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Catalog/Handbook 2019-2020 
Catalog/Handbook 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Conduct, Discipline and Due Process

Polk State College expects students to act in a responsible manner that supports and enhances the educational process. The College has a tradition of excellent conduct by its students, and the degree of responsibility they exhibit is a reflection of the educational atmosphere of the College.

Although the vast majority of students are never affected by issues regarding discipline, when acts of unacceptable conduct occur, they are dealt with in a manner supporting Polk State College’s educational purpose.

District Board of Trustees Rule 4.01 and other related procedures define unacceptable conduct, including sexual misconduct. These regulations also set forth the penalties and disciplinary procedures that apply when violations occur and describe the due-process requirements used. Information summarizing these regulations is available in Student Services. Polk State College Procedure 5028 outlines sanctions the College may impose on students who violate the Student Code of Conduct.

Interim Suspensions

The Dean of Student Services or the Vice President for Student Services may suspend a student for an interim period pending disciplinary proceedings, a medical evaluation, or psychological evaluation. Interim suspensions are indicated whenever there is a reason to believe that the continued presence of the student on the College campus poses a possible threat to himself or herself, to others, or to the stability and continuance of normal College functions.