Help maintain our accepting, productive environment

At college you’ll learn about living in a diverse community. While gaining the skills to do so, you must also recognize that your actions impact others. We’re focused on making sure we are facilitating an open and accepting environment.

To support our students, Onondaga Community College has developed a Student Code of Conduct that reflects our expectations for students’ behaviors as members of the community, which includes a list of generally prohibited behaviors. Students are expected to obey all federal, state and local laws and all policies, procedures, rules, regulations, and directives of OCC and/or its affiliated organizations. These include but aren’t limited to:

  • Policies in the Student Code of Conduct
  • The College’s Centralized Policy Manual
  • Residence Life Handbook
  • College Catalog

When a student’s behavior is alleged to fall short of expectations, that student will receive a fundamentally fair opportunity to be heard through Onondaga Community College’s conduct process and, if appropriate, receive a response, including appropriate sanctions, that educates and protects the involved individuals and the broader community consistent with the College’s Core Values. 

Behaviors that may be addressed by the Office of Students’ Rights and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Acts committed in person
  • Acts committed through third parties
  • Acts committed via electronic means

Incidents that may be addressed include, but are not limited to:

  • Those occurring on campus
  • Those occurring off campus
  • At events sponsored by the college
  • Those occurring while studying abroad.

Sanctions may be enhanced for violations of the Student Code of Conduct that are found to have been motivated by bias. To review the whole policy, you can view that here.

Student Conduct Policy