Academic Support Services
The Learning Resource Center at Wye Mills houses the following services for students, staff, faculty and community members:
The library meets the information needs of students, faculty and the community with over 60,000 books, films, recordings and images, along with an extensive electronic collection of online periodicals, e-books, and subject-specific databases. Open-access computers, study spaces for groups and individuals, lots of natural light and a spacious floor plan make the library a comfortable place for learning. Information literacy skills are taught throughout the curriculum and supported through class instruction, subject specific research guides, and one-on-one assistance in person, by phone and chat. All library materials and services may be accessed through http://info.chesapeake.edu/lrc/library.
Throughout the Learning Resource Center are computers offering a wide-ranging variety of software packages and applications, which support the academic needs of the students. Technology specialists are available to assist with specific software and projects at both the Help Desk located just inside the Learning Resource Center and in the Academic Support Center.
ACADEMIC SUPPORT CENTER
The Academic Support Center (ASC)’s main office is located on the first floor of the Learning Resource Center in room L-105. This area is the central location for tutoring in a variety of subjects, including math, science, writing, and technology, for students, faculty, and staff . The ASC provides free assistance to students in most curricular areas. More information about the services and resources available from the ASC may be found online at http://info.chesapeake.edu/lrc/tutoring. Services available include the following:
Faculty, professional staff, and peer tutors provide assistance to students individually and in small groups in most subject areas, especially writing, math, science, and technology. Tutors focus on helping students master concepts, learn study skills, and become independent learners. Tutors provide help on any stage of a project or course, so students are encouraged to visit early and often. Students may schedule long-term or one-time appointments, and walk-ins are welcome on a first-come, first-served basis. Assistance is also available online or by phone. Each semester, specific hours are dedicated to tutor-led study sessions for some high-demand courses; the dedicated tutoring schedule changes each semester. Students can find schedules and make appointments online at the ASC’s website (http://info.chesapeake.edu/lrc/tutoring).
TRIO Student Support Services Program
Funded by a U.S. Department of Education grant, TRIO Student Support Services offers free tutoring, academic advising, technology, and additional support services to eligible students. TRIO Student Support Services provides a comprehensive and structured approach to tutoring in almost all subjects, including group and individual tutoring sessions. Instruction is also offered in note-taking, test-taking, and study skills. Additionally, TRIO Program scholarships are awarded to select program participants based upon financial need, full program participation. and grade point average. Cultural activities and campus tours are also offered. Students interested in joining the TRIO Program should contact the Program Director, whose office is located inside the ASC in Room L 138.
The Testing Center on the Wye Mills campus administers the Accuplacer test for those entering the College, classroom make-up tests, online course exams, the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) tests, GED, Miller Analogies, proctored exams from other academic institutions nationwide, and for private businesses. The Center, located in the Learning Resource Center in room L-107, has day, evening, and weekend hours. All test takers must present valid photo identification before taking any test. In order to complete the tests, students must arrive at least one hour prior to closing. Those students wishing to complete the Accuplacer test must arrive at least two hours prior to closing.
ACADEMIC SUPPORT SERVICES AT THE MULTI-SERVICE CENTER IN THE CAMBRIDGE FACILITY
The Multi-Service Center provides the same services as the Academic Support Center at the Wye Mills campus. Students, faculty, and staff are provided with a wide range of services including computer use, tutoring, library services and testing.
THE COLLEGE BOOKSTORE, located on the Wye Mills campus sells textbooks and study aids for credit and non-credit courses. The Bookstore also sells school supplies, snacks, class rings, and quality clothing. Bookstore hours are set to accommodate peak registration times and both daytime and evening classes.The Cambridge Center location serves as a pick up site for orders placed through the Bookstore website. Mail order services are provided via the Bookstore website. For more information, call 410- 822-5400, 410-758-1537, 410-228-4360, ext. 304 or call 410-827-6874. Information can also be accessed through the Bookstore Website at www.chesapeake.bncollege.com and also via the Chesapeake College homepage (Bookstore is located at the bottom left of the homepage, under ‘Chesapeake Websites’). The Bookstore e-mail address is email@example.com.
