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2022-2023 Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Board of Regents Policies


Nondiscrimination Policy

In compliance with the Board of Regents for Higher Education’s policies, the College will not discriminate against any person on the grounds of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or criminal record. Further the Board of Regents will not discriminate against any person on the grounds of political beliefs. At Capital Community College, the following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies: Rita Kelley, Affirmative Action Officer and Title IX Coordinator (860-906-5133) and Josephine Agnello- Veley Director of Human Resources (860-906-5002).

Sexual Misconduct

The College is committed to creating a community that is safe and supportive of people of all genders and sexual identities. Sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, sexual assault and intimate partner violence is unacceptable, and will not be tolerated by the College. The College strongly encourages the reporting of sexual misconduct. All complaints will be dealt with swiftly, thoroughly investigated and appropriate action taken.

Additionally, the College can provide those who report sexual misconduct with supportive options including referral to agencies that provide medical attention, counseling, legal services, advocacy, referrals and general information regarding sexual assault. For further information contact Josephine Agnello-Veley, Affirmative Action Officer and Title IX Coordinator, 860-906-5002, and/or refer to the student handbook. College resources available also include Sabrina Adams-Roberts, Lead Counselor, at 860-906-5343 and the Public Safety Division at 860-906-5076. Community resources available to students on a 24-hour basis include the following:

INFO line (24 hr. service) - 211;
Sexual Assault (CONNSACS) (24 hr.) - 1-888-999-5545 en Espanol 1-888-568-8332.

People with Disabilities

The Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education is committed to the goal of achieving equal educational opportunity and full participation for people with disabilities in all of the colleges under its jurisdiction. To that end, a statement of policy is put forth to affirm our commitment to ensure that no qualified person be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity on any college campus under the jurisdiction of the Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education.

Policy on Racism and Acts of Intolerance

Acts of racism or harassment directed against individuals or specific groups of individuals will not be tolerated and will be dealt with under the employee affirmative action grievance procedures and the student grievance and disciplinary procedures.

Housing

The College does not sponsor or provide resident housing accommodations for its students.

Smoking

Capital Community College is a smoke-free College. No smoking is permitted anywhere on campus.

Policy on AIDS and Other Communicable Diseases

The Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education is committed to providing a safe and healthy educational environment, safeguard the rights of individuals, and comply with state and federal anti-discrimination laws and regulations. Sound and compassionate legal, ethical, moral, and educational principles require that students and employees with AIDS, HIV infection, and other communicable diseases be accorded the same rights and assume the same responsibilities as all other members of the college community. It is recognized that the best method of allaying fears and promoting understanding is education: the dissemination of information based on fact and current scientific knowledge.

Preferred First Name Policy

The Board of Regents for Higher Education is committed to providing an educational environment where all are welcome and free to express the manner in which they choose to identify themselves. In this vein the BOR is issuing this policy so that individuals may be identified by a preferred first name or used name as well as understand procedures to change their legal names for the purposes of their education records. Students can declare their preferred first name at the Registar.

Anti-plagiarism Detection Software

SafeAssign, TurnItIn or other anti-plagiarism detection software products may be used in some courses.

Anti-plagiarism detection software products assist faculty and students in preventing and detecting plagiarism. Professors may utilize such software in order to check the originality of the academic work students submit in a course by comparing submitted papers to those contained in its database consisting of submitted papers and other sources. Anti-plagiarism detection software returns an “originality report” for each submission. The report is limited in scope to merely identifying passages that are not original to the author of the submitted work and which may include correctly cited quotations and information. Professors and students must carefully review such reports. No adverse action may be taken by a professor with respect to a student solely on the basis of an originality report which indicates the potential for plagiarism.

You may be asked to submit your academic papers and other creative work containing personally identifiable information for originality reporting. By doing so, your work along with personally identifiable information will be retained in the product database and may be subsequently reported out containing your personally identifiable information not only to your professor, but also to professors of other universities and colleges within Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) as part of subsequent originality reports.

You may decline to submit your work for originality reporting. If so, you must be provided an alternative method in which to submit your work. However, your professor, after removing your personally identifying information, may nonetheless submit limited portions of your academic work for originality reporting.

Other Policies

For more information on, and to read in their entirety, policies such as student conduct, review of academic standing, weapons or disturbances on campus, grievance procedures, campus safety, campus sex crimes prevention act, and drug-free environment, please refer to the Student Handbook, which can be obtained in the Office of the Dean of Student Services on the 2nd floor of the College, or to the Board of Regents’ Web site, www.ct.edu.