of emergency exit doors. (4 minimum -10 maximum demerits) 14. Propping open Residence Hall doors. (1st offense $25 fine, 2nd offense $50 fine plus minimum of 10 to 15 maximum demerits; 3rd offense suspension from college.) Disorderly conduct, flagrant disrespect or lewd (vulgar), indecent (offensive manner/morals), licentious (lacking moral or sexual restraint), or obscene conduct or expression on College owned or controlled property or at College sponsored or supervised functions. (Demerits: 10 minimum -15 maximum) Failure to comply with directions of College officials acting in the performance of their duties. (Demerits: 10 minimum -15 maximum) Unauthorized use or possession of firearms, guns, and other deadly weapons. This includes all weapons listed in the Mississippi Code 97-37-17. (Demerits: 15 Suspension or Expulsion) Gambling in any form. (Demerits: 5 minimum -15 maximum) Failure to pay indebtedness to the College or writing bad checks. (Demerits: Pay and/or 0 minimum - 15 maximum) Setting of, or adding to, unauthorized fires on College property; unauthorized use or possession of fireworks; burning of any type of material including candles and incense; smoking of cigarettes, cigars or pipes in any building of Hinds Community College except designated outside areas. (Demerits: 10 minimum -15 maximum) Violations of traffic regulations are normally handled by the Student Traffic Appeals Board. Persistent and flagrant violations may be referred to the Disciplinary Committee for action. (Demerits: Pay and/or 5 minimum -15 maximum)

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Q. Failure to have and wear Hinds Student l.D. Card (must wear on visible location of one’s person at all times when on College property). Residence hall students must wear I.D. when outside assigned floor/suite. (1st offense $25 fine, 2nd offense $50 fine plus demerits: 10 minimum - 15 maximum, 3rd offense suspension from college) R. Violations of the law of federal, state, and local governments. (Demerits: 5 minimum - 15 maximum) S. Violations of clinical affiliations’ rules and regulations. (Demerits: 5 minimum -15 maximum) T. Public profanity, cursing and vulgarity.(1st offense $25 fine, 2nd offense $50 fine plus demerits: 10 minimum - 15 maximum, 3rd offense suspension from college) U. Creating a public disturbance by the use of portable radios, automobile radios, stereos, musical instruments, public address systems, laser lights or shouting is strictly prohibited. All activities involving amplified sound must be approved by either the Dean of Students/Dean or the Director of Student Activities or be an official function of the College. (1st offense $25 fine, 2nd offense $50 fine plus demerits: 10 minimum - 15 maximum, 3rd offense suspension from college) V. Pulling of a fire alarm in any building; a false verbal or written fire report, emergency report, or bomb threat to any person at the college or to an official agency. (Demerits: 13 minimum -15 maximum) W. Littering on campus which includes but is not be limited to the dropping/throwing of any bottles, cans, paper, plastic materials, or cigarette butts from a car, or while standing, sitting or walking. Failure to put one’s cafeteria tray in the designated place or leaving trash on or around tables in the cafeteria. (1st offense $25 fine, 2nd offense $50 fine plus demerits: 10 minimum - 15 maximum, 3rd offense suspension from college) X. Loitering which includes but is not limited to standing, sitting or blocking of steps, doorways, and walkways; sitting on the Cafeteria porch walls; or sitting at the Cafeteria tables and not eating during serving hours. (1st offense $25 fine, 2nd offense $50 fine plus demerits: 10 minimum - 15 maximum, 3rd offense suspension from college) Y. Prohibited, sale, use or possession of any type cigar or black & mild cigar or cigarette, including but not limited to any and all types of roll paper. Smoking of cigarettes may only occur in designated smoking areas. Smoking in other areas is prohibited. (1st offense $25 fine, 2nd offense $50 fine plus demerits: 10 minimum - 15 maximum, 3rd offense suspension from college) Z. No use of cell phones, PDA, Ipod, MP3 Players or any other communication devices in the classroom, laboratory, clinical setting or during a campus program. (1st offense $25 fine, 2nd offense $50 fine plus demerits: 10 minimum - 15 maximum, 3rd offense suspension from the College) IX. INVESTIGATION The Campus Police Department serves as the primary investigation agent of the College on matters requiring investigation. This department is staffed with professionals who have constabulary authority under the laws of the State of Mississippi. In College operated residence halls the Resident Hall Directors, Resident Assistants and Director of Housing perform investigation duties and work jointly with Campus Police and the Dean of Students/operating dean. All employees are encouraged to teach students good behavior and to request investigation assistance and/or to file a disciplinary action report when the situation merits further action. X. DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURE A. Notification of Charges and the Disciplinary Process An investigation of any reported student/student organization or club misconduct will be made before charges are initiated by the Dean of Students/operating dean. Such charges will be assigned to an administrative hearing with the Dean of Students/operating Dean if the investigation results justify a charge; or at this time the Dean of Students/operating dean may assign the administrative hearing to a designee or to the Local Disciplinary Committee.

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Notification will specifically inform the student/student organization or club: 1) That he/she may bring witnesses to testify in his/her behalf at the hearing. 2) That he/she has the right to legal counsel of his/her own choosing but that such counsel may not speak but participate only in an advisory capacity. 3) The charges and witnesses to be presented during the hearing. When a complaint is received, the student involved will be notified by the Director of Housing or the Dean of Students/operating dean of a conference or hearing. At this administrative hearing, the complaint is reviewed and the student will be assigned one of the following options:

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1) Acknowledgement and admission of the violation and request for an informal hearing before the dean: 2) Denial of the violation, at which time a formal hearing before the dean, the dean’s designee or the Local Disciplinary Committee will be arranged. Hearing Body Infractions of residence hall regulations may be heard by the Dean of Students or assigned by the Dean of Students to the Residence Hall Disciplinary Committee or Director of Housing. All other cases will be heard by the Dean of Students/operating dean, their designee or the local Disciplinary Committee, unless the accused elects to waive his/her rights to a formal hearing. Procedure for Waiving Rights to a Formal Hearing In the event a student/student organization or club desires to waive his/her right to a formal hearing before the Residence Hall Discipline Committee or the Local Disciplinary Committee, the student/student organization or club must admit guilt as charged and sign and date the proper form for this procedure. After the form has been signed, the hearing officer will handle the case and impose punishment for the particular offense. A student/student organization or club who does not wish to accept the punishment imposed may appeal to the District Disciplinary Appeals Committee for a reduced punishment. The question of innocence or guilt may not be appealed. Procedures during Disciplinary Hearing 1) Hearings will not be open to the public. 2) A record of all hearings will be completed on the Disciplinary Hearing Report Form. Records of the outcome will be kept by the District Dean of Students in a secure place. FERPA will be followed in regard to access to student discipline records. 3) Hearings will be conducted in an orderly manner. 4) The accused will have an opportunity to be heard in his/her own defense, either by oral testimony or written affidavit. It the student fails to attend the hearing, the hearing shall proceed. If the student withdraws from the College after an offense, the hearing shall be held in their absence and the punishment shall be enacted. No recommendation for the imposition of a penalty may be based solely upon the failure of the accused student to answer charges or to appear at the hearings. And in any event, all findings of fact and recommendations shall be based upon proof of violation of policies, rules, and regulations by the student accused. 5) The student accused will have the opportunity to hear and refute all testimony against him/her. Where the evidence is presented in writing, the student will have the right to see and refute such written testimony. The accused may present evidence in his/her own behalf, may reply to charges in his own words, and may present witnesses in his/her own behalf. 6) If a witness elects not to appear, a written affidavit may be used. An affidavit is a notarized document. 7) The burden of proof will rest upon those bringing the charges, and all matters upon which the decision is based must be entered as evidence during the hearing. Formal rules of evidence will not be used. 8) The student’s status at the College will not be altered pending final disciplinary action on the charges except as cited below. Prompt and decisive action may be taken by the Dean of Students/operating dean in cases where a student’s continued presence on a campus or clinical setting constitutes an immediate threat or injury to the well-being of property, to themselves, to members of the College community, or to the proper and orderly functioning of the College. Findings and Recommendations At the conclusion of a hearing the Chairperson/Hearing Officer of the Disciplinary Committee will prepare in writing the findings and recommendations (Disciplinary Hearing Report Form). These findings and recommendations will be submitted to the Dean of Students/operating dean within 72 hours after the completion of the hearing. This time limit may be extended under unusual or extenuating circumstances, with the approval of the appropriate vice president. The appropriate vice president’s signature of approval is required for all disciplinary cases. If demerits are imposed, a copy of the Judicial Hearing Report shall be sent to the District Dean of Students who will have restrictions placed in the student’s file and appropriate holds placed

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in the computer. The District Dean of Students will coordinate with counselors and deans to determine when computer restrictions for disciplinary action may be removed. F. Range of penalties by Residence Hall Disciplinary Committee or Administrative Hearing. The Residence Hall Judicial Committee or Director of Housing has the authority to recommend to the Dean of Students the following penalties and assign appropriate demerits as defined in the housing rules. 1. Written warning. 2. Enforce room change - one or more students would be required to move to another room within the same hall or to another hall. 3. Payment of damage cost - students will be billed to replace or repair damaged items. 4. Disciplinary Probation for specified duration - this indicates that the student is no longer in good standing with the College and that any violation of the College or residence hall policies could result In either the increased duration of the disciplinary probation or the recommendation that his/her status as a resident student be terminated. 5. Recommend removal from housing - this board recommend that student(s) be removed from housing either permanently or for a specified duration. 6. Suspension from the College, with sentence suspended on condition that the student will be on disciplinary probation for the remainder of his/her enrollment at the College and the student must complete assigned community service work or other discipline assignments. (See Disciplinary Action Form) G. Range of Penalties by Local Disciplinary Committee(s) or Administrative Hearing The Local Disciplinary Committees and Administrative persons have the authority to assign the following penalties and demerits as defined in VI, Violations and Demerit System. 1. Written reprimand. 2. Removal from the residence hall for a specifically stated period of time. 3. Disciplinary probation for a specifically stated period of time. 4. Suspension from the College, with sentence suspended on condition that the student will be on disciplinary probation for the remainder of his/her enrollment at the College, and the student must complete assigned community service work or other discipline assignments. (See Disciplinary Action Form) 5. Suspension from the College for a specifically stated period of time. 6. Suspension from the College for a specifically stated period of time; after re-entry, disciplinary probation, ranging from one semester to remainder of tenure as a student at the College. 7. Expulsion from the College for an indefinite period of time. H. Appeals A student/student organization or club may appeal a decision reached by any disciplinary committee or administrative hearing to the next higher council, and is so informed. Appeal consideration is based on one or more of the following reasons. 1. Inadequate opportunity to prepare defense; 2. Inadequate evidence to justify decision; 3. Sanction not in keeping with gravity of wrongdoing. The appeal must clearly state the grounds for appealing the decision. A student/student organization or group that has waived its right to an administrative hearing may only appeal the sanction for not being in keeping with the gravity of the wrongdoing. The appeal will be referred to the District Appeals Committee by the District Dean of Students. The Letter of Appeal forms are available in the office of the Dean of Students/ operating dean and must be completed within three days after decision. The appeal is forwarded to the committee, if the appeal is without merit, the appeal is denied. If the committee finds the appeal to have merit, the student may or may not be asked to appear before the committee for a review. The President is the final appellate official and may be contacted in writing for further consideration. I. Confidentiality of Student Discipline Files For every student/student organization or club referred for disciplinary action to the office of the Dean of Students/ operating dean, a disciplinary file is established. Students discipline file contains the reports of the incident, and all correspondence. Demerits and restrictions will be placed in the computer data base. These files are maintained as a means of keeping up with

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the student’s disciplinary status. While the files may be used for internal administrative purposes, they are not released to others outside the College except under court order. Disciplinary suspension or expulsion, may only be placed on a transcript with the approval of the President. In cases resulting in a written reprimand, College probation, suspension or expulsion, and residence hall suspension, the disciplinary file will be maintained as a discipline record. A discipline record means that information from the file may be released to employers, other academic institutions, or governmental agencies where the student authorizes release specifically in writing or the documents are subpoenaed. Information regarding lesser penalties is not released. A student may review his/her disciplinary file with the dean by making an appointment.

TITLE: DRUG-FREE ENVIRONMENT STATEMENT. The following policy of the Board of Trustees is quoted: 1021 - DRUG-FREE ENVIRONMENT (May 3 1989; revised August 1, 1990) IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE ACT OF 1988, AS REVISED BY “THE DRUG FREE SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITIES ACT AMENDMENT OF 1989” (PUBLIC LAW 101226), THE COLLEGE IS REQUIRED TO NOTIFY EMPLOYEES AND STUDENTS THAT THE UNLAWFUL MANUFACTURE, DISTRIBUTION, DISPENSING, POSSESSION, OR USE OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE IS PROHIBITED IN THE COLLEGE ENVIRONMENT. EMPLOYEES MAY BE SUSPENDED WITHOUT PAY UP TO 30 DAYS OR DISMISSED FOR THE FIRST OCCURRENCE OF ANY OF THE ABOVE ACTS. (MAY 3, 1989) ALL STUDENTS FOUND GUILTY OF VIOLATIONS RESULTING FROM SUBSTANCE USE OR ABUSE MAY BE SUSPENDED OR EXPELLED FROM SCHOOL AND/OR THE RESIDENCE HALL FOR ONE SEMESTER OR MORE AS DECIDED AT THE HEARING. (AUGUST 1, 1990) ALCOHOL IS CONSIDERED A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE UNDER THIS POLICY. CLARIFICATION: Any person in the role of a student at Hinds Community College who exhibits sensory symptoms or behavior indicative that he/she is under the influence of mind altering substances may be required to have a drug and/or alcohol screening preformed immediately. Lab results, if indicated, must be submitted to the Hinds Community College Location Dean/Dean of Students. Medical doctor, lab fees, or further treatment costs will be the responsibility of the student. If the test is positive, the student will be suspended or expelled from the college and must seek rehabilitation. St. Dominic’s Counseling Center (601.200.3110) is the Employee and Student Assistance Provider. The student may be considered for readmission following counseling and appropriate treatment. The student may appeal this action by following the District appeals process. Current drug symptoms, effects, laws, services offered through the College Assistance Program, College counseling services and penalties for both state and federal laws are available on the College’s Web site under the Orientation link by going to www.hindscc.edu/Orientation and choosing the publication Drug and Alcohol Awareness. To find alcohol and drug prevention information and facts concerning blood alcohol content in order to make wise decisions, search http://www.health.org for facts.

FAMILY EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS AND PRIVACY ACT OF 1974 Hinds Community College maintains certain policies and practices to assure compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). While students are enrolled in high school, their parents typically “own” their educational records. However, once students are enrolled in college, they own their educational records. FERPA affords students certain rights with respect to these records. These rights include the following: 1. The right to inspect and review their educational records within 45 days from the day HCC receives a request for access. Students should submit to the Records Office written requests that identify the record(s) that they wish to inspect. A HCC official from the District Office of Admissions and Records will make arrangements for access and notify the student of the time and place where the records may be inspected. If the records are not maintained by the District

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Office of Admissions and Records, the Admissions and Records official shall coordinate with the appropriate office in order to insure that the requesting student is able to view his or her educational record. The right to request the amendment of the student's educational records that the student believes are inaccurate or misleading. Students who wish to amend a record that they believe is inaccurate should write the HCC official responsible for the record, clearly identify the part of the record that they want changed, and specify why it is inaccurate or misleading. If HCC decides not to amend the record as requested by the student, HCC will notify the student of the decision and advise the student of his or her right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the student when he or she is notified of the right to a hearing. The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the student's educational records. However, there are some exceptions in which FERPA may authorize disclosure without student consent. One exception which permits disclosure without consent is disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official is a person employed by HCC in an administrative, supervisory, academic or research, or support staff position (including law enforcement unit personnel); a person or company with whom HCC has contracted (such as an attorney, auditor, or collection agent); a person serving on the Board of Trustees; or a student serving on an official committee (such as a disciplinary or grievance committee, or assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks). A school official who needs to review an educational record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility has a legitimate educational interest. In addition, upon request, HCC may disclose educational records without consent to officials of another school in which a student seeks to enroll. The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by Hinds Community College to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The contact information of the Office that administers FERPA is as follows: Family Policy Compliance Office U.S. Department of Education 400 Maryland Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20202-5901 The contact information for the HCC office that administers FERPA is as follows: Hinds Community College, Office of Admissions and Records P.O. Box 1100, Raymond, MS 39154

DIRECTORY INFORMATION Directory Information is information contained in a student's educational record that generally would not be considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if disclosed. Under the terms of FERPA, Hinds Community College has established the following as directory information: A. Name, address, and telephone number B. Classification (Freshman, Sophomore, etc) C. Major (program of study) D. Dates of attendance E. Enrollment status (full or part-time) F. Degrees earned G. Honors received H. Most recent educational agency or institution attended I. Photographic images J. Participation in officially recognized activities and sports K. Weight and height of members of athletic teams L. Employment information (full or part-time) Directory information is considered public information and may be released without a student's consent. However, Hinds Community College does not routinely release such information to third parties. A student may submit a Directory Information Restriction Request, available at any campus admissions office and on the HCC website, to the District Office of Admissions and Records to

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withhold this information. If a student submits a restriction request, his or her record will be noted “confidential,” and no information will be released without prior written consent. NONDIRECTORY INFORMATION Nondirectory Information is personally identifiable information such as grades, transcripts, grade point average (GPA), and academic standing, most of which is part of a student's educational record. Educational Records are those records directly related to a student's scholastic performance and maintained by the institution. HCC does not release this information without written authorization from the student, with the exceptions mentioned in #3 above. If a student wishes to have any personally identifiable information regarding his or her educational record released, a Third Party Release form, available at any campus admissions office and on the HCC website, must be completed by the student.

FINANCIAL INFORMATION (NOTE: ALL COSTS SUBJECT TO CHANGE) For full statements of financial information, student payment plan, refund policies, etc. See College Website, www.hindscc.edu or a current semester Class Schedule or current College Catalog.

ID CARD An ID card is issued to each student as part of the registration process. Students are required to have and show a government issued photo ID to get a Hinds ID. No charge is made for the first card issued. The replacement cost for a lost, stolen, or missing ID card will be $10. The ID card must be surrendered to any College official upon request. The Hinds Student ID card serves the student in many ways and must be worn on a visible location of one’s person at all times when on college property. The card is needed for the following purposes: 1. For proof that you are a current student. 2. For taking proctored tests. 3. Admission to on-campus athletic events and out-of-town athletic events of the Mississippi Junior College Conference at student rates. 4. Identification at Business Office, Campus Bookstore, Campus Police Office, Financial Aid Office, Campus residence hall, Library, and Cafeteria. 5. Securing a copy of a College yearbook. 6. Vote in campus elections.

K9 DRUG DOGS ON CAMPUS Hinds Community College seeks to create and maintain a drug-free campus in that effort canine (K-9) drug detection dogs may be utilized to search all public and common areas in all campus parking lots and buildings for the purposes of detecting illegal drugs and narcotics. The Campus Police Chief will arrange supervision and coordinate all canine searches with the assistance of campus police officers, appropriate housing personnel, administrators, and other local law enforcement agencies. Searches will be performed by handlers and canines trained and certified in the detection of illegal drugs/narcotics. Canines will be allowed to search areas such as dormitory rooms, offices, and vehicles after the canine alerts to one of these areas, thus, developing probable cause. Once probable cause is established, the canine will be allowed to enter the room/office/vehicle and continue searching. Upon any discovery of suspected illegal drugs/narcotics, persons who are determined to be in violation of State or Federal law and/or College rules and regulations, may be arrested and face College disciplinary charges.

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LAW ENFORCEMENT POWERS CAMPUS POLICE OFFICERS AND JURISDICTION Application of general criminal laws of state. Âś 37-29-275. Mississippi Code of 1972 amended. POWERS Any act which if committed within the limits of a city, town, or village or in any public place would be a violation of the general laws of this state shall be criminal and punishable if done on the campus grounds or roads of any of the state supported community/junior colleges. The peace officers duly appointed by the board of trustees of state-supported community/junior colleges are vested with the powers and subjected to the duties of a constable for the purpose of preventing and punishing all violations of law on state-supported community/junior college grounds and for preserving order and decorum thereon. JURISDICTION Campus Police Officers having the duties and powers of a constable as provided by the Mississippi State Legislature (Âś 37-29-275. Mississippi Code of 1972 Amended.) have jurisdiction within the boundaries of the College including but not limited to the roads, streets, public ways, and highways located upon College property or upon which College property abuts or adjoins which jurisdiction is concurrent with that of other law enforcement officials having jurisdiction thereon.

