Student Code of Conduct
The College has the obligation to determine the standards of conduct appropriate
for those who become members of its student body. These standards apply to all
and will be administered by the President and/or his designee who may take disciplinary
action deemed appropriate for the violation committed. Students, who have rights
and privileges as citizens, must keep in mind that admission to the College
is a privileged status and involves special additional obligations to the college
community. It also presumes that students, as members of the academic community,
understand that due regard for law and the rights of others are always involved
in the realm of liberty.
The rules of conduct specified below are not
all-inclusive but are emphasized as being among those necessary for the
security and well-being of students attending Eastern Arizona College and are
among the circumstances which may lead to disciplinary action and possible
Conviction of a crime or continued misconduct
of any type that is an infraction of the established laws of the town, county,
state or nation.
Possessing or using intoxicating liquors,
narcotics or other illegal drugs.
Stealing or in possession of stolen articles.
Malicious destruction of property.
Endangering or threatening the life or physical
safety of others or self, including forcible or nonforcible sexual assault.
Failure to meet financial obligations to
Student conduct, on or off campus, prejudicial
to the best interest of the College may be considered cause for disciplinary
action or dismissal.
Grievance Procedure - Non-Academic Standards
Students aggrieved by College actions of a non-academic nature shall have the
opportunity for appeal. When a complaint about a non-academic action arises,
with the exception of sexual harassment, the student shall subscribe to the
following procedure to render the complaint legitimate. Complaints of sexual
harassment should follow the procedure set forth in GCCCD Policy 4730.00 Sexual
Harassment and described later in this section under “Sexual Discrimination/Harassment
Complaints”. The student’s right for grievance shall be forfeited if the complaint
is not addressed through the Official Review Process-Non-Academic Actions. The
Official Review Process – Non-Academic Standards may not be applicable when
services are delivered under the provisions of a negotiated contract. The appeal
process does not suspend any actions which are being grieved.
Definition of Terms
Days: Calendar days exclusive of official holidays as identified in the
Complainant: Student complainant
Official: College official(s) responsible for the program or action for which
the student complainant has a grievance
Student Affairs Officer: Campus official designated by the College President
for oversight of student affairs
Judiciary Committee: College committee charged with responsibility to
advise the College President on policies, standards, rules and regulations for
non-academic standards; and to serve as an appeals committee for grievances
involving non-academic standards
Non-Academic Standards: All institutional actions exclusive of academic
standards and discrimination as defined by federal or state laws
Official Review Process
Step 1. The Complainant shall seek out, within five (5) days of the action,
the Official so both parties may be afforded an opportunity to clarify facts
and to reach a mutually acceptable solution.
Step 2. If Complainant satisfaction is not achieved in Step 1, the Complainant
shall provide a written request identifying the problem and requesting a
meeting with the Student Affairs Officer. Within five (5) days of receipt of
the request, the Student Affairs Officer shall arrange for a meeting with the Complainant
and attempt to mediate an acceptable solution.
Step 3. If Complainant satisfaction is not achieved in Step 2, the Complainant
shall provide a written request for a hearing by the Judiciary Committee. The
request shall articulate the complaint and shall be delivered to the
Chairperson of the Judiciary Committee and Student Affairs Officer within five
(5) days after receiving a recommended solution as provided in Step II. Within
ten (10) days of receipt of the request for a hearing, but not less than three
(3) days of receipt of the request, the Chairperson of the Judiciary Committee
shall arrange for a hearing. The Complainant, the Student Affairs Officer and
the Official shall be in attendance at the hearing. Within ten (10) days of the
conclusion of the hearing, the Chairperson of the Judiciary Committee shall set
forth a written document addressing findings of fact and the decision reached
by the Committee. Copies shall be addressed to the Complainant, the Student
Affairs Officer, the Official and the College President. Decisions made by the
Judiciary Committee are binding.
Sexual Discrimination/Harassment Complaints
It is the policy of Eastern Arizona College
that there be no discrimination against any employee, applicant for employment,
or student on the basis of sex. In keeping with this policy, the College
prohibits sexual harassment by any of its employees, its students or third
parties against any other employee, applicant for employment, or student The
College considers sexual harassment to be a major offense that can result in
the suspension or discharge of the offender.
Any unwelcome sexual advance, request for
sexual favors, or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature,
constitutes sexual harassment when:
- Submission to the conduct is made either
an explicit or implicit condition of employment or academic standing;
- Submission to or rejection of the conduct
is used as the basis for an employment decision affecting an employee or applicant
for employment; or used as the basis for an academic decision affecting a
- The harassment substantially interferes with
an employee’s work performance or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive
work environment; or interferes with a student’s academic performance or creates
an intimidating, hostile or offensive academic environment.
Bringing a Complaint
Any employee, applicant for employment or student who believes that he/she
or another employee, applicant for employment, or student, (1) has been discriminated
against on the basis of sex, or (2) has been sexually harassed, should promptly
report the matter to any Dean (Assistant, Associate, Executive, etc.) or Vice
President of the College. A College Dean or Vice President who receives a report
of sexual harassment must present the allegations to the College President as
soon as reasonably possible. The College President or personnel designated by
the College President shall investigate complaints of sexual harassment. A complaint
arising from a Graham County site may be reported to the Chief Student Officer
at 928-428-8354, Student Life Office Room 114 in the Thatcher Campus Gherald
L. Hoopes Jr. Activities Center. A complaint arising from a Greenlee County
site may be reported to the Chief Academic and Student Officer at (928) 428-8261,
Room 219 in the Student Services Building.
