Policy 2.2.1 —Tobacco Free Campus
Policy 2.2.2 —Protection and Care of College Property
Policy 2.2.3 —Facility Use
Procedure 126.96.36.199 —Facility Use Agreement and Fees
Policy 2.2.4 —Naming Buildings and Programs
Policy 2.2.5 —Use of Alcohol at Campus Events
Policy 2.2.6 —Service Animals and Other Animals on Campus (cross reference Policy 3.4.8; Policy 5.4.5)
A. Tobacco Product – cigarettes, cigars, blunts, bidis, pips, chewing tobacco, snus, snuff and other items containing or reasonably resembling tobacco or tobacco products. Tobacco Products also includes e-cigarettes and vapor cigarettes.
B. Tobacco Use – smoking, chewing, dipping or any other use of tobacco products.
The College is a tobacco product free campus. The use of tobacco products is prohibited in any College buildings, facilities, vehicles or property owned, leased or operated by the College including all outside areas. The sale or free distribution of tobacco products, including merchandise, is also prohibited.
This Policy applies to all College employees, students, vendors, contractors and visitors to campus.
All individuals shall comply with the Policy. Enforcing the Policy is the responsibility of the entire campus community. Failure to adhere to the Policy could result in disciplinary action for students and employees. Visitors, vendors and contractors who violate this Policy could lose their access to campus.
IV. Public Education
The College shall post appropriate signage on the campus educating students, employees and visitors that the College is a tobacco product free campus and use other methods to further inform and educate the public of this prohibition.
Adopted: March 11, 2020
Legal Reference: N.C.G.S. § 115D-20.1
1 Optional Policy
It is the responsibility of all members of the College community to protect College buildings, grounds and equipment.
1. Any person who willfully damages or destroys any College property will be liable for the replacement or repair of such property and may be subject to disciplinary and legal action.
2. Employees shall promptly report in writing to their supervisors the loss of any College property or loss and/or destruction of any official College records or documents. Students and visitors should report property loss or destruction of College property, records or documents to the Vice President of Administrative Services.
3. Records and documents in the College’s custody are for official purposes only. It is unlawful to remove, tamper or destroy records and documents from files without approval from proper authority or as otherwise authorized under the records retention schedule. Individuals who remove, tamper or destroy College records will be subject to disciplinary and legal action.
Adopted: March 11, 2020
The College’s facilities exist to meet the educational needs of citizens within the College’s service area. The College offers a wide-range of credit curricula and non-credit extension courses and the College’s facilities are to be utilized to facilitate these programs. The College may use its facilities in any legal manner. In addition, the College may make its facilities available upon reasonable condition for the periodic use of student organizations, government agencies, non-profit entities, community members and for-profit entities (for non-revenue generating events) provided the activities involved are in furtherance of the College’s educational purposes or are in promotion of the community’s cultural and educational welfare. The use of the College’s facilities cannot compete with any of the College’s classes or events that are or could be offered.
This Policy only applies to the use of the College’s facilities. For information concerning the use of outdoor campus spaces, see Policy 2.3.5 – Campus Free Speech, Distribution of Material and Assembly.
The President is authorized to develop procedures and a fee schedule to be used by parties who want to utilize the College’s facilities.
Adopted: June 12, 2019
The following procedures shall be used when third party groups use the College’s facilities:
The following groups shall be permitted to use the College’s facilities and grounds:
1. Student groups and College affiliated groups;
2. Governmental entities;
3. Non-profit entities;
4. Community members; and
5. For-profit entities for non-revenue generating events (e.g., banquets, awards presentations, charity fundraisers, etc.).
Any use of the College’s facilities must be in furtherance of the College’s educational purposes or are in promotion of the community’s cultural and educational welfare and do not compete with any classes or events that are offered or could be offered by the College. For-profit businesses may not use the facilities for for-profit business activities or in violation of the N.C.G.S. § 66-58.
The College maintains the right to reserve and use any of its facilities at any time, with or without prior notice, for its use and such use will take priority over any other use. Individuals or groups that participate in speech not protected by the First Amendment, that engage in activity which causes a material and substantial disruption to the College educational environment and/or operations or conduct or activities that are contrary to the College’s educational mission or are in competition with the College shall not be allowed to use the College’s facilities for any reason.
Rental and service fees are established herein for use of the College’s facilities by governmental entities, non-profit entities, community members and for-profit entities. The President may, in his/her discretion, waive the rental and/or service fees for all entities and individuals except for-profit entities.
