Code of Conduct
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 discipline that
is consistent with the impact of the offense on the College community (See
Article IV (B) 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.
The term “College” means Glen Oaks Community College.
The term “Student Code” refers to the College’s Student Code of Conduct.
The term “General Rules” refers to the Student General Rules and Guidelines.
The term “student” includes all persons currently enrolled at the College,
either full-time or part-time.
This code applies to
all current students of GOCC regardless of their geographical location.
The term “faculty member” means any person hired by the College to conduct classroom
or teaching activities or who is otherwise considered by the College to be a member
of its faculty union.
The term “College official” includes any person employed by the College,
performing assigned administrative or professional responsibilities.
The term “member of the College community” includes any person who is a
student, faculty member, College official or staff member employed by the
College, or any authorized non-employed personnel (such as interns). A person’s
status in a particular situation shall be determined by the Dean of Students
(or his or her designee).
The term “College premises” includes all land, buildings, facilities, and other
property in the possession of, owned, used, or
controlled by the College (including adjacent streets and sidewalks).
The term “harassment” means deliberate and/or persistent communication that
disturbs the recipient. The communication does
not have to be threatening.
The term “Judicial Board” means a group of persons authorized by the Dean of
Students (or his or her designee) to consider
whether a student has violated the Student Code or to review the sanction(s)
imposed by the Dean of Students
(or his or her designee) if requested by the accused.
The term “policy” means the written regulations of the College as found in, but
not limited to, the Course Catalog, Course Schedule,
the College web site and/or other written regulations and procedures available within
a department or division.
The term “cheating” includes, but is not limited to attempted or actual:
use of any unauthorized assistance in taking quizzes, tests, or examinations;
use of sources beyond those authorized by the instructor in writing papers,
preparing reports, solving problems, or carrying out other assignments;
the acquisition, without permission, of tests or other academic material belonging
to a member of the College faculty or staff
engaging in any behavior specifically prohibited by a faculty member in the
course syllabus or class discussion for the
purposes of academic credit
allowing or participating in cheating by other students
other acts of dishonesty within the College but outside of the classroom.
The term “plagiarism” includes, but is not limited to, the use, by paraphrase
or direct quotation, of the published or unpublished work of another person
without full and clear acknowledgment. It also includes the unacknowledged use
of materials prepared by another person or agency engaged in the selling of
term papers or other academic materials.
The term “academic negligence” means unknowingly or unintentionally claiming credit
for the work or effort of another person.
The term “complainant” means any person who submits a report alleging that a
student violated this Student Code or the General
Rules. When a student believes that s/he has been a victim of another student’s
misconduct, the student who believes
s/he has been a victim will have the same rights under this Student Code as are
provided to the complainant, even if another member of the College community
submitted the charge itself. Requests to receive information
regarding the accused student must be in writing and submitted to the Student Services Divisional
The term “accused student” means any student accused of violating this Student
Code or General Rules, or any other rule or policy of the College.
II: STUDENT CODE AUTHORITY
The Dean of Students (or his or her designee) shall determine whether or not
the Judicial Board shall be authorized to hear each
The Dean of Students (or his or her designee) shall develop policies for the
administration of the Code of Conduct process and procedural
rules for the conduct of Judicial Board hearings that are not inconsistent with provisions of the
Student Code and the General Rules.
Decisions made by the Judicial Board and/or the Dean of Students (or his or her
designee) shall be final, pending the normal
III: PROSCRIBED CONDUCT
Jurisdiction of the College Student Code of Conduct 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. Each student shall be
responsible for his/ her 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 Dean of Students (or his or her 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
Conduct—Rules and Regulations
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:
Acts of dishonesty, including but not limited to the following:
Cheating (as defined in Article I (L)), plagiarism (as defined in Article
I(M)), academic negligence (as defined in Article
I(N)) and any other forms of academic dishonesty.
Misrepresentation of facts or furnishing false information to any College
member, staff or
c. Forgery, alteration,
or misuse of any College document, record, or instrument of identification.
Perceived, attempted or actual Financial Aid fraud or corresponding behaviors
allow a student to receive
a monetary benefit for which they are not eligible.
2. Disruption or
obstruction of teaching, research, administration, disciplinary proceedings,
other College activities,
including its public service functions on or off campus, or of other authorized non- College activities
when the conduct occurs on College premises.
