Policy 440 - Code of Student Conduct

Policy 440 - Code of Student Conduct

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-126

Historic Information

  • Reviewed by ELT: November, 2008
  • Campus Review: February 1-22, 2009
  • ADOPTED: February 23, 2009 (Replaces policy 600 revised 10/07)
  • 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.
  • Approved by ELT: June 01, 2015
  • Reviewed by ELT: January 29, 2020-No changes


Resource/Reference/Procedure Title Unit Responsibility
WAC 132M-126 Code of Student Conduct VP Student Services
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