Disciplinary Process Overview
A primary responsibility of every student is to regulate his/her own affairs so they are in concert with the standards of the community which they have joined. Accordingly, the college admits students with the specific understanding they will comply with its standards and conduct themselves as responsible persons within the framework of this Christian college community.
We recognize the need for an effective and fair disciplinary process for possible violations of community's standards. Consequently, the college has developed the Student Responsibility Conduct Procedures. This document outlines the procedures which must be followed whenever there is an allegation of a violation of social policy. The college's disciplinary procedures are neither required nor intended to conform to the standards of civil or criminal law. However, in the interest of fairness, allegations of policy violations are conducted in a manner which is designed to afford every student the right to be notified of the complaint(s) against them, the right to be heard, and the right to appeal.
The figure below outlines means by which an alleged violation proceeds through this process. The vast majority of incidents are concluded when charges are presented, possible sanctions reviewed and pleas of responsibility offered. However, whenever a student wishes to contest the complaint(s) presented, or the sanction(s) recommended, there is opportunity to be heard and to appeal. A full and complete explanation of the social disciplinary process and the rights guaranteed to students is outlined in the Student Responsibility Conduct Procedures.