College Practices and Procedures

Library and ADA Compliance Policy

  • The  Library works closely with Disability Services in making provisions for users who need accommodations.
  • The Library provides comfortable spaces designed for wheelchair access.
  • The Library purchases films and videos with closed captions or sub-titles when they are available.
  • The Library purchases new subscription databases if it is found to be accessible.
  • The library encourages faculty to be aware of the need for closed captioning when they request the purchase of new materials.

OCCC Library | 21 Sep 2016

Children and Pets

Children are welcome on Oregon Coast Community College campuses and properties in appropriate situations and while actively supervised by a parent, guardian, or responsible adult. This statement outlines the College’s approach to ensuring that reasonable steps are taken to protect the study and work environment of the College, and the health, safety, and liability issues associated with children on OCCCC properties.

SCOPE

This statement applies to minor children under the age of 16 who are not officially enrolled in classes or employed by the College.  It does not apply to school field trips, and approved programs including, but not limited to productions, art programs, and other events targeted to children. Students under the age of 16 who are officially admitted, and who have completed the Underage Admission process have the same rights, responsibilities and privileges of any other student in the classroom and on college properties.

APPLICATION

The College seeks to provide an adult learning environment which is conducive to study and work. Children must be actively supervised by their parent, guardian, or responsible adult at all times when they are on college properties. College staff, faculty, and administrators have the responsibility to direct the removal of a child in accordance with the “responsibilities of OCCC staff and instructors” section of this statement. Due to safety and liability issues, except as otherwise defined, under no circumstances may unsupervised children be on college properties, including playing, roaming, and occupying campus grounds or buildings. Any college employee who finds an unaccompanied child on college properties should inform the Dean of Students and/or the Facilities & Public Safety Manager of the location of the child.

RESTRICTED AREAS

Children cannot be allowed in areas where their presence is disruptive to the adult learning environment or where health, safety, and liability risks are identified. Areas in which children are NOT permitted include:

  • Testing centers
  • Classrooms
  • Laboratories and laboratory preparation areas
  • Scientific, technical and maintenance work spaces
  • Fine or performing arts work spaces or studios
  • Areas that contain hazardous chemicals, machinery or equipment
  • Commercial kitchens and other food preparation areas

Other areas may be identified as unsuitable for children as a result of a risk assessment and supervisors of the respective areas are required to inform staff and students of requirements or restrictions.

RESPONSIBILITY OF THE COLLEGE

  • To provide an adult learning environment conducive to study and work for all students, staff and visitors.
  • To provide a healthy and safe study and work environment for all students, staff and visitors and to comply with legislative requirements.
  • To take reasonable steps to assist students, staff and visitors who may have special needs to enable access to facilities and services.

RESPONSIBILITIES OF PEOPLE BRINGING CHILDREN INTO THE COLLEGE

  • To take reasonable steps to safeguard the health and safety of the children in their care while on college properties.
  • To consider the potential risk to the health and safety of others that may come with bringing children into the College environment and to take reasonable steps to safeguard against those risks.
  • To be responsible for the behavior of the children in their care, so as not to disrupt, inconvenience or endanger staff, students or other visitors.

RESPONSIBILITIES OF OCCC STAFF AND INSTRUCTORS

To direct removal of a child in accordance with this statement if:

  • The child’s health or safety is at risk;
  • The child is presenting a health, safety or liability risk to property or others;
  • The child’s behavior is causing undue disruption to the work of students or staff; or
  • The presence of a child is unsuitable.

In the case of public areas, any member of staff on duty has the authority to direct that children be removed from the area. Concerns and complaints regarding this statement will be adjudicated by the Dean of Students.

Animals on Campus

Animals present must be for legitimate instructional purposes or necessary as guide animals or guide animals in training.

Computer Use Guidelines

OCCC’s public access computers are available for use by the general public (people not enrolled
in classes or affiliated with the College’s instruction or operation) within the following guidelines:

  • Computer users must follow the guidelines for acceptable and unacceptable use stated in the OCCC Computer and Information Use Policy and Harassment (Policy 830, Section 1., B.), as well as Sexual Harassment (Policy 820). Violation of these policies will result in denial of use of the College’s public access computers. (Copies of this policy are available from the College Library and Student Services Departments).
  • Use of the College’s public access computers by the general public is subject to use limitations depending on demand levels by users affiliated with the College. The College reserves the right to limit access to these computers as needed.
  • Use of the college’s public access computers by the general public is limited to a maximum of one hour per day.
  • Users under the age of sixteen must have a signed copy of the written Permission To Use OCCC Computers release form on file with the OCCC Student Services Department in order to use the college’s public access computers and information services.

