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Weapons on Campus (felony)

State law prescribes a maximum penalty of six (6) years imprisonment and a fine not to exceed three thousand dollars ($3,000) for carrying a weapon on school property. "A...state or federal government entity or agent thereof is authorized to prohibit possession of weapons by any person at meetings conducted by, or on the premises owned, operated, managed or under control of such...government entity." (TCA §39-17-1309).

Smoking & Tobacco Products Use – RSCC Policy GA-21-01

Roane State Community College has established, as allowed by legislation, a policy on smoking and use of tobacco products on campus. This policy is as follows:

  1. Smoking is permitted outside of buildings in designated locations. Appropriate signage and ash urns will be provided at these locations. Smoking is not permitted within fifteen (15) feet of any building entrance except where physical layout does not permit.
  2. Smoking or use of other tobacco products is prohibited inside any building or college vehicle.
  3. Enforcement of this policy for staff will be the primary responsibility of supervisors. Security officers/guards will be responsible for enforcement at public events. Student offenders will be referred to the Assistant Vice President of Student Services/Dean of Students if disciplinary action is deemed necessary. All college personnel have the authority to enforce this policy.
  4. This policy will be widely communicated through standard institutional communication channels.

Drug Free Environment – RSCC Policy GA-21-03

Roane State Community College supports the provisions of the Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988 (41 U.S.C. 701, et.seq.) and the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989 (20 U.S.C 3171, et. seq.). Full details of this law and its provisions can be found at

Sexual Harassment – RSCC Policy PA-02-01

Sexual harassment and racial harassment have been held to constitute a form of discrimination prohibited by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended and Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972. The institution may be held liable pursuant to Title VI or Title VII and/or lose federal funds pursuant to Title IX for failure to properly investigate and remedy claims of sexual or racial harassment. For the complete Harassment policy, visit

For more information you can also call toll free 1-866-462-7722 ext. 4550 or 865-882-4550.


Roane State Community College is one of 46 institutions in the Tennessee Board of Regents system, the seventh largest system of higher education in the nation. The Tennessee Board of Regents is the governing board for this system, which is comprised of six universities, thirteen two-year colleges, and twenty-six Tennessee Technology centers. The TBR system enrolls more than 80 percent of all Tennessee students attending public institutions of higher education.

Roane State Community College offers employment and its programs of instruction to qualified persons regardless of race, color, creed, gender, national origin, disability, religion or age. Although sexual orientation is not included as a protected status under the law, the college is committed to equal employment and educational opportunities and applies this commitment to all aspects of recruitment, employment and education. The institution complies with Titles VI, VII and IX, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and all other applicable federal, state and local statutes.

RSCC is a TBR Institution and an AA/EEO Institution.

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Roane State Community College is a TBR and AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against students, employees, or applicants for admission or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, age, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or any other legally protected class with respect to all employment, programs and activities sponsored by Roane State. View full non-discrimination policy.

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