As members of an academic community, the students, staff, and faculty of Danville Area Community College have both rights and responsibilities which derive from appropriate standards of conduct and ethical integrity. The college should provide a safe environment where respect for the individual is practiced and learning is the fundamental goal of all activity. Students are expected to do course work honestly in accord with the stated requirements of each class. All individuals should be treated fairly in an atmosphere free from discrimination and hostility. Activities which disrupt the learning process for other students and which interfere with faculty in the performance of their duties will be disciplined according to guidelines established by the college. Violations of standards of conduct as detailed by, but not limited to, this Code will be dealt with fairly in a manner appropriate to the offense and according to sanctions guidelines.
The college administration and faculty members define, communicate, and enforce reasonable standards of behavior in classrooms, laboratories, offices, and other campus areas. Students are expected to attend and participate in their courses, to complete assignments, and to communicate clearly with faculty and administration any information necessary for their continued enrollment. Each student should understand the principles of academic integrity and ethical conduct.
Students are required and expected to conduct themselves in a mature and considerate manner. Students should conduct and express themselves in a way that is respectful to all individuals. This includes respecting the rights of others to comment and participate fully in class. Behavior such as, but not limited to, talking in class while the faculty member or other students are speaking, using offensive language, creating distractions or disturbances, sleeping, reading unrelated materials, and moving about the classroom is, in many situations, considered disruptive behavior to the learning process.
When student behavior interferes with an effective learning climate, the student may lose the privilege of attending or receiving credit in course(s) and may be subject to more severe disciplinary actions, including suspension or expulsion from the College. Failure to show respect for order, property, and regulations is considered just cause for disciplinary action.