Forms of Misconduct that May Initiate Judicial Action
- Any crime or threat of crime against an individual because of race, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, age, disability, religion or religious practice, or sexual orientation
- Dishonesty including cheating, plagiarism, forgery, furnishing false information, stealing
- Obstruction, disruption, or prevention of orderly classes, meetings, and other College activities
- Damage to or unauthorized use of private or College property
- Unauthorized presence in College facilities
- Intimidation, harassment, physical harm, or threat to anyone at the College
- Abusive, obscene, indecent, or lewd conduct
- Use, possession, distribution, or sale of controlled substances at the College
- Use, possession, distribution, or sale of alcoholic beverages except when authorized by appropriate College administrators
- Use or possession of firearms, explosives, and noxious chemicals or other items at the College that could be considered a weapon except where authorized
- Failure to comply with reasonable instructions from authorized College personnel
- Claiming to speak or act in the name of the College without authorization
- Any action which threatens the mental, psychological, or physical health of another person at the College including those actions for the sole purpose of initiation into or affiliation with any organization (hazing)
- Recording, broadcasting, streaming, or otherwise sharing of private information without authorization of any involved party
- Non-permissive recording of another person
- Use of social media of other technology to defame, trespass, assault, or inflict emotional distress upon another person or that is otherwise illegal (cyber-bullying and sexting)
- Violations of other college regulations and policies
How to File a Complaint or Report
- Complaints (including criminal complaints) are filed directly with a Public Safety Officer. Please contact the Department of Public Safety.
- Residence Hall Students are able to file complaints by contacting their Resident Assistants and/or Resident Directors. Note: where appropriate, students may be directed to submit their complaint with the Department of Public Safety.
- This form can be used by a member of the MVCC College and Residence Hall community member to file a complaint regarding a Judicial Code of Conduct violation.
- Faculty and staff are encouraged to talk with their School Dean or supervisor when dealing with a difficult student.
- To encourage proactive, confidential collaboration with relevant professionals to address student behavior to prevent escalation all are able to submit a Behavior Evaluation Response Team Alert as part of MVCC’s Crisis Prevention Process.
Disciplinary Appeal Information
Student Disciplinary Record Request
Students requesting to release their disciplinary record are required to fill out the form located on this page (with the exception of those applying for employment or transfer to another college/university wherein a document is provided by the employer or college/university for the same purpose). Students must return the completed form to the Office of Judicial Affairs Community Standards for processing. Forms can be delivered in person to the Utica Campus, Payne Hall room 347, or can be mailed to:
Mohawk Valley Community College
Director of Judicial Affairs Community Standards and Chief Conduct Officer
1101 Sherman Drive
Utica, N.Y. 13501
Scanned, faxed, or emailed copies are not permitted and will not be accepted.
For questions about this process, please contact the Office of Judicial Affairs Community Standards at 315-731-5812.
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To provide a campus community that fosters civility safety and mutual respect for the purpose of being more understanding and inclusive.