Student Conduct

Student Conduct Code

I. Purpose

Hawkeye Community College is an educational institution that strives to promote the transmission of knowledge, the development of students and the well-being of society. The College is dedicated to providing a safe and civil educational setting for these endeavors, and has established this Student Conduct Code to promote the College’s mission and protect the rights of students, faculty, and staff.Students are required to engage in responsible academic and social conduct that reflects positively upon the College community and to model good citizenship in any community.To this end, Students are expected to adhere to the following Student Conduct Code.

II. Academic Misconduct/Dishonesty

The integrity of any academic program and degree rests on the principle that the grades awarded to students reflect only their own individual efforts and achievement. The College does not tolerate academic dishonesty or misconduct, including all acts of plagiarism and cheating.

The College defines academic dishonesty/misconduct through its Academic Integrity Policy, available in the Student Handbook. The Academic Integrity Policy will apply to all allegations and incidents of academic dishonesty or misconduct, including reporting, discipline, and appeal procedures.

III. Sexual Misconduct

Consistent with its mission to provide a safe and productive learning environment, the College prohibits any Student from committing sexual harassment, sex-based harassment, sexual assault, and sexual exploitation (collectively “Sexual Misconduct”). Hawkeye Community College also prohibits other forms of sex-based harassment, such as domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking, whether sexually motivated or not.

The College protects its students from Sexual Misconduct, including domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking, under its Sexual Misconduct Policy, available in the . The Sexual Misconduct Policy will apply to all allegations and incidents of Sexual Misconduct, including reporting, discipline, and appeal procedures.

IV. Definitions

  1. The term “College” means Hawkeye Community College.

  2. The term “Student” includes all persons taking courses at Hawkeye Community College, either full-time or part-time, pursuing degree or non-degree programs.  Persons who withdraw after allegedly violating the Student Conduct Code, who are not officially enrolled for a particular term but who have a continuing relationship with the College or who have been notified of their acceptance for admission are considered “students” for purposes of this Student Conduct Code.

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

  4. The term “College Official” includes any person employed by the College, performing assigned administrative or professional responsibilities.

  5. The term “Member of the College Community” includes any person who is a Student, Faculty Member, College Official or any other person employed by the College.  A person’s status in a particular situation shall be determined by the Vice President of Academic Affairs or designee.

  6. The term “College Premises” includes all land, buildings, facilities, and other property in the possession of or owned, used, or controlled by the College (including adjacent streets and sidewalks).

  7. The term “Student Conduct Board” means any person or persons authorized by the Vice President of Academic Affairs or designee to determine whether a Student has violated the Student Conduct Code and to recommend sanctions that may be imposed when a Rules Violation has been committed.

  8. The term “Student Conduct System” means any investigation, meeting, hearing, or other procedure following the report or complaint of Student Misconduct as stated in this Student Conduct Code.

  9. The term “Complainant” means any person who submits a report or complaint alleging that a Student violated this Student Conduct Code. If another Member of the College Community submits the report or charge on behalf of a Student who believes that s/he has been a victim of another Student’s Misconduct, the Student who believes s/he has been a victim will also be considered a “Complainant” for purposes of the rights afforded to a Complainant under this Student Conduct Code.

  10. The term “Accused Student” means any Student accused of violating this Student Conduct Code.

V. Student Conduct Code Authority

The College’s Dean of Students will have primary authority in implementing the Student Conduct Code. The Dean of Students may develop policies for the administration of the Student Conduct System and procedural rules for the conduct of Student Conduct Board Hearings that are not inconsistent with provisions of this Student Conduct Code.

The Vice President of Academic Affairs will have the authority to determine the composition of Student Conduct Boards, as well as carry out any other act authorized by this Student Conduct Code.

VI. Jurisdiction of the Student Conduct Code

The Student Conduct Code will apply equally to all students and to conduct that occurs on College Premises, at College-sponsored activities, and to off-campus conduct that adversely affects the College community and/or the pursuit of its objectives. The Student Conduct Code applies at all locations of the College.  Through voluntary admission and entrance to the College, each Student indicates their willingness to be responsible for his/her conduct from the time of application for admission through the actual awarding of a degree, including conduct before classes begin, after classes end, during the academic year, or between terms of actual enrollment (even if the Misconduct is not discovered until after a degree is awarded).  The Student Conduct Code applies to a Student’s conduct even if the Student withdraws from school while a disciplinary matter is pending.

