Safe Northeast Guidelines

Student Affairs

Campus:  Blountville
Office:  Vice President for Student Affairs
Room:  C2108, General Studies Building
Office Hours:  8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday
Address:  2425 Highway 75, P.O. Box 246, Blountville, TN 37617
Phone:  423.354.2529
Fax:  423.323.0240
Email:  safenortheast@NortheastState.edu
Web:  www.NortheastState.edu/SafeNortheastGuidelines 

Northeast State Police Department

Campus:  Blountville
Office:  Campus Police
Room:  C2401, General Studies Building, or the Welcome Center
Address:  2425 Highway 75, P.O. Box 246, Blountville, TN 37617
Phone:  423.323.0255 (non-emergency) or 423.677.7927 (emergency cell)
Fax:  423.354.5110
Email:  jeedens@NortheastState.edu
Web:  www.NortheastState.edu/Police

Advancement

Campus:  Blountville
Office:  Equity and Compliance
Room:  P316, Pierce Administration Building
Address:  2425 Highway 75, P.O. Box 246, Blountville, TN 37617
Phone:  423.354.5255
Fax:  423.323.0209
Email:  equityofficer@NortheastState.edu
Web:  www.NortheastState.edu/EquityAndCompliance



Policies that reflect Northeast State’s commitment to safe and respectful work and learning environments are found in the College’s Policies and Procedures Manual. Selected policies that guide the Safe Northeast initiative are categorized and listed below.

The Administrative Services unit plans, directs, and coordinates the supporting services of the College, including reviewing policies affecting access to campus, use of facilities, computer resources, safety, and security.

Other services include grant development; human resources and organizational effectiveness; information technology; planning, assessment, and research; plant and maintenance operations; safety; police; printing; and the Wellmont Regional Center for the Performing Arts. The Office of the Vice President for Administrative Services is the central coordinating office for these services.

Reference the Northeast State Policies and Procedures Manual for all policies that impact campus access, facilities, computer resources, safety, and security.


  • 03:01:00 - College and University Security Information Act
  • 03:01:06 - Search and Seizure
  • 03:01:07 - Sex Offender Information
  • 03:01:09 - Emergency Procedures in the Event of Illness/Injury
  • 03:01:10 - Hazardous Chemical Right-To-Know
  • 03:05:07 - Smoking and Tobacco Use In/On Campus Facilities
  • 03:05:08 - Visitors
  • 03:09:02 - Campus Access
  • 04:01:00 - After Hours Building Access
  • 04:19:00 - Emergency Procedures in the Event of Illness/Injury to an Employee, Student, or Visitor
  • 04:36:00 - Parking Permits for Disabled Persons
  • 04:55:00 - State Employee Guide for Reporting an Accident
  • 04:58:00 - Traffic and Parking Regulations
  • 04:59:00 - U.S.A. Patriot Act Policy
  • 04:66:00 - Timely Warning
  • 04:67:00 - Emergency Notification
  • 04:70:00 - Animals on Campus
  • 04:72:00 - Lost and Found
  • 05:04:02 - Drug-Free Campus/Workplace Policy
  • 05:04:03 - Harassment: Sexual, Racial and Other
  • 05:04:05 - Minors on Campus
  • 05:08:03 - Inclement Weather: Cancellation of Classes
  • 05:08:04 - Inclement Weather: Emergency Closing of the College
  • 07:01:00 - Firearms and Other Weapons
  • 07:02:00 - Safe Campus




For more information, please contact Administrative Services at 423.354.2464. Fred Lewis is the Vice President for Administrative Services.


The Academic Affairs unit coordinates all educational programming offered by the College and provides leadership for the faculty regarding classroom management and safety. Reporting directly to the President, the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs is responsible for all aspects of credit learning experiences, distance and alternative delivery programs, and academic support services provided by the Library, the Center for Teaching Excellence, and The Learning Center.

For a complete listing of Academic policies, please reference Chapter 2 of the Northeast State Policies and Procedures Manual. Specific college policies affecting classroom management, student information, academic misconduct, and disruptive behavior include:

    • 01:13:00 - iNortheast Mobile Technology Initiative
    • 02:05:00 - Class Interruptions
    • 02:07:00 - Course Syllabus
    • 02:08:00 - Class Rolls and Attendance Reports
    • 02:12:00 - Field Trips
    • 02:16:00 - Student Technology & eTextbooks
    • 02:17:00 - iNortheast Faculty & Teaching Staff Use Policy
    • 02:18:00 - Admission & Delivery of Services to International Students and the Employment & Delivery of Services to International Faculty & Academic Staff at TBR Institutions
    • 03:05:01:02 - Classroom Conduct
    • 03:05:04 - Academic, Non-Academic and Classroom Misconduct
    • 03:05:08 - Visitors
    • 03:05:14 - Counseling Services and Informed Consent
    • 03:05:15 - Behavioral Intervention and Threat Assessment
    • 03:07:02 - Northeast State Community College Verification of Student Identity in Distance Education
    • 04:01:00 - After Hours Building Access
    • 04:19:00 - Emergency Procedures in the Event of Illness/Injury to an Employee, Student, or Visitor
    • 04:32:00 - Notification of Student Death
    • 04:62:00 - Web Standards
    • 04:62:01 - Social Media
    • 04:69:00 - Northeast State Website Policy and Guide
    • 04:70:00 - Animals on Campus
    • 04:72:00 - Lost and Found
      05:03:02 - Release of Information about Students
    • 05:04:05 - Minors on Campus
    • 06:04:00 - Behavioral Intervention and Threat Assessment Committee
    • 06:04:01 - Care Team Subcommittee
    • 06:42:00 - Safe Campus Committee
    • 06:43:00 - Student Discipline Committee
    • 06:51:00 - Academic Discipline Committee
    • 07:01:00 - Firearms and Other Weapons
    • 07:02:00 - Safe Campus


