STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT

Welcome to the Residence Life Program at Navarro College! As a student, Navarro College hopes that you will find your involvement with residence life and your interactions with our staff to be enjoyable. Navarro College has an outstanding residence life program and encourages you to become an integral part of it. The Residence Life program provides many avenues for involvement, as well as opportunities for growth.You have the chance to grow through the development of new friendships, the exploration of new ideas, and involvement in new activities. The Residence Life Department strives to provide a suitable environment for all residents during their stay on campus. This Residence Life Student Code of Conduct Contract is a summary of the policies and standards related to on-campus living at Navarro College. The contract is designed to let you know what you can expect from Navarro College and what Navarro College expects from you as a student living on campus. Our purpose is to nurture and educate residents and to support them during their education and endeavors. It is a privilege to live in housing and to participate in the programs and activities. Therefore, all residents who are selected to live in housing must abide by the expectations of the Residence Life Department. Below is a list of policies and standards that students must abide by to reside in housing. Students who do not abide by these policies and standards will face consequences including disciplinary action from Navarro College.

Students Rights and Responsibilities/Student Policies and Conduct: Residents shall be familiar with and abide by the Student Code of Conduct as set out in the Navarro College Student Handbook as well as the Residence Hall Policies and Procedures found in the Residence Life Student Handbook.

Drugs or Drug Paraphernalia: Drugs or drug paraphernalia are not allowed on campus. Residents who participate in the use, sale, manufacture, distribution, or who are in the presence of drugs will not be tolerated at Navarro College.

Alcohol or Alcohol Paraphernalia: Alcohol or alcohol paraphernalia are not allowed on campus. Smoking: Navarro College Residence Life maintains a non-smoking environment. Please refer to college staff for designated smoking areas.

Weapons, Ammunition, or Explosives: Residents are not allowed to have any weapons, ammunition, or explosives on campus. Profanity, Obscenity, or Abusive Language: Profanity, obscenity, or abusive language are not allowed on any campus of Navarro College.

Harassment, Discrimination, or Sexual Harassment: Navarro College values the complexity and diversity of the world in which we live and seeks to be a community that recognizes the dignity and inherent worth of every person. No member of the College community shall willfully harass, sexually harass, discriminate against, or interfere with the activities, preferences or legitimate rights of any person in any way that deprives that person of due consideration as an individual.

Campus Quiet Hour/Courtesy Hours: Campus Quiet Hour begins at 10:00 p.m. every night and continues until 10:00 a.m. Loitering is prohibited in the Residence Life and Gibson Hall areas. Regard for noise consideration for other residents should be observed twenty-four hours a day. Courtesy Hours are in effect twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, regardless of Quiet Hours. The purpose of Courtesy Hours is to make each student responsible for the environment in the residence halls. Consideration for one another is the key to maintaining a conducive learning environment. A violation of courtesy hours is failing to respond positively when approached by another student or a staff member to lower the noise level. Sound carries easily through a residence hall. Voices, stereos, televisions, and bouncing balls in your room can often be heard in other rooms. You may be asked by other residents or staff to adjust the sound/noise level in your room. Yelling and playing loud music is strictly prohibited at Navarro College.

Room Keys: Under no circumstances should a resident give or loan another person his or her room keys. 12 Credit Hours: All residents are required to maintain twelve college credit hours or more to live on campus. Failure to abide can result in removal from campus housing. A load of fifteen or more credit hours is recommended each semester.

Dress: Residents are expected to dress in appropriate attire that represents a positive reflection of a student attending a higher education institution. Please refer to the student handbook for appropriate attire.

Visitation: Residents should familiarize themselves with the visitation hours for members of the opposite sex and non-residents. These visitation hours are as follows: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. Friday and Saturday.

Theft: Theft or illegal possession of stolen property is subject to disciplinary action. Identification Cards: Failure to present proper Navarro College Identification to a college official will result in disciplinary action.

Identification Cards: NC ID cards should be visible at all times and worn in the chest area.

Disciplinary Point System: The disciplinary point system is designed to promote consideration and safety for others living in our housing community. If a resident accumulates any combination equaling 6 points in an academic school year (this includes Fall, Spring, Minimesters, Summer sessions and break periods), he/she will be removed from the Residence Life Program. Please refer to Residence Life Handbook for further information.

Off-Campus Behavior: Residents involved in off-campus activities that violate convictions of federal, state, or local laws, excluding traffic violations, may be subject to disciplinary action as well.

Mandatory Meetings: Residents are required to attend mandatory meetings to be informed of information pertaining to living on campus. Non-attendance will result in a monetary fine.

Respect of College Officials: All residents are expected to respect the authority of Navarro College officials. Failure to acknowledge a request from a College official will result in disciplinary action. Assaults/ Threats/ Violent Behavior: Assaults, threats or acting in a violent manner, such as fighting and/or loud arguments, will not be tolerated on campus and will result in disciplinary action.

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