Purpose and Scope

NHTI as an institution within the Community College System of New Hampshire (CCSNH) and in accordance with CCSNH Policy 730.01 hereby recognizes the dangers inherent in student hazing, condemns the practice and places students and staff on notice that hazing must be treated as a criminal offense as per the State of New Hampshire Criminal Code Revised Statutes Annotated Section 631:7 – Student Hazing and reported to the police, and will subject those who participate in it to college disciplinary procedures as well.

Definitions

For the purpose of this policy, the following terms shall have the meanings ascribed to them below:

Hazing means any act directed toward any full-time or part-time student, or any coercion or intimidation of a student to act, participate in, or submit to any act which is likely or would be reasonably perceived as likely to cause physical or psychological injury to any person and is a condition of initiation, admission, or continued membership in the college, or any fraternity, sorority, student organization or other college or college-affiliated or sanctioned organization.

Prohibitions and Obligations

  1. Hazing is a Class B misdemeanor in the State of New Hampshire Criminal Code (NH RSA 631:7), for any person who knowingly participates, any student who knowingly submits, and any person who has direct knowledge of it and fails to report it to the school authorities and the police.
  1. It is also a Class B misdemeanor for the college or any fraternity, sorority, student organization or other college-affiliated organization to knowingly or negligently fail to take reasonable measures within the scope of its authority to prevent it, or fail to report it to the police. Express or implied consent of the victim is not a defense to the crime of hazing.
  1. No college student, official, or employee shall participate in hazing.
  1. No college student, official, or employee shall knowingly submit to hazing without reporting as soon as is practicable to the police and the Vice President of Student Affairs/Campus Safety, etc.
  1. Any college student, official, or employee having direct knowledge of hazing occurring in connection with the college or any college-affiliated organization shall forthwith report it to the Vice President of Student Affairs, Campus Safety, etc., or to the police.
  1. Any college official, or employee present at the scene of any hazing shall take all reasonable steps within the scope of his/her authority, and any college student, official or employee present at the scene of any hazing shall report it to the Vice-President of Student Affairs, Campus Safety and to the police, without delay.
  1. Anyone in the college community who has knowledge or reasonably suspects that an act of hazing will occur shall forthwith report it to the college authorities or to the police.
  1. Copies of this policy shall be made a part of the official student handbook and the college personnel policies, and posted conspicuously on college bulletin boards at various locations on campus.

NHTI – Concord’s Community College is committed to providing a safe and secure learning and working environment for students, faculty, staff, vendors and visitors.

Students, staff, faculty and guests are prohibited from having a weapon on the NHTI campus, or property leased or controlled by NHTI; including in any residence hall at any time.

For the purpose of this policy, firearms and weapons are defined as followed:

  • Firearms and ammunition (live or expended) including, but not limited to shotguns, rifles, pistols, BB guns, dart guns, paint guns, airsoft guns and starter pistols
  • Non-firearms that shoot a projectile including but not limited to blow guns, bows and arrows
  • Legal knives with a blade over three inches in length and others bladed weapons to include any type of sword, hatchet or axe. Residence Hall students will be limited to three knives in their possession.
  • Martial arts weapons, including, but not limited to nunchuks and throwing stars
  • Self-defense weapons to including, but not limited to mace, pepper-spray or taser.
  • Any explosive materials, gunpowder, fuses, accelerants or materials which when used in combination could be used to construct an explosive device
  • Any type of inert weapon or ammunition including, but not limited to firearms, artillery shell, grenades may not be used for decoration
  • Any other device that could be or appear to be of danger to other persons

Exceptions to this policy:

  • NH Police Standards and Training personnel, sworn law enforcement officers and Military personnel who are activated in times of a State or National Emergency
  • Knives with blades in excess of three inches that in which the design for its exclusive purpose are for use as an eating utensils or cutlery
  • Starter pistols may be utilized for specific events by qualified persons with the prior approval of the Director of Campus Safety
  • Military or Law Enforcement Personnel who as part of a demonstration for career days, educational purposes or for ceremonies with prior authorization of the Director of Campus Safety
  • Tools used by faculty, staff or students in the course of their instruction or as required as a function of their work.

