Jul 22, 2019  
2019-2020 Catalog/Student Handbook 
  
2019-2020 Catalog/Student Handbook

College Policies


 

Policies

Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Policy

It is the policy of Southside Virginia Community College to promote equal opportunity in educational programs and activities, admission, and employment without regard to race, gender (including sexual harassment, sexual orientation, gender identity and pregnancy), color, national origin, religion, age, veteran’s status, political affiliation, or disability. The college prohibits retaliation against those persons filing a complaint or persons participating in the investigation of a complaint. The college also complies with Title II of the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act (GINA) which prohibits the use of genetic information in making decisions related to any terms, conditions, or privileges of employment.

Inquiries concerning the EEO/affirmative action policy should be addressed to Southside Virginia Community College’s Equal Opportunity Officer, Shannon Feinman, Vice President of Finance and Administration, whose office is located on the Christanna Campus at 109 Campus Drive, Alberta, Virginia 23821, (434) 949-1005, V/TDD: (434) 949-1092, or on the John H. Daniel Campus at 200 Daniel Road, Keysville, Virginia 23947.

Student Rights and Responsibilities

Students at Southside Virginia Community College are expected to conduct themselves and dress in a manner that preserves an appropriate atmosphere and will not disrupt teaching and learning activities. In addition, students engaging in student activities, working for Southside Virginia Community College, or representing the college at special events may be held to guidelines for conduct, dress and appearance appropriate to that activity. All local, state and federal laws, in addition to all the regulations of the college shall be obeyed. The standards of student conduct, including disciplinary rules and procedures are designed to provide and conform to the basic tenets of due process. Freedom of discussion, inquiry and expression is fostered by Southside Virginia Community in which the privileges of citizenship are protected and the obligations of citizenship are understood. Accordingly, the college has developed regulations pertaining to students and recognized student organizations.

The college reserves the right to take disciplinary action compatible with its own best interests when it is clearly necessary. Students are encouraged to consult the Student Handbook in this catalog. It is the student’s responsibility to be aware of these policies and procedures.

Campus Security and Crime Awareness

Students, staff, and visitors at Southside Virginia Community College should report any known criminal activity or actions, or any emergency occurring during daytime operating hours to security, the college receptionist, maintenance/buildings and grounds staff or business office. Crimes and emergencies will be reported as appropriate to the appropriate authorities. Report any suspicious activity during the evening to the night administrator and/or security and maintenance/buildings and grounds staff. Emergency call boxes are located at various locations across campuses. Emergencies involving immediate safety or health concerns should be addressed by calling 911.

The college facilities hosting classes close at 10 pm, Monday through Thursday. The libraries and Learning Resource Center close at 8 pm. With the exception of Saturday classes or other special events, the college is closed from 7:30 p.m. Friday to 7:30 a.m. Monday.

While on campus, students, staff, and visitors are cautioned as follows:

  • Do not leave purses, bookbags, and other valuables open and unattended,
  • Do not leave vehicles unlocked, or valuables exposed in vehicles,
  • Observe all posted speed limits and parking regulations to include visitor parking which is strictly limited to visitors of the college. Students and faculty are prohibited from parking in visitor parking spots,
  • Report lost or stolen items, or damages to property, to security or the Receptionist,
  • For safety purposes rollerblades, rollerskates, skateboards, hoverboards, etc. may not be used on campus property (sidewalks, parking lots, tennis courts, etc.) or in any college buildings.

Statistics concerning the occurrences on campus of reported criminal offenses and the number of arrests for particular violations during the preceding two years are available on the college website: www.southside.edu.

In Fall 2009, a Threat Assessment Team was established to promote the safety and security of the campus community. This team will work closely with faculty, staff, administrators and students to establish policies and procedures for the prevention of violence on campus. Report concerns about a person or situation to any faculty or staff member, security, online via the website at www.southside.edu, by email to threat@southside.edu, in person or by phone to the Vice President of Finance at 434.949.1005.

HIV/ARC/AIDS Policy

Discrimination against persons who are HIV positive or who may have AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome) or ARC (AIDS-Related Complex) is incompatible with the goals of SVCC and will not be tolerated. Students, staff, and faculty who are HIV positive or who have AIDS or ARC will be able to remain in the college as long as they are physically and mentally able to perform their role.

