|Code of Conduct and Grievance Policy|
The Southern Virginia Higher Education Center (SVHEC) is committed to maintaining a safe, civil, and respectful learning environment for SVHEC staff, partners, and guests. To that end, the following code of conduct, policy and information is provided as a guide. The SVHEC considers students enrolled with our educational partners as guests and hereafter refers to as such. As lessee of the property, the SVHEC has the authority to bar individuals found in non-compliance of the code of conduct and SVHEC policies.
CODE OF CONDUCT
Guests of the SVHEC are to follow the SVHEC Code of Conduct, in addition to their partner institutions at which the student is enrolled. Information can be found in the student handbooks and on the college/university or high school website in which you are enrolled.
1. Violation of or failure to comply with any SVHEC policy, rule, or regulation
2. Failure to comply with the directive of a SVHEC official, partner, employee, or
representative in the performance of his or her duties
3. Use or possession of ammunition, firearms, other weapons or illegal or illegally obtained drugs, none of which are allowed on the premises, including the parking lot
4. Conducting oneself in a manner that endangers the health or safety of other persons
5. Stealing, destroying, defacing, damaging, or misuse of SVHEC property or property
belonging to another person
6. Harassment of any student, employee, partner, or guest of the SVHEC
7. Use of profanity
8. Obstruction or disruption of teaching, research, administration, disciplinary procedures or other activities, including public service functions or other authorized activities of the SVHEC and its partners
9. Violation of the SVHEC Computer Acceptable Use Policy
If you are found in violation of the code of conduct or any policy of the SVHEC you:
1. Will be asked to vacate the premises immediately or turned over to the college/university official or law enforcement official, depending on the nature of the offense.
2. Will be given a written explanation of the offense and the consequences to be copied to the college or university partner and/or the proper law enforcement official, depending on the offense.
An appointment will be made for you to appear before the grievance board within a two-week timeframe.
A decision will be made on action required by the end of a two-week timeframe, if the decision is grieved; otherwise the offender will not be allowed on the grounds, parking lot or inside the facilities of the SVHEC for a one year time period from the date of the offense.
Amy H. Cole