VII. Prohibited Conduct – Rules and Regulations

Any Student who commits, attempts to commit, or incites/aids another Student to commit acts of Misconduct may be subject to disciplinary procedures and sanctions as outlined in this Code. “Misconduct” is any one or more of the following offenses, although this is not an exhaustive list of all actions that may constitute Misconduct:

  1. Acts of Dishonesty (not including academic dishonesty, which falls under the College’s Academic Integrity Policy):
    1. Furnishing false information to any College Official, Faculty Member, or office.
    2. Forgery, alteration, or misuse of any College document, record, or instrument of identification.
    3. Tampering with the election of any College-recognized student organization.
  2. Disorderly Conduct:
    1. Disruption or obstruction of teaching, research, administration, disciplinary proceedings, other College activities, including its public service functions on or off-campus.
    2. Disruption or obstruction of other authorized non-College activities when the conduct occurs on College Premises.
    3. Participating in an on-campus or off-campus demonstration, riot or activity that disrupts the normal operations of the College and/or infringes on the rights of other members of the College Community, including breach of the peace.
    4. Leading or inciting others to disrupt scheduled and/or normal activities within any campus building or area, including breach of the peace.
    5. Participating in lewd or indecent conduct.
    6. Any unauthorized use of electronic or other devices to make an audio or video record of any person while on College Premises without his/her prior knowledge, or without his/her 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 a gym, locker room, or restroom.
    7. Failure to comply with directions of College Officials acting in performance of their duties and/or failure to identify oneself to these persons when requested to do so.
  3. Abuse and Harassment (other than Sexual Misconduct under the College’s Sexual Misconduct Policy): Physical abuse, verbal abuse, threats, intimidation, harassment, coercion and/or other conduct which threatens or endangers the health or safety of any person.

  4. Theft and/or Property Damage: Attempted or actual theft of and/or damage to property of the College or property of a Member of the College Community, on or off-campus.

  5. Hazing: An act which endangers the mental or physical health or safety of a Student or other person, or which destroys or removes public or private property, for the purpose of initiation, admission into, affiliation with, or as a condition for continued membership in, a student or fraternal group or organization. The apathy, acquiescence, or express or implied consent of the victim does not take an act out of the definition of “Hazing.” 

  6. Keys Violations: Unauthorized possession, duplication or use of keys or identification cards to any College Premises or unauthorized entry to or use of College Premises.

  7. Policies: Violation of any College policy, rule or regulation published in hard copy or available electronically on the College website.

  8. Laws: Other acts in violation of any federal, state, or local law.

  9. Controlled Substance Use/Abuse: Use, possession, manufacturing, or distribution of marijuana, heroin, narcotics, or other controlled substances except as expressly permitted by law.  See the Drug-Free Campus Policy for additional information.

  10. Alcohol:; Use, possession, manufacturing, or distribution of alcoholic beverages (except as expressly permitted by College regulations), or public intoxication.  See the Drug-Free Campus Policy for additional information.

  11. Dangerous Firearms, Weapons, or Other Items: Illegal or unauthorized possession of firearms, explosives, other weapons, or dangerous chemicals on College Premises or use of any such item. If legally possessed, use in a manner that harms, threatens, or causes fear to others.

  12. Traffic: Obstruction of the free flow of pedestrian or vehicular traffic on College Premises or at College sponsored or supervised functions.

  13. Misuse of Fire Alarms and Equipment: Pulling fire alarms falsely or tampering with firefighting equipment (e.g., fire alarms, extinguishers, exit signs, fire hoses, smoke detectors, emergency lights).

  14. Computer/Technology Abuse: Any act that constitutes a violation of the College’s Computer Policies, Student Tutoring and Computer Lab Policies, and/or constitutes an act of Computer Misconduct as defined by College Policy. This also includes any act of “e-bullying” or “cyberbullying” another Student, faculty, or staff.

  15. Abuse of the Student Conduct System, including but not limited to:
    1. Failure to obey the notice from a Student Conduct Board or College Official to appear for a meeting as part of the Student Conduct System.

    2. Willful refusal to cooperate in the investigation of a disciplinary matter without good legal cause (such as the potential for self-incrimination in an actual or potential criminal case) which refusal substantially impedes the investigation.

