Student Code of Conduct

Students are expected to comply with all Board and Administrative Policies. The following student conduct may be grounds for discipline or suspension in accordance with these procedures. This is not an exhaustive list of all the behavior that may be subject to disciplinary sanctions.

  1. Disruption of the orderly process and educational atmosphere of the College, both in the classroom and on all College property, including, but not limited to: Interfering with instructors' ability to teach or students' ability to learn, refusal to comply with faculty or staff direction regarding vocal or physical behavior, unauthorized entry into, obstruction of, or occupation of any room, building or area of the College.
  2. Acting or failing to act in a manner that causes concern for the health and safety of oneself or others.
  3. Assaulting; threatening; verbally or physically abusing; or any conduct that threatens or endangers the health or safety of any person.
  4. Misusing or misappropriating College property or private property on campus or at off-campus College activities, including, but not limited to, theft or attempted theft, burglary, possession of stolen property and destruction, damage, defacement or mutilation of property belonging to or in the custody of the College or member of the College community or cooperating agencies.
  5. Using, possessing, misusing or being under the influence of any alcoholic beverage or other intoxicating beverage on College property or at College sponsored functions except as authorized by College regulations or College authority.
  6. Manufacturing, processing, selling, delivering, providing, using, purchasing, misusing or possessing any narcotic drug, marijuana or other addictive, dangerous or controlled substance, on College property or at College-sponsored functions. Drug paraphernalia is also prohibited.
  7. Possession of a weapon or firearm on campus is prohibited. Weapons include, but are not limited to: knives with a blade exceeding five inches in length, guns, firearms, BB guns, tazers, explosives, fireworks or simulations of any such items (devices that appear to be real such as a realistic toy, replica, paint-ball gun, etc.). A weapon may also include an object designed for use or used in a manner to inflict harm or threaten harm to a human being or animal. Current or retired licensed law enforcement professionals with a current permit may carry concealed weapons while on campus; this does not apply to current or retired military personnel.
  8. Engaging in a false alarm of a fire, bomb threat or other catastrophe by verbally reporting one or by tampering with the alarm system or safety equipment. Engaging in the intentional setting of fires or explosions within College buildings or on the campus without proper authority. Threatening to place or attempting to place any incendiary or explosive device or material in or about the College premises or at the site of a College-sponsored activity.
  9. Engaging in forgery, alteration or misuse of any College records or documents, College keys or keycards, or student or staff identification cards.
  10. Failing to identify oneself by name and/or to comply with a proper order of any faculty member or other College official, properly identified (by stating his or her name and title if requested by a student) and acting within the scope of his or her authority.
  11. Disrupting the orderly processes of the College, or obstructing or denying access to services or facilities by those entitled to use such services or facilities. Interfering with the lawful rights of other persons on the campus. Inciting others to do any of the above.
  12. Technology Misconduct defined by the Technology Usage Policy (IT 6100), including, but not limited to the following:
    • Disrupting access of other students, faculty or staff members to College computers and other technology resources.
    • Obtaining and/or gaining unauthorized access to College computer systems or an account assigned to another person that may include the use of another individual's identification, account, personal identification number (PIN) or other password.
    • Using an account belonging to another student, faculty, staff, department or organization for other than its intended purpose without permission from the owner.
    • Using technological equipment to interfere with the lawful rights of others by such activities as falsifying or altering records or software, creating fraudulent documents, damaging programs belonging to the College or another individual.
    • Sending harassing, threatening or sexually explicit material to another individual.
    • Violating license agreements, copyrights or intellectual property rights including copyright, patents, etc., by copying, distributing, selling or publishing intellectual property.
    • Permitting other persons—whether DMACC users or unauthorized users—to use a DMACC user's accounts, passwords or access codes.
    • Theft of DMACC hardware or software.
    • Inappropriate or malicious use of technology resources including attempts to alter, erase, damage or intercept technological data or programs that are the property of DMACC or DMACC users.
    • Misuse of the College's computer systems during course registration as defined in the Registration Status Procedure ES4554.
  13. Operating a motor vehicle recklessly, so as to pose a threat to the safety of others, on campus or at College-sponsored activities off-campus. (The Campus Traffic Appeals Committee generally deals with other violations in this area.)
  14. Making noise in the vicinity of the College or College-sponsored activities, that disrupts the orderly, efficient and disciplined atmosphere of the College or College-sponsored activity.
  15. Engaging in willful misrepresentation of any material fact to faculty or College staff or to others about one's status or academic performance within the College or of the support, sponsorship or approval by the College of the services or activities of any person, group or organization. This includes knowingly submitting false information on College documents such as admissions applications or program materials.
  16. Disorderly, lewd, indecent or obscene conduct.
  17. Any other willful or intentional conduct that seriously threatens (1) any educational process or other functions of the College, or (2) the health or safety of any member of the academic community.
  18. Illegal or unauthorized use of College property.
  19. Engaging in behavior that is discriminatory, including harassment of other students and staff, based on race, color, creed, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, or to the extent covered by law, veteran status; behavior of this nature will be investigated in accordance with the procedures set forth in the Discrimination Complaint Procedure for Students, ES4645. Sexual Harassment includes, but is not limited to, unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical contact of a sexual nature (HR3005).
  20. Violation of any federal, state or local law. (Section III)
  21. Academic Misconduct, as defined in the Academic Misconduct policy, ES 4670, including but not limited to the following:
    • Engaging in any form of plagiarism, which is defined as the appropriation of and use of another person's writing, and passing it off as the product of one's own efforts or copying any work and submitting it as original work.
    • Falsifying with respect to any examination, paper, project, application, recommendation, transcript or test or by any dishonest means whatsoever, or by aiding or abetting another student to do so.
    • Using materials or collaborating with another person (or persons) during a test or other assignments without authorization.
    • Substituting for another student, or permitting another person to substitute for oneself, to take an examination, course or test or to provide the work for any assigned project.
    • The acquisition of grades, academic credits, degrees, honors, awards, certification or professional endorsements by means of cheating.
    • Failing to comply with the policies of the student's program or department stated in College publications.
  22. Violation of DMACC Student Housing Guidelines.
  23. Violation of any College policy, rule or regulation published in the College Catalog or the Student Handbook.

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