Members of the Southside Virginia community who need assistance in dealing with HIV/ARC/AIDS issues are encouraged to seek the confidential services of the college’s counseling staff, local Health Department, and other community agencies.

Violence Policy

Southside Virginia Community College strives to offer students a quality education in a safe and caring environment. The college also strives to create a safe and secure place of work for its staff. Therefore, the college will not tolerate violence of any nature.

Section 18.2-60 of the Code of Virginia states that any person who makes a verbal threat to any employee of any public institution shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail. The threat may consist of written, electronically transmitted, or verbal comments to kill or do bodily injury. If the threat is written or electronically transmitted, a person can be found guilty of a Class 6 felony punishable by one to five years in prison.

Any student or employee who acts in such a manner that threatens or jeopardizes another’s safety or acts in a manner that is considered intimidating or disruptive will be found in violation of this policy and will be subject to disciplinary action.

Sexual Misconduct Policies

Title IX (Sexual Harassment and Sexual Misconduct): Your Rights and How to Make a Report

Consistent with its mission, Southside Virginia Community College is committed to providing a learning and working environment that emphasizes the dignity and worth of every member of its community. Sexual harassment (including sexual assault) in any form will not be tolerated. Sexual harassment is unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature, which can include unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal, nonverbal, or physical conduct of a sexual nature. Thus, sexual harassment prohibited by Title IX can include conduct such as touching of a sexual nature; making sexual comments, jokes, or gestures; writing graffiti or displaying or distributing sexually explicit drawings, pictures, or written materials; calling students sexually charged names; spreading sexual rumors; rating students on sexual activity or performance; or circulating, showing, or creating e-mails or websites of a sexual nature. Under Title IX, this constitutes sexual misconduct and includes rape or sexual assault.

The purpose of Southside Virginia Community College’s policy on Sexual Violence, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking is to comply with all applicable legal requirements prohibiting harassment against any member of the SVCC community. Moreover, SVCC has committed itself, unequivocally, to ensuring a working and learning environment in which the dignity of every individual is respected. Therefore, it is the purpose of this policy to maintain a work and academic environment free of unlawful harassment, which includes sexual assault or misconduct.

Victims of sexual harassment or other sexual misconduct have certain rights under Title IX. For additional information regarding rights and to view the College’s policy in full, please consult the SVCC Title IX website at http://southside.edu/advisingcounseling/titleix. A printed copy of the Title IX policy and additional information also may be obtained from the offices of the individuals listed below.

Title IX Coordinator: Melissa Wood
Counselor for Special Populations
John H. Daniel Campus, LRC, Room 142
434-736-2070 melissa.wood@southside.edu

Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Bernadette Battle
Director of Counseling
John H. Daniel Campus, LRC, Room 135
Christanna Campus, Room B-21
434-949-1063 bernadette.battle@southside.edu

Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Dorothea Sizemore
Dean of Enrollment Management
John H. Daniel Campus, LRC, Room 134
Christanna Campus, Room B-19
434-736-2051 dorothea.sizemore@southside.edu

Deputy Title IX Coordinator
John Hicks
Counselor for Special Populations
Christanna Campus, Room B23
434-949-1070 john.hicks@southside.edu

For a complaint against a Southside Virginia Community College employee or a visitor for sexual harassment, sexual assault, sex discrimination, or other forms of sexual misconduct, please contact:

Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Dorothea Sizemore
Dean of Enrollment Management
John H. Daniel Campus, LRC, Room 134
Christanna Campus, Room B-19
434-736-2051 dorothea.sizemore@southside.edu

Deputy Title IX Coordinator
John Hicks
Counselor for Special Populations
Christanna Campus, Room B23
434-949-1070 john.hicks@southside.edu

Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Shannon Vassar Feinman
Vice President of Finance & Administration
Daniel Campus LRC, Room 1341
Christanna Campus, Room A23
434-949-1005 shannon.feinman@southside.edu

Security Threat Assessment

If there are emergency or immediate safety concerns on the main campuses and at all off-campus centers, call 911 and report the danger to law enforcement. There are emergency call boxes located on the Christanna Campus and the John H. Daniel Campus to assist in reporting emergencies/safety concerns.

In case of threatening behavior, a disturbing situation, or a safety concern on both the main campuses and all all off-campus centers that is NOT an emergency event, contact any faculty or staff member or submit the information on an online form available on the website at southside.edu. Submit information via email to threat@southside.edu.

