Student Code of Conduct
A. Any student found to have engaged in the following misconduct is subject to the conduct sanctions set forth in the Student Code of Conduct:
1. Assault or attempted assault, which may include sexual assault, rape, acquaintance rape, domestic violence, dating violence, physical abuse or injury of any individual. (For complete definitions refer to pccc.edu/TitleIX).
2. Threat, verbal assault or abuse or physical obstruction of any College community member. This includes verbal or physical disruption or obstruction of teaching, and/or of any individual, office or authorized College activity.
3. Stalking, purposely and repeatedly following another person and engaging in acts over a period of time (no matter how short) evidencing a continuity of purpose with the intent of annoying or alarming that person or placing that person in reasonable fear for his/her safety.
4. Discriminate, bully, intimidate, harass an individual or group on the basis of race, gender identity or expression, color, age, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, military status, or physical or mental disability.
5. Engaging in any reckless, tumultuous, or unlawful act or disruptive behavior on-campus, or while attending an off campus, college-sponsored event and/or online.
6. Hazing of another individual or group; willingly or knowingly organizing, promoting, facilitating or engaging in any conduct which places or may place another or group in danger of physical, emotional or psychological injury or distress.
7. Making excessive tumultuous noise which includes but is not limited to profanity or offensive language.
8. Obstruction or restraining the free movement of another or causing a campus disruption of authorized activities and/or events. Breach of peace, or aiding, a betting, or procuring another person to breach the peace on College premises at functions sponsored by or participated in by the College.
9. Use of cellular telephones, text messaging, or other forms of electronic devices during a classroom lecture, exam or College-sponsored program, unless previously approved by the instructor or other authorized administrator.
10. Unauthorized use, possession, or storage of any firearms, shotguns, pistols, knives, razors, explosives, or any other dangerous weapons, instruments, or dangerous chemical substances in or on College premises or at any functions sponsored by the College.
11. Use, possession, distribution or manufacture of narcotic or other controlled substances except as permitted by law.
12. Use, possession, or distribution of alcoholic beverages on College premises; public intoxication on College premises; driving under the influence of alcohol or other drugs on College premises. Alcohol use is not allowed at any PCCC events held on campus. Alcohol use at off campus events is the responsibility of the host facility and students must adhere to local and federal laws.
13. Smoking on College premises is prohibited.
14. Gambling on College premises or during functions sponsored by the College.
15. Acts of dishonesty, including, but not limited to the following:
a. Cheating, plagiarism, or other forms of academic dishonesty (see Academic Integrity Policy);
b. Furnishing false information to any College official, faculty member, or office;
c. Forgery, alteration, or misuse of any College document, record, instrument of identification, or electronic parking device;
d. Tampering with an election conducted by a College recognized student organization.
16. Engaging in any form of sexual harassment and/or sexual misconduct.
17. Misrepresentation of oneself or misrepresentation of an organization as being an agent authorized to act for or on behalf of the College.
18. Theft of or damage to College property; damage to property in the possession of or owned by a member of the College Community; or possession of stolen property on College premises.
19. Violation of federal, state, or local laws on College premises or at PCCC sponsored or supervised activities.
20. Failure to comply with directions of College officials or law enforcement officers acting in performance of their duties and/or failure to identify oneself to these persons when requested to do so.
21. Unauthorized possession, duplication, or use of keys to any College premises or unauthorized entry to, or use of, College premises, which includes both indoor and outdoor space.
22. Violation of published College policies, rules, or regulations.
23. Misuse of computing facilities or network to interfere with the normal operation of the college computing system, including but not limited to:
a. Theft or unauthorized entry into a file, data, e-mail or other electronically stored information to use, read, transfer, alter the content, or for any other purpose;
b. Unauthorized use of another individual’s identification, password or computer account;
c. Spamming, probing or hacking into other computers or computer systems.
d. Use of computing facilities to interfere with the work of another student, faculty member, or College official;
e. Use of computing facilities to send computer viruses, obscene, abusive, or threatening messages;
f. Uploading or downloading copyrighted material for personal use or distribution without authorization.
24. Abuse of the Judicial process, including but not limited to:
a. Failure to adhere to the appropriate directions of a College official;
b. Falsification, distortion, or misrepresentation of information before the Judicial Affairs Committee;
c. Disruption or interference with the orderly conduct of a Judicial Affairs Committee hearing;
d. Attempting to discourage an individual’s proper participation in, or use of, the Judicial Affairs Committee hearing;
e. Attempting to influence the impartiality of a member of the Judicial Affairs Committee prior to, and/or during the course of, the hearing;
f. Harassment (verbal or physical) and/or intimidation of a member of the Judicial Affairs Committee prior to and/or after a hearing;
g. Failure to comply with the sanction(s) imposed under the Student Code of Conduct;
h. Influencing others or attempting to influence another person to commit an abuse of the Student Code of Conduct;
25. Severe hygiene problems which interfere with the learning environment of others.
26. Violation of state, local, or campus fire policies, including:
a. Failure to evacuate a college-owned building during a fire alarm;
b. Improper use of college fire safety equipment;
c. Tampering with or improperly engaging a fire alarm in a college building.
B. Violations of Law and College Discipline
1. If a student is charged only with an off-campus violation of federal, state, or local law, these violations will not be subject to the Student Code of Conduct.
2. When a student is charged by federal, state, or local authorities with a violation of law, the College will not request or agree to special consideration for that individual because of his or her status as a student. If the alleged offense is also the subject of a proceeding under the Student Code of Conduct, however, the College may advise off-campus authorities of the existence of the Student Code of Conduct and of how such matters will be handled internally within the College community.