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3. Intentionally points any firearm toward another, or displays in a threatening manner any dangerous weapon or object toward another. Provided, that where the person doing any of the above enumerated acts, and such other person, are voluntary participants in a sport, social, or other activity, not in itself criminal, and such act is a reasonably foreseeable incident or such sport or activity, and does not create an unreasonable risk of serious injury or breach of the peace, the act shall not be an assault. j. Willful injury: any person who does an act which is not justified and which is intended to cause and does cause serious injury to another violates this policy. k. Disorderly conduct: a person violates this policy when the person does any of the following: 1. Engages in fighting or violent behavior in the College or at College functions. 2. Makes loud and raucous noise in the vicinity of the College or at College functions which causes unreasonable distress to the occupants or participants thereof. 3. Directs abusive epithets or makes any threatening gesture which the person knows or reasonably should know is likely to provoke a violent reaction by another. 4. Without lawful authority, the person disturbs any lawful assembly or meeting of persons by conduct intended to disrupt the meeting or assembly. 5. By words or actions, initiates or circulates a report or warning of fire, epidemic, or other catastrophe, knowing such report to be false or such warning to be baseless. 6. Without authority or justification, the person obstructs College premises or any access to College premises with the intent to prevent or hinder its lawful use by others. This shall include premises where any College function is held. l. Trespass 1. The term “property” shall include any land, dwelling, building, conveyance, vehicle, or other temporary or permanent structure whether publicly or privately owned, used by the College corporation. 2. The term “trespass” shall mean one or more of the following acts: a. Entering upon or in College property without justification or without the implied or actual permission of College authorities or other designated supervisor in authority with the intent to commit a public offense or to use, remove them from, alter, damage, harass, or place thereon or therein anything animate or inanimate. b. Entering or remaining upon or in College property without justification after being notified or requested to abstain from entering or to remove or vacate there from by College authorities or other designated supervisor in authority, or by any peace officer, magistrate, or public employee whose duty it is to supervise the use or maintenance of the property. c. Entering upon property or in property for the purpose or with the effect of unduly interfering with the lawful use of the property by others. d. Being upon or in property and wrongfully using, removing there from, altering, damaging, harassing, or placing thereon or there in anything animate or inanimate, without the implied or actual permission of the College authorities or other designated supervisor in authority. 3. The term “trespass” shall not mean entering upon College property for the sole purpose of retrieving personal property which has accidentally or inadvertently been thrown, fallen, strayed, or blown onto the College property, provided that the person retrieving the property takes the most direct and accessible route to and from the property to be retrieved, exits the property as quickly as is possible, and does not unduly interfere with the lawful use of the property. D. Financial Transactions with the College The following shall be subject to disciplinary procedures and shall constitute violations. a. Failure or refusal to timely pay a debt owed Northwest Iowa Community College. b. Presentation or delivery of any check, draft, or order to Northwest Iowa Community College, with intent to defraud. c. 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. III. Disciplinary Proceedings A. Instructor/Academic Dean The instructor and/or Academic Dean may suspend a student temporarily, not to exceed a twenty-four (24) hour period or not more than the next scheduled class meeting. Upon recommendation of the Vice President of Student & Academic Services, a student may be suspended further for up to a total of three (3) days for a violation of student conduct standards. B. Administrative a. Investigation and Complaint If the student, instructor, and/or Academic Dean wish to pursue the violation, the Vice President of Student & Academic Services is given information indicating that a student has committed a violation, and the Vice President of Student & Academic Services shall investigate the alleged violation. After preliminary investigation, the Vice President of Student & Academic Services may: 1. Dismiss the allegation as unfounded, either before or after conferring with the student; 2. Proceed administratively as provided below in (b); or 3. Prepare a complaint for use before the Student Conduct Committee (SCC). b. The Vice President of Student & Academic Services may take interim disciplinary action, including, but not limited to, suspending the right of the student to be present on the campus and to attend classes, and restricting or altering the other privileges granted the student, when in the opinion of the Vice President of Student & Academic Services the interests of the College would best be served. 35 College Information


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