YOU ARE HERE: HomePolicies & ProceduresAdditional InformationStudent Code of Conduct

Preamble

The College is committed to providing an atmosphere in which students have freedom to learn and engage in the search for truth, knowledge, and reason in accordance with the standards set forth by the academic community. Conduct that adversely affects a student’s responsible membership in the academic community shall result in appropriate disciplinary action.

Statement of Policy

As an educational institution of higher education, Nassau Community College seeks to provide the best educational environment for its students, faculty, and staff. It is mindful that academic freedom is an essential element of college life.
To carry out its goal the College requires each student to obey the rules and regulations established by the College set forth herein, and all local, state, and federal laws. The College will not tolerate deliberate disruptive words, actions, violence or physical interference with the rights of any member of our College community or with any of the facilities of the College, or with any authorized functions being carried out on the College campus or at any college sponsored event.
Therefore, in furthering the educational aims of the College and in compliance with the provisions of Article 129-A of the Education Law of the State of New York, the following rules and regulations concerning conduct on the College campus or at any college sponsored event, the use of College property, the means of enforcement, and penalties for any violations thereof are hereby established.

Nothing contained herein shall be construed to limit or restrict freedom of speech or of peaceful assembly.

Section I: The Student Code of Conduct

The Student Code of Conduct as set forth below applies specifically to student behavior. Student rights are basic to the freedom to learn and must be based on mutual respect and responsibility. In addition, when a student enrolls at Nassau Community College, he/she agrees to abide by all College regulations. Therefore, violations of any section of the Code of Conduct shall result in appropriate disciplinary action.

A. Physical Violence. Acts of physical violence will not be tolerated. A student who initiates physical violence against any member of the College community will face the harshest of penalties, including the likelihood of expulsion from the College and the possibility of a permanent notation of the violation on the student’s College transcript.

B. Criminal Violations. A student who is convicted of violating a criminal law may be subject to summary suspension or expulsion from the College.

C. Maintenance of Public Order. The President of the College or his/her representative shall have the authority and responsibility to take whatever steps are necessary to carry out the mandate of the following rules and regulations in the interest and for the welfare of the College community and of the citizens of the County of Nassau. Violations of the following regulations, whether such violations are carried out individually or in concert, are extremely serious in nature. Such violations will constitute cause for immediate suspension and/or ejection from the campus and may also subject the violator to whatever penalties may be imposed by appropriate college and/or civil authorities. These violations may include:

  1. Unauthorized occupation of College facilities or interference with their lawful use;

  2. Any act or threat that endangers any individual or that results in terrorizing or committing bodily harm or injury to anyone on campus or at any college function;

  3. Any act resulting in damage to College property or facilities or to the property of students or staff;

  4. Any act which results in disruption of College activities.
    This could include inciting others to riot, interfering with the right of any member of the College community to perform his or her duties, and preventing a student from attending any class in which he/she is enrolled;

  5. The possession or use of firearms of any nature, dangerous weapons, fireworks, or explosives on the campus;

  6. The illegal possession, use, or exchange of any illicit drug;

  7. The refusal to obey directives or orders of College personnel to cease and desist from any of the above acts.

D. Infractions of the Code of Conduct.
Infractions of the Code of Conduct shall include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Infringing upon the rights of other members of the College community via stalking;

  2. Infringing upon the rights of other members of the College community via physical assault or abuse;

  3. Infringing upon the rights of other members of the College community via verbal assault or abuse;

  4. Infringing upon the rights of other members of the college community via written assault or abuse, including cyberbullying via use of social media and/or other technologies;

  5. The possession or use of weapons of any nature, “including instruments intended to be used to inflict harm, fireworks or explosives on the campus, in class, or at any College function;

  6. Unauthorized or illegal use of College computers;

  7. Disruptive conduct in the classroom that interferes with instruction;

  8. Disorderly, lewd, indecent, or obscene conduct or expression;

  9. Any act of whatsoever nature that interferes with normal operation of the College or which adversely affects the student’s suitability as a member of the College community;

  10. Failure to comply with directions of College personnel acting in the performance of their duties, for example, failure to show proper I.D. to requesting College personnel acting in the performance of their duties;

  11. Theft of, or damage to College or personal property belonging to any member of the College community;

  12. Unauthorized possession, use, and/or sale, or intent to possess, use, or sell of alcoholic beverages, narcotics, drugs, or drug paraphernalia, on campus, or at any College function; or attending at any campus or College function while under the influence of alcoholic beverages, narcotics or drugs;

