Policy and Procedures
G.17 Student Rights and Responsibilities
Upon enrolling in the College, each student assumes an obligation to conduct himself/herself in a manner compatible with the College’s function as an educational institution and to obey the laws enacted by federal, state and local governments. If this obligation is neglected or ignored by the student, the College must, in the interest of fulfilling its function, institute appropriate disciplinary action.
Students who are parents have the responsibility to arrange suitable care for their children while they attend class. Students are not permitted to bring children to class nor should children be left unattended in halls, building offices or on campus. The College reserves the right to protect the safety and welfare of unattended children.
In addition to the above, misconduct that may subject a student to disciplinary action includes the following:
- Dishonesty such as cheating, plagiarism, or knowingly furnishing false information to the College.
- Forgery, alteration or misuse of College documents, records or identification.
- Hazing, which is defined as any act that injures, frightens, endangers or degrades an individual.
- Obstruction or disruption of teaching, research, administration, disciplinary procedures, or other College-authorized activities.
- Sexual harassment of any person on College property or at College-authorized activities.
- Physical abuse of any person on College property or at College-authorized activities, or conduct that threatens or endangers the health or safety of such person.
- Theft or damage to College property or property of others on College premises or at College-authorized activities.
- Unauthorized entry to or use of College facilities.
- Violation of law or of College policies or procedures or campus rules or regulations (herein collectively called "Regulations").
- Use of, being under the influence of, possession of, or distribution of, alcohol or controlled substances on College property or at College-authorized activities except as permitted under the Board policy entitled “Food Service Facilities.”
- Disorderly conduct, breach of the peace, aiding or inciting another to breach the peace, or infringement upon the rights or defamation of another either on College property or at College-authorized activities.
- Failure to comply with directions of a College official acting in the performance of his/her duties.
- Possession or use of a firearm, explosive, dangerous chemical or other weapon or anything that could be construed as a weapon on College property or at College-authorized activities except as required by law and permitted by Regulations. Law enforcement officers who are enrolled and are on campus to attend classes or study are to take no action to enforce any Regulations, except as required by law. Alleged violations must be reported to college police.
- Any of the foregoing, if proven to be knowingly committed in concert with other persons, may make each participant responsible for the acts of the entire group.
Additional information regarding student conduct processes can be found in Board of Trustees Administrative Procedures, G.14 Student Rights and Responsibilities (see https://www.stlcc.edu/docs/policies-and-procedures/admin-procedures.pdf )
The current Board Policy and Administrative Procedures documents are available here.