3. Physical abuse or assaults,
verbal abuse, threats or threatening behavior, intimidation, harassment, coercion, bullying,
and/or other conduct which threatens or endangers the health or safety of any person (including, but
not limited to, messages sent via text messages, emails, or any electronic
format including phone, etc).
This provision also includes, but is not
limited to: unlawful discrimination or related harassment onthe basis of race,
color, sex, age, religion, national origin, creed, ancestry, familial status,
disability, marital status, height,
weight, sexual orientation, or veteran’s status.
Sexual misconduct/sexual harassment which includes, but is not limited to:
a. Any sexual act (including,
but not limited to: rape, sexual assault, sexual battery and sexual
coercion) that occurs
without the consent of the other person or occurs when the other person is
unable to give consent.
b. Conduct of a sexual
nature (including, but not limited to: intentional touching of a sexual nature, repeated/unwelcomed
advances, comments of a sexual nature) that creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive campus,
educational or working environment for another person.
c. Obscene or indecent
behavior which includes, but is not limited to: indecent exposure and the
display of sexual behavior
that would reasonably be offensive to others or entering bathrooms
d. Retaliation against
anyone who files a complaint or participates in an investigation relating to
* Title IX prohibits retaliation against any
individual who files a
complaint under Title IX or
participates in a
Attempted or actual theft of and/or damage to property of the College or
property of a member of
the College community
or other personal or public property, on or off campus.
6. Hazing which is
defined as an act which endangers the mental or physical health or safety of a
student, or which destroys or
removes public or private property, for the purpose of initiation, admission into, affiliation with,
or as a condition for continued membership in, a group or organization. The express or implied
consent of the victim will not be a defense. Apathy or acquiescence in the presence of hazing are
not neutral acts; they are still violations of this rule.
Failure to comply with the directions of College officials or law enforcement
officers acting in
performance of their
duties and/or failure to identify oneself to these persons when requested to do
8. Unauthorized possession,
duplication or the use of keys to any College premises or unauthorized entry to or use of College
9. Violation of any
College policy, rule, or regulation published in hard copy, included in a
course syllabus or available
electronically on the College website.
Violation of any federal, state or local law.
Use, possession, manufacturing, distribution, or being under the influence of
marijuana, heroin, narcotics, or other controlled
substances except as expressly permitted by federal law. Possession of drug paraphernalia is
also prohibited on campus.
Use, possession, manufacturing, distribution, or being under the influence of
alcoholic beverages (except as expressly
permitted by College regulations), or public intoxication. Alcoholic beverages may not, in
any circumstance, be used by, possessed by or distributed to any person under twenty-one (21) years
13. Possession of firearms
(even if legally possessed), tasers, stun guns, explosives, weapons, or
dangerous chemicals on College
premises, or use of any such item in a manner that harms, threatens or causes fear to others. The definition
of a weapon includes but is not limited to a pistol or other firearm or dagger, dirk, razor,
stiletto, or knife having a blade over 3 inches in length, or any other
dangerous or deadly weapon or
instrument. College Property covered by this policy includes, without limitation, all
College owned or leased buildings and surrounding areas such as sidewalks, driveways and parking
lots under the College’s ownership or control. College vehicles are covered by this policy at all
times regardless of whether they are on College property.
14. Participating in an
on-campus or off-campus demonstration, riot or activity that disrupts the
normal operations of
the College and/or infringes on the rights of other members of the College
community; leading or
inciting others to disrupt scheduled and/or normal activities within any
campus building or
Obstruction of the free flow of pedestrian or vehicular traffic on College
premises or at College sponsored or supervised
Conduct that is disorderly; breach of peace; or aiding, abetting, or procuring
another person to breach the peace on
College premises or at functions sponsored by, or participated in by, the College or members of
the academic community. Disorderly Conduct includes but is not limited to: the use of any device
to capture audio, video or digital record or photograph of any person while on College premises or
College events where there is a reasonable expectation of privacy (i.e.
restrooms, locker rooms, etc.).
17. Theft or other abuse
of computer facilities and resources, including but not limited to:
a. Unauthorized entry into
a file, to use, read, or change the contents, or for any other purpose.
b. Unauthorized transfer
of a file.
c. Use of another individual’s
identification and/or password.
Use of computing facilities and resources to interfere with the work of another
student, faculty member or College
Use of computing facilities and resources to send obscene or abusive messages.
Use of computing facilities and resources to interfere with normal operation of
g. Use of computing
facilities and resources in violation of copyright laws.
