Student Rights and Responsibilities
Student Code of Conduct and Judicial Procedures
Student Privacy Rights
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974 protects the privacy of educational records, establishes the right of students to inspect and review their educational records and provides guidelines for the correction of inaccurate or misleading data. Each year Schoolcraft College notifies students of these privacy rights and outlines the public information that can be released outside the institution.
No one outside the institution shall have access to nor will the institution disclose any information, other than directory information, from students’ educational records without the written consent of the student. (Use the FERPA Information Release Authorization form to give consent.) Exceptions permitted under FERPA include information released to qualified persons within the institution, officials of other institutions in which students seek to enroll, persons or organizations providing student financial aid, accrediting agencies carrying out their accreditation function, members of the Schoolcraft Community who are individually or collectively acting in the educational interests of students, persons in compliance with a judicial order and in an emergency to protect the health or safety of students or other persons.
Upon request, Schoolcraft discloses education records without consent to officials of another school in which the student seeks or intends to enroll or where the student is already enrolled so long as the disclosure is for purposes related to the students enrollment/transfer. Students wishing to review their educational records must file a written request with the Registrar. Records covered by FERPA will be made available within 45 days of the receipt of the request. The right to a review or hearing under the Act does not include any right to challenge the appropriateness of a grade as determined by the instructor. However, students may use this process to verify that the instructor’s grade has been properly transmitted to the student’s records. Any inspection shall be made under the supervision of a Schoolcraft College employee.
Students may not inspect or review the following as outlined by FERPA: Financial information submitted by their parents; confidential letters and recommendations associated with admissions, employment, job placement or honors to which they have waived their rights of inspection and review; or educational records containing information about more than one student, in which case the institution will permit access only to the part of the record which pertains to the inquiring student.
If an individual student feels that his or her official records are inaccurate, misleading or otherwise inappropriate, the student may discuss his/her concerns informally with the person(s) in charge of the records involved. If these persons agree with the student, the appropriate records will be amended. If not, the student will be notified within a reasonable period of time that the records will not be amended, and also will be informed by the Dean of Student Services of the student’s right to a formal hearing.
At its discretion, the college is authorized to release directory information which includes, but is not limited to, a student’s name, address, telephone number, major field of study, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, dates of attendance, degrees and academic awards received, and the most recent previous educational institution attended by the student. Students may request that this information be withheld by notifying the Student Records Office in writing.
Student Code of Conduct and Judicial Procedures
Schoolcraft College exists to serve students and the surrounding community, providing a transformational learning experience to increase the capacity of individuals and groups to achieve their intellectual, social, and economic goals. The college is also a community, and students are important members of this community. Schoolcraft College supports a positive educational environment that will benefit student success. In order to ensure this vision, to ensure the protection of student rights and the health and safety of the college community, as well as to support the efficient operation of college programs, Schoolcraft College has established a Student Code of Conduct. Every student should know the responsibilities that students assume toward other students, faculty and staff as equal members of this community. Schoolcraft College cannot condone or support any action or activity by an individual or group that impinges on the rights of others, whether these individuals are members of the student body or the community at large.
Members of the student body enjoy the same rights and privileges guaranteed to them as citizens of the United States and as residents of the State of Michigan; they enjoy the same freedoms of speech and peaceable assembly as all citizens, but they are under certain legal obligations in the exercise of these freedoms by virtue of their membership in the college community. As a member of the Schoolcraft College community, a student is free to take advantage of all the educational opportunities available and to participate in all extracurricular activities sponsored by the college.
Along with rights come certain responsibilities. No student may take any action that restricts other individuals from pursuing their educational goals or interferes with the Board of Trustees, its representatives and college faculty and staff in the performance of their duties. In cases of noncompliance with the Student Code of Conduct, the college will impose discipline that is consistent with the impact of the offense on the college community. Schoolcraft College reserves the right to pursue criminal and/or civil action where warranted.
Students and student organizations have a right to expect enforcement of the Student Code of Conduct rules and regulations. Schoolcraft College expects students and student organizations to abide by this Code. It is important to note that unfamiliarity with these regulations is not grounds for excusing infractions.
- The term "college" means Schoolcraft College.
- A "student" under this Code is defined as anyone who has been admitted to the college and with a continuing educational interest in the college. The term includes all persons taking courses at the college, either full-time or part-time. Persons who withdraw after allegedly violating the Student Code, who are not officially enrolled for a particular term but who have a continuing relationship with the college or who have been notified of their acceptance for admission are considered "students."
