Health and Safety

STLCC Alerts

All STLCC students and employees are automatically set up to receive STLCC Alerts. However, to ensure you receive STLCC Alerts on your cell, work, and/or home phone, be sure to verify your emergency notification information in Banner Self-Service. Email notifications are automatically sent to your STLCC account.

STLCC Alerts will send direct messages in case of:

  • Closing and delays
  • Inclement weather and natural disasters
  • Emergency and threats to personal safety
  • STLCC safety drills

STLCC encourages all students, employees, and individuals who frequently visit STLCC campuses to keep text notifications enabled. However, data rates do apply to text messages sent through STLCC Alerts. To unsubscribe from texts via mobile, text “STOP” to 51664 to opt out of emergency alerts.

You can resume emergency text messages at any time by texting “RESUME” to 51664.

Closing Procedures

The decision to cancel classes, delay the start time of classes, or close a campus due to weather or other emergency situations lies with college administration. Upon this decision, closings will be announced on the following stations:

  • KMOX (1120 AM);
  • KMOX-TV, Channel 4;
  • KSDK-TV, Channel 5; and
  • KTVI-TV, Channel 2.

This information is also available on stlcc.edu

Title IX: Sexual Misconduct 

St. Louis Community College is committed to providing an academic and work environment that is free from sexual misconduct. The College's policies and response to incidences of sexual misconduct are meant to comply with Title VII, Title IX, and the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), as well as the Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights' Dear Colleague Letters from 2011 and 2014. In accordance with this guidance, STLCC is committed to the following: 

  • Designating a Title IX Coordinator;
  • Publishing a notice of non-discrimination;
  • Taking immediate, appropriate action to investigate or otherwise determine what occurred once the College knows or reasonably should have known about possible Sexual Misconduct; 
  • Providing a procedure to resolve complaints of Sexual Misconduct that:
    • Provides both the person making the complaint ("Complainant") and the person accused of having engaged in Sexual Misconduct ("Respondent") with an equal opportunity to present witnesses and other evidence;
    • Uses the preponderance of evidence standard (i.e., more likely than not that a violation of College policy occurred) in determining whether a violation of Policy occurred; 
    • Provides both the Complainant and Respondent equal access to appeal; and 
    • Notifies both the Complainant and Respondent of the outcome of the procedures in accordance with applicable law;
  • Training the staff and faculty that will implement these procedures on behalf of the College;
  • Taking prompt, effective steps to end Sexual Misconduct, prevent its recurrence, and address its effects, regardless of whether or not the alleged Sexual Misconduct is the subject of a criminal investigation; and
  • Providing resources as well as accommodations and interim measures, when appropriate, to individuals who report Sexual Misconduct. 

More information about the policy and a list of Title IX team members is available at https://www.stlcc.edu/college-policy-procedures/title-ix/.

Firearms on College Property

No person (except for licensed police officers) shall possess or carry any firearm, visible or concealed, on college property (including college buildings and grounds – leased or owned by the college – college athletic fields and parking lots) or in any college vehicle or at college sponsored events on or off college property.

Tobacco Free Policy

The college is committed to providing an environment that is safe and healthy. Use of tobacco products, illegal substances, and all forms of electronic smoking devices is prohibited on all college property and in all college vehicles. There will be no designated smoking areas within the property boundary. Violators may receive disciplinary action.

Drug Abuse Prevention Information

St. Louis Community College is committed to providing a positive and healthy environment for students and employees. As citizens, students are subjected to the rules of accountability imposed by federal, state and local laws. The criminal penalties for violations may include fines, restitution, imprisonment, loss of driving privileges and other sanctions. Students of St. Louis Community College assume the obligation to conduct themselves in a manner compatible with the college’s function as an educational institution. Therefore, the use of, being under the influence of, possession of, or distribution of alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs on campus or at any college-sponsored function will result in disciplinary action.

Students found to have violated their obligations as described above will be subject to the following sanctions: censure, disciplinary probation, restitution, compensatory service, suspension and/or dismissal.

For more information, go to https://www.stlcc.edu/college-policy-procedures/consumer-information/drug-and-alcohol-abuse-prevention.aspx.

Unattended Children

Students are not permitted to bring children to class, nor should children be left unattended in the halls, offices, library, student center or outside on campus property. The college reserves the right to protect the safety and welfare of unattended children. If students leave children unattended, the college will institute appropriate disciplinary action.