College Rules and Regulations
Macomb Community College enacts the following regulations for the care, preservation, and protection of the property governed by the College and for the control of the conduct of those on said property in order to assure the successful operation of the College, maintain good order, promote the objectives of the College, and to obviate unnecessary and improper interferences with College activities and with the lawful activities of those coming upon land governed by the College.
The following regulations as well as all applicable Township, City, County, State, and Federal laws, statutes, ordinances, and regulations shall apply on all College property and all College sponsored events. All crimes, accidents, and civil infractions occurring on College property must be promptly reported to the College Police.
I. Alcoholic Beverages
- Students, employees, and visitors of Macomb Community College are expected to observe all federal, state and local laws and College regulations governing the use and possession of alcoholic beverages. All persons are prohibited from furnishing, using, or possessing alcoholic beverages on College property, except as noted in Section C below, or to be under the influence of alcohol while on College property. Offenders may be subject to criminal charges and /or disciplinary action by the College.
- Possession shall consist of having an open or unopened container of alcoholic beverage on the person, or in the vehicle of occupancy, immediately before challenge by an enforcing official.
- Exception to the consumption of alcoholic beverages on campus is permitted only by special authorization granted through the Office of the Vice President for Advancement and Community Relations, or when upon licensed premises at the Macomb Center for Performing Arts and Cultural Center. See Board of Trustee Policy, On Campus Use of Alcoholic Beverages.
II. Buildings, Physical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
- The use of College buildings, physical facilities, equipment and supplies is limited to the purposes designated by the College, and must be approved by the appropriate College authority. Specific regulations governing the use of the College's buildings and physical facilities may be obtained from the College Police or the Dean, Student & Community Services.
- It is unlawful for any person to misuse, mutilate or destroy any building, physical facility or equipment under the governance of the College.
- It is unlawful for any person to dislocate or remove equipment or property owned by the College unless properly authorized.
- It is unlawful for any person to mutilate any tree, shrub, or herbaceous plant or remove therefrom any identification sign or tag.
- No person shall deposit, dump or otherwise dispose of refuse of any kind on College property.
- No person owning or having under his control a dog, cat or any other animal shall permit such animal to be upon the property of the College without a leash suitably attached to said animal so as to restrain its movements. No animals, except those owned or used by the College for the purpose of instruction or service animals used by individuals with a disability in accordance with federal law or regulations, are permitted in College buildings without the prior authorization of the College Police.
- No person shall picnic on College property in areas not authorized, designated and/or posted as picnic areas.
- No person shall construct or otherwise erect, or abide in any lean-to, trailer, tent or other temporary shelter facility anywhere within the confines of land governed by the College, without prior authorization.
- It is unlawful for any unauthorized person to use the College tunnel complex. The use of the tunnels in emergencies such as tornado warnings and civil defense alerts is permitted.
- It shall be unlawful for any person to trespass on College property that is posted.
III. Disturbance in Public Place
- Any actions which disrupt the purposes of the College are prohibited.
- The right of the student body, individually or collectively, (1) to attend and participate in classes or other College sponsored activities (2) to pass from class to class and building to building without undue obstruction (3) to eat and/or study within an atmosphere of appropriate calm within designated areas, shall not be infringed upon by individual students, student organizations, the faculty, the administration or any outside individual, group or agency.
- In order to preserve the rights enumerated above, persons or organizations wishing to demonstrate, protest, petition, or otherwise engage in protected expressive activity, must do so in accordance with the Policy on Expressive Activity. Permission for such activities must be obtained from the Vice President of Student Services or his/her designee.
- Any approved College function held off campus where there is a public or private complaint regarding nuisance, destruction of private or public property, disruption of public safety, or any other type of complaint will be just cause for disciplinary action against the individual or individuals, sponsoring group or groups, who are found responsible for the disruption.
IV. Dress and Appearance
Proper attire is required. Moderation and good taste are expected.
V. Student Conduct
A student's behavior at the College must comport with educational processes and should not disrupt teaching, learning, or the orderly conduct of business. Any misconduct that interferes with the educational mission of the College is a serious offense for which the student will be subject to disciplinary action by his/her teacher and/or other College personnel.
- No person shall conduct themselves in such a way as to deprive others of an orderly atmosphere for study.
- Each student is expected to comply with reasonable classroom regulations established in writing by an individual teacher and made available to students at the beginning of the term.
No person shall use, possess, distribute or sell drugs except as expressly permitted by law.
VII. Integrity of Academic Work
Any violation of academic integrity is a serious offense for which the student will be subject to grading sanctions up to and including failure in the class involved. Grading sanctions will be administered by his/her teacher. In addition, the student may be subject to additional disciplinary action by the College.
- No student shall cheat on an examination or other academic assignment.
- No person or persons shall procure or furnish in any unauthorized manner any piece or pieces of writing, which can be shown by competent authority to contain the questions and/or answers to an examination scheduled for some subsequent date to any individual or group enrolled in any course of study offered by the College.
- The unauthorized possession of any of the aforesaid writings shall be considered prima facie evidence of an attempt to violate the provisions of Section A.
