Below are sections from the Gordon College Code of Conduct, Disciplinary Procedures, and the Judicial Committee that apply to students participating in Gordon Collegeís study abroad program.Please read and then sign the statement saying that you have read and understood all statements contained herein.

 

STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT

 

Students are admitted to Gordon College with the expectation that they

have developed acceptable personal standards of conduct and ethics.

Students are expected to have a responsible attitude toward and respect

for the regulations and standards of the College, the laws of the

community, state, and nation, and the standards of fellow students.

College regulations go into effect at the time a student matriculates and

continue until the time of graduation or withdrawal. By the act of

registration, the student assumes an acceptance of the standards and

regulations which are stated in this catalog and in other publications of

the College. Students should realize that they may be held accountable

through the College's disciplinary system when an on-campus or off-campus

offense which, by its nature, would present a clear and present

danger of serious physical or mental harm to the students or to another

member of the College community or to College property. In such case,

the Vice President for Student Affairs may impose the necessary

temporary sanctions, pending a hearing.

 

B. Administrative Summons

 

Students are expected to respond immediately to an

administrative summons.

 

FOR STUDY ABROAD STUDENTS, THIS REGULATION INCLUDES RESPONDING TO THE PROGRAM DIRECTOR.

 

C. Alcohol and Drug Policy

 

Georgia law prohibits possession or consumption of alcoholic

beverages by those under the legal drinking age and prohibits

making alcoholic beverages available to persons under the legal

drinking age. Federal, state, and local laws pertaining to

possession and use of alcoholic beverages and other drugs are

enforced on the College campus and in residence halls.

 

1. The manufacture, distribution, sale, possession, or use

of marijuana, narcotics, controlled substances,

intoxicating substances or dangerous drugs on campus,

or while participating in a College function, or at

College approved events off campus is strictly

prohibited.

 

2. Student(s) on or returning to campus who are unable to

control themselves because of alcohol or drug

consumption are in violation of the Student Code of

Conduct.

 

3. No student shall furnish or cause to be furnished any

alcoholic beverage to any person under the legal

drinking age.

 

This policy applies to all drugs and their abuse (including

alcohol).

 

Disciplinary sanctions for students convicted of a felony

offense involving the manufacture, distribution, sale, possession

or use of marijuana, controlled substances or other illegal or

dangerous drugs, shall include the forfeiture of academic credit

and the temporary or permanent suspension or expulsion from

the institution. (BOR Policies; Section 406.04).

 

H. Disorderly Conduct

 

1. Disorderly or obscene conduct, language, dress or

breach of the peace on College property or at any

function sponsored or supervised by the College is

prohibited.

 

2. No student shall push, strike, or physically assault any

member of the faculty, administration, staff, student

body, or any visitor to the campus. Physical assault,

including sexual assault, is prohibited.

 

3. No student shall intentionally harass another person.

Harassment includes but is not limited to threatening,

intimidating, verbally abusing, impeding, telephoning,

following, or persistently bothering or annoying.

Harassment may represent but is not limited to acts

based on sex, race, religion, national origin, or

disability.

 

4. No student shall fail to comply with the administrative

policies enacted by the College.

 

5. Conduct on College property or at functions sponsored

or supervised by the College, which materially

interferes with the normal operation of the College or

the requirements of appropriate discipline, is

prohibited.

 

7. Conduct, dress, and/or expressions which are obscene

or which are patently offensive to the prevailing

standards of an academic community are prohibited.

 

8. No student shall interfere with, give false name to, or

fail to cooperate with, any properly identified College

faculty, administrative, or staff personnel while these

persons are in the performance of their duties.

 

P. Joint Responsibility for Infractions

 

1. Students who knowingly act in concert to violate

College regulations have individual and joint

responsibility for such violation; such concerted acts

are prohibited.

 

T. Relation of College Code to Local, State, and

Federal Laws

 

Students are subject to the rules and regulations of the College

and to local, state, and federal laws. Violation of these rules,

regulations, or laws is prohibited.

 

Disciplinary Procedures

Disciplinary Procedures at Gordon College are local administrative

hearings and will not be bound by strict rules and legal evidence. It

may receive any evidence deemed by the Chair of the Judicial

Committee or the Vice President for Student Affairs or official

designee to be of probative value in determining the issues involved.

Every effort shall be made to obtain the most reliable evidence

available. All questions as to the admissibility of evidence or other

legal matters shall be decided by the Chair of the Judicial Committee

or the Vice President for Student Affairs or official designee. This is

a local administrative hearing and the College official(s) may

exclude any person who may be reasonably expected to or actually

does interfere materially with the hearing.

 

While firmly committed to the concept of due process, the College

recognizes the fact that the student may be accused of on-campus or

off-campus offenses which, by their nature, would present a clear

and present danger of serious physical or mental harm to the students

or to another member of the College community or to College

property. In such cases, the Vice President for Student Affairs or

official designee may impose the necessary temporary sanctions,

pending a hearing.

