Meals

Our cafeteria serves three meals daily. You may purchase a 10-meal ticket for $55 at the cafeteria when you eat your first meal or pay for each meal individually.

The cafeteria is closed on July 4th.

Computer Access

Trinidad State Junior College has free WIFI for students throughout the campus. Password will be available at residence hall check in and orientation on Monday morning. TSJC computers are available in the residence hall and the Student Life building (directly behind Romero Hall). If you will need access to these computers, please let us know at the time of registration so we can have a student email account set up and ready for you when you arrive.

Housing

On-campus housing is available for $120 per week for single rooms, $150 for married housing in our residence halls.

Rooms include bed, bedding, workbench and a desk. Married rooms will have two single beds. Please bring your own towels and personal items. A box fan or desk fan is recommended; however a limited number of fans will be available to rent for $5 per week. TSJC has a limited number of micro/fridges available at no charge for those with medical needs (such as diabetics who need to store insulin). If the units are not in use by those with medical needs when you are here, they will be available for rent on a first-come, first-served basis for $20 per week.

You may check in on Sunday afternoon before classes begin at no additional charge. If you are here for multiple weeks, you may stay the weekend in between classes at no extra charge. Each room contains a phone jack and hook up to basic television cable services. Television sets are not provided. A television is located in the community room in the residence hall.

We will make the Student Life Center available for some hours depending on when work study students are available.

Single male students will be housed in Romero Hall. The residence hall used for married couples will be determined at a later date. NO CHILDREN ARE ALLOWED TO STAY IN THE RESIDENCE HALLS. MARRIED HOUSING IS FOR COUPLES ONLY.

NO ALCOHOL is allowed in the hall.

Laundry
Each residence hall has laundry facilities located in the building. Residents needing change for the laundry facilities may ask the Bookstore for change during normal business hours. If laundry equipment is broken or not functioning properly please contact the Housing Office at 719.846.5497 or contact the RA for NRA.
Cable TV Services
Each room is equipped with a cable TV hookup providing basic service channel selections. If you have a cable-ready TV there is no extra charge or equipment necessary for these basic services. For problems with your cable service contact Comcast at 1.800.COMCAST (1.800.266.2278).
Internet Connections in the Residence Halls
In order to use the high-speed Internet connection, residents must have a LEGAL copy of an operating system (OS) and meet basic security requirements. These requirements include up-to-date OS patches, antivirus definitions, and antispyware definitions. All Administrative level and user accounts on personal computer systems must be password protected. You must abide by Housing and College Network/Internet policy. You are responsible for your computer system regardless of where it is used or by whom. For problems with your wireless connection, please call or leave a voice mail with the Technology Services Help Desk at 719.846.5663 Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Other Devices
If you have other devices that will not work (e.g. game systems, VoIP phones, TiVo) contact the Technology Services Help Desk at 719.846.5663.
Technology Access – Special Needs
Do you have difficulty accessing a standard computer or electronic information due to a disability? Those needing assistance may include students who: experience pain when computing, cannot see the computer screen, cannot access a standard keyboard or mouse, or have visual, language, or auditory processing difficulties. Please contact Dan Wilson at 719.846.5567
Furnishings, Bunks, Lofts, and Other Alterations
Students are responsible for the College furnishings provided in their rooms. All rooms are furnished with an extra-long twin-sized bed, dresser, desk and chair. Residents must provide their own towels and personal articles. Furnishings designed for use in public areas are not to be moved into students’ rooms.
Portable air conditioners and evaporative coolers are not allowed in any hall due to electrical restrictions. Nearly all other forms of movable furniture are permitted within the guidelines presented in the Residence Life Handbook found on the Residence Life web site.
All furniture provided in your room must remain in the room you are assigned. It is recommended that you not bring or rent additional furniture.
Failure to follow the Furnishings Policy may result in disciplinary action and charges to replace/repair damages.
Refrigerators/Microwaves
Students may bring their own refrigerators as long as it meets the following requirements:
The unit specifications are not to exceed the maximum of 4.6 cubic ft.
Cannot exceed 115 volt, 60 cycles AC 100 watt.
The appliance must be electrical and UL approved.
Housing and maintenance personnel have the final authority to approve or deny use of appliances. The College reserves the right to inspect refrigerators for unsanitary conditions.
DO NOT bring full-sized refrigerators.
Repairs
What Housing Does Not Repair
Cable Television: For problems with your cable service contact Comcast at 1.800.COMCAST (1.800.266.2278).
Refrigerators and Microwaves: Contact the appliance's manufacturer.
Phones: Contact your phone’s manufacturer
Personal Items
Maintenance Requests in YOUR living space can be placed by:
• Contacting the housing office at 719.846.5497 during regular business hours. If you leave a message please include the following:
NAME
CALL BACK NUMBER (let us know the best time to reach you)
RESIDENCE HALL
ROOM NUMBER
NATURE OF THE PROBLEM
NOTE: All requests received will be processed in a reasonable amount of time. You should expect response or feedback within two business days.

