General Policies

Anti-Bullying Policy

Recognizing and addressing bullying is paramount to ensuring a safe and healthy campus environment that is conducive to learning and that protects the rights of individuals. Bossier Parish Community College defines “bullying” as severe or repeated use by one or more individuals of written, verbal, or electronic communication, or a physical act or gesture or exclusion directed at another individual. Bullying may cause physical or emotional harm, may create a hostile environment, and may infringe on a person’s rights, and/ or may disrupt the campus environment.

Any individual who believes that he/she is the subject of bullying or who has knowledge of bullying behavior immediately should report such conduct to Student Services personnel, faculty, staff, or Campus Police personnel. Complaints of bullying will be investigated promptly and in as impartial and confidential manner as possible. Retaliation against any individual reporting such conduct will not be tolerated.

Any individual who is found, after appropriate investigation, to have participated in bullying is subject to disciplinary action per the institution’s current policies which govern faculty, staff, and students.

Complaints of bullying may be reported to the following:

  • Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Services: 318-678-6276
  • Campus Police: 318-678-6013
  • Campus Deans
  • Any faculty or staff

Anti-Hazing Policy

The Board of Supervisors of the Louisiana and Community Technical College System (LCTCS) and Bossier Parish Community College (BPCC) are committed to providing a safe academic and social environment for all students. In accordance with Louisiana Revised Statute 17:1801, hazing in any form is prohibited at BPCC.

Definition of Hazing:

Any action taken or situation created, whether on or off college property, which has a potential for causing physical injuries or mental anguish to the individual. Hazing may include but is not limited to the following activities when these activities are life-threatening or are intended to hurt or physically or mentally humiliate the individual:

  1. Physical abuse such as kidnapping, paddling, slapping, branding, burning;
  2. Physical exercise, such as scavenger hunts, road trips, or any activity resulting in excessive fatigue, physical or psychological shock;
  3. Wearing apparel which is uncomfortable to the individual or, if worn publicly, is conspicuous or not normally in good taste;
  4. Engaging in public stunts, hair cutting, morally degrading or humiliating games or activities, giving of food or drink (alcoholic or non-alcoholic) which is distasteful or designed to provoke nausea or inebriation;
  5. Any form of verbal harassment, any action or situation which subjugates an individual to a condition where he/she might tend to lose self-respect or suffer injury to personal or religious values;
  6. Any activities which interfere with the student’s scholastic responsibilities; and
  7. The use of obscenities and vulgarities in dress, language, or action.

Duty to Report:

No student organization or individual shall employ a program of student initiation/pledge education or social events which includes hazing. It is the duty of all student organization members and any faculty or staff member to report immediately any violation of this policy to the Vice Chancellor for Student Services for student violations and the Director of Human Resources for employee violations. Any violation of this policy shall be investigated and appropriate disciplinary action taken.

Expectations for Violations:

Any violation of this policy, including knowledge of and failure to report, may result in expulsion in the case of students and termination in the case of employees, and suspension of activities for a minimum of one academic year of any student organization that participates in hazing. Individuals accused of violations of this policy will be adjudicated through the College’s codified student and/or employee judicial process.

Education, Awareness, and Prevention:

BPCC provides education, awareness, and prevention activities for hazing that include but are not limited to the following:

  1. Awareness seminars with organization advisors and student organization members.
  2. Awareness seminars with athletic coaching staff and student-athletes.
  3. Participation in National Hazing Prevention Week each September.
  4. Inclusion in new faculty/staff orientation.
  5. Policy posting on Canvas for students and employees

Discriminatory and Derogatory Acts

Acts of discriminatory or derogatory nature in relation to race, sex, ethnic background, religious beliefs, age, and physical condition will not be tolerated. Students who believe that they have been subjected to discriminatory and/or derogatory acts may report the incidents to the Vice Chancellor for Student Services.

Dress Code

Although Bossier Parish Community College does not have an official policy concerning dress code, the students, faculty, and staff of the College take pride in exhibiting an appropriate and professional appearance while on campus and while representing the College. Therefore, all BPCC students are expected to dress in an appropriate manner while on campus, while in the classroom, and while representing the College within the community.

Food and Drink in the Academic Areas

Food and/or drinks are not allowed in the theater, classrooms, laboratories, library, and other instructional support areas. Events requiring refreshments in these areas require prior approval from the director of the designated area.

Cell Phone and Pager Policy

Cell phones and other electronic devices are not to be used in the classroom without the instructor’s permission. Refer to the course Section Information Sheet for specific guidelines.

