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Student Rights and Responsibilities

Upon enrolling in the college, each student assumes an obligation to conduct himself/herself in a manner compatible with the college's function as an educational institution and to obey the laws enacted by federal, state and local governments. If this obligation is neglected or ignored by the student, the college must, in the interest of fulfilling its function, institute appropriate disciplinary action.

Students who are parents have the responsibility to arrange suitable care for their children while they attend class. Students are not permitted to bring children to class nor should children be left unattended in halls, building offices or on campus. The college reserves the right to protect the safety and welfare of unattended children.

In addition to the above, misconduct that may subject a student to disciplinary action includes the following:

  1. Dishonesty such as cheating, plagiarism, or knowingly furnishing false information to the college.
  2. Forgery, alteration or misuse of college documents, records or identification.
  3. Hazing, which is defined as any act that injures, frightens, endangers or degrades an individual.
  4. Obstruction or disruption of teaching, research, administration, disciplinary procedures, or other college-authorized activities.
  5. Sexual harassment of any person on college property or at college-authorized activities.
  6. Physical abuse of any person on college property or at college-authorized activities, or conduct that threatens or endangers the health or safety of such person.
  7. Theft or damage to college property or property of others on college premises or at college-authorized activities.
  8. Unauthorized entry to or use of college facilities.
  9. Violation of law or of college policies or procedures or campus rules or regulations (herein collectively called "Regulations").
  10. Use of, being under the influence of, possession of, or distribution of, alcohol or controlled substances on college property or at college-authorized activities except as permitted under the Board policy entitled "Food Service Facilities."
  11. Disorderly conduct, breach of the peace, aiding or inciting another to breach the peace, or infringement upon the rights or defamation of another either on college property or at college-authorized activities.
  12. Failure to comply with directions of a college official acting in the performance of his/her duties.
  13. Possession or use of a firearm, explosive, dangerous chemical or other weapon or anything that could be construed as a weapon on college property or at college-authorized activities except as required by law and permitted by regulations. Law enforcement officers who are enrolled and are on campus to attend classes or study are to take no action to enforce any regulations, except as required by law. Alleged violations must be reported to campus police.
  14. Any of the foregoing, if proven to be knowingly committed in concert with other persons, may make each participant responsible for the acts of the entire group.

Students are protected against race and ethnicity discrimination by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, against sex discrimination, including sexual harassment by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and against discrimination based on sexual orientation, religion, age and status as a disabled or Vietnam-era veteran by board policy. Students who believe they have been subjected to discrimination should use the procedures described in Board of Trustees Policy B9 and Administrative Procedures G15.

Students are protected against discrimination based upon reason of disability by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Students who believe they have been discriminated against based upon reason of disability should use the procedures described in Board of Trustees Policy G8 and Administrative Procedure G6.

Students who believe they are being sexually harassed are encouraged to discuss the matter first with one of the sexual harassment advisors listed in the Fact Finder. Students should refer to Board of Trustees Policy B12, the guidelines for implementation of the sexual harassment policy found in each campus library, and the Fact Finder for more information.