Early Intervention Is Essential

Preventing violence and supporting the safety and well-being of the college community are responsibilities of all members of the SVCC community. Campus safety is enhanced through community members identifying behaviors of concern and reporting the concerns in a caring and timely manner. Early identification of such concerns allows SVCC to intervene more effectively to address behaviors that are threatening or significantly disruptive to the learning, living and working environment of SVCC.

The Threat Assessment Team

Virginia law requires the institution to have a threat assessment team to identify, assess and intervene with individuals whose behavior poses a threat to the safety of the campus community.

The SVCC Threat Assessment Team is staffed by representatives from several college departments. The mission of the Threat Assessment Team is to determine if an individual poses a threat to self, others, or the SVCC community and to intervene to avert the threat and maintain the safety of the situation. The team responds to behaviors exhibited by students, employees, visitors, and non-affiliated persons in an attempt to prevent violence so that SVCC remains a safe and secure working and learning environment.

Identifying Concerning Behavior

There are many behaviors that may cause concern for the safety and well-being of an individual, or the campus as a whole. The following is not an exhaustive list but provides examples of concerning behaviors or situations:

  • Unusual or abrupt changes in behaviors or patterns
  • Extreme reaction to a loss or traumatic event
  • Preoccupation with weapons, violent events or persons who have engaged in violent acts
  • Uncharacteristically poor performance
  • References to harming others or planning a violent or destructive event
  • Evidence of depression, hopelessness, or suicidal thoughts/plans
  • Inappropriate responses such as prolonged irritability, angry outbursts, or intense reactions
  • Strained interpersonal relations, isolating behaviors, or low self esteem
  • Significant change in life circumstances such as loss of job or relationship

Again, these are just examples of behaviors that may cause concern. If you observe or become aware of situations that cause concern for safety, consult with colleagues, supervisors or college officials and report your concerns.

Reporting Concerns: “It May Be Nothing, But…”

If you have concerns about a person or situation, even if you think it may be nothing, you are encouraged to share the information. The information you provide, no matter how trivial it may seem by itself, may be critical to understanding a broader range of problematic or threatening behavior.

How To Share Your Concern

If you are aware of an emergency, or immediate safety concerns, call 911 and report the danger to law enforcement. There are emergency call boxes located on the Christanna Campus and the John H. Daniel Campus to assist in reporting emergencies/safety concerns.

If you are concerned about threatening behavior, a disturbing situation, or a safety concern that is NOT an emergency event, contact any faculty or staff member or submit the information on an online form available on the website at southside.edu. You may also submit your information via email to threat@southside.edu.

What You Need To Share

When providing information, please include the name of the person you are concerned about, the behaviors you observed, and your name. While the Threat Assessment Team does accept anonymous reports, if you don’t identify yourself, the team has fewer options for addressing the situation you are concerned about.

What Will Happen To The Information You Share

Your identity and the information you share will be treated privately with your safety in mind. The information will be used to address the situation in a respectful and helpful manner. The college’s Threat Assessment Team will gather more information about the situation and implement a plan to enhance the safety of the campus community.

Substance Abuse Policy

Southside Virginia Community College is committed to providing a drug-free environment on campus. In compliance with this commitment, the possession, selling, usage, manufacture, give away, or other distribution of illegal or controlled substances are prohibited by students or employees. This policy is binding while on campus, attending a college sponsored off-campus class or event, or while serving as a representative of the college at off-campus meetings. In addition to criminal penalties, violation of school policies may result in disciplinary action by the college, including suspension or dismissal. Procedures for disciplinary action are found in the Student Handbook. Those students, employees, and community members who are seeking help with an alcohol or substance abuse problem should seek further assistance at the college’s Counseling Center, the local Health Department, or other community agencies.