Any student, staff, faculty member or guest found to be in violation of this policy will be subject to possible removal from NHTI.

Student found in violation of this policy will have the prohibited firearm or other weapon, or any object in its manner of use or its threatened use as a weapon will be seized from the student and the student will be referred to Student Conduct.

Any weapon seized and depending on the circumstances will be either turned over to law enforcement, retained by Campus Safety until the owner can remove it from NHTI property or disposed of by Campus Safety.

Guests found in violation of this policy may be placed on the NHTI Persona Non Grata list and prohibited from NHTI property.

Faculty and Staff found to be in violation of this policy may be subject to NHTI Employment Policies.

Policy Purpose

As it does with other highly regulated technologies of scholarly or other operational importance, NHTI seeks to permit Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV throughout the remainder of the policy) to be utilized productively in a manner that fully meets institutional, legal, public safety and ethical responsibilities.

Policy Summary

To provide direction to anyone possessing or operating a UAV on NHTI property.  Direction includes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) registration of specific UAV types, FAA, State and local rules & regulations that govern use, along with specific sanctions for violating this policy.

Definition of Terms in Statement

For the purpose of this policy on UAV’s, the following classifications have been identified:

UAV – Any device which is an aircraft with no pilot on board. UAV’s can be remote controlled aircraft (e.g. flown by a pilot at a ground control station) or can fly autonomously based on pre-programmed flight plans or more complex dynamic automation systems.

FAA – Federal Aviation Administration

“Micro” (UAV) – Weighing less than one pound and made for indoor/outdoor use”

Policy Statement

The use of UAV’s can make significant contributions to College research and service/outreach in a variety of disciplines. Additionally, aerial photography with UAVs can potentially assist in College Academic (Study, Research), land management, athletics, law enforcement and other support functions. 

UAV regulation is emerging and multi-faceted. Particularly with respect to UAVs, public concern with privacy is well documented.  UAV operational safety – entailing both UAV equipment and the pilots who operate it remotely – is regulated by the FAA, although the FAA policy framework is likely to evolve significantly in the near future, this policy will change and remain compliant.

Procedures

  • All individuals possessing and/or operating a UAV on campus will be subject to these regulations.
  • The Department of Campus Safety and/or other designated college official will enforce the policy.

All UAV Operators must abide by these regulations

  1. UAV must be registered according to FAA guidelines.
  2. Before operating an approved UAV on NHTI property, in the designated perimeter, permission must be granted by Concord Regional Airport due to their proximity and FAA regulations. Concord Regional Airport can be reached at 603-229-1760.
  3. UAV must not weigh more than five pounds.
  4. The UAV cannot be flown beyond line of sight.
  5. The UAV may not rise higher than 400 feet in altitude.
  6. UAV must not have metal blade propeller.
  7. UAV’s must not be flown directly over unprotected people, property and structures.
  8. UAV’s are not to be flown in a reckless or careless manner or under the influence of alcohol/drugs.
  9. UAV’s must be registered with Campus Safety. Failure to register could result in fines, disciplinary action and/or loss of privilege to possess UAV on campus.
  10. UAV’s that are “micro”, less than 1 pound and made for indoor/outdoor use are not permitted in Residence Halls or Academic building.
  11. Operating the UAV beyond the established designated perimeters are strictly prohibited.

    The UAV approved perimeter shaded grey is for general use at any time with approved permission as outlined above.

    The secondary approved perimeter shaded orange is for use by NHTI personnel during athletic events and for general use when there is no scheduled activity for the athletic fields.



    The College President or their designee may allow for use of an UAV to be utilized outside of the designated perimeter for such reasons as outlaid in the policy statement.