BUS SERVICE will be available for Chesapeake College students during the 2014-2015 academic year. For more information contact Maryland Upper Shore Transit at 1-866-330-MUST.
CAREER SERVICES assist students with career counseling, interest testing and employment counseling. This office also assists students in developing effective job search skills, such as resume writing and interviewing techniques, through individual appointments and group seminars.
THE CHESAPEAKE ROOM in the Learning Resource Center houses a specialized collection of works by Eastern Shore authors and materials relating to Eastern Shore culture. At present, these works number approximately 1200 volumes. This collection is intended primarily for use by individuals with a genuine scholarly interest in Eastern Shore studies.
THE EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT CENTER is an MSDE Accredited Program that provides care for children three to seven years of age on the Wye Mills Campus. The Center is open to College staff and faculty, students, and the community. Individuals holding degrees in Early Childhood Development and approved by the MSDE Office of Child Care supervise the planned developmental preschool program. The curriculum is based on MSDE Standards and Indicators.
EDUCATIONAL ADVISING aids students during admission and course selection and in transferring to a four-year college or university. Call the Office of Student Affairs for more information.
FINANCIAL AID ADVISING provides students with information regarding grants, scholarships, loans, work-study programs, and other means of financial assistance. Transfer scholarship advising is also available.
FIRST AID AND EMERGENCY SERVICES are available. In the case of any campus emergency, notify the College switchboard operator by dialing “O” on any College telephone. The switchboard operator will contact the necessary emergency services and/or campus security personnel or dial “911” from any phone. After normal business hours, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., you may call campus security at 410-758-7275, or 911, if necessary.
FIRST GENERATION OPPORTUNITIES FOR CAREER AND ULTIMATE SUCCESS (FOCUS) is a program designed for freshmen first-generation male students. The program provides these students with exposure to academic support and career exploration during the first year in college. The program includes weekly meetings, career preparation activities (including resume writing and interviewing skills), workshops with business and community leaders, and academic planning.
FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE
Chesapeake provides a wide array of free services designed to assist you throughout your entire learning experience with us. However, even with all the services we offer, we know that your first semester can sometimes be your hardest because of the many adjustments you are making in your life. To help ensure that your freshman year is a successful one, make sure you have signed up for FSC 101 for your first semester. First-time students taking at least seven load hours are also strongly encouraged to apply to the SAIL program.
FOOD SERVICES including hot and cold meals, sandwiches, and other items are available during day and evening hours in a social and dining area in the Caroline College Center. Vending machines are available in other buildings on the campus.
FRESHMAN SEMINAR COURSE (FSC 101)
Freshman Seminar Course is an institutional requirement which must be taken within the first 12 load hours of study. FSC 101 engages students in key skill areas designed to increase their success in college. This course asks students to: practice effective written and oral communication, both individually and in a collaborative presentation; examine and discuss strategies related to academic success; explore opportunities and services available at Chesapeake College; complete academic and career assessments; develop a basic understanding of policies affecting students and to demonstrate and utilize basic technological competencies, including navigation of MyCampus, the College’s online portal system.
HELPFUL INFORMATION FOR NON-TRADITIONAL STUDENTS (HINTS) is an online community created for non-traditional students. Students can access links to important campus resources and information. The HINTS program also offers additional academic support in the areas of time management, study skills and technology. Students can join the community clicking the My Communities icon on their MyCampus home page.
For more information about SAIL, FOCUS or HINTS, contact Director of First-Year Programs Dana Bowser, at 410-822-5400, ext. 5840 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chesapeake College is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association, Region XX, and the Maryland JUCO Athletic Conference and sponsors competition in a variety of intercollegiate sports. Men’s varsity sports include soccer, basketball, and baseball. Women participate on the varsity level in volleyball, basketball, and softball.
Institutions of higher education that participate in any Title IV, HEA program and offer athletically-related student aid must provide information on completion and graduation rates in accordance with Federal Student Right to Know regulations. For a copy of the report or more information, contact the Office of Institutional Research and Planning, or the Director of Athletics.
