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The Cocaine Helpline is a round-the-clock, information and referral service staffed by counselors who are recovering cocaine addicts. The National Drug Abuse Hotline (NDA) provides a confidential information and referral line that directs callers to drug and alcohol abuse treatment centers in the local community. Contact Health Services in Hollister Hall for free materials on drug use.
Use Or Possession of Drugs The College strictly prohibits the possession of illegal drugs, prescription medications belonging to another individual and/or the illicit use of prescription or other medications. *The use and/or possession of marijuana, even for medical use, is also prohibited.
*See the opening paragraph of the drug policy for more information.
Drug Paraphernalia The College strictly prohibits the use, possession, manufacture, distribution and/or sale of drug paraphernalia or other items used in preparing or consuming drugs.
Distribution, Sale, Or Manufacture Of Drugs The College strictly prohibits the distribution, sale and/or manufacture of drugs (illegal and prescription).
This includes the cultivation of drugs and any other form of distribution or intention of distribution, even to one person. Violation of this policy includes knowingly allowing another to use personal prescription medication.
Drug Policy Violations Table Violations and attending sanctions include, but are not limited to, those listed below.
The sanctions specified above are minimum sanctions. They may include additional sanctions as deemed appropriate given the specific circumstances of a particular violation/incident. For example, the type of drug will be strongly considered during sanctioning. Additionally, previous disciplinary history will be taken into consideration and may result in more significant sanctions.
ENDANGERING BEHAVIORConduct or reckless actions that threaten or that endanger the general health or safety of any member of the community, including one’s self, the community at large, and/or the operations of the College.
FAILURE TO COMPLYFailure and/or refusal to comply with the reasonable request or directive of a College official (Public Safety officer, residence hall staff member, faculty member, or administrator). Examples include but are not limited to failing to produce identification, failing to consent to a room search, and/or fleeing the scene of an incident. Failure to comply with the conditions of a sanction imposed as the result of a disciplinary hearing is also covered under this policy.
FALSE IDENTIFICATIONAny student who uses and/or possesses false or altered identification for any purpose or who attempts to purchase alcohol, gain access to an event where alcohol is present, or obtain alcohol in any way, will be referred to the College student conduct process. In addition, in compliance with Massachusetts state law, the identification may be confiscated and turned over to the Registry of Motor Vehicles.
Students are advised of the Massachusetts law, Chapter 90, Section 24B, which pertains to driver’s licenses:
“Whoever falsely makes, steals, alters, forges, or counterfeits or procures or assists another to falsely make, steal, alter, forge or counterfeit a license, if convicted, is subject to a fine of not more than $500 or by imprisonment in the State Prison for not more than five years or in jail or House of Correction for not more than two years.”
FALSE INFORMATION AND MISREPRESENTATIONStudents, recognized organizations, and/or student businesses are prohibited from knowingly providing false information or making misrepresentations to any College official, including Public Safety, residence hall staff, faculty members,administrators, or any member of the College community acting on behalf of the College.
Students, recognized organizations, and/or student businesses also are prohibited from knowingly providing false information or in any way misrepresenting to any individual or agency, including but not limited to recruiters and employers, their status or relationship with the College. This policy includes recognized organizations and/or student businesses that operate without a student government-approved business license. Violation of this regulation may subject an individual or recognized organization to disciplinary action.
FARE EVASIONFare evasion, or the act of using a transportation service, whether a public transportation service or a private company, without paying for the service in full.
FIRE AND LIFE SAFETY REGULATIONSThe residence halls are equipped with automated fire prevention systems. Each room has an early detection smoke alarm, and the hallways are equipped with both smoke and heat detector units. Additionally, there are emergency pull stations in every hallway, chemical fire extinguishers, in every kitchen area, and dry powder extinguishers in hallways. The College also permits students to have an all-purpose, dry-powder fire extinguisher in their rooms. A dry-powder extinguisher is the only type of extinguisher permitted.
Students are encouraged to play an active role in fire prevention and security in their buildings by doing the
● never propping open an exterior door;
● not allowing suspicious or unknown persons into a building;
● never pulling or forcing a door open, or damaging or tampering with any door or safety equipment.
Any violation of these precautions is a violation of College policy and may be referred to the College student conduct process. It also may constitute a crime. Students should contact Public Safety if they observe unauthorized people in a residence hall.
