Nov 14, 2019  
2019-20 Catalog 
    
2019-20 Catalog

College Housing


College Housing at St. Clair County Community College (The Dock) is an accessible, learning-centered living community, dedicated to providing affordable housing and quality service to residential students.

Accommodations and Amenities

Two residents will share a single room and private bathroom. There are also a limited number of single room available for an increased cost on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Rooms come fully furnished with extended-length twin size beds, desks, drawers, tables and chairs, and closet space. High Speed WiFi Internet, Water, Heating, Air Conditioning, Garbage removal and residential/overflow parking is all included in costs. The residence hall includes a communal kitchen and dining area, lounge with TV streaming services, and an in-house laundry washer and dryer facility. A meal plan is available to all SC4 students. Visit www.sc4.edu/mealplan for more information regarding Elevate and the partnered restaurants.

Requirements

Students living in College Housing must meet ongoing academic and enrollment requirements. Per semester, residents must maintain full-time enrollment (12 or more credit/contact hours for fall and winter semesters) and maintain term and cumulative GPA statuses of 2.00 or higher. For more information and how to apply, please see www.sc4.edu/housing.

College Housing Code of Conduct and Dismissal Policy

St. Clair County Community College Housing maintains a healthy and safe living environment for its residents. As part of this commitment, the college has established a Student Code of Conduct for ensuring residents healthy and safe living. For any College Housing student who violates the Student Code of Conduct, there is a process as follows for addressing these infractions:

Coaching Conversation - low level infractions

Strike 1 - a second infraction leading to the initial phase intervention

Strike 2 - a third infraction leading to more intensive intervention

Strike 3 - a fourth infraction leading to dismissal

 

(See Exhibit A - Housing: Student Code of Conduct Violation Procedure)

For all infractions depending on the level of severity, the Vice President of Student Services reserves the right to waive the Coaching Conversation, Strike 1, Strike 2, and proceed to Strike 3 immediately.

In those rare instances, where a student has been dismissed from housing, he or she will no longer be able to come as a guest to the College Housing building known as The Dock. This includes, but is not limited to, the current year he or she may have been dismissed, as well as, subsequent years in the future indefinitely. St. Clair County Community College views its College Housing as a privilege and residents are expected to be held to a higher standard of healthy and safe living which impacts all residents. This does not impact the student from attending the College or other buildings on campus. The student is only prohibited from entering the College Housing facility.

In the event, that a current or former student who has been dismissed wishes to either re-apply to be considered to live in housing again or come as a guest to College Housing after a dismissal, he or she must make a formal appeal in writing to the Housing Manager and send this to: housing@sc4.edu.

Upon receipt of this appeal, the Housing Committee shall review the appeal and make a decision regarding the request to either be considered to live in College Housing or to come as a guest.

The Housing Committee members consist of the Vice President of Student Services, Director of Behavioral Intervention, Housing Manager, and Student Support and Housing Specialist. The outcome of the committee decision may include the following:

  1. Denial of Student Request
  2. Acceptance of Student Request
  3. Request for more information from the student which may include a personal interview and/or additional written documentation at the discretion of the Housing Committee.

The decision of the Housing Committee is final and there is no further appeal process.

 

Exhibit A: College Housing Student Code of Conduct Violation Procedure

St. Clair County Community College Housing maintains a healthy and safe living environment. For any student who violates the Student Code of Conduct, the following consequences will be enforced as follows in the college housing community:

Coaching conversation - low level infraction, Impact meeting and worksheet, review of code of conduct violation procedure.

Strike 1 - the second infraction leads to the initial phase intervention. This shall include a review of the Residential Agreement Policy, Impact meeting and worksheet, expectations moving forward, and a two page typed paper answering the following:

  • What did the resident learn from this incident?
  • What are the consequences of continuing poor behavior while living in housing?
  • What impact did your actions have on others, as well as, yourself?
  • How will the resident correct his or her behavior moving forward?
  • What does the resident believe is the purpose of this assignment?

The paper is due the second Monday after the assignment is assigned: Due ___________. Email the assignment to housing@sc4.edu by 8am. Refer to written assignment rubric.

Strike 2 - a third infraction shall result in a review of the Residential Agreement Policy, Impact meeting and worksheet, student will also submit a three page typed paper regarding what they have learned from specific educationally based articles about their specific infraction. The paper is due the second Monday after the assignment is assigned: Due ___________ Email the assignment to housing@sc4.edu by 8am.

Strike 3 - a fourth infraction will result in recommendation for immediate dismissal from college housing at the discretion of the Vice President of Student Services or designee.

Any Alcohol or Drug Violation - this infraction shall result in a review of the Residential Agreement Policy. Impact meeting and worksheet, student will also submit a three page typed paper regarding what they have learned from specific educationally based materials about alcohol and/or drug use. For more severe infractions, student may be referred for alcohol or drug assessment/counseling (outpatient treatment) or rehabilitation (inpatient treatment). Further, contingent upon the severity of this infraction, a recommendation may be made for immediate dismissal from college housing at the discretion of the Vice Presidents of Student Services or designee. Possible providers for Substance Abuse Services: Catholic Charities of Southeastern Michigan (810-987-9100) or Impact (810-985-5168) for outpatient treatment or Sacred Heart Rehabilitation Center for inpatient treatment (810-392-2167). Support groups including, but not limited to, AA or NA may also be recommended to assist the student in the recovery process. Residents found in violation may be required to complete an alcohol/drug assessment and necessary follow-up consultations by a licensed provider at their own cost.

For all infractions depending on the level of severity, the Vice President of Student Services reserves the right to waive Coaching Conversation, Strike 1, and Strike 2, and proceed immediately to Strike 3.