Smoking/Tobacco Policy Indoor Air Act

Under the Code of Virginia, Title 15.2, Chapter 28, “Virginia Clean Indoor Air Act”, Southside Virginia Community College establishes a policy to regulate and control smoking of tobacco products within its facilities and vehicles. This policy is specifically authorized under Code of Virginia 15.2-2800 and 15.2-2801, which sets forth statewide regulation of smoking.
SVCC Clean Indoor Air Policy

  1. Smoking or other use of tobacco products including, but not limited to, cigarettes, pipes, cigars, snuff or chewing tobacco, e-cigarettes, electronic vaping devices, personal vaporizer (PV), or electronic nicotine delivery systems, aromatic smoking products are prohibited within all buildings owned or leased by the college, and within vehicles owned or operated by Southside Virginia Community College. This provision shall include any and all off-campus facilities utilized by SVCC, except for the facilities of any business, industry or other organization where the college may offer specific programs at its site.
  2. Reasonable smoking areas shall be identified around the exterior of facilities. Designated smoking areas may change from time to time as determined by college management. At least one entrance to each building shall be smoke-free, with any smoking area at such entrance being no closer than 25 feet from the entrance.

Weapons Policy

Possession or use of firearms, explosives, or any other dangerous or deadly weapons as defined by the Code of Virginia §18.2-308 are not appropriate to the college experience. Therefore students, employees, and patrons are not permitted to possess these items on college property except when carried by bona fide law enforcement officials in their official capacities or persons who possess such weapons as part of the school’s curriculum. This policy applies whether the weapon is functional or not. Any device designed to look like a weapon and/or is used by an individual to cause reasonable apprehension or harm is considered a weapon by this policy.

It is a condition of acceptance to the college that all students comply with the college weapons policy. Employees agree to this policy and all other policies by accepting continuing employment. Students and patrons agree to this and all other policies by their continuing enrollment and participation in activities and events.

Computer Ethics Guidelines

All users must exercise ethical behavior when using SVCC computer resources.

As a user of the Virginia Community College System’s local and shared computer systems, please understand and agree to abide by the following acceptable use agreement terms. These terms govern access to and use of the information technology applications, services and resources of the VCCS and the information they generate.

The college has granted access to students as a necessary privilege in order to perform authorized functions at the college where enrolled. Students will not knowingly permit use of entrusted access control mechanism for any purposes other than those required to perform authorized functions related to the status as a student. These include logon identification, password, workstation identification, user identification, digital certificates or 2-factor authentication mechanisms.

Do not disclose information concerning any access control mechanism unless properly authorized to do so by this enrolling college. You will not use any access mechanism that the VCCS has not expressly assigned. Treat all information maintained on the college computer systems as strictly confidential and do not release information to any unauthorized person.

Computer software, databases, and electronic documents are protected by copyright law. A copyright is a work of authorship in a tangible medium. Copyright owners have the sole right to reproduce their work, prepare derivatives or adaptations of it, distribute it by sale, rent, license lease, or lending and/or to perform or display it. A student must either have an express or implied license to use copyrighted material or data, or be able to prove fair use. Students and other users of college computers are responsible for understanding how copyright law applies to their electronic transactions. Students may not violate the copyright protection of any information, software, or data with which you come into contact through the college computing resources. Downloading or distributing copyrighted materials such as documents, movies, music, etc. without the permission of the rightful owner may be considered copyright infringement, which is illegal under federal and state copyright law. Use of the college’s network resources to commit acts of copyright infringement may be subject to prosecution and disciplinary action.

The penalties for infringing copyright law can be found under the U.S. Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. §§ 501-518 (https://www.copyright.gov/title17/92chap5.html) and in the U.S. Copyright Office’s summary of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (http://www.copyright.gov/legislation/dmca.pdf).

Students agree to abide by all applicable state, federal, VCCS, and college policies, procedures and standards that relate to the Virginia Department of Human Resource Management Policy 1.75-Use of Internet and Electronic Communication Systems, the VCCS Information Security Standard and the VCCS Information Technology Acceptable Use Standard. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Attempting to gain access to information owned by the college or by its authorized users without the permission of the owners of that information.
  • Accessing, downloading, printing, or storing information with sexually explicit content as prohibited by law or policy;
  • Downloading or transmitting fraudulent, threatening, obscene, intimidating, defamatory, harassing, discriminatory, or otherwise unlawful messages or images;
  • Installing or downloading computer software, programs, or executable files contrary to policy;
  • Uploading or downloading copyrighted materials or proprietary agency information contrary to policy;
  • Sending e-mail using another’s identity, an assumed name, or anonymously;
  • Attempting to intercept or read messages not intended for them;
  • Intentionally developing or experimenting with malicious programs (viruses, worms, spy-ware, keystroke loggers, phishing software, Trojan horses, etc.) on any college-owned computer;
  • Knowingly propagating malicious programs;
  • Changing administrator rights on any college-owned computer, or the equivalent on non-Microsoft Windows based systems;
  • Using college computing resources to support any commercial venture or for personal financial gain.

