Student Code of Conduct
- Introduction to Student Code of Conduct
- Who is Considered a Student?
- Student Code of Conduct in Special Programs
- Examples of Student Misconduct/Unacceptable Behavior
- Off-Campus Conduct
- Drug-Free Campus Statement
- Harassment/Sexual Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying
- Sexual Harassment and Misconduct
- Student Dress and Appearance Code
- Disciplinary Procedures for Student Misconduct
- Ensuring Appropriate Adjudication for Crimes Violating Civil Rights
- Sanctions Against Misconduct
- Due Process and Time Frame
- Disciplinary Appeal Procedures
- Procedure on Failure to Comply with Disciplinary Sanctions
Sanctions Against Misconduct
The Executive Director of Student Services, the Director of Residence Life, or the Director of Student Development and Community Standards may impose misconduct sanctions. The following penalties may be imposed singularly or in combination upon individuals, groups or organizations and may be applied temporarily as interim safety measures:
1. Administer a verbal or written warning to the student.
2. Require the student attend counseling sessions.
3. Cancel residence hall contract and/or meal ticket.
4. Impose disciplinary probation for a definite period of time with the condition that future violations may result in disciplinary suspension.
5. Prohibit a student from representing the college, on or off campus, in any recognized college-sponsored event.
6. Withhold an official transcript or degree.*
7. Prohibit readmission.
8. Require restitution, whether monetary or through specific duties, such as reimbursement for damage(s) to or misappropriation of college, student or employee property.
9. Designate a student ineligible for student grant, loan or scholarship.
10. Expel or suspend a student from Navarro College. No student who has been removed for disciplinary reasons shall be permitted on the College campus during the period of expulsion or suspension without prior written approval from the Vice President of Student Services.
11. Withdraw a student from all currently enrolled coursework without refund of tuition and fees. No student who has been withdrawn for disciplinary reasons shall be permitted on the College campus during the period in which the student is ineligible to return without prior written approval from the Executive Director of Student Services.
12. Educational discipline sanctions may include work assignments, essay writing, community service, behavioral contract, administrative referral, letter of apology, restitution, or other educational assignment.
13. Impose other sanctions as outlined in the departmental handbook for specific programs including but not limited to fire/EMS, nursing, and police academy departments.
14. Limit access to and/or prohibit students from certain areas of the campus.
15. Administer other sanctions as per the discretion of the Vice President of Student Services.
Failure to meet the requirements of any notice by a college official may result in action being taken by the discipline officer apart from action for the alleged violation. Failure to appear is a violation of the Code of Conduct and may result in further sanctions and a hold will remain on the student’s enrollment pending student cooperation. Once informed of the allegations against the student, they may choose not to dispute and will be sanctioned appropriately. If the student chooses to dispute the allegations, the discipline officer will determine the circumstances of an alleged violation by investigating the facts and interviewing the implicated student and other potentially involved parties. If it is determined that no violation has occurred, or if there is insufficient evidence to meet the preponderance of evidence standard, the allegations will be dismissed. If it is determined that a violation has occurred, the student will be sanctioned appropriately. All sanctions are approved by the Executive Director of Student Services. Sanctioned students have the right to appeal the decision of the discipline officer per the Disciplinary Appeal Procedures.
NOTE: In cases where a student receives a sanction of probation, suspension, or expulsion, a copy of the confirmation letter received by the student may be forwarded to the parent or guardian of the student in conjunction with the Buckley Amendment and in compliance with FERPA guidelines.
*Additionally, state law mandates that the student’s transcript a) may be withheld pending investigation and b) include a notation regarding ineligibility to return due to disciplinary processes (e.g., withdrawal, suspension, expulsion) – TX HB 449 and 1735 (2019).