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 Student Responsibilities

All students shall obey the law, show respect for properly constituted authority, and observe correct standards of conduct.


Types of Prohibited Behaviors: The following types of behavior shall be prohibited.

  1. Harassment of students or employees on the basis of race, gender, color, national origin, disability, creed, or age


  2. Stalking of students or employees.


  3. Gambling.


  4. Possession, consumption, distribution, and sale of intoxicating beverages and controlled substances as defined by the state to include, but not limited to, illegal drugs, narcotics, and hallucinatory drugs.


  5. Academic dishonesty shall constitute a violation of rules and regulations and is punishable as prescribed by Board policies. Academic dishonesty shall include, but not be limited to, cheating on a test, plagiarism, and collusion.


  6. "Cheating on a test" shall include:


    a. Copying form another student's test paper


    b. Using test materials not authorized by the person administering the test.


    c. Collaborating with or seeking aid from another student during a test without permission from the test administrator.


    d. Knowingly using, buying, selling, stealing, or soliciting, in whole or in part, the contents of an un-administered test.


    e. The unauthorized transporting or removal, in whole or in part, of the contents of the un-administered test.


    f. Substituting for another student or permitting another student to substitute for one’s self to take a test.


    g. Bribing another person to obtain an un-administered test.


    "Plagiarism" shall be defined as the appropriating, buying, receiving as a gift, or obtaining by any means another's work and the unacknowledged submission or incorporation of it in one's own written work.


    "Collusion" shall be defined as the unauthorized collaboration with another person in preparing written work for fulfillment of course requirements.


  7. A student who owes a debt to the District or who writes an “insufficient funds” check to the District may be denied admission or readmission until the debt is paid or the check is redeemed. In case of an “insufficient funds” check for registration fees, a student’s registration may be canceled.


  8. Violations of the penal Statutes of Texas or of the United States occurring on district property, or in connection with District-sponsored activities constitute violations of the District’s rules and regulations when such violations interfere with the educational process and goals of the District.


  9. Possession or use of firearms on District-controlled property except for educational purposes that have the prior approval of the President.


  10. Interference with teaching, research, administration, or the District’s subsidiary responsibilities through “disorderly conduct” or “disruptive behavior.”


  11. Use of alcoholic or intoxicating beverages and use of drugs not prescribed by a physician.


  12. Hazing with or without the consent of a student; a violation renders both the person inflicting the hazing and the person submitting to the hazing subject to appropriate discipline.


  13. Initiations by organizations must include no feature that is dangerous, harmful, or degrading to the student; a violation of this prohibition renders the organization subject to appropriate discipline as set out in Types of Penalties.


  14. Endangering the health or safety of members of the district, community, or visitors to the campus.


  15. Damaging or destroying District property.


  16. Violation of posted motor vehicle speed limits.


  17. Violation of traffic regulations (Texas Motor Vehicle Laws: All individuals will comply with the Texas Motor Vehicle Laws and any other regulations established by EPCCCD).

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