Aug 15, 2022  
2021-2022 Student Handbook 
    
2021-2022 Student Handbook [ARCHIVED]

CAMPUS INFORMATION


Service Animals

Service Animals (only a dog) are permitted in any campus building that the general public has access to. Assistance or Emotional Support Animals (various animals) are only allowed in the room within a residence hall/apartment of the student and no other buildings on campus.  For further information, please go to: https://pol.tasb.org/Policy/Download/161?filename=FAA(LEGAL).pdf  and https://www.ada.gov/service_animals_2010.htm

Speed Limit

The maximum permissible speed limit on campus or at Temple College Centers shall be 15 miles per hour.

Registration of Vehicles with Free Parking Permits

Parking Permits (Registration of Vehicles)

  1. Vehicle Registration: All vehicles regularly parked on the Temple College main campus or any Temple College Center by college personnel, TC Board of Trustees members, or other individuals must be properly registered and display a valid parking permit.
  2. Parking Permit Issuance: Vehicle owners and operators may register vehicles for and obtain free parking permits from the Campus Police Office or designated office location at Temple College Centers.
  3. Registration Information: In order to obtain a vehicle parking permit, the vehicle registrant must complete a parking permit form and supply a College ID number, the vehicle’s make (Buick, Ford, etc.), vehicle type (2dr/4dr, SUV, etc.), model, year, color, license plate number with state of origin. At time of registration, an employee must present an Orientation Form from the Human Resource Office, Temple College ID Card, or have his/her employee College ID number as proof of identification.

Types of Parking Permits: Parking permits will vary in color according to purpose listed below:

Student Permits: Any student registered and paid at Temple College is eligible to obtain a free student parking permit. This parking permit allows a Temple College student to park in any student or open parking area only.

Faculty/Staff Permits: All faculty (full time and adjunct), professional and classified staff are eligible for free faculty/staff permits. This parking permit allows a Temple College employee to park in any staff or open parking area only.

Display of Parking Permit: On automobiles and trucks, the permit must be displayed on the outside of the back glass of the automobile driver’s side on the bottom so that the Campus Police can easily scan properly parked vehicles for valid permits. On motorcycles, the permit must be displayed on the rear fender (affixed with adhesive). Permits that are not displayed in the proper location will be ticketed. Any exception to permit placement must be approved, in advance, by the Campus Police Office or appropriate Center designee.

 

Parking Permit Regulations:

  1. A parking permit is no guarantee of a parking space. Each driver is responsible for finding a legal parking space. Lack of space is no excuse for violating any parking regulation.
  2. Parking Permits must be current for the academic year.
  3. A parking permit will not be issued to any person (faculty, staff, or other individual) having unpaid violation charges or other outstanding TC balances (e.g. parking fines, etc.) until full payment is made to the Cashier’s Office or other designated office location at Temple College Centers. College personnel will check for outstanding balance holds prior to issuance of a parking permit.
  4. Special Occasion Restrictions on Permits−The only exception to the parking permit policy exists in the case of special occasion restrictions on permits where parking restrictions may be imposed or where police officers waive restrictions that normally apply. For these special occasions, prior arrangements have to be made with College administration and notice has to be given to Campus Police. For all emergency situations, Campus Police or appropriate Center designee can alter restrictions as conditions warrant.

Parking Designated for Persons with Disabilities: Temple College will follow the State law, Transportation Code Title 7, Subtitle H, Chapter 681, regarding privileged parking. Any student with a disability must obtain and display a free College parking permit in addition to their (individual named on the placard or license plate) state issued current placard or license plate to park in a parking space designated for persons with disabilities.

 

Visitors must also visibly display their (individual named on the placard or license plate) state issued current placard or license plate to park in any parking space designated for persons with disabilities. If a visitor receives a citation in error for parking in a disabled parking space, the citation may be taken to the Campus Police office or appropriate Center designee for review.

 

Any person authorized to park in a parking space designated for persons with disabilities may park in any parking space designated for persons with disabilities on campus.

