- For Victims
SCC provides amnesty to victims who may be hesitant to report to College officials
because they fear that they themselves may be accused of minor policy violations,
such as underage drinking, at the time of the incident. Educational options will be
explored, but no conduct proceedings or conduct record will result.
- For Those Who Offer Assistance
To encourage students to offer help and assistance to others, SCC pursues a policy
of amnesty for minor violations when students offer help to others in need. At the
discretion of the Dean of Students, amnesty may also be extended on a case-by-case
basis to the person receiving assistance. Educational options may be explored in lieu
of conduct proceedings or sanctions.
- For Those Who Report Serious Violations
Students who are engaged in minor violations but who choose to bring related serious
violations by others to the attention of the College may be offered amnesty for their
minor violations. Educational options may be explored in lieu of conduct proceedings
Abuse of amnesty requests can result in a decision by the Dean of Students or designee
not to extend amnesty to the same person repeatedly.
- Drug and/or Alcohol Use
SCC believes that students who have a drug and/or alcohol dependency problem deserve
help. If any College student brings their own use, addiction, or dependency to the
attention of College officials independent of the threat of drug tests or conduct sanctions and seeks assistance; a conduct complaint
will not be pursued. A written action plan may be used to track cooperation with the
assistance plan by the student. Failure to follow the action plan may nullify the
amnesty protection and campus conduct processes may be initiated.