Jun 24, 2024  
2024-2025 Kilgore College Catalog 
    
2024-2025 Kilgore College Catalog

Student Handbook



Conduct and Discipline

Conduct and Discipline

The Vice President of Student Services is responsible for overseeing student conduct violation disciplinary procedures provided in the College’s policies. Kilgore College has the inherent authority to maintain order and to discipline students.  The College may discipline students who disrupt the educational environment or who otherwise fail to abide by its standard of conduct. 

Policies and procedures related to student conduct and discipline may be found in the policies section of the College website. Policy FLB shall set forth the procedures for scholastic dishonesty violations. Policy FMA sets forth the procedures for general conduct violations. Each individual program may have its own rules and policies related to academic and/or conduct requirements and those rules and processes shall apply when there is a specific violation of same.

In addition to the policies online, the following conduct is prohibited at all times.

Definitions

Definitions of terms used in this policy shall be as follows.

A “student” shall mean an individual who is currently enrolled in the College District and any prospective or former student who has been accepted for admission or readmission to any component institution while on the premises of any component institution.

The “premises” of the College District is defined as all real property over which the College District has possession and control.

“Scholastic dishonesty” shall include, but not be limited to, cheating, plagiarism, and collusion.

“Cheating” shall include, but not be limited to:

  1. Copying from another student’s test or class work;
  2. Using test materials not authorized by the person administering the test;
  3. Collaborating with or seeking aid from another student during a test without permission from the test administrator;
  4. Knowingly using, buying, selling, stealing, or soliciting, in whole or in part, the contents of an unadministered test, paper, any assignment, or any academic product intended to be submitted for a grade or to satisfy an academic requirement;
  5. The unauthorized transporting or removal, in whole or in part, of the contents of the unadministered test;
  6. Substituting for another student, or permitting another student to substitute for oneself, to take a test;
  7. Bribing another person to obtain an unadministered test or information about an unadministered test;
  8. Manipulating a test, assignment, or final course grades;
  9. Using information or devices that are not authorized;
  10. Use of technology to write papers or acquire answers to tests, exams, or quizzes without instructor approval, including, but not limited to, the use of all forms of artificial intelligence, such as ChatGPT, computers/tablets, smart watches or smart phones; or
  11. Any other act, whether specifically set forth herein or not, that constitutes scholastic dishonesty or misconduct of any kind.

“Plagiarism” shall be defined as the appropriating, buying, receiving as a gift, or obtaining by any means another’s work and the unacknowledged submission or incorporation of it in one’s own written work.

“Collusion” shall be defined as the unauthorized collaboration with another person in preparing written work for fulfillment of course requirements, or assisting (or attempting to assist) any person in committing any act of scholastic dishonesty.

 

Disorderly Conduct

“Disorderly conduct” shall include any of the following activities occurring on premises owned or controlled by the College District:

  1. Behavior of a boisterous and tumultuous character such that there is a clear and present danger of alarming persons where no legitimate reason for alarm exists.
  2. Interference with the peaceful and lawful conduct of persons under circumstances in which there is reason to believe that such conduct will cause or provoke a disturbance.
  3. Violent and forceful behavior at any time such that there is a clear and present danger that free movement of other persons will be impaired.
  4. Behavior involving personal abuse or assault when such behavior creates a clear and present danger of causing assaults or fights.
  5. Violent, abusive, indecent, profane, boisterous, unreasonably loud, or otherwise disorderly conduct under circumstances in which there is reason to believe that such conduct will cause or provoke a disturbance.
  6. Willful and malicious behavior that interrupts the speaker of any lawful assembly or impairs the lawful right of others to participate effectively in such assembly or meeting when there is reason to believe that such conduct will cause or provoke a disturbance.

Willful and malicious behavior that obstructs or causes the obstruction of any doorway, hall, or any other passageway in a College District building to such an extent that the employees, officers, and other persons, including visitors, having business with the College District are denied entrance into, exit from, or free passage in such building.

Scholastic Dishonesty Procedural Process

  1. Applicability. These procedures apply only to scholastic dishonesty violations (“SD Violations”). If a student violates the rules or policies of a particular program, such violation is handled in accordance with the rules and procedures of that particular program. Student conduct violations that are nonacademic in nature, shall be handled through the procedures out- lined in policy FMA. All deadlines are strict and must be adhered to.
    1. Procedural Process. Any proposed academic penalty in this process shall not be assessed until the process is final, including but limited to expulsion or suspension.
      1. Any person can report a SD Violation. Faculty must attempt to discuss the allegation with the student. If a student does not respond or show for a meeting, faculty can assess a penalty and send notice to him/her. Student can ask the chair or dean to review this decision within 3 business days, otherwise it is final. The chair/dean’s review is discussed below.
      2. If faculty determines no violation occurred, the matter is dismissed. If a penalty is agreed to by student, then the matter is resolved. If no penalty is agreed to by faculty and student, faculty shall assess same and student can appeal to the dean/chair within 3 business days (it is not automatic). The penalty is final if not timely appealed.
      3. The chair or dean (one or the other depending upon their availability or the scenario) shall review the information in the file and can meet with the faculty and/or student at their discretion. Prior conduct violations (academic or otherwise) can be considered in making this decision. The chair/dean will render his/her decision in writing. This decision is final, unless the penalty is expulsion or suspension. If the penalty is expulsion or suspension, the student can request a hearing, if request is made in writing within 3 business days. The right to a hearing is waived if not timely requested.
    2. Hearing. The College District shall give the student reasonable advance notice of the hearing and the procedures related to same, via campus email or hand delivery. Hearings may be held virtually at the College District’s discretion. The panel will be chosen by the College District. If the student does not appear, the penalty will be upheld. The student may have an advisor, but student must present their own evidence/arguments and any advisor cannot actively participate in the hearing. The hearing panel may put reasonable time limits on the hearing but generally a hearing will not last over 30 minutes. The burden is on the College District and is a preponderance of the evidence standard. The panel can uphold or overturn the expulsion or suspension, but cannot change a grade. The panel can change an expulsion to suspension or vice versa, but no other penalties are allowed. If overturned, the necessary actions will be taken by faculty, dean and/or chair to accomplish same ruling. The hearing panel’s ruling is final and not appealable.
    Responsibility

    Each student shall be charged with notice and knowledge of, and shall be required to comply with, the contents and provisions of the College District’s rules and regulations concerning student conduct.

    All students shall obey the law, show respect for properly constituted authority, and observe correct standards of conduct. Each student shall be expected to:

    1. Demonstrate courtesy, even when others do not;
    2. Behave in a responsible manner, always exercising self-discipline;
    3. Attend all classes, regularly and on time;
    4. Prepare for each class and take appropriate materials and assignments to class;
    5. Obey all classroom rules;
    6. Respect the rights and privileges of students, faculty, and other College District staff and volunteers;
    7. Respect the property of others, including College District property and facilities; and
    8. Cooperate with and assist the College District staff in maintaining safety, order, and discipline

Prohibited Conduct

Violations of federal, state, or local law or College District policies, procedures, or rules, including the student handbook shall be prohibited.

Possession, distribution, sale, or use of firearms, location, restricted knives, clubs, knuckles, firearm silencers, or other prohibited weapons or devices in violation of law or College District policies and procedures shall be prohibited. [See CHF]

Behaviors regarding drugs and alcohol and associated paraphernalia shall be prohibited as described in policy FLBE.

Owing a monetary debt to the College District that is considered delinquent or writing an “insufficient funds” check to the College District shall be prohibited. “Disorderly conduct,” as defined above, or disruptive behavior shall be prohibited.

Behavior Targeting Others

The following behavior targeting others shall be prohibited:

  1. Threatening another person, including a student or employee;
  2. Intentionally, knowingly, or negligently causing physical harm to any person;
  3. Engaging in conduct that constitutes harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, stalking, or bullying directed toward another person, including a student or employee; [See DIA series, FFD series, and FFE as appropriate]
  4. Hazing with or without the consent of a student; [See FLBC]
  5. Initiations by organizations that include features that are dangerous, harmful, or degrading to the student, a violation of which also renders the organization subject to appropriate discipline; and
  6. Endangering the health or safety of members of the College District community or visitors to the premises.

Property

The following behavior regarding property shall be prohibited:

  1. Intentionally, knowingly, or negligently defacing, damaging, misusing, or destroying College District property or property owned by others;
  2. Stealing from the College District or others; and
  3. Theft, sabotage, destruction, distribution, or other use of the intellectual property of the College District or third parties without permission.

Directives

Failure to comply with directives given by College District personnel and failure to provide identification when requested to do so by College District personnel shall be prohibited.

Tobacco and E-cigarettes

Smoking/tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes, shall be allowed in designated outdoor areas only. Such products shall be prohibited in all other areas as well as inside all facilities and vehicles owned, leased, or operated by the College District. College District regulations and municipal ordinances shall apply equally to all College District faculty, staff, students, administration, and visitors. Everyone is expected to dispose of cigarettes properly. [See FLBD].

Misuse of Technology

The following behavior regarding misuse of technology shall be prohibited:

  1. Violating policies, rules, or agreements signed by the student regarding the use of technology resources;
  2. Attempting to access or circumvent passwords or other security-related information of the College District, students, or employees or uploading or creating computer viruses;
  3. Attempting to alter, destroy, disable, or restrict access to College District technology resources including but not limited to computers and related equipment, College District data, the data of others, or other networks connected to the College District’s system without permission;
  4. Using the internet or other electronic communications to threaten College District students, employees, or volunteers;
  5. Sending, posting, or possessing electronic messages that are abusive, obscene, sexually oriented, threatening, harassing, damaging to another’s reputation, or illegal;
  6. Using email or websites to engage in or encourage illegal behavior or threaten the safety of the College District, students, employees, or visitors; and
  7. Possessing published or electronic material that is designed to promote or encourage illegal behavior or that could threaten the safety of the College District, students, employees, or visitors.

Dishonesty

The following behavior regarding dishonesty shall be prohibited:

  1. Scholastic dishonesty, as defined above;
  2. Making false accusations or perpetrating hoaxes regarding the safety of the College District, students, employees, or visitors;
  3. Intentionally or knowingly providing false information to the College District; and
  4. Intentionally or knowingly falsifying records, passes, or other College District related documents

Gambling and Other Conduct

Gambling or engaging in any other conduct that College District officials might reasonably believe will substantially disrupt the College District program or incite violence shall be prohibited

A student shall be subject to discipline, including suspension, in accordance with FM and FMA and/or the Student Handbook if the student violates this policy:

While on College District premises

  1. As a part of or with respect to any academic program or class;
  2. While attending a College District activity; or
  3. While elsewhere if the behavior adversely impacts the educational environment or otherwise interferes with the College District’s operations or objectives.

The student conduct rules contained in this policy and any other conduct rules of the College District developed by the College President may also be published in the student handbook.

Complaints and Grievances

Student Complaints

All student complaints are governed by the applicable Kilgore College Board policies. General student complaints are governed by policy FLD, which may be found at https://pol.tasb.org/PolicyOnline?key=537.  The Student Complaint Form is available online at https://www.kilgore.edu/student-complaint-form/.

For more information on the student complaint process and access to the online Student Complaint Form, visit the Student Complaint webpage at https://www.kilgore.edu/node/7572[ldj1] .