- The term “faculty member” means any person hired by the college to conduct classroom or teaching activities or who is otherwise considered by the college to be a member of its faculty.
- The term "college officialv includes any person employed by the college, performing assigned administrative or professional responsibilities.
- The term "member of the college community" includes any person who is a student, faculty member, college official or any other person employed by the college.
- The term "college premises" includes all land, buildings, facilities, and other property in the possession of or owned, used, or controlled by the college (including adjacent streets and sidewalks).
- The term "college sponsored or supervised activities" includes, but is not limited to: field trips, off-campus social activities organized by the college, official activities of college clubs, etc.
- The term "organization" means any number of persons who have complied with the formal requirement for college recognition as a student club or organization.
- The term "Student Conduct and Disciplinary Committee" means any person or persons authorized by the Dean of Student Services to determine whether a student has violated the Student Code and to recommend sanctions that may be imposed when a rules violation has been committed.
- The term "Chair of the Student Conduct and Disciplinary Committee" means a college official authorized on a case-bycase basis by the Dean of Student Services to impose sanctions upon any student(s) found to have violated the Student Code. The Dean of Student Services may authorize a college administrator to serve simultaneously as the Chair of the Student Conduct and Disciplinary Committee and the sole member or one of the members of the Student Conduct and Disciplinary Committee. The Dean of Student Services may authorize the same Chair of the Student Conduct and Disciplinary Committee to impose sanctions in all cases.
- The Dean of Student Services is the person designated by the college President to be responsible for the administration of the Student Code.
- The term "policy" means the written regulations of the college as found in, but not limited to, the Student Code of Conduct, the college Web site and Catalog.
- The term "cheating" includes, but is not limited to: (1) use of any unauthorized assistance in taking quizzes, tests, or examinations; (2) use of sources beyond those authorized by the instructor in writing papers, preparing reports, solving problems, or carrying out other assignments; (3) the acquisition, without permission, of tests or other academic material belonging to a member of the college faculty or staff; (4) engaging in any behavior specifically prohibited by a faculty member in the course syllabus or class discussion (5) allowing or participating in cheating by other students.
- The term "plagiarism" includes, but is not limited to, the use, by paraphrase or direct quotation, of the published or unpublished work of another person without full and clear acknowledgement. It also includes the unacknowledged use of materials prepared by another person or agency engaged in the selling of term papers or other academic materials.
- The term "complainant" means any person who submits a charge alleging that a student violated the Student Code of Conduct. When a student believes that she/he has been a victim of another student’s misconduct, the student who believes she/he has been a victim will have the same rights under the Student Code of Conduct as are provided to the complainant, even if another member of the college community submitted the charge itself.
ARTICLE 1: AUTHORITY
The Student Code of Conduct shall apply from the time of admission to the college and continue as long as the student remains enrolled at the college. It shall also be applicable to a student’s conduct even if the student withdraws from school while a disciplinary matter is pending.
The College may take disciplinary action for a violation of the Student Code of Conduct when the offense takes place on college premises or at college sponsored, endorsed, supported or related events which occur on or off campus, or when an offense which occurs off campus is such that in the judgment of the Dean of Student Services, failure to take disciplinary action is likely to interfere with the educational processes or orderly operation of the college, or endanger the health, safety and welfare of the college community.
The Dean of Student Services (or his or her designee) shall:
- Determine the composition of the Student Conduct and Discipline Committee and shall act as the arbiter of appeals.
- Develop policies for the administration of the Code of Conduct.
- Develop procedural rules for the conduct of student hearings which are consistent with the provisions of the Student Code of Conduct.
- Authorize the suspension of any student when the circumstances warrant immediate action such as in cases of threatening or assaultive behaviors (See "Emergency Sanctions").
- Determine whether or not the Student Conduct and Disciplinary Committee shall be authorized to hear each matter.
The Student Conduct and Discipline Committee may be designated as the arbiter of disputes within the student community in cases that do not involve a violation of the Student Code. All parties must agree to arbitration and to be bound by the decision with no right of appeal.
