Judicial Incident Resolution for Allegations of MPCC Student Code of Conduct Violations Other Than Harassment, Sexual Misconduct and Other Forms of Discrimination
The Deans of Student Life serve as the Chief Investigators in the resolution of allegations of Mid-Plains Community College Student Code of Conduct violations other that Harassment, Sexual Misconduct, and other forms of Discrimination. The Deans of Student Life may designate other Mid-Plains Community College employees to serve as Investigators in these types of Code of Conduct violations. The Deans of Student Life oversee the implementation of MPCC’s Student Code of Conduct and college policies.
The Title IX Coordinator will manage resolution of allegations of Harassment, Sexual Misconduct and other forms of Discrimination.
This policy applies to behaviors that take place on the campus, at Mid-Plains Community College -sponsored events and may also apply off-campus and to actions online when the Vice President of Student Services determines that the off-campus conduct affects a substantial Mid-Plains Community College interest. A substantial Mid-Plains Community College interest is defined to include:
- Any action that constitutes a criminal offense as defined by law. This includes, but is not limited to, single or repeat violations of any local, state or federal law;
- Any situation where it appears that the responding party may present a danger or threat to the health or safety of self or others;
- Any situation that significantly impinges upon the rights, property or achievements of self or others or significantly breaches the peace and/or causes social disorder; and/or
- Any situation that is detrimental to the educational interests of the Mid-Plains Community College.
[Public Universities/Colleges: Any online postings or other electronic communication by students, including cyber-bullying, cyber-stalking, cyber-harassment, etc. occurring completely outside of the Mid-Plains Community College’s control (e.g. not on Mid-Plains Community College networks, websites or between Mid-Plains Community College email accounts) will only be subject to this policy when those online behaviors can be shown to cause a substantial on-campus disruption. Otherwise, such communications are considered speech protected by the 1st Amendment. Remedies for such conduct will be provided, but protected speech cannot be legally subjected to discipline.
Off-campus discriminatory or harassing speech by employees may be regulated by the Mid-Plains Community College only when such speech is made in an employee’s official or work-related capacity.]