Please read more concerning Patron Responsibilities and Conduct.

Computers and Computer Viruses

Oregon Coast Community College is not responsible for loss of student work, data, software, or hardware caused by computer viruses or any malfunction of college computers, including all computer hardware and software. Students are responsible for maintaining virus-free data disks before using college computer equipment and for storing data files on diskettes. The College is not responsible for data files left on college computer hard drives.

Crime Awareness and Campus Security

Closures, Cancellations & Schedule Changes

OCCC is generally open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
During academic terms, Student Services is open on those days from 8am to 4:30pm.

After-Hours Assistance

In an emergency, please dial 911.  For other assistance when staff is not available, please call TCB Security at 541-574-2828.

FlashAlert Messaging System

Oregon Coast Community College now uses  FlashAlert, an Internet-based system for delivering changes in schedule (such as snow closures), and other news, to the news media. Message delivery is also available directly to students, staff, faculty and the public through FlashAlert Messenger.

You may self-register and manage up to three home or office email addresses and receive emergency information moments after we post it, at no cost to you.

To get started, visit www.FlashAlert.net and click on our region on the map. Use the search field to find Oregon Coast Community College.

You start the subscription process by filling in your email address. You may enter one or two more email addresses. After entering them, you will be led through a simple validation process for each address.

Please be aware that with the proliferation of spam and the resulting spam filters, it is impossible to guarantee message delivery. And remember that message delivery is dependent on ISPs/cell companies accepting in a timely fashion the messages we send to them to send to you. Messages not accepted by ISPs or cell phone companies after one hour will be deleted from the system to avoid the confusion that may be created by a late-arriving message.

Another tool to use is the free iOS/Android app, FlashAlert Messenger, which allows you to receive emergency messages through push notification. FlashAlert is moving away from text messages, which need to be accepted into your carrier’s text message channel and screened for spam. During crunches, cell companies have taken an hour or longer to deliver some messages.  Push notification, on the other hand, travels a non-stop path from FlashAlert to the app on your phone. And the app will allow you to see all of the recent news posted in your region.

If you prefer to receive OCCC’s notices from FlashAlert via text message, you can enter your cell number as an email address. Address protocols vary by carrier; for instructions on how to convert your cell number to an email address, please contact Chris Rogers , via email or by dialing ext. 149.

The app process is simple. iOS and Android users download and open the free FlashAlert Messenger app. Enter the email address and password for your current FlashAlert account and the app will link to it.

The app may ask permission to send you Push Notifications. That’s it. You will continue to make changes to your account (i.e. adding schools or organizations you want to hear from or changing an email address) the way you always have, at www.FlashAlertMessenger.net/login.html.

All addresses registered on FlashAlert will remain confidential. Once a year, you will receive an email at your registered email address asking if you wish to continue your subscription.

All three OCCC facilities, the Central County Campus and the South and North County Centers, were built to the Silver LEED standards. Some of the unique attributes of these buildings are: abundant operable windows for fresh air and cooling, state of the art boilers and HVAC controls, high efficiency lighting controls and fixtures, and much more.

Our main campus buildings are constructed for convenience as well. All the many academic and administrative features are under one roof. This avoids the rain-soaked dash from one building to another as found in other campuses. This also enhances security by limiting access points and providing long sight lines. We will also monitor the building with closed circuit cameras and recording devices.

There are large areas for group study and activities and quiet places for study and contemplation. Our setting in a new sustainable designed neighborhood nestled in a coastal forest is not only beautiful but tranquil.

Floorplans

WALDPORT
NEWPORT
LINCOLN CITY (FIRST FLOOR  |  SECOND FLOOR)

Lincoln County can be proud of Oregon Coast Community College’s buildings. Come in for a tour today and see for yourself! (Or, take a peek now, via the video below.)

Click here to inquire about renting a meeting room at an Oregon Coast Community College location.

 

In any emergency situation, your first step should be to call 911.

Anytime a student or member of the OCCC faculty or staff sees something suspicious, they are encouraged to report it.

