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 college is committed to providing an environment that is safe and healthy. The use of tobacco, smoking and simulated smoking products are prohibited on all college property and in all college vehicles. This includes all buildings, common areas, building entrances, athletic fields, walking trails and parking lots. Signage is clearly posted on the perimeter of the property, at all entrances and other prominent places. Students who repeatedly violate the policy may be referred to the dean of student success, and may be disciplined under the student code of conduct as appropriate. Prohibited usage of products include, but are not limited to, cigarettes, cigars, pipes, electronic cigarettes, E-cigarettes and smokeless tobacco. See board policy 400/482.1 Prohibition Of Tobacco.
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. Violation of this policy may result in disciplinary action, including dismissal.
SCC provides various drug and alcohol prevention activities and programs though out the semester. For additional resources, see Alcohol and Drug Abuse Information and Resources.
SCC provides short-term mental health counseling to assist students. The counselor will also assist students by providing referrals to community based services. SCC Mental Health Services
The college recommends that all students seek health and accident insurance if they are not adequately covered by a family or work insurance plan. International students who were admitted on an F-1 visa are required to show proof of insurance (that meets SCC standards for use in the United States) prior to registration. While the college does not endorse one insurance plan over another, the college will provide information about student insurance plans through the Enrollment Services Department.
Health insurance is required for anyone competing in intercollegiate athletics or club sports.If students traveling on college-sponsored trips have medical insurance, they must provide the club advisor with a copy of the insurance card, in case of emergency.
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.
Walk your way to health over the paths (view trail maps) of the beautiful 228-acre SCC campus. There are multiple options for those who want to walk the grounds of the college campus. The Employee Sponsored Program (ESP) helped fund the construction of many parts of the walking paths as well as the convenient trail markers that guide you around each one within the boundaries of the SCC campus. You can start on each trail at any point, and all three have easy access to the trailhead marker near the Child Development Center and Technology Building.
St. Charles County residents, students and employees have safe and convenient access to parks and recreation thanks to a 1.5-mile trail in Great Rivers Greenway’s trail system. The Dardenne Greenway Trail at St. Charles Community College in Cottleville officially opened in May 2014 and links together two existing sections of the Dardenne Greenway in Cottleville and St. Peters, as well as multiple existing trails in nearby parks – creating nearly five miles of continuous connectivity. The trail provides residents in St. Peters and Cottleville with direct access to St. Charles Community College, six parks, numerous neighborhoods and other community amenities. It is a pivotal connection that links the Cottleville Trail on the Dardenne Greenway within Legacy Park to the south with the segment of the Dardenne Greenway that runs from Woodlands Sports Park to St. Peters Golf Course to the north.
SCC organizes and hosts the annual That '80s Run, featuring a 10K, 5K, 1-Mile Fun Run and a Health and Wellness Expo. The 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.