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GCC Student Handbook 20162017 GatewayCT.edu

ACADEMIC CALENDAR 20162017 FALL 2016 August 25 August 25 August 29 September 2 September 3 5 October 21 November 4 November 11 November 23 November 24 27 December 6 9 December 8 December 10 16 Dec

20 Church Street New Haven, CT 06510 GatewayCT.edu An institution of Connecticut State Colleges Universities Mission Statement Gateway Community College offers high quality instruction and comprehe

A Letter From the President I am pleased to welcome you to Gateway Community College. We take pride in providing equal access to a highquality education, stateoftheart equipment and laboratories. Our

A Letter From the Dean of Student Affairs Dear Student The faculty and staff of Gateway Community College congratulate and welcome you as a student. You have made a wise choice in coming to this highl

GATEWAY COMMUNITY COLLEGE STUDENT HANDBOOK TABLE OF CONTENTS INDEX PART I PART II PART III COLLEGE TELEPHONE DIRECTORY STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES STUDENT ACTIVITIES LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS PART IV PART V

INDEX Academic Planning Advising ..................................................... 8 Academic Calendar 20162017 ................................................ IFC Affirmative Action ...........

Presidents Letter ............................................................................ 2 Racism Acts of Intolerance ...................................................... 65 Registrar .......

PART I TELEPHONE DIRECTORY Toll Free College Number ...... 18003907723 College Web Address .............. GatewayCT.edu General Information .................... 2032852000 Administration and College S

PART II STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES ACADEMIC PLANNING ADVISING ROOM N213 2032852090 Counseling Student Success Center Academic Advising is an integral part of the college experience. It is a collaborat

BOOKSTORE ROOM N109 2038655614 The bookstore carries all course textbooks, reading materials, art and science supplies, notebooks school supplies, sundries, snacks, clothing, gifts and other items. Th

Placement Testing In its committment to an open admissions policy, the college welcomes students with different levels of academic preparation. The college believes that proper preparation and course

economic stability. The Center for Working Students has the capacity to provide prescreening for public benefits. Financial ServicesAsset Building supports intervene when students experience a financ

Your Office 365 Account Includes Free Exchange Online the student email account, and will be the official communication channel between the student and the campus. Mobile Settings IPadIPhone Setting

Kiosks The student service area features more than 50 selfhelp kiosks that are designed to assist students in retrieving their campus related information. These kiosks are located throughout the Stude

website httpsupportcenter.edu NetIDindex.asp If you still have problems, call 2032852040 for assistance. Security Question The security question is a feature introduced to ensure that only the authori

Meet with a counselorprogram coordinator at least, once per academic semester to make sure that you are fulfilling major requirements and enrolling in courses transferable to your selected collegeuni

Policies and regulations instituted by Title IV, Student Financial Aid Programs, and Gateway Community College require that a students academic progress be monitored and measured to determine continui

Assistive Technology Room Houses equipment for viewing DVDs or VHS tapes and Technology Room equipment software for students with disabilities. Services Study Rooms Research Assistance Available on bo

are for use in the library only. Most videos can be borrowed for one week at a Special Collections The library also houses several special collections listed below which reside on the 1st and 2nd floo

Elevator Usage for Students with Disabilities If you are a student who requires the use of the elevator due to a documented disability i.e. mobility, the SAS office encourages you to identify yourself

STUDENT SUCCESS CENTER ROOM N213 2032852144 Counseling Student Success Center The Student Success Center provides comprehensive services in an environment conducive to learning by providing the suppo

WRITING CENTER ROOM S214 2032852245 The College Writing Center CWC addresses the Colleges mission and aims to support, assist and enhance the writing and reading skills of all students across the curr

PART III STUDENT ACTIVITIES LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS THE OFFICE OF STUDENT ACTIVITIES AND LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS Along with its formal academic life, Gateway Community College facilitates a wide variety of s

affiliations such as honor societies and academic student organizations, are subject to College policies, regulations, and guidelines as outlined in the Student Handbook and in the Student Organizatio

o Actions which remove students by pressure or force from the campus for extended periods o Actions which adversely impact the financial status or conditions of the student o Engaging in false or dece

in the Student Organization Guidebook for the appropraite academic year. Recognition of New Student Organizations New student organizations will be established as students express an interest in formi