Complaints Against the Institution

After exhausting the College’s complaint process, the student may initiate a complaint with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB). More information on this option is available on the THECB website at: http://www.highered.texas.gov/student-complaints/ 

Individuals may also file a complaint with Kilgore College’s institutional accrediting agency, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools-Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). For information, see SACSCOC policy Complaint Procedures Against SACSCOC or its Accredited institutions at http://www.sacscoc.org/documents/?type=policies In most cases, the SACSCOC complaint procedures require the student to exhaust all institutional complaint avenues before a complaint can be filed at the accrediting agency level.

Kilgore College students are advised to first attempt to resolve complaints with KC administration.

Grievances Concerning Discrimination and/or Harassment

The College’s Nondiscrimination and Student Grievance Policy states, “Kilgore College prohibits discrimination, including harassment, against any student on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, age, national origin, disability, veteran’s status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by institutional policy or local, state, or federal law. The institution is committed to promptly responding to and resolving concerns involving allegations of illegal discrimination, including illegal harassment, in violation of local, state and/or federal civil rights laws and/or regulations.” The KC Nondiscrimination Policy and Procedures are available on the College Policy webpage (FFDA policy),https://www.kilgore.edu/about/human-resources/policy- and-procedures#stu-comp-policy[ldj2].

Students who wish to report a concern or file a complaint relating to sexual discrimination or harassment may do so by reporting the concern to the college Title IX Coordinator:

Lacey Carter
Kilgore College
1100 Broadway Blvd.
Kilgore, TX 75662
(903) 983-8682
TitleIX@kilgore.edu

Individuals with grievances of discrimination also always have the right to file a formal grievance with the United States Department of Education:

Office for Civil Rights (OCR)
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202-1100
Customer Service Hotline #: (800) 421-3481 Facsimile: (202) 453-6012
TDD#: (877) 521-2172
Email: OCR@ed.gov
Web: http://www.ed.gov/ocr

Inclement Weather Closings

The administration will attempt to make an early morning decision on school closing and have that decision announced through area radio and television media, posted on the Kilgore College website at www.kilgore.edu, and social media, and sent via Ranger Rave Alert System text messaging by 6:30 a.m.

ID Card Information

Student ID cards are available from two locations the KCPD on the Kilgore Campus located at 818 E. Main St. and KCPD Longview. It is mandatory that all Kilgore College students obtain one of the two types of student identification cards that are available. You must be able to present a valid form of government issued ID when coming to obtain your student ID. Without a valid form of government issued ID you will be unable to obtain either type of student ID. You must also register for classes beforehand or you will be unable to obtain a student ID. For identification purposes, the student identification card is to be carried at all times while on campus and presented upon request to campus police officers or college officials. For entry into the housing facilities after regular hours, you must present your student identification card to housing officials. Additionally, it will give you access to a variety of college activities. The student identification card entitles you to free or discounted athletic events, Student Activity entertainment, Enrichment Series programs, the Fitness Center and the health services provided by the college. The student identification card is required at the Library when checking out books, at the various study and learning labs on campus, and at the Business Office when cashing a check. The ID card may also be required when requesting transcripts from the Registrar’s Office and is used as a meal card for residence hall students. Students must retain their identification card from semester to semester. There is a $25 fee to replace a student identification card.

Kilgore College offers two types of identification cards - a Ranger Card or an ID Badge. The Ranger Card is a MasterCard Debit Student ID which allows free access to Herring Bank ATMs and no-fee purchases at merchant locations both on and off campus that accept MasterCard or pin-based transactions. If a student chooses, funds from their financial aid can be placed directly onto this card. If you lose your Ranger Card, contact Herring Bank Customer Service Center immediately at 1-866-348-3435.

The ID Badge does not have the MasterCard Debit capability. It is used for identification purposes, meal plans, and textbook purchases at the KC Campus Store. If a student does not receive financial aid or choses to have their financial aid direct deposited into a bank other than Herring Bank, the student would receive an ID Badge.

Parking & Traffic Rules and Regulations

The policies and regulations contained herein are given the effect of law by Senate Bill 162, 60th Legislature, 1967.

Kilgore College is a “Parking by Permit Only” campus. The operation of a motor vehicle or bicycle on college property is a PRIVILEGE granted by the college and is not an inherent right of any faculty/staff member, student, or visitor. All faculty/staff, students, and visitors who park on college property must have a valid Kilgore College issued parking permit or temporary parking permit obtained from the Kilgore College Police Department. When registering a vehicle a student must provide the license plate number of the vehicle that will be used on campus.

The college assumes no liability and/or responsibility for damage to or theft of any vehicle parked or driven on campus. The college assumes no responsibility or any duty to protect any vehicle or its contents at any time the vehicle is operated or parked on the campus. No bailment is created by granting any parking or operating privileges regarding a vehicle on any property owned, leased, or otherwise controlled by the college. These regulations are in effect at all times on college property. Controlled parking areas include all parking lots on campus. Signs or pavement markings have been placed to designate these parking areas. A student parking in an unauthorized area may be issued a parking citation. A student’s vehicle will be impounded at the owner’s expense if more than three violations have been issued.

For more information on the rules and regulations please visit https://www.kilgore.edu/about/police-department-kcpd

Student Services

Disability Services

The college provides services to students with documented disabilities. These services may include, but are not limited to, accommodations in class, tutoring, interpreting for the deaf, readers, scribes, Kurzweil Reader, and Bookshare. Accommodations for Service Animals and Emotional Support Animals are also obtained through this office. Students seeking accommodations must schedule an intake appointment with the Disability Services Coordinator at 903-983-8682. The student is responsible for providing the necessary documentation in a timely manner upon completion of the intake appointment. For further information, please visit the Disability Services website. 

Counseling Services

Professional counselors, providing a variety of services to students, office in the Counseling Center on the Kilgore campus and at KC-Longview. KC counselors provide educational, career, and personal counseling. For more information call (903) 983-8206 in Kilgore or KC-Longview, (903) 753-2642.

Academic Advising

Advisors provide a variety of services such as class scheduling, creating degree plans and more. Academic Advising services are available at Kilgore College and Kilgore College-Longview.  Individual advisors at the Kilgore location may office in various locations based on the departments they advise.  For more information visit the KC Academic Advising webpage.

Testing Services

Testing services are available on the main campus in Kilgore and at KC-Longview.

The testing center in Kilgore is located on the 2nd floor of the Devall Student Center while in Longview, the center is located in the Hendrix Building. Both centers are authorized testing sites for a variety of tests including various national and state standardized testing programs and credit by examination. They are also responsible for proctoring entrance and certification exams. All testing requires an appointment at least 24 hours in advance and valid photo id must be presented. Students may direct inquiries to the Kilgore Testing Center at (903) 983-8215 or email: testing@kilgore.edu. Students may contact the testing center at Kilgore College-Longview at (903) 236-2051 or email: longviewtesting@kilgore.edu.

For more information on available services, hours of operation, and testing rules and requirements, please visit the appropriate webpage: : www.kilgore.edu/testing

Career Center

The Career Center, an essential component of Kilgore College Student Services Division, seeks to provide opportunities for students to connect with mentors, professionals, recruiters, and the community.  The Career Center located in the Student Support Building, Office 120, offers student assistance and resources in the following areas:

  • Career/Major Exploration:  The supportive Career Center staff assists students and alumni with career and professional development activities and individual career counseling at all campus locations. Students have access to career assessments and information about degree programs and career fields.   Mynextmove.com (set up hyperlinks)
  • Gaining Experience
  • College Central Network (Job Listings):  Through College Central Network, the Career Center also provides job/internship opportunities, social networking, and  online job seekers portfolio. Job listings come from private employers, non-profits and local, state and federal government agencies.   Collegecentralnetwork.com (set up hyperlink)
  • Employability Skills Training and Employer Recruiting/Networking Activities
  • Professional Development: Additionally, the Career Center staff provides training on employability skills, such as networking, resumé writing, cover letters and interviewing.  These skill sessions are scheduled during the fall and spring academic semesters and are available to student organizations and through classroom presentation by completing an outreach request.
  • Employer Recruiting/Networking Activities:  The Career Center manages on-campus recruiting for employers. To further aid in the transition of Kilgore College students into the workforce, the Career Center sponsors career fairs. Career fairs are scheduled during the fall and spring academic semesters.

TRIO Program (Student Support Services)

The TRIO Program (Student Support Services - SSS) provides to U.S. citizens and permanent residents enrolled at Kilgore College that are identified as first generation, low income, and/or students with disabilities. Accepted participants will receive support in completing their associate’s degree and transferring to a four-year college to further their education. Support services include academic coaching, advising, tutoring services, career exploration, access to designated computer lab, assistance in completing FAFSA and scholarship applications, visits to four-year colleges and universities, and participation in academic and cultural enrichments activities. TRIO SSS Program serves 160 participants each year. Students may apply to the TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) program by calling (903)988-7590 or searching for TRIO on the Kilgore.edu website. The US Dept of Education funds the TRIO SSS Program with an annual budget of $253,701 (FY 2018-20).

Student Health Services

Student Health Services is a part of the Division of Student Services.  A nurse is available to support student needs in the Devall Student Center at certain hours. These services are available at no cost to the student.

KC Police Department

The Kilgore College Police Department (KCPD) is a fully accredited law enforcement agency of the State of Texas. The department is charged with providing police services, building security, and responding to emergencies on campus. KCPD at the Kilgore campus is located at 818 East Main Street, Kilgore TX 75662-3204. The department building is open to the public from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday. The KCPD office at Longview is located at the west end of the Hendrix building and is open during regular business hours at the Longview campus. Kilgore College police officers may be reached 24 hours a day at (903) 983-8650. KCPD Longview officers may be reached by calling (903) 236-2011. Citations should be paid at the Cashier’s Office on either campus.

The officers at Kilgore College are certified peace officers, commissioned by the Board of Trustees of Kilgore College under section 51.203, subchapter E, chapter 51 of the Education Code, and they carry all the powers, privileges, and immunities granted any other law enforcement official in the State of Texas. The officers have met the criteria set by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement and are required to take a minimum of 40 hours in-service training every two years.

The jurisdiction of Kilgore College police officers includes all counties in which property is owned, leased, rented or otherwise under the control of Kilgore College.

Food Services

Residents must choose one of three meal plans offered for meal service. Commuter students may purchase a meal plan thru the Cashier’s Office. Student may contact the Director of Food Services in the cafeteria to purchase Ranger Bucks to use in the cafeteria or in the snack bar. For more information, please call the Director at (903) 983-8286 or visit the Director in the cafeteria.

Campus Housing

Kilgore College offers on-campus housing living options for students who enjoy the comfort of home while being within walking distance of class. Cruse Stark Hall, Nolen Hall & Annex, The Quadrangles and Gussie Nell Davis Rangerette Residence Hall are four unique on-campus housing opportunities for students to enhance their full college experience. Applicants for on-campus housing must document compliance with State law regarding bacterial meningitis immunizations prior to being assigned to housing. In addition, all applicants will be subject to a criminal background screening and may be denied housing based upon this review. For more information on these policies and requirements, visit our website at www.kilgore.edu For more information concerning on-campus housing contact the Office of Campus Life located in the Devall Student Center at 903-983-8191.

