This section highlights a few of the College policies of particular interest to students including: Animals on Campus; Bulletin Boards and Publicity; Children in the Classroom; Communicable Diseases; Federal Copyright Laws: Civil and Criminal Penalties for Violation; Food and Drink Restrictions; Freedom of Expression and First Amendment Guarantees; Internet/Computer Network; and Smoking and Use of Tobacco Products. Students may view the Lake Land College Board Policy Manual for additional information.
Lake Land College considers the safety and well-being of students, employees and visitors of utmost priority. However, the College recognizes that for a variety of purposes animals may inhabit College grounds and College buildings. Board Policy 09.19 – Animals on Campus is designed to preserve the safety of people and animals on any College-owned property, promote a safe, clean and healthy campus environment, and to set forth clear rules and requirements for animals on College property.
It is the responsibility of all students, employees and visitors to comply with Board Policy 09.19 – Animals on Campus for which there are differing guidelines for College-owned or leased buildings compared to College-owned or leased grounds. Failure to comply with this Policy may result in appropriate action by the College, but not limited to, suspension or expulsion of students, and removal and/or campus exclusion for individuals or employees.
In any instance in which an animal authorized to be on College property is displaying aggressive or disruptive behavior, posing a direct threat to the health or safety of others, or is involved in an alleged bite or incident where skin is broken, the owner and/or handler must immediately report said incident to the Lake Land College Police Department, and any other individuals should contact the Police Department.
College events and announcements can be placed on bulletin boards. Publicity, size, and content must be approved by the Student Life Office or the Marketing and Public Relations Office. Posters, pictures, etc., may be hung only in designated locations. Posters may be displayed for a period not to exceed two weeks. Exceptions may be requested through the Student Life Office. If you wish to place an announcement in The Navigator, please email your request to email@example.com, or call 234-5269. Individuals and organizations wishing to distribute materials or literature on campus must contact the Director of Student Life, at 234-5270, for methods and procedures.
Since it is important to every student that the learning environment be as free from disruptions as possible, parents will not be permitted to bring children to classes or leave them unattended on school premises. Children participating in college-sanctioned courses or activities are allowed in classrooms and designated areas at the times and locations specified for those activities. (See Board Policy 06.49 – Children in the Classroom.)
Board Policy 11.05 – Communicable Disease provides rules and regulations for students with communicable diseases. Students who are diagnosed as having, or carrying a communicable disease should report to the College Nurse. Communicable diseases are those defined by the Illinois Department of Public Health to be contagious, infectious, communicable and dangerous to the public health. A student shall be permitted to remain in class whenever, through reasonable accommodation, there is no significant risk of transmission of the disease to others.
Copyright infringement is the act of exercising, without permission or legal authority, one or more of the exclusive rights granted to the copyright owner under section 106 of the Copyright Act (Title 17 of the United States Code). These rights include the right to reproduce or distribute a copyrighted work. In the file-sharing context, downloading or uploading substantial parts of a copyrighted work without authority constitutes an infringement.
Penalties for copyright infringement include civil and criminal penalties. In general, anyone found liable for civil copyright infringement may be ordered to pay either actual damages or “statutory” damages affixed at not less than $750 and not more than $30,000 per work infringed. A court can, in its discretion, also assess costs and attorney’s fees. For details, see Title 17, United States Code, Sections 504, 505.
Willful copyright infringement can also result in criminal penalties, including imprisonment of up to five years and fines of up to $250,000 per offense. For more information, please see the website of the U.S. Copyright Office.
In accordance with Board Policies 11.15 Acceptable Technology Use, 07.28.01 Student Code of Conduct and Disciplinary Procedures, and 07.28.02 Academic Integrity Code, disciplinary action may be imposed against students who engage in illegal downloading or unauthorized distribution of copyrighted materials using the schools information technology system.
Legal alternatives for downloading or otherwise acquiring music, video, images or other copyrighted materials are available through the Legal Sources of Online Content provided by Educause.
Food and drink, with the exception of water in a sealable container, shall be prohibited in the theater, main level in the Learning Resources Center (library) and all college classrooms and labs. (See Board Policy 09.10 – Food and Drink Restrictions.)
As noted in Board Policy 11.09, Lake Land College values the freedoms of speech, thought, expression and assembly as vital to the pursuit of knowledge and endeavors to assure the fullest degree of intellectual freedom and free expression within a supportive learning environment. The College seeks to facilitate personal and societal growth by teaching students to challenge themselves and to learn from opposing perspectives. As such, members of the academic community shall be encouraged to assemble and engage in free and open discussion, debate and expressive activity. Such activity is guided by the following policies:
(See Board Policy 11.15 – Acceptable Technology Use)
Lake Land College is concerned with providing a healthy and productive work environment for its employees and students. Smoking and the use of tobacco products shall be prohibited on any property owned or operated by the College and in college vehicles. Failure to comply may result in a fine per state guidelines as posted on the Lake Land College Police Department website. State law provides an exception to this policy allowing use of tobacco products in personal vehicles located more than 15 feet from any building entrance. (See Board Policy 09.09 – Smoking and the Use of Tobacco or Cannabis Products.)