Students shall be expected to assume their share of responsibility in maintaining an atmosphere conducive to an effective teaching-learning situation in all classes and activities in which they participate under college sponsorship.

The college president shall develop rules and regulation consistent with board policy necessary to govern student conduct. These rules shall be reviewed at least annually by the board and adopted by reference as a part of these policies.

A student shall not use any conduct intentionally to cause the substantial and material disruption or obstruction of any lawful college function. Neither shall a student urge other students to engage in conduct intended to cause a disruption or obstruction of any college function.

A student shall not fail to comply with a reasonable request of college personnel during any period of time when the student is properly under the authority of the college.

Violation of any provision of this student conduct may result in suspension and/or expulsion.

The following student behaviors are unacceptable:

A. violation of college policies and procedures

B. possession, storage, use and/or sale of chemical substances on campus

C. possession, storage or use of lethal weapons on campus

D. use of tobacco products in college buildings

E. disruptive behaviors and conduct

F. verbal abuse of a college employee, student or other person(s) not employed by the college while on campus or involved in college activities

G. physical abuse of a college employee, student or other person(s) not employed by the college while on campus or involved in college activities

H. acts of vandalism to college property and/or other’s personal property

I. threats (by word or deed)

J. theft/extortion of college property or personal property

K. profanity and/or obscenity

L. intimidation of others

M. open defiance

N. fighting

O. any other acts which disrupt the normal educational environment of the college

Violation of any provision of this student code of conduct may result in appropriate disciplinary action. Any of the following disciplinary measures may be utilized for violations of the student code of conduct:

A. Community Restitution (campus or community service)

B. Monetary Restitution

C. Probation

D. Suspension

E. Expulsion

If the student is a high school student under the age of 18, school district administration will be informed, and the college will confer with school district administration regarding the appropriate disciplinary action.