Fox Valley Technical College | 2017-2018 Student Handbook - page 201

Student Conduct
Introduction and Purpose:
Fox Valley Technical College believes in creating and maintaining a learning environment that values
academic excellence, institutional integrity, justice, equity, civility and diversity. The College is
committed to the academic and personal development of all students and requires the behavior of all
students to be compatible with the mission and values of the College. Students are required to conduct
themselves in a positive and appropriate manner at all times while attending all College sponsored
activities, both on or off any district campus. The Code of Conduct is established to foster and protect
the core missions and objectives of the College, to foster the scholarly and civic development of the
College’s students in a safe and secure learning environment, and to protect the faculty, staff, and
students as well as the properties and processes that support the College and its missions.
For the complete Code of Conduct visit
and select
“Code of Conduct-Students”.
Prohibited Behaviors
Alcohol/Drug Abuse Policy
Fox Valley Technical College is committed to upholding all local, state and federal laws concerning the
use and abuse of alcohol and other drugs and will support all efforts of the campus community to confront
violations of these laws. The 1989 Wisconsin Act 121 requires that all colleges comply and adopt rules
relating to possession of drug paraphernalia and subjecting students to disciplinary action for drug offenses.
In addition, the Drug-Free Schools and Community Acts Amendments of 1989 (Public Law101-226)
requires institutions to sign a certification of compliance with the law in order to receive any federal funds.
An institution must adopt and implement a program to prevent the illicit use of drugs and the abuse of
alcohol by students and employees. Such policy must be distributed annually to each student and employee.
For a complete description of this policy visit
select “Drug & Alcohol Free Capus and Workplace”.
Academic Conduct
Fox Valley Technical College prohibits all forms of academic dishonesty. Violations are subject to
the college conduct process. Academic dishonesty/misconduct may include, but are not limited to:
• Submitting plagiarized work for an academic requirement. Plagiarism is the representation of
another’s work or ideas as one’s own; it includes the unacknowledged word-for-word use and/or
paraphrasing of another person’s work, and/or the inappropriate unacknowledged use of another
person’s ideas;
• Submitting substantially the same work to satisfy requirements for one course or academic
requirement that has been submitted in satisfaction of requirements for another course or academic
requirement, without permission of the instructor of the course for which the work is being submitted
or supervising authority for the academic requirement;
• Falsification, fabrication, or dishonesty in creating or reporting laboratory results, results, and/or
• Serving as, or enlisting the assistance of a substitute for a student in the taking of examinations;
• Knowingly proving, reciving or using prohibited information during examinations such as course
• The posession and/or use of unauthorized materials during those examinations, a.k.a cheating.
• Violation of course rules as contained in the syllabus or other information provided to the student
• Violation of program policies and/or regulations as established by a division or department and made
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