TMCC College Catalog
Rules and Disciplinary Procedures for Students
The following conduct, being incompatible with the purposes
of an academic community, is prohibited for all students, shall
constitute cause for discipline and may lead to disciplinary
Commission of any act interfering with academic
The use of, or threat to use, force or violence against
any member or guest of the System community, except when
Interference by force, threat or duress with the lawful
freedom of movement of persons or vehicles on the premises of
The intentional disruption or unauthorized interruption
of functions of the System, including but not limited to classes,
convocations, lectures, meetings, recruiting interviews and
social events, on or off premises of the System.
Willful damage, destruction, defacement, theft or
misappropriation of equipment or property belonging to, in the
possession of or on premises occupied by the System.
Knowing possession on any premises of the System
of any firearms, explosives, dangerous chemicals or other
instruments of destruction, or other dangerous weapons as
defined by the laws of the State of Nevada, without the written
authorization of the president of any System institution or the
president’s authorized agent, unless such possession reasonably
relates to duly recognized System functions by appropriate
members of the faculty, other employees or students.
Continued occupation of buildings, structures,
grounds or premises belonging to, or occupied by, the System
after having been ordered to leave by the president of a System
institution or the president’s designee.
Forgery, alteration, falsification or destruction of
Systemdocuments or furnishing false information in documents
submitted to the Nevada System of Higher Education.
Making an accusation which is intentionally false or is
made with reckless disregard for the truth against any member
of the System community by filing a complaint or charges
under this Code or under any applicable established grievance
procedures in the System.
The repeated use of obscene or abusive language in a
classroom or public meeting of the System where such usage
is beyond the bounds of generally accepted good taste and
which, if occurring in a class, is not significantly related to the
teaching of the subject matter.
Willful incitement of persons to commit any of the acts
Disorderly, lewd or indecent conduct occurring on
System premises or at a System sponsored function on or off
Any act prohibited by local, state or federal law which
occurs on System premises or at a System sponsored function
on or off such premises.
The use of threats of violence against a faculty member
or the faculty member’s family in order to secure preferential
treatment for grades, loans, employment or other service or
privilege accorded by the System.
Any act of unlawful discrimination based on race,
creed, color, sex, age, handicap or national origin or any act of
employment or educational retaliation against any person who
has made a complaint about such discrimination.
Any act of sexual harassment when submission to
a request or demand of a sexual nature is either an explicit or
implicit term or condition of employment or of academic study
or grading, or where verbal or physical conduct of sexual nature
has the effect of creating an intimidating, offensive or hostile
work or educational environment.
Acts of academic dishonesty, including but not limited
to cheating, plagiarism, falsifying research data or results, or
assisting others to do the same.
Willfully destroying, damaging, tampering with,
altering, stealing, misappropriating or using without permission
any system, program or file of the Nevada System of Higher
Acts of hazing. Hazing is defined as any method of
initiation into or affiliation with the university or community
college, a student organization, a sports team, an academic
association or other group engaged in by an individual that
intentionally or recklessly endangers another individual.
Any other conduct which violates applicable stated
prohibitions, policies, procedures, rules, regulations or bylaws of
the Board of Regents or a System institution.
The following disciplinary sanctions are applicable to
students for conduct prohibited as listed above. Depending
on the seriousness of the misconduct, these sanctions may be
imposed in any order.
Warning: Notice, oral or written, that continuation or repetition of
prohibited conduct may be the cause for more severe disciplinary
Reprimand: A formal censure or severe reproof administered in
writing to a person engaging in prohibited conduct.
Restitution: The requirement to reimburse the legal owners for a
loss due to defacement, damage, fraud, theft or misappropriation
of property. The failure to make restitution shall be the cause for
more severe disciplinary action.
Probation: It consists of a trial period not exceeding one year
in which the conduct of the student will be evaluated in terms
of whether any prohibited acts are committed. Probation
may include exclusion from participation in privileged or
extracurricular activities of the System. The person placed on
probation shall be notified, in writing, that the commission of
prohibited acts will lead to more severe disciplinary sanctions.
The official transcript of the student on probation may be marked
DISCIPLINARY PROBATION” for the period of the probation and
any exclusions may also be noted. Parents or legal guardians of
minor students shall be notified of the action.
A. Exclusion for a definite period of time from attending
classes and from participating in other activities of the
System, as set forth in a written notice to the student.
The official transcript of the student shall be marked
DISCIPLINARY SUSPENSION EFFECTIVE (date) TO
date).” Parents or legal guardians of minor students shall be
notified of the action.