Student Code of Conduct

Failure of Alexandria Technical and Community College (ATCC) students to always conduct themselves in a respectful and professional manner may result in student discipline. A Student Code of Conduct, Sanctions for Violation of Student Code of Conduct, and other related procedures are provided. Students also have the right to appeal discipline sanctions.

The ATCC Student Code of Conduct applies at all locations and activities of the College. During orientation, students are informed of the Student Code of Conduct and where an available copy is located. Student organizations are subject to the ATCC Student Code of Conduct and to the disciplinary processes found in ATCC Procedure 3.6.1.


For purposes of ATCC Policy 3.6 and Procedure 3.6.1, the following definitions apply:


The ATCC employee responsible for administering the Student Code of Conduct.


An individual who advises a student during this process.


Permanent denial of the privilege of enrollment at ATCC.


An act which endangers the mental or physical health or safety of a person, subjects a person to humiliation or ridicule, 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 student group, organization, or athletic team.

Preponderance of evidence

A standard of responsibility that is more likely than not that the code has been violated.


The term “student” includes all persons who:

  • Are enrolled in one or more courses, either credit or non-credit, through any Minnesota State college or university.
  • Withdraw, transfer, or graduate, after an alleged violation of the student code of conduct.
  • Are not officially enrolled for a particular term, but who have a continuing academic relationship with the Minnesota State college or university.
  • Have been notified of their acceptance for admission or have initiated the process of application for admission or financial aid.
  • Are living in a Minnesota State college or university residence hall although not enrolled at the Minnesota State college or university.

Summary suspension

A temporary suspension imposed without a formal hearing to ensure the safety and well-being of members of the Minnesota State college or university community.


Denial of the privilege of enrollment for a specified period of time after which the student is eligible to return. Conditions for re-enrollment may be specified.

Sanctions for Violations of Student Code of Conduct

ATCC students are afforded appropriate due process in the resolution of any alleged violations of the Student Code of Conduct. Students found responsible for violations are subject to sanctions which may include removal from student housing or suspension or expulsion from the college. Annually, and upon amendment, colleges shall notify students of the availability and location of the Student Code of Conduct. A copy is available at appropriate locations on campus and on the college website. Allegations of discrimination, harassment, sexual violence, fraud or dishonest acts as defined in ATCC Policies 1B.1, 1B.3, 1C.2 must be resolved pursuant to ATCC policy. Allegations of academic dishonesty will be resolved under separate procedures in accordance with college policies on that issues.

Off Campus Conduct

ATCC may hold students accountable for a violation of the behavioral proscriptions contained in their student codes of conduct committed off campus when:

  • The violation involves hazing; or
  • The violation is committed while participating in a college-sanctioned or sponsored activity; or
  • The victim of the violation is a member of the college community; or
  • The violation constitutes a felony under state or federal law; or
  • The violation adversely affects the educational, research, or service functions of the college.


NOTE: ATCC provides an avenue for appeal to students found responsible for a conduct violation. In addition, ATCC informs students of their right to a contested case hearing under Minnesota Statutes Chapter 14 in cases involving sanctions of suspension for 10 days or longer.

Related ATCC Documents:


Approved by: Leadership Council

Effective Date: 5/5/2021

Next Review Date: May 2024

Archive: 2.5 Student Code of Conduct, Discipline, and Discipline Appeals
                 2.5.2 Off-Campus Conduct