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2019-2020 Student Handbook 
    
2019-2020 Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Jefferson Davis Campus Section



Guide To Campus Services For Students

(What, Who & Where)

What? Who/Where?
Academic Policies College Catalog, Dean of Teaching and Learning, Administration Building
Assessment Center Student Services Building, Room 219
Auditing Courses Contact course instructor
Career Development Center Student Services Building U104
Counseling Counseling Center, Student Services Building
Class Attendance Policy Individual Instructors, College Catalog
CLEP Testing Assessment Center, Student Services Bldg., Room 219
College Catalogs Available through the college website. www.mgccc.edu
College Credit by Exam Admissions, Student Services Building
Course Selection Faculty Advisors, individual office locations
Course or College Withdrawal Contact course instructor
Disabled Services Support Services Coordinator, Career/Technical Counselor, Counseling Center, Student Services Building
Fee/Fine Payment Business Office, Administration Building
Fender Bender/Key Locked in Car, etc. Campus Police, Building A
Financial Aid Director of Financial Aid, Student Services Building
First Aid/Emergency Services Campus Police, Building A
Food/Beverages/Snacks Cafeteria, Student Center located beside Commons Area, City Line Café located in the Hospitality Resort Management Building (HRM)
Grade Appeals Dean of Teaching and Learning, Administration Building
Grades, Mid-Term, Final Available through the college website, www.mgccc.edu
Graduation Available through the college website, www.mgccc.edu
Identification Cards (ID’s) Campus Police, Building A
Intramural Activities Physical Education Dept., Instructors, gymnasium
Lost & Found Campus Police, Building A
Parking Permits Campus Police, Building A
Student Activities (Clubs/Organizations) Student Activities Coordinator, Building I
Student Government Student Activities Coordinator, Building I-114
Student Grievances (Non-classroom) Dean of Student Services and Enrollment Management, Student Services Building
Student Grievances (Classroom) Dean of Teaching and Learning, Administrative Building
Textbooks/Supplies Campus bookstore east of the Gymnasium
Transcript Copies Available through the college website, www.mgccc.edu
Tutorial Assistance Learning Skills Center, “G” Building
Veterans Services V.A. Certifying Official, Student Services Building

Medical Emergencies

Serious Medical Emergency

UNCONSCIOUS VICTIMS: If rescuer is trained in CPR:

  1. YELL FOR HELP, THEN HAVE SOMEONE CALL 9-911 and Campus Police 228-861-0099 or ext. 2516.
  2. Establish Airway
  3. Check for Breathing
  4. Check for Circulation 5) Start Ventilation or CPR if necessary

CONSCIOUS VICTIMS:

  1. YELL FOR HELP, THEN HAVE SOMEONE CALL 9-911 and Campus Police 228-861-0099 or ext. 2516.
  2. Do not move patient or allow the patient to move around.
  3. Try to control any heavy bleeding using direct pressure on the wound.
  4. Try to keep the patient from going into shock by maintaining body temperature and elevating the lower extremities if possible.

Minor Medical Situation

  1. Call Campus Police – 228-861-0099 or ext. 2516

Disorderly Students

UNRULY STUDENT(S) – CONFRONTATIONAL WITH INSTRUCTORS AND/OR OTHER STUDENTS (SEEMINGLY NOT A PHYSICAL THREAT OF BODILY HARM)

Call Campus Police. (Cell 228-861-0099 or X2516)

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THREATENING STUDENTS – SEEMINGLY A PHYSICAL THREAT OF BODILY HARM

Step 1 CALL 9-911 from campus extension or 911 from non-campus extension

Step 2 CALL Campus Police. (Cell 861-0099 or X2516)

Tornados/Severe Weather

The primary notification for a tornado will be the activation of sirens. Secondary notifications may be by PA system, Connect-Ed (cell phones) and e-mail.

When you hear a siren, seek shelter in the nearest building. Go to a bottom floor, interior hallway, away from doors and windows. Remain in a safe area until an all clear is given by PA system or other appropriate means.

