Student Handbook 2013-2014
Table of Contents Welcome from the President..................... 1 Vision Statement....................................... 1 Mission of the College .............................. 1 Strategic Initiatives/Goals of the College ... 2 Non-Discrimination.................................. 3 Studentsâ€™ Rights & Responsibilities............ 5 FERPA.................................................. 8 Student Rights...................................... 9 College Calendar 2012-2013.................. 10 Instructional Policies & Procedures ......... 12 Classroom Attendance/Appeals ......... 12 Cell Phones/Pagers/Personal Conversation ................................ 14 Dropping a Course ............................ 15 Withdrawal from College ................... 15 Grade Regulations/Appeal ................. 15 Grade Point Honors ........................... 16 Repeated Course Policy ..................... 16 Academic Probation/Suspension ........ 16 Academic Restart ............................... 16 Developmental Studies ...................... 17 Placement/Assessment ....................... 17 Requirements for Graduation............. 17 Plagiarism/Cheating ........................... 19 Refund Policy .................................... 19 Technology Policies & Procedures .......... 20 Student E-Mail ................................... 20 Electronic Use Policy ......................... 20 Social Media Policy ........................... 23 Library .................................................... 25 Student Services ..................................... 29 Dining Services ................................. 30 Intercollegiate Athletics/Recreation .... 31 Cable TV ........................................... 32 Mail/Lost and Found .......................... 32 Health Services.................................. 32 Bookstore .......................................... 32 Cover design by Jimmie Cain.
Student Identification Cards ............... 33 Counseling Center/Tech Prep Career Center .................................... 33 Financial Aid ..................................... 34 Chartering a New Organization ......... 39 List of Clubs and Organizations ......... 40 Student Activities ............................... 54 Statement of Conduct & Philosophy ....... 59 Code of Student Conduct................... 60 Student Complaints ........................... 62 Governing Regulations ...................... 63 Disciplinary Sanctions ....................... 63 Emergency/General Policies & Regulations................................... 65 Wolf Alert .......................................... 66 Medical Emergencies......................... 66 Fire/Severe Weather/Evacuation ....66-67 Armed Intruder .................................. 67 Public Intoxication ............................ 67 Weapons/Search and Seizure ........67-68 Sexual Harassment Policy .................. 67 Curfew and Guest Policy ................... 69 Dress Regulations .............................. 69 Drug-Free School Policy .................... 70 Disciplinary Action............................ 71 Residence Hall Policies ..................... 72 Campus Police & Automobile Regulations........................................ 77 Authority/Mission .............................. 77 Crime Prevention............................... 77 Vehicle Regulations ........................... 78 Parking Regulations ........................... 79 Violations and Penalties ..................... 80 Statistics ............................................ 81 Reporting Policies .............................. 82 Staff Directories ...................................... 83 Important Phone Numbers........ Back Cover
Welcome from the President Dr. Ronnie Nettles Dear Student, Congratulations on your decision to further your education by attending Copiah-Lincoln Community College! All of us who work at the college wish you every success in your studies. You have made a good choice. The College has a talented and caring faculty and staff, dedicated to your success and to excellence in teaching and learning. Our career-technical graduates are well prepared for employment, and our academic graduates are ready for a successful transition into a baccalaureate program. This Student Handbook provides important information you should know while you are a student at the College. Please use this handbook as a supplement to our general catalog. It is very important that you take responsibility to know the Collegeâ€™s policies and guidelines and to seek out answers to your questions. Our faculty and staff are ready to assist you to be a successful student at Co-Lin. We hope you will find your studies to be an opportunity for personal growth, discovery, and achievement. Best wishes for a great year! Sincerely,
Ronald E. Nettles, Ph.D. President
Vision Statement Copiah-Lincoln Community Collegeâ€™s vision is to be a leader in education, providing comprehensive, quality learning experience in a nurturing environment.
Mission Statement The mission of Copiah-Lincoln Community College is to provide educational programs, economic development services, cultural and recreational opportunities through quality instruction, high expectations and service in a safe, studentcentered environment. Copiah-Lincoln Community College Student Handbook 1
Strategic Initiatives Copiah-Lincoln Community Collegeâ€™s strategic initiatives are in the areas of Teaching and Learning, College Support Services, Fiscal Management, Human Resources, Technology, Continuous Improvement, and Partnerships.
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To provide a variety of educational programs that: a. offer the first two years of academic parallel courses and curricula of a baccalaureate degree program; b. prepare individuals for employment upon completion of a prescribed curriculum; c. offer a broad range of courses through the Mississippi Virtual Community College; d. offer qualified high school students college-level coursework through dual enrollment; e. provide a developmental program of instruction for students whose academic foundation requires strengthening and to provide enriched educational opportunities for academically talented students; f. include adult basic education, continuing education, and community service programs for individuals striving for professional growth and/or personal enrichment; and g. upgrade and/or develop workforce skills through special industrial and adult training. To provide a broad range of support services required to implement the Collegeâ€™s educational programs wherever and however they are offered to include but not limited to library resources, both traditional and online; technology support services; and student support services. To promote professional growth and development of faculty and staff through participation in programs of enrichment, leadership training, and advanced study, as well as membership and participation in professional organizations. To provide a variety of services to college constituents through partnerships between the College and business, industry, and public agencies that support economic development. To maintain a strong commitment to the use of innovative and relevant technology in all college programs and services. To provide leadership in the coordination of all programs to improve relations with area high schools, other community/junior colleges, and four-year colleges and universities. To provide a broad range of extra-curricular activities for students including but not limited to athletics, the arts, band, intramural programs, and student organizations. Copiah-Lincoln Community College Student Handbook
To provide cultural and recreational opportunities for students, faculty, staff, alumni, and citizens of the College service area. 9. To provide adequate financial resources, administrative processes, and physical facilities to support the mission of the College. 10. To provide a safe environment and quality accommodations to meet the needs of students, faculty, staff, and the community. 11. To engage in an on-going, systematic process of planning and evaluation that results in improvement of educational programs and support activities.
Accreditation Copiah-Lincoln Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award Associate in Arts and Associate in Applied Science degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call (404) 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Copiah-Lincoln Community College. The commission is only to be contacted if there is evidence that appears to support an institutionâ€™s significant non-compliance with a requirement or standard. All normal inquiries about the institution, such as admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, and other college-related information should be addressed directly to the College and not to the office of the Commission on Colleges.
Non-Discrimination Copiah-Lincoln Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, or other factors prohibited by law in any of its educational programs, activities, admissions, or employment practices. The following offices have been designated to handle inquires and com- plaints regarding the non- discrimination policies of Copiah-Lincoln Community College. Questions, complaints, or requests in regard to Title IX directives should be made to the Title IX Coordinator, Dr. Brenda Brown Orr, Sandifer Building, John Landress Circle, Wesson, MS 39191, (601) 643-8671. Questions, complaints, or requests in regard to Section 504 directives should be made to: Wesson Section 504 Coordinator, Erin Smith, Henley Building, Lester R. Furr Dr., Wesson, MS 39191, (601) 643-8401; or Natchez Section 504 Coordinator, Brett Brinegar, Tom Reed Academic Building, 11 Co-Lin Circle, Natchez, MS 39120, (601) 446-1240; or Simpson Section 504 Coordinator, Michelle Crace, Sidney Parker Academic Building, 151 Co-Lin Dr., Mendenhall, MS 39114, (601) 849-0121. Copiah-Lincoln Community College Student Handbook 3
Disability Support Services The College maintains an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Reasonable Accommodations Committee(s) which addresses in-depth and detailed requests made by students and prospective students. The committee is comprised of a diverse group of faculty and staff. It is the responsibility of the student to make the request for special accommodations and to provide official documentation of the disabling condition and the need for special accommodations. A person requesting special accommodations because of a disability needs to self identify and adhere to the following: 1. 2. 3. 4.
Complete an application for Disability Support Services. Provide appropriate documentation for the disability. Discuss his/her need for special accommodations with a member of the ADA Reasonable Accommodations Committee providing a detailed written request for needed accommodations. For situations which involve substantial changes in policies, procedures, or physical structures, a request must be made in writing to the chairperson of the ADA Reasonable Accommodations Committee six months prior to the anticipated date of enrollment.
The chairman is authorized to handle routine requests; however, requests which present new issues, which require large expenditures by the College, or present other problems, are considered by the entire committee. The ADA Reasonable Accommodations Committee will respond to such request within 30 days after it is received. Each of the studentâ€™s instructors receives notice as to special accommodations which have been requested and approved for the student. The college makes every effort to accommodate student requests where possible.
Grievance Policy For complaints or appeals related specifically to services with disabilities provided by Copiah-Lincoln Community College as required under the Americans with Disabilities Act, the following procedures will be followed. Address the complaint to the appropriate designated ADA/504 Coordinator or the chair of the Grievances/Appeals Committee on your campus/center. 1. The written complaint should contain the name and address of the person(s) filing it and briefly describe the alleged violation of the regulations. It should be filed with the designated ADA/504 Coordinator or the chair of the Grievance/Appeals Committee within ten workdays from the alleged complaint. 2. An investigation conducted by the coordinator or chair, as may be appropri ate, shall follow the filing of the complaint. The investigation shall be infor 4
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mal but thorough, and it should afford all interested persons and their representatives, if any, an opportunity to submit evidence relevant to the complaint. A written determination as to the validity of the complaint and a description of the resolution, if any, shall be issued by the ADA/504 Coordinator or the chair of the Grievances/Appeals Committee and forwarded to the complainant no later than ten workdays after the filing. The ADA/504 Coordinator shall maintain the files and records relating to the complaints for a period of at least three years. If a grievance is against the ADA/504 Coordinator, the above procedures are to be followed. The initial complaint will be made to the Grievance/Appeals Committee Chair or to the Coordinatorâ€™s supervisor. The complaint can request consideration of the case in instances of dissatisfaction with the resolutions. The request for reconsideration should be made to the appropriate Dean and/or Director of the Division or Center (Academic, Career & Technical, eLearning), or Dean of Student Services within ten workdays of the resolution of the complaint. The Dean and/or Director will then meet with the designated ADA/504 Coordinator as well as the complainant (if deemed necessary). The Dean and/or Director will make his/her decision and communicate it to the student in writing within ten working days of the studentâ€™s reconsideration request. The right of a person to a prompt and equitable resolution of the complaint filed hereunder shall not be impaired by nor shall use of this procedure be a prerequisite to the pursuit of other remedies. These rules shall be construed to protect the substantive rights of interested persons, to meet the appropriate due process standards and to assure that the college complies with ADA. Students may further appeal any of these decisions within the hierarchy of the institution. The President of the College is next in the chain of command above these persons and committees. Although students are encouraged to attempt to resolve a grievance within the campus process, the student has the right to file any grievance directly to the Office of Civil Rights.
Non-Retaliation Statement An individual filing a complaint of discrimination in good faith shall not be subjected to any form of retaliation by the College. An individual may file a complaint alleging retaliation.
Studentsâ€™ Rights & Responsibilities The administration of Copiah-Lincoln Community College recognizes the right of each student to a fair hearing with regard to any student grievance. Copiah-Lincoln Community College Student Handbook 5
To ensure the protection of the rights of every student in disciplinary matters, Copiah-Lincoln Community College has established the Judicial Council. In all disciplinary matters every student has the right to appeal the decision of college personnel before this Council. Students have three days in which to make a decision to accept or reject the disciplinary procedures. Appeals must be in writing. A hearing is not required, but in cases not heard by the Council, the student must sign a waiver refusing the right to a hearing. Upon signing this waiver, the student accepts the decision of the college personnel. The Judicial Council shall be composed of the following members: three (3) students, three (3) faculty members, and three (3) administrative officers. The three students shall be the president of the Student Government Association, the president of the freshman class, and the president of the sophomore class. The vice president of each of the three listed groups shall serve as alternates. These three alternates may attend all meetings of the Council, but they may vote only upon the absence of the respective president. Should a hearing be required at any time, and the freshman and sophomore officers have not been elected, the officers of the Student Government Association shall serve in the following order: president, vice president, secretary, treasurer; so that a total of three students is serving. At the pre-school faculty meeting, the total faculty shall elect by popular vote, three (3) faculty members and a first and second alternate to serve on the Council. The alternates may attend all meetings of the Council in a non-participatory capacity, but may vote only upon the absence of one or more of the regular members. If one regular member is unable to attend, both alternates shall be contacted. Prior to the first meeting of the Judicial Council, the President of Copiah-Lincoln Community College shall appoint three (3) administrative officers and three alternates, not to include the Dean of Student Services or the Assistant Dean of Student Services (Wesson Campus), Vice President of the Natchez Campus or Vice President of the Simpson County Center, to serve on the Council. In the event of absences at a meeting of the Council, even after notification of alternates or absences by members without notification to the Chairman at least twenty-four (24) hours prior to the meeting, a total of any five (5) members shall constitute a quorum and the meeting of the Council shall be valid and binding. Alternates may be substituted if a case pertains to an area of their particular expertise. After the Judicial Council has been completely constituted, the Dean of Student Services (Wesson Campus), Vice President of the Natchez Campus or Vice President of the Simpson County Center shall elect one member of the Council to serve as Chairman. The Dean of Student Services (Wesson Campus), Vice President of the Natchez Campus or Vice President of the Simpson County Center shall instruct the Chairman as to the policies and procedures. The Chairman shall vote only in the event of a tie among the other members. In the event that a student member of the Council is involved in a hearing of the Council as either defendant or witness, the member shall be ineligible to serve on the Council for that hearing and an alternate shall replace said member. For all hearings before the Judicial Council, the Dean of Student Services (Wes6
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son Campus), Vice President of the Natchez Campus or Vice President of the Simpson County Center or their designated representative shall present the charges against the student and the evidence to support the charges. After hearing all evidence and information pertinent to the case in question, the Judicial Council shall deliberate in executive session. Only the constituted members of the Council shall be present during these deliberations. It shall be the responsibility of the Council to decide, (1) guilt or innocence of the accused, and (2) the sanctions to be levied by the institution if a guilty decision is rendered. A majority of the members present at the hearing shall be sufficient to determine guilt or innocence. In the event that expulsion, dismissal or suspension is the sanction levied, a two-thirds (2/3) majority of the members present shall be required. The decision of the Council shall be relayed in writing to the Dean of Student Services (Wesson Campus), Vice President of the Natchez Campus or Vice President of the Simpson County Center by the Chairman of the Council. The Dean of Student Services (Wesson Campus), Vice President of the Natchez Campus or Vice President of the Simpson County Center, shall in turn, relay the decision in writing to the student. It shall be the responsibility of the Assistant Dean of Student Services (Wesson Campus), Vice President of the Natchez Campus or Vice President of the Simpson County Center to enforce all decisions of the Judicial Council. A summary of all facts pertinent to each case heard by the Judicial Council shall be prepared by the Dean of Student Services (Wesson Campus), Vice President of the Natchez Campus or Vice President of the Simpson County Center and relayed to the President of Copiah-Lincoln Community College. The accused student may appeal the decision of the Judicial Council to the President of Copiah-Lincoln Community College. A student wishing to appeal must notify the Dean of Student Services (Wesson Campus), Vice President of the Natchez Campus or Vice President of the Simpson County Center in writing within three (3) days after a decision has been rendered by the Council. Should a student request an appeal, the parents and/or guardians of the student shall be notified of the action. In all appeal hearings before the President, the Chairman of the Judicial Council, or the Chairmanâ€™s designated representative shall represent the Council. The following policies, procedures, and rights shall be in effect for all cases heard by the Judicial Council: 1. The student shall be notified at least three (3) days in advance of the hearing, except when by mutual agreement, the time of the hearing and the date the hearing, the place of the hearing, a statement of the charges to be brought against the student, the right to have witnesses in the studentâ€™s behalf at the hearing, and the studentâ€™s right to appeal. The student may bring a representative to the Judicial Council. The representative may advise the student, but may not speak during the hearing. 2. All individuals appearing at the hearing will be asked to sign a statement attesting to the truth of their statement made before the Council. 3. The charges against the student shall be read before the Council in the presence of the student. Copiah-Lincoln Community College Student Handbook 7
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The student will be asked to plead “guilty or not guilty” to the charges. The evidence against the student shall be presented to the Council in the presence of the student. The student shall be allowed to present his/her evidence and the witnesses in his/her behalf. 8. The decision of the council shall be transmitted to the student in writing. 9. The decision of the Council may be appealed to the President of CopiahLincoln Community College.
Privacy Act Policy
Copiah-Lincoln Community College adheres to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974 (Buckley Amendment). The College discloses education records without a student’s prior written consent under the FERPA exception for disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official is a person employed by the College in an administrative, supervisory, academic or research, or support staff position (including law enforcement unit personnel and health staff); a person or company with whom the College has contracted as its agent to provide a service instead of using College employees or officials (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 has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibilities for the College. Upon request, the College also discloses education records without consent to officials of another school in which a student seeks or intends to enroll.
V.I.P Records - Release of Student Information
It shall be the policy of Copiah-Lincoln Community College to release only “directory” information on students to third parties without permission from such individual students. Any student information of a confidential nature shall not be released without the expressed written consent of the student or upon the proper service of a court order. The release of such information without expressed consent shall be approved by the President or his designee. The following is considered student directory information: 1. Name 2. Home address 3. Telephone listing 4. Date and place of birth 5. Major field of study 6. Participation in officially recognized activities and sports 7. Weight and height of person in athletics 8. Dates of attendance 8
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9. Degrees and awards received 10. Most recent previous educational agency or institution attended
Student Rights Related to Records
1. The right to inspect and review the student’s education records within 45 days of the day the College receives a request for access. A student should submit to the registrar, vice president, head of the academic department, or other appropriate official, a written request that identifies the record(s) the student wishes to inspect. The College official will make arrangements for access and notify the student of the time and place where records may be inspected. If the records are not maintained by the College official to whom the request was submitted, that official shall advise the student of the correct official to whom the request should be addressed. 2. The right to request the amendment of the student’s education records that the student believes are inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of the student’s privacy rights under FERPA. A student who wishes to ask the College to amend a record should write the College official responsible for the record, clearly identify the part of the record the student wants changed, and specify why it should be changed. If the College decides not to amend the record as requested, the College will notify the student in writing of the decision and the student’s right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the student when notified of the right to a hearing. 3. The right to provide written consent before the College discloses personally identifiable information from the student’s education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent. 4. The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the College to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the Office that administers FERPA is: Family Policy Compliance Office U.S. Department of Education 400 Maryland Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20202-5901
Buckley Amendment Waiver
Students may grant permission to Copiah-Lincoln Community College personnel to provide information to parents or legal guardians and/or to other parties designated on any and all matters pertaining to curriculum, grades, and financial statements. A Buckley Amendment Waiver Form is available in the Admissions Office at the Wesson and Natchez campuses and the Simpson County Center.
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College Calendar 2013-2014 Fall Term 2013 August 12 - 14 (Mon.-Wed.) August 14 (Wed.) August 15 (Thurs.) August 19 (Mon.) August 22 (Thurs.) September 2 (Mon.) October 9 (Wed.) October 17 - 18 (Thurs.-Fri.) November 1 (Fri.) November 5 (Tues.) November 25 - 29 (Mon.-Fri.) December 12, 13, 16, 17 (Thurs.-Fri.; Mon.-Tues.) December 17 (Tues.) December 19 (Thurs.) December 19 (Thurs.)
Faculty Meetings-All Campuses Dormitories Open at 1:00 p.m.-Wesson Registration of All Students-All Campuses Begin Regular Schedule (On-ground/Hybrid) Last Day for Registration and Schedule Changes (On-ground/Hybrid) Labor Day Holiday Mid-Term Grades Due to Admissions, 2:00 p.m. Fall Break Last Day to Withdraw from ALL Classes and Receive a “W” Grade Pre-Registration for the Spring Semester Thanksgiving Holidays Fall Semester Final Examinations (On-ground/Hybrid) Final Grades Due to Admissions, 2:00 p.m. (On-ground/Hybrid) Graduation, Wesson Campus – Begin at 11:00 a.m. Christmas Holidays - Begin at 4:00 p.m.
Spring Term 2014 January 6 (Mon.) January 7 (Tues.) January 8 (Wed.) January 14 (Tues.) January 20 (Mon.) March 5 (Wed.) March 10 – 14 (Mon.-Fri.) March 28 (Fri.) April 1 (Tues.) April 18, 21 (Fri.-Mon.) 10
ALL Employees Return to Work Registration-All Campuses Begin Regular Schedule (On-ground/Hybrid) Last Day for Registration and Schedule Changes (On-ground/Hybrid) State/National Holiday Mid-Term Grades due to Admissions, 2:00 p.m. Spring Holidays Last Day to Withdraw from ALL Classes and Receive a “W” Grade Pre-Registration for the Fall Semester Easter Holiday
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May 8, 9, 12, 13 (Thurs.-Fri.; Mon.-Tues.) May 13 (Tues. May 16 (Fri.) May 17 (Sat.)
