Student Code of Conduct

Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College is committed to the intellectual advancement of learners and the development of socially responsible people.  Students at the college comprise a distinct community.  While attending the college, students enjoy the privileges of membership in the college community while at the same time accept certain obligations of membership.  With membership comes an obligation to act responsibly according to personal and academic standards of conduct.  These standards are defined in this Student Code of Conduct.  By admission to or attendance at the college, a student accepts the responsibility to comply with the Student Code of Conduct, and, in addition, various rules and regulations of the college.

It is the responsibility of each student to know and comply with the college’s Student Code of Conduct.  The provisions of the Student Code of Conduct are not to be regarded as strict contractual covenants between the college and the student.  The college reserves the right to change procedures herein at any time during the student's term of enrollment.

The Student Code of Conduct defines behavior expected of all Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College students and identifies those behaviors that constitute academic and non-academic misconduct.  Such behaviors are considered unacceptable and are not permitted while on college premises or college-controlled property, while attending college-sponsored activities and fieldtrips, or while representing the college in the community.  Sanctions or penalties are outlined.  Disciplinary procedures and appeal processes are explained in a step-by-step manner. The Student Code of Conduct applies to all students.

The following section defines behaviors that are considered misconduct.

  • Knowingly helping or attempting to help another violate any provision of the Student Code of Conduct or any college rule or regulation pertaining to academics.
  • Any dishonesty or deception in fulfilling an academic requirement.
  • The falsification of any information or citation in an academic exercise.
  • Plagiarizing the ideas, language or data of another without properly crediting the author with footnotes, citations or bibliographical reference.
  • Tampering with or attempting to tamper with any portion of a current or former student’s transcripts or academic record.
  • Submitting, without prior permission, any work submitted to fulfill another academic requirement.
  • Attempting to gain unauthorized advantage over other students in the fulfillment of academic requirements, such as gaining access to or providing unauthorized access to examination materials.
  • Disruption or obstruction of teaching, research, administration, other college activities, including public-service functions on or off campus.
  • Possessing, consuming, or being under the influence of alcoholic beverages on college property or at college functions.
  • Possessing, consuming, or being under the influence of illegal drugs on college property or at college functions.
  • Physical abuse, verbal abuse, threats, intimidation, harassment, coercion or other conduct which threatens or endangers the health or safety of any member of the college community.
  • Intentionally damaging, destroying, or defacing the property of the college.
  • Smoking in unauthorized areas.
  • Theft or unauthorized use of college property.
  • Unauthorized entry or forcible entry into any college building, structure, or facility.
  • Theft or misuse of information technology, including, but not limited to, software, electronic mail, voice mail, telephone, or facsimile machine.
  • Inappropriate use of weapons or explosive devices, including, but not limited to, firecrackers, compressed air guns, pellet guns, BB guns, paint guns, and water guns.
  • Failure to comply with orders or directions of college officials or law enforcement officers acting in performance of their duties or failure to identify oneself to these persons when requested to do so.
  • Sexual discrimination or sexual harassment.
  • Conduct which is disorderly, lewd or indecent on college premises or at college functions.
  • In addition to the State of Michigan Sex Offender Registry, sex offenders must register with the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribal Police Department.



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