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20122013 GCC Student Handbook

Downtown Campus Contact List General Information 2032852000 Admissions N207, 2852010 Apply for admission Immunization Bookstore N109, 8655614 Career Veterans Services Student Success Center N213, 2852090 Apply for jobs Career counseling, resume writing, job search and interviewing skills Services for veterans Center for Educational Studies S205, 2852217 Tutoring and academic support Placement Testing College Advancement Studies S216, 2852124 Additional advising and support for developme

Mission Statement Gateway Community College offers high quality instruction and comprehensive services in an environment conducive to learning. We respond to the changing academic, occupational, technological, and cultural needs of a diverse population. 20 Church Street, New Haven, CT 06511 An institution of Connecticut State Colleges Universities Gateway Community College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Incorporated. Curricula are licensed and accredited

WELCOME TO GATEWAY COMMUNITY COLLEGE This handbook is designed to answer some of the most frequently asked questions about the College. It will also provide you with information about the services available to you and the standards to which you are held as a Gateway Community College student. You will also find information about Gateways organization and procedures. Your success is important to us and the faculty, staff and students are here to help. If, after reading through this handbook, you

Academic Calendar 2012 2013 Fall 2012 August 29 August 30 September 3 September 4 September 11 October 8 October 26 November 9 November 16 November 21 November 22 November 23 December 13 December 14 20 December 23 December 28 Professional Day and Last Day of Extended Registration before Classes Begin College Day Labor Day Recess COLLEGE CLOSED First Day of Regular Semester Last Day to Add Classes Until 400 pm Columbus Day COLLEGE CLOSED MidTerm Deficiency Reports Due from Faculty Last Day to M

A Message 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, and a caring faculty and staff who provide the educational support you will need to achieve your learning goals and maximize your human potential. I encourage you to become familiar with the contents of this document. It will be your guidebook during your time at the College. My vision for Gateway Comm

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 highly respected and fine institution of higher learning to further your education. We believe you will find that Gateway offers everything you need to advance your academic pursuits. You are about to begin a new phase in your life, and while you have had many different kinds of experiences, I hope that yo

GATEWAY COMMUNITY COLLEGE STUDENT HANDBOOK TABLE OF CONTENTS INDEx PART I PART II PART III PART IV PART V PART VI .................................................................................................. 7 9 COLLEGE TELEPHONE DIRECTORY ................... 10 11 ACADEMIC INFORMATION ...................................... 12 25 STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES ............................... 26 35 REGISTRARS OFFICE ............................................... 36 40 FINANCIAL AID .......

INDEx Academic Planning Advising ..................................................................... 27 Academic Calendar 20122013 ..................................................................... 3 Academic Information .............................................................................. 1325 Academic Honors .................................................................................... 13 Academic Integrity ..................................................................

INDEx Contd Counseling Student Success Center............................................................. 31 Course Load ................................................................................................... 17 Course Substitution ........................................................................................ 17 Dean of Student Affairs Letter ......................................................................... 5 Drug Free Work Place ..................................

Security ................................................................................................. 116120 Crime Report, Uniform Campus ........................................................... 120 Evening Administrator .......................................................................... 116 ID Cards ................................................................................................ 117 Injury Reporting .................................................................

PART I COLLEGE TELEPHONE DIRECTORY Toll Free College Number ....................................................... 18003907723 General Information ..................................................................... 2032852000 Downtown Campus ...................................................................... 2032852017 College Web Address ............................................................... Administration and College Services Student Success Center ................

Human Resources ........................................................................ Ideal Program University of Bridgeport .................................... Immunization ............................................................................... Institutional Research ................................................................... Instructional Design ..................................................................... International Student Advisor ..............................


ACADEMIC INFORMATION ACADEMIC HONORS Gateway Community College recognizes academic excellence in several ways Deans List Students, both fulltime and parttime, who earn a semester grade point average of 3.4 or higher are eligible for semester honors. Parttime students must pursue three credits or more to be eligible for semester honors. A course Withdrawal or Incomplete makes a student ineligible for Deans List recognition during the semester in which the withdrawal or incomplete took place. Grad

ADDDROP PROCEDURE AddDrop forms are available in the Registrars Office and in the Counseling Center. To add or drop a class you must complete and sign the appropriate form during the AddDrop period, which is published in the current semester schedule. Please note the following procedures Submit the AddDrop Form to the Registrars Office during the specified hours, which are posted. If there is a seat in the class that you wish to add, you will be entered into the class. The signature of an aca

In accordance with Board of Trustees policy, GCC will award credit to students who have successfully completed noncollegiate sponsored instruction and various health training programs including the Basic Police Training Program conducted by the Municipal Police Training Council the Preservice Orientation Program conducted by the Connecticut Department of Corrections and the American Institute of Banking Program of the American Banking Association. For more information concerning previously evalu

ATTENDANCE By enrolling in classes at Gateway Community College, you accept responsibility to take full advantage of your educational opportunity via regular attendance in your scheduled classes and laboratories. The college, therefore, does not administer a uniform system of monitoring attendance. For purposes of record keeping, all instructors keep their own attendance records. At the beginning of each semester, each instructor will delineate clearly the expectations necessary for the successf

