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Additional Important Information

Campus Crime Statistics

The college compiles annual statistics on crimes occurring on or adjacent to each of our campuses and satellite locations in full compliance with the Clery Act. The college’s annual report can be accessed online from the college’s home page by using the quicklink. Hard copies of the report may be requested directly from Campus Police.

Closings, Cancellations and Delays

Please note: Parking which prevents snow removal is prohibited.

The following radio and television stations and websites will be broadcasting/publishing up-to-date information concerning class cancellations whenever a weather or general emergency exists.

These announcements will pertain to all campuses, including our satellite campuses.

Closings of one or more campuses due to problems specific to each campus also will be announced via the mediums listed below.

Announcements also will be placed on the CCRI home page and made through the college’s RAVE emergency notification system.

Local media sources where up-to-date storm and emergency closing and delays information will be posted include:

FM Radio: WELH - 88.1
               WPRO - 92.3
               WHJY - 94.1

Television: WLNE - Channel 6 (ABC)
               WJAR - Channel 10 (NBC)
               WPRI - Channel 12 (CBS)


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College Police Escort Policy

It is the policy of the College Police to escort any individual who has concern for their personal well-being. After contacting an officer, the student should explain his or her concerns. We do not provide vehicle escorts but will walk you to your on-campus destination. Please be patient if an officer cannot accompany you immediately.

You may call the College Police at one of the following numbers for assistance.

  • Lincoln: 401-333-7035
  • Newport: 401-851-1620
  • Providence: 401-455-6050
  • Warwick: 401-825-2109

I.D. Cards

All students enrolled in CCRI are required to obtain a student ID card through the Office of the Associate Vice President for Student Services. Student IDs are necessary for library, computer lab and field house usage. To receive a student ID, students must present their driver’s license or state ID, along with their current CCRI schedule. A detailed schedule can be obtained through
MyCCRI bearing the student’s ID number. There is no charge for the first ID card. Reprints for any reason are $5 for students and $25 for faculty and staff.

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Lost and Found

College Police handles all lost and found property. Students who find any items including textbooks, handbags, clothing, eyeglasses, etc., should bring the items to the College Police office on the campus where the item was found so an attempt can be made to locate the owner. Students also are encouraged to go to the College Police office to check for their lost items and file a report. Whenever claiming property, students must provide proper identification.

Parking Policy

These regulations have been established for the control of parking on the campuses of the Community College of Rhode Island.  These regulations apply to students, faculty, staff and visitors to the campus.

1. General Provisions

  • Parking on campus throughout the year, including break periods, is by permit only between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
  • All vehicles operated and parked on college property by students, faculty and staff must be registered with the Rhode Island Registry of Motor Vehicles.
  • Faculty and staff must affix parking permits to the lower right of the vehicle’s rear window and must be clearly visible from the rear of the vehicle.
  • The registration of a vehicle on campus does not guarantee a parking place, but affords the registrant an opportunity to park in authorized parking areas when parking space is available. To take advantage of campus parking, students, faculty and staff agree to park in appropriate, designated areas.
  • College Police are responsible for the administration and enforcement of these regulations and may impose traffic control restrictions as required.
  • Conference parking, special events parking and all temporary parking requirements of the college are to be scheduled in writing and approved through College Police by the college sponsor or host.
  • All vehicles must display current motor vehicle registration.
  • Infractions of these parking regulations are the responsibility of the owner who registered the vehicle.
  • Faculty and staff with a registered vehicle, who need to operate a different vehicle temporarily, must secure a temporary permit at no charge from the College Police.
  • Replacement of lost faculty or staff ID cards for the faculty/staff parking area at the Warwick campus will cost $25.
  • The college is not responsible for losses due to theft or damage to vehicles while on college-owned property.

2. Parking By Campus

Knight Campus

  • Students will park in the large student lot.
  • One-hour (maximum) parking is provided for students needing to access the Student Services’ area (i.e. Bursar,Enrollment Services, registration, etc.) in the short-term parking located at the north entrance of the building. All other students, faculty and staff are not permitted to use this lot at any time. This lot, however, may be restricted by the Campus Police for officially sanctioned college events with proper notification and reservation with the College Police.
  • Visitors will park only in designated areas or the large student lot.

Flanagan Campus

  • Students will park in the designated student parking areas.
  • Visitors will park in the designated visitor spaces in the faculty/staff lot adjacent to the administrator parking area.

Liston Campus

  • Students and visitors will park in the large designated student parking areas.

3. Regulations and Violations

The following constitute parking violations:

• Parking in fire lanes
• Parking in handicapped, reserved, loading, or visitors’ spaces without a proper permit
• Parking in a lot without a proper and current permit
• Parking on the grass unless authorized by College Police
• Parking in violation of a posted sign
• Obstructing other vehicles or traffic
• Taking more than one parking space or failure to park within lines and designated spaces

It is a violation to park a vehicle not registered with College Police, unless the individual is a student using Student Services or is a visitor to the campus and has a valid permit to park in a designated location. It is also a violation to fail to display a current parking permit properly. College Police officers enforce all parking and traffic laws as well as all other laws as permitted in the General Laws of the State of Rhode Island.

