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Unauthorized Persons on Campus Procedure - 63.10.08

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In accordance with Maryland law, Howard Community College has a right to deny access to college buildings or grounds to any person who:

  • Is not a currently enrolled student, or staff or faculty member at the college, and who does not have legitimate business to pursue at the college;
  • Is a currently enrolled student at the college and has been suspended or expelled from the college, for the duration of the suspension or expulsion; or
  • Acts in a manner that disrupts or disturbs the normal functions of the institution.

Those authorized by law to enforce the college’s access procedure include the board of trustees, the president, and others designated in writing by the board or president. The president has designated such authority to the director of public safety and the officers under the director’s authority.

The college maintains separate policies and procedures on non-student access (see policy 61.14, Non-Students on Campus) and the use of campus facilities (see policy 70.01, Facilities Use, and procedure 70.01.01, General Guidelines for Use of Facilities by External Groups and Individuals). Unauthorized use of college buildings and grounds by employees, students, or visitors is prohibited. Individuals on the campus between the hours of midnight and 7:00 a.m., other than workers on shift during those times, are expected to notify the public safety office of their presence.

Procedure 61.08, Free Speech and Protest, describes the rights of individuals to protest and express their views in a manner that is not disruptive to the operations of the college.

Failure to adhere to the college's policies and procedures related to campus access and facilities usage may result in disciplinary or legal action.

Effective Date: 04/12/19

President's Office Use:  VPAF

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