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Code of Conduct

Scottsdale Community College Student Rights and Responsibilities

Rules and Regulations

Any student found to have committed the following misconduct is subject to disciplinary sanctions:

  1. Acts of dishonesty, including but not limited to the following:
    • Furnishing false information to any official, college employee, or office.
    • Forgery, alteration or misuse of any college document, record, or instrument of identification.
    • Tampering with the election of any college-recognized student organization.
  2. Disruption or obstruction of teaching, research, administration, disciplinary proceedings, or college activities, including its public service functions on or off campus, or other authorized non-college activities, when the act occurs on college premises.

    An instructor may remove a student from a class meeting for disciplinary reasons. If an instructor removes a student for more than one class period, the instructor shall notify the appropriate dean in writing of the problem, action taken by the instructor, and the instructor's recommendation. If a resolution of the problem is not reached, the student may be removed permanently pursuant to appropriate due process procedures.

  3. Physical abuse, verbal abuse, threats, intimidation, harassment, coercion, and/or conduct that threatens or endangers the health or safety of any person.
  4. 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.
  5. Failure to comply with direction of college officials or law enforcement officers in the performance of their duties, and/or failure to identify one's self to these persons when requested to do so.
  6. Unauthorized possession, duplication or use of keys to any college premises, or unauthorized entry to or use of college premises.
  7. Violation of published Governing Board policy, college rules, or regulations.
  8. Violation of federal, state or local law on college/center premises or at college-sponsored or supervised activities.
  9. Use, possession, or distribution of narcotic or other controlled substances except as expressly permitted by law.
  10. Use, possession, or distribution of alcoholic beverages or public intoxication.
  11. Illegal or unauthorized possession of firearms, explosives, other weapons, or dangerous chemicals on college premises.
  12. Participation in a college demonstration that disrupts the normal operations of the college and infringes on the rights of other members of the college community; leading or inciting others to disrupt scheduled and/or normal activities within any college building or area; intentional obstruction that unreasonably interferes with freedom of movement, of either pedestrian or vehicular, on campus.
  13. Obstruction of the free flow of pedestrian or vehicular traffic on college premises or at college sponsored or supervised activities.
  14. Conduct which is disorderly, lewd, or indecent; breach of the peace; or aiding, abetting, or procuring another person to breach the peace on college premises or at activities sponsored by or participated in by the college.
  15. Theft or other abuse of computer time, including but not limited to:
    • Unauthorized entry into a file, to use, read, or change the contents or for any other purpose.
    • Unauthorized transfer of a file.
    • Unauthorized use of another user's identification and password.
    • Use of computing facilities to interfere with the work of another student, faculty member, or college official.
    • Use of computing facilities to send obscene or abusive messages.
    • Use of computing facilities to interfere with normal operation of the college computing system.
    • Use of computing facilities for students' personal benefit.
  16. Abuse of the judicial system, including but not limited to:
    • Falsification, distortion, or misrepresentation of information before a judicial body.
    • Disruption or interference with judicial proceedings.
    • Institution of a judicial proceeding knowingly without cause.
    • Attempting to discourage an individual's proper participation in, or use of, the judicial system.
    • Attempting to influence the impartiality of the member of a judicial body prior to, and/or during the course of, the judicial proceeding.
    • Harassment, either verbal or physical, and/or intimidation of a member of a judicial body prior to, during and/or after a judicial proceeding.
    • Failure to comply with the sanctions imposed under this Student Code.
    • Influence or attempting to influence another person to commit an abuse of the judicial system.

The following sanctions may be imposed upon any student found to have violated the Student Code:

  1. Warning - A written notice to the student that the student is violating or has violated institutional rules and regulations.
  2. Probation - A written reprimand for violation of specified regulations. Probation is for a designated period of time and includes the probability of more severe disciplinary sanctions if the student is found to be violating any institutional regulation(s) during the probationary period.
  3. Loss of Privileges - Denial of specified privileges for a designated period of time.
  4. Restitution - Compensation for loss, damage, or injury.
  5. Discretionary Sanctions –Work assignments, service to the college, or other related discretionary assignments. (Such assignments must have the prior approval of the judicial advisor.)
  6. College Suspension - Separation of the student from the college for  a definite period of time, after which the student is eligible to return. Conditions for readmission may be specified. (College suspension applies at all of the Maricopa Community Colleges.)
  7. College Expulsion - Permanent separation of the student from the college. (College expulsion applies at all of the Maricopa Community Colleges.)