Student Conduct Information

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Policy Introduction

Note: this policy and procedure is intended to be followed when a complaint arises against a student. To file a complaint against a TMCC faculty or staff member, please refer to the Faculty/Staff Complaint Policy.

The purpose of this policy is to clarify what constitutes disruptive behavior in an academic setting, and what actions faculty and director/coordinator or designee may take in response to disruptive conduct.

The ultimate goal of this policy is to create a safe learning atmosphere of mutual respect and courtesy. Students and faculty share responsibility for maintaining a positive educational environment. Faculty, staff and students are expected to treat each other with respect.

It is the right and responsibility of faculty/staff to maintain an appropriate environment for learning, with the expectation of support from the College administration.

In order to facilitate an environment that fosters student success and academic excellence through instruction and interaction, this policy has been developed to assist with student conduct as it specifically addresses disruptive behavior which may hinder the educational environment.

Truckee Meadows Community College supports the principle of freedom of expression for both faculty/staff and students. The College respects the rights of faculty/staff to teach and provide services and students to learn and benefit from services. Maintenance of these rights requires class/office conditions that do not impede their exercise.

Behavior that seriously interferes with either, 1) the faculty/staff's ability to conduct the class/office; or 2) the ability of other students to profit from the instructional program or service will not be tolerated. An individual engaging in disruptive behavior may be subject to disciplinary action (see Nevada System of Higher Education Student Code of Conduct).