Academic institutions exist for the transmission of knowledge, the pursuit of truth,
the development of students, and the well being of society. Free inquiry and free
expression are indispensable to the attainment of these goals. As members of this
academic community, students are encouraged to develop the capacity for critical
judgment and to engage in a sustained and independent search for knowledge.
Freedom to teach and freedom to learn are inseparable facets of academic conditions
in the classroom, on the campus, other college sites, and in the community. Students
are expected to exercise their freedom with responsibility. As members of the academic
community, students are subject to the obligations which accrue to them by virtue
of this membership. As members of the larger community of which the college is a
part, students are entitled to all rights and protection accorded them by the laws
of the community.
By the same token, students are also subject to all laws, the enforcement of which
is the responsibility of duly constituted authorities. When students violate laws,
they may incur penalties prescribed by legal authorities. In such instances, college
discipline will be initiated if the presence of the student on campus is considered
a possible threat to persons or property, or if that person's presence may disrupt
the educational process of the college. However, when a student's violation of the
law also adversely affects the college's recognized educational objectives, or violates
the college's Student Code of Conduct, the college will enforce its own regulations.
When students violate college regulations, they are subject to disciplinary action
by the college whether or not their conduct violates the law.
It is the policy of the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) to provide technical
and adult education programs for the people of Georgia. Technical Colleges must
provide opportunities for intellectual, emotional, social, and physical growth.
Technical College students assume an obligation to act in a manner compatible with
the fulfillment of the mission. The Technical College community recognizes its responsibility
to provide an atmosphere conducive to growth. With these principles in mind, the
Technical College System of Georgia establishes this Student Code of Conduct.
Generally, Technical college jurisdiction and discipline shall be limited to conduct
which occurs on Technical College Premises, off-campus classes, activities, or functions
sponsored by the Technical College, an examination or any other written or oral
work submitted for evaluation and/or grade, or which otherwise adversely affects
members of the Technical College Community and/or pursuit of the Technical College’s
This procedure is applicable to all Technical Colleges associated with the Technical
College System of Georgia.
III. RELATED AUTHORITY:
V. D. 1. Procedure: Student Disciplinary Procedure
V. A. 1. Procedure: Unlawful Harassment and Discrimination of Students
Any student found to have committed the following types of misconduct is subject
to the disciplinary sanctions outlined in the Student Disciplinary Policy and Procedure.
Academic Misconduct Definitions
Academic Misconduct includes, but is not limited to, the following:
B. NON-ACADEMIC MISCONDUCT
Non-Academic Misconduct includes, but us not limited to, the following:
VII. RECORD RETENTION:
Documents shall be held for no less than three (3) years after the graduation of
the student or the date of the student’s last attendance.
Student Disciplinary Procedure
Effective Date: July 13, 2012
Replaces Previous Effective Date: November 11, 2010
The administration reserves the right to maintain a safe and orderly educational
environment for students and staff. Therefore, when, in the judgment of technical
college officials, a student's conduct disrupts or threatens to disrupt the technical
college community, appropriate disciplinary action will be taken to restore and
protect the atmosphere of collegiality and mutual respect on campus. This procedure
is intended to provide an orderly protocol for handling student disciplinary cases
in accordance with the principles of due process and justice.
This procedure is applicable to all technical colleges associated with the Technical
College System of Georgia.
III. Related Authority:
V.D. Procedure: Model Student Conduct Codes
VII. Document Retention:
The Vice President for Student Affairs or Lanier Technical College president's designee
shall retain a copy of all documents concerning complaints, investigations, administrative
actions, and communications in relation to any incident that resulted in a disciplinary
investigation of any kind against a student. The Vice President for Student Affairs
or Lanier Technical College president's designee will also retain records of any
disciplinary appeals filed by the affected student, as well as the resulting record
of appeal and decision submitted by the Hearing Body and the Lanier Technical College
president or his/her designee. A record of the final decision must also be retained.
All records specified in this section shall be retained for a period of five years.