Spring Semester Final Examinations (On-ground/Hybrid) Final Grades Due to Admissions, 2:00 p.m. (On-ground/Hybrid) Graduation-Wesson & Natchez Graduation-Simpson County
Summer Term 2014 May 19-29 (Final exam May 30) Maymester Term May 19 – July 31 Career Term May 26 (Mon.) Memorial Day Holiday May 30 (Fri. by noon) Last Day to Register for First Term (On-ground/Hybrid) June 2 – June 26 (Final exam June 27) Begin Classes, First Summer Term (On-ground/Hybrid) June 2 – July 25 Evening Term June 26 (Thurs.) Last Day to Withdraw and Receive a “W” Grade (First Term, On-ground/Hybrid) June 30 (Mon.) Last Day to Register for Second Term (On-ground/Hybrid) July 1 – July 28 (Final exam July 29) Begin Classes, Second Summer Term (On-ground/Hybrid) July 4 (Fri.) July 4th Holiday July 28 (Mon.) Last Day to Withdraw and Receive a “W” Grade (Second Term, On-ground/Hybrid) *Refer to the online/eLearning website for eLearning Calendar at www.colin.edu/elearning.
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Instructional Policies & Procedures Classroom Attendance/Appeals
Copiah-Lincoln Community College is committed to excellence in teaching. Teachers and students have an obligation to cultivate an environment that enhances learning for all students. Respect for one another and for their ideas and values is essential to establishing this strong learning environment in the classroom. Students are expected to conform to the following classroom rules:
Regular Class Attendance
Regular class attendance is very important to college success; therefore, students are expected to attend class unless it is absolutely necessary to be absent.
Students are expected to make up all work missed due to absences. A penalty may be assessed for work not made up at the discretion of the instructor for the class missed. In no case shall the maximum penalty for each occurrence of work not made up result in more than a letter grade reduction for the course. Each instructor will be responsible for explaining the attendance policy to students at the beginning of the semester. It is the studentâ€™s responsibility to keep up with their number of absences. The following reflects the absentee policy : MWF Classes ...........................6 absences allowed ................ cut from class on 7th MW Classes .............................4 absences allowed ................ cut from class on 5th TR Classes ...............................4 absences allowed ................ cut from class on 5th Night Classes ...........................2 absences allowed ................ cut from class on 3rd Science Labs ............................1 absence allowed .................. cut from class on 2nd CLIC Terms (1/2 Semester) .....2 absences allowed ................ cut from class on 3rd Hybrid Classes* .......................same absences per weekly class meetings as above *Activity for online assignments must be verified by the instructor. MSVCC Classes................. 2 weeks nonparticipation ......cut from class after 3rd week nonparticipation
M-TH Classes ..........................2 absences allowed ................ cut from class on 3rd M-W Classes ............................1 absence allowed .................. cut from class on 2nd Full-term Night Classes ...........2 absences allowed ................ cut from class on 3rd Hybrid Night Classes* .............2 absences allowed ................ cut from class on 3rd MayMester - Due to the extremely short term, no absences are allowed. MSVCC Classes (summer)..1 week nonparticipation..cut from class after 2nd week nonparticipation
The College reserves the right to administratively withdraw a student who reaches the cut-out point due to excessive absences. When a student has been removed from class for excessive absences, that student will have the right to appeal his/her removal from the class to the appropriate Appeals Officer. No absence is considered free; therefore, students will be responsible for providing a justifiable 12
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reason for each absence to the Appeals Officer. Documentation must be provided to the Appeals Officer in written form where possible (doctor’s excuse, obituary, legal documents, etc.). When considering appeals, the Appeals Officer will consider the following: • Total number of absences • Documentation for absences • Whether the student has requested counseling or other assistance in finding a solution to class attendance problems • Recommendations by instructors All appeals must be made before the next scheduled class meeting after the notification of removal from class for excessive absences. Failure to appeal before the next scheduled class meeting constitutes a waiver of the student’s right of appeal. The Appeals Officer will have the authority to rein- state the student in the class for what he/she considers to be justifiable cause. The decision of the Appeals Officer will be final. The instructor will receive a notice of action taken. In the event that an appeal is denied or a student fails to appeal, a grade of “W” will be recorded for courses in which excessive absences are reported prior to the 12th week of class, and the student will be dismissed by the Appeals Office. Being administratively withdrawn from a class may change a student’s enrollment status and thereby affect, among other things, that student’s scholarships and financial aid. In the event that the student has been previously dismissed and re-admitted to the class, a second appeal is not available.
A tardy will be defined as missing up to 15 minutes of a class. Three tardies will constitute an absence. A student is counted absent if the student misses more than 15 minutes of class. A student who is tardy must notify the instructor of his/her presence in class at the end of the class to avoid being counted absent. Students are expected to remain in the class and be attentive until the instructor indicates that the class session is over.
A tardy will be defined as missing up to 10 minutes of a class. Two tardies will constitute one absence. A student is counted absent if the student misses more than 10 minutes of class. Career-Technical students who are absent or tardy more than 10 minutes from a daily lab period will be counted absent for that lab period. A student who is tardy must notify the instructor of their presence in class at the end of the class. Students are expected to remain in the class and be attentive until the instructor indicates that the class session is over.
Certain programs/activities have special attendance requirements due to the nature of the subject matter taught, clinical component, and/or state/national accreditation. In these programs, attendance requirements will be communicated through course syllabi and/or program policies. Check with your instructor for Copiah-Lincoln Community College Student Handbook 13
special absentee policy in the following programs/activities: Ambassadors Concert Choir Associate Degree Nursing Cosmetology Athletic Teams/Student Athletic Trainers Diesel Technology Medical Laboratory Technology Automotive Technology Medical Radiologic Technology Band (Concert, Jazz, and Marching) Practical Nursing Commercial Truck Driving Respiratory Care Practitioner Computer Information Systems Sojourners
Those absences caused by a student representing the college for an approved function are official absences. The number of these allowable absences will not count against total “allowable” absences; however, the number of official absences will be limited for each class. Students are expected to let the instructor know ahead of time about upcoming approved official absences and are expected to make up work for the missed classes.
Leaving Before Class Conclusion
Students are expected to remain in the class and be attentive until the instructor indicates that the class session is over. Whenever possible, students should inform instructors prior to the start of class of any personal difficulties that might lead them to leave the room during class. Students who leave the room should make every effort to leave and return with as little disruption as possible. Habitual and/ or unexcused movement during class sessions may result in an absence.
Cell Phones and Pagers
Cell phones may be allowed in the classroom for instructional use only. Students must receive permission from the instructor for cell phone use. Students found in violation of this policy will be notified by the instructor (written or verbal). The instructor will then turn in student’s name, ID# and class code by e-mail to the Dean of Students . Students will receive a $25 fine for this violation. Multiple offences will result in increased fine amounts.
It is rude and disruptive to engage in personal conversation during class. Students who persist in disruptive behavior may be asked to leave the class. Reading newspapers, doing crossword puzzles, or engaging in other personal diversions unrelated to class activity is equivalent to a personal conversation. Students are reminded that obstruction of teaching or disruption of the learning environment is prohibited. The instructor reserves the right to remove from the classroom any student whose conduct is disruptive and may result in an absence.
Dropping a Course
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Withdrawal From College
For an official withdrawal during a semester, the student must obtain a formal WItHDraWaL PerMIt from the Counseling Center and have it signed by appropriate college personnel and presented to the Admissions Office by the twelfth week of the semester. It is the stUDeNtâ€™s responsibility to complete the withdrawal process in the Admissions Office. Students failing to complete the withdrawal process as stated above will forfeit their right to any refund from the Business Office
The regular session is divided into two semesters of approximately seventeen weeks each. Most three-hour credit courses meet 150 minutes each week for seventeen weeks. Each semester is divided into two eight-week periods. Grades will be posted on-line for students to view at the end of the semester. Grades A B C D F I W
explanations Excellent Good Average Passing Failure Incomplete Official Withdrawal
Quality Points 4 for each semester hour 3 for each semester hour 2 for each semester hour 1 for each semester hour 0 for each semester hour 0 for each semester hour 0 for each semester hour
The final grade in a course is based on the instructor evaluation of student work done in the course during the semester. Incomplete grades are assigned to a student if his/her inability to complete the work for the period was due to sickness or some unavoidable circumstance. This deficiency may be removed during the succeeding fall, spring, or summer semester; otherwise, it will be recorded as an F. There will be no exemptions from final exams. Every MSVCC course will require one to three proctored exams. Regardless of course average, MSVCC students failing to complete the proctored exam process will not be awarded a passing grade.
Student Grade Appeal Policy
Students who feel that a final grade was incorrectly given should appeal as follows: 1. Discuss the grade in question with the instructor. Any changes must be submitted in writing by the instructor to the appropriate Dean or Vice President for approval and processing. 2. If the problem has not been satisfactorily resolved, the student may make a written appeal to the appropriate Dean or Vice President who will investigate the situation. Grade appeals by students must be filed no later than the end of the following semester after the grade in question was assigned. The appeal process will end following the action Copiah-Lincoln Community College Student Handbook 15
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Grade Point Honors
Students who receive a grade point average or GPA of 3.20 per semester hour at Co-Lin graduate with HONOrs. Students who receive a grade point average or GPA of 3.60 per semester hour at Co-Lin graduate with HIGH HONOrs. Students who receive a grade point average or GPA of 4.00 per semester hour at Co-Lin graduate with HIGHest HONOrs. Semester honor rolls are released as follows: President’s List, 4.00; Vice President’s List, 3.60-3.99; and Honors List, 3.20-3.59.
Repeated Course Policy
A student at Copiah-Lincoln Community College will be allowed to repeat any course to establish a higher grade for the course. There shall be no limit to the number of times a course may be repeated for this or any other purpose (See ADN section in the College Catalog for exception to this policy). No grades will be removed from the transcript; however, only the highest grade will be used in determining overall Grade Point Average (GPA) for that student at Copiah-Lincoln Community College. NOte: Most four-year colleges have specific policies governing the transfer of credits which place a limit on the number of repeated courses which may be removed from consideration in calculating the GPA for transfer purposes.
Any student who does not earn at least a 1.5 GPA for work attempted during a given semester will be placed on Academic Probation at the end of that semester. The student will be placed on Academic Suspension at the end of the next semester if he/she does not earn at least a 1.5 GPA for work attempted during that semester. A student placed on Academic Suspension will not be eligible to attend the following semester. A student who is on Academic Probation at another institution will be admitted only on a probationary status at Copiah-Lincoln Community College. A student who is on Academic Suspension at another college or university will not be eligible to attend Copiah-Lincoln Community College until he/she is eligible to return to the other institution. A student on Academic Suspension from Copiah-Lincoln Community College may be considered for summer enrollment, at the discretion of the Campus Vice President.
There are many students who return to Copiah-Lincoln after having been out for several semesters to find that their earlier years at Co-Lin were not academically productive. These students are faced with a deficit in quality points and a low GPA. Sometimes this deficit in earlier grades is such that it prevents these students from graduating from Co-Lin. In an effort to help these students gain a new start toward reaching their educational goals, Copiah-Lincoln has adopted an “Academic Restart” policy. Copies of the Academic Restart Policy are available in the Office of Admissions (Wesson and Natchez 16
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Campuses) and the Office of Student Services at the Simpson County Center.
Adequate skills in the areas of English, reading, and mathematics are vital for successful achievement in college-level courses. To assure that students are able to achieve to the greatest extent possible in their selected curriculum, CopiahLincoln Community College offers programs in developmental studies to help evaluate student skills according to individual needs. Developmental courses are not designed to take the place of regular college-level courses, but to prepare students to enroll in the regular courses. Developmental courses do not count toward graduation and are non-transferable. See criteria for the placement of students in developmental courses in the College Catalog or on the college website at www. colin.edu.
Scores on the ACT assessment are used for course placement in English, Mathematics, Reading, and selected Science courses. The College has adopted COMPASS as the assessment instrument for course placement for students who have not taken the ACT. The COMPASS measures a student’s ability in writing, mathematics, and reading for the purpose of placing them in the appropriate college courses. Customized test packages and cut scores have been established for course placement at Co-Lin. Students will be allowed to challenge their ACT course placement by taking the COMPASS assessment. Should the student score higher on the COMPASS assessment, the student may request that his/her schedule be changed to reflect the recommended course placement. Students will be allowed to challenge course placement only once per semester. COMPASS scores may also be used to meet the ACT requirement for admission to the College. Additionally, scores may be used to determine “ability-to-benefit” and/or to determine selected career program admissions eligibility. Students will be charged a $35 fee for taking the COMPASS assessment.
Requirements for Graduation
Candidates for graduation may pursue one of three options: first, toward a community college diploma and the title “Associate in Arts Degree”; second, toward a community college diploma and the title “Associate in Applied Science Degree”; and third, “Certificate Graduation.” Candidates for the associate in arts Degree must complete a minimum of 62 academic semester hours. These students must complete: ENGLISH COMPOSITION I ....................................................................... 3 ENGLISH COMPOSITION II ...................................................................... 3 COLLEGE ALGEBRA or HIGHER ............................................................. 3 ORIENTATION ............................................................................................ 1 LABORATORY SCIENCE ........................................................................... 8 HUMANITIES Literature/History/Philosophy .................................................................. 6 Copiah-Lincoln Community College Student Handbook 17
FINE ARTS Art, Music or Theatre Appreciation .......................................................... 3 SOCIAL SCIENCE Psychology/Sociology/American Government/Economics ..................... 6 PUBLIC SPEAKING .................................................................................... 3 ACADEMIC ELECTIVES ......................................................................... 26 1. Candidates for an associate in arts Degree must have a 2.0 cumulative grade point average for all hours attempted. 2. Candidates for the Associate in Applied Science Degree must complete a minimum of 60-64 semester hours. (Some programs require additional hours due to accreditation.) To be eligible to receive this degree a student must pass all courses and have a 2.0 quality point average in all courses in his/her curriculum. 3. Candidates for Certificate Graduation must pass all courses in the career curriculum in which they are enrolled and have a 2.0 quality point average in these courses. 4. Courses considered to be developmental do not count toward meeting graduation requirements 5. A student must complete at least 25% (16 hrs.) of semester credit hours at Copiah-Lincoln Community College in order to graduate. Any transfer credit applied to meet graduation requirements after the last regular semester must be approved by the appropriate Vice President or Dean. 6. Not more than 25% (16 hrs.) of the work required for graduation may be done by correspondence and/or extension. All correspondence courses used for graduation purposes must be from a regionally accredited institution and must have the written approval of the appropriate Dean or Vice President at the Wesson Campus, Natchez Campus, or Simpson County Center. Any correspondence credit to meet graduation requirements after the last regular semester must have the approval of the appropriate Dean of Vice President at the Wesson Campus, Natchez Campus, or Simpson County Center. 7. A student can count only four (4) semester hours of HPR activity courses (varsity sports/general activities) toward graduation.
Applying for Graduation
Each student is responsible for checking on his/her credits, scheduling of subjects, and otherwise meeting requirements for graduation. The counselors, Director of Admissions and Records, and other faculty advisors will assist in planning a schedule and program, but the final responsibility rests with the student. Candidates for graduation should file their applications with the Director of Admissions and Records (Wesson and Natchez) and Dean of Student Services (Simpson County Center) for diploma, or departmental certificate not later than the end of the first three weeks of the semester in which they plan to graduate, or 18
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if a summer graduate, not later than the beginning of the summer term in which they expect to graduate. A non-refundable graduation fee of $40 is charged to each student participating in the graduation ceremony. The fee, which is subject to change, is due and payable at the time of application for graduation. This fee covers the expense of diploma, cap and gown. The fee will be waived for those that choose not to participate in the graduation ceremony. A late fee of $15.00 will be assessed after the graduation application deadline. Students who wish to participate in graduation exercises but who lack hours may participate under the following stipulations: 1. Have a minimum of 56 hours that will count toward graduation or be enrolled in specific career-technical programs designed to complete the curriculum in the summer term immediately following graduation. 2. Agree to take the necessary hours at Co-Lin during the summer immediately following graduation. These hours must be taken at Co-Lin except in hardship cases which are approved by the appropriate Dean or Vice President. 3. Have a 2.0 cumulative GPA on all work at Co-Lin and any other hours used for graduation purposes except for the Associate in Applied Science Degree and Certificate as previously described. 4. Must meet all other graduation requirements, including completing the application and paying the graduation ceremony fee if he/she plans to participate. No fee is required if the graduate does not plan to participate in the ceremony. NOTE: Failure of the student to complete the necessary hours during the summer immediately following the graduation exercise in which he/ she participates will result in cancellation of the diploma order. All graduates are expected to participate in the practice for graduation and the graduation exercises.
Plagiarism shall be a violation of the student code of conduct and is subject to consequences stated in the instructorâ€™s syllabus and the Disciplinary Sanctions section of the Student Handbook. Plagiarism is the presenting of words or ideas of others without giving proper credit. In addition to being a violation of the student code of conduct, plagiarism is both unethical and illegal. When a student puts his name on a piece of writing, the reader assumes that student is responsible for the information, wording, and organization. A writer cannot copy direct quotations without providing quotation marks and without acknowledging the source. Paraphrasing material or using an original idea that is not properly introduced is the most common type of plagiarism.
The college prohibits dishonesty such as cheating, plagiarism or knowingly furnishing false information to the officials or faculty of the college or their repre- sentatives. Cheating is subject to consequences stated in the instructorâ€™s syllabus and the Disciplinary Sanctions section of the Student Handbook.
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are refunded tuition and room rent according to the full-time status on the following schedule: First calendar week 75% of tuition Second calendar week 50% of tuition Third calendar week 25% of tuition After third calendar week No refund Meal ticket refunds are pro-rated on the number of weeks remaining in the semester. (Semesters based on 17 weeks.) Refunds are made only when a student has officially dropped a course or has officially withdrawn from school. The refund policy of Copiah-Lincoln Community College with reference to Veterans, Veterans’ Widows, or War Orphans enrolled under chapter 34 or 35 in non-credit clock hours courses, is on a pro-rata basis for the number of weeks remaining in the semester. This is provided the proper withdrawal procedure is followed and refund is requested. eXCePtION: No refund for tuition and fees will be given to students who are accepted into programs which have a limited number of student slots and where acceptance into those slots is highly competitive. Those programs include: • Associate Degree Nursing • Practical Nursing • Medical Lab Technology • Respiratory Care • Medical Radiologic Technology sUMMer/CLIC sHOrt terM COUrses: No refund after the first class meeting.
Technology Policy & Procedures Student E-Mail
While you are a student at Co-Lin you will have an e-mail account. A typical student e-mail address would be the first letter of your first name, entire last name, and last 4 digits of your ID# followed by @st.colin.edu (example: jdoe6789@ st.colin.edu). It is very important that you use your campus account for official communications with your instructors. Please do not provide Hotmail or Yahoo, etc., accounts to your instructors if you are engaged in an online class or a traditional class where assignments are submitted via e-mail. Information on campus technology and network issues may be found on the student helpdesk website located at http://www.colin.edu/helpdesk/Student_Helpdesk.htm.
