Students, like all citizens, are held accountable within the behavioral parameters of our society, as defined by local, state, and federal laws and statutes. In addition, students are also held accountable for behavior as defined by the Student Conduct Codes of the College. Students are all persons taking courses at the College, both full-time and part-time, or those individuals who were students at the time of a violation of the Student Conduct Codes, as well as individuals on College or Cobleskill Auxiliary Services premises for any purpose related to registration for enrollment. Persons who are not officially enrolled for a particular term but who have a continuing relationship as a student with the College are considered students.
Students may be charged with behaviors which violate both campus Student Conduct Codes and the laws of the broader society; in such situations, the on-campus disciplinary hearing may be held while off-campus resolutions are still pending. Every effort is made to maintain the integrity and independence of the Student Conduct System. Each student is held accountable for her/his behavior under the Conduct System of the College. Students are expected to be familiar with all College regulations and to abide by them at all times in order to maintain a fair, just, and safe College community environment.
These codes apply specifically to behavior on College-owned or -controlled property, on property and in facilities of the Cobleskill Auxiliary Services, and at college authorized functions off-campus. Certain Codes may apply to actions off-campus (in the Village of Cobleskill and/or on authorized field trips, for example) as noted, as the student’s conduct may adversely affect the campus community or undermine the interests and/or mission of the institution.
Any violation of the Student Conduct Codes is strictly prohibited and may result in disciplinary action ranging from a warning letter to probation, suspension, or dismissal from the College. The Conduct System is educational in nature and every effort is made to develop understanding and compliance with the College standards of conduct.