MULTICULTURAL AFFAIRS is a supplemental group of services offered by Student Affairs to address the concerns experienced by culturally diverse students. Assistance is offered in the areas of academic advisement, financial aid counseling, as well as with information and referrals, particularly as these pertain to the culturally diverse student. The Director of Multicultural Affairs is available to meet one-on-one with students who may need support in any of these areas. Emphasis is placed upon assisting and enabling the culturally diverse student to complete their chosen academic program successfully. The office also provides information about the College’s services and programs to the culturally diverse communities on the Mid-Shore.
PERSONAL COUNSELING is a service provided by the College in order to help students handle problems or adjustments of a personal nature, often through referrals to professional entities outside the College. Students will find Chesapeake’s counseling personnel accessible and willing to listen and offer assistance. This service follows the confidentiality guidelines suggested by the American Association for Counseling and Development.
PHI THETA KAPPA HONOR SOCIETY is an international honor society for two-year colleges with more than 1,200 chapters at community, technical and junior colleges in all 50 states, Canada, Germany, and U.S. territories. The Alpha Sigma Pi Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) national honor society is open to students at Chesapeake College. To join PTK, students must have a 3.50 cumulative grade point average, at least 12 hours of coursework completed, and a declared major.
RESIDENT HOUSING FACILITIES are not available at Chesapeake College campuses. All students commute to campus.
STUDENT LIFE offers students opportunities for involvement and leadership. Student Senate officers have both the authority and responsibility to represent the student body. Campus activities include concerts, lectures, socials, dances, community service projects, bus trips, and festivals. Activities are offered free of charge or at very little cost to Chesapeake College students. Student clubs and organizations are formed as student interest dictates and are assisted by faculty and staff advisors.
STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES may receive services through the Office of Disability Support Services. Chesapeake College is fully committed to providing accommodations to all programs for qualified students with disabilities in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
Students may seek auxiliary aids and services (e.g. readers or interpreters), academic adjustments, and reasonable modifications of policies and procedures, where necessary, to have access to and participation in all programs, services, and activities at Chesapeake College. All requests must be initiated by contacting the Office of Disability Support Services. Students can find information about the process for requesting accommodations at the DSS Office, or by visiting the Chesapeake College website at www.chesapeake.edu and reviewing the Disability Support Services to Students page. Students are encouraged to initiate the process as early as possible. The College will endeavor to comply with all requests. Certain accommodations and services, particularly interpreter service, alternative formats (e.g. books on tape) and relocation of classes to accessible locations may require substantial advance notice to be available in a timely manner. Therefore, the College requests that students or prospective students needing academic adjustments or other services, especially those services listed above, initiate the process at least one month prior to the first day of classes. Special parking areas close to buildings are provided on campus for students with certain disabilities. More information is available on the College’s Website under Student Services.
STUDENT SENATE is a cooperative organization based on mutual confidence between the student body and the administration, faculty, and staff of the College. The College Administration has granted the student body a voice in the regulation and conduct of student affairs. Acceptance of this type of responsibility is a valuable part of the educational development of the individual student. The Constitution and Bylaws of the student body of Chesapeake College is printed in the Student Guide and is available on the College’s Website.
SUCCESS AND INTERACTIVE LEARNING (SAIL) is a program designed to get students actively involved in the college experience from day one. First-time students carrying at least seven load hours in the fall semester, including FSC 101, are eligible to enroll in SAIL. The program includes workshops, trips to four-year colleges and universities as well as other student activities. Students who successfully complete the SAIL program and finish the semester with a GPA of 2.0 or higher will receive tuition scholarship discounts off their following semester tuition at Chesapeake. Success pays at Chesapeake!
VETERANS’ AFFAIRS makes available information regarding educational and other benefits and assists veterans, children of deceased or disabled veterans, and widows of service men in applying for educational benefits, in obtaining educational and occupational counseling, and in receiving advice in the areas of academics and employment. This office maintains effective liaisons with the Baltimore Regional Office of the Veterans’ Administration to insure up-to-date information on new programs or changes in V.A. regulations.