Sanctions for violating this policy may include

  1. VERBAL WARNING – a verbal notice advising the individual that they are violating or have violated institutional policy.
  2. WRITTEN WARNING/PROBATION – a written reprimand for violation of specified regulations. Probation is for a designated period of time and includes the probability of more severe disciplinary sanctions if the individual is found during the period of probation to be violating any institutional regulations;
  3. LOSS OF PRIVILEGES – denial of specified privileges for a designated period of time (e.g., social probation, vehicular privileges, deactivation of a group, limited access to facilities, Persona Non Grata);
  4. FINES – previously established and published fines may be imposed;
  5. RESTITUTION – compensation for loss, damage, or injury. This may take the form of appropriate service and/or monetary or material replacement;
  6. RESIDENCE HALL SUSPENSION – separation from the residence halls for a definite period of time, after which the individual, group, or organization is eligible to return. Conditions for readmission will be specified;
  7. RESIDENCE HALL EXPULSION – permanent separation from the residence halls;
  8. COLLEGE SUSPENSION – separation from the college for a definite period of time, after which the student, group, or organization is eligible to return.  Conditions for readmission will be specified;
  9. COLLEGE DISMISSAL/EXPULSION – permanent separation from all CCSNH colleges which may include loss of campus visitation privileges.
  10. EDUCATIONAL OR SERVICE SANCTIONS – imposed in addition to or in lieu of the above sanctions; examples of such sanctions include but are not limited to work assignments, service to the college, written letter of apology, mandatory meetings with a college official. Such sanctions require the approval of any person(s) whose participation is required for the completion of the sanction(s).
  11. INTERIM SANCTIONS – In certain circumstances, the President or Vice Presidents of the college, or a designee, may impose a sanction prior to the hearing before a judicial body. Interim sanctions may be imposed only a) to ensure the safety and well-being of members of the college community or preservation of college property; b) to ensure the individuals own physical or emotional safety and well-being; or c) to ensure the normal operations of the college. Notification of the imposition of Interim Sanctions must be communicated to the Judicial Advisor as soon as is practical, as well as to the appropriate Vice President (if the Vice President did not originate the imposition of sanctions).

General Motor Vehicle Parking Provisions

All students, faculty and staff may park their motor vehicles on campus free of charge. Parking on the NHTI campus is on a first come first serve basis. During peak usage it may be necessary to park a distance from your classroom or office. NHTI is designed as a walking campus and most walks are easily managed.

Parking on campus is restricted for the following locations:

Designated Reserved Parking Areas

  • Visitor Parking Spaces
  • Handicapped Parking Areas
  • Dental Patient Parking Area in front of Little Hall
  • The Child and Family Development Center
  • Little Hall parking lot Monday to Friday from 7:30am to 4:00pm
  • Grappone Hall rear parking lot Monday to Friday from 7:00am to 4:00pm
  • Areas designated for Special Events (Marked with caution tape or orange traffic cones)

Any unauthorized vehicle parked in the above listed areas are subject to being ticketed, towed or booted at owner’s expense.

All vehicles parked on campus, anytime, must have a current registration and inspection that are properly displayed. All vehicles parked on campus shall not present an environmental or safety hazard and be in operable condition at all times. Failure to maintain a vehicle in an operable condition will result in the owner being notified in writing by the Campus Safety Department that vehicle must be brought to an operational condition within 7 days of notification. Failure to do so may result in removal of the vehicle from campus at the expense of the vehicle owner.

Parking Permits

Students, staff and faculty are required to have a NHTI issued parking permit displayed on the lower left corner of the vehicle’s rear window. Motorcycles must display a parking permit on the left front fork near their inspection sticker.

Parking permits can be obtained through the Campus Safety Department between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Parking permits may also be obtained by applying for a parking permit online.

Reserved Parking Locations

Signs indicating a parking space is reserved has no time constraints and is reserved 24/7/365. Parking in these areas without prior consent may result in ticketing, booting or towing at the owner’s expense.

Visitor Parking

Guests visiting NHTI for tours, office visits, etc. may park in the visitor parking area outside Sweeney Hall without a valid permit. These spaces are intended for those individuals who wish to gather further information or attend the college. Faculty or staff found parked in this location will be subject to ticketing, booting or towing at the owner’s expense.

Reserved Visitor Parking Spaces

Reserved visitor parking spaces outside Little Hall are available through the President’s office by permit only. A permit will be provided upon your arrival for you to display in your vehicle for the duration of your visit. Failure to display the permit or a vehicle illegally parked in a visitor space may result in ticketing, booting or towing at the owner’s expense.

