Student Code of Conduct

The college makes every effort to maintain a safe and orderly educational environment for students and staff. Therefore, when, in the judgment of college officials, a student’s conduct disrupts or threatens to disrupt the college community, appropriate disciplinary action will be taken to restore and protect the sanctity of the community.


Students are expected to conduct themselves in accordance with generally accepted standards of scholarship and morality. The purpose of this code is not to restrict student rights but to protect the rights of individuals in their academic pursuits.


The following regulations set forth offenses for which disciplinary proceedings may be initiated.  

  • Academic Dishonesty (See Academic Integrity Policy ) – a second violation of the CCC&TI Academic Integrity Policy shall be treated as a disciplinary issue carrying severe consequences. 
  • Animals on Campus – Students may not have an animal of any kind on campus.  This includes animals left within a vehicle.  Services animals are permitted and any student with a service animal should report the use of a service animal to the College’s Disability Services Coordinator. For more information regarding service animals, see the Service Animals and   Other Animals on Campus Policy.
  • Assault – Students shall not assault or threaten to assault another person for any reason whatsoever.  Assault includes a demonstration of force, unlawful physical touching or striking.  
  • Bullying – Students shall not intimidate or threaten with harm any other individual.  Bullying is defined as any pattern of gestures or written, electronic or verbal communications, or any physical act or any threatening communication that takes place on the College premises or at any College sponsored function that: 
    • (a) places a person in actual and reasonable fear of harm to his or her person or property; or 
    • (b) creates, or is certain to create, a hostile environment by substantially interfering with or impairing a student’s educational performance, opportunities or benefits or a College’s employee's ability to perform the essential functions of their job.
  • Communicating Threats – Students shall not verbally, in writing, through a third party or by any other means threaten to physically injure another student or CCC&TI employee, or that person’s child, sibling, spouse or dependent, or willfully threaten to damage the property of another. N.C.G.S. § 14-277.1
  • Cyberstalking – Students shall not the use of the internet or other electronic means to stalk or harass an individual, group, or organization in accordance with N.C.G.S. § 14-196.3
  • Disobedience / Insubordination – Students shall comply with instructions of College officials acting in performance of their duties and adhere to the terms of any disciplinary action.
  • Disorderly Conduct and Disruption – Students shall not obstruct or disrupt any teaching, research, administration or disciplinary proceedings, or other College activities, including public service functions, and other duly authorized activities on or off College premises. Students shall not occupy or seize, in any manner, College property, a College facility or any portion thereof for a use inconsistent with prescribed, customary, or authorized use. Students shall not participate in or conduct an assembly, demonstration or gathering in a manner which threatens or causes injury to person or property; which interferes with free access to, ingress or egress of College facilities; which is harmful, obstructive or disruptive to the educational process or institutional functions of the College; hold rallies, demonstrations, or any other forms of public gathering without prior approval of the College based on reasonable time, place and manner restrictions; remain at the scene of such an assembly after being asked to leave by a representative of the College staff.  
  • Drugs and Alcohol – Students shall not unlawfully possess, use, manufacture, dispense, sell or distribute alcohol, illegal or unauthorized controlled substances or impairing substances or being under the influence of at any College location.  In addition, students may not use tobacco of any form or e-cigarettes on campus or at any College-affiliated activities or events.  
  • Failure to Report Criminal Activity – Students shall inform the College, in writing, within five (5) days after he or she is convicted for violation of any federal, state, or local criminal drug statue or alcoholic beverage control statute where such violation occurred while on a College location.  
  • Financial Impropriety – Students shall not commit financial improprieties such as failure to pay College-levied fines, misuse or failure to properly account for club or student organization funds, or the passing of worthless checks, drafts or orders to College officials.
  • Gambling – Students may not gamble on campus or at any College-affiliated activities or events. 
  • Sexual Harassment – Students shall not engage in sexual harassment and/or sexual violence. For more specific information and definitions of prohibited activities,
    consult Policy 6.23
  • Improper Use of the College Network/Technology-Students are prohibited from engaging in any activities prohibited under Policy 6.26 – Student Computer Usage.
  • Lewd and Indecent Behavior – Students shall not engage in lewd or indecent behavior, including public physical or verbal action or distribution of obscene material based on reasonable community standards.  The conduct must be objectively severe or pervasive enough that a reasonable person would agree that the conduct constitutes lewd and/or indecent behavior.
  • Providing False Information – Students shall not present to the College or its employees false information as part of an investigation, inquiry, hearing or in other matters related to College activities; neither may a student knowingly withhold information which may have an effect on their enrollment or their status with the College. 
  • Public Laws – Violations of any federal, state or local laws occurring while on campus may lead to legal actions as well as College discipline.  Violations of federal, state or local laws occurring off campus may result in disciplinary action if the student’s continued presence on campus constitutes a threat to the safety and order of the campus. 
  • Smoking and the use of any tobacco products are prohibited on all properties owned, leased or operated by the college, which includes (but is not limited to) the following properties:

