Board Policy - Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct

Tompkins Cortland Community College recognizes its obligation to offer the opportunity for freedom of inquiry and expression to all members of the college community. It encourages students to develop the capacity for critical judgment and to engage in a sustained and independent search for truth. Free inquiry and free expression are indispensable to the attainment of these goals. It is also the obligation of students to conduct themselves in such a manner so as not to interfere with the rights of others in the college community and to comply with all rules and regulations established by the College. 

The President is authorized to establish rules, regulations, and procedures clearly defining rights, responsibilities and obligations for all members of the student body. Generally, student conduct will refer to that which occurs on-campus or at college- sponsored events and activities. However, jurisdiction and discipline may also be applied at the discretion of the College for conduct which occurs off-campus and which adversely affects the College, the college community, or the interests and mission of the College.