  13. Gambling in any form;

  14. Plagiarism, cheating, or any form of academic dishonesty.;

  15. Submitting a false application or other information to the College, and the forgery, alteration, or intentional misuse of College documents, records or identification;

  16. Violation of College policies concerning regulation of student clubs or organizations;

  17. Unauthorized use of a vehicle on the College campus;

  18. Failure to adhere to campus traffic regulations;

  19. Violation of County Ordinance 238-1984 Section 4, Subsection e, as amended by Ordinance 152-1993. (Advertising and Handbills; No person will distribute, display or post or cause to be distributed, displayed or posted, any sign, banner, poster or advertisement of commercial nature except as authorized by the appropriate designated County official or unless distributed, displayed or posted at such locations designated by the facility for such purpose.)

The Dean, Assistant, or Associate Dean of Students will use his/her discretion in determining whether the alleged violation could warrant suspension or expulsion.

E. False Accusations. The College recognizes that the question of whether a particular conduct constitutes a violation of the Student Code of Conduct requires factual determination. The College also recognizes that false accusations have serious effects on innocent persons. If it becomes clear that a person who has accused another of a violation has maliciously or recklessly made a false accusation, the accuser will be considered in violation of the Student Code of Conduct. It is important to note, however, that the fact that a complaint is not substantiated or is determined not to constitute a violation does not mean that the complaint was maliciously or recklessly made.

Section II: Procedures for Dealing with Infractions of the Student Code of Conduct

The College will respond to violators of its Code of Conduct using the procedures listed below. At all stages of these proceedings, the College will proceed expeditiously. However, the time limits specified in the following sections may be extended due to extraordinary extenuating circumstances. For procedural issues not specified in this document, refer to Roberts Rules of Order.
All records pertaining to charges and hearings are confidential to the extent allowed by law and shall be maintained as such. Throughout the proceedings the students’ right to privacy shall be maintained to the extent allowed by law.

A. Filing of Charges

  1. Charges may be brought against a student by another student or by any college employee. Any charge, accusation or infraction of the Code, which may subject a student to disciplinary action, must ordinarily be submitted to the Assistant or Associate Dean of Students in writing within five (5) days of the alleged violation. However, prior to filing charges formally, any student, staff or faculty may informally consult with the Dean, Associate Dean, or Assistant Dean of Students regarding an alleged infraction of the Code of Conduct and procedures to be followed.

  2. When informal (unwritten) charges are brought to the attention of the Dean, Assistant Dean, or Associate Dean of Students – the Dean, Assistant Dean, or Associate Dean will determine if formal charges must be filed. If formal (written) charges are not required, the Dean will attempt to negotiate a solution between the involved individuals without the imposition of sanctions.

  3. When formal charges are filed with or by the Assistant Dean or Associate Dean of Students, the Assistant or Associate Dean of Students will notify the accused student(s), in writing, of the date and time of an initial interview with the Assistant or Associate Dean of Students. This interview will take place no more than ten (10) business days (Mondays through Fridays when the College is open) following the filing of charges. The written notification will be mailed to the student’s address of record both by first class mail and by overnight, certified, return receipt requested mail. This written notification to the accused student(s) will include a copy of the Student Code of Conduct.

  4. In cases of serious violations of the Code of Conduct, in which the Dean of Students considers that continued attendance at the College is inconsistent with the safety of the College community, the Dean or his/her designee may impose immediate suspension pending final adjudication of the charges.

  5. Prior to the interview date, the Assistant or Associate Dean of Students will gather relevant information concerning the charges from all appropriate sources.

B. Presentation of Charges

  1. At the initial interview the Assistant or Associate Dean will inform the student of his/her rights and possible consequences as defined in the Student Code of Conduct. There shall be a thorough review of the charges, including statements from witnesses.
  2. Based on the interview and all other information gathered, the Assistant or Associate Dean of Students will make one of the following determinations:

a. A resolution can be reached without the imposition of sanctions. In this case, the Assistant or Associate Dean of Students will attempt to reach a resolution satisfactory to all parties. If a negotiated solution cannot be reached, the matter will be forwarded to the Dean of Students for adjudication as outlined in section b immediately below.

b. Due to the nature of the alleged violation(s), the student(s) charged could receive a sanction other than suspension or expulsion. In this case, the Assistant or Associate Dean of Students will inform the charged student(s), in writing, of the date and time of a hearing before the Dean of Students. This hearing will take place no more than fifteen (15) business days following the interview with the Assistant or Associate Dean of Students. The written notification will be mailed to the student’s address of record both by first class mail and by overnight, certified, return receipt requested mail.

