Code of Student Conduct Defined

Code of Student Conduct Defined

Code of Student Conduct Defined – Administrative Policy 440 (see also Code of Student Conduct and WAC 132M-125)

Lower Columbia College exists for the development of students and to provide a variety of educational opportunities, and the opportunity to examine cultural, social, and recreational aspects of society. Lower Columbia College must maintain conditions conducive to the effective performance of its functions. Consequently, Lower Columbia College has special expectations regarding the conduct of students. Student conduct that detracts from, or interferes with, the accomplishment of college purposes is not acceptable.

Admission to Lower Columbia College carries with it the presumption that students will conduct themselves as responsible members of the college community. This includes an expectation that students will obey the law, will comply with rules, regulations, policies and procedures of the college, will maintain a high standard of integrity and honesty, and will respect the rights, privileges and property of other members of the college community. Lower Columbia College expects an environment of integrity, respect, collaboration, cooperation, diversity, and innovation that fosters personal growth, academic excellence and accountability. The rules governing student conduct and disciplinary action are set forth in the “Code of Student Conduct” WAC 132M-125.


The purpose is to describe student behavioral expectations, to describe sanctions for violating those expectations, and to define procedures for implementation.


A student may not invoke the provisions of these sections as the basis for filing a grievance based on the outcome of summary or other disciplinary proceedings described in previous sections of the Code of Student Conduct.

Federal and state laws, rules, and regulations, in addition to policies, regulations, and procedures adopted by the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, shall not be grieveable matters.

Grievances pertaining to discrimination or harassment

Students shall use chapter WAC 132M-300 for any grievances pertaining to discrimination or harassment.


Adopted June 1, 2015 by the Leadership Team.

Presented to the Leadership Team on 6-1-15 for review and possible approval on the effective date of WAC 132M-125 (estimated to be June 29, 2015).

At a public hearing on May 20, 2015, the Lower Columbia College Board of Trustees approved repealing WAC 132M-121 and replacing it with WAC 132M-125. This was done after full campus review.

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