MOTOR VEHICLE RULES AND REGULATIONS SECTION 1. MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION: 1.01 All faculty, staff and students wishing to use a motor vehicle on Hinds Community College campuses, grounds or roads, must register said motor vehicle with the Campus Police Department upon first bringing said motor vehicle on Hinds Community College property. 1.02 Students may register vehicles at the regular class registration and a zoning decal will be issued. 1.03 Students requiring additional decals during the year may pay for a decal in the College Business Office and pick up the decal in the Campus Police Department. 1.04 In the event a student or faculty/staff sells, trades or otherwise disposes of a registered vehicle, the decal should be removed from the registered vehicle. 1.05 If a registered motor vehicle is sold, traded, or otherwise disposed of, it is the responsibility of the individual who registered said vehicle to remove the decal and register any other vehicle that may be used as a replacement vehicle by purchasing another decal. 1.06 Motor vehicle registration decals must be prominently, conspicuously and permanently affixed and displayed on the left rear bumper or the lower left outside surface of the back windshield of the registered vehicle. Motorcycle registration decals may be placed on the rear fender or under the seat. A vehicle license plate must not be obscured in part or whole by a Hinds vehicle registration decal. Permanent decals are not valid unless displayed in the prescribed manner. Permanent decals may not be displayed through any glass portion of a vehicle. Taping or otherwise affixing a permanent decal to the inside back glass or rear bumper is not permissible! 1.07 All motor vehicle registration decals expire August 15th of each year. 1.08 Temporary motor vehicle registration decals may be obtained for a period of five (5) consecutive school days without charge. Individuals are entitled to two (2) such permits per semester. Temporary registration decals are available in the Campus Police Department. Temporary (paper) decals are to be displayed by placing them on the dashboard of the vehicle directly in front of the steering wheel. Care must be taken that the entire decal is prominently and conspicuously displayed so that all information printed thereon is easily viewed from outside the vehicle. 1.09 Individuals with temporary or permanent physical handicaps may be given special parking privileges and at no additional charge, a special registration decal upon making application for the same with the Campus Police Chief. 1.10 Individuals loosing issued motor vehicle registration decals will be required to re-register the vehicle and pay the full registration decal fee

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SECTION 2. MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION DECAL FEE: The registration decal fee for each motor vehicle is as follows: 2.01 First (Fall) Semester $20.00 - Expires August 15th of following year 2.02 Second (Spring) Semester $20.00 - Expires August 15th of same year 2.03 First (Summer) Semester $20.00 - Expires August 15th of same year 2.04 Second (Summer) Semester $20.00 - Expires August 15th of same year SECTION 3. FALSIFICATION OF VEHICLE REGISTRATION INFORMATION: 3.01 Providing false vehicle registration information or displaying an invalid decal will result in disciplinary action. SECTION 4. PARKING ZONE REGULATIONS: 4.01 A. Campus areas are zoned into different parking areas or zones, to eliminate intracampus use of motor vehicles. The decals that are issued for motor vehicle registration clearly indicate the areas open to individual motor vehicle operators. B. Parking zone regulations are in force between the hours of 6:00 A.M. until 4:30 P.M. Monday through Friday. 4.02 LETTER PREFIXES ON MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION DECALS: S - restricted to faculty and staff parking areas C - restricted to commuter parking areas M - restricted to men’s residence hall parking areas W - restricted to women’s residence hall parking areas R - retiree unrestricted parking 4.03 In addition to respective residence hall parking areas, decals bearing prefixes M and W will be honored as valid in commuter parking zones at the following locations: Nursing/Allied Health Center, Jackson-Academic/Technical Center, Rankin Campus, Vicksburg-Warren Campus and the Utica Campus. 4.04 Motor vehicles assigned a C decal may park in available legal space found in the SheffieldWoolley Residence Hall and Davis hall parking lots on the Raymond Campus. 4.05 HINDS COMMUNITY COLLEGE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REGULATE THE USE AND OPERATION OF ANY MOTOR VEHICLE ON THE CAMPUSES, LAKE AND GOLF COURSE AREAS AND ANY AND ALL OTHER LANDS OWNED OR CONTROLLED BY THE COLLEGE AND TO FORBID THE USE OF ANY MOTOR VEHICLE BY ANY PERSON WHOSE CONDUCT IN ANY WAY DEMONSTRATES A FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH OR OBEY THE HINDS COMMUNITY COLLEGE MOTOR VEHICLE RULES AND REGULATIONS. SECTION 5. PARKING REGULATIONS: 5.01 Hinds Community College reserves the right to remove, impound or immobilize any illegally parked or abandoned vehicle, or any vehicle found on Campus without a decal, with an unauthorized, altered or improperly displayed decal, with no license plate, or parked in such a manner as to constitute a serious hazard to vehicular or pedestrian traffic or the movement and operation of emergency equipment. The registered owner shall be responsible for all cost involved in removing, impounding, immobilizing and/or storing of such vehicles. HINDS COMMUNITY COLLEGE SHALL NOT BE LIABLE IN ANY MANNER WHATSOEVER FOR ANY DAMAGE TO ANY SUCH VEHICLE OCCURRING DURING REMOVAL, IMPOUNDMENT, OR IMMOBILIZATION THEREOF. EMPLOYEES AND/OR AGENTS OF HINDS COMMUNITY COLLEGE SHALL NOT BE LIABLE IN ANY MANNER WHATSOEVER FOR ANY DAMAGE TO ANY VEHICLE OCCURRING DURING THE REMOVAL, IMPOUNDMENT, IMMOBILIZATION OR STORING OF SAID VEHICLE. 5.02 The responsibility for finding legal parking space rests with the motor vehicle operator. Lack of parking space is not considered a valid excuse for violation of parking regulations. Hinds Community College does not guarantee available parking. 5.03 The individual who registers a motor vehicle with Hinds Community College, regardless of who was actually operating the vehicle at a particular time, is at all times responsible for that motor vehicle.

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5.04 Citations noted against an unregistered motor vehicle will be the responsibility of the student whose family, legal guardian, or who has him/her self leased, purchased, licensed, or used the vehicle for transportation to, from, or on campus. 5.05 NO PERSON UNLESS OTHERWISE AUTHORIZED BY THE CHIEF OF CAMPUS POLICE SHALL PARK ANY VEHICLE ON HINDS COMMUNITY COLLEGE’S CAMPUSES, GROUNDS OR ROADS: 5.05.01 - On or adjacent to any yellow or red curb 5.05.02 - On any sidewalk 5.05.03 - On any lawn or grassed area 5.05.04 - In or obstructing any driveway 5.05.05 - In or obstructing any loading zone 5.05.06 - In any no parking zone 5.05.07 - In any manner obstructing/impeding pedestrian/vehicular traffic 5.05.08 - In a double or multiple manner 5.05.09 - Obstructing any fire hydrant or fire lane 5.05.10 - In any place not designated by painted lines or signs as a parking area or space 5.05.11 - In any area of the Campus which has been closed off by the use of barricades, signs, yellow lines or other traffic control devices 5.05.12 - In zoned or restricted areas and/or spaces 5.05.13 - Without a current and valid motor vehicle registration decal 5.05.14 - Displaying an improper, detached or altered permanent registration decal or displaying a permanent decal on any inside glassed area of a vehicle is prohibited 5.05.15 - In designated HANDICAPPED restricted area or space 5.06 The Chief of Campus Police may, upon special occasions or under unusual circumstances, order or permit vehicles to be parked in places or areas not customarily used for parking. 5.07 The privilege of a visitor to park on campus shall not be confined to those spaces specifically reserved for such parking by signs, but shall extend to any commuter or faculty parking space. THIS DOES NOT HOWEVER IN ANY WAY RELIEVE THE VISITOR FROM OBEYING ALL OTHER HINDS COMMUNITY COLLEGE MOTOR VEHICLE PARKING RULES AND REGULATIONS. 5.08 At no time shall an individual who is a registered student enrolled in Hinds Community College be considered a visitor regarding College Motor Vehicle Rules and Regulations. Such an individual is obligated to observe all parking restrictions and regulations regardless of the occasion or business transacted at any particular time. 5.09 Motorcycles, motor scooters and motorbikes are not to be parked in buildings, near doorways or entrances to buildings, or sidewalks, at places where sidewalks intersect streets, grassed areas or at other places where signs indicate parking restrictions. SECTION 6. PARKING VIOLATION PENALTIES: 6.01 When a violation of any regulation set forth in the preceding regulations, (5.05.01 -5.05.15), has been clearly established by waiver, voluntary admission, or by hearing as provided, the violator shall be subject to an administrative penalty as follows: 6.01.01 - Parking on or adjacent to yellow or red curb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $20.00 6.01.02 - Parking on or obstructing any sidewalk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $20.00 6.01.03 - Parking on any lawn or grassed area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $20.00 6.01.04 - Parking in or obstructing a driveway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $20.00 6.01.05 - Parking in or obstructing any loading zone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $20.00 6.01.06 - Parking in any no parking zone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $20.00 6.01.07 - Parking obstructing/impeding pedestrian/vehicle traffic. . . . . . . . . . $20.00 6.01.08 - Parking in a double or multiple manner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $20.00 6.01.09 - Parking obstructing fire hydrant/lane . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $20.00 6.01.10 - Parking in undesignated area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $20.00 6.01.11 - Parking beyond barricades etc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $20.00 6.01.12 - Parking in restricted zoned area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $20.00 6.01.13 - Parking without a registration decal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $20.00 6.01 .14 - Displaying improper, defaced or altered registration decal . . . . . . . . $20.00 6.01 .15 - Parking in HANDICAPPED parking zoned area/space . . . . . . . . . . . $50.00

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6.02 To display a current valid decal on any vehicle for which it was not originally issued is strictly prohibited. The owner and/or operator of a vehicle in violation of this section will be subject to disciplinary action by the proper administrative authorities and the decal shall be returned to the Campus Police Department to be cancelled. There will be no refund or transfer of any decal so used. 6.03 Any violator of parking and/or traffic regulations accruing four (4) or more violations in one (1) semester may have his/her motor vehicle immobilized, towed, impounded or banned from use on the Hinds Community College’s campuses, grounds and/or roads for a period of from one (1) to two (2) semesters, not to exceed one full year. Students must pay a $50 boot immobilization removal fee to the College and any fees to the tow company when towed. 6.04 Persistent and or flagrant violation(s) of Hinds Community College Motor Vehicle Rules and Regulations may be referred to the College Disciplinary Committee for appropriate action. 6.05 The following parking violations may be cited on Uniform Arrest Citation which is returnable to the City of Raymond Municipal Court or Hinds County Justice Court. 6.05.01 - Parking on or adjacent to yellow curb. 6.05.02 - Parking on or obstructing any sidewalk 6.05.03 - Parking in or obstructing a driveway 6.05.04 - Parking in or obstructing any “loading zone” 6.05.05 - Parking in any “NO PARKING ZONE” 6.05.06 - Parking obstructing/impeding pedestrian/vehicle traffic 6.05.07 - Parking in a double or multiple manner 6.05.08 - Parking obstructing fire hydrant/lane 6.05.09 - Parking beyond barricades 6.05.10 - Parking in or obstructing a “HANDICAPPED” parking zoned area/space 6.06 Two or more parking violations, committed at the same time, may be cited by the witnessing officer on a single issued parking citation. 6.07 Parking citations may be issued by any traffic and/or parking control officer designated by the Chief of Police. SECTION 7. PARKING CITATION APPEALS: 7.01 Any person cited for violating any of the preceding regulations by use of a College Administrative citation form (not a uniform arrest citation) shall be entitled to an administrative hearing before the Board of Traffic Appeals. The officer witnessing the violation may be required to appear before the board. The failure of any individual to appear and contest any action against him/her shall be considered a waiver to his/her right to a hearing. The findings of the Traffic Appeals board shall be final unless a timely appeal from Its ruling is made to the District Dean of Students. 7.02 Persons wishing to appeal a College administrative citation must register their appeal with the Campus Police Department within three (3) school days of the issuance of the citation whereupon an appeals date shall be arranged. If no suitable arrangement can be established for the accused to appear before the Traffic Appeals Board the accused is afforded the option of submitting a written appeal to the Appeals Board. A written appeal must be submitted to the Campus Police Department within five (5) school days of the issuance of the citation and shall be reviewed by the Appeals Board at the next scheduled meeting date. The accused shall receive notice of the Traffic Appeals Board ruling upon request. 7.03 Persons wishing to appeal the findings of the Traffic Appeals Board may do so after registering an appeals request with the Campus Police Department within five (5) school days of the Traffic Appeals Board ruling. The accused is again afforded the option of submitting a written appeal but such an appeal must be received by the Campus Police Department no later than five (5) school days after the Traffic Appeals Board ruling on the original appeal. 7.04 Persons wishing to contest a violation cited on a Uniform Arrest Citation must appear before the appropriate municipal or county court on the date and time indicated on the arrest citation. SECTION 8. ABANDONED VEHICLES: 8.01 An abandoned vehicle is defined as any vehicle left unattended on Hinds Community College campuses, grounds, and/or roads for a period of thirty (30) days. 8.02 Abandoned vehicles will be towed away and disposed of by Hinds Community College Campus Police Department or their agents. Hinds Community College and/or its agents

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shall make a reasonable effort to identify and notify the owner of an abandoned vehicle of its removal and impoundment. Hinds Community College and/or its agents or employees shall not be liable in any manner whatsoever for any damage to an abandoned vehicle occurring during removal or impoundment and/or storage. SECTION 9. MOVING VIOLATIONS: 9.01 The following traffic violations occurring on Hinds Community College’s campuses, grounds and/or roads are punishable in Municipal or Justice Court and are subject to College administrative disciplinary action. 9.01A Procedures governing an administrative disposition of moving violations shall be the same as those governing the disposition of parking/registration violations. Refer to section 7 Parking Citation Appeals. 9.01.01 - Driving while intoxicated or under the Influence of a mind altering drug; 9.01.02 - Failure to obey a lawful order given by any law enforcement officer; 9.01.03 - Reckless operation of a motor vehicle; 9.01.04 - Leaving the scene of a traffic accident; 9.01.05 - Failure to yield to or stop for an emergency vehicle displaying emergency lights/siren/horn; 9.01.06 - Speeding in excess of posted speed limits or in reckless disregard for existing conditions of weather visibility or vehicular and/or pedestrian traffic; 9.01.07 - Disregarding traffic signals, signs, flagmen, or law enforcement officers attempting to direct traffic; 9.01.08 - Passing on any College District-maintained road or thorough fare; 9.01.09 - Failure to possess a valid motor vehicle operator’s license; 9.01.10 - Operating a motor vehicle without a license on any Hinds Community Collegemaintained road street or thoroughfare; 9.01.11 - Operating a motorcycle, motor scooter or other motorized open vehicle without a Department of Transportation approved crash helmet being worn by either or both operator or passenger; 9.01.12 - In addition to any other stated rule or regulation all state laws pertaining to any act which if committed within the State of Mississippi would be criminal and punishable shall also be criminal and punishable on Hinds Community College campuses, grounds, and roads as authorized by Section 1 Section 6706 Mississippi Code of 1942 amended. 9.01.13 - Administrative penalties for moving violations may consist of community service and/or a monetary fine. Fines shall not exceed $25 per offense, with a maximum per citation of $100. All administrative fines are payable only in the College Business Office. 9.02 Citations issued for moving violations may be returnable to the Municipal or Justice Court. 9.03 All motor vehicle accidents occurring on Hinds Community College property must be reported immediately to Hinds Community College Campus Police Department.

NON-SMOKING POLICY The Hinds Community College Board of Trustees recognizes the need to protect the great majority of our employees and students who are non-smokers from the passive inhalation of the cigarette smoke of those who continue to smoke. In order to do so the Board hereby prohibits smoking to include cigarettes, cigars, and pipes inside any facility owned or operated by Hinds Community College except cigarettes may be smoked in areas specifically designated by the President of the College as smoking areas. The President of the College is further directed to implement this policy in an orderly and measured fashion. Violators of the policy will be handled through the disciplinary system.

NOTICE OF NON-DISCRIMINATORY POLICY FOR STUDENTS AND EMPLOYEES In compliance with Title VII, Civil Rights Act of 1964, Education Amendments of 1972 to the Higher Education Act, Equal Pay Act of 1963, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Act of 1974, Executive Order 11246 and Revised Order No. 4, Hinds Community College assures that no one shall, on the grounds

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of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, or disability be excluded from participation in or be denied the benefits of or otherwise be subject to discrimination in any program or activity of the college. Hinds Community College is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes students and employees alike without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, or disability. The Office of Civil Rights Coordinator for Hinds Community College is Dr. George Barnes, 601.885.7001. ALL STATEMENTS IN THIS PUBLICATION ARE ANNOUNCEMENTS OF PRESENT POLICIES ONLY AND ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME BY THE PROPER AUTHORITY WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE.

STUDENT ORGANIZATION REGULATIONS STATEMENT OF STUDENT PARTICIPATION IN INSTITUTIONAL AFFAIRS The students of Hinds Community College are afforded the right of participation in the College’s affairs via the Student Government. Recommendations passed by the Student Government are forwarded to the District Dean of Students for consideration to the District Student Affairs Council. The District Dean of Students then forwards the recommendations to the Vice-President or appropriate council for consideration and they are then forwarded to the President of the College for his decision. ASSOCIATED STUDENT GOVERNMENT The associated student body consists of all students enrolled in Hinds Community College. The Associated Student Government (ASG) serves the student body by presenting student input through elections, special activities, intramurals, clubs, organizations, local senates, and ASG Committees. Each local senate is a part of the Associated Student Government. Therefore each local senate is governed by the Associated Student Government Constitution which governs all local senates and their own bylaws. Each local senate shall be responsible for choosing representatives to the Associated Student Government. Members of the Associated Student Government must maintain a per semester grade point average of 2.50 on a 4.00 scale. For more information contact the Operating Dean at the respective location, the Director of Student Activities at 601.857.3388 or the District Dean of Students at 601.857.3232. The number of representatives a location will have in the Associated Student Government shall be determined annually from the percentage of each location’s contribution to the total postsecondary enrollment for the preceding fall semester of all campuses represented. The number of representatives shall be exactly twenty-four (24) and the number of representatives from each location will vary with the incorporation of additional local senates into the Associated Student Government. (See each location section in the Student Handbook for information concerning local senates.) STUDENT ELECTIONS COMMITTEE The Elections Committee shall directly assist the District Dean of Students and/or the Director of Student Activities in the election process by working at the polls and counting votes. This committee will also make provisions for all locations designated by the Student Activities Director to participate in Homecoming elections. Participation shall include voting in and actually competing in any election. ORGANIZING A NEW ORGANIZATION Any (all) potentially new organizations or clubs must complete an Application for Proposed Student Organization by the initiating sponsor and submit to the Director of Student Activities or designated official. Applications for Proposed Student Organization forms are available from the Director of Student Activities. REGISTRATION OF ORGANIZATION/OFFICER ROSTER/CONSTITUTION Each year all organizations which wish to remain active organizations on Campus must register their desire by completing a form which lists the current officers and the faculty advisor. It is the newly elected president’s responsibility to file the roster of newly elected officers with the Division of Student Affairs within ten (10) days of election. Failure to comply with this regulation will result in a loss of recognition on Campus. New officers should check to see that the constitution on file is current. Student organizations shall furnish to the Division of Student Affairs upon request any information which it considers necessary for administration such as constitution, list of officers, faculty advisor, schedule of activities, etc.

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ADVISORS/SPONSORS All student organizations shall have one or more advisors of the faculty or administration who maintain contact with the organization’s activities and functions. Serving as an advisor is an active responsibility which includes supervising all activities, events, fund raising, community service and campus financial account. Financial accounts are to be signed by two (advisor, officer, dea or department head). Faculty/staff advisors should be thoroughly acquainted with the objectives and policies of the College. His/her participation with the organization is an important mentor relationship where the advisor gives advice and assistance that is welcomed by the student group(s) and that regulation and control be limited to the minimum necessary to protect freedom of expression, democratic process, and compliance with College policy. REGULATIONS FOR STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS 1. A faculty sponsor(s) must be present at all meetings and activities of student organizations. 2. Requests for regularly scheduled meetings should be submitted to the Director of Student Activities or designated official for approval and then to the Facilities Use Coordinator. Activity Approval Forms are due no later than five (5) days prior to the event. 3. Requests for special events, social activities, off-campus speakers, fundraising, petitions, demonstrations, or concessions should be approved by the Sponsor and then by the Director of Student Activities, Campus Dean or designated official. The Dean of Students, Vice President and President must also approve off-campus speakers. 4. Any special activity or event must have a sponsor or an approved full-time employee and Campus police or security present. When the event(s) are after normal work hours (after 4:30 p.m. and weekends) and involve activities that are open to the general public or involve dances, concerts, or other social events, uniformed security/police must be provided and approved by the Campus Police Chief. The organization sponsoring the event must pay the officer(s) at a rate to be determined by the Police Chief and District Dean of Students. Request for security must be submitted in writing to the Police Chief within five (5) school days prior to the scheduled activity or event. 5. An organization failing to remain active for a period of one (1) calendar year will be subject to review by the Local Student Affairs Committee for the purpose of making a recommendation for reinstatement or deletion of said organization. 6. All student organizations must maintain all funds in their own on-campus account. Financial transactions must be signed by the faculty advisor. 7. All student activities or club trips must have a school sponsor or a school approved chaperone on the bus at all times. This policy must be adhered to or the district will not furnish transportation vehicles. 8. Any student or student group who uses a facility or grounds of the college without proper written authorization is subject to immediate removal and is subject to disciplinary action. 9. A student organization/club (group) may be disciplined for any act that violates school policy. REGULATIONS FOR SIGNS AND POSTERS ON CAMPUS 1. Approved signs and posters may be placed on bulletin boards. 2. The attaching of any sign, poster, or notice to a glass, interior or exterior wall, trees, light poles, pipes, trash cans, painted surface, etc. with tape or tack is prohibited. 3. Approved signs and posters may be displayed for a period of time not to exceed two (2) weeks. It is the responsibility of the sponsoring party to remove and dispose of the sign and stick. 4. Approval for campus clubs and organizations may be obtained from the Dean, Assistant Dean or the Director of Student Activities (Raymond) or from designated official at location attended. REGULATIONS FOR SPEAKERS FROM OFF-CAMPUS 1. A request to invite an outside speaker will be considered only when made by an organized student or faculty group recognized by the head of the College. 2. No invitation by such organized group shall be issued to an outside speaker without prior written concurrence by the head of the institution or such person or committee as may be designated by him (hereafter referred to as his authorized designee) for scheduling of speaker, dates, and assignments of Campus facilities.