c. Due to the nature of the alleged violation(s), the student(s) charged could receive a sanction of suspension or expulsion and possibly a permanent notation of the violation on the student or students’ College transcript. In this case, the Assistant or Associate Dean of Students will inform the charged student(s), in writing, of the date and time of a hearing before the Code of Conduct Hearing Committee. This hearing will take place no more than fifteen (15) business days following the interview with the Assistant or Associate Dean of Students.

d. Due to the nature of the alleged violation(s), the student(s) charged could receive a sanction of suspension or expulsion and the Assistant or Associate Dean of Students determines that the student(s) should be suspended pending final adjudication of the charges. Such a decision would be based on the Assistant or Associate Dean’s determination that the accused student(s)’ continued attendance at the College is inconsistent with the safety of the College Community. In this case, the Assistant or Associate Dean of Students will suspend the student(s) and will inform the charged student(s), in writing, of the date and time of a hearing before the Code of Conduct Hearing Committee. This hearing will take place no more than five (5) days following the interview with the Assistant or Associate Dean of Students.

C. Code of Conduct Hearing Committee

1. Jurisdiction and Procedures of the Committee

a. The Committee will consider those cases that could result in suspension or expulsion and possibly a permanent notation of the violation on the student or students’ College transcript.

b. The Committee shall not be bound by the strict rules of evidence and shall hear evidence that it deems appropriate.

c. Decisions will be made based on the preponderance of the evidence presented.

2. Membership of the Committee

a. The Committee will consist of nine (9) members.

i. Three students, drawn from the six student members of the Academic Senate’s Student Code of Conduct Committee. These six members are appointed by the President of the Student Government Association prior to the end of May of each academic year. Their term shall be one year, ending May 31st. 

ii. Three administrators, drawn from the six administrative members of the Academic Senate’s Student Code of Conduct Committee. These six members are appointed by the College President or his/her designee prior to the end of September of each academic year. Their term shall be one year. Administrators can be reappointed.

iii. Three faculty members, drawn from the six faculty members of the Academic Senate’s Student Code of Conduct Committee. These six members are appointed by the Chair of the Academic Senate prior to the end of September of each academic year. Their term shall be two years.

b. The Chair of the Code of Conduct Hearing Committee shall be the Chair of the Academic Senate’s Student Code of Conduct Committee. In his/her absence, an Acting Chair will be elected by a simple majority of voting members present at the hearing. The Chair or Acting Chair will conduct the hearing and rule on questions of procedure. 

c. The Assistant or Associate Dean of Students, or his or her designee, will present the case.

3. Definitions

a. A quorum shall be five (5) members of the committee, with at least one member from each of the three constituent groups: students, administrators, and faculty members.

b. Decisions will be determined by a simple majority of voting members present at the hearing. If a simple majority vote cannot be secured, the case shall be forwarded to the Dean of Students for adjudication.

4. Limitations

a. Any member who feels unable to approach a case in a spirit of neutrality may ask to be excused from hearing the case. The Chair or Acting Chair of the Committee will appoint alternates as required to meet a quorum. 

b. Any member whom the Committee feels cannot approach a case in a spirit of neutrality will be questioned on the matter by the Committee, and if neutrality is not established, that member will be asked by the Committee, on the basis of a simple majority of voting members present at the hearing, not to hear the case. The Chair or Acting Chair of the Committee will appoint alternates as required to meet a quorum.

D. Adjudication of Charges

1. Charges that could result in sanctions other than suspension or expulsion:

a. As indicated above, the Dean of Students will hear cases that the Assistant or Associate Dean of Students believes could result in sanctions other than suspension or expulsion. At the hearing, the Dean of Students will consider evidence presented by the accused student(s), the victim(s)/accuser(s), the Assistant or Associate Dean of Students, and any other witnesses whose testimony the Dean of Students believes to be necessary. The accused student will have the right, with prior notification to the Dean of Students, to bring his/her own witnesses to the hearing.

