Our Campus Policies
On January 1, 2015, Board Policy 4350, Tobacco-Free Campus, came into effect. This policy is intended to positively promote a healthy learning environment.
This means that the use of all tobacco products, electronic and vapor cigarettes, or the sale, distribution, or advertisement of same, are prohibited in college buildings or on college premises, including events on college premises, and in college-owned, rented, or leased vehicles.
This policy applies to any person on CWI owned or leased property, including all CWI employees, students, vendors, contractors and visitors.
In the spirit of cooperation, CWI encourages employees, students, and guests to be non-confrontational and respectful of all members of our campus community when communicating CWI policies. In return, tobacco users are asked to adhere to the new policy and also be respectful of former and non-tobacco users.
Enforcement will be achieved through education, awareness, and cooperation, which makes it important to remain courteous and respectful when addressing the Tobacco-Free Campus policy.
For more information and to read CWI’s Smoking Policy, please visit www.cwidaho.cc/smokefree.
Weapons on Campus
As of July 1, 2014, Section 18-3309 of the Idaho Code allows individuals with enhanced concealed carry permits to carry weapons on public college and universities. The College of Western Idaho (CWI) has worked diligently to evaluate what changes need to be implemented on campus in response to the legislation. Our principal goal is to make sure our campus community remains a safe learning and working environment.
CWI Board Policy 4340 Safety states the possession, wearing, carrying, transporting, or use of weapons, including firearms, while upon properties owned or controlled by the College of Western Idaho (CWI) or where CWI activities occur, is prohibited, except for authorized law enforcement officers, authorized campus security officers, and persons exempt under Idaho State law. “Persons exempt under Idaho State law” means any person licensed to carry a concealed weapon under Idaho Code Sections 18-3302H or 18-3301K.
For more a list of FAQ’s, please visit www.cwidaho.cc/faq/weapons-campus.
General Notice of Nondiscrimination
It is the policy of the College of Western Idaho (CWI) to comply with all federal, state, and local authorities requiring nondiscrimination, including but not limited to Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendment of 1972, Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990.
CWI is committed to maintaining a Respectful Community by providing equal education and employment opportunities, services, and benefits to any individual without regard to:
- national origin,
- sexual orientation,
- gender identity,
- disability status,
- protected veteran status,
- or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.
A Respectful Community is a priority for CWI; discrimination and harassment undermine human dignity and the positive connection among all people at our Institution. Appropriate action will be taken to eliminate, prevent, and address the effects of discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct, stalking, and retaliation.
To report concerns please contact the Title IX Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.