Student Conduct Policy

Generally, college disciplinary action shall be limited to conduct which adversely affects the college community's pursuit of its educational objectives. Disciplinary action, though not limited to the misconduct below, shall be exercised in all reported incidences of misconduct on the campus:

A. All forms of dishonesty including cheating, plagiarism, knowingly furnishing false information to the college, and forgery, alteration or use of college documents orinstruments of identification with intent to defraud.

B. Disruption or obstruction of teaching, research, administration, disciplinary proceedings, or other college activities.

C. Physical, verbal, and/or psychological abuse or the threat of such abuse, of any person on college premises or at college activities. This includes but is not limitedto sexual assault, date rape, and sexual harassment or other forms of unwanted attention.

D. Compromising or threatening the health or safety of any member of the campus community.

E. Participating in or inciting a riot or an unauthorized or disorderly assembly.

F. Seizing, holding, commandeering, or damaging any property or facilities of the college, or threatening to do so, or refusing to depart from any property or facilitiesof the college upon direction by college officials or other persons authorized by the president.

G. Possessing, selling, manufacturing, or otherwise distributing any alcohol or illicit drugs while on campus, attending a college-sponsored off-campus event, or while serving as a representative of the college.

H. Gambling on the campus or at any college function.

I. Possessing on college property or at any college activity any firearm, weapon, or dangerous chemical or explosive elements or component parts thereof not used for lawful college studies, without authorization of the president of the college.

J. Physically detaining or restraining any person or removing such person from any place where that person is authorized to remain, or in any way obstructing thefree movement of persons or vehicles on college premises or at college activities.

K. Littering, defacing, destroying or damaging property of the college or property under its jurisdiction or removing or using such property without authorization.

L. Willfully encouraging others to commit any of the acts that have been herein prohibited.

M. Violating any local, state, or federal laws.

N. Violating any rule or regulation not contained within the official college publications but announced as administrative edict by a college official or other person authorized by the president.

O. Violation of college parking regulations.

P. Violation of college fire regulations, i.e., failure to comply with emergency evacuation procedures, tampering with fire protection apparatus, etc.

Q. Theft or attempted theft of college or personal property on college premises.

R. Unauthorized entry into or presence in any college building or facility.

S. Violation of college policy on demonstrations.

T. Violation of college policy on solicitation and sales.

U. Violation of college policy on smoking in any campus building.

V. Violation of college policy on the ethical use of computer resources or non-adherence to rules and guidelines for behavior in all college labs or facilities.