b. The following procedures and due process will govern the Dean of Students’ hearing. Students involved with a hearing before the Dean of Students are entitled to the following:

i. a written statement of the charges and the date and time of the hearing mailed to the student(s) address of record by both first class mail and overnight, certified, return receipt requested mail within five (5) business days after the Dean receives the charges from the Assistant or Associate Dean;

ii. access to records in the Office of the Dean of Students; records cannot be removed from the office;

iii. the opportunity to have an advisor present at the hearing, who may advise but not represent students;

iv. the opportunity to present his/her version of the facts, including documents and/or witnesses that may support his/her position;

v. the opportunity to respond to allegations, including documents;

vi. the victim(s)/accuser(s) has the right, at his/her discretion, to remain in the hearing room with the accused;

vii. a determination based on evidence presented at the hearing;

viii. a written notification of the Dean’s decision sent within five (5) business days of the conclusion of the hearing;

ix. all parties involved will be informed of the findings and sanctions.

c. As a result of the hearing, the Dean of Students may:

i. negotiate a solution between the accused and the victim(s)/accuser(s);

ii. determine that no sanction should be imposed. In this case, the Dean of Students will notify the accused and the victim(s)/accuser(s) of his/her decision, in writing, within five (5) business days of the hearing. The victim(s)/accuser(s) will have the right to appeal the Dean of Students’ decision to the President of the College based on specific justifications for appeal listed in Section II, E (Appeal of Disciplinary Decisions). A request for an appeal must be presented to the President of the College within five (5) business days of receipt of the Dean of Students’ decision;

iii. determine that some sanction(s) should be imposed. In this case, the Dean of Students will notify the accused and the victim(s)/accuser(s) of his/her decision, in writing, within five (5) business days of the hearing. The student(s) receiving the sanction(s) will have the right to appeal the Dean of Students’ decision to the President of the College based on specific justifications for appeal listed in Section II, E (Appeal of Disciplinary Decisions). A request for an appeal must be presented to the President of the College within five (5) business days of receipt of the Dean of Students’ decision.

2. Charges that could result in suspension or expulsion and possibly a permanent notation of the violation on the student or students’ College transcript:

a. As indicated above, the Code of Conduct Hearing Committee will hear cases that the Assistant or Associate Dean of Students believes could result in suspension or expulsion and possibly in a permanent notation of the violation on the student of students’ College transcript. At the hearing, the Committee will consider evidence presented by the accused student(s), the victim(s)/accuser(s), the Assistant or Associate Dean of Students, and any other witnesses whose testimony the Committee deems to be necessary. The accused student will have the right, with prior notification to the Dean of Students, to bring his/her own witnesses to the hearing. In its decision, the Committee shall not be limited to the sanctions of suspension and expulsion, but may impose a lesser sanction if it deems this to be appropriate.

b. The following procedures and due process will govern the Code of Conduct Hearing Committee’s hearing. Students involved with a hearing before the Code of Conduct Hearing Committee are entitled to the following: 

i. a written statement of the charges and the date and time of the hearing mailed to the student(s) address of record by both first class mail and overnight, certified, return receipt requested mail within five (5) business days after the Code of Conduct Hearing Committee receives the charges from the Assistant or Associate Dean; 

ii. access to records in the Office of the Dean of Students; records cannot be removed from the office;

iii. the opportunity to have an advisor present at the hearing, who may advise but not represent students;

iv. the opportunity to present his/her version of the facts, including documents and/or witnesses that may support his/her position;

v. the opportunity to respond to allegations, including documents;

vi. the victim(s)/accuser(s) has the right to remain in the hearing room with the accused, if desired;

vii. a determination based on evidence presented at the hearing;

viii. a written notification of the Committee’s decision, to be sent by the Dean, Assistant, or Associate Dean of Students within five (5) business days of the conclusion of the hearing;

ix. all parties involved will be informed of the findings and sanctions.

c. As a result of the hearing, the Committee may:

i. determine that no sanction should be imposed. In this case, the Committee will notify the Assistant or Associate Dean of Students of its decision within 24 hours. The Assistant or Associate Dean of Students will notify the accused and the victim(s)/ accuser(s) of the Committee’s decision, in writing, within five (5) business days of the hearing. The victim(s)/accuser(s) will have the right to appeal the Committee’s decision to the Dean of Students based on specific justifications for appeal listed in Section II, E (Appeal of Disciplinary Decisions). A request for an appeal must be presented to the Dean of Students within five (5) business days of receipt of the Committee’s decision.

ii. determine that a sanction should be imposed. In this case, the Committee will notify the Assistant or Associate Dean of Students of its decision within 24 hours. If the Committee believes that a permanent notation of the violation should appear on the student’s (or students’) transcript, the Committee will discuss this with the Dean before making a final determination. The Assistant or Associate Dean of Students will notify the accused and the victim(s)/ accuser(s) of the Committee’s decision, in writing, within five (5) business days of the hearing. The student(s) receiving the sanction(s) will have the right to appeal the Committee’s decision to the Dean of Students based on specific justifications for appeal listed in Section II, E (Appeal of Disciplinary Decisions). A request for an appeal must be presented to the Dean of Students within five (5) business days of receipt of the Dean of Students’ decision.