Electronic Use Policy
Electronic mail, Internet access, and other electronic media and equipment are business tools that are provided by Co-Lin to employees and students to facilitate timely and efficient conduct of business. To help ensure that these tools are used appropriately, Co-Lin has developed the following acceptable use policy. This policy addresses access, use and disclosure of electronic mail and Internet messages and material created, sent or received by Co-Lin employees and students using the college’s systems. Co-Lin intends to honor the policies set forth below, 20
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but reserves the right to change them at any time, without notice as may be appropriate under the circumstances as determined by Copiah-Lincoln Community College. 1. Purpose. Co-Lin maintains electronic mail, Internet access, local network storage and other information systems. These systems are provided by the college to assist in the conduct of business within the college. 2. relation to Other Policies. Employees and students are to use Co-Linâ€™s electronic mail, Internet systems and other network resources in a manner that is consistent with other college policies. 3. acceptable Use. The use of the electronic mail, Internet/LAN (Local Area Network) systems is reserved primarily for the conduct of business at the college. Limited personal use of the electronic mail and Internet/LAN systems is permitted, but should not be excessive or interfere with normal operations of the college. Co-Lin reserves the right to restrict access to non-essential services. 4. Company Property. The electronic mail and Internet/LAN systems and hardware are college property. Additionally, all documents, messages and attachments composed, sent, received or stored on the electronic mail or Internet/LAN storage systems are and remain the property of Co-Lin. 5. Password accountability. Employees or students must not use a password, access a file, or retrieve any stored communication, other than where authorized. All passwords are the property of Co-Lin. Employees or students may not use passwords on critical systems that have not been disclosed to the Director of Technology or Computer Center Director or other account manager. Any compromised password should be reported to the account administrator. Student passwords are confidential and students are accountable for all usage under their password of the Co-Lin computer systems. Students should change their default password as soon as possible. 6. Non-removal. Employees or students may not remove from the premises any hardware, software, sensitive files or data without prior authorization by the Director of Technology. Licensing agreements can only be used for Copiah-Lincoln purposes unless otherwise specifically authorized by the Director of Technology and shall comply with the terms of the relevant third party licensing agreement. 7. Downloading. In downloading documents from the Internet, Co-Lin requires that such documents must be related to Copiah-Lincoln Community College business and constitute a reasonable use of the college resources. Executable files may not be downloaded without prior management authorization. Applications such as Peer to Peer swapping tools and unauthorized browser enhancements/plug-ins are strICtLy PrOHIBIteD. 8. Offensive or Harassing Use Prohibited. The electronic mail and Internet/ LAN systems are not to be used to create or distribute any offensive or disruptive messages. Among those that are considered offensive are messages or material that contains sexual implications, racial or ethnic slurs, or other comments that offensively address someoneâ€™s age, sex, sexual orientation, Copiah-Lincoln Community College Student Handbook 21
religion, national origin, ancestry or disability. In addition, the system must not be used to communicate other improper messages, for example, messages or material that is defamatory, derogatory, obscene or otherwise inappropriate. The electronic mail and Internet/LAN systems must not be used to commit any crime, including but not limited to sending obscene emails over the Internet with the intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass another person. 9. Compliance with the Law. The Co-Lin system shall not be used to commit any crime and shall comply with all state, federal and local laws and regulations. 10. No sexually explicit sites. Co-Lin’s Internet system must not be used to visit sexually explicit or otherwise offensive or inappropriate Web sites, or to send, display, download or print offensive material, pornographic or sexually explicit pictures or any other materials which would be found offensive by most reasonable people. Content filters which are designed to disrupt access to these materials must not be bypassed or altered without prior approval of the Director of Technology. 11. solicitation Prohibited and/or restricted. The electronic mail and Internet/LAN systems may not be used to solicit or proselytize for outside or personal commercial ventures, religious or political causes, outside organizations, or other solicitations that are not job-related. Co-Lin may at a time of its choosing provide access to a public electronic bulletin board system which will facilitate voluntary participation in non-business related messages and other transactions. Otherwise, any mass electronic message which is not related to the direct business of the college should have prior approval before being sent. Usage of e-mail system to support non-profit fund-raising may be available pending approval from the Executive Vice President. 12. Chain Letters. Employees or students must not send or forward “chain letter” emails. 13. Viruses. Employees or students may not use Co-Lin e-mail or Internet systems to develop or send any virus or otherwise destructive programs. Employees or students should not open e-mails or attachments unless they are confident of the identity of the sender and the content of any attachments. 14. Copyrighted Material and trade secrets. The electronic mail and Internet/LAN systems must not be used to send (upload) or receive (download) copyrighted materials, trade secrets, proprietary financial information, or similar materials without prior management authorization. Any attempt to bypass current band width management systems is strictly prohibited. 15. right to Monitor. Co-Lin reserves and intends to exercise the right to review, audit, intercept, access and/or disclose any and all traffic in the system, including messages or material, including attachments created, received or sent, web sites visited and/or files downloaded over the college’s electronic mail or Internet/LAN systems. Authorized representatives of the 22
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college may monitor the use of its systems in its sole discretion, at any time, with or without notice to any student and may by-pass any password. Such monitoring is capable of tracking and recording e-mail messages sent and received as well as web sites visited by employees and students. 16. Confidentiality. The confidentiality of any message or material should not be assumed. Even when a message or material is erased, it may still be possible to retrieve and read that message or material. Further, the use of passwords for security does not guarantee confidentiality. Messages read in HTML may identify the reader to the sender. Notwithstanding, Co-Lin’s right to retrieve and read any electronic mail or Internet messages or material, such messages or material should be treated as confidential by other employees or students and accessed only by the intended recipient. Employees and students are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of material on the systems. Without prior authorization from the Director of Technology, employees or students are not permitted to retrieve or read e-mail messages that are not sent to them. The contents of electronic mail or Internet messages or material may, however, be disclosed to others with prior authorization from the Director of Technology. 17. representative of College. Employees and students should make clear when they are or are not representing the college in their e-mail or Internet communications. Usage of an appropriate disclaimer on the footer of all messages is encouraged. 18. Internet Site/Identification Originator. Employees and students should be aware that Internet sites accessed from Co-Lin’s computer network may identify the college as the originator of each visit. If employees participate in “chat sessions” or post messages on the Internet, they may be regarded as representing the college. Thus, all communications must be professional, appropriate to Co-Lin, and not adversely reflect upon its reputation. 19. Contact Person. Employees or students who need help understanding this policy or who discover a violation of this policy should notify the Vice President of Instructional Services (Wesson Campus), Vice President of the Natchez Campus or Vice President of the Simpson County Center. 20. Disciplinary action. A violation of the policy may result in disciplinary action ranging from a verbal warning up to and including discharge from employment, expulsion from school and/or pursuit of legal action.
Social Media Policy
Any communications, whether via College internet resources, non-College resources, social media, blog or otherwise which could damage or bring disrepute to Copiah-Lincoln Community College, its employees, or any members of the Board of Trustees may result in discipline up to and including termination of employment for employees and revocation of College issued scholarships for students. NOTE: Employee participation in social media sites is discouraged during the workday and must not interfere with the performance of job duties. Students and employees are legally responsible for their commentary and conCopiah-Lincoln Community College Student Handbook 23
tent, and can be held personally liable. Copiah-Lincoln Community College will assume no legal responsibility should outside parties pursue legal action against a social media user for their postings within the College domain. Facebook, Twitter and other social media venues are available for individuals to express opinions and communicate with others. Copiah-Lincoln Community College provides the following guidelines and practices for employees/students regarding social media. 1. Any profile or page set-up to represent Copiah-Lincoln Community College must be approved by the Office of Public Information or Director of Technology. 2. Each profile should be administered by Co-Lin personnel i.e. club advisor. 3. Profiles should be kept up-to-date and monitored weekly for derogatory or negative statements regarding the College by others. 4. Posts should be in good taste and exhibit proper grammar, spelling, punctuation and formatting before they are published. 5. Inappropriate content should be avoided including but not limited to, profanity; racist, sexist, discriminatory, threatening or defamatory remarks; personal attacks or derogatory statements or information that may be considered personal and/or embarrassing to another person. 6. Copiah-Lincoln Community College reserves the right to request the removal of content and links it deems inappropriate. 7. The College should be addressed as “Copiah-Lincoln Community College” or “Co-Lin”. Correct punctuation is required. 8. Logos may be requested through the Office of Public Information. Please note that nothing in this policy is intended to hinder individuals First Amendment rights to freedom of speech or freedom of the press.
Instructional Technology (IT) Lab - Wesson Campus Dow-Young Building Rooms 121 and 123 – Wesson Campus IT Lab Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. Friday 7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Schedule varies during the summer.
It Lab Conduct:
1. Students will verify enrollment at Copiah-Lincoln Community College by displaying their Co-Lin ID card. 2. Users will work quietly at all times. 3. Users will be required to turn cell phones OFF. 4. No food or drink is allowed in the lab. 5. The computers are NOT available for sites deemed obscene or porographic, or for chat rooms not associated with on-line community college courses. 6. No student shall destroy, alter, dismantle, disfigure, or remove programs or setting from any computer. Administrative rights are required to download approved software.
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Proctored testing for MsVCC Classes on the Wesson campus:
1. Student must schedule test time 48 hours in advance of taking test by submitting a form located on the eLearning Web site. 2. Student must bring a picture ID in order to take test. 3. Books and notes are not allowed unless approved by instructor. 4. Cell phones are not allowed.
Library Oswalt Library Wesson Campus Ken Chapman, Director Library Hours Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. Friday 7:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Willie Mae Dunn Library Natchez Campus Nancy McLemore, Director Library Hours Monday 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Tuesday - Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. Friday 7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Taylor Library Simpson County Center Bryon Conville, Director Library Hours Monday-Thursday 7:30-a.m. - 8:30 p.m. Friday 7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
The libraries, located on each campus, provide both the traditional print resources as well as online resources to all Copiah-Lincoln students. Access to the resources can be found on the library website at http://www.colin.edu/librariesmain. The website contains links to the book catalog, electronic books, the MAGNOLIA resources, a number of databases purchased by the college, and the MELO resources. Most of the resources can be used at home. Students should contact one of the libraries to obtain passwords for home access. The MAGNOLIA databases are provided through the state-wide consortium paid by the State of Mississippi. The MELO resources, funded by the Mississippi Community College Board, contain databases and links to educational websites. In addition to the online resources available, Copiah-Lincoln is a member of the Mississippi Library Commissionâ€™s Union Catalog and has access to the resources of all the Public Libraries in Mississippi. Students must come to either the Oswalt or Dunn Library to use the MLCâ€™s catalog. Computers are available in each library for student use. Library hours are posted on the library website and at each site. The Library is closed when the College is closed. Library Borrower Information: 1. Students may have up to eight (8) books checked out at one time. The normal loan period is two (2) weeks. Loan period will shorten at the end of each semester. 2. When books become due, they may be returned to the library or brought in for renewal. Failure to return books when they are due will cause fines of $.25 per book per day charged for each book. Overdue notices are e-mailed or mailed to the student during each semester. 3. Magazines and reference books may not be checked out from the library. Copiah-Lincoln Community College Student Handbook 25
Mississippi law prohibits the abuse of library materials including removing books and magazines from the library without properly checking them out. The law also has penalties for destroying library property (tearing articles out of magazines and books). Students who violate the law will be dealt with accordingly. 5. Students are required to have their ID card to check out books or use materials on reserve. 6. Computers in the library are designated for specific purposes. Abuse of these computers will be considered as a violation of the collegeâ€™s Computer Abuse Policy. 7. Students with overdue items or fines will not be allowed to borrow materials until items are returned and fines are paid. 8. Students are responsible for any lost or damaged items checked out to them. Students will be charged for the cost of replacing lost or damaged items. 9. All books must be returned and any fines or lost book fees paid by the end of the semester. Ninety days after the end of the semester, student accounts in the Business Office will be charged the replacement price for any book or other item not returned and an additional hold will also be placed on the students record in the Admissions Office.
Library Conduct: 1. The College Board of Trustees has approved a policy which specifically prohibits the use of all tobacco products in all parts of any college library. Smoking is prohibited within 15 feet of the doors to the library. 2. The library is a place for study. Students making excessive noise will be asked to leave the building. 3. Disciplinary action will be taken against students who fail to leave the library when requested or who fail to present their ID card when asked by a library staff member. 4. Talking on cell phones is prohibited in the library. Cell phones may be used for texting purposes as long as the student is not engaged in taking a test and the phone is not making noise. Students must use headsets with other sound electronic devices. The volume on the headset must be set so that it is not disturbing nearby students. Other Services Coin operated copying machines are provided in each library. Students are able to make copies of printed items. The college has a print management program installed on all computers. Students are given a printing allowance of 250 copies per semester. The printing balance is visible on the bottom right tray of the computer screen each time a student prints to any printer on the campus network. Students will not be able to print once the 250 page limit has been reached until they visit the Business Office to have additional credit added to their account. Credit will be issued in $5.00 increments. The printing account balance will be carried over 26
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from fall to spring terms, and all accounts will be cleared to 0 at the end of the spring term. There will be no credit returned on non-used portions of the balance in May. The MSVCC Test Proctoring Lab is also located in the library on the Natchez campus. The Computer Center on the Natchez campus is an important component of the library. The Center is open from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday, 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday. The on-line resources that are available to students in the library may be accessed in the Computer Center. The MSVCC Test Proctoring Lab is also located in the library on the Simpson County Center campus on Wednesday and Thursday from 4:00 - 8:30 p.m. Computer Guidelines The college Technology Policy and Procedures found in this handbook also apply to all users of computers in the library. First time non-student computer users must register at the libraryâ€™s circulation desk. Students have access to library computers by using the logon provided by the college. authorized Users Authorized users of computers are Co-Lin employees, current Co-Lin students, alumni of the college, and registered community patrons. appropriate Use The computers are to be used for support of instructional activities, support of independent study and research, pursuit of educational information via the Internet, MAGNOLIA and other reference databases. No individual shall access, use, destroy, alter, dismantle, disfigure, or remove programs, technologies, or configurations/settings from any computer. Any patron found using software that has not been previously approved for use on the library computers or found tampering with any installed programs or settings of the hardware will be barred from using the equipment. (See Policies and Procedures Manual for procedures.) Users must respect the privacy of other individuals. Any use of Co-Lin computer and network resources which violates the privacy of any other individual is prohibited. Limited Use The computers can be used on a limited basis (time restrictions apply), when available, for e-mail and Internet searches not related to specific educational programs as long as sites are not visited which are deemed inappropriate in an educational setting. restricted Use The computers are not available for sites deemed obscene or pornographic and chat rooms not associated with on-line community college courses. Copiah-Lincoln Community College Student Handbook 27
Violation of the Computer Use Policy Violation of the computer use policy may result in reporting of the violation to the librarian and/or Dean, suspension for varying amounts of time or the permanent revoking of computer privileges, or referral to the appropriate law enforcement agency of violations of state or federal law.
SOAR: Students Obtaining Academic Rewards/The Hub - Natchez Monica Morrison, Director (601) firstname.lastname@example.org Hours: Monday-Thursday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. The SOAR: Students Obtaining Academic Rewards Program is designed to provide opportunities for students who recognize the need to gain proficiencies in the basic areas of reading, mathematics, and English. The program is designed to assist eligible students entering, continuing, or resuming academic programs and assist in the overall goals of increasing retention/graduation rates and in helping students attain academic, social and personal success. SOAR provides academic support for a select group of students. They receive retention and support services which include tutoring, academic and transfer counseling, peer mentoring and cultural enrichment. They also participate in workshops developed specifically to meet their needs. Trained and supervised peer tutors offer help in most courses. This service is offered to all full-time and part-time participating SOAR students free of charge. Services are provided on a walk-in basis and by appointment. Additionally, a full service computer lab is available in the HUB. • Computer-assisted and alternative instruction in reading, writing, mathematics and study skills. • Tutoring in individual and group sessions. • Workshops on special topics such as test anxiety, financial aid, money management, self/time management techniques and strategies to improve test taking and student skills. • Professional tutors, faculty and peer tutors provide services with computerassisted instruction, software, books and other learning modules.
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Student Services Brenda Smith, Dean of Student Services Wesson Campus (601) email@example.com Rebecca Felton, Admissions Coordinator Natchez Campus (601) firstname.lastname@example.org Anika Floyd, Director of Student Services Simpson County Center (601) email@example.com
Dining Services Food service is operated by Valley Services, Inc. This includes the student cafeteria and Grille Company. All dormitory students must purchase a meal ticket. Commuter students will have the option of purchasing a commuter meal ticket which is a total of five meals per week. Meal ticket prices are as follows: Five-Day Meal Ticket $725 per semester Seven-Day Meal Ticket $950 per semester Commuter Meal Ticket (Any five meals per week) $325 per semester Food services will not be available during periods of official closing for holidays as noted in the catalog. The five-day meal ticket will cover all meals between Monday breakfast and Friday lunch. The seven-day meal ticket will cover all meals between Sunday and Saturday. Serving Hours - Wesson Campus Breakfast Student Cafeteria Lunch Student Cafeteria Student Grille Dinner Student Cafeteria
7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Mon.-Fri. 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Mon.-Thurs. 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Friday 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Mon.-Thurs. 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Friday 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Mon.-Thurs. 5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Friday
**Weekend hours are posted weekly. Serving Hours - Natchez Campus Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Friday 8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Dining services Guidelines 1. Students may have second servings on all items except entrees. Entrees are limited to two (2) servings per meal at the lunch and dinner meal, and one serving per meal at breakfast. Second servings are only avail30
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able in the student cafeteria. Please do not waste food. Only take those items you know you will eat. 2. Students who wish to have seconds must get back in line after the last person already in line. No breaking line. No giving food to someone who has not eaten or does not have a meal ticket. 3. Students are not allowed to take food products or dishware out of the cafeteria. Any food products served to you must be eaten in the cafeteria. Carry outs are not available on meal ticket purchases. 4. Students are allowed one piece of fruit each meal. Students are not allowed to take fruit out of the cafeteria or to give fruit to other students because they are not going to eat it or do not have a meal ticket. 5. Appropriate behavior is required in the cafeteria and grille. No loud talking, no obscene language, no pushing, shoving or other horseplay, no smoking. 6. All students must present an ID card with a picture on it to the cashier. Your ID card must scan. After two warnings because of violations to this policy, the dining services department will not accept your ID. 7. Students may not allow another student to use their ID card. 8. Students are asked to be prompt for meal times. 9. Students are asked to report spills, soiled tables, etc., to a cafeteria or grille employee. 10. Please report inappropriate behavior by our employees to the management. 11. Students should remove their trays from the table when finished.
Students may use their meal tickets in any location for any meal. Special diets may be requested by contacting Dining Services on the Wesson Campus at (601) 643-8367.
Intercollegiate Athletics - Wesson Campus The intercollegiate athletic program at Copiah-Lincoln Community College is consistent with the educational purpose of the college which provides for opportunities for social, moral, and personal development of an individual. The overall purpose of the intercollegiate athletic program is to provide educational development through competitive team sports. Representatives from faculty, administration, athletics, and students comprise the Athletic Council, which is responsible for the oversight of the program. The Wolves, as the college athletic teams are known, compete in the Mississippi Junior and Community College Athletic Conference in baseball, basketball, football, golf, soccer, softball and tennis. These competitive teams have won local, state and regional championships in recent years with many students being named as All-Americans. Students who participate in intercollegiate athletics must comply with the existing rules and regulations of the Mississippi Community and Junior College Athletic Association and the National Community and Junior College Athletic Copiah-Lincoln Community College Student Handbook 31
Association. Therefore, all athletes must fulfill college admissions requirements and remain in good academic standing in order to participate in intercollegiate athletics.
Copiah-Lincoln strives to continually improve the recreational facilities available to its student body. Recreational activities are provided in the Student Activity Center in Callender Hall. The Student Activity Center is equipped with pool tables. Callender Hall contains a regulation-size gymnasium on the second floor. This area is used for basketball and volleyball. A Fitness Center with weight lifting equipment is located at the corner of J.C. Redd Drive and Lester Furr Drive. Across from the Fitness Center is the Oswalt Nature Trail that may be used for walking or running.
Cable Television - Wesson Campus
Cable television is provided for students residing in all residence halls.
Mail Services - Wesson Campus
Mail is delivered to the campus each day. Mail for dormitory students is placed in the mail room in Callender Hall, and all students are urged to check their mail regularly. Students wishing to obtain a mailbox should contact Calvin Green in Student Services. There is a $10 charge for campus mailboxes. Mail service is not provided for commuters. A studentâ€™s address is: Studentâ€™s Name Mailbox Number Copiah-Lincoln Community College Wesson, MS 39191
Lost and Found
Any article of value found should be turned in at the office of the Dean of Student Services (Wesson Campus), the Admissions Office (Natchez Campus), the Office of the Vice President (Simpson County Center).
Health Services - Wesson Campus
Kingâ€™s Daughters Medical Center has a clinic available in the Stribling Building. The clinic is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. to all students, faculty and staff. Any student needing medical services should report to Student Services to schedule appointment with the school nurse or the school doctor. Only resident students are privileged for these services. If you need assistance, contact your dorm host or hostess when Student Services is closed. Co-Lin has partnered with Region 8 Mental Health Services for screening services. Any student needing mental health services should report to the Counseling Center or to the office of the Dean of Student Services.
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The bookstore is the source for all college textbooks, school supplies, art and drafting supplies, greeting cards, posters, study notes, sportswear, lab supplies, and departmental supplies.
Student Identification Cards All students must have a college identification card. An ID card is issued to each student as part of the registration process. No charge is made for the first card issued. The replacement cost for a lost, stolen, or missing ID card will be $20. The ID card must be surrendered to any College official upon request and upon withdrawal from school. The Copiah-Lincoln Community College ID card serves the student in many ways and must be worn on a visible location of oneâ€™s person at all times when on college property. Students without a visible ID card will be subject to $25 fine. The card is needed for the following purposes: 1. for proof that you are a current student; 2. admission to on-campus College sponsored activities; 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, Learning Center and Cafeteria.
Counseling LeaAnn Knight, Director of Counseling and Recruitment Wesson Campus (601) firstname.lastname@example.org Beverly Barnes, Counselor Wesson Campus (601) email@example.com Samantha Speeg, College Recruiter Wesson Campus (601) firstname.lastname@example.org Erin Smith, Counselor Wesson Campus (601) email@example.com Sonya Sims, Career-Technical Education Counselor/Advisor Wesson Campus (601) firstname.lastname@example.org Drew Thompson, Academic Counselor Natchez Campus (601) email@example.com Esther Perryman, Career-Technical Education Counselor Natchez Campus (601) firstname.lastname@example.org Michelle Crace, Academic Counselor Simpson County Center (601) email@example.com Copiah-Lincoln Community College recognizes the fact that almost all beginning college students need assistance in making educational and career plans as well as help with their own personal adjustments. The primary goal of the counseling program at Co-Lin is not simply to direct the student, but to aid each individual in understanding and solving various problems which may arise. A complete program of career, educational, and personal counseling is conducted Copiah-Lincoln Community College Student Handbook 33
on campus through the services of trained counselors working in cooperation with all other faculty members. A library of occupational and educational material is maintained in the Counseling Center for students who may seek additional knowledge regarding careers and/or senior institutions. Diagnostic testing and self analysis are available at no charge. Assistance is offered to graduating career and technical students in locating suitable employment. Consultation services are also offered through this office in regard to labor market survey, job analysis, and job openings. Counseling Center Locations: Wesson Campus - Henley Student Union (Academic) Fortenberry Building (Career-Technical) Natchez Campus - Admissions Office in the Academic Center Simpson County Center - Administrative Offices Co-Lin strives to provide military-related personnel with â€˜one-stop shoppingâ€™ for all College-related needs through the Veteran Services Office. College and Career Planning Center - Wesson Campus The College and Career Planning Center is the place on campus where all students, regardless of the division he/she is enrolled in or whether or not he/she is undecided or has decided upon a major, may secure information on self-assessment, educational institutions, careers, and occupations of interest. This information may be explored with the aid of computers and audio/visual equipment. The College and Career Planning Center is located in the Henley Building in the Counseling Center. Career and technical education resource Center Vonnie White, Center Counselor Natchez Campus (601) firstname.lastname@example.org The Resource Center, located in the Redd-Watkins Career and Technical Educational Center, offers numerous career and educational services to the career-technical student. The Resource Center works closely with career-technical instructors in providing assistance to their students through individualized and small group instruction, computer software programs and employability workshops. Instruction is available for specific career-technical classes as well as reading, math and language skills. Students may request assistance directly or by referral from a career-technical instructor. Students also may access the computerized information in the Skills for Success Lab or receive additional assistance in the lab. Additionally, the Resource Center provides assessment, guidance and training to all special needs students through the Career-Technical Student Support Services Program. Services are avail- able for single parents, economically disadvantaged, academically disadvantaged, disabled, displaced homemakers, non-traditional students and those with limited English proficiency.
