A. Standards of Student Conduct

A student enrolling in Blue Mountain Community College assumes an obligation to conduct himself/herself in a manner compatible with the functions of the College as an educational institution. The following are examples of the categories of misconduct for which students may be subject to disciplinary action:

1. Dishonesty, including but not limited to forgery, changing or misuse of College documents, records of identification, cheating, plagiarism, aiding or abetting cheating or plagiarism, knowingly furnishing false information to the College in written or electronic form or copying College software.

2. Furnishing false information to the College with the intent to deceive the College or any person or agency.

3. Failure to comply with the lawful directions of College personnel acting in performance of their duties (e.g., disrupting class sufficiently to hinder effective instruction).

4. Physical or verbal abuse, or harassment of any person on College-owned property or at College-sponsored or supervised functions, or conduct which threatens or endangers the health or safety of any such person.

5. Disorderly conduct or lewd, indecent, or obscene conduct or expression as defined by local, state or federal law on College-owned or -controlled property, or at a College-sponsored or -supervised activity.

6. Interference by force or by violence (or by threat of force or violence) with any administrator, faculty or staff member, or student at the College who is in the lawful discharge or conduct of his/her duties or studies.

7. Conduct which materially or substantially disrupts the educational process of the College.

8. Failure to disperse when an assembly is ordered to disperse by College officials.

9. Unwanted contact or communication of any nature with another student or a staff member after being advised by a College official that such contact or communication is unwelcomed and disruptive to the education process of the College as determined by a College official.

10. Harassment, sexual harassment, and discrimination. See Sections IC, ID, IE.

11. Theft of, conversion of, or damage to property of the College or of a member of the College community, such as visitors, students, or employees.

12. Abuse or unauthorized use of the College's computer equipment, software, passwords, records, or any violation of the confidentiality or security of passwords, records, or software, including but not limited to networks, Internet, World Wide Web, and E-mail. Fraudulent, harassing or obscene messages and/or materials as defined by contemporary court decisions are not to be viewed, downloaded, sent or stored.

13. Unauthorized use of snooping or recording devices on College-owned property or at College-sponsored events. As a means of note taking, students may use tape recorders to tape lectures. These tape recorders must be openly displayed during the lecture period.

14. Unauthorized use of College supplies or equipment.

15. Gambling, except as expressly permitted by law.

16. Disobedience of the notice against trespass.

17. Unauthorized entry to, or use of the College campus and its facilities.

18. Possession, consumption, being perceptibly under the influence, or furnishing of alcoholic beverages (as identified by federal or state law) on College-owned or -controlled property or at College or student organization supervised functions.

19. Possession, consumption, being perceptibly under the influence, or furnishing of any narcotic or dangerous drug, as defined by ORS 475 and ORS 167.203 to 167.252 [as now law or herein after amended], except when use or possession is lawfully prescribed by an authorized medical doctor or dentist.

20. Possession or use of firearms, explosives, dangerous chemicals, substances, or instruments or other weapons which can be used to inflict bodily harm on any individual or damage upon a building or grounds of the College. Incendiary devices or any weapon facsimilies are prohibited on or in College facilities and/or grounds. This includes College-owned or -controlled property or at College sponsored or supervised functions without written authorization. Any person with a concealed weapons permit is also subject to the weapons-free College policy.

21. All College buildings have been designated as “tobacco free” buildings. No smoking, or tobacco chewing is permitted in any BMCC facility/building including classrooms.

22. Violations of published College procedures, the rules in this section, and any other College procedures which may be enacted