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III. Jurisdiction of the Student Conduct Code This Student Conduct Code applies equally to all students and to conduct that occurs on College property or in College facilities, at College-sponsored activities, and to off-campus conduct that adversely affects the College community and/or the pursuit of its objectives. Through voluntary admission and entrance to the College, each student indicates their willingness to be responsible for his/her conduct from the time of application for admission through the actual awarding of a degree, including conduct before classes begin, after classes end, during the academic year, or between terms of actual enrollment (even if violations are not discovered until after a degree is awarded). The Student Conduct Code applies to a student’s conduct even if the student withdraws from school while a disciplinary matter is pending. IV. Violation of Law and College Discipline College disciplinary proceedings may be instituted against a student for misconduct that potentially violates both the criminal law and this Student Conduct Code (that is, if both possible violations result from the same factual situation) without regard to the pendency of civil or criminal litigation in court or criminal arrest and prosecution. Proceedings under this Student Conduct Code may be carried out prior to, simultaneously with, or following civil or criminal proceedings off-campus. Determinations made or sanctions imposed under this Student Conduct Code will not be subject to change because criminal charges arising out of the same facts giving rise to violation of College rules were dismissed, reduced, or resolved in favor of or against the criminal law defendant. College conduct proceedings under the Student Conduct Code are separate from criminal or civil litigation. Formal rules of process, procedure, and/or technical rules of evidence, such as are applied in criminal or civil court, are not used in the Student Conduct proceedings. V. Standards Any student who commits, attempts to commit, or incites/aids another to carry out violations of this Student Conduct Code may be subject to the disciplinary procedures and sanctions as outlined in this Code. A “violation” or “violations” of the Student Conduct Code is any one or more of the following acts, although this is not an exhaustive list of all acts that may constitute violations: A. Improper Use of College Facilities or Property Failing to comply with established rules, policies, and procedures in using College facilities or property. This includes unauthorized use of College facilities or property, and/or damage to College property or facilities. B. Willful disruption of College-sponsored, supported, and supervised activities, including lectures, classroom instruction, presentations, or performances. C. Academic dishonesty or cheating: Each student assumes an obligation to conduct his/her academic affairs in a manner compatible with the standards of academic honesty established by the College and its faculty. If this obligation is not met by the student, disciplinary action will be taken under this Code and/or any applicable procedures of the course, discipline, or program of study. The following activities would constitute academic dishonesty or cheating: 1. Turning in written essays, assignments, and computer programs produced by someone else when the expectation was to do one’s own work. 2. Collaborating on a written assignment without the specific approval of the instructor. 3. Plagiarism, including borrowing materials from any source—professional or amateur—and turning it in as original, and/or failing to acknowledge through appropriate citations any words, ideas, research, graphics, etc., produced by someone other than the person claiming authorship. 4. Copying from another person’s tests or assignments. 5. Using unauthorized test aids such as notes, drawings, books, etc., during an examination. 6. Aiding another student in dishonesty such as producing written work or sharing information during a test period. 7. Fabricating research or source materials. 8. Stealing, buying or somehow obtaining a test from an instructor’s work area or computer files. D. Acts of Dishonesty (other than academic dishonesty or cheating), including: 1. Knowingly furnishing false information to the College, forgery, alteration, or misuse of College documents or records; or 2. Furnishing false information to any College official, faculty member, or College office. 3. Failure or refusal to timely pay a debt owed Northwest Iowa Community College. 4. Presentation or delivery of any check, draft, or order to Northwest Iowa Community College, with intent to defraud. 5. Failure to pay the College the amount of a check, draft, or order on or before the first class day after the day the business office sends written notice that the drawer has rightfully refused payment on the check, draft or order. E. Abuse, Assault, or Harassment: Threatening, harassing, physically abusing, assaulting, willfully injuring, or endangering in any manner the physical or mental health and safety of any person on College property or in College facilities; F. Theft, willful destruction, damage or misuse of any property belonging to or in the possession of the College or belonging to or in the possession of any person on College property; G. Hazing: An act which endangers the mental or physical health or safety of a student or other person, or which destroys or removes public or private property, for the purpose of initiation, admission into, affiliation with, or as a condition for continued membership in, a student or fraternal group or organization. The apathy, acquiescence, or express or implied consent of the victim does not take an act out of the definition of “Hazing.” Northwest Iowa Community College Catalog 2017–2018 Student Discipline—Student Conduct Code 32


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