To report suspicious behavior:
Central County Campus in Newport
Chris Rogers , Facilities Manager, 541-867-8549
Robin Gintner, Chief of Finance & Operations, 541-867-8516
Cindy Carlson, Dean of Students, 541-867-8501

North County Center in Lincoln City
Dave Price, Dir. of Small Business Dev. and Community Education, 541-994-4166
Chris Rogers , Facilities Manager, 541-867-8549
Robin Gintner, Chief of Finance & Operations, 541-867-8516
Cindy Carlson, Dean of Students, 541-867-8501

South County Center in Waldport
Chris Rogers , Facilities Manager, 541-867-8549
Robin Gintner, Chief of Finance & Operations, 541-867-8516
Cindy Carlson, Dean of Students, 541-867-8501

Oregon Coast Community College encourages students to take personal responsibility for their own safety and for the safety of others. Students are urged to keep their cars locked, to keep track of their personal belongings at all times, to park in well-lighted areas, and to walk to their parked cars with someone they know.

The possession of any dangerous weapon or deadly weapon (as defined in ORS 161.015) on college property is prohibited unless possessed by a certified law enforcement or otherwise in compliance with applicable Oregon State law (ORS 166.370).

The Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990 requires all colleges to distribute to students and employees, current policies and procedures for campus security, reporting procedures, and a summary of criminal violations in previous years. The report applies to on-campus violations only.

The Annual Campus Security Report and Clery Act Crime Statistics for OCCC

Lincoln City Crime Stats

Newport Crime Stats

Waldport Crime Stats

In any emergency situation, your first step should be to call 911.

Anytime a student or member of the OCCC faculty or staff sees something suspicious, they are encouraged to report it.

To report suspicious behavior:

Central County Campus in Newport
Chris Rogers , Facilities Manager, 541-867-8549
Robin Gintner, Chief of Finance & Operations, 541-867-8516
Cindy Carlson, Dean of Students, 541-867-8501

North County Center in Lincoln City
Dave Price, Dir. of Small Business Dev. and Community Education, 541-994-4166 or 541-921-2306
Chris Rogers , Facilities Manager, 541-867-8549
Robin Gintner, Chief of Finance & Operations, 541-867-8516
Cindy Carlson, Dean of Students, 541-867-8501

South County Center in Waldport
Chris Rogers , Facilities Manager, 541-867-8549
Robin Gintner, Chief of Finance & Operations, 541-867-8516
Cindy Carlson, Dean of Students, 541-867-8501

Equal Opportunity

Non-Discrimination

The College prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, disability, veteran status, age, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law in any area, activity or operation of the College. The College also prohibits retaliation against an individual for engaging in activity protected under this policy, and interfering with rights or privileges granted under anti-discrimination laws. In addition, the College complies with applicable provisions of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (as amended), related Executive Orders 11246 and 11375, Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (as amended), Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (“USERRA’), and all local and state civil rights laws. Under this policy, equal opportunity for employment, admission, and participation in the College’s programs, services, and activities will be extended to all persons, and the College will promote equal opportunity and treatment through application of this policy and other College efforts designed for that purpose.

Persons having questions about equal opportunity and nondiscrimination should contact either:

Dean of Students Cindy Carlson 541-867-8511  ccarlson@oregoncoastcc.org

Human Resources Manager Joy Gutknecht 541-867-8515     joy.gutknecht@oegoncoastcc.org.

Questions can also be mailed to their attention at 400 SE College Way, Newport, OR  97366.

Grievance Procedure

Conflict Resolution (Grievance Procedures)

Student Services 835

I. PURPOSE

When there is a difference of opinion regarding college procedures, policies, decisions, values, or treatment, students at OCCC are encouraged to seek resolution with the individual the conflict exists with, or his/her supervisor. If the conflict is with a service area of the College, resolution should first be sought in that area.

This grievance procedure has been established to provide individuals or groups of students the opportunity to challenge decisions and/or actions taken by faculty, staff, or other students which they feel are in violation of their rights. Students with a grievance shall follow the process as outlined below.

II. GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE

Grievance issues should be resolved in a timely manner. In order to assure this, time restrictions are a part of each step. If a student grievant misses a deadline, the process is considered to be terminated. If college personnel fail to meet a deadline, the grievance is forwarded automatically to the President for resolution. The time lines can be extended by mutual agreement between the involved parties at any time. Time lines start when written materials are submitted to the Dean of Students’ Office.

