Each student’s and organization’s conduct is expected to be in accordance with standards of common decency and decorum, with recognition and respect for the personal and property rights of others and the educational mission of the College. A student or organization may be disciplined and is deemed in violation of the Code of Student Conduct for the following:

  1. Dishonesty, such as cheating, plagiarism or knowingly furnishing false information to the members of the College faculty or to other officers or employees of the College in pursuit of their official duties;
  2. Use of profane language or verbal abuse toward any College employee or student;
  3. Forging, alteration, or misuse of College documents, records, or identification;
  4. Repetitious issuance of worthless checks made payable to the College and/or its subdivisions;
  5. Failure to comply with the authority of College officials acting within the capacity and performance of their positions;
  6. Violation of written College rules, policies and regulations;
  7. Obstruction or disruption of teaching, research, administration, service, disciplinary procedures, other College activities, or other activities on College premises by either College or non-College persons or groups;
  8. Destruction, damage, or misuse of the College’s, public or private property;
  9. Conduct in violation of federal or state statutes or local ordinances which threatens the health and/or safety of the College community or which adversely affects the educational environment of the College;
  10. Conviction of any misdemeanor or felony which adversely affects the educational environment of the College;
  11. Obtaining College services by false pretenses including, but not limited to, misappropriation or conversion of College funds, supplies, equipment, labor, material, space, facilities, or services;
  12. Hazing, i.e., any mental or physical requirement or obligation placed upon a person (e.g., a student) by a member of an organization, an individual, or group of individuals which could cause discomfort, pain, or injury, or which violates any legal statute or College rule, regulation, or policy. [Hazing has been defined as, but not limited to, the striking, laying open hand upon, treating with violence, or offering to do bodily harm to a person with intent to punish or injure the individual, or other treatment of a tyrannical, abusive, shameful, insulting, or humiliating nature. Hazing is any action taken or situation created, whether on or off the campus premises, to produce mental or physical discomfort, embarrassment, harassment, or ridicule. Hazing is also considered to be the creation of a situation which results in or might result in mental or physical discomfort, embarrassment, harassment or ridicule, including servitude often called “personal favors.” Wallace Community College Selma does not approve or condone hazing; thus activities of this nature shall be dealt with promptly and sternly];
  13. Lewd, obscene, licentious or indecent conduct or the verbal or written threat of such action against another person;
  14. Lewd, obscene, licentious, indecent, or inappropriate dress;
  15. Harassment, intimidation, bribery, physical assault, etc., or any other means, implied or explicit, to influence any member of a judicial body named in the Code, including witnesses, faculty and staff members, students, before, during, or after a hearing. [Organizations shall be responsible for the actions of their individual members, alumni, advisors, etc., in this type of situation];
  16. Possession, while on the College-controlled property, of firearms, ammunition, explosives, fireworks, or other dangerous instrumentalities;
  17. Possession and/or consumption of alcoholic beverages or non-prescribed drugs on College property or at a student- or College-sponsored function;
  18. Being under the influence of alcoholic beverages or non-prescribed drugs on College property or at a student or College-sponsored function;
  19. Unauthorized manufacture, sale, delivery or possession of any drug or drug paraphernalia defined as illegal under local, state, or federal law;
  20. Theft, accessory to theft, and/or possession of stolen property;
  21. Physical abuse, threat of violence, intimidation, and physical or mental harassment;
  22. Trespassing or unauthorized entry;
  23. Triggering or tampering with fire extinguishers, alarms, or other safety equipment;
  24. Any participation in a violation of the College visitation policy;
  25. Placement, establishment, or maintenance of any mobile, impermanent or temporary living quarters on property of the College which shall include, but not be limited to, tents, mobile homes, camping devices, trailers, vans, and motor homes, and sanitary facilities;
  26. Disruptive or disorderly conduct which interferes with the rights and opportunities of those who attend the College for the purpose for which the College exists–the right to utilize and enjoy facilities provided to obtain an education. This prohibits the playing of radios inside buildings, on sidewalks, on lawns, and at any other location which would cause disruption of college activities;
  27. Written communication, whether hard copy or electronic means (including but not limited to texts, emails, other social media), that includes threats, abrasive inappropriate tone, intimidation, and/or coercion towards any employee or student.
  28. Any other activity or conduct not specifically stated herein which impairs or endangers any person, property, or the educational environment of the College.