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Deemie Letchworth, Assistant Director of Financial Aid Wesson Campus (601) firstname.lastname@example.org Arteda Green, Student Accounts Manager/Financial Aid Natchez Campus (601) email@example.com Sandra Prestwood, Business Office Manager/Financial Aid Officer Simpson County Center (601) firstname.lastname@example.org Dr. Tim Lea, Co-Lin Director of Veterans Services (601) email@example.com The financial aid programs at Co-Lin are funded by the college, individual donations to the college, the federal and state governments. This aid is made available to help deserving students further their education. Financial aid is divided into four major categories: scholarships, grants, loans, and work study. To receive financial aid at Co-Lin, a student must meet all admission requirements. In all cases, students must be enrolled in an eligible program of study and in some cases must be enrolled as a full-time student. If you have not already been accepted, you will need to submit your application for admission to the Office of Admissions and Records so that your financial aid application will not be delayed in processing. Academic promise and financial need are two basic requirements for eligibility. The satisfactory academic progress policy can be obtained from the Financial Aid Office or on-line at www.colin.edu. Financial aid is not automatically renewable. All recipients of financial aid must re-apply annually. Receipt of applications for financial assistance will be acknowledged as soon as possible after arriving in the Financial Aid Office. Students who have been awarded financial aid will usually receive this award each term during registration, and the aid should be used to pay fees when registering. Any remaining aid after payment of fees can be used for other educational expenses. Refunds will not be available until after the eighth week of each semester. It is the intention of the Financial Aid Office to serve the students. Please do not hesitate to ask for assistance if you need it. Please take time to look at our web site at www.colin.edu/financialaid.
Scholarships academic scholarships taylor Presidential scholarship $6,000 Honors scholarship ACT Composite Score of 20-24 Half Tuition Deans scholarship ACT Composite Score of 25-26 Full Tuition Vice Presidentâ€™s scholarship ACT Composite Score of 27-28 Full Tuition and $500/semester Bookstore Voucher Copiah-Lincoln Community College Student Handbook 35
ACT Composite Score of 29+ or National Merit Finalist Full Tuition, Room, Meals, and $500/semester Bookstore Voucher Valedictorian/salutatorian ACT Composite Score of 20+ $1000/year award for the first two years ($500/semester) Leadership scholarship Rewards outstanding leadership among students through their high school/community service activities Freshmen only; one-time award of $500 or $1000
Academic scholarships are for two years provided a 3.0 (B) grade point average is maintained with the exception of the Leadership scholarship. Grades will be reviewed at the end of each academic term. These scholarships are reserved for Mississippi students only. Students may receive benefits from only one of the first five scholarships and the benefits will be applied directly to the student’s account. All academic scholarships are honored upon enrollment during the first fall semester following the recipient’s high school graduation. Academic scholarships are not awarded to students whose enrollment begins during a summer semester. However, exceptions are made for students who complete all required high school credits in December of their senior year and begin their enrollment at Co-Lin in the following spring semester. A certification from their high school official is required. Academic scholarships are not available for transfer students. Scholarship recipients are expected to maintain a continuous full-time enrollment status. Students who do not maintain the necessary grade point average, drop below full-time status, or withdraw from school forfeit their right to these scholarships. There is no probationary status regarding these scholarships for students who drop below full-time or withdraw from all classes. However, if at the end of the spring term the students who have not maintained a 3.00 grade point average can file an Academic Scholarhip Appeal before the beginning of the summer term in order to enroll in courses that will increase their GPA to at least a 3.00. If the 3.00 GPA is obtained, then the student will be reinstated for the academic scholarship for the next academic year. Non-traditional scholarships Copiah-Lincoln offers a half-tuition scholarship for students who are 25 years or older and are first time degree seeking. General requirements are the student must complete 12 semester Co-Lin hours with a 3.5 GPA and maintain a 3.00 GPA for all subsequent semesters up to 52 semester hours. The student does not have to be full-time and can be out-of-state. Applications are available in Student Services on the Wesson Campus and in the Business Office of the Natchez and Simpson Campuses. Other scholarships Copiah-Lincoln also offers various other scholarships. Some of these areas are as follows: publications, band, music, student government, cheerleaders, athletics and art. If you would like more information about a particular scholarship, please 36
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contact the department responsible for the scholarship. endowed scholarships Endowed scholarships are made possible by individual donations. They are presented at Awards Day which is held in April of each year. Applications for these scholarships will be available in the Office of Student Services (Wesson Campus), the Office of Admissions (Natchez Campus and Simpson County Center), and beginning January 1, 2012, with a priority received date of March 1 each year. A description of each scholarship is given in the Copiah-Lincoln Community College catalog. Further questions regarding these scholarships should be directed to the Co-Lin Foundation Office at (601) 643-8313. Financial Aid Code of Conduct In compliance with the Student Loan Code of Conduct requirements outlined in the Higher education Opportunity act of 2008, the Copiah-Lincoln Community College Financial Aid Office prohibits all of the following: • revenue sharing agreements with lenders; • conflicts of interest; • accepting gifts above a nominal value from lenders or guarantors; • contracting arrangements with a lender that provides compensation to school staff; • assigning a lender to a borrower or refusing to certify a loan for a borrower’s choice of lender or guarantor; • accepting from lenders any staffing assistance for call center or financial aid office; and • accepting compensation for service on an advisory board, except that reasonable expenses associated with that service may be reimbursed by the lender or guarantor. For the following purposes, it is not considered a “gift” to the school for a lender or guarantor to provide: • standard materials, activities, or programs on issues related to a loan, default aversion, default prevention or financial literacy (i.e. brochures, workshops, training); • food, refreshments, training, or informational material that is designed to improve the service of a lender, guarantor, or servicer if the training contributes to the professional development of the school staff; • favorable terms, conditions, and borrower benefits, as long as these are provided to all students at the school; •entrance and exit counseling services, as long as the school controls the counseling and does not promote the products and services of the lender; and • philantropic contributions not tied to loan volume. Financial Aid Programs Federal Pell Grant • $605-$5,645 per year (Non-repayable) Copiah-Lincoln Community College Student Handbook 37
• Undergraduate with demonstrated need. Must maintain satisfactory academic progress. • Apply online at www.fafsa.ed.gov NOTE: For 2013-2014, a TAX TRANSCRIPT may be required; a copy of the Federal 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ cannot be accepted by the Financial Aid Office.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) • Awards begin at $200. (Non-repayable) This is not an entitlement program. • Undergraduate with demonstrated need. Must maintain satisfactory academic progress. Priority given to full-time students. Must be Pell eligible. • Required Forms - FAFSA
Federal Work Study Program • Students work up to 7 hours per week on campus at minimum wage of $7.25. (Usually more applicants than available jobs.) • Undergraduates with demonstrated need. Priority to full-time students. • Required Forms - CLCC Work Study Application; FAFSA Federal Direct Student Loans • Maximum subsidized $3,500 for freshmen and $4,500 per year for sophomores. Variable interest rate. • Maximum unsubsidized $2,000 for dependent students and $6,000 for independent students. • Undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need. • Required Forms - FAFSA; Copiah-Lincoln Community College Direct Loan Application; Confirmation of Entrance Counseling; and Master Promissory Note.
Mississippi Tuition Assistant Grant (MTAG) • Maximum MTAG award of $500 based on Pell Grant award. • One-year Mississippi resident enrolled as a full-time student in an academic, technical program or vocational program. • On-line application at www.mississippi.edu Mississippi Eminent Scholars Grant (MESG) • Maximum MESG based on tuition. • One-year Mississippi resident enrolled as a full-time student in an academic or technical program. Must be a “first-time-in-college” student. • On-line application at www.mississippi.edu GI Bill and Military Federal Tuition Assistance • 12 to 48 months financial assistance depending on GI Bill chapter. • Maximum of $4,500 per school year of military tuition assistance • GI Bill on-line application at www.vabenefits.vba.va.gov/Vonapp/default.asp. Copiah-Lincoln Community College Student Handbook
â€˘ Tuition assistance on-line application at www.goarmyed.com/login.aspx or AGO Form 5. â€˘ Veteran Services Office will assist in applying for any military-related education aid.
Important tips on applying for financial aid: 1. Apply early. Late applications can result in significant reduction in funding. 2. Avoid errors. Even small errors can delay your application for weeks. Prepare your aid application with great care-answer all questions. It can be the most important college document you will file. 3. Keep in touch with the Financial Aid Office. Change of address, financial circumstances, or enrollment at other schools should be reported.
Student Financial Aid Offices
The Student Financial Aid Offices are open Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and on Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Financial Aid Offices Locations: Wesson Campus in Student Services in the Henley Building Natchez Campus in the Business Office Simpson County Center in the Admissions Office
Student Organizations Chartering A New Organization
To charter a new organization or club on the campus of Copiah-Lincoln Community College, the following procedure must be followed: 1. The students interested in forming the organization should select a faculty advisor. The faculty advisor must be a full-time faculty member or ad ministrative officer of Copiah-Lincoln Community College. Sponsors will allow students optimum freedom and responsibilities in planning and executing their activities, but the sponsor is expected to hold student leaders responsible for maintaining high standards of conduct in all activities. The sponsor also must attend all meetings and activities of the group and act as a liaison between the students, college administration and the business office. 2. Students interested in forming a new club, organization or activity should first conduct an organizational meeting to determine the interest among students. A strong interest will enable the Dean/Vice President to make a better decision. Generally, a turnout of at least 10 students may be sufficient for approval. 3. Secure an application for a charter from the office of the Dean of Student Services (Wesson Campus), Vice President of the Natchez Campus, or Vice President of the Simpson County Center. 4. Give all information required on the application and return it to the Dean of Student Services (Wesson Campus), Vice President of the Natchez Copiah-Lincoln Community College Student Handbook 39
Campus, or Vice President of the Simpson County Center. 5. The application will be reviewed by the Student Government Association (SGA). The SGA will recommend that the charter be issued or denied. 6. The application for the charter together with the recommendation of the SGA will be forwarded to the President of the college or Vice President of the campus. 7. The President or Vice President will either approve or disapprove the application. Upon his/her approval, a charter will be issued to the organization. Copiah-Lincoln encourages student participation in decision making through various organizations and committees. These groups are the Student Government Association, Presidentâ€™s Cabinet, Presidentâ€™s Council, Dormitory Council, Budget Committee, and Food Service Committee.
Student Organizations - Natchez Campus Christian student Ministries Sponsor: Jan Pickle (601-446-1238)/firstname.lastname@example.org Christian Student Ministries, Natchez campus, is open to all students regardless of faith or denomination. CSM Natchez is involved in a wide variety of activities, including Christian fellowship meetings, some at local restaurants for a Dutch-treat meal, and community and campus service projects. Ten-minute Bible studies are conducted by student members at various times. Circle K Sponsor: Joe Swoveland (email@example.com) Circle K is sponsored by the Natchez Kiwanis Club. Membership is open to any student of good character and satisfactory scholastic standing, who is officially enrolled at the Natchez Campus. The objective of Circle K is to provide students a means to help others on campus or in society. College DeCa Sponsors: Melinda Laird (firstname.lastname@example.org) Nancy Best (email@example.com) Students in the Business and Marketing Management Technology program or the Hospitality and Tourism Management Technology program are encouraged to become members of the local DECA chapter. DECA activities promote occupational, professional, and leadership growth among its members. Students are given the opportunity to meet persons enrolled in similar technical programs throughout the state and nation. Members can showcase their competence and receive recognition through the state and national career development conferences. Members participate in social activities to develop leadership skills and community service projects. el Club de espanol Sponsor: Carol Royals (firstname.lastname@example.org) 40
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El Club de Español (The Spanish Club) encourages interest in the language and culture of Hispanic countries. Members include students of the language as well as those with business and professional interests in its application. The organization’s objective is to cultivate relationships with Spanish-speaking people and promote cultural awareness of their way of life. In monthly meetings and field trips, members are exposed to Spanish history, art, music, food, and customs. Similarities and differences are explored as Spanish-speaking guests share their ideas, beliefs, and experiences through this opportunity of intercultural communication. Film Club Sponsor: Michael Howard (email@example.com) Nancy McFarland (firstname.lastname@example.org) The Copiah-Lincoln Community College Natchez Campus Film Club is open to any full- or part-time student at the Natchez campus. The club’s principal activities are: regular meetings at the campus, discussion groups regarding films, writing film reviews for the campus newspaper, periodic showing of films on campus, and group activities centered on films. Future Teacher Club Sponsor: Dennis Harried (email@example.com) The Copiah-Lincoln Community College Natchez Future Teacher Club is open to any full- or part-time students interested in pursuing a career in the education field. Meetings will be called periodically for discussions and information about the teaching profession. N-sights Sponsor: Nancy McFarland (firstname.lastname@example.org) The award-winning Natchez Campus publication, N-Sights, is published throughout the school year by the College Publications Program. Students working on the publication receive one semester hour credit and meet their advisor at regular intervals each week. The publication is distributed free to all students, faculty, administration, and interested community citizens. N-Sights also is available on the Co-Lin Web Site www.colin.edu/publications http://www.colin.edu/publications. N-Sights has won numerous awards in state competition, and sponsors a variety of events at the Natchez Campus. Natchez Literary and Cinema Celebration Carolyn Vance Smith (email@example.com) Since 1990, Copiah-Lincoln Community College has sponsored the Natchez Literary and Cinema Celebration, an annual conference held in early spring. This award-winning international conference focuses each year on an interesting aspect of the Mississippi’s history, literature, and culture. The 2014 Celebration will mark the 25th anniversary. The event is co-sponsored by the National Park Service’s Natchez National Historical Park, the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, and Mississippi Public Broadcasting. Copiah-Lincoln Community College Student Handbook 41
Co-Lin students, faculty, staff and friends are once again invited to participate in presenting this prestigious conference, which has won much national recognition. In 1991 it won the Governor’s Award for Tourism Achievement and in 1996 the Most Outstanding Festival or Event in Mississippi from the Mississippi Tourism Council. In 1995 it was chosen for an Olympiad award for outstanding humanities programming by the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games. In 2002 an official Mississippi Humanities Council evaluator pronounced the celebration “the state’s premiere humanities public program.” In 2011 the NLCC won the prestigious Mississippi Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts. National technical Honor society Sponsors: Erin Delaney (firstname.lastname@example.org) Sue Savino (email@example.com) The National Technical Honor Society is an educational organization which rewards excellence in vocational-technical education. Students who are recommended by the faculty and exhibit the qualities of skilled workmanship, honesty, responsibility, leadership, citizenship and scholastic achievement are selected into membership. Nomination is based on a grade point average of 3.5 for vocational students and a grade point average of 3.0 for technical students, as well as membership in a student organization. The purpose of the National Technical Honor Society is to promote the ideals of honesty, service, leadership and skill development among America’s future workforce and to assist members in their pursuit of career and educational goals. Phi Beta Gamma Sponsor: Natchez Campus Science Faculty The purpose of Phi Beta Gamma is to provide a recreational and extra-curricular environment for students in science-related fields and those interested in scientific subject matter. The membership meets monthly and offers a variety of lectures, trips, and social events to members, as well as support to students. The overall mission of Phi Beta Gamma is to educate members and the general public on scientific achievements and the importance of various scientific fields. Club members also undertake service to local charities each year. Membership is open to any interested Co-Lin students. Phi Beta Lambda Sponsors: Erin Delaney (firstname.lastname@example.org) Sue Savino (email@example.com) Future Business Leaders of America - Phi Beta Lambda, Inc., is a national association of intermediate, high school, vocational, two-year college, college, and university students interested in business or business education careers. Membership is open to any business major. The purpose of the FBLA-PBL is to provide additional opportunities for post-secondary and college students to develop vocational and career-supportive competencies and to promote civic and personal responsibility. Post-secondary and college-level business students are members 42
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of the Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) division. Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Alpha Alpha Zeta Chapter Sponsors: Nancy McLemore (firstname.lastname@example.org) Amanda Hood (email@example.com) Deren Konecky (firstname.lastname@example.org) Phi Theta Kappa, the international honorary scholastic society, was organized in 1918 to promote scholarship, develop character, cultivate friendship and develop service among the students of both sexes of the junior and community colleges of the United States of America. An active member becomes eligible to wear the famous golden key of Phi Theta Kappa, which can give the wearer an edge over others when several persons are applying for a job. The key is highly regarded by business and professional men and women. International Phi Theta Kappa publishes an informative and entertaining magazine, The Keynoter. Membership in Phi Theta Kappa entitles each member to a subscription to this magazine and to the Phi Theta Kappa Newsletter. Some years, members of the chapter attend the National Convention held in different sections of the country. The international constitution requires each person to pay $50 dues before the initiation. Regional dues are $2, local dues are $3, and international dues are $5. Total dues are $50. International and regional dues are only paid once. To become a member of Phi Theta Kappa, a student must have completed at least 12 semester hours of academic work and have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or above. Initiations are held twice a year, during the fall semester and during the spring semester. To maintain member- ship, a person must keep at least a 3.2 average and attend the meetings, unless there is a reasonable excuse. Practical Nurses student Nursing Organization Sponsor: Paula Jackson (email@example.com) The Practical Nurses Student Nursing Organization is an organization dedicated to those students interested in careers as Practical Nurses. The association members at the Natchez Campus sponsor activities, fund-raisers and promote the nursing profession. Refractions Sponsor: Jan Pickle (firstname.lastname@example.org) Refractions, campus literary magazine, is published annually each spring. Creative writing and art work are featured in the booklet, which is published by the English department. Copies of the magazine are distributed free to all students, faculty, administration, and interested community citizens. A writing contest is sponsored each year, with local winnersâ€™ works submitted in competition sponsored by the Mississippi Community College Creative Writing Association. relay for Life team Advisor: Vonnie White (email@example.com) The Natchez Campus has a very active Relay for Life Team, which hosts a variety of events as fund-raisers for the American Cancer Society. The Relay team, called Team Co-Lin, participates in the annual Relay for Life, held generally in Copiah-Lincoln Community College Student Handbook 43
April or May. The team is open to all students and staff. skills Usa Advisors: John Hoggatt (firstname.lastname@example.org) Geoffrey Horne (email@example.com) James Flournoy (firstname.lastname@example.org) Bob Savino (email@example.com) Skills USA is a national organization serving teachers and high school and college students who are preparing for careers in technical, skilled and service occupations. Membership is open to all Career-Tech students. SkillsUSAâ€™s mission is to empower its members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens. The chapter affords students the opportunity to meet persons enrolled in other career and technical programs throughout the state and nation, and to test their skills and knowledge against them in competition. Social activities are also planned on the Co-Lin level. student Government association Advisors: Ray Bradford (601) firstname.lastname@example.org) Dr. Arcola Sullivan (email@example.com) The Student Government Association serves as the legislative body for all students (on-line or on-ground) and serves as an avenue of communication between students, faculty and administration of the Natchez campus of Copiah-Lincoln Community College. Student Government Association officers also assist in planning campus activities. SGA members must maintain at least a 2.0 grade point average and full-time enrollment for both semesters. trailblazers Advisor: Drew Thompson (firstname.lastname@example.org) Trailblazers is the student ambassador group for the Natchez Campus. Trailblazer members recruit at local high schools and at the annual College Fair sponsored by the Natchez Campus. Members also serve as ushers and greeters at various on- and off-campus functions and events. Prospective member s must apply and complete an interview with the selection committee. Applications are due the end of August 2010 for the 2010-2011 school year. Please watch the bulletin boards and/or contact the sponsors. All students from all majors may apply. Trillium Sponsor: Nancy McFarland (email@example.com) Trillium is the Co-Lin District yearbook, published annually each spring and available to students for $10 per book. Trillium conducts the Whoâ€™s Who contest each fall. Students are eligible to enroll in the College Publications class and receive credit for their work.
