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 2.5.2 Student Conduct Code
The purpose of this Code is to help ensure a healthy, comfortable and educationally productive environment for students, employees and visitors.
Article I: Definitions
The following are definitions of terms or phrases contained within this Code:
1. "Accused student" means any student accused of violating this Student Conduct Code.
2. "Appellate boards" means any person or persons authorized by the college president to consider an appeal from a Student Conduct Board's determination that a student has violated this Student Conduct Code or from the sanctions imposed by the Student Conduct Administrator. The college president may act as the appellate board.
3. "College" means a Maricopa Community College or center.
4. "College premises" means all land, buildings, facilities and other property in the possession of or owned,
used or controlled by the college or District.
5. "College official" means any person employed by the college or District, performing assigned administrativeorprofessionalresponsibilitiespursuanttothisStudentConductCode. Thecollege president shall designate the college or center official to be responsible for the administration of the Student Conduct Code.
6. “Complainant” means any person who submits a charge alleging that a student violated this Student ConductCode. Whenastudentbelievesthats/hehasbeenavictimofanotherstudent'smisconduct,the student who believes s/he has been a victim will have the same rights under this Student Conduct Code as are provided to the complainant, even if another member of the college community submitted the charge itself.
7. “Day” means calendar day at a time when college is in session, and shall exclude weekends and holidays.
8. “Disruptive behavior” means conduct that materially and substantially interferes with or obstructs the
teaching or learning process in the context of a classroom or educational setting.
9. “District” means the Maricopa County Community College District.
10. "Facultymember"meansanypersonhiredbythecollegeorDistricttoconductclassroomorteaching activities or who is otherwise considered by the college to be a member of faculty.
11. "May"isusedinthepermissivesense.
12. "Member of the college community" means any person who is a student, faculty member, college official or any other person employed by the college or center. A person's status in a particular situation shall be determined by the college president.
13. "Organization"meansanynumberofpersonswhohavecompliedwiththeformalrequirementsfor college recognition.
14. "Policy"isdefinedasthewrittenregulationsofthecollegeand/orDistrictasfoundin,butnotlimitedto, this Student Conduct Code and Governing Board policy.
15. "Shall"isusedintheimperativesense.
16. "Student" means any person taking courses at the college whether full-time or part-time. Persons who are not officially enrolled for a particular term but who have a continuing relationship with the college are considered "students".
17. "Student Conduct Administrator" means a college official authorized on a case by case basis by the college official responsible for administration of the Student Conduct Code to impose sanctions upon studentsfoundtohaveviolatedthisStudentConductCode. AStudentConductAdministratormayserve simultaneously as a Student Conduct Administrator and the sole member or one of the members of a StudentConductBoard. ThecollegeofficialresponsibleforadministrationoftheStudentConductCode may authorize the same Student Conduct Administrator to impose sanctions in all cases.
18. "StudentConductBoard"meansanypersonorpersonsauthorizedbythecollegepresidentto determine whether a student has violated this Student Conduct Code and to recommend sanctions that may be imposed when a violation has been committed.
19. “Threatening behavior” means any written or oral statement, communication, conduct or gesture directed toward any member of the college community, which causes a reasonable apprehension of physical harm to self, others or property. It does not matter whether the person communicating the threat has the ability to carry it out, or whether the threat is made on a present, conditional or future basis.

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