Campus Security - Policies

NIC Dangerous Weapons Policy #7.04.01

Dangerous weapons are potential safety hazards. Possession, use, or display of dangerous weapons or firearms is inappropriate in an academic community unless authorized by North Idaho College. Possession, display, or storage of a dangerous weapon, including but not limited to firearms, ammunition, destructive devices, fireworks, or hazardous chemicals in any form, is prohibited on property owned or controlled by North Idaho College.

This policy involves the prohibition of the above-referenced items on or in college property and facilities, including but not limited to, academic buildings, athletic and recreation facilities, administrative offices, college housing, college parking areas, college streets, and college vehicles. It also applies to private vehicles parked or operated on college owned or controlled property.

It is permissible for students, staff, and visitors to possess pepper spray and legally sized pocket knives.

It is the intent of this policy to ensure a safe educational, social, and working environment at North Idaho College and property controlled by North Idaho College.

The provisions of this policy shall not apply to the following persons acting in their official capacity:

  • Law enforcement officers or officials.
  • North Idaho College security officers.

Alcohol and Illegal Drugs

North Idaho College is committed to maintaining an environment of teaching and learning that is free of illicit drugs and alcohol. The College prohibits illegal possession, consumption, manufacture, and distribution of alcohol and drugs by students and staff in College owned, leased or operated facilities and on campus grounds. Individuals who violate College policies, city ordinances, state, or federal laws may be subject to disciplinary action and/or criminal prosecution. Student sanctions, as detailed in the Student Code of Conduct, may include warning, censure, fines, disqualification, suspension, expulsion, restitution, as well as required attendance at educational programs.

Students and staff should be aware that drug and alcohol education counseling and assistance are available through Human Resources, or the Student Services Counseling and Health Services.

For a complete copy of the NIC Drug and Alcohol Policy, contact Human Resources.

Sexual Assault and Harassment

North Idaho College is committed to preventing all forms of sexual misconduct, and to providing accessible, responsive services for dealing with such offenses. Sexual assault and harassment is in violation of the College Student Judicial Code, as well as in violation of state and federal law, and all officially reported incidents will be thoroughly investigated by the College. Victims of such incidents are encouraged to report them immediately to the appropriate College authorities and to local police. The College has detailed policies and procedures which reflect reporting protocol, possible sanctions, administrative procedures, and assistance in adjusting academic, working and living conditions where possible. The College has an active agenda of sexual assault and harassment awareness, providing educational and prevention programming and services.

For a complete copy of the NIC Sexual Assault and Harassment Policy, contact Human Resources.