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Student Discipline Policy
       The following section is from Iowa Central Community College Board Policy #406
       1. Statement of General Expectations: Iowa Central Community College seeks to provide a living
       and learning environment in which the student can meet his/her academic goals. The College has the
       responsibility of providing the student with a clear understanding of its academic requirements and
       conduct expectations, which are generally set forth in the College catalog and the College website.
       The College has the right to determine when its policies are violated and to determine the appropriate
       course of action. By enrolling at Iowa Central Community College, the student accepts the responsibility
       to comply with the College’s authority, to respect the rights of others, and to protect private and
       public property.
       Every student (any person enrolled in credit or non-credit courses) has the right to all the advantages,
       prestige and honors accruing to a student of the College. The student retains the rights guaranteed
       under the Constitution of the United States; the right of freedom from control by any persons except
       as may be in accord with College policies published, the right to pursue an education and to receive
       a degree or certificate for the successful completion of its requirements.
       2. Institutional Regulations: The Board of Trustees of Iowa Central Community College confers upon
       the faculty and staff the powers:
       a. To invoke sanctions to protect the educational processes and the rights of students, faculty, and staff.
       b. To provide procedures that will clearly inform Iowa Central Community College students of the
         regulations that govern their behavior while on College property, at cooperating agencies, or while
         in attendance at College sponsored activities or events.
       3. Student Responsibilities and Rights: Iowa Central offers each student the freedom to learn and the
       freedom to enjoy College life in an orderly and lawful manner. In return, Iowa Central expects every
       student to assume the obligation and responsibilities that accompany those freedoms. By voluntary
       enrollment at Iowa Central, students assume the obligation and responsibility of conducting themselves
       in accordance with the reasonable and lawful requirements of Iowa Central and its educational functions
       and processes. Violations of these responsibilities may result in sanctions that can include expulsion
       from the institution. Students are guaranteed their constitutional right to due process in certain
       circumstances in which due process rights are triggered. Iowa Central forbids unlawful discrimination
       on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age, marital status, sexual
       orientation, gender identity, socioeconomic status, or military service.
       4. Jurisdiction of Student Conduct Policy: The Student Conduct, Discipline, and Appeals Procedure
       applies to conduct that occurs on Iowa Central Community College property, at Iowa Central sponsored
       activities at clinical sites, attendance centers, or any College facility and off-campus conduct that
       adversely affects Iowa Central Community College and/or the pursuit of its educational mission. Each
       student shall be responsible for his/her conduct from the time of application for admission through
       the actual awarding of the degree or certificate. This includes conduct that may occur before classes
       begin or after classes end, as well as during the academic year and during periods between terms and
       actual enrollment. The Student Conduct Policy shall apply to a student’s conduct even if the student
       withdraws from school while a disciplinary matter is pending. The President and Vice President of
       Enrollment Management and Student Development shall decide whether the Student Conduct Policy
       shall be applied to conduct occurring off-campus on a case by case basis.
       5. Student Conduct Subject to Sanctions: Conduct which is contrary to any of the following may
       subject the student to disciplinary action and shall constitute a violation.
       a. Scholastic Dishonesty - In order to maintain its credibility as an institution of higher education, the
         College must establish and maintain standards of academic honesty. Upon enrolling in the College,
         each student assumes an obligation to conduct his/her academic affairs in a manner compatible
         with the standards of academic honesty established by the College and its faculty. If this obligation
         is neglected or ignored by the student, through the normal procedures of course work evaluation,
         students’ course work will be evaluated and disciplinary action taken. The following statements identify
         the types of activities that would constitute violations of the College’s standards of academic honesty.
           1. Plagiarism - The unauthorized use of materials not written or created by the person claiming
             authorship. Plagiarism includes but is not limited to the following:
             a. Turning in a written essay produced by someone else;
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