The code of conduct as set forth below applies specifically to student and visitor behavior while at any College facility or while attending any College function. Rights are basic to the freedom to learn and must be based upon both mutual respect and responsibility.
When a student enrolls at Glen Oaks Community College, he/she agrees to abide by all College regulations. Therefore, violations of any rule of the following code of conduct will result in appropriate disciplinary action. Infractions of the code include, but are not limited to, the following:
Students shall have the right to be accorded due process in all disciplinary actions resulting in a change of their social and/or academic status at Glen Oaks Community College. It is with this spirit that procedures have been established.
Students may be suspended from College classes and/or activities pending due process procedures by the President or representative when, in the President’s or representative’s sole discretion, such action is necessary to protect the rights and safety of College students or employees.
Visitors are subject to criminal charges or civil liability for improper conduct on College property. Readers of this policy are also referred to a related Policy, 3.51, Student Policies General.
Glen Oaks Community College exists so that the people it serves have learning and enrichment opportunities to improve their quality of life and their standard of living. GOCC supports a positive educational environment that will benefit student success. In order to ensure this vision, the College has established guidelines for the redress of grievances by individuals accused in such proceedings. In addition, the College has established a Student Code of Conduct and Student General Rules and Guidelines to ensure the protection of student rights and the health and safety of the College community, as well as to support the efficient operation of College programs.
In cases of noncompliance with the Student Code of Conduct Student and the General Rules and Guidelines, the College will impose sanctions that are consistent with the impact of the offense on the College community (See Article IV (C) below). The college reserves the right to pursue criminal and/or civil action where warranted. The Student General Rules and Guidelines and 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. They shall also be applicable to a student’s conduct even if the student withdraws from school while a disciplinary matter is pending.
If an individual has violated the Student Code of Conduct or the General Rules and Guidelines on college property while not enrolled as a student at the college, but then later seeks to enroll, he or she must first contact the Vice President of Student Services (or a designee). The same Due Process procedures listed in Article IV below will be followed to determine an admission decision.
The College Student Code shall apply to conduct that occurs on College premises, at College sponsored activities, and to off-campus conduct that adversely affects the College community and/or the pursuit of its objectives. Students shall be responsible for their conduct from the time of application for admission through the actual awarding of a degree, even though conduct may occur before classes begin or after classes end, as well as during the academic year and during periods between terms of actual enrollment (and even if their conduct is not discovered until after a degree is awarded). The Student Code shall apply to a student’s conduct even if the student withdraws from school while a disciplinary matter is pending. The Vice President of Student Services (or a designee) shall decide whether the Student Code shall be applied to conduct occurring off campus, on a case by case basis, in his/her sole discretion.
Any student found to have committed or to have attempted to commit the following misconduct is subject to the disciplinary sanctions outlined in Article IV:
* Sexual harassment that falls under the jurisdiction of Title IX will be handled by the Title IX Coordinator per the College’s Sex/Gender-Based Discrimination and Harassment Policy. Under Title IX, at least one of the following has occurred:
Any student who believes that they have been harassed or retaliated against in violation of this policy should immediately report such incidents to the Vice President of Student Services.
All allegations of retaliation will be thoroughly investigated. If it is determined that retaliation has occurred, the College will take all reasonable steps within its power to stop such conduct. Individuals who engage in retaliatory conduct are subject to disciplinary action, up to and including expulsion.
Adopted by Board of Trustees March 10, 1993, revised 6/9/99, 10/9/02, 9/14/05, reviewed 9/17/14, revised 10/12/2017, revised 10/15/19, revised 8/26/20.
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