Conduct, Discipline, & Due Process

Disruptions in the Classroom

SCC will address any disruptions in the classroom that obstruct the learning process. Each situation will be considered based on the particular circumstances unless already covered in the Faculty Guide for Disruptive Student Behavior procedures.


“College Premises” includes all land, buildings, facilities or other property in the possession of or owned by, leased by, used or controlled by the college, including adjacent streets and sidewalks.

“College Official” includes any person employed by the college, performing assigned administrative or professional duties.

“College Community” includes any person who is a student, faculty member, college official or any other person employed by the college.

“Organization” means any number of persons who have complied with the formal requirements for recognition.

“Sanction” means a formal action that is binding, generally an outcome of the student conduct process that limits a student ability to interact with the college and the college community.

“Student” means a person who has been accepted to the college, who is currently enrolled or one who was enrolled at the time of the alleged infraction. For the purpose of these rules, student status continues whether or not the college’s academic programs are in session. Students and student organizations will observe the college policies and procedures, comply with local, state and federal laws and will conduct themselves in a manner compatible with the college’s mission. Students are subject to disciplinary sanctions for misconduct.

Student Conduct, Discipline and Due Process

Upon admission to the college or program, students assume an obligation to conduct themselves in a manner compatible with the college’s function as an educational institution and to comply with the laws enacted by federal, state and local governments. If this obligation is ignored, the college must institute appropriate discipline. Students may be subject to disciplinary sanctions for conduct that constitutes a hazard to the health, safety or well-being of members of the college community or which is detrimental to the college’s interest whether such conduct occurs on campus, off campus or at college-sponsored events.

SCC will cooperate fully with law enforcement and other agencies. SCC reserves the right to initiate disciplinary proceedings for violations of the Student Conduct Code, even if criminal charges are brought forward by the appropriate authorities. Disciplinary actions by SCC are independent of any criminal or civil proceedings.

The distinct procedures for handling violations of academic integrity, grade grievances and behavioral misconduct are in this policy. Examples of misconduct that may subject the student to discipline include, but are not limited to:

  • Academic dishonesty or misconduct, such as cheating, fabrication, plagiarism or facilitating academic dishonesty.
  • Forgery, alteration or misuse of college documents, records or identification.
  • Theft of, damage to or destruction of college property or property of employees, students or visitors.
  • Unauthorized surveys or other means to obtain information from students or employees.
  • Violating copyright agreements.
  • Unauthorized entry to or use of college facilities, properties, equipment, resources or services.
  • Giving false or misleading information in response to requests from college officials, knowingly furnishing false information or reporting a false emergency to the college, or failing to comply with directions of college officials acting in the performance of their duties.
  • Unauthorized possession, receipt, duplication or use of the college’s name, insignia or seal.
  • Obstruction or disruption of college-authorized activities.
  • Dressing or personally appearing in a manner that disturbs a classroom, instructional activity or other college activity.
  • Disorderly conduct, obscene expressions or infringement upon the rights of others at college-authorized activities.
  • Participating in or inciting a disturbance of the peace or unlawful assembly.
  • Physical abuse of any person on college-owned or controlled property or at college-authorized activities, threats of violence, stalking or conduct that threatens the health or safety of any person(s).
  • Actions on college-owned or controlled property or at college-authorized activities, which threaten or endanger one’s own safety, health or life, or making any verbal threat of such action. This includes such behaviors as suicide attempts, cutting or refusing treatment for life-threatening illnesses or conditions.
  • Engaging in discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment or sexual violence. See Prohibition of Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Other Forms of Harassment.
  • Manufacture, use, possession, distribution, dispensing or sale of alcohol, controlled substances, illegal drugs or substances, except as expressly permitted by law and college policy. See Drug-Free Environment for Students.
  • Misuse or abuse of prescription drugs on college-owned or controlled property or at college-authorized activities.
  • Use of tobacco products on campus. See Drug-Free Environment for Students.
  • Possession, use or storage of firearms, explosives, dangerous chemicals, weapons or other destructive devices on college property, college-controlled property or at college-authorized activities, including possession of a firearm by a student who holds a conceal-and-carry permit or endorsement. See Weapons (Concealed or Visible).
  • The operation of student organizations not properly recognized and registered.
  • Hazing, any method of initiation or pre-initiation into a campus organization or any activity engaged in by the organization or members of the organization, which causes or is likely to cause physical or mental harm, personal degradation or disgrace.
  • Unapproved solicitation. See Fundraising for Student Clubs, Organizations, and Athletic Teams and Solicitations, Distributions, and Gifts.
  • Conduct that adversely affects the student’s suitability as a member of the academic community.
  • Violation of college policies or regulations. See Student Conduct, Discipline and Due Process.

NOTE: If reports of inappropriate behavior involve cadets or members of the Eastern Missouri Police Academy, SCC will immediately inform the appropriate supervisor of the academy.