Student Code of Conduct

Blackhawk Technical College is dedicated to providing technical and adult education to the residents of Rock and Green Counties. In support of its mission, the College seeks to provide the opportunities and protections, which best serve the educational process. Students are entitled to the basic rights and protections as an individual enjoyed by all members of society. At the same time, they are also subject to obligations as a member of the College community. Blackhawk has adopted a Student Code of Conduct that sets forth the standards of conduct expected of students who choose to enroll at Blackhawk. It is intended to protect the welfare and safety of everyone and also assure that a valid learning environment exists. The Blackhawk Student Code of Conduct is intended for the benefit and protection of everyone involved in education and other activities at the College.

Students are expected to know and willingly follow the code in their everyday activities including Blackhawk-sponsored activities held off-campus. Conduct that violates the code is not acceptable and will not be tolerated. The student conduct regulations are intended to give students general notice of prohibited conduct. However, they are not meant to define misconduct in every circumstance.

The Conduct Officer shall determine the composition of the Student Conduct Board and will hear administrative hearings. The Conduct Officer will initiate all hearings. The Student Conduct Board is responsible for reviewing proposed changes to the Student Conduct Code; for assuring that such changes are consistent with the provisions of the code; and for assessment of the effectiveness of the Student Conduct Code. Only decisions resulting in suspensions, expulsion or revocation of admission and/or Degrees may be appealed. Decisions made by a Student Conduct Board and/or Conduct Officer shall be final (there is no appeal), when sanctions (a) through (f) of Article XVI, Section 2 are imposed. When sanctions (a) through (f) are imposed, the student will have the opportunity to either have an Administrative Hearing (meeting with the Conduct Officer) or present the case to the Conduct Board. When sanctions (g) through (1) are imposed, the case will be automatically taken to the Conduct Board for consideration. A student may file an appeal by the process herein described. The sanction(s) imposed is in effect until the appeal process is concluded.

This Code of Conduct, arranged alphabetically by category, establishes standards of behavior for students and student organizations at the College. Students are required to be knowledgeable of all policies of the College. These are contained in the College Catalog, and College website. 

Note: A violation of the Code of Conduct may also constitute a violation of city, state, or federal law and vice versa. If so, simultaneous prosecutions may result. Students should be aware that student status does not insulate them from awareness of and compliance with other laws.

Complicity

A student shall not, through act or omission, assist another student, individual, or group in committing or attempting to commit a violation of this Code of Conduct. A student who has knowledge of another committing or attempting to commit a violation of the Code of Conduct is required to remove him or herself from the situation, and failure to do so may be the basis for a violation of the Code of Conduct.

Students are responsible for the behavior of their guests and must ensure that guests comply with College regulations including the standards in this Code of Conduct.