Anne Arundel Community College practices an open door admissions policy. Students are admitted to the college without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. However, some restrictions exist for applicants enrolled in high school, under 16 years of age or are not U.S. citizens. In addition, the college has a requirement that individuals who are listed on the national Sex Offender Registry or the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services Sex Offender Registry register with the required local and state agencies and inform the college’s Department of Public Safety and Police and the Office of the Dean of Student Services upon their enrollment.
Procedures for Implementation
- Each term the individual enrolls for classes, he/she must document that he/she has registered with the appropriate local and state agencies as required by law and also register with the college’s Department of Public Safety and Police and the Office of the Dean of Student Services.
- The Department of Public Safety and Police shall confirm that the student has registered with the county police and all other appropriate local and state agencies. If the student has not done so, he/she shall immediately be suspended and/or terminated from the college.
- If the student is properly registered with the county police and all other appropriate agencies, he/she shall be referred to the Office of the Dean of Student Services.
- No later than seven days from the referral, the dean of Student Services shall contact the individual to review with him/her whether any restrictions or conditions for his/her release or parole exist and shall request and receive any other information deemed relevant for the protection of the student population and the college.
- Based on the nature of the student’s offense and the stipulations associated with his/her release, the dean of Student Services shall establish a contingency agreement for the student. The agreement may include, but is not limited to, the following conditions:
- Restrict the student from participation in certain programs, courses or events.
- Restrict the student’s access to certain areas of the college.
- Require that the student check in periodically (monthly) with the dean of Student Services.
- Require the student to provide documentation to the dean of Student Services that he/she is participating in any required psychological or medical treatment programs.
- Any other appropriate terms deemed necessary by the dean of Student Services to be included in the agreement.
- Upon completion of the contingency agreement, the dean of Student Services shall provide a copy to the student and forward a copy to the college’s Department of Public Safety and Police.
- Any violation of any term of the agreement shall subject the student to immediate suspension and/or termination from the college.