Student Code of Conduct-Rules and Regulations

Student Code of Conduct-Rules and Regulations

Any student found to have committed or to have attempted to commit the following misconduct is subject to disciplinary sanctions as outlined in “Sanctions” section of the Student Code of Conduct.

  1. Acts of dishonesty, including but not limited to the following:

    1. Cheating, plagiarism, or other forms of academic dishonesty
    2. Furnishing false information to any DACC administrator, faculty, staff member, or department
    3. Forgery, alteration, or misuse of any DACC document or record
  2. Disruption or obstruction of teaching, administration, disciplinary proceedings, other DACC activities, or of other authorized non-DACC activities when the conduct occurs on DACC premises.
  3. Disruption of classroom/laboratory settings; not following the instructor’s classroom instructions, rules, and procedures.
  4. Physical abuse, verbal abuse, threats, intimidation, harassment, coercion, and/or other conduct which threatens or endangers the health or safety of any person.
  5. Sexual misconduct which includes, but is not limited to, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and/or stalking.
  6. Sexual harassment, explicit sexual propositions, innuendos, jokes, obscene materials, unwanted advances, sexual favors, physical, verbal, or visual conduct based on sex.
  7. Attempted or actual theft and/or damage to property of the DACC or property of a member of the DACC community or other personal or public property, on or off campus.
  8. Gang, or gang-related, activity including, but not limited to, the display of gang symbols, paraphernalia, colors, or communicating either verbally or non-verbally (gestures, handshakes, slogans, drawings, etc.) to convey membership or affiliation in a gang. Behavior that creates conflict or an atmosphere of intimidation, creates a clear and present danger to life or property, or disrupts orderly operation is prohibited. This includes any activity which will lead College officials to reasonably believe that such behavior, apparel, activities, acts or other attributes are
    gang related and would materially interfere or substantially disrupt the College environment or activity and/or educational objectives.
  9. Engaging in acts of hazing, bullying or intimidating towards members of the DACC community. Forms of bullying also include stalking, cyber-bullying, or other forms of electronically-based communications.
  10. Failure to comply with directions of DACC administrators or faculty or staff acting in performance of their duties and/or failure to identify oneself to these persons when requested to do so.
  11. Unauthorized possession, duplication or use of keys to DACC premises.
  12. Unauthorized access to any DACC office, computer, or premise.
  13. Violation of any DACC policy, rule or regulation published in hard copy or available electronically on the DACC website.
  14. Use, distribution or sale of tobacco, including any smoking device, faux-smoking devices, or carrying of any lighted smoking instrument in college buildings or on college premises, at events on college premises, or in college-owned/rented/leased vehicles. Please note the Tobacco-Free Policy does allow for tobacco use in privately-owned vehicles on College grounds.
  15. Use, possession, manufacturing, and/or distribution of marijuana, heroin, narcotics, or other controlled substances on DACC property or as part of any college related activities, on and offcampus.
  16. Use, possession, manufacturing, or distribution of alcoholic beverages, or public intoxication.
  17. Illegal or unauthorized possession of firearms, explosives, other weapons, or dangerous chemicals on DACC premises or use of any such item, even if legally possessed.
  18. Participating in an on-campus or off-campus demonstration, riot, or activity that disrupts the normal operations of DACC and/or infringes on the rights of other members of the DACC community; leading or inciting others to disrupt scheduled and/or normal activities within any  campus building or area.
  19. Obstruction of the flow of pedestrian or vehicular traffic on DACC premises.
  20. Riding skateboards, roller skates, or other similar activities on DACC premises. Note: These types of transportation means can be carried on campus, but not ridden.
  21. Conduct that is disorderly, lewd, or indecent; breach of peace; or aiding, abetting, or procuring another person to breach the peace on the DACC premises. Disorderly conduct includes but is not limited to: Any unauthorized use of electronic or other devices to make an audio or video record of any person while on DACC premises without his/her prior knowledge, or without his/hers effective consent when such a recording is likely to cause injury or distress. This includes, but is not limited to, surreptitiously taking pictures of another person in the Fitness Center, locker rooms, or restrooms.
  22. Any violation of the DACC Computer/IT policy.
  23. Abuse of the Student Code of Conduct system, including but not limited to:

    1. Failure to obey the notice from the Student Conduct Officer to appear for a meeting or hearing as part of the Student Code of Conduct system.
    2. Falsification, distortion, or misrepresentation of information before the Student Conduct Officer or Student Conduct Hearing Committee.
    3. Disruption or interference with the orderly conduct of a Student Code of Conduct discipline proceeding.
    4. Attempt to discourage an individual’s proper participation in, or use of, the Student Code of Conduct system
    5. Attempting to influence the impartiality of a member of a Student Conduct Hearing Committee.
    6. Harassment (defined above) and/or intimidation of a member of a Student Conduct Hearing Committee and/or any witness.
    7. Failure to comply with the sanction(s) imposed under the Student Code of Conduct.
    8. Influencing or attempting to influence another person to commit an abuse of the Student Code of Conduct system.
  24. Wearing clothing articles that obstruct the person’s face while in the buildings. Example includes sweatshirt hood on head while “inside” a DACC building. Please note: religious head coverings are exempt from this rule.
  25. Retaliation acts toward other students, faculty, staff, or administrators.
  26. Violation of any federal, state or local law.