 

Further, the Vice President for Student Affairs shall have power to

impose such temporary sanctions, pending a hearing, when a student

or student group engages in conduct which presents a clear and

present danger to the freedoms and rights of other members of the

College community in any manner whatsoever, or which may

otherwise materially and substantially interfere with the requirements

of appropriate discipline in the operation of the College.

 

1. All complaints of alleged violation by students shall be made to

the Student Affairs Office. Each complaint shall contain a

statement of facts outlining each alleged act of misconduct and

the individual(s) known to be involved.

 

2. The student shall be notified by the Student Affairs Office of

the accusation of a violation and will be asked to come to the

Student Affairs Office for a conference to discuss the

complaint.

 

BECAUSE SUCH A CONFERENCE IS IMPOSSIBLE ON A STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM, THE CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD VIA TELEPHONE AT AN HOUR AND LOCATION DESIGNATED BY THE PROGRAM DIRECTOR.FAILURE BY THE STUDENT TO APPEAR FOR THE CONFERENCE WILL BE CONSIDERED AND ADMISSION OF GUILT, AND DISCIPLINARY MEASURES WILL BE TAKEN.

 

3. At the above-mentioned conference, the student shall be advised

of the following options and asked to indicate a preference:

 

a. An informal hearing before the Vice President for

Student Affairs or official designee in which case the

Vice President for Student Affairs or official designee

will take the appropriate action. The Vice President for

Student Affairs or official designee may, for good

cause, refer any case to the Judicial Committee.

 

BECAUSE OF THE RESTRICTIONS OF DISTANCE, THE CONFERENCE ITSELF WILL SERVE AS THE HEARING.FOR THE SAME REASON, APPEARANCE BEFORE THE JUDICIAL COMMITTEE WILL NOT BE AN OPTION.

 

4. Students shall be notified in writing of final decisions.

 

Disciplinary Measures

 

The following are possible disciplinary measures which may be imposed

upon a student for an infraction of the Student Code of Conduct. This

list shall not be taken to be exhaustive or in order of severity and may be

enlarged or modified to meet particular circumstances in any given case.

 

1. Expulsion: Permanent severance of the student's relationship

with Gordon College.

 

2. Probated Expulsion: Notice that further convictions of major

offenses, as specified in the decision, may result in expulsion.

 

3. Suspension: Temporary severance of the student's relationship

with Gordon College for a specified period of time. The period

of time is to be specified in the decision.

 

4. Probated Suspension: Notice that further convictions of

major offenses, as specified, may result in suspension. The

period of probation shall be specified in the decision.

 

5. Restitution: Reimbursement for damage to or

misappropriation of property.

 

6. Community Service Assignment: Assignment to work a

specific number of hours on campus or at a community service

agency.

 

7. Restrictions: (a) Identification card privileges; (b) parking

privileges; (c) other.

 

8. Reprimand: (a) Oral reprimand - an oral disapproval issued to

the student by a person designated in the decision; (b) Written

reprimand - a statement of disapproval prepared by a designated

person and delivered to the student in writing.

 

9. Housing Penalties: (a) Expulsion from Gordon College

housing; (b) Suspension from housing; (c) Housing relocation;

(d) Residence hall restrictions; (e) Probated expulsion from

housing; (f) Probated suspension from housing; (g) Other.

 

10. Change in Grade: Initiated by the instructor for the course in

which an academic irregularity occurred.

 

11. Forced withdrawal: Removal from the academic course,

within which an offense occurred without credit for the course.

 

12. Other: Papers, counseling, alcohol evaluations, etc.

 

Appeals

 

When a student shall be expelled or suspended from the College for

disciplinary purposes, the student shall have the right to appeal to the

President of the College.

 

1. The appeal must be based on substantial new evidence or

sufficient grounds for good cause. Substantial new evidence

constitutes that which was not available at the original

hearing and which has a direct bearing on the verdict. A

sufficient ground for good cause is defined as any

infringement of one or more of the rights of the accused

student.

 

BECAUSE THE STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM IS MUCH SHORTER THAN A SEMESTER AND BECAUSE THE PENALTY OF IMMEDIATE EXPULSION WILL BE APPLIED ONLY IN CASES IN WHICH IT HAS BEEN DETERMINED THAT THE STUDENT IS A DANGER TO HIMSELF OR TO OTHERS OR IN WHICH OUR AFFILIATE/HOST SCHOOL HAS ASKED THAT HE BE REMOVED FROM THE PROGRAM (FOR NON-ATTENDANCE OR DISRUPTIVE BEHAVIOR AT THE SCHOOL OR IN THE HOME), THE STUDENT MUST APPEAL IN WRITING WITHIN 24 HOURS OF THE RECEIPT OF NOTIFICATION OF HIS EXPULSION.WHILE THE PRESIDENT NORMALLY APPOINTS A COMMITTEE TO INVESTIGATE THE MATTER, IN THE CASE OF THE STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM, HE (OR, IF HE CANNOT BE REACHED, AN OFFICIAL DESIGNEE) WILL MAKE A UNILATERAL DECISION REGARDING THE APPEAL.HE WILL NOTIFY THE STUDENT WITHIN 24 HOURS OF HIS DECISION.

 

 

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