The setting of fires is strictly prohibited. Due to the serious risk of injury to persons and property and to minimize
fire and safety hazards within the residence halls, the following items, including but not limited to, are prohibited:
air conditioners, sun-lamps, candles, hookahs*, hoverboards*, incense, space heaters, halogen lamps, fog/smoke machines, foam machines, electric blankets, and other heat-producing appliances, hot plates, toaster ovens, toasters, and coil immersion heaters for cooking. Compact refrigerators (up to 5.0 cubic feet) are permitted.
Popcorn poppers, coffeemakers, and small microwaves (0.8 cubic feet, 700 watts or less) are permitted, if they are properly cleaned and maintained. In using extension cords, students must use grounded (3 prong) surge-protected plug strips with an off/on switch. To see the full list of prohibited items, please visit the Housing website.
* Possession or use of hookah pipes or equipment on campus (inside and outside of the residence halls) is prohibited. Additionally, the use, possession or storage of self-balancing scooters, commercially known as hoverboards, on campus is prohibited. As with other prohibited items that violate the College’s fire safety regulations, items found to be in violation of this policy will be confiscated and students found to be in possession of those items will be referred to the student conduct process.
Appliances such as toasters, toaster ovens, and other heat-producing cookware are permitted in residential living areas and suites that currently have working cooktop ranges. These items can be stored in the room (not plugged in) but may only be used in the residential living areas and suites that have working cooktop ranges. Excessive appliances in these areas will be evaluated and may result in removal of appliances by Student Affairs.
Violators are subject to immediate referral to the College student conduct process and/or the appropriate law enforcement agency for possible legal action. When a fire alarm is sounded, whether established as actual or false, the building must be evacuated immediately. Any individual failing to vacate a building during a fire alarm is subject to disciplinary action and a College fine. A second violation may result in suspension from housing or the College.
Tampering with fire extinguishers, fire protection equipment, or fire exits is a criminal offense. Students found responsible for doing so may be subject to criminal prosecution and College disciplinary action if malicious or intentional damage is done to fire equipment, including but not limited to pull boxes, hoses, smoke alarms, heat sensors, and fire extinguishers.
In the event that a pulled alarm box or activation of the alarm system is determined to be malicious, disciplinary action may be taken, including revocation of campus housing privileges, suspension, or expulsion from Babson.
Violators will be reported to the Wellesley or Needham fire departments for possible criminal prosecution.
Finally, if modifications to the fire equipment are deemed necessary because of misuse or damage, those determined responsible will be billed for the cost of repairs. If no individual(s) is found responsible, the residents of the hall or a portion thereof will be billed. All fines are due within 10 days following the billing, which will occur as soon after the event as possible. If an individual is not held responsible for the malicious activation of a fire alarm, the residents of the floor/wing section and/or building may be collectively responsible for a $500 College fine for each alarm (see chart).
Fire Policy and Life Safety Violations Table Violations and their sanctions include, but are not limited to, those listed below.
The violations listed above are not all inclusive. The sanctions specified above are minimum sanctions. They may include additional sanctions as deemed appropriate given the specific circumstances of a particular violation/incident. Previous disciplinary history will be taken into consideration and may result in more severe sanctions.
GAMBLINGThe College is concerned about the increasing problems associated with student gambling. Students are expected to abide by federal and state laws prohibiting illegal gambling. Gambling for money or other things of value on campus or at College-sponsored activities is prohibited except as permitted by law. Recognized student clubs and organizations interested in sponsoring raffles and similar events need to request permission from the Office of Student Activities and Leadership and meet with staff to review compliance with College policy and applicable law.
Such prohibited activity includes, but is not limited to, betting on, wagering on, or selling pools on any College or professional athletic event; possessing on one’s person or premises (e.g., room, suite, car) any card, book, or other device for registering bets; knowingly permitting the use of one’s premises or one’s computer, telephone, or other electronic communications device for illegal gambling; knowingly receiving or delivering a letter, package, or parcel related to illegal gambling; offering, soliciting or accepting a bribe to influence the outcome of an athletic event; and, involvement in bookmaking or wagering pools with respect to sporting events.
NCAA rules prohibit all such activities for student athletes and others with involvement with athletic teams. The consequences for violation of these rules are that a student athlete will be declared ineligible to compete in College sports. Student athletes are informed that if they place bets of any kind on any College or professional sport or if they give information to anyone who uses that information to make a bet, they are at risk of being removed from their team and subject to other disciplinary action.
Students voluntarily seeking assistance for a gambling-related problem prior to the initiation of official investigations may do so without fear of disciplinary action, and will be treated with the utmost sensitivity and confidentiality. Such assistance may be sought through the Office of Student Affairs or Health Services.
GENDER-BASED MISCONDUCT See Gender-Based Misconduct Policy