If you are a current student and not employed by the Community College System, name change requests must be submitted in person to the appropriate office at your college accompanied by Official Photo Identification and a Certified Copy of one of the following Probate Court Decree ordering a name change Superior Court Order dissolving a marriage and explicitly ordering restoration of the name of a party District Court Order associated with an immigrant becoming a U.S. Citizen Marriage License

COURSE SUBSTITUTION The substitution of a course requirement with another similar course must receive permission from the appropriate department chairperson, program coordinator or the Dean of Academic Affairs. A Course Substitution Form must be completed with the appropriate department chair or program coordinators signature. FACULTY ABSENCES InstructorOut Hotline 8663152769 To check if your instructor is going to be absent, you may call the hotline prior to class. If a faculty member is going

In order to determine a students average, letter grades are assigned numerical values. The numerical weight is multiplied by the number of credits semester hours assigned each course quality points. A students overall average is determined by dividing the total number of quality points by the number of credits attempted. GRADING SYSTEM Credits A credit is a unit of academic achievement awarded upon the successful completion of each course. Semester Hours A semester hour is a measure of time usua

DEFINITION OF GRADES AF Letter grades of A through F indicate a students performance in terms of the quantity and the quality of work and performance. Only these grades are considered in the determination of a grade point average GPA for a student. I Incomplete If there are extenuating circumstances such as extensive illness, hardship, or emergency a student whose work in a course is not complete at the time of grading may request the grade of I Incomplete from the instructor. See Grading Syste

Other Marks Grades with an asterisk before Fall 2004 Grades with a caret starting with the Fall 2004 These administrative transcript notations indicate the Fresh Start Option has been invoked. Those grades will not be calculated into the students GPA, but any course in which the student received a grade of C or above may be used to satisfy graduation requirements. Grades with a pound sign This administrative transcript notation indicates courses that are developmental and do not carry a

2. When the candidate changes programs during attendance, the catalog in use at the time of the last change in program shall be used. 3. If there has been a change in the General Education requirements of the program, the candidate must fulfill the new requirements prior to graduation. B. For CERTIFICATE STUDENTS the catalog in force at the time of enrollment shall be used, unless the Registrar determines that either the catalog of readmission or the catalog of graduation should be used. IV. To

INDIVIDUALIZED INSTRUCTION Individualized Instruction is an arrangement between a student and an instructor concerning a catalog course that might not be offered in a given semester. An Individualized Instruction Permission form must be completed and signed by the student, the instructor, and the Dean of Academic Affairs. This form, available in the Registrars Office, may be submitted during the registration period, but no later than the end of the add period. READMISSION Former Gateway Communit

Students placed on academic probation will be required to take a reduced course load for one semester. Students who, after being placed on academic probation for one semester and after taking a reduced course load, fail to attain the required Cumulative GPA as shown above will be notified in writing that they are suspended for one semester. After the suspension period, students may be reinstated, either as regular or probationary students, upon application to the college. Gateway Community Co

WITHDRAWLS If you withdraw from a course or the College, you will not receive a refund or credit yo tour account. Please see Student Refunds Policies Pamphlet available at the Cashier Window or most administrative offices for complete dropwithdrawal policies and procedures. WITHDRAWAL FROM COLLEGE A student who wishes to withdraw from the College may do so at any time during the semester by contacting the Registrars Office or the Counseling Student Success Center and completing the college with


ACADEMIC PLANNING ADVISING Counseling Student Success Center ROOM N213 2032852090 Academic advising keeps students informed about the campus community and its many resources. This service assists students in developing meaningful educational plans to help them achieve their academic and career goals. After taking the ACCUPLACER test, all new students who placed into development courses must contact the College Advancement Studies Advisement Center. Other students should contact the Counselin

Career Services assists students in developing the skills necessary to compete for employment. Career Services offers indiviual instruction and workshops on a variety of topics including job search strategies, resume writing, interviewing and workplace success. Group workshops and seminars will be offered throughout the year. Career Services continually seeks out fulltime, parttime, summer and internship opportunities for students. Career Services offers students, alumni and employers to access

paper writing skills, time management, coping with test anxiety and introduction to the Macintosh computer. CHILD CARETHE EARLY LEARNING CENTER ROOM E100 2032852130 Students with 3 to 5year old children can benefit from convenient, onsite child care. The Early Learning Center houses a fully licensed, nationally accredited, child care program for young children that is open five days a week. The curriculum is based on the concept that each child is an individual and should be allowed to develop a

Password is forced to change every 90 days but users have the ability to change them sooner if you desire. Helpful Hints Dont use the Caps Lock key for the capital letters on your password. Use the Shift key instead If you are an international student and do not have a Social Security number, you must go to the Information Technology department for assistance. If you experience problems with your NetID, please go to the website If you still have problems, call 2032852040 f

classroom where students can learn how to properly utilize all libraryrelated resources. The Library also houses the student laptop loaner program, which has 30 laptops that can be loaned out for on campus student use. The wireless network is available throughout the campus and allows a student to connect and access the internet using their personal wireless device laptop, tablet or smartphone. Just use your NetID and password for connection. COUNSELING Counseling Student Success Center ROOM N2

books, and 60 research databases. Access to these sources is available oncampus through the librarys homepage or offcampus through MyCommnet. Services Research Assistance Librarians are available for research help either on a walkin basis or by appointment. Interlibrary Loan Request a book that Gateway doesnt own from another library there is no charge for this service but some restrictions apply. Computers All library computers have internet access and are equipped with word processing software