The group may submit the new Student Organization Packet including the Student Organization Roster, Constitution, and Advisor Nomination and Agreement to the president of the Student Government Associ

Be familiar with parliamentary procedure. Attend in all student organization meetings. Cosign the minutes of the organization per the Comptroller Guidelines for Student Trustee Accounts. Know the

to the Office of Student Activities and Leadership Programs following the acceptance of the minutes by the student organization. Student organization minutes are subject to FERPA laws and will require

10. We reserve the right to check purses and pockets, etc. at any time. 11. All students and guests must enter and leave from the front door. 12. No individuals may solicit GCC students to host them f

finalize expectations and needs for all off campus events. All participants students, nonstudent, advisors College Representatives must submit a signed BOT Activity Waiver Form and submit it to the O

are complete and payment has been secured. Any new BOT Liability Waiver Forms must be copied and the originals are to be submitted to the Office of Student Activities and Leadership Programs prior to

Supervisory Responsibilities of the College Representative while Traveling to Conferences College Representative will be responsible for receiving plane or train tickets. College Representatives may

Conflicting Date Policy If the scheduling of two events on the same date or near the same date will cause a conflict or burden the College, the final dates will be decided by the Director of Student L

Programs. Commercial ventures competing with College merchants will not be permitted to operate on College grounds. Copyright Issues Printed Material The Fair Use Doctrine 1978 of the Copyright Act go

would include, but not be limited academic offices which must to, advertisements which show obtain written approval and be promote bars, nudity, violence, date stamped on the posting by racism, sexism

13. Use of any bulletin board or authorized space on campus does not constitute an endorsement or guarantee of any product, service, or information by Gateway Community College, the Student Government

Student Activities and Leadership Programs and those of the Student Government Association. These Financial Guidelines may change at any time at the discretion of the Comptroller for the State of Conn

Website www.gatewayct.edu. Student Activity Fund monies are prohibited for the use of purchasing alcohol, items for organization use only, rental of cars for personal use and to purchase food for priv

with approval from the Director of Student Leadership Programs and Activities. The Fiscal Year The fiscal year begins on July 1 and it ends June 30. Student Organization accounts are closed on April 3

selected by the Executive Board of the Student Government Association General Information upon recommendation of the SGA Student Government Association Treasurer. The committee consists funds should p

a copy of the request to the SGA Treasurer and a copy to the Director of Student Leadership Programs and Activities, and meet with the SGA Treasurer by 12 Noon the day before the Committee meeting. An

The Student Activity Fund Payment Request Form will be dated and numbered upon receipt. The SGA Treasurer will authorize the request based upon available funds, any documented allocations and the Fina

4. Student Activity Fund Payment Requests must be completed and returned with the signed contract, invoice, completed W9 Form, Certification and club minutes. 5. PSAs requiring deposits are not allowe

door receipts received must be deposited through the Student Organization Deposit Form available in the Office of Student Leadership Programs and Activities. Equipment Purchases Purchasing equipment w

Activities shall be notified of this type of transaction and reason for withdrawal. A Payment Request will then need to be submitted for processing. Dues Any club or organization that collect dues m

than four weeks prior to the date tickets are placed on sale. If tickets need to be sold at the event, then arrangements for tickets and petty cash must be made seventytwo 72 hours prior to the day o

The Finance Committee will not approve more than one conference or convention per club per year. It is expected that the club or organization will secure the most costefficient and safest accommodat

Committee. Requests for food must be itemized in a groups budget for an event. An Open Event is accessible to the entire Gateway Community College student community, and it must Catering Policy Stude

Student Government Association Constitution Adopted January 2005 F. Preamble We the students of Gateway Community College, in order to form a democratic, efficient and responsible Student Government t

serve only one 1 term. The other Executive Officers may hold the same position more than once pending reelection to that office. Section 4. Elected Officers are allowed to have their votes cast by pro

Section 4. Duties of the Treasurer A. Work in conjunction with the Office of Student Activities and Leadership to maintain records of receipts and expenditures of the SGA in the form of a ledger. B. P

feedback on the functioning of the programs and activities of the organization. G. Finances Perform a detailed review of all SGA income and expenditures on a monthly basis and report any irregularitie

