Conduct & Appeals Process


Student Conduct Process

The Student Conduct Process includes the formal and informal process the college may take to resolve complaints and alleged violations of the Student Code of Conduct.  Students should review the conduct process, so they are fully aware of their rights and responsibilities. The college designed this process to educate students while understanding that everyone makes decisions that can negatively affect them.

When students go through the formal resolution process, they have a hearing with either a college administrator or the College Conduct Board. The students can share their perspective and review the college’s information and evidence used for decisions.

The board or administrator assigns students responsible for violating the conduct code a conduct status and an educational sanction designed to help them reflect on and learn from the experience. Some complaints do not require a formal resolution. In these instances, the college may utilize educational conversations, restorative justice, amnesty, or a combination of these to resolve the matter.


Appeals Process

Students may appeal decisions made in the Student Conduct Process or under the Sexual Harassment, Discrimination, and Misconduct Policy (Title IX). There are specific criteria that they must meet for the board to hear an appeal, and the request must be in writing. The appropriate staff person must receive the appeal via email within the designated time. The Student Handbook lists a full description of the appeals process.