General Information & Policies
No alcoholic beverages are permitted on campus except during approved campus functions. The excessive use of alcohol under any circumstance is not condoned by the College, and undesirable conduct resulting from alcohol use will be subject to disciplinary action.
The College reserves the right to cancel any class if its enrollment is low or for other valid reasons. The College may change the day, time of day or class location. Students will be contacted and may select another class or request a full refund. Refund checks are mailed directly to students.
Students are expected to act responsibly and to conduct themselves in the classroom in a manner that does not disrupt the learning process. A climate of mutual respect and courtesy should exist between faculty and students. However, students must recognize that instructors, by virtue of their position, must exert a measure of authority in the classroom. Students should respect this authority. Disciplinary problems may result in a student being withdrawn from class and, in extreme cases, dismissed from the College.
College Closing—Due to Weather or Other Emergencies
Listen to major metro area radio stations and local television stations, and check on the College’s Web site for College closing information. Weather conditions can vary widely, even over a small geographic area. Students must exercise their own judgment concerning safety, whether the College is open or closed.
The Federal Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989 require all colleges and universities that receive federal funds to develop an illicit drug and alcohol prevention program for students and employees. Consistent with local, state and federal laws, the College will impose sanctions or seek legal remedies against students or employees who unlawfully possess, use or distribute illicit drugs and alcohol on College property or as part of any College activity.
Drugs and Narcotics
Students must observe the drug and narcotic laws of the State of Michigan, as well as federal laws and regulations as they apply to possession, use and sale of these substances. Undesirable student conduct resulting from possession, use or abuse will result in disciplinary action.
Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act (EADA)
The Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act is designed to make prospective students aware of a college’s commitments to provide equitable opportunities to its men and women student athletes. A copy of this report is available in the Dean of Student Services Office or on the Department of Education’s Web site.
Students with Disabilities
Schoolcraft College does not discriminate on the basis of disabilities in recruiting and admitting students, recruiting and employing faculty and staff, or operating any of its programs and activities, as specified by federal laws and regulations. The designated coordinator for College compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, whose office is in the McDowell Center. Students may request services by contacting the Learning Assistance Center in Bradner Library.
Lost and Found
All found items should be turned over to the Campus Security Police Department on the main campus, or to the Central Office in one of the off-campus centers where the items will be recorded and held. For rules on disposition of these articles, see College Policy 1070.12, or call the Campus Security Police Department at (734) 462-4424.
Free parking is available in the North, South and Central parking lots with the exception of restricted areas which are posted. All parking lots are lined and vehicles are to be parked within the designated spaces. There is no parking on the diagonal yellow line areas on either end of parking rows in any parking lot. There are also two lots, one south of the Applied Sciences Building and one east of the Liberal Arts Building, which are designated for general handicapped or faculty and staff use only. Any vehicle that is parked improperly will be ticketed.
The North and Central lots have areas that are assigned to staff and faculty with permits. Special medical permits are required to park in any handicapped area. No parking is permitted on any College street.
Schoolcraft Campus Security Police are authorized to write City of Livonia traffic citations by authority granted under Title VI, Chapter I, of the Livonia Code. Tickets are payable at the 16th District Court, 15140 Farmington Road, Livonia, Michigan. Information regarding the fines for violations can be obtained by calling the court at (734) 466-2500, ext. 3542. Court dates are indicated on the bottom of citations.
Students attending the Radcliff Center in Garden City are provided ample free parking in a paved lot with entrances on Wildwood and Radcliff streets. Handicapped spaces are provided. Parking violations at Radcliff Center will be issued by the Garden City Police Department. Information for payment of fines can be obtained by calling (734) 525-8805.
Copies of all student regulations are available in the Dean of Student Services Office in the McDowell Center.
Safety—Classroom and Laboratory
Personal safety is a major priority at Schoolcraft College. Safety glasses, headgear, aprons, lab coats, earplugs and other appropriate safety equipment are needed by all students in specific courses. Safety units are incorporated into courses where applicable.
Board Policy 2005 prohibits smoking in all College buildings.
Solicitation of Funds
Individuals and agencies are not permitted to solicit funds, organize or participate in drives for any reason without first securing approval from the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.
Student Disciplinary Standards Committee
A Student Disciplinary Standards Committee handles all serious breaches of discipline. The Committee is appointed by and responsible to the Dean of Student Services and is composed of staff members and students.
Student Financial Obligations
Students must pay all required fees, fines, loans and other financial obligations owed to the College. Students who fail to meet financial obligations may be dismissed from the College, refused permission to register at a future date, or have holds placed on transcripts, grade reports and diplomas.
Students’ Right-To-Know and Campus Security Act of 1990
Information on this Act is available in the Campus Security Police Department, Service Building.
Title IX states: “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.” The Dean of Student Services is Schoolcraft’s Title IX coordinator. Students who would like further information regarding this act may call (734) 462-4400, ext. 5088.
Traffic regulations with respect to speed and parking are posted on campus. Students, staff and visitors are required to follow the same traffic rules as on public streets. As a licensed operator of a motor vehicle, it is the driver’s responsibility to observe the Michigan Vehicle Code laws as well as local ordinances.