Nolen Hall & Annex

2024-2025

Nolen Hall

Private Room

2024-2025

Double Occupancy

$1350.00

Single Occupancy

$2700.00

Meal Plan

$1998.00

Meal Plan

$1998.00

Mail

$50.00

Mail

$50.00

Semester Total

$3340.00

Semester Total

$4690.00

 

 

 

 

The Quadrangles

2024-2025

The Quadrangles

Private Room

2024-2025

Double Occupancy

$1500.00

Single Occupancy

$3000.00

Meal Plan

$1940.00

Meal Plan

$1940.00

Mail

$50.00

Mail

$50.00

Semester Total

$3490.00

Semester Total

$4990.00

 

 

 

 

Stark Hall

2024-2025

Stark Hall

Private Room

2024-2025

Double Occupancy

$1600.00

Single Occupancy

$3200.00

Meal Plan

$1940.00

Meal Plan

$1940.00

Mail

$50.00

Mail

$50.00

Semester Total

$3590.00

Semester Total

$5190.00

 

 

 

 

GND- Rangerette

2024-2025

GND- Rangerette

Private Room

2024-2025

Double Occupancy

$2100.00

Single Occupancy

N/A

Meal Plan

$1940.00

Meal Plan

N/A

Mail

$50.00

Mail

N/A

Semester Total

$4090.00

Semester Total

N/A

 

 

 

 

Summer 1 Room & Meals

$970.00

Summer 2 Room & Meals

$1025.00

 

 

Housing Deposit $150.00  Refundable

 

Student Center

The Devall Student Center is the hub of many student activities on campus. Student Services such as: Admissions, Advising, Registration, Financial Aid, Counseling and Accommodations, Campus Nurse, Campus Life (Housing and  Student Activities), the cafeteria and the Campus Store are all found in this convenient facility. A game room, an ATM, and mail center are centrally located for students use.

The Service Center, centrally located in the Game Room Issues Student ID cards, Ranger Cards (Student MasterCard ID) and parking passes. The Service Center is staffed Monday-Thursday from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. on Friday.

For additional information on using/reserving college facilities call (903) 983-8219.

KC Campus Store

The KC Campus Store, located in the Devall Student Center, sells textbooks (new, used, and electronic), computers, electronics, supplies, clothing, souvenirs and miscellaneous items. The Campus Store accepts cash, personal checks, as well as MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover charge cards. The Campus Store is open from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Friday. The Campus Store will have extended hours the first two class days of long semesters. The phone number is (903) 983-8277. KC-Longview also has a full service Campus Store. Hours of operation are 7:45 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 7:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday. The phone number is (903) 753-2642.

Returning Textbooks. When a student finds it necessary to return a textbook to the Campus Store for a refund, the student must present the cash register receipt for the original purchase and the unmarked, undamaged textbook. Refunds/Exchanges on textbooks will be made through the 5th class day on 8 and 16-weeks sessions and the 2nd class day on all others. Refunds up to 12th class day during 16-week sessions, the 5th class day during 8-week sessions, and 4th class day for Summer semesters may be made with drop slip. A 10% restocking fee may apply unless the class is cancelled. For the complete Return Policy visit www.kccampusstore.com.

Procedure for Buying Back Textbooks. The Campus Store may buy back selected used, current-edition textbooks if these books are in good condition. Prices for individual textbooks are based on present stock level, projected utilization, and/or used textbooks maintained by the Campus Store. Buybacks are conducted daily at the Kilgore Campus Store location and at select times at the Longview Campus Store location, visit www.kccampusstore.com for more information.

“A student of this institution is not under any obligation to purchase a textbook from a university-affiliated Campus Store. The same textbook may also be available from an independent retailer, including an online retailer.” Education Code 51.9705; 19 TAC 4.216(1), .217-.218

Student Activities

Kilgore College is home to various student organizations who strive to provide an educational and recreational experience outside of the classroom. These organizations host a myriad of activities that enlighten while offering healthy entertainment for the campus and community.  Welcome Week, Homecoming and the campus wide Crawfish Boil are some of the events hosted each year.  KC offers intercollegiate athletics, various performing groups and intramural sports each semester for additional fun. For more information on student activities contact the Office of Campus Life located in the Devall Student Center at 903-983-8191.

Art Exhibits

Pottery, photography and paintings are a few of the selected art forms that are placed on exhibit in the KC art galleries. Students can view works by nationally known and campus artists in several areas.

The Fine Arts Center Gallery, located in the Anne Dean Turk Fine Arts Center front lobby, offers exhibitions on a continuous basis. Hours of operation are 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays.

The Photography area offers a photo gallery, located in the Communications and Automotive Building. Students can view works of professional, as well as student photographers. The gallery is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays.

Athletics

Kilgore College is a member of the Southwest Junior College Conference, playing other junior colleges in our region as well as out of state. The college is a member of the Texas Eastern Conference within the NJCAA’s Region XIV for men’s and women’s basketball. The athletic program at Kilgore College has a rich history in success. Our women’s basketball team has held the National title in 1988, 1990, and 1991. Our football team has won two national titles and 26 conference titles. The men’s basketball team has won 14 conference championships with two National Championships. In 2013, Kilgore College began a women’s softball team that plays in the NJCAA Region XIV conference. KC students are admitted free to most athletic events upon presentation of a KC ID card. Tickets for guests may be purchased through the Athletic Department or at the gate. For ticket information, call (903) 988-7537.

Chorale

The Kilgore College Chorale is open to all students who can carry a choral part with four-part harmony. The KCC performs a wide variety of styles of great choral music from modern pieces to classical masterworks. Choral scholarships are available by audition to all singers at various levels. In addition, the KC Connection is a highly select group of singers that specializes in pop a cappella and vocal jazz and musical theatre repertoire. For more information, contact the Director of Choral Activities at (903) 983-8120.

Clubs and Organizations

A wide variety of clubs and organizations offer KC students friendships and relationships with people of similar interests and offer avenues for organized and meaningful service. The student who takes the time to become actively involved in a campus organization gains an important dimension of leadership and practical application of information learned in the classroom. KC clubs and organizations are divided into categories including academic/professional, political, religious/spiritual, special interest, social and honorary. Occasionally we host assembly programs that are campus wide; these programs have precedence over any club function. If special meetings are required by an organization, the Campus Life staff should be informed. Each organization that has funds is required to keep the account with the Business Office of Kilgore College. For further information about funds refer to “KC Clubs and Organizations Advisor Handbook” (available from Campus Life office). To find out more about how to get involved in any of the following organizations or how to form a new one, contact the Office of Campus Life, located in the Student Center.

Following is a list of KC Clubs and Organizations and their advisors:

Kilgore College

 

 

 

 

 

 

Student Organization List

 

 

 

 

 

 

No.

Clubs & Organizations

Sponsor

Email Address

Title

Department

Office Location

Office Number

1

Athletic Training Club

Courtney Jenkins

cjenkins@kilgore.edu

Department Chair

Kinesiology & Athletic Training

Parks Fitness Center (PARKS)

903-983-8628

 

 

Madison Vargas

mvargas@kilgore.edu

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Kinesiology & Athletic Training

Parks Fitness Center (PARKS)

903-983-8628

2

Automotive Club

Collin Harris

charris1@kilgore.edu

Lead Instructor

Automotive Technology

Communications & Auto. Bldg. (COMMA), 101

903-983-8160

3

Black Students United

Monica Smith

msmith@kilgore.edu

Liaison-Campus Life

Campus Life

Nolen Hall/Nolen annex

8191

4

Corrosion Club

Kenya Ray

kray@kilgore.edu

Instructor

Corrosion Technology

Whitten Applied Tech, Center (WHITN) 102A

3721

5

Dance Club

Angela Aulds

aaulds@kilgore.edu

Instructor, Dance

Music & Dance Dept.

Parks Fitness Center (PARKS)

(903) 983-8633

6

KC Theatre Club

Micah Gooding

mgooding@kilgore.edu

Instructor, Theatre

Theatre

Turk Fine Arts Center (TURK), 105-C

(903) 983-8126

7

Queer and Straight Student Union

Kate Thompson

kthompson@kilgore.edu

Instructor, Sociology

Humanities and Social-Behavioral Sciences

Old Main Building (OMAIN), 116

903-988-3716

8

Instrumentation and Electrical Technology Club

Alesha O’Steen

osteen@kilgore.edu

Department Chair - Industrial Technologies

Industrial Technologies

Whitten Applied Tech. Center (WHITN), 202-A

(903) 983-8133

9

International Student Club

Yoon Lee

ylee@kilgore.edu

Admissions Counselor & Recruiter

Admissions

Devall Student Center (DEVAL) 2nd Floor

903-983-8198

10

Golden Z Club

Olivia Moore

omoore@kilgore.edu

Museum Services Director

East Texas Oil Museum

ETOM

903-983-8297

11

KC Anarchist Club

Chris Gore

cgore@kilgore.edu

Dean of Students

Student Services

Devall Student Center (DEVAL) 2nd Floor

903-983-8625

12

KC Chorale

Peter Cunningham

pcunningham@kilgore.edu

Director, Choral and Vocal Studies

Department of Music & Dance

Turk Fine Arts Bldg. (TURK), 101

(903) 983-8120

13

KC Connection

Peter Cunningham

pcunningham@kilgore.edu

Director, Choral and Vocal Studies

Department of Music & Dance

Turk Fine Arts Bldg. (TURK), 101

(903) 983-8120

14

KC Gamer’s Guild/E-Sports

Clarence Taylor

ctaylor@kilgore.edu

Instructor, Business & Information Technology “Coach E-Sports”

 

Devall Student Center (DEVAL) 110

903-988-3745

15

KC TRIO Club

Bindy Tice

btice@kilgore.edu

Director, TRIO Programs (EOC, SSS, UB

Title IX Coordinator/TRIO

Student Support Building (SSUPP), 124

(903) 988-7590

16

KC Veterans’ Organization

James Horton

jhorton@kilgore.edu

PT - Veterans Certifying Official & Benefits Specialist

Financial Aid Department

Devall Student Center (DEVAL) 2nd Floor

(903) 988-3733

17

Lady Ranger Basketball

Stephanie Taylor/Shomari Harris

staylor@kilgore.edu

Head Basketball Coach

Athletic Department

Masters Gymnasium

 

18

Latinos En Acción

Manny Almanza

malmanza@kilgore.edu

Director of Communications & Public Relations

Communications & Auto. Bldg. (COMMA), 122

Communications & Auto. Bldg. (COMMA), 122

903-983-8623

19

Legal Assisting Association

John Whitehead

jwhitehead@kilgore.edu

Porter Business Admin. Bldg. (PORTR), 103-B

Professor, Legal Assisting

Porter Business Admin. Bldg. (PORTR), 103-B

903-988-7436

20

National Technical Honor Society

Traci Thompson

tthompson@kilgore.edu

Lead Instructor, Associate Professor

Administrative Office Professional

KC-Longview Hendrix Bldg. (LVHDX), 504

 

21

Nolen Hall/Nolen Hall Council

Monica Smith

msmith@kilgore.edu

Liaison-Campus Life

Campus Life

Nolen Hall/Nolen annex

 

