Vaccination policies, campus security policies and other health and safety information can be found here.
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. All new students are required to complete an alcohol education module online prior to starting their first semester. 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 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), Hepatitis B, Polio, DTaP, Meningitis, and COVID-19, regardless of residential status on campus. 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 any of the required vaccinations, students must pursue blood work with their healthcare provider to have their titer levels checked and submit those results to the college to show evidence of immunity. The immunization requirements and documentation form are available to new students in their New Student Gateway. Exceptions to this policy will be made only for religious or medical reasons, which require documentation.
Campus security policies, crime statistics and crime log: CCAD’s most recent Security & Fire Safety Report is 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 Residence Life Policies Handbook available from the Residence Life & Housing Office at [email protected]. CCAD’s Annual Fire Safety Report is in the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report.
Hate crimes: Hate crimes, including larceny/theft, simple assault, intimidation, and destruction/damage/vandalism to property, are reported in CCAD’s Annual Security & Fire Safety Report.
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 in the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report.
Disclosure of disciplinary proceedings: The CCAD Code of Student Conduct describes our disciplinary procedures, including disclosure of records. The 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. CCAD automatically registers all CCAD community members, however, each community member must log in to the CCAD Alert system and note contact information and other alert settings they wish to activate. Each person can list up to six different contacts. This system is only for registered students and current employees of CCAD.
CCAD’s Emergency Response Team (ERP) is comprised of senior and mid-level employees who have expertise or responsibility in critical institutional management areas. The ERP will convene as quickly as possible during a perceived emergency to assist in managing the response. Members of the ERP, 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 Dean of Students will confer with select members of the ERP to craft the message and determine the target recipients. If appropriate, the Vice President for Institutional Engagement, or designee, will take the lead on informing external constituents about the status of an emergency. CCAD will also post emergency information at ccad.edu/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 Security & Fire Safety Report, 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 & Housing or the Residential Community Coordinator 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.