Standards For The Conduct Of Students

The College expects its students to act with integrity. Dishonesty, fraud, and failure to respect the rights of others cannot be tolerated in a community which is dedicated to the development of responsible individuals.

A student will be subject to College disciplinary action for violation of the following codes of conduct:

  1. Academic Integrity Policy
  2. Student Code of Conduct
  3. Code of Civil or Criminal Law

Students as defined here include residential students, commuter students, part-time students, full-time students, and online students. Failure to comply with these policies can result in disciplinary action.

The Student Code of Conduct prescribes standards for the conduct of students on and off the campus (including minors in possession of alcohol, providing alcohol to minors, disorderly/disruptive conduct, drug sale, and any activity off campus that is considered an act of violence to oneself or another). Many of these regulations are similar to federal and state statutes; therefore, a violation of the Student Conduct Code may concurrently represent a violation of a civil statute. The College and civil jurisdictions are considered independent, each based on its separate, distinct needs. Thus, both criminal and College proceedings could result from the same violation. Civil or criminal action before or after College action shall in no way alter the College proceedings or findings, nor provide any right to immunity from the College jurisdiction.

Generally, the College’s jurisdiction for addressing student misconduct is applied to incidents that occur on campus property and at College-sponsored events and activities. The College may also exercise its right to impose disciplinary charges with students and student organizations for inappropriate behavior that occurs off campus if such behavior violated the penal law and/or is deemed as possibly adversely affecting or endangering (a) the College community or (b) the interests or mission of the College. College authorities shall expedite disciplinary proceedings, recognizing the advantage of a prompt hearing in the event of alleged infractions, while guaranteeing due process.

Behavior causing serious personal endangerment, such as abuse of alcohol or other drugs, may subject a student to immediate suspension prior to a hearing as outlined in the section of the code titled “Interim Suspensions.”

All student members of the Alfred State community have certain rights. These include:

All student members of the Alfred State community (including residential, commuter, full-time, part-time, and online students) have certain responsibilities to the Institution and to its members. These include: