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Student Rights and Responsibilities

Student Code of Conduct and Judicial Procedures


Article I: Authority

The Student Code of Conduct shall apply from the time of admission to the college and continue as long as the student remains enrolled at the college. It shall also be applicable to a student’s conduct even if the student withdraws from school while a disciplinary matter is pending.

The college may take disciplinary action for a violation of the Student Code of Conduct when the offense takes place on college premises or at college sponsored, endorsed, supported or related events which occur on or off campus, or when an offense which occurs off campus is such that in the judgment of the vice president of student services, failure to take disciplinary action is likely to interfere with the educational processes or orderly operation of the college, or endanger the health, safety and welfare of the college community.

The vice president of student services (or designee) shall:

  • Determine the composition of the Student Conduct and Discipline Committee and the Appeals Board.
  • Develop policies for the administration of the Code of Conduct.
  • Develop procedural rules for the conduct of student hearings which are consistent with the provisions of the Student Code of Conduct.
  • Authorize the suspension of any student when the circumstances warrant immediate action such as in cases of threatening or assaultive behaviors (See “Emergency Sanctions”).
  • Determine whether or not the Student Conduct and Disciplinary Committee shall be authorized to hear each matter.

The Student Conduct and Discipline Committee may be designated as the arbiter of disputes within the student community in cases that do not involve a violation of the Student Code. All parties must agree to arbitration and to be bound by the decision with no right of appeal.

Decisions made by the Student Conduct and Discipline Committee and/or the vice president of student services (or designee) are final.

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