Under Step 2 below, to insure that grievance materials reach the appropriate office in a timely fashion, students shall file their grievances with the Dean of Students’ Office. This office is responsible for noting when the grievance is filed and for sending copies to the appropriate parties.

A. STEP 1: INFORMAL GRIEVANCE PROCEDURES FOR CONFLICT RESOLUTION WITH STUDENTS/FACULTY/STAFF MEMBERS:
  1. It is recommended that the student discuss the problem with the faculty, staff member, or student directly involved within ten (10) calendar days of the event’s occurrence.
  2. If the student chooses not to discuss the problem with the other party, or the problem is not resolved during the discussion, the student should meet with an advisor for further discussion and, if desired by the student, to begin formal grievance procedures.
B. STEP 2: FORMAL GRIEVANCE PROCEDURES:
  1. If the problem cannot be resolved informally, as described in Step 1 above, the student may file a college Grievance Form. Grievance Forms are available at OCCC Student Services counter and all other OCCC centers. These completed forms must be turned in to the Dean of Students’ Office within seven (7) working days of meeting with an Advisor. Time lines commence at the time of the meeting with the Advisor.
  2. Within seven (7) working days of receipt of the formal written grievance form, the Dean of Students will contact all involved parties and attempt to clarify the complaint and assist the parties to reach a solution that is mutually acceptable to all parties. The resolution will be provided in writing to the involved parties. The Dean of Students shall issue a written decision to all parties involved within 14 working days of receipt of the student’s grievance.
C. STEP 3: APPEAL OF DEAN OF STUDENTS’ DECISION:
  1. If the student does not accept the decision of the Dean of Students, the student may submit a written appeal to the President within seven (7) working days of receipt of the decision of the Dean of Students.
    The student must present all evidence in writing, including a copy of the original grievance form and previous decisions in the matter reached at lower levels of the process.
    b. The student must also submit a written statement which explains why the decision of the Dean of Students was unsatisfactory, and which thoroughly describes a specific, requested remedy to the grievance.
  2. Within seven (7) working days of receipt of the appeal from the student, the President shall meet with the student regarding the student’s grievance and:
    make a summary decision; or
    b. remand the issue to the College Appeals Committee.
D. STEP 4: COLLEGE APPEALS COMMITTEE:

At the President’s discretion, the issues may be remanded to the College Appeals Committee. The Committee will review the facts of the issue and make a recommended decision for the President’s review and approval. The College Appeals Committee shall consist of the following people: two (2) staff members selected by the President; two (2) students selected by the Associated Student Government of OCCC; and two (2) persons representing faculty designated by the Council of Curriculum and Instruction.

E. STEP 5: FINAL DECISION:

At the conclusion of Step 3 or Step 4 above, as determined by the discretion of the President, the President shall issue a written decision on the grievance to all parties involved within seven (7) working days of the meeting with the student. The decision of the President is final and not subject to further appeal. Copies of OCCC’s Conflict Resolution (Grievance Procedures) Policy 835 are available at Student Services and all centers.

Gender Based and Sexual Misconduct

Approved by Board of Education: 9/16/2015

References: Federal Title IX, the Violence Against Women ActClery Act

This OCCC Title IX policy creates and maintains a work and learning environment free from all forms of discrimination based on sex, gender, gender expression and actual or perceived gender identity or sexual orientation, gender identity and sex-based discrimination. This policy defines community expectations and establishes a mechanism for determining when those expectations have been violated. The College strives to create an environment that is safe for all, and to comply with Federal Title IX, the Violence Against Women Act and Clery Act requirements.

Harassment

Oregon Coast Community College is committed to maintaining a learning and working environment that is free of harassment for all persons.

It is the policy of Oregon Coast Community College that all its students and employees will be able to learn and work in an environment free from discrimination and harassment. Therefore, it is a violation of college policy for any student or employee to engage in harassment (including sexual harassment) of any other college student or employee based on personal characteristics, including, but not limited to race, religion, color, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, parental status, veteran status, or disability.

Any student, employee, or organization with a substantiated violation of this policy will be subject to disciplinary action including possible suspension and/or expulsion, or dismissal.