    3. Falsification, distortion, or misrepresentation of information before a Student Conduct Board.

    4. Disruption or interference with the orderly conduct of a Student Conduct Board proceeding.

    5. Institution of a Student Conduct Code proceeding in bad faith (i.e., filing a false complaint).

    6. Attempting to discourage an individual’s proper participation in, or use of, the Student Conduct System.

    7. Attempting to influence the impartiality of a member of a Student Conduct Board prior to, during, and/or after a Student Conduct Code proceeding.

    8. Harassment (verbal or physical) and/or intimidation of a member of a Student Conduct Board prior to, during, and/or after a Student Conduct Code proceeding.

    9. Failure to comply with the terms of an interim or final order in a disciplinary matter, including sanction(s) imposed under the Student Conduct Code.

    10. Influencing or attempting to influence another person to commit an abuse of the Student Conduct Code System.
  16. Tobacco: Violating the Tobacco-Free Campus Policy.

  17. Discrimination and Harassment (other than discrimination and harassment under the College’s Sexual Misconduct Policy): Engaging in behavior which is discriminatory, including harassment of other students and staff and faculty, based on race, color, creed, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, age, disability, or veteran status.  See Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action Plan for additional information.

VIII. Violation of Law and College Discipline

  1. College disciplinary proceedings under the Student Conduct System may be instituted against a Student charged with Misconduct that potentially violates both the criminal law and this Student Conduct Code (that is, if both possible violations result from the same factual situation) without regard to the pendency of civil or criminal litigation in court or criminal arrest and prosecution.  Proceedings under this Student Conduct Code may be carried out prior to, simultaneously with, or following civil or criminal proceedings off-campus at the discretion of the Dean of Students or designee.  Determinations made or sanctions imposed under this Student Conduct Code will not be subject to change because criminal charges arising out of the same facts giving rise to violation of College rules were dismissed, reduced, or resolved in favor of or against the criminal law defendant.     

  2. When a Student is charged by federal, state, or local authorities with a violation of law, the College will not request or agree to special consideration for that individual because of his or her status as a Student.  If the alleged offense is also being processed under the Student Conduct Code, the College may advise off-campus authorities of the existence of the Student Conduct Code and of how such matters are typically handled within the College Community.  The College will attempt to cooperate with law enforcement and other agencies in the enforcement of criminal law on campus and in the conditions imposed by criminal courts for the rehabilitation of Student violators (provided that the conditions do not conflict with campus rules or sanctions).  Individual students and other members of the College Community, acting in their personal capacities, remain free to interact with governmental representatives as they deem appropriate.

  3. College conduct proceedings under the Student Conduct System are separate from criminal or civil litigation.  Formal rules of process, procedure, and/or technical rules of evidence, such as are applied in criminal or civil court, are not used in the Student Conduct System.

IX. Student Conduct Code Procedures

  1. Charges, Investigation, and Hearings
    1. Any Member of the College Community may file charges against a Student for violations of the Student Code.  A charge shall be prepared in writing and directed to the Dean of Students or designee.  Any charge should be submitted as soon as possible after the event takes place, preferably within six (6) months of the incident.

    2. Resolution by Mutual Consent
      1. The Dean of Students may conduct an investigation to determine if the charges have merit and/or if they can be disposed of administratively by mutual consent of the parties involved on a basis acceptable to the Dean of Students or designee.  Such disposition shall be final and there shall be no subsequent proceedings. 

      2. If the charges are not admitted and/or cannot be disposed of by mutual consent, the case will proceed to an administrative hearing as set forth below.

      3. If the Student admits violating institutional rules, but sanctions are not agreed to, the case will proceed to an administrative hearing as set forth below which shall be limited to determining the appropriate sanction(s).

      4. The Dean of Students or designee may later hear the same matter or present the College’s evidence at any hearing, and is not disqualified by reason of the investigation or attempting to resolve the matter by mutual consent.
    3. Investigation and Enforcement Where Sanctions Will Not Rise to the Level of Suspension or Expulsion
      1. A conduct violation that may not result in the sanction of suspension or expulsion will be resolved through an administrative hearing before the Dean of Students or designee.

      2. The Accused Student shall be provided with written notice of the alleged Misconduct which describes the charges, and gives the date, time, and place of the hearing. The time set for the administrative hearing will ensure a prompt and equitable resolution, not less than five (5) nor more than thirty (30) business days after the Accused Student has been notified.  Maximum time limits for scheduling of an administrative hearing may be extended at the discretion of the Dean of Students.