Payment of Veterans’ benefits checks is made directly to the student by the Veterans’ Administration with the exception of CH 33, Post 911 recipients. Veterans should plan finances to cover as much as two months of living expenses at the beginning of each semester, as benefit checks do not start arriving before that time. Refer to http://www.chesapeake.edu/about/vetinfo.asp for information on applying for benefits. A student planning to use benefits should apply in the Office of Registration and Records at Chesapeake College as soon as possible after deciding to enroll, and/or complete proper paper work available on the V.A. Website at: www.gibill.va.gov and plan for any obligations that are not covered by the VA.
Payment for college tuition, fees, and books is not dependent upon the receipt of Veterans’ Administration checks. Veterans should be aware that payment of these charges is due in full from all students at the time of registration, and that payments will not be deferred until the benefit checks arrive. The student is held responsible for the payment on time of all college financial obligations.
Student Code of Conduct
Note: The following information is a condensed version of the complete Student Code of Conduct. For a complete version, refer to Appendix 5 (Addendum ) in the College Catalog.
Students seeking information on how to resolve issues that may occur between the student and the College are encouraged to seek guidance from Counselors in the Office of Student Success, the Vice President of Student Success and Enrollment Services, academic advisors, classroom instructors, the College Catalog, or any appropriate professional employee of the College.
- Academic Misconduct
The College has adopted the following policy on Academic Dishonesty.
Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to the following:
- Cheating on examinations, be they online or proctored in person.
- Plagiarism, the representing of another’s ideas or writing as one’s own, including but not limited to:
- Presenting all or part of another person’s work as something one has written;
- Paraphrasing or summarizing another’s writing without proper acknowledgment;
- Representing another’s artistic or technical work or creation as one’s own.
- Willingly collaborating with others in any of the above action(s) which result(s) in work being submitted which is not the student’s own.
- Stealing examinations, falsifying academic records, and other such offenses.
- Submitting work previously presented in another course without permission of the instructor.
- Unauthorized duplication of computer software.
- Unauthorized use of copyrighted or published material.
- DISCIPLINARY ACTION:
If, based on substantial evidence, a student is deemed guilty of academic dishonesty, the College may initiate disciplinary action as follows:
- The student may be required to repeat the assignment or the examination.
- The student may be given a failing grade for the assignment or the examination.
- The student may be given a failing grade for the course, and does not have the option to withdraw. The faculty member will submit a change of grade form to the registrar as soon as possible with a full explanation for the failing grade.
- The student may be suspended or dismissed from the College.
- APPEAL PROCESS:
- Informal Appeal Process:
If a student wishes to discuss a disciplinary action that she/ he has received for an alleged instance of academic dishonesty, the initial step is for the student to meet with the instructor to attempt to resolve the issue in an informal manner. This meeting should be scheduled at mutually agreed upon time, outside of the instructional setting.
- Formal Appeal Process:
To initiate a formal appeal, the student should first request a meeting with the instructor. If the issue cannot be resolved, the student must complete an Academic Grievance Form available from the office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs. The form should be submitted to the appropriate Academic Dean. Appeals will be processed in accordance with the Academic Grievance Procedures outlined in this Catalog.
- Non-Academic Misconduct
The non-academic misconduct listed below is prohibited on College premises, at College-sponsored activities, or during the execution of College-related business. This is not an all-inclusive list of prohibited behavior. The prohibited behavior described in this section applies to students enrolled in both credit and noncredit programs offered by the College.
Attempts to commit acts prohibited in this Code, or encouraging or assisting others to commit such acts, are prohibited and may be punished to the same extent as if one had committed the prohibited act.
College sponsored activities are any activities, on or off campus, which are initiated, authorized or supervised by Chesapeake College. For purposes of the Code, this definition also extends to behavior, which affects the execution of College business, but which does not necessarily occur on College premises or at a College sponsored activity. For purposes of this Code, ‘Chesapeake College student’ is defined as any person enrolled in credit or non-credit programs offered by Chesapeake College. This includes all credit and non-credit courses offered on or off campus.
- Prohibited Conduct
- Physical and/or psychological abuse, threat, or harassment of any member of the College community or visitor to the College, or conduct which threatens or endangers the health or safety of any such person. This would include person-to-person, written, and electronic communication.
- Unauthorized use, possession, or storage of any weapon, dangerous chemical, or explosive element.
- Initiation of, or causing to be initiated, any false report, warning, or threat of fire, explosion, or other emergency.
