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Conduct Standards Policy
The Student Conduct Policy at Eastern Florida State College and other appropriately published policies and procedures regarding conduct play an important role in the College's commitment to provide for the safety and security of all its community members. Failure to comply with these policies or procedures may subject violator(s) to appropriate action by the college or other appropriate civil authorities. Such action may include referral to college disciplinary processes and even possible arrest. Eastern Florida State College does not attempt to shelter students, employees and visitors from federal, state or local laws.
Drug-Free and Alcohol-Free Campuses
It is the policy of Eastern Florida State College to provide a drug-free college environment for all of its students and employees.
Consistent with the Drug- Free Workplace of 1989, the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989, and related Florida Statutes, it shall be College policy that employees and students of the College will not unlawfully purchase, use, sell, manufacture or deliver (or possess with intent to unlawfully purchase, use, sell, manufacture, or deliver) drugs or alcohol on any College campus, at any function sponsored by the College, or while conducting College business.
Alcohol is recognized as a substance, the unlawful use or abuse of which, is inconsistent with and a violation of this policy.
Pursuant to the concerns expressed in Florida Statute, Chapter1012, Florida Statute,
Chapter 943, Florida Statute, Chapter 110, and Florida Statute, Chapter 435, the College
finds that certain employees or volunteers are in positions of special trust and responsibility
or work in sensitive locations and, as such, require a security criminal history check,
including fingerprinting, as a condition of employment or service. Accordingly, employees
and volunteers in designated positions or departments will be fingerprinted for the
purpose of increasing safety and security in the work/educational environment. The
College, as a local agency, has entered into an agreement with FDLE in which the College
must comply with applicable federal and state laws related to employment screening.
New employees requiring fingerprinting should make an appointment with Campus Security at 321 433-7559 or 409-5907.
Procedure 112 Campus Safety and Security-Firearms and Weapons on Campus
This policy/procedure applies to all students, staff, faculty, administration, employees, and invitees to EASTERN FLORIDA STATE COLLEGE property/campuses.
EASTERN FLORIDA STATE COLLEGE is committed to maintaining an educational and workplace environment that is free of violence. The College further recognizes the existence of extensive legislative acts and constitutional provisions pertaining to the rights and obligations of those who own or possess firearms, especially those addressing the right to carry, store, and transport firearms on one’s person and within motor vehicles.
1. While on college grounds or facilities or at college-sponsored activities and events, students, staff, faculty, administration, employees, and invitees, hereinafter referred to as “person”, are prohibited from introducing, exhibiting, possessing, using, storing, buying or selling weapons, firearms, destructive devices, or explosives. [§790.001; §790.115, Fla. Stat. (2013)]
2. Exceptions: The following circumstances shall not be a violation of this policy/procedure:
a. It is lawful and is not a violation of Florida Statute or EASTERN FLORIDA STATE COLLEGE policy/procedure 112 for a person 18 years of age or older to possess a concealed firearm or other weapon for self-defense or other lawful purpose within the interior of a private vehicle (conveyance), without a license, if the firearm or other weapon is securely encased or is otherwise not readily accessible for immediate use. Nothing in this policy prohibits the carrying of a legal firearm other than a handgun anywhere in a private conveyance when such firearm is being carried for a lawful use.
[§790.115; §790.25; §790.251, Fla. Stat. (2013)]
b. A firearm in the possession of a law enforcement officer who is authorized to possess the firearm whether on or off duty, by the employing law enforcement agency.
c. Any other possession of a firearm specifically authorized pursuant to the provisions of Fla. Stat. §790.115, (2013).
When the fire alarm sounds it is critical that everyone evacuate the building at once. The Campus Security Office requests the assistance of all faculty and staff to ensure students exit the buildings immediately. If the fire alarm is silenced, do not reenter the building until the “All Clear” sign has been given by a Campus Security Office representative.
Eastern Florida State College has certified hurricane shelters located on the Cocoa and Melbourne Campuses. Detailed information can be found in EFSC's Hurricane & Emergency Evacuation Shelter Plan. A copy of this plan is available for review at any Campus Security Office or through the Campus Provost.
All EFSC employees are required to have a security identification badge. This ID should
be visibly worn at all times when on any EFSC Campus or at a College function. Campus
Security personnel will routinely ask to see ID badges. Although many faces are familiar,
employee status is ever changing and wearing a badge at all times will assist the
Campus Security Office staff in doing their job more efficiently.
Campus security should be everyone's concern. If you notice someone who appears "out of place" or perhaps a worker on Campus with no apparent ID badge, do not hesitate to ask for identification or notify Campus Security to verify their status. Remember that Student Aids must wear ID badges as well.
If an ID badge is lost, please notify Campus Security immediately and a replacement will be issued. On all four campuses, you can go to the nearest Campus Security office and an officer will be able to assist you in obtaining an identification badge.