Fire

Emergency Response: In case of fire, the person who first becomes aware of the fire should take the following actions:

  1. Pull the fire alarm, direct that the immediate area of the fire be evacuated and ensure physically challenged persons are assisted.
  2. Report the fire by calling 9-911 if using a campus extension or 911 if using a cell phone, pay phone, or other non-campus phone.
  3. Call Campus Police – ext. 2516 or (cell # 228-861-0099)
  4. Attempt to extinguish the fire with the firefighting equipment available to you. Note – Do not allow fighting the fire to interfere with the responsibility to ensure student safety, supervise evacuation, etc. Also, do not endanger your own life.
  5. Campus Police will call 911 to confirm that the incident has been reported.
  6. Campus Police will activate the campus Emergency Response Team if necessary.

Fire in your area:

Call 9-911 and report location of fire;
Activate fire alarm, alert others, move everyone away from area of fire.
Use fire extinguisher on small (waste basket size) fires only if safe to do so.
For larger fires, GET OUT, close doors and confine fire as much as possible.
If your clothing catches fire…STOP…DROP…ROLL

When a fire alarm is activated:

  1. Proceed to the nearest EXIT (Follow directions of emergency personnel.)
  2. Feel the top of the door, if it is hot, or smoke is visible, do not open.
  3. Do not attempt to save possessions at the risk of personal injury.
  4. DO NOT USE ELEVATORS.
  5. DO NOT BREAK WINDOWS. Oxygen feeds fires.
  6. Stay low if moving through smoke.
  7. ALL fires, regardless of size, must be reported to Campus Police.

If trapped in a room:

  1. Place cloth material around/under door to prevent smoke from entering.
  2. Close as many doors as possible between you and the fire.
  3. DO NOT open or break windows unless necessary to escape (outside smoke may be drawn in).
  4. Be prepared to signal your location through window.

If caught in smoke:

Drop to hands and knees and crawl; hold breath as much as possible; breathe through a filter (blouse, shirt, jacket, etc.) and breathe through nose.

Advancing through flames:

If you are forced to advance through flame – hold your breath and move quickly, cover your head and hair, keep your head down, and keep your eyes closed as much as possible.

FIRE EXTINGUISHER INSTRUCTIONS:

P PULL safety pin from handle
A AIM nozzle at base of fire.
S SQUEEZE the trigger handle.
S SWEEP the spray from side to side.

Hazardous Material Incidents

Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) must be available for all chemicals on campus. MSDS Sheets copies must be kept on file in designated areas. Any precautions or special procedures to be followed in the event of emergency must be made available to emergency personnel.

HAZARDOUS MATERIAL SPILL OR RELEASE – INSIDE

  1. Activate Fire Alarm.
  2. Notify Campus Police at 2516 (or cell 228-861-0099)
  3. EVACUATE THE AREA.
  4. TIME AND SAFETY PERMITTING, shut down equipment, close doors, secure area and vital records including MSDS sheets.
  5. LIMIT ACTIVITY TO PROTECTION OF LIVES AND EVACUATION OF PERSONNEL – DO NOT ATTEMPT TO RESPOND OR CLEANUP A SPILL OR RELEASE!

HAZARDOUS MATERIAL SPILL OR RELEASE – OUTSIDE

  1. Notify Campus Police at 2516 (or cell 228-861-0099).
  2. Comply with directives from Emergency Personnel.
  3. Be prepared to evacuate students to off-site reunion point.
  4. TIME AND SAFETY PERMITTING, shut down equipment, secure the area and vital records.

Building Evacuation

When it is necessary to evacuate campus buildings, the following procedure is to be followed:

  1. Sound the evacuation alarm signal. The alarm signal is an intermittent tone followed first by an announcement to evacuate and then by a repeat of the intermittent tone. The alarm is sounded from designated phone extensions.
  2. Building monitors supervise instructors and students to ensure that all persons evacuate the building and report to the appropriate emergency assembly point. Instructors should bring their class rolls to the emergency rally point to account for students.
  3. Instructors should make sure persons with disabilities are assisted in exiting the building. Always evacuate mobility aids (wheelchairs, walkers, crutches) with the person, if possible. Do not use elevators unless declared safe by authorized person.
  4. When it is safe to return to the buildings, an “all clear” signal is sounded. The “all clear” signal is the same intermittent tone and will be followed by an announcement that personnel and students can re-enter buildings.
  5. Members of the Emergency Response Team are to note anything considered to be significant about the evacuation, positive or negative, to be discussed at their next regular meeting.

