S-3-0 Student Rights and Responsibilities
STUDENT RIGHTS AND
Central Oregon Community College reserves the right to make
changes in the rights, regulations, procedures, and information
contained herein as educational, financial, and legal
considerations require, subject to and consistent with established
procedures and authorizations for making such changes. Academic
policies in the Central Oregon Community College Catalogue
supersede the academic policies listed in this document if in
conflict. Additionally, some academic programs may have additional
student conduct requirements in addition to the policies contained
in this document.
Central Oregon Community College exists for the open exchange of
knowledge and philosophies, the development of capacity for
critical judgment and the creation of an atmosphere conducive to
the independent search for truth and to the gaining of practical
experience in our community. Free inquiry and free expression are
indispensable to the attainment of these goals. The institution has
a responsibility to develop policies which encourage the broadest
participation of the college community.
The freedom to learn depends upon appropriate opportunities and
conditions in the classroom, on the campus, and in the larger
community. Students should exercise their freedom with
responsibility. The purpose of the Student Rights and
Responsibilities document is to enumerate the essential provisions
for students' freedom and for students to understand how they
participate responsibly in the college community.
COCC is committed to providing equal opportunity in its
recruitment, admission and educational programs, activities, and
employment, without discrimination on the basis of age, disability,
national origin, race, color, marital status, religion, sexual
orientation, or sex. Various state and federal laws enforce this
policy. These include Title IX which prohibits sex discrimination
in education and Section 504, which prohibits discrimination on the
basis of disability.
Faculty, staff, and students are protected from discrimination in
the form of sexual harassment under Title VII of the Civil Rights
Act of 1964 and Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972.
Central Oregon Community College is committed to the prevention of
illicit drug use and the abuse of alcohol by both students and
employees. In compliance with the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988
(Public Law 100-690), Title V, Subtitle D) and the Drug-Free
Schools and Committees Act Amendment of 1989 ( Public Law 101-226),
it shall be the policy of Central Oregon Community College to
maintain a drug-free campus for all employees and students. In
accordance with ORS 475.300 - 475.346, COCC's Drug-Free Campus
Policy includes prohibiting the use of medical marijuana on campus
property or for any campus-sponsored class, activity or event
regardless of location.
Faculty, staff and students are protected from discrimination and
harassment under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Title IX
of the Education Amendments of 1972. Persons who, because of a physical
or learning disability, need special accommodation should contact the
504/SSD Coordinator, Annie Walker 541-383-7743 in advance of their need
for accommodation. Further inquiries may be directed to the Affirmative
Action Officer, c/o COCC's Human Resources office, 541-383-7216.