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Risk Management Strategies for Student Organizations Transcript

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Risk management strategies for student organizations in response to student deaths and injuries related to hazing in student organization functions House Bill 2639 was an effort by the Texas legislature.

Faculty advisors and members of student organizations must attend risk management training beginning in the fall of 2008 course contents behavior and student organization events alcohol and drugs.

Hazing.

Sexual harassment and abuse, firearms, weapons and explosive devices emergency procedures local and foreign travel adoption of a risk management policy.

Behavior and student organization events freedoms with responsibility the purpose of policies about student conduct and discipline are to provide guidelines for the educational environment to district such an environment presupposes both rights and responsibilities free expression are essential parts of this freedom to learn to grow and to develop however students must exercise these freedoms with responsibility providing an enjoyable environment for learning and socializing requires all participants to adhere to the student code of conduct and obey the law and show respect for properly constituted authority.

Students shall refrain from intentionally causing harm to any person.

Interfering with normal college activities substantially interfering with the freedom of expression of others destruction damage or theft of property.

Drug free schools and communities act to satisfy the requirements of the act.

Is committed to creating an educational environment free from use or distribution of illicit drugs and abuse of alcohol.

Alcohol Policy use or position of alcohol is prohibited on college premises or as part of a college function with the exception of specific beverage related courses within the El Centro Food Services Program or the international Sony guilds diploma program Bill priests Institute.

Controlled and the legal drugs use or possession of any illegal drug or controlled drug without a prescription is strictly prohibited on college campuses or in any college sponsored activity counseling and treatment information and confidence for referrals concerning counseling and treatment programs for drug and alcohol abuse may be obtained from counseling and or advice and center health center and human resources office using the education code defines he zing as any intentional act directed against a student that endangers the middle or physical health of a student for the purpose of pledging being initiated into or maintaining membership in any organization hazing includes physical activity such as exposure confinement calisthenics or other activity that causes unreasonable risk of harm any type of physical.

Consumption of a food liquid alcohol drug or other substance that could adversely affect mental or physical health.

Hazing includes any activity that intimidates or threatens the student with ostracism that subjects a student to extreme mental stress or humiliation or any activity that induces causes or require student to perform an action that violates the penal code hazing treat all accounts of hazing as serious hazing will not be tolerated report any rumors policies or actual incidents of hazing to organizations faculty sponsor or campus administration overcoming hazing achieve team building through activities or traditions that carry a positive message such as volunteers work a community project or training for a 5 K.

Run sexual harassment and sexual abuse sexual harassment the district shall exercise reasonable care to prevent and promptly correct any sexually harassing behavior and develop preventative or corrective measures to address sexually harassing behavior unwelcome sexual advances requests for sexual favors and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitute sexual harassment sexual harassment of students includes engaging in sexually oriented conversations for personal sexual gratification telephoning students at home or elsewhere to solicit inappropriate social relationships physical contact that would reasonably be construed as sexual in nature and enticing or threatening students to engage in sexual behavior in exchange for grades or other school related benefit sexual harassment of any kind will not be tolerated.

All complaints of sexual harassment will be taken seriously and investigated thoroughly report any incident of sexual harassment to campus human resources office and the vice president of instruction sexual abuse sexual abuse is the forcing of undesired sexual acts by one person upon another types include force physical sexual behavior such as rape or sexual assault the use of a position of trust to compel nonconsensual relations without force report any incident allegation or rumor of sexual abuse mediately to campus police or other law enforcement prohibited weapons a student shall not intentionally knowingly or recklessly possess or go on to school premises with any prohibited weapon Penal Code 4603 a prohibited weapons are defined as follows a firearm and illegal knife one with the blade over $5.00 and $1.00 half inches and explosive weapon any explosive or incendiary bomb grenade were rocket or mine a switch blade knife any knife with the blade that opens automatically knuckles any instrument that is designed for inflicting injury by striking a person with a fist enclosed in the knuckles a chemical dispensing device other than a small chemical dispenser sold commercially for personal protection a club any instrument designed for striking a person including a black jack nice thick or makes.

Emergency procedures you can reach campus police by dialing 911 from any campus phone.

In the event of a life safety or criminal Emergency Notify campus police immediately district campuses utilize 3 basic response procedures to cover most incidents emergency evacuation severe weather shelter in place in lockdown emergency evacuation familiarize yourself with evacuation routes beforehand they are either post or available through campus police you may be notified of the need for evacuation by.

The fire alarm by general announcement or by an employee if it is safe to do so take your personal belongings with you but remember life is always more important than property disabled persons or other need.

But walk quickly leave the building the evacuation route once outside move at least 200 feet away from any building or to an established rally point do not reenter the building for any reason by far police or campus employees at the building is safe for reentry shelter in place in the event of inclement weather such as a tornado or an earthquake you will be advised to shelter in place proceed directly to a safe zone interior rooms away from windows have been designated safe zones remain until given the all clear.

With a tornado symbol.

Familiarize yourself with these locations before an emergency occurs intruder a lockdown in the event of a violent intruder or other police activity stay in your classroom if you are in a common area move into a classroom or office campus faculty or employees will walk the doors remain in the room until given instructions by emergency personnel local and foreign travel student field trips prior to Ascension field trip students must submit a completed field trip participation consent form make sure the emergency contact information is accurate and current list you need medical conditions bring an adequate supply of required medications important advise your emergency contact of the dissemination and duration of your trip student foreign travel a travel insurance policy is required when traveling outside of the US They generally cover trip cancellation medical treatment emergency evacuation accidental death prior to travelling obtain any needed vaccinations inform your emergency contact of the destination enter ration of your trip leave a copy of your passport and I.D.'s with your emergency contact when traveling abroad know and obey local laws saying customs know how to place an international phone call know the phone number of the local American Embassy adopting risk management strategies safe for students.

The continued adoption of these risk management strategies will serve to promote a safer environment for all student organizations their members and the campuses as a whole.