As a student in the
residence halls at Lewis-Clark State College, you are responsible for your own
actions. As we strive to maintain an educational environment conducive to
academic success, acceptable and unacceptable behaviors have been clearly
has established rules, regulations and procedures which set standards and
expectations of student behavior, and states the College’s response to behavior
that falls outside of these expectations. The system is designed around a
developmental approach that uses educational sanctions, community service,
restitution, and other progressive consequences for repeat violations.
Life Handbook exists in addition to the Student Code of Conduct, and applies to
residents, students, guests and visitors while they are present in student
housing facilities or surrounding areas. Students are responsible for guest and
visitor behavior as if it were their own.
If a student or
his/her guest is alleged to have violated a Residence Life policy, an incident
report will be written and submitted to the Residence Life office. The student
will receive a notice delivered to his/her campus mailbox, Warrior email, or
suite/room explaining the nature
of the alleged violation and advising him/her of a scheduled incident meeting
with the Director of Residence Life.
incident meeting is mandatory. If the student is not able to attend because of
an academic conflict, it is his/her responsibility to contact the Director to
reschedule the meeting. Failure to attend or reschedule the incident meeting may
result in the meeting taking place in the student's absence, and he/she may be
held responsible for the violation without the benefit of his/her input.
At the incident
meeting, the student will be advised of the alleged violation, and be able to
explain his/her perspective to the hearing officer. The Director of Residence
Life will weigh all the evidence in the file and determine accountability for
the alleged violation.
If a student is
found responsible for violating a policy, the Director of Residence Life will
usually hold him/her accountable through a sanction. Sanctions will vary
depending on the severity of the violation and the judicial history of the
student; some sanctions include a warning, an educational task such as a written
paper, a fine (especially if damages are involved), housing probation, no re-contract status, or contract cancellation.
PLEASE NOTE: in some extreme instances where an incident
is significant, students will meet directly with the Dean of Students.