LCCC Code of Student Conduct
The LCCC community is committed to fostering a campus environment that is conducive to academic inquiry, a productive campus life and thoughtful study and discourse.
The Office of the Dean of Student Development is committed to an educational and developmental process that balances the interests of individual students with the interests of the Lehigh Carbon Community College community.
See the following core values of the LCCC Code of Student Conduct:
College students exemplify honesty, honor and a respect for the truth in all of their dealings.
College students build and enhance their community.
College students are just and equitable in their treatment of all members of the community and act to discourage and/or intervene to prevent unjust and inequitable behaviors.
College students show positive regard for each other, for property and for the community.
College students are given and accept a high level of responsibility to self, to others and to the community.
Each member of the College community bears responsibility for their conduct and to assume reasonable responsibility for the behavior of others. When members of the community fail to exemplify these five values by engaging in violation of the rules of this code, campus conduct proceedings are used to assert and uphold the Code of Student Conduct.
The student conduct process at the College is not intended to punish students; rather, it exists to protect the interests of the community and to challenge those whose behavior is not in accordance with our policies. Sanctions are intended to challenge students’ moral and ethical decision-making and to help them bring their behavior into accord with our community expectations.
When a student is unable to conform their behavior to community expectations, the student conduct process may determine that the student should no longer share in the privilege of participating in this community.
Students should be aware that the student conduct process is quite different from criminal and civil court proceedings. Procedures and rights are conducted with fairness to all, but do not include the same protections of due process afforded by the courts. Due process, as defined within these procedures, assures written notice and a hearing before an objective decision-maker.
No student will be found in violation of a College policy without information showing that it is more likely than not that such a violation occurred, and any sanctions will be proportionate to the severity of the violation and the student’s cumulative conduct history.
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