3. If a student fails to appear as scheduled before the Dean of Students or the Code of Conduct Hearing Committee, whichever is scheduled to hear his/her case, the right to be heard is waived unless the student presents in writing an acceptable reason for failure to appear. In the case of an excused absence, the case will be adjudicated at the earliest possible date. If the absence is not excused, the Dean of Students or the Code of Conduct Hearing Committee, whichever is scheduled to hear the case, will decide the case on the basis of evidence presented.

4. Hearings with the Dean of Students or the Code of Conduct Hearing Committee shall be tape recorded and can be reviewed by the individual charged and by the victim(s)/accuser(s) in the Dean of Students’ office.

E. Appeal of Disciplinary Decisions

  1. An appeal of a disciplinary action must be based on one or more of the following:
    a. Inappropriate sanction, for example, extremely punitive, not consistent with precedent;
    b. Presence of new evidence that was not available during the original hearing;
    c. Failure to follow due process or any other part of the College judicial procedure.

  2. The student must request the appeal in writing within five (5) business days of receipt of the decision. The request must include a justification for the appeal. The President of the College or the Dean of Students will decide if an appeal will be granted.

  3. The accused or the accuser(s) may appeal a decision of the Code of Conduct Hearing Committee to the Dean of Students within five (5) business days of receiving written notice of the decision. If an appeal is granted, it will be scheduled within five (5) business days of receipt of the appeal request. The Dean shall have the authority to sustain, modify, or reverse the disciplinary action imposed by the Committee. The Dean will notify the student(s) and the Committee of his/her decision, in writing, within five (5) business days of hearing the appeal.

  4. The accused or the accuser(s) may appeal a decision of the Dean of Students to the President of the College within five (5) business days after having received written notification of the decision. This applies to initial decisions made by the Dean of Students based on his/her hearing as described in Section II, D, 1 and to decisions on appeals heard by the Dean of Students as described in Section II, E, 3.

  5. In cases of appeals to the President of the College, the Dean of Students will present to the President of the College a written record of the charges, pertinent correspondence, a summary transcript of the proceedings, and the Dean’s and/or Committee’s decision where applicable, and the respective justification(s). The President shall have the authority to sustain, modify, or reverse the disciplinary action imposed by the Dean.

  6. The President shall convey his decision in writing to the student, the Dean of Students, and, in cases that were originally heard by the Code of Conduct Hearing Committee, to the Committee, within fifteen (15) days after receipt of the appeal.

  7. The decision of the President of the College shall be final in all cases of appeal.

  8. Should the President or the Dean of Students determine that an appeal will not be heard, that decision will be final. The student(s), accused and victim(s)/accuser(s), will be notified in writing of such a decision within five (5) days of receipt of the appeal.

F. Definitions of Disciplinary Measures
The Dean of Students is responsible for implementing disciplinary action toward students judged by the Code of Conduct Hearing Committee or the Dean of Students to have violated the Code of Conduct. The extent of the disciplinary sanction will depend on the seriousness of the violation, the past record of the student, circumstances surrounding the violation, and past practices in similar situations. The Dean of Students’ office will maintain records of all imposed sanctions. Disciplinary actions imposed shall be one or more of the following:

  1. Written Reprimand
    A written reprimand is a letter from the Dean of Students or his/her designee to a student found guilty of violating the Code of Conduct. The specific violation is to be defined in the letter with a stated rationale for its unacceptability. A copy will be maintained by the Dean of Students’ Office.

  2. Social Probation
    Non-academic probation may be imposed on a student who has been found guilty of violating the Code of Conduct. If a student becomes involved in any other problems of conduct while on social probation, he/she is liable for suspension or expulsion from the College, based on a hearing before the Dean of Students or the Code of Conduct Hearing Committee. Probationary notice is to be given to the student in writing by the Dean of Students with the terms of the probation and the rationale carefully detailed.

  3. Restitution
    Any student found guilty of violating the Code of Conduct that has caused an expense to the College or his/her fellow student(s) may be required to rectify this action by making financial restitution to the parties involved or through appropriate service or material replacement. Failure to do so within a specified time period may result in further disciplinary action as determined by the Dean of Students.