Any violation of the GOCC Acceptable Use Policy.
Abuse of the Student Code process, including but not limited to:
a. Falsification, distortion,
or misrepresentation of information before the Judicial Board.
b. Disruption or
interference with the orderly conduct of a Judicial Board proceeding.
c. Attempting to discourage
an individual’s proper participation in, or use of, the Student Code
Attempting to influence the impartiality of a member of a Judicial Board member
and/or during the
course of, the Judicial Board Hearing.
Harassment (verbal or physical) and/or intimidation of a member of a Judicial
prior to, during,
and/or after a Judicial Board Hearing.
f. Failure to comply with
the sanction(s) imposed under the Student Code of Conduct.
g. Influencing or attempting
to influence another person to commit an abuse of the Student Code process.
Students are required to engage in responsible social conduct that reflects
credit upon the College community and to model
good citizenship in any community.
Violation of Law and College Discipline
College disciplinary proceedings may be instituted against a student charged
with conduct that potentially violates both
the criminal law and this Student Code (that is, if both possible violations result from the same
factual situation) without regard to the pendency of civil or criminal
litigation in court or criminal
arrest and prosecution. Proceedings under this Student Code may be carried out prior to, simultaneously
with, or following civil or criminal proceedings off campus at the discretion of the Dean of Students
(or his or her designee). Determinations made or sanctions imposed under this Student Code of Conduct
shall not be subject to change because criminal charges arising out of the same facts giving rise
to violation of the College’s Code were dismissed, reduced, or resolved in
favor of or against the
criminal law defendant.
When a student is charged by federal, state, or local authorities with a
violation of law, the College will not request or agree to
special consideration for that individual because of his or her status as a
If the alleged offense
is also being processed under the Student Code, the College may advise off -campus
authorities of the existence of the Student Code and of how such matters are
typically handled within the College
community. The College will attempt to cooperate with law enforcement and other agencies in the
enforcement of criminal law on campus and in the conditions imposed by criminal courts for the
rehabilitation of student violators (provided that the conditions do not conflict with campus rules
or sanctions). Individual students and other members of the College community, acting in
their personal capacities, remain free to interact with governmental representatives as they
IV: STUDENT CONDUCT PROCESS
Charges and Judicial Board Hearings
Any member of the College community may file a report against a student for
alleged violations of the Student Code or
General Rules. An allegation of a Student Code or General Rules violation must be directed to the Dean
of Students (or his or her designee). Any report of a violation of the Student Code or General Rules
should be submitted as soon as possible after the event takes place, preferably within a week.
2. The Dean of Students
(or his or her designee) will conduct an impartial and reliable preliminary investigation of all
allegations to determine if the allegations have merit and/or if they can be disposed of administratively.
Such disposition shall be final and there shall be no subsequent proceedings.
If it is determined that the allegation has merit, the accused student will
receive written notification that an alleged violation
has occurred. In the notification, the student will be directed to make an appointment with the
Dean of Students (or his/her designee) to review the facts concerning the
alleged violation in order to
determine if formal charges should be prepared.
4. During this meeting,
the accused student meets one on one with the Dean of Students (or his orher designee). Representatives
or parents will only be allowed in this meeting at the discretion
of the Dean of Students
(or his or her designee) when appropriate. In addition, a FERPA (Family Educational Rights and
Privacy Act) release must be signed.
If the accused student is unable to, or does not wish to meet with the Dean of
Students (or his or her designee) in person,
the student may submit a notarized statement in writing responding to the allegation, within the
notification period. Other arrangements
may be made to facilitate the meeting such as video
or teleconference when a face to face meeting may be difficult for the student and at the sole discretion
of the Dean of Students (or his or her designee). In situations where a meeting other than a
face to face meeting will be held, the student must provide a copy of their identification to the
divisional office before the meeting occurs. However, a face to face meeting is the preferred option.
After reviewing the facts with the accused student, or after reviewing the
accused student’s statement, a decision will be made
whether to prepare formal charges, and the accused student will be promptly informed.
7. In the event that the
student fails to contact the Dean of Students (or his/her designee) within five (5)
working days of the date listed on the written notification (excluding Saturday
and Sunday), a hold may be placed on
the student’s record which may result in the student’s enrollment being delayed. The Dean of Students
(or his/her designee) will then review the facts available without the student and make a
decision whether to prepare formal charges.