      3. The Accused Student shall be given an opportunity to request documents in the possession of the Dean of Students pertaining to the charges (unless prohibited from disclosure by law, privilege, work product protection, or to protect the health and safety of the victim or witnesses).

      4. During the administrative hearing, the Accused Student will have an opportunity to respond to the charges and to present evidence or witnesses contesting the charges.  The Dean of Students or designee will determine if a violation occurred and will issue appropriate sanctions.

      5. If an Accused Student, after receiving notice, does not appear for the hearing, the information in support of the charges will be presented and considered even if the Accused Student is not present.

      6. The Dean of Students will notify the Accused Student of the outcome of the hearing in writing within ten (10) business days of completion of the hearing, or longer for good cause.
    4. Investigation and Enforcement Where Sanctions of Suspension or Expulsion May Be Warranted
      1. A conduct violation that may result in suspension or expulsion will be resolved through a Student Conduct Board hearing according to the following guidelines.

      2. Hearings are closed to the public. The Accused Student and their advisor(s), if any, will be allowed to attend the entire portion of the Student Conduct Board hearing at which information is received (excluding deliberations).  Admission of any other person to the Student Conduct Board hearing will be at the discretion of the Chairperson of the Student Conduct Board.

      3. The Accused Student will be provided with written notice which (1) describes the charges, (2) gives the date, time, and place of the hearing, and (3) indicates that suspension or expulsion may be sought as a sanction. The time set for the administrative hearing will ensure a prompt and equitable resolution, not less than five (5) nor more than thirty (30) business days after the Accused Student has been notified.  Maximum time limits for scheduling of an administrative hearing may be extended at the discretion of the Dean of Students or Vice President of Academic Affairs.

      4. The Accused Student shall be given an opportunity to request documents in the possession of the Dean of Students pertaining to the charges (unless prohibited from disclosure by law, privilege, work product protection, or to protect the health and safety of the victim or witnesses).

      5. If an Accused Student, after receiving notice, does not appear for the hearing, the information in support of the charges will be presented and considered even if the Accused Student is not present.

      6. The administrative hearing will be heard by a Student Conduct Board. The Vice President of Academic Affairs will appoint a Student Conduct Board Chairperson and at least two (2) members of the Student Conduct Committee to serve on the Student Conduct Board.

      7. The Chairperson of the Student Conduct Board shall preside as the hearing officer over the hearing, and resolve all questions of procedure.

      8. In hearings involving more than one Accused Student, the Vice President of Academic Affairs, in his/her discretion, may permit the Student Conduct Board hearing(s) concerning each Student to be conducted either separately or jointly.

      9. The Accused Student has the right to be assisted by an advisor they choose, at their own expense.  The advisor must be a Member of the College Community unless an exception is granted by the Vice President of Academic Affairs for an Accused Student who is involved in a pending or active civil or criminal legal proceeding.  In that case, an attorney may be permitted by the Vice President of Academic Affairs to serve as an advisor.

      10. The Accused Student is responsible for presenting his or her own information, and therefore, advisors are not permitted to speak or to participate directly in any Student Conduct Board hearing.  A Student should select as an advisor a person whose schedule allows attendance at the scheduled date and time for the Student Conduct Board hearing, because delays will not normally be allowed due to the scheduling conflicts of an advisor.

      11. The College’s evidence against the Accused Student will be presented by the Dean of Students or designee.

      12. The Accused Student and the Dean of Students may arrange for witnesses, including the Complainant, to present pertinent information to the Student Conduct Board.  The College will try to arrange the attendance of possible witnesses who are Members of the College Community, if reasonably possible, and who are identified by the Accused Student at least two (2) weekdays prior to the Student Conduct Board hearing.  Witnesses will provide information to and answer questions from the Student Conduct Board.

      13. Questions of witnesses may be suggested by the Accused Student to be answered by each other or by other witnesses.  This will be conducted by the Student Conduct Board with such questions directed to the Chairperson, rather than to the witness directly.  This method is used to preserve the educational tone of the hearing and to avoid creation of an adversarial environment.  Questions of whether potential information will be received shall be resolved in the discretion of the Chairperson of the Student Conduct Board.

      14. Pertinent records, exhibits, and written statements (including student impact statements) may be accepted as information for consideration by a Student Conduct Board at the discretion of the Chairperson.

      15. There shall be a single verbatim record, such as a tape recording, of all Student Conduct Board hearings (not including deliberations).  Deliberations shall not be recorded.  The record will be the property of the College.

