Student Affairs

Student Handbook

Sanctions

Sanctions which may be recommended or imposed for a violation are listed here in order of their severity:

1.  Warning;

2.  Probation (with terms and length as determined by the person or Board levying the sanction);

3.  Withheld suspension (failure to comply with the terms of withheld suspension may result in immediate suspension from College. Withheld suspension may also be a “delayed” suspension whereby a student is permitted to remain enrolled for the duration of the current term but will not be permitted to enroll in subsequent terms unless certain conditions are met);

4.  Suspension (removal from the College for a specific length of time, e.g., semester or academic year) which may include readmission following the suspension period subject to an additional period of probation or withheld suspension;

5.  Expulsion (indefinite removal from College). Any request for re-enrollment must be submitted in writing to the Vice President for Student Affairs.

In situations involving violations of City of Lewiston, State of Idaho, or Federal law, violence, or threats the police may be informed of the occurrence. The person or Board levying or recommending the sanction may impose or recommend any combination of the following and may include them as terms of probation:

1.  Community service (to be performed for a specific period of time under the direction of the Vice President for Student Affairs or his/her designee)

2.  Fines not exceeding two hundred dollars ($200)

3.  Restitution of damages

4.  Special sanctions deemed appropriate and reasonable by the person or Board levying or recommending the sanctions (e.g., counseling, restrictions on behavior or requiring letters of apology to be written)

5.  Administrative fees not exceeding fifty dollars ($50)

When appropriate, a student may be given the option of working off the equivalent of the fines and restitution for the College at minimum wage. Until fines or restitution have been paid, the College may deny a student the privilege of re-registering, may hold transcripts and/or diplomas, and may refuse to release information based on the student’s records.

Sanctions affecting a student’s residence in College-controlled housing may be imposed. These sanctions are loss of privileges within the living group and temporary or permanent removal from College-controlled housing.

Sanctions already imposed by civil or criminal process are taken into account when any College sanction is imposed.

Extensive, organized, serious or repeated violations of this Code are taken into account when determining the appropriate sanction.

The State Board of Education adopted the following “Guidelines for Enforcement and Monitoring of Alcohol Rule” on November 18, 1993.

Note: LCSC also includes the illegal use of drugs in this policy, and any illegal use of drugs or combination of alcohol and drug violations of the Student Code of Conduct will lead to the enforcement of the following rules:

FIRST INFRACTION

Infraction: Without injury; or without conduct likely to lead to injury.

Sanction: Referral to judicial council, or similar authority, for action which must include a treatment and/or education program.

Infraction: With injury; or with conduct likely to lead to injury.

Sanction: Referral to the proper administrative body of the Institution for action must include notification to the criminal justice system, strict probation, and a treatment of education.

SECOND INFRACTION

Infraction: Without injury; or without conduct likely to lead to injury.

Sanction: Referral to the appropriate administrative body of the institution for appropriate action, which must include, at least, suspension from school for one semester.

Infraction: With injury; or with conduct likely to lead to injury.

Sanction: Referral to the proper administrative body of the Institution for appropriate action, which must include, at least, referral to the criminal justice system and expulsion from the institution for one year.

THIRD INFRACTION

Infraction: Without injury; or without conduct likely to lead to injury.

Sanction: Referral to the appropriate administrative body of the institution for appropriate action, which must include, at least, suspension from school for one semester.

Infraction: With injury; or with conduct likely to lead to injury.

Sanction: Referral to the proper administrative body of the Institution for appropriate action, which must include, at least, referral to the criminal justice system and expulsion from the institution for one year.

Disciplinary Structure

The President of the College is responsible to the State Board of Education for the administration and enforcement of all regulations or policies adopted by them. The State Board of Education possesses all the power necessary or convenient to accomplish the objectives and perform the duties prescribed by law. The Vice President for Student Affairs is responsible to the President of the College for enforcement of the Student Code of Conduct and has been designated as the Senior Student Judicial Officer of the College. Primary responsibility for investigating alleged violations, preferring charges, recommending/imposing sanctions and educational remedies, representing the College in hearing and appeals under this Student Code of Conduct and enforcing sanctions and educational remedies is assigned to the Vice President for Student Affairs. These functions may be performed by Vice President for Student Affairs, or his/her designee.

General

Any notice, report, decision or request which is to be given or served under these proceedings will be deemed given or served when either personally delivered to the person or office entitled to the notice or when deposited in the United States Mail, certified mail, postage prepaid, addressed to the person or office at that person’s last-known address as shown on the records of the College.

Written notification of the outcome of the results of student disciplinary proceedings will be issued to the defendant in such matters. Upon written request, the alleged victim or victims of a crime of violence, or a non-forcible sex offense will also be notified of the outcome of the student disciplinary proceedings. If the alleged victim is deceased as a result of such crime or offense, the next of kin of the victim will receive notification of the outcome. Victims of other sex-based offenses will be notified in writing of the outcome of student disciplinary proceedings.

Summary Suspension

The Vice President for Student Affairs, with the concurrence of the President, shall have the right to summarily suspend a student who he/she believes has committed a violation of the Student Code of Conduct when, based upon such investigation and informal hearing as is reasonable under the circumstances, the Vice President determines that the student’s continued presence poses a continuing danger to persons or property or an ongoing threat of disruption of the academic process.

Emergency Powers

Nothing in the Student Code of Conduct shall be in derogation of the power of the President of LCSC or his/her duly authorized subordinates to declare a state of emergency on College-owned or controlled property, and to suspend the procedural and substantive rights specified herein for the duration of the declared emergency. Any sanctions imposed on any student violating this Code or any emergency rules or the lawful order of any College official may be imposed by the President of the College or his/her duly authorized subordinates after such summary proceedings as are reasonable under the circumstances but such sanctions shall continue only for duration of the emergency. Any sanctions, other than those imposed for the duration of the emergency, must be brought under the Student Code of Conduct and, with respect to those proceedings, students are guaranteed all substantive and procedural rights specified herein.

Student Affairs
Reid Hall, Rm 112 500 8th Avenue Lewiston, Idaho 83501 Contact studentaffairs@lcsc.edu (208) 792-2218(800) 933-5272 ext 2218 (toll free)(208) 792-2314 (fax)