Trinity Valley Community College


Student Conduct
Posted: 7/8/2014 9:48:00 AM
Student Code of Conduct

Each student shall be charged with notice and knowledge of the contents and provisions of the District’s rules and regulations concerning student conduct.
All students shall obey the law, show respect for properly constituted authority, and observe correct standards of conduct. In addition to activities prohibitied by law, the following types of behavior shall be prohibited:
  1. Gambling, dishonesty, or the excessive use of intoxicating liquors.
  2. The illegal use, possession, and/or sale of a drug or narcotic, as those terms are defined by the Texas Controlled Substances Act, on campus.
  3. Scholastic dishonest which shall constitute a violation of these rules and regulations and is punishable as prescribed by Board policies. Scholastic dishonest shall include, but not be limited to, cheating on a test, plagiarism, and collusion.
    1. “Cheating on a test” shall include:
      1. Copying from another student’s test paper.
      2. Using test materials not authorized by the person administering the test.
      3. Collaborating with or seeking aid from another student during a test without permission from the test administrator.
      4. Knowingly using, buying, selling, stealing, or soliciting, in whole or in part, the contents of an unadministered test.
      5. The unauthorized transporting or removal, in whole or in part, of the contents of the unadministered test.
      6. Substituting for another student, or permitting another student to substitute for oneself, to take a test.
      7. Bringing another person to obtain an unadministered test or information about an unadministered test.
    2. “Plagiarism” shall be defined as the appropriating, buying, receiving as a gift, or obtaining by any means another’s work and the unacknowledged submission or incorporation of it in one’s own written work. “Collusion” shall be defined as the unauthorized collaboration with another person in preparing written work for fulfillment of course requirements.
    3. The student who engages in cheating, plagiarism, or collusion may receive a failing grade on the assignment or a failing grade in the course. If the accused student disputes the facts upon which the charges are based, the student may appeal to the Vice President for Student Services. If the Vice President for Student Services upholds the decision made by the instructor, the student may request a hearing before the Discipline Committee.
  4. A student who owes a debt to the District or who writes an “insufficient funds” check to the District may be denied admission or readmission to the District until the debt is paid or the check redeemed.
  5. Violations of the Penal Statutues of Texas or of the United States occurring on District property or in connection with District-sponsored activities may also constitute violations of the District’s rules and regulations when such violations affect the education process and goals of the District.
  6. Possession or use of firearms on District controlled property except for educational purposes that have the prior approval of the vice president.
  7. Interference with teaching, research, administration, or the District’s subsidiary responsibilities through “disorderly conduct” or “disruptive behavior”.
  8. Use of alcoholic or intoxicating beverages and use of drugs not prescibed by a physician.
  9. Hazing with or without the consent of a student; a violation of that prohibition renders both the person inflicting the hazing and the person submitting to the hazing subject to appropriate discipline.
  10. Initiations by organizations may include no feature that is dangerous, harmful, or degrading to the student; a violation of this porhibition renders the organization subject to appropriate discipline.
  11. Endangering the health or safety of members of the District community or visitors to the campus.
  12. Damaging or destroying District property.
  13. Sexual Harrassment.