22

Phi Beta Lambda/Business & Technology

Stacie Smith

ssmith@kilgore.edu

Associate Professor

Accounting & Business

Porter Business Admin. Bldg. (PORTR), 205-B

(903) 983-8290

23

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society

Curtis Ivory

civory@kilgore.edu

Instructor, Biology

Biology

Canterbury Engr. Science Bldg. (CANTR), 103

903-983-8244

 

 

Kathleen Yglesias

kyglesias@kilgore.edu

Instructor, Government

Government

Old Main (OMAIN), 209

(903) 988-7529

24

Physical Therapy Association

Kristi Kleinig

kkleinig@kilgore.edu

Program Director, Professor

Physical Therapist Assistant Program

Woodruff Adult Education Center (AEC), 103

(903) 983-8154

25

Process Technology Club

Michael Wilbanks

mwillbanks@kilgore.edu

Lead, Process Technology

Process Technology

Whitten Applied Tech, Center (WHITN) 112

 

26

Quad Housing RAs

Terence Mathis 

tmathis@kilgore.edu

Director of Campus Life

Campus Life

Devall Student Center (DEVAL) 1st Floor

903-983-8191

27

Rad Tech Club

Courtney Akvan

cakvan@kilgore.edu

Program Director

Program Director/Radiologic Science Department

Woodruff Adult Education Center (AEC)

903-988-7493

28

Rad Tech Club

Jayden Oden

joden@kilgore.edu

Clinical Coordinator, Instructor

Radiologic Science Department

Woodruff Adult Education Center (AEC), 138-A

903-983-8149

29

Ranger Ambassadors

Callie Blakeley

cblakeley@kilgore.edu

Director of Admissions

Admissions

Devall Student Center (DEVAL) 2nd Floor

903-983-8198

30

Ranger Band

Derrick Logozzo

dlogozzo@kilgore.edu

Director of Bands & Instrumental Music

Department Chair, Music and Dance

Band Hall

903-983-8276

31

Ranger Basketball

Robert Byrd

rbyrd@kilgore.edu

Head Basketball Coach

Athletic Department

Masters Gymnasium

 

32

Ranger Football

Willie Gooden

wgooden@kilgore.edu

Head Football Coach

Athletic Department

Turner Physical Ed. Building (TURNR), 102

903-988-3781

33

Ranger Softball

Amber Williams

awilliams@kilgore.edu

Head Softball Coach

Athletic Department

Turner Physical Ed. Building (TURNR), 103

 

34

Rangerettes

Shelley Wayne

swayne@kilgore.edu

Assistant Director of Rangerettes

Rangerettes

Deana Bolton-Covin Rangerette Gym (COVIN)

 

 

Rangerettes

Dana Blair

dblair@kilgore.edu

Director of Rangerettes

Rangerettes

Deana Bolton-Covin Rangerette Gym (COVIN)

903-983-8180

35

Rangerette Residence

Betty Longacre

blongacre@kilgore.edu

Liaison-Campus Life

Campus Life

Gussie Nell Davis Rangerette Residence

903-983-8282

36

Sigma Kappa Delta, English Honor Society

Stephanie Laszik

slaszik@kilgore.edu

Associate Professor, English

Language Development Department

Student Support Bldg. (SSUPP), 205

903-983-7451

 

 

Bonnie Gale

bgale@kilgore.edu

Instructor, Language Development

Language Development Department

Old Main (OMAIN), 110

903-983-8229

37

Stark Hall RAs/Stark Hall Council

Terence Mathis

tmathis@kilgore.edu

Director of Campus Life

Campus Life

Devall Student Center (DEVAL) 1st Floor

903-983-8191

38

Student Government Association

Terence Mathis

tmathis@kilgore.edu

Director of Campus Life

Campus Life

Devall Student Center (DEVAL) 1st Floor

903-983-8191

39

Student Nurses’ Association

Kristi Newland

knewland@kilgore.edu

Nursing Instructor

Nursing Department

Woodruff Adult Education

9039887588

40

Texas Management & Marketing Association

Julian Redfearn

jredfearn@kilgore.edu

Associate Professor, Business & Management

Business & Information Technology Division

Porter Business Admin. Bldg. (PORTR), 103-C

(903) 983-8135

 

 

Jana Campbell

jcampbell@kilgore.edu

Professional Support Assistant

Business & Information Technology Division

Porter Business Admin. Bldg. (PORTR), 103-C

(903) 983-8140

41

Visual Arts Club

Coy Lothrop

clothrop@kilgore.edu

Associate Professor

Art - Advertising/Graphic Design

Turk Fine Arts Bldg. (TURK), 201A

9039887596

42

Welding Club

Cody Edwards

cedwards@kilgore.edu

Program Director

Welding

Whitten Applied Tech , Center WHITN 115

903-983-8162

 

 

In addition, the following religious organizations have student clubs at KC:

43

Baptist Student Ministry

Justin Baird

jbaird@kilgore.edu

 

 

 

 

44

Catholic Student Ministry

Chris Gore

cgore@kilgore.edu

 

 

 

 

45

Christian Campus Center

Jaime  Torres

jtorres@kilgore.edu

 

 

 

 

46

KC Canterbury Episcopal Student Ministry

Chris Gore

cgore@kilgore.edu

 

 

 

 

47

Wesley Foundation

Gene Evans

 

 

 

 

 

48

Fellowship of Christian Athletes

James Horton

jhorton@kilgore.edu

PT - Veterans Certifying Official & Benefits Specialist

Financial Aid Department

 

 

49

Soccer Club

Alex Knox

aknox@kiilgore.edu

Advisor

 

 

 

50

Educational Opportunity Center

Mandy Key

mkey@kilgore.edu

Advisor

EOC/TRIO

 

 

Student Travel

Student Travel Definition

Student travel is travel undertaken by one or more students presently enrolled or stu­dent organizations (presently in good standing in the College Dis­trict) to reach an activity, event, conference, or convention that is located more than 25 miles away from the campus from which the travel originates and that is:

  1. approved and funded by the College District and the travel requires use of a vehicle owned or leased by the College District, or
  2. required by a student organization registered at the College District.

Modes of Transportation

Modes of transportation used for student travel shall include, but are not limited to, trucks, cars, vans, and buses. These vehicles may be owned, leased or rented by the College District. The organization’s sponsor is responsible for ensuring passenger and load capacity is not exceeded.

Approved Driver

A driver who is transporting students in College District-owned or leased or rented vehicles must meet each of the following:

  1. Be an employee of the College District.
  2. Hold a valid driver’s license appropriate for the vehicle to be driven. A driver of a commercial motor vehicle must have a commercial driver’s license.
  3. Have an acceptable driving record that is pre-approved by the College District and sign all required authorizations for a driving record check.
  4. Sign all requisite documents, including but not limited to, General Waiver and Driver Check Authorization forms.
  5. Be pre-approved by an authorized College District administrator prior to departure.

Safety Requirements

The driver shall ensure that the number of passengers does not exceed the designed capacity of the vehicle and that each passenger is secured by a safety belt, if provided. Each passenger must wear a seat belt when the vehicle is in operation. All drivers must comply with all applicable laws at all times.

Driver Fatigue

A driver shall not drive for more than four (4) consecutive hours without taking a fifteen (15) minute break or relief from driving. In no instance should any driver drive more than twelve (12) hours in a twenty-four (24) hour period.

Required Documents/Requirements

Each employee and student participating in the trip shall complete all requisite documents prior to departure which shall include, but is not limited to, a General Waiver form. It shall be the responsibility of the individual driver(s) and sponsor of the student organization to comply with this policy.

Private Vehicles

If a student uses his/her personal vehicle for Student Travel, as defined herein, then he/she must, prior to departure:

  1. Provide the College District with a copy of his/her current driver’s license and liability insurance, and
  2. Sign any requisite documents, including but not limited to an Acknowledgment and Waiver form, and General Waiver form.

Students driving personal vehicle for Student Travel must comply with the Safety Standards and Driver Fatigue policies herein. Students are not covered by the College District’s insurance while driving their vehicle. Students are not allowed to transport other students on Student Travel.

Commencement and Academic Honors

Commencement ceremonies are held in May, August, and December. Graduating students receiving associate degrees and certificates of completion invite their friends and family to be present for commencement ceremonies held in Dodson Auditorium. Academic awards honor students who have excelled, not only in scholarship, but also in leadership, service and participation while attending Kilgore College.

Fight Song and Alma Mater

The KC fight song is played at every athletic event. The Alma Mater is played at various events throughout the year.

Ranger Fight Song:

We’re all fighting Rangers
Ready to fight for the victory
Fighting pals, blocking pals
Passing pals, running pals
In rain or sunshine
Fighting for honor
Brave, fair and true
Fighting for the gray and blue,
Fighting for the school
Rangers fight to win!!!

Kilgore College Alma Mater:

Hail, Kilgore College, dear to my heart;
Our Alma Mater, glorious thou art.
Shine on, a beacon, lighting our way,
Guiding our steps by learning’s ray.

Homecoming

Homecomings are traditional at KC, but the list of activities for the busy Homecoming week is ever changing. Among the many events scheduled during the festivities are the Homecoming Court Presentation and alumni luncheons. Be ready to welcome back exes and cheer the Rangers on to victory.

The student’s family is an important part of the Kilgore College family and each Fall we extend a special invitation for your family to visit our campus and get a taste of college life. The Homecoming football game and other activities make this a special time for families and KC students.

KC Kick-off

This event takes place within the first two weeks of school and all students are invited to attend. The event’s main purpose is to kick-off the school year and let students know what is available at Kilgore College.

KCExcel Health Club at Parks Fitness Center

The KCEXCEL Health Club at Parks Fitness Center, situated on the Kilgore College campus, boasts a comprehensive array of amenities for fitness enthusiasts. Our facilities feature racquetball courts, a yoga studio, a spin studio and virtual fitness on demand. Additionally, we offer basketball and pickleball courts, a dedicated area for Cybex machines, an extensive range of cardio equipment, a well-equipped weight room, an aerobics floor and an indoor walking/running track.

Students at Kilgore College are entitled to a complimentary basic membership, accessible through our convenient KC Fitness app, available for download on both Google Play and the Apple App Store. To activate your free membership, students simply need to register through the app.  For those interested in group classes, we offer flexible options, including pay-as-you-go access or inclusion as part of our Premium Membership package, priced at $40 per month.

For further details regarding facility usage, operating hours and special recreational offerings please contact us at (903) 983-8631 or visit our website at www.kilgore.edu/campus-life/parks-fitness-center

Ranger Band

The Kilgore College Ranger Band is recognized as an excellent junior college band and plays a varied schedule every year. The band supports the athletic events, as well as conducts various musical programs each year on campus. Membership is open to any KC student. Competitive auditions are held at the beginning of the Fall and Spring Semester. Two other components of the Band are the KC Jazz Ensemble and KC Steel (steel drum band).Both of these ensembles support campus and community events as well as perform various musical programs on campus each semester. Admission to the Jazz Ensemble and KC Steel is by audition.

Rangerettes

The Rangerettes are the original precision drill and dance group in the United States. Organized in 1940, the group includes 65-75 young women. The Rangerettes are known throughout the world for their performances on national television, in movies, and on stage in the country’s largest cities. For more information, visit www.rangerette.com.

Revels

Each spring semester, the campus is alive with the sounds of music and tapping feet. It’s Revels time! This variety show features the Kilgore College Rangerettes. The event lasts four nights, plus a Saturday matinee, and is usually sold out all four nights.