If a decision is made to prepare formal charges, the accused student shall be
notified by the Dean of Students (or his/her
designee) that he or she is being accused of violating the Student Code or
General Rules and that he or
she may elect to do one of the following:
a. The accused student
may admit the alleged violation and request, in writing, that the Dean of
Students (or his or her
designee) take whatever action seems necessary; or
The accused student may admit the alleged violation and request a hearing
before the Judicial
Board regarding the
The accused student may deny the alleged violation, in which case the Dean of
his or her designee)
shall refer him or her to the Judicial Board.
In the event that the accused student does not make an election of one of the
three options available within ten (10) working
days from the date of the letter, the Dean of Students (or his or her designee) will take whatever
actions seem necessary, including the imposition of appropriate sanctions.
If the accused student elects to admit the alleged violation and request a
hearing before the Judicial Board to determine the
sanction or if the student denies the allegation, a Judicial Board hearing will be scheduled as soon as
If the complainant requests an alternate form of resolution, and the accused
student agrees, then the parties will engage in
informal mediation. If the informal mediation results in mutual satisfaction of both parties, then
the case will be considered adjudicated. If the case is not adjudicated, then it
may be forwarded to the Judicial Board for a hearing. Alternate resolution is
not available for cases involving discrimination
and/or sexual misconduct/sexual harassment [Article III(B)(3) and III(B)(4) (a-d)] unless the
Complainant or victim requests it.
12. Prior to a Judicial
Board hearing, the accused student shall be entitled to the following:
a. A written statement of
a decision rendered and/or charges so that the accused student may prepare his or her defense;
b. Written notification
of how the alleged violation came to the College’s attention.
The student shall be entitled to an expeditious hearing of his or her case.
Members of the Judicial Board shall be appointed by the Dean of Students (or
his or her designee) and shall be comprised of
a. The Dean of Students
(or his or her designee) will serve as the Chairperson. However, when
the Judicial Board is
hearing an appeal based on a disciplinary decision of the Dean of Students
(or his or her designee),
the Dean of Students (or his or her designee) will relinquish the Chair
and a temporary Chairperson
will be appointed. The Chair conducts the hearing but does not
participate in the
One College administrator; and
c. Two current students
from the student body; and
d. Two faculty members
Judicial Board hearings shall be conducted by the Judicial Board according to
the following guidelines except as provided by
article IV(A)(7) below:
a. The Judicial Board
hearing will be scheduled at the convenience of the sitting Board members, however, all efforts
will be made to schedule the hearing within 3 weeks.
b. All Judicial Board hearings
shall be conducted in private. In cases involving sexual misconduct/ sexual harassment
[Article III(B)(4)(a-d)], GOCC will keep the complaint and investigation confidential to the extent
possible or as required by law.
The complainant and the accused student have the right to be assisted by one
adviser or parent they choose, and at their
own expense (if applicable). The adviser may not be an attorney, unless the case involves a concurrent
criminal matter and with the Chair’s approval. the complainant and/or the accused
student is responsible for presenting his or her own information, and therefore, advisers are
not permitted to speak or to participate directly in any Judicial Board
hearing. A student
should select as an adviser a person whose schedule allows attendance at the
scheduled date and time
for the Judicial Board hearing because delays will not normally be
allowed due to the
scheduling conflicts of an adviser.
d. The complainant,
accused student and their advisers, if any, shall be allowed to attend the
entire portion of the
Hearing Phase (excluding deliberations). Admission of any other person
to the Judicial Board
hearing shall be at the sole discretion the Chair, (or his or her designee.)
In Judicial Board hearings involving more than one accused student, the Chair
(or his or her
designee), in his or
her sole discretion, may permit the Judicial Board hearings concerning
each student to be conducted
either separately or jointly.
The complainant, the accused student and the Judicial Board may arrange for
information to the Judicial Board. The College will try to arrange the
attendance of possible
witnesses who are members of the College community, if
and who are identified by the complainant and/or accused student at least
two weekdays prior to
the Judicial Board hearing. Witnesses will provide information to and answer questions from the Judicial
Board. The tone of the hearing should be educational and not adversarial. Questions of whether
potential information will be received shall be resolved in the sole discretion of the Chairperson of
the Judicial Board.
Pertinent records, exhibits, and written statements (including Student Impact
Statements) may be accepted as information
for consideration by a Judicial Board at the sole discretion of the Chairperson.