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Student Organizations - Simpson Co. Center Co-Lin Bible Club Advisor: Dr. Dewayne Middleton (firstname.lastname@example.org) The Co-Lin Bible Club is an inter-denominational organization with the purpose of representing the love of Christ on our campus. This is done through various means such as prayer and Bible study groups as well as in open meeting on campus. Beta Xsi Psi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (ΦΘΚ) Advisors: Dr. Amy Bishop (email@example.com) Charlotte Stewart (firstname.lastname@example.org) Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor’s society for two-year colleges, was organized in 1918 to promote scholarship, leadership, service, and fellowship; to develop character; and to cultivate friendship among the students of the community colleges of the United States of America. There are over one million members worldwide who are eligible for significant transfer scholarships at senior institutions. Members of the chapter attend the Annual International Conventions held in various host cities in the United States. The national constitution requires each person to pay $50 national dues before induction. Regional dues are $2, and local dues are $13. Total dues are a one-time fee of $65. To become a member of Phi Theta Kappa, a student must have completed at least 12 semester hours of transferable academic coursework and have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Members then must maintain a 3.0 GPA to remain in good standing. Induction ceremonies are held twice a year, during the fall semester and during the spring semester. Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) Advisors: Laurie Gambrell (email@example.com) Jason Cooley (firstname.lastname@example.org) Phi Beta Lambda is the collegiate division of the national association, Future Business Leaders of America – Phi Beta Lambda, Inc. (FBLA-PBL). Membership is open to all students interested in pursuing a business or business-related career. PBL’s main focus is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs. Phi Beta Lambda chapters throughout the nation initiate business ventures, organize community service projects, attend state and national leadership conferences, participate in fundraisers, and create publications. Selected PBL students enter competition held on the state and national levels choosing from over fifty available events. PBL meetings and activities offer members opportunities to interact with local companies and their executives. This organization ultimately gives motivated members a chance to become more marketable in a fast-paced, competitive workplace. Practical Nurses student Nursing Organization Sponsor: Lane Flynt (email@example.com) Mississippi Practical Nursing Nurses Association is an organization dedicated Copiah-Lincoln Community College Student Handbook 45
to those students interested in careers as Practical Nurses. The association members at the Simpson County Center sponsor activities, fund-raisers and promote the nursing profession. Student Government Association (SGA) Advisors: Anika Floyd (firstname.lastname@example.org) Michelle Crace (email@example.com) The Student Government Association serves as the legislative body for all students (on-line or on-ground) and serves as an avenue of communication between students, faculty and administration of the Simpson County Center of Copiah-Lincoln Community College. Student Government Association officers also assist in planning campus activities. SGA members must maintain at least a 2.0 grade point average and full-time enrollment for both semesters.
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Student Organizations - Wesson Campus alpha Omega science Club Sponsors: Rob Channell (firstname.lastname@example.org) Angela Smith (email@example.com) The Alpha Omega Science Club is open to all science students. The club is involved in a variety of activities including monthly meetings with guest speakers and community and campus service projects. The objective of the club is to provide information that will promote the sciences and aid students in choosing a science based career. Active Alpha Omega members with at least a 3.0 GPA may be inducted into Beta Beta Beta National Honor Society in the spring semester. Tri Beta is a nationally recognized Biology Honor Society with scholarship opportunities for involved students. art students League Sponsor: Janet Smith(firstname.lastname@example.org) The Art Students League is open for membership to anyone with an interest in the visual arts. Members will have the opportunity to attend meetings, participate in any school and/or community projects, attend gallery exhibits, guest artist lectures and demonstrations as well as field trips and fund raisers. association of Child Development technology Sponsors: Amy Lewis (email@example.com) Mary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) The Association of Child Development Technology is a club for Child Development Technology students. The ACDT Club has fund raisers to help purchase equipment for the Co-Lin Child Development Center. The club also helps sponsor the annual St. Jude Childrenâ€™s Research Hospital Trike-A-Thon. During the Week of the Young Child, the club provides hand-outs on seat belt safety awareness, developmentally appropriate activities, and articles on stages of development to our childrenâ€™s parents. Band and Colettes Sponsors: Shaw Furlow (email@example.com) Shelley Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org) Baptist student Union Sponsor: Rev. Bruce Brady (email@example.com) The Baptist Student Union (BSU) Wesson Campus is a collegiate ministry that is Christ centered, church supported and student lead. Although funding is provided by local Southern Baptist churches and the Mississippi Baptist Convention, the BSU is available to all students regardless of their denomination or faith. Our purpose is to lead students into a personal relationship with Christ, disciple students who already know Him and to equip and encourage students to reach their peers with the Gospel. Students come together each Monday evening for a weekly praise and worship service. There are also a number of activities that Copiah-Lincoln Community College Student Handbook 47
students can involve themselves in including dorm Bible studies, chapel services, nursing home ministry, summer mission opportunities, community projects, conferences and several special events each semester. The Baptist Student Center is open from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. for students to come and enjoy. Cost is free! Choir, Sojourners & Ambassadors Sponsors: Shaw Furlow (firstname.lastname@example.org) Denise Riley (email@example.com) The Co-Lin Concert Choir is open to all students who are interested in singing a wide variety of vocal music. Rehearsals are at 1:00, Monday through Thursday, and attendance is required. Sign up for MUO 1211 51 on your class schedule. The Sojourners Show Choir and the Ambassadors Vocal Ensemble are selected from an audition at the beginning of each semester. Members of the Sojourners and Ambassadors are required to join the Concert Choir. Generous scholarships are awarded for participation in all choral music groups. Co-Lin Centurions History Club Sponsor: Dr. Brett Shufelt (firstname.lastname@example.org) The purpose of the Centurion History Club organization is to encourage academic study and enjoyment of history for its members. We offer a variety of activities including lectures, trips, and social events. Membership is open to any CoLin student who holds an interest in the study of history, regardless of race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, handicap or current program of study. Our goal is to promote historical awareness, intellectual growth, and social welfare of the Copiah-Lincoln Community College Campus, and to promote appreciation for the aim and objectives of Copiah-Lincoln Community College. A secondary purpose is to facilitate interaction between students of history, and Co-Linâ€™s History Department faculty, thereby allowing a wider discussion of history, its uses and meanings. Co-Lin student society for MLt Sponsors: Mary Shivers (email@example.com) Cindy Higgs (firstname.lastname@example.org) Copiah-Lincoln Student Society for Medical Technology is an organization dedicated to those students interested in a career in medical technology. The association members at the Wesson Campus sponsor activities, fundraisers, and promote the medical laboratory profession. The MLT Club provides appropriate student organization activities including leadership development and critical thinking skills. The club sponsors a blood drive each semester. Students are affiliated with the American Society of Clinical Laboratory Science-Mississippi allowing opportunities to interact with other laboratory professionals on both the state and national level. Co-Lin Student Nursesâ€™ Organization (CLSNO) Sponsors: Pam Earls (email@example.com) Leigh Ann Creel (firstname.lastname@example.org) 48
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Sally Lampton (email@example.com) Membership consists of freshmen and sophomore associate degree nursing students who join either the campus organization and/or state organizations which include MOSA and MSNA. The purpose is to promote fellowship, serve the community, and promote professional development. Food Service Committee Sponsor: Diana Mezzanares (firstname.lastname@example.org) The Food Service Committee consists of students and cafeteria employees. The purpose of the committee is to address student concerns or requests about the menu or food services in order to meet the needs of the students. The committee is welcome to plan and participate in monthly food promotions. Future Teachers of America Sponsors: Brad Hamilton (email@example.com) David Higgs (firstname.lastname@example.org) Neisha Leggett (email@example.com) The Future Teachers of America is an organization which is open to any fullor part-time students interested in pursuing a career in the education field. Meetings will be called periodically for discussion and information about the teaching profession. Gay-straight alliance Ssponsor: Nicole Donald (firstname.lastname@example.org) The Gay-Straight Alliance is an organization which is open to any full-time or part-time student to promote a safe and supportive atmosphere free from discrimination and to foster a diverse culture at Co-Lin. Martial arts Club Sponsor: David Higgs (email@example.com) It is the stated purpose of the Co-Lin Martial Arts Club to enhance both physical and academic training in order to provide a well rounded education. It has long been the goal of Martial Artists to excel at both â€œpen and sword,â€? meaning in time of peace leaders should prepare themselves through education and in times of war they should be prepared to lead on the battlefield. Members of the Co-Lin Martial Arts Club will have the opportunity to study various Martial Art disciplines and will have the chance to attend internationally recognized seminars and competition. Practical Nurses student Nursing Organization Sponsor: Ann Brumfield (firstname.lastname@example.org) The Practical Nurses Student Nursing Organization is an organization dedicated to those students interested in careers as Practical Nurses. The association members at the Wesson campus sponsor activities, fund raisers, and promote the nursing profession. National technical Honor society Sponsor: Randy Castilaw (email@example.com) Copiah-Lincoln Community College Student Handbook 49
The National Technical Honor Society is America’s highest award for excellence in career and technical education. Thousands of high schools and colleges in the United States and in the Bahamas have a chapter on their campus. NTHS encourages higher scholastic achievement, cultivates a desire for personal excellence, and helps top students find success in today’s highly competitive workplace. To be eligible, a career student must have at least a 3.5 GPA, and a technical student must have at least a 3.0 GPA in a career-technical program. The student must be recommended by the program instructor and be a member of their respective professional organization. College students who were inducted into high school chapters can request that their membership be transferred to the college chapter at no additional cost. Graduating NTHS members can purchase honor cords to wear at graduation. A National Technical Honor Society seal will be placed on their diploma in recognition of their membership. Phi Beta Lambda Sponsors: Leigh Easterling (firstname.lastname@example.org) Dr. Suzanne Johnson (email@example.com) Richard Baker (firstname.lastname@example.org) Phi Beta Lambda is the collegiate division of the national association, Future Business Leaders of America – Phi Beta Lambda, Inc. (FBLA-PBL). Membership is open to all students interested in pursuing a business or business-related career. PBL’s main focus is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs. Phi Beta Lambda chapters throughout the nation initiate business ventures, organize community service projects, attend state and national leadership conferences, participate in fundraisers, and create publications. Selected PBL students enter competition held on the state and national levels choosing from over fifty available events. PBL meetings and activities offer members opportunities to interact with local companies and their executives. This organization ultimately gives motivated members a chance to become more marketable in a fast-paced, competitive workplace. eta Omega Chapter of Phi theta Kappa Sponsors: Erin Smith (email@example.com) Dr. Stephanie Duguid (firstname.lastname@example.org) Eta Omega’s mission follows that of the international society. “The purpose of Phi Theta Kappa shall be to recognize and encourage scholarship among twoyear college students. To achieve this purpose, Phi Theta Kappa shall provide opportunity for the development of leadership and service, for an intellectual climate for exchange of ideas and ideals, for lively fellowship for scholars, and for stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence.” Phi Theta Kappa’s mission is two-fold: 1) recognize and encourage the academic achievement of two-year college students and 2) provide opportunities for individual growth and development through participation in honors, leadership, service and fellowship programming. To become a member of Phi Theta Kappa, a student must have 50
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completed 12 academic hours and have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Initiations are held twice a year, during the fall semester and during the spring semester. Colleges and Universities in Mississippi offer scholarships to sophomore Phi Theta Kappa students transferring upon graduation. President’s Council Sponsors: Dr. Ronnie Nettles (email@example.com) Dr. Jane Hulon (firstname.lastname@example.org) Brenda Smith (email@example.com) The President’s Council was established at Co-Lin in 1978. The group consists of club and organization presidents and student leaders. The purpose of the group is to facilitate the sharing of information among student leaders and to provide them an opportunity to share ideas and concerns with the College Administration. s.a.G.e. Sponsors: Amy Cupit (firstname.lastname@example.org) Amye Howell (email@example.com) SAGE (Student Adults Gaining Education) was established in 1995 to provide support for non-traditional students striving to continue their education, while maintaining social diversity. This organization allows these students the opportunity to grow as individuals on a college campus. SAGE members participate in two service projects each year. Topics of interest and speakers on subjects such as study skills, time management, financial aid, and interview skills are provided throughout the year. sigma Kappa Delta Sponsors: Pam Reid (firstname.lastname@example.org) Glenda Silverii (email@example.com) Sigma Kappa Delta is a national English honor society for two-year colleges. Copiah-Lincoln’s Delta Alpha chapter extends membership to outstanding students of the English language and literature nominated by their Humanities instructors who meet both national and local criteria. SKD provides members opportunities to enhance their studies of English Language and literature through programs, service projects, and field trips. The chapter also recognizes outstanding alumni and faculty through inclusion in the Literary Hall of Fame. skills Usa Sponsor: Bo Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org) Skills USA is a national organization serving teachers and high school and college students who are preparing for careers in technical, skilled and service occupations. Membership is open to all Career-Tech students. SkillsUSA’s mission is to empower its members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens. The chapter affords students the opportunity to meet persons enrolled in other career and technical programs throughout the state and nation, and to test their skills and knowledge against them in competition. Social activities are also planned on the Co-Lin level. Copiah-Lincoln Community College Student Handbook 51
s.M.e. Sponsor: Jonathan Kelly (email@example.com) The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (S.M.E.) is the premier source for manufacturing knowledge, education and networking. Through its many programs, events, magazines, publications and online training division, Tooling U, S.M.E. connects manufacturing practitioners to each other, to the latest technologies and to the most up-to-date manufacturing processes. S.M.E. has members around the world and is supported by a network of chapters and technical communities. S.M.E. is a leader in manufacturing workforce development issues, working with industry, academic and government partners to support the current and future skilled workforce. student Government association Sponsors: Bryan Nobile (firstname.lastname@example.org) Brenda Smith (email@example.com) The Student Government Association serves as the legislative body for all students (on-line or on-ground) and serves as an avenue of communication between students, faculty and administration of the Wesson campus of Copiah-Lincoln Community College. Student Government Association officers also assist in planning campus activities. SGA members must maintain at least a 2.0 grade point average and full-time enrollment for both semesters. Student Society of Radiologic Technology (S.S.R.T.) Sponsors: Julie Gaudin (firstname.lastname@example.org) Billie Faye Sartin (email@example.com) Ramona Thomas (firstname.lastname@example.org) The Student Society of Radiologic Technologists (S.S.R.T.) is an affiliate of the Mississippi Society of Radiologic Technologists (M.S.R.T.). Our students are dedicated to the support and enhancement of the Radiologic Science profession, including the advancement of radiologic technology, the promotion of higher standards of education and the improvement of patient care quality. The SSRT members attend the MSRT conference each fall to learn the business of the society and attend educational forums. Bi-annually the MSRT publishes a professional journal, The Beam, which includes research manuscripts and exhibits of SSRT participants. student Veterans association Sponsor: Dr. Tim Lea (email@example.com) The CLCC Student Veterans Association (SVA) is a group of college-based military veterans and supporters dedicated to supporting military veteranâ€™s higher education and their families. Membership of the SVA is open to all faculty, staff and students with a military connection at Co-Lin, regardless of campus. The SVA objectives include promoting communication and interaction among veterans in order to promote veterans helping veterans; sponsoring mixers to promote the above and social events that include family, loved ones, and supporters of veterans; educating the college community about the special experiences, circum52
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stances, strengths, and needs of the military veteran and their families; promoting actions and connections with the military/veteran-related groups; and aiding in veteran student teams/groups participation in college activities. This is the newest of Co-Lin’s student organizations and all are encouraged to watch for upcoming announcements concerning the SVA. trailblazers Sponsor: Samantha Speeg (firstname.lastname@example.org) Trailblazers are the hospitality/recruiting group who take part in many activities at Co-Lin. They do everything from ushering at programs to serving as hosts/hostesses for special events on campus such as Homecoming and High School Preview Days. They also have recruiting duties that include visiting high schools in the seven county districts of Copiah, Lincoln, Lawrence, Simpson, Franklin, Adams and Jefferson Counties. Applications can be picked up in Student Services or the Counseling Center. All applicants go through a selection process which includes a required instructional meeting and interviews. The number of applicants selected varies from year to year. Trillium Sponsor: Natalie Davis (email@example.com) Trillium is the yearbook for the college. It is published annually each spring and available to students for $10 per book. Trillium conducts the annual Trillium Beauty Pageant in the fall. Staff members are selected through an application and interview process. A limited number of positions are available. the Wolf tales Sponsor: Mary Warren (firstname.lastname@example.org) Women’s resident Council Sponsors: Jean Lea (email@example.com) Janice Stricklin (firstname.lastname@example.org) The Women’s Residence Council is an organization of selected students who represent the dormitories of Copiah-Lincoln Community College, Wesson Campus. Our organization works to raise money that will benefit the girls’ dormitories. Members must be of good character and maintain a 2.5 GPA. Wesley Foundation Sponsor: Frank Newell (email@example.com) The Wesley Foundation attempts to enrich the spiritual, educational and social lives of college students and faculty. Weekly meetings are held which include a variety of stimulating programs along with a free lunch. The Wesley Foundation is involved in service projects, encouragement of the arts, and provides scholarships for deserving students. The Wesley Foundation is sponsored by the United Methodist Church.