    For more information, please contact Academic Affairs at 423.279.7632. Dr. Sam Rowell is the Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs.


    For more information on policies related to environmental safety, please visit the Environmental Health and Safety page.


    For policies and procedures on discrimination and harassment, please visit the Equity and Compliance page.


    The Office of Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness provides oversight of Northeast State's Human Resource policies. The goal of the office staff is to support Northeast State's faculty, staff, and students to the best of their abilities. The staff strives to adequately and efficiently provide an array of personnel-related services to the College and aim to offer courteous and professional assistance at all times.

    A Campus Prevention Advocate position was created in 2015 to help provide resources to students, faculty, and staff. Whether victims of sexual violence or other offenses, the advocate is available with resources, information, and community referrals. For assistance, contact Tim Harrison, Campus Prevention Advocate, at 423.354.5296 or email wtharrison@NortheastState.edu or campusadvocate@NortheastState.edu. The office is located in the Basler Library on the third floor, Room L303A. 

    Title IX

    Title IX is a federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs and activities. All Northeast State faculty and staff must receive annual Title IX training. For additional information, please reference Tennessee Board of Regents policy, TBR P-080.

    For a complete listing of Human Resource policies, please reference Chapter 5 of the Northeast State Policies and Procedures Manual.

    • 02:18:00 - Admission & Delivery of Services to International Students and the Employment & Delivery of Services to International Faculty & Academic Staff at TBR Institutions
    • 03:01:01 - Discrimination and Harassment
    • 03:01:01:01 - Sexual Harassment
    • 03:01:01:02 - Racial Harassment
    • 03:01:01:03 - Discrimination
    • 03:01:04 - Hazing
    • 03:01:08 - Sexual Misconduct
    • 03:01:08:01 - Rights of the Accused and of the Complainant
    • 03:01:08:02 - Assistance for Referrals
    • 03:05:03 - Disciplinary Offenses
    • 04:62:00 - Web Standards
    • 04:62:01 - Social Media
    • 04:69:00 - Northeast State Website Policy and Guide
    • 05:04:02 - Drug-Free Campus/Workplace Policy
    • 05:04:03 - Harassment: Sexual, Racial and Other
    • 05:04:08 - Workplace Violence Prevention
    • 05:07:02 - Employee Affirmative Action
    • 05:09:00 - Northeast State Community College Employee Disciplinary Procedures
    • 07:01:00 - Firearms and Other Weapons 
    • 07:02:00 - Safe Campus


    For questions regarding any of the above policies, please contact Human Resources at 423.354.5259 or the Title IX/Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equity & Compliance Officer at 423.354.5255. Tyra Copas is the Executive Director of Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness. Dr. Leigh Hornsby is the Equity & Compliance Officer.


    Northeast State's Safe Campus Policy is 07:02:00. The Safe Campus Committee, an institutional standing committee, guides the College’s policies and procedures development, awareness campaigns, and constituent expectations concerning safe and respectful environments at all Northeast State teaching sites.


    The Safety Handbook includes emergency contacts and policies related to College-wide programs that focus on campus security, personal safety, and issues related to violence.


    Student Conduct policies are located at www.NortheastState.edu/StudentConduct.


    The Student Affairs unit at Northeast State Community College works to help students begin and succeed in their academic and life pursuits. Policies and procedures governing student expectations and student conduct are evaluated regularly to meet federal and state guidelines. The Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs administers the unit. Divisions within Student Affairs are Enrollment Management, Student Development, and Student Services.

    Student learning does not just happen in a classroom. Opportunities for teaching and development exist everywhere and at all times on campus. The job of the Student Affairs staff is to capture these opportunities by fostering and promoting positive interactions in safe and respectful environments. By encouraging an understanding and respect for diversity, sustaining a belief in the worth of individuals, promoting campus safety and awareness, and supporting students in their needs, Student Affairs personnel are successful advocates for each student at NeSCC.

    Please reference Chapter 3 of the Northeast State Policies and Procedures Manual for additional policies and procedures concerning student expectations and student conduct. For specific policies impacting student organizations, please reference Guidelines for Student Organizations.



    For more information, please call 423.354.2529 or email Matt DeLozier, Vice President for Student Affairs. Visit the office location in Room C2108 of the General Studies Building.


    For policies detailing the College's Traffic and Parking Regulations, please visit www.NortheastState.edu/TrafficAndParking.

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