Student Life Fee: The Student Life Committee, made up of members of all recognized student organizations, determines the fee that supports student senate sponsored activities, student organization activities, student centered activities, and membership in the Minnesota State College Student Association. This fee is assessed per credit on all credit valued classes.
Parking Fee: The parking fee will be assessed on a per credit basis. with a limit not to exceed the fulltime employee rate. Parking fees are dedicated to the maintenance, improvement and monitoring of SCC parking lots. By statute, neither tuition nor state appropriation dollars may be used for these purposes. This fee is assessed per credit on all credit valued classes.
MSCSA Fee: The Minnesota State Colleges Student Association fee is currently $0.31 per credit.
Technology Fee: A technology fee will be charged each term to all students for the acquisition, upgrading and/or maintenance of technology for academic and student support services. The fee will be used to provide or enhance student access to technology. This fee is assessed per credit on all credit valued classes. Students are represented on the Technology Committee which establishes the technology fee.
Star Alert System
South Central College, with campuses in Faribault and North Mankato, utilizes a wireless emergency notification system for students, faculty and staff called ‘Star Alert’. The system utilizes text and email messaging to inform registrants of crisis situations impacting the campus community.
Based on an opt-in registration process, students, faculty and staff are invited to participate by registering their cell phone numbers and email addresses. Spam-free and advertiser free, the Star Alert is only used in real emergencies and weather closings. If the campus is experiencing a crisis situation, is closed, classes are cancelled or postponed, or other critical information must be conveyed, it will be communicated via the Star Alert system.
Online registration is available on the Campus Security web page.
The College recognizes its responsibility in providing a healthful environment and the safest conditions for its students. Effectiveness of the instructional programs is in large part determined by an environment free from disruptions to the learning process. A loss of educational production is the ultimate result of an employee or student accident or illness. Accidents resulting in personal injury and damage to property and equipment represent needless waste.
It shall, therefore, be our policy to take all practical steps to safeguard students from accidents and environmental conditions and to maintain at all times an effective safety organization.
Effective supervision of students shall remain in force whenever students are under supervision of college personnel. Student safety shall be an integral part of the curriculum in all programs and in all subjects.
South Central College, in compliance with the Clery Act, has a policy on emergency response, notification, and evacuation procedures. This policy can accessed online at: http://southcentral.edu/campus-security/campus-security.html
We recognize the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 and associated state legislation to be appropriate to and consistent with the purposes of the college. The application of federal and state standards for working conditions, structural limits and acceptable work practices shall be continuous and integral.
Accident Reporting Procedure
After first aid procedures have been administered, it will be necessary to make a report of the injury to comply with the Employees Worker Compensation and Occupational Safety and Health Act rules. Contact the Human Resource Office.
Fire Drill/Emergency Evacuation
Fire drills are held periodically. Each instructor will inform the students of the exits to be used in emergency evacuations. An evacuation plan is posted in each area. The signal to leave the building is a continuous series of blasts from the alarm system. Whenever this occurs, everyone is to leave the building immediately in an orderly manner. Students are to move away from the building so that others may exit to a distance of 300 feet. An all-clear signal will be given to return to the building.
Tornadoes and Severe Thunderstorms
Faribault Campus - In the event of an actual tornado, an announcement over the public address system will be given. This will direct students to take shelter in a designated shelter area. Sheltered areas include hallways, interior rooms away from glass and windows and the lower level of the main campus. A colored floor plan is posted in each room showing safe areas. An announcement over the public address system will direct students as to when it is safe to return to their classrooms.
North Mankato Campus - In the event of an actual tornado warning, this will be announced over the public address system which will direct students to take shelter in a designated shelter area. Shelter areas include hallways and interior rooms away from glass and windows. A colored floor plan is posted in each room showing safe areas.An all-clear signal will be announced over the public address system which will direct students to return to their classrooms. AASC 1/28/11
Lockdown/Lockout - Drills for Lockdown will be conducted periodically. Information relating to Lockdown or Lockout situations will be communicated via public address systems, STAR ALERT, and system wide email. During a Lockdown, intruder inside the building, people should secure themselves in locked spaces within the college campus remaining silent or as the possibility presents itself leave the campus entirely. During Lockout situations people should remain inside campus buildings and the exterior campus doors will be locked to prevent an intruder from entering the buildings.
Senior Citizens #4000.14
Purpose: SCC will provide access to Senior Citizens per Minnesota Statute
Applicability: Senior citizens (see definition below) as provided in Minnesota Statues 2010, sections 135A.51, Subdivision 2, may be enrolled in credit courses on a space-available basis beginning on the second class day of the term through the fifth class day of the term.
Senior citizens enrolled in credit courses are not charged for tuition, but are charged an administrative fee of $20 per credit in addition to regular and special fees, including but not limited to per-credit Technology and MSCSA fees, textbook and material fees, application and placement fees. A charge will be applied to closed enrollment training programs. Other fees, such as parking or a late fee may be assessed if applicable.*
Senior citizens enrolled in non-credit courses are not charged for tuition unless the course is designed and offered specifically and exclusively for senior citizens. Other fees, such as parking, textbooks, materials, special course fees or a late fee may be assessed if applicable.* A charge will be applied to closed enrollment training programs.
Audited courses: No fees for courses are applied. Other fees, such as parking or a late fee may be assessed if applicable.*
*See MnSCU System Guidelines 126.96.36.199/Procedure 5.11.1 – Tuition and Fees.
Definitions: As defined in Minnesota Statues +135A.51, a senior citizen is a legal resident of Minnesota who has reached 62 years of age before the beginning of any term in which a course of study is pursued, or a person receiving a railroad retirement annuity who has reached 60 years of age before the beginning of a term.
List related policies, procedures or plans here: MnSCU System Guideline 188.8.131.52 / Procedure 5.11.1 – Tuition and Fees
Date & Subject of Revisions: January 22, 2016
It is the policy of the College to be open for educational purposes. If it is determined by the college administration or the governor that emergency conditions have developed which change normal operating times, an announcement will be made via radio and television broadcasts. Whenever possible, this will be aired before 6:00 a.m. over the following stations: KTOE (AM 1230), KEEZ (FM 99.1), KXLP (FM 93), KNUJ (AM860), KDOG (FM 96.7), KSTP-TV (Channel 5), KEYC-TV (Channel 12), KDHL (AM 920), KQCL (FM 95.9) and WCCO-Minneapolis (AM 830). This also will be announced via the STAR Alert System. All school closings are campus specific. Please note that announcements closing all area or district schools refers to public schools K-12 only. This does not include South Central College.