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3. Any speaker request shall be made in writing by an officer of the student or faculty organization desiring to sponsor the proposed speaker not later than ten (10) calendar days prior to the date of the proposed speaking engagement. This request shall contain the name of the sponsoring organization, the proposed date, time, and location of the meeting, and the expected size of the audience. 4. Approval for clubs and organization off-campus speakers may be obtained through the Director of Student Activities or Dean of Students or location Dean. The Dean will secure final approval of the Vice President and President.

STUDENT PUBLICATIONS POLICY Hinds Community College sponsors student publications under the direction of the District Public Relations Office. The student newspapers and student yearbooks provide valuable student insights into Hinds Community College and provide responsible journalism education and training for students. For more information contact 601.857.3322. The student publications do not officially represent the administration of Hinds Community College; however the College does provide professional staff supervision of these publications in order to provide a responsible context for the freedom of expression of its students.

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Absences (Official) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dr. Blankenship . . . . . . Denton Student Services - 221 . . . . . . . . . . 3232 Absences (Emergency) . . . . . . . . . . . . . Each Instructor. . . . . . . Class or Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . see syllabus “0” Academic Dean . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dr. Kelly . . . . . . . . . . . . Herrin-Stewart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3238 Admissions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ms. Turner . . . . . . . . . . Denton Student Services - 100 . . . . . . . . . . 3212 Athletics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mr. Murphy . . . . . . . . . Mayo Field House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3362 Baseball . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mr. Temple . . . . . . . . . . Mayo Field House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3326 Football . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mr. Smith . . . . . . . . . . . Mayo Field House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3330 Golf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mr. Price . . . . . . . . . . . . Mayo Field House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5993 Track . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mr. Dillon . . . . . . . . . . . Mayo Field House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3444 Tennis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mr. Garrick . . . . . . . . . . Mayo Field House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3425 Softball . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mr. Grzanich. . . . . . . . . Mayo Field House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3329 Men’s Soccer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mr. Williams . . . . . . . . . Mayo Field House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3242 Women’s Soccer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ms. Babb . . . . . . . . . . . . Mayo Field House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3331 Band . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mr. Sprayberry . . . . . . . Reeves Hall 124. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3273 Bills, Late Fees, Decals, Yearbook . . . . Business Office . . . . . . . Administration Bldg. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3205 Blackboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mr. Elliott, Ms. Leverton . . . Media Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bookstore Gifts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mrs. Tinsley . . . . . . . . . Student Union Building . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3629 Supplies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mrs. Carraway . . . . . . . Student Union Building . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3629 Textbooks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mrs. Stevens . . . . . . . . . Student Union Building . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3339 Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mrs. Kelly . . . . . . . . . . . Student Union Building . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3339 Accounts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mrs. Smith . . . . . . . . . . Student Union Building . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3263 Online . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mrs. Bridges . . . . . . . . . Student Union Building . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3462 Calendar of Events (college) . . . . . . . . Mrs. Bufkin . . . . . . . . . . Stadium Building . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3374 Calendar of Student Activities . . . . . . Mr. Stanton . . . . . . . . . . Student Union. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3388 Career Guidance/Choices . . . . . . . . . . Counselors . . . . . . . . . . Media Center for Computer Prog.. . . . . . . 3257 Career/Technical Dean. . . . . . . . . . . . . Mr. Smith . . . . . . . . . . . Gibbes Hall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3311 Cashing Checks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Business Office . . . . . . . Administration Bldg. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3205 Cheerleaders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mrs. Smith . . . . . . . . . . Campus Bookstore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3263 Campus Police . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chief Lee . . . . . . . . . . . . Student Union Bldg. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3270 Computer/Software Lab . . . . . . . . . . . Mr. Elliott . . . . . . . . . . . McLendon Library (ground floor). . . . . . . 3257 Cooperative Education. . . . . . . . . . . . . Mr. Johnson . . . . . . . . . Resource Coordinating Unit (RCU). . . . . . 3384 Counseling/Course Advising/Testing . Mrs. McDaniel . . . . . . . Denton Student Services - 220 . . . . . . . . . . 3395 Mrs. Fortenberry . . . . . Denton Student Services - 220 . . . . . . . . . . 3216 Mr. Smith . . . . . . . . . . . Denton Student Services - 220 . . . . . . . . . . 3261 Ms. Lindsey . . . . . . . . . Denton Student Services - 220 . . . . . . . . . . 3262 Mrs. Joyner . . . . . . . . . . Denton Student Services - 220 . . . . . . . . . . 3359 Mr. Hayes . . . . . . . . . . . Denton Student Services - 220 . . . . . . . . . . 3219 Mr. Jack Hite. . . . . . . . . Denton Student Services - 220 . . . . . . . . . . 3468 Mrs. Marnee Tompkins. Denton Student Sevices - 220 . . . . . . . . . . . 3852 Disability Services Counselor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mr. Palmer . . . . . . . . . . Moss Hall. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3646 Tutoring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ms. King . . . . . . . . . . . . Moss Hall. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3484 Notetaking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mrs. Kazery . . . . . . . . . Moss Hall. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3532 Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mr. Dickson . . . . . . . . . Moss Hall. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3310 Distance Learning. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ms. Leverton . . . . . . . . McLendon Library (ground floor). . . . . . . 3624 Drama . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ms. Stafford . . . . . . . . . Brooks Hall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3266 Dropping-Adding a Course. . . . . . . . . See Registration Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . “0” e-Learning Dean . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mrs. Cole . . . . . . . . . . . Media Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ……….3624 Evening Classes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Counseling . . . . . . . . . . Denton Student Services - 220 . . . . . . . . . . 3311 Eagle Staff (Yearbook). . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mrs. McNair . . . . . . . . . District Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3788

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Emergencies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Campus Police . . . . . . . Student Union Bldg. 115 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3270 Financial Aid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mr. Mitchell . . . . . . . . . Administration Bldg. (lower level) . . . . . . 3223 Fitness Complex . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mr. Poole-Mr. Cole . . . Mayo Fieldhouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3713 Golf Course . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mr. Price . . . . . . . . . . . . Highway 18 Raymond. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5993 Health Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . See Local Physician . . . Raymond, Jackson or hometown Hindsonian Staff (newspaper) . . . . . . Mrs. Hayden. . . . . . . . . Student Union Bldg. 117 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3322 Hi-Steppers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mrs. Hite . . . . . . . . . . . . Bee Hall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3346 Honors Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mrs. Sather-Smith . . . . Administration Building . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3663 Housing-Residence Life Director . . . . TBA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Denton Student Services - 221 . . . . . . . . . . 3222 Housing-Interim Res Life. . . . . . . . . . . Ms. Jenkins . . . . . . . . . . Denton Student Services - 221 . . . . . . . . . . 3222 I.D. Replacement. . . . . . . . . . . . . Housing/Residence Life . . . Denton Student Services - 209/221 . . . . . . 3222 Intramurals. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mr. Stanton . . . . . . . . . . Student Union. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3388 Job Placement (on-campus) . . . . . . . . . Mrs. Tinner . . . . . . . . . . Administration Bldg. (lower level) . . . . . . 3426 Library/Learning Resources . . . . . . . . Dr. Flanders . . . . . . . . . McLendon Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3253 Lost and Found . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Campus Police . . . . . . . Student Union Bldg. 115 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3270 Mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mrs. James . . . . . . . . . . Student Union Bldg. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3400 Media Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mr. Elliott . . . . . . . . . . . McLendon Library, (ground floor) . . . . . . 3258 Meeting Rooms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mr. Hawkins. . . . . . . . . Stadium Building . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3374 Music Choirs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mr. Fletcher. . . . . . . . . . Reeves Hall 132. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3269 Personal Problems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Counselors . . . . . . . . . . Denton Student Services - 220 . . . . . 3372/3216 Publicity/Public Relations. . . . . . . . . . Mrs. Hartfield. . . . . . . . District Office/Student Union . . . . . . . . . . 3364 Mrs. Hayden. . . . . . . . . Student Union bldg 117. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3322 Registration . . . . . . . . .Dr. Blankenship, Dr. Kelly, Mr. Smith . . . Denton Student Services - 209 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3435 Student Activities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mr. Stanton . . . . . . . . . . Student Union Bldg. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3388 Sports Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mr. Rives . . . . . . . . . . . . Student Union Bldg. 117 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3323 Student Affairs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dr. Blankenship . . . . . . Denton Student Services - 221 . . . . . . . . . . 3232 Student Government President. . . . . . Mr. Decareaux . . . . . . . Denton Student Services - 221 . . . . . . . . . . 3232 Switchboard/Information Services . . Mrs. Sullivan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Traffic Ticket Appeal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Campus Police . . . . . . . Student Union Bldg. 115 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3270 Traffic Ticket Payment . . . . . . . . . . . . . Business Office . . . . . . . Administration Bldg. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3205 Veterans Affairs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mrs. Willis. . . . . . . . . . . Administration Bldg. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3226 Virtual Courses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ms. Leverton . . . . . . . . Media Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3624 Withdrawal from College (all courses) . . Counselors . . . . . . . . . . Denton Student Services - 220 . . . . . 3216/3372 Withdrawal from a Class . . . . . . . . .Admissions, then Instructor . Denton Student Services - 100 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3212 Workforce Development Center . . . . . . . Mr. Johnson . . . . . . . . . Workforce Development Center . . . . . . . . 3704

CAMPUS SERVICES AND FACILITIES BARBER SHOP The barber program is located in Gibbes Hall. Hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday. On Friday the hours are 8:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. The phone number is 601.857.3500. BOOKSTORE/SUPPLY STORE The College Supply Store and Bookstore are located on the ground floor of the Student Union Building. School supplies, Hinds clothing and a variety of gifts are available for purchase in the Supply Store. New and used textbooks are sold in the Bookstore. Hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Fridays. At the beginning of each semester, both the Supply Store and the Bookstore are open from 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday to accommodate students. In the fall and spring semesters, the extended hours apply for the first week in the Bookstore, and in the Supply Store. At the end of the semester, students may sell books to the Bookstore for up to half of the original price provided the text will be used again. If instructors have changed to a new text, the book may be purchased at the wholesale Buying Guide price. Lab books and workbooks will not be purchased back for resale. Students must present current Hinds student ID cards. The student’s current semester schedule of classes will be checked when selling books to the Bookstore. The telephone number 601.857.3339.

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BUSINESS OFFICE The Business Office will cash checks, not to exceed $15.00, for residence students and $25 for employees of the College. Two-party or three-party checks will not be cashed. Parking tickets are paid in this department. Hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The telephone number is 601.857.3205. CONCESSIONS All concessions operated on Hinds Community College Raymond Campus or on branch campuses of the College are controlled by the Office of Student Affairs. A letter requesting a permit to operate a concession should be sent to the Dean of Student, 601.857.3232. EAGLE’S NEST/CONVENIENCE STORE The convenience storE located on the second floor of the Student Union Building serves soft drinks, chips, sausages, popcorn, candy, plus much more. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 7:45 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Evening hours TBA. CAFETERIA The College Cafeteria meal hours are as follows: 7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. MONDAY—FRIDAY Breakfast Lunch 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. (close at 1:15 p.m. on Fridays) Supper 4:30 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. (close at 6:00 p.m. on Fridays) WEEKEND HOURS * Brunch 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and Supper 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. * Fall and Spring semesters only - Summer-no weekend meals. Students requiring a special diet as prescribed by a physician for illnesses such as diabetes, hypoglycemia, etc., may request such by submitting the physician’s letter with specific diet needs to the cafeteria manager. LAUNDRY The College does not operate a general laundry, but modern coin operated washing machines and dryers are located in all residence halls. LEARNING RESOURCE CENTER Located in the center of the Raymond Campus is the George M. McLendon Library, named for a former president of Hinds Junior College. McLendon Library contains the Department of Media Services on the first floor and the Library on the second floor. The Learning Resources Center (LRC) houses over 92,000 books, 104,000 non-book items, and 90,000 microform items. The material in the Media Center complement the print materials and reinforce subjects by providing a variety of information in diverse formats. An online public access catalog (OPAC) provides access to the holding of the Library and Media Center as well as to the holdings of the other Hinds Community College LRCs. Located on the second floor are the following special collections: John Bell Williams Archives which contains the archives of the College as well as materials related to former Mississippi governor, John Bell Williams; Faculty Reading Room which has items related to post-secondary education and community college; and the Visually Impaired Room. The Visually Impaired Room has a collection of large print and Braille books and special equipment including Braille’s, tape players, and enlargers. The Department of Media Services serves as a central production and distribution center for nonprint materials for the College. In addition to the Media Center, the Department also operates a Learning Lab in Moss Hall which contains microcomputers, appropriate software for many of the courses, and word processing programs. The LRC is open the following hours when classes are in session: Monday - Thursday 7:45 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Friday 7:45 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. A currently validated HCC identification card is required for use of materials. The telephone number of the Library is 601.857.3255 and the fax number is 601.857.3293. The telephone number of the Media Center is 601.857.3257 and the fax number is 601.857.3585. See the District section for additional information on the HCC Learning Resources Centers.

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LOST AND FOUND The Campus Police Department maintains a lost and found service. Lost, stolen, or found items are to be reported or turned in to the Campus Police Office. The telephone number is 601.857.3270 or 601.857.5410. POLICE DEPARTMENT Hinds Community College Campus Police Department, whose philosophy is “To Serve and To Protect,” is a full service police organization directly responsible to serve the needs of the College community. The Campus Police Department is prepared to help meet any emergency. Each officer is prepared and qualified to offer the necessary service for the protection of personal and College property and for the enforcement of state laws and College regulations. Traffic tickets are paid in the Business Office. Any students interested in appealing a traffic ticket should first make an appeal to the Police Department. If necessary, the student may appeal to the Associated Student Government Traffic Appeals Committee by setting an appointment through the police department. The Police Department telephone number is 601.857.3270 or through the ASG President in Dean of Students office. MAILROOM The college Mailroom is located on the second floor of the Student Union Building. Students may secure a mailbox with the Postmaster for $8.00 per semester. Students may not share a box. Our Mailroom offers most of the same services as a Federal Post Office. Students may receive mail with a General Delivery address which can be picked up at the window during office hours. A general delivery address should include: Student’s Name General Delivery PO Box 1100 Raymond, MS 39154-1100 Mailroom hours are 10 AM until 4 PM Monday through Friday. EAGLE RIDGE GOLF COURSE AND RAYMOND LAKE Hinds Community College operates a beautiful eighteen-hole golf course and club house on the Raymond Lake. Students can enjoy the well-lighted driving range daily from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Student golf membership dues are as follows: Fall Semester $80.00 Spring Semester $80.00 Summer school $80.00 Driving Range fees are $2.00 per 35 balls STUDENT UNION The Student Union Building houses the Bookstore, Supply Store, Student Activities Office, Police Department, Printing/Typography Coordinator, Public Relations Office, Reserve Lounge, Sports Information, Student Publications, Convenience Store, Enrollment Management, and Student Recruiting. OFFICE OF STUDENT AFFAIRS/DEAN The Office of Student Affairs is one of the key administrative divisions of the College. Through its various personnel the office is generally responsible for all phases of student life. The Office of Student Affairs offers a broad spectrum of services as well as cultural, recreational and social activities to students and staff members. The Dean of Student Affairs coordinates and oversees the areas of Residence Life, Counseling and Testing, Financial Aid/Veterans Affairs, Student Activities, and Campus Police in addition to having the responsibility for the coordination of Special Activities Committees, the Student Handbook, Orientation, discipline, registration process, and appeals. COUNSELING AND TESTING The Division of Counseling is located in Denton Student Services - Upper Level. Counseling is a student service designed to assist students with course and career advisement and with various problem solving and decision making procedures. See District section - Counseling Services for full list of services.

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FINANCIAL AID and VETERANS AFFAIRS (See District section) RESIDENCE LIFE see “Housing and Residence Hall Policies and Regulations” - in District Section Hinds Community College provides comfortable housing accommodations for full-time students desiring to live on the Raymond Campus. Accommodations for men and women students are available for rent each semester. A non-refundable room reservation fee will be charged for each semester a student applies for housing at Hinds Community College. To apply or update, the fee must be paid every semester the student lives in student housing. Admission to the College does not guarantee the student a room reservation on Campus. The residence life office provides resident students a variety of programs and activities during the year. STUDENT ACTIVITIES In addition to the regular schedule for the intellectual and physical development of students as set forth in the College curriculums, a wide variety of clubs, societies, and organizations are available to students. These groups include religious, social, service, academic, and interest organizations to meet student needs. Campus organizations managed by students under faculty guidance afford opportunities for growth in character, citizenship, leadership, and social poise. Also, students have the opportunity to be a part of student activities such as Homecoming Week festivities, Spring Fever, and the Student Activities video game challenges. SPECIAL ACTIVITY COMMITTEES The Special Activity Committees plan cultural, honorary, and social events for all campuses. Traditional events include Homecoming Week, Who’s Who, Outstanding Student Awards, Mississippi and the Arts Week, and an Arts and Lecture Series. Students, faculty, and staff are involved in planning and sponsoring these events. Students enjoy participating in other events sponsored by departments and clubs. Such traditional events include the Miss Hinds Community College Pageant, Eagle Beauty Pageant (yearbook), and Speech contests. MARIE HULL GALLERY While you are a student here, you will have many opportunities to visit Marie Hull Gallery located in the Denton Art Building. Each month this fine facility provides a new exhibit of paintings, sculpture, photography or crafts by well known artists in addition to lectures, seminars and workshops. These activities provide the student with opportunities to broaden his or her educational experience to include the visual arts. In addition to the gallery program, the school maintains an extensive permanent collection of art which adds a touch of the aesthetic to your academic environment. WELLNESS COMPLEX The complex includes a Fitness Center (approximately. 9,000 sq ft. featuring Life Fitness Strength and Cardiovascular equipment, Hammer Strength equipment, and Olympic free weights); a multipurpose dual-court gym; volleyball and basketball accessibility; a 25-yard, 8-lane pool; a standard 440meter outdoor walking track. Membership is required for the exercise facilities. Membership fees for students are $40 per semester. Employee and alumni/retiree/others members of the community are welcome to join. The Student Center, which offers comfortable seating and 9 computer kiosks available during all open hours, is available to all Hinds students, no membership required. For hours of operation, equipment, services and calendar of Activites are listed on the College’s Website at www.hindscc.edu/Departments/wellnes_complex/default.aspx. RAYMOND CAMPUS ASSOCIATED STUDENT GOVERNMENT The Raymond Campus Student Body consists of all students enrolled on the Raymond Campus. The Raymond Campus Associated Student Government Senate serves the student body by presenting student input through elections, special activities, intramurals, clubs and organizations, and senate committees. The ASG is responsible to plan and implement educational programs and social/recreational activities for students by working in conjunction with the Director of Student Activities. The Raymond Campus Senate is a part of the District Associated Student Government of Hinds Community College. The ASG President’s office is located in the Dean of Students office, 601.857.3232. Members of the Raymond Campus Senate are chosen representatives of recognized student clubs or organizations. Each recognized student club or organization shall be responsible for choosing a representative and shall have no more than one representative at any one time. Commuters will be

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considered a recognized organization for the purpose of representation in the Raymond Campus Senate with the limit of the commuter representation being six students. To become a member of the Raymond Campus Senate, a student must be enrolled on the Raymond Campus, maintain a 2.5 grade point average, and have no record of disciplinary action for misconduct as outlined in the College policies and regulations section of the Student Handbook. Raymond Campus Senators participate in a credit course each semester - Leadership Course EDU 1811, 1821, 1831 and 1841.

