5-4: Facilities Allocation, Use and Management

Policy Overview

This policy governs the internal and external, short- and long-term use, allocation, and management of facilities at Santa Fe Community College (SFCC or College). All facilities and grounds shall be used primarily in support of the educational mission and purposes of the College.

Scope and Applicability

This policy applies to all employees, students, student organizations and public use of facilities for short- and long-term use. It applies to all general allocation of space on campus, e.g., offices, general-purpose areas, laboratories, classrooms and grounds.

Policy Statement

The President along with the Executive Director of Plant Operations, Management, Safety and Security (POMSS) or his or her designee, with input from other departments, shall be responsible for determining the appropriate allocation, designation, function, configuration and usage of space and facilities (including equipment and furnishings) on campus, guided by the Master Plan of the College. SFCC Employees are expected to contribute to efforts to maintain a clean, safe and professional campus environment, and shall not willingly  damage College property.

  1. The primary purpose of SFCC facilities is to support the educational mission of the College. As a community service, the College may allow facilities to be available for other uses. The President reserves the right to approve proposed uses.
  2. Any group or organization using College facilities will be held responsible for damage to property during its use of the facilities.
  3. The College will maintain standards for conduct and behavior for all persons accessing and occupying College property, as set forth in its policies and handbooks for students and employees (Policy 2-1 Student Code of Conduct and Policy 4-1 Workplace Ethics and Code of Conduct). These standards apply to all
  4. Sale and disposal of equipment, furnishings and public property will be in accordance with New Mexico state statute, as stated in NM State Statute 13-6-1 and 13-6-2.


  1. Facilities Master Plan

    The Facilities Master Plan is a long-range planning document that seeks to balance the physical and architectural elements of the campus. The Facilities Master Plan documents a strategy to provide the facilities that support the mission, vision and goals of the College. The Facilities Master Plan is developed in alignment with the Strategic Plan and in compliance with Higher Education Department requirements (NM Statute 5.100.2). The plans identify and prioritize campus improvement projects that will contribute to the implementation of the College and State strategic plans, including renovation, modernization, conversion, expansion and new construction.

  2. Long-Term Use

    Allocation of space for the duration of an academic semester or longer.

  3. Relocation

    Adjusting or reallocating furniture in support of occupants moving into an area.

  4. Renovation

    Physically improving the permanent components of a space, such as reconfiguring walls or providing new furnishings.

  5. Repurposing

    Changing the use of an area from one purpose to another, such as office to classroom.

  6. Short-Term Use

    Allocation of space for duration of a few days and less than an academic semester.

  7. Special Event

    A cultural, sporting, business or other type of unique activity occurring for a limited or fixed duration, (one time, annual).

Policy Process

  1. The Executive Director of POMSS is responsible for management of facilities, both in terms of physical upkeep and space allocation . In order to facilitate the allocation of space, the proper procedures and notification must be followed before occupancy may take place.
  2. At the beginning of every semester the scheduling of classrooms and appropriate furnishings in conjunction with the Registrar will be validated in accordance with current carrying capacity requirements. The classroom capacity requirement will be posted in each classroom.
  3. Nothing in this policy will preclude the College from entering into Joint Powers Agreements or other similar reciprocal arrangements with external parties that allow external parties defined use of facilities in exchange for rent, in-kind donations or services.

Statement of Accountability and Responsibility

The President, through the Executive Director for POMSS, and the POMSS office, shall be responsible for enforcing plant, operations, maintenance, safety and security procedures  and policies. POMSS shall work with the different departments and offices to comply with this policy and develop procedures that will enforce this policy regarding awareness, prevention, and remediation .


2-1 SFCC Student Code of Conduct Policy

4-1 SFCC Workplace Ethics and Code of Conduct NM Statutes 5.100.2; NM 5.3.9; and NM 5.3.10

NM State Statute 13-6-1 and 13-6-2 SFCC Facilities Master Plan

POLICY APPROVAL: 6-27-02, SFCC Governing Board

Updated: 8/7/03 Revised and Governing Board approved: 5/25/ 16

Associated Procedures

Irrigation Repair

Santa Fe Community College will be repairing irrigation lines at the central roundabout (the drop-off area by the flag poles) Monday, April 23 through Monday, April 30. During repairs, the roundabout will not be accessible. Please use other entrances into the main and West Wing parking lots. No parking areas will be affected. Please use caution when walking or driving in the vicinity. Thank you for your patience while we make improvements to campus.