The library also houses several special collections listed below which reside on the 2nd floor of the library in the Special Collections Area. Most of these items can be borrowed. African American History Small Business Management English as a Second Language ESL Audiobooks Biographies Social Issues Recent Fiction Kids Cove Located on the 1st floor of the library, this area houses the childrens collection and includes an oceanthemed reading area which students, parents, and children are w

STUDENT DISABILITY SERVICES SDS ROOM S202 2032852231 Student Disability Services facilitates the planning and provision of services for persons with disabilities. Persons eligible for services include individuals with Acquired Brain Injuries, Attention Deficit Disorders, Chronic Medical Conditions, Learning Disabilities, Mental Health Disabilities, Physical Disabilities and Sensory Impairments. Services are provided to meet individual needs in order to provide reasonable accommodation adjustme

Connecticut Tuition Waiver Veterans who served 90 days or more during times specified as periods of war, and received an honorable discharge, are eligible for a waiver of tuition from the State of Connecticut for credit courses taught during the fall and spring semesters. The latest eligibility period started on August 2, 1990. Veterans from the Vietnam era, Korean War and other periods remain eligible for the waiver. Reservists and Guard members who were activated for 90 days or more after Augu


NOTIFICATION OF RIGHTS UNDER THE FAMILY EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS AND PRIVACY ACT FERPA The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act FERPA affords students certain rights with respect to their education records. These rights include 1. The right to inspect and review the students education records within 45 days of the day the College receives a request for access. Students should submit to the registrar, dean, head of the academic department, or other appropriate official, written requests that ident

3. The right to consent to disclosure of personally identifiable information contained in the students education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent. FERPA permits disclosure without consent to school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official includes but is not limited to the following a person employed by the College in an administrative, supervisory, academic, research or support staff position including law enforcement and

4. The right to refuse to permit the College to release directory information about the student, except to school officials with a legitimate educational interest and others as indicated in paragraph 3 above. To do so, a student exercising this right must notify the Office of Registrar in writing. Once filed, this notification becomes a permanent part of the students record until the student instructs the College, in writing, to remove it. The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department

CHALLENGES TO THE CONTENT OF RECORDS After reviewing a record, a student has a right to challenge the contents of the record if the contents are inaccurate, misleading or otherwise in violation of the privacy or other rights of the student. A student may not challenge the correctness of a grade, which has been assigned to hisher performance in a course, but may challenge the accuracy of the recording of the grade. Upon deciding that some aspect of hisher record is inappropriate, the student sha


FINANCIAL AID ROOM N215 203 2852030 Gateway Community College is committed to providing access to higher education by minimizing economic barriers. The college provides several options for financial aid including state and federal grants, college loans, workstudy and scholarships. Awards may be in any one of these categories or combinations of the four. The exact form of the total award will be determined only after careful evaluation of the students individual situation. Financial need, perfo

SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRESS POLICY FOR STUDENT FINANCIAL AID RECIPIENTS A student receiving Federal Title IV financial aid or other financial aid directly administered or certified by the college must maintain satisfactory academic progress towards the completion of a certificate or degree program of study. Satisfactory academic progress for financial aid recipients is measured by using a quantitative and qualitative standard and is an assessment of a students cumulative academic record at th

RepeatedAudit Coursework Financial aid recipients are limited to one repetition of a previously passed course in their program of study. A second repetition of a previously passed course will not be eligible for financial aid payment. Audit courses are not financial aid eligible. Financial Aid Warning Any student who fails to meet the minimum satisfactory academic progress standard will be placed on Financial Aid Warning. The Warning period will be the students next semester or period of enrollm

Appeal Process A student may request consideration for reinstatement to the financial aid programs through the following Appeal Process If the student feels hisher failure to meet the minimum satisfactory academic progress standard was the result of an unusual or extraordinary situation that affected successful progression, the student may appeal to the Financial Aid Office. Some personal mitigating circumstances could include illness or injury of the student or dependent of the student a death


THE OFFICE OF STUDENT ACTIVITIES AND LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS Along with its formal academic life, the college facilitates a wide variety of social, cultural and special activities that enrich both the college and community. Student activity fees are utilized to run the student activities program within the framework of a yearly budget approved by the Student Government Association. Mission of the Office of Student Activities and Leadership Programs As the center of student activity, the Office of St

Definition of a College Social Event A College social event is an activity In which use of the Colleges name is authorized For which admittance is open to the entire College community Which is publicized on the College bulletin boards stating such Which is planned, sponsored, or conducted by a registered College student organization. If the above criteria apply, a social event is classified as a College social event and is subject to all College rules and regulations regarding social events

Student organizations must submit the Student Activity Registration Form to the Office of Student Activities and Leadership Programs in order to hold events and club meetings. Student organization room reservations must be made by the Office of Student Activities and Leadership Programs once the Event ReservationScheduling Form has been submitted to the Office of Student Activities and Leadership Programs. Events and room assignments will be made on a firstcome, firstserved basis. COPYRIGHT ISSU

three weeks if money needed. All publicity must state that the event is a fundraiser and who the proceeds will benefit per the State of Connecticut Comptroller. For specific questions regarding fundraising policies, please reference the Student Activity Fund Financial Guidelines located in the Office of Student Activities and Leadership Programs. All solicitations, drives, and sales held on campus must be sponsored by recognized student organizations and must be approved by the Office of Student

