Jun 25, 2024  
Catalog/Handbook 2023-2024 
Catalog/Handbook 2023-2024

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 maintained a tradition of excellence in student conduct. Student responsibility and conduct are a reflection of the academic and professional 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: Code of Conduct for Students and Student Organizations (and other related procedures) define unacceptable conduct, including sexual misconduct. These regulations also set forth applicable penalties and disciplinary procedures for violations, as well as due-process. Information summarizing these regulations is available online. Polk State College Procedure 5028: Student Code of Conduct: Sanctions and Assignment of Penalties for Violations outlines actions the College may take if an individual violates the Polk State College Student Code of Conduct.

Interim Suspensions

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