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Health, Safety & Security

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Health & Safety

Wade College takes the health and safety of its college community very seriously. Information about the college's security and safety policies and procedures, crime statistics and reporting, and emergency response procedures can be found in the Wade College Annual Security Report and Safety Plan, which includes the Wade College Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment Policies and Procedures.

Vaccination policies for all enrolled students can be found in the Texas Meningitis Vaccination Law Information notice.

Incidents of sexual misconduct can be submitted via the Sexual Misconduct Report form.

While efforts are made to create a safe environment that is conducive to academic success, safety is primarily the responsibility of each individual. Each student is encouraged to take appropriate safety precautions to protect his/her belongings and person.

Security Alerts

In the event of an emergency, information and instruction regarding the status of the emergency will be posted on the Wade College emergency text/email notification system.

To sign up for a text/email notification system, each student will receive a text message to Opt-In to the Remind text messaging system. The service will send text messages to the student in the event of a campus closure or other emergency. There is no charge for this service, other than any standard text messaging rates that the student's carrier may apply. The alert system can transmit short notifications by email to any outside email address and/or by text message to a cell phone.

Failure to subscribe to the emergency text/email notification system constitutes the enrolled student's implied acceptance to opt out of the notification system.

Drug & Alcohol Policy

The Wade College Alcohol and Drug Use/Abuse Policy can be found in the Annual Security Report and Safety Plan and reads as follows:

Alcohol and Drug Use/Abuse Policy

Federal, state, and local laws prohibit the use, possession, and distribution of illegal drugs. Public Law 101-226, Drug-Free Schools and Communications Act Amendment, requires institutions of higher education to distribute information about and to enforce policies concerning illicit drugs and illegal consumption of alcohol. These policies apply to actions on college property and participation in any college-sponsored activity. In keeping with the college mission and the requirements of state and federal laws, Wade College maintains the following policies regarding alcohol and drug use/abuse:

  • Wade College does not accept or condone the use of illicit drugs in any form on college grounds or during college-sponsored events.
  • Employees caught using illegal narcotics or under the influence of alcohol during working hours will be subject to disciplinary action up to, and including, termination of employment.
  • Students who come to class under the influence of illegal drugs or alcohol, or are caught in possession of illegal drugs on college grounds, on college transportation, or during college-sponsored events will be subject to disciplinary action up to, and including, expulsion from the college. In the case of an expulsion, reinstatement of such an offender will occur only after the student has successfully completed a drug rehabilitation program.
  • Individuals who are dismissed on the above grounds will be referred to criminal authorities for prosecution for violations of the standards of conduct listed above.
  • Students who are convicted of violating federal, state, or local laws pertaining to illicit drugs and illegal alcohol use will be ineligible for federal financial aid.
  • In the state of Texas, anyone under 21 years of age may not legally drink or purchase alcohol. Students under age 21 cannot possess or consume alcohol on college grounds or at any college event.
  • Wade College does not allow alcoholic beverages to be consumed by students in the vicinity of the college grounds.
  • The college administration maintains the right to deny any college organization the privilege to serve alcoholic beverages at any event if it is deemed to be in the best interest of the college and students involved.