The College has regulations and procedures to disseminate this policy, to train supervisors, to provide channels for complaints, to investigate all complaints promptly and carefully, to develop and enforce appropriate sanctions for offenders, and to develop methods to raise awareness and sensitivity among all concerned.

Immunizations

The Oregon Department of Health requires community college students born on or after January 1, 1957 to have two doses of measles vaccine before participating in clinical experiences in health programs, practicum experiences in education and child care programs, and intercollegiate sports. Students in health programs may also be required to be vaccinated for hepatitis B prior to entering any clinical experiences. For details about these requirements, contact the specific director of the desired program.


 

Integrated Pest Management

OCCC BOARD OF EDUCATION

June 18, 2012

Information and Discussion Item

Resolution 12-05.13 Integrated Pest Management Plan

Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS) 634.700 to 634.750 require all Oregon community colleges to implement Integrated Pest Management (IPM) plans by July 1, 2012.  Oregon Coast Community College fulfills this statutory requirement through the adoption of this Integrated Pest Management plan which outlines policies and practices for ensuring the least possible risk to students, staff, faculty, campus users and the local environment.

The IPM plan includes strategies to:

  1. Notify campus users in advance of any pesticide application and posting of notices in the area of application;
  2. Give preference to non-chemical pest control methods;
  3. Allow the use of low-impact pesticides1when non-chemical pest control methods are ineffective
  4. Enable the application of pesticides that are not low-impact pesticides in the cases when a pest emergency is declared, or if the application is by or directed by a public health official;
  5. Restrict the application of pesticides for purely preventative measures, except when pesticides designed to attract or be consumed by pests;
  6. Maintain records associated with pesticide application;
  7. Establish minimum training requirements for personnel authorized to apply pesticides;
  8. Maintain an effective learning environment;
  9. Protect the integrity of the College facilities and the local environment.

The College designates the Facilities Manager as the Integrated Pest Management Plan Coordinator and authorizes this individual to implement and evaluate the effectiveness of the IPM plan.

The IPM Coordinator shall:

  1. Receive no less than 6 hours of annual training that reviews IPM principles and requirements;
  2. Identify practices and conditions that reduce or prevent pest problems on-campus;
  3. Maintain a list of low impact pesticides that are preferred over pesticide products;
  4. Ensure that notices are given and posted to the campus community at least 24 hours prior to application and remove such posted notices no sooner than 72 hours post-application of pesticides;
  5. Confirm the presence of the pest(s), determine the need for pesticide application, identify the least possible hazard practice, oversee the application of non-pesticide or pesticide, and evaluate the efficacy of the actions;
  6. For a period of four (4) years, a log of applications that includes, date, pest, location of application, pesticide/non-pesticide used, concentration and amount applied, applicator and results.  Additional documents that will be kept on file for the 4 year period are:
  • Copy of the pesticide/non-pesticide label including brand name and US EPA registration number;
  • Copy of the Materials Safety Data Sheet;
  • Applicator’s license number or trainee or certificate number;
  • Documentation of posted notices and digital communications about pesticide application.
  1. Respond to inquiries about the IPM plan and address complaints about non-compliance with the IPM as per board policy #12-05.13 (pending approval).
  2. Conduct outreach and education to college staff about the IPM plan.

1 Low impact pesticides are defined as pesticide products bearing the label of “Caution” and not classified as a human carcinogen or probable human carcinogen under the US EPA 1986 Guidelines for Carcinogen Risk Assessment or the US EPS 2003 Draft Final Guidelines for Carcinogen Risk Assessment.

RESOURCES:

http://oregon.gov/ODA/PEST

http://npic.orst.edu

Medical Emergency Policy

Agencies in Lincoln County provide emergency medical services. The medical service can be accessed by dialing 911. In the event of injury or the onset of sudden illness, an ambulance may be summoned at the student’s request. No college employee is expected to provide first aid; however, should they decide to utilize first aid training, they do so as “good Samaritans.”

When someone conveys a message to the College about a medical emergency involving a family member, every effort will be made to contact students, bring them to a phone, or deliver messages to them. As a general rule, members of the instructional staff will not be disturbed while teaching unless the matter is very urgent and cannot be delayed until the end of the class period.

