CPCC Student Conduct Advisory

Conduct Abroad
CPCC Student Conduct Advisory 
We recognize that the students participating in this CPCC program are legally adults and responsible for their own behavior. However, they are also considered to represent their home institution and country. It is the faculty director’s responsibility to advise students when they are offending the norms of the host country.   
In the case of serious violations which jeopardize the safety or well-being of the offender, other students, or members of the host culture (i.e., instructors, home stay families) students should understand that such behavior may result in dismissal from the program, failure of the course, loss of program cost, and/or an early return home at the student’s expense. You are to follow the CPCC code of conduct copied for you below.      
 Drugs:  Non-prescription mind-altering drugs are illegal.   Absolutely no drugs or drunkenness will be tolerated.  The penalties are severe and you could be jailed for a year or more in the foreign country. We could do nothing about it.
 Alcohol:  Getting drunk is illegal and potentially dangerous.
  1. You could be picked up and jailed.    
  2. You are regarded as an immature American who does not know how to drink.
  3. You reflect poorly on USA and also on CPCC. 
  4. You make yourself too visible this way and vulnerable to harm especially in today’s world situation.
Student Conduct according to the CPCC student handbook:
III. STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT:  The College reserves the right to maintain a safe and orderly educational environment for students and staff. Therefore, when in the judgment of College officials, a student’s conduct disrupts or threatens to disrupt the College community, appropriate disciplinary action will be taken to restore and protect the well being of the community.
Students are expected to conduct themselves in accordance with generally accepted standards of scholarship and morality. The purpose of this code is not to restrict student rights but to protect the rights of individuals in their academic pursuits.
The following regulations set forth rules of conduct that prohibit certain types of student behavior. Violation of one or more of the following regulations may result in one of the sanctions described in Section V.
A. Academic Dishonesty—taking or acquiring possession of any academic material (test information, research papers, notes, etc.) from a member of the College staff or student body without permission; receiving or giving help during tests; submitting papers or reports (that are supposed to be original work) that are not entirely the student’s own; not giving credit for others’ work. (Also see CPCC Code of Student Academic Integrity/Student Academic Integrity Policy.)
B Theft of, misuse of, or damage to College property, or theft of or damage to property of a member of the College community or a campus visitor on College premises or at a College function; unauthorized entry upon the property of the College or into a College facility or a portion thereof which has been restricted in use and thereby placed off limits; unauthorized presence in a College facility after closing hours.
C. Possession of or use of alcoholic beverages or being in a state of intoxication on the College campus or at College-sponsored or supervised functions off campus or in College-owned vehicles. Possession, use, sale or distribution of any controlled substance, illegal drugs, or drug paraphernalia except as expressly permitted by law. Any influence which may be attributed to the use of drugs or of alcoholic beverages shall not in any way limit the responsibility of the individual for the consequences of his/her actions. (Also see CPCC policy Section 4.01, Drug-Free College.)
D. Disorderly, lewd or indecent conduct, including public physical or verbal action or distribution of obscene or libelous written material.
E. Mental or physical abuse of any person (including sex offenses) on College premises or at College-sponsored or College-supervised functions, including verbal or physical actions which threaten or endanger the health or safety of any such persons or which promote hatred or prejudice.
F. Any act, comment, or behavior which is of a sexually suggestive or harassing nature and which in any way interferes with another student’s rights or an employee’s performance or creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment.
G. Intentional obstruction or disruption of teaching, research, administration, or disciplinary proceedings, or other College activities, including public service functions, and other duly authorized activities on College premises or at College-sponsored activity sites.
H. Cell phones, beepers, and walkie talkies cause unnecessary disruption to the teaching/learning process in the classroom or lab setting. Out of courtesy to others, all systems of communication should be in "QUIET" position during instructional