9. Banners may be posted in designated locations to be scheduled following the College Rooms Reservations process. Banners may be posted for a maximum of seven days. Banners may not exceed 36 x 48 due to space limitations unless it is for a campuswide program and with the approval of the Director of Student Leadership Programs and Activities. 10. Use of any bulletin board or authorized space on campus does not constitute an endorsement or guarantee of any product, service, or information by the

Conflicting Date Policy If the scheduling of two events on the same date or near the same date will cause a conflict, the final dates will be decided by the Director of Student Leadership Programs and Activities. Room Use Policy All student organization meetings will be held in the Student Organization Meeting Room in the Office of Student Activities and Leadership Programs Suite. To reserve a room, please clearly indicate which room is desired on the Student Activity Registration Form. Security

All participants students, nonstudent, advisors College Representatives must submit a signed BOT Activity Waiver Form and submit it to the Office of Student Activities and Leadership Programs prior to the day of the excursion. All participant signups and ticket sales will be conducted in the Office of Student Activities and Leadership Programs during normal business hours. A list of participants and a copy of the BOT Liability Waiver Form will be provided the day before the event to the stud

The College Representative must verify attendance and cash operations while at the event. Following the activity, the College Representatives are to submit any cash along with the Fundraising Deposit Form and Ticket Audit Form to the Office of Student Activities and Leadership Programs within twentyfour hours of the event. Conference Travel If students are traveling to a conference, the student organization officers and college representative must meet with the Director of Student Leadership

Cash advance for student meal allowances will be made out to the College Representative traveling with the students. Oversee hotel and conference checkin. Remember that College Representatives are responsible for the integrity of our program and the College while traveling and that they need to be able to make clear, responsible decisions. Fully participate in the conference. Be available to process information with the students. Allow the students to determine who will attend which work

9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. All student organization financial assets are to be housed in the Student Activity Fund per the State Comptroller. There are no exceptions to this policy. The organization must not demonstrate any dangerous practices or violent behaviors which are detrimental or injurious to students or members of the campus community. Any disruption of the educational purpose of the institution cannot and will not be permitted. Dangerous, violent or disruptive behaviors which c

16. Student members must vote on all officer elections, which programs and or activities the organization wishes to sponsor and who will serve as the organization Advisors. These items must be included in minutes. 17. There will be no activities or programs during the week of finals and all spring programs must be completed by the start of finals week. ORGANIZING A NEW STUDENT ORGANIZATION Recognition of New Student Organizations New student organizations will be established as students express

Review your Constitution with the Director of Student Leadership Programs and Activities to ensure that it is complete and complies with State, College and Student Government Association policies. Once finalized by the Director of Student Leadership Programs and Activities, 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 Association for review. 7. Upon

Know the general purpose of the organization and be familiar with all provisions outlined in the organizations Constitution and Bylaws. Be familiar with parliamentary procedure. Know the officers and the current members of the organization. Meet with the organizations leadership on a regular basis at least once per month. Remain informed of all activities sponsored and conducted by the student organization and attend all oncampus events. If requested, be willing to be a College

Meeting Minutes The Comptroller for the State of Connecticut requires that all student organizations have minutes to their respective organization meetings. Meeting minutes are to be typed, must reflect the business of the day with motions and the outcome of each order of business. Minutes are to be signed by the student organization secretary and submitted to the Office of Student Activities and Leadership Programs following the acceptance of the minutes by the club. Student organization minute

The Fiscal Year The fiscal year begins July 1 and it ends on June 30. Student Organization accounts are closed on April 30. This means no Student Activity Fund Payment Requests, account transfers, contracts or cash advances will be processed. Any events taking place after April 30 should have their paperwork completed prior to the event. Rare instances might dictate clubs and organizations to request funds from an ad hoc Finance Committee, which would consist of the SGA Executive Officers and th

hours of the eventfundraiser to the Office of Student Activities and Leadership Programs. The use of fundraising dollars for alcohol is prohibited. The student organization may carry any fundraising monies that have not been used by the end of the fiscal year over to the next fiscal year. If a organization has been inactive for two years, its fundraising balance reverts to the Student Government Association CarryOver Account. Generated Income from any source must be deposited in the clubs Stude

Retreats, SGA, Senate and Student Organizations, Leadership Development Training campus wide and organizational, Diversity Programming, Club supplies, popcorn supplies and sundries, Swearing In Ceremony, Student Leadership and Athletic Banquet, Student Appreciation Days and other programs and activities deemed appropriate by the Director of Student Leadership Programs and Activities 9 to be used for the Student Leadership Conference Grant Program 31 to be allocated to SGA recognized student or

invoice and club minutes identifying that the students voted on the expenditure. All forms must be submitted to the Office of Student Activities and Leadership Programs prior to the event and payment will be sent fourteen to twentyone business days following the event. Student Activity Fund Payment Request Procedure 1. Student Activity Fund Payment Request Forms are available in the Office of Student Activities and Leadership Programs, from the SGA Treasurer and the College Intranet. 2. A club m

