Student Code of Conduct and Procedures
The Student Code of Conduct (referred to at times as the “Student Code”, “Code of Conduct” or “Conduct Code”) reflects the Blue Ridge Community and Technical College (sometimes “BRCTC” or “College”) community’s expectations and standards established for each of its members. The code and student judicial system are founded on principles of fairness and due process, and a commitment to the educational development of students, and are designed to balance the interests of the College community as a whole with the protection of students’ individual liberties.
Disciplinary action on campus deals administratively and developmentally with prohibited or unacceptable student behavior in the College community. Any complainant may refer any student or organization to the Office of Student Success. Official College action will be taken when a student’s or student group’s behavior violates community standards, interferes either with the College’s educational purpose, or with its duty to protect and preserve individual health, welfare, and property. When the behavior is aggravated or presents a continuing danger to the College community, Respondents are subject to separation from the institution.
Thus, the primary purpose of this Code is to serve the interests of both the BRCTC community and the individual student by: (1) establishing the College’s authority to discipline students; (2) outlining the general rights and responsibilities of students; (3) asserting the specific standards of conduct expected of students; (4) describing actions which can be taken when misconduct occurs; (5) establishing procedures which ensure due process in the adjudication of complaints concerning students; and (6) imposing sanctions and/or providing conflict resolution in the College setting to protect, deter, and educate.
Sexual misconduct, harassment, domestic misconduct, discrimination, relationship violence, and stalking as defined in Blue Ridge Community & Technical College Board of Governors Policy 15.1 and/or any other violation of Policy 15.1 complaints are filed with the Title IX Coordinator:
Main Campus; Suite 2300
304.260.4380 ext. 2126