Conduct Information for Students
Last updated on November 27th, 2018 at 11:07 am
Westchestser Community College is an academic community that is dedicated to upholding its educational purposes while maintaining order on campus and protecting the rights of all. 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. As such, students are expected to engage in activities that promote individual growth, demonstrate civility toward others, and builds community through the safe, respectful exchange of diverse thought, opinion, and action while on campus and in everyday events.
The 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 an alleged violation of the Student Code of Conduct will be educational, not punitive, in nature while also ensuring that the interest and well being of the greater college community and its members are protected.
Reporting an Incident
Students engage with their peers on a regular basis during their time at Westchester Community College. Students make strong bonds with one another through the various experiences they share together both in and out of the classroom, often times creating lifelong friendships and memories. However, in rare circumstances, students report having experiences with other students who demonstrate behavior counter to the values of the institution. When students believe they have witnessed or subject to behavior that violates the Student Code of Conduct they should submit an Incident Reporting Form, which can be found by clicking here.
How To Prepare for a Hearing/Administrative Conference
Students who are charged with violations to the Student Code of Conduct will be called into a conduct meeting with a Student Conduct Officer(s) who will adjudicate the case. Students charged with a violation to The Student Code of Conduct are encouraged to review the Code prior to their conduct meeting, which can be found here. Students can also visit the Frequently Asked Questions page.
Important Student Forms
Often times, students need to complete specific forms to trigger actions associated with the conduct process. These forms, available here, include, but are not limited to: (1) granting permission for other individuals to access or discuss my academic/student record with college officials; (2) request a dean’s/conduct certification when transferring to another school; (3) Appeal a conduct decision; (4) request readmission after being suspended.
Additional Information & Questions
More information about the conduct process for each can be found in The Student Code of Conduct and on the Frequently Asked Questions page. You can also contact the Associate Dean of Student Life at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 914-606-7857.