Students will conduct
themselves as responsible members of the Kaskaskia College community, will obey
federal, state, county and municipal laws, and will comply with the established
rules, regulations, and procedures of the College, promulgated by the Board of
Trustees. On campus or at any
College-sponsored activity, it is expected that students will not engage in
activities which negatively affect academic integrity or social conduct
including, but not limited to, cheating, plagiarism, theft, assault,
destruction of property, forgery or alteration of records, acts relating to the
illegal use of alcoholic beverages, drugs or other illegal substances, and/or
acts that endanger the health, safety, or welfare of other persons. Furthermore, students will not behave in such
a manner as to interfere with the conduct of College activities or to disrupt
the normal procedures of the College and will respect the rights, privileges
and property of members of the College community.
Student Code of Conduct policy will be approved by the Board of Trustees and
communicated to students in the Student Handbook. The Office of the Vice President of Student
Services will review the Code annually prior to publication of the Student
Handbook (available online at www.kaskaskia.edu).
Copies of those procedures and guidelines are available through the
Office of the Vice President of Student Services.
The Student Code of Conduct shall include disciplinary
processes, an outline of possible sanctions for non-compliance, and the student
Possible sanctions may
be imposed for a violation of this Code of Conduct, and any accompanying conditions,
including, but not limited to, restitution of damages, work projects, required
counseling or therapy, required academic performance, etc. A condition may include loss of certain
College privileges. If a condition
accompanies a sanction, the condition must be related to the violation. The levels of disciplinary sanctions are:
Reprimand – is used in cases of minor violations, and when the violation is
acknowledged by the student. The purpose
of the reprimand shall be to call to the student’s attention the responsibility
of meeting certain minimal community standards.
Since a reprimand is given only when the violation is acknowledged, the
sanction may not be appealed.
Censure – is a written warning to the student that the cited behavior is not
acceptable in the College community and that further misconduct may result in
more severe disciplinary action. The
student may appeal the finding of a violation but may not appeal the severity of
Probation – is a sanction, which removes a student from good disciplinary
standing. The probation shall last for a
stated period of time and until specific conditions have been met. Any misconduct during the probationary period
will bring further disciplinary action and may result in suspension (level 4
sanction). Probationary status prevents
the student from representing the College in extracurricular activities, and
may result in the loss of some types of financial assistance.
Suspension – is an involuntary separation of the student from the College for a
stated period of time and until a stated condition is met, after which
readmission will be permitted.
Disciplinary Suspension is entered on the student’s transcript for the
duration of the suspension.
Suspension – is an involuntary separation of the student from the College for
an unprescribed period of time and until a stated condition is met. Any consideration for readmission requires a
written petition to the appropriate administrative official before readmission
will be considered. The Indefinite
Suspension is entered on the student’s transcript for the duration of the
Separation – is imposed when the Vice President of Student Services has
reasonable cause to believe that a serious and direct threat to the safety and
well being of the members and/or property of the College community will be
present if an individual is permitted to remain an active member of the
community. The opportunity of a
preliminary hearing shall be afforded.
If it is impossible or unreasonably difficult to conduct a preliminary
hearing prior to the Interim Separation, the individual shall be afforded the
opportunity for such a preliminary hearing at the earliest practical time.
purpose of the preliminary hearing is to determine if there is justification to
invoke an Interim Separation. During the
preliminary hearing, the student will be provided a statement of the reasons
for Interim Separation and will be afforded an opportunity to rebut. Interim Separation is temporary and shall be
enforced only until the completion of a full disciplinary hearing. A full disciplinary hearing shall be provided
within a reasonable period of time.
an interim suspension, a student will be denied access to College services,
including but not limited to, any College campus(es), classes (face-to-face,
ITV, and online), and/or other college activities or privileges for which the
student might otherwise be eligible. The
interim suspension does not replace the regular student conduct processes,
which will proceed on the normal schedule.