Policy No. 208

Student Personal Conduct

Adopted: 04/23/96
Revisions Adopted: 04/26/11; 9/26/2023

The College embraces the twin principles of individual responsibility on the part of students and due process on the part of the College administration: Students will be publicly informed of the standards of conduct expected of them. A judicial system will be established for the fair handling of disciplinary matters, incorporating an appeals process.


Admission to Atlantic Cape carries with it the expectation that the student will conduct themselves as a responsible member of the Academic Community and observe the principles of mutual respect, personal and academic integrity, and civility. Students must understand and accept the necessity for various College regulations and they must comply with directives of those authorized to enforce regulations.

Students are expected to respect the property of the College and that of others. Damage to or destruction of such property will be considered a matter for disciplinary action.

Disorderly or abusive behavior that interferes with the rights of others or obstructs the teaching or learning environment will not be tolerated.  Students are expected to recognize their responsibility for proper conduct and to respect the rights and welfare of others.

Any threat or hindrance to the instructional process or the daily life of the campus or the disruption of the orderly operation of the College including but not limited to the delivery of Atlantic Cape instructional, administrative or student services, campus activities (sponsored or sanctioned by Atlantic Cape or other authorized Atlantic Cape activity) is prohibited and will be enforced by those authorized to do so.

Possession, manufacture, use or distribution of alcoholic beverages, marijuana, cannabis products or improper use of prescription drugs by students on the College premises is prohibited regardless of age. This includes all student sponsored off-campus events and any College sponsored event in which students participate or attend as students and not guests.

Interpretations of the Student Code of Conduct are set forth in writing in order to give students general notice of prohibited conduct.  The regulations should be read broadly and are not designated to define every instance of misconduct.

Students who violate these restrictions shall be subject to appropriate disciplinary action up to and including dismissal and may be subject to criminal prosecution.



Student Personal Conduct No. 208.1
Student Personal Conduct-Student Grievances No. 208.2
Student Code of Conduct Addendum No. 208.3

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