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Student Activities Elections and Nominations student Government association The Student Government Association serves as an avenue of communication for all students to the faculty and administration of Copiah-Lincoln Community College. The Student Government Association has two scheduled meetings each month and during these meetings all recommendations, suggestions, etc., from students, faculty, staff, and administration are discussed. Students are encouraged to cooperate with the SGA members. Wesson Campus The officers of the Student Government Association are president, vice presi- dent, secretary, and treasurer. All Student Government Association members must maintain a “C” average and must be a second semester student at Copiah-Lincoln Community College as of the election. Members must also maintain full-time enrollment. To nominate a person for any Student Government Association office or class office, a petition must be submitted containing 15 signatures and must be signed by one faculty member and the Director of Admissions and Records. The officers of the freshman class are president, vice president, secretary, trea- surer, and two representatives to the Student Government Association. The officers of the sophomore class are president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, and two representatives to the SGA. The freshman class elects officers each spring to serve for the ensuing year as sophomore class officers. Natchez Campus Elected officers in SGA are limited to three executive officers: president, vice president, and secretary/treasurer and four class officers: two class representatives from both the freshman and sophomore classes. All Student Government Association members must maintain a “C” average and must be a second semester student at Copiah-Lincoln Community College as of the election. Members must also maintain full-time enrollment. Each student who wishes to be nominated for one of these positions must pick up a nominating petition in the Admissions Office and return it to the Director of Admissions no later than the designated time. All nominating petitions must be signed by 15 students, one faculty member or SGA sponsor, the Director of Admissions for grade verification, the Director of Student Affairs, and the Vice President of the Campus. Each of the nominees must possess and maintain at least a 2.75 GPA. Each nominee must maintain full-time status and be a full-time student both semesters. The President can only serve one term and must be a sophomore. Election of officers will be held during the fall semester, with all day and night 54
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students having the opportunity to vote. Campaigns will be conducted during the fall semester. simpson County Center A total of seven (7) students serve on the SGA for the Simpson County Center of Copiah-Lincoln Community College. The elected officers of the SGA are president, vice president, and secretary/treasurer. In addition, two representatives from the freshman class and two representatives from the sophomore class are elected to serve on the SGA. Each student who wishes to be nominated for a position in the SGA must pick up a nominating form in the office of the VicePresident of the Simpson County Center and return it no later than the designated time. All nominating petitions must be signed by 15 currently enrolled Co-Lin students, one faculty member or SGA sponsor, and by the Director of Student Services for grade verification. All SGA members must possess and maintain a 2.75 grade point average to run for office. Members must also maintain full-time enrollment while serving as a member of the SGA. SGA officers are elected by both the freshman and sophomore classes while only classes elect their respective representatives. The SGA president will be elected during the spring semester and should be a sophomore during the year in which he/she serves as SGA president. The SGA president can only serve one term. In addition, the SGA vice president, secretary/ treasurer, and two sophomore representatives will be elected in the spring. The election of freshman representatives will be conducted during the first month of the fall semester. Homecoming Court The homecoming queen and homecoming court are elected at least two weeks prior to homecoming in October. The Student Government Association serves as chairman of the elections and carries out the balloting. To nominate a person for the homecoming queen and/or court on the Wesson Campus, a petition must be submitted containing 15 signatures and must be signed by one faculty member and the Director of Admissions and Records. The homecoming queen must be a full-time sophomore with a minimum 2.0 GPA and will be elected prior to the election of the court. The two students receiving the highest number of votes for queen will enter a second primary, unless one student receives a majority of all votes cast, in which event, that student will be declared winner. In the final primary, the runner-up will be automatically named a sophomore maid. The homecoming court will be elected following the election of the homecoming queen and will consist of three (3) sophomore maids (one being the runner-up to the queen) and three (3) freshman maids. On the Natchez Campus, each club or organization may nominate a sophomore maid and freshman maid to serve on the court. All nominations must be signed by at least 15 students and signed by the club faculty advisor and the Director of Admissions. All nominees must be students in â€œgood standingâ€? with the Copiah-Lincoln Community College Student Handbook 55
college. Nominations are due to the Admissions Office at least one week prior to elections. Two sophomore maids and two freshman maids will be elected for the Natchez Campus. At the simpson County Center, candidates for freshman and sophomore maid must pick up a petition from the Office of the Vice President. All nominating petitions must be submitted containing 15 signatures and must be signed by one faculty member and the Director of Student Services. All nominees must be students in “good standing” with the college. Nominations are due to the Office of the Vice President at least one week prior to elections. One sophomore maid and one freshman maid will be elected for the Simpson County Center. Cheerleaders - Wesson Campus Selections for cheerleaders will be held during the spring of each year to choose the squad for the football and basketball seasons. Cheerleaders may be chosen by the sponsor, a panel of judges, or a combination of both. Each cheerleader shall receive a scholarship and credit for physical education for each semester completed as a member of the squad. Who’s Who Contest - Wesson Campus The annual Who’s Who contest elects Mr. and Miss Copiah-Lincoln Community College and campus favorites. The election is held first semester after the first nine weeks grades are available. The Student Government Association serves as chairman of the election and carries out the balloting. Nominations for Mr. and Miss Copiah-Lincoln Community College must have the signatures of 15 full-time students and one faculty member, with the approval of the Dean of Students and the Director of Admissions and Records. Nominees must be sophomores, be in line for graduation, have twice as many quality points as hours, have a clean conduct record as approved by the Dean of Students’ office, and must have participated in various campus activities as a leader. Campus favorites must be nominated by 15 students, one faculty member, and the Director of Admissions and Records signing the petition. Petitions must be turned in to the Dean of Students’ office. Nominees may be either freshmen or sophomores. Five (5) men and five (5) women will be chosen as campus favorites. The two students receiving the highest number of votes for Mr. and Miss Copiah-Lincoln Community College will enter a second primary, unless one student receives a majority of all votes cast, in which event, that student will be declared winner. In the final primary for Mr. and Miss Copiah-Lincoln Community College, the runners-up will automatically be named favorites. Should a person receive the highest number of votes for two different positions, the student will be allowed to choose the position he/she wishes to accept. The election will be conducted by the Australian Ballot System. 56
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Who’s Who Contest - Natchez Campus The annual Who’s Who contest elects Mr. and Miss Co-Lin Natchez and Campus Favorites. The Director of Student Affairs in conjunction with the Trillium staff coordinates the elections and balloting. Nominations for Mr. and Miss Co-Lin must have the signatures of fifteen (15) full-time students and one faculty member, with the approval of the Vice President of the Natchez Campus and the Director of Student Affairs. Nominees must be sophomores, be in line for graduation, have twice as many quality points as hours, have a clean conduct record, and must have participated in various campus activities as a leader. Who’s Who Contest - simpson County Center The annual Who’s Who contest elects Mr. and Miss Copiah-Lincoln Community College. The election is held first semester after the first nine weeks grades are available. The Student Government Association serves as chairman of the election and carries out the balloting. Nominations for Mr. and Miss Copiah-Lincoln Community College must have the signatures of 15 full-time students and one faculty member, with the approval of the Vice President of the Simpson County Center and the Dean of Student Services. Nominees must be sophomores, be in line for graduation, have twice as many quality points as hours, have a clean conduct record as approved by the Director of Student Services’ office, and must have participated in various campus activities as a leader. Most Beautiful and Beauties - Wesson Campus Nominees must be full-time students with a minimum 2.0 GPA and may be either sophomores or freshmen. To nominate a person for a beauty, a petition must be submitted containing 15 signatures and must be approved by one faculty member and the Dean of Students. Judges choose most beautiful and four beauties in a pageant sponsored by the Trillium yearbook. Hall of Fame - Wesson Campus Desiring to acknowledge character and service of the highest quality, the Trillium yearbook staff each year recognizes members of the Hall of Fame for Copiah-Lincoln. Only college sophomores eligible for graduation may be selected for this honor. Those selected are either students who have completed requirements for graduation at mid-term of the current school year, or second semester sophomores who have completed 42 semester hours of instruction with a GPA of 2.5 or better, have a clean conduct record, and are eligible for graduation at the end of the semester. Nominations for this honor may be made by either college students, faculty members, or administrators. Nominations will be screened by the Director of Admissions and Records and the Dean of Student Services. Nominations will be screened by a vote of the members of the President’s Council. The members of the President’s Council will vote for up to six (6) nominees depending upon the Copiah-Lincoln Community College Student Handbook 57
number of recipients to be elected that year. A tabulation committee appointed by the college President or his designee will count the ballots and will make an alphabetical list of students receiving the majority votes. This list is then presented to a committee of 12 members as follows: One representative from each of the seven divisions of study, one from the Career-Technical division, one from Associate Degree Nursing, and three administrators or staff members appointed by the President or his designee. The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss each student on the ballot. After the discussion is closed, the Resource Committee will be dismissed and the twelve-member committee will vote by secret ballot for the number of honorees to be selected for the year. The votes will be tabulated by a committee appointed by the President or his designee. To be elected, a student must obtain a majority of the votes. A second ballot will be prepared and presented to the committee within 24 hours if the necessary honorees are not selected on the first ballot. The number of honorees to be elected each year shall be based upon the fulltime equivalent enrollment at the end of the first six weeks of the fall term. One student shall be chosen for every 200 full-time equivalent students. The number elected to the Hall of Fame in any school year shall not exceed six at each campus unless there is a tie vote. Hall of Fame - Natchez Campus and Simpson County Center Each year, graduating students are inducted into the Hall of Fame. Induction is the highest leadership honor a student can achieve. Selection is based on academic achievement and campus leadership. The Natchez Campus inducts up to three students and the Simpson County Center inducts one student annually. Student Publications Trillium yearbook All students are eligible to receive a copy of the Trillium yearbook at a cost of $10 per annual. Distribution dates and times will be posted on campus and emailed to students. Campus Newspapers Copies of the Natchez Campus newspaper, N-Sights, are available on issue dates at several locations on campus. The on-line edition of The Wolf Tales, Wesson Campus is available at www.colin.edu/publications Other Publications Other college publications (magazines, brochures, etc.), are available upon request from the Office of Public Information at the Wesson and Natchez Campuses and the Office Vice President of the Simpson County Center.
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Student Conduct Statement of Conduct and Philosophy
The purpose of the Copiah-Lincoln Community College Code of Student Conduct, related rules and regulations, and disciplinary procedures are to provide a framework for disciplinary policy and action which shall be consistent with principles of fundamental fairness for the student and with the philosophy of Copiah-Lincoln Community College. It is the aim and intention of Copiah-Lincoln Community College to institute within its operations and uphold with its procedures a high regard for the health, safety, education and moral development of the student body. Hence, there is a need for basic policies governing the actions of students as they relate to fellow students, faculty and administrators in the academic community. The guiding force in the determination of such policies is the realization that certain minimum standards of conduct must be met in order to create an atmosphere in which students and others can work toward and realize their educational and developmental objectives with minimum interference and maximum support and encouragement. While the student has an obligation to observe college policy, it is realized that breaches of policy will occur. When a student is found to be in violation of policy, those personnel charged with dealing with such problems must operate within an established framework, which has been known to the student. In attempting to direct student behavior or to sanction a student whose behavior has been unacceptable, the administrator is obligated to do so in a fair and equitable manner and in accordance with stated policy of the institution. Therefore, the obligation of the college and its administrators is of great consequence and not to be taken lightly by students, parents, administrators or the public. The procedures outlined here clearly show what the college must and will do in the process of administering discipline of significant consequence to the student. They are in every respect consistent with other statements of policy issued by this institution. Within the framework of this manual, official bulletins of the college and any official notices of the college one can find all statements of policy, regulations governing student conduct, minimum requirements for continuing at Copiah-Lincoln Community College, and penalties for violations. In addition, the proper channels of appeal are listed along with the positions of persons to whom appeals may be made. Definitions: 1. The term “college” means Copiah-Lincoln Community College (Co-Lin). 2. The term “student” includes all persons registered for classes at the College, both full-time and part-time. It does not include former students not currently registered for classes. 3. The term “faculty member” means any person hired by the College to conduct classroom activities. 4. The term “college official” includes any person employed by the College Copiah-Lincoln Community College Student Handbook 59
performing assigned administrative, professional or staff responsibilities. 5. The term “member of the College community” includes any person who is a student, faculty member, college official or any person employed by the College. 6. The term “college premises” includes all land, buildings, facilities and other property in the possession of or controlled by the College. 7. The term “disciplinary authority” means any persons authorized by the College to determine whether a student has violated the Student Code and to recommend imposition of sanctions. 8. The term “organization” means any number of persons who have complied with the formal requirements for College recognition. 9. The “Dean of Student Services” is defined as the person designated by the President to be responsible for the administration of the Student Code. The Dean of Student Services may designate other college of ficials to assist in the administration of the Student Code. 10. The term “policy” is defined as the written regulation of the College.
Code of Student Conduct Students who register at Copiah-Lincoln agree to conform to its regulations and policies, and are subject to disciplinary action upon violation of these regulations and policies. Any student found to have committed the following misconduct is subject to the disciplinary action as outlined in this Handbook: 1. Obstruction or disruption of teaching, research, administration, public service functions, the flow of vehicular or pedestrian traffic or other college activities. 2. Theft of or damage to property of the College or to property of a member of the college community or of a visitor to the College. 3. Possession, consumption, or evidence of consumption, of alcoholic beverages on campus (violation of state law) or at any event formally sponsored by an organization of the College (even in automobiles). 4. Illegal or unauthorized possession or use of firearms, fireworks, explosives, dangerous chemicals, ammunition, air guns or other weapons on college premises is in violation of state law. Such weapons will be con fiscated. 5. Gambling in any form. 6. Use, possession, distribution, or manufacture of narcotics, illegal drugs, or illegal steroids, and/or drug-associated paraphernalia or controlled substances (this does not apply to medicine prescriptions) as defined by the laws of the State of Mississippi, except as expressly permitted by law. 7. Physical assault, abuse or detention of any person, or conduct which endangers the health or safety of any person. 8. Abusive and profane language or displays of affection not in keeping with good taste and high moral standards. 9. Unauthorized entry to or use of college premises, including both build60
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ings and grounds. Unauthorized possession or use of a key to any college facility or other property. 10. Unauthorized visitation - Any student(s) found to be in any dormitory room or other unauthorized area with a member(s) of the opposite sex, except at times approved by the dormitory supervisor may be dismissed from campus housing and/or fined up to $400. 11. Violations of established college policies or regulations. 12. Interfering with or failing to comply with directions of college officials and/or law enforcement officers acting in performance of their duties. Failure to identify oneâ€™s self to officials when requested to do so. (Co-Lin Campus Police have complete police powers on campus.) 13. Harassment, intimidation, or bribery of any student, faculty, or staff. Harassment is considered to be words, behaviors, and/or actions which intentionally inflict serious mental or emotional distress on others and/or disrupt the educational environment. 14. Actions which are abusive or disrespectful in nature that are directed toward college officials. 15. Breach of Peace, disorderly conduct, and aiding, abetting or procuring another to breach the peace of the campus. This includes excessive noise, or lewd, indecent, or obscene conduct or language in buildings or on the grounds of the college. 16. Participation in a campus demonstration which disrupts the normal operations of the College and interferes with the rights of other members of the college community. Inciting or refusing to leave the scene of an authorized demonstration or gathering when ordered to do so by an authorized official. 17. The setting of, or adding to, unauthorized fires on college premises, will ful damage or misuse of fire protection equipment, initiation of a false fire alarm or failure to evacuate during a fire alarm or drill. 18. Falsification of records - willfully and knowingly giving false information is strictly prohibited. This includes oral or written statements to col lege officials, faculty, or staff and alteration or misuse of college docu ments, records, or identification cards. 19. Violations of automobile and parking regulations. 20. Disregard of financial obligations to the College. 21. Abuse of the discipline system, including but not limited to: failure to obey the summons of a hearing officer or body; disruption or interference with the orderly conduct of a discipline proceeding; attempt to discourage or improperly influence an individualâ€™s participation or use of the disci pline system; harassment or intimidation of an individual involved in a discipline proceeding. Failure to comply with a sanction imposed under the Student Code. 22. Violations of the laws of the federal and local governments. 23. Violations of dress code. 24. Littering of the campus. Copiah-Lincoln Community College Student Handbook 61
25. Solicitation of funds and distribution of leaflets and/or materials by students or visitors is prohibited on campus unless approved by the Dean of Students. 26. Gang-related activity. 27. Violation of the campus smoking policy. 28. All students are responsible for the actions of their guests while on campus. 29. Violation of student organization regulations by students or groups. 30. Skateboarding, roller-skating, and rollerblading are prohibited. 31. Possession or use of water balloons and water guns. 32. Violations of the computer usage policy. 33. The illegal sale of books to the college bookstore will result in a fine of $100 plus the retail cost of the book. 34. Smoking is prohibited within 15 feet of any campus building. Smoking in stairwells, on sidewalks and entry ways to campus buildings is also prohibited. 35. Dishonesty, such as cheating, plagiarism, or knowingly furnishing false information to the officials or faculty of the college or their representatives. 36. The sale, use or possession of any type cigar or black and mild cigar, including but not limited to any and all types of roll paper is prohibited. 37. Hoods worn over studentsâ€™ heads are not permitted inside of buildings on campus.
Student Complaints Any student who wishes to make a formal complaint to the college regarding a college program, a service of the college, an employee of the college, or any other individual or aspect of the college, should take the following steps: 1. contact the Vice President of the Natchez Campus, the Vice President of the Simpson County Center, the Dean of Student Services at the Wesson Campus, as appropriate; 2. express the nature of the complaint and pertinent information in writing to the appropriate person (#1 above). 3. eLearning students may submit complaints electronically. The college representative receiving the complaint will either handle the complaint personally or will refer it to the appropriate person for disposition. Students have a right to due process for any grievance. All student complaints will be handled and final determination will be made by college personnel who are not directly involved in the alleged problem. A response will be made to the complainant within a timely manner. If the complainant is not satisfied with the resolution of the grievance, the complainant may then appeal to the President in writing within three (3) days of the previous decision. Any complainant who does not submit a written appeal by that date forfeits any further consideration in this matter. The Presidentâ€™s decision will be final. Student complaints must be filed no later than the end of the following semester after the issue in question occurred. No adverse action will be taken against the complain62
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ing student by college personnel as a result of the complaint. Governing Regulations Reasonable regulations are necessary for the proper operation of an educational institution. The regulations prescribed have developed over a period of years and are deemed the minimum necessary for the orderly operation of CopiahLincoln Community College. All matters relating to discipline are under the jurisdiction of the Dean of Student Services. In matters of discipline that involve classroom disorder, the administrator that is in charge of that area is contacted before the case is referred to the Dean of Student Services. These administrators are: the Associate Dean of Instructional Support, the Dean of Career-Technical Instruction, Vice President of the Natchez Campus, and the Vice President of the Simpson County Center Any student desiring to discuss the regulations prescribed by the institution should be directed to call at the office of the Dean of Student Services. The enforcement of all regulations governing the students of Copiah-Lincoln Community College is a joint effort by the administration, the faculty, the staff, and students themselves. In addition to the regulations of Copiah-Lincoln Community College, all laws, ordinances, and regulations of the United States, the state of Mississippi, the county of Copiah, and the town of Wesson are in full force and effect upon the campus of Copiah-Lincoln Community College and the college reserves the right to take disciplinary action in addition to the filing of formal charges against any student who violates such laws, ordinances, and regulations. The following sanctions may be levied for the violation of any campus regulation, or any federal, state or local statute in addition to the filing of formal charges. Disciplinary Sanctions The range of disciplinary sanctions includes, but is not limited to, the following: expulsion - Permanent dismissal from Copiah-Lincoln Community College, with the denial of right of student to participate in any academic or other activity. Student is not allowed on campus. Dismissal - Separation from Co-Lin, with the student not allowed to reapply for admission. The student is not allowed on college premises without specific written permission from the Dean of Student Services, Assistant Dean of Students or Campus Police. external suspension - Separation from Copiah-Lincoln for a specific period of time. The student is not allowed on college premises without specific permission from the Dean of Student Services, Assistant Dean of Students or Campus Police. Interim suspension - Temporary suspension from Co-Lin while awaiting a hearing (see interim suspension procedures). Modified Suspension - All privileges except to attend class and use learning resources are suspended for a period of time. The student is allowed on campus only to attend class and use learning resources. Students must observe all other stipulations specified under his or her suspension. Students must leave campus no later than 4:00 p.m. unless otherwise specified. Withdrawal - Student is withdrawn from school. No entry is made on official Copiah-Lincoln Community College Student Handbook 63
records other than withdrawal. He/she may return to school at the end of a specified time. Disciplinary Probation - Student is no longer considered in good standing in terms of conduct. Further violations of regulations during a probationary period may result in suspension, dismissal or expulsion. Certain student privileges may be suspended during a probationary period. (Example: scholarships, representing the college in activities, seeking elected office, may lose elected office) restitution - Student must replace any private or public property that has been damaged or destroyed. restriction - Student is restricted from entering certain facilities or from specified student privileges. supervised Work - Specified work hours with a campus office or community service. Mandatory Counseling/educational sessions - Behavioral counseling or educational sessions on a stated regular basis. residence Hall Dismissal - Required to vacate a residence hall for violation(s) of residence hall policies and/or other institutional policies. Students are not allowed to visit any residence hall when assigned this sanction. Fine - Student is fined for violations of policy; amount of fine will vary depending upon the nature and severity of offense. Warning - Issued for minor infraction of policy. Further violations will result in more serious sanctions. Resident students appealing the sanctions of expulsion, dismissal, suspension, modified suspension, or residence hall dismissal may be required to temporarily vacate the residence halls while the appeal is pending. Interim suspension - Any student charged with or convicted of a violation of the law, or college regulation injurious to the health and welfare of the college community shall be subject to immediate administrative suspension, with or without prejudice, depending upon the nature and circumstances of the case, by the President of the college or his delegate. A hearing regarding the studentâ€™s conduct must be held as soon as practical. The conviction of a student for a criminal offense which interferes with the orderly education operation of the college or of a nature that, if the student were allowed to remain enrolled, would endanger the health, safety, or property of the college community shall be sufficient grounds for disciplinary action consistent with the collegeâ€™s policies and procedures.
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Emergency/General Policies and Regulations Wolf Alert
The Wolf Alert is the college’s emergency alert and notification system. Wolf Alert delivers rapid, multi-platform messages in the event of an emergency to students, faculty members, and staff. This is the best source for timely information and instruction on what to do in the event of any campus emergency such as severe weather, power outages, criminal activity, threats, or other emergency situations. Each student, faculty and staff member will receive an email with a user identification, password, and step-by-step instructions on how to register. Be assured that all contact information you provide is kept confidential, safe, and secure, and will never be used for any purpose beyond what you have authorized. Your information is for the official use of Copiah-Lincoln Community College’s emergency alert system only and is never shared with any third parties.
The college does not have the facilities or equipment to administer
extended medical treatment to persons who are sick or injured. Therefore, if a
student or other persons on campus are sick or injured, and if in the opinion of college officials, a medical emergency exists, college officials may call for an ambulance to transport sick or injured persons to a medical facility. Calling for an ambulance or other emergency agencies will be at the discretion of college officials, and students or other persons involved in the emergency must cooperate and follow the directions of college officials. It will be considered a violation of policy if any student refuses or interferes with the directions of college officials during such emergencies. Such students will be subject to disciplinary action. Expenses for professional care or treatment are the responsibility of the sick or injured student or guest. If it is determined by college officials that it would be hazardous to a student’s health or safety to reside in campus housing due to certain medical conditions (such as a student’s refusal to take prescribed medication, to follow doctor’s orders, etc.), the college may require a clearance letter from a qualified physician in order for the student to reside in campus housing. Students who need medical assistance or a medical referral should contact the Campus Police Department (Wesson Campus), Vice President of the Natchez Campus or Vice President of the Simpson County Center.
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b. Leave by the nearest exit. c. Move away from the building. d. Follow directions of personnel in charge.
Severe Weather 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
Move indoors. If indoors, move to lowest level immediately. Go to inner hallways/rooms away from windows and exterior doors. Stay low, face the wall with your head covered. Tornado: Watch - Means tornadoes are possible. Warning - Means a tornado has been sighted. (Continuous sounding alert signifies a tornado warning.)
Intermittent alert signals evacuation of campus.
Drop to the ground; cover under a sturdy desk or table; hold on until shaking stops.
Armed Intruder In the case of imminent danger (armed intruder/active shooter) the siren will sound an alert with an alternating high to low alert signal. This signals an immediate campus lock-down. Move indoors, lock doors and move away from any windows to stay out of sight, Follow all directions given by personnel in charge. Remain inside until Campus Police or an Administrator gives you clearance to exit the room you are in.
The college forbids the possession and/or consumption of alcoholic beverages (including beer) on the campus and/or at any activity sponsored by a student organization at the college on college-owned or controlled property. Drunkenness or evidence of intoxication is a violation of law on college property. Alcohol, drugs, narcotics or other intoxicating substances can cause drunkenness. The college will take additional steps with students who appear intoxicated to the point where they are drunk and/or disorderly on campus in order to protect that student and the campus community. Therefore, if in the opinion of appropriate college officials a student is intoxicated (public drunk) and/or disorderly, the following action will be taken: 1. The student may be subject to arrest and/or college disciplinary action. 2. The studentâ€™s parents or legal guardian may be notified of the situation and/or asked to take custody of the student (if the student is under the .... age of 21).