Personal Service Agreements PSAs 1. Any questions regarding Personal Service Agreements and contracts should be directed to the Director of Student Leadership Programs and Activities. 2. Students and advisors can neither sign contracts nor make verbal commitments to performers andor services. Failure to abide by this rule will lead to the automatic freezing of all funds, for a period not to exceed one year. Individuals may also be held financially responsible. 3. All Personal Service Agreements

Equipment Purchasing equipment with Student Government Association funds places the responsibility for the respective equipment with the organization that bought the items however, Student Government Association is the owner. All equipment purchased with Student Activity Fee money will be inventoried by the Student Activities and Leadership Programs staff and stored in the Student Government Association Office or in Student Activities and Leadership Programs storage. When treatment of Student Go

Dues Any club or organization except fraternities and sororities that collect dues must deposit these funds in their Student Government Association Account. By collecting dues, the organization will become ineligible for funding by Student Government Association except for events open to entire student body. Petty Cash Advance Petty cash is available to organizations through the Office of Student Activities and Leadership Programs for emergency use only in the form of a College check prepared i

Ticket Policy All ticket sales are to be conducted in the Office of Student Activities and Leadership Programs or at the event, when appropriate. All tickets must be sequentially prenumbered. Ticket numbers issued, used and unused must be properly accounted for and documented on the Ticket Sales Audit Form. All unused tickets are to be returned along with the form within twentyfour 24 hours of the event. An Event ProfitLoss Summary and Evaluation form that itemizes income and expenditures and

least two members of an organization attend functions so they can participate in different segments of the retreat, conference, convention, or seminar. If a club or organization wishes to send more than the number of individuals granted funding, then these delegates will be funded from the groups fundraising revenue or by the individuals themselves. The organization may spend no more than fifty percent 50 of their allocated budget on conference travel. An approved College Represe

An organization may use up to thirty 30 percent of appropriated money to purchase food for open events. Additional requests for money for food may be granted, on a casebycase basis, which will be determined by the Finance 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 be publicized in the same manner. . Organization Recruitment and Recognition Specific Spending Po

FINANCE COMMITTEE General Information Student Government Association funds should provide students with a means for intellectual, cultural and social development on campus. The Finance Committee is a subcommittee of the Student Government Association, and it bears the responsibility of appropriating Student Activity Funds to the various SGA recognized student clubs and organizations at Gateway Community College. The Finance Committee is an important subcommittee, because it can prudently provide

All organizations planning to appear before the Finance Committee for monetary requests, must submit 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 officer of the organization requesting funds must appear before the Finance Committee to justify hisher request. Appropriations will not be made without a representative of the respective student or

Constitution Adopted January 2005 Preamble We the students of Gateway Community College, in order to form a democratic, efficient and responsible Student Government to represent, lead and unify the student body, to decide and recommend for the students upon any matter involving the student interests, to promote common understanding between students, faculty, and administration, while protecting the individual rights of students, do hereby establish and adopt this Constitution and its ByLaws for

Article III Membership Section 1. Section 2. All students of GCC are eligible for membership in the SGA upon payment of their tuition and fees. Membership is established by signing the official SGA roster in the Student Government Association Office or the Office of Student Activities and Leadership, or at an SGA meeting. Article IV Officers Executive Board Section 1. The SGA shall consist of the following elected executive officers President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer as well as

D. Section 6. present the new information. All emergency actions are subject to the SGA Advisors approval. All Officers serve at the pleasure of the SGA and once elected may be removed as defined by Article VII of the SGA Bylaws. Article V Duties of the Officers Section 1. Duties of the President A. Preside over meetings of the SGA and chair the Executive Board. B. Use correct parliamentary procedure. C. Exercise the power of veto on any SGA actions where heshe deems necessary. D. Vote on ma

C. D. E. Assist in preparing vouchers for payment in a timely manner. Approve club expenditures in compliance with the Student Activity Fund Financial Guidelines. Be available to students during office hours. Article VI Meetings Section 1. Any student, staff, or faculty member of GCC may attend a SGA meeting. Nonmembers of the SGA will be recognized to speak provided their name is placed on the agenda prior to the meeting. All meetings shall be conducted in the following manner A. The Preside

Article VIII Responsibilities of the SGA Advisor The Office of Student Activities and Leadership Section 1. To advise the SGA these rules are followed A. Advising To advise and counsel the officers and members on proposed programs and activities and keep the officers aware of new policies, regulations, resources, and services available to them. B. Attendance Must attend all of the meetings and activities of the SGA. C. Minutes To review the minutes of each meeting. D. Compliance To assist the O

Section 4. Deposits to the Student Activity Fund are made by a business office representative once they have been processed by the Office of Student Activities and Leadership. A monthly report will be given to the SGA Treasurer and Office of Student Activities and Leadership by the business office regarding all account activity. The Student Government Association shall maintain an operating account for itself within the Student Activity Fund. Article x Expenditures Disbursements From the Stude

Section 5. All outstanding bills from the current academic year must be processed by June 30th. Any bills not submitted for payment by that date will become the responsibility of the club, organization, or person who did not submit the bill for payment in the appropriate time frame. Section 6. Equipment purchased with SGA funds must remain the property of the SGA and may be used by any clubs and organizations with the stipulation that full responsibility be assumed by the borrower. No equipme

