Student Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct & Hearing Board

Policy Updated July 11, 2023 - The policy can be viewed in its entirety via this linked PDF of the Student Code of Conduct 

1. Preamble

A. The following policies are designed for the general well-being of all members of Lewis-Clark State College (the college or LC State) community. Violations of the Student Code of Conduct may result in remedial action against the student violator and in sanctions being imposed as hereinafter provided. The Student Code of Conduct is also in effect off-campus when students are in attendance at a function sponsored by the college, members of the Associated Student Body or other college-affiliated groups, if the offense constitutes a violation of Title IX, such that, the offense effectively deprives someone of access to LC State’s educational programs and activities, or if students are otherwise participating in a college sponsored activity including sporting events and home stay. These could include dances, social events, club activities, athletic events, educational pursuits, internships, trips, or other college related experiences.

B. The term “student” includes all persons matriculating at LC State, both full-time and part-time, pursuing undergraduate, graduate, non-degree, or non-credit studies who are:
i. currently enrolled;
ii. accepted for admission or readmission;
iii. enrolled in a prior semester or summer session and who are eligible to continue enrollment in the semester or summer session that immediately follows;
iv. not officially enrolled for a particular term but who have a continuing relationship with the college;
v. suspended from enrollment for prohibited conduct that occurred while the individual was a student at the college; or
vi. currently using college-owned or college-managed facilities or property in connection with LC State’s sponsored academic activities.

C. The Student Code of Conduct may also be applied to off-campus student behavior even when such behavior does not occur at or with a college-affiliated function, activity or group and does not constitute a violation of Title IX, when the administration determines at its discretion that the off-campus conduct affects a substantial school/college interest. A substantial school/college interest is defined to include:
i. any action that constitutes a criminal offense as defined by law. This includes, but is not limited to, single or repeat violations of any local, state, or federal law;
ii. any situation in which it is determined that the Respondent poses an immediate threat to the physical health or safety of any student or other individual;
iii. any situation that significantly impinges upon the rights, property, or achievements of oneself or others or significantly breaches the peace and/or causes social disorder; and/or
iv. any situation that is detrimental to the educational interests or mission of LC State.