Students must follow any special rules that are posted or communicated to them by responsible staff members, whenever they use college computing laboratories, classrooms, and computers in the Learning Resource Centers. They shall do nothing intentionally that degrades or disrupts the computer systems or interferes with systems and equipment that support the work of others. Problems with college computing resources should be reported to the staff in charge or to the Information Technology Help Desk.

If students observe any incidents of non-compliance with the terms of this agreement, they are responsible for reporting them to the Information Security Officer and/or management of the college. Understand that students must use only those computer resources that they have the authority to use. Do not provide false or misleading information to gain access to computing resources. The VCCS may regard these actions as criminal acts and may treat them accordingly. One must not use VCCS IT resources to gain unauthorized access to computing resources of other institutions, organizations, individuals, etc.

The System Office and colleges reserve the right (with or without cause) to monitor, access and disclose all data created, sent, received, processed, or stored on VCCS systems to ensure compliance with VCCS policies and federal, state, or local regulations. College or System Office officials will have the right to review and/or confiscate (as needed) any equipment (COV owned or personal) connected to a COV owned device or network.

Students understand that it is their responsibility to read and abide by this agreement, even if they do not agree with it. If there are questions about the VCCS Information Technology Acceptable Use Agreement, contact the college Information Security Officer or appropriate college official.

By acknowledging this agreement, students hereby certify they understand the preceding terms and provisions and they accept the responsibility of adhering to the same. Also students acknowledge that should they violate this agreement, they will be subject to disciplinary action.

Free Speech

Southside Virginia Community College’s (SVCC) facilities are primarily dedicated to academic, student life and administrative functions.  But it also represents the “marketplace of ideas,” and especially for students, many areas of campus represent a public forum for speech and other expressive activities.  With that in mind, SVCC supports expressive activity.  This policy applies to all buildings, grounds, and other spaces owned or controlled by SVCC.  The term “expressive activity” includes:

  • Meetings and other group activities of students and student organizations;
  • Speeches, performances, demonstrations, rallies, vigils, and other events by students, student organizations, and outside groups invited by student organizations;
  • Distributions of literature, such as leafleting and pamphleting; and
  • Any other expression protected by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Please take time to review this webpage in its entirety for additional information about SVCC’s Policy on Expressive Activity and Free Speech.

 6.5.1 Policy on Expressive Activity 

This policy applies to all buildings, grounds, and other spaces owned or controlled by a college.  The term “expressive activity” includes:

  • Meetings and other group activities of students and student organizations;
  • Speeches, performances, demonstrations, rallies, vigils, and other events by students, student organizations, and outside groups invited by student organizations;
  • Distributions of literature, such as leafleting and pamphleting; and
  • Any other expression protected by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

6.5.2 Policy Statement

College property is primarily dedicated to academic, student life and administrative functions.  But it also represents the “marketplace of ideas,” and especially for students, many areas of campus represent a public forum for speech and other expressive activities.  Colleges may place restrictions on expressive activities occurring indoors, but especially for students and student organizations, the outdoor areas of campus remain venues for free expression, including speeches, demonstrations, and the distribution of literature.

Indoors or outdoors, colleges shall not interfere with the rights of individuals and groups to the free expression of their views or impermissibly regulate their speech based on its content or viewpoint.  Nevertheless, colleges may establish reasonable time, place, and manner restrictions on expressive activity.  Such restrictions must be content-neutral, narrowly tailored to serve a significant governmental interest, and allow ample alternative channels for communication of the information.

No event or expressive activity shall be permitted to violate or hinder the rights of others within the campus community or substantially disrupt normal college operations.

