Each parent has the right to ask the teacher: “What have you
done with my child, for my child? Show me the trace of your influence
on her mind, heart, character, and conduct”. It is not so much what we
say or do that educates; what really educates is who we are and the
example that we set for others. – Mother Janet Stuart
The College’s Code of Student Teacher Conduct requires that one act with respect, responsibility, and empathy for all fellow student teachers, pupils in school and college staff. Any behavior that counteracts that imperative is subject to review under the Student Code of Conduct. At the same time, the procedures of the Student Code of Conduct review process require that persons under its purview be treated with respect.
Below is a list of actions that will be subject to disciplinary sanctions. The list is not all-encompassing. Being under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol will not serve as an excuse if found in violation of the Student Code of Conduct:
1. Acts of dishonesty including, but not limited to, the following:
a. Cheating, plagiarism, or other forms of academic dishonesty.
b. Providing false information to any College official, faculty member, office, or hearing board acting in performance of their duties.
c. Forgery, alteration, or misuse of any College document, record, or instrument of identification.
d. Tampering with the election of any College-recognized student organization.
2. Disruptive activity that causes the obstruction of teaching, learning, research, administration, conduct, or infringement upon the rights of others. Such activity includes, but is not limited to, behavior in a classroom or instructional program that interferes with the faculty member or presenter’s ability to conduct the class or program or the ability of others to profit from the class or program.
3. Failure to comply with the directions of College officials or law enforcement officers acting in performance of their duties.
4. Violation of published College policies, rules, or regulations including, but not limited to, smoking, traffic, and computer-related misconduct.
5. Theft of any kind, including seizing, receiving, or concealing property with knowledge that it has been stolen is prohibited. Sale, possession, or misappropriation of any property or services without the owner’s permission is also prohibited.
6. Damage to, or destruction of, property or actions that have the potential for such damage or destruction is prohibited. Conduct which threatens to damage or creates hazardous conditions such as dropping, throwing, or causing objects or substances to fall from windows, doors, ledges, balconies, or roofs is also prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to, unauthorized application of graffiti, paint, etc. to property or removal of window restrictors, security screens, etc.
7. The unauthorized creation of a fire within a building or on College grounds, safety or health hazards including tampering with fire safety equipment, failure to evacuate College buildings, or willfully disregarding an emergency or fire alarm system.
8. Harm to Persons: Actions which result in physical harm, have the potential for physically harming another person, which create conditions that pose a risk of physical harm to another, or which cause reasonable apprehension of physical harm are prohibited.
9. Harassment: Conduct that creates or attempts to create an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment for another person is prohibited. Such conduct includes, but is not limited to, action(s) or statement(s) that threaten harm, that intimidate a person, stalking, voyeurism (or peeping), or any other form of unwanted contact. Unwelcome verbal or physical conduct that:
a. Is sufficiently severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive.
b. Unreasonably interferes with, limits or deprives someone of the ability to participate in or benefit from the College’s educational program and/or activities.
c. Is based on power differentials (including quid pro quo), the creation of a hostile environment, or retaliation.
10. Hazing and/or other conduct which threatens or endangers the mental or physical health or safety of any person.
11. Weapons, firearms, or explosives: illegal, unauthorized or possession of ammunition, firearms or other weapons (including, but not limited to, knives, slingshots, metal knuckles, paintball guns, BB guns, and air pistols). The use or display of any object or instrument in a dangerous or threatening manner is prohibited.
12. Sexual Misconduct: non-consensual sexual contact (or attempts to commit same), non-consensual sexual intercourse (or attempts to commit same), and/or sexual exploitation.
13. Illegal possession or consumption of alcohol is prohibited. Providing alcohol to anyone under the age of 18 is prohibited. The sale or purchase of alcohol on any College property, including living spaces is prohibited; no fee, charge or donation to any activity where alcohol is present is permitted.
14. The possession, sale, use or consumption of illegal drugs (including illegal use of prescription medication) and/or drug paraphernalia is prohibited. Paraphernalia includes but is not limited to the following: bongs, pipes, blunts, grinders and/or similar objects.
15. Violation of federal, state, or local law(s). The arrest or detention for an alleged violation of a federal, state, or local law(s) not covered by these policies may subject the student to adjudication under the standard of proof utilized by the College for that alleged violation.