A. The College’s educational program has priority at all times. No activities will be scheduled for a use which interferes with the College’s instructional programs or activities.
B. The use of any College property shall be under the direction of an authorized member of the College staff. Facility Use Reservation Agreements (“Agreements”) must be used for every Non-College facility use.
C. Completed Agreements must be submitted to the College at least two (2) weeks in advance of the proposed use. Facilities will not be reserved/scheduled until the College’s educational programs have been scheduled for that academic term. The President may, in his/her discretion, allow for reservation/scheduling for a longer period.
D. Keys to College buildings shall be assigned only to College employees and buildings shall be opened only by such employees.
E. Tobacco use is not permitted anywhere on the College campus. For more information, see Policy 2.2.1 – Tobacco Free Campus.
F. Drinking or possession of alcohol and/or unauthorized controlled substances on the College campus is prohibited. For more information, See Policy 2.1.7 – Alcohol and Drugs on Campus. In limited situations, alcoholic beverages may be allowed pursuant to Policy 2.2.5 – Use of Alcohol at Campus Events.
G. Youth or children’s groups shall be adequately supervised by responsible adults provided by the sponsoring organization.
H. College furniture, and/or equipment shall not be removed, altered, re-arranged or displaced without permission from an authorized College employee.
I. User shall be responsible for the payment of any and all damages to the College’s buildings, furnishings, fixtures or equipment whether caused by User or his/her patrons. Nothing shall be affixed to any walls, curtains, seating or other surfaces in any building without the College’s prior written permission.
J. Authorization shall be given for entrance to specific areas only and use of specific facilities only within a building.
K. Agreements shall be revoked when the use interferes with regular College use, when facilities are misused or when the foregoing rules are violated. Future use shall not be considered for organizations which have misused facilities.
L. As a condition for use of the facilities, the College requires compensation for additional campus resource officers, cleaning personnel or other staff members deemed by the College to be necessary for use of the facilities.
M. The College requires proof of liability insurance by the user based on the risks involved in the intended use. The College must be listed as an additional insured on the policy. Further, users shall be required to sign an indemnity agreement in favor of the College.
N. The College shall require proof of copyright license fee payment in the event of a theatrical performance, to include royalty fees for play production and for any music used in the production.
O. Organizations using College facilities and planning for catering service must receive College approval in advance. The contract for providing catering services shall be between the user and the caterer.
P. User shall not advertise any performance or the appearance of any performer prior to executing the Agreement with the College.
Q. The College reserves the right to request that rental and service fees be paid in advance for use of facilities.
R. The Agreement should include all technical requirements, plans, ideas and program content pertaining to the event. All equipment brought in by the user will be inspected to ensure safety and the College will have the final approval and authority for the use of such equipment.
S. No collections of donations, whether for charity or otherwise, shall be made, attempted or announced on the premises without the College’s prior written approval.
T. Persons will not be permitted inside any room in excess of the established seating capacity. No additional chairs may be placed in the hall, hallways or any other portion of the facility open to the public. No standing room may be utilized, nor is anyone permitted to sit in any aisle.
U. The user agrees that no recording, either visual or audio, of any kind will be made of the event without prior written approval from the College. The College has the right to require payment for said privilege. The College has the right to record any event conducted in the College’s facilities.
V. Move out must be completed no later than one half hour after the scheduled end time. Failure to comply with the move out deadline may result in the user’s effects being considered abandoned and may be disposed of by the College.
W. Attendance at any event may not be restricted on the basis of race, color, sex, gender, religious affiliation, national origin, political affiliation or disability.
The following is a list of the available facilities for use and the facility rental rate.
|Facility Location||Normal Hours (M-F, 8am-5pm)||After Hours, Weekends and Holidays|
The following is a list of service charges associated with facility use. The user will be notified in advance of service fees associated with requests for additional services not included in the following list.
|Service||Normal Hours (M-F, 8am-5pm)||After Hours, Weekends and Holidays|
|Opening (e.g., set-up) and Closing (break-down and|
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Adopted: March 11, 2020
The Montgomery Community College Board of Trustees has the legal responsibility and authority for officially naming, when appropriate, all properties and facilities under the jurisdiction of the College. The naming of a facility, part of a facility, or other property in honor of an individual or organization is considered to be one of the highest recognition’s the College can bestow.
The purpose of this policy is to provide a standard at Montgomery Community College for naming buildings, facilities, sites, interior and exterior spaces, and other auxiliary facilities under the jurisdiction of the College. Naming opportunities may be granted in recognition of service distinction and/or in recognition of financial support.