Section 4. Procedure for picking up checks from the Business Office A. The only persons authorized to pick up checks from the Business Office are the SGA Executive Board members, Director of Student L

Executive Board must place the proposal on the agenda for discussion before the entire body of the SGA no more than 20 business days from the time of its receipt. Section 2. Quorum for the adoption of

and must be in good standing with the college. C. All elected officers must meet the classified requirements, and attend at least one 1 SGA leadership conference during the summer that begins their te

Section 6. Student Organizational Representatives A. Each GCC recognized club or organization must designate at least one representative to the SGA. B. Each Official Organization Representative will h

nominate one of those individuals. The nominee must receive a twothirds vote of the Executive Board to be confirmed. Section 5. If all positions become vacant, an open Election will be held as defined

Section 2. Election Committee A. The Election Committee is responsible for coordinating Officer Elections and is chaired by the SGA President. B. The Election Committee shall be appointed no later tha

their primary Advisor on a yearly basis. 3. The club is to then submit an Advisor Nomination Form to the SGA Executive Board. In consultation with the Director of Student Leadership Programs Activiti

impeachment hearing in his her place if heshe feels they cannot remain objective. C. The person in question will have an opportunity to respond to all charges before the Executive Council, and may inv

PART IV STUDENT RIGHTS SR AFFIRMATIVE ACTION Gateway Community College is an academic unit of the Connecticut State Colleges Universities System. The administration is charged with a responsibility t

Each College President shall designate an individual responsible for coordination, delivery, and evaluation of the college AIDS education program. A committee representative of the college community s

the College official to whom the request was submitted, that official shall advise the student of the correct official to whom the request should be addressed. 2. The right to request amendment of an

amount or conditions of the financial aid, or to enforce the terms and conditions of the aid To certain officials of the U.S. Department of Education, the Comptroller General, to state and loc

The Board recognizes that a physical or functional impairment is a disability only to the extent that it contributes to preventing the person from some valued experience, activity, or role. Higher edu

dignity of every person and his or her right to an atmosphere not only free of harassment, hostility, and violence but supportive of individual academic, personal, social, and professional growth. Act

The following people have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies Dean of Student Affairs Title IX Coordinator and Student Accessibility Specialist Section 504ADA

of a crime unless the provisions of Sections 46a60b, 46a80b, or 46a81b of the Connecticut General Statues are controlling or there is a bona fide educational qualification excluding persons in one of

b. In the case of a grievance alleging discrimination based on race, color, religious creed, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, marital status, or physica

is the students responsibility to show that the decision in question is arbitrary, i.e., without a reasonable basis or was made for improper reasons in violation of Section 1 of this policy. The stude

PART V STUDENT CONDUCT, CIVILITY COLLEGE GUIDELINES What is Civility Freedom to teach and freedom to learn are inseparable facets of academic freedom. The freedom to learn depends upon appropriate op

STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT Preamble Academic institutions exist for the transmission of knowledge, the pursuit of truth, the development of students, and the general wellbeing of society. In line with th

Application, distribution, and administration of the Student Code of Conduct 1. Application of the Student Code The Student Code shall apply to the four Connecticut State Universities, the twelve Comm

must be aware that, as citizens, they are subject to all federal and state laws in addition to all CSCU regulations governing student conduct and responsibilities. Students do not relinquish their rig

of a sexual nature when submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of an individuals education submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual i

results from 1 sexual assault, Prostituting another as defined in Section 5 above person 2 sexual assault in a spousal Nonconsensual visual or cohabiting relationship 3 e.g., video, photograph domes

without a partners knowledge or permitting others to view or listen to such video or audio tapes without a partners knowledge and consent. Publicizing or threatening to publicize such records will als