      16. After the portion of the Student Conduct Board hearing concludes in which all pertinent information has been received, the Student Conduct Board shall determine (by majority vote) whether the Accused Student has violated each section of the Student Code which the Student is charged with violating.

      17. The Student Conduct Board’s determination will be made on a preponderance of the evidence standard, or in other words, the basis of whether it is more likely than not that the Accused Student violated the Student Conduct Code. In each case in which a Student Conduct Board determines a Student has violates the Student Conduct Code, they will also determine sanction(s) to be imposed by the Dean of Students.

      18. In each case in which a Student Conduct Board determines that a Student has violated the Student Conduct Code, the sanction(s) will be determined and imposed by the Dean of Students.

      19. The Student Conduct Board will notify the Accused Student of the outcome of the hearing in writing within ten (10) business days of completion of the hearing, or longer for good cause.
  2. Sanctions
    1. The following sanctions may be imposed upon any Student found to have violated the Student Conduct Code:
      1. Verbal reprimand.

      2. Warning: A notice in writing to the Student that the Student is violating or has violated institutional regulations.

      3. Probation: A written reprimand for violation of specified regulations. Probation is for a designed period of time and includes the probability of more severe disciplinary sanctions if the Student is found to violate any institutional regulation(s) during the probationary period.

      4. Loss of Privileges: Denial of specified privileges for a designated period of time.

      5. Fines: Previously established and published fines may be imposed.

      6. Restitution: Compensation for loss, damage, or injury.  This may take the form of appropriate service and/or monetary or material replacement.

      7. Discretionary Sanctions: Work assignments, essays, service to the College, or other related discretionary assignments.

      8. Suspension: Separation of the Student from the College for a definite period of time, after which the Student is eligible to return.  Conditions for readmission may be specified.

      9. Expulsion: Permanent separation of the Student from the College.

      10. Revocation of Admission: Admission to the College may be revoked for fraud, misrepresentation, or acts of Misconduct under the Student Conduct Code.

      11. Withholding Degree: The College may withhold awarding a degree otherwise earned until the completion of the process set forth in this Student Conduct Code, including the completion of all sanctions imposed, if any.

      12. Removal of the Student from the course in progress.
    2. More than one of the sanctions listed above may be imposed for any single violation.

    3. Educational Records:
      1. The formal written decision(s), the written notes, tape recordings and any other record of the disciplinary hearing proceedings will be maintained in the Dean of Student’s office.

      2. The records will be available to the Accused Student during the appeal period, to be viewed in the Dean of Student’s Office.

      3. The College rules, regulations and policies governing release of education records govern the dissemination of disciplinary records.
  3. Student Groups, Organizations, and Clubs: Any student group, organization, or club may be subject to the same disciplinary proceedings for a charge of Misconduct as an Accused Student under Section IX of this Student Conduct Code. If the Dean of Students/Student Conduct Board finds a violation of the Student Conduct Code, the following sanctions may be imposed upon student groups or organizations:

    1. Those sanctions listed above in Section IX(B)(1)(a)-(l).

    2. Loss of selected rights and privileges for a specified period of time.

    3. Deactivation.  Loss of all privileges, including College recognition, for a specified period of time or indefinitely.
  4. Appeals
    1. The hearing decision of the Dean of Students or Student Conduct Board may be appealed by the Accused Student(s) to the Vice President of Academic Affairs or designee within five (5) business days of the decision.  Such appeals will be in writing and will be delivered to the Vice President of Academic Affairs or designee. 

    2. If an appeal is filed, the Accused Student will receive written notification stating:
      1. That the appeal has been filed;

      2. The specific reason for the appeal, including a copy of the written appeal document; and

      3. That they have the opportunity to submit additional relevant information and/or statements for review by the Vice President of Academic Affairs or designee within five (5) business days.
    3. An appeal will be limited to a review of the verbatim record of the hearing, documents submitted during the hearing, and additional relevant documents/statements submitted by the Accused Student during the appeal for one or more of the following purposes:
      1. To determine whether the hearing was conducted fairly in light of the charges and information presented, and in conformity with prescribed procedures.  Deviations from designated procedures will not be a basis for sustaining an appeal unless significant prejudice results.

      2. To determine whether the decision was supported by substantial evidence.

      3. To determine whether the sanction(s) imposed were appropriate for the violation of the Student Conduct Code which the Student was found to have committed.

