POLICY FOR CLOSING OF CAMPUS
DATE OF ADOPTION: September 17, 1998
The President or his/her designee will make the decision as to whether or not classes will be held on any day, or part of a day, during periods of inclement weather or natural disaster. Weather reports, warnings by the Department of Transportation and the Department of Public Safety, local reports of weather and street conditions, and counsel from members of the SSC Administrative Council will be utilized in making the decision. Such decisions will be primarily based on considerations of the safety of students traveling to or from the campus and/or being on the campus during inclement weather or in the face of an actual or impending natural disaster.
In most cases, the administrative offices will remain open to handle phone calls and respond to questions from the public. When classes are canceled, the decision will also be made as to whether all staff or just “critical” staff (see below) must report for duty.