Crisis Intervention and Referral Policy

The Personal Crisis Intervention Team (PCIT) was established by the College to support and strengthen safety and security efforts across the campus. The PCIT is made up of the Personal Crisis Intervention Team Liaison, two licensed counselors, a Life Coach, BPCC Confidential Advisors, and a representative from the BPCC Police Department. The Liaison leads the team and reports directly to the Vice Chancellor for Student Services. The purpose of the PCIT is to provide immediate crisis intervention for faculty, staff, and students if needed and to serve as the referral team for counseling services, emergency basic needs, psychiatric and dependency assistance, sexual assault, domestic abuse, and other crisis situations.
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Parking Regulations

  4. All vehicles parked on the campus of Bossier Parish Community College must have a parking permit. Parking permits must be obtained EACH semester. Please refer to Parking web page for parking permit prices. These fees are payable at the Business Office or online.
  5. Campus Police Department is located in Building F, Room 104. The office is open during school hours.
  6. Parking permits are to be displayed on the bottom corner of the back glass on the driver's side. If there is no back glass, place the permit on the rear bumper, driver's side. STICKERS MUST BE AFFIXED ON THE OUTSIDE OF YOUR VEHICLE.
  7. Parking violation fines may be paid at the Business Office, Building F, 1st floor. Fines may also be paid online. Fines are listed on the violation citation.
  8. If a student does not have a BPCC parking permit, a vehicle registration check will be conducted through the State of Louisiana or officers will identify the student through other means.
  9. In the event that a person locks his/her keys in a vehicle, only a licensed locksmith may unlock the vehicle. No police officer or fire personnel can unlock a vehicle unless it is an emergency or there is no licensed locksmith within that city. (R. S. 36:409C (8) subsection F)
  10. Students indebted to the College will not receive official transcripts and will not be able to register for school until all fines are paid.

»Parking violation fines are found on the BPCC Parking web page.

Identification Cards

All students must have a valid student identification card. Student ID cards may be obtained during general registration hours and during times scheduled by the Office of Student Life (F-220). Student ID cards are used for admittance to various BPCC functions, are recognized by cooperating community businesses for student discount privileges, and are mandatory in order to use the BPCC Library and the Learning Commons.

To ensure the safety and security of all of our students, all BPCC students are required to have their student ID in their possession at all times while on campus. Campus Police and College Administrative personnel have direct authority to request a student to produce a student ID. Failure or resistance on the part of the student to produce a valid student ID may result in disciplinary action. Student IDs are the property of BPCC. Lending an ID to anyone or failure to show a student ID to any College representative upon request is a violation of College regulations.

Students must be currently enrolled in classes to receive a student ID card and must be able to present either a printed schedule or a government-issued ID card (i.e. Driver’s license, military ID, etc.) A replacement fee will not be charged for student ID card re-prints; however, students do not have to get a new ID card every semester.

Student ID Card Schedule

Registration Week
During posted on-site general and late registration hours
First Week of Classes
Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Normal Daily Schedule
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Student ID cards made in the Office of Student Life (F-220).

Misuse or Abuse of Computer Equipment, Programs, or Data

Unauthorized use of computing resources is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to, using the College's computing resources for personal or financial gain; allowing unauthorized non-College personnel access to computing resources on campus; displaying obscene, lewd, or sexually harassing images or text in use of the College's computers; or modifying or copying records or data belonging to the College.

It is the responsibility of the student to check with the lab instructor for policies concerning the specific lab that the student is using. Lab Managers may adopt a more restrictive policy for their areas but may not adopt a policy that is less restrictive. The computers are property of Bossier Parish Community College (BPCC) and are operated under BPCC supervision. Therefore, the student should have no expectations of privacy. BPCC Computer Services has the ability to monitor activity on all aspects of its computers, and students need to be aware that the network administrators record the students' activities on the computers. Use of the BPCC computers MUST be related to approved course work or other instructor authorized tasks.

Unauthorized tasks include but are not limited to the following:

  • Making changes to the configuration of the computer including desktop backgrounds, screensavers; installing or uninstalling software unless authorized and supervised by an instructor in a classroom activity.
  • Attempting to counter security measures for any purpose or to hack passwords to gain unauthorized access to a device or to data resources.
  • Installing or using a peer-to-peer file sharing software. Examples include but are not limited to the following: KaZaa, Napster, iMesh, BearShare, Streaming Video, and Internet Radio.