The Board of Trustees may choose to name a facility in honor of living or deceased persons or organizations who meet one or more of the following criteria:
1. A former or current member of the Board of Trustees or Foundation Board who has given outstanding service and/or made a substantial monetary contribution to the institution.
2. A former employee who has made an outstanding personal service and/or substantial monetary contribution to the institution.
3. A citizen who has made an outstanding personal service and/or substantial monetary contribution to the institution.
4. An organization that has made a substantial in-kind or monetary contribution to the institution.
5. “Substantial” is deemed to mean that the contribution would not have been available from another source or is in some way integral to project completion.
6. If the request is to honor a deceased individual, the request should not be submitted for at least one year after the death of that person.
7. Montgomery Community College Board of Trustees reserves the right to change a building’s name or to remove the naming right due to significant changes in circumstances.
Adopted: March 11, 2020
A. Use of Alcoholic Beverages Approval Required. Alcoholic beverages may be permitted at off campus College events under special approval by the President. However, students representing the College are not allowed to consume alcoholic beverages at College events.
B. ABC Permits. Upon such preliminary approval, a limited Special Occasion Permit and all other applicable permits for the use of alcoholic beverages must be secured by the applicant from the North Carolina ABC Commission. ABC permits must be presented to the President no less than two (2) business days prior to the event. A copy of the permit must be displayed during the event.
C. Security. For any event where alcohol is served, a uniformed sheriff’s deputy or approved private security officer must be present on the premises. The College will determine the number of officers that will be needed to cover the event. The applicant shall pay the full cost of providing such security.
D. Liability Insurance. The applicant must provide to the College a certificate of liability insurance in the amount of no less than one million dollars ($1,000,000) and naming the College as an additional insured on said policy. A copy of the certificate of insurance must be received by the President no less than five (5) business days prior to the event.
E. Service of Alcoholic Beverages. The following regulations shall apply:
1. Alcoholic beverages may be served only by and to adults age twenty-one (21) or older. The applicant is required to ensure that all servers take precautions to ensure guests are not served inappropriate amounts of alcohol and to further ensure that no one under the age of twenty-one (21) is served.
2. All alcoholic beverages must be served and consumed only in the area in which the ABC permit is posted.
3. All alcoholic beverage distribution will be under the control of a bartender and/or caterer. Such distribution will be discontinued for a patron or an entire event at the discretion of a College official, a bartender or a security officer on duty.
4. The caterer or applicant must arrange to obtain the alcoholic beverages and transport them to and from the College event.
5. Common source containers without an individual server through a licensed and bonded caterer (e.g., kegs, alcoholic punches, etc.) are prohibited. Brown bagging is prohibited.
F. No Use of Public Money. No state or local tax dollars can be used to acquire or serve alcoholic beverages.
Adopted: March 11, 2020
In accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and other applicable federal and state law, the College may be required to accommodate an otherwise qualified individual with a disability by making a reasonable modification in its services, programs or activities. This Policy addresses the use of Service Animals and other animals on campus by qualified individuals with disabilities or individuals authorized to provide training.
A. Emotional Support Animal – an animal selected or prescribed to an individual with a disability by a healthcare or mental health professional to play a significant part in a person’s treatment process (e.g., in alleviating the symptoms of that individual’s disability). An emotional support animal does not assist a person with a disability with activities of daily living and does not accompany a person with a disability at all times. An emotional support animal is not a “Service Animal”.
B. Service Animal – an animal that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability, including a physical, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual or other mental disability. The work or tasks performed by a Service Animal must be directly related to the handler’s disability. Examples of work or tasks include, but are not limited to, assisting individuals who are blind or have low vision with navigation and other tasks, alerting individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing to the presence of people or sounds, providing nonviolent protection or rescue work, pulling a wheelchair, assisting an individual during a seizure, alerting individuals to the presence of allergens, retrieving items such as medicine or the telephone, providing physical support and assistance with balance and stability to individuals with mobility disabilities, and helping persons with psychiatric and neurological disabilities by preventing or interrupting impulsive or destructive behaviors. Service Animals may or may not have been licensed by a state or local government or a private agency. Service Animals are limited to service dogs and, in some cases, miniature horses.