Non-Emergency Service and Maintenance Request
(These requests must go through the Housing Office)
• Keys
• Pest control
• Furniture changes/requests
Emergency: Emergency is defined as fire, life, and safety issues and Trinidad PoliceDepartment should be called at 911. Also, the TSJC security should be called at 719.845.6042 and Housing at 719.846.5497
Urgent Service and Maintenance
Contact the person on duty for your residence hall: Your RA or the Housing Office. Urgent response is defined as safety/security issues, heat, alarm malfunctions, and any utility problem that may cause damage to College facilities. Urgent requests include:
• Loss of hot or cold water
• Loss of heat
• Loss of electricity (room light out is not an emergency)
• Electrical hazard
• Flooding or major leak
• Fire (call 911)
• Gas leaks
• Lock malfunction or breakage
• Any condition that represents a significant imminent threat or potential hazard to the community
• Glass window breakage (this is a potential safety and security hazard)
• Toilets (loss of service in halls)
Alcohol Policy
Alcoholic beverages are NOT permitted in any state building or state property including the residence halls (Huggins, O’Connor, Johnson and Romero) and surrounding grounds. Any student or guest possessing or consuming alcohol, possessing empty alcohol containers in the residence halls or elsewhere on campus will be subject to residence hall disciplinary sanctions which could lead to suspension from residence halls or total expulsion from campus.
This includes students and guests above and below 21 years of age.
Bias Incidents
Bias incidents are non-criminal activity against a person or property that is motivated, in whole or in part, by the offender’s bias against perceived or actual race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, ability, age, gender, gender expression, socioeconomic status or sexual orientation. Bias incidents are prohibited in the residence halls. Such incidents may result in the immediate removal and permanent expulsion from the residence halls.
Candles and Open Flames
Due to fire safety standards candles (including unburned or decorative) and any items with an open flame or exposed heating coils are NOT allowed in residence hall rooms. Incense burning is also NOT permitted.