Bossier Parish Community College Library/Learning Commons provides connectivity to LOUIS (the Louisiana Library Network) and the Internet. All use of the Learning Commons is subject to federal, state, and local law, and BPCC regulations. All students using the Learning Commons must have a valid BPCC ID. An acceptable use policy is posted in the Learning Commons.

Sales, Solicitation, Promotion, and Advertising

Sales/solicitation, promotion, and/or advertising of a commercial nature on campus, whether by non-students or students, is strictly prohibited on the campus.

The College allows the posting of official College notices in buildings on designated bulletin boards. No notices may be affixed to glass doors or windows or on painted walls. Placing advertisements on vehicles is prohibited.

Political announcements, campaign literature, signs, handbills, banners, and other promotional materials may only be posted in the designated open announcement areas. Bossier Parish Community College encourages all students to register to vote. The Student Government Association hosts voter registration drives annually.

No commercial or non-commercial materials that are not official College notices shall be posted on walls, doors, in the foyers, on cars, or non-designated areas. Persons distributing materials must not block the doorways, passage ways, nor be in the buildings, or create a public nuisance.

Skateboards, Roller Blades, etc.

For the safety of users and pedestrians on BPCC’s campus, skateboards, roller blades, hoverboards, unmanned aircraft systems, etc. are prohibited on campus. Bicycles may be parked in appropriate areas in the parking lot, but may not be ridden on the sidewalks, in the buildings, or other areas on campus.

Gaming on Campus

It shall be the policy of BPCC to forbid gaming of any nature on campus. Gaming includes the playing of dominoes, cards, dice or any other game of chance.

Students who think they may have a gambling problem can call the following numbers for help:

  • The Louisiana Association on Compulsive Gambling in Shreveport: 222-7657
  • Statewide Hot Line: (800)749-COPE (2673)
  • Nationwide Help Line: (800)522-4700

BPCC Smoke-Free Campus Policy

Bossier Parish Community College seeks to provide a safe, healthy, pleasant environment for its faculty, staff, and students. To this end, the use of smoke-producing tobacco products and the advertising, sale, free distribution, and discarding of such tobacco products shall be prohibited in all indoor and outdoor facilities and in all state-owned vehicles. The policy extends to faculty, staff, students, vendors, guests, and visitors.

Smoke-producing tobacco products are defined as products including, but not limited to, cigarettes (clove, bidis, kreteks), cigars and cigarillos, pipe, hookah-smoked products, and electronic or e-cigarettes. See more.

"Use of tobacco products" shall include:

  • Use or possession of a lighted tobacco product
  • Use of Electronic Cigarettes

"Indoor and outdoor facilities and state-owned vehicles" shall include:

  • All buildings and facilities owned or leased by Bossier Parish Community College
  • All outdoor areas owned or leased by Bossier Parish Community College, including the grounds of all campuses
  • All state-owned or leased vehicles, including cars and vans


  • None

Non-compliance with this policy will be handled in the same manner as any other policy violation and is subject to disciplinary process.

Enforcement and Penalties
Enforcement of this policy will be made by the Campus Police Department.


  • 1st offense – written warning that BPCC is a smoke-free campus
  • 2nd offense – student is required to meet with Vice Chancellor for Student Services or her designee

Staff and Faculty

  • Any faculty or staff members who violate the Smoke-Free Campus policy will be referred to their immediate supervisor and/or Human Resources.

Visitors to Academic Classes

In order to maintain an academic environment conducive to the well-being of all students, Bossier Parish Community College prohibits visitors to the academic classroom, the student lounges, the Library, the Learning Commons, and/or Testing Centers without prior approval from the instructor, or director of the service area, the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, and/or the Vice Chancellor for Student Services.

This policy applies to the presence of children or pets (with the exception of service animals)of enrolled students. Such a policy protects the children and eliminates distractions for other students.

Policy violations may result in class dismissal or College suspension.

All visitors to the campus must check in at the office of the Campus Police Department located in Building F.

Weapons Policy

BPCC does not permit the unauthorized possession of, display of, or attempt or threat to use firearms, ammunition, fireworks, or other dangerous weapons on the College facilities property or at any College activity. Students found in violation of the Weapons Policy will be brought before the Disciplinary Hearing Committee for sanctions up to and including suspension or expulsion.

Military Mobilization

In compliance with the Louisiana Board of Regents’ Uniformed Service Mobilization Policy (BoR Academic Affairs Policy 2.21), BPCC is committed to help any military student who has received military mobilization orders. Students should contact the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Services at 318-678-6276 to begin the mobilization process at the College.

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