Respecting community standards is a crucial expectation for any student choosing to enroll at New College. The purpose of this Regulation, the Student Code of Conduct, Regulation 6-3005, is to convey these community standards and expectations, and to provide well defined procedures for dealing with violations of them.
New College seeks to promote a stimulating and demanding educational environment in which a diverse student body with wide-ranging individual interests, values and abilities can live, interact, learn and grow based on the following principles: mutual understanding, trust, respect and concern for the well-being and dignity of self and others; responsible exercise of personal and academic freedom; and individual accountability for words and actions. To this end, the College expects students to:
For the purposes of the Student Code of Conduct, the following terms shall be defined as indicated:
All other terms used in this Code shall be given their ordinary meaning.
Any of the following actions, or the aiding, abetting, or inciting of any of the following actions, constitutes an offense for which a student will be subject to the student disciplinary process:
[See section (7) of this document for Academic Dishonesty Process and Procedures.]
f). Sanctions. Sanctions shall be commensurate with the offense with consideration given to any aggravating or mitigating circumstances. The Board may take into consideration past sanctions for similar infractions. When imposing sanctions, the Board can review the Responden’s/Responding Party’s past disciplinary file and take into consideration past relevant sanctions. The student’s past disciplinary file should not be consulted until the Board has determined whether the Respondent/Responding Party is “responsible” or “not responsible.” Past behavior must be as documented in the student’s discipline file. Any of the following sanctions, or combination of sanctions, can be imposed on a student, group of students, or student organization. Students who are found “not responsible” are not subject to further sanctions.
Provisions of this Code shall be construed in order to enhance the mission of the College.
Specific Authority: Article IX, Section 7 (b) and (c), Constitution of the State of Florida; Regulation Development Process established by the Florida Board of Governors; Resolutions of the Florida Board of Governors adopted January 7, 2003, and July 21, 2005; Sections 1001.74(4), (10)(e), 1006.60, Florida Statutes.
History: Originally adopted 1-28-04 as Rule 6C11-6.001, Florida Administrative Code, Revised November 15, 2007. Revised 7-30-0; 5-15-10; 11-4-11. Revised and renumbered 3-7-201. Revised 6-11-16.
New College of Florida’s Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) Regulation is intended to clearly define the expectations of both the College and its students with respect to alcohol and other drugs. This Regulation clarifies the consequences of failing to abide by these expectations and identifies the resources available within the New College community to assist in dealing with alcohol and other drugs. Students are responsible for being informed of this AOD Regulation as well as the federal, state, and local laws that govern the College. This Regulation seeks to promote the well-being, accountability and growth of each individual within the New College community.
The College expressly prohibits the following:
(a) The consumption of alcohol by persons less than 21 years of age on any property owned and operated by the College.
(b) The provision of alcohol by an individual to any person less than 21 years of age on any property owned and operated by the College.
(c) Abusive coercion, whereby an individual applies unwanted social pressure in an attempt to induce another to consume alcohol.
(d) Disorderly conduct involving intoxication (see Student Code of Conduct Regulation 6-3005).
(e) Hazardous intoxication, whereby an intoxicated individual poses a threat to the health or safety of themselves (However, see Medical Amnesty 6-3004.4).
(f) Hazardous intoxication, whereby an intoxicated individual poses a threat to the health or safety of others within the College community.
(g) The consumption of alcohol by persons over the age of 21 anywhere on campus other than in designated areas. Designated areas are:
(2) Other Drugs
The College expressly prohibits the following:
(a) The use, production, possession or provision of a controlled substance by anyone on any College property. Note, this includes intentional misuse of prescription drugs.
(b) Abusive coercion, whereby an individual applies unwanted social pressure in an attempt to induce another to produce, possess, provide or use a controlled substance, including prescription drug(s).
(1) Guests: Students are responsible for the conduct of their guests. If a student’s guest violates this Regulation then the student shall be held to have violated this Regulation. However, the Dean of Student Affairs and/or Community Board shall have discretion in determining the appropriate response or sanction if the student was unaware of or unable to prevent the violating conduct of said student’s guest.
Any student or students who would ordinarily have been found to be in violation of this AOD Regulation but were not charged by claiming the Medical Amnesty clause may be subject to additional non punitive measures administered by the Dean of Student Affairs or designee in accordance with the severity of the situation, depending on a variety of factors. Such factors include but are not limited to the specific substance(s) in question, use/misuse of the substance(s) that resulted in medical attention being necessary, and likelihood of further medical intervention in the future as related to the substance(s) or incident in question.
(a) Alleged violations of this Regulation will be referred to the Division of Student Affairs, which will handle the matter in accordance with established procedures. The Dean of Student Affairs or designee will meet with the student and propose requirements that the student must satisfy or, if applicable, a sanction. If the student rejects the proposal, the student’s case will go before the Community Board.
(b) Students alleged to have violated this Regulation will, when appropriate, be encouraged to meet with professionals in the Counseling and Wellness Center.
(c) Major and Minor Violations
(a) In the event a student admits or is found responsible for a violation of this Regulation, the following levels of response shall be applied:
(b) Educational or disciplinary action by NCF does not preclude the possibility of criminal charges against the individual. Similarly, the filing of criminal charges does not preclude action by NCF. These are independent systems and both may be applied.
(a) Officers of the New College Police Department maintain professional discretion in the performance of their official duties. This Regulation in no way limits that discretion.
(a) The College is committed to the safety and well-being of both its students and the campus community. Educational programming shall be regularly provided by the College regarding prevention and treatment resources and students are strongly encouraged to visit the Counseling and Wellness Center for assistance with substance-related problems.
(a) The Division of Student Affairs shall provide every student with a digital copy of this Regulation at the beginning of each academic year. Additionally, a digital copy of this Regulation shall be placed on the appropriate section of the College’s website. A physical copy of this Regulation is to be on file in the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs, available to students upon request.
(b) A physical copy of this Regulation shall be included in the New Student Orientation and Transfer Student Orientation materials for new students.
(c) The Division of Student Affairs shall provide a digital copy of this Regulation to every student upon formal adoption of changes by the Board of Trustees.
(d) The Division of Student Affairs, in conjunction with the student body, shall conduct a biennial review of this Regulation.
(e) Students may propose any formal changes to this Regulation at any time.
History: Adopted as new Regulation 6-18-11. Revised 5-31-14. Renumbered 3-7-15. Revised 6-11-16.