      4. To consider new information, sufficient to alter a decision not brought out in the original hearing because such information and/or facts were not known to the person appealing at the time of the original hearing.
    4. The Vice President of Academic Affairs or designee may affirm, reverse, or modify the decision regarding the Violation and/or sanctions imposed.

    5. A written decision of the Vice President of Academic Affairs shall be provided to the Accused Student and Dean of Students or its designee. The written appeals decision shall be completed within twenty (20) days of the date of appeal. The twenty (20) day deadline can be extended for good cause by the Vice President of Academic Affairs.

    6. The written decision shall be the final decision.

X. Interim Suspension.

There may arise, on occasion, circumstances in which a Student’s conduct within the College interferes or disrupts effective instruction at the College, or presents a danger to the Student and/or campus community.In the following cases, the administration has the authority to act:

  1. Significant Danger to Safety
    1. In certain circumstances, the Dean of Students or designee or Public Safety, may impose an interim suspension prior to the disposition of a Student Conduct hearing.  Interim suspension may be imposed: 
      1. To ensure the safety and well-being of Members of the College Community or preservation of College Property;

      2. To ensure the Student’s own physical or emotional safety and well-being;

      3. If the Student poses an ongoing threat of disruption of, or interference with, the normal operations of the College; or

      4. In other good cause identified in writing by the Dean of Students.
    2. The Student will be notified in writing of this action and the reasons for the interim suspension.  The notice will include the time, date, and place of a subsequent hearing at which the Student may show cause why his or her continued presence on the campus does not constitute a threat (and at which they may contest whether a campus rule was violated).

    3. During the interim suspension, a Student will be denied access to the campus (including classes) and/or all other College activities or privileges for which the Student might otherwise be eligible, as the Dean of Students may determine to be appropriate.

    4. The interim suspension does not replace the regular Student Conduct Disciplinary Process, which will proceed on the normal schedule. 
  2. Classroom Disruption/Interference
    1. Instructors have the authority to suspend a Student from their class, up to one (1) day. An incident report will be written by the instructor within three (3) working days. This report will be sent to the Dean of Student’s office and a copy forwarded to the Academic Dean.

    2. Upon consultation with the Dean of Students, an Academic Dean may suspend a Student within the department for a period of time not to exceed three (3) days, in addition to the one (1) day suspension imposed by faculty. An incident report will be written by the Academic Dean within three (3) working days. This report will be sent to the Dean of Student’s office and a copy will be kept by the Academic Dean. 

XI. Miscellaneous Provisions

  1. Composition of Student Conduct Committee: The Student Conduct Committee is appointed by the Vice President of Academic Affairs who recommends the faculty (at least three (3)) and two (2) staff members.  The Dean of Students or designee will preside over all meetings of the Student Conduct Committee.

  2. Exoneration:  If, after sanctions are imposed, compelling evidence becomes available establishing an Accused Student’s innocence, an Accused Student may present such evidence to the Dean of Students or Vice President of Academic Affairs and request that no reference to the charges or any sanctions related to those charges appear on the Accused’s permanent transcript, and any reference previously placed thereon be removed. The Dean of Students or Vice President of Academic Affairs or decides in his or her reasonable discretion whether or not to grant the request.

  3. Medical Amnesty: Students who seek emergency medical attention for themselves or someone else related to the consumption of alcohol or drugs will be referred for substance abuse evaluation and/or treatment, instead of receiving the sanctions referenced above for alcohol or drug-related code violations.

    Medical Amnesty only applies when a Student initiates the call for emergency medical attention, the emergency medical attention is needed to address alcohol or drug emergencies, and the code violation does not involve a victim.

    Medical Amnesty does not apply when the individual suffering from the alcohol or drug emergency is discovered by a College Official (e.g. campus security). It also does not apply to Violations of the Code that are egregious, in the judgment of the Dean of Students or Vice President of Academic Affairs, including, but not limited to, sexual assault, weapons possession, possession of drugs that induce incapacitation (e.g. Rohypnol or other “date rape drugs”), and all drug offenses beyond mere possession.

XII. Interpretation and Revision

  1. Any question of interpretation or application of the Student Conduct Code will be referred to the Dean of Students or designee for final determination.

  2. The Student Conduct Code will be reviewed every three (3) years under the direction of the Dean of Students.

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Dean of Students

Nancy Henderson
Student Services
Hawkeye Center 208
319-296-4014
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