Theatrical and Dance Performances

Each year the students of the Fine Arts department grace the stage of the Van Cliburn Auditorium to produce musicals and modern classics, the best of Broadway, and dramas and comedies of the great works of the entertainment world. KC students are usually admitted at a discount charge when they show their KC ID.

The students in the dance department display their talents in a dance concert presented in the latter part of the Spring semester. The Van Cliburn Auditorium comes alive when students perform ballet, tap, and jazz routines, as well as modern dance numbers. For more information regarding any of the performances, contact the Fine Arts Department at (903) 983-8118 or the KC Box Office at (903) 983-8601.

Texas Shakespeare Festival

The Texas Shakespeare Festival is a professional summer theatre based in Kilgore on the campus of Kilgore College. Actors, apprentices and designers traditionally come from all over the United States to participate in the performances. Performances are held in the latter part of June and run through the end of July. For ticket information contact the KC Box Office at (903) 983-8601.

Welcome Week

Typically held during the second week of the Fall semester, there are many activities to help students become more familiar with Kilgore College. Activities include KC Kickoff, Outdoor Fun & Games and a Club & Organization Fair. For more information, contact the Office of Campus Life  staff at (903) 983-8191

Instructional Support Services & Retention

We provide academic assistance, guidance, and interventions to help students overcome challenges and achieve educational goals, ultimately leading to higher retention and graduation rates at Kilgore College. You can find a complete list of services under the “Assist” tab on Blackboard.

Special Populations

Kilgore College offers support services to students who meet the definition of Special Populations. Special population students include individuals with disabilities, individuals from economically disadvantaged families (including low-income youth adults, individuals preparing for non-traditional occupational career paths, single parents (including single pregnant women), out-of-workforce individuals, homeless individuals described in section 725 of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (42 USC 11434a) and youth who are in or have aged out of the foster care system, English learners, and youth with a parent who is (A) is a member of the armed forces (as such term is defined in section 101 (a)(4) of Title 10, United States Code and (B) is on active duty (as such term is defined in section 101 (d)(1) if such title.). CTE/Workforce students are encouraged to apply for assistance with childcare, textbook lending, and transportation before the beginning of each semester. Apply for services at https://www.kilgore.edu/future-students/offices-student-services/instructional-student-support. Special Populations students are eligible for walk-in tutoring and other services while enrolled in KC courses. For additional information, contact the Instructional Student Support Office at (903) 236-2031 or via email at instructionalstudentsupport@kilgore.edu.

Instructional Student Success Programs

The Student Success Programs aim to provide and coordinate academic and support services for all Kilgore College students as they transition to college life.

Instructional Student Support services include:

  • Computer and printing access
  • Free tutoring
  • Power Session Series
  • Retention/Early Alert Interventions
  • Social Services - Connection to Community Resources
  • Study skills counseling

We have two locations to serve students for tutoring services and computer use. Students may visit the North Zone and the Zone to receive services. To learn more about the services offered in Kilgore, please stop by the Student Support Office in the Student Support (SS) Building, Room 112, or call (903) 988-7491. To learn more about the services offered in Longview. Please stop by the KC-Longview Hendrix Building, LH-308, or call (903) 236-2031.

The Zone (in Kilgore) hours are Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The North Zone (in Longview) hours are Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For both locations, please bring your KC ID to receive services. 

Online tutoring is available for all distance education students who cannot access on-campus tutoring services. You will need to call (903) 988-7491 or email TheZone@kilgore.edu or (903) 236-2031 or email the LNzonetutors@kilgore.edu for an appointment and instructions on how to access your online session.

Social Services - Connection to Community Resources

If you need help with food, clothing, or other basic needs. Please contact our Social Services - Benefits Navigator at (903) 988-3766 or via email at kccommunityresources@kilgore.edu.

Randolph C. Watson Library

Located on the mall in the center of the Kilgore main campus, Watson Library provides spacious reading and study areas. The library consists of over 105,000 items including books, electronic books, videos, microfilm, journals, and A/V materials. The library also provides access to online resources including encyclopedias, subject-specific full-text databases and journals available through the library’s web page (https://library.kilgore.edu). Professional librarians and support staff provide services that include interlibrary loan, bibliographic instruction, and cooperative borrowing privileges through TexShare.

The first floor of the library is for collaborative learning and includes 32 computers, current periodicals, a coffee bar, the circulation desk, and staff offices. The second floor is for quiet study. Books, including reference and bound journals, are located on the second floor. There are four study rooms and a conference room that can be reserved. The Bone Learning Center consists of two computer rooms with 30 computers each. One computer room is primarily for Library Instruction, and the other is for patrons who want a quiet computer work area.

For the most current information please check the library’s webpage or call (903) 983-8237.

Fall and Spring Library Hours:

8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Thursday
8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday
2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday

Summer Library Hours:

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Wednesday
8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday
8 a.m. to noon Friday
Closed Saturday/Sunday

Distance Education/eLearning

Kilgore College offers several different modes of distance education/eLearning:

  • Online or Web-based courses: Since course work is completed over the Internet, students must possess computer skills including email, basic word processing, and a familiarity with the Internet in order to be successful. Most courses may require you to come to campus for testing (unless an approved alternative is arranged) or for labs.
  • Hybrid courses: Students meet in the classroom for a shorter scheduled time period each week while completing the balance of their coursework online.
  • Interactive Technology Courses: Courses are taught using interactive technology in classrooms on the Kilgore College campus and at some local high schools (for dual credit students). The instructor teaches live from the sending site, while students at the receiving site interact with the instructor and the students at the sending site using the interactive technology in their classroom.

For up-to-the-minute information about eLearning at Kilgore College see:

For information about Instructional Technology:

Ashley Turner, Director of Instructional Technology and E-Learning
Phone: (903) 983-8207
Office: Woodfin Center for Instructional Tech (WDFIN), 101
aturner@kilgore.edu

Michael Hegwood, E-Learning Technician
Phone: (903) 983-3700
Office: Woodfin Center for Instructional Tech (WDFIN), 122
mhegwood@kilgore.edu

Students Rights and Responsibilities

Students at Kilgore College are considered to be mature adults who enter classes voluntarily. By entering classes, students take upon themselves certain responsibilities and obligations that include an honest attempt at academic performance and social behavior consistent with the lawful purpose of the College. Students maintain all legal rights of citizenship while enrolled and are expected to remember that they are living in a democratic situation. The reputation of the College rests upon the shoulders of students as well as on the administration, staff, and faculty; and it is hoped that each student will maintain high standards of citizenship. The campus and College will not be a place of refuge or sanctuary for illegal or irresponsible behavior. Students, as all citizens, are subject to civil authority on and off the campus. Common courtesy and cooperation make the above suffice for a long list of rules and regulations.

AIDS Information

Kilgore College wishes to inform you that this institution is in compliance with Public Law 101-226, Drug-Free Schools and Community Acts Amendments of 1989 and Omnibus AIDS Bill, SB 959, which requires us to inform students and employees of information relating to the transmission and prevention of HIV and AIDS infection. This information is available in the college nurse’s office, located in the Parks Fitness Center.

Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) has produced a nation-wide health crisis. First diagnosed in the United States in 1981, it has now become the number one priority of the U.S. Public Health Service. It is prudent to expect that at some time this college community will encounter the presence of AIDS, either in employees or students. The transmission of the AIDS virus normally requires the exchange of body fluids, such as that which occurs in intimate sexual relationships or an exposure to blood or blood product from an infected person.

The purpose of the Kilgore College AIDS guidelines is to prevent the spread of the AIDS virus, to protect the rights of persons with AIDS virus infections, and to create an informed and supportive campus community. These guidelines are based on information obtained from several sources, including the American College Health Association, the American Council on Education and the Center for Disease Control. The guidelines are based on current knowledge and are expected to provide direction for dealing with AIDS-related issues. The policy intends that College officials will analyze individual circumstances and will respond to persons with AIDS or AIDS-related conditions on an individual basis. Responding to each case as required by its particular facts rather than developing a “blanket policy” is in the interest of flexibility, sensitivity, simplicity, and the balancing of legitimate interests.

Guidelines

  1. Students and employees with AIDS, AIDS-related Complex, or a positive HTLV-III antibody test should be afforded normal classroom attendance, working conditions, and participation in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities in an unrestricted manner as long as they are physically and psychologically able to do so.
  2. Kilgore College will provide reasonable accommodations to employees and students with AIDS and related illnesses in a manner consistent with those provided for other medical problems.
  3. Consideration of the existence of AIDS, AIDS-related Complex, or a positive HTLV-III antibody test will not be part of the admission decision for prospective students.
  4. In accordance with existing college procedures and requirements, a student’s medical record is confidential information which will not be released without the individual’s permission except as otherwise provided by law.
  5. Students with AIDS, AIDS-Related Complex, or a positive HTLV-III antibody test should be given assistance, consistent with other illnesses, in obtaining appropriate medical care, education, and accommodations.
  6. There will be no restriction of access for persons with HIV infection to residence halls; the library; student union; social, cultural and athletic events; dining areas; gymnasiums; swimming pools; recreational facilities; and other common areas unless or until health offices or those with medical authority recommend that individuals with immune deficiencies be assigned to other areas to protect the health of immune deficient individuals.
  7. Kilgore College faculty and staff will take steps to ensure the safety of individuals participating in laboratory experiments involving blood, blood products and body fluids.
  8. If an employee or student has concerns about the presence of a person with the AIDS virus, that individual should be directed to a knowledgeable counselor or administrator to help allay fears. Appropriate educational programs and/or counseling services will be provided on campus, or referral should be made to appropriate community agencies for those persons with continuing fears or concerns about the disease. Reasonable accommodations, if feasible, will be made for those whose fears persist.
  9. Regular medical follow-ups should be required for those who have AIDS, AIDS-Related Complex, or a positive HTLV-III antibody test. Special provisions to protect the health of persons with the AIDS virus should be considered during periods of the prevalence of such contagious diseases as measles, rubella and chicken pox.
  10. College administrators who are familiar with the sources for testing for AIDS, AIDS-Related Complex, or the HTLV-III antibody test should refer persons requesting such testing to appropriate community agencies.
  11. Persons with AIDS, or testing positively with the HTLV-III antibody test, may be restricted from any campus work or participation in educational activities or programs which pose threats of contagion to others according to competent medical authorities. Medical guidelines will be followed as these emerge in regard to food preparation, admission and retention in the nursing program, or other activities known to represent a danger of contagion.
  12. An institutional committee of administrators and faculty will evaluate this policy on a continuing basis as prescribed by law.

These guidelines are based on current epidemiological data pertaining to students or employees with AIDS, AIDS-Related Complex, or a positive HTLV-III antibody test. The college will update its policies and guidelines as additional, authoritative information becomes available. More information is available in the Infectious/Communicable Disease Policy on the KC website, https://www.kilgore.edu/about/human-resources/policy-and-procedures#infectious-disease-policy.

Alcohol and Drug Policies

Alcohol Policy

Absolutely no alcoholic beverages or other intoxicating substances may be possessed by students at Kilgore College nor are they allowed at any student related function sponsored by the college. Students found drinking or in possession of alcoholic beverages or other intoxicating substances will be reported to Campus Police immediately and will face disciplinary action from the college, as well as any penalties issued in accordance with Texas State Law.

