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HCC welcomes those attending and participating in its various programs and events on campus.  However, visitors must have a legitimate reason for their presence on campus.  This being a learning institution, policies and procedure are needed to insure there is no disruption to the learning process.  To this end, all visitors are required to comply with all college policies and procedures as well as policies and procedures listed in the student handbook and instruction and direction given by any faculty, employees, or other staff.

Only HCC students or authorized persons will be permitted to use HCC owned computers on campus with the exception of the computers located in the Café on the Quad.  Networked computers located in the Café’ on the Quad are open to students or visitors. 

Visitors to the library must comply with the “Standards of Classroom Behavior Policy” located in the student handbook.  These standards are common courtesies that should be rendered to those using any library.  Computers located in the library are for the exclusive use of HCC students with the exception of catalog-only terminals.  Non-students are only permitted to use terminals for searches.  These policies are further listed and explained in the student handbook.

The athletic and fitness center requires all visitors for non-athletic events to first report and sign in at the front lobby.  Visitors/alumni must obtain/purchase a user pass from the cashier’s office and must display this pass upon request of authorized HCC employee/staff.

During an event, any inappropriate or unsportsmanlike behavior exhibited toward coaches, players, officials, game personnel, or other spectators, will be subject to a warning at the very least and could result in immediate ejection from the contest and/or facility.

Use of all athletic fields is by contract; visitors and participants must comply with any posted regulations/restrictions.

Use of the track must be in compliance with posted regulations/restrictions.

Non-students are not subject to college sanctions.  Non-students can be asked to leave campus for any inappropriate behavior and violations of this policy.  Violations will be referred to the office of the vice president of administration and finance, who will review the incident and determine any sanctions.  Non-students could receive a warning letter or a banning notice generated by the director of security not to return to campus.  Any violations of the banning notice would be a violation of the Annotated Code of Maryland and the person could be subject to arrest and prosecution for trespassing.

Those banned from Howard Community College can appeal the decision by sending a request by mail to the vice president of administration and finance.

Policy Manual Review/Revision:  02/19/10