Towing Policy

The College reserves the right to impound, or to have impounded, any vehicle which is parked in a manner dangerous to vehicular or pedestrian traffic or otherwise in violation of College parking and traffic regulations. The vehicle owner will be responsible for all costs involved in removing, impounding, and storing such vehicles.

 

Open Parking (AFTER 5:30 p.m.)

At Main Campus, parking lots are designated as open parking from 5:30 p.m. until 6 a.m. Monday through Thursday and after 12:00 noon on Fridays. This does not include areas marked as Reserved Parking, Parking Designated for Persons with Disabilities, Fire Lanes, or Visitor Designated Parking areas.

Parking lots and spaces at Centers are considered open parking during regular business hours unless designated for Reserved/Staff Parking, Parking Designated for Persons with Disabilities, Fire Lanes, or Visitor Designated Parking.

 

Parking Violations

Any of the following, taking place anywhere on the property of Temple College or Temple College Center at any time, will constitute a parking violation:

  1. Parking in any area not designated as a parking space, such as fire lanes
  2. Failure to possess and properly display a valid Temple College parking permit
  3. Failure to affix permit in the proper manner or location
  4. Parallel (street) parking against the flow of traffic
  5. Failure to remain within the lines of a marked parking space
  6. Parking in a Reserved or non-Student space or Staff designated parking lot.
  7. Parking in a Handicapped space (unless vehicle displays a state Handicap Permit or license plate)
  8. Parking in a Visitor space (a tagged vehicle is NEVER considered a Visitor, regardless of the particular reason for being on campus)
  9. Parking contrary to indicated traffic flow in lots with angled parking spaces.

 

Penalties for parking violations are assessed as follows:

  • $25 for the first ticket per academic year,
  • $40 for the second per academic year, and
  • $60 for third and subsequent tickets per academic year

Traffic Violations Policy

Any of the following, taking place anywhere on the property of Temple College or Temple College Center at any time, will constitute a traffic violation:

  1. Driving without a valid driver’s license
  2. Exceeding 15 miles per hour
  3. Failure to come to a complete stop at a stop sign
  4. Driving the wrong way on a one-way street
  5. Driving on a sidewalk or lawn
  6. Failure to yield to pedestrians
  7. Any other violation of Texas Motor Vehicle Laws

Citation/Violation Notice Appeals

Main Campus:  If you feel that a traffic or parking violation notice was issued to you unjustly or if you feel that the circumstances were so compelling as to not warrant the violation, you may appeal the Violation Notice. To appeal, contact the Student Life and Community Outreach Office at 254-298-8309 or complete the Student Ticket Appeals online form within five (5) business days after the violation was issued. If the Student Life and Community Outreach Office is unable to arrange matters to your satisfaction, inform them that you wish to appeal to the Ticket Appeals Committee. Once a ticket has been sent to committee, a decision will be made whether the student shows up for the hearing or not. A student can only bring a particular violation to the committee once. The Committee is the final authority with regard to ticket appeals.  https://www.templejc.edu/resources/campus-police/campus-policies/#:~:text=Parking%20Violation%20Appeals&text=To%20appeal%2C%20contact%20the%20Student,after%20the%20violation%20was%20issued.

Campus Centers: If you feel that a Center’s traffic or parking violation notice was issued to you unjustly, or if you feel that the circumstances were so compelling as to not warrant the violation, you may appeal the violation notice. To appeal, contact the Center Director’s Office within five (5) working days after the violation was issued. The Center Director will serve as the final authority with regard to all ticket appeals at Center locations.

Security of Vehicles

Temple College assumes no responsibility for the care and/or protection of any vehicle or its contents while the vehicle is operated or parked on campus; however, every effort will be made by Temple College to protect all vehicles and property.

  1. All thefts, accidents, and offenses that occur on campus should be reported to the Campus Police Office.
  2. A record of serial numbers of valuables should be kept.
  3. Mark auto accessories so that they may be identified.
  4. Write name and address in all personal textbooks.
  5. Keys and valuables should not be left in the car.
  6. Always lock your car.

Presence in Unauthorized Areas

At times, parts of the College campus become “off limits” to students. When offices are closed or buildings are locked, no attempt should be made to enter such premises.