  4. Suspension
    Specific period of time in which a student is prohibited from enrolling at the institution. Ordinarily a student who is suspended will receive a “W” for all his/her courses. In compelling circumstances the committee reserves the right to allow a student’s instructor to grant a grade. Suspension can be accompanied by additional criteria which the student must fulfill prior to re-enrollment.

  5. Temporary Suspension
    A narrowly defined period of time, i.e., three days, two weeks, etc., in which the student will be prohibited from attending classes while further investigation of the alleged violation occurs.

  6. Expulsion
    The immediate removal of a student from the College, prohibiting future enrollment at the institution. Ordinarily a student who is expelled will receive a “W” for all his/her courses. In compelling circumstances the committee reserves the right to allow a student’s instructor to grant a grade.

  7. Permanent Transcript Notation
    A permanent record of the student’s violation will appear on the student’s College transcript. This measure will normally be applied for students who have been found to have violated the Code of Conduct by intentional behavior that could lead to death or serious injury of another person. The College retains the right to determine additional serious violations that will result in permanent transcript notation. In such cases the notation on the transcript would read, “Expelled for serious violation of Code of Conduct.”

  8. Persona Non-Grata
    Prohibits a student’s presence on campus without prior approval from Public Safety and the Office of the Dean of Students. Failure to adhere to the Persona Non-Grata will subject the student to Nassau County Police arrest.

  9. Record Impounded
    All academic, financial, and social transactions will be prohibited without the prior consent of the Office of the Dean of Students. This action automatically occurs within all listed sanctions with the exception of sanction 1.

  10. Confiscation of Student Identification
    Students may be required to surrender their College identification.

G. Information Release
The Dean of Students will inform all complainants and respondents in writing of the result of the disciplinary proceedings.

Section III: Rules and Regulations Regarding Initiation or Affiliation With Student Organizations

A. Nassau Community College recognizes that membership in a fraternity/sorority or other campus organization (hereinafter collectively referred to as an “Organization”) can be a meaningful experience in conjunction with other aspects of the educational process. Unfortunately, however, membership or prospective membership in an organization is sometimes accompanied by an activity commonly known as “hazing.” Hazing has been deemed as generally including, among other things:

  1. Any action or situation which recklessly or intentionally endangers mental or physical health or involves the consumption of liquor, drugs, or other substances for the purpose of initiation into or affiliation with any organization;

  2. Any other act or series of acts which cause bodily or physical harm or danger;

  3. Mistreatment by playing stunts or practicing abusive or humiliating tricks that subject an individual to personal indignity, humiliation or ridicule;

  4. Harassment by exacting unnecessary, disagreeable, difficult, or degrading work or harassment by ridicule, criticism, or public embarrassment.

B. Hazing is a violation of the Penal Law and other laws of the State of New York. Accordingly, the College affirms its policy that it will not condone hazing of any kind. To this end, any student or organization that engages in hazing may be ejected from the campus and, where appropriate, shall be subject to suspension, expulsion, or other disciplinary action.

  1. In the case of an organization: the College may take any or all of the following actions against any organization which authorizes hazing or whose members (whether individual or in concert) engage in hazing: rescind permission for the organization to operate on campus property; rescind recognition of the organization; freeze and/or rescind its budget; and prohibit the organization from using the College’s name.

  2. In the case of a student(s): the student shall be requested to cease and desist from such prohibited conduct, and if he/she fails to do so, necessary and appropriate action will be taken to eject such student from College property, consistent with Section I of the Student Code of Conduct. In addition, disciplinary proceedings shall be commenced, pursuant to the Student Code of Conduct, against any student who engages in hazing. In accordance with those procedures, the penalties of suspension, expulsion, or other disciplinary action may be imposed.

  3. Wherever, in the opinion of the President or his designee, the conduct of any individual or organization poses an imminent threat to the physical or emotional safety of himself/herself, to others or to the property, the President or his designee may immediately suspend such individual or organization from the campus pending an appropriate hearing and the final determination therein, consistent with Section II of the Student Code of Conduct.

  4. In addition to the foregoing, the College reaffirms its right to utilize and seek the aid of public authorities and such judicial, civil, and criminal processes and proceedings as may, in the discretion of the College, be necessary and appropriate. Any penalty imposed by the College may be in addition to any penalty pursuant to the Penal Law or any other law to which a violator or organization may be subject.

C. The foregoing Rules and Regulations shall be deemed to be part of the bylaws of all College organizations.

rev. April 18, 2013