Students at SCC are provided a copy of the Student Code of Conduct (PDF) at New Student Orientation and
annually in the form of a link on the College website. Hard copies are available upon request from the Dean of
Students. Students are responsible for having read and abiding by the provisions of the Student Code of Conduct (PDF).
The Student Code of Conduct and the student conduct process applies to the conduct of individual
students at all college-owned or controlled property and all College-affiliated student organizations, events and
activities on or off campus. The SCC Student Code of Conduct applies to any individual enrolled in any
credit or non-credit course and thereafter as long as the student has a continuing educational interest in the
The Student Code of Conduct applies to guests of SCC students whose hosts may be held accountable for
the misconduct of their guests. The Code may also be applied to resident non-students, campers and high school
bridge/extension/partner/dual-credit and continuing education programs by contractual agreements. Visitors to and
guests of the College may seek resolution of violations of the Student Code of Conduct committed
against them by members of College community by submitting a report via TIPS or to a College Administrator.
The Student Code of Conduct may also apply off-campus when the Dean of Students or designee determines
that the student's conduct presents a danger or threat to the health or safety of him/herself or others.
The Student Code of Conduct may be applied to behavior conducted online, via email or other electronic
medium. Students should also be aware that online postings such as blogs, web postings, chats and social networking
sites are in the public sphere and are not private. These postings can subject a student to allegations of conduct
violations if evidence of policy violations is posted online. The College does not regularly search for this
information but may take action if and when such information is brought to the attention of College officials.
However, most online speech by students not involving SCC networks or technology will be protected as free
expression and not subject to this Code, with two notable exceptions:
The College retains conduct jurisdiction over students who choose to take a leave of absence, withdraw or have
graduated for any misconduct that occurred prior to the leave, withdrawal or graduation. If sanctioned, a hold may
be placed on the student's ability to re-enroll and/or obtain official transcripts and/or graduate. All sanctions
must be satisfied prior to re-enrollment eligibility.
There is no time limit on reporting violations of the Student Code of Conduct; however, the longer someone
waits to report an offense, the harder it becomes for College officials to obtain information and witness statements
and to make determinations regarding alleged violations.
Though anonymous complaints are permitted, doing so may limit the College's ability to investigate and respond to a
complaint. Those who are aware of misconduct are encouraged to report it as quickly as possible via the online
incident reporting system, TIPS, or directly to the Dean of Students or Campus Security.