Decisions made by the Student Conduct and Discipline Committee and/or the Dean
ARTICLE 2: ACADEMIC AND PERSONAL BEHAVIORS
This section establishes the rules and regulations all students and student organizations are expected to follow. In consideration of the rights of and responsibilities to each member of the college community, and in compliance with the requirements of local and state statutes, the Board of Trustees of Schoolcraft College has adopted the following regulations and prohibits all students from engaging or participating in any of the practices or behaviors listed below. From time to time, additional rules and regulations may be added or amended during the year if necessary; announcements will be made upon adoption of the changes or additions and the Web site will be updated.
The following list is illustrative and not meant to be an exhaustive enumeration of inappropriate behavior.
- Interference with the proper educational functions and the appropriate educational climate of the college, including aiding and abetting another to breach the peace on college-owned or controlled property, at college sponsored/supervised functions, or off-campus conduct that adversely affects the college community and/or the pursuit of its objectives. Any form of expression that materially interferes with the educational functions and activities of the college and its operations or invades the rights of persons is prohibited. This may include failure to comply with established time, place, or manner restrictions on expression or demonstration. Such activity includes, but is not limited to, behavior in a classroom or instructional program that interferes with the instructor or presenter’s ability to conduct the class or program, or the ability of others to profit from the class or program.
- Physically harming another person, or unauthorized detention of any person. Actions which result in physical harm, have the potential for physically harming another person, which create conditions that pose a risk of physical harm to another, or which cause reasonable apprehension of physical harm are prohibited. Conduct which threatens to cause harm to persons, or creates hazardous conditions for persons, such as dropping, throwing, or causing objects or substances to fall from windows, doors, ledges, balconies or roofs is also prohibited.
- Discrimination, harassment and offensive conduct against any person, student, or staff member on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, age, marital status, disability, and/or national origin.
- Conduct or expression (verbal, or written) which threatens or endangers the health or safety of any person.
- Stalking another person, defined as repeated contact without his/her consent and which causes significant mental suffering or distress.
- Sexual misconduct, defined as offenses that include, but are not limited to: Sexual discrimination, sexual harassment, nonconsensual sexual intercourse (or attempts to commit same), non-consensual sexual contact (or attempts to commit same), sexual exploitation.
- Hazing, defined as an act which endangers the mental or physical health or safety of a student, or which destroys or removes public or private property for the purpose of initiation, admission into, affiliation with, or as a condition for continued membership in, a group or organization. The express or implied consent of the victim will not be a defense. Apathy or acquiescence in the presence of hazing are not neutral acts; they are still violations of this rule.
- Gambling on campus or at any college-sponsored function (excludes approved charitable fundraising activities).
- Attempted or actual theft of or damage to property.
- THEFT: Theft of any kind, including seizing, receiving, or concealing property with knowledge that it has been stolen, is prohibited. Sale, possession, or misappropriation of any property without the owner’s permission is also prohibited.
- DAMAGE TO PROPERTY: Damage to or destruction of property owned by another and/or some actions that have the potential for such damage or destruction is prohibited. Conduct which threatens to damage, or creates hazardous conditions such as dropping, throwing, or causing objects or substances to fall from windows, doors, ledges, balconies or roofs is also prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to, unauthorized application of graffiti, paint, etc. to any property.
- Any act of arson, creating a fire hazard, falsely reporting a fire or other emergency, falsely setting off a fire alarm, misusing or damaging fire or life safety equipment, possessing or using, without proper authorization, flammable materials or hazardous substances on college property.
- Unauthorized use of college facilities, including unauthorized possession, duplication, or use of keys to any college premises or unauthorized entry to college premises. Unauthorized entry into, presence in, or use of college facilities, equipment, or property that has not been reserved or accessed through appropriate college officials is prohibited.
- Making, possessing, or using any falsified college document or record; altering any college document or record, including identification cards. Attempted or actual financial aid fraud or corresponding behaviors that would allow a student to receive monetary benefit for which he or she is not eligible. Altering any college document or record without permission is forbidden, including, but not limited to, furnishing false personal or student organization registration information, withholding material information from the college processes or procedures, or any other type of fraudulent act involving documentation provided to or for the college.
- Acts of academic dishonesty, including but not limited to cheating, plagiarism, or any other form of academic dishonesty.
- Illegal use, possession, or distribution of alcoholic beverages or being under the influence of alcohol. Students and student organizations must comply with the published regulations and any and all applicable laws concerning the transport, display, provision, and consumption of beer, wine, and other alcoholic beverages. Violating any other provision of the Student Code of Conduct while under the influence of alcohol is a violation of this alcohol policy.