Texas Alcoholic Beverage Codes 106.4 and 106.5 prohibit consumption or possession of alcohol by a minor. Penalties for violation or either of these codes on the Kilgore College Campus could result in arrest and an appearance in Municipal Court with a fine. It is the responsibility of the college to maintain an environment which is conducive to teaching and learning and to personal and professional growth. Since irresponsible use of alcohol, intoxicating substances and drugs are detrimental to the maintenance of an educational environment, it is the intent of the college and its Board of Trustees to establish practices and procedures which discourage using alcohol, intoxicating substances, and/or drugs and ensure compliance with local, state and federal laws by all students on college property or facilities or property under control or jurisdiction of the college. Administrative officials have developed and implemented, in accordance with Board Policy, administrative guidelines and local, state and federal law (with education as the means of prevention), an on-going alcohol/drug awareness and prevention program for students and employees of Kilgore College.

Drug Policy

Use of illegal drugs, controlled substances without a valid prescription, and/or use of synthetic drugs such as K-2, bath salts, etc. are prohibited. Violations include, but are not limited to, possession of illegal drugs or controlled substances without a valid prescription; possession of paraphernalia; and/or use of illegal drugs or controlled substances without a valid prescription, as evidenced by drug testing results. Students are expected to abide by the rules and regulations of Kilgore College and Federal and State Laws regarding the use, sale and distribution of alcohol, controlled substances and synthetic drugs.

Drug and Alcohol Abuse

In compliance with the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989 (P.L. 101-226), Kilgore College endeavors to provide an environment for students that is free from illicit drugs and the abuse of alcohol or other intoxicating substances. Accordingly, the college provides information through the Vice President of Student Services Office and through the college Nurse’s Office. Also, see the Code of Student Conduct for penalties regarding these offenses. There are state and federal laws which also apply to the unlawful possession, use or distribution of alcohol, inhalants or illegal drugs. The fines can range from not less than $25.00 to imprisonment for life and a fine of up to $250,000.

The health risks of using illegal drugs or inhalants may cause a person to become chemically and psychologically dependent, alter the mechanisms of their body, loss of contact with reality and ultimately, death.

Drug and Alcohol Education Programs and Services

Kilgore College provides multiple educational and support opportunities for students regarding alcohol and drug abuse. Information regarding education programs is available in the Vice President of Student Services Office. Additionally, students are encouraged to visit campus counselors or the campus nurse should they need information, support or referrals to appropriate services.

Drug and alcohol education programs are provided throughout the semester by various departments. Student Life typically sponsors an awareness campaign (such as the Kramer Save a Life tour) prior to Spring Break. The KCPD offers outreach and educational information throughout the semester. Additionally, educational courses and support are available through the East Texas Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (ETCADA). For more information, visit http://www.etcada.com/.

Alcohol and Drug Violations Sanctions

When the Standards of Conduct regarding alcohol and drugs (including synthetic drugs and drug paraphernalia) are violated, Kilgore College will impose, at a minimum, the following sanctions:

Alcohol 1st Offense

  1. The student will be placed on disciplinary probation.
  2. Assessment of the appropriate fine.
  3. If the student is under 21 years of age, notification of the violation will be sent to the student’s parent/guardian.
  4. Completion of sanctions is contingent for the student to remain in residence hall.
  5. Removal from residence hall when appropriate.
  6. College imposed sanctions are additional to any legal actions taken by local, state or federal authorities.

Alcohol/Intoxicating Substance 2nd Offense

  1. Removal from residence hall (if student is not a resident, they will begin with step 2).
  2. Assessment of the appropriate fine.
  3. If the student is under 21 years of age, notification of the violation will be sent to the student’s parent/guardian.
  4. Completion of sanctions is contingent for the student to remain enrolled at Kilgore College.
  5. College imposed sanctions are additional to any legal actions taken by local, state or federal authorities.

Alcohol/Intoxicating Substance 3rd Offense

  1. Dismissal from school.
  2. If the student is under 21 years of age, notification of the violation will be sent to the student’s parent/guardian.

Drug/Synthetic Drug/Drug Paraphernalia 1st Offense

  1. Removal from residence hall (if student is not a resident, they will begin with step 2). This will include the issuance of a criminal trespass warning, excluding the student from all residence halls and adjacent property and parking lots.
    NOTE: If the violation is a Class B or C misdemeanor for possession and does not include an indication of distribution, educational interventions may be provided in lieu of immediate removal from the residence hall.
  2. Assessment of the appropriate fine.
  3. If the student is under 21 years of age, notification of the violation will be sent to the student’s parent/guardian.
  4. Completion of sanctions is contingent for the student to remain enrolled at Kilgore College.
  5. Submit to random drug testing (at the student’s expense).
  6. College imposed sanctions are additional to any legal actions taken by local, state or federal authorities.

Drug/Synthetic Drug/Drug Paraphernalia 2nd Offense

  1. Dismissal from school.
  2. Assessment of the appropriate fine.
  3. If the student is under 21 years of age, notification of the violation will be sent to the student’s parent/guardian.
    NOTE: Additional sanctions for KC student athletes are described in the Athletic Handbook.

Concealed Carry of Handguns

Kilgore College is committed to providing a safe and secure living, learning and working environment for all students, faculty, staff, and community visitors in a diverse campus community setting. As provided by law, handgun license holders may carry concealed weapons on Kilgore College campuses, except for a limited number of exclusion zones and certain necessary restrictions as outlined in the accompanying procedures.

The open carrying of handguns is prohibited on campus.

This Concealed Handgun Policy and Procedures are available on the KC website at https://www.kilgore.edu/about/human-resources/policy-and-procedures#pp-concealed-handguns.

Copyright Laws

Copyright is a form of protection grounded in the U.S. Constitution and granted by law for original works of authorship fixed in a tangible medium of expression. Copyright, a form of intellectual property law, protects original works of authorship including literary, dramatic, musical, and artistic works, such as poetry, novels, movies, songs, computer software, and architecture. Copyright covers both published and unpublished works. (U.S. Copyright Office)

Unauthorized distribution of copyrighted material and unauthorized peer-to-peer sharing may be subject to college disciplinary sanctions as well as civil and criminal liabilities. Students are expected to abide by U.S. copyright laws. The Director of Watson Library is the college’s designated copyright officer and is available to address questions pertaining to copyright issues.

Penalties for Violation of Copyright Laws, Including Illegal Peer-To-Peer File Sharing

Under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), Kilgore College reserves the right to terminate computing services of users who repeatedly infringe upon the rights of copyright owners. Kilgore College takes copyright law very seriously and prohibits unauthorized duplication and distribution of copyrighted materials, including copyrighted music and video. Sanctions for violations of these policies include:

  • formal warning/written reprimand
  • loss of computing privileges
  • fines
  • dismissal from the College
  • criminal or civil action

KC also employs a number of technical and procedural measures to prevent illegal downloading and distribution of copyrighted materials.

Correct Address

It is the responsibility of the student to provide correct permanent and local mailing address information at all times and on all documents at the college. Failure to do so constitutes falsification of information, a breach of the Code of Student Conduct. Any student who changes his/her mailing address must notify the Registrar’s Office immediately.

Directory Information

The federal Family Educational Right and Privacy Act of 1974 protects the privacy of educational records, establishes the right of students to inspect or review their educational records, and provides guidelines for the correction of inaccurate or misleading data. In compliance with this act, the college may release to the general public directory information without the written consent of the student. The Kilgore College Student Records and Privacy Rights Policy and Procedures define what is considered directory information. This policy and the accompanying procedures are available on the KC website at: https://www.kilgore.edu/about/human-resources/policy-and-procedures#stu-records-privacy-rights.

Disrupting School Activities

It is unlawful for any person, on school property or on public property within five hundred feet of school property, alone or in concert with others, willfully to disrupt the conduct of classes or other school activities. In so doing, the person shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be punished by a fine or by confinement for not less than 10 days or more than six months or both.

Conduct that disrupts the educational activities of a school includes emission by any means of noise of an intensity which prevents or hinders classroom instruction and enticement or attempted enticement of students away from classes or other school activities which students are required to attend. (Texas House Bill # 186, 62 Legislature, Regular Session, 1971).

The State law prohibiting disruptive activities defines “disruptive activity” as meaning:

  1. Obstructing or restraining the passage of persons in an exit, entrance, or hallway of any building without the authorization of the administration of the school.
  2. Seizing control of any building or portion of a building for the purpose of interfering with any administrative, education, research, or other authorized activity.
  3. Preventing or attempting to prevent by force or violence or the threat of force or violence any lawful assembly authorized by the school administration.
  4. Disrupting by force or violence or the threat of force of violence any lawful assembly in progress; or
  5. Obstructing or restraining the passage of any person at an exit or entrance to said campus or property or preventing or attempting to prevent by force or violence or by threats thereof the ingress or egress of any person to or from said property or campus without the authorization of the administration of the school.

The law further states that a “lawful assembly is disrupted when any person in attendance is rendered incapable of participating in the assembly due to the use of force or violence or due to a reasonable fear that force or violence is likely to occur.”

Diversity Statement

Consistent with a commitment to a stated policy of non-discrimination, the college provides residence hall facilities and food services without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, veteran status or genetic data.

The Department of Campus Life at Kilgore College welcomes students of all gender identities and expressions and is committed to providing an equitable and inclusive community for all residents. Please contact the Office of Campus Life to learn about all available housing options. It is our goal to provide an affirming and non-discriminatory housing educational experience.

Residence halls are specifically designated, however, for male or female occupancy. The college provides facilities without discrimination on the basis of disability although not all residence halls and buildings have been modified to provide barrier-free access to students in wheelchairs. Considerable progress has been made, however, and continues to be made in providing a campus that is virtually barrier free.

Kilgore College has an established process available to students for redress of grievances. Additional information is available on the KC website at https://www.kilgore.edu/about/human-resources/policy-and-procedures#nondis-stu-grievance. Students may direct questions concerning the process to the Vice President of Student Services whose office is located in the Devall Student Center. Phone (903) 983-8189.

Drug Testing

Students who participate in the following programs: Kilgore College Rangerettes, Kilgore College Resident Advisors, Kilgore College Football, Kilgore College Cheerleaders, Kilgore College Men’s and Women’s Basketball, and Kilgore College Softball are subject to random tests throughout the academic year.

Sanctions for Positive Drug Test

Positive Initial Drug Test

  1. If the student is under 21 years of age, notification of the violation will be sent to the student’s parent/guardian.
  2. Suspension from organization until time of a re-test.
  3. Attendance and completion of program with a Drug/Alcohol Educator.
  4. Additional sanctions from sponsor/coach/advisor.
  5. Completion of sanctions is contingent for the student to remain a member of the organization and to retain any scholarship monies.
  6. Submit to drug re-testing, at the student’s expense.

Positive Re-Test

  1. Dismissal from organization and revocation of any scholarship monies.
  2. If the student is under 21 years of age, notification of the violation will be sent to the student’s parent/guardian.

Emergency Illness or Accident

Students becoming ill or receiving injuries are referred to the emergency room of Christus Good Shepherd Medical Center in Kilgore or Longview, Christus Trinity Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler, East Texas Medical Center in Tyler, or a local physician of their choice.

