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Code of Student Conduct


Article I: Definitions
  1. College means Saint Paul College - Community and Technical College
  2. Administrator means that person designated by the College president to be responsible for the administration of the Student Code.
  3. Cheating includes, but is not limited to: (1) use of any unauthorized assistance in taking quizzes, tests, or examinations; (2) use of sources beyond those authorized by the instructor in writing papers, preparing reports, solving problems, or carrying out other assignments; (3) the acquisition, without permission, of tests or other academic material belonging to a member of the College faculty or staff; (4) engaging in any behavior specifically prohibited by a faculty member in the course syllabus or class discussion.
  4. Expulsion means permanent denial of the privilege of enrollment at the College.
  5. Hazing means an act which endangers the mental or physical health or safety of a person, subjects a person to public humiliation or ridicule, or which destroys or removes public or private property for the purpose of initiation, admission into, affiliation with, or as a condition for continued membership in a student group, organization, or athletic team.
  6. Policy means the written regulations of the College and Minnesota State Colleges and Universities as found in, but not limited to, the Student Code, the College and Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Web pages, Board Policy and System Procedure 5.18 and 5.18.1 on Alcoholic Beverages and Controlled Substances on Campus, Board Policy and System Procedure 5.22 and 5.22.1 on Acceptable Use of Computers and Information Technology Resources, and the College catalog.
  7. Preponderance of evidence means a standard of responsibility that it is more likely than not that the code has been violated.
  8. Plagiarism includes, but is not limited to, the use, by paraphrase or direct quotation, of the published or unpublished work of another person without full and clear acknowledgment. It also includes the unacknowledged use of materials prepared by another person or agency engaged in the selling of term papers or other academic materials.
  9. Student includes all persons who:
    1. Are enrolled in one or more courses, either credit or non-credit, through the College;
    2. Withdraw, transfer or graduate, after an alleged violation of the student conduct code;
    3. Are not officially enrolled for a particular term but who have a continuing relationship with the College;
    4. Have been notified of their acceptance for admission or have initiated the process of application for admission or financial aid;
  10. Student organization means any number of persons who have complied with the formal requirements for college recognition.
  11. Summary suspension means a suspension imposed without a formal hearing to ensure the safety and well-being of members of the College community.
  12. Suspension means denial of the privilege of enrollment for a specified period of time after which the student is eligible to return. Conditions for re-enrollment may be specified.