Student Code of Conduct Terminology & Definitions

Student Code of Conduct Terminology & Definitions

The terms "college" or "College" or "campus" or "DACC" all mean Danville Area Community College

The term “student” includes all persons taking courses at Danville Area Community College, either full or part time, credit or non-credit. Persons who withdrew after allegedly violating the Student Code of Conduct, who are not officially enrolled in a course but who have a continuing relationship with the college or who are in the process of enrolling in a course are still considered “students”. This Student Code of Conduct does apply at all locations of DACC, including off campus sites, at college sponsored events, and in the online environment.

The term “faculty member” means any person hired by DACC to conduct classroom or teaching activities or who is otherwise considered by the College to be a member of faculty.

The term “administrator” includes any person employed by DACC, performing assigned administrative or professional responsibility.

The term “staff” includes any person employed by DACC, performing duties assigned.

The term “member of the DACC college community” includes any person who is a student, faculty member, DACC administrator, staff, or any other person employed by the college. A person’s status in a particular situation shall be determined by the Vice President of Instruction and Student Services.

The term “college premises” includes all land, buildings, facilities, and other property owned, used, or controlled by DACC [including adjacent streets and sidewalks].

The term “Student Conduct Hearing Committee” means any person or persons authorized by the Vice President of Instruction and Student Services to determine whether a student has violated the Student Code of Conduct and to recommend sanctions that may be imposed when a rules violation has been committed.

The term “Student Conduct Officer” means a DACC official authorized on a case-by case-basis by to impose sanctions upon any student(s) found to have violated the Student Code of Conduct. The Vice President of Instruction and Student Service may authorize the Student Conduct Officer to serve simultaneously as a Student Conduct Officer and the sole member or one of the members of the Student Conduct Hearing Committee. The Vice President of Instruction and Student Services may authorize the Student Conduct Officer to impose sanctions in all cases.

The term “Appeals Committee” means any person or persons authorized by the DACC President to consider an appeal from the Student Conduct Hearing Committee’s determination as to whether a student has violated the Student Code of Conduct or from the sanctions imposed by the Student Conduct Officer.

The terms “will” and “shall” is something a person will do or expected to do.

The term “may” is used in the permissive sense.

The term “policy” means the written regulations of DACC as found in, but not limited to, the Student Code of Conduct, Student Handbook, and in the college catalog.

The term “cheating” includes, but is not limited to: (1) use of any unauthorized assistance in taking quizzes, tests, or examinations; (2) use of sources beyond those authorized by the instructor in writing papers, preparing reports, solving problems, or carrying out other assignments; (3) the acquisition, without permission, of tests or other academic material belonging to a member the DACC faculty or staff; (4) engaging in any behavior specifically prohibited by a faculty member in the course syllabus or class discussion.