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

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, and

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 ..................................................................................................... 5 6 C

INDEX Academic Planning Advising ............................................................................ 8 Academic Calendar 20132014 ............................................................

Security ............................................................................................................... 71 Crime Report, Uniform Campus ...............................................

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

PART II STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES ACADEMIC PLANNING ADVISING ROOM N213 2032852090 Counseling Student Success Center Academic advising keeps students informed about the campus community and its many r

GCC Blackboard web page www.gatewayct.edudistancelearning 247365 Technical Support 18669401928 toll free BOOKSTORE ROOM N109 2038655614 The bookstore carries all course textbooks, other reading mater

Placement ReTesting Policy Students wishing to register for courses beyond the Placement Test recommendation ACCUPLACER must get faculty approval from the Math andor English Department. The department

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 s

The counseling staff provides individual academic and career advising, assistance with transfer to fouryear institutions, and personal counseling regarding issues that may interfere with goal achievem

in enrollment status, additional resources, scholarships, andor lack of completion of necessary information to determine eligibility. All awards are based upon a students enrollment status at the end

Electronic Classroom Used for Information Literacy Instruction classes and library workshops. Electronic Devices Graphing Calculators, Kindle and Nook may be borrowed for a designated period. IPads ca

REGISTRAR ROOM N214 2032852221 The Registrar is dedicated to serving the faculty and students through scheduling, registration, record keeping and reporting. Please utilize the links on the website to

Information about benefits is available on the V.A. website,, and from the certifying official.Students receiving V.A. benefits must notify the Certifying Official of their course sc

PART III STUDENT ACTIVITIES LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS THE OFFICE OF STUDENT ACTIVITIES AND LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS Along with its formal academic life, the college facilitates a wide variety of social, cultura

the policies and procedures of the Office of Student Activities and Leadership Programs or discriminating against students may lose its Student Government Association and College recognition. All stud

Programs once the Event Reservation Scheduling Form has been submitted to the Office of Student Activities and Leadership Programs. Events and room assignments are made on a firstcome, firstserved bas

All solicitations, drives, and sales held on campus must be sponsored by recognized student organizations and must be approved by the Office of Student Activities and Leadership Programs. A Student Ac

12. News media organizations must obtain authorization from the Director of student Leadership Programs and Activities prior to paper delivery to the campus. 13. Use of any bulletin board or authorize

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 for events,

Supervisory Responsibilities of College Representatives for Off Campus Student ActivitiesDay Trips No less than two College Representatives are required for any student organization sponsored bus tri

All Travel Authorizations for student organization travel must be authorized by the Director of Student Leadership Programs and Activities, the Dean of Student Affairs and the President of the Colleg

6. Organizations, their advisors and College Representatives are required to comply with the College Policies. Violation of these policies leaves the sponsoring student organization and its officers o

13. Membership in all SGA student organizations shall be open to any activity fee paying student of the College community who is willing to subscribe to the stated aims and philosophy of the organizat

5. All advisors serve at the pleasure of the student organization and the Student Government Association. Student organization members must vote to nominate a fulltime facultystaff member to serve as

Organizations may elect to have a secondary Advisor who must be an employee of the College with the exception of student employees. A Secondary Advisor may serve as a resource to an organization for

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 refle

Committee, which would consist of the SGA Executive Officers and the Campus Activities Board Senator, during the interim period May 1 to the first day of classes in the fall semester. The SGA Treasure

to be used for programs that will benefit the entire student body. Dues collected must be deposited in the organizations Student Activity Fund Account through the Student Organization FundraisingEvent

Student Activity Fund Payment Request System Student groups must use the Office of Student Activities and Leadership Programs Student Activity Fund Payment Request System to spend money from the Stude

4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. their respective records. Payment will not be made without the authorized signature of the Director of Student Leadership Programs and Activities and the Dean of Student Affair

7. There must be four copies of the PSA. One copy is to be returned to the performeragency, the sponsoring club or organization retains a copy, and the third copy is to accompany the Payment Request a

Donations Any student organization supported with Student Activity Fees shall report all donations to the organization from all sources to the SGA Treasurer and Director of Student Leadership Program

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 returne

An approved College Representative must attend the conference or convention. One hundred percent 100 of the College Representatives cost will be paid from the groups allocated or fundraising account.

