IRSC Student Standards of Conduct
The College looks upon its students as mature individuals at an age of responsibility for their own actions. The following regulations were designed by the students, staff and faculty in order to ensure compliance with state and county laws and to promote the safe, efficient operation of the College. Violations of these regulations will be referred to the Vice President of Student Affairs for appropriate action, which may include a Student Affairs Committee. Failure to respond to a summons by letter, telephone call or message delivered by an IRSC employee concerning a matter of conduct is considered a violation of the Student Standards of Conduct. (See the IRSC Student Handbook for Administration of Student Discipline Procedure.)
Student Standards of Conduct
Per District Board of Trustees Policy Number 6Hx11-7.24, any student who accepts the privilege of enrollment at Indian River State College is deemed to have given his or her consent to adhere to the policies of the College and the laws of the State of Florida. Students shall conduct themselves in a manner compatible with the College’s function as an educational institution. Student Standards of Conduct are applicable on campus, at off-campus locations or activities, and while using College facilities or equipment. Each student shall assume responsibility for familiarity with College policies and agree to the highest moral and ethical standards of conduct including, but not limited to the following:
- To uphold and abide by all College policies and procedures including those of the Campus Coalition Government;
- To respect each student’s right to learn in all educational environments;
- To participate and contribute to class discussions and activities to the best of his or her ability;
- To make responsible use of all College facilities and equipment including electronic communications with faculty, staff, and other students;
- To demonstrate respect towards faculty, staff, administrators, and other persons employed by the College;
- To respect instructor grading policies and to adhere to the highest standards of academic honesty;
- To acknowledge and comply with reasonable requests for student assistance or service by College personnel whenever possible;
- To extend courtesy, integrity, and good citizenship to all individuals at the College;
- To refrain from engaging in activities or conduct that might discredit or disrupt the College or its employees, students, and visitors.
Misconduct for which students are subject to discipline falls into the following categories:
- Dishonesty, such as cheating, plagiarism, or knowingly furnishing false information to the College.
- Forgery, alteration, or misuse of College documents, records, or identification.
- Obstruction or disruption of teaching, research, administration of disciplinary procedures, or other College activities, including its public service functions, or conduct which threatens or endangers the health or safety of any such persons.
- Theft or damage to property of the College or of a member of the College community or campus visitor.
- Unauthorized entry to or use of College facilities.
- Violation of College policies or of campus regulations including campus regulations concerning the registration of student organizations; the use of College facilities; or the time, place, and manner of public expressions.
- Consumption, use, possession, distribution or involvement with alcohol, illegal drugs or substances, (e.g., heroin, cocaine, LSD, barbiturates, hallucinogenics, narcotics, marijuana) or presence when/where these substances are being used or consumed.
- Disorderly conduct or lewd, indecent, or obscene conduct or expression on College-owned property or at College-supervised functions.
- Failure to comply with directions of College officials acting in the performance of their duties.
- Conduct which adversely affects the student’s suitability as a member of the academic community. Students who aid others in disciplinary infractions are also subject to disciplinary action.
- Acts of sexual assault/battery (rape) or other forms of sexual misconduct, including harassment, exploitation, intimidation, or coercion.