6.5.2.0 Procedures

  1. Reserving Campus Facilities:
  2. If students, student organizations, or college employees in good standing or without conduct or disciplinary issues desire to reserve campus facilities, they shall submit their requests to the appropriate college administrator.  Colleges normally may not require more than twenty-four hours advance notice for reservation requests.  More notice may be required to allow for sufficient logistical support and to ensure the safety and security of the campus.
  3. If individuals or organizations who are not members of the college community (i.e., not students, student organizations, or college employees) desire to reserve campus facilities, they must be sponsored by a recognized student organization or the college to conduct expressive activities or events on campus.
  4. Colleges may designate certain indoor facilities as not available for expressive activity, such as administration offices, libraries, and (during instructional hours) classrooms.  Colleges shall make the campus community aware of such areas.  Any other restrictions on expressive activities occurring in indoor facilities must (a) apply equally to all individuals and organizations and (b) not depend upon the content or viewpoint of the expression or the possible reaction to that expression.
  5. Students, student organizations, and college employees may request to reserve campus facilities on a first-come, first-served basis.  These requests may be denied for the following reasons only:
    1. The requested venue is an indoor facility that the college has designated as not available for expressive activity under section 6.5.2.0(a)(3) of this policy;
    2. The requested venue is an indoor facility and the request conflicts with restrictions enacted pursuant to section 6.5.2.0(a)(3) of this policy;
    3. The venue is already reserved for another event1;
    4. The activity will attract a crowd larger than the venue can safely contain;
    5. The activity will substantially disrupt another event being held at a neighboring venue 2;
    6. The activity will substantially disrupt college operations (including classes);
    7. The activity is a clear and present threat to public safety, according to the college’s police or security department;
    8. The activity will occur during college examination periods; or
    9. The activity is unlawful.
    10. During an event, the student, student organization, or college employee requesting the reservation is responsible for preserving and maintaining the facility it reserved.  If it causes any damage to those facilities, the person(s) or organization (and its officers, if applicable) shall assume responsibility.
    11. When assessing a request to reserve campus facilities, colleges and their administrators must not consider the content or viewpoint of the expression or the possible reaction to that expression.  Colleges and their administrators may not impose restrictions on students, student organizations, or college employees due to the content or viewpoint of their expression or the possible reaction to that expression.  In the event that other persons react negatively to a student’s, student organization’s, or college employee’s expression, college officials (including college police or security) shall take all necessary steps to ensure public safety while allowing the expressive activity to continue.
      1. Spontaneous Expressive Activity:
      2. Colleges are not required to designate any indoor area as available for spontaneous expressive activities.  In the event that colleges elect to do so, college officials shall prominently post the areas in which students, student organizations, and their sponsored guests may engage in spontaneous expressive activities.  Any areas so designated must (a) apply equally to all students and student organizations and (b) not depend upon the content or viewpoint of the expression or the possible reaction to that expression.
      3. For outdoor campus facilities and areas, students, student organizations, and their sponsored guests may freely engage in spontaneous expressive activities as long as they do not (a) block access to campus buildings, (b) obstruct vehicular or pedestrian traffic, (c) substantially disrupt previously scheduled campus events3,  (d) substantially disrupt college operations, (e) constitute unlawful activity; or (f) create a clear and present threat to public safety, according to the college’s police or security department.
      4. No college personnel may impose restrictions on students, student organizations, or their sponsored guests who are engaging in spontaneous expressive activities due to the content or viewpoint of their expression or the possible reaction to that expression.  In the event that other persons react negatively to these activities, college officials (including college police or security) shall take all necessary steps to ensure public safety while allowing the expressive activity to continue.
        1. Implementation; Report:
        2. Each college must include this policy in its student handbook, on its website, and in its student orientation programs.
        3. Each college must develop a process for members of the campus community and invited guests to report incidents of disruption of constitutionally protected speech.  Such a process may include, but is not limited to, providing online incident reporting, providing contact information for a designated college official, and in cases of emergency, contact information for campus or local police or campus security.
        4. All colleges must maintain materials on the policy and provide such materials to any employee responsible for the discipline or education of enrolled students. Colleges may provide such materials to other employees if so desired.
        5. All college policies and materials on expressive activities must have prior approval from the Office of System Counsel.
        6. Colleges must develop policies and procedures to comply with the requirements of Va. Code 23.1-401.1, and notify the Office System Counsel as soon as practicable, but no later than 20 days after being served with a complaint that alleges a violation of the First Amendment.

 

  1. In the event that multiple individuals or organizations submit conflicting reservation requests, the following order of precedence shall govern:  (1) official college-sponsored activities and events; (2) recognized student organization activities and events; (3) student activities and events; and (4) all other activities and events.
  2.  The expression of competing viewpoints or multiple speakers in proximity to each other does not, without more, constitute a substantial disruption