4. Tow and Parking Penalties

The following are penalties:

• Parking in fire lanes: $40 plus towing at owner’s expense
• Parking in handicapped spaces: Penalty for the first offense is $100, which doubles with each subsequent violation.
• Misuse of handicap passes/placards: $125
• Parking in reserved areas, loading areas or the short-term lot: $40
• Obstructing other vehicles or traffic: $40 plus towing at owner’s expense
• Parking in a lot without proper permit: $40
• Parking on the grass: $40
• Parking in violation of a posted sign: $40
• Taking more than one parking space: $40

Fines are payable within 10 calendar days of the offense. Payments should be made as instructed on the parking ticket. Students who fail to remit fines will be issued a summons to appear before the Rhode Island Traffic Tribunal. Failure by students, faculty and staff to remit fines or the repeated violation of parking regulations may result in the loss of parking privileges. Failure to remit fines will result in the loss of the vehicle owner’s registration and suspension of driver’s license as mandated in the General Laws of the State of Rhode Island.

Unauthorized vehicles parked on campus, vehicles parked in fire lanes, vehicles illegally parked in handicapped, reserved, loading, short-term parking or visitors’ spaces, vehicles that are immobilized, obstruct traffic, or impede the normal functions of the college are subject to towing at the owner’s or operator’s expense.

Students, faculty and staff with two unpaid parking fines who incur a fine for a third parking violation are subject to revocation of their parking privileges, towing or other penalty.

5. Appeals

Tickets for parking violations may be appealed by checking “Not Guilty” on the ticket and mailing the document to the indicated address. The Rhode Island Traffic Tribunal will subsequently issue a summons to appear before the Rhode Island Traffic Tribunal where the individual can plead their innocence.

All questions regarding parking regulations should be addressed to the Chief of College Police.

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Smoke-Free Campus

The Community College of Rhode Island prohibits smoking in all of its campus facilities as well as at all points of access and egress from its facilities, including all connecting ramps and walkways such as those at the Knight Campus Megastructure. Smoking is allowed at or beyond designated enclosures located at each campus or at a distance equal to those enclosures from the building. Smoking includes traditional tobacco products as well as “electronic cigarettes” and similar devices. Failure to comply will result in disciplinary action as stipulated by the dean of students for student infractions, and the appropriate disciplinary process as set forth in collective
bargaining agreements or Board of Education policy for faculty and staff.

The prohibition within all facilities will not apply to the use of tobacco products as part of a preapproved, limited classroom demonstration or research project.

Student Government

The Community College of Rhode Island recognizes the right of students to associate and form an autonomous student government association under the umbrella of the Community College of Rhode Island. To that end, the community college grants the following limited privileges to student government which are subject to and under the supervision of the Office of Student Life.

  • The right and responsibility to negotiate and adhere to a constitution which, upon approval of the associate vice president for Student Services, shall serve as an agreement between the community college and Student Government on how Student Government will operate and that will delineate the boundaries of Student Government’s authority within the community college.
  • The right and responsibility to elect officers on each campus to officially represent the students of the community college.
  • The right and responsibility to appoint students to college committees and boards where students have seats.
  • The right and responsibility to manage space as allocated by the community college and designated as student government space within the parameters of the Student Conduct Code under the supervision of the Office of Student Life.
  • The right and responsibility to prudently manage and allocate appropriated student activities fees for the benefit of all students regardless of class, status, program, or any other categorization in accordance with state accounting and purchasing guidelines and subject to the supervision of the Office of Student Life.
  • The right and responsibility to advocate on behalf of students for the improvement of the student experience in and out of the classroom.

The rights and responsibilities delegated to the student government association may be revoked by the community college if rights are abused or responsibilities are not met, including the violation of college policies. The community college will designate at least one administrator to facilitate the activities and operations of Student Government. All Student Government operations fall under the auspices of the Office of Student Life via the dean of students.

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Students with Disabilities

In accordance with federal and state laws, the Community College of Rhode Island will not deny admission to or otherwise discriminate against a qualified applicant solely on the basis of disability. In addition, no otherwise qualified student with a disability shall be denied the opportunity to participate in or benefit from an aid, benefit or service offered by the college. CCRI recognizes disability as a form of diversity that strengthens and enriches the campus communities and is committed to creating an educational environment that is supportive, accepting and accessible to all students.

To receive support services, students with disabilities must self-identify with the Disability Services for Students (DSS) Office on the CCRI campus they attend and provide the DSS office with current and appropriate documentation of the disability that supports the need for the accommodations requested. CCRI will make modifications to academic requirements where appropriate and provide the necessary reasonable accommodations to ensure accessibility. The institution cannot, however, make modifications that would substantially change the essential elements of a curriculum. While striving to meet the individual needs of all students, CCRI reserves the right to set and maintain standards for academic performance and personal conduct.


To assist College Police in returning lost textbooks, students should record their identification or driver’s license number in the book. Please note: Students should confirm they have purchased the correct textbooks before recording any information in the book.

Traffic Accidents

All traffic accidents that occur on campus must be reported to the College Police as soon as possible. Police officers patrol the campus on foot and with patrol vehicles and should be summoned to the scene of any accident. A report to police will allow the officers to call for the assistance of rescue, fire and additional police personnel. Any person who leaves the scene and fails to report an accident will be subject to the same penalties under Rhode Island Motor Vehicle Laws and will be referred to the Office of the Associate Vice President for Student Services.

Weapons on Campus

The Community College of Rhode Island has maintained a long-standing policy prohibiting weapons on any of its campuses. The introduction of guns, knives or other devices on campus is potentially dangerous to the entire college community and inconsistent with a safe learning environment. Faculty, staff and students are, therefore, advised that the introduction of any
weapon is a direct violation of policy and a serious breach of security that will require immediate discipline, up to and including dismissal. Possession of a weapon is a no-tolerance behavior in the student code of conduct. Anyone aware of a potential violation of the No Weapons Policy should contact College Police.

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Last Updated: 8/25/15