Student Affairs

Idaho Code Books

Misc. Offenses

Harassment

Any practice by a group or an individual that detains a member of the College community against his or her will without cause or authority to do so, endangers his/her health, jeopardizes his/her safety, or interferes with class attendance or the pursuit of education or work responsibilities and which occurs on College-owned or controlled property or while the violator is attending or participating in a College-sponsored event or activity is prohibited. Use of College Internet addresses or College technology to harass is also prohibited on and off campus. Furthermore, the Idaho Criminal Code has designated malicious harassment as a serious act punishable by the State. LCSC supports Idaho authorities and will not tolerate harassment in any form.

Idaho Criminal Code: 18-7902… Harassment, Stalking and Trespassing

It shall be unlawful for any person, maliciously and with the specific intent to intimidate or harass another person because of that person’s race, color, religion, ancestry or national origin to:

  1. cause physical injury to another person; or
  2. damage, destroy, or deface any real or personal property of another person; or
  3. threaten, by word or act, to do the acts prohibited; if there is reasonable cause to believe that any of the acts described in 1 or 2 above.

For purposes of this section, “deface” shall include, but not be limited to cross-burnings or the placing of any word or symbol commonly associated with racial, religious or ethnic terrorism on the property of another person without his or her permission.

Idaho Criminal Code: 18-7903…Penalties

  1. Malicious harassment is punishable by imprisonment in the state prison for a period not to exceed five (5) years or by fine not exceeding five thousand dollars ($5,000) or by both.
  2. In addition to the criminal penalty provided in subsection (a) of this section, there is hereby created a civil cause for action for malicious harassment. A person may be liable to a victim of malicious harassment for both special and general damages, including, but not limited to, damages for emotional distress, reasonable attorney fees and costs, and punitive damages.
  3. The penalties provided in this section for malicious harassment do not preclude victims from seeking any other remedies, criminal or civil, otherwise available under law.

Stalking

Stalking is prohibited on campus and by state law. Stalking is repeatedly contacting another person when the contacting individual(s) knows, or should know, that the contact is unwanted by another person, and the contact causes the other person reasonable apprehension of imminent physical harm or substantial impairment of the other person’s ability to perform the activities of daily life and obtaining an education. “Contacting” includes, but is not limited to, communicating with or remaining in the physical presence of the other person. It also includes “cyberstalking,’ which is the use of technology including personal computers, telephones, and social media.

Illegal Entry

Any unauthorized or forcible entry, whether actual or attempted, into any facility or building located on College-owned or controlled property is prohibited.

Campus Disorders and Disruptions

Members of the College community have the right to lawful freedom of movement on campus; the lawful use of property, facilities or parts of the College; and to lawfully ingress to and egress from the College’s physical facilities. Violations of these rights of the College community with intent by: physically hindering entrance to, exit from, or normal use of any College facility or part thereof; remaining in any College building after being advised by an appropriate delegate of the President that the building is closed for business; interfering, through harassment, with the College’s operation (this may include the use of noise making or amplifying devices); interfering with reasonable use of College driveways, parking lots or sidewalks; disruptively interfering with authorized events on property owned or controlled by the College or in College facilities; or intentionally interfering with College officials and instructors in the lawful conduct of their duties is prohibited.

Disruption of the Classroom

Disruption of the classroom is prohibited. Each faculty member controls the direction of education in the classroom setting. The educational atmosphere is the heart and purpose of higher education. Students have the obligation to respect the educational rights of others as they seek to maximize their learning. Faculty have the right to utilize whatever methods they deem appropriate to ensure the quality of the educational atmosphere. This includes, but is not limited to, requesting an investigation of disruptive classroom behavior under the Student Code of Conduct.

Disobeying or Deceiving College Officials

Students must obey the reasonable requests of College officials such as security officers, residence hall administrators and residence hall assistants in the performance of their duties. Students may not provide College officials with false identification or false information while officials are in performance of their duties.

Theft

Theft or the conversion of College property or the theft or conversion of the property of another, which occurs on College-owned or controlled property is prohibited.