All procedural questions are subject to the final decision of the Chairperson
of the Judicial Board.
i. Requests for a
continuance shall be at the discretion of the Chairperson of the Judicial Board.
j. After the portion of
the Judicial Board hearing concludes in which all pertinent information has
been received, the Judicial
Board shall determine (by majority vote) whether the accused student has violated each
section of the Student Code which the student is charged with violating. However, the Board may
also suggest a different charge to the Chairperson if they believe the facts support charge(s)
different than the charge(s) the student was originally charged with. The
Judicial Board will also
recommend an appropriate sanction to the Chairperson.
k. The Judicial Board’s
determination shall be made on the basis of whether “more likely than not” the accused student
violated the Student Code or General Rules.
Formal rules of process, procedure, and/or technical rules of evidence, such as
those that are
applied in criminal or
civil court, are not used and do not apply in Student Code of Conduct
If a disruption occurs during the hearing, the Chairperson, in his or her sole
have the disruptive
party removed from the hearing.
There shall be a single verbatim record, such as a digital recording, of all
Judicial Board hearings before a Judicial Board.
Deliberations shall not be recorded. The record shall be the property of the College. This
recording will be maintained only until the appeal process has concluded (if applicable) or until the
time of appeal has lapsed. For the purposes of FERPA the recording is considered an educational
record and cannot be released unless a release is signed by all students with identifiable
information contained in the recording. The recording may be requested under FOIA (Freedom of Information
Act) if the hearing only involved one student without any witnesses, and the student is the
individual requesting the recording.
If an accused student, with notice, elects not to appear before a Judicial
Board hearing, the student shall be considered to
have waived the right to appeal, and the decision at the prior level stands. If the Judicial Board
is the initial decision maker, the information in support of the charges shall
be presented and considered
by the Judicial Board even if the accused student or the complainant is not present.
The Chairperson may accommodate concerns for the personal safety, well-being,
and/or fears of confrontation of the
complainant, accused student, and/or other witness during the hearing by providing separate
facilities, by using a visual screen, and/or by permitting participation by telephone, videophone,
closed circuit television, video conferencing, videotape, audio tape, written statement, or other means,
where and as determined in the sole judgment of the Dean of Students (or his or her designee) to be
18. Once the Judicial
Board has made a decision as to whether more likely than not the accused student violated the Student
Code of Conduct, the Judicial Board will make recommendations to the Chairperson regarding
an appropriate sanction. If an accused
student has requested that the Judicial Board decide his or her
sanction (under Article IV(A)(5)(b)), then the Judicial Board shall make the final determination
After receiving the recommendations of the Board, the Chairperson will decide
the most appropriate sanction proportionate
to the violation.
Due Process procedures apply to complaints of unlawful discrimination or
related harassment on the basis of race, color,
age, religion, national origin, creed, ancestry, familial status, disability, marital status, height,
weight, sexual orientation, veteran’s status, or sexual discrimination including sexual misconduct and
sexual harassment raised by employees, students, or third parties against any currently enrolled GOCC
students in accordance with Title IX. In
addition, GOCC will take steps to prevent the recurrence of any discrimination by
the accused student through appropriate sanctions listed under Article IV(B)(1)(a-k)
as well as remedy the discriminatory effects on the complainants or victims through
appropriate administrative action.
All complainants will receive information regarding the notification of alleged
violations to the accused students, as well as, the
outcome and final decision of the case. Sexual discrimination (offenses listed under Article III(B)(4)(a-d))
victims will receive a copy of the actual notification and sanction letter sent to the accused
In cases of noncompliance with the Student General Rules or a violation of the
of Conduct, the College
will impose discipline that is consistent with the impact of the offense
on the College community.
Progressive discipline principles will be followed in that the student’s prior discipline history at the
College will be taken into account. Disciplinary action taken against a student may include, but is not
limited to, one or more of the following:
a. Verbal Warning-
Student is given a verbal warning and a notation is made in the student’s
Written Warning—A notice in writing to the student that the student is
violating or has
regulations and a copy of the warning letter is placed in the student’s
c. Probation—A written
reprimand for violation of
Probation is for a designated period of time and includes the probability of
more severe disciplinary sanctions if the student is found to violate any
institutional regulation(s) during the probationary period.
Loss of Privileges—Denial of specified privileges for a designated period of
for loss, damage, or injury. This may take the form of appropriate service and/or monetary
or material replacement.
