Q: What if I miss class due to illness?
A: Please see the college catalog for the policy on class attendance.
Q: Is health insurance available?
A: Yes, student health insurance is available through an independent company. Students interested in receiving information should contact the Office of Disability Services on the Columbia campus, Warf 123, 931-540-2857.
Q: Can I be contacted in case of an emergency?
A: All emergency messages should be directed to the Office of Student Services at 931-540-2570 or the Director of the center or site where the student is in class.
Q: Does Columbia State have dormitories or other housing?
A: No, but the Student Infomation Center on the Columbia campus, (JSC 151) maintains a housing referral list for the Columbia area.
Q: Is a student identification card necessary?
A: Yes, all students taking credit courses must obtain a student identification card. Identification cards are available at the Student Information Center on the Columbia campus (JSC 151).
Q: What if I lose something on campus?
A: All lost items are returned to the Student Information Center on the Columbia campus (JSC 151) or the main office at other locations. All items are held for three months.
Q: Do I need a parking decal?
A: Yes, all vehicles driven on campus must be registered in the Office of Student Services.
Q: Does the campus issue parking fines to students?
A: Yes, all fines are payable to the Office of Business Services. Appeals should be directed to the Associate Vice President for Student Services (JSC 164) within five working days.
Q: Is campus security available?
A: The Columbia campus has security personnel on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week. To contact campus security call, 931-797-7669. For major emergencies, call 911.
Q: How can I find out information on the college's crime rate?
A: For information, view the Crime Statistics Report at www.columbiastate.edu/crime-statistics. You may also request a printed copy from the Office of Student Services (JSC 164).
Q: Are firearms allowed on campus?
Q: What if an instructor or student is harassing me?
A: Columbia State Community College will not condone sexual, racial or other forms of harassment of students, employees of the college or applicants for employment. Sexual harassment and racial harassment have been held to constitute a form of discrimination prohibited by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, and Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972.
In situations that require immediate action, because of the safety or other concerns, the institution can take any disciplinary action that is appropriate, pending the initiation of the investigation by the affirmative action officer. Individuals who feel they have been harassed are encouraged to contact the Director of Human Resources (college affirmative action officer) at 931-540-2521 (Pryor 113).
Q: Where can I find more information on these and other student-related policies and concerns?
A: The catalog and student handbook gives more detailed information regarding these and other
student-related policies and concerns. You can find it at www.columbiastate.edu/catalog-handbook.