Resolution of a Complaint
The College is committed to investigating
each complaint thoroughly and taking immediate and appropriate corrective
action on all confirmed violations of this policy. In determining whether or
not any particular alleged conduct constitutes sexual harassment, the totality
of the circumstances, the nature of the alleged incident(s) and the context in
which the alleged incident(s) occurred will be reviewed and considered. The
College prohibits reprisals by any of its employees or students against any
complaining employee(s), student(s) or corroborating witness(es).
Confidentiality will be maintained to the maximum extent reasonably possible.
Sexual Assault Complaints
A charge of sexual assault against a College
student will be handled in a similar manner as the above-described above in the
Complaint of Sexual Harassment by the Chief Student Officer of the Thatcher
Campus or Chief Officer for Greenlee County Eastern Arizona College sites. When
a complainant of sexual assault gives information to the Officer that a sexual
assault has taken place and accuses a College student of the offense, the
Officer will have the discretion to suspend the accused student pending a
hearing. When any necessary investigation in complete, the Officer will
formally notify the accused student of the charges and will set a hearing date
within 5 class days.
- The unlawful manufacture, distribution,
dispensing, possession, or use of a controlled substance is prohibited on
College property or as part of any of the College's activities. For purposes
of this regulation a controlled substance shall include any of the following:
- An illegal drug
- A legal drug used in excess of medically prescribed dosage
- An alcoholic beverage
- Any other mind-altering substance used in excess of medically prescribed
- The conviction for the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession,
or use of a controlled substance on College property or as part of any of
its activities shall be cause for immediate suspension and shall result in
one or more of the following conditions as considered appropriate by the College
Office designated in charge of student affairs.
- Termination of enrollment with the college; or
- Requirement for the student to participate satisfactorily in a substance
abuse assistance or rehabilitation program approved for such purposes
by a federal, state, or local health, law enforcement, or other appropriate
- Other enrollment restrictions or stipulations as deemed in the best
interest of the College and the student.
- Students shall receive each semester in the Class Schedule for careful consideration,
information provided by the College detailing:
- Standards of conduct related to the possession, use, or distribution
of drugs and alcohol by students on our institution's property or as any
part of our institution's activities, including sanctions imposed for
violation of those standards as detailed above in "General College
Regulations," paragraphs A and B,
- A description of applicable legal sanctions under local, state and federal
law for unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and
- A description of the health risks associated with use of illicit drugs
and the abuse of alcohol, and
- A description of any drug and alcohol counseling treatment or rehabilitation
or reentry programs that are available to students.
The College will conduct a biennial review of its Program to Prevent Illicit
Use of Drugs and Abuse of Alcohol by Employees and Students to determine its
effectiveness, implement needed changes, and ensure that disciplinary sanctions
are consistently enforced.
Note: Federal law allows notification of parents or guardians when there is
a violation of this policy or a student exhibits a pattern of illegal substance
Interference with Public Order
and the Peaceful Conduct of Education
Eastern Arizona College is dedicated to the
concept of providing education to all those who can benefit therefrom. The
College has a responsibility to maintain public order so that individual rights
to benefit from its programs and facilities will not be impaired.
A person commits interference with public
order and the peaceful conduct of education at EAC by knowingly:
upon or remaining upon the property in violation of any College rule or
for the purpose of interfering with the lawful use of such property by
others or in such manner as to deny or interfere with the lawful use of
such property by others; or
to obey a lawful order to leave the property given to maintain order by
the College President or an officer or an employee designee. Such order
may be given when the person of authority has reasonable grounds to
believe that any person or persons are committing any act which interferes
with or disrupts the lawful use of such property by others at the
institution, or has reasonable grounds to believe any person has entered
upon the property for the purpose of committing such an act; or
onto campus, or possessing on campus any: (a) deadly weapon, (b) firearm
(loaded or unloaded), (c) explosive, (d) nunchuaka, (e) breakable container
containing flammable liquid with a flash point of 150 degrees Fahrenheit
or less and has a wick or similar device capable of being ignited, or (f)
any combination of parts or materials designed and intended for use in
making or converting a device into any item set forth in subdivisions (c)
or (e) of this paragraph. The provisions of this paragraph shall not apply
to Police Officers, certified and commissioned in the State of Arizona, or
to weapons, and/or chemicals possessed and used as part of a course of
instruction at EAC, or for weapons used for lawful exhibition or
demonstration approved by the College President or designee.
Campus Police shall have the primary charge
to maintain public order and the peaceful conduct of education upon all College
property, assisted when appropriate by local law enforcement personnel.
Penalties for interference with public order
and the peaceful conduct of education upon College property shall include all
appropriate legal remedies including, but not limited to:
The criminal penalties specified by A.R.S.
The offender being required to leave the
In the case of a student, faculty member,
or other staff violator; suspension, expulsion, or other appropriate disciplinary
In addition, any deadly weapon or dangerous
instrument displayed or possessed by a person in violation of this policy shall
be forfeited or otherwise disposed of in accord with A.R.S. § 13-2911.
Plagiarism is offering another's work as
one's own. It may occur in a variety of ways:
Quoting without giving proper credit
Expanding someone else's work-whether a
professional's work or a student's-without giving proper credit
Adopting an actual document, including an
Directly using someone's ideas, rather than
words, without giving proper credit.
The consequences of plagiarism are serious
and may result in failure of the plagiarized assignment and possible failure of
the course. A student who is charged with plagiarism has the right of appeal
through the College's Judiciary Appeals Committee.
You are responsible for being sure you
understand plagiarism in order to avoid it.