19. Use, possession or distribution of firearms, ammunition for firearms, other weapons or dangerous instruments, facsimiles of weapons or firearms, fireworks, explosives 14. Unauthorized possession,

duties andor failure to identify oneself to these persons when requested to do so. 24. Conduct that violates published BORCSCU policies, rules, and regulations, including, but not limited to, residenc

prior to, andor during the course of the disciplinary proceeding h. Failure to comply with the sanctions imposed under the Student Code and i. Influencing or attempting to influence another person to

any, and any sanction imposed against the accused student. 6. The reported victim shall have the same right to request a review of the decision of the Hearing Body appeal rights in the same manner and

either the Universities or Charter Oak State College. This is due to the environmental, cultural and administrative differences within the types of the institutions comprising CSCU. Procedures for add

soon as possible, normally within ten 10 calendar days from the date the interim suspension was imposed. The decision of the Dean regarding an interim suspension shall be final. 3. Following the impos

be appointed by the Office b. if the Office appoints an impartial panel, to have a Student on the panel if requested by the Student c. to appear in person and to have an advisor who not shall attend a

c. the sanctions imposed was were disproportionate to the seriousness of the violation 11. Decisions under this procedure shall be made only by the college officials indicated. from continuing to pur

relationship violence. The BOR strongly encourages the reporting of sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment, sexual assault and intimate partner violence, as an effective means of taking action

psychological services, health services providers, members of the clergy, and the local Sexual Assault Crisis Center are bound by state statutes and professional ethics from disclosing information abo

the procedures to follow after the commission of such violence, including people or agencies to contact for reporting purposes or to request assistance, and information on the importance of preserving

the Dean of Student Affairs to implement this policy. Students should contact the office for more information. Sexual Misconduct Stalking and Intimate Partner Violence Student Conduct Procedures The S

Procedures for Dealing with Classroom Disruption The classroom is a small vital community devoted to teaching and learning. Instructors run their classes for everyones benefit and have the right to ex

many segments of society all socioeconomic groups, all age levels, and even the unborn, Education and learning are especially impaired by alcohol abuse and illicit drug use. The Board recognizes that

5. and staff manuals, and other appropriate literature. Failure to comply with this policy will result in invocation of the appropriate disciplinary procedure and may result in separation from the co

HOVER BOARDS ON CAMPUS Due to safety concerns about both fire and rider safety, hover boards shall not be allowed to be either charged, operated or stored on CSCU campuses. This prohibition is consist

Policy Authority This policy is issued by the Board of Regents for Higher Education for the Connecticut State Colleges Universities. Definitions Knowledge of the following definition is important to

strain on IT resources such as downloading large files, unless prior authorization from the appropriate ConnSCU authority as determined by the institution is given Use ConnSCU IT resources for unauth

PART VI SECURITY Gateway Community College complies with the State of Connecticuts Campus Safety Act, Public Act 90259, which mandates the annual publication of a Uniform Campus Crime Report, and esta

COLLEGE IDENTIFICATION CARD ROOM N008 College ID Center Each student, faculty and staff member must obtain a Gateway Community College issued photo identification card. The photo identification card m

Student Employees parking access is granted based on active employee dates Affiliated Staff parking access is granted based on inputted field in Banner. Manual deactivation will be required. Reserve

consumption of alcoholic beverages on campus may be authorized by the president subject to conditions as specified by Board Policy. The complete Board policy on drugs and alcohol in the community coll

North Haven Campus security operates out of the lower level atrium and the Guardhouse in the parking lot. The Lost and Found is located with the Security Department. Contract security is provided duri

PART VII APPENDICES APPENDIX A PERSONNEL Chief Administrative Officers President ................................................................... Dr. Dorsey L. Kendrick Dean of Academic Affairs ...

APPENDIX B WHERE TO GO FOR ASSISTANCE Obtain information regarding Academic Problems Academic Programs Chairs, Advisors Books and Supplies Career Planning Change AddressName Change of Major Change of

REGISTRARS OFFICE IMPORTANT DATES FALL 2016 Last Day for 100 Tuition Refund In person Last Day for 100 Tuition Refund Online Classes begin Last Day to Add a Class Last Day for 50 Tuition Refund In

Academic A airs airs N321 Academic A N321 Academic Planning Advising Academic Planning Advising N206 N206 Admissions N207 Admissions N207 Allied Health S405S405 Allied Health Art Gallery S101S101 Ar

t. NCE Academic AffairsAdvising N321N321 Academic N208 Academic Planning Affairs N206 N207 Academic Planning Advising N206N206 Admissions Academic Planning Advising N207 S405 Admissions N207N207 Ad

2016 AUGUST MONTHLY GOALS ................................. ................................ ................................ ................................ ................................ ........