 

Unattended Children and Children on Campus

Temple College strives to provide an environment most conducive to teaching and learning for all enrolled students. For reasons of security and child welfare, the institution will not permit unattended children to be left anywhere on the premises. Minor children are not allowed in classrooms, laboratories, or other facilities of the college unless they are taking part in approved activities or are enrolled in classes. Children under the age of 17, who are not taking part in approved activities nor enrolled in classes, should not be brought to the institution unless closely supervised by their parent/legal guardian.

 

Lost & Found 

The Temple College Police Department is the central location for all Lost and Found items that are turned in. Any items found on or near Temple College property should be turned into the Campus Police. If an item has a name on it, Campus Police officers will try to contact that person by phone or email. It is important that individuals have names on items. Students attempting to claim a lost item will be expected to provide a reasonably accurate description to assure that the rightful owner receives the property. The Campus Police office is located in the east side of campus (see the campus map for exact location). Persons may call 254-298-8911 to inquire about lost property.

 

Alcohol and Drugs

Alcohol: A student shall be prohibited from using or being under the influence of intoxicating beverages on College District premises or off premises at a College District-sponsored activity, function, or event. With the prior consent of the Board or the Board’s designee, the provisions herein may be waived with respect to any specific event that is sponsored by the College District. State law shall be strictly enforced at all times on all property controlled by the College District in regard to the possession and consumption of alcoholic beverages.

 

Controlled Substances: No student shall possess, use, transmit, or attempt to possess, use, or transmit, or be under the influence of, any of the following substances on College District premises or off premises at a College District-sponsored activity, function, or event:

  1. Any controlled substance or dangerous drug as defined by law, including but not limited to marijuana, any narcotic drug, hallucinogen, stimulant, depressant, amphetamine, or barbiturate.
  2. Any abusable glue, aerosol paint, or any other volatile chemical substance for inhalation.
  3. Any performance-enhancing substance, including steroids.
  4. Any designer drug.
  5. Any other intoxicant or mood-changing, mind-altering, or behavior-altering drug.

The transmittal, sale, or attempted sale of what is represented to be any of the above-listed substances shall also be prohibited under this policy.

Exception :A student who uses a drug authorized by a licensed physician through a prescription specifically for that student’s use shall not be considered to have violated this rule.

 

Violation: Students who violate this policy shall be subject to appropriate disciplinary action. [See FM and FMA]  Such disciplinary action may include referral to drug and alcohol counseling or rehabilitation programs or student assistance programs, suspension, expulsion, and referral to appropriate law enforcement officials for prosecution.

 

Drug and Alcohol Programs: To assist students with prevention, counseling, treatment, and rehabilitation for drug/alcohol related problems, advisors refer students to outside agencies and/or the Office of Student Accommodations. Temple College has a Licensed Professional Counselor who is available to students in need of counseling services.  Temple College provides a list of various outside services on the Mental Health Counseling webpage located at http://www.templejc.edu/resources/mental-health-counseling/.

Local services specific to drug and alcohol abuse prevention, counseling, treatment, and rehabilitation include:

Cenikor

416A N 3rd. St.

Temple, TX 76501

Toll-Free Number: 1-888-236-4567

Temple & Killeen: 254-299-2791

Waco: 254-299-2784

www.cenikor.org

 

Texas Department of State Health Services Region 7, Brazos Valley Council on Alcohol and Substance Abuse

Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA): Austin-Round Rock, Killeen-Temple, College Station-Bryan, Waco (Counties: Bastrop, Bell, Blanco, Bosque, Brazos, Burleson, Burnet, Caldwell, Coryell, Falls, Fayette, Freestone, Grimes, Hamilton, Hays, Hill, Lampasas, Lee, Leon, Limestone, Llano, McLennan, Madison, Milam, Mills, Robertson, San Saba, Travis, Washington, Williamson)

4001 E. 29th Street, Suite 90

Bryan, TX 77802

Toll-Free Number: (866) 448-1699

(979) 846-3560

http://bvcasa.org/

 

Selling and Solicitation

The selling of goods or services, taking orders for goods or services, or soliciting funds for any purpose is prohibited on campus unless proper authorization has been secured from the Vice President, Administrative Services.