Student Handbook

The handbook contains the policies and procedures that relate to many aspects of your life as a student at Casper College. Whether you study on campus or online, membership in the Casper College community brings with it the responsibility of becoming familiar with these policies.

Table of Contents

ACADEMIC CALENDAR AND IMPORTANT DATES ... 6
CONTACT INFORMATION ... 7
STUDENT HANDBOOK ... 8
PRESIDENT'S WELCOME ... 8
MISSION AND VISION ... 8
INTRODUCTION TO CASPER COLLEGE ... 9

  • Campus Crime Awareness ... 9
  • Closures ... 9
  • Communication Method ... 9
  • Nondiscrimination ... 9

STUDENT RESOURCES ... 9

  • Accounting and Financial Management ... 9
  • Bookstore ... 9
  • Campus Housing ... 9
  • Career Services ... 10
  • Internet and Network Resources ... 10
  • Student Username, Password and Email ... 11
  • Computer Labs ... 11
  • Counseling Services ... 11
  • Enrollment Services ... 11
  • Digital Learning Center ... 11
  • Disability Services ... 11
  • Early Childhood Learning Center ... 12
  • Events and Tickets ... 12
  • Financial Assistance ... 12
  • Food Service ... 12
  • GEAR UP ... 13
  • Health Services ... 13
  • High School Equivalency Preparation ... 13
  • High School Equivalency Exams ... 13
  • Identification Cards ... 14
  • Library ... 14
  • Insurance ... 14
  • Notary Public ... 14
  • Placement Testing (ACT, COMPASS, and TAILWIND) ... 14
  • Scholarships ... 14
  • Single Parent Program ... 14
  • Student Success Center ... 15
  • Testing Center ... 15
  • Tutoring ... 15
  • Veterans Services ... 15
  • Veterans Center ... 15
  • Western History Center ... 15

SCHOLARSHIPS AND FINANCIAL AID ... 16

  • Enrollment Requirements for Federal Aid Eligibility ... 16
  • Federal Student Financial Assistance Programs 16
  • Casper College Scholarships 18
  • Foundation Scholarships 18
  • State-funded Scholarships 19
  • Private Agency and Service Club Scholarships 19
  • Other Financial Assistance Programs 19

STUDENT LIFE AND ACTIVITIES ... 20

  • Center for Learning through Service ... 20
  • Clubs and Organizations ... 20
  • Forensics (Competitive Speech) ... 20
  • Fitness ... 20
  • Honors Program ... 20
  • Intercollegiate Athletics ... 20
  • International Education ... 21
  • Learning Communities ... 21
  • Livestock Judging ... 21
  • Performing Arts ... 21
  • Student Activities Board ... 21
  • Student Activities and Intramural Sports Program ... 21
  • Student Government ... 21
  • Student Organizations ... 22
  • Student Publications ... 22
  • T-Bird Nest ... 22
  • SAFETY ... 23
  • Campus Security ... 23
  • Safety on Campus ... 23
  • Behavior Intervention Team ... 23
  • Reporting a Crime ... 23
  • Missing Student Notifications ... 24
  • Timely Warnings ... 24
  • Emergency Responses ... 24

POLICIES ... 26

  • Alcohol and Drug Free Campus ... 26
  • Animals on Campus ... 26
  • Bicycles ... 26
  • Cellphone and Other Mobile Devices ... 26
  • Children on Campus ... 26
  • Contagious Diseases ... 26
  • Copyright ... 26
  • Drones ... 26
  • Facility Use ... 26
  • Immunization ... 27
  • Lost and Found ... 27
  • Parking and Traffic Regulations ... 27
  • Photographs and Filming ... 28
  • Publicity and Posting ... 28
  • Skateboards ... 29
  • Smoking ... 29
  • Student Records ... 29
  • Student Travel ... 29
  • Theft and Unauthorized Use ... 29
  • Trespass ... 29
  • Vehicle Registration ... 30
  • Weapons ... 30

STUDENTS RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES ... 31

  • Code of Conduct ... 31
  • Student Rights ... 31
  • Student Responsibilities ... 31
  • Student Code of Conduct for Academic Code Violations ... 31
  • Disciplinary Procedures for Academic Code Violations ... 32
  • Academic Sanctions ... 32
  • Student Code of Conduct General Violations ... 33
  • College Jurisdiction ... 33
  • Interpretation and Revision ... 33
  • Complaint ... 33
  • Contempt or Abuse of the Judicial System ... 34
  • Disciplinary Procedures for General Code Violations ... 34
  • General Sanctions ... 34
  • Interim Sanctions ... 35
  • Student Grievances ... 35
  • Informal Resolution ... 35
  • Formal Resolution ... 35
  • Grievances Hearing ... 35

SEXUAL MISCONDUCT ... 36

  • Reporting ... 36
  • Definitions ... 36
  • Confidentiality ... 36
  • Resources and Support ... 37
  • Interim Actions ... 37
  • Due Process ... 37
  • Investigating a Complaint ... 37
  • Sanctions and Protective Actions ... 37
  • Educational Programs to Promote Awareness ... 37