Code of Conduct | Sitting Bull College

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Code of Conduct


When students fail to maintain a reasonable standard of conduct on campus, at the instructional centers or at any college-sponsored activity, they may be subject to disciplinary action.  Disciplinary proceedings shall commence only after the student has been counseled or warned about improper conduct.
SBC forbids the possession and/or use of alcohol and/or drugs on campus.  Sitting Bull College will specify those standards of behavior, which it considers essential to its educational mission and its community life. These specific regulations shall be designed to represent reasonable standards of student conduct.
The following misconduct for which students are subject to college discipline applies to all times on campus and any off-campus functions sponsored or supervised by the college.
  1. Plagiarism is from a Latin word for kidnapper.  The act of kidnapping is the act of stealing.  To use someone else’s ideas or words as one’s own would qualify as having plagiarized or stolen their work.  Plagiarism can be applied to written work (i.e., papers, diagrams, statistical tables), to material from the Internet, CD-ROM’s or other electrical sources and to examinations and tests.  Penalties for plagiarism and cheating may include but are not limited to the following:
  • re-writing the assignment in question
  • receiving an “F” on the assignment or test in question
  • failing the course in which the assignment was submitted
  • academic suspension
  1. Dishonesty, such as cheating or knowingly furnishing false information to the college. 
  2. Forgery, alteration, or misuse of college documents, records, or identification.
  3. Obstruction or disruption of teaching, research, administration, disciplinary proceedings, or other college  activities including its public service functions or of other authorized activities.
  4. Physical, verbal, and/or cyber (as outlined by the social media network) abuse of any person or conduct, which threatens or endangers the health or safety of any such person.
  5. Theft of or damage to property of the college, its Board, employees, students or visitors.
  6. Unauthorized entry to or use of college facilities.
  7. Intoxication from the use of alcohol or being under the influence of unlawful drugs, or unlawfully distributing, selling, or possessing drugs/alcohol on college property or at events sponsored by the college.
  8. Failure to comply with directions of college official acting in performance of their duties.
  9. Any act that injures, degrades, or disgraces, any fellow student or person attending the college.
  10. Smoking in non-designated areas. 

 Penalties for items 2-11 may include but are not limited to the following:
  • Mandatory counseling
  • Failure of a course
  • Travel privileges revoked
  • Participation in college sponsored activities revoked
  • Academic suspension
  • Permanent expulsion