Compliance with Officials
Residents and their guests are expected to comply with the verbal or written directions of any College official or police officer acting in the performance of their duties and in the scope of their employment.
Damage
• Students are liable for any damage that they cause to College property and may need to pay replacement or restoration costs.
• Students representing an informal or organized group that sponsors a social event are liable for any damage to College property that occurs in connection with that event.
• Students are expected to assist staff by accepting responsibility for damage to College property, and to identify those students who are responsible for such damage.
• Extensive or recurring damage to community areas may result in charges being incurred by the community and possible disciplinary action.
Drug Policy
Use, possession, manufacturing, or distribution of illegal drugs including but not limited to marijuana, narcotics, methamphetamines, cocaine, opiates, LSD, mushrooms, heroin, designer drugs such as Ecstasy and GHB, or other controlled substances is prohibited.
Use or possession of prescription drugs or over the counter products other than for the person prescribed, inappropriate use of, or for use other than the prescribed purpose is prohibited. Possession or use of drug paraphernalia including but not limited to equipment, products, and materials used to cultivate, manufacture, distribute, or use illegal drugs is also prohibited.
MEDICAL MARIJUANA POLICY
Trinidad State Junior College policy since November 2010 is: “Although possession and use of marijuana for certain medical conditions consistent with the requirements of the Colorado Constitution is no longer a crime in the State of Colorado, the possession and use of marijuana remains illegal under federal law. Consistent with federal law, including the Controlled Substances Act and the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act, the use and/or possession of marijuana continue to be prohibited while enrolled as a TSJC student is on campus, including while in campus housing.” In addition, students must adhere to the regulations specified in program handbooks and may be subject to disciplinary action for failure to comply.
Emergency Procedures
• For emergencies call 911.
• TSJC Security or the Housing Office will contact the most appropriate emergency service whether it is fire, victim assistance, emergency counseling, ambulance, paramedic, or police.
• Tell the dispatcher what the situation is and stay on the phone until all questions have been answered and the dispatcher tells you to hang up.
• Residence hall staff should then be called immediately and informed of the emergency.
Entering a Student Room
If practicable, the College will not enter a student’s room unless accompanied by the student, their authorized representative, or a second authorized College representative. However, the College reserves the right to enter student rooms for the purpose of inspecting the premises for adherence to fire- and life-safety guidelines, routine cleanliness inspections, housekeeping, maintenance, necessary repair, to serve a warrant for the arrest of a resident/guest of the room, or with a search warrant for the room itself, to aid in an arrest which began outside the room, or when an authorized agent has reasonable suspicion of a violation of contract that includes: a) an occupant of the room may be physically harmed or endangered; b) damage is being done to College property; or c) College policy is not being adhered to as stated in the College General Catalog, Student Handbook and the Residence Hall Handbook.
Explosives
Explosives of any nature, including flammable liquids, fireworks, and ammunition, are not permitted in the residence halls. This includes lighter fluid and Zippo®-type lighters.
Hate Crimes
Hate crimes are prosecutable offenses committed against a person or property with the intent to intimidate or harass another person because of perceived or actual race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, ability, age, gender, gender expression, socioeconomic status or sexual orientation. Hate crimes are prohibited in the residence halls.
Passive Involvement
Being a member of a community means understanding and adhering to community standards and policies. It also means taking an active role in the development and well-being of that community. One community role is to ensure that community standards are upheld. As a community member, you are responsible for your behavior, the choices that you make, and the behavior of your guests. It is our hope that you will choose to abide by all College and housing policies as well as community standards. If you are ever in the presence of a policy violation, you have some choices:
• You may attempt to stop the violation,
• You may contact residence hall staff, or
• You may remove yourself from the situation.
If you choose to remain at the scene of a policy violation, you may be included on the incident report and may be held accountable for a policy violation.
Pets
• Residents are not permitted to have fish in their rooms. Residents having pets in their rooms may face disciplinary action and be charged for damages and/or cleaning. Pets include but are not limited to: dogs, cats, snakes, turtles, salamanders, newts, fish, frogs, rodents, etc.
• See the section on “Service Animals” for information regarding service animals.
Pranks and Practical Jokes
Individual or group pranks and practical jokes that may lead to any of the following are not permitted:
• Actual or perceived harassment
• Accident
• Injury
• Damage to College property
• Damage to personal property
• Damage that requires abnormal and/or unnecessary cleaning of residence hall buildings and facilities.
Residents in violation of this policy may receive disciplinary action and monetary fines. If no one comes forward, all residents of the residence hall may be fined to cover the expense of repairing/replacing damaged items.
Public Areas
• All furniture located in public areas must remain in those locations. Removal of furniture from designated areas will be considered theft.
• When removing your personal room trash and recycling, please use the receptacles located outside of your residence hall. Please do not place personal trash or recycling in stairwells, bathrooms, or public trash cans within your hall.
• Study rooms are designed for academic use only.
• No illegal activities are permitted in the public areas.
• Under no circumstances are students to sit on windowsills, climb out of windows, or be on exterior window ledges. Students also are not permitted to climb on residence hall buildings, ledges, or roofs.
• Students are prohibited from throwing any object out of room windows, or the window of any public area or lounge in the building.
• Students are also prohibited from removing window screens, whether in a residence hall room or public area.
• Students may not use their residence hall room, its address or phone number for commercial or business purposes.
• Students may post a message board on the exterior of their room door. The exterior of the door may not have any wording or material that is obscene or pornographic.
Residence Hall Furniture
The furniture provided for use in the lobbies and in the public space of the Residence Halls is for all of the residence and guests. Relocating furniture to individual rooms is considered theft of public property and is not tolerated. Should this furniture be found in a student room each resident of that room will be fined $25 for each item of furniture found in the room for each day it remains in the student room including the day it was found. Should the furniture not be located in a student room, the floor it was supposed to be located on will be fined the cost of replacement of the furniture until the furniture is located.
Quiet Hours
Students have the right to sleep and study in the residence hall environment. It is very important that residents take the responsibility to follow the Quiet Hours and Courtesy Hours Policies in the residence halls and those areas directly surrounding the residence halls.

