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College Rights

  • To establish criteria and standards for accepting, advising, counseling, teaching, evaluating, graduating, and as necessary, disciplining and dismissing students.
  • To establish standards of acceptable behavior for anyone associated with the College.
  • To bring legal or judicial action against any student violating College regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • To provide guidance and direction about student rights.
  • To take action to continue its work as an academic institution.

Student Rights

  • To access services offered by the College.
  • To participate on College committees where Student Congress representation is required.
  • To follow due process in situations involving judicial action.
  • To access an appeal process.
  • To have reasonable privacy except in situations involving personal safety or well being.
  • To benefit from the educational process, free from harassment or disruption.

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.

For more information on MVCC campus policies, refer to the Student Handbook.

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Morris Pearson
Director Civic Responsibilities
Chief Conduct Officer, Judicial Affairs and The New Directions Program

Payne Hall, Room 347
Phone: 315.731.5792
Email: mpearson@mvcc.edu