Student Code of Conduct violations refer to a student’s failure to meet his/her responsibilities described under Student Responsibilities. All violations are considered alleged until resolved via an informal manner or formal adjudication by the Conduct Review Board.
The procedures regarding alleged violations of the Student Code of Conduct are as follows:
An incident occurs. At any point in time, and depending on the severity of the alleged misconduct, it may be determined that a student be temporarily suspended pending Conduct Review Board hearing to adjudicate.
The incident is reported in a timely fashion to Conflict Management Services or the regional campus administrator’s office. Any member of the college community may submit a Conflict Management Services behavior intervention form detailing alleged violations of the Student Code of Conduct by a Madison College student.
The Behavior Intervention Team, which is a part of the Conflict Management Services unit, will work with the reporting person(s) to understand the nature of the incident and to determine the merits of informal vs. formal conflict management processes.
If it is determined that the matter is best resolved in an informal manner, appropriate staff will assist the involved persons in whatever ways are helpful, including mediation. Informal resolution may involve Conflict Management Services.
The date of the Conduct Review Board hearing will be scheduled within 10 working days of the time the reported violation is referred to the Vice President for Student Development or designee. Students will be given a minimum of 10 working days to prepare for the hearing; however, a student may waive that right in writing to the Vice President for Student Development or designee if s/he prefers that the hearing be held at an earlier time. Students also may request that the hearing be rescheduled due to extenuating circumstances by contacting the Vice President for Student Development or designee. Prior to the Conduct Review Board hearing, Conflict Management Services staff may meet with any party to ensure an understanding of the hearing process.
The decision of the Conduct Review Board regarding responsibility and any consequent sanctions will be communicated to the parties involved and the Conflict Management Services Office by the board chair within 5 working days following the hearing. This time may be extended for justifiable reasons.
Students may request, in writing, within 30 calendar days following being notified of the Conduct Review Board’s findings, a second review of the case for the following reasons: new information, procedural error or irregularity, or the sanction imposed is not commensurate with the findings. The request is submitted in writing to the Vice President for Student Development who will determine if the request has merit. If so, the Conduct Review Board will reconvene to review the request. A determination will be made within 15 working days of its reconsideration. Decisions made by the Conduct Review Board are final.
The Conduct Review Board has the authority to issue an outcome or consequence, including but not limited to:
Madison College has several policies under which a student may be placed on disciplinary probation or suspension or expelled from the college:
Disciplinary Probation, Suspension or Expulsion: Students failing to comply with the Student Responsibilities—Student Code of Conduct may be placed on disciplinary probation or suspension or be expelled. Probation, suspension or expulsion are reserved for cases of severe and/or chronic misconduct.