C. Pets – any animal that is not an Emotional Support Animal or a Service Animal.
III. ANIMALS ON CAMPUS
Pets are not permitted on campus and may not be left in vehicles on College property. There are occasions when a student or employee may need to bring an animal onto campus for the purpose of meeting an educational objective. Such requests should be made to the appropriate academic Dean prior to the animal being allowed onto campus. Subject to the rules set forth in section IV and V below, Emotional Support Animals and Service Animals are permitted in any area of campus where employees or students are permitted, with a few exceptions for health and safety reasons.
IV. PROCEDURES REGARDING SERVICE/ EMOTIONAL SUPPORT ANIMALS
A. Responsibilities of the Service/Emotional Support Animal Owner/Handler
a. Service Animals
Students and employees are not required to register Service Animals. However, they are encouraged to notify the Disability Services Office (students) or the Office of Human Resources (employees) if they intend to use a Service Animal on campus so that appropriate College officials are aware of the animal’s presence and to assist with the Service Animal’s access to areas within the College’s campus. Visitors with Services Animals are not required to register their animals.
b. Emotional Support Animals
After the College has made a determination that an Emotional Support Animal is allowed on campus (see Section B.2), the student or employee must register the animal with the Disability Services Office (students) or the Office of Human Resources (employees).
2. Care and Supervision
a. The care and supervision of a Service/Emotional Support Animal is the responsibility of the animal’s owner and/or handler. The handler must ensure the animal is in good health and has been inoculated and licensed in accordance with local regulations with the burden of proving licensure and inoculation on the person with a disability. Dogs must wear a rabies tag at all times.
b. The Service/Emotional Support Animal must be under the control of the handler at all times and may not be left alone. A Service/Emotional Animal must be restrained by a leash or other appropriate device that does not exceed six (6) feet in length. In situations where a leash or other device interferes with a Service Animal’s ability to perform its task or service, the Service Animal must remain under the control of the handler at all times.
c. The owner and handler of the Service/Emotional Support Animal is responsible for any damage of personal property or any injuries to an individual caused by the Service/Emotional Support Animal.
d. The handler must ensure the animal is “housebroken” and trained and must clean up and remove all animal waste created by the animal.
e. The Service/Emotional Support Animal may not disrupt the operation of the College or any class.
B. Responsibilities of the College Community
1. Service Animals
If the need for a Service Animal is obvious, College officials may not question the presence of the animal on campus. If the need for a Service Animal is not obvious, College officials are permitted to ask the handler
a. Is the animal require because of a disability?
b. What work or task(s) has the animal been individually trained to perform?
At no time may a College official require a Service Animal to demonstrate the tasks for which they have been trained nor may they inquire as to the nature of the individual’s disability.
If another person on campus has a covered disability under the ADA and it includes an allergic reaction to animals and that person has contact with a Service Animal, a request for accommodation should be made by the individual to the Director of Human Resources (if an employee) or the Disability Services Office (if a student). All facts surrounding the concern will be considered in an effort to resolve the concern and provide reasonable accommodation for both individuals.
2. Emotional Support Animals
The determination of whether a student or employee with a disability is allowed to have an Emotional Support Animal on campus shall be made on a case-by-case basis. Students and employees may request, as a reasonable accommodation for a disability, the need to have an Emotional Support Animal on campus. The College is not required to grant reasonable accommodations that would result in a fundamental alternation of a program or would constitute an undue burden. Any requests for a reasonable accommodation for an Emotional Support Animal shall be directed to the Disability Service Office (students) or the Office of Human Resources (employees).
In determining request for accommodations for an Emotional Support Animal, the consideration is: 1) does the person have a disability (i.e., a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities); 2) does the Emotional Support Animal perform tasks or services for the benefit of the person or provide emotional support that alleviates one of more of the identified symptoms or effects of the person’s existing disability; and 3) is the request an undue burden on the College or does it fundamentally alter a College program.
C. Removal of Service/Emotional Support Animals
The College has the authority to remove a Service/Emotional Support Animal from its facilities or properties if the Service/Emotional Support Animal becomes unruly or disruptive, unclean and/or unhealthy, and to the extent that the animal’s behavior or condition poses a direct threat to the health or safety of others or otherwise causes a fundamental alteration in the College’s services, programs, or activities.
It is a Class 3 misdemeanor “to disguise an animal as a service animal or service animal in training”. N.C.G.S. § 168-4.5. In other words, it is a crime under North Carolina law to attempt to obtain access for an animal under the false pretense that it is a Service Animal.
Additionally, any employee or student who violates any portion of this procedure is subject to disciplinary action.
Adopted: March 11, 2020
Cross Reference: Policy 3.4.8; Policy 5.4.5