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Emergency Procedures Follow the instructions of staff personnel in the event of an emergency, (i.e. fire, tornado, bomb threats, etc). Shelter areas and emergency exits are posted throughout the campus. Vehicle Regulations Registration of student vehicles is not required, but the following regulations will apply to vehicles on campus: a. Speed Limits: parking lots-5 mph; College Drive-25 mph; campus streets-15 mph b. Careless, double, irregular parking, and parking on grass is prohibited. c. Parking in restricted areas is prohibited. Vehicles parked in restricted areas will be towed and impounded. Towing and storage fees will be charged to the vehicle owner. d. Visitor parking areas are reserved for campus visitors only. e. Handicapped parking is reserved for students, staff, and campus guests displaying valid handicap stickers. f. Students are required to use the parking lots assigned to the instructional division in which they are enrolled. Parking Lot 1 Business/Arts & Sciences Parking Lot 2 Applied Technology/Building C Parking Lot 3 Applied Technology/Building D Parking Lot 4 Health/Business/Arts & Science Parking Lot 5 Campus Housing g. Failure to comply with the regulations will result in a parking violation subject to a $10.00 fine per violation or towed at owner’s expense. If the fine is not paid within five college days, the fine will double. Multiple violations could result in suspension from classes. Vehicles left in the parking lot, for an extended period of time, due to car trouble, flat tire(s) or other reasons should get permission or notify Physical Plant Staff as soon as possible. If no contact is made with NCC personnel after 1 week it will be considered an abandoned vehicle, subject to a $10 fine or towed at owner’s expense. h. State law requires cars to stop for pedestrians in the crosswalks. Please be aware of people crossing roads. Student Activities Many activities are available to you at Northwest Iowa Community College. • Community activities at discounted costs including recreation facilities, movie theaters, and restaurants in town. • Entertainment activities planned by the Student Government Association. • A large screen TV, pool table, foosball table, and a game room are available on campus. • SGA provides opportunities to be active in legislative issues and attend the (IACCT) Iowa Association of Community College Trustee’s Student Legislative Forum in Des Moines each year. • Campus-wide tournament and intercollegiate sporting opportunities. • SGA works through the Sheldon Community Recreation Department to provide opportunities to participate in co-ed volleyball, men’s basketball, women’s volleyball, men’s flag football and women’s and men’s softball. • Multiple fitness opportunities at our Lifelong Learning & Recreation Center. Student Government Association SGA is the student governing and leadership organization of the College. A President, Vice President, and Secretary/ Treasurer are elected yearly. Student representatives attend SGA meetings twice a month, present student views, and report back to their program on current issues. The purpose of the SGA is: a. To plan activities which are of interest to the student body. b. To develop and maintain rapport between the student body, faculty, and administrative staff of the College. c. To be responsible for student activities conducted under college sponsorship. d. To advise the administration on the needs of the students. Student Organizations Student groups may organize upon receiving the approval of the appropriate or the delegated representative. Such groups shall operate in conformance with qualifications and regulations determined by the administration. Failure to comply with regulations may result in disbanding the organization by action of the Board of Trustees or the President. Student groups seeking approval to organize should provide the following documentation to the Coordinator of Residence Life and Student Activities: 1. Reason for organizing 2. By-laws/Constitution 3. College Staff Sponsor/s Student Presentations/Events Approval for a student presentation/event shall be secured from the Vice President of Student & Academic Services and the date of the presentation/event will be placed on the College calendar before any public announcement is made. Hours, behavior, and activities related to student presentations/ events shall be determined by the College administration. Only those persons who can be expected to recognize and respect the authority and responsibility of College personnel shall be permitted to attend. The form for approval of student presentations/events must be completed and approved prior to the student presentation/event. Tools, Books, and Personal Effects Security Even though the College buildings are secured nightly, NCC cannot assume responsibility for lost, stolen or damaged student tools, books and/or personal effects. Tools, books, and personal effects are generally covered by homeowner’s insurance. It is the student’s responsibility to check their policy or their parents’ policy to make certain that those items are properly insured. Student Telephone Calls Telephone calls for students will be directed to the appropriate division secretary who will take a message and deliver it to the student. In the case of an emergency, please call the main switchboard, (800)352-4907 or (712)324-5061. From a campus telephone, dial Ext. 114 to reach the main switchboard in the case of an emergency. 33 College Information


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