The college is committed to providing a secure campus workplace, including all studio, gallery, and residential areas, that is free from acts or threats of violence. It is therefore essential that every student and employee understand the importance of workplace safety and security.
Every threat of violence is potentially serious and must be treated as such. Threatening behavior can include such actions as throwing objects, making verbal threats to harm another individual or destroy property, displaying an intense or obsessive romantic interest that exceeds the normal bounds of interpersonal interest, or attempting to intimidate or harass other individuals.
Individuals who become aware of any threats of workplace violence must report these threats immediately to the vice president for Student Affairs, HR, Public Safety, or another officer of the college.
For an individual who becomes aware of any actual violence, imminent violence, or threat of imminent violence, obtaining emergency assistance must be a matter of first priority. The individual should immediately contact the Public Safety Department or call any available vice president and, if appropriate, should contact the Oakland or San Francisco Police Department by dialing 9-1-1.
Compliance with this anti-violence policy is a condition of enrollment and employment for all members of the college community.
Firearms, Weapons, & Dangerous Chemicals:
Possession or use of weapons or ammunition (by students or employees) are not permitted on CCA property, which includes all studio, gallery, and residential areas.
This policy includes but is not limited to: firearms, rifles, stun guns, BB guns, paintball guns, bows and arrows, switchblades, knives (except typical use kitchen knives and small pocket knives), nunchucks, martial arts or medieval weapons, and slingshots.
No exceptions to this policy are made for participation in special classes.
Possession, storage, or use of toy guns or weapons, including, but not limited to replicas, ceremonial swords, water guns, “Nerf” or dart guns, particularly those which launch projectiles or resemble real weapons, or both, are not permitted.
Flammable liquids and solvents (gasoline, kerosene, lighter fluid, propane, etc.) may not be stored in resident rooms or living areas. All flammable art supplies should be stored and used in appropriate studio locations and designated storage containers on campus.
All violations of the Weapons Policies on both Residential and Campus property will be referred to the Student Code of Conduct Process or Human Resources. The college will impose disciplinary sanctions on students and employees up to and including disciplinary dismissal.