Interference with Free Speech or Public Assembly Persons shall not physically interfere in the use of the sidewalk or address obscene, indecent, or threatening language to or at individuals to provoke them or lead to a breach of the peace. Whenever free passage is obstructed by a crowd, the persons composing such crowd shall disperse when directed by College officials, security, or police. Failure to do so may result in disciplinary action and/or criminal prosecution. RELIGIOUS OBSERVANCE POLICY Policy: It is the policy of James Sprunt Community College that any student of the institution must be granted two excused absences each academic year for religious observances required by the faith of the student in accordance with N.C.G.S. 115D‐5(u) (2010)‐112, s.2. The following additional guidance is provided: Policy Guidance: 1. An academic year shall be defined to be that period of time starting 2. 3.
on July 1 in one year and ending on June 30 in the following year. The two excused absences may be taken at any time during the academic year either on separate days or on two consecutive days. The excused absences shall be taken within the absences allowed in any approved attendance policy of the institution for class(es) being taken. The student must submit a written request to his/her instructor for the excused absences at least ten (10) school days prior to the date the student intends to be absent for the religious observance. Faculty members are expected to note the excused absences as appropriate in class record documents.