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All violations shall be handled by the Provost. In addition, hazing may subject
an individual or organization to criminal penalties under Florida law. In
determining whether a hazing violation is “minor” or “major” in scope, the primary
consideration will be the presence of or potential for serious physical or emotional
harm to the victim of the hazing. All college organizations are required to include
the above anti-hazing rule and penalties by publication in the Student Handbook.
Rule 7.240.
Florida law (1006-69 FS) requires that a postsecondary educational institutional
shall provide information concerning the risks associated with meningococcal
meningitis and hepatitis B and the availability, effectiveness, and known
contradictions of any required or recommended vaccine to every student, or
to the student’s parent if the student is a minor, who has been accepted for
Meningitis is a serious disease that affects the brain and spinal cord. Because
bacterial meningitis is a grave illness and can rapidly progress to death, it requires
early diagnosis and treatment. This is often difficult because the symptoms closely
resemble those of the flu and the highest incidence of meningitis occurs during
late winter and early spring (flu season). When not fatal, bacterial meningitis
can lead to permanent disabilities such as hearing loss, brain damage, or loss of
limbs. For more information call the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1-800-232- 2522,
or visit the website at:
Hepatitis B is a serious infectious disease causes by a virus that attacks the liver.
The hepatitis B virus (HBV) can cause life-long infection that leads to cirrhosis
scarring) of the liver, liver cancer, or liver failure. There is no cure for hepatitis
B, but the infection can be prevented by vaccination. Each year about 200,000
people are infected with the virus and 5,000 die. For more information call
HEP-CDC, or visit the website at:
It is the position of Florida Keys Community College that a balance be maintained
between the rights of persons infected with the Human Immune Deficiency
Virus (HIV) to obtain education and employment and the rights of students and
community college employees to an environment which provides reasonable
protection from infection with HIV. Florida Keys Community College establishes
this policy to respond appropriately to the needs and right of students and
employees who are HIV-positive. This policy defines an HIV-positive student or
employee as an individual who:
a) is diagnosed as having Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)