- Illegal use, possession, distribution, manufacture, or sale of drugs. The possession, use, manufacture, sale, or distribution of any counterfeit, illegal, dangerous, "designer," or controlled drug or other substance is prohibited. Violating any other provision of the Student Code of Conduct while under the influence of any illegal or illegally obtained drug is also a violation of this policy. The use of prescription medications by anyone other than the person to whom the medication is prescribed is prohibited and may result in student conduct action against both parties.
- Failure to comply with directions of college employees, Campus Security Police, or any other law enforcement officers acting in the performance of their duties.
- Serious or repeated violation of campus traffic rules and regulations.
- Possession or use of firearms, tasers, stun guns, explosives, other weapons, dangerous chemicals, or improper use of fire extinguishers on college property. NOTE: Exceptions to possession or use of firearms are:
- Certified law enforcement officers
- Students enrolled in Schoolcraft College classes requiring firearms training
- College-owned firearms used for instructional purposes
- Violation of federal, state, and local laws. Engaging in conduct that violates any municipal or county ordinance, federal or state law.
- Participation in a campus demonstration which disrupts the normal operations of the college and infringes on the rights of other members of the college community. Leading or inciting others to disrupt scheduled and/or normal activities within any campus building or area; intentional obstruction which unreasonably interferes with freedom of movement, either pedestrian or vehicular, on campus.
- Violating Schoolcraft College Computer Usage policies, including but not limited to:
- Unauthorized entry into a file to use, read, or change the contents, or for any other purpose.
- Unauthorized transfer of a file.
- Unauthorized use of another individual’s identification and password.
- Use of computer facilities to interfere with the work of another student, faculty member, college personnel, or employee.
- Use of computer facilities to interfere with normal operation of the college computing system.
- Access to or distribution of obscene or pornographic materials.
- Use of personal information from college systems to harass students, staff, or faculty on or off campus.
- Conduct that is disorderly, lewd, or indecent, including but not limited to:
- The use of any device to capture audio, video, or digital record or photograph of any person while on college premises or college events where there is a reasonable expectation of privacy (i.e., restrooms, locker rooms, etc.).
- The storing, sharing, and/or distributing of such unauthorized records by any means is also prohibited.
- Lewd or indecent conduct includes making obscene remarks, exposing oneself in an indecent manner, entering restrooms against the gender designation, engaging in sexual activities in public places.
- Misusing, failing to comply with, or jeopardizing Code of Conduct procedures, sanctions/interventions, or interfering with participants. Abuse of the Student Conduct System includes but is not limited to:
- Failure to obey the summons of the Student Conduct Committee or a college official.
- Falsification, distortion, or misrepresentation of information before the Student Conduct and Disciplinary Committee or the Dean of Student Services.
- Disruption or interference with the orderly conduct of a hearing.
- Institution of a hearing or proceeding knowingly without cause.
- Attempting to discourage an individual’s proper participation in, or use of, the Student Conduct System.
- Attempting to influence the impartiality of a member of the Student Conduct Committee or the Dean of Student Services prior to and/or during, and/or after a proceeding.
- Harassment (verbal or physical) and/or intimidation of a member of the Student Conduct Committee or Appellate prior to, during, and/or after a proceeding.
- Failure to comply with the sanction(s) imposed under the Student Code.
- Influencing or attempting to influence another person to commit an abuse of the Student Conduct System.
Violation Of The Law And College Discipine
If a student is charged only with an off-campus violation of federal, state, or local laws, but not with any other violation of this Code, disciplinary action may be taken and sanctions imposed for grave misconduct that demonstrates flagrant disregard for the college community.
College disciplinary proceedings may be instituted against a student charged with violation of a law which is also a violation of this Student Code; for example, if both violations result from the same factual situation, without regard to the pendency of civil litigation in court or criminal arrest and prosecution. Proceedings under this Student Code may be carried out prior to, simultaneously with, or following civil or criminal proceedings off campus.
When a student is charged by federal, state or local authorities with a violation of law, the college will not request or agree to special consideration for that individual because of his or her status as a student. If the alleged offense is also the subject of a proceeding under the Student Code, however, the college may advise off-campus authorities of the existence of the Student Code and of how such matters will be handled internally within the college community. The college will cooperate fully with the law enforcement and other agencies in the enforcement of criminal law on campus and in the conditions imposed by criminal courts for the rehabilitation of student violators.
