Preamble

To enter Alfred State is to accept an invitation to participate in the growth and development of a “community marked by freedom, mutual respect, and civility.” Choosing to become a member of this community implies a commitment to an open dialogue about the basic human questions fundamental to higher education and a responsibility to maintain an environment in which this dialogue can occur. Respect for the dignity, integrity, well-being, and property of others is essential to the maintenance of the Alfred State College community.

Alfred State, a community comprised of students, faculty, staff, and administrators, recognizes the need to establish a student code of conduct which contains rules and regulations to guide student actions and to define the penalties which are to be imposed when these rules and regulations are violated. Responsibility for administration of these rules/regulations is divided among these three groups which are charged with adherence and enforcement. The College, through its Student Code of Conduct, seeks to establish in its students a sense of responsibility to themselves and to others who are citizens of the total College community. It is the College’s expectation that while here, all students would take into consideration other individuals and their rights to an environment that is conducive to academic achievement and personal growth.

It is the policy of Alfred State to ensure that the rights of an individual guaranteed by state laws and the U.S. Constitution are protected for all citizens regardless of their gender, race, color, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or religion. When such rights are infringed upon by violence, threats, or other harassment, the College will use every necessary resource to rapidly and decisively identify perpetrators for criminal and/or administrative prosecution.

The Student Code of conduct is a document designed to foster a community conducive to achieving the mission of Alfred State College. The opportunity to participate in this academic community requires individual responsibilities. By voluntarily choosing to affiliate with the College, students indicate knowledge and acceptance of the responsibilities outlined in the Student Code of Conduct.