Discretionary Sanctions—Work assignments, essays, service to the College,
Service or other
related discretionary assignments.
g. College no contact
orders- between the accused student and the complainant (when appropriate).
h. College Suspension—Separation
of the student from the College for a definite period
of time(usually a year
or less) after which the student is eligible to return. Conditions for readmission
may be specified.
i. College Dismissal—separation
of the student from the College for a year or more. The student may be eligible for
return. Conditions for readmission may be specified.
j. College Expulsion—separation
of the student from the College permanently.
k. Revocation of
Admission and/or Degree—Admission to or a degree awarded from
the College may be
revoked for fraud, misrepresentation, or other violation of College
standards in obtaining
the degree, or for other serious violations committed by a student prior to graduation.
2. Withholding Degree or
Certificate—The College may withhold awarding a degree otherwise earned until the completion of
the process set forth in this Student Code of Conduct, including the completion of all sanctions
imposed, if any.
3. More than one of the
sanctions listed above may be imposed for any single violation.
4. The following
sanctions may be imposed upon groups or organizations:
Those sanctions listed above in article IV(B)(1) (a-k).
b. Loss of selected
rights and privileges for a specified period of time.
Deactivation. (Loss of all privileges may be issued, including College
recognition, for a specified period of time.)
5. Once the Judicial
Board has determined that a student and/or group or organization has violated the Student Code or General
Rules, the sanction(s) shall be recommended by the Judicial Board to the Chair. The Chairperson
shall make a final determination of the sanction to be imposed, taking into
consideration the Judicial Board’s recommendations.
6. Following the Judicial Board
hearing, the Judicial Board and the Chairperson shall advise the accused student, group and/or organization
in writing of the decision and of the sanction(s) imposed, if any.
In certain circumstances, the Dean of Students (or his orher designee), may
impose a College suspension prior to a Judicial Board hearing.
Interim suspension may be imposed only in the following circumstances:
a) to ensure the safety
and well-being of members of the College community or preservation of
College property; or
b) to ensure the student’s
own physical or emotional safety and well-being; or
c) if the student poses
an ongoing threat of disruption of, or interference with, the normal
operations of the
2. Interim suspension
will take effect immediately upon the direction of the Dean of Students (or his or her designee) and last
for no more than 10 days. The 10-day period may be extended for good cause by the Dean of Students
(or his or her designee) or by agreement with the student.
3. During the interim suspension,
a student shall be denied access to the campus (including classes) and/ or all other College
activities or privileges for which the student might otherwise be eligible, as
the Dean of Students (or his or
her designee) may determine to be appropriate.
4. The interim suspension
does not replace the regular process, which shall proceed on the normal schedule, up to and including
the completion of the Judicial Board hearing, if required.
1. A decision reached by the Dean of Students (or his or her designee) may be appealed by either the accused student(s) or the complainant to the Judicial Board within ten (10) working days, excluding Saturday and Sunday, of the decision. Such appeals shall be in writing and shall be delivered to the Student Services Divisional Office in GB 135.
2. A decision reached by the Judicial Board may be appealed either by the accused student(s) or the complainant to the Dean of Teaching and Learning, or his or her designee) within ten (10) working days of the decision. Such appeals shall be in writing and shall be delivered to the Dean of Students (or his or her designee) in GB 135.
3. An appeal shall be limited to a review of the verbatim record of the Judicial Board hearing and supporting documents for one (or more) of the following reasons only:
a. A material deviation from written procedures that jeopardized the fairness of the process
b. New information, that was unavailable at the time of the hearing, would have resulted in a different outcome
c. A demonstrable bias by a member(s) of the hearing board
d. A sanction that is (substantially) disproportionate to the severity of the violation
4. If an appeal is approved by the Dean of Teaching and Learning (or his or her designee), the matter shall be returned to a new Judicial Board and Chairperson for a rehearing, which will take into consideration the suggestions made by the Dean of Teaching and Learning (or his or her designee) in addition to the facts that were originally presented. The decision of the new Judicial Board, after it has rendered its decision, shall be final and binding upon all involved.
5. If an appeal is not approved by the Dean of Teaching and Learning (or his or her designee), the matter shall be considered final and binding upon all involved.
ARTICLE V: INTERPRETATION AND REVISION
A. Any question of interpretation or application of the Student Code or General Rules shall be referred to the Dean of Students (or his or her designee) for final determination.
B. The Student Code shall be reviewed every year under the direction of the Dean of Students (or his or her designee).
MHS by BVB 4/12/13