    •  All campus buildings, facilities or property owned, leased or operated by CCC&TI,
       including outside areas

    •  On campus grounds and facilities that are the property of the college, including
        areas such as walkways breezeways, parking lots, walking trails and patios

    •  Facilities and/or grounds being used for private events

    •  All vehicles leased or owned by the college.

  • Stalking – Students shall not engage in patterns of repeated and unwanted attention, harassment, contact, or any other course of conduct directed at a specific student or CCC&TI employee that would cause a reasonable person to feel fear.
  • Tampering with Fire Alarms – Students shall not set off a fire alarm or tamper with any fire safety equipment, except with reasonable belief in the need for such alarm or equipment. N.C.G.S § 14-286.
  • Theft of, misuse of, or damage to college property – Students shall not steal or damage College property or another student’s or CCC&TI employee’s property.  Students who are caught stealing or damaging said property will be required to make restitution and may be eligible for civil or criminal prosecution as well as College discipline. 
  • Traffic Violations – Students shall obey College regulations regarding the operation and parking of motor vehicles. 
  • Trespass to Property – Students shall not trespass on College property. Students are trespassing if in an unauthorized area of the College campus; present on the College campus after closing hours (without permission); or remaining on the College campus after having been directed to leave by a College official. 
  • Unauthorized Access to College Records – Students may not access, view, copy or change official College records without expressed authority to do so. 
  • Unlawful Harassment and Discrimination Students shall not engage in unlawful discrimination. 
  • Verbal, Physical, and Emotional Abuse – A student shall not intentionally cause, or attempt to cause any verbal, physical, or emotional abuse of any person on College premises, at College sponsored, or College supervised functions. This includes any verbal or physical actions which threaten or endanger the health and safety of any such persons, the educational process, or based on an objective reasonable standard for the situation, promotes hatred or racial prejudice. This includes acts of bullying, hazing, and cyber-bullying. 
  • Violation of Policies and Procedures – Students are expected to be familiar with the College’s policies and procedures.  Students may be disciplined for failure to follow the College’s policies and procedures.  
  • Violations of Normal Classroom Behavior – Students shall comply with reasonable rules issued by an instructor, and shall not cause disruption in the classroom or be disrespectful to classmates or the instructor.  To result in discipline, the conduct must be objectively severe or pervasive enough that a reasonable person would agree that the conduct is disruptive or disrespectful not based on content or viewpoint discrimination. 
  •  Weapons on Campus – Possession or use of a weapon, as defined by State law, on College premises or at College-sponsored activities, is prohibited under N.C.G.S. §14-269.2. This includes carrying a concealed weapon on campus or to a College-sponsored activity even though in possession of a valid permit. This also includes unauthorized use of any instrument designed to inflict serious bodily injury to any person. Students may not have a weapon of any kind, including but not limited to, a knife, stun gun or any firearm in their possession on campus or at any College-sponsored activities.Exceptions may apply to on duty law enforcement officers attending College classes or activities. Handguns are also permitted under the following circumstances:

a) the person has a concealed handgun permit that is lawfully issued;
b) the handgun is in a closed compartment or container within the person’s locked vehicle;
c) a person may unlock the vehicle to enter or exit the vehicle provided the handgun
    remains in the closed compartment at all times; and
d) the vehicle is locked at all other times.