Evacuation Rally Point Managers:

Northwest – P. Jones

Northeast – S. Napier

East – C. DeDual

Southeast – V. Gauthreaux

Southwest – L. Allemand

HRM – JD Forde

Building Monitors and Emergency Assembly Points

WHEN THE ALARM SOUNDS and ANNOUNCEMENT SAYS EVACUATE, ALL BUILDINGS MUST BE EVACUATED IMMEDIATELY. BUILDING MONITORS SHOULD SEE THAT BUILDINGS ARE VACATED TO THE DESIGNATED EMERGENCY RALLY POINTS.

Rally Points are located as follows:

NW=North West – Northwest campus parking lot located north of Early Childhood Development.
NE=North East –Northeast campus parking lot toward corner of DeBuys and Runnymede roads.
E = East – Grassy area that extends to DeBuys between Ed. Dev Bldg. and Nursing East Bldg.
SE= South East – Grassy area toward the corner of DeBuys and Switzer roads.
SE HRM = SE corner parking lot of HRM
SW= South West – Grassy area beyond southwest campus lot west of Student Services BLDG.

The first name listed is the primary monitor and those following are backups.

Building Building Monitor Emergency Rally Point
A-Campus Police Hedman, McClenic SW
B-Business Alston, Brandon, Gazzo, Henley SW
C-Computer Center Gauthreaux, Vaughn SE
D-Fine Arts
(Auditorium)
Mattina, Steadman, Corban SE
D-Fine Arts (Music) Atkinson, P. Pierini SE
D-Fine Arts (Arena) Pierini, P. West SE
Early Childhood Bldg. P. Jones, McMahon NW
E-Science Siegel, Bruni SE
F-Science Roberts, Rankin, Sharrow E
G-Faculty
(Language Arts)
S. Bosarge, Frazier, Williams E
G-Faculty
(Social Studies)
Donohue, K. Smith, Kopp E
G-Learning Lab T. Gillespie E
H-Academic
(classrooms)
Dougharty, McGuire, Daniels SE
I-Library/Media Center McPhaul, DeLozier SW
-Class Rooms S. Bosarge, Cruthirds SW
-Student Activities Vecchio SW
J-Administration Flowers, Moore SW
J-Student Center & Cyber Café Vecchio SW
K-Service Area Farley, J. Cox SW
L1-Gym-PE R. Bennett, J. Johnson SW
L2- Bookstore Skinner, Joyner SW
M- Automotive Hicks, Goulart NW
N-HVAC/GED. Dearman NW
O-Electrical Maint. Bond NW
P-Career/Tech. Olson NW
Q-Career/Tech. Donegan NW
R-IST(West) Hayes, J. Gruich E
R-Allied Health (East) Morgan, Ladner E
S-Ed. Dev. McClendon, DeDual, Butts East
T-Maintenance DuBose, Benefield NW
U-Student Services R. Warfield, Bagwell, Chamberlain SW
V-Technical J. Kern NW
X-Math Clark, Wright, Peterson NW
Cafeteria Ashley Guy NW
HRM - Hosp. Rest. Management L. Bradley, Easterling, Riley, T. Flynt SE

Active Shooter

In general, how you respond to an active shooter will be dictated by the specific circumstances of the encounter, bearing in mind there could be more than one shooter involved in the same situation. If you find yourself involved in an active shooter situation, try to remain calm and use these guidelines to help you plan a strategy for survival.

At the first sign of an active shooter call 9-911 from a campus phone or 911 from a non-campus phone. Call Campus Police at 2516 (or cell 228-861-0099). The procedure for the campus during an active shooter situation is to go into lockdown. Tell the dispatcher of what is taking place, and inform him/her of your location; remain in place until the police, or a campus administrator known to you, gives the “all clear.”

  • If an active shooter is outside your building, proceed to a room that can be locked, close and lock all the windows and doors, and turn off all the lights; if possible, get everyone down on the floor and ensure that no one is visible from outside the room. Unfamiliar voices may be the shooter attempting to lure victims from their safe space; do not respond to any voice commands until you can verify with certainty that they are being issued by a police officer.
  • If an active shooter is in the same building, determine if the room you are in can be locked and if so, follow the same procedure described in the previous paragraph. If your room can’t be locked, determine if there is a nearby location that can be reached safely and secured, or if you can safely exit the building. If you decide to move from your current location, be sure to follow the instructions outlined below.
  • If an active shooter enters your office or classroom, try to remain calm. Alert police to the shooter’s location; if you can’t speak, leave the line open so the dispatcher can listen to what’s taking place. If there is absolutely no opportunity for escape or hiding, it might be possible to negotiate with the shooter; attempting to overpower the shooter with force should be considered a very last resort, after all other options have been exhausted. If the shooter leaves the area, proceed immediately to a safer place and do not touch anything that was in the vicinity of the shooter.