Destruction or Damage of Property

Vandalism (willful or malicious damage, destruction or defacement) of College-owned or controlled property or vandalism of property belonging to others which occurs on College-owned or controlled property or while the violator is attending or participating in a College-sponsored event or activity is prohibited. This also applies to students participating in the LCSC home stay program.

Fire Regulations and Equipment

Smoking in unauthorized areas, the setting or building of fires upon property owned or controlled by the College without proper authorization, removal or tampering with fire equipment or fire alarm systems on College-owned or controlled property, or failure to vacate College buildings promptly when fire alarms sound is prohibited.

Physical Harm to Others

Detaining a person against his or her will, or threatening or physically abusing another person, is prohibited.

Verbal Abuse to Others

Verbal behavior that involves an expressed or implied threat to interfere with an individual’s personal safety, academic efforts, employment, or participating in College-sponsored activities and which would cause a reasonable person to have reasonable apprehension that such harm is about to occur, or “fighting words” that are spoken face-to-face as a personal insult to the listener or listeners in personally abusive language inherently likely to provoke a violent reaction by the listener to the speaker is prohibited.

Lewd or Indecent Conduct

Lewd or indecent conduct, as prohibited by city and/or state laws and ordinances which occurred on College-owned or controlled property or while the violator is attending or participating in a College-sponsored event or activity, is prohibited.

Gambling

Gambling as prohibited by city and/or state laws and ordinances is prohibited on College-owned or controlled property.

Firearms and Dangerous Weapons

Possession of firearms on college-owned or college-controlled property, except as expressly authorized by Idaho Code, section 18-3309(2), State Board of Education Policy V.L., and LCSC Policy 4.123, is prohibited. The college will provide safe storage of firearms for students who live in housing managed by the college or other students upon request.

Possession of illegal weapons, explosives, chemical, or incendiary devices, except as expressly authorized by law or institutional policy, is prohibited on college-owned or college-controlled property.

Students in violation of this provision of the student code will be subject to college-based disciplinary action and, depending upon the nature of the infraction, may be referred to local law enforcement.

Group Offenses

Living organizations, clubs and similarly organized groups are responsible for compliance with College regulations. Upon satisfactory proof that a group encourages, or did not take satisfactory steps to prevent violations of College regulations, that group may be subject to permanent or temporary suspension, loss of recognition or charter, social probation, or other action.

National City/State Laws

Violation of any United States Federal law, State of Idaho law or City of Lewiston ordinance which occurs on College-owned or controlled property or while the violator is participating or attending a College-sponsored event or activity is in violation of this Code.

Accessories

A person is in violation of this Code if he or she intentionally aids or abets another in the commission of any offense mentioned in this Code. Abuse of the Student Code, including but not limited to:

  1. Failure to obey the summons of the Vice President for Student Affairs, designee of the Vice President for Student Affairs or the Campus Hearing Board.
  2. Falsification, distortion, or misrepresentation of information during a judicial investigation.
  3. Disruption or interference with the orderly conduct of a judicial proceeding.
  4. Institution of a judicial proceeding knowingly without cause.
  5. Attempting to discourage an individual’s proper participation in, or use of, the judicial system.
  6. Attempting to influence the impartiality of a member of a judicial body prior to, and/or during the course of, the judicial proceeding.
  7. Harassment (verbal or physical) and/or intimidation of a member of a judicial body prior to, during, and/or after a judicial proceeding.
  8. Failure to comply with the sanction(s) imposed under the Student Code.
  9. Influencing or attempting to influence another person to commit an abuse of the judicial system.

Dual Credit Students

Acts of Academic Dishonesty are subject to appropriate discipline through the student’s high school, with the exception of those students taking Dual Credit courses on-campus or online. Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs or activities operated by recipients of federal financial assistance (including sexual harassment and sexual violence), applies to all LCSC students and Dual Credit students, wherever they are taking classes. In Title IX-related cases, college officials will coordinate investigative and adjudication processes with high school officials.  Other provisions of the LCSC Student Code of Conduct apply to Tech Prep and Dual Credit Students but disciplinary action may be coordinated with the student’s high school.

Student Affairs
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