Section 2. Section 3. Quorum for the adoption of an amendment shall consist of 50 1 of those present at the meeting before a motion to vote can be called. Twothirds majority of the quorum shall be necessary for ratification of the proposed amendment. Article xII Governing Rules Section 1. The most current edition of Roberts Rules of Order Newly Revised shall govern all matters not addressed in this constitution. In the event that Senate has not convened at time of proposed Amendment 80

ByLaws Adopted January 2005 Article I Membership Section 1. General Membership Any student who pays a student activity fee upon payment of their tuition to the college is automatically a member of the GCC SGA. Voting Membership A. Any student may be eligible for voting membership after attending three 3 consecutive meetings per academic semester, and filling out the SGA Voting Membership Registration form available in the Student Government Office, the Office of Student Activities and Leadership

Section 4. Appointed Senators A. There shall be a maximum of ten 10 senators. Seven 7 appointed senators representing each academic division including Allied Health, Engineering and Applied Technology, Arts and Humanities, Business, MathScience, Nursing and Social Sciences shall have one 1 senatorial position on the Student Government. B. Each Senator must be matriculated into the academic division which they intend to represent, maintain a 2.0 GPA or above, and be in good standing with the Col

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 have one vote on any and all legislative matters. C. There are no term limits for Organizational Representatives. D. A club or organization that does not have representation at two or more meetings will forfeit their funding. Article II Election Procedures Section 1. Criteria and TimeLine for Elec

Article IIa. Procedure for Filling Vacancies on the Executive Board Section 1. In the event of a vacant office, nominations will be accepted at the next regularly scheduled meeting of the SGA. If the VicePresident or Secretary resigns, is otherwise unable to serve, or in the event of impeachment, replacement of the position becomes the responsibility of the President. Once the President nominates an individual, the nominee must receive at least twothirds vote of the Executive Board to be confirm

Section 2. Special Meetings Special meetings with special agendas may be called as deemed necessary by the President or by majority of the SGA voting members. Quorum A. Quorum shall consist of fifty 50 percent plus one of the Executive Council of the SGA. B. Quorum must be present throughout the meeting to conduct business unless absent member has cast their vote by proxy. Official proxy form must be in the hands of the SGA Secretary C. No quorum is necessary for adjournment. Article IV Committ

Section 3. Campus Activities Board CAB A. CAB shall be comprised of students whose responsibility will be to program student activities throughout the year. B. An appointment will be made by the SGA President as to who will chair the Campus Activities Board based on the Recommendation of the Director of Student Leadership Programs Activities. C. All proposed activities shall meet the requirements set forth by the Student Activity Fund. Food Service Committee The food service committee shall be

D. E. F. G. H. 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 Activities the SGA Executive Board will confirm the nomination with a unanimous vote or deny with due cause. 4. Advisors must participate in the Student Organization Advisor training on a yearly basis prior to beginning their term as a Club Advisor. 5. Advisors must uphold all club policies and procedures as outlined in the Stud

Article VII Impeachment Section 1. If any Executive Officer or Senator fails to fulfill the duties of hisher office, heshe may be removed through the following procedure A. A special meeting of the Executive Council must be called with an agenda dealing solely with the issue of impeachment. B. The Chair President may appoint an individual to preside over the impeachment hearing in hisher place if heshe feels they cannot remain objective. C. The person in question will have an opportunity to resp


INSTITUTIONAL POLICIES AFFIRMATIVE ACTION Gateway Community College is an academic unit of the Connecticut State Colleges Universities System.. The administration is charged with a responsibility to execute the academic policies and procedures promulgated by its governing board that relate to affirmative action. The Board endorses and expects full compliance with the requirements of law, including, but not limited to positive action designed to identify and remove practices, policies, or other

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 should be involved in formulating educational and informational activities. Restrictions shall not be placed on admission, programs, services, or employment offered to an individual on the basis of a diagnosis of AIDS, unless it has been medically determined that there is risk of infection or danger

COLLEGE CLOSING AND DELAYS If, because of inclement weather or other emergencies, the College announces a delayed opening, classactivity cancellation, or governors order for closing, the following radio and television stations are notified WELI, WKCI, WICC, WEBE, WKSS, WPLR, STAR, WTIC, WTNH TV 8, WFSB TV 3, and WVIT TV 30. Please tune in to these stations for uptotheminute reports. Students may also call the College ClosingDelay Telephone Line at 203 2852049. Call 203 2852610 for the Early Lear

All colleges shall develop and enforce policies regarding the sale, distribution, possession, or consumption of alcoholic beverages on campus, subject to state and federal law. Consistent with previous board policy, the consumption of alcoholic beverages on campus may be authorized by the president subject to the following conditions, as appropriate a When a temporary permit for the sale of alcoholic beverages has been obtained and Dram Shop Act insurance had been purchased b When a college pe

C Making it a requirement that each new employee be given a copy of the statement noted above D Notifying the employee in the statement required by the above paragraph that, as a condition of employment, the employee will 1 abide by the terms of the statement, and 2 notify the employer of any criminal drug statute conviction for a violation occurring in the workplace no later than five days after such conviction E Notifying the agency within ten days after receiving notice under subparagraph D 2

