Student Code of Conduct

Definitions

  1.  The term “COLLEGE” means Cincinnati State Technical and Community College.
  2.  The term “STUDENT” includes all persons taking courses (credit or non-credit) at the College both full-time and part-time, pursuing undergraduate or professional studies and those who attend other post-secondary educational institutions at a Cincinnati State Technical and Community College location. Persons who are not officially enrolled for a particular term but who have a continuing relationship with the College are also considered “students.”
  3.  The term “FACULTY MEMBER” means any person hired by the College to conduct classroom activities.
  4.  The term “COLLEGE OFFICIAL” includes any person employed by the College performing assigned administrative or professional responsibilities.
  5.  The term “MEMBER OF THE COLLEGE COMMUNITY” includes any person who is a student, faculty member, College official or any other person employed by the College. A person’s status in a particular situation shall be determined by the VP of Enrollment and Student Development.
  6.  The term “COLLEGE PREMISES” includes all land, buildings, facilities, and other property in the possession of or owned, used, or controlled by the College including adjacent streets and sidewalks.
  7.  The term “ORGANIZATION” means any number of persons in a group who have complied with the formal requirements for College recognition or registration.
  8.  The term “JUDICIAL BODY” means any person or persons authorized by the VP of Enrollment and Student Development to determine whether a student has violated the student Code and to recommend imposition of sanctions.
  9.  The term “JUDICIAL ADVISOR” means the VP of Enrollment and Student Development or a College official authorized on a case-by-case basis by the VP of Enrollment and Student Development to impose sanctions upon students found to have violated the Student Code of Conduct. The VP of Enrollment and Student Development may authorize a judicial advisor to serve simultaneously as a judicial advisor and the sole member or one of the members of a judicial body. Nothing shall prevent the VP of Enrollment and Student Development from authorizing the same judicial advisor to impose sanctions in all cases.
  10.  The term “APPELLATE PANEL” means any person or persons authorized by the VP of Enrollment and Student Development to consider an appeal from a judicial body’s determination that a student has violated the Student Code of Conduct or from the sanctions imposed by the judicial advisor.
  11.  The term “SHALL” is used in the imperative sense.
  12.  The term “MAY” is used in the permissive sense.
  13.  The VP of Enrollment and Student Development is that person designated by the College President to be responsible for the administration of the Student Code of Conduct.
  14.  The term “POLICY” is defined as the written regulations of the College as found in, but not limited to, the College catalog.
  15.  The term “CHEATING” includes, but is not limited to: (1) use of any unauthorized assistance in taking quizzes or examinations; (2) dependence upon the aid of sources beyond those authorized by the instructor in writing papers, preparing reports, solving problems, or carrying out other assignments; or (3) the acquisition, without permission, of tests or other academic material belonging to a member of the College faculty or staff.
  16.  The term “PLAGIARISM” includes, but is not limited to, the use, by paraphrase or direct quotation, of the published or unpublished work of another person without full and clear acknowledgement. It also includes the unacknowledged use of materials prepared by another person or agency engaged in the selling of term papers or other academic materials.
  17.  The term “PRIVILEGES” includes, but is not limited to: (1) use of College facilities (game room, fitness center, etc.), (2) ability to be on campus outside of class times.
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