- Violation of fire regulations, including the misuse or damage of fire safety equipment.
- Disruption, obstruction, or interference with College or College-sponsored activities, including, but not limited to, teaching, studying, research, administration, disciplinary procedures, cultural events, or fire, police, or emergency services.
- Violation of the terms of any disciplinary action imposed in accordance with this code.
- Interference with freedom of expression of others.
- Violation of any College policy, procedure, or regulation, including, but not limited to, those concerning parking, student organizations, use of College facilities, smoking, alcohol, and the time, place, and manner of public expression.
- Unauthorized possession, use, sale, or distribution of alcoholic beverages or of any illegal or controlled substance.
- Littering, damaging, defacing, or destroying College property or property under the College’s jurisdiction, or removing, using, occupying, or entering such property without authorization.
- Gambling or holding a raffle or lottery at the College without proper College approval.
- Violation of any local, state, federal, or other applicable law.
- Disorderly, lewd, or obscene conduct or expression.
- Furnishing false information to the College or to members of the College community who are acting in the exercise of their official duties.
- Forging, altering, falsifying, or misusing College documents, records, or identification cards.
- Theft or attempted theft of College property or services, or personal property, or knowingly possessing such stolen property.
- Infringing upon the right of other students to fair and equal access to any of the College’s library materials and comparable or related academic resources.
- Unauthorized or fraudulent use of the College’s facilities and/or equipment including but not limited to, the phone system, mail system, computer system, transportation system and/or equipment, or use of any of the above for any illegal act.
- Causing false information to be presented before any administrative proceeding of the College or intentionally destroying evidence important to such a proceeding.
- Failure to comply with the direction of College officials, including campus security officers acting in the performance of their duties.
- Hazing, which means doing any act or causing any situation which recklessly or intentionally subjects a student to the risk of bodily injury or endangers the mental or physical health or safety of a student for the purpose of initiation or admission in any student organization.
- Encouraging others to commit any of the acts which have been herein prohibited.
- Violation of the Chesapeake College Internet Access Policy (please see the Student Handbook or the College Website).
- Sexual misconduct offenses including, but not limited to: sexual harassment, non-consensual sexual contact (or attempts to commit the same), non-consensual sexual intercourse (or attempts to commit the same), or sexual exploitation.
Disciplinary procedures and sanctions for violation of any of the enumerated prohibited acts are contained in the full text of the Student Code of Conduct which may be obtained from the following offices: Registration, Student Activities, Student Success, or the Vice President for Student Success and Enrollment Services.
Chesapeake College students are persons of integrity. They stand for that which is right. They tell the truth and ensure that the full necessary truth is known. They do not lie. *
They embrace fairness in all actions. They ensure that work submitted as their own is their own, and that assistance received from any source is authorized and properly documented. They do not cheat.*
They respect the material and mental property of others and ensure that others are able to benefit from the use of their own property. They do not steal.*
Therefore, each student at Chesapeake College pledges to:
- Submit assignments that reflect his/her own thoughts and work.
- Cite and properly acknowledge the thoughts and work of others.
- Complete all tests and other in class assignments using his/ her own thoughts.
- Reject the use of materials acquired illegally.
- Respect the rights and property of others.
Those found to be in violation of this Code agree to disciplinary sanctions and appeal processes outlined within the Chesapeake College Student Code of Conduct.
*Adapted from the U.S. Naval Academy Code of Honor.
Ban Against Alcohol and Drug Use
Unauthorized possession, use, sale, or distribution of alcoholic beverages or of any illegal or controlled substance is prohibited by the Chesapeake College Student Code of Conduct. (Section 3-I, Non-Academic Misconduct). These prohibitions cover any college-sanctioned off-campus activities as well as on-campus events.
Chesapeake College students could face legal sanctions for violating local, state or federal laws against possession, use, sale, or distribution of illegal or controlled substances, or underage possession, use, sale or distribution of alcoholic beverages. Laws and possible sanctions vary by jurisdiction, but could include probation, community service, fines, and/or incarceration.
