2.5.1 Student Code of Conduct
Alexandria Technical and Community College is committed to the creation and maintenance of an academic community that fosters the intellectual, personal, social, and ethical development of its students. The college expects that each student will obey the laws enacted by federal, state, and local governments. In addition, there are certain rules and regulations governing student conduct that have been established by the ATCC and the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board.
Disciplinary Offenses The following are defined as disciplinary offenses actionable by the college.
- College Rules and Policies: Violation of any published college policies, rules, or regulations or administrative announcement of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System or the college. This includes, but is not limited to, the Alexandria Technical and Community College Student Handbook.
- Academic Dishonesty: Submission of false academic records, cheating, plagiarism, altering, forging, or misusing a college academic record; acquiring or using test materials without faculty permission; or acting alone or in cooperation with another to falsify records or to obtain dishonest grades, honors, or awards.
- Unapproved willful absence from class(es).
- Forgery, alteration, destruction, or misuse of college documents, records, identification cards, or papers.
- Knowingly furnishing false information to the college or other similar forms of dishonesty in college-related affairs, including knowingly making false oral or written statements to any member of the Disciplinary Appeals Committee, Vice President of Student and Academic Affairs, or any other college administrator.
- Theft, attempted theft, unauthorized borrowing or use of any college property or service wherever located or the theft, attempted theft, unauthorized borrowing or use of public or private property on college premises, or unauthorized or unsupervised use of college property and/or equipment.
- Disruptive Conduct/Behavior: Actions which unreasonably interfere, obstruct, or prevent the regular and essential operations of the college or infringe upon the rights of others to freely participate in its programs and services. This may include, but is not limited to, intentionally and substantially interfering with the freedom of expression of others including speech which incites imminent unlawful acts or which causes reasonable apprehension of physical harm to an individual, participating in a campus demonstration which disrupts substantially or materially the activities of the college, and intentionally obstructing or interfering with the freedom of pedestrian or vehicular movement on campus.
- Disorderly or Disrespectful Conduct: Threat to, physical abuse of, or harassment which threatens to or endangers the health, safety, or welfare of a member of the college community; physically assaulting another and fighting or engaging in any offensive language; or in disruptive conduct reasonably tending to arouse alarm, resentment, or anger in others on college-owned or controlled property or at college-sponsored or supervised activities.
- Hazing: An act which endangers the mental or physical health or safety of a person; subjects a person to public humiliation or ridicule; 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 student group, organization, or athletic team.
- Inline Skating: Rollerblading, roller skating, and skateboarding in college hallways and/or buildings.
- Weapons on Campus: Use or possession of weapons on the college premises unless expressly authorized by the college. "Weapon" is broadly defined to mean any object, device, or instrument designed as a weapon or capable of threatening or producing bodily harm including, but not limited to, all firearms (including BB guns), dangerous knives, explosives, explosive fuels, dangerous chemicals, billy clubs, and fireworks or any other device or instrument which, in the manner it is used or intended to be used, is calculated or likely to produce death or bodily harm.
- Controlled Substances on Campus: Use, possession, or distribution of a controlled substance, drugs, and/or drug paraphernalia on college premises.
- Alcohol on Campus: Use, possession, or distribution of alcohol on college premises, except as expressly permitted by law and college policy.
- Gambling: Gambling for money or other things of value, except as permitted by law.
- College Facilities and Services: Unauthorized entry into or use of the college facilities, telephone system, mail system, or computer system or use of any of the above for any illegal act or any act prohibited by the Student Code of Conduct.
- Violation of local, state, or federal law on college property or off campus when such violation of the law is directly related to the college.
- Encouraging Conduct Violations: Attempts to commit acts prohibited by this code or encouraging others to commit acts prohibited by the code will be punished to the same extent as if one had committed the prohibited act.
- Failure to comply with directions of or to present identification to college officials acting in the performance of their duties. This includes failure to comply with conditions of sanctions resulting from previous college conduct action.
- Physical or psychological/emotional abuse or intimidation of a person including, but not limited to, stalking, defamation, or intimidation through other persons or use of electronic or other communication devices such as video, computers, or telephones.
Approved by: ATCC Leadership Council
Effective Date: 6/08/12
Last Date Revised: 5/30/12