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    Florida State College at Jacksonville
   
 
  Sep 25, 2018
 
2013-2014 Catalog [Aug. 2013-Aug. 2014] 
    
2013-2014 Catalog [Aug. 2013-Aug. 2014] [Archived Catalog]

Appendix


Drug Education Policy
Crime Awareness and Campus Security
Graduation Rate Report


Drug Education Policy

Florida State College at Jacksonville is committed to providing an environment that enhances and supports student success. The academic community, including faculty, administrators, staff and students, has the collective responsibility to ensure that this environment is conducive to the student’s development. The illegal use of harmful and addictive chemical substances poses a threat to the educational environment. Thus, in accordance with the Drug Free Schools and Communication Act Amendments of 1989, signed by President George H. W. Bush, it is necessary to inform the College community of the harmful and addictive potential associated with the use of drugs, the incompatibility of illegal drugs with the educational mission of Florida State College at Jacksonville, and the consequences of the use, possession, manufacture or sale of such drugs.

The Florida State College at Jacksonville District Board of Trustees Rules outline the accepted code of conduct for students and employees. The code, as documented in the student handbook and the College catalog, includes the following.

  • Any act or behavior on the part of the student that tends to interfere with or otherwise disturb the orderly conduct, processes, functions and/or interests of the College is prohibited.
  • Such acts or behaviors may include but are not limited to the following: consumption of alcoholic beverages on campus or at a College function, illegal use or possession of drugs or narcotics on campus or at a College function.
  • The College reserves the right to suspend, terminate or retroactively cancel the enrollment of any student for disciplinary reasons. The College may also make a referral to legal authorities for appropriate action.

A complete set of charts outlining the penalties for federal drug trafficking (PDF) and the controlled substances involved (PDF) are maintained in each campus counseling and advising center.

As a public institution whose mission is to foster human potential, Florida State College at Jacksonville believes it is important to understand the health risks and other detrimental consequences associated with drug and alcohol abuse.

Florida State College at Jacksonville has partnered with Corporate Care Works (CCW) to provide Student Assistance Program services, a resource to assist with drug education. CCW provides support through in-person counseling, 24/7 telephonic support, and connection to community resources. Online services providing numerous articles and informative sources regarding drug education are also available. Log in through www.fscjsap.com and enter FSCJ as the company name to register. These confidential services are free to students of Florida State College at Jacksonville. For information, call (855) 384-1800 (Toll Free), or (904) 384-1800.

Locally Available Public and Private Substance Abuse Counseling, Treatment and Rehabilitation Programs

The following is provided to students and employees of Florida State College at Jacksonville to inform them of some of the substance abuse services in the Jacksonville area. This is a partial list and inclusion of an organization does not imply endorsement nor does omission imply disapproval. The information is based on data provided by the agencies.

Department of Children and Families

Alcohol, Drug Abuse and Mental Health Program
5920 Arlington Expressway, Jacksonville, FL 32211

Alcohol, Drug Abuse and Mental Health Planning Council

Function: Assesses the need for alcohol, drug abuse and mental health services to develop annual service plans to meet these needs. Referral services only.
Hours: 8 a.m.–5 p.m., Monday–Friday
Area served: Duval, Baker, Clay and Nassau counties
Client eligibility: All individuals in need of services
Fees: N/A

Alcoholics Anonymous

3128 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32207

Narcotics Anonymous

Narcotics Hotline
P.O. Box 17388, Jacksonville, FL 32245

Crime Awareness and Campus Security

Florida State College at Jacksonville is dedicated to providing a safe working and learning environment for all students, employees and guests. In order for these individuals to promptly report criminal actions or other emergencies, a security office is maintained at each of its sites. The College’s security officers are unarmed and do not have police powers, but they work closely with local law enforcement agencies on follow up actions or investigations related to criminal activities on campus. All students and employees are encouraged to promptly report any criminal or suspicious activity to the nearest security office.

Security Offices

  • Downtown Campus: (904) 633-8200
  • Kent Campus: (904) 381-3688
  • North Campus: (904) 766-6608
  • South Campus: (904) 646-2357
  • Cecil Center: (904) 779-4100
  • Cecil Center Aviation Programs: (904) 317-3803
  • Deerwood Center: (904) 997-2650
  • Administrative Offices: (904) 633-8200
  • Nassau Center: (904) 548-4450
  • Urban Resource Center: (904) 633-8500

The College has no recognized fraternities or other off-campus student organizations, therefore no records are maintained on liquor, drugs or weapons violations by students associated with such organizations.

The College strictly prohibits:

  1. consumption of alcohol on campus or at College functions, unless specifically approved by the College President or otherwise provided for by approved College policy or procedure,
  2. use, manufacture or possession of illegal drugs or narcotics on campus or at College functions
  3. carrying any type of weapon, concealed or otherwise, on campus, except as part of the law enforcement training program, and
  4. smoking on College property.

The College must comply with the provisions of the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, and other applicable laws pertaining to College safety and security practices. The College’s Annual Security Report shall be posted on the College’s website by October 1, 2013. The College’s crime reporting procedure can be found in APM 06-0909, Incident Reporting and Clery Compliance. To obtain a list of sexual offenders, visit to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement or call (888) FL-PREDATOR.

Any student or employee reporting a sexual assault will be treated with respect and sensitivity. Contacts and conversations which transpire pursuant to this procedure will be held in confidence. Students who believe they have been sexually assaulted and wish further information or assistance may contact the Campus Dean of Student Success for assistance. All reported cases will be referred to the appropriate campus security office. The security officer will complete a Security Incident Report and forward it to the College Equity Officer, and in the case of a student complainant, notify the Dean of Student Success.