Adequate Immunization MeaslesRubellaMumpsVaricella Beginning August 1, 2010, Section 10a155 of the Connecticut general statutes will require that each full time or matriculating student provide proof of adequate immunization against Measles, Mumps, Rubella MMR and Varicella as recommended by the Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices ACIP. A copy of the statute is available at httpwww.cga.ct.gov2009pubchap185b.thmhtmSec10a155.htm . FulltimeMatriculating Students The new requirements will

INSURANCE COVERAGE All students who are registered for courses in Banner including credit and noncredit, full and parttime students will automatically be covered under the School Time Injury Only Plan A that covers accidents in schoolrelated activities, except intercollegiate athletics. Athletic programs have their own insurance coverage. Optional 24 Hour Injury Sickness Insurance Plan Plan B is available for all students registered in Banner credit, noncredit, fulltime and parttime. This pl

PROPER USE OF COLLEGE COMPUTERS AND RESOURCES All resources and facilities on the System Data Center, including the computer center and campus computing sites, are to be used solely for legitimate and authorized academic and administrative purposes. Any unauthorized or illegitimate use of the computer systems or resources may result in a loss of access privileges as well as college disciplinary and or legal action in accordance with Section 53a250, et seq., of the General Statutes. Administrativ

to protect any software on the account. Any student found utilizing accounts other than hisher own will be subject to disciplinary action. Downloading of any software from the Internet to be used on computers without the prior consent of the Department of Computer Services, whether they are wallpapers, screen savers, games, etc. is strictly forbidden. Any copies of public domain software must contain the same limitation notices as the originals. RACISM AND ACTS OF INTOLERANCE The community colle

harassment if it occurs in a work environment and it is unwanted. In the workplace, this behavior blatantly manifests itself when a promotion, performance evaluation or job retention is conditional on a sexual relationship. The corollary in the classroom to this scenario is making the grade in the course conditional. In both cases the behavior is considered sexual harassment and is illegal. Romanticsexual liaisons between a faculty member or a professional staff member and a student for whom the


STATEMENT OF STUDENT RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS In June 1967, a joint committee, comprised of representatives from the American Association of University Professors, U.S. National Student Association, and other academic organizations, drafted the joint Statement of Rights and Freedom of Students. Gateway adopted the statement in 1969. The following is an edited reprint of that document Academic institutions exist for the transmission of knowledge, the pursuit of truth, the development of students and t

Freedom of Inquiry and Expression Students and student organizations are free to examine and to discuss all questions of interest to them and to express opinions publicly and privately. They are free to support causes by orderly means in such a manner as to not disrupt the regular and essential operation of the college. At the same time, it should be made clear to the academic and the larger community that in their public expressions or demonstrations, students or student organizations speak onl

5.2.1 Policy on Student Conduct Section 1 Student Conduct Philosophy Academic institutions exist for the transmission of knowledge, the pursuit of truth, the development of students and the general wellbeing of society. This Policy is intended to ensure that members of the College community are able to pursue their goals in an atmosphere free from unreasonable interference or threat of interference. This Policy is also intended to foster the development of important values, including accountabil

1. Demonstrate respect for the College community by acting in accordance with published Board policies and College rules and regulations 2. Demonstrate academic integrity by not engaging in conduct that has as its intent or effect the false representation of a students academic performance, including but not limited to a. cheating on an examination, b. collaborating with others in work to be presented, contrary to the stated rules of the course, c. plagiarizing, including the submission of other

8. Contribute to a safe and healthy learning and working environment by refraining from the unauthorized possession or use of weapons or dangerous instruments as defined by law and pursuant to Board Policy, and by refraining from possessing or using other objects in a manner that causes harm, threatens or endangers oneself or others 9. Respect oneself and others in the community by refraining from knowingly possessing, using, transferring, selling or being under the influence of any controlled s

5. Warning is a written notice to the student indicating that he or she has engaged in conduct that is in violation of Section 3 of this Policy and that any repetition of such conduct or other conduct that violates this Policy is likely to result in more serious sanctions 6. Community Restitution requires a student to perform a number of hours of service on the campus or in the community at large. Section 5 Procedures The following procedures shall govern the enforcement of this Policy 1. Inform

4. If, upon the conclusion of the Deans investigation, the Dean determines that there is reason to believe the student has committed a violation of any part of Section 3 of this Policy and, after considering both the possible violation and the prior conduct record of the student, that a sanction of less than suspension or expulsion is appropriate, the Dean shall schedule an administrative conference with the student. The student shall be given reasonable notice of the time and place of the confe

7. As used herein, the term impartial shall mean that the individual was not a party to the incident under consideration and has no personal interest in the outcome of the proceedings. Prior to the commencement of the hearing, the student who is subject to the hearing may challenge the appointment of an impartial party or panel member on the grounds that the persons is are not impartial. The challenge shall be made in writing to the Dean and shall contain the reasons for the assertion that the p

Section 7 Miscellaneous The written decision resulting from an administrative conference or a hearing under this Policy shall become part of the students educational record and shall be subject to the provisions of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act FERPA. While student educational records are generally protected from disclosure by FERPA, there are a number of exceptions to this rule. Students should be aware that a record concerning hisher behavior while a student at the College may

Definition of Consent Consent must be informed, freely and actively given, involving an understandable exchange of affirmative words or actions, which indicates a willingness to participate in mutually agreed upon sexual activity. It is the responsibility of the initiator to obtain clear and affirmative responses at each stage of sexual involvement. The lack of a negative response is not consent. Consent may not be given by a minor or by any individual who is incapacitated, whether voluntarily o