Non Discrimination

Non-Discrimination

The College prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, disability, veteran status, age, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law in any area, activity or operation of the College. The College also prohibits retaliation against an individual for engaging in activity protected under this policy, and interfering with rights or privileges granted under anti-discrimination laws. In addition, the College complies with applicable provisions of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (as amended), related Executive Orders 11246 and 11375, Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (as amended), Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (“USERRA’), and all local and state civil rights laws. Under this policy, equal opportunity for employment, admission, and participation in the College’s programs, services, and activities will be extended to all persons, and the College will promote equal opportunity and treatment through application of this policy and other College efforts designed for that purpose.

Persons having questions about equal opportunity and nondiscrimination should contact either:

Dean of Students Cindy Carlson 541-867-8511  ccarlson@oregoncoastcc.org

Human Resources Manager Joy Gutknecht 541-867-8515     joy.gutknecht@oegoncoastcc.org.

Questions can also be mailed to their attention at 400 SE College Way, Newport, OR  97366.

Services with Students With Disabilities

It is the policy of Oregon Coast Community College to comply with all federal and state rules and regulations pertaining to the civil rights of both employees and students. Oregon Coast Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or family relationship. Inquiries regarding compliance and/or grievance procedures regarding nondiscrimination in employment should be directed to Human Resources.Inquiries regarding compliance and/or grievance procedures regarding nondiscrimination in provisions of education services, related services or access issues (in compliance with 34 CFR 104.8) should be directed to the Dean of Students and Section 504 Compliance Officer (400 SE College Way, Newport, OR 97366). Oregon Coast Community College does not discriminate in providing access to its programs or activities. OCCC is committed to providing qualified students with a disability an equal opportunity to access the benefits, rights, and privileges of College services and activities in the most integrated setting appropriate to the student’s needs in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), and ORS 659.150 to 659.160 and OAR 581-21-045 to 581-21-049.

In compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), Oregon Coast Community College provides reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities. If you desire reasonable accommodation, please contact the Dean of Students and Section 504 Compliance Officer (400 SE College Way, Newport , OR 97366 ) at 541-867-8511 or at student.services@oregoncoastcc.org Students are responsible for requesting, in a timely manner, accommodation and documenting the nature and extent of their disability. All questions regarding accommodations should be directed to the Dean of Students and Section 504 Compliance Officer (400 SE College Way, Newport, OR 97366) at 541-867-8511 or at student.services@oregoncoastcc.org.

Individuals with mobility impairments will have access to all the College’s programs and activities. If you have any questions or comments regarding the accessibility of any facilities utilized by OCCC, please contact the Dean of Students and Section 504 Compliance Officer (400 SE College Way, Newport , OR 97366) at 541-867-8511 or at student.services@oregoncoastcc.org.

Sex Offender

Oregon Coast Community College is a place where persons under the age of 18 regularly congregate.   Because OCCC programs enroll high school age students under the age of 18, one can expect to come into contact with persons under the age of 18 throughout the College during its hours of operation.  Given the College’s single-building campuses and its relatively small size, it is not possible to avoid interactions with these students.

OCCC welcomes students who are able to benefit from its services and are able to abide by local, state and federal laws.  The College reserves the right to refuse admission to a student when admitting that student would violate the special conditions of his/her parole, probation or post-prison supervision. This policy also covers others obliged to register as sex offenders who cannot be in places where persons under the age of 18 regularly congregate.  It is incumbent upon Lincoln County Community Corrections along with the Oregon State Board of Parole and Post-Prison Supervision to inform the College when an individual can be in contact with persons under the age of 18 and thereby be admitted to the College.

Sources of Information

CATALOG

This catalog is available online here.

ACADEMIC ADVISING

Advising specialists are available to help students at any stage of planning their education. Call Student Services at the Central County Campus at 541-867-8501 to schedule an advising appointment or for more information. Academic advising is available at the North County Center in Lincoln City also. Advising appointments can be scheduled at the North County Center in Lincoln City by calling 541-996-6222 x201.

CLASS SCHEDULE

The class schedule is available online here.

WEBSITE: HTTP://OREGONCOASTCC.ORG

The College web page contains information about college programs, services, news, and events.

SOCIAL MEDIA

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If you do not have access to a computer or internet connection at home, public computers and free printing are available in the commons areas of the Central County Campus and the North County Center.

Student Discipline/Guidelines for Student Conduct

Student Discipline

In order for OCCC to function as an institution of higher learning, it must be protected from disruption. For that reason, students may be suspended or expelled where their acts or actions threaten or cause a substantial disruption or material interference with normal College activities.

