St. Charles Community College is concerned about the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff. SCC is committed to providing an environment where individuals are free to work, learn and teach, unencumbered and uninhibited by threats of intimidation or harm. To this end, the college has established the Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT). BIT is responsible for upholding college policies and procedures regarding student behavior.
BIT provides students with confidential, respectful, proactive support, while offering resources and balancing the educational needs of students with the mission of SCC.
A long standing tradition at St. Charles Community College is a profound respect for the dignity of all students, faculty and staff and a deep concern for the larger community as well.
Building on this tradition, BIT strongly encourages the SCC extended community to utilize its referral services to better serve our students. By doing so, BIT seeks to balance the educational needs of the student and those of the greater campus community. The success of this process hinges on community commitment to reporting concerns. If you have any further questions or need to refer a student complete the Student Concern form or call 636-922-8111.
Students must contact Accessibility Services regarding possible services. The process includes review of documentation and interviews with the student. Academic accommodations are not automatically provided because a person has a specific diagnosis. Accessibility Services determines disability status case by case. Accommodations are arranged to ensure access to programs/courses.
SCC coordinates support services which provide equal access to the college. SCC is committed to providing accessibility to its programs/activities and reasonable accommodations for persons defined as disabled under the Americans With Disabilities Act As Amended and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 504. These acts protect qualified students with disabilities from discrimination. Accessibility Services advocates for an accessible academic/physical environment and works collaboratively with staff, administrators and faculty. St. Charles Community College welcomes and supports a diverse student body and is responsible for ensuring accessibility.
A lactation room is available for use by nursing moms. The room is located on the first floor of the Learning Resource Center, Room 142. The room is equipped with a sink, chair, table, lamp and accent decor. Nursing moms will need to provide their own pumps, supplies and cold storage. Nursing moms needing to use the room may access the key by depositing an ID or equivalent at the Circulation Desk in the Library. Student questions or concerns can be directed to the dean of students at 636-922-8238 or to student activities manager at 636-922-8544.
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
SCC provides free mental health counseling. If a student is alleging that he or she is a victim of sexual assault, that student should contact the mental health counselor at 636-288-6533. The mental health counselor will assist a student with contacting the dean of students at 636-922-8238 and/or Department of Public Safety at 636-922-8545, who can assist the student by discussing options for and assistance in notifying law enforcement agencies and accessing services for victims.
The dean of students (636-922-8238) will assist the student with needed class schedule changes if the accused perpetrator is another SCC student. The dean of students will also discuss options for campus disciplinary action, including sanctions the college may impose. The dean will share that both the accuser and the accused are entitled to the same opportunities to have others present during disciplinary proceedings, and that both must be informed of the outcome of any campus disciplinary proceedings.
If an employee is alleging that he or she is a victim of sexual assault, the employee should contact Department of Public Safety at 636-922-8545, who can assist by discussing options for and assistance in notifying law enforcement agencies and accessing services for victims; should contact the vice president for human resources at 636-922-8300, ADM 1123, or any administrative officer; and may contact the employee assistance program at 1-800-356-0845 for counseling assistance.
Definition of Sexual Assault/Violence
Sexual assault/violence refers to physical sexual acts perpetrated against a person’s will or where a person is incapable of giving consent due to an intellectual or other disability.
In order for individuals to engage in sexual activity of any type with each other, there must be clear, knowing and voluntary consent prior to and during sexual activity. Consent can be given by word or action, but non-verbal consent is not as clear. Consent to some form of sexual activity cannot be automatically taken as consent to any other form of sexual activity.
In order to give effective consent one must be of legal age and capable of making such decision. Incapacity (or being incapable of giving consent) is a state where someone cannot make rational, reasonable decisions because they lack the capacity to give knowing consent (e.g., to understand the “who, what, when, where, why, or how” of their sexual interaction). Incapacity can result from mental disability, sleep deprivation, involuntary physical restraint, alcohol or drug use, or from the taking of rape drugs.
If you are aware of the death of a current SCC student, obtain as much information as possible about the student and contact the office of the vice-president for academic and student affairs in SSB 2110, 636-922-8358 or 636-922-8775.