SCC encourages students to make healthy life choices. This includes a balanced diet, regular exercise, obtaining plenty of rest, and refraining from the use of alcohol, tobacco products, and/or other controlled/illegal drugs.
The SCC campus is completely tobacco-free. The use of tobacco products is prohibited anywhere on the college campus. This includes all buildings, common areas, building entrances, athletic fields, walking trails and parking lots.
See SCC board policy 482.1 Prohibition of Tobacco Use for additional information.
St. Charles Community College is a drug-free institution and operates within the guidelines as set forth in the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989, the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988 and the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988.
SCC prohibits the unlawful manufacture, possession, use or distribution of drugs on the campus, college sites, client sites or at any college-sponsored event. The possession, use or distribution of alcoholic beverages on campus, college sites, client sites, instructional activities and at college-sponsored events is prohibited unless specifically approved by the president.
See SCC board policy 414 Drug-Free Environment for Students for additional information.
SCC contracts with Bridgeway Behavioral Health to provide short-term mental health counseling to assist students. The contracted counselor will also assist students by providing referrals to community based treatment centers for alcohol or substance abuse issues. SCC Mental Health Services
It is strongly recommended that all entering freshmen and transfer students be immunized for measles and rubella before they register for classes at SCC. Certain immunizations are required for admission to selected health programs. Details are available from the office for nursing and allied health programs, LU/SCC Center for Nursing and Allied Health Sciences, #1 Academy Place, Suite 102, Dardenne Prairie, Mo. Call 636-922-8280 for details about specific programs.
It is the policy of the college to follow the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines for dealing with communicable diseases and blood borne pathogens. To provide a safe environment for students, faculty and staff, students with chronic communicable diseases may attend college when, through reasonable accommodation, the risk of transmission of the disease and/or the risk of further injury to the student is sufficiently remote in such setting so as to be outweighed by the detrimental effects resulting from the student's exclusion from the college. View SCC Board policy 400/409-Communicable Diseases.
Possession or use of firearms – whether concealed or in sight – or any explosives, dangerous chemicals or other weapons are prohibited on college property and at college-sponsored or supervised functions. Visit SCC's board policy on weapons.
In the case of an emergency, contact SCC’s Department of Public Safety at 636-922-8545, or call 911.
In addition to keeping SCC safe and secure, Department of Public Safety officers provide a number of services. From assisting motorists with lockouts and jump-starts, to providing an escort on campus at night, officers are available to assist students, employees and visitors.
A text message Emergency Alert System serves as one means of alerting the campus community about emergencies, warnings, weather-related closings and campus shutdowns.
Athletics and activities at SCC include several options for sports, fitness, clubs and events.
SCC organizes and hosts the annual RUN. LIVE. LEARN., featuring a 10K, 5K, Fun Run and a Health and Wellness Expo. Previously known as the Spring Wellness Festival, this event is held the last Saturday in April. Event proceeds are used to fund college wellness projects and a $1,000 scholarship to SCC.
Mental health services are available to St. Charles Community College students.
The Behavioral Intervention Team provides proactive assistance to students who are exhibiting concerning behaviors, both to support students and assist faculty/staff. For more information, contact 636-922-8111.