Firearms, Explosives and Weapons

Students may not possess or use illegal firearms*, any type of ammunition for illegal firearms*, or any other dangerous, prohibited or illegal weapons on college property, including college residence halls. This includes, but is not limited to, pellet, BB or stun guns, sling shots, arrows, bows, axes, machetes, nun-chucks, throwing stars, rifles, handguns, and knives. Hazardous chemicals or flammable liquids are also prohibited. The sale, use, or possession of fireworks or explosives is also prohibited. Any illegal firearms, explosives or weapons found in a student’s possession will be confiscated by the college police.

It is unlawful to interfere with the normal activities, the normal occupancy, or normal use of any building or portion of the college campus by exhibiting, using or threatening to exhibit or use a firearm or weapon. Possession of illegal weapons or explosives may lead to disciplinary action, including suspension. Moreover, a person who violates this section may be prosecuted on criminal charges and may be found guilty of a felony and if convicted is punishable by a fine or imprisonment in the state penitentiary or both.

*Please note that in compliance with state law, handgun license holders may carry concealed weapons on Kilgore College campuses, except for a limited number of exclusion zones and certain necessary restrictions as outlined in the accompanying procedures. Kilgore College Board of Trustees’ policy and KC Procedures related to the legal possession of a concealed handgun are available on the KC website at https://www.kilgore.edu/about/human-resources/policy-and-procedures#pp-concealed-handguns. The open carry of firearms at Kilgore College is prohibited by state law.

Guests in Class

Visitors should not be allowed in class on a continuing basis unless they are on the class roll as a registered student or registered as an audit student. Certain exceptions are listed below:

  1. Persons who are assigned to a student by the Coordinator of Disability Services for the purpose of providing education services for that student in the classroom
  2. A duly registered student who withdraws from the course but is granted permission by the instructor to continue attending per the student’s request
  3. Persons who have received written permission from the appropriate dean for extenuating circumstances

Instructors are responsible for providing a quality instructional environment that facilitates the best possible education for students. Faculty members should generally not allow a student’s guests or family members to visit classes. Instructors may, at their discretion, allow a child of a student to attend class for one meeting if, in the instructor’s opinion, circumstances warrant such a decision. However, a child should not be allowed to attend on a continuing basis. If children are present for scheduled learning activities, the parent or guardian remains responsible for the wellbeing of the child. Children should not be left unattended or unsupervised on campus.

Hazing

The Texas Legislature has enacted a law prohibiting hazing by a person(s) against a student(s) at an educational institution. The law also prohibits the knowing, intentional or reckless failure to report hazing to school authorities. Failure to comply with the specific provisions of the law will result in criminal penalties and fines. A copy of the law in its entirety is available in the Office of the Vice President of Student Services. The following is a brief summary of the law:

A person commits an offense under the hazing law if that person:

  1. engages in hazing;
  2. solicits, encourages, directs, aids, or attempts to aid another person engaging in hazing;
  3. intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly permits hazing to occur; or
  4. has firsthand knowledge of the planning of a specific hazing incident which has occurred, and knowingly fails to report said knowledge in writing to the Vice President of Student Services. 

Hazing means any intentional, knowing or reckless act occurring on or off campus, by one person alone or acting with others, directed against a student for the purpose of pledging, being initiated into, affiliating, holding an office in, or maintaining membership in any organization whose members are or include students at an educational institution.

Hazing includes, but is not limited to, any type of physical brutality, physical activity that subjects the student to an unreasonable risk of harm or that adversely affects the mental or physical health or safety of the student (i.e. sleep deprivation, exposure to the elements, calisthenics), activity involving consumption of food, liquid, alcoholic beverages, drugs, or other substances which subjects the student to an unreasonable risk of harm or which adversely affects the mental or physical health or safety of the student, activity that intimidates or threatens the student with ostracism, and activity that subjects the student to extreme mental stress, shame or humiliation, or that adversely affects the mental health or dignity of the student. The aforementioned activities are exemplary of specific hazing offenses only. Any type of activity which falls within the general definition of hazing is prohibited under the hazing law. Consent of the individual subjected to the hazing is not a defense to prosecution of an offense under the hazing law.

Organizations which are covered under this law include fraternity, sorority, association, corporation, order, society, chorus, cooperative, club, or service, social or similar group whose numbers are primarily students at an educational institution. A ‘student’ includes an individual registered or in attendance at an educational institution, an individual accepted for admission at an educational institution, or an individual who is on vacation from an educational institution and intends to attend that institution during any of its regular sessions after that period of vacation.

Specific penalties which may be imposed against an individual or organization guilty of an offense under the hazing law include the imposition of fines ranging between $5,000 and $10,000 and/or confinement in the county jail for a period of time ranging between 90 days and two years. The specific penalty imposed for hazing offense depends on the seriousness of the offense and whether or not bodily injury or death to an individual resulted from the hazing incident. If an individual reports an offense of hazing to the Vice President of Student Services, that individual is immune from liability, civil or criminal, that might otherwise be incurred or imposed as a result of the report. However, a person reporting in bad faith or with malice is not so protected.

Information Technology Resources Acceptable Use Policy

Kilgore College provides information technology resources to employees and students to support the College’s mission. Access to Kilgore College’s (KC) information technology resources is a privilege, not a right. Noncompliance with this policy will result in suspension of access or termination of privileges and other disciplinary action consistent with KC policies. Violations of law may result in criminal prosecution as well as disciplinary action by KC. The Information Technology Resources Acceptable Use policy and procedures are available on the KC website at https://www.kilgore.edu/about/human-resources/policy-and-procedures#it-resources.

Intellectual Property

The College encourages its employees, both faculty and staff, and its students to contribute to the advancement of knowledge by publishing and copyrighting, inventing, and patenting materials and objects of their own creation. The Intellectual Property policy and procedures are available on the KC website at https://www.kilgore.edu/about/human-resources/policy-and-procedures#intellectual-prop.

Liability

The college does not assume any liability for loss or damage to personal property of students or employees.

Lost and Found Property

The Kilgore College Police Department accepts lost and found property.

Making Money

Recognized student groups shall be permitted to hold functions on campus and to charge admission for such functions if the appropriate administrative officials have granted permission. For more information contact the Office of Campus Life at (903) 983-8191

Police Authority

Kilgore College Police Department officers are certified law enforcement officers, commissioned by the Kilgore College Police Department, and carry all the rights, immunities, and authority granted any other law enforcement officials in the State of Texas. The officers have met the criteria set by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement and are required to take a minimum of 40 hours in-service training every two years.

The jurisdiction of the department extends, but is not limited, to all Kilgore College property. This jurisdiction is in effect in all counties where Kilgore College own/leases property or conducts College business.

Refund Policy

In order to receive a refund of tuition and fees, a student must officially drop or withdraw through the Office of the Registrar. The student is personally responsible for dropping a class and/or withdrawing from enrollment. The college will refund tuition and fees for courses dropped or for withdrawal from school within the timetable published in the online Registration Guide. Refunds will be issued in the same semester as the withdrawal. If a scheduled course fails to materialize, the college will return 100% of tuition and fees, with the exception of late fees, matriculation fees, and reinstatement fees. A matriculation fee will be charged for students who enroll in courses and then completely withdraw from those courses for a particular semester. The college will not issue a refund to a student who does not have a clear financial record with the college.

See the current online Registration Guide for actual dates of check disbursements.

Note: Class day is defined as the day the semester or session is designated to begin and each school day thereafter. The timetable shown in the online Registration Guide applies to all refunds, including refunds to early-registered students who withdraw before classes start. No refunds will be made earlier than this schedule.

Sexual Assault Information

If you have been sexually assaulted by another student or group of students and are considering College action, you are encouraged to discuss the matter with the VP of Student Services or the KC Chief of Police. This will allow you a chance to review the procedures should you decide to file a formal grievance through the College’s disciplinary system. This discussion does not obligate you to pursue official action; however, the Vice President or KC Chief of Police may be obligated to pursue an investigation and implement remedial actions to provide for the safety of the campus community. Charges may either be filed directly by you or by KC on the basis of your written statement. Such a charge would be handled in accordance with the procedures relating to violations of the KC Code of Student Conduct regulations. Individuals could be subject to disciplinary action pending review by KC. Those students found responsible for violating the Code in this way could be suspended or expelled.

Pursuant to KC disciplinary procedures, both the accuser and the accused are entitled to have an advisor or support person present during any meetings or hearings. Please note, witnesses to the incident may not be an advisor in this process. Students who allege sexual assault by another student may request a change in their academic and living situations on campus after the alleged incident takes place if such changes are reasonably available. Finally, in accordance with federal regulations, both the accuser and the accused will be informed of the outcome of any campus disciplinary proceeding alleging sexual assault.

Sexual Misconduct/Harassment Statement

Introduction

Members of the Kilgore College community, guests and visitors have the right to be free from sexual violence. All members of the campus community are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that does not infringe upon the rights of others. The College believes in a zero tolerance policy for gender-based misconduct. When an allegation of misconduct is brought to an appropriate administrator’s attention, and a respondent is found to have violated this policy, serious sanctions will be used to reasonably ensure that such actions are never repeated. This policy has been developed to reaffirm these principles and to provide recourse for those individuals whose rights have been violated. This policy is intended to define community expectations and to establish a mechanism for determining when those expectations have been violated.

The college reserves the right to take whatever measures it deems necessary in response to an allegation of sexual misconduct in order to protect students’ rights and personal safety. Such measures include, but are not limited to, modification of living arrangements, interim suspension from campus pending a hearing, and reporting the matter to the local police. Not all forms of sexual misconduct will be deemed to be equally serious offenses, and the college reserves the right to impose different sanctions, ranging from verbal warning to expulsion, depending on the severity of the offense. The college will consider the concerns and rights of both the complainant and the person accused of sexual misconduct.

Sexual Misconduct Offenses

Sexual misconduct offenses include, but are not limited to:

  1. Sexual Harassment
  2. Non-Consensual Sexual Contact (or attempts to commit same)
  3. Non-Consensual Sexual Intercourse (or attempts to commit same)
  4. Sexual Exploitation
  1. Sexual Harassment
    Sexual Harassment is unwelcome, gender-based verbal or physical conduct that is, sufficiently severe, persistent or pervasive that it, has the effect of unreasonably interfering with, denying or limiting someone’s ability to participate in or benefit from the college’s educational program and/or activities, and is based on power differentials (quid pro quo), the creation of a hostile environment, or retaliation. Examples include: an attempt to coerce an unwilling person into a sexual relationship; to repeatedly subject a person to egregious, unwelcome sexual attention; to punish a refusal to comply with a sexual based request; to condition a benefit on submitting to sexual advances; sexual violence; intimate partner violence, stalking; gender-based bullying.
  2. Non-Consensual Sexual Contact
    Non-Consensual Sexual Contact is any intentional sexual touching, however slight, with any object, by a man or a woman upon a man or a woman, which is without consent and/or by force. Sexual Contact includes: intentional contact with the breasts, buttock, groin, or genitals, or touching another with any of these body parts, or making another touch you or themselves with or on any of these body parts; any intentional bodily contact in a sexual manner, though not involving contact with/of/by breasts, buttocks, groin, genitals, mouth or other orifice.
  3. Non-Consensual Sexual Intercourse
    Non-Consensual Sexual Intercourse is any sexual intercourse however slight, with any object, by a man or woman upon a man or a woman, which is without consent and/or by force. Intercourse includes: vaginal penetration by a penis, object, tongue or finger; anal penetration by a penis, object, tongue, or finger; and oral copulation (mouth to genital contact or genital to mouth contact), no matter how slight the penetration or contact.
  4. Sexual Exploitation
    Occurs when a student takes non-consensual or abusive sexual advantage of another for his/her own advantage or benefit, or to benefit or advantage anyone other than the one being exploited, and that behavior does not otherwise constitute one of other sexual misconduct offenses. Examples of sexual exploitation include, but are not limited to: invasion of sexual privacy; prostituting another student; non-consensual video or audio-taping of sexual activity; going beyond the boundaries of consent (such as letting your friends hide in the closet to watch you having consensual sex); engaging in voyeurism; knowingly transmitting an STI or HIV to another student; exposing one’s genitals in non-consensual circumstances; inducing another to expose their genitals; sexually-based stalking and/or bullying may also be forms of sexual exploitation.

