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Campus Civility

Students are expected to demonstrate tolerance and understanding of one another.  Respect for human diversity and the rights of all persons are fundamental to a democratic society and a positive learning environment.  Acts of verbal abuse, intimidation or harassment are not acceptable behaviors.

Policies and Procedures for Student Conduct

The administration of each community college is authorized by the State Board for Community Colleges to impose appropriate penalties including expulsion from the college for student conduct which tends to discredit or injure the college.

The Virginia Community College System guarantees to students the privilege of exercising their rights of citizenship under the Constitution of the United States without fear of prejudice and takes special are to ensure due process and to spell out defined routes of appeal when students feel their rights have been violated.

Each individual is considered a responsible adult, and it is assumed that men and women of college age shall maintain standards of conduct appropriate to membership in the college community. Failure to meet standards of conduct acceptable to the college may result in disciplinary probation, suspension, dismissal, or other penalty depending upon the nature of the offense.

Procedures concerning student conduct, academic misconduct, and student grievances can be found in the Student Handbook http://www.virginiawestern.edu/services/handbook/index.php. Hardcopies are located in the Student Activities Office in the Student Center Room 210. The Student Grievance Process form is available at: http://www.virginiawestern.edu/services/handbook/StudentGrievanceProcessForm.pdf.

Responding to Disorderly Conduct

See Human Resources Policies and Procedures Section of VW Connect, Workplace Violence Prevention Policy; Disorderly Conduct – See Crisis Management Plan, Section 2.1 Prohibited Conduct and Sanctions and Section 4 Definitions – Disruptive Behavior, Threatening Behavior, Credible Threat of Violence and Violence (Threat, Intimidation, Physical Attack, Property Damage, Assault and Aggravated Assault)

Policy on Consensual Relations

See Human Resources Policies and Procedures Section of VW Connect.


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