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Dear Students, Faculty and Staff:

            Lake Region State College is off to a great start for Fall Semester 2013-2014.   Part of our responsibility as a college is to increase the awareness our Faculty, Staff, and Students about issues relating to their personal safety and property security.  The Lake Region State College Policies and Procedures Manual outlines many important issues that everyone should be aware of while they are working and/or attending events and classes on campus.  In particular is our Alcohol and Other Drugs policy for the campus.  This policy is pasted below and also attached as a word document for your convenience.  As you all know the State Board of Higher Education prohibits the possession, sale, dispensation, use or consumption of alcoholic beverages upon land or in buildings owned by the board or its institutions.  Lake Region State College complies with and supports the North Dakota State Board of Higher Education policy governing alcohol use on campus, the Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988, Public Law 100-690 and the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989, Public Law 101-226.  For the complete State Board of Higher Education policy see http://www.ndus.edu/makers/procedures/sbhe/ procedures policy number 918 “Alcoholic Beverages.”

            Lake Region State College is also concerned about the safety and security of our Faculty, Staff, and Students.  Lake Region State College has instituted many features which include a security camera system throughout campus, electronic and key access throughout campus, and the implementation of the Notifind System for emergency and college closing announcements.  Statistics about our Campus Security and Fire report can be found on the OPE Campus and Security Web site.
 
            If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact Dr. Randall R. Fixen, Vice President for Student Affairs (701-662-1518 or 1-800-443-1313 ext 1518)

Alcohol and Other Drugs

1.
 Purpose: Lake Region State College recognizes that the use of alcohol and other drugs Is a serious problem within our society. Lake Region State College believes the College has a role to play in helping students and employees to remain drug-free. Lake Region State College is committed to maintaining an academic and social environment conducive to academic and personal development of students, faculty, and staff. Lake Region State College believes that it is in the best interest of the community and society for the College to take steps to promote, enhance, and maintain a drug-free employee system and student body.
   A.  In accordance, Lake Region State College is committed to the following goals:
     1)  To establish and enforce clear campus policies regarding use of alcohol and other drugs,
     2)  To educate members of the campus community for the purpose of preventing alcohol abuse and illegal drug use,
     3)  To create a campus environment that promotes the individual’s responsibility to him/herself and to the campus community,
     4) To provide resources through education and referral services for students, faculty, and staff who experience alcohol and other drug problems.
   B.  To help achieve these goals, Lake Region State College complies with the statutory requirements of the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1988, Public Law 101-226 governing prevention programs and federal assistance to institutions of higher learning.
 2.  Policy Statement on Alcohol
   A.  The College prohibits use or possession of alcoholic beverages in classrooms, laboratories, bathrooms, offices, residence halls, college housing units, athletic facilities, college vehicles, or outdoor campus areas.
   B.  In accordance with State Board of Higher Education policy, use or possession of alcoholic beverages in residence halls is prohibited. All individuals present where alcohol is also present are subject to disciplinary sanction.
   C.  Empty alcoholic containers are prohibited in residence halls. Posters, signs, lights, etc., which promote alcoholic products are not permitted to be displayed outside a resident’s room/suite nor in residence hall windows.
   D.  Alcoholic beverages may not be purchased with public funds. College groups and recognized student organizations may not use their funds for purchase of alcoholic beverages.
   E.  Possession, sale, dispensation, use or consumption of alcoholic beverages upon land or in buildings owned by the Board or its institutions is prohibited, except as provided by        
this subsection.
 