Pistols, Firearms or Other Weapons on College Premises
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the possession of pistols, firearms, or other weapons on college premises or at college functions by persons other than duly authorized law enforcement officials creates unreasonable and unwarranted risk of injury or death to the college’s employees, students, visitors and guests and further creates an unreasonable and unwarranted risk of damage to properties of the college, the college’s employees, students, visitors and guests. Because of such dangers, the Board hereby prohibits the possession of pistols, firearms or weapons in any form by any person other than duly authorized law enforcement officials and the college campus police officers on the college’s premises or at college functions, regardless of whether any such person possesses a valid permit to carry such pistols, firearms or weapons.
Search and Seizure
Students at Copiah-Lincoln Community College are protected, as is any citizen, against unreasonable search and seizure. However, in an exercise of the college’s duty to maintain discipline as well as a safe and educational atmosphere, a college official may search a student’s room and/or vehicle when a reasonable cause exists. A reasonable cause exists when a college official has sufficient reason to believe that a campus regulation has been violated or there may be an existing threat to the safety of individuals or facilities. Normal inspections of residents’ rooms are conducted in order to maintain acceptable standards of health, safety and physical maintenance and can be, if necessary, held in the absence of the student. The college reserves the right to enter a particular room at any time when it is deemed to be in the best interest of the institution and its students. The college reserves the right to take disciplinary action for any violations of policy discovered in these inspections.
Sexual Harassment Policy
Sexual Harassment is defined by the EEOC as “unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when submission to them or rejection of this conduct explicitly or implicitly affects an individual’s employment, unreasonably interferes with an individual’s work performance, or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment.” Such harassment is a form of illegal sex discrimination. It is the policy of the Copiah-Lincoln Community College to maintain a learning and working environment that is free from sexual harassment. No employee or student of the college district shall be subjected to sexual harassment. It shall be a violation of this policy for any member of the Co-Lin staff to harass another staff member or student through conduct or communications of a sexual nature as defined in this policy. It shall also be a violation of this policy for students to harass other students or staff through conduct or communications of a sexual nature as defined in this policy. Each administrator shall be responsible for promoting understanding and acceptance of, and assuring compliance with, state and federal laws and board Copiah-Lincoln Community College Student Handbook 67
policy and procedures governing sexual harassment within her or his school or office. Violations of this policy or procedure will be cause for disciplinary action. Sexual harassment, as set forth in this policy may include, but is not limited to, the following: • verbal harassment or abuse; • pressure for sexual activity; • repeated remarks with sexual or demeaning implications; • unwelcome touching; • sexual jokes, posters, etc.; and • suggesting or demanding sexual involvement, accompanied by implied or explicit threats concerning one’s grades, job, etc. An extreme form of sexual harassment is sexual violence. Sexual violence is defined as physical sexual acts perpetrated against a person’s will or where a person is incapable of giving consent. Acts of sexual violence are not and will not be tolerated by the College. In the event the College does determine that an act of sexual violence has occurred, the College will take steps, as it deems appropriate, to resolve the situation. Any employee of the College who feels he/she may be the victim of sexual harassment or sexual violence may take any of the following actions:
• Counseling Office: complainant may seek confidential counseling or refer- ral to psychological services without an investigation • Title IX Coordinator: complainant may file a Title IX complaint with Title IX Coordinator (Dr. Brenda Orr; PO Box 649, Wesson, MS 39191; 601-643-8670) for acts of sexual harassment or sexual violence. • Law Enforcement: complainant may seek a criminal investigation through Campus Police or local law enforcement.
Any employee of the College who wishes to file a complaint of sexual harassment against another employee or student should follow the steps below:
• If such conduct involves a person other than the employee’s immediate supervisor, the complaining employee is encouraged to discuss his/her complaint with his/her supervisor. • If such conduct involves the complaining employee’s immediate supervisor, the employee should follow one of two routes: a) discuss complaint with the person to whom the immediate supervisor reports or to anyone of higher authority in the administrative chain of command; • If the complaint is against a student, refer the complaint to the Title IX Coordinator(Dr. Brenda Orr; PO Box 649, Wesson, MS 39191; (601-643-8670)
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employee of the college shall follow the following policy: • All student complaints against a Co-Lin employee should be made to the Vice President of Instructional Services (Wesson Campus), Vice President of the Natchez Campus or Vice President of the Simpson County Center. • A substantiated charge against an employee of the college district shall sub- ject that staff member to disciplinary action, up to and including discharge. Any complaint which is not resolved administratively to the complete satisfaction of the complaining employee will be decided by the Employee Council. College personnel should always contact either the Dean of Student Services or Title IX Coordinator when they become aware of an incident of sexual harassment or sexual violence. It is the policy of the College to comply with the requirements of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, 20 U.SC. Sec. 1681, et seq. as it relates to sexual harassment and/or sexual violence.
Curfew and Guest Policy
Students are responsible at all times for the conduct of any guest which they bring to the campus. College officials may ask any person on campus for identification. Persons who do not have legitimate business on campus may be asked to leave. Students or visitors are not to bring small children on campus unless permission is granted by Student Services (Wesson Campus), Vice President of the Natchez Campus. All visitors and commuters must leave campus by 9:30 p.m. (Natchez Campus and Simpson County Center) 10:30 p.m. (Wesson Campus) each evening unless they are attending a campus event, which is open to the public, such as an athletic event, dance, etc. Unauthorized persons present after 10:30 p.m. are subject to disciplinary action or arrest. The Copiah-Lincoln Community College Wesson Campus observes a 10:30 p.m. curfew. After 10:30 p.m. all persons must be in transit to or from buildings on campus.
Each student should exercise mature judgment concerning wearing apparel during the routine of daily life on the campus. Cleanliness and neatness are desirable attributes for any person to possess. All students are required to be modest in dress and appearance. Students are expected to dress in a fashion that is considered acceptable by current standards in today’s society not only while on campus but at all schoolsponsored activities. For the safety of students, hoods are not allowed to be worn over students’ heads while indoors. Fines will be administered for violations. Pants being worn too low will result in fines. College employees and students are required to refer a student whose appearance may be a distraction to the purposes of this institution to the college officials charged with enforcing discipline among students. Copiah-Lincoln Community College Student Handbook 69
Students must have on shirts and shoes before entering any campus building.
Drug-Free School Policy
Alcohol and drug abuse has been recognized as a leading threat to the health and well-being of the college students/employees. Copiah-Lincoln Community College absolutely prohibits the use, consumption, sale, purchase, transfer, or possession of any illegal or non-prescription drug by any student or enrollee during business hours, during college classes or activities, while representing Co-Lin, while on the premises or campuses, while at Host Agencies or at any other time or activity involving Co-Lin. In addition, students and enrollees are strictly prohibited from being under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs during college classes or activities, while representing Co-Lin, on the premises or campuses or at Host Agencies or at any other time or activity involving Co-Lin. It is the policy of the college to uphold federal, state and local laws regarding the use or possession of drugs or alcohol. As a member of the college community, and subject to the laws and policies which bind the institution’s activities and interests, it shall be the personal responsibility of each student and employee to adhere to such stated policies. A student shall be allowed to provide notice to Copiah-Lincoln Community College of currently or recently used prescription or non-prescription drugs at the time of the taking of the specimen to be tested, and such information shall be placed in writing upon the student’s drug and alcohol testing custody and control form prior to initial testing. A student may be required to submit to a drug and alcohol test based upon reasonable suspicion. In the event of or on the basis of a positive confirmed drug and alcohol test result, or other violation of the College’s drug use policy, the College may, in its sole discretion, take any of the following actions: Immediate dismissal of the student; immediate suspension of the student; or probation or other disciplinary action on such terms as may be determined by the College, including but not limited to neutral selection or routine drug and alcohol testing. Any and all students shall be required to submit to testing at any time the College has reasonable suspicion that a student is using or has used drugs or alcohol in violation of the College’s policy. Reasonable suspicion shall exist if the College has a belief that a student is using or has used drugs in violation of the College’s policy drawn from specific objective and articulable facts and reasonable inferences drawn from those facts in light of experience, and may be based upon, among other things: • Observable phenomena, such as direct observation of drug and alcohol use and/or the physical symptoms or manifestations of being under the influence of drugs or alcohol; • Abnormal conduct, or erratic behavior, absenteeism, tardiness or deterioration of work; • A report of drug or alcohol use provided by reliable and credible sources and which has been independently corroborated; • Evidence that an individual has tampered with a drug and alcohol test; 70
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• Information that a student has caused or contributed to an accident while at school; • Evidence that a student is involved in the use, possession, sale, solicitation or transfer of drugs while on the College’s premises
The consequences of refusing to submit to a drug and alcohol test as set forth in this policy statement and notice will be dismissal of the student. A student who receives a positive confirmed drug and alcohol test may contest the accuracy of that result or explain it. The drugs for which the College might test include marijuana, cocaine, opiates, amphetamines, phencyclidine, alcohol, and other controlled substances. All drug and alcohol testing shall be performed in conformity with the standards established in the Act and Regulations as the same now exist or may be amended. Within five (5) working days after receipt of a positive confirmed test result report from the testing laboratory, the College shall, in writing, inform a student of such positive test result and inform the student in writing of the consequences of such a report and the options available to him. A student may request and receive from the College a copy of the test result report. Within ten (10) working days after receiving notice of a positive confirmed test result, the student may submit information to the College explaining the test results, and why the results do not constitute a violation of the College’s policy. If a student’s explanation of the positive test results is not satisfactory to the College, a written explanation submitted by the College as to why the student’s explanation is unsatisfactory, along with the report of the positive results, shall be made part of the student’s records. The Board of Trustees has adopted and authorized specific instructional programs and athletics to undergo drug testing prior to enrollment or participation as well as being subject to random drug testing. The following areas are subject to drug testing: 1. Associate Degree Nursing (Wesson Campus) 2. Athletics – All Sports (Wesson Campus) 3. Commercial Truck Driving 4. Construction Equipment Operation 5. Licensed Practical Nursing 6. All other health care related programs Copiah-Lincoln Community College will, to the best of its ability, work with students or enrollees suffering from drug or alcohol abuse or other personal emotion problems in receiving the assistance necessary to overcome their dependency. Students are encouraged to seek assistance through the Student Services division of the College.
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tions: immediate dismissal of the student; immediate suspension of the student; probation or other disciplinary action on such terms as may be determined by the College, including but not limited to neutral selection or routine drug and alcohol testing; or parent or legal guardian notification. Telephone numbers of some of the agencies providing counseling, treatment, education and other alcohol and drug-related services are: Adams County Health Department ..................................... (601) 445-4601 Alcoholics Anonymous ......................... (601) 982-0081 or (601) 446-8641 Alcohol Services Center ..................................................... (601) 948-6220 Al Anon Services ................................. (601) 354-2136 or (601) 446-8641 Brentwood Behavioral Healthcare of MS ........................... (601) 936-2024 Baptist Behavioral Health Services .................................... (601) 968-1102 Catholic Charities................................................................ (601) 442-4579 Council on Alcoholism/Drug Dependency Of Central MS (601) 899-5880 Jackson Mental Health Center ............................................ (601) 364-6103 Lincoln County Health Department .................................... (601) 833-3314 MADD ................................................................................ (601) 939-0233 MS Childrenâ€™s Home Society ............................................. (601) 352-7784 Narcotics Anonymous ........................... (800) 711-6375 or (601) 949-7106 Positive Choices Counseling............................................... (318) 336-4700 St. Dominic Behavioral Health Services ............................ (601) 364-3090 Southwest MS Mental Health ............... (601) 833-5386 or (601) 446-6634
General Residence Hall Policies - Wesson Campus
You must complete a Housing Application and return it with a $50.00 deposit. If you decide to cancel your housing application, the deposit will be returned less a $10.00 cancellation fee provided you notify the Housing Department in writing no later than thirty (30) days prior to the opening of the residence halls. Should you fail to notify the Housing Department by that date, the entire deposit will be forfeited. Room assignments are made in order of the date room deposits are paid. Living in the residence hall is considered a privilege and not a right. Students living in the dormitory at Copiah-Lincoln must maintain a minimum of 12 hours (including at least six on-ground hours) to remain eligible to live in the dormitory. A studentâ€™s residence on campus is contingent on that studentâ€™s compliance with the policies established for the general welfare of all residence hall students. It is the responsibility of all students in the residence halls to become aware of and observe all published rules affecting their status within the residence hall system at Copiah-Lincoln. Smoking is prohibited in all dormitories. The following rules and regulations must be observed by all residents and guests: 1. Rooms must be kept neat and ready for inspection daily. a. Beds made. b. Closets neat. c. Books orderly. d. Dresser neat. 72
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e. Floors free of dirt or trash. Trash must be taken up in the room and not swept into the hall. All trash or waste should be deposited daily in trash containers located outside each residence hall. f. Students should turn off all appliances as appropriate before leaving the room. g. Rooms will be inspected each week for cleanliness. Deficiencies in cleaning standards will result in assessments of fines, loss of resident privileges, or other disciplinary action. h. Doors should be locked at all times. Copiah-Lincoln Community College is firmly committed to the principle of complete respect for the constitutional and human rights of every student. At the same time, as has been confirmed in many court cases, the institution has the authority to enforce reasonable rules of conduct. It is the policy of Copiah-Lincoln that arbitrary and capricious searches of a student’s room may not be conducted unless a reasonable cause exists to believe that serious violations of college regulations or state or federal laws are occurring or have occurred. To assist in the orderly operation of dormitories, Copiah-Lincoln Community College employs students to serve as Resident Assistants. The Resident Assistants are empowered to enforce all college regulations and are fully supported in this endeavor by the administration of Copiah-Lincoln Community College. To assist in the orderly operation of dormitories, all residents will be expected to return to the dormitory by 1:00 a.m. Students arriving at later hours may be asked to report to the Dean of Student Services or the Assistant Dean of Student Services’ office. Traffic signs, lewd and obscene pictures, and darts and dart boards are prohibited in the dormitories. Do not nail tacks or nails in the dormitory walls. Upon admission to the dormitory, each student accepts the responsibility for the student’s room and its contents. When damage occurs, each occupant of the room will be assessed a share of the cost of repair unless one occupant accepts full responsibility. It is strongly suggested that each student lock their room when they are away. Should damage occur in the absence of the occupants, the occupants’ responsibility is not relieved. ANY DAMAGE DONE TO HALLS, LOBBIES, ETC., WILL BE FINED FOR DAMAGES. Any overnight visitor in the dormitory must be registered with the Dorm Host as the guest of a dormitory resident at least twenty-four (24) hours prior to the visit. Any student who keeps unregistered visitors in the student’s room will be assessed a fee of $50 each for each night of unauthorized visitation. Unauthorized visitors may be arrested for trespassing. No weekend visitors will be allowed. Necessary maintenance should be reported in writing to the Dorm Host or Director of Housing’ office. Copiah-Lincoln Community College Student Handbook 73
9. All students are required to maintain full-time status as students to live in the dormitories. 10. No outside antennas of any type are permissible. 11. Pets and other animals (including small fish) are not permitted in rooms. 12. Microwave ovens and apartment-type refrigerators are allowed, but not toaster ovens or hot plates. 13. Residence hall quiet hours will begin in all residence halls at 10:00 p.m. This includes adjacent parking lots. a. Excessive noise at any time will result in disciplinary action. b. Record players, radios, televisions, stereo equipment and other sound apparatuses shall not be loud enough to be heard in other rooms or to disturb or disrupt the normal tone of the residence hall. Stereo speakers are limited to no more than ten (10) watts. 14. Baby-sitting is not permitted. 15. Students are not to engage in conversation out of windows or make unnecessary noise in the residence hall. 16. No furniture or other items of inventory may be removed from the residence hall without written permission from the Housing Office. All students will inventory their room and sign an inventory form before a key is issued. 17. To vacate a room, a student must return the key and check out with the dormitory supervisor who will give him/her a check-out slip which will be received by the Business Office. Also, a thorough inventory will be made of the room vacated to see that it has not been abused and that all items are accounted for. 18. Any student desiring to change rooms must report to the Director of Housingâ€™ office for instructions. Any student changing rooms without obtaining prior permission from the Director of Housing may be fined. It is the responsibility of the student to inspect his/her new room and give a written account of any damage to dormitory supervisor. This will keep students from being charged with pre-existing damages. 19. In order to preserve painted wall surfaces, residents are asked to use tape (no duct tape) or teachers putty to attach wall decorations which can be easily taken down without removal of paint or destruction of walls. Nails, tacks or screws are not allowed to be used for any reason on windows, walls, or furniture. Window blinds are furnished in each room. Curtains may be hung by using a spring-type rod only. 20. It is strongly suggested that students go home on weekends unless there is a campus-wide event. Students must secure written permission from their dorm host/hostess and the Dean of Student Services to stay in the dormitory on weekends. 21. All dormitory students on campus will be expected to go to their dormitories at 10:30 p.m. each evening unless they are in attendance at an organized school function. 22. Vandalism or abuse to living quarters is prohibited. Students found Copiah-Lincoln Community College Student Handbook
responsible shall be assessed the cost of repair or replacement of damaged or missing items as well as additional disciplinary action. *No spray paint or glitter is dorm or on sidewalks. Art projects are to be done outside the dorm. 23. Exercise equipment and/or other items that could be considered disruptive, damaging or injurious are not permitted. Treadmills, and weights are specifically not permitted. 24. Gathering or congregating in such a manner as to disturb the normal educational process of the residence hall is not permitted. 25. Students must comply with a request by a college official to disperse or leave the residence hall or any adjacent area when they are acting in a disorderly, disruptive, and/or excessively noisy manner. 26. All thefts, damage to property, etc., should be reported immediately to the residence hall supervisor and Campus Police. the college assumes no responsibility for loss or damage. All students should have a copy of serial numbers on items of value in a safe place. 27. Residence hall rooms are expected to be locked when the student is out of the room. Each student is responsible for his or her key at all times. A $100 fee will be charged for each lock and key replacement. 28. All students will be expected to enter or leave residence halls only by the designated entrance after the residence halls are secured for the night. 29. Fire and insurance regulations prohibit the burning of any material in the residence halls. Candles are not permitted. 30. At the completion of each semester, students are asked to vacate the residence halls by 4:00 p.m. on the last day of examinations, or within 12 hours of their last exam, whichever comes first. 31. Loitering around the entrances, stairwells and in the lobbies of the residence halls is not permitted. Loitering will not be permitted around unauthorized areas. 32. Solicitation of funds and distribution of leaflets and/or materials is prohibited in residence halls without written permission of the Dean of Student Services. 33. Room decorations are expected to be in good taste. Displays which are not in keeping with good taste should not be kept in student rooms. Empty alcohol beverage containers are not permitted as decorations and are not allowed in rooms (aluminum foil, blankets and flags in windows, etc.). 34. Dormitory meetings may be called by the Dean of Student Services. All dormitory residents are required to attend such meetings. These meetings will be scheduled at least one week in advance. Failure to attend without permission of the Dean of Student Services could result in fines. 35. Students planning to return for the fall semester should reserve their rooms with the office of the Director of Housing during the Copiah-Lincoln Community College Student Handbook 75
designated times before final exams. 36. There should be no hairstyling at any time in the lobby or hallways of the dormitories. 37. No sexual activity is allowed in residence halls. 38. Students with a felony conviction are not permitted to be campus housing residents.
Academic Guidelines for Dormitory Students
Students living in the dormitory at Copiah-Lincoln Community College must maintain a minimum of 12 hours (including at least six on-ground hours) to remain eligible to live in the dormitory. Any student who is enrolled at CopiahLincoln must maintain a 2.00 GPA or better to be eligible for campus housing. All dormitory students who are in non-compliance with these GPA standards at mid-term will be sent a written warning of their dormitory status. Notification of non-compliance of these regulations will be made by the Director of Housing. If students at the end of the semester are in non-compliance, they will lose campus housing privileges. Any person may appeal dismissal from campus housing by doing so in writing to the Director of Housing Any appeal by students not meeting these requirements will be directed to the dormitory appeal committee which consists of the Director of Housing, the studentâ€™s dormitory host or hostess, and the Dean of Student Services. This policy is endorsed by the Student Government Association. Honors Dormitories Honors dormitories are Bates Hall, Ellis Apartments, and the ground and first floor of Lula Stevens Hall. To be eligible for honors housing, students must have a 20 or above ACT score or be a sophomore with a 3.0 or better grade point average. Students must maintain a minimum of 12 semester hours (including at least six on-ground hours) and maintain a 3.0 or better grade point average. Returning sophomore students will be given priority in honors dormitories only during the specified times at the end of the spring semester. Missing Person The following procedures have been established for Missing Persons in compliance with Title IV regulations. All missing person reports will be referred to Campus Police. Campus Police will then: 1. Complete a detailed report. 2. Investigate to determine if the missing person has been missing for 24 hours or more. 3. Begin emergency contact procedures in accordance with the studentâ€™s designation. Each resident student upon arrival will complete an Emergency/Missing Person Information form. This form includes parent and/or guardian names, emergency contacts and confidential contacts. If a missing person is under age 18, the parents or guardians will be notified. 76
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Campus Police and Automobile Regulations Thorough understanding of these regulations is important because violations will result in needless expense and inconvenience to the student.
