Statement of Community Standards and Code of Conduct
Emmanuel College has a long-standing reputation for academic excellence and intellectual inquiry, for values-based education and for a caring, friendly environment. Members of the Emmanuel College community are expected to demonstrate respect and show sensitivity to differences in others. All members of the community are entitled to and responsible for maintaining an environment of civility that is free from disparagement, intimidation, harassment and violence of any kind. With this in mind, the Student Government Association approved the following set of guidelines, which a representative group of students developed on behalf of the student body. These guidelines delineate the expectations that they and their peers have of themselves and one another.
Community Standards for Emmanuel College Students
- We expect each member of the community to take responsibility for building and improving the quality of our community life and when necessary will communicate with those in a position to make changes.
- We expect that members of the Emmanuel Community will take pride in their environment and take personal responsibility for keeping it clean.
- We expect that as an educated community we will have a tolerance for others' opinions and openness to their perspectives.
- We expect that every member of the Emmanuel Community will respect personal and public property.
- We will not tolerate the destruction or theft of personal or public property.
- We will not tolerate graffiti.
- We expect that every member of the Emmanuel Community will accept diversity and be civil in dealings with each other.
- We will not tolerate racism, sexism, classism, or heterosexism.
- We hope that all students will model and teach respect.
- We hope that every member will reach out to one another with care and concern in a friendly manner, strengthening the sense of a campus community.
Good Samaritan Amnesty Policy - SAFETY FIRST
Sometimes students are reluctant to report an alcohol related or other emergency situation out of concern that they will face an alcohol or drug violation. We expect and encourage students to always put their health, safety and well-being and that of others first and make responsible decisions in potentially life threatening or dangerous situations. Therefore we will grant amnesty from violations of the alcohol and drug policies to any students who seek assistance or call for help on behalf of another student or guest.
Student Code of Conduct
Emmanuel College students are expected to abide by all policies of the College including but not limited to those in the Student Guide, in the Academic Catalog and on the website. The following actions are considered violations of the Emmanuel College Student Code of Conduct and are punishable by sanctions imposed in accordance with the conduct procedures of Emmanuel College.
- Injury or threat of injury to self or others.
- Physical or verbal altercations or abuse.
- Intimidation, threats, or harassment of any kind of another person or group of persons, or action which threatens or endangers the health, well-being or safety of self or another person.
- Use, sale, distribution, possession or being in the presence of paraphernalia or stimulants, intoxicants, or drugs other than drugs prescribed by a physician for the student's own use, or over-the-counter medications. Suspicion of drug use due to smell, paraphernalia, etc.
- Intoxication, use, sale, distribution, possession or being in the presence of alcoholic beverages or related paraphernalia on campus, regardless of age. Being attended to for over-intoxication.
- Deliberate or careless endangerment of self or others including but not limited to: creating a fire risk; tampering with and/or falsely activating fire or other safety alarms or equipment; climbing on building roofs, hanging out windows; throwing items out windows; not evacuating building when alarm sounds or when asked to leave.
- Gaining or assisting in unauthorized entrance into College facilities.
- Initiation or circulation of a report or warning of an impending crime, emergency or catastrophe, knowing that the report is false.
- Possession or use of firearms, guns, knives, other weapons, mace, explosives, dangerous chemicals, fireworks or other items with potential to cause harm.
- All forms of sexual misconduct, including any form of unwanted sexual advances or contact. "Unwanted" means against a person's wishes or without consent and includes those instances in which the individual is unable to give consent because of sleep, unconsciousness, impairment or intoxication due to alcohol, other substances or drugs.
- Behavior or conduct that is disorderly, lewd, or indecent. Disregarding the privacy of self or others, including indecent or inconsiderate behavior and exposure of others to highly offensive conditions. Such inappropriate behavior or conduct may include but is not limited to touching or patting, written or verbal comments or suggestions, obscene or offensive pictures or "jokes," hostile or threatening gestures.
- Behavior or conduct that serves to degrade the status of self or others.
- Damage to, vandalism of, or alteration of College property, the property of a member of the College community or other personal or public property.
- Attempted or actual theft of, or unauthorized possession or use of College property, the property of a member of the College community or other personal or public property.
- Smoking or tobacco use.
- Behavior or conduct, including but not limited to hazing for the purpose of initiation, admission into, affiliation with, or as a condition for continued membership in a group, team or organization. Consent of the student or participant is not a defense against the inappropriate behavior or conduct.
- Acts of dishonesty, including those applicable to the classroom. Furnishing false information.
- Violation of guest or visitation policies.
- Violation of the Computing and Communication Acceptable Use Policy including but not limited to illegal downloading and file sharing of music or video and unauthorized access to College information systems.
- Obstruction or disruption of College activities, including but not limited to teaching, research, administration, campus services, campus meetings, organized and/or sponsored events, and operation and maintenance of any property owned or controlled by Emmanuel.
- Failure to comply with the lawful directions of any College official, staff member or student employee who is acting in the performance of their duties or who has responsibility in the absence of a particular official. Failure to render reasonable cooperation when requested by others.
- Use of the College name, seal, or other forms of College identity without written permission from the Vice President for Student Affairs or designee.
- Solicitation, without the written permission of the Dean of Students, Associate Dean/Director of Student Activities, Director of Residence Life or designee.
- Noise disturbances, violation of residence hall quiet hours, disruptive activities and/or activities which can cause damage or risk.
- Refusal to identify oneself and/or to conspicuously display student identification card.
- Failure to provide an accurate local address to the Office of the Registrar.
- Playing sports in academic or residential buildings or in restricted areas.
- Violation of rules and regulations published by College offices and departments, including but not limited to parking and traffic rules, residence hall regulations, food service rules, fitness center rules, and health regulations.
- Conduct that is a state or federal crime.
- Inciting others to commit any of the acts listed above; involvement as an accessory to any of these acts; failure to take responsibility for one's guest(s); assisting or encouraging others to engage in violations; staying with violator when there is enough time and opportunity to leave.
- Actions committed off College property that are related to the security of the College community, the integrity of the educational process or the reputation of the College.