RAYMOND CAMPUS SENATE, CABINET AND COMMITTEES The Chairman of all standing and ad-hoc committees of the Raymond Campus Senate will compose the Raymond Campus Senate Cabinet, hereafter referred to as the Cabinet. The Cabinet will be required to attend the officers meeting before each Senate meeting to discuss developments in their committees. All members of the Raymond Campus Senate are required to serve on a committee. TRAFFIC APPEALS COMMITTEE will hear student appeals on parking citations and other defined fines, and rule, based on rules and regulations in the Student Handbook, as to the validity of an appeal. This committee will report their findings to the Dean of Students and Chief of Campus Police. Further, this committee will identify and study any traffic problems that may be occurring and recommend potential solutions. STUDENT ACTIVITIES COMMITTEE will assist in production aspects of any special events. These include Homecoming, Tail Gate Party for Organization leaders, Community Service Projects, and any other planned events. The committee will also be responsible for planning activities around holidays, planning a film series, and serving as representatives on the College’s Arts and Lecture Series committee to host guests and help select the next year’s functions. ELECTIONS COMMITTEE will directly assist the Director of Student Activities in the election process by working at the polls and counting votes. This committee will make provisions for other campuses to participate in district-wide elections. DRUG AND ALCOHOL AWARENESS COMMITTEE will help to plan Drug and Alcohol Abuse Awareness Week in the Fall and other events throughout the year. The members of this committee are encouraged to work with any other organizations in efforts which will raise the awareness level of the student population about drugs and/or alcohol.

STUDENT ELECTIONS There are three important College-wide elections held throughout the year. Fall Elections: Homecoming Queen and Court. Spring Elections: Senate Executive Officers. See Activities Calendar and The Hindsonian for dates.

INTRAMURAL SPORTS Competitive team and individual contests are conducted in flag football, punt pass and kick, indoor volleyball, 3 point shootouts, 3-on-3 basketball, 5-on-5 basketball, fall dodgeball, kickball, softball, golf scramble, swimming, spring dodgeball, tennis, and others. Teams (units of competition) are composed of students from residence halls, commuters, and student organizations. Categories of competition include co-ed, men, and women. Entry forms and schedules are available from Mark Stanton in the Student Activities Office, Student Union Building. Regularly enrolled students are eligible to participate in intramural sports except those students who are members of related varsity teams. See Activities Calendar, Residence Life Campus Channel and The Hindsonian for dates.

RAYMOND—INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS (See District Section) The Raymond Campus of Hinds Community College has the following varsity sports: football, baseball, golf, soccer, track, tennis, and women’s softball. The athletic department is located in the Robert M. Mayo Health and Physical Education Building. Students from all campuses are welcome to try out.

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CHEERLEADERS Cheerleaders assist with the promotion of college spirit at football games. Tryouts are held each spring and are open to all students who are or will be attending Hinds Community College full-time during the upcoming Fall and Spring semesters at Hinds and have a minimum 2.5 GPA.

STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS ORGANIZING A NEW CLUB Students wishing to organize a new club or organization may pick up an application at the Student Activities Office, Student Union. A student or a group of students may organize a new club or organization. However, the initiating sponsor of the club or organization should present to the Director of Student Activities a completed club application, its constitution, by-laws, a list of anticipated members (10 or more) and the name of a faculty member who is willing to serve as advisor. REGULATIONS FOR STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS—See District Information Section. ADVISORS - See District Information Section. CONDUCT POINTERS - See District Information Section. RESIDENCE HALL PHONE DIRECTORY - See District Section

CIVIC AND SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS CIRCLE “K” CLUB The Circle K Club is a service organization sponsored by the Kiwanis Club. The objective of the club is to provide a forum for its members for good fellowship and high scholarship; to serve the College, the community, and the state; to give primacy to the human and spiritual rather than to the material values of life; and to develop with-in its members a high degree of serviceable citizenship. Membership in the club is based on scholarship and citizenship, upon approval of the Board of Directors. HINDS CONNECTION The Hinds Connection, founded March 1979, is a group of students selected to represent Hinds Community College before the public. Duties of this group include public relations, recruiting efforts, and serving as host/hostesses for Hinds Community College. Students are selected by application and interview in the Fall Semester. For further information contact the Office of Recruiting.

MUSICAL ORGANIZATIONS BAND The Eagle Concert and Show Band fills numerous engagements during the school year and participates in various athletic and social events both on and off the Campus. Many trips are made by the organization including out-of-town ball games, Christmas parades in surrounding cities, and Mardi Gras in New Orleans. Honor trips have been made to the Sugar Bowl, St. Louis, Buffalo, Colorado Springs, and Pasadena. In addition, the Concert Band performs in concert at high schools in the Hinds Community College locality. Students interested in participating in this outstanding organization are urged to contact the director. CHOIR Membership in the Choir is open to the entire student body by audition. This group regularly participates in campus and community activities. The HCC Choir performs at the Mississippi Community/Junior College Choral Festival and offers several on-campus concerts each year. THE CLEFS The Clefs, a pop/jazz vocal ensemble, is chosen by audition from the Choir. Appearing at many local activities, this group has performed at Jubilee Jam and Disney World in Orlando, Florida.

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PUBLICATIONS ORGANIZATIONS EAGLE The Eagle, the campus yearbook, is published annually by students who are assigned places on the staff by demonstrating interest and ability. No previous experience is required, but originality is a great asset. Interested persons should apply in the Public Relations Office, which is located in the Student Union Building. Students and faculty may purchase The Eagle for $40. THE HINDSONIAN The Hindsonian, monthly newspaper published by students, offers positions in reporting, feature writing, editorials, sports, circulation, and layout work. One evening a week is required to prepare the paper for printing. Positions as editors and managers are open after experience has been gained. Interested students should apply in the Public Relations office.

RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS Local churches provide every student, regardless of affiliation, with opportunities for spiritual growth. These churches have student groups which plan weekly devotional programs at the College and are represented in other Campus, community, and convention activities. These religious organizations include: Baptist Student Union, Catholic Student Organization, Presbyterian Student Organization (RUF), Wesleyan Foundation for Methodist, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, C.O.G.I.C.(Church of God in Christ), and Gospel Choir.

SCHOLASTIC ORGANIZATIONS ALPHA BETA GAMMA The primary purpose of Alpha Beta Gamma is to recognize and encourage scholarship, leadership, and service among students enrolled in Business. ALPHA RHO TAU Alpha Rho Tau is an honorary scholastic art society. Second semester freshmen and sophomores who have taken six hours of art with a B average or better and who have a C average or better in other courses are eligible for membership. BETA BETA BETA (2008 petitioning for recognition by HCC) The purpose is to recognize students who excel in biological science. For information, contact Biology Department office. PSI BETA Psi Beta is an organization to promote scholastic achievement for psychology students. HONORS PROGRAM - (See District section) MU ALPHA THETA This club is designed for mathematics students who possess interest in further developing mathematical principles and techniques. This club is open to students who are mathematics majors and students who have an interest in the related fields of mathematics. PHI THETA KAPPA - Gamma Lambda Chapter Phi Theta Kappa, an international honors society for the two-year college student, is composed of students whose cumulative grade point average is 3.5 or higher and have completed a minimum of 12 transferable college hours. Local chapters participate in state, regional, and national activities. More information is available on the Phi Theta Kappa website - www.ptk.org

SPECIAL INTEREST ORGANIZATIONS AGRICULTURE CLUB Membership in this club is open to College students preparing for the various phases of agriculture or persons interested in agriculture. At the regular monthly meetings, members may have an opportunity to hear local and present-day leaders.

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ART CLUB The Art Department sponsors the Art Club. The membership is made up of art majors and other students making valuable contributions to the school and community by rendering valuable service in the field of art. The club sponsors trips to museums, participation in school programs, and many social activities. BIOLOGY CLUB Membership in this club is open to students interested in Biological Science. The club’s purpose is to provide continuity between the study of Biological Science and its actual application, to promote fellowship between club members, and to sponsor club projects. DELTA EPSILON CHI Delta Epsilon Chi identifies the program of youth activity relating to Distribution and Marketing Technology-Distributive Education Clubs of America, and is designed to develop future marketing and distribution leaders. Its purposes are to develop a respect for education in marketing and distribution which will contribute to occupational competence, and to promote understanding and appreciation for the responsibilities of citizenship in our free, competitive enterprise system. Membership in this club is limited to students enrolled in Distribution and Marketing Technology. DIAMOND DARLINGS Diamond Darlings are open to any young lady that is willing to promote leadership and service opportunities. Its purpose is to provide support to the HCC Baseball team and assist the team during the season, promote HCC Baseball, community service and leadership opportunities. EAGLE EYE DESIGNS The primary purpose of this organization is to create an identity and provide an atmosphere of community and commitment among serious minded graphic design students at HCC which will, in turn, position our graphic design program as a credible, professional resource in the community. ELECTRICAL TECHNICIANS The purpose of this group is to work with local or regional groups of technicians to engage in activities that promote the advancement of the electronic/electrical technicians’ profession and to provide instruction necessary for a student to become a competent electronic/electrical technician. Membership is open to students majoring in electronics or electrical majors. EVOLUTION The purpose of EVOLUTION – HCC Dance Alliance is to provide opportunities for Hinds Community College students to participate and watch dance and to promote awareness and community building through the art of dance. HANDS-ON INTERPRETERS The specific purposes are to encourage students to pursue careers in the interpreting field, to sponsor speakers, to raise money for scholarships for students pursuing a career in the interpreting field, and to stimulate a high order of professional standards and ethics among its members. HCC DEAF CLUB The Hinds Community College Association of the Hearing Impaired is a student interest group promoting growth for the hearing impaired student. This organization offers information through speakers and literature on deaf and the hearing impaired. HI-STEPPERS A precision dance and drill team, the Hi-Steppers are known throughout the South for their halftime performances at College football games. A companion group to the Hinds Parade Band, the HiSteppers have won acclaim at such events as New Orleans Mardi Gras parades and balls; the National American Legion Convention in St. Louis; the Junior Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California; the National Junior Chamber of Commerce Convention in Colorado Springs; and numerous parades, state conventions, and civic programs. The group also has performed for Congress in Washington, D.C. Interested female students should contact Mrs. Anna Bee, Director of Hi-Steppers. Tryouts are held each spring.

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HINDS ASSOCIATION OF LEGAL STUDENTS The Hinds Association of Legal Students exists to encourage an awareness of the importance of the basic skills necessary to do work of a legal nature and to promote a better understanding of the responsibilities involved; to acquaint students with the function of the judiciary and other departments of the court; and to sponsor workshops and seminars in the legal field. Chapters are located at the Raymond Campus and the Jackson Campus-Academic/Technical Center. HINDS CRIMINAL JUSTICE CLUB Membership in this club is open to Hinds Community College students preparing to pursue a career in Criminal Justice.Its goals are to elevate the standards of personnel in the fields of Criminal Justice. HOME BUILDERS Membership in this chapter shall be open to any student in the light construction curriculum. Students and instructors work jointly with the Jackson Home Builders Association in order to learn from practicing professionals. INTERNATIONAL STUDENT CLUB AND FRIENDS The International Student Club and Friends is designed to promote a deeper understanding of the culture of others as well as an increase in activity opportunities and service for International Students at Hinds. LANDSCAPE MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY CLUB The Landscape Management Technology club is designed to promote professionalism in the field of landscape management. Its membership is open to students preparing for the landscape management field. LENDON PLAYERS The Lendon Players is an organization created for students who are interested in dramatics and the theatre arts. Membership is open to anyone who wishes to join and abide by the constitution and bylaws. The purpose of the Lendon Players is to foster and develop better skills, relations, and interests in the field of drama. Club members take part in the production of Campus plays. PHI BETA LAMBDA - EPSILON ETA Phi Beta Lambda is a national organization for students in postsecondary institutions enrolled in business programs. The organization operates under the guidance of business teachers, state supervisors, school administrators, and business men and women. The activities of PBL help students prepare for business and office occupations. Members have the opportunity to compete honorably with their colleagues on the local, state, and national levels in business contests. RESIDENCE HALL ASSOCIATION The Residence Hall Association is the representative organization for Residence Hall students on the Raymond Campus with the purpose of promoting a favorable environment for fellowship, service, study, relaxation and to maintain wholesome and pleasant living conditions. Membership is open to all residence hall students with the association offering many services to its members. The executive board is comprised of representatives from each residence hall. For further information, contact the hall director or resident assistant. SCREAMIN’ EAGLES CAR CLUB Screaming Eagles Car Club host car shows and meetings that with topics related to automobile customization and competition. SKILLS USA This club is a development club to motivate and develop an enthusiasm for learning that will help trade and industrial, technical, and health education students take their place in society. The students in Skills USA are offered an opportunity to achieve a sense of accomplishment and recognition for skills and abilities through practical competitive contests on local, state, and national levels.

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Agriculture Club. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dr. Jones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PHY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3340 Allen-Whitaker Residence Hall Assn. . . . . . . . . . . Ms. Chapman. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . AWHY . . . . . . . . . . . . 3544 Alpha Beta Gamma . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mrs. Summers-Akers . . . . . . . . . HSHY . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3279 Alpha Rho Tau/Art Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ms. Lamb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DABY . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3276 Associated Student Government . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dr. Blankenship, Mr. Stanton. . . DNHY . . . . . . . 3232/3388 Mr. Stanton, Mrs. Davison Band . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mr. Sprayberry. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RHY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3273 Baptist Student Union . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mr. Davison . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BSU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5312 Beta Beta Beta (Petitioning for recognition in 2008) Ms. Guider . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BMHY. . . . . . . . . . . . . 3715 Catholic Student Organization. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mrs. McInnis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . HSHY . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3302 Cheerleaders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mrs. Smith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SUBY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3263 Choir. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mr. Fletcher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RHY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3481 Circle K. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TBA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SUBY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3323 C.O.G.I.C.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mrs. Powell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ADMY . . . . . . . . . . . . 3291 Dance Alliance - Evolution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ms. Jefferson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RHY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3460 Davis Residence Hall Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ms. Jenkins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DVHY . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3545 Diamond Darlings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mrs. McGee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DNHY. . . . . . . . . . . . . 3449 Electrical Technicians . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mr. Howard/Miller/Eaton . . . . WGHY . . . . . . . . . . . . 3421 Deaf Club. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ms. Wolverton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DSBY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3483 Delta Epsilon Chi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ms. Bailey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . GBHY . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3228 Eagle Yearbook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mrs. McNair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SUBY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3322 Eagle Eye Designs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mrs. Messina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . VTBY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3318 Fellowship of Christian Athletes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mr. Williams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MFHY . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3242 Future Educators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mrs. Parrish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MHY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3463 Gospel Choir . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mrs. Powell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ADMY . . . . . . . . . . . . 3291 Greaves Residence Hall Association . . . . . . . . . . . TBA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . GRHY . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3549 Hands-on Interpreters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mrs. Hester. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . GBHY . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3487 Hardy-Puryear Residence Hall Association. . . . . Ms. McGill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . HPHY . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3546 Hinds Achievement Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mrs. Wimbish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MHY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3465 Hinds Association of Legal Students . . . . . . . . . . Ms. Ford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . GBHY . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3488 Hinds Connection. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mr. Allen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SUBY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3588 Hinds Criminal Justice Club. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ms. Allen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . HSHY . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3296 Hindsonian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mrs. Hayden . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SUBY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3322 Hi-Steppers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mrs. Hite . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BHY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3346 Home Builders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mr. Moak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . GBHY . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3394 Honors Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mrs. Sather-Smith . . . . . . . . . . . . ADMY . . . . . . . . . . . . 3531 International Student Club and Friends . . . . . . . . Mrs. Davison . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DNHY. . . . . . . . . . . . . 3232 Landscape Management Technology Club . . . . . Mrs. Hill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LMTY . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3290 Lendon Players . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ms. Stafford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BRHY . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3267 Livestock Judging Team . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mr. Strickland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MKAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3333 Pickett-Main Residence Hall Association . . . . . . . Mrs. Ritchie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MNHY . . . . . . . . . . . . 3997

Marshall Residence Hall Association . . . . . . . . Ms. Montgomery . . . . . . . . . . . MRHY . . . . . . . . . . . 3547 Mu Alpha Theta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ms. Riley & Ms. Ray . . . . . . . . HSHY . . . . . . . . . . . . 3414 Phi Beta Lambda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mrs. Torrey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . HRPY . . . . . . . . . . . . 3522 Phi Theta Kappa. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mrs. Sather-Smith. . . . . . . . . . . ADMY . . . . . . . . . . . 3531 Psi Beta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ms. Dorman. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BRHY . . . . . . . . . . . . 3446 Reform University Fellowship. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rev. Scott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RUF. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3216 Screaming Eagles Car Club. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mr. Mott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . VTGY . . . . . . . . . . . . 3286 Reform University Fellowship. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rev. Scott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RUF. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3468 Sheffield-Woolley Residence Hall Assn.. . . . . . Mr. Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SWHY. . . . . . . . . . . . 3548 Skills USA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mr. Carson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . VTDY . . . . . . . . . . . . 3316 Virden Residence Hall Association . . . . . . . . . . Mr. Jamison. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . VRHY . . . . . . . . . . . . 3551 Wesley Foundation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rev. Pridmore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RHY . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3460 Williams Residence Hall Association . . . . . . . . Mr. Dillon, Mr. Jackson . . . . . . WLHY . . . . . . . . . . . 3550

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IN CASE OF EMERGENCY - RAYMOND CAMPUS Full Emergency Plan for each campus at http//eagleone.hindscc.edu SERIOUS ILLNESS OR INJURY In case of serious illness or injury the following procedures are to be followed. 1. Call the Campus Police office by dialing 601.857.3270, please state the nature of and the location of the emergency. If the incident occurs in the residence hall notify the Resident Assistant (RA) or Resident Hall Director. 2. The Campus Police will contact all necessary personnel. a. Raymond EMT Unit b. An ambulance if needed 3. If the injury is serious, do not move the person. Wait until trained medical personnel arrives. FIRE In the event of a fire, proceed according to the following plan. 1. Pull fire alarm 2. Evacuate the building. Occupants are to be at least 300 feet from the structure. Housing personnel check all rooms. Turn on lights in each room to verify evacuation. 3. The Campus Police will notify all necessary personnel. a. Raymond Fire Department and EMT Unit b. Vice President for Physical Plant and Auxiliary Services EXT 3367 c. Utility Companies 1. Gas 601.961.6769 2. Electric 601.354.2607 4. No one should return to the building for any reason until the fire department has decided the structure is safe. SEVERE WEATHER CONDITIONS 1. Tornado Watch a. A tornado watch is a forecast of the possibility of tornadoes in a large area. b. The Campus Police and the switchboard operator are to monitor emergency receiver units for possible tornado warnings. 2. Tornado Warning a. A tornado warning means that a tornado has been detected and is approaching. b. The Raymond warning signal is activated. This is a steady blast on the emergency preparedness siren. c. Proceed to the lowest floor of the building. Avoid windows, auditoriums, gymnasiums, or other structures with wide free span overheads. d. Residence hall students should move to the interior corridors of the residence hall. If the warning is at night, housing personnel should awaken everyone and move them to the corridors. * The Emergency Preparedness System is tested at 12:00 noon on the first day of each month. OTHER EMERGENCIES 1. Utility Emergencies a. Between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. call maintenance at 601.857.3354 b. Between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 7:30 a.m. first call Campus Police - 601.857.3270. Only when an on campus power outage occurs and the 3270 does not work, call 601.857.5410. If no answer then call: 1. Vice President for Physical Plant and Auxiliary Services - 601.857.3367 2. District Director of Maintenance - Pager 601.920.2003 3. Maintenance Leader - Pager 601.920.2003 2. Bomb Threats a. Call Campus Police at 601.857.3270 b. The Campus Police will call necessary personnel: 1. Dean of Student Affairs - EXT 3232 2. Vice President for Physical Plant and Auxiliary Services - EXT 3367 3. Director of Housing - EXT 3222 4. Hinds County Sheriff’s Office - 601.857.2600