WEDNESDAY 3 4 THURSDAY 5 FRIDAY 6 SATURDAY 10 11 12 13 17 18 19 20 24 High School Partnership 14 25 Semester Begins Professional Day 26 27 31 NOTES ..................................

2016 SEPTEMBER MONTHLY GOALS ................................. ................................ ................................ ................................ ................................ .....

WEDNESDAY 1 THURSDAY 2 FRIDAY 3 Last Day to Add Classes SATURDAY Labor Day Recess COLLEGE CLOSED 7 8 9 Last Day to drop a class Inperson 50tuition refund 10 14 15 16 17 21 22 23 24 28

2016 OCTOBER MONTHLY GOALS ................................. ................................ ................................ ................................ ................................ .......

WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY 1 SATURDAY 5 6 7 8 12 13 14 15 19 20 21 MidTerm Deficiency Reports Due from Faculty 22 26 27 28 29 NOTES ................................................

2016 NOVEMBER MONTHLY GOALS ................................. ................................ ................................ ................................ ................................ ......

WEDNESDAY 2 3 THURSDAY 4 FRIDAY 5 Last Day to Make Up Incomplete Grades from Spring 2016 SATURDAY 9 10 11 Veterans Day 12 Last Day to Withdraw from Individual Classes 16 17 18 19 23 Facu

2016 DECEMBER MONTHLY GOALS ................................. ................................ ................................ ................................ ................................ ......

WEDNESDAY 1 THURSDAY 2 FRIDAY 3 SATURDAY 7 Reading Day 8 Reading Day Last Day of Classes 9 Reading Day 10 Final Examinations 14 Final Examinations 15 Final Examinations 16 Final Examinations

2017 JANUARY MONTHLY GOALS ................................. ................................ ................................ ................................ ................................ .......

WEDNESDAY 4 5 THURSDAY 6 FRIDAY 7 SATURDAY 11 12 13 14 18 19 First day of Spring Semester Classes Begin 20 21 25 26 27 Last Day to Add Classes 28 NOTES ...............................

2017 FEBRUARY MONTHLY GOALS ................................. ................................ ................................ ................................ ................................ ......

WEDNESDAY 1 2 THURSDAY 3 FRIDAY 4 SATURDAY 8 9 10 11 15 16 17 Presidents Day Recess COLLEGE CLOSED 18 Presidents Day Recess COLLEGE CLOSED 22 23 24 25 NOTES ..........................

2017 MARCH MONTHLY GOALS ................................. ................................ ................................ ................................ ................................ .........

WEDNESDAY 1 2 THURSDAY 3 FRIDAY 4 SATURDAY 8 9 10 MidTerm Dificiency Reports Due from Faculty 11 15 Spring Recess NO CLASSES 16 Spring Recess NO CLASSES 17 Spring Recess NO CLASSES 18 Sprin

2017 APRIL MONTHLY GOALS ................................. ................................ ................................ ................................ ................................ .........

WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY 1 SATURDAY 5 6 7 8 12 13 Last Day to Withdraw from Individuals Classes 14 Easter Recess COLLEGE CLOSED 15 Easter Recess COLLEGE CLOSED 19 20 21 22 26 27 28

2017 MAY MONTHLY GOALS ................................. ................................ ................................ ................................ ................................ ...........

WEDNESDAY 3 Reading Day THURSDAY 4 5 FRIDAY 6 SATURDAY 10 Final Examinations 11 Final Examinations 12 Final Examinations 13 Final Examinations 17 Last Day to Submit Final Grades BY 1200 NOON

2017 JUNE MONTHLY GOALS ................................. ................................ ................................ ................................ ................................ ..........

WEDNESDAY 1 Spring Semester Ends THURSDAY 2 3 FRIDAY 4 SATURDAY 8 9 10 11 15 16 17 18 22 23 24 25 29 30 NOTES .......................................................................

FALL 2016 SCHEDULE MON TUE WED THUR FRI SAT SUN SPRING 2017 SCHEDULE MON TUE WED THUR FRI SAT SUN 128

2016 January 2016 Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 February 2016 Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17

IMPORTANT DATES FALL 2016 Last Day for 100 Tuition Refund In person Last Day for 100 Tuition Refund Online Classes Begin Last Day to Add a Class Last Day for 50 Tuition Refund Inperson Last Day for

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