Rules and Regulations for Guest Services

Weapons on Campus
In compliance with City Ordinances, it is unlawful for any person to bear, concealed or otherwise, any rifle, pistol, or revolver. It is also unlawful to bear on or about one’s person any concealed slingshot, bludgeon or knife with a blade over four (4) inches in length. The carrying in vehicles of any weapons listed above is also prohibited on campus, as is the discharge of any firearm, gun or other weapon. This excludes military and law enforcement officers. Weapons (including crossbows) and reloading materials may not be stored in student housing. Students or guests violating this policy will be evicted. Out-of-town residence hall students or guests may have access to weapons storage through the Campus Police office.

Pets
For health code reason, allergies, and restricted living environments, there is no place for pets on campus or in the residence halls.  The ONLY exceptions to the pet policy are assistant animals that are permitted only through the approval of the Disability Services Office.

Smoking Policy
Smoking is prohibited in all campus buildings and in/on all College property, including college vehicles and residence halls.  At the discretion of a College in the District, designated smoking space can be provided; however, it must be placed in such a way to eliminate environmental smoke hazards to nonsmokers.  Smoking is permitted in personal automobiles when parked on campus.  Organizers and attendees at public events, such as conferences, meetings, public lectures, social events and cultural events using Northern Wyoming Community College District facilities will be required to abide by the College’s Smoke Free Policy.  Organizers of such events are responsible for communicating this policy to attendees and for enforcing this policy.  For the purposes of this policy, smoking is defined as burning any type of tobacco product.

Drug-Free Campus
The improper use of narcotics and other controlled substances, commonly referred to as illegal drugs, has been a significant problem to business, employees, and society in general.  Their sale, use, and abuse can threaten the safety, morale, and public image of both individuals and the College.  The following policy regarding illegal drugs has been established:
“No person will be admitted or hired who is known to be a user, promoter, or seller of any controlled substance, as that term is defined in state and federal statutes.  Use or possession of illegal drugs (controlled substances) on College premises or during working hours, including break or meal periods, or working under the influence of illegal drugs, is strictly prohibited.  Any employees, student, or guest violating this policy may be referred to drug counseling programs, drug rehabilitation programs, or employee assistance programs or may be disciplined, up to and including dismissal for the first offense.  Any student, employee, or guest who is found to be a seller or involved in the sale, solicitation, or dealing in illegal drugs will be discharged from employment and/or classes of the College, and will be asked to leave the premises immediately.

Alcoholic Beverages on Campus
It is the intent of the District to encourage responsible behavior.  The possession and consumption of alcoholic beverages at any District facility, program, or in any vehicle, regardless of location, is limited to circumstances and conduct expressly permitted by the laws of the State of Wyoming and District procedures.

Alcoholic beverages may be consumed by guests in individual residence hall rooms, individual student family housing units, and in on-campus employee housing, provided such consumption is in compliance with the state law and in accordance with NWCCD procedures, unless expressly forbidden in individual campus rules.  Unless authorized by the District President, alcoholic beverages may not be consumed no open containers permitted in the halls, lounge areas, utility rooms, or other public areas of residence halls, or in any other campus locations.
Authorizations by the District President for consumption of alcoholic beverages in locations other than individual residence hall rooms, individual student family housing and in on-campus employee housing shall conform to the following conditions:

    • Consumption shall be in connection with a substantive event, such as a banquet, official entertainment, reception;
    • Food and non-alcoholic beverages shall be present;
    • The event shall be monitored to prevent consumption by persons not of legal age.

Violations shall constitute misconduct that subjects the offenders to sanctions as described and listed below:

    1. The relevant law prohibits the possession and use of alcoholic beverages by anyone under 21 years of age. Such unlawful conduct is hereby prohibited.
    2. Students who are 21 years of age or older and who are residing in College-owned residences may possess and consume alcoholic beverages only within the assigned living quarters of the resident in conformity with state and local laws and college regulations governing personal conduct.
    3. Residence Hall lobbies and hallways shall be considered public areas in which open alcoholic beverage containers are strictly prohibited.
    4. Selling, either directly or indirectly (such as through donations or solicitations), of alcoholic beverages in the aforementioned living units is prohibited. This restriction shall include the exchange for alcoholic beverages of tickets used for the purpose of such exchange; or any other means by which alcoholic beverages are provided for a consideration of cash or otherwise.
    5. Individual residents are charged with full responsibility for the conduct of their guests and must take actions to ensure that the guests observe the relevant laws and College regulations. 
    6. Host responsibilities include:
    7. Assuming responsibility to make certain that minors are not served or allowed to consume alcoholic beverages in the room of the host;
    8. Realizing that, by providing alcoholic beverages, a host is responsible, and perhaps liable, for the safety and well-being of the guests;
    9. Making certain that noise levels comply with published quiet hour standards;
    10. Public advertisements relative to functions or parties in individuals’ rooms where alcoholic beverages are to be consumed are not permitted.
    11. Public drunkenness is considered inappropriate and disruptive and violators will be subject to legal and/or disciplinary action. Students under 21 who display such behavior may be charged with possession by consumption.
    12. Persons within living units shall promptly provide identification and proof of age upon request by any member of the Residence Hall staff, Campus Police, or other College officers who identify themselves.
    13. Kegs of beer, multiple cases of beer, or other large quantities of other alcoholic beverages, i.e., “garbage-can punch,” are not permitted on campus at any time.
    14. Residents who choose not to drink are not to be encouraged or goaded into drinking by others.
    15. Drinking contests, or drinking to excess under any circumstances will be considered substance abuse and will not be tolerated. Parents of minors in violation will be notified.
    16. Violations of these regulations will be reported and heard through the normal College disciplinary procedures. Violations of applicable laws will be pursued as provided by law. Pursuant to changes made in 1997 to the family education rights and privacy act, the district may contact parents or legal guardians of students under the age of 21 who are involved in disciplinary actions related to the use or abuse of alcohol or drugs. This notification may take place when it is deemed prudent by the district in order to protect the health and well being of the student.

Procedures for informing parents or legal guardians are as follows:

    1. Generally, parents or legal guardians may be notified after the second offense.
    2. Notification may take place after the first offense if the situation is considered violent and/or threatening to the health or well being of the student or of a victim, or if there are multiple violations of the code of conduct.
    3. Information releases will include the name of the student, the violation committed, and any sanctions imposed. The information will be released only at the conclusion of the disciplinary process.
    4. The division of Student Services will coordinate notification.