Other Misconduct

A student is subject to disciplinary action by the College, up to and including dismissal from the College, for misconduct occurring on any property owned or controlled by the College, or off campus at any function which is authorized, sponsored or conducted by the College. Such misconduct shall include but is not limited to the commission of, or the attempt to commit, any of the following offenses:

  1. Forgery, alteration, theft or misuse of college documents records or identification, and/or knowingly furnishing false information to College officials.
  2. Intoxication or the display or possession of alcoholic beverages and the use or display of such in the residence halls and all other areas of the campus.
  3. Participation in any form of gambling.
  4. Use, possession or distribution of firearms, other weapons, ammunition, fireworks, any incendiary, or any type of explosive device or material. Only duly constituted law enforcement officers may possess firearms on campus.
  5. Disorderly conduct including but not limited to, rioting, inciting to riot, raiding, inciting to raid and assembling to raid College properties, which interferes with the rights and opportunities to utilize and enjoy educational facilities and activities.
  6. Lewd, indecent, obscene behavior or expression including sexual relations.
  7. Trespassing or unauthorized entry to or use of College facilities.
  8. Unauthorized possession of a key to any College facility, and/or unauthorized entry into a College’s employee’s work area, and/or unauthorized interference with the use of or access to College facilities.
  9. Failure to possess or promptly present a College I.D. card when requested by College officials or law enforcement officers.
  10. Failure to promptly comply with the directions of College officials or law enforcement officers acting in their duties as such officials and officers.
  11. Obtaining College services by false pretenses including, but not limited to, misappropriations or conversion of College funds, supplies, equipment, labor, material, space facilities, or services.
  12. Violation of the College’s Tobacco Free policy. Smoking is not permitted on any campus of the College. This ban includes electronic vaping devices.
  13. Violations of any College policies or regulations as published or referred to in the Student Handbook, including, but not limited to those governing the time, place and manner of public expression; the registration of organizations; use of College facilities; occupations and visitation of residence halls and other housing owned or controlled by the College; and the use of parking or motor vehicles on the campus; and unauthorized use of computer facilities, programs, and/or data, and/or violations of College computer policies and/or procedures.
  14. Making, presentation, distribution, transmission, or promotion of any video, audio or data recording of any person situated within or upon the premises of Coastal Alabama Community College which recording is reasonably determined by the Dean of Enrollment Management or Designee to be of an obscene, profane, verbally abusive, or sexually provocative nature, or of an unduly violent nature, or which would tend to unduly bring disrespect to the College or any student or employee of the College, or which would otherwise present the College or any student or employee of the College in a manner that is contrary to the good name and reputation of the College.
  15. Violations of any Federal, State or local laws.

The following offenses will merit automatic disciplinary suspension or expulsion

  1. Actual or threatened physical abuse of any person, including fighting, hazing, bullying or harassment, or any other act which could endanger the health and safety of any such person; and places a student, faculty, or staff member in actual or reasonable fear of harm to their person or damage to their property; and/or creates or is certain to create a hostile environment.
  2. Theft, vandalism, malicious destruction and/or intentional damage to property of the College or to the property of any member or visitor of the College community.
  3. Use, possession, growth, sale, manufacture or distribution of narcotic or dangerous illegal drugs, or drug paraphernalia as defined by the statutes of the State of Alabama, except as expressly prescribed by a physician. In an effort to ensure a drug-free campus, the College reserves the right to use trained dogs to search for contraband substances and items.
  4. Intentional misuse of any College fire alarm or fire-fighting equipment.
  5. Sexual activity including any sexual conduct by, between, with, to or involving two or more persons regardless of gender.
  6. Use, possession or distribution of firearms, other weapons, ammunition, fireworks, any incendiary, or any type of explosive device or material. Only duly constituted law enforcement officers may possess firearms on campus.
  7. Failure to promptly comply with the directions of College officials or law enforcement officers acting in their duties as such officials and officers.
  8. Intoxication or the display or possession of alcoholic beverages and the use or display of such in the residence halls and all other areas of the campus.
  9. Making, presentation, distribution, transmission, or promotion of any video, audio or data recording of any person situated within or upon the premises of Coastal Alabama Community College which recording is reasonably determined by the Dean of Enrollment Management or Designee to be of an obscene, profane, verbally abusive, or sexually provocative nature, or of an unduly violent nature, or which would tend to unduly bring disrepute to the College or any student or employee of the College, or which would otherwise present the College or any student or employee of the College in a manner that is contrary to the good name and reputation of the College.
  10. Sexual assault can be defined as any type of sexual contact or behavior that occurs by force or without consent of the recipient of the unwanted sexual activity including any penetration of the vagina, anus, or mouth by the perpetrator’s penis or by any other object. Sexual behavior is deemed to be without the victim’s consent when: the victim has instructed the perpetrator not to engage in such conduct; the victim is forced to submit to the act; the victim is reasonably in fear that the victim or another person will be harmed if the victim does not submit to the act; the victim is unable to give consent or permission or is unable to resist because of intoxication with drugs or alcohol or the victim is unable to give consent or permission or is unable to resist because of any mental or physical disability. Also falling under the definition of sexual assault is sexual activity such as forced sexual intercourse, forcible sodomy, child molestation, incest, fondling, and attempted rape.
  11. Sexual harassment can be defined as any unwelcomed sexual advances, requests for sexual favors or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when submission to such conduct is made explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of an individual’s employment or academic success; submission or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as a basis for an employment or academic decision affecting the person submitting to or rejecting such conduct; such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with a person’s work or academic performance or creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive work, academic, or living environment or such conduct denies, limits, provides different, or conditions the provision of aid, compensation benefits or services provided to students or employees of the College.
  12. Sexual Misconduct can be defined as any intentional touching of the victim’s intimate parts (the primary genital area, groin, inner thigh, buttock or breast) without or against the victim’s consent; touching is either directly on the body part or the clothing covering that body part; forcing the victim to touch the intimate areas of another person. Sexual conduct is deemed to be without the victim’s consent when: the victim has instructed the perpetrator not to engage in the conduct; the victim is forced to submit to the act the victim is reasonably in fear that the victim or another person will be harmed if the victim does not submit to the act or the victim is unable to give consent or permission or is unable to resist because of intoxication with drugs or alcohol or due to mental or physical disability.
  13. Stalking can be defined as a pattern of repeated and unwanted attention, harassment, contact, or any other course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to feel fear. Stalking includes the willful and repeated course of conduct directed at another individual that reasonably or seriously alarms, harasses, torments, or terrorizes the victim; any behavior or activity that places another individual in fear of personal harm or intended to cause emotional distress to another individual or behaviors such as following or waiting on the victim; repeated unwanted, intrusive, or frightening communications from an individual by phone, mail, or e-mail; damaging the victim’s property; making direct or indirect threats to harm the victim or the victim’s family members, friends, or pets; sending unwanted gifts or harassing through the internet (cyber stalking)
  14. Domestic violence can be defined as a pattern of abusive behavior that is used by an intimate partner to gain or maintain power and control over the other intimate partner. Domestic violence can be physical, sexual, emotional, economic, or psychological actions or threats of actions that influence another person. This includes any behavior that intimidates, manipulates, humiliates, isolates, frightens, terrorizes, coerces, threatens, blames, hurts, injures, or wounds someone.
  15. Dating violence is defined as violence committed by a person who is or has been in a social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature with the victim and where the existence of such a relationship shall be determined based on a consideration of the following factors:
  • a) The length of the relationship
  • b) The type of relationship
  • c) The frequency of interaction between the persons involved in the relationship.