On behalf of the Community College of Rhode Island, I am delighted you have chosen to pursue your education with us! I welcome you to our college community and hope you will make the most of your college experience.
During your time at CCRI, I hope you will take full advantage of all the college has to offer through its 80-plus academic programs, its many services, and its organized student life. Be sure to be proactive in your education and engaged in college activities. Get involved – there is something for everyone at CCRI!
This Student Handbook is an important publication for you to read and reference throughout your time at CCRI. It contains policies and procedures that may prove helpful along the way. It outlines your responsibilities as a student and the college’s responsibility to provide you and your peers with a safe educational environment that is conducive to learning and personal development for all.
Civility, inclusion, and respect are standards of this community and should be encouraged and supported by all members. CCRI seeks to build a culture that fosters mutual respect, kindness and a drive toward learning and self-improvement. As an institution of higher learning, we seek to understand that which separates us, and build connections that increase knowledge, understanding, and community strength. We expect standards of civility and respect to be upheld at all times and in all situations.
If you have any questions or concerns after reading this handbook, please feel free to contact my office at [email protected] or by phone at 401-825-2367. We are here to assist you.
Again, thank you for choosing CCRI. I wish you great success, both in and outside the classroom.
Michael J. Cunningham
Michael J. Cunningham
Dean of Students
Table of Contents
Student Conduct Code
- Civility and Respect
- Article I: Definitions
- Article II: Student Rights
- Article III: Authority
- Article IV: Proscribed Conduct
- Article V: Disciplinary Policies
- Article VI: Off-campus Incidents
- Article VII: Compliance with Federal Law
- Article IIX: Interpretation and Revision
- How Complaints Against a Student are Handled
- Alcohol and Drugs
- Animals on Campus
- Bathroom and Locker Room Usage
- Crime Reporting/Clery Act
- Computer Network and Usage
- Sign and Posting Policy
- Public Health Expectations
- Smoke-free Campus
- Solicitation Policy
- Transgender Persons
- Weapons on Campus
Nondiscrimination Policy and Complaint Procedures
Support Services for Students
- Campus Police Escort Service
- Students with Disabilities
- Pregnant and Parenting Students
- Social and Community Resources
- Veterans Services Office
Title IX Policy on Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault
Additional Important Information
- Campus Crime Statistics
- Closings, Delays and Cancellations
- ID Cards
- Lost and Found
- Recognition of Student Organizations
- Student Government
- Sex Offender Registry
- Traffic Accidents