Colorado Northwestern Community College is proud to provide a diverse and quality educational experience to each student who attends the school. Due to the small size of the campuses, we can offer a wide range of educational opportunities that foster citizenship, engagement, and academic success. Whether a student is on-line, on-campus, or part-time, we are committed to supporting student’s needs.. Colorado Northwestern Community College (“the College” or “CNCC”) provides this handbook with this goal in mind.
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Colorado Northwestern Community College policy library serves as the official repository for all campus-wide policies; provides resource links to campus department- and unit-specific policies, as well as links to the university-wide policies implemented by the CNCC System; and provides accurate and up-to-date policy information to the campus community.
|Colorado Northwestern Community College is a dry campus.
Use, possession, presence of alcohol or alcohol paraphernalia is prohibited.
While in the Colorado Northwestern Community College residence halls, residence hall students and their guests will not:
|While in the Colorado Northwestern Community College residence halls, residence hall students and their guests will not:
Sell, use or possess illegal drugs (including possession by consumption)
In compliance with the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act of 1989, it is the policy of Colorado Northwestern Community College to provide an ducational environment that is free of alcohol and drug abuse. The unlawful manufacture, possession, distribution and/or use of controlled substances, drugs, intoxicants, or stimulants is prohibited in/on College owned or controlled property. Violations of this policy will result in
Violations may also be referred to the proper authority for prosecution. The College reserves the right to enter student rooms in order to assist local authorities to enforce civil statutes. Detection of drug paraphernalia, marijuana odor, or a reasonable suspicion of drug use will subject a student to disciplinary action.
Health Issues Associated with Drug Use
These include amphetamines and cocaine that stimulate the central and peripheral nervous system and the cardio-vascular system, resulting in decreased fatigue, interference with sleep patterns and decreased ppetite. Health risks include drug-induced psychiatric disturbances, strokes, and destruction of nasal tissue, bronchitis, skin ulcers, increased heart rate, and increased heart rate to cardiac fibrillation, heart attack
These include barbiturates, tranquilizers and metaqualone (“soapers”). Possible effects include disorientation and loss of coordination. An overdose can cause coma or death. Depressants taken in combination with alcohol are especially dangerous.
These include lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD, aka “acid”). Health risks include drug-induced hallucinations and other psychiatric disturbances. Birth defects in user’s children could also result. Overdose can result in psychosis episodes and even death.
These include marijuana and hashish. Chronic use can result in respiratory difficulties, bronchitis, impairment of heart contraction, impairment of fertility, increased rate of chromosomes breakage and acute memory impairment. Episodic use can result in panic reactions. As with alcohol, impaired perceptions and motor functions, and inability to carry out multi-step tasks, contribute to motor vehicle crashes and other trauma.
These include heroin, morphine, codeine and opium. Risks include infection, malnutrition, hepatitis and respiratory depression. Overdose can result in coma and possible death.
These include aerosol products, lighter fluid and paint thinner. Associated health risks include paralysis; damage to lungs, brain, liver and bone marrow; hallucinations; convulsions; coma; and death.
Federal Sanctions for Drugs
Under Federal law, the manufacture, sale, or distribution of all Schedule I and II illicit drugs (e.g., cocaine, meth-amphetamines, heroin, PCP, LSD, Fentanyl, and all mixtures containing such substances) is a felony.
Colorado Northwestern Community College policy does not allow students to use, possess, transport or sell marijuana or paraphernalia in or on its facilities or property. Students who have prescribed medical marijuana must submit physician verification, a copy of their medical marijuana license and sign an agreement with the Department of Residence Life before bringing their prescription on campus. The College
Firearms, Fireworks, Explosives, and Weapons
Colorado Northwestern recognizes and follows the The State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education Board Policy (BP) and the Colorado Community College System President’s Procedures (SP). The Board policy states that no person may have on his or her person any unauthorized firearm, ammunition, explosive device, or illegal weapon on campus or any facility used by a college.
Persons authorized to carry firearms and other equipment defined in the policy are:
Colorado law defines a dangerous weapon as an instrument designed to, or that is used in a manner to produce bodily harm. This list includes; firearms, explosives, ammunition, and dangerous weapons or materials that can be deemed as harmful.
Fireworks are prohibited on campus in accordance with the regulations of the Town of Rangely, as well as the City of Craig.
In Residence Halls
Personal possession and/or use of firearms in the residence halls (antique or modern) or other weapons is not permitted. The Residence Hall Contract states that the resident agrees not to bring any weapon or firearm, including any handgun(s) carried in accordance with the Colorado Concealed Carry Act, §18-12-201, et. seq., C.R.S., into any residence hall. With regard to any weapons other than handguns carried in accordance with the Colorado Concealed Carry Act, §18-12-201, et. seq., C.R.S. , College Policies, rules and regulations prohibit weapons and firearms from being brought into any residence hall. Notwithstanding any other language in the Residence Hall Contract, the College may terminate the contract immediately for violation of this provision. Colorado Northwestern Community College personnel reserve the right to determine what constitutes as a weapon.
Students who obtain a Concealed Carry Permit and wish to carry a handgun in accordance with the permit must notify the Safe Campus Coordinator and will be released from their Housing & Dining Services Residence Halls Contract without financial penalty.
Weapons used for sporting purposes may be stored within the Rangely Campus Armory, by contacting the Safe Campus Coordinator, the Chief Ranger or Academy Director. However, before bringing any weapon to campus, residents should check with the Safe Campus Coordinator to determine what kinds of weapons may be stored and what the procedure is for storing them. Students who violate this policy are subject to severe disciplinary action, including expulsion from the college.
|Check with your Resident Assistant to find out your hall’s specific quiet hours. During quiet hours, all noise must be contained within individual rooms.During final exams, 24-hour quiet hours are in effect beginning at 12:00 a.m. on Sunday of finals week and ending after the last exam time.
At all other times, courtesy hours are in effect. Courtesy hours are defined as noise levels appropriate for residence hall living and not disruptive to others. This policy governs activities in individual rooms an outside in close proximity to the halls.
Residence Life staff members are available to help resolve noise-related problems. It is always best to try to resolve such problems yourself before asking staff to intervene.
While in the Colorado Northwestern Community College residence halls, residence hall students and their guests will not: Make unreasonable and excessive noise, that is, noise that can be heard in the corridors or beyond the boundaries of their room.
|Title IX and Sexual Harassment|
Colorado Northwestern Community College (CNCC) prohibits all forms of discrimination and harassment including those that violate federal and
The College has designated Janell Oberlander as its Title IX Coordinator and Kim Bense as its Affirmative Action Officer/Equal Opportunity
You may also contact the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Region VIII, Federal Office Building, 1244 North Speer
What Is Discrimination?
Discrimination is any distinction in favor of or against a person(s) on the basis of a trait of the group, class, or category to which the
Sexual Misconduct / Title IX Overview
What Is Title IX?
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits sexual discrimination and harassment in educational institutions.
How Does It Affect Me
The law prohibits discrimination against a person or group on the basis of sex by any College employee or student. Anyone who believes there
Reporting an Incident or Concern of Sexual Misconduct or Harassment
CNCC employees and students have an ethical obligation to report an incidences they are aware of concerning discrimination or harassment. If
The Language of Title IX
No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to