Generally, College disciplinary action shall be limited to conduct which adversely affects the College community’s pursuit of its educational objectives. The following misconduct is subject to disciplinary action:
- All forms of dishonesty, including cheating and plagiarism (see Academic Dishonesty Policy ).
- Knowingly furnishing false information to the College, forgery, alteration, or use of College documents or instruments of identification with intent to defraud.
- Disruption or obstruction of teaching, research, administration, disciplinary proceedings or other College activities.
- Physical, psychological and/or verbal abuse or the threat of such abuse of any person on College premises or at College activities. This includes hazing, sexual harassment and sexual assault. (See Title IX Policy )
- Participating in or inciting a riot or an unauthorized or disorderly assembly.
- Seizing, holding or damaging property or facilities of the College, or threatening to do so, or refusing to depart from any property or facilities of the College upon direction by College officials or other persons authorized by the president.
- Use of alcoholic beverages, including the purchase, consumption, possession, or sale of such, except where specifically authorized within the regulations of the College.
- Gambling or holding a raffle or lottery on the campus or at any College function without proper College and other necessary approval.
- Possessing, using, selling or distributing any types of illegal drugs (see Policy Governing the Use of Alcohol and Other Drugs)
- Possessing on College property or at any College activity any dangerous chemical or explosive elements or component parts thereof, or rifle, shotgun, pistol, revolver or other firearm, knife, or weapon not used for lawful College studies without an authorization by the President of the College or designee.
- Physically detaining or restraining other persons or removing such persons from places where they are authorized to remain or in any way obstructing the free movement of persons or vehicles on College premises or at College activities.
- Littering, defacing, destroying or damaging property of the College or property under its jurisdiction or removing or using such property without authorization.
- Willfully encouraging others to commit any of the acts that have been prohibited herein.
- Violating any local, state or federal laws.
- Violating any rule or regulation not contained within the official College publications but announced as an administrative edict by a College official or other person authorized by the president.
- Violation of College parking regulations.
- Violation of College fire regulations, such as failure to comply with emergency evacuation procedures or tampering with fire protection apparatus.
- Theft or attempted theft of College or personal property on College premises.
- Unauthorized entry into or presence in any College building or facility.
- Violation of College policy on expressive activity.
- Violation of College policy on solicitation and distribution of materials on College property.
- Texting, receiving and making phone calls, e-mailing, taking photos, creating videos, filming or recording in class is prohibited unless otherwise approved by the instructor or by accessibility services as an approved accommodation. Please note that recording accommodations may not be appropriate in all classes or all situations in a class. For example, recording, filming or taking photographs in a nursing, art, communications or other class where personally identifiable information regarding a patient, student or model is presented would not be appropriate or allowed. Please be aware that instructors may ask students to put away or close cell phones, close laptops, cameras, or other devices during all or a portion of the class. In cases where the student needs to use a cell phone for emergencies, the student should consult the instructor for direction.
- Downloading student speeches and other work without permission is prohibited in online, hybrid and in-person classes.
- Using a preferred name in MyTyler that is disruptive to the operation of the college, to include teaching and learning. Please note that VCCS policy allows students to indicate a preferred name in the MyTyler Student Information System (SIS), which will appear on class rosters and in Blackboard. The official student name record may not be changed without legal documentation.
NOTE: Nursing students should consult the JTCC Nursing Handbook for additional information regarding conduct.
NOTE: Emergency Medical – Paramedic and Emergency Medical Technician students should consult the JTCC Emergency Medical Services Student Handbook for additional information regarding student conduct.
Library Group Study Rooms Student Conduct
The Midlothian and Chester library study rooms are available for currently enrolled JTCC students in good standing with the library. Study rooms are available on a first come, first served basis. Both individuals and groups of students may use the study rooms Reservations are not taken for group study rooms.
Library Food and Drink Policy
Covered/lidded drinks and snack foods are allowed in the library lounge areas. Please keep all food items away from library computers and workstations. Library staff have the discretion to ask patrons to remove any food or drink item from the library.