We expect students to conduct themselves in a manner compatible with the college's function as a public educational institution. You are expected to assume responsibility for your actions; to observe federal, state and local laws and college regulations; and to respect the rights, privileges and property of others.
Download a Complete Copy of the Student Code of Conduct - Updated July 7, 2020
Your academic attitude is a major factor in your success at Aims. You share responsibility along with your professor and other students for creating a productive learning environment. This includes behaving courteously and respectfully and becoming self-disciplined in your learning.
Here are ways to create a productive college experience:
The Dean of Students Office receives incident reports from Campus Security Officers, the Student Behavioral Officer, faculty, staff, or other members of the college community. If a report suggests that you may have violated the Aims Community College Student Code of Conduct you will be asked to schedule a meeting with the Dean of Students. You will receive a notice letter with the nature of the complaint and the conduct code that has been allegedly violated. The notice letter may contain specific requirements or restrictions pending the resolution of the matter to protect the interests of involved students or employees of the college. These requirements could include but are not limited to restriction from specific campus locations or orders prohibiting contact with the complainants or witnesses. The notice letter will be sent to the student 's current address listed in the college database. If a notice letter is returned due to a change of address that has not been recorded, the letter may be served to the student by a Campus Security Officer. Failure to comply with a summons from the Dean of Students may result in disciplinary action which may include being placed on hold.
At the meeting you may explain your perspective on the incident. The Dean of Students will issue a decision whether the alleged conduct occurred; whether the conduct violated the Code of Conduct or other college policies or procedures; and impose a sanction(s) if appropriate. You will receive a written notice of the decision and be advised of your right to appeal.
If you are found responsible for a conduct code violation, you may be assigned one or more sanctions. All sanctions are issued in writing. View a complete explanation of the Disciplinary Process.
Possible sanctions include:
If you disagree with the outcome of your hearing you may file a written appeal with the Dean of Students within seven days of receiving your disciplinary decision letter. Your appeal letter should answer the following questions:
An Appeal Committee will be appointed to review your request. You will have an opportunity to appear before the Committee to present your case. After reviewing your request, the Committee will make one of these decisions:
You will receive the Appeal Committee 's decision in writing. The Decision of the Appeal Committee is final.
Full details about the appeal process are explained in the Disciplinary Procedure.