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Academic Affairs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dr. E. Gaston . . . . . . . . . . . . A.A. Building . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.885.7003/7004 Academic Counseling . . . . . . . . . . Ms. Williams* . . . . . . . . . . . A.A. Building . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.885.7022 Activities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mr. C. Bell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Campus Union . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.885.7048 Adm. Affairs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dr. G. Barnes . . . . . . . . . . . . A.A. Building . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.885.7001 Admissions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mrs. E. Turner . . . . . . . . . . . A.A. Building . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.885.7025/7026 Adult/Continuing Ed.. . . . . . . . . . Dr. E. Henderson . . . . . . . . Unit C . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601 .885.7162 Basketball (Men). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mr. R. Moore . . . . . . . . . . . . Boyd Gym . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.885.7018 Basketball (Women) . . . . . . . . . . . . Mrs. M. Smith . . . . . . . . . . Boyd Gym . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601 .885.7171 Building & Grounds Info. . . . . . . . Mr. J. Huffman . . . . . . . . . . Maintenance . . . . . . . . . 601.885.7202/7201/710 Bookstore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mrs. Green . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Campus Union . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.885.7069 Campus Police . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chief Terrell . . . . . . . . . . . . . Unit C . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.885.6151 Ext. 7127 Career Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mrs. P. Robinson . . . . . . . . . Career Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.885.7020 Cheerleaders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mrs. B. Baker . . . . . . . . . . . . A.A. Building . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.885.7088 Federal Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dr. S. Hopkins-Davis . . . . . Technology Building . . . . . . 601.885.7024/7082 Finance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mrs. J. German . . . . . . . . . . A.A. Building . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.885.7028 Financial Aid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mrs. R. Whitley . . . . . . . . . . A.A. Building. . . . . . . . . . . . 601 .885.7010/7011 H. S. Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mr. R. Strong . . . . . . . . . . . . H. S. Building . . . . . . . 601.885.7047/7083/7084 Housing (Men) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mr. A. Goines . . . . . . . . . . . Residence Hall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.885.7088 Housing (Women) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Residence Hall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.885.7088 HUD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mr. B. Pamplin . . . . . . . . . . Workforce Development . . . . . . . 601 .885.7159 Librarian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mrs. J. Greene . . . . . . . . . . . Wm. H. Holtzclaw . . . . . . . . 601.885.7034/7035 Music Choir. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dr. B. Cooper. . . . . . . . . . . . D.W.L. Davis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.885.7079 Mailroom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Campus Union . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.885.7144 Public Relations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mrs. Willie Ealey. . . . . . . . . Campus Union . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.885.7074 ASG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dr. T. W. Rush . . . . . . . . . . . Campus Union . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.885.7006 Special Population . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mrs. C. Watkins . . . . . . . . . Ples McCadney . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.885.7042 Student Affairs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dean T. Rush . . . . . . . . . . . . A.A. Building . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.885.7005/7006 Support Services Director . . . . . . . Mrs. T.Chanay . . . . . . . . . . . Campus Union . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.885.7029 Support Svcs. Coun.. . . . . . . . . . . . Mrs. S. Walker . . . . . . . . . . . Campus Union . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.885.7045 Talent Search Director . . . . . . . . . . Mrs. P. Garrett-Williams . . Campus Union . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.885.7165 Talent Search Counselor . . . . . . . . Ms. Michelle Bouldin . . . . . Campus Union . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.885.7043 Talent Search Counselor . . . . . . . . Ms. Bonnie Blackmon . . . . Campus Union . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.885.7123 Teacher Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dr. Sophia Marshall . . . . . . Workforce Development . . . . . . . 601 .885.7085 Transportation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mr. M. Williams . . . . . . . . . Bus Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.885.7053/7054 Valley Innovative Mgmt.. . . . . . . . Mrs. L. Metzer. . . . . . . . . . . Dining Hall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.885.7089/6900 Career Technical Affairs . . . . . . . . Dr. J. Killingsworth . . . . . . Ples McCadney . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.885.7039 Career Technical Counseling . . . . Mr. W. Brown . . . . . . . . . . . Ples McCadney . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.885.7128 WIA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mrs. Beverly Trimble . . . . . Workforce Development. . . 601.885.7058/7057 *Counselor for students with disability needs

THE DEAN OF STUDENTS Reaching the interest, needs, and purposes of all students for superior educational, social, career, and cultural orientation, adjustment, and growth involves the supplemental and coordinate planning of numerous school officials, faculty and staff members: among them are the Dean of Students, the Residence Hall Counselors, Departmental Chairmen, Counselors and Directors of Veterans Affairs and chairmen and directors of school agencies and organizations affecting the welfare of students.

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The Dean of Students is the officer of the College charged with the supervision and coordination of all Student Personnel Services. He is a counselor to the students and has immediate supervision of their welfare and activities. The services of his office are for all students. Students are urged to use them. The Dean of Students' Office includes a number of offices which offer services to students. He delegates to the directors of these various services authority for carrying out specific phases of the student personnel program.

CAMPUS SERVICES AND FACILITIES STUDENT LIFE AND SERVICES The Utica Campus is characterized by a warm and friendly atmosphere that is conducive to moral, social, civic, cultural and intellectual development. Student life in and beyond the classroom is designed to enable students to become happy, productive, and successful citizens through active participation in extra-curricular activities and the instructional program. The Utica Campus provides the following services to aid the growth and development of its students. STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES The Student Support Services program is designed to serve 175 low-income and first-generation college students with potential to complete their program of study. Students are often admitted through referrals from Upward Bound, Talent Search or simply from other college stuff. Financial, group, personal and career counseling are provided, as well as both peer and professional tutoring. Transfer assistance is also provided to those students who plan to further their education at a four-year institution of higher learning. STUDENT LEARNING ASSISTANCE PROGRAM An important dimension of your education at Utica is learning to learn. This dimension can be reinforced through the Learning Assistance Program - a program to address the skill needs important to your future. The Student Learning Assistance Program is two-dimensional; it provides academic and support services to help students develop the skills needed to perform satisfactorily in collegiate courses. Also, it aims to help students make a positive adjustment to the college environment and remain in school to complete their studies. ORIENTATION OF NEW STUDENTS An orientation program is conducted during the opening week of school for students who are entering the College for the first time. The orientation program is planned and carried out jointly by students and faculty members and covers both academic and social problems. The main objective of this program is to assist new students in making rapid and successful adjustments to their new educational situation and environment. New students have an opportunity to meet faculty members and become acquainted with the school, its facilities and its program of instruction. Guides for routine campus life are given to students through handbooks, bulletins, announcements, and informal meetings. Other phases of orientation to college life are provided through a regularly scheduled orientation course, a requirement for graduation for academic students, that meets once per week for one semester. TESTING During Freshman Orientation Week, freshman and transfer students are given a series of tests. These tests are not given for admission, but are designed to measure academic ability, career interest, intelligence, and achievement. The results of these tests are used by College officials to make recommendations to students for educational guidance. Freshmen are required to take and complete the Entrance Standardized Test during the first week of registration. Students in violation of this policy will not receive grade reports nor graduate until the testing requirement has been fulfilled. COUNSELING (See District section) Individual and small group counseling by professionally trained counselors is available to students who need assistance with educational, career, social, or personal problems. Counseling service is available upon request or by referral through full-time counselors in the academic curricula, special projects, or career-technical areas. Private offices for counseling are located in the AcademicAdministration, Career-Technical and Campus Union Buildings. Counselors advise students not only in curricular or educational matters, but also give attention to varied personal and inter-personal

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problems of students - health, financial adjustment, social adjustment, career choice and proposed after school adjustment to life. AID TO GRADUATES Utica Campus feels a keen responsibility toward assisting its terminal graduates in securing the most advantageous employment. Up-to-date files containing information on available jobs are maintained in the College Placement Office. Also, the College maintains follow-up services whereby interviews are arranged between terminal students and employers. For transfer students, counseling is available to assist students in making the change from junior college with a minimum of difficulty. Students having difficulties with a course transferring to senior institutions should contact the Dean's Office for assistance. TRANSPORTATION Transportation is provided to students who live in the Hinds Community College District (supporting counties of Hinds, Claiborne, and Warren). College owned and operated buses transport students to and from school on a daily basis, arriving on campus at approximately 8:10 a.m. and departing at 3:35 PM. By full cooperation on the part of the drivers, students and parents, as well as school authorities, it is certain that efficient bus service can be maintained for the students riding the buses at the Utica Campus. 1. The school bus is defined as a classroom on wheels. Students occupying the bus at any time are expected to conduct themselves in a classroom-like manner. 2. The drivers are responsible for maintaining order among the students being transported. It is their duty to enforce these rules and regulations. 3. Students are to be ready when the bus arrives and leaves. 4. The use of profane language or loudness is forbidden. 5. The driver shall not smoke or use tobacco nor permit the use of tobacco by the students. 6. The emergency door shall not be opened except in cases of emergency. 7. Students shall not ride with arms or any other part of the body outside the bus. 8. Only the students of the regular route are to ride the bus unless written permission is obtained from the Dean of Students. 9. The buses will leave the school's loading zone promptly at 3:35 PM. 10. After you have gotten off the bus at school, you are not to re-enter until the end of the school day. BOARDING OF BUSES 1. Each student must be wearing a current and valid Hinds ID in plain view in order to board a bus. This must be done each day that the student boards the bus. 2. If a student loses his ID Card while he/she is off the Campus, he/she can be allowed to board a bus enroute to school by giving the bus driver his name. Upon reaching the Campus, the driver will give the name to the Dean of Students. Before attempting to board a bus enrooted home, the student must secure an ID Card from the Dean of Students. EXCUSE OF "LATE BUS" ABSENTEES Excuses for late buses will be issued in the following manner: 1. The bus driver will collect ID Cards as the students unload from the bus on Campus. 2. The bus driver will bring the ID Cards and time of arrival on Campus to the Dean of Students. 3. The Dean of Students will prepare an excuse for each student whose ID Card Is turned in by the bus driver. BUS ID Students riding the bus must have a validated bus sticker on ID indicating that the required bus fee has been paid. IN CASE OF EMERGENCY (TORNADO) The following procedures and directions are in effect for each building during the tornado drill or a real tornado. 1. Close windows and doors; go directly to the hallway; get in sitting position facing the wall with head bent forward toward legs and with hands clasped over your head. 2. Persons in the Academic Administration Building will go to the downstairs hallway.

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Persons in the McCadney Building will go to the downstairs hallway. Persons in the D.W.L. Davis Building will go to the hallway. Persons in the Library will go to the Academic Administration Building downstairs hallway. Persons in the Cosmetology Building will go to the downstairs hallway. Persons in the Student Union Building will go to the downstairs hallway. Persons in the Career Development Center will go to the downstairs hallway. Persons in the High School Building will go to the hallway. Persons in the High School Cafeteria will go to the hallway in the High School Building. Persons in the High School Gym will go to the hallway in the High School Building. Persons in the New High School Annex will go to the hallway. Persons in Boyd Gym will go to the Student Union Building downstairs hallway. Persons in the Bus Shop and the Maintenance Building will go to the High School Annex hallway. 15. Persons in the residence halls will go to the downstairs hallway. 16. Persons at home on campus will go to the hallway or bathroom. MEALS FOR RESIDENT STUDENTS Meals are served in the cafeteria at regular hours, except during holiday periods. A schedule of meals is posted at the beginning of the semester. Visitors and guests of students who eat in the cafeteria are required to pay for their meals. All students living in the residence halls are required to purchase a meal plan. The two plans available to residence hall students are 14 meals per week and 19 meals per week. Meal plan fees will be assessed to all students living in the residence halls. Record of such meal plan is contained on the student’s ID. The meal plan is non-transferable and the student’s ID card must be presented to the cafeteria cashier to be scanned at each meal. Persons who do not present a valid Hinds ID containing a meal plan therein will be required to pay cash for their meal. CAFETERIA HOURS Monday-Friday Breakfast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. Lunch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Dinner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. (close at 5:30 p.m. on Fridays) Weekend Hours Brunch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Dinner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. HEALTH Realizing the importance of good health to students' educational progress and future welfare, the College offers every possible advantage to preserve and promote physical well-being. Serious illnesses and accidents are referred to a local physician or hospital for treatment. LEARNING RESOURCES CENTER Situated between the Walter Washington Academic Administration building and the Hinds County Agricultural High School Complex is the William H. Holtzclaw Learning Resources Center (LRC). The Center houses over 46,000 print and non-print items and includes a special Black Heritage Collection and an Audiovisual Center. The materials in the AV Center complement the print materials and reinforce subjects by providing a variety of information in diverse formats. An online public access catalog (OPAC) provides access to the holdings of the Utica LRC and to the holdings of the other Hinds Community College LRCs. The LRC is open the following hours when classes are in session: Monday - Thursday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7:45 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. Friday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7:45 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. A currently validated HCC identification card is required for the use of materials. The telephone number is 601.885.7113 (Utica) and 601.354.2327 (Jackson) extension 7113. The fax number is 601.885.8453. See the District section for additional information on the HCC Learning Resources Centers.

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BOOKSTORE AND MAILROOM Books, supplies, dry goods, and other non-perishable items are available to students in the Bookstore. Stamps and other mail services are available to students in the Campus Mailroom. The Bookstore and Post Office are located in the Campus Union. MAILROOM HOURS Monday - Friday . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Saturdays & Holidays . . . . . . . . 7:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. BARBERING AND COSMETOLOGY Complete barbering services are available to students through the Barbering Laboratory of the Career Barbering Program. Beauty shop services are also available to students through the Cosmetology Laboratory of the Career Cosmetology Program. Both laboratories are located in the new barbering and cosmetology complex, H. H. Davis Hall, which is adjacent to the Campus Union Building. STUDENT HANDBOOK Written guidance is provided in the STUDENT HANDBOOK. The goals of the College and the regulations which govern student life are summarized. Each student is expected to know and observe the regulations contained in the handbook. SOCIAL LIFE Banquets, parties, fashion and variety shows, pageants, contests, movies, and other opportunities for social contact are planned by students and faculty throughout the year. Annual social affairs include the Homecoming Ball, the Pre-Christmas Ball, Sweetheart Ball, and the Spring Ball. These formal affairs allow students an opportunity to learn and practice the social graces. RELIGIOUS ACTIVITIES The College is a tax-supported institution and teaches no creed in its classrooms. However, several religious activities are provided to help students recognize the resources of religion and practice a desirable philosophy of life. Religious activities include Religious Emphasis Week and periodic religious assemblies. CAMPUS POLICE The Campus police office is maintained by full-time, uniformed police officers during school hours. Police officers maintain the safety of students, faculty and facilities through periodic patrols of streets and buildings, regulation of traffic flow and parking, and monitoring of student behavior. Police officers have constable status and are empowered to issue citations and make arrests.

STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS See Student Organization Regulations and Conduct Pointers in District Section The Student Organizations are founded on the belief that all students should participate in some activity that will enhance their chances to adjust socially in this modern day society. Participation in organizations may serve to develop special talents and skills, usage of leadership ability by gaining poise, integrity, and intuition in presiding over activities. In making a choice of organizations, the student should consider his interests, health, scholarship, finances, and home relations.

SCHOLASTIC ORGANIZATIONS PHI THETA KAPPA - Alpha Beta Xi Chapter Phi Theta Kappa, an international honors society for the two-year college student, is composed of students whose cumulative grade point average is 3.5 or higher and have completed a minimum of 12 transferable college hours. Local chapters participate in state, regional, and national activities. More information is available on the Phi Theta Kappa website - www.ptk.org

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PROCEDURE TO ORGANIZE NEW CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS ON THE UTICA CAMPUS See District Section—Student Organizations-Starting a new organization ADDITIONAL ACTIVITY REGULATIONS 1. Students with demerits are ineligible for participation in certain activities and may not be elected to student offices. 2. If enough students request an organization and a sponsor is secured, an activity will be organized. 3. One can participate in as many activities as he desires as long as it doesn't interfere with his academic performance. 4. By no means will students be excused from their classes to attend rehearsals because excusing students from class is detrimental to classroom work.

CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS THE ABSOLUTE QUALITY, PARTICIPATION, AND INTEGRITY CLUB For individuals who have a "C" average or above to strive for excellence in achievements, the group strives to develop positive attitudes, maturity, and leadership capability. ALUMNI AND ASSOCIATES FUTURE HOMEMAKERS OF AMERICA This club is to provide opportunities for self-development preparation for family, community living and employment. Membership is open to all child-care, clothing, food services, former Future Homemakers and Home Economics related occupations. ANNUAL STAFF The purpose of the Annual Staff is to produce a yearbook that creates viewing pleasure that recaptures all memorable, exciting, and fun experiences that occur throughout the year. This club is open to students who maintain a "C" or above average and have the ability to master English and to write legibly. Membership is voluntary. ART CLUB The purpose of the Art Club is to provide opportunities for talented students to develop their artistic potentials and to exhibit their work on state or national level, to direct talented students into art careers, and to assist students in developing an appreciation for the fine arts. This club is open to any student who has an interest in art and shows some artistic ability. ATHLETICS Varsity and intramural athletics are promoted. Varsity sports include men’s and women's basketball, and men’s and women's tennis. THE UJC ALUMNI ASSOCIATION The responsibility of the Alumni is to strengthen the lines of communication between the College and alumni and to instill in students a loyalty to the College which will carry them far beyond graduation. Membership is open to sophomores, alumni, and honorary alumni. BAND This organization is designed to enrich the musical interest of students. Members of this organization have the opportunity to participate in festivals, parades and exchange concerts. BARBERING CLUB This club is created for the purpose of rendering better barbering services to the Utica Campus family and the Community. Members of this club must have and maintain a "C" or above average and be enrolled in barbering on the Utica Campus. CHEERLEADERS The Cheerleaders help promote good sportsmanlike conduct, arouse real school spirit and accompany and cheer the teams to victory. This club is open to all eligible students. CHESS CLUB The Utica Campus Chess Club promotes the sport of chess on campus. Membership is open to students and faculty who enjoy chess.

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THE CLASS, LEADERSHIP, AUTHORITY AND WOMANHOOD CLUB This club involves any young lady with a "C" average or above in promoting better human relationships, higher moral standards, and a better understanding or awareness of women's roles in society and the community. CLASS ORGANIZATION The freshman and sophomore classes are organized with officers and advisers. Class meetings are held periodically. Each class is to plan social and other class activities throughout the school year. COSMETOLOGY CLUB The purpose of the Cosmetology Club is to give students a chance to demonstrate their abilities through leadership and skills and to have a closer working relationship with each other. This club is open to all students enrolled in Cosmetology at the Utica Campus. DANCE TROUPE The purpose of the Dance Troupe is to create an interest in modern and interpretative dances and to develop an appreciation for dances other than social dances. It is open to all students who possess creative ideas of dancing. DATA PROCESSING SOCIETY CLUB The purpose of the Data Processing Society is to promote scholarship, enjoyment, and understanding of data processing and computer science among high school and junior college students, and to elevate the moral, intellectual, and social conditions of its members. This club is open to all students enrolled in Data Processing at the Utica Campus. DRAMATICS CLUB The Dramatics Club gives students a chance to demonstrate their ability in all forms of the dramatic arts and is open to anyone enrolled at the Utica Campus. ESQUIRE CLUB The purpose of the Esquire Club is to maintain a better understanding between faculty members and the student body through the process of exchanging ideas and to help young men in becoming leaders of tomorrow. This club is open to all male students. ESQUIRETTE CLUB The purpose of the Esquirette Club is to maintain a better understanding between faculty members and the student body through the process of exchanging ideas and to help young women in becoming leaders of tomorrow. This club is open to all female students. LIBRARY CLUB The purpose of this club is to discuss library procedures and to interpret the library program to the school. It is open to all library assistants and other interested persons. MISSISSIPPI ASSOCIATION OF EDUCATORS—STUDENT PROGRAM The purpose of the Mississippi Association of Educators—Student Program is to develop and prepare college students who have an interest in teaching with a better understanding of the teaching profession through participation in the work of local, state, and national education associations. Members must have and maintain a "C" average or above and have a general interest in the teaching profession. MU ALPHA THETA This club is designed for mathematics students who possess interest in further developing mathematical principles and techniques. This club is open to students who are mathematics majors and students who have interest in the related fields of mathematics. NEWSPAPER STAFF Working on the school newspaper offers students an opportunity to acquire and develop skills in journalism. The editorial staff of this publication is made up of students selected by other newspaper staff members. PHI BETA LAMBDA This club is designed to broaden students' understanding of economic and business phenomena and to engage students in projects that will strengthen their working relationship with others. The club

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also strives to develop in students those qualities that make for a successful citizen, professionally and socially, and is open to enrollees in business, secretarial training, and other clerical courses. PHYSICAL EDUCATION CLUB This club is designed to enrich the student's knowledge of an organized physical fitness program. This club is open to any student interested in physical education and physical fitness. RISING STAR CLUB The purpose of this club is to build self-confidence and positive self-concepts by motivating students to achieve their highest potential. Membership is open to all students, both part-time and full-time. SCIENCE CLUB This club is designed to develop creative thinking and an appreciation for the aesthetic value of science in relation to everyday life. It also assists in developing scientifically sound minds. This club is open to all students enrolled in science classes. SKILLS USA This club is a development club to motivate and develop an enthusiasm for learning that will help trade and industrial, technical, and health education students take their place in society. The students in Skills USA are offered an opportunity to achieve a sense of accomplishment and recognition for skills and abilities through practical competitive contests on local, state, and national levels. SOCIOLOGY CLUB The purpose of this club is to develop a greater awareness of community problems and service to others. This club is open to all students at the Utica Campus especially those majoring in the social sciences. SPECIAL SERVICE CLUB This club is organized to promote and encourage interest in cultural events, high moral values, a sense of self-worth and a desire for academic achievement, and promote a means of creating better communication among faculty, students and the community. STUDENT EDUCATION ASSOCIATION The Student Education Association is a professional organization. It is a branch of the National Education Association. This organization will introduce the students to various areas of teaching. STUDENT GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATION The Student Council, the key organization, exists on the Campus to promote the general welfare of the school, to provide active participation for students in matters of general welfare, and to train its participants for leadership. The membership of the council is made up of representatives from each class. UNITED CAMPUS MINISTRY This club is the interdenominational involvement of students, faculty, the College community, and the community church institutions seeking to cultivate human religious growth in higher education. The club is open to anyone who wishes to participate. USHER CLUB The purpose of this club is to prepare students in the art and grace of escorting friends and guests to their seats at various school entertainments and is open to all interested students. UTICA CONNECTION This club is created to perform in the areas of public relations, recruitment, and hosting. Public relations functions will include serving as "greeters" and/or tour guides and assisting with registration of participants at special activities of the College. Recruiting functions will include visiting high schools, manning booths and displays at the fair, shopping centers, and other locations, and communicating with prospective students by telephone and by correspondence. Hosting functions will include the set-up, service, and clean-up as needed for teas, receptions, luncheons, and official dinners given by or sponsored by the College.

