May 30, 2024  
2022-2023 Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Campus Policies



Student Affairs Policies and Procedures

This catalog shares many of the practices and procedures that impact students, as well as the student handbook. However, procedures and policies that impact students, including the Student Code of Conduct, can be found in the CEI Policy Manual, found online at https://www.cei.edu/hr/policies-procedures/student-affairs and the general campus policies link: https://www.cei.edu/hr/policies-procedures.

Grievance Procedure

Students: If you have a general complaint or grievance, you may register it here: https://cm.maxient.com/reporting.php?CollegeofEasternID and select the appropriate form. If you have a specific grievance to address, you may contact the appropriate dean’s office. If it is academic, you may check with the academic dean’s offices. For this or other concerns, you may also check with the Dean of Students office by either filling out the form above or calling 208-535-5491 to reach the Dean or the Associate Dean, in his or her absence. For other related procedures, refer to the Student Code of Conduct: https://www.cei.edu/hr/policies-procedures/student-affairs?p=policy-603-student-code-of-conduct and https://www.cei.edu/hr/policies-procedures/student-affairs?p=907.

Open Door 

College of Eastern Idaho has open-door admissions. We welcome anyone seeking to benefit from our educational programs and services regardless of race, color, creed, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, disability, medical condition, veteran status, or gender. Our open-door practice results in a diverse student population with varied experiences, backgrounds, abilities, interests, needs, and educational goals. CEI is committed to providing all eligible students with access to appropriate educational offerings.

Tobacco, Alcohol, & Illicit Drugs Procedures

Tobacco, Alcohol and Drug usage is governed by CEI’s Student Code of Conduct, Procedure 907: https://www.cei.edu/hr/policies-procedures/student-affairs?p=907

While College of Eastern Idaho is not a tobacco-free campus, students, faculty, and staff are required to follow all posted guidelines regarding the use of tobacco. The use of tobacco products, including cigarettes, e-cigarettes, vaporizers, and chewing tobacco, are not permitted inside any campus buildings or College vehicles.

Alcoholic beverages or controlled substances are not allowed on college-owned or controlled property or at functions sponsored by College of Eastern Idaho. The State Board of Education has consistently opposed any policy permitting intoxicating beverages on college owned or controlled properties. Storage, sale, manufacturing, distribution, possession or use of any illicit drugs or alcohol is prohibited. Prescribed medications are to be used only at the direction of a licensed physician.

CEI is compliant with the Drug-Free Schools Act. Visit cei.edu/student-affairs. Violation of this policy can lead to suspension or probation. Student questions may be directed to the Dean of Student Affairs. Employee questions may be directed to the Executive Director of Human Resources.

Photographs

Photographs taken at public or student events are considered directory information and not student records and may be used for college marketing and promotional purposes.

Weapons on Campus Policy

A safe and secure environment is fundamental to fulfilling the College’s mission. College of Eastern Idaho is committed to maintaining an environment free of violence. This obligation includes restricting recognized hazards from the campus community that contribute to violence or serious harm. Accordingly, the possession, wearing, carrying, transporting, or use of a weapon, except pursuant to an exemption expressly stated in adopted procedures, is strictly prohibited on College-owned or controlled premises. This prohibition extends to any person with a government-issued enhanced carry permit or license, unless specifically covered by an exception to the prohibition.

Policy 417 is CEI’s Weapons on Campus Policy: https://www.cei.edu/hr/policies-procedures/student-affairs?p=417.

Personal Transport Devices (PTDs)

College of Eastern Idaho maintains a healthy and safe environment conducive to learning for all members of the campus community. CEI supports sustainable forms of transportation, and therefore encourages the safe and responsible use of PTDs. This procedure establishes a common foundation of rules and expectations for the use of PTDs on campus walkways and around pedestrians. As PTDs are a relatively new and quickly expanding technology, CEI reserves the right to amend this policy as needed.

PTDs are defined as modes of human-powered transportation including, but not limited to bicycles, skateboards, skates, scooters, etc. This includes transportation powered by motor or by batteries that do not go in excess speeds of 15 mph, or if powered by a gasoline engine, are not larger than 49 cc engine displacement. Any PTD used on CEI campus must be designed to allow the user to complete a controlled stop.

The use of ATVs, golf carts, or motorcycles is prohibited on campus walkways unless previously authorized or used for conducting official CEI business. Under the obligations of this procedure, riders must obey all state and local laws and exercise watchfulness, attention, and caution to protect vulnerable pedestrians at all times. Riders are primarily responsible for the safety of those around them. The pedestrian always has the right-of-way. Riders shall not come within three (3) feet of any pedestrians while riding a PTD. If riders cannot pass pedestrians while maintaining the three (3) foot minimum distance, they must dismount. In times of heavy pedestrian traffic, when sidewalks and pathways are congested (such as class change), PTD riders shall dismount completely and walk. Users are strongly encouraged to wear helmets and eye protection and ensure that their devices have appropriate rear and side reflective devices. Headlights and headlamps should be used between sunset and sunrise. The use of earphones while using a PTD is prohibited. Use of PTDs for tricks is prohibited, including but not limited to: wheelies, jumps, use on stairs, benches, or handrails, or any use other than utilitarian transportation. Campus buildings and site-furnishings may not be ridden on, over, or struck at any time. Riders will be responsible for any damage done to the facility or grounds.

PTDs may not be used inside buildings or on any surface not normally intended for such use. Exceptions to this include the use of accessibility-dependent devices such as wheelchairs or motorized chairs, or other mobility devices prescribed by licensed physicians or otherwise approved by the ADA or the campus Disability Resource Center.

PTDs should not be secured to light poles, posts, or landscaping features and should not create safety or environmental hazards or block access to handrails, ramps, signage, or building entrances. Bicycles should be parked in racks provided by the College. Abandoned, lost, inoperable, or prohibitively parked bicycles, skateboards, or PTDs may be collected by the College. An impound fee may be issued after thirty days.

If a bicycle, skateboard or other PTD is suspected lost or stolen, Campus Security should be contacted (208.604.4597) with identifying information. Campus Security should also be contacted if what appears to be a lost or stolen bicycle, skateboard or other PTD is found.

Individuals assume the risk of personal injury and death while riding a PTD, and will be held responsible for any injuries to themselves, others, or property as a result of any violation of this Policy or the improper operation of any personal transportation device on CEI property.

Student questions regarding PTDs may be addressed to either the Disabilities Resource Center or the Dean of Student Affairs.

Campus Parking and Traffic Policies

  • All vehicles on the CEI campus shall be operated in a safe manner with a maximum speed of 10 mph.
  • Pedestrians shall always be given the right of way.
  • Designated parking for person with a disability as defined in section 49-117, Idaho Code, or any parent or guardian of a dependent child with a disability as defined in section 49-117, Idaho Code is available and may only be used by vehicle displaying an authorized placard or license plate.
  • Parking in designated fire lanes is strictly prohibited.

Parking and traffic regulations are enforced by CEI Campus Security.