- ACC Police Department & Clery Act Info
- Communicable Diseases
- Drug and Alcohol Free Campuses
- Healthcare Facilities
- Individual Responsibility
- Student Accident Insurance
- Student Health Insurance and Medical Discount Card
- Sex Offenders
- Smoking Prohibited
- Student Property
- Unattended Children
- Weather Delays and Cancellations
ACC Police Department
ACC has a commissioned, state-licensed police force. Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to report criminal activities, emergencies, and incidents that occur on ACC property. Students also may contact the ACC Police Department for assistance with dead vehicle batteries, keys locked in their vehicle, or to request an escort to their vehicle. Lost and found is located in each ACC Police Department office.
When warranted, the ACC Police Department investigates incidents for possible action, which may include:
- Referral to the campus dean of student services for cases involving student discipline
- Further investigation by ACC Police
- Requesting assistance from another law enforcement agency
By law, ACC is not prohibited from disclosing to an alleged victim of violence the result of any disciplinary proceeding conducted by the college against the alleged perpetrator of the offense, with respect to that offense (as defined in Section 16, Title 18 of the USC).
"Communicable disease means an illness that occurs through the transmission of infectious agent toxic products from a reservoir to a susceptible host," according to the Texas Health and Safety Code, Sec. 81.003, et Seg. Communicable diseases include, but are not limited to, measles, influenza, viral hepatitis-A (infectious hepatitis), viral hepatitis-B (serum hepatitis), human immunodeficiency virus (HIV infection), AIDS, AIDS-related complex (ARC), HIV infection (human immunodeficiency virus infection) and AIDS, meningitis, meningococcal infections, and tuberculosis. The term "HIV infection" shall include AIDS, AIDS-related complex (ARC), and a positive test for the antibody to human immunodeficiency virus. HIV is the virus that causes AIDS (a result of HIV infection).
Any decision that ACC makes concerning a person who has a communicable disease shall be based on current and well-informed medical judgment, which includes the nature of the disease, risk of transmission to others, symptoms, and special circumstances of the person. The decision that a person poses a threat will be based solely on knowledge of the duration of the risk; nature and severity of the potential harm; likelihood the potential harm will occur; and imminence of the potential harm.
Clinical and Lab Supervision:
ACC requires college faculty and students participating in clinical and laboratory programs that require the handling of blood, blood products, or body fluids to observe standard precautions and safety guidelines prescribed by the U.S. Public Health Service.College faculty will supervise students in clinical and laboratory experiences and monitor compliance with the precautions and guidelines prescribed by the U.S. Health Service.
Educational pamphlets on the subject of HIV/AIDS prevention are available in the Student Services Office and are provided to students upon request. Likewise, information on prevention of other communicable diseases shall be made available upon request. This information is available through the Environmental Health, Safety, and Insurance Office. The college also requires students to read information on bacterial meningitis (its causes and how to avoid it) as part of the application process.
The medical history or records of any employee or student are considered confidential information and may not be released without the individual's consent, except as otherwise provided by law.
Drug and Alcohol Free Campuses
ACC policy and state law prohibit the possession of illicit drugs and drug paraphernalia on college premises. The possession, sale, or use of alcoholic beverages on ACC premises also is prohibited by college policy. Students who violate ACC policy or state law will be subject to disciplinary action and/or criminal prosecution. Read more about drug and alcohol free campuses.
No healthcare facilities (trained medical personnel, infirmary, or student health center) are available at ACC campuses, centers, or sites. First aid supplies are available through the ACC Police Department and in various administrative and instructional areas. Students with health problems should consult their family physicians. ACC will assist students without family physicians to identify health programs in the community for which they may qualify. Students must report health emergencies immediately to the ACC Police Dispatch (222 from ACC phone or 223.7999 from non-ACC phones) and to campus administration. The ACC Police Department will call for outside emergency services if necessary.
As the official ultimately responsible for ACC's compliance with environmental, health, and safety regulations, the ACC president requires that all ACC employees, students, and visitors:
- Report hazardous conditions and safety concerns immediately to their supervisors, instructors, hosts, and/ or emergency management personnel, as appropriate.
- Abide by safe practices and procedures established by the college.
- Cooperate fully with the ACC Environmental Health, Safety, and Insurance Office in addressing environmental, health, and safety issues.
- Adhere to all local, state, and federal regulations concerning environmental, health, and safety issues.
- Cooperate fully with environmental, health, and safety inspectors from local, state, and federal agencies.
- Take action to resolve safe workplace issues when appropriate.
Student Accident Insurance
For the most updated information: www.austincc.edu/ehs/Insurance.
Student Health Insurance and Medical Discount Card
Information concerning optional Student Health Insurance and Medical Discount Card can be found at www.austincc.edu/ehs/Insurance under Optional Student Health Insurance.
Sex offenders must register with the ACC Police Department as required by law or court order. Information concerning ACC students or employees who are convicted sex offenders and who have registered this fact with ACC can be found at www.austincc.edu/police.
The Austin Community College District is committed to maintaining a safe, healthy, and productive teaching and learning environment, and seeks to support and promote good health practices for employees and students. The College District prohibits the use, distribution, and/or sale of smoke-producing tobacco and related products and devices by any person on all premises owned, rented, leased, or supervised by the College District, including all College District facilities, buildings, and grounds. Board Policy C-10. Safe and Healthy Teaching and Learning Environment
Students should not leave their belongings or valuables unattended. ACC provides lockers at some locations. Check with the ACC Police Department or the Campus Administrative Office for information about the availability of lockers and procedures for their use. ACC is not responsible for loss of or damage to lockers, locks, or locker contents.
Students are not permitted to bring children to class, nor should students leave children unattended in the halls, offices, library, learning lab, testing center, cafeteria, or any other college location.
State law and ACC policy prohibit the possession of weapons on ACC premises as defined in Article 46.03 of the Texas Penal Code or prohibited weapons as defined in Article 46.05 (a) of the code. A weapon may be used as a teaching aid by obtaining approval from and notifying the campus manager and the ACC Police Department prior to bringing the weapon onto ACC property.
Weather Delays and Cancellations
ACC may cancel classes due to inclement weather. If classes are in session, the campus manager or a designee will notify instructors and students of canceled classes. If classes are not in session, ACC will notify the public through local radio and television stations as well as ACC's Channel 19. Students, instructors, and staff should consult local media regarding resumption of classes. To comply with the Texas Education Code, make-up classes may be scheduled.