This means that even on weekends, residents have the right to sleep and study and may ask other students to keep the noise level down if they are being bothered by excessive noise.
A Quiet Hours violation is defined as any noise, from any source, being audible one door away from the source.

For those areas surrounding the residence halls Courtesy Hours are in effect 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This means that during the day, and even on weekends, residents have the right to sleep and study and may ask other students to keep the noise level down if they are being bothered by excessive noise. A Courtesy Hours violation is defined as any sustained noise, from any source, being audible over 50 feet from the source of the noise.

Sales and Solicitation Policy
Door-to-door solicitation, distributing, and advertising is prohibited. A student or organization must secure authorization to sell on campus. In the case of residence hall authorization, it must be obtained through the Housing Office, 719.846.5458. On-campus sales by students or authorized student organizations are limited to designated areas, as approved by College Administration.
Service Animals
Students with specific disabilities may have service animals if the need is documented. Students are responsible for behavior of the animals in regard to other standard policies of the residence halls and city codes. Exceptions to these policies may be requested and granted by the Housing Office. The training of service animals is limited to public areas in the hall. Animals in training must be with their trainer at all times and are not allowed to reside in the facilities.
Smoking
The residence halls at Trinidad State Junior College are smoke-free buildings. Residents, guests, and staff members may NOT smoke in any residence hall. Individuals who choose to smoke will need to exit the residence halls and only smoke in the outside location that has been designated as a smoking area. Smoking is prohibited in all College buildings and within twenty feet of the building.

Stalking
Stalking is a crime in the state of Colorado and is generally defined as willful and
repeated following and harassment combined with a credible threat intended to cause the victim to be in fear for their safety. Stalking behaviors can affect the mental and physical health of the victim. Incidents of this kind should be reported immediately to the police and then notify the Housing Office. Don’t hesitate to ask for help.
Theft, Stolen Property
Theft or unauthorized use of College or others’ personal property is prohibited. The Trinidad Police Department may be informed of cases involving stolen property. In the event a theft occurs, the student is responsible for reporting and filing a report with the Trinidad Police Department. The student should also notify the Housing Office. The police may choose to refer the student to the student conduct system or file charges.
Threats
Threats of any kind – real, false, implied, or perceived – against a person or property will not be tolerated. Housing staff are expected to always be cautious and respond to any knowledge of threat or injury to residents. Students who makes threats to others or to themselves can be assured that staff and possibly the Trinidad Police Department will respond.
Safety Equipment
The residence halls have a zero tolerance policy on tampering with College safety
equipment. Students caught altering their room or hall safety equipment may be held financially responsible for replacement and/or judicial action may be taken.
Videotaping and Camera Use
Consistent with state law and College policy, persons living in or visiting the College residence halls have rights as well as responsibilities regarding the privacy of others. No person may videotape, audio record, or take photographs of any person in a private location without that person’s explicit knowledge and consent. Private locations include, but are not limited to, residence hall rooms, bathrooms, and lounges.

