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Non-Students on Campus Policy - 61.14

Howard Community College (HCC) welcomes those attending and participating in the various programs and events on campus, as well as contractors and vendors that have been engaged by the college for extended on-campus work.  All visitors must have a legitimate reason to be on campus.  Individuals incapable of self-care or children under the age of 16 cannot be left on campus unattended without appropriate supervision. This includes but is not limited to children registered in programs such as Kids on Campus, StarTalk, and the Music Institute.

Since the college is a learning institution, policies and procedure are in place to ensure there are no disruptions 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 authorized personnel.

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

Contractors and Vendors

Contractors, and vendors performing work that impacts campus infrastructure or equipment are required to display identification badges while on campus.  These identification badges will be issued by and returned to the college department that is responsible for overseeing the work and monitoring contractor and vendor performance.  Facilities contractors and vendors must report to the facilities department; information technology contractors and vendors must report to the information technology department; audio visual contractors and vendors must report to the audio visual department; and theatre contractors and vendors must report to the arts and humanities division office.

Visitors to the Clark Library

Visitors to the library must comply with the Student Code of Conduct and other applicable college policies and procedures.  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. 

Visitors to the Athletic Facilities

The athletic and fitness center requires all visitors for non-athletic events to first report and sign in at the front lobby.  Visitors must purchase a user pass from the cashier’s office and must display this pass upon request of authorized personnel.  Use of all athletic fields is by contract; visitors and participants must comply with any posted regulations. Use of the track must be in compliance with posted regulations.

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 or campus.

Violations and Appeals

Non-students are not subject to college sanctions placed on HCC students.  Non-students can be asked to leave campus for any inappropriate behavior and violations of this policy.  Refusal to leave could result in arrest for trespassing.  Violations will be referred to the office of the vice president of administration and finance, who will review the incident.  Non-students could receive a warning letter or a banning notice generated by the director of public safety not to return to campus.  Any violations of the banning notice would be a violation of Maryland State law and the person could be subject to arrest and prosecution for trespassing. Those banned from HCC can appeal the decision by sending a request by mail to the vice president of administration and finance.

Effective Date: 09/11/20

President's Office Use:  VPAF/VPSS

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