Confidentiality While the College will treat reports of sexual misconduct and relationship violence seriously and with sensitivity for all concerned, the College cannot assure complete confidentiality in all instances with respect to such information, particularly when that information pertains to an offense or an alleged offender that may affect the safety of others on campus or is mandated to be reported. Time for Reporting Normally reports must be received by the Dean of Student Affairs or ot

Policy on Student Rights Section 1 Rights of Students It is the policy of the Board of Trustees of CommunityTechnical colleges that the educational offerings of the community colleges be available to students without regard to the individuals race, color, religious creed, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, marital status, sexual orientation, mental or learning or physical disability, including, but not limited to blindness, or prior conviction of a

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, mental retardation or physical disability, prior conviction of a crime, political beliefs, veteran status, or sexual preference, the Dean of Student Affairs shall consult with the colleges affirmative action person during the course of the investigation. c. In the case of a grievance against a Dean, the griev

4. The foregoing decision may be appealed to the President by filing a statement of appeal within ten 10 calendar days of the date of the decision. Review by the President shall be on the basis of the written record unless heshe decides that fairness requires broader review. The decision of the President shall be final. The time frames provided herein may be modified by the President for good cause shown. Advisory Committee The President may establish an advisory committee of students and staff


SECURITY INTRODUCTION 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 establishes a process for raising awareness of safety on College campuses. Broader awareness of campus safety issues and procedures at Gateway Community College is the first step toward improving the security of students and staff. The College is located in Downtown New Haven, with some programs lo

College Identification Card Each student, faculty and staff member must obtain a photo identification card that must be presented to staff when requested, to borrow books from the library and is required for garage access parking and admission to collegesponsored activities and special events. ID Card IssuingReplacement Security issues all ID Cards Students will be required to show their current registrationbill, and a valid form of picture state ID in order to receive their ID Card No reissu

Visitor Parking Anyone visiting the college for business before the semester begins will be considered a visitor. Visitors will park in the Temple Street Garage and receive a ticket. Tickets will be validated by Gateway at the Security areas. Cards are valid for the hours of Garage Operation see below Hours of College Parking Garage Operation Spring and Fall Semesters, both Garages Monday Thursday ................. 530 a.m. 1145 p.m. Friday ......................................... 700 a.m.

Policies Regarding Possession, Use, and Sale of Alcoholic Beverages and Controlled Substances These provisions shall apply to all colleges under the jurisdiction of the Board of Trustees of CommunityTechnical Colleges 1. No student or employee shall knowingly possess, use, distribute, transmit, sell, or be under the influence of any controlled substance on the College campus or off the College campus at a Collegesponsored activity, function, or event. Use or possession of a drug authorized by a

Security Guard Responsibilities The College Security Guards investigate, render assistance and notify the College Administration in all cases involving accidents, thefts, emergency situations and all matters of facility, staff and student security. Security guards also provide for traffic control in the parking lots. In those instances where outside assistance e.g. New Haven Police, Connecticut State Police, fire, etc. is needed, the contact will be made by the College Administration unless a cl


APPENDIx A PERSONNEL Chief Administrative Officers President Dean of Academic Affairs Dean of Administrative Affairs Dean of Workforce Development and Continuing Education Dean of Development and Community Partnerships Dean of Student Affairs Dr. Dorsey L. Kendrick Dr. Mark Kosinski Mr. Louis DAntonio Ms. Victoria L. Bozzuto Ms. Mary Ellen Cody Dr. Wilson Luna STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES DIRECTORY Dean of Academic Affairs Dean of Student Affairs Director of Enrollment Management Director of Career

APPENDIx B WHERE TO GO FOR ASSISTANCE Obtain information regarding Academic Programs Student Success Center Books and Supplies Career Planning Change AddressName Change of Major Change of Schedule Childcare News ReleasesMedia Course Overload Current Events Graduation Audits I. D. Cards International Students Lost and Found Making Photocopies Parttime employment CCN Payments Tuition, Fees Research Faculty member Counselor Scholarships, Grants, Loans Student Government Association Student Employ

Academic Affairs N311 Academic Planning Advising N208 Admissions N207 Allied Health S405 Art Gallery S101 Art Graphics S329332 Bookstore N109 N216 Bursar Business Programs S300301 Caf Vincenzo S102 N107 Cafeteria Center for Advancement Studies S216 S205 Center for Education Services Center for Working Students N212 Communications Studio N007 Community Center N100 Computer Lab S122 S212 Computer Lab Computer Lab S321 Computer Lab N200 Computer Lab N322 N213 CONNTAC Counseling Student Success N

N311 Academic A airs Admissions Allied Health Art Gallery Art Graphics Bookstore Bursar Caf Vincenzo Cafeteria North PARKING N208 N207 S405 S101 S329332 N109 N216 S300301 S102 N107 S216 S205 N212 N007 N100 S122 S212 S321 N200 N322 Academic Planning 4 3 2 1 0 Business Programs Center for Advance Center for Educatio Center for Working Communications S Computer Lab Computer Lab Computer Lab Computer Lab Computer Lab CONNTAC Community Cente PARKING N213 N213 S112118 N321 S406 N220 S427


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