The following policies and more may also be found in the Living Arts College Electronic Catalog.

For the Campus Emergency Preparedness Plan, click here.

The submission of an application for admission to the College represents a voluntary decision by a prospective student. Acceptance for admission to the College represents the extension of the privilege to join the academic community. Students may remain part of the College as long as they fulfill academic and behavioral expectations as outlined in the catalog, as announced by College authorities, and as posted on bulletin boards. When students are closely associated in an academic community, externally imposed restraints on behavior are necessary to maintain order and fairness and to protect the majority from possible inconsistent behavior of those who infringe on the rights of others.

The College maintains policies and rules which are consistent with its announced educational objectives and which are related to the accomplishment and protection of these objectives. Any student unable or unwilling to abide by College policies and rules may expect disciplinary action by the College. The College may dismiss any student whose conduct is unsatisfactory and shall be under no liability for such action. Degrees of disciplinary action in the College include: reprimand/warning, probation and dismissal

The general policy of the College is that for a first offense, the instructor will determine an appropriate penalty, with a possible penalty of "F" for the course. For a second offense, the instructor and Director will determine an appropriate penalty, up to and including dismissal from the College. Depending on the nature and severity of the offense, the College reserves the right to impose the maximum penalty even in the case of a first offense.

The College defines the following as disciplinary offenses:

  1. Academic Dishonesty: submission of false records of academic achievement; cheating on assignments or examinations; plagiarizing; altering, forging, or misusing a College academic record; taking, acquiring, or using test materials without faculty permission; acting alone or in cooperation with another to falsify records or to dishonestly obtain grades, honors, and awards.
  2. Falsification: willfully providing College offices or officials with false, misleading, or incomplete information; intentionally making a false report of a bomb, fire, natural disaster, or other emergency to a College official or an emergency service agency; misusing, altering, forging, falsifying, or transferring to another person College issued identification; forging, or altering without proper authorization, official College records or documents or conspiring with or inducing others to forge or alter without proper authorization College records or documents.
  3. Identification and Compliance: willfully refusing to or falsely identifying one's self, willfully failing to comply with a proper order or summons when requested by an authorized College official.
  4. College Facilities and Services: acting to obtain fraudulently--by deceit, by unauthorized procedures, by bad checks, by misrepresentation--goods, services, or funds from College departments or student organizations or individuals acting in their behalf; misuse, alteration, or damage of firefighting equipment, safety devices, or other emergency equipment or interference in the performance of those specifically charged with carrying out emergency services; wrongful use of College properties or facilities.
  5. Disorderly Conduct on the Campus: threats to, physical abuse of, or harassment which threatens to or endangers the health, safety, or welfare of a member of the College community; breach of the peace; physically assaulting another; fighting; obstructing or disrupting teaching, administrative, or public service functions; obstructing or disrupting disciplinary procedures or authorized College activities; vandalism.
  6. Theft and Property Damage: theft or embezzlement of, destruction of, damage to, unauthorized possession of, or wrongful sale or gift of property belonging to the College, a member of the College community, or a campus guest.
  7. College Rules: violating College policies and rules, which have been posted or publicized and announced, provisions contained in College contracts with students shall be deemed "rules" under this code.
  8. Weapons on Campus: possession of firearms, incendiary devices, explosives, articles, or substances usable as weapons or means of disruption of legitimate campus functions, activities, or assemblies; or using firearms, incendiary devices, explosives, articles, or substances calculated to intimidate, disturb, discomfort, or injure a member of the College community.
  9. Violations of Federal or State Laws of Special Relevance to the College: when the violation of federal or state law, including but not limited to those governing alcoholic beverages, drugs, gambling, sex offenses, indecent conduct, or arson occurs on campus, the offense will also constitute an offense against the College. If a student is suspected of being under the influence of drugs while on Campus or participating in a College sponsored event, the student may be requested to submit to drug testing at their expense. Before resuming classes, the student must produce a drug test document that states the student tested negative for drugs. The student will not be permitted to return to class until this document is provided to the Campus Director.
  10. Disruptive Noise: making noise or causing noise to be made in any manner, which disturbs classes, meetings, office procedures, and other authorized College activities.
  11. Food and drink: There is no food or drink allowed in any classroom at any time. The Clinic Supervisor or other College personnel have the right to discontinue the keeping of water during clinics should it become necessary to do so.
  12. Attempt to Injure or Defraud: to make, forge, print, reproduce, copy, or alter any record, document, writing, or identification used or maintained by the College when done with intent to injure, defraud, or misinform.
  13. Persistent Violations: repeated conduct or action in violation of the above code is relevant in determining an applicant's or a student's membership in the College.

The expectation of professionalism begins when the student makes application to the College for admission. Students are expected to conduct themselves as professional, mature ladies and gentlemen, ethical in their actions, manners, and dress.

Federal, State and local laws prohibit the possession, use or distribution of illegal drugs. North Carolina state law prohibits anyone under the age of 21 to possess or use alcoholic beverages. Further, it is a violation of North Carolina state law to purchase alcoholic beverages with the purpose of providing alcohol to anyone under the age of 21.

For the full Drug and Alcohol Policy and Procedure, click here.

For information on copyright infringement policy, click here.

Class attendance and punctuality are part of the commitment a student makes when deciding to attend the College and should be taken as seriously as showing up for work. It is the student's responsibility to arrive for classes on time, return from breaks on time and remain in class until dismissed. Irregular attendance causes disruption to other class members and is unfair to the Instructor. Excessive absences can lead to course failure, particularly in technique and clinical classes where attendance and participation are critical to the learning process. Course failure due to attendance will require repeating the failed class and could lead to loss of academic standing, academic probation and/or dismissal. Ultimately, it is the student's responsibility to be aware of the attendance policy for all their courses.

When a student misses a class, it is important that the student not fall behind with coursework and therefore should see the instructor as soon as possible for tutoring, if needed, and guidelines for making up missed assignments. Please note that attendance, tardiness, and early departure are closely monitored by each instructor and may have an impact on the final grade issued for a course. When a student is going to be absent he/she must inform the College prior to their absence.

If a student misses more than 20% of any class for any reason, the class must be repeated. In these cases, a grade of “W” will be issued, the student will be required to retake the class and additional charges will apply.

For the full attendance policy and all other student conduct and responsibility-related information, see the Living Arts College Electronic Catalog.



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