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DUTIES AND QUALIFICATIONS OF CLUB AND ORGANIZATION OFFICERS For the position of Mr. and Miss Utica Campus the following qualifications must be met: 1. Must have and maintain a grade of "C+" (2.5) or better. 2. Must be single and remain single throughout reign. 3. Must not be or become a mother or father during reign. 4. Must be free of criminal records, including demerits of the College. 5. Must be free of immoral conduct—free of disciplinary actions. Election of major student officers such as Student Government President, Mr. and Miss UJC, etc. is the result of a majority vote by the student body. Further appointments may be made by the ASG President with the consent of the ASG at large and are subject to the approval of the Dean of Students and the campus Vice-President. QUALIFICATIONS FOR ASG CANDIDATES 1. All candidates for ASG officers must have and maintain a grade of 2.5 or better. 2. All candidates must be free of immoral conduct. 3. All candidates must be currently enrolled as a full time freshman with a minimum of 12 or more hours at HCC-Utica. ASG OFFICERS AND MR & MISS UJC BENEFITS 1. Active participation in all general assembly programs. 2. Free access, with expenses, to all student trips taken in the name of the institution. 3. Free access to services in the barbering and cosmetology departments. 4. Free admission to all events or activities held on Campus. 5. Access to these benefits will be forfeited should the student’s GPA fall below the required 2.5 GPA. VOTING PROCEDURES 1. The executive officers of the ASG will determine the voting precinct. 2. Each person may cast only one vote. 3. Each candidate should have his own poll watcher. 4. The ASG will select students who are neutral to count the ballots. 5. The ASG will have the authority to examine each candidate's record. 6. The first runner up will take the title in instances where the constitution is violated. 7. Each student must have a valid ID to vote. ASG OFFICER DUTIES A. President —Shall preside over all meetings and have the power to call meetings whenever necessary. —Shall have the power to appoint all committees. —Shall vote only in case of a tie. —Shall see that all laws and statutes of the Constitution are enforced. B. Vice President —Shall discharge the duties of the president in his absence, or in case of a vacancy in the presidency shall serve until a successor is elected. C. Recording Secretary —Shall take and keep a record of all proceedings of the organization. —Shall sign all expense vouchers issued in the Association's name. —Shall bring to meetings all previous records, a Constitution, the roll, and a list of the members of all committees. —Shall notify all members of a meeting two days prior to meeting. D. Corresponding Secretary —Shall communicate on all public and private matters of the Association. —Shall have had typing experience. E. Treasurer —Shall keep a complete and accurate record of all financial accounts. —Shall sign all expense vouchers issued in the Association's name. F. Business Manager —Shall transact all business of the Student Association and keep an accurate record of all disbursements. —Shall sign all expense vouchers issued in the Association's name. G. Chaplain —Shall conduct all religious activities at each meeting

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CLUBS/ORGANIZATIONS SPONSOR TELEPHONE DIRECTORY UTICA CAMPUS See District Section for Regulations and Conduct Pointers Clubs/Organizations

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Absolute Quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mr. C. Bell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.885.7048 Alumni and Associates Future Homemakers of America . . . . Ms. V. Redfield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.885.7116 Annual (yearbook). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mrs. W. Ealey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.885.7074 Art . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mr. R. Minton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.885.7126 Associated Student Government. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dr. Rush . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.885.7048 Athletics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mr. R. Moore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.885.7018 Audio Visual. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mr. F. Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.885.7071 Band . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mr. D. Kelly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.885.7051 Barbering. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mrs. J. Sullivan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.885.7070 Cheerleaders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mrs. Baker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.885.7088 Chess Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TBA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.885.7062 Child Development Technology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mrs. M. Davis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.885.7118 Class, Leadership, Authority & Womanhood . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dr. S. Hopkins-Davis . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.885.7024 Claw . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TBA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Computer Programming Technology. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mrs. D. Danner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.885.7081 Computer Science . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mrs. D. Danner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.885.7081 Cosmetology. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mrs. Blackmon, Mrs. Theriot . . . . . 601.885.7072 Dance Troupe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ms. V. Redfield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.885.7116 Dramatics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mrs. M. Hampton. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.885.7103 Education Club. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TBA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.885.7085 Esquire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dr. B. Cooper. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.885.7079 Esquirette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mrs. Kimble. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.885.7192 Fine Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dr. B. Cooper. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.885.7051 Freshman Class . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mr. S. Darbandi. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.885.7031 Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ms. J. Greene . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.885.7034 MENC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dr. B. Cooper. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.885.7079 Mu Alpha Theta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dr. M. C. Jackson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.885.7095 Newspaper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mrs. Ealey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.885.7074 Mrs. Stokes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.885.7097 Phi Beta Lambda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TBA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.885.7115 Phi Theta Kappa. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mrs. B. Stokes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.885.7097 Mrs. T. Sulton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.885.7022 Physical Education (Basketball-Men) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mr. R. Moore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.885.7018 Physical Education (Basketball-Women) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mrs. M Smith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.885.7015 Science . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mrs. S. White. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.885.7095 Skills USA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mrs. Watkins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.885.7042 Sociology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TBA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.885.7032 Sophomore Class . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mrs. A. Griffin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.885.7093 Student Education Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mrs. S. Marshall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.885.7174 Student Support Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mrs. S. Walker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.885.7045 The Rising Star Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dr. G. Daniels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.885.7030 UJC Alumni . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TBA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.885.7022 United Campus Ministry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dr. B. Cooper. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.885.7035 Usher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mrs. Williams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.885.7022 Utica Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mr. C. Bell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.885.7048 Veterans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mr. D. Price . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.885.7109

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Admissions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ms. Turner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Admissions Office Raymond . . . . 601.857.3280 Admissions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ms. Levy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Academic/Technical Center . . . . . 601.987.8107 Assistant Dean . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dr. Miller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Academic/Technical Center . . . . . 601.987.8164 Bookstore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ms. Finch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Academic/Technical Center . . . . . 601.987.8133 Business Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ms. Kennedy . . . . . . . . . . . . Academic/Technical Center . . . . . 601.987.8166 Mr. Weaver . . . . . . . . . . . . . Academic/Technical Center . . . . . 601.987.8163 *Campus Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.366.1405 Counseling. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ms. Adams** . . . . . . . . . . . . Academic/Technical Center . . . . . 601.987.8158 Mrs. Martin . . . . . . . . . . . . . Academic/Technical Center . . . . . 601.987.8148 Mr. Harris . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Academic/Technical Center . . . . . 601.978.8132 Dean . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dr. Levy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Academic/Technical Center . . . . . 601.987.8164 Financial Aid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mrs. Banks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Academic/Technical Center . . . . . 601.987.8157 GED Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ms. Thompson . . . . . . . . . . Academic/Technical Center . . . . . 601.987.8150 Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mrs. Quinn . . . . . . . . . . . . . Academic/Technical Center . . . . . 601.987.8123 Transitional Specialist . . . . . . . . . . Ms. Simon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Academic/Technical Center . . . . . 601.987.8106 *See Directory in District Information and Services section for other services.

STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS: See District Section for Regulations and Conduct Pointers

SCHOLASTIC ORGANIZATIONS PHI THETA KAPPA - Alpha Zeta Omega Chapter Phi Theta Kappa, an international honors society for the two-year college student, is composed of students whose cumulative grade point average is 3.5 or higher and have completed a minimum of 12 transferable college hours. Local chapters participate in state, regional, and national activities. More information is available on the Phi Theta Kappa website - www.ptk.org

SPECIAL INTEREST ORGANIZATIONS AFRO-AMERICAN CULTURAL SOCIETY The Afro-American Cultural Society is a service and student awareness organization. The objectives of the organization are to promote scholarship, citizenship and fellowship. These objectives will provide a positive relationship between Afro-American students of Hinds Community College and the student government as well as the administration. Membership is open to those students who have a genuine interest in the purpose for which the organization was established. STUDENT SENATE The student body consists of all enrolled students. The Student Senate serves the student by presenting student input through elections, special activities, clubs and organizations. Selected senate members serve on the District Associated Student Government (ASG) which is the governing body for each local Student Senate. AMERICAN INSTITUTE FOR DESIGN AND DRAFTING American Institute for Design and Drafting is sponsored by the Computer Aided Design Department. The purpose of the club is to promote professionalism in the field. Membership is made up of Drafting and Design majors.

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DELTA EPSILON CHI Delta Epsilon Chi identifies the program of youth activity relating to Distribution and Marketing Technology-Distributive Education Clubs of America and is designed to develop future marketing and distribution leaders. lts purposes are to develop a respect for education in marketing and distribution and hotel/motel restaurant management which will contribute to occupational competence and to promote understanding and appreciation for the responsibilities of citizenship in our free competitive enterprise system. Membership on the Jackson Campus is limited to students enrolled in Hotel Restaurant Management Technology. HINDS ASSOCIATION OF LEGAL STUDENTS The Hinds Association of Legal Students exists to encourage an awareness of the importance of the basic skills necessary to do work of a legal nature and to promote a better understanding of the responsibilities involved; to acquaint students with the function of the judiciary and other departments of the court; and to sponsor workshops and seminars in the legal field. PHI BETA LAMBDA (PBL) Phi Beta Lambda is an educational association of student members preparing for careers in business. It is open to all students in all areas of business. PBL promotes leadership and members participate in state, regional, and national activities. SKILLS USA This club is a development club to motivate and develop an enthusiasm for learning that will help trade and industrial, technical, and health education students take their place in society. The students in Skills USA are offered an opportunity to achieve a sense of accomplishment and recognition for skills and abilities through practical competitive contests on local, state, and national levels.

CAMPUS SERVICES AND FACILITIES BOOKSTORE The Bookstore operates In conjunction with the Raymond Campus Bookstore. Hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Friday. During the first week of each semester the hours are 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday to accommodate students attending evening classes. The telephone number is 601.987.8133. FINANCIAL AID AND VETERANS AFFAIRS FOR INFORMATION—SEE DISTRICT INFORMATION SECTION FOR FURTHER INFORMATION Additional procedures that pertain to this location are discussed during the first week of classes. Students are to read the General Information section at the beginning of this handbook since they apply to all students at each location. Students may also refer to the District and Raymond Campus section for information on student activities.

CLUBS/ORGANIZATIONS SPONSOR TELEPHONE DIRECTORY See District Section for Regulations and Conduct Pointers Clubs/Organizations

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Afro-American Cultural Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ms. Simon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.987.8106 American Institute for Design and Drafting . . . . . . . . . Mr. Howard/Mr. Kimble . . . . . . . . 601 .987.8111/8146 Delta Epsilon Chi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mr. Richardson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.987.8155 Hinds Association of Legal Students . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mrs. Dinkins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.987.8114 Phi Beta Lambda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ms. Griffin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.987.8122 Phi Theta Kappa. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ms. Wells and Ms. Simon . . . . . . . . 601.987.8174/8106 Skills USA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mr. Howard/Mr. Kimble . . . . . . . . 601 .987.8111/8146 Student Senate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mr. Harris . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.987.8131

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Dean . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dr. Mahaffey . . . . . . . Nursing/Allied Health Center . . 601 .376.4950 Asst. Dean, Nursing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mrs. Spring . . . . . . . . Nursing/Allied Health Center . . 601 .376.4953 Asst. Dean, Allied Health . . . . . . . . . . Mrs. Bokros . . . . . . . . Nursing/Allied Health Center . . 601 .376.4952 Administrative Coordinator . . . . . . . . Ms. Thompson . . . . . Nursing/Allied Health Center . . 601 .376.4951 Admissions Allied Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ms. Ganzerla . . . . . . . Nursing/Allied Health Center . . 601 .376.4810 ADN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mrs. McFarland . . . . Nursing/Allied Health Center. . . 601 .376.4811 Practical Nursing, Withdrawals. . . . . . Ms. Evans. . . . . . . . . . Nursing/Allied Health Center . . 601 .376.4812 Transition to RN, Short-Term. . . . . . Mrs. Adair . . . . . . . . . Nursing/Allied Health Center . . 601 .376.4813 Bookstore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mrs. Iles . . . . . . . . . . . Nursing/Allied Health Center . . 601 .376.4817 Cashier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ms. Sulkers . . . . . . . . Nursing/Allied Health Center . . 601 .376.4805 Clinical Records Clerk . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mrs. Butts. . . . . . . . . . Nursing/Allied Health Center . . 601 .376.4806 Campus Informations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ms. McCalpin . . . . . . Nursing/Allied Health Center . . 601 .376.4800 Computer Learning Center . . . . . . . . . Mrs. Adams . . . . . . . . Nursing/Allied Health Center . . 601 .376.4814 Continuing Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mrs. Davidson. . . . . . Nursing/Allied Health Center . . 601 .376.4958 *Counselor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mrs. Spencer . . . . . . . Nursing/Allied Health Center . . 601 .376.4803 Evening Support Staff . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mr. Butts. . . . . . . . . . . Nursing/Allied Health Center . . 601 .376.4807 Financial Aid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mr. Mitchell . . . . . . . . District Office/Raymond Campus. 601 .857.3227 Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ms. Bostick. . . . . . . . . Nursing/Allied Health Center . . 601 .376.4816 Police Officer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mr. Cook . . . . . . . . . . Nursing/Allied Health Center. . . 601 .376.4911 Recruiter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nursing/Allied Health Center . . 601 .376.4801 Student Navigator. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mrs. Garner-Knight . Nursing/Allied Health Center . . 601 .376.4818 Student Services Director /Counselor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mrs. Washington. . . . Nursing/Allied Health Center . . 601 .376.4802 * Counselor for students with disability needs. See Directory in District Information and Services section for other services.

SCHOLASTIC ORGANIZATIONS PHI THETA KAPPA - Alpha Iota Phi Theta Kappa, an international honors society for the two-year college student, is composed of students whose cumulative grade point average is 3.5 or higher and have completed a minimum of 12 transferable college hours. Local chapters participate in state, regional, and national activities. More information is available on the Phi Theta Kappa website - www.ptk.org LAMBDA BETA The Hinds chapter of Lambda Beta is a national honorary society for respiratory care students and is academically limited to the upper 25% of the respiratory therapy students.

SPECIAL INTEREST ORGANIZATIONS AMERICAN DENTAL ASSISTANTS ASSOCIATION (ADAA) STUDENT GROUP The ADAA is an organization whose objectives are to share in the responsibility for quality dental health care, advance the practice of dental assisting by encouraging formal education to educationally support the dental assisting profession, and to communicate effectively with all members of health-related professions. Membership is open to any full-time student in a dental assisting program or to a graduate of a dental assisting program enrolled full-time in either a program related to dentistry or in a college degree program.

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STUDENT NURSE ORGANIZATION (SNO) Membership in SNO is open to all Hinds Community College Division of Associate Degree Nursing Students. The purpose of this organization is to promote scholarship, the development of professional responsibility, leadership skills, and an awareness of community, social and health care needs. Members participate in a variety of service activities. HEALTH OCCUPATIONS STUDENTS OF AMERICA (HOSA) HOSA is a national organization of students enrolled in health occupations. These programs and activities help individuals develop their physical, mental, and social well being. Members strengthen their leadership and citizenship abilities through interaction with professional business and other student organizations. They have the opportunity to share experiences with others in the health field. STUDENT HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION The Student Health Information Management Association is a student organization which promotes professionalism in the medical record field through sponsoring speakers and social functions for its members. STUDENT SENATE The student body consists of all enrolled students. The Student Senate serves the student by presenting student input through elections, special activities, clubs, and organizations. Selected senate members serve on the District Associated Student Government (ASG) which is the governing body for each local Student Senate.

CLUBS/ORGANIZATIONS SPONSOR TELEPHONE DIRECTORY See District Section for Regulations and Conduct Pointers Clubs/Organizations

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American Dental Assistants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dr. R. Gavant. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.376.4820 Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) . . . . . . . . Ms. L. Arcemont . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.376.4851 Lambda Beta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ms. S. Miller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.376.4827 Phi Theta Kappa (Fall election) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ms. C. Ricks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.376.4892 Student Health Information Management Association . . . . . Mrs. M. McGuffee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.376.4823 Student Nurse Organization (SNO) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ms. D. Bass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.376.4865 Student Senate (Fall Election) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mr. T. Henry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.376.4824

CAMPUS SERVICES AND FACILITIES STUDENT LOUNGE Coin operated snack machines are available in the student lounge. STUDY HALL A study hall is available during daytime hours. The study hall is located at the North end of the East Student Parking Lot. COMPUTER LEARNING CENTER The Computer Learning Center is located in Anderson Hall in Rooms 1 and 2. Students may use the lab for computer assisted instruction that accompanies nursing and allied health programs. Tutorial programs are also available for student use. The Computer Learning Center is open when classes are in session: Monday – Thursday 7:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Friday 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. LEARNING RESOURCES CENTER The Learning Resources Center (LRC) contains a Library and a Media Center which operates in conjunction with the Raymond Campus Media Center. The LRC maintains a collection of books, computerized indexes, periodicals, and audiovisuals that pertain to the health professions. An online

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public access catalog (OPAC) provides access to the holdings of the Nursing/Allied Health Center LRC and to the holdings of the other Hinds Community College LRCs. The LRC is open the following hours when classes are in session: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday . . . . . . . . . . . . 7:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Wednesday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Friday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. A currently validated HCC identification card is required for use of materials. The telephone number is 601.376.4816 and the fax number is 601.376.4966. See the District section for additional information on the HCC Learning Resources Centers. BOOKSTORE Bookstore hours are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. Additional hours including evening hours are scheduled during the first week of the semester.

SPECIAL NURSING/ALLIED HEALTH CENTER REGULATIONS Nursing/Allied Health Center programs students are required to adhere to the rules and regulations of the affiliating clinical agencies as well as Hinds Community College rules and regulations. Information will be provided through the College Catalog, Nursing/Allied Health Student Manual, and program guidelines, rules, and regulations. Nursing/Allied Health Center students, faculty, and staff are required to wear their Hinds Community College photo ID when present on campus or in an assigned clinical facility.

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Admissions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ms. G. Turner . . . . . . . . . . . Admissions Office, Raymond. . . . 601.857.3280 Ms. J. Warren . . . . . . . . . . . . Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.936.5560 Bills, late fees, fines, decal, etc.. . . Mrs. K. Nelson . . . . . . . . . . Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.936.5554 Books . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mrs. K. Jones . . . . . . . . . . . . Student Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.936.5596 Career Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mrs. K. Harris . . . . . . . . . . . Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.936.1821 Cooperative Education . . . . . . . . . Mr. J. Johnson . . . . . . . . . . . Raymond Campus . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.857.3427 Counseling, Academic, Drop/Add, Registration, Financial Aid, Withdrawal from College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mrs. J. Morgan . . . . . . . . . . Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.936.5547 Mrs. C. McLaurin* . . . . . . . Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.936.5544 Mrs. H. Williams Counseling, Career Technical, Drop/Add, Registration, Withdrawal from College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mrs. H. Williams. . . . . . . . . Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.936.5546 Dean, Academic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mr. G. Fox . . . . . . . . . . . . . . George Wynne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.936.5553 Dean, Student Affairs . . . . . . . . . . Mr. M. Heindl . . . . . . . . . . . Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.936.5552 Dean, Career-Technical . . . . . . . . . Mr. D. Campbell . . . . . . . . . Career Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.936.5550 Financial Aid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mrs. I. Dorris . . . . . . . . . . . . Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.936.5561 Financial Officer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mrs. K. Nelson . . . . . . . . . . Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.936.5554 Testing Lab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mrs. K. Harris . . . . . . . . . . . Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.936.1821 Library Librarians . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mrs. D. Kelly . . . . . . . . . . . . Academic/Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.936.5538 Mrs. R. Lane Mrs. P. Harper Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mr. L. Bacon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.936.1800/601.936.5237 Work Study . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ms. R. Scott . . . . . . . . . . . . . Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.936.5540 *Counselor for students with disability needs

CAMPUS SERVICES AND FACILITIES LEARNING RESOURCES CENTER The Learning Resources Center (LRC) contains a Library and a Media Center which operates in conjunction with the Raymond Campus Media Center. Academic and career-technical materials are available as well as magazines, newspapers, computerized indexes, general reading books, reference materials, and audiovisual items. An online public access catalog (OPAC) provides access to the holdings of the Rankin LRC and to the holdings of the other Hinds Community College LRCs. The LRC is open the following hours when classes are in session: Monday - Thursday. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. Friday. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. A currently validated HCC identification card is required for use of materials. The telephone number is 601 .936.5538 and the fax number is 601.936.5542. See the District section for additional information on the HCC Learning Resources Centers.

