Student Code of Conduct

Standards of Student Conduct

Board Policy 5500

  1. Students of Umpqua Community College are expected to conduct themselves in a manner compatible with an educational environment and in accordance with standards of the College that are designed to perpetuate its educational purposes.

  2. The College, because of its responsibility to provide a safe and supportive learning environment, has certain obligations that need to be reflected as rules in the governance of student conduct and discipline.

  3. The provisions of the Standards of Student Conduct are not to be regarded as a contract between the students and the College. The College reserves the right to amend any provision herein, at any time, in accordance with established College policies. Communication of any changes will be made to the College community in an appropriate and timely fashion.

  4. The Standards of Student Conduct will apply to conduct which occurs on College premises, including hybrid and online classes, and to conduct which occurs elsewhere during the course of a College-sponsored function or activity, or at functions sponsored by the College. Off-campus behavior that adversely affects the College and/or the pursuit of its objectives may also be subject to the Umpqua Community College Standards of Student Conduct.

  5. The President will establish procedures for the imposition of discipline on students in accordance with the requirements for due process of the federal and state law and regulations. The Dean of Student Services is responsible for the administration of the Standards of Student Conduct. In the absence of the Dean of Student Services, the President will appoint a designee to administer the Standards of Student Conduct.

    1. Administrative Procedure 5500 will provide definitions used throughout the Administrative Procedures for Standards of Student Conduct;

    2. Administrative Procedure 5501 will define the conduct that is subject to discipline;

    3. Administrative Procedure 5506 will define Academic Integrity, violations of Academic Integrity, and sanctions for violation; and

    4. Administrative Procedure 5520 will identify potential disciplinary actions, including but not limited to the removal, suspension, or expulsion of a student.

  6. The procedures defining the Standards of Student Conduct will be made widely available to students through the college catalog, the website, and other means.