TMCC Policy Manual: Institutional Policies

Policies 7000-7999: Institutional Policies

Policy 7001: Alcohol and Drug Free Work Place

Alcohol and drug abuse and the use of alcohol and drugs in the work place are issues of concern to the State of Nevada. It is the policy of the state to ensure that its employees do not: report for work in an impaired condition resulting from the use of alcohol or drugs, consume alcohol while on duty, at a work site or on state property. Any employee who violates this policy is subject to disciplinary action. This policy is applicable to all classified and unclassified employees of agencies in State government. Specific federal guidelines, statutory provisions and regulations applicable to this policy are set down in the Drug Free Work Place Act and Chapter 284 of the Nevada Revised Statutes and the Nevada Administrative Code.

Responsible Office(s): Human Resources

Procedure: Procedures may be found in NRS 284.406.

Updated: October 15, 2013

Policy 7002: Protection of Children

TMCC is committed to maintaining a supportive and safe educational environment, one that seeks to enhance the well being of all members of the TMCC community, which includes creating a secure environment for children who may participate in TMCC programs or activities, or be present at TMCC facilities and events. The TMCC procedures for the protection of children are intended for the protection of all children who participate in TMCC events or activities for children or who are TMCC students. Unless otherwise noted, children are permitted at events and venues open to the public on TMCC property. TMCC reserves the right to determine whether selected events or venues are appropriate for unescorted or unsupervised children.

Responsible Office(s): TMCC Student Services

Procedure: Procedures may be obtained by contacting the Vice President of Student Services.

See Also: Protection of Children Procedure

Updated: March 10, 2014

Policy 7003: Unsupervised Children

Children shall not be left unsupervised on campus.

Responsible Office(s): University Police Department

Procedure: In the event that an unsupervised child is discovered, the person locating the child should remain with the child and immediately notify University Police Department. Additional procedures are outlined in the TMCC College Catalog.

Updated: May 16, 2017

Policy 7004: Hate Crimes

TMCC considers hate crimes to be unacceptable and antithetical to its commitments to diversity, inclusiveness, and the right of every individual to be treated with dignity and respect. To ensure an environment that fosters civility and mutual respect for members of the TMCC community, hate crimes are prohibited. When any act motivated by hatred or prejudice occurs, the College will ensure that it is dealt with on a priority basis and use every necessary legal resource to rapidly and decisively identify the suspects and bring them to justice.

Responsible Office(s): University Police Department

Procedure: Procedures may be obtained from University Police Department.

Updated: May 16, 2017

Policy 7005: Student Conduct

Truckee Meadows Community College supports the principle of freedom of expression for both faculty/staff and students. The College respects the rights of faculty/staff to teach and provide services and students to learn and benefit from services. Maintenance of these rights requires class/office conditions that do not impede their exercise. Behavior that seriously interferes with either (1) the faculty/staff’s ability to conduct the class/office or (2) the ability of other students to profit from the instructional program or service will not be tolerated. An individual engaging in disruptive behavior may be subject to disciplinary action per Title 2, Chapter 10 of the Board of Regents Handbook. Furthermore, other behavior not covered in this policy is subject to the policy as outlined in Title 2, Chapter 10 of the Board of Regents Handbook.

Responsible Office(s): Vice President of Student Services and Diversity

Procedure:  Procedures are available on the Vice President of Student Services website and Title 2, Chapter 10 of the Board of Regents Handbook.

Updated: April 14, 2017

Policy 7010: TMCC Police Department Usage of Audio and Video Equipment

Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC) shall adhere to all applicable federal laws, Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS), and Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) Board of Regents Handbook policies relating to video and audio equipment usage.

Responsible Office(s): University Police Department

Procedure: Procedures may be obtained from University Police Department.

Updated: May 16, 2017

Policy 7015: Service Animals/Pets

Service animals are welcome in all buildings on campus and may attend classes, meetings or other co-curricular events with some exceptions outlined in the procedures. Students with disabilities desiring to use a service animal on campus are encouraged to first contact the Disability Resource Center (DRC) office to register as a student with a disability. The DRC will evaluate the disability and recommend any additional accommodations appropriate to the functional limitations of the disability based on the documentation received. Employees with a disability must register a service animal with the ADA Coordinator in Human Resources.

Responsible Office(s): Human Resources and Disability Resource Center

Procedure: The procedures for service animals are available on the DRC website.

Updated: September 26, 2019

Policy 7020: Academic Dishonesty

It is the policy of Truckee Meadows Community College that a student may receive academic and disciplinary sanctions for an act of academic dishonesty, which may include, but is not limited to, an intentional act of lying, cheating, plagiarizing, or other attempts of obtaining or earning grades under false pretenses. This policy is consistent with the College’s efforts to maintain ethical practices and integrity. This is also supported by the disciplinary procedures for all NSHE students as fully outlined in the Board of Regents Handbook, Title 2, Chapter 10.

Responsible Office(s): TMCC Faculty Senate (Policy Development and Revisions) and Student Conduct Officer (Enforcement)

Procedure: Regulations and Procedures may be found on the Faculty Senate website and in the course catalog.

Updated: November 17, 2021