Source: http://kcc.hawaii.edu/page/policies

Conduct expected of students at Kapi`olani Community College is defined in the University of Hawai`i Board of Regents’ Statement on Rights and Responsibilities of the University of Hawai`i Community Student Conduct Code. Kapi`olani Community College has a Code of Student Conduct that defines expected conduct for students and specifies those acts subject to University sanctions.

Student Conduct Committee
Students should become familiar with the Code of Student Conduct. As UH/Kapi`olani Community College students, their conduct is subject to the policies and regulations of the University and its duly constituted bodies. Disciplinary authority is exercised through the Student Conduct Committee. The committee follows procedures for hearing allegations of misconduct. Copies of the Student Conduct Code are available at the Office of the Dean of Student Services, `Ilima 205.

Academic Dishonesty, Cheating, and Plagiarism
Academic dishonesty cannot be condoned by the University. Dishonesty includes cheating and plagiarism; it is a violation of the Student Conduct Code and may result in expulsion from the University.

Cheating includes but is not limited to giving unauthorized help during an examination, obtaining unauthorized information about an examination before it is administered, using inappropriate sources of information during an examination, altering the record of any grades, altering answers after an examination has been submitted, falsifying any official UH record, and misrepresenting the facts in order to obtain exemptions from course requirements.

Plagiarism includes but is not limited to submitting any document, to satisfy an academic requirement, that has been copied in whole or part from another individual’s work without identifying that individual; neglecting to identify as a quotation a documented idea that has not been assimilated into the student’s language and style, or paraphrasing a passage so closely that the reader is misled as to the source; submitting the same written or oral material in more than one course without obtaining authorization from the instructors involved; or dry-labbing, which includes (a) obtaining and using experimental data from other students without the express consent of the instructor, (b) utilizing experimental data and laboratory write-ups from other sections of the course or from previous terms during which the course was conducted, and (c) fabricating data to fit the expected results.

Disruptive Behavior
Kapi`olani Community College defines disruptive behavior as speech or action that (a) is disrespectful, offensive, and/or threatening; (b) interferes with the learning activities of other students; (c) impedes the delivery of college services; and/or (d) has a negative impact in any learning environment—including department and staff offices, the library, the Computing Center, the Learning Assistance Centers, labs, clinical sites, service-learning sites, etc. Disruptive behavior includes physically or verbally harassing, threatening, or abusing or acting abusively toward an instructor, staff member, or student in any activity authorized by the College.

Disciplinary actions that the College may impose include a formal warning, probation, suspension, and dismissal. An instructor referring a student for disciplinary action does so under the provisions of the Student Conduct Code. The code stipulates that the Chancellor may impose disciplinary sanctions upon a student only after a Student Conduct Committee hearing has taken place. However, disruptive students may be subject to immediate disciplinary action in an emergency situation. In such cases, the Chancellor may impose the sanction of suspension prior to a hearing. For further information, please refer to the Student Conduct Code available at the Office of the Dean of Student Services, `Ilima 205.

Lethal Weapons
Firearms, spear guns, and bows and arrows are prohibited on campus except with specific prior permission of the Chancellor.

In accordance with the state’s No Smoking Act, Act 108, SLH 1976 and Act 245, SLH 1987, and University Policy, smoking is prohibited in all of the classrooms, laboratories, conference rooms, and other covered structures of the College.

Illicit Drugs and Alcohol
This official notice, by the University of Hawai`i Office of the President, is issued pursuant to the requirements of the federal Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act of 1989 and the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988.

In conformance with the existing law, University faculty, staff, and students are not permitted to manufacture, distribute, possess, use, dispense, or be under the influence of illegal drugs and/or alcohol as prohibited by state and federal law, at University-sponsored or approved events or on University property or in buildings used by the University for education, research, or recreational programs. Consistent with its mission, the University will cooperate with law enforcement agencies responsible for enforcing laws related to the use of illegal drugs and alcohol. Students found in violation of these laws shall be subject to the provisions of the Student Conduct Code. Faculty and staff found in violation of these laws are subject to disciplinary action as provided in collective bargaining agreements, University policy, and other applicable state laws and rules.

The University recognizes that substance abuse is a complex problem that is not easily resolved solely by personal effort and may require professional assistance and/or treatment. Students, faculty, and staff members with substance abuse problems are encouraged to take advantage of available diagnostic, referral, counseling, and prevention services. The University will not excuse misconduct by employees and students whose judgment is impaired due to substance abuse. The purchase, possession, or consumption of alcoholic beverages is regulated by state law. Students are expected to know and abide by these laws and University rules and regulations governing the use and consumption of alcoholic beverages on campus. For further information, students are referred to Board of Regents policy, executive policies, and campus guidelines regulating the use and consumption of alcoholic beverages on campus.

Students are not permitted to be under the influence of, possess, manufacture, distribute, or sell illicit drugs, as prohibited by state law, at University-sponsored events, on University property, or in buildings used by the University for its educational or recreational programs. Reasonable suspicion of possession or use of illegal drugs and substances on campus may subject the students involved to investigation.

Sanctions that may be imposed on violators of the alcohol and drug related sections of the Student Conduct Code include disciplinary warning, probation, suspension, expulsion, or rescission of grades or degree. Copies of the full text of the code and the Hawai`i Penal Code are available in the Office of the Dean of Student Services, `Ilima 205.

College-sponsored activities on campus that involve either the serving or selling of alcoholic beverages must be in compliance with applicable College/University policies and state law.

Copies of policies governing the possession, consumption, serving, and sale of alcoholic beverages on the University of Hawai`i Kapi`olani Community College campus are available in the Office of the Dean of Student Services, `Ilima 205.

Kapi'olani Community College Testing Center • 4303 Diamond Head Road, Lama 101 • Honolulu Hawai'i 96816
Information: 808-734-9144 • Fax: 808-734-9453 • E-mail: kcctest@hawaii.edu