ARTICLE III: JUDICIAL PROCEDURES (Due Process)
- Any member of the college community may file charges against any student for misconduct. Charges will be prepared in writing and directed to the Dean of Student Services. Any charge should be submitted as soon as possible after the event takes place.
- The Dean of Student Services will designate an Administrator to conduct an investigation to determine if the charges should be disposed of administratively by mutual consent of the parties involved or by the formal conduct hearing process. Such disposition will be final and there will be no subsequent proceedings. If the charges cannot be disposed of by mutual consent, the designated Administrator will refer the matter to the Student Conduct and Discipline Committee.
- All charges will be presented to the accused student in written form. A time will be set for a hearing, no less than five nor more than fifteen calendar days after the student has been notified, barring exigent circumstance. Maximum time limits for scheduling of hearings may be extended for cause at the discretion of the Chairperson of the Student Conduct and Discipline Committee.
- If the accused student does not respond to the written notice of the hearing and does not appear, the hearing will take place as scheduled. If the Student Conduct and Discipline Committee finds that the accused student violated the Student Code, sanctions may be imposed.
- Hearings will be conducted by the Student Conduct and Discipline Committee according to the following guidelines:
- Hearings will be conducted in private. Admission of any person to the hearing will be at the discretion of the Chairperson of the Committee.
- In hearings involving more than one accused student, the Chairperson will conduct hearings concerning each student separately.
- The complainant and the accused have the right to be assisted by any advisor they choose, at their own expense. The advisor may be an attorney. The complainant and/or the accused is responsible for presenting his or her own case. Therefore, advisors are not permitted to speak or to participate directly in any hearing before the Student Conduct and Discipline Committee.
- The complainant, the accused, and the Student Conduct and Discipline Committee may present witnesses subject to questioning by the Student Conduct Committee. Witnesses who are not present or available may submit statements instead.
- Pertinent records, exhibits, and written statements may be accepted as evidence for consideration by the Student Conduct and Discipline Committee at the discretion of the Chairperson.
- After the hearing, the Committee will determine (by majority vote) whether the student has violated the relevant section(s) of the Student Code that the student is charged with violating.
- The Student Conduct and Discipline Committee’s decision will be made on the basis of whether it is more likely than not that the accused student violated the Student Code.
- There will be a single record, such as an electronic recording, of all hearings before the Student Conduct and Discipline Committee. The recording will be the property of the college.
- Except in the case of a student charged with failing to obey the summons of the Student Conduct and Discipline Committee or a college official, no student may be found to have violated the Student Code solely because the student failed to appear before the committee.
Student Conduct and Discipline records are maintained or expunged after seven years, except in the case of suspensions and expulsions, which remain a part of the Dean of Student Services’ student discipline files.
ARTICLE IV: SANCTIONS
The following sanctions may be imposed upon any student found to have violated the Student Code.
- Warning—A notice in writing to the student that the student is violating or has violated institutional regulations.
- Probation—For a designated period of time and includes the probability of more severe disciplinary sanctions if the student is found to be violating any institutional regulation(s) during the probationary period.
- Loss of Privileges/Restriction—Denial of specified privilege or access for a designated period of time.
- Restitution—Compensation for loss, damage, or injury. This may take the form of appropriate service and/or monetary or material replacement.
- Discretionary Sanctions—Work assignments, service to the college or community, or other related discretionary assignments. (Such assignments must have the prior approval of the Dean of Student Services.)
- Suspension—Separation of the student from the college for a definite period of time after which the student is eligible to return. Conditions for readmission may be specified.
- Removal from program of study.
- Expulsion—Permanent separation of the student from the college.
More than one of the sanctions listed above may be imposed for any single violation.
The Dean of Student Services may authorize immediate interim suspension of any student when the circumstances warrant this action, such as:
- To ensure the safety and wellbeing of members of the college community or preservation of college property; or
- To ensure the student’s own physical or emotional safety and wellbeing or
- If the student poses an ongoing threat of disruption of, or interference with, the normal operations of the college.
The suspension will remain in effect pending the outcome of the Student Conduct and Discipline process. Any student who is being immediately banned from campus will be notified by the appropriate authorities, and will receive written notification of this sanction at his/her address of record.
Interim suspension will take effect immediately upon the direction of the Dean of Student Services or his or her designee and last for no more than ten (10) days. The ten-day (10-day) period may be extended for good cause by the Dean of Student Services or by agreement with the student.
During the interim suspension, the student will be denied access to the campus (including classes) and/or all other college activities or privileges for which the student might otherwise be eligible, as the Dean of Student Services may determine to be appropriate. The interim suspension does not replace the regular discipline process, which shall proceed on the normal schedule, up to and through the completion of the Student Conduct and Discipline Hearing, if required.
Sanctions For Student Organizations
Although not all acts of individual group members can or should be attributable to the group, any group or collection of its members acting in concert should be held responsible for its actions. In determining whether a group may be held collectively responsible for the individual actions of its members, all of the factors and circumstances surrounding the specific incident will be reviewed and evaluated. As a guiding principle, groups will be held responsible for the acts of their members when those acts grow out of, or are in any way related to a practice or pattern of behaviors established or encouraged by the group. Isolated violations of individuals may not be chargeable to the group, but evidence of group conduct exists where:
- Members of the group act in concert to violate college standards of conduct.
- A violation arises out of a group-sponsored, financed, or endorsed event.
- A group leader (s) has knowledge of the incident before it occurs and fails to prevent or report the act(s).
- The incident occurs on the premises owned or operated by the group.
- A pattern of individual violations is found to exist.
- Members of a group act in concert, or the organization provides the impetus or incentive for the violation.
The following sanctions may be imposed upon groups or organizations:
- Those sanctions listed above in Sanctions, 1–8.
- Deactivation—Loss of all privileges, including college recognition for a specified period of time.
In each case in which the Student Conduct Committee determines that a student has violated the Student Code, the sanction will be determined and imposed by the Committee. Following the hearing, the Committee Chairperson will within ten (10) calendar days advise the accused in writing of its determination and of the sanctions imposed, if any.
ARTICLE V: APPEAL PROCESS
- The accused, having been found in violation of any portion of the Student Code, may appeal the decision/ sanctions imposed by the Student Conduct Committee under the following circumstances:
- There has been an error in due process.
- New evidence that was not available at the time of the hearing has come to light.
- Sanctions are inconsistent with institutional precedent.
- The appeal must be submitted in writing to the Dean of Student Services within ten (10) days from the date that the accused is notified by the Chairperson of the Student Conduct and Discipline Committee regarding the Committee decision or sanctions.
- The Dean of Student Services will review all pertinent data regarding the appeal and will render a written decision within ten (10) calendar days or as soon as practicable. The Dean of Student Services’ decision is final.
ARTICLE VI: SEX OFFENDER NOTIFICATION AND REGISTRATION
The following language satisfies the notice required to the college community regarding registered sex offenders:
In accordance with the "Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act" of 2000, which amends the Jacob Wetterling Crimes against Children and Sexually Violent Offender Registration Act, the Jeanne Clery Act, and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, Schoolcraft College is providing a link to the Michigan State Police Sex Offender Registry. This act requires institutions of higher education to issue a statement advising the campus community where law enforcement information provided by a state concerning registered sex offenders may be obtained. It also requires sex offenders already required to register in a state to provide notice of each institution of higher education in that state at which the person is employed, carries a vocation, or is a student. In the State of Michigan, convicted sex offenders must register with the Sex Offender and Crimes Against Minors Registry maintained by the State Police.
The Sex Offenders Registration Act, MCL 28.721 et seq., directs the Michigan State Police to develop and maintain a public registry and provides guidelines on the type of offender information available to the public. The registration requirements of the Sex Offenders Registration Act are intended to provide the people of this state with an appropriate, comprehensive, and effective means to monitor those persons who pose a potential danger.
In accordance with the Wetterling Act, Megan’s Law, and the Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act of 2000, it is now mandatory that all registered sex offenders report to the law enforcement agency having jurisdiction in which the institution of higher learning is located. The Michigan Public Sex Offenders Registry can be accessed at www.mipsor.state.mi.us.
Registered sex offenders who are members of the college community, upon enrollment at the college and/or anytime thereafter while they remain a student at the college, are obligated to notify the college that they have registered or are required to register with the Michigan Public Sex Offenders Registry. Failure to notify the college is deemed to be a violation of the Student Code of Conduct, and subjects those students to all available college Judicial Processes and the Sanctions set forth.