Health Risks Associated with Use of Alcohol and Other Drugs
Below are some of the health risks associated with the use of alcohol and other drugs:
- addiction (particularly for individuals with alcoholism in their families)
- every drinking episode results in some irreversible damage to brain cells
- fetal alcohol syndrome (birth defects caused by women drinking during pregnancy)
- increased risk of cirrhosis, ulcers, heart disease, injury by accident, cancer of mouth, esophagus, liver and stomach
- development of personality disorders
- increased tendency to abusive behavior
- impaired judgment may put individuals in life-threatening situations
- loss of inhibitions
- malnutrition and resultant damage to muscle, bone and other tissues
- circulatory impairment
- depression of central nervous system function
- increased effect of narcotics/tranquilizers when used together
- alcohol poisoning leading to possible coma and death
- psychological addiction depending on patterns of use
- stored in body fat for four to six weeks
- disruption of brain function is caused by a motivational syndrome (loss of energy and enthusiasm including short-term memory loss and impaired depth perception and time/space orientation)
- lung damage due to tar and other chemicals
- increased heart rate
- increased appetite which can lead to weight gain
- idiosyncratic constriction of air passages in lungs of asthmatics
- disruption of reproductive organ function in men and women
Stimulants (Ephedrine, Crystal Meth, Crack, Cocaine, Ritalin, etc.)
- extremely addictive
- development of overwhelming compulsion to repeat use (with “crack” cocaine)
- central nervous system stimulant
- increased heart rate, respiratory rate and blood pressure
- possible death-producing fibrillation of the heart
- possible death-producing seizures and strokes
- impaired judgment
- anxiety, apprehension, hyperactivity, impulsiveness, exhaustion, delusional thinking
- increased tendency of abusive behavior
Hallucinogens (LSD, PCP, mushrooms, Ecstasy)
- paranoid thoughts, anxiety, panic, depression
- delusions, time and visual distortions
- extreme suggestibility while under the influence of the drug
- intensification of any pre-existing psychosis
- ataxia (unsteady gait/balance problem)
- impaired memory
- alteration of electrical activity of the brain
- changes in levels of brain chemicals
Inhalants - a diverse group of chemicals, including solvents, aerosols, gases, and volatile nitrites
- depression of the central nervous system, which can lead to death from a single use
- psychologically and physically addictive
- headache, muscle weakness, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, nosebleeds, tremors
- heart, lung, kidney, and liver impairment/damage
- brain and nervous system damage and paralysis
- prolonged psychological dependence
- rapid tolerance and physical addiction
- depression in central nervous system, suppression of pain sensation and relief from anxiety
- possible collapsed veins and infections such as hepatitis, endocarditis, or HIV/AIDS due to needle infection transmission
- irregular heartbeat and breathing
- drowsiness which may progress to coma and death depending on dose
- possibility of severe health consequences depending on the inert chemicals with which the heroin is combined
Drug and/or Alcohol Abuse Counseling Referrals
Students who are seeking assistance for drug and/or alcohol abuse problems should contact Maureen Conlon, Counselor/Director of Advising, at 410-827-5856 or email@example.com. The College offers referral services to assist students attempting to address drug and/or alcohol abuse problems.
Disclosure of Disciplinary Proceeding Results
Chesapeake College will, upon written request, disclose to the alleged victim of any crime of violence, or a nonforcible sex offense, the results of any disciplinary proceeding conducted by the College against a student who is the alleged perpetrator of such crime or offense. If the alleged victim is deceased as a result of the crime or offense, the information shall be provided, upon request, to the next of kin of the alleged victim. This disclosure is required by the Higher Education Opportunity Act.
Academic Grievance Procedure
Should a difficulty arise regarding a student-initiated academic grievance (grades, grading procedures, use of class time, etc.), the student should seek to resolve the situation with the instructor at an agreed-upon time outside of the instructional setting. If, after dialogue with the instructor, the situation is not resolved, the student shall use the following procedures:
- Complete a statement of the difficulty using an Academic Grievance Form available from the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs, or the office of any of the academic deans. Note: Grade-related requests must be made within one calendar year from the time the original grade was posted to the academic record.
- Submit the completed form to the Dean of Arts and Sciences or to the Dean for Career and Professional Studies, who will review the facts, discuss the issues with all persons concerned and attempt to resolve the difficulty to the satisfaction of all parties. Written copies of the findings will be provided to all persons concerned.