- No person shall allow another to take an examination or complete any other academic work on his/her behalf.
- A person is guilty of plagiarism who fails to give credit for any ideas or material taken from another for either written or oral presentation. The offering of materials assembled or collected by others in the form of projects or collections without acknowledgment also is considered plagiarism.
- No person shall gain entry to any records or information stored in the College's computer system(s) other than those records specifically registered to that person's user identification code. This includes, but is not limited to, official College records as well as information stored by another student. Tampering shall be defined as unauthorized access to records as well as the altering of information.
VIII. Fires and Fire Alarms
- It shall be unlawful for any person or persons to set a fire upon the lands governed by the College except under circumstances approved by appropriate College officials.
- No person shall willfully sound or cause to be communicated any false alarm or other emergency signal.
IX. Financial Responsibility
- No persons shall owe money to the College such as tuition, fees, loans, library fines, bookstore accounts, or facility fees or charges for food or refreshments unless satisfactory arrangements have been made for repayment.
- Restitution for services rendered, or for property misused, destroyed or damaged, may be required by the College.
X. Fireworks, Firecrackers, Etc.
No person shall have in his or her possession, offer for sale, explode or cause to explode, any fireworks, firecrackers, or other explosive devices.
Illegal gambling in any form is prohibited at all times.
When applicable, and/or upon request by an appropriate member of the College staff, persons requested to do so shall present acceptable identification (e.g., driver's license, Macomb student identification card, library card).
XIII. Theft or Damage of Property
No person or persons shall steal or damage property belonging to another person, organization, or institution. This includes tampering with coin operated machines. Violations may be handled by the local police, the College disciplinary process, or both.
No person shall give false or incomplete replies to questions, verbal or written, on applications, forms or other documents required by properly authorized representatives of the College.
XV. Parking and Traffic
- College roadways and service drives are considered public roads. Therefore, local traffic ordinances and state traffic laws shall apply, and shall be enforced by the College Police and local police.
- All posted traffic and parking regulations must be followed.
- Parking is restricted and/or prohibited in areas posted as such.
- Persons other than faculty or staff are prohibited from parking in lots designated Faculty/Staff only.
- Illegally parked and/or abandoned vehicles may be ticketed, towed, and/or impounded.
- It is unlawful for any person without a validated state handicap permit to park a vehicle in a parking location designated for the handicapped. Special parking for temporarily handicapped persons may be allowed in staff lots. Permits must be obtained by the person requesting this privilege from the College Police, Building C, Room 116, South Campus, or Building I, Room 107, Center Campus.
- No unauthorized vehicle shall be parked on College property between 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. Requests for exceptions to this rule shall be made through the Department of Public Safety.
- Bicycles, skateboards, go-carts, motorized vehicles, or any conveyance considered to be dangerous to either the rider or pedestrians, shall not be operated on College walkways, ramps, or stairways. Exceptions to this section may be made by the College Police. In all cases, prevailing state and local motor vehicle codes and fire regulations shall apply.
XVI. Selling, Soliciting, and Advertising
- Selling, soliciting, and advertising is prohibited unless properly authorized by the Office of the Dean, Student & Community Services and/or the director of the specific facility.
- All materials to be posted or distributed or sold on College property must be approved by the Office of the Dean, Student & Community Services and/or the director of the specific facility.
- Distribution of hand bills on vehicles on College property is prohibited.
XVII. Smoking and Use of Tobacco
Effective November 15, 2012, no person shall smoke, chew or otherwise use tobacco, tobacco products, or smoking simulation products or devices, on, in or upon property owned or leased by the College, except in public or staff parking lots, or in non-college vehicles. Use proper receptacles for disposal.
No person, other than law enforcement personnel or a person authorized by the Director of the College Police Department or his or her designee, shall possess a weapon on property owned, leased or otherwise in the possession of the College.
As used in this policy, the term "weapon" shall mean: (1) firearms; (2) explosives or explosive devices including, but not limited to, fireworks, firecrackers or firearm ammunition; (3) knife, stabbing instrument, brass knuckles, blackjack, club, or other object specifically designed or customarily possessed for use as a weapon; or (4) an object or substance, not normally considered a weapon, that is used in a threatening or harmful manner likely to cause bodily injury or death.
XIV. When Policies of Other Organizations Apply
When students are involved in cooperative education, internships, clinical or other related academic experience(s), their conduct is governed by the policies, rules and regulations of the host organization and those of the College. Violations of the host organization's policies, rules or regulations may subject a student to immediate course or program dismissal or other appropriate College discipline.
XX. Enforcement of Rules and Regulations
- College Administrators and College Police shall be charged with the responsibility and authority to enforce these rules and regulations as well as applicable federal, state, and local laws, statutes, and ordinances.
- Persons accused of violating these rules may be reported to the law enforcement agency having jurisdiction. Students and College employees may be subject to discipline.
Approved by the Board of Trustees
Macomb Community College
February 21, 1989
Updated pursuant to Board authorization (6/13)