Chapter 3354:2-61 Conduct Code

3354:2-61-01 Student conduct code policy.

The board of trustees of Lakeland community college requires that the conduct of students be of an honest, responsible and appropriate nature so as to permit the college to properly pursue its educational objectives and programs. Academic integrity is the foundation of our institution as honesty, the basic component of trust, is essential to both individual and institutional integrity. Lakeland Community College has set forth certain behaviors as violating academic honesty and appropriate standards of student conduct and, thus, potentially diminishing Lakeland's integrity, reputation for academic quality, and ability to function as an academic community.

This policy applies to both on-campus and off-campus college-related activities.

(A) The president of the college shall develop and implement a student conduct code which sets forth standards of conduct for students, consistent with board policy, and proper procedures for enforcement thereof. This conduct code shall also apply to student conduct involving violations of federal, state or local laws.

(B) The president may delegate to appropriate college officials the responsibility to implement the student conduct code. Disciplinary action may be taken against a person who has been admitted as a student to the college, whether or not the individual is registered for classes. Disciplinary action may also be taken against student organizations.

(C) The president shall provide for the enforcement of the student conduct code through the use of college officials and college law enforcement officers.

Replaces: 3354:2-61- 02

Effective: 5/3/2004
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 3354
Rule Amplifies: 1 3354
Prior Effective Dates: 7/11/1991

3354:2-61-05 Demonstrations, marches and speakers.

(A) The college recognizes the exercise of the rights of expression, conscience, affiliation, and peaceful assembly. The college is equally mindful that a reasonable and assignment of college facilities, resources, and personnel consistent with civil liberties expressed in the first amendment to the United States Constitution is necessary in order to assure the pursuit of educational programs, to accommodate the needs of all persons, and to respect the rights of all members of the college community.

(B) In order to insure the accomplishment of these purposes and to insure the orderly conduct of classes and other functions of the college, specific administrative procedures are established.

(C) In order to provide continuity of educational programs and to provide for a climate of safety, groups wishing to demonstrate or march on college property must have an endorsement for the demonstration or march from a college department or registered student organization, and must also receive a permit to demonstrate or march from the dean of student development.

(D) The college neither permits nor forbids demonstrations off campus by members of the college community. Persons demonstrating off campus are reminded that they are expected to act in a manner that will conform to all national, state, and municipal laws and ordinances. The college is particularly concerned that this responsibility be fulfilled when persons demonstrating off campus identify themselves as members of the college.

Replaces: 3354:2-61-05

Effective: 9/24/2006
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 3354
Rule Amplifies: 3354
Prior Effective Dates: 1/13/1994, 3/6/2003, 5/3/04

3354:2-61-10 Persona non grata status for nonstudent visitors.

The board of trustees of Lakeland community college requires that the conduct of non-student visitors to campus and those attending off-campus college sponsored events be of a responsible and appropriate nature so as to permit the college to properly pursue its educational objectives and programs and to permit college guests to enjoy a safe environment.

(A) The president of the college shall implement a procedure that regulates the behavior of non-student visitors, consistent with board policy and applicable federal, state, and local laws, when such behavior is deemed detrimental to the college community. The president shall also develop proper procedures for enforcement of this policy.

(B) The president may delegate to appropriate college officials the responsibility to implement this procedure.

(C) The president shall enforce this policy through the use of appropriate college officials and the campus police department.

Replaces: 3354:2-61-10

Effective: 5/3/2004
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 3354
Rule Amplifies: 3354
Prior Effective Dates: 9/5/91, 3/6/2003