Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Programs: CCAD provides information to students, faculty and staff about drug and alcohol abuse through email, the institutional website and referral sources, campus programs, and individual counseling. The Student Code of Conduct in the Student Handbook clearly articulates the college’s policies regarding drug and alcohol abuse and misuse, along with possible sanctions that may result from violations. Licensed counselors, including a licensed chemical dependency counselor, are available in the Counseling & Wellness Center to assist students who are struggling with their usage of drugs or alcohol.
Vaccination Policies: CCAD requires all students to show proof of vaccination against Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) and Hepatitis B. Students who live on campus are also required to show proof of vaccination against Meningococcal Meningitis. This documentation must be provided before the student begins studying at CCAD. A Tuberculosis test is highly recommended, especially if the student will be living in a residence hall environment. If documentation is not available for the Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) vaccination, titer levels must be checked by a doctor and with documentation submitted to the college. The immunization requirements and documentation form are available from the admissions office or student affairs office.
Campus Security Policies, Crime Statistics and Crime Log: CCAD’s most recent policies and statistics are available online, or through the Dean of Students' Office. The college’s crime log is available in the Safety & Security Office.
Fire Safety Policies, Statistics and Log (On-Campus Housing Facilities): Fire safety policies for the residence halls are contained in the residential section of the Student Handbook, available online here and available in printed form to each student, faculty and staff member annually. CCAD will begin issuing an annual fire safety report and log by October 1 of each year, starting with 2010, that pertains to its on-campus residence halls.
Inclusion of New Hate Crimes Categories: CCAD continues to comply fully with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crimes Statistics Act. Internal reporting documents and protocols have been updated to include the additional “hate crimes” categories of larceny/theft, simple assault, intimidation, and destruction/damage/vandalism to property. Information about campus safety and security (including the aforementioned new hate crimes categories) appeared in the 2010 version of the Campus Security Act Report. As required by law, CCAD annually produces and makes available our Campus Security Act Report to keep the college community informed.
Coordination with Law Enforcement: CCAD encourages community members to report crimes or suspicious activity promptly to the Safety & Security Office. In response to a call, the Safety & Security Office will take the required action to include summoning appropriate personnel or notifying the appropriate law enforcement agency. CCAD’s Director of Safety & Security will investigate reports of criminal activity and will refer reports of crimes as required by law for investigation or prosecution by the Columbus Police Department (CPD). Additional information about campus safety and security policies may be found here.
Disclosure of Disciplinary Proceedings: The CCAD Student Code of Conduct describes our disciplinary procedures, including disclosure of records. The Assistant Dean of Students maintains a record of all student conduct proceedings. Beginning in July 2010, the Student Code of Conduct was amended to allow for notification of an alleged victim's next of kin upon written request and when the circumstances and law require it (for proceedings pertaining to crimes of violence or nonforcible sex offenses and when the alleged victim is deceased).
Emergency Notification Policies: CCAD utilizes an emergency notification service, CCAD Alert, which can be used to quickly notify students, faculty, and staff of impending emergencies via phone, email, and/or text message. Members of the campus community must first register for the service by going to emergency notification alert system. Only registered students and current employees are able to register in the system, but each individual can register up to six different contact numbers/addresses for their account (including numbers for family and friends).
CCAD’s Critical Incident Management Team (CIMT) is comprised of senior and mid-level employees who have expertise or responsibility in critical institutional management areas. These individuals are the President, Senior Vice President and CFO, Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Vice President for Institutional Advancement, Vice President for Enrollment Management, Director of Facilities, Director of Information Technology, Director of Human Resources, and Director of Safety & Security. The Critical Incident Management Team will convene as quickly as possible during a perceived emergency to assist in managing the response. Members of the Critical Incident Management Team, and only these individuals, are authorized to send emergency communication messages through the CCAD Alert system, and such messages will be sent as quickly as possible during a real emergency when the immediate health and/or safety of campus community members appear to be in jeopardy. In most cases, various emergency messages are already stored within the system for immediate dissemination. If a new message needs to be created, the Vice President for Student Affairs will confer with select members of the Critical Incident Management Team to craft the message and determine the target recipients. If appropriate, the Vice President of Institutional Advancement will take the lead on informing external constituents about the status of an emergency.
Only authorized CCAD administrators will be permitted to send messages through the system and only in cases that require campus constituents to take immediate action to protect their safety or in cases of weather emergency. This information is published in the Annual Campus Crime Report (available here), and is tested annually through usage during a weather-related closing, or if that does not occur, through a planned test. Additionally, when individuals activate their CCAD Alert accounts, the system automatically sends a test message to their mobile phones.
Missing Residential Student Notification: Residential students will be provided an opportunity at the beginning of each semester to confidentially inform the college of a person they wish to be contacted in case they are assumed to be missing. This information will be collected by the residence life staff and retained in a secure location that can be accessed only by approved staff members. Students are able to update their contact information whenever they choose.
If a residential student is believed to be missing for at least 24 hours, the Director of Residence Life or the Residence Hall Director should be notified immediately. The staff member receiving the report will inform the Director of Safety & Security immediately. Additionally, the student’s designated contact and any appropriate law enforcement agency will be notified within 24 hours of the determination that the student is indeed missing.
Students should be aware that if they are under 18 years old and not emancipated, CCAD is required to notify a custodial parent or guardian with 24 hours of the determination that the student is missing, in addition to any additional contact person designated by the student.
Student handbook: Here is our student handbook.