Campus & Community Expectations

The Student Code of Conduct represents the expectations of student and organizational behavior at South Georgia State College. When a student or organization becomes a part of the college community, they are agreeing to abide by the Code of Conduct. This code is based on the principles and beliefs that students and or organizations are responsible adult learners, capable of making informed decisions and are accountable for their behavior and the consequences of their decisions. Students and or an organization are expected to conduct themselves in accordance with all rules and regulations set forth by South Georgia State College.

The South Georgia State College Student Handbook’s Code of Conduct contains South Georgia State College’s official statement of the rights and responsibilities of students. However, additional rules and regulations may be developed, under established procedures, during the school year as required for the general well being of South Georgia State College.

The student is expected to follow the rules, and South Georgia State College is expected to enforce them. South Georgia State College is expected to acknowledge the student’s rights. Unfamiliarity with the code is not a valid excuse for infractions of the regulations. Knowledge of these regulations will help the student in exercising their rights and avoid infringement on the same.

All students are members of the larger community of the city, state, and nation and, as such, enjoy the rights of citizenship. South Georgia State College cannot, however, assume the role of a supervisor when students are involved in private activities. Student status does not protect a student from arrest and prosecution for violations of local, state or federal laws.

Students accused of any violations of local, state, or federal laws may be subject to the appropriate South Georgia State College disciplinary proceedings for these violations also. Pending civil or criminal matters shall not prevent South Georgia State College in its discretion from initiating the appropriate disciplinary action.