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Safety Related Policies and Procedures

Higher Education Safety and Security Laws

Hopkinsville Community College complies with federal and state laws regarding higher education safety and security. We encourage the prompt and accurate reporting of ALL criminal matters occurring on campus. These incidents should be reported to the Safety Officer, who will then contact the local police if necessary.

Incidents of on-campus crimes must be reported in compliance with the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990 and the Minger Act.

Campus Safety Reports

Jeanne Clery Act

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, codified at 20 USC 1092 (f) as a part of the Higher Education Act of 1965, is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose certain timely and annual information about campus crime and security policies. All public and private institutions of postsecondary education participating in federal student aid programs are subject to it.

Michael Minger Act

The Michael Minger Act is a Kentucky state law that requires public colleges and universities as well as private institutions licensed by the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE) to report campus crimes to their employees, students and the public on a timely basis.

KCTCS Policy on Deadly Weapons

Weapons, including concealed weapons, are not permitted on the Hopkinsville Community College campus. The concealed weapon bill, passed by the Kentucky legislature, grants colleges the right to prohibit possession of deadly weapons on campus. For more information on this policy read the KCTCS Policy on Deadly Weapons in its entirety.

KCTCS Substance Abuse Policies

KCTCS is committed to providing a healthy and safe environment for its students, faculty, and staff. KCTCS has defined conduct in relation to the unlawful possession, use, dispensation, distribution, or manufacture of alcohol or illicit drugs. Conduct which is in violation of this definition poses unacceptable risks and disregard for the health, safety, and welfare of members of the KCTCS community and shall result in disciplinary action up to and including suspension or termination.

As a recipient of federal grants and contracts, KCTCS gives this notice to students, faculty, and staff that it is in compliance with, and shall continue to be in compliance with the Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988 and the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act Amendment of 1989. Students, faculty and staff are herein notified of the standards of conduct which shall be applicable while on KCTCS property, on KCTCS business, and/or at KCTCS sponsored activities.

For more information on the KCTCS policies referenced above you may read them in their entirety at the links below.

Tobacco-Free Campus

Hopkinsville Community College is committed to providing and maintaining a safe and healthy environment for its students, employees, and visitors. In view of this commitment, the college is a tobacco-free institution. No consumption of tobacco or e-tobacco products will be allowed on any college property (owned or leased) or in any college facility.