The Standards of Student Conduct provide a prompt and equitable means to address alleged student violations of the college’s behavioral regulations. Students who violate college policies and behavioral regulations shall be subject to the disciplinary procedures outlined in the Standards of Student Conduct, GCC Administrative Regulation 5500. These procedures are not intended to substitute for criminal or civil proceedings that may be initiated by other agencies.
Prohibited conduct that may subject a student to disciplinary sanctions includes, but is not limited to the following:
1. Disruption of the orderly operation of the college, including but not limited to the delivery of GCC instructional, administrative, or student services; campus activities sponsored or sanctioned by GCC; other authorized non GCC activities when the act occurs on GCC premises.
2. Violation of published GCC rules, Board policies, and administrative regulations.
3. Knowingly furnishing false information to any GCC employee or campus police for the purpose of completing GCC documents, applications, or forms processed by the college.
4. Forgery, alteration, or other unauthorized use of GCC documents, applications, records, identification, or forms processed by the college.
5. Unauthorized possession or duplication of keys to any GCC premises, entry into or use of any GCC premises, or use of GCC supplies and equipment.
6. Cheating, plagiarism, or other violations of GCC policies and administrative regulations governing academic honesty.
7. Misuse of GCC computer systems in violation of GCC board of policies and regulations governing the use of computer and communications technology.
8. Gaming, gambling, or participating in other activities for the purposes of wagering or betting funds.
9. Soliciting or assisting another to perform any act that would violate the Standards of Student Conduct and subject a student to disciplinary sanctions.
10. Violation of judicial and statutory standards of obscenity; engaging in lewd or indecent behavior on campus or at a campus function.
11. Violation of federal, state, or local law on GCC
premises, or at GCC sponsored or supervised activities.
12. Use, possession, or distribution of narcotics, other legally controlled substances, or alcoholic beverages except as expressly permitted by law and GCC regulations.
13. Failure to comply with directions of GCC employees who are acting within the scope of their job responsibilities.
14. Presence on campus or at a college-sponsored function while under the influence of narcotics, other legally controlled substances, or alcoholic beverages except as expressly permitted by law and GCC regulations.
15. Abusive behavior directed toward, or hazing of, a member of the campus community or a campus visitor.
16. Illegal or unauthorized possession or use of firearms, explosives, other weapons, or dangerous chemicals.
17. Sexual harassment of a member of the campus community or a campus visitor including, but not limited to unwelcome sexual advances; requests for sexual favors; other verbal, non-verbal, or physical conduct of a sexual nature in violation of GCC board policies and administrative regulations on sexual harassment, and applicable State and Federal laws.
18. Verbal abuse, threats, intimidation, harassment, coercion or other conduct that threatens or endangers the health and/or safety of a member of the campus community or a college visitor.
19. Assault, battery, or any other physically abusive behavior that threatens or endangers the health and/or safety of a member of the campus community or campus visitor.
20. Theft or attempted theft of GCC property, or property of a member of the campus community or campus visitor.
21. Actual or attempted vandalism or destruction of GCC property, or property of a member of the campus community or campus visitor.
22. The use of any electronic listening or recording device in any classroom without the prior consent of the instructor, except as necessary to provide reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities.
23. Selling, preparing, or distributing recorded course materials for any purpose unless authorized by the instructor in writing.
Authorized disciplinary sanctions for violations of student behavioral regulations include, but are not limited to written reprimand, loss of privileges, restitution, temporary removal from class, suspension, and/or permanent expulsion. The college administers these sanctions through the Standards of Student Conduct and provides involved students with their due process rights guaranteed by State and Federal constitutional protections. Copies of the Standards of Student Conduct are available in the Student Affairs Office located in the J.W. Smith Student Center or from the GCC website.