Overnight Parking

Overnight parking is allowed in D lot and along Fan Road only.

Commuter students, faculty, and staff are responsible for advising Campus Safety if they are planning to leave their vehicle on campus overnight. Vehicle keys must be left with Campus Safety in case the vehicle needs to be moved due to an emergency and/or snow removal.

Handicapped Parking

Handicap parking is reserved for vehicles operated by handicapped persons. All vehicles parked in handicapped spots must display State issued handicapped license plates, decals or a temporary handicap tag issued by Health Services.

Faculty and staff wishing to apply for a temporary parking permit must first complete the request for reasonable accommodation form with Human Resources. After completion of this form notification will be sent to Health Services of the request. Health Services will per policy issue a temporary parking permit for a set period of time. Temporary handicap permits shall not be issued more than (3) three times consecutively. If there is a need for a prolonged permit the individual should seek to obtain a permanent placard through the State of NH.

Temporary Handicapped Tags

In the event of a temporary medical condition (i.e. due to surgery, broken bone, etc.) a temporary handicap parking permit may be obtained through the Director of Health Services.

Documentation from your physician must be provided to the Director of Health Services. The Director of Health Services will then issue a temporary parking permit.

Any vehicle illegally parked in a handicapped parking space will be issued a ticket and may be towed or booted at the owner’s expense.

Motorcycle Parking

There are two concrete pads reserved for motorcycle parking on campus, one in the “C” Lot and one in the “A” Lot. Motorcycle parking is enforced from April 1 through October 31 of the year unless weather conditions dictate a need to expand this timeframe, this shall be done at the discretion of the Campus Safety Department.

Parking Guidelines for Residence Halls

Resident hall students are allowed to have only one vehicle parked on campus. Guests of resident hall students are allowed to park their vehicles overnight on campus in accordance to this parking policy.

Students are allowed to park their vehicle for up to 15 minutes by the Residence Hall entrances for the purpose of loading and unloading only. Any vehicle parked for more than 15 minutes is subject to being ticketed, towed, or booted at owner’s expense.

Loading and unloading of vehicles at the residence halls is limited to:

  • Strout Hall – East and West end entrances
  • South Hall – Front and East end entrances
  • Langley Hall – All four entrances

All residents must remove their vehicle from campus when the residence halls are closed unless arrangements have been made with the Campus Safety Department prior to the closure.

Resident hall students at the direction of the Campus Safety Department will move their vehicles to designated areas for the purposes of snow removal. Timely notifications will be posted at the entrances of Resident Halls and announcements will be made via electronic communication by Residence Life staff. Failure to move for snow removal will result in ticketing or towing at owner’s expense.

Only appropriate staff are allowed to park their vehicles overnight at any residence hall. All other vehicles will be ticketed, towed, or booted at owner’s expense.

Driving on Campus Guidelines

New Hampshire State Laws for parking and the operation of a motor vehicle are applicable to NHTI’s campus. Below are additional guidelines specific to the campus.

There are three speed limit zones on campus:

  • Speed limit on all campus roadways and parking lots is 5 miles per hour unless otherwise posted.
  • Speed limit on Institute Drive – is 20 mph.
  • Speed limit on College Dr & Fan Road – is 15 mph.

Turnarounds on College Drive and at the South end of Fan Road may be used only for reversing direction.

No motorized vehicles are permitted on the walkway to and in the pedestrian tunnel, connecting the Fan Road turnaround to Ft. Eddy Road.

Parking on roadways that block the flow of traffic is prohibited.

Avoidance of a traffic device (cones, speed plateaus, etc.) by driving off of roadways, through parking lots or moving a traffic device is prohibited.

Failure to comply with the directions of a Campus Safety Officer directing traffic is prohibited.

Pedestrians in crosswalks have the right of way. Vehicles will yield to pedestrians at all times.

At the request of a Campus Safety Officer motor vehicle operators on campus must produce a current vehicle registration, driver’s license and, if applicable, current insurance card.

