Definitions


Definitions to be used in this policy shall be as follows:

  • An "accused student" shall mean any student or student organization formally charged with an alleged violation of the Student Code of Conduct and/or College District policies.
  • An "adviser" shall mean any person the accused student or victim/complainant chooses to assist him or her throughout the student conduct process. The adviser shall not represent or speak on behalf of the accused student or victim/complainant.
  • An "appellate body" shall mean any person, persons, or committee authorized by the vice president of student services or designee or as provided for in College District policy to conduct a review of hearing proceedings or to make decisions regarding such proceedings as prescribed in this policy.
  • A "charge" shall mean an allegation of a violation of the Student Code of Conduct or College District policies that occurs once the vice president of student services or designee determines there is sufficient information to hold a hearing to determine whether the student has violated the Student Code of Conduct or College District policies.
  • The "College District" shall mean North Central Texas College, including all campuses and properties owned, leased, or controlled by the College District. [See AB(LOCAL)]
  • The "College District Community" shall mean any student, faculty member, staff, visitor, volunteer, or other person employed by the College District.
  • A "College District-Sponsored Activity" shall mean any activity, event, function, program, or service on or off College District properties that is organized, sponsored, supervised, or directly initiated by the College District, including its employees on behalf of the College District or registered student organizations.
  • A "complainant" shall mean any person submitting information indicating that a student allegedly violated the Student Code of Conduct or College District policies where the incident is covered under Title IX regulations or involves an alleged act of violence or harassment, including, but not limited to, sexual misconduct, harassment, endangerment, stalking, or hazing.
  • A "faculty member" shall mean any person employed by the College District, full time, part time or contractually, to conduct classroom, laboratory, or clinical instruction.
  • A "hearing" shall mean an informal or formal conduct proceeding conducted by a hearing body pursuant to the Student Code of Conduct.
  • A "hearing body" shall mean any person, persons, or committee authorized by the vice president of student services or designee, or as provided for in College District policy, to conduct hearings, make decisions regarding whether a student has violated the Student Code of Conduct, and render sanctions as prescribed in this code. [See FMA]
  • "On campus" and "premises" shall mean any and all campuses, buildings, facilities, land, grounds, parking lots, and adjacent sidewalks and streets that are owned, leased, or controlled by the College District.
  • A "policy" shall mean any written statement governing the operations of the College District that has been approved and adopted by the Board or as found in the course catalog, student handbook, college housing rules, and other written requirements of departments, student organizations, and clubs.
  • A "student" shall mean any person currently enrolled in or taking any course in the College District, including non-credit bearing, certificate, professional, life-long learning, or distance education courses. "Student" also includes and encompasses student organizations. These policies and regulations shall also apply to any prospective or former student who has been accepted for admission or readmission to any component institution while he or she is on the premises of any component institution or any person not enrolled in the College District but continues to have a relationship with the College District if the student has not completed the course or program in which the student was enrolled.
  • A "student organization" shall mean a student club, society, group, or sports team approved, registered, or recognized or going through the process to be recognized through student life, an academic unit, or other administrative department. The term "student" shall also include student organizations.
  • A "victim" shall mean any person submitting information indicating a student allegedly violated the Student Code of Conduct or College District policies where the incident is covered under Title IX regulations or involves an alleged act of violence or harassment, including, but not limited to, sexual misconduct, harassment, endangerment, stalking, and/or hazing.