The Dean of Students is assigned administrative responsibility for student discipline. The Dean of Students is responsible for overseeing the assembly of facts on cases referred to the Dean of Students’ office, making provisions for suitable procedures, notifying students and others concerned, keeping confidential files and reports on cases, and following up with each discipline case until it is closed.

Guidelines for Student Conduct

As a community of people seeking education, Oregon Coast students are dedicated to developing personally and academically. Choosing to join the College community obligates each member to a code of behavior. Students enrolling in the College assume a responsibility to conduct themselves in a manner compatible with the College’s function as an educational institution.

Oregon Coast students will:

  • Practice personal and educational integrity.
  • Maintain standards of academic performance and contribute to the safe, cooperative, and respectful learning environment throughout the College.
  • Discourage bigotry and respect the diversity and dignity of all persons.
  • Respect the rights and property of all persons.
  • Bear the ultimate responsibility for the effects of their decisions and behavior.

Although OCCC is dedicated to an open, free society, there are some actions that are incompatible with an institution of higher education. Incompatible actions and grounds of disciplinary action will include, but not be limited to the following:

  • Dishonesty including, but not limited to, cheating, plagiarism, or knowingly furnishing false information to the College.
  • Forgery, alteration, or misuse of College documents, records, or identification.
  • Obstruction or disruption of teaching, institutional or instructional research, administration of the College, disciplinary procedures or other College activities including, but not limited to, meetings of the Board of Education, community service functions, or other authorized activities on College premises.
  • Physical or verbal abuse or harassment of any person on College-owned or controlled property, or at College-sponsored or supervised functions, or conduct which threatens or endangers the health or safety of any such person.
  • Theft of or damage to property or equipment owned or leased by the College, or of a member of the College community, or of a visitor to the campus.
  • Unauthorized entry or occupancy of College facilities or blocking access to or egress from such areas.
  • Unauthorized use of College supplies or equipment.
  • Violation of College policies or campus regulations, including, but not limited to, campus regulations concerning student organizations, the use of College facilities, or the time, place, and manner of public expression.
  • Illegal use, possession, or distribution of drugs on College property or appearance on campus or at any College-sponsored event while under the influence of illegal drugs. This includes off-campus instructional settings; i.e., cooperative work experience sites, clinical practicums, field trips, etc.
  • Student use of alcoholic beverages in any form will be prohibited in OCCC buildings and on district property, except when used for instructional purposes in an approved class or when consumed at events which are sponsored by community groups which possess a liquor license and are approved by the College president to exercise their liquor license privilege on campus.
  • Use or possession of alcoholic beverages at any College-sponsored event off campus is restricted to students of legal age.
  • Disorderly conduct, lewd, indecent, or obscene conduct or expression, breach of the peace, or aiding, abetting, or procuring another to breach the peace on College-owned or controlled property or at College-sponsored or supervised functions.
  • Failure to comply with directions of College officials acting in the performance of their duties.
  • Possession or use of explosives, dangerous chemicals, substances, instruments or other weapons which can be used to inflict bodily harm on any individual or damage upon a building or grounds of the College, College-owned or controlled property or at College-sponsored or supervised functions without written authorization. (Note: The possession of any dangerous weapon or deadly weapon (as defined in ORS 161.015) on college property is prohibited unless possessed by a certified law enforcement or otherwise in compliance with applicable Oregon State law (ORS 166.370).)
  • Hazing, whether it is physical or verbal, which interferes with the personal liberty of a fellow student, faculty member, or employee of the College.

Student Records and FERPA

STUDENT RECORDS AND FERPA

Student Records Policy

Oregon Coast Community College shall follow all applicable state and federal laws, rules, and regulations which apply to student records. All information contained in the College records which is personally identifiable to any student shall be kept confidential and not released except upon prior written consent of the subject student or upon the lawful subpoena or other order of a court of competent jurisdiction. Student information may be shared among College faculty and staff on an official (need to know) basis.