Failure to comply with this traffic and parking policy may result in, but is not limited to the following: ticket, towing, fines, loss of driving or parking privileges on campus, etc.

Athletic Fields

At no point should vehicles be parked along the roadways or on the grass to watch a sporting event. Those vehicle operators that do so will be asked to move their vehicle or will be subject to ticketing, booting or towing at the owner’s expense. It shall be the home team’s responsibility to advise all attendees of the event NHTI’s parking policy.

McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center Parking Lot

The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center parking lot is reserved for patrons attending the Discovery Center only and is marked so accordingly. The parking lot is patrolled by Discovery Center personnel who ticket and tow illegally parked vehicles at the owner’s expense. NHTI has no role in the enforcement of this parking lot.

Tickets, Towing and Fines

The Campus Safety Department will patrol the campus for the purpose of enforcing NHTI policies and motor vehicle law, providing general aid and assistance and crime prevention. Vehicles parked in violation of the parking and traffic policy may be ticketed, booted or towed.

Parking Violations

Parking tickets may be issued for, but are not limited to, any of the following violations:

Fines Will be Assessed as Follows:
No parking permit$10

General Parking Violations

Taking two parking spaces
Parking on the grass/sidewalk/access roads
Parking where signs prohibit/restrict
Parking on a hashed-out end cap/tow zone
Parking in a reserved parking space
Parking on roadway
Park blocking dumpster
Reckless operation
Failure to move for snow removal

 

1st Offense – $10

2nd Offense – $20

3rd Offense – $50

Each Additional Offense – $75

Public Safety Violation

Parking in a handicap space
Parking in a fire lane
Blocking an entrance/exit or roadway
Unregistered and uninspected vehicle
Violations of the NH State Motor Vehicle Statutes

 

1st Offense – $20

2nd Offense – $50

3rd Offense – $100

Each Additional Offense – $100

Reckless Operation$100

Vehicle owner is responsible for any tow/storage fees incurred.

All ticket fines are to be paid within ten (10) days of the date the ticket was issued. Payment is to be made at the Bursar’s Office. Failure to pay fines will result in the withholding of grades, transcripts, degree and/or certificates. Repeat violations are defined as four or more unpaid violations. Receipt of fourth ticket could result in your vehicle being towed.

Should an individual wish to dispute a parking violation, he/she must contact the Director of Campus Safety within ten (10) days of receipt of the ticket, any appeal submitted after the allotted ten days will not be heard.

Restrictions

Restrictions from driving and having a vehicle on campus will be imposed for the following reasons:

  • Driving at excessive speeds and/or in such a manner as to endanger lives and property.
  • Failure to stop at stop signs.
  • Driving on lawns, seeded areas, and walkways.
  • Receiving 4 parking tickets in a semester.

1st Offense – Restricted from having or operating a vehicle on campus for up to 30 days.
2nd Offense – Restricted from having or operating a vehicle on campus for up to one semester
3rd Offense – Permanent restriction from having a vehicle on campus.

Contacting Campus Safety

Questions regarding this policy or reporting of parking/motor vehicle violations may be directed to the NHTI Campus Safety Department at the following:

Emergency Line: (603) 224-3287
Office: (603) 230-4042
Email: campussafety@ccsnh.edu

Statement of Policy

All lockers located at NHTI-Concord’s Community College are property of NHTI- Concord’s Community College. The use of NHTI-Concord’s Community College lockers is a privilege. Faculty, Staff and Students must abide by the rules stated below. If any questions arise, please contact the Campus Safety Department at (603) 230-4042 during normal business hours.

Locker Issuance for Student Use

Locker usage is from June to May of each academic year or upon withdrawal from NHTI. Students will be required to provide their own lock. Lockers are located in the following locations:

  • Sweeney Hall, Third floor
  • Little Hall, Second Floor
  • MacRury Hall restrooms, for dental student assignment only
  • Wellness Center and Sweeney Hall restrooms, for day use only and issued through the Wellness Center office prior to use.

