CODE OF CONDUCT

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Code of Conduct Brochure - Metropolitan Community College

It’s not just your college;

it’s your community.

The choices we make reflect who we are. College is time

for learning, inside and outside the classroom. Each

member of the college community—instructor, staff and

student—contributes to the climate of our campuses by:

• respecting fellow students, staff and faculty

• practicing honesty

• being tolerant of differences

• demonstrating civility

In general, a responsible Metropolitan Community

College (MCC) student should:

• arrive on time to campus

• read the course syllabus

• demonstrate respect in expressing opinions and

listening to others

• attend every class session

• come to class prepared

• participate in classroom activities

• adhere to the instructor’s behavior expectations

• complete all assignments in a timely manner

• remain in class until dismissed

• give the instructor his/her full attention

• communicate with the instructor according to

instructions (email or phone)

• contact the instructor regarding concerns with any

of the above

Nondiscrimination & Equal Opportunity Statement

Metropolitan Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national

origin, religion, sex, marital status, age, disability or sexual orientation in admission or

access to its programs and activities or in its treatment or hiring of employees. The College

complies with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Act of 1990, Title IX of

the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title II of

the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, the Age Discrimination Act of l975,

related Executive Orders 11246 and 11375 and all civil rights laws of the State of Nebraska and

the City of Omaha.

Contacts:

Concerning Title VI (race), Title IX (gender equity), Section 504 (disability) and Americans

with Disabilities Act/Program and Services Accessibility, and Age, contact:

Vice President for Campuses and Student Affairs: 402-457-2681 (students)

Associate Vice President of Human Resources: 402-457-2236 (employees)

Director of Facilities: 402-457-2529 (accessibility)

Concerning hiring and employment-related complaints of discrimination or harassment based

on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation,

retaliation or for affirmative action and diversity issues, contact:

Associate Vice President for Equity and Diversity: 402-457-2649

The address for all of the above individuals is as follows:

Metropolitan Community College

30th and Fort streets

P.O. Box 3777

Omaha, NE 68103-0777

MCC

CODE OF CONDUCT

What Every Student Needs to Know About Expected Behavior on Campus

For more information on the Code of Conduct, visit

a Campus Dean/Executive Director office or visit

www.mccneb.edu/catalog/studentcodeofconduct.asp


Student Code of Conduct

It is the responsibility of Student Affairs to advance

the mission of MCC and to administer the Student

Code of Conduct.

Academic Code of Conduct

MCC promotes the importance of honest academic

behavior. Students are expected to demonstrate integrity,

honor and responsibility and recognize the importance of

being accountable for their academic behavior.

Non-Academic/Behavior Code of Conduct

MCC respects the rights of faculty to teach and students

to learn. Maintenance of these rights require classroom

conditions that do not impede the learning process.

Classroom behavior that seriously interferes with either

the instructor’s ability to conduct the class or the ability of

other students to profit from the instructional program will

not be tolerated.

In order to maintain a respectful and safe learning

environment, students are expected to familiarize

themselves with the Student Code of Conduct. The code

is accessible on the MCC website and by request at any

Student Services. The code was designed to protect the

safety and security of the campus environment and to:

• cultivate responsible, ethical behavior and

contribute to a caring and civil campus community

• protect students’ rights while fostering students’

personal responsibility

• administer due process in a fair and

reasonable manner

• provide resources to support educational discipline

throughout the College

The Code of Conduct addresses two areas:

academic and non-academic

Violations of the academic code of conduct include, but

are not limited to:

• cheating

• plagiarism

• unauthorized collaboration

• falsification and fabrication (i.e., use of invented

information or falsification of research or

other findings)

• facilitation of academic dishonesty (e.g., permitting

another student to plagiarize or cheat from one’s

work, sabotage of another student’s work)

Violations of the non-academic code of conduct include,

but are not limited to:

• disrupting teaching

• harassing or threatening others

• fighting

• stealing

• possessing or using a controlled substance

• disorderly conduct

Sanctions

Violations of provisions of the Code of Conduct

may include such consequences as:

• admonition

• failure of exam, quiz or assignment

• failure of course

• probation

• restitution

• suspension

• dismissal

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