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Student Code of Conduct

Butler Community College expects students to behave in a manner that supports a positive educational environment for all. Upon enrollment, each student accepts the obligations of performance and behavior imposed by the college relevant to its lawful missions, processes and functions. The Student Code of Conduct and Academic integrity policies have been developed to achieve that aim.

The entire student code of conduct can be found in the Butler catalogue

Academic Integrity

Butler Community College defines academic integrity as learning that leads to the development of knowledge and/or skills without any form of cheating or plagiarism. This learning requires respect for Butler's institutional values of quality, service integrity, and caring as well as its Learning College Principles. All Butler students, faculty, staff, and administrators are responsible for upholding academic integrity.

Cheating is giving, receiving, or using unauthorized help on individual and group academic exercises such as papers, quizzes, tests, and presentations through any delivery system in any learning environment. This includes impersonating another student, sharing content without authorization, fabricating data, and altering academic documents, including records, with or without the use of personal and college electronic devices.

Plagiarism is representing or turning in someone else‘s work without proper citation of the source. This includes unacknowledged paraphrase, quotation, or complete use of someone else‘s work in any form. It also includes citing work that is not used and taking credit for a group project without contributing to it.

Faculty members have discretion in handling student violations of the academic integrity policy, but faculty members must consult with their deans or administrators. Faculty members must inform students of violations and their consequences in writing. Students who violate the academic integrity policy will sustain academic consequences set by faculty members, which may include, but are not limited to:

  • A warning.
  • A zero or failing grade on the academic exercise with repetition of the exercise allowed for reduced or the same amount of original credit.
  • A zero or failing grade on the exercise with no repetition allowed.
  • A failing grade in the course and removal from it.

Students who violate the academic integrity policy are also subject to administrative consequences, which may include, but are not limited to:

  1. Reprimand.
  2. Probation
  3. Being barred from the course and/or program.
  4. Reduction or cancellation of a college scholarship.
  5. Suspension from college activities.
  6. Suspension from the college for a set time.
  7. Expulsion form the college.

Students will be informed of administrative consequences in writing.

Students who have been accused of academic integrity violations may follow the Academic Appeals process listed under Student Grievance Procedures. This process assures due process and procedure. Generally, if dissatisfied with the consequences set by faculty members, students may appeal in writing to appropriate deans or administrators. If dissatisfied with the dean‘s or administrator‘s decision, students may appeal to the Student Review and Appeals Committee, which consists of student and faculty representatives and the Vice President for Student Services. If dissatisfied with the Student Review and Appeals Committee‘s decision, students may appeal to the Vice President for Academic Affairs, whose decision is final. Students will be notified of appeal results in writing.

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Last Reviewed: August 2013