Amnesty

    1. 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.
    2. 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.
    3. 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 or sanctions.
      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.
    4. 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.