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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, as well as the rules and guidelines set out in the “Nassau Community College Return to Campus Guide for Students” relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, 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. The College will also not tolerate any violations of established health-related rules and regulations which are put in place in order to safeguard the health of the College community and prevent the spread of infectious diseases including, but not limited to COVID-19. Therefore, in furthering the educational aims of the College and in compliance with the provisions of Article 129-A and 129-B 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.

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