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (Statute: 20 U.S.C. 1232g; Regulations: 34CRF Part 99), also known as FERPA or the Buckley amendment, is a federal law that states (a) a written institutional policy must be established and (b) that a statement of adopted procedures covering the privacy rights of students be made available.  The law provides that the institution will maintain the confidentiality of student education records and affords students certain rights regarding their educational records. They are in general:

  • The right to obtain a copy of OCCC’s current Student Records Policy.
  • The right to inspect and review their own educational records.
  • The right to seek to amend their own educational records.
  • The right to have some control over the disclosure of information from their own educational records by authorizing or denying access in writing.
  • The right to file complaints of alleged failures to comply with the requirements of FERPA with the U.S. Department of Education.

Note:  FERPA rights belong to the OCCC student, regardless of the student’s age.

Questions about these policies can be directed to the Enrollment Services Coordinator at 541-867-8501.

Solomon Act

Federal law requires OCCC to provide student name, address and telephone number to the military for recruiting purposes.

Student Right to Know

STUDENT RIGHT TO KNOW

The Student Right-to-Know Act of 1990 requires each post-secondary institution receiving federal funds to inform prospective and current students about the graduate rate of its students. Information about graduation rates for first-time, degree seeking students at Oregon Coast can be obtained by calling 541-867-8525.

Title IX Policy

Approved by Board of Education: 9/16/2015

References: Federal Title IX, the Violence Against Women ActClery Act

This OCCC Title IX policy creates and maintains a work and learning environment free from all forms of discrimination based on sex, gender, gender expression and actual or perceived gender identity or sexual orientation, gender identity and sex-based discrimination. This policy defines community expectations and establishes a mechanism for determining when those expectations have been violated. The College strives to create an environment that is safe for all, and to comply with Federal Title IX, the Violence Against Women Act and Clery Act requirements.

Tobacco Free Campus

Approved by Board of Education:      04/16/2014
Oregon Coast Community College Board of Education is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its employees, students and visitors by designating and maintaining each OCCC facility as tobacco-free environment.

In light of U.S. Surgeon General findings, OCCC will communicate to its employees and students that exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke and use of tobacco products are significant health hazards.

Consequently, use, distribution, or sale of  all tobacco and nicotine products except those approved by the FDA for smoking cessation, in College buildings or on College premises, including in parking lots or outdoor spaces, without exception, or in College-owned, rented or leased vehicles, is prohibited. For the purpose of this policy, “tobacco” is defined to include any lighted or unlighted cigarette, cigar, pipe, bidi, clove cigarette, and any other smoking product; and smokeless or spit tobacco, also known as dip, chew, snuff or snus, in any form, vaporizing, electronic and any other form of device used for the purposes of smoking, vaporizing, dissolving, inhaling or ingesting any form of tobacco or nicotine product not approved by the FDA for smoking cessation.

Use of Social Security Numbers

The following is Oregon Coast Community College’s official disclosure statement
regarding use of social security numbers:

Official Disclosure Statement:

OAR 581-41-460 authorizes Oregon Coast Community College to ask students to provide their social security numbers. The number will be used by the College for reporting, research, and record keeping. Numbers will also be provided by the College to the Oregon Community College Unified Reporting System (OCCURS), which is a group made up of all community colleges in Oregon, the State Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Development, and the Oregon Community College Association. OCCURS gathers information about students and programs to meet state and federal reporting requirements. It also helps colleges plan, research, and develop programs. This information helps the colleges to support the progress of students and their success in the workplace and other education programs.

OCCURS, or the College may provide social security numbers to the following agencies or match it with the records from the following systems:

  • State and private universities, colleges, and vocational schools, to find out how many community college students go on with their education and find out whether community college courses are a good basis for further education;
  • The Oregon Employment Department, for analysis which helps state and local agencies plan education and training services to help Oregon citizens get the best jobs available;
  • The Oregon Department of Education, to provide reports to the state and federal governments. The information is used to learn about education, training, and job market trends for planning, research, and program improvement.
  • The Workers Compensation Division, to track the successful training of injured workers.
  • The Oregon Department of Revenue and collection agencies only for purposes of processing debts and only if credit is extended to the student by the College.
  • The National Student Loan Clearinghouse for student financial aid processing and/or research on transfer.
  • The American College Testing Service, if students take the ASSET placement test, for research purposes.
  • The Internal Revenue Service, to provide required information related to the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997.

Oregon Coast may also release social security numbers to firms or agencies under contract with the College to provide instruction or research services. Social security numbers will be used only for the purposes listed above. State and federal laws protect the privacy of student records.

Find OCCC’s Academic Policies, here.

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