- If the difficulty remains unresolved, the academic dean will submit his/her findings in writing, along with the Grievance form, to the Vice President for Academic Affairs. The Vice President for Academic Affairs will review the facts, discuss the issues with all persons concerned, and attempt to resolve the difficulty to the satisfaction of all parties. Written copies of the findings will be provided to all persons concerned.
- If the difficulty remains unresolved, the student may submit an appeal to the Admissions, Financial Aid, and Academic Standing Committee. The Committee will review the case and submit its recommendation to the President. Written copies of the findings will be provided to all persons concerned.
Action taken by the President shall, upon written notice to all parties concerned, become binding. Any confidential records involved in this grievance procedure will be maintained in the confidential files of the Vice President for Academic Affairs.
Student Activity Groups and Athletic Eligibility Requirements
All current students (full- or part-time) are eligible without restriction to take part in one or more of the student activity groups at the College. Officers of student activity groups must have a minimum of a 2.0 grade point average.
Students wishing to hold elective office in the Chesapeake College Student Government Association (SGA) should consult the SGA Constitution and Bylaws for eligibility requirements.
Students wishing to participate in intercollegiate sports must meet the standards of eligibility as stated by the National Junior Athletic Association, the Maryland Junior College Athletic Conference, and the College administration.
In the interest of academic freedom and the free exchange of ideas, student organizations may sponsor speakers whose remarks do not necessarily reflect the views of the Board of Trustees, the administration, the faculty, or the staff of Chesapeake College. In all cases, student attendance at lectures of this type is voluntary.
Inclement Weather Procedures
When inclement weather or other events necessitate emergency cancellation of all classes and closing of the campus, special radio and television announcements and College telephone recordings will notify the community of such closings. The College switchboard will carry a recorded message by 6:15 a.m. for day events and by 3:30 p.m. for evening events. Information will also be available on the College Website at www.chesapeake.edu by 6:15 a.m./3:30 p.m.
Radio and television stations will be notified by 6:15 a.m. on stations WAAI, WBAL, WCEI, WCTR, WKDI, WPOC, WSCL, WTDK, WMAR-TV, WBAL-TV, WJZ-TV, WJLA-TV, Fox 45, and WBOC-TV. When evening classes must be cancelled because of inclement weather, these stations will receive notification by 3:30 p.m. The College cannot be responsible for the timeliness in which radio and television information is aired.
Maryland Voter Registration Information
Chesapeake College students who will be 18 years of age prior to the next general election who have not registered to vote are encouraged to do so. The link below provides access to a Maryland Voter Registration Form which must be postmarked 21 days before the next election in order for a new voter to vote in that election: http://www.elections.state.md.us/voter_registration/documents/2010%20English%20Internet%20VRA%20final.pdf.
Tobacco-Free Campus Policy
Chesapeake College is committed to promoting a healthy and safe environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors. Therefore, the use of tobacco product(s) and/or tobacco substitute(s) is prohibited on the campus of Chesapeake College (“college”) and all college sites. This consists of all buildings, including all grounds, exterior open spaces, parking lots, on-campus sidewalks, streets, driveways, stadiums, recreational spaces and practice facilities; and in all college-owned or leased vehicles.
This policy is intended to reduce the health risks related to smoking and secondhand smoke for the campus community. Smoke-free and tobacco-free policies are becoming a standard to foster a healthy environment in municipalities, businesses, and colleges and universities alike.
For purposes of this policy, “tobacco” is defined as smoking tobacco, chewing tobacco, snuff or the use of any other material in any type of smoking equipment, including but not restricted to cigarettes, cigars or pipes. This policy applies to all individuals on Chesapeake College’s campus, including faculty, staff, students, parents, vendors and visitors.
The Vice President for Administrative Services and the Vice President for Student Success and Enrollment Services will be responsible for implementing this policy.
Faculty, staff and students who violate this policy are subject to disciplinary action by the college. Visitors who violate this policy may be denied access to the college campus. Concerns regarding student, faculty/staff, and visitor violations of this policy should be referred to Public Safety.