An Annual Crime Statistics report is maintained for the number of occurrences for various crimes that have occurred on Florida State College at Jacksonville facilities for the last three years. The Annual Crime Statistics report can be found on the College’s website. Campus crime statistics and a Daily Crime Log listing certain reported crimes are available at each security office. Students can view the daily crime log for the most recent 60 days upon request at the Campus Security Office during business hours.

College APM 06-0910, Emergency Evacuation, establishes procedures and responsibilities for immediate communication and prompt evacuation or lockdown of College facilities in emergencies, if necessary to ensure the safety and well being of life and the protection of property.

Emergency Notification Text Alert Messages

Florida State College at Jacksonville has an Emergency Notification System that enables the College to send urgent information and notifications to your cell phone and e-mail. Once you sign up for the service, the College can send an e-mail or text your cell phone with timely information about emergencies on campus. The service is available to all current students. While the service is entirely optional, we encourage everyone to sign up.

Depending on your personal cell phone plan, there may be a nominal fee from your carrier to receive text messages, but there is no charge from the College for using this service.

The Emergency Notification System enables College officials to send alerts directly to the registered subscribers’ e-mail accounts and mobile phones via text messages. This system gives the College the capability to push time-critical emergency information to employees and students on and off campus. Except for an occasional test message, the Emergency Notification System is intended only to be used for this emergency purpose.

To receive emergency notifications, log in to your Connections portal, click on the Emergency Notification System link in the Quick Links section, and follow the instructions. If you want to sign up for text messages you need to have your cell phone with you to receive a test message during the registration process. Once registered, you can update your account as necessary.

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students, created as a cohort at the beginning of every Fall term, to see if they earn a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled. This cohort is then adjusted to exclude students who are deceased, or who have left school to join the military or the Peace Corp, or to travel as a church missionary. The residual student set is known as the Adjusted Cohort.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, who began their studies on a part-time basis, or who are not pursuing a degree- or certificate-seeking program are not tracked.

Florida State College at Jacksonville
Graduation Rates for Four-Year Institutions
(Six-Year Follow-up Schedule)

IPEDS
Reporting Year

Cohort Year

GRS Year

Adjusted Cohort

Total Completers
within 150%
of time to degree

Graduation Rate
for 150%

2003-04

1997-98

2004

N/A

N/A

N/A

2004-05

1998-99

2005

N/A

N/A

N/A

2005-06

1999-00

2006

N/A

N/A

N/A

2006-07

2000-01

2007

N/A

N/A

N/A

2007-08

2001-02

2008

1018

355

35%

2008-09

2002-03

2009

1980

634

32%

2009-10

2003-04

2010

2016

607

30%

2010-11

2004-05

2011

1872

578

31%

2011-12

2005-06

2012

1876

597

32%

2012-13

2006-07

2013

1841

610

33%

Florida State College at Jacksonville became a four-year institution in 2007-08; prior to 2007-08, the graduation rates were calculated as a two-year institution.

Transfer Out Rates

The transfer-out rate is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students from the GRS cohort who transferred to another institution prior to completion of the student's chosen certificate or degree program.

Florida State College at Jacksonville
Transfer Out Rates for Four-Year Institutions
(Six-Year Follow-up Schedule)

IPEDS
Reporting Year

Cohort Year

GRS Year

Grand Total
(adjusted cohort)

Total Transfer-Out
Students

Transfer-Out Rate

2003-04

1997-98

2004

N/A

N/A

N/A

2004-05

1998-99

2005

N/A

N/A

N/A

2005-06

1999-00

2006

N/A

N/A

N/A

2006-07

2000-01

2007

N/A

N/A

N/A

2007-08

2001-02

2008

1018

65

6%

2008-09

2002-03

2009

1980

147

7%

2009-10

2003-04

2010

2016

159

8%

2010-11

2004-05

2011

1872

153

8%

2011-12

2005-06

2012

1876

184

10%

2012-13

2006-07

2013

1841

162

9%

Florida State College at Jacksonville became a four-year institution in 2007-08; prior to 2007-08, the graduation rates were calculated as a two-year institution.

Athletically-Related Aid Graduation Rates

The athletically-related aid graduation rate is another component of the "Student Right to Know" graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who receive athletically-related financial aid, created as a cohort at the beginning of every Fall term, to see if they earn a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled. Athletically-related student aid includes any scholarship, grant, or other form of financial assistance, the terms of which require the recipient to participate in a program of intercollegiate athletics at an institution of higher education in order to be eligible to receive that assistance. 

Florida State College at Jacksonville
Athletically-Related Aid Graduation Rates for Four-Year Institutions
(Six-Year Follow-up Schedule)

IPEDS
Reporting Year

Cohort Year

GRS Year

All Sports Cohort

Total Completers
within 150%
of time to degree

Athletically-Related
Aid Graduation Rate

2003-04

1997-98

2004

N/A

N/A

N/A

2004-05

1998-99

2005

N/A

N/A

N/A

2005-06

1999-00

2006

N/A

N/A

N/A

2006-07

2000-01

2007

N/A

N/A

N/A

2007-08

2001-02

2008

19

17

89%

2008-09

2002-03*

2009

46

22

48%

2009-10

2003-04*

2010

46

22

48%

2010-11

2004-05

2011

37

26

70%

2011-12

2005-06

2012

47

21

45%

2012-13

2006-07

2013

48

28

58%

Florida State College at Jacksonville became a four-year institution in 2007-08; prior to 2007-08, the graduation rates were calculated as a two-year institution.

*The identical totals for 02-03 and 03-04 are coincidental; the individual sports numbers are different but are not displayed here.