Lockdown Procedures

Lockdown may be implemented when a situation occurs that may be a hazard to health or is life threatening. Lockdown is intended to limit access and hazards by controlling and managing staff and students in order to increase safety and reduce possible victimization.

Buildings will have restricted access until an “all clear” is given by PA system, Connect Ed system or one of the methods listed below. A lockdown will be called by the campus incident commander. Lockdown may be called for a variety of reasons such as person(s) with weapons, intruders, police activity, terrorist events and other situations that pose a threat to the campus community when evacuation is not a safe alternative.

Notification – Due to the varying nature of situations that may cause lockdown, communication to begin lockdown may come in a variety of ways:

  • Announcement of “LOCKDOWN” repeated for a period of time and followed by the siren
  • By phone to Building Monitors
  • E-mail to campus employees
  • Connect Ed message to cell phones registered in the system
  • By handheld loudspeaker
  • Message by runners
  • Voice commands from Campus Police or other law enforcement officers.

The Campus Incident Commander will determine the methods of notification. As many methods as can be utilized under the circumstances will be used to notify the campus community of lockdown.

Actions to be taken –

  • Building Monitors with the help of Instructors should make sure all students are in a classroom.
  • Building Monitors should lock all exterior doors.
  • Instructors should lock all classroom doors, close windows and pull down blinds.
  • Direct students to sit on the floor away from windows and doors.
  • Attempt to locate students in an area in the classroom that cannot be seen from the outside.
  • Do not answer any voice you are not absolutely sure of.
  • Use your best judgment as the situation unfolds and take whatever steps you think necessary in order to protect lives.
  • Be prepared for law enforcement to enter the building and obey commands.
  • “All Clear” will be communicated when it is safe to move.

Other Pertinent Information:

Bookstore

The campus bookstore is located east of the Gymnasium. Its main function is to provide textbooks for students as part of the college textbook rental system. In addition, the bookstore sells various supplies, supplementary course materials and novelty items. Hours of operation are:

7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Thursday
7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. on Friday
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. on evenings of night school registration.

Fundraising / Solicitation

  • No student organizations or students can solicit money from the community in the name of MGCCC.
  • No fundraising activities are to be duplicated except on designated days that are approved by the SAC. Example: Fall Bash and Valentine’s Day Sale
  • No raffles are allowed under any circumstances.

Emergencies

Any emergency arising on campus should be immediately reported to the Campus Police Department, 2516 or 228-861-0099.

Student Center

The Student Center is located west of the Commons Area and is provided for student enjoyment. A variety of drink, snack and sandwich machines are provided.

Cyber Café

The Cyber Café is located next to the Student Center for student use. The purpose of this area is for students with laptops to be able to connect to the internet. All users must comply with the MGCCC Internet Acceptable Use Policy and Code of Student Conduct. No inappropriate language, web pages or music is allowed while using the Café’. Students are asked to respect others, including students who may be in the Café’, snack area or students walking in the hallway.

Learning Resources Center

The Learning Resources Center (LRC) on each campus includes the library, the media center, and the learning skills center. The LRC provides services and resources that support the aims and objectives of the college, the individual needs of the students, and the courses and teaching methods of the faculty.

The library provides a well-selected collection of print and non-print materials to support the educational program of the college, a professional staff to assist in the use of these resources, and all facilities conducive to study and research.

The media center is involved in all phases of audio-visual production and circulation. Its main function is to provide a support service for the entire instructional program.

The Learning Skills Center is available to help students improve their skills in English, math, reading, study skills, accounting and science. One-on-one contact with caring instructors, computer-assisted and video instructions, and a variety of audio-visual materials support this effort.

Lost and Found

A” Lost and Found” is located in the Campus Police Department located in Building A. Students who find items left on campus should turn them in to the dispatcher.

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