program participants. Prizes cannot exceed 50 per person and only students are eligible to receive them. Organizations cannot provide cash prizes and all prizes must be verifiable with a receipt from

Any member of the student body in good standing with the College is eligible to become a member of the Finance committee. Members are selected by the Executive Board of the Student Government Associat

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

Section 4. Elected Officers are allowed to have their votes cast by proxy in the event they cannot be present during the voting. The proxy must be submitted with the voters signature. An official prox

Article VI Meetings Section 1. Any student, staff, or faculty member of GCC may attend a SGA meeting. Section 2. Nonmembers of the SGA will be recognized to speak provided their name is placed on the

Section 2. The Student Activity Fund is placed into a bank account under the College name. The funds will be determined by the number of total students enrolled at the college. Section 3. The Student

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 borrowe

Student Government Association ByLaws 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. S

3 There shall be one 1 Senator for Clubs and Organizations whose duty shall be to Chair the InterClub Council, coordinate the Activities Fair, and oversee Club and Organization constitution review. F.

Section 4. If the Treasurers position becomes vacant the President must consult with the members of the Finance Committee if one exist, and nominate one of those individuals. The nominee must receive

C. The Election Committee must uphold the Constitution and its ByLaws, and follow the guidelines of said documents in conducting its business. D. Committee members are nominated by the President and c

F. The SGA President and Director of Student Leadership Programs and Activities will review the information to ensure that it meets the necessary requirements. G. If the minimum requirements are met,

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

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 b

2. The right to request amendment of an education record that the student believes is inaccurate. Students may ask an appropriate College official to amend a record that they believe is inaccurate. Th

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

Achieving the goal of full participation and integration of people with disabilities requires cooperative efforts within and among higher education. The Board of Regents will work to achieve a higher

GCC offers associate in art and associate in science degrees in more than 40 disciplines, including accounting, business, business office technology, computer information systems, computer science and

Protection Against Improper Academic Expression Students should have protection through orderly procedures against prejudiced or capricious academic evaluation. At the same time, they are responsible

a. In the course of each investigation, the Office of Student Development shall consult with the Dean responsible for the area of college operations in which the grievance arose. b. In the case of a g

3. At Gateway Community College, the Academic Standards Committee serves as an Appeals Committee to review grades being redressed. The student shall be afforded the right to present a statement of app

PART V STUDENT CONDUCT CIVILITY What is Civility Freedom to teach and freedom to learn are inseoarable facets of academic freedom. The freedom to learn depends upon appropriate opportunities and cond

This Policy is also intended to foster the development of important values, including accountability, responsibility, fairness, respect for self and others, appreciation of personal freedoms and a rec

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 others ideas or papers whe

9. Respect oneself and others in the community by refraining from knowingly possessing, using, transferring, selling or being under the influence of any controlled substance, as defined by law, or pos

Section 5 Procedures The following procedures shall govern the enforcement of this Policy 1. Information that a student may have violated this Policy should be submitted to the Office of Student Devel

3. Following the imposition of interim restrictions or interim suspension, if any, the Office of Student Development shall promptly investigate the information received by meeting with individuals who

6. If the student requests a hearing, heshe is entitled to the following a. to be heard, within five 5 business days, or as soon as reasonably possible, by an impartial party or panel whose members sh

a. a violation of the procedures set forth herein significantly prejudiced the student andor b. the information presented to the impartial party or panel was not substantial enough to justify the deci

1. Instruct the student to stop the objectionable behavior andor ask the student to leave the classroom for the remainder of the class. 2. Meet to followup with the student and a. present the student

These provisions shall apply to all colleges under the jurisdiction of the board 1. No student or employee shall knowingly possess, use, distribute, transmit, sell, or be under the influence of any co

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 a

No person shall use the Gateway Community College computer resources for monetary gain, development of software intended for sale, or to copy public domain software for other than personal use. Any co

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 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 requi

Traffic violations are punishable by fines andor towing of vehicles at the owners expense. Parked vehicles that create a hazard, impede traffic flow or restrict parking will be tagged andor towed at t

Right to File a Complaint No administrator of an institution of higher education shall interfere with the right of a student or employee of such institution to file a complaint with the state police,

PART VII APPENDICES PERSONNEL Chief Administrative Officers APPENDIX A President Dean of Academic Affairs Dean of Administrative Affairs Dean of Workforce Development and Continuing Education Dean o

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 Ch


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