Once you have located a locker which is unoccupied in either Sweeney Hall or Little Hall and without a lock contact the Campus Safety Department at (603) 230-4042 or nhticampussafety@ccsnh.edu and provide the following:

  • Your first and last name
  • Phone number you can be contacted at
  • Building location and locker number of the locker you want to utilize.

Campus Safety will confirm the locker is currently unregistered and contact you to confirm issuance. Once this has occurred you are free to utilize the locker.

Locker Issuance for Faculty/Staff Use

Locker usage is permitted year-round while employed by NHTI. Faculty/Staff who choose to utilize a locker during the summer need to contact the Campus Safety office and re-affirm the locker location and its they are using. Faculty/Staff will be required to provide their own lock. Lockers are located in the following locations:

  • Sweeney Hall, Third floor
  • Little Hall, Second Floor
  • MacRury Hall restrooms, for dental student assignment only
  • Wellness Center and Sweeney Hall restrooms, for day use only and issued through the Wellness Center office prior to use.

Once you have located a locker which is unoccupied in either Sweeney Hall or Little Hall and without a lock contact the Campus Safety Department at (603) 230-4042 or nhticampussafety@ccsnh.edu and provide the following:

  • Your first and last name
  • Phone number you can be contacted at
  • Building location and locker number of the locker you want to utilize.

Campus Safety will confirm the locker is currently unregistered and contact you to confirm issuance.  Once this has occurred you are free to utilize the locker.

Locker Policy

  • Lockers shall not be used to store items which are prohibited by NHTI- Concord’s Community College rules or State and Federal Law.
  • Use of a locker, other than the one assigned/issued, by a person other than whom it is registered is forbidden. Misuse of a locker may lead to termination of locker privileges and is a violation of the Student Code of Conduct.
  • Affixing anything to the interior or exterior of their lockers is prohibited.
  • Upon registration and during use, the user is responsible for reporting any damage or needed repairs to the Campus Safety Locker user may assume the cost of any unreported damages.
  • The Campus Safety Department retains the right to inspect lockers and locks to insure they are being maintained in accordance with the conditions stated above.
  • If it is determined you no longer need your issued locker, you must clean out the locker, remove your lock from it and let the Campus Safety Department know your name, and the locker location and number.

The Campus Safety Department reserves the right to remove locks from lockers utilizing the following guidelines:

  • At the request of the individual assigned to that locker.
  • In case of an emergency such as a bomb threat or fire.
  • A search warrant signed and issued by the court
  • Thirty (30) days after the end of the academic year in May if arrangements have not been made with Campus Safety to retain the locker for the upcoming year.
  • All items removed will be bagged and stored in the Campus Safety Office for an additional thirty (30) days. Property not claimed during this thirty (30) day period will be disposed of.

Gambling of any kind is prohibited on NHTI property. Faculty, Staff and Students are expected to abide by Federal and State laws prohibiting illegal gambling, including online gaming.

Gambling for money or other things of value on College property or at college-sponsored activities is prohibited. Prohibited activity include, but are not limited to:

  • Betting on, wagering on, or selling pools on any college athletic event
  • Possessing on one’s person or premises (e.g., room, residence unit, car) any card, book or other device for registering bets
  • Knowingly permitting the use of one’s premises or one’s telephone or other electronic communications device for illegal gambling
  • Knowingly receiving or delivering a letter, package or parcel related to illegal gambling offering
  • Soliciting or accepting a bribe to influence the outcome of an athletic event
  • Involvement in bookmaking or wagering pools with respect to sporting events

Exception to this policy

Casino or other game events are permitted in designated areas, where allowed by Federal and State law, as part of an event scheduled by the President’s Office or the Vice President of Student Affairs.

Faculty and Staff found to be in violation of this policy may be subject to NHTI Employment Policies.

Students found in violation of this policy may be subject to the NHTI Student Code of Conduct and Judicial Policy.

Fireworks of any type are prohibited on college property, unless as part of an event scheduled by the President’s Office or the Office of Student Affairs.

Faculty and Staff found to be in violation of this policy may be subject to NHTI Employment Policies. 

Students found to have used or have fireworks in their possession will be subject to the NHTI Student Code of Conduct and Judicial Policy.