Student Rights and Responsibilities

There are certain standards of acceptable behavior established within the Bylaws of the City University of New York (CUNY). LaGuardia Community College adheres to these standards to facilitate an environment that is conducive to learning and academic achievement. The central themes are Courtesy, Respect, Honesty, Integrity, and Safety.

There are circumstances when a determination has been established that a student has engaged in non-compliance with the procedures governing student conduct. These circumstances are investigated and assessed through the disciplinary and academic integrity processes. These processes are structured so that students are given the opportunity to present their side of the story and gain valuable instruction relative to professional standards of behavior. Situations that are deemed hostile or unsafe are subject to emergency hearings (within seven days) rendered by an elected group of students and faculty appointed by the College President known as the Faculty Student Disciplinary Committee (FSDC).

Dispositions rendered by the FSDC, can range from dismissal of charges to suspension from the College. Academic Integrity violations such as cheating or plagiarism can result in failure for an exam or course.
Adherence to the established standards of behavior is vital for furthering educational endeavors, and in many instances future references.

The ultimate goal in addressing matters of Student Discipline and Academic Integrity violations is to educate and provide students with information and activities that will contribute to their success.

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