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Chronological Listing
of Catalog Changes

   Through 08/02
   09/02 to 11/03
   12/03 to 01/04
   02/04 to 04/04

 

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 dismissal.

  • 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 the College.

  • 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 College Catalog

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:

  1. Submission to the conduct is made either an explicit or implicit condition of employment or academic standing;
  2. 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 student; or
  3. 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.

 

General College Regulations Regarding the Illegal Use of a Controlled Substance

  1. 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:
    1. An illegal drug
    2. A legal drug used in excess of medically prescribed dosage
    3. An alcoholic beverage
    4. Any other mind-altering substance used in excess of medically prescribed dosage. 
  2. 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.
    1. Termination of enrollment with the college; or
    2. 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 agency; and/or
    3. Other enrollment restrictions or stipulations as deemed in the best interest of the College and the student.
  3. Students shall receive each semester in the Class Schedule for careful consideration, information provided by the College detailing:
    1. 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,
    2. A description of applicable legal sanctions under local, state and federal law for unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol,
    3. A description of the health risks associated with use of illicit drugs and the abuse of alcohol, and
    4. 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 use.

 

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:

  1. Going 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
  2. Refusing 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
  3. Bringing 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. § 13-2911,

  • The offender being required to leave the property, and

  • In the case of a student, faculty member, or other staff violator; suspension, expulsion, or other appropriate disciplinary action.

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

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 electronic document

  • 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.