Community Standards

Authority of College Judicial Hearing Bodies


College jurisdiction and discipline are limited to conduct of students and student organizations, and their guests, that constitute conduct code violations, as defined in those policies, rules, and regulations established in the Student Handbook, or any other College publication, as well as in the operating regulations of academic and non-academic offices, laboratories, classrooms and departments of the College. Conduct code violations may be generally defined as:

  • Conduct adversely affecting the College community and/or the pursuit of its objectives,whether that conduct occurs on or off College premises; or
  • Conduct resulting in charges of violation of any federal, state or local law, whether that conduct occurs on or off College premises, where the interests of the College community and/or the pursuit of its objectives may be adversely affected.

Where College Policies, Rules and Regulations are violated, a student or student organization may also be in violation of civil or criminal law. Where College and civil laws overlap, or where criminal prosecution is pending or foreseen, the College may initiate judicial action of its own on the same infraction and may impose penalties independent of those imposed by civil and/or criminal authorities.