Student Code of Conduct
BP 5500 Standards of Student Conduct
NWCCU Standards 2.A.15 and 2.D.5
Rescinds Policy No. 1.003, 6.210, and 6.245
The President shall establish procedures for the imposition of discipline on students in accordance with the requirements for due process of the federal and state law and regulations.
The College shall clearly define the conduct that is subject to discipline, and shall identify potential disciplinary actions, including but not limited to the removal, suspension, or expulsion of a student.
The Board of Education (the Board) shall consider any recommendation from the President for expulsion. The Board shall consider an expulsion recommendation in closed session unless the student requests that the matter be considered in a public meeting. Final action by the Board on the expulsion shall be taken at a public meeting.
The procedures shall be made widely available to students through the college catalog and other means.
The following conduct shall constitute good cause for discipline, including but not limited to the removal, suspension, or expulsion of a student.
- Causing, attempting to cause, or threatening to cause physical injury to another person.
- Possession, sale, or otherwise furnishing any firearm, knife, explosive, or other dangerous object, including but not limited to any facsimile firearm, knife, or explosive, unless, in the case of possession of any object of this type, the student has obtained written permission to possess the item from a College employee, which is concurred in by the President. (see also BP 3.235)
- Unlawful possession, use, sale, offer to sell, or furnishing, or being under the influence of, any controlled substance, an alcoholic beverage, or an intoxicant of any kind; or unlawful possession of, or offering, arranging or negotiating the sale of any drug paraphernalia.
- Driving of college vehicles while impaired in any way by alcohol or drugs.
- Engaging in gambling or gambling related activities on all College-owned or controlled property or at College-sponsored or supervised functions.
- Committing or attempting to commit robbery or extortion.
- Causing or attempting to cause damage to College property or to private property on campus.
- Stealing or attempting to steal College property or private property on campus, or knowingly receiving stolen College property or private property on campus.
- Willful or persistent smoking in any area where smoking has been prohibited by law or by regulation of the College.
- Sexual assault or sexual exploitation regardless of the victim’s affiliation with the College.
- Committing sexual harassment as defined by law or by College policies and procedures.
- Engaging in harassing or discriminatory behavior based on disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by law.
- Engaging in intimidating conduct or bullying against another student through words or actions, including direct physical contact; verbal assaults, such as teasing or name-calling; social isolation or manipulation; and cyberbullying.
- Willful misconduct which results in injury or death to a student or to employees or which results in cutting, defacing, or other injury to any real or personal property owned by the College or on campus.
- Disruptive behavior, willful disobedience, habitual profanity or vulgarity, or the open and persistent defiance of the authority of, or persistent abuse of, college personnel.
- Cheating, plagiarism (including plagiarism in a student publication), or engaging in other academic dishonesty.
- Dishonesty, forgery, alteration or misuse of college documents, records or identification; or knowingly furnishing false information to the College.
- Unauthorized entry upon or use of College facilities.
- Lewd, indecent, or obscene conduct on College-owned or controlled property or at College sponsored or supervised functions.
- Engaging in expression which is obscene; libelous, or slanderous; or which so incites students as to create a clear and present danger of the commission of unlawful acts on college premises, or the violation of lawful College administrative procedures, or the substantial disruption of the orderly operation of the College.
- Engaging in any conduct, on or off-campus, that significantly interferes with the College’s ability to effectively carryout either its instructional or administrative processes.
- Persistent, serious misconduct where other means of correction have failed to bring about proper conduct.
- Unauthorized preparation, giving, selling, transfer, distribution, or publication, for any
commercial purpose, of any contemporaneous recording of an academic presentation in a classroom or equivalent site of instruction, including but not limited to handwritten or typewritten class notes, except as permitted by any board policy or administrative procedure.
- Abuse or unauthorized use of computer equipment or systems.
- Abusing the college’s judicial system.
- Complicity: A student present during the commission of an act by another student which constitutes a violation of the Standards of Student Conduct may also be charged if their behavior constitutes a permission or condoning of the violation. Students witnessing any such violations are required to report such incidents to an official of the College.
- Contracting or Representing the College: Students are prohibited from contracting in the name of the Clatsop Community College and may not claim to be official representatives of the College for any commercial or other purposes unless authorized by the appropriate College official.
- Failure to comply with published college policies, procedures or regulations.
Adopted: September 11, 2018
Last Revised: September 11, 2018