The college expects all students to adhere to the highest level of civility and respect regarding the integrity and rights of others in all aspects of their interpersonal relationships. Violations of any of the standards of conduct in this section are considered serious breaches of those expectations and will be treated as such.  An offense against the rights of other individuals is committed when a person:

  1. Acts in a manner which inflicts physical harm, physical abuse, or injury to any person.

    Minimum: Disciplinary Probation
    Maximum: Expulsion
  2. Stalks any person by any means, including but not limited to physical, written, telephonic, or electronic modes.

    Minimum: Suspension
    Maximum: Expulsion
  3. Threatens, harasses, or intimidates any person, and/or uses words which reasonably tend to incite an immediate, violent reaction and are specifically directed toward another individual (see also the college’s Affirmative Action and Sexual Harassment Policies).

    Minimum: Disciplinary Probation
    Maximum: Expulsion
  4. Coerces, detains, or uses physical force in a manner which endangers the health or safety of any person.

    Minimum: Disciplinary Probation
    Maximum: Expulsion
  5. Collectively or individually participates in the following practices in connection with initiation into, or affiliation with any group. Violations include, but are not limited to activity which:

    a) Forces or requires participation in any physical activity.
    b) Forces, requires, or condones application of foreign substances to the body resulting in lewdness, potential for ridicule, or bodily harm.
    c) Forces or requires participation in illegal activities.
    d) Creates excessive fatigue or stress through deprivation of privacy, sleep, or decent edible meals.
    e) Forces or requires the consumption of any food, alcoholic beverage, drug, or any other substance.
    f) Forces or requires conduct that would embarrass or negatively affect the dignity of the individual, or the creation of situations which cause psychological or undue emotional strain.
    g) Uses brutality of any kind.
    Minimum: Disciplinary Probation
    Maximum: Expulsion
  6. Engages in any behavior against a person which significantly interrupts or prevents that person from carrying out duties and responsibilities associated with their role as faculty, staff, or student at the college.

    Minimum: Disciplinary Reprimand
    Maximum: Disciplinary Probation
  7. Engages in any behavior which significantly interrupts or prevents any person from exercising any constitutionally guaranteed right.

    Minimum: Disciplinary Probation
    Maximum: Expulsion
  8. Engages or attempts to engage in any sexual act toward any individual without consent, including but not limited to: fondling; exposing oneself; anal, oral, and/or vaginal penetration; or sexual intercourse with someone who is physically helpless (e.g. drunk and/or under the influence of a substance or substances rendering them helpless), unconscious, or otherwise incapacitated or unable to accurately communicate.

    Minimum: Suspension
    Maximum: Expulsion
  9. Sexual exploitation occurs when with intent to cause harm to the emotional, financial, or physical welfare of another person, a student intentionally disseminates or publishes a still or video image of said other person, who is identifiable from the image itself or from information displayed in connection with the image, without such other person’s consent when a person intends to cause harm to the emotional, financial or physical welfare of another person.  Additionally, the dissemination must depict such other person engaging in sexual conduct with another person or an unclothed or exposed intimate part of such other person, including naked genitals, pubic area, anus, or female nipple of the person; and, such image was taken under circumstances when the other person depicted had a reasonable expectation for the image to remain private, regardless of whether the student was present when the still or video image was taken.

    Minimum: Suspension
    Maximum: Expulsion