 1)  This policy does not apply to homes furnished to institution officials or off-campus guest housing.
     2)  Alcoholic beverages may be permitted, subject to applicable state and local law ordinance, at events in facilities or upon land owned by the Institution pursuant to:      
A permit signed by the institution’s chief executive or designee. The permit must describe the nature of the event and the date(s), time(s) and place where consumption of alcoholic beverages is permitted. The permit may be for a single event or for events occurring periodically at the designated place during a period of not more than one year.
   F. No off-campus activity conducted by a College group or recognized   student organization shall encourage rapid, repetitive consumption of alcoholic beverages. Low-risk, legal use of alcohol is not prohibited at such events.
   G.  Alcoholic beverages (such as kegs or cases of beer) may not be used as awards or prizes in connection with events or activities sponsored by College groups or organizations.
   H.  Public display of advertising or promotion of use of alcoholic beverages in College buildings or any campus area is prohibited.
   I.  Alcohol/drugs are not to be represented in any academic or instructional setting nor in any campus publication in a manner which would:
     1)  Encourage any form of alcohol abuse or place emphasis on quantity and frequency of use.
     2)  Portray drinking as a solution to personal or academic problems of students or as necessary for social, sexual, or academic success.
     3)  Associate consumption of alcoholic beverages with performance of tasks that require skilled reactions, such as operation of specialized equipment, motor vehicles, or; athletic performance.
 3.  Policy Statement on Illegal Drugs: Possession, consumption, or sale of controlled substances is prohibited. All individuals present where drugs are also present are subject to disciplinary sanctions. Employees of the Board or its institutions shall not come to work or be at work, during normal work hours or other times when required to be at work, while under the influence of alcoholic beverages or as a result of the unlawful use of a controlled substance. Any employee violating this policy is subject to discipline up to and including termination.
 4.  Policy Statement on Personal Responsibility: State and federal law and College policy will be regarded as the principle bodies of rules governing use of alcohol/drugs for College students, staff, faculty, and administration. Each person will be held responsible for his/her own behavior, and it will not be regarded as “double jeopardy” for both civil authorities and the College to initiate disciplinary sanctions against a student, faculty member, administrator, or other employee who violates College policy or law.
       
 [Passed By Administrative Council 05/02/01]
       
Sincerely
 
Randall R. Fixen
Vice President for Student Affairs
Lake Region State College


Students enrolled in credit-bearing courses at Lake Region State College must provide documentation of immunity to:

  • Measles
  • Mumps
  • Rubella
  • Meningococcal

Documentation of immunity means:

  • Evidence of two (2) doses of measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine no less than one month apart from a licensed physical or health department official
  • Blood testing which proves immunity exists
  • A birth date prior to 1957

Exempt students enrolled solely in:

  • distance courses
  • online courses
  • off-campus courses
  • Continuing Education courses
  • Non-credit courses
Exemptions to the policy may be granted only when a licensed physician certifies that a student should not be immunized for measles, mumps, or rubella, or if a student's religion prohibits immunization.

Email Policy

Lake Region State College (LRSC), recognizing the growing need for timely, efficient and consistent communication with students, has established email as an official means of communication with students.

Limits and Regulations:
  1. Students who have been admitted and matriculated to Lake Region State College are assigned an Electronic ID (EID) and password. Electronic ID (EID) is the text to the left of the @ in your email address. The EID has a firstname.lastname format. This EID and password will allow the individual access to services of LRSC.
  2. The email address will be considered the “official email address” of LRSC and will be the primary contact the college may use to inform students of important campus information. Some of this information may include deadlines, policy/procedure
    changes, changes in degree requirements, special events, course schedule changes, as well as other useful information from the Administration and/or Academic departments on campus.
  3. Lake Region State College recommends students use the official LRSC email address.
  4. The student will be responsible for the information conveyed to their official email address. The college will not be responsible for the handling of the email by outside vendors or unofficial servers. When students do not use their LRSC assigned email account, or they forward email from that account to another account, vital information may not be conveyed if the email is unopened or the associated attachment is not forwarded. Unopened email or having email redirected does not relieve a student of the responsibilities associated with communication sent to their official LRSC email address.
  5. Students are expected to check their official LRSC email on a frequent and consistent basis in order to stay current with College events, dates for submitting materials and other campus communications. It is recommended that the students access their email account daily.