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LEARNING ASSISTANCE CENTER The Learning Center at the Rankin Campus is housed in the Academic/Library Building and is open to all students. The Learning Center offers both credit and non-credit services. The Learning Center is equipped with sixteen computers and printers, a wide variety of software in all subject areas, and an assortment of audio-visual programs. The Learning Center also offers noncredit laboratory services. Assistance is available in grammar and punctuation, study methods, writing effective essay examinations, spelling, outlining techniques, writing research papers, vocabulary improvement, critical reading, basic mathematics, and preparation for professional examinations. A tutorial program, with Phi Theta Kappa volunteers as tutors, is also available through the Learning Center. Call 601 .936.5567 for further information. CAREER CENTER The Career Center is housed in the Administration-Classroom Building, first floor, and is open to students and the general public in need of college services. It is the starting point for a variety of college services, including career assessments, resume’ aids, and job searches. The Career Center offers proctored testing for MSVCC (distance learning) courses, the COMPASS placement test, and other proctoring services as requested by the public. The public may also test for the Career-Readiness Certificate at the Rankin Campus Career Center. For additional information, please call 601-936-1821. STUDENT SERVICES BUILDING The Student Services Building houses a student lounge and the bookstore. The building is open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday. The Bookstore operates in conjunction with the Raymond Campus Bookstore. Hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday. During the first two weeks of each semester, the hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday, to accommodate students attending evening classes. During the summer, the first two days of the first term, the bookstore is open from 7:30 to 7:00 and then returns to regular Bookstore hours.Students are able to purchase textbooks, art supplies, school and office supplies, gifts, and clothing. All buildings on Campus conveniently offer food and beverage vending machines.

SCHOLASTIC ORGANIZATIONS PHI THETA KAPPA - Alpha Omicron Omega Chapter Phi Theta Kappa, an international honors society for the two-year college student, is composed of students whose cumulative grade point average is 3.5 or higher and have completed a minimum of 12 transferable college hours. Local chapters participate in state, regional, and national activities. More information is available on the Phi Theta Kappa website - www.ptk.org

STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS See Regulations and Conduct Pointers in District Section STUDENT SENATE The student body consists of all enrolled students. The Student Senate serves the student by presenting student input through elections, special activities, clubs, and organizations. Selected senate members serve on the District Associated Student Government (ASG) which is the governing body for each local Student Senate. BAPTIST STUDENT UNION BSU at Hinds Community College is a fun, caring, safe, accepting, friendly, exciting, relevant, seeking, struggling, REAL place for you. BSU is a Mississippi Baptist Ministry for college students designed to win non-Christians to faith in Christ, to encourage individual and group Bible study, and to learn about and be involved in local, state, national, and foreign mission projects. BSU seeks to provide a wholesome Christian fellowship where students can involve themselves in ministry and personal growth activities. BSU—”On the way to where you are bound.” BSU is available on the Raymond, Rankin and Utica campuses. DELTA EPSILON CHI Delta Epsilon Chi (ΔEX) is an international organization for college students preparing for a variety of careers. Delta Epsilon Chi programs engage students from a variety of educational disciplines, while

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maintaining a strong focus on business-related areas such as marketing, management and entrepreneurship. Activities promoted by Delta Epsilon Chi integrate with and enhance the student’s college curriculum. MEDICAL ASSISTANTS’ CLUB The Medical Assistants’ Club promotes an understanding and appreciation of professional medical assisting technology which will contribute to occupational competence. PHI BETA LAMBDA • NU BETA EPSILON CHAPTER Phi Beta Lambda is an educational association of student members preparing for careers in business. It is open to all students interested in all areas of business. PBL helps to promote business leadership, establish career goals, and develop character. The organization facilitates transition from school to work. Members participate in state, regional, and national activities.

CLUBS/ORGANIZATIONS SPONSOR TELEPHONE DIRECTORY RANKIN CAMPUS See District Section for Regulations and Conduct Pointers Clubs/Organizations

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BSU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mr. G. Davison . . . . . . . . . . George Wynne Hall . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.857.5312 Delta Epsilon Chi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mrs. J. Foreman. . . . . . . . . . George Wynne Hall . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.936.5501 Medical Assistants’Club . . . . . . . . Mrs. C. King . . . . . . . . . . . . George Wynne Hall . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.936.5596 Phi Beta Lambda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mrs. R. Summers-Akers . . George Wynne Hall . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.857.3279 Phi Theta Kappa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mrs. C. Helms . . . . . . . . . . . George Wynne Hall . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.936.5585 Student Senate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mrs. J. Morgan . . . . . . . . . . Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.936.5547

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VICKSBURG-WARREN DIRECTORY FOR

WHO

WHERE

PHONE

Dean . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mr. H. Dyar . . . . . . . . . . . . . Banks Building . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.629.6804 Administrative Secretary . . . . . . . Mrs. D. Hutchins . . . . . . . . Banks Building . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.629.6804 Assistant Dean . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mr. W. Harpole . . . . . . . . . . Banks Building . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.629.6822 Admissions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ms. D. Lewis . . . . . . . . . . . . Banks Building . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.857.3280 Main Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mrs. S. Gray. . . . . . . . . . . . . Banks Building . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.629.6881 Ms. A. Boland . . . . . . . . . . . Banks Building . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.638.0600 Career Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ms. J. Flowers . . . . . . . . . . . Banks Building . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.629.6850 Counseling. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Eric Burton* . . . . . . . . . . . . . Banks Building . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.629.6830 Mr. R. Engler* . . . . . . . . . . . Banks Building . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.629.6821 Chandra Willis*. . . . . . . . . . Banks Building . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.629.6807 Financial Aid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ms. B. Poole . . . . . . . . . . . . . Banks Building . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.629.6836 Student Senate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ms. Sarah Nichols . . . . . . . Multipurpose Bldg . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.629.6858 Fee Payment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ms. C. Newton . . . . . . . . . . Banks Building . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.629.6806 Bookstore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ms. A. Boland . . . . . . . . . . . Banks Building . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.638.6832 Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ms. M. Bell. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Multipurpose Bldg. . . . . . . . . . . . . 601.629.6846 *Counselor for students with disability needs See Directory in District Information and Services section for other services.

CAMPUS SERVICES AND FACILITIES FINANCIAL AID Assistance with financial aid can be received from the Financial Aid Office (located in the Banks Building). A representative will be present on the Vicksburg Campus each Monday during the hours 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Applications may be obtained via the internet at www.fafsa.gov. or the main office. (See District Section for Information) SCHOLARSHIPS Vicksburg students have ten scholarships which are designated specifically to them. These include the Jaycettes, Buckner, Duncan, Murt Markos, Street Medical Foundation and Pervangher scholarships. Students apply through the Development Foundation. See District Section for full list of scholarships available. For ACT scholarships contact the Raymond Financial Aid Office. BOOKSTORE The Vicksburg Bookstore has textbooks that are used for the courses taught at the VicksburgWarren Campus. The bookstore is open on a part-time basis (hours are posted at the bookstore). During the first two weeks of each semester the bookstore is open Monday - Thursday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., and 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. After registration end, the bookstore hours are from 8:00a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday each week. The bookstore is closed on Friday.To purchase a textbook bring cash, money order, or credit card and the student’s social security number. Sorry, but we do not accept out-of-state checks. OFFICE HOURS Monday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday . . . . . . . 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Tueday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. LEARNING RESOURCES CENTER The Learning Resources Center (LRC) contains a Library, a Learning Lab, and a Media Center which operates in conjunction with the Raymond Campus Media Center. The LRC’s collection specializes in career-technical materials, as well as academic materials, magazines, general reading

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books, reference materials, and audio-visual items. An online public access catalog (OPAC) provides access to the holdings of the Vicksburg-Warren County Branch LRC and to the holdings of the other Hinds Community College LRCs. The Learning Lab contains microcomputers, appropriate software for many of the courses, word processing programs, and Internet access. The LRC is open the following hours when classes are in session: Monday – Thursday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:00 a.m. - 6:45 p.m. Friday. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 noon A currently validated HCC identification card is required for use of materials. The telephone number is 601.629.6846 and the fax number is 601.629.6862. See the District section for additional information on the HCC Learning Resources Centers. STUDENT LOUNGE The Student Lounge is open from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. for a variety of snack foods. Tables are available. SECURITY Security guards are available for persons who need assistance. Contact the main office. PARKING Hinds Community College parking decals are required at the Vicksburg-Warren Campus. Please see district section for information on purchasing decals and rules and regulations. Decals may be purchased in the Finance Office. STUDENT ACTIVITIES The Student Senate, Phi Theta Kappa and the local Arts and Lecture Committee plan and implement social, cultural and intellectual programs for students, faculty and staff. A variety of programs will be held in the fall and spring semesters.

STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS See District Section for Regulations and Conduct Pointers STUDENT SENATE - Sarah Nichols, Advisor - 601.629.6858 The student body consists of all enrolled students. The Student Senate serves the student by presenting student input through elections, special activities, clubs, and organizations. Selected senate members serve on the District Associated Student Government (ASG) which is the governing body for each local Student Senate. PHI BETA LAMBDA - Leslie Hollowell, Advisor - 601.629.6811 Phi Beta Lambda is the national organization for all college students participating in business and office programs. The purpose of the organization is to provide additional opportunities for college students in business and office education, to develop career competencies, and to promote civic and personal responsibility. HEALTH OCCUPATIONS STUDENT ASSOCIATION (HOSA) - Maxine Kron, Advisor - 601.629.6820 The Vicksburg-Warren County Chapter of HOSA was organized to teach leadership skills to men and women enrolled in Allied Health and Nursing. Members of HOSA compete on District and State levels in skills related to the health field. HOSA students through club work develop civic consciousness, pride in a job well done and parliamentary procedure skills in addition to social awareness.

SCHOLASTIC ORGANIZATIONS PHI THETA KAPPA - Alpha Chi Omega Chapter – Sarah Nichols, Advisor, 601.629.6858 Phi Theta Kappa, an international honors society for the two-year college student, is composed of students whose cumulative grade point average is 3.5 or higher and have completed a minimum of 12 transferable college hours. Local chapters participate in state, regional, and national activities.

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ACADEMIC TRANSFER GUIDES Mississippi State Board for Community and Junior Colleges http://www.sbcjc.cc.ms.us/ Transfer guide agreements (154) between MS Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning and MS State Board for Community and Junior Colleges Boards along with the Hinds Academic Transfer guides may be found at http://www.hindscc.edu/Admissions/get_enrolled/programs_of_study/transfer/InState.aspx for the colleges and universities listed below. Mississippi University for Women Alcorn State University Northeast Louisiana/Samford University Belhaven College University of Mississippi Medical Center Delta State University University of Southern Mississippi Jackson State University University of Mississippi Millsaps All Pre-medical and Pre-dental Mississippi State University Mississippi College OTHER INFORMATION LINKS located on HCC WEBSITE • http://www.hindscc.edu/ HINDS COMMUNITY COLLEGE: Application for Student Housing http://www.hindscc.edu/Documents/Application_for_Housing.pdf College Catalog, publications, forms, class schedule, and maps at: http://www.hindscc.edu/CurrentStudents/Documents.aspx HINDS ORIENTATION LINK PROVIDES VALUABLE INFORMATION FOR ALL STUDENTS AND PARENTS http://www.hindscc.edu/Admissions/orientation/default.aspx STUDENT SERVICES help sites located on HCC WEBSITE • http://www.hindscc.edu/ National ACT website: http://www.act.org/ GED Test National website: http:/ /www.hindscc.edu/CurrentStudents/student_services/Testing.aspx Nursing NET entrance test: http://www.hindscc.edu/Documents/Departments/Health%20Related%20Professions/ NET%20Registration%20Form%202009.pdf FINANCIAL AID, LOAN, WORK-STUDY, and SCHOLARSHIP LINKS located on HCC WEBSITE • http://www.hindscc.edu All types financial aid, applications, and links at: http://www.hindscc.edu/Admissions/paying_for_college/financial_aid/default.aspx?type=default To apply for Federal Financial Aid, visit their web site at: http://www.fafsa.ed.gov MTAG/MESG application link To apply, visit the State Student Financial Aid web site at: http://www.ihl.state.ms.us/financialaid/default.asp Outside Search for Scholarships FastWEB (Financial Aid Search via the WEB) http://www.fastweb.com/

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INDEX ADAA (NAHC) ..........................................................98 ASG (Raymond) .......................................................76 AQPI (Utica) .............................................................90 Abandoned Vehicles ...........................................66-67 Ability to Benefit Test and Passing Compass Scores to Receive Financial Aid .......................................18 Absences..............................................................43-44 Absolute, Quality, Participation, and Integrity Club .................................................90 Academic Transfer Guides ......................................108 Accreditation................................................................1 Afro American Cultural Society Academic/Technical Center ..................................96 Agriculture Club (Raymond) ......................................79 Aid to Graduates (Utica)............................................87 Alcohol/Drug Effects, Consequences & Laws ...........13 Alpha Beta Gamma (Raymond) ...............................79 Alpha Rho Tau (Raymond) ........................................79 Alumni Association (Utica).........................................90 Alumni and Associates Future Homemakers of America (Utica) ...............90 American Dental Assistant Assn. (ADAA) ................98 American Institute for Design & Drafting ..................96 Annual Staff (Utica) ..................................................90 Appeals Scholastic Appeals ...............................................47 Disciplinary ......................................................59-60 Excessive Absences ............................................44 Financial Aid Suspension ................................21-22 Parking Citation ........................................................63 Art Club Raymond ..............................................................80 Utica......................................................................90 Art Gallery (Marie Hull) (RY) .....................................76 Associated Student Government .........................66-68 Raymond ..............................................................76 Utica......................................................................92 JK-Academic Technical Center................................. JK-Nursing & Allied Health Center .......................99 Rankin.................................................................103 Vicksburg ............................................................107 Association of Legal Students Raymond ..............................................................81 JK-Academic/Technical Center.............................97 Athletic Drug Testing Program for Athletes ..............35 Athletic Purpose .......................................................35 Athletic Scholarships ............................................35-36 Athletics (Utica) ........................................................90 Attendance Policy ...............................................43-44 Authority for Enforcement of Discipline................53-54 Automobile Regulations ......................................63-67 Awards Day ..............................................................25 Band Raymond .............................................................78 Utica ........................................................................90 Baptist Student Union Rankin.................................................................103 Raymond ..............................................................82 Barber Shop (Raymond) ..........................................73 Barbering (Utica) ......................................................89 Barbering Club (Utica)...............................................90 Baseball.....................................................................35 Basketball ..................................................................35 Beta Beta Beta (Biology, Raymond) ....................79-80 Biology Club (Raymond) ...........................................80 Blackboard.................................................................25 Boarding of Buses (Utica) ........................................87

Bookstore/Supply Store (Raymond) .........................73 Bookstore Academic/Technical Center ..................................97 Nursing/Allied Health Center ..............................100 Utica (Bookstore and Mailroom)...........................89 Rankin (Student Services Bldg.) ........................103 Vicksburg ...........................................................106 Raymond…………………………………… ……….73 Boot Camp, Off to Good Start (Housing) ............26, 28 British Studies Program.............................................40 Bus ID (Utica) ...........................................................87 Business Office (Raymond).......................................74 Cable T.V. (in Residence Halls).................................34 Cafeteria Hours of Operation Raymond ..............................................................74 Utica......................................................................88 Calendar 2008-2009...............................................7-10 Campus Crime Awareness and Emergency Reporting......................................12-13 Campus Police (Raymond) ................................12, 72 Campus Police (Nursing-Allied Health) .....................13 Campus Police (Utica).........................................12, 89 Campus Police Jurisdiction ......................................63 Campus Police Powers ............................................63 Campus Police/Security Response to Emergencies ..............................................12-15 Campus Security (Rankin) ................................13, 102 Campus Security (Vicksburg)............................13, 107 Campus Services and Facilities Raymond .........................................................72-77 Utica ................................................................86-89 JK-Academic Technical ........................................97 JK-Nursing/Allied Health Center....................99-100 Rankin.................................................................102 Vicksburg/Warren .......................................106-107 Campus Solicitation...................................................48 Career Assessment .............................................17, 39 Catholic Student Organization...................................82 Cheating ....................................................................55 Check-in/Check-out (Housing) .................................31 Cheerleaders Raymond ........................................................36, 72 Utica......................................................................90 Chess Club (Utica) ...................................................90 Choir (Raymond) ......................................................78 Circle “K” Club (Raymond) .......................................78 Civic and Service Org. (Raymond)............................78 Class Closing Procedures .........................................14 Class Leadership Authority and Womanhood Club (Utica) .....................................91 Class Organization (Utica) .......................................91 Clefs (Raymond) ......................................................78 Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act .........................12 Closing of College Due to Severe Weather Conditions .............................................14 Closing Hours (Residence Halls) .............................31 Club or Group Meeting Conduct .........................51-52 Club Regulations (Utica) ..........................................93 Clubs and Organizations Raymond .........................................................76-82 Utica ................................................................89-94 JK-Academic Technical ...................................96-97 JK-Nursing/Allied Health Center......................98-99 Rankin .........................................................103-104 Vicksburg/Warren ..............................................107 Clubs on Campuses (see Organizations)

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C.O.G.I.C. Ministry (Raymond) ................................82 College Assistance Program .....................................13 College Calendar (2009-2010)...............................7-10 College Work-Study .................................................21 College Committees District Appeals .....................................................55 Local Disciplinary ..................................................54 Local Student Affairs .............................................55 Residence Hall Disciplinary....................................54 Traffic Appeals ..................................................54-55 Complaint Procedure .................................................11 Computer and Internet Use Rules .......................48-49 Communication-Purpose of the Handbook................11 Complaint Procedure for Students ............................11 Concessions (Raymond) ..........................................74 Conduct in Club or Group Meetings.....................51-52 Conduct in the Cafeteria ..........................................51 Conduct in Traditional Classes.............................50-51 Conduct in the Learning Resources Center ..............51 Conduct in Online Classes .......................................51 Conduct in the Residence Halls................31-34; 49-60 Conduct on Campus..................................................50 Consolidation (see Residence Hall) .........................30 Contents ...................................................................2-5 Convenience Store (Raymond) ................................74 Cooperative Education ..............................................38 Cosmetology Club (Utica) ........................................91 Counseling (Utica) .....................................................86 Counseling Services.............................................17-18 Counseling/Testing Raymond ..............................................................75 District ............................................................17-18 Counseling (Veterans Affairs) ....................................37 Creative Learning in Retirement................................39 Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act .......................................12-13 Crime, Emergency Reporting Policy ........................12 Criminal Justice Club (Raymond)..............................82 Curfew Hours ...........................................................33 Dance Troupe (Utica) ...............................................91 Dangerous Weapons Policy ......................................52 Data Processing Society Club (Utica) .......................91 Dean of Students Raymond/District ..................................................75 Rankin.................................................................102 Utica ................................................................85-86 Dean’s Scholar ..........................................................25 Debit Card.............................................26, Back Cover Decal Fees ...............................................................64 Delta Epsilon Chi Raymond ..............................................................80 Academic/Technical Center ..................................97 Rankin ...............................................................104 Demerits ...............................................................55-57 Developmental Courses ............................................44 Development Foundation Scholarship Policies .........24 Diamond Darlings (Baseball-Raymond) ..............80, 82 Directory Academic/Technical Center ..................................96 Nursing/Allied Health Center ................................98 Residence Halls....................................................34 Rankin.................................................................102 Raymond .........................................................72-73 District ............................................................15-16 Utica ....................................................................85 Vicksburg ...........................................................106