Weapons
Students may not possess functional firearms in their rooms. Weapons are defined as: • Hunting knives over 6 inches in blade length, and not part of the gunsmithing curriculum, • Archery • Fencing foils or sabers • Paintball guns • Pellet/Air guns • Taser guns • Air soft guns • Martial arts equipment • Slingshot • Swords of any type • Any item that is a reasonable facsimile of the above • Functional firearms • Explosives of any nature (including fireworks and flammable liquids) These items are strictly prohibited in the residence halls. If firearms are brought to campus, storage accommodations must be made through the O’Connor Hall Director. Exotic weapons (such as swords, nun chucks, etc.) are also not permitted on College property. Firearms Policy: The policy for firearms on campus are outlined in the TSJC Student Handbook and Colorado Community College System, System President’s Procedure SP 19-10. For more information on this procedure go to https://www.cccs.edu/wp-content/ uploads/2013/09/SP19-10.pdf. The procedure outlines that no person may have on his or her person any unauthorized firearm, ammunition, explosive device, or illegal weapon on campus or any facility used by the college.
Firearm Allowances
To present an authorized public demonstration or exhibition pursuant to instruction in conjunction with an organized school or class or to participate in an authorized extra-curricular activity or athletic team. Students must obtain prior written approval from the proper authorities.
Specified repair/modification or to be used at the TSJC Prator Gun Range.
By authorized law enforcement officers while in performance of their duties.
For purposes of storing firearms in a college vault and instructional purposes in the Gunsmithing or CLETA programs. Gun safes are NOT ALLOWED to be kept in residence hall rooms.
To present an authorized public demonstration or exhibition pursuant to instruction in conjunction with an organized school or class or to participate in an authorized extra-curricular activity or athletic team. Students must obtain prior written approval from the proper authorities.
Specified repair/modification or to be used at the TSJC Prator Gun Range.
By authorized law enforcement officers while in performance of their duties.
For purposes of storing firearms in a college vault and instructional purposes in the Gunsmithing or CLETA programs. Gun safes are NOT ALLOWED to be kept in residence hall rooms.
Firearm Authorized Use
The College’s Gunsmithing Department shall develop procedures and regulations pertaining to the use of firearms as part of the only recognized programs of instruction that re-quire access to a firearm as an integral part of the instructional program.
Gunsmith students residing in the residence halls are allowed to keep NON-OPERABLE firearms in their room. Firearm ammunition is NOT permitted to be stored in the residence halls. The College reserves the right to inspect such firearms at any time for any reason. Failure to comply with this policy may result in housing, College, and legal disciplinary action, including but not limited to immediate removal from the residence halls, expulsion from the College, and a legal citation.
Trinidad State Junior College is committed to providing a safe living environment for all residents. Personal security in and around campus residence halls has been approached proactively, and personal security in a student’s residential living space has the highest priority. Residents should feel most safe and secure in their rooms. To travel from outside a residence hall to a residential room, residents will have to successfully pass through at least one (1) control point. Key access allows residents to enter their hall and floor. Guests must always be escorted when inside a residence hall Please call 719.846.5458 or 719.846.5497 with any questions.
The College provides residence hall supervision through Campus Security, Trinidad Police Department, and Resident Assistants. Entry/exit areas, parking lots, and the exterior buildings may be monitored through camera surveillance.
Safety and Security
The Housing Office has taken several steps to improve the safety of its residents:
1. Student doors have heavy duty, high security locksets on solid core doors.
2. Door viewers on student doors.
3. Twenty-four hour lock up on all residence hall access areas key access only.
4. Smoke and fire detection systems in all halls.
5. Crash bars on all exit doors.
7. Security latches on the windows.
8. All exterior doors in the residence hall system are monitored for proper position and alarmed; all external fire tower doors are designated “Emergency Exit Only” and will activate an alarm if opened.
9. TSJC Security and Trinidad Police Department patrol the residence halls on a frequent schedule.
Reporting Disabilities
It is suggested that residents with disabilities share that information with their Resident Assistants (RAs) at the beginning of the semester. This information assists emergency personnel in providing appropriate help in case of evacuations and emergencies. Re-porting is not a guarantee of safety during an evacuation. Reporting is strictly voluntary.
Reporting Hazards
Report non-emergency hazards to the hall office. The information will be passed to the appropriate department for correction. In emergency situations, dial 911. Always re-main on the line until the emergency dispatcher has adequate information and tells you that it is okay to hang up (if your safety is threatened at the location of the telephone you are using, evacuate the area).
Window Screens
Window screens are there for your safety and protection. Removal of the window screen is a safety violation and a charge will be assessed for its replacement. Disciplinary action may be taken. Report any lost
Security
Security procedures such as desk services, security patrols, evening lock up, and
restricted-access plans are regularly reviewed and open to changes and improvements. Students are expected to observe lock-up procedures and cooperate with programs de-signed to maintain the security of residents. Propping of entrance doors is prohibited.
Bicycles/Motorcycles
To assist with safe building evacuation, bicycles/motorcycles are not allowed in hall-ways or stairwells, nor are they to be chained to stairwells, railings, or trees at or near building exit routes.
Theft
Unfortunately, theft can be a problem in College residence halls. For this reason, you are encouraged to be sure your personal possessions are covered by some form of insurance either as a part of your parents’ homeowners’ policy or by a separate renter’s insurance policy. We also recommend inventorying your valuable possessions with the Housing Office. For this reason, it would be helpful to engrave an identification number on your valuable possessions and have a list of items including description, value, model number, and serial number prepared in advance. It is important for you to protect your possessions and those of your fellow students. Keep your room door locked whenever you are out of your room, sleeping, or napping. When you see strangers who do not appear to belong on your floor, find out who they are and what they’re doing. Remember, “if you like your stuff, someone else will, too!”

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