As an academic community, Westchester Community College is dedicated to upholding its educational purposes while maintaining order on campus and protecting the rights of all. Individuals who attend the College have a responsibility to uphold and build upon the values and the traditions that have served to define and to strengthen the institution over time. The College is committed to providing an effective learning and social environment for community members and extends its trust to its students to do the same. To maintain the trust extended by the College, students are expected to be exhibit personal accountability and remember that the decisions they make have an impact on the overall health of our community, and, ultimately, on the quality of their experience.
Students who breach this trust and engage in activities that are counter to the community’s values will be held accountable. Through a fair and transparent process, the adjudication of alleged violations of The Student Code of Conduct will be educational, not punitive, in nature. The conduct process also ensures that the well being and safety of the greater college community and its members are protected.
The Student Code of Conduct is the document that details the values of the community, students’ rights and responsibilities, and the procedures for adjudication of alleged violations. While all members of the campus community are responsible for living by the values expressed in the Student Code of Conduct, the Associate Dean of Student Life is primarily responsible for implementing the procedures and policies found within the Student Code of Conduct.