Optometry Student Handbook 2022-2023

Health Professions Division 2022–2023 90 Notices, Messages, and Posters After approval from the specific college’s Office of Student Affairs/Office of Student Activities, students may post notices on the bulletin boards located in the student lounge and other locations. Notices announcing events shall be removed within seven days after the event has passed. Other boards are provided for university or division business only. Students are prohibited from posting, altering, or removing notices or messages from these boards. No notices, announcements, posters, or any other papers may be posted anywhere, including doors, windows, and elevators, except on bulletin boards provided for that purpose. Please refer to the Distributing or Posting Printed Material section of the NSU portion of the student handbook. Parking Lot/Garage You are encouraged to use the parking areas designated for our students. You must obtain a parking permit from the One-Stop Shop in the HPD, the Horvitz Administration Building, or the Office of Student Affairs (at regional campuses). Please keep in mind that the parking spaces adjacent to or in front of our building(s) are for administrators, visitors, and patients only. Parking in spaces other than those appropriated may result in a ticket violation or towing of the vehicle. In addition, all vehicles parked on NSU campuses must abide by the “head-in only” rule to ensure that the license plate is facing the road and can be read by the License Place Recognition (LPR) cameras. Vehicles displaying an official state-issued front license plate may reverse into parking spaces. Reversing into a parking space without the front-plate option will result in the issuance of a “no back-in violation” citation. Remember to lock your car very day and park within the specified areas. Do not leave valuables in your vehicle. Courtesy and common sense in parking will avoid accidents, personal injuries, damage to your vehicle and to the vehicles of other students and employees. If you should damage another car while parking or leaving, immediately report the incident, along with the license numbers of both vehicles and any other pertinent information you may have, to the NSU Public Safety Department. The HPD and NSU do not assume any liability for any loss or damages you may sustain while parked in the parking garage. Use of NSU parking facilities are always at your own risk. Photographs and Recordings Students are prohibited from recording audio or video, or taking photographs in classrooms in all modalities (including online classes), without prior written permission from the instructor or pursuant to an approved disability accommodation. Students are further prohibited from reproducing, sharing, or disseminating class content recordings, or any portion thereof, with individuals who are not registered for the class. Absolutely no photographs or video may be taken in the anatomy laboratories. Postexposure Policies and Procedures An occupational exposure is considered an urgent medical concern that requires immediate attention for proper medical management. An exposure that might place a student at risk for hepatitis B virus, hepatitis C virus, or HIV infection is defined as a percutaneous injury (e.g., a needle stick or cut with a sharp object) or contact of mucous membrane or nonintact skin (e.g., exposed skin that is chapped, abraded, or afflicted with dermatitis) with blood, tissue, or other body fluid that is potentially infectious.