For the college's coronavirus updates, please visit www.cpcc.edu/coronavirus.
As of June 24, NC Gov. Roy Cooper announced the state will remain in Phase Two for another three weeks -- until July 17 -- while making face coverings mandatory in public.
Registration for fall semester classes is open at www.cpcc.edu/admissions/registration. Central Piedmont will announce its updated plans for the upcoming fall semester soon after the July 4 holiday. Preliminary plans for fall include offering classes that are completely online, class sections that are primarily online, classes that will combine online and in-person instruction, and a smaller percentage of traditional in-person classes.
Read the complete message at www.cpcc.edu/coronavirus.
2.17 Free Speech, Public Assembly, and Distribution/Petitioning Policy
Central Piedmont Community College is committed to supporting freedom of speech. The College recognizes that free speech is the best means for arriving at truth and mutual understanding. The College also recognizes that the rights to assemble peaceably and to petition the government for redress of grievances are important components of free speech. Therefore, the College will protect the rights of free speech, petition, and peaceable assembly as set forth in the U.S. Constitution. However, it is also the responsibility of the College to provide a suitable, safe, and healthy environment for its students, faculty and staff, and non-college affiliated groups, which is conducive to study, teaching and learning, public service, conducting research, and performing other activities, without undue interference or disturbance. Thus, the College has adopted reasonable regulations concerning acts of expression and dissent.
II. Speech and Assembly for College Students, Staff, and Faculty
The College is committed to making the majority of its indoor and outdoor spaces available to currently enrolled students, staff, and faculty who wish to exercise the rights of free speech, petition, and peaceable assembly, provided they do not:
- Disrupt the normal or previously scheduled activities of the College;
- Violate the free speech, assembly, or movement of other individuals or organizations; or,
- Damage property or create an unsafe situation for any individual, group, or organization.
Outdoor assembly may not be conducted within thirty (30) feet of any building or otherwise interfere with free flow of vehicular, bicycle, or pedestrian traffic.
Although prior registration by students, staff, and faculty is not mandatory, it is strongly recommended. Prior registration and planning ensure that the desired space will be available on the preferred date and time. Prior registration should be handled in accordance with the College’s guidelines and procedures.
Changes approved by the Board of Trustees on May 6, 2020
Changes approved by Cabinet on March 26, 2007; September 28, 2009; September 26, 2011; February 11, 2013; November 2, 2015