Campus Rules & Regulations

We expect all of our students to abide by high standards of personal and social behavior. Our social conduct guidelines were created to maintain our commitment to our students’ safety and to delineate the procedures for action when conduct and standards are challenged. These guidelines apply to all credit and non-credit NWCCD students and can be found here.

The possession and/or use of narcotics and other controlled substances, commonly referred to as illegal drugs, is prohibited on campus. Violators may be legally charged with drug possession. 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 NWCCD premises or during working hours, including break or meal periods, or working under the influence of illegal drugs, is strictly prohibited. Any employee or student 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 or employee who is found to be a seller or involved in the sale, solicitation, or dealing of illegal drugs will be discharged from employment and/or classes at NWCCD.

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 non-smokers. 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 NWCCD facilities are 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.

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 personnel on official duty and law enforcement officers. Weapons (including bows and crossbows) and reloading materials may not be stored in student housing. Students violating this policy will be evicted. Residence Hall students may have access to weapons storage through the Student Life & Housing.

The following regulations apply to all persons operating vehicles on the College campus:

  • Motor vehicle operators must possess a valid driver’s license
  • Motor vehicles must be operated in a reasonable and prudent manner at all times
  • Intentionally impeding or endangering normal pedestrian or vehicle traffic is prohibited
  • The maximum speed limit on campus is 20 miles per hour and is radar-enforced; speed should be reduced as weather and road conditions dictate
  • Pedestrians have the right-of-way at all times
  • All motor vehicles should have mufflers in proper working order; excessive noise is prohibited
  • Motorcycles must be operated on the campus roads only; all state laws governing the operation of motorcycles must be observed
  • The operation of snowmobiles on campus is prohibited
  • Only vehicles belonging to Residence Hall residents are allowed to be parked on campus for an extended time period
  • All parked vehicles must be properly registered and in operable condition
  • Students are asked not to leave their vehicles on campus over the summer months
  • Those who find it necessary to leave their vehicles on campus during other school vacations are to contact the Campus Safety Director or Risk Manager by calling the safety lines on both campuses.
  • Individuals should refrain from parking in restricted areas, including the following: in areas where signs indicate “No Parking” or parking by special permit (i.e., “Handicapped”); in areas marked in yellow paint; on sidewalks or lawns; in front of trash dumpsters; or where a vehicle would block sidewalk access

Violations of College parking regulations may result in disciplinary action.