Authority of Campus Police
Section 37-29-27 Miss. Code 1972: Any act, which if committed within the limits of a city, town, village or any public area, would be in violation of the general laws of this state, shall be criminal and punishable if done on campus, grounds, or roads of any of the state institutions of higher learning or state-supported junior/community college. The peace officers duly appointed by the board of trustees of state-supported junior colleges are vested with the power and subject to the duties of a constable for the purpose of preventing and punishing all violations of law on state-supported junior/community college grounds and for preserving order and decorum thereon. With the authority stated above, violators who are not students will be cited on uniform arrest citations before local courts. Campus Police will have the option of citing any violator before civil court.
The primary objective of the Campus Police Department is to provide a safe and healthy environment that enhances the campus learning experience and complements the collegeâ€™s educational mission. Not only is the department responsible for law enforcement, security and emergency response but it is also responsible for providing support services tailored to meet the needs of the college community. Full-time campus police officers are certified by the State of Mississippi. The campus police officers conduct vehicle, foot patrols and are charged with the responsibility of enforcement of federal, state and local laws as well as college policies and regulations. Staff members are service-oriented and committed to the safety and well being of those associated with the campus. The Campus Police Department provides crime prevention, criminal investigation, traffic and parking control, disaster coordination, maintenance of public order and other related services.
Co-Lin feels that almost every violation committed on campus is preventable. As part of the collegeâ€™s educational mission, the Campus Police Department attempts to instruct members of the campus community how to reduce their chances of suffering from a loss of their property or to themselves. The campus Police Mission is based upon the dual concepts of eliminating or minimizing criminal opportunities, whenever possible. Also encouraging students and employees to be responsible for their own security and safety of others. Students and employees are encouraged to do your part to prevent crime: â€˘ Read, understand, and abide by the college and residence hall rules and Copiah-Lincoln Community College Student Handbook 77
regulations. • Call campus police or residence hall staff (Wesson Campus), Vice Presi- dent of the Simpson County Center or the Vice President of the Natchez Campus for assistance when needed. • Provide input to the college about how the campus can be made safer. • Report crime immediately to campus police or call the emergency numbers. • Report suspicious persons/activities to campus police or residence hall staff. • Take appropriate steps to secure personal property like bikes, cars, jewelry, etc. • Engrave your personal property. • Keep a list of all personal belongings including model and serial numbers. • Provide insurance coverage for personal belongings. • Report, in writing, instances of obscene or harassing phone calls or conversations. • Refrain from propping doors or entrances. • Display college parking decals in windshield of automobile. • Report maintenance problems which may compromise safety or security. • Walk with others at night on campus.
In residence halls: • Lock your doors when leaving your room regardless of the length of time. • Lock your door when you go to sleep. • Keep windows closed and locked when you leave your room and when you go to sleep. • Never lend your keys to anyone. • Report lost or stolen keys to the housing staff or campus police. • Never leave your keys in places such as over the door. • Never load your car the night before going home for the weekend or holidays.
General Vehicle Regulations
1. A vehicle is defined as any car, truck, motorcycle or any other type of movable transportation. 2. All students, faculty, administration and staff must register and purchase a decal for vehicle operation on the campus at the time of school registration. 3. Decal cost is $20 per school year. 4. A student who changes his or her residence status or whose decal becomes illegible is responsible for re-registration of his or her car immediately in order to secure the proper decal. Also, when the owner trades his or her car, he or she is responsible for removing the old decal. Any violations noted against the old number will be charged to the person to whom it was issued. 5. No motor vehicle shall display more than one Co-Lin parking decal at any one time. 6. Vehicle operators must obey campus regulations, state and federal statutes and operate vehicles in a safe and courteous manner. 7. Pedestrians shall have the right-of-way at all times. 78
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8. Co-Lin is not responsible for content in vehicles parked on the campus. 9. Speed limit on the Copiah-Lincoln Community College campus is 15 mph. 10. Registered operators must observe and obey all traffic and parking signs on campus. 11. The owner of a motor vehicle, regardless of who is driving, is at all times responsible for that vehicle. 12. Vehicle operators must not repair vehicles on campus grounds or parking lots. 13. Abandoned vehicles are not to be left on campus for more than five days. 14. Vehicles are not to be parked on grass, sidewalks, entrances and exits. 15. All accidents should be reported immediately to campus police. 16. Co-Lin reserves the right to impound vehicles or remove illegally parked vehicles at the expense of the owner or registered student. 17. No faculty or staff shall register any vehicle and obtain a decal for any full or part-time student. No person shall utilize in any manner a decal issued to another person. 18. Summer school students must purchase a decal if they did not purchase one during the previous fall or spring semester. Cost of the decal is $20. 19. When a registered student requests a replacement decal, the original valid decal must be returned or it would be as if a new decal is being purchased. 20. The operation of all-terrain vehicles by students and unauthorized persons is prohibited anywhere on campus. 21. Unnecessary noise from horns, mufflers or any other noise-making device is strictly prohibited at all times. 22. Any area on campus that has been closed by the use of barricades or any other traffic control devices shall not be entered.
Parking Regulations a. Resident Students 1. Resident students must purchase a resident student decal. 2. The resident student decal is only valid in close proximity to the campus residence halls. b. Commuter Students 1. Commuter students must purchase a commuter decal. 2. Commuter students may park in any legal parking space that is not designated handicapped, residence hall supervisor, reserved, visitor or any other designation. c. Reserved Parking Reserved parking spaces are for faculty and staff only. This regulation is in effect from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. d. Disabled persons may receive parking decal for designated areas. e. Abandoned vehicles or vehicles causing a traffic hazard may be towed away by a local wrecker service at the ownerâ€™s expense without warning to the owner. f. Any vehicle operated by a person whose driving privileges have been suspended will be impounded or towed away at the ownerâ€™s expense if Copiah-Lincoln Community College Student Handbook 79
found by campus police. g. Any vehicle parked in a reserved or no parking area can be towed away if deemed necessary by campus police. h. Motorcycles or bicycles are not to be parked in buildings, near doorways, or entrances to buildings or on sidewalks. i. Parking is not permitted: • on any sidewalk • on any lawn or grassy area • in any loading/unloading area • in any driveway • in any designated No Parking area • in a manner that obstructs traffic • in a double or multiple manner • blocking a fire hydrant or fire lane • in any area of the campus that has been closed off by the use of barricades, signs, or other traffic control devices.
Violations and Penalties Wesson Campus 1st Offense Parking in No Parking Zone $25.00 Blocking Driveway/Access Lane $25.00 Improper Parking on Lawn/Landscaping Areas/Sidewalk $25.00 Parking in Restricted Zone/Reserved Space $25.00 Blocking Fire Hydrant $25.00 Parking Outside Marked Lines $25.00 Parking in/Blocking Disabled Parking Space $50.00 Backing into Parking Space $25.00 Occupying More Than One Space $25.00 No Permit $25.00 Improper Parking $25.00 Wrong Parking Zone $25.00 Resident Student in Reserved Parking $35.00 All other penalties are fined according to violation. Natchez Campus Moving Violation and All Other Violations $25.00 Parking in/Blocking Disabled Parking Space $50.00 simpson County Center Violations - $25.00 Fine 1. No decal 4. Improper display of decal 2. Expired decal 5. Improper parking 3. Improper decal 6. No parking zone 7. Parking out of zone 10. School vehicle parking 8. Double-parking 11. Littering 9. Visitor parking
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Violations - $50.00 Fine 1. Reserved parking 2. Parking on grass 3. Parking in handicap space 4. Blocking street, fire hydrant, dumpster The responsibility for finding a legal parking space rests with the vehicle operator. Lack of parking space is not considered a valid excuse for violation of parking regulations. Copiah-Lincoln Community College does not guarantee available parking. Any violator of parking and/or traffic regulations accruing four (4) or more violations in one (1) semester may have his/her vehicle immobilized, towed, impounded or banned from use on campus, grounds and/or roads for a period of from one (1) to two (2) semesters, not to exceed one full year. Stone Stadium has parking spaces available for student parking. In addition to the above rules and regulations, all state laws pertaining to traffic and all other state and federal laws are in full force at all times. abandoned Vehicles An abandoned vehicle is defined as any vehicle left unattended on campus, grounds, and/or roads for a period of thirty (30) days. Procedures for Paying Co-Lin Citations 1. Payable during business hours at the Copiah-Lincoln Community College Business Office. 2. Delinquent citations payable at the Co-Lin Business Office.
Case Statistics The Copiah-Lincoln Community College Campus Police Department
submits a yearly Uniform Crime Report (UCR) to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) at the Department of Justice in Washington, DC.
Wesson Campus Classification of Offense reported Homicide Forcible Rapes (includes attempts) Aggravated Assault Burglary Motor Vehicle Theft Arson Larceny arrests Liquor Law Violations Drug Law Violations Weapons Possession
Year 2009 0 1 3 5 1 4 12
Year 2010 0 0 0 6 0 0 6
Year 2011 0 0 0 6 0 0 6
2 7 2
0 9 3
4 11 2
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Natchez Campus Classification of Offense reported Homicide Forcible Rapes (includes attempts) Aggravated Assault Burglary Motor Vehicle Theft Arson Larceny arrests Liquor Law Violations Drug Law Violations Weapons Possession simpson County Center Classification of Offense reported Homicide Forcible Rapes (includes attempts) Aggravated Assault Burglary Motor Vehicle Theft Arson Larceny arrests Liquor Law Violations Drug Law Violations
Year 2009 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Year 2010 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Year 2011 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0
0 0 0
0 0 0
Year 2009 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Year 2010 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Year 2011 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Published by Copiah-Lincoln Community College to comply with the Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act, Public Law 101-542.
Reporting Policies The Campus Police Department is the office to which all criminal reports should be made. Everyone on campus (including students, faculty, staff and visitors) is encouraged to report immediately any and all potentially criminal activity to the Campus Police Office. The college usually needs the assistance of the complainant in the disciplinary process. The college may make exceptions when necessary if there is a clear danger to a member of and/or the entire college community. The college will issue an annual report of criminal reports made to the campus police and other law enforcement agencies of crimes occurring on college property. The campus Security and Safety Annual Reports and campus Fire Safety Reports may be view on the Co-Lin website at www.colin.edu Any student who has been convicted of a felony or is on probation from a criminal offense must report this information in writing to the office of the Dean 82
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of Student Services (Wesson Campus), Vice President of the Natchez Campus or Vice President of the Simpson County Center. Dormitory privileges in such instances will be determined on a case by case basis. Campus Police Wesson Campus ...........................................................................(601) 643-8351 Natchez Campus ........................................... (601) 597-0330 or (601) 597-1599 Simpson County Center ...............................................................(601) 849-0145
Wesson Campus Administration President ...............................................................Dr. Ronald E. Nettles, II Vice President of Instructional Services ...............................Dr. Jane Hulon Vice President of Business Affairs....................................... Michael Tanner Dean of Career-Technical Education .................................Dr. Gail Baldwn Dean of Community Programs.................................Dr. Brenda Brown Orr Director of Public Information .............................................. Natalie Davis Executive Director of the Copiah-Lincoln Foundation and Director of Alumni Affairs ..............................................David Campbell Dean of Student Services ...................................................... Brenda Smith
Who to See/Where to Go - Wesson Campus Career Technical Education Advising/Counseling……………..…Sonya Sims Fortenberry Building Career-Technical Education Student Services….....Lisa Bodin, Wanda Smith Fortenberry Building Counseling ............................................... Beverly Barnes, Lea Ann Knight, Erin Smith, Samantha Speeg Counseling Center, Henley Building Course Transfer Concerns .................................................... Dr. Jane Hulon Administration Building Disciplinary Problems .......................................................... Brenda Smith Student Services, Henley Building Dormitory Maintenance ............................................................. Allen Kent Student Services, Henley Building eLearning ....................................................................... Vanessa Alexander Counseling Center, Henley Building Emergencies .......................................................................... Brenda Smith Student Services, Henley Building Employment/Placement Opportunities…….....................Counseling Center, Henley Building Copiah-Lincoln Community College Student Handbook 83
Evaluation of Credits................................................................Chris Warren Administration Building Fees, Tuition........................................................................ Business Office Administration Building Financial Aid .......................................... Leslie Smith, Deemie Letchworth Student Services, Henley Building First Aid/School Nurse .............................Student Services, Henley Building Food Service ...................................................... Cafeteria, Henley Building Foreign Student Information....................................................Chris Warren Administration Building Formation of Student Organization ........................................ Brenda Smith Student Services, Henley Building GED Examination ...................................................................Karen Gaudet Mutton Building Grades and Grade Point Average ............................................Chris Warren Administration Building Graduation Requirements and Applications ............................Chris Warren Administration Building ID Cards ................................................................................ Calvin Green Student Services, Henley Building Information About Other Colleges ........Counseling Center, Henley Building Library ............................................................................ Kendall Chapman Oswalt Memorial Building Lost and Found ...................................................................... Brenda Smith Student Services, Henley Building Making Up Incomplete Grades .................................................... Instructor Meal Tickets........................................................................ Business Office Administration Building Name Changes .......................................................................Chris Warren Administration Building Night Classes/Summer School ............................. Academic - Dr. Jill Logan Dow/Young Technology Building Career and Technical-Dr. Gail Baldwin Fortenberry Building
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Orientation ......................................................................... Lea Ann Knight Counseling Center, Henley Building Parking Facilities and Regulations/Fines .. Campus Police, Sandifer Building Payment of Fines ..........................Business Office, Administration Building Personal and Social Concerns ............. Counseling Center, Henley Building Public Relations..................................................................... Natalie Davis Administration Building Registration/Social Security.....................................................Chris Warren Administration Building Student Complaints ............................................................... Brenda Smith Student Services, Henley Building Veterans Services....................................................................... Dr. Tim Lea Dow/Young Technology Building Withdrawal from Dormitory ............................Allen Kent, Student Services Janice Stricklin, Jean Lea, Stevens Hall Withdrawal from Classes .................... Counseling Center, Henley Building Career-Tech Office, Fortenberry Building
Natchez Campus Administration Vice President of the Natchez Campus ............................... Teresa A. Busby
Natchez Campus Professional Staff S.O.A.R. Academic Counselor/Transfer Specialist .................... Janice Jarvis Business Manager ................................................................. Monica Cross Career-Technical Student Services Coordinator ..................... Vonnie White Technology Specialist .........................................................Bobby Kerrigan Director of Public Information ........................................ Nancy McFarland Director of Student Affairs .................................................... Brett Brinegar Director of Admissions and Records ................................... Rebecca Felton Academic Counselor and Recruiter ................................. Drew Thompson Director of Library .......................................................... Nancy McLemore Assistant Librarian ..................................................................Beth Richard Director of S.O.A.R. ........................................................Monica Morrison Career and Technical Education Counselor ........................Esther Perryman Co-Chairman of the Natchez Literary and Cinema Celebration................................................... Carolyn Vance Smith Copiah-Lincoln Community College Student Handbook 85
Natchez Campus Support Staff Student Records Manager .................................................. Sharon Sanxton Workforce Development Clerk ................................................ Joyce Allred Administrative Assistant to the Vice President....................... Angela Friloux Admissions Secretary ..............................................................Jessica Evans S.O.A.R. Secretary ......................................................... Shounda Ferguson Director of Food Services................................................. Linda Herrington Student Accounts Manager ...................................................Arteda Green Silver Sneakers for Seniors ......................................................Judy Wiggins Bookstore Manager...............................................................Mike McCalip Career and Technical Education Center Secretary ................. Kelly Wallace Accounts Payable Manager ............................................ Frances Schwager Public Relations Assistant ................................................ Rosamond Dees
Simpson County Center Administration Vice President of the Simpson County Center..........Dr. Dewayne Middleton
Simpson County Center Professional Staff Academic Counselor…………………………………………. Michelle Crace Director of Student Services................................................... Anika Floyd Business Office Manager ............................................... Sandra Prestwood Librarian ............................................................................ Bryon Conville
Simpson County Center Faculty Business & Computer Instructor ........................................Jason S. Cooley Business Office Technology Instructor. ............................. Laurie Gambrell History Instructor .................................................................J. Toby Graves Humanities Instructor .......................................................Dr. Rhonda Tilly Licensed Practical Nursing Instructor .....................................Lisa Hankins Licensed Practical Nursing Instructor .........................................Lane Flynt Mathematics Instructor ..................................................... Dr. Amy Bishop Mathematics Instructor ................................................... Charlotte Stewart Psychology/Sociology Instructor ........................................... Kathy Graves Science Instructor ...................................................Dr. Allison Duckworth
Simpson County Center Support Staff Maintenance .....................Robert Allen / Billy Grubbs / Herman McLeod Administrative Assistant to the Vice President........ Melissa “Missy” Orders Campus Police Officer ...............Calvin Robins / Joe Welch / Erin Williams Learning Center Manager ............................................................ Ann Ball Student Services Coordinator .............................Lisa Bodin / Wanda Smith E-Mail: You may send e-mail by typing the instructor’s first and last name separated by a dot and followed by: @colin.edu (For example, to send e-mail to Judy Wiggins, type: firstname.lastname@example.org in the address column of your e-mail.)
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40: Dan Watson Maintenance Building & Grounds Maintenance 41: Dwight Harris Transportation Building
3: Fred & Jewett Taylor Chapel 10: L. Russell Ellzey Hall 14: Baptist Student Union 19 - 23: Faculty Housing 26: Triplex Faculty Apartments 27: Duplex Faculty Apartments 39: Billy B. Thames Conference Center 44: Oswalt House (faculty housing) 48: President’s Home 49: Vice President’s Home 52: Oswalt Nature Trail
2. Ellis Honors (Women’s Residence Hall) 4: Lula Stevens Hall & Stevens Annex (Women’s Residence) 5: Copiah Hall (Woman’s Residence Hall) 24: Lincoln Hall (Men’s Honors Residence Hall) 25: Lawrence Hall (Men’s Honors Residence Hall) 43: Franklin Hall (Men’s Residence Hall) 45: Simpson Hall (Men’s Residence Hall) 54: Bates Hall (Men’s Residence Hall)
1: J.M. Ewing Administration Building 8: W. S. Henley Student Union 9: Callender Hall 18: Oswalt Library 17: Gertrude Mutton Building 16: Sandifer Communications Building
11: Graydon L. Mullen Gymnasium 28: Tennis Courts (lower) 29: Frank Pitts Field House 30: H.L. Stone Stadium 31: Walter R. Sullivan Baseball Field 32: Tennis Courts (upper) 33. Football Weight Facility 37: Golf Cart Storage 38: Wolf Hollow Golf Course 53: Baseball Field House 46: Softball Complex 47: Soccer Complex 51: Charlie Ward Practice Field 55: Fitness Center
6: F.M. Fortenberry Career-Technical Center 7: J.J. Wesson Building 34: J.S. Youngblood Building 35: Otho Messer Career-Technical Building 36: Noah Wallace Building 42: R.E. Anderson Building
12: Maggie Flowers Ewing Fine Arts Building 13: James H. Stribling Nursing Building 15: Willie H. Smith Hall & Smith Annex 16: Sandifer Communications Building 50: Dow/Young Instructional Technical Building
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Important Phone Numbers Wesson Campus P.O. Box 649 Wesson, MS 39191 (601) 643-5101
Admissions & Records.............(601) 643-8309 Associate Dean for Instructional Support.............................(601) 643-8633 Blackboard Help Desk.........1 (866) 361-8969 Bookstore...............................(601) 643-8432 Business Office.......................(601) 643-8304 Cafeteria.................................(601) 643-8367 Campus Police........................(601) 643-8351 Counseling Center..................(601) 643-8490 Career-Technical Office..........(601) 643-8328 Computer Help Desk..............(601) 643-8480 Distance Learning/Online.......(601) 643-8619 Financial Aid...........................(601) 643-8464 Housing..................................(601) 643-8314 Library....................................(601) 643-8363 President’s Office...................(601) 643-8300 Public Relations......................(601) 643-8354 Student Services.....................(601) 643-8319 Vice President of Instructional Services.............................(601) 643-8310
Natchez Campus 11 Co-Lin Circle Natchez, MS 39120 (601) 442-9111
Admissions Office...................(601) 442-9111 Bookstore...............................(601) 446-1265 Business Office.......................(601) 446-1204 Campus Police........................(601) 597-0330 Computer Help Desk..............(601) 446-1164 Dining Services.......................(601) 446-1267 Financial Aid...........................(601) 446-1225 Library....................................(601) 446-1101 Public Relations......................(601) 446-1205 Student Support Services........(601) 446-1114 Vice President’s Office............(601) 446-1209
Simpson County Center 151 Co-Lin Drive Mendenhall, MS 39114 (601) 849-5149
Admissions Office...................(601) 849-0122 Bookstore...............................(601) 849-0125 Business Office/ Financial Aid......................(601) 849-0125 Computer Help Desk..............(601) 849-0146 Counseling.............................(601) 849-0121 Library....................................(601) 849-0118 Student Services.....................(601) 849-0124 Vice President’s Office............(601) 849-0113