Student Rights and Responsibilities: Code of Conduct

Harford Community College is an academic community and all members and visitors share the duty and responsibility of securing and maintaining the freedom to learn within that academic college community. Freedom carries responsibilities; chief among these is the respect for rights and values of others. In order to provide and preserve this freedom on the HCC campus and at College-sponsored and College-supervised functions, the Student Code was developed by a committee of students, faculty, staff, and administrators.

Within the College community, individuals are accorded respect in a learning environment that is free of discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age (for students age 16+), disability or any other characteristic protected by law or by the policies and practices of HCC. All students are expected to exhibit and to practice professional behavior when participating in instructional settings, including field experiences, internships, athletic and cultural events, co-op assignments or any other related College endeavor. Such behavior includes but is not limited to dress, oral and written remarks/statements and general conduct, per rules and regulations of the College or off-campus site.

The College faculty and staff recognize their role in developing this sense of responsibility through example and guidance. Additionally, every student is presumed to have sufficient maturity, intelligence, and concern for the rights and values of others to preserve the standards of the academic community. This Code enumerates clear expectations of students as members of the College community, the kind of unacceptable behavior that may result in disciplinary action, and sanctions and disciplinary proceedings utilized when the Code is not observed. While on College property, all persons, including guests of students, are required to abide by all College policies, procedures, practices, and related rules and regulations.