Directory of Organizations & Sponsors (see Organizations) Disability Support Services .......................................18 Disciplinary and Appeals Committees .......................55 Disciplinary Hearings............................................57-60 Disciplinary Penalties ..........................................59-60 Disciplinary Procedures........................................52-60 Discipline - Positive Environment ..............................52 Discipline - Sexual Harassment ................................52 Discipline, Violations - Demerits...........................55-57 Discrimination (Policy Against) ............................67-68 Disciplinary Purpose & Regulations .....................52-60 Distance Learning ................................................42-43 District Information and Services ........................15-70 Dorm (see Residence Hall) Dramatics Club (Utica) .............................................91 Dramatics Club (see Lendon Players at Raymond) .........................................................81 Drug/Alcohol, Effects, Consequences & Laws ..........13 Drug Education & Testing Program for Athletes ...........................................................35 Drug Free Environment........................................60-61 Drug and Alcohol Awareness Committee ..................77 Drug (K9) Dogs .........................................................62 Duties of Officers (Utica) ..........................................93 Eagle Ridge Golf Course and Raymond Lake ..........75 Eagle (Yearbook).......................................................79 e-Learning .................................................................41 Elections Committee..................................................68 Raymond ..............................................................77 Utica......................................................................93 Electrical Appliances (in Residence Halls) ................32 Electrical Technicians ..........................................80, 82 E-mail (Go.Hinds) ........................Inside front cover, 25 Emergency Procedures Concerning the Operation of HCC ............................................13-15 Emergencies-Raymond (Medical & Weather) ....33, 83 Emergencies Residence Halls....................................................33 Raymond ...................................................13-15; 83 Utica .....................................................13-15; 87-88 Academic/Technical Center.............................13-15 Nursing/Allied Health Center ...........................13-15 Rankin .............................................................13-15 Vicksburg-Warren ............................................13-15 Esquire Club (Utica) .................................................91 Esquirette Club (Utica) .............................................91 Excessive Unexcused Absences .........................43-44 Excused Absences ....................................................43 Excuse of Late Bus (Utica)........................................87 Falsification of Vehicle Registration Information ......64 Family Education Rights & Privacy Act ...............60-62 Federal College Work Study ....................................20 Federal Programs ...............................................19-20 Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant(FSEOG)....................................19 Fellowship of Christian Athletes (Raymond) ............79 Financial Aid .........................................................18-19 Academic/Technical Center ..................................97 Nursing/Allied Health Center ..............................100 Rankin.................................................................102 Raymond ..............................................................76 Utica......................................................................85 Vicksburg ...........................................................106 General Requirements .........................................18 Ability to Benefit (COMPASS Scores) .................18

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Financial Aid continued Applying ................................................................19 Federal Refunds/Repayments..............................19 Federal Programs ................................................19 State Programs.....................................................20 Probation/Suspension Policy...........................21-22 Satisfactory Progress .......................................21 Average & Credit Hours Required ..............21 Status Review and Notification ........................22 Withdrawals, N-C, Remedial, & I’s...................22 Time Frame .....................................................22 Transfer Students.............................................22 Unsatisfactory Appeal Process ........................22 Scholarship Policies ........................................23-24 Veterans Affairs ...............................................37-38 Work/Study Program ...........................................20 Financial Information .................................................62 Fire (What To Do In Case Of) ..................................14 Firedrill Procedures for Housing................................33 Fitness (Wellness Complex)......................................76 Football......................................................................35 General Purpose and Aims of HCC ...........................6 Goals ..........................................................................6 Go.Hinds email ...........................Inside Front cover, 25 Golf ......................................................................35, 77 Gospel Choir (Raymond)...........................................78 Grades (web access) ..........Inside Front Cover, 16, 26 Guaranteed Student Loan (see Stafford Loan) ..............................................20 Guests in Residence Halls ........................................32 Hands-On Interpreters (Raymond)............................80 Health (Utica).............................................................88 Health and Insurance Services ...........................24-25 Health and Safety Training Program .........................40 Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) Nursing/Allied Health Center ................................99 Vicksburg ...........................................................107 Hearings (Disciplinary) .............................................58 HCC Code of Conduct .....................Inside Back Cover HCC Deaf Club .........................................................80 Hi-Steppers (Raymond).......................................36, 80 Hinds Association of Legal Students Raymond ..............................................................81 Academic/Technical Center ..................................97 Hinds Community College Work Study .....................20 Hinds Connection ......................................................78 Hinds Criminal Justice Club .....................................81 Hinds Debit Card ..................................26, Back Cover Hindsonian (Newspaper) ...........................................79 Holidays (Residence Halls Opening and Closing) ..........................................31 Home Builders (Raymond) .......................................80 Honors Day ..............................................................25 Honors Program .......................................................40 Honor Roll ................................................................25 Dean’s Scholar .....................................................25 President’s Scholar ..............................................25 HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) Nursing/Allied Health Center ................................99 Vicksburg ...........................................................107 Housing and Residence Life ..........................26-34, 75 Application process .........................................27-28 Assessment of damages ......................................31 Assignment process .............................................29 Boot Camp (Raymond)...................................26, 28 Buildings for New and Returning Students ..........29 Cable T. V. ............................................................34

Housing continued Cancellation of room .......................................27-28 Curfew Hours........................................................33 Closing Hours .......................................................33 Closing of Halls.....................................................31 Conduct................................................31-34; 49-60 Contract obligations..............................................28-29 Cumulative 2.0 GPA (all students)........................26 Damage or loss of Personal Property ..................34 Disclaimer .............................................................30 Designated Smoking Areas.......................29, 67-68 Electrical Appliances.............................................32 Eligibility to live in residence hall.....................26-27 Emergencies (reporting)..................................12-15 Fire/Fire Drills ...........................................14, 33, 83 Full-time student requirement...............................26 Guests ..................................................................32 Hall change procedure .........................................30 Holidays ................................................................31 Honor hall GPA.....................................................29 Housing assignment .............................................29 Housing Regulations and Policies...................31-34 Lost Room Key .....................................................32 Meal plans ............................................................88 Medical emergency ...................................12-15, 33 Meet all admission requirements....................26, 28 Obstruction of Corridor, Door, Lobby, etc .............32 Off-campus housing NOTE ..................................28 Off To A Good Start (Utica)...................................28 Orientation course requirement.......................26-27 Opening/closing of halls and Holidays .................31 Pets.......................................................................32 Payment of fees, room, board........................28, 29 Policies and regulations ..................................31-34 Pregnancy.............................................................34 Private room .........................................................30 Quiet Hours ..........................................................33 Requirements to receive room assignment .........29 Requirements for living in residence halls ......28-29 Refrigerator rental.................................................33 Refund of room and board (policy) .................29-30 Residence Hall Contract..................................28-29 Regulations/policies in Residence Halls .......................................31-34 Regulations on conduct .......................31-34; 50-52 Residence Hall and Roommate Preferences .......29 Residence Hall Directory ......................................34 Residence Life Office .....................................34, 76 Room and board payment....................................28 Room change procedure ......................................30 Roommate assignment/preferences.....................29 Room consolidation procedure.............................30 Room entry and inspection...................................30 Room Decorations................................................33 Room Inspection...................................................32 Room Reservation Fee.........................................27 Severe weather emergency .....................15, 33, 83 Solicitation ............................................................32 Check-in/ Check-out Process..........................30-31 Telephone service.................................................34 Transitional students ......................................27, 47 Updating Room.....................................................30 Visitation ...............................................................30 Waiting lists process.............................................27 ID Card ...............................................................32, 62 ID for Bus (Utica).......................................................87 iLink (online Library catalog) .....................................26

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In Case of Emergency Academic/Technical Center.............................13-15 Nursing/Allied Health Center ..........................13-15 Rankin .............................................................13-15 Raymond ..................................................13-15; 83 Utica ....................................................13-15; 87-88 Vicksburg-Warren ............................................13-15 Instructional Technology ............................................42 Intercollegiate Athletics........................................35, 77 International Student Services ..................................36 International Study Programs....................................40 Internet Policies....................................................48-49 Intramural Sports (Raymond) ....................................77 Investigation .............................................................57 Jackson Campus Academic/Technical Center ..................................95 Nursing/Allied Health Center ...............................95 Job Placement...........................................................39 K9 Drug Dogs on Campus ........................................62 Lambda Beta (NAHC) ..............................................98 Landscape Management Club (Raymond) ..............81 Laser Grade Computer Testing .................................39 Late Bus (Utica).........................................................87 Laundry (Raymond)...................................................74 Law Enforcement Powers ........................................63 Learning Assistance Center (Rankin)...............102-103 Learning Resource Center Nursing/Allied Health Center ........................99-100 Rankin.................................................................102 Raymond ..............................................................74 Utica......................................................................88 Vicksburg.....................................................106-107 Learning Resource Services/Library .........................42 Lendon Players (Raymond).......................................81 Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership (LEAP)...............................................21 Library..........................See Learning Resource Center Library Club (Utica) ..................................................91 Library Conduct .........................................................51 Livestock Judging Team (Raymond) ........................82 Loans.........................................................................19 Lost and Found (Raymond) .....................................75 Lost Room Key (Residence Hall) .............................32 Mailroom Raymond ..............................................................75 Utica......................................................................89 MS Guaranteed Student Loan (see Stafford Loan) ..............................................20 Marie Hull Art Gallery ...............................................76 Meals (Utica) ............................................................88 Media Services ..........................................................42 Medical Assistants’ Club (Rankin) ..........................104 Medical Emergency (Residence Halls) ....................33 Mission Statement .......................................................6 Mississippi Association of Educators–Student Program (Utica) ...................91 Mississippi Tech-Prep Initiative ................................39 Motor Vehicle Rules & Regulations .....................63-67 Motor Vehicle Registration Decal Fee.......................64 Moving Violations .....................................................67 Mu Alpha Theta (Utica) ............................................91 Raymond ..............................................................79 Musical Organizations (Raymond) ............................78 My.Hindscc.edu..........................Inside Front Cover, 25 Newspaper Staff (Utica) ...........................................91 Non-Discriminatory Policy Notice ..............................67 Non-Smoking Policy .................................................67

Notice of Absence Procedure....................................44 Appeals ................................................................44 Off-Campus Housing-NOTE......................................28 Off-Campus Speakers..........................................69-70 Off to a Good Start (Utica) ..................................26, 28 Office Hours...............................................................11 Office Hours (Vicksburg) ........................................106 Office of Student Affairs/ Dean ..................................75 Online Classes .....................................................42-43 Online Services ..............................................25-26, 42 Opening/Closing of Residence Halls.........................31 Organization Advisors ..............................................69 Organization Directory (see each campus) Organizations and Sponsors Rankin ...............................................................104 Raymond ..............................................................82 Academic/Technical Center ..................................97 Utica......................................................................94 Nursing/Allied Health Center ...............................99 Vicksburg ............................................................107 Organizing a New Club .............................................68 Raymond ..............................................................78 Utica......................................................................90 Organizing New Student Organizations ....................68 Orientation to College Programs, Course, Web...........................26, 36, 86 Parking (Vicksburg) ................................................107 Parking Decal ...........................................................64 Parking Regulations ............................................64-65 Parking Violation Appeals ....................................66-67 Parking Violation Penalties ..................................65-66 Parking Zone Regulations .........................................64 Payment Plan ...........................................................62 Pell Grant .................................................................19 Pets (in Residence Halls) ..........................................32 Phi Beta Lambda Academic/Technical Center ..................................97 Rankin ...............................................................104 Raymond ..............................................................81 Utica......................................................................91 Vicksburg ...........................................................107 Phi Theta Kappa Academic/Technical Center ..................................96 Nursing/Allied Health Center ...............................98 Rankin.................................................................103 Raymond ..............................................................79 Utica......................................................................89 Vicksburg ...........................................................107 Philosophy & Objectives of Student Affairs ...............17 Physical Education Club (Utica) ................................92 Plagiarism..................................................................55 Plus Loan Program (PARENT)..................................20 Police Raymond ..............................................................75 Utica......................................................................89 Policy on Satisfactory Standing - Financial Aid....21-23 Post Office (see Mailroom) President’s Scholar ..................................................25 Privacy Rights (FERPA) ......................................60-61 Private Room in Residence Hall ..............................30 Probation and Suspension Disciplinary (VIII) .............................................55-57 Financial Aid ....................................................21-22 Housing (I.D.) .......................................................32 Scholastic ............................................................47 Veterans Affairs ...............................................37-38 Procedure to File Discipline Charge..........................54

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Psi Beta (Raymond) .................................................79 Publications (Raymond) ...........................................79 Publications Policy ...................................................70 Purpose of Handbook ................................................11 Quiet Hours (Residence Hall) ..................................33 Rankin Campus ...............................................102-104 Rankin Directory ......................................................102 Raymond Campus ..............................................72-83 Raymond Campus Senate .......................................77 Raymond Directory .............................................72-73 Refrigerator Rental (Raymond) ...........................33-34 Refund of Room and Board ................................29-30 Registration of Student Organizations .....................68 Regulations - for Speakers........................................69 Regulations - Signs and Posters...............................69 Regulations - Special (NAHC).................................100 Religious Activities (Utica) .........................................89 Religious Organizations (Raymond)..........................79 Rentals (Residence Halls) Refrigerator ..........................................................33 Telephone ............................................................34 Residence Hall Associations (Raymond) .................81 Residence Life/Housing .......................................26-34 Application process .........................................27-28 Assessment of damages ......................................31 Assignment process .............................................29 Buildings for New and Returning Students ..........29 Cable T. V. ............................................................34 Cancellation of room.............................................27 Curfew Hours........................................................33 Closing Hours .......................................................33 Closing of Halls.....................................................31 Conduct .....................................................31, 50-52 Contract obligations.........................................28-29 Cumulative 2.0 GPA (all students)........................26 Damage or loss of Personal Property ............31, 34 Disclaimer .............................................................30 Designated Smoking Areas ......................29, 56, 67 Electrical Appliances.............................................32 Eligibility to live in residence hall.....................26-27 Emergencies (reporting)..................................13-15 Fire/Fire Drills ...........................................14, 33, 83 Full-time student requirement...............................26 Guests ..................................................................32 Hall change procedure .........................................30 Holidays ................................................................31 Honor hall GPA.....................................................29 Housing assignment .............................................29 Housing Regulations and Policies...................26-34 Lost Room Key .....................................................32 Meal plans ............................................................26 Medical emergency .........................................13-15 Meet all admission requirements....................26, 28 Obstruction of Corridor, Door, Lobby, etc .............32 Off-campus housing NOTE ..................................28 Orientation course requirement.......................28-29 Opening/closing of halls and Holidays .................31 Pets.......................................................................32 Payment of fees, room, board ..............................28 Policies and regulations ..................................27-34 Pregnancy.............................................................34 Private room .........................................................30 Quiet Hours ..........................................................33 Requirements to receive room assignment .........28 Requirements for living in residence halls ......28-29 Refrigerator rental.................................................33 Residence Hall Contract..................................28-31

Regulations/policies in Residence Halls .................................31-34, 56 Regulations on conduct .......................31-32, 49-59 Residence Hall and Roommate Preferences .......29 Refund of room and board (policy) .................29-30 Residence Hall Directory ......................................34 Residence Life Office ...........................................76 Room and board payment...............................29-30 Room change procedure ......................................30 Roommate assignment/preferences ...............27-29 Room consolidation procedure.............................30 Room entry and inspection...................................30 Room Decorations................................................32 Room Inspection...................................................32 Room Reservation Fee.........................................27 Severe weather emergency .....................15, 33, 83 Solicitation ......................................................32, 48 Check-in/ Check-out Process..........................30-31 Telephone service.................................................34 Transitional students ......................................27, 46 Updating Room.....................................................30 Visitation ...............................................................30 Waiting lists process.............................................27 Rights and Responsibilities .......................................11 Severe Weather Emergency (Housing) ...................33 Severe Weather (What To Do) .................................15 Rising Star Club (Utica).............................................92 Scholarships Athletic ..................................................................35 Vicksburg ...........................................................106 Scholastic Organizations Academic/Technical Center ..................................96 Nursing/Allied Health Center ...............................98 Rankin ...............................................................103 Raymond ..............................................................79 Utica......................................................................89 Vicksburg/Warren ...............................................107 Scholars Day ............................................................25 Scholarship Policies .............................................23-24 Scholastic Appeals ...................................................47 Scholastic Probation and Suspension ................46-47 Scholastic Requirements...........................................46 Scholastic Restart Policy...........................................48 Science Club (Utica)..................................................92 Screaming Eagles Car Club ......................................81 Security (Police) Raymond (Police) .................................................75 Utica (Police) ........................................................89 Vicksburg (Security) ..........................................107 Severe Weather Emergency ...............................15, 33 Sexual Harrassment (Prohibited) .........................52-55 Signs and Posters Regulations ................................69 Skills USA Raymond .............................................................81 Academic/Technical Center ..................................97 Utica......................................................................92 Smoking (Non-Smoking Policy)................................ 67 SNO (Student Nurse Organization)...........................99 Soccer (Raymond) ...................................................35 Social Life (Utica) .....................................................89 Sociology Club (Utica)...............................................92 Softball.......................................................................36 Solicitation ................................................................48 Solicitation (in Residence Halls)................................32 Speakers (Off-Campus) ......................................69-70 Special Activity Committees .....................................76

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Special Interest Organizations Nursing/Allied Health Center ..........................98-99 Academic/Technical Center.............................96-97 Raymond .........................................................79-81 Special Service Club (Utica) ....................................92 Sponsorship of Student Organizations......................69 Sports Intercollegiate .................................................35, 77 Intramural ............................................................77 Stafford Loan .............................................................20 Student Activities Raymond ..............................................................76 Vicksburg ...........................................................107 Student Affairs (Raymond) .......................................75 Student Complaint Procedure ..................................11 Student Education Association (Utica) .....................92 Student Elections Committees ..................................68 Raymond ..............................................................77 Utica......................................................................93 Student Emergency Treatment Permission for International Study Program ..........................40 Student/Employee Assistance Program ....................13 Student Government Organizations. (Utica) ............92 Student Health Information Management Assn.........99 Student Learning Assistance Program (Utica) .........86 Student Life and Services (Utica)..............................86 Student Lounge (Vicksburg) ....................................107 Student Nurse Organization (SNO)...........................99 Student Responsibility and Obligations.....................53 Student Organizations Advisors/Sponsors Participation (District) ...........69 Associated Student Government (District) ...........68 Campus Solicitation (District) ...............................49 Organizing New Organization (District) ................69 Registration of Organization/Offices (District) ......69 Regulations for Off-Campus Speakers (District) .69 Regulations for Signs & Posters (District) ...........69 Regulations for Student Organizations (District) 69 Academic/Technical Center ..................................96 Nursing/Allied Health Center ...........................98-99 Rankin .........................................................102-104 Raymond .........................................................76-82 Utica ................................................................89-92 Vicksburg.....................................................106-107 Regulations for Student Organizations.................69 Student Participation in Institutional Affairs ...............17 Student Publication Policy.........................................70 Student Senate Academic/Technical Center .................................96 Nursing/Allied Health Center ...............................99 Rankin.................................................................103 Raymond .........................................................76-77 Utica ................................................................92-93 Vicksburg ...........................................................107

Student Services Building Rankin.................................................................103 Student Support Services (Utica) ..............................86 Student Union............................................................75 Students with Disabilities...........................................18 Summer Work (ScholasticProbation and Suspension)......46 Suspension (see Probation and Suspension) Table of Contents ....................................................2-5 Tardies .......................................................................44 Telephone Service (Residence Halls) .......................34 Tennis ........................................................................36 Testing (Raymond) ...................................................75 Testing (Utica) ..........................................................67 Tobacco Use (Non-Smoking Policy)..........................67 Tornado/Severe Weather...........................................15 Track..........................................................................36 Traffic Appeals Committee .......................................54 Transfer Guides (Academic)....................................108 Transfer Students and Financial Aid .........................22 Transitional Students.................................................46 Transportation (Utica) ................................................87 UJC Alumni Association ...........................................90 Unexcused Absences ................................................43 United Campus Ministry (Utica) ...............................92 Usher Club (Utica).....................................................92 Utica Campus ...........................................................84 Utica Connection .......................................................92 Utica Campus Directory ...........................................85 Vehicle Parking Zone Regulations ...........................64 Vehicle Registration..............................................63-64 Vehicle Rules and Regulations ...........................63-67 Veterans Affairs .........................................................37 Admission .............................................................37 Changing Enrollment Status ................................37 Changing of Programs ........................................37 Counseling ...........................................................37 Credit for Service and Training ............................37 Probation and Suspension ..................................37 Regarding Overpayment .....................................38 Vicksburg -Warren Campus ...................................105 Vicksburg -Warren Campus Directory ....................106 Violations and Demerit System ............................55-57 Vision Statement ........................................................6 Voting Procedures (Utica) ........................................93 Weapons ..................................................................52 Web Addresses ................................................16, 108 Wellness Complex (Raymond) ..................................76 Wesley Foundation (Raymond) .................................79 Withdrawal from College ..........................................46 Withdrawal from a Course....................................45-46 Work-Based Learning................................................39 Workforce Support Center Services District Information .........................................38-39 Yearbook....................................................................79

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