Additional Applicable Definitions

  1. Consent
    Consent is clear, knowing and voluntary. Consent is active, not passive. Silence, in and of itself, cannot be interpreted as consent. Consent can be given by words or actions, as long as those words or actions create mutually understandable clear permission regarding willingness to engage in (and the conditions of) sexual activity.
    • Consent to any one form of sexual activity cannot automatically imply consent to any other forms of sexual activity.
    • Previous relationships or prior consent cannot imply consent to future sexual acts.
    • In order to give effective consent, one must be of legal age.
  2. Force
    Force is the use of physical violence and/or imposing on someone physically to gain sexual access. Force also includes threats, intimidation (implied threats) and coercion that overcome resistance or produce consent (“Have sex with me or I’ll hit you. Okay, don’t hit me, I’ll do what you want.”).
  3. Coercion
    Coercion is unreasonable pressure for sexual activity. Coercive behavior differs from seductive behavior based on the type of pressure someone uses to get consent from another. When someone makes clear to you that they do not want sex, that they want to stop, or that they do not want to go past a certain point of sexual interaction, continued pressure beyond that point can be coercive.
  4. Incapacitation
    Incapacitation is a state where someone cannot make rational, reasonable decisions because they lack the capacity to give knowing consent (e.g., to understand the “who, what, when, where, why or how” of their sexual interaction).
    • Sexual activity with someone who one should know to be – or based on the circumstances should reasonably have known to be – mentally or physically incapacitated (by alcohol or other drug use, unconsciousness or blackout), constitutes a violation of this policy.
    • This policy also covers a person whose incapacity results from mental disability, sleep, involuntary physical restraint, or from the taking of rape drugs. Possession, use and/or distribution of any of these substances, including Rohypnol, Ketomine, GHB, Burundanga, etc. is prohibited, and administering one of these drugs to another student is a violation of this policy. More information on these drugs can be found at http://www.911rape.org/
    • Use of alcohol or other drugs will never function as a defense to a violation of this policy.

NOTE: There is no requirement that a party resists the sexual advance or request, but resistance is a clear demonstration of non-consent. The presence of force is not demonstrated by the absence of resistance. Sexual activity that is forced is by definition non-consensual, but non-consensual sexual activity is not by definition forced.

Sanction Statement

  1. Any student found responsible for violating the policy on Non-Consensual or Forced Sexual Contact (where no intercourse has occurred) will likely receive a sanction ranging from probation to expulsion, depending on the severity of the incident, and taking into account any previous campus conduct code violations.
  2. Any student found responsible for violating the policy on Non-Consensual or Forced Sexual Intercourse will likely face a recommended sanction of suspension or expulsion.
  3. Any student found responsible for violating the policy on sexual exploitation or sexual harassment will likely receive a recommended sanction ranging from warning to expulsion, depending on the severity of the incident, and taking into account any previous campus conduct code violations.

Reporting Allegations of Sexual Misconduct

For more information or to file a grievance or report of sexual misconduct, please see the “Student Complaint and Grievance Procedures” herein or call the Director of Human Resources in the McLaurin Administration building (903) 983-8102 or email the Title IX Coordinator at TitleIX@kilgore.edu.

Solicitation

No solicitation of students by commercial agents is permitted on the campus of the college. The college does not permit any soliciting on campus without the express permission of the Office of Campus Life. The individuals approved will have authorization from the Office of Campus Life.

Statement on Assemblies/Demonstrations

Kilgore College fully supports lawful freedom of expression by all members of the academic community, including students. The Free Speech and Public Assembly policy and procedures for securing approval of an assembly or demonstration is available on the KC website at https://www.kilgore.edu/about/human-resources/policy-and-procedures#free-speech.

Student Organizations

Kilgore College recognizes the right of any group of students, faculty or staff members to form a voluntary organization for the purposes not forbidden by the laws of the United States or the State of Texas. No organization may organize or hold meetings on college property, however, until the organization has both secured a sponsor who is a full-time faculty or staff member of the college and filed the organization name and the name of the sponsor with the Office of Campus Life. The authority of such organization to function on college property shall cease upon the removal or resignation of the sponsor of the organization; upon failure to file with the Office of Campus Life; or upon the violation by such organization or any member thereof the rules and regulations of the college or the State of Texas.

It shall be the duty and responsibility of the sponsor of each student organization to advise the organization on college policies and regulations, to represent the college at meetings and activities of the organization, and to report to the Vice President of Student Services violations of college policies and regulations. If the interest of the college is not represented, the sponsor may be removed from sponsorship. Officers of the organization must remain in good academic standing with the college with at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average.

Each organization is required to be registered each year with the Office of Campus Life and must have an up-to-date constitution on file. All activities must be registered with the Office of Student Life with proper forms filled out. Only recognized student organizations will be allowed to have activities on campus. All presidents of each organization must sign a hazing document to be recognized. All organizational funds must be kept through the Kilgore College Business Office. No club activities should be scheduled for the second Monday of the month. This is reserved for Board of Trustees meeting.

Student Organization Sponsored Activities

Kilgore College has more than 20 college-based clubs and organizations for students based on interest and purpose. Student involvement in campus sponsored activities allows the student the opportunity to interact with faculty, staff and other students aiding in their total development.  These interactions increase the opportunity for students to make healthy career choices. Students are encouraged to contact the Office of Campus Life located in the Devall Student Center at 903-983-8191 for more information on uniting with a student organization.

Kilgore College is committed to protecting the privacy of a student’s educational record regardless of location or course delivery method. The Student Records and Privacy Rights policy and procedures are available on the KC website at https://www.kilgore.edu/about/human-resources/policy-and-procedures#stu-records-privacy-rights.

Student Privacy

Student’s Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act

Kilgore College is in compliance with Public Law 101-542, The Student’s Right-To-Know and Campus Security Act, as amended by Public Law 102-26. Kilgore College makes this information available to applicants of enrollment or employment, upon request, on the KCPD web page (https://www.kilgore.edu/about/police-department-kcpd), and in the administrative office of the KC Police Department. You may also log on to www.dps.st.tx.us for information.

Trespass or Damage

It is unlawful for any person to trespass on the grounds of the college or to damage or deface any of the buildings, monuments, memorials, trees, shrubs, grasses, or flowers on the ground. (V.A.C.S., Art2919j; Section 4).

Code of Student Conduct at Kilgore College

Kilgore College is committed to fostering a campus environment that is conducive to academic inquiry, a productive campus life and thoughtful study and discourse. The student conduct program within the Office of the Vice President of Student Services is committed to an educational and developmental process that balances the interests of individual students with the interests of the College community.

A community exists on the basis of shared values and principles. At Kilgore College, student members of the community are expected to uphold and abide by certain standards of conduct that form the basis of the Code of Student Conduct. These standards are embodied within a set of core values that include.

Integrity, Social Justice, Respect, Community, and Responsibility.

All members of the College community bear responsibility for their conduct and are required to assume reasonable responsibility for the behavior of others. When members of the community fail to exemplify these five values by engaging in violation of the rules below, campus conduct proceedings are used to assert and uphold the Code of Student Conduct.

The Student Rights, Responsibilities and Code of Student Conduct policy and procedures are available on the KC website at https://www.kilgore.edu/about/human-resources/policy-and-procedures#stu-rights-policy2. Printed copies are available upon request from the Office of the Vice President of Student Services.

Continuing Education and Workforce Development

Continuing Education and Workforce Development classes provide learning opportunities for leisure pursuits, career advancement, and employment skills. The non-degree, non-credit courses offer enriching, quality instruction to individuals for their personal and professional improvement. Workforce Development also provides training solutions for business and industry, including customized contract training, pre-employment screening, and assessment services. A listing of Continuing Education programs with specific telephone numbers is outlined below under Special Programs.

Admission

Usually no admission requirements exist for students registering for non-credit courses. For information regarding registration and class cancellations, please see the current Continuing Education Class Schedule at www.kilgore.edu.

Registration

Students may register no more than 60 days prior to the beginning of class. Some classes have limited enrollment and are filled on a “first-come-first-served” basis, so early registration is advisable. Students may register by mail or in person at the Bert E. Woodruff Adult Education Center, 220 N. Henderson Blvd, Kilgore, Texas 75662 or in Longview at KC-Longview Joe M. Hendrix Center, 300 S. High St, Longview, Texas 75602.

Transcripts

The Kilgore Continuing Education office at 220 North Henderson Boulevard and the Longview Continuing Education office at 300 South High Street issue official continuing education transcripts according to the provisions of the federal Family and Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974. The offices will not honor a transcript request without the student’s signature and photo ID. The student must clear all financial and other obligations to the college before the college will release the transcript. To request a Continuing Education transcript, the student should complete the Kilgore College Transcript Request form and indicate the number of copies requested on the form. Kilgore College does not charge for transcripts. A student’s written consent is required if the transcript is picked up by a third party.

Withdrawals / Transfers / Refunds

To withdraw formally from a Continuing Education class, a student must contact the center where the course is offered either by phone or in person during working hours.

For refunds, please see the Refund Policy of the current course schedule at www.kilgore.edu.

Special Programs

Adult Education and Literacy

Kilgore College offers a full array of tuition-free classes for adults, ages 18 and above, to help improve their lives. Services range from literacy to twelfth-grade level instruction. Adults who successfully complete any of these programs often find themselves better prepared for college entrance or the workforce, with an increased likelihood of improved job opportunities, better income, and higher self-esteem. These classes are headquartered at the Kilgore College-Longview but are also held in a number of other locations throughout the area. Call (903) 236-2004 or (903) 753-2642 ext. 2004 for further information:

Texas Certificate of High School Completion Exams (GED, HiSET, TASC) and Literacy Training

Classes provide opportunities to prepare for the high school equivalency exam; to prepare for college entrance exams; pre-employment, military entrance, and other pre-college level exams; and to improve basic reading, writing, and math skills for any adult who seeks to do so.

English as a Second Language (English Classes for Speakers of Other Languages)

Students learn to read, write, and speak English in the ESL program. Instruction levels include literacy through advanced level.

Risk Management Institute

Free safety courses are offered through a generous grant from the Texas Mutual Insurance Company. A variety of OSHA classes are scheduled each semester at no cost. For more information, call (903)-988-7576.