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AP 5500 Standards of Student Conduct

AP 5500 Standards of Student Conduct

References

NWCCU 2020 Standards 1.D.3, 2.C.1, 2.C.2, 2.C.3
ORS 341.290(2)
RCC Policies: 
    BP 5500 – Standards of Student Conduct
    BP 3430 – Prohibition of Harassment
    BP 3310 – Records Retention and Destruction
RCC Procedures:
    AP 3430 – Prohibition of Harassment
    AP 3435 – Discrimination and Harassment Complaints
    AP 5520 – Student Discipline Procedures
    AP 3310 – Records Retention and Destruction

For the purposes of this and associated procedures a member of the college community is defined as a student, staff, faculty member, other employee, volunteer, board member or other individual engaged in lawful activity on Rogue Community College (RCC) property or at any RCC sponsored event or function.

1. Prohibited Behaviors
The following conduct shall constitute good cause for discipline, including but not limited to the removal, suspension, or expulsion of a student:

  1. Causing, attempting to cause, or threatening to cause physical injury to another person.
  2. 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 Rogue Community College employee, which is concurred in by the President or designee.
  3. 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.  These behaviors are prohibited on campus, at any RCC sponsored activity, or using any RCC controlled technology or resources.
  4. Committing or attempting to commit robbery or extortion.
  5. Causing or attempting to cause damage to RCC’s property or to private property on campus.
  6. Stealing or attempting to steal RCC property or private property on campus, or knowingly receiving stolen RCC property or private property on campus.
  7. Willful or persistent smoking in any area where smoking has been prohibited by law or by regulation of the college.
  8. Committing sexual misconduct, harassment, or discrimination as defined by law or by RCC policies and procedures.  Resolution of these allegations will occur under RCC policies and procedures related to protected class discrimination and harassment. 
  9. 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.  Resolution of these allegations will occur under RCC policies and procedures related to protected class discrimination and harassment.
  10. Engaging in intimidating conduct or bullying against a college community member through words or actions, including direct physical contact; verbal assaults, such as teasing or name-calling; social isolation or manipulation; and cyberbullying;
  11. 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 RCC or on campus.
  12. Disruptive behavior, willful disobedience, habitual profanity or vulgarity, or the open and persistent defiance of the authority of, or persistent abuse of, college personnel.
  13. Cheating, plagiarism (including plagiarism in a student publication), or engaging in other academic dishonesty.
  14. Dishonesty, forgery, alteration or misuse of college documents, records or identification; or knowingly furnishing false information to RCC.
  15. Unauthorized entry upon or use of RCC facilities.
  16. Lewd, indecent, or obscene conduct directed towards a College Community member regardless of geographic location.
  17. 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 RCC administrative procedures, or the substantial disruption of the orderly operation of RCC.
  18. Persistent, serious misconduct where other means of correction have failed to bring about proper conduct.
  19. Failure to follow a directive.  Students are required to follow the lawful directives of RCC personnel acting in the performance of their duties.
  20. Hazing.  Students are not permitted to haze other students.  Hazing is subjecting an individual to bodily harm, purposeful mental harm, humiliation, harassment, compelling an individual to consume controlled substances or alcohol, or requiring an individual to commit a crime as a condition or precondition of attaining membership in an organization or attaining any office or status within an organization.  
     

2. Records Retention

Records of alleged student misconduct, documentation of those allegations, evidence used to determine if allegations are substantiated, and the resolution of those allegations will be maintained separate from a student’s other educational records and retained in accordance with RCC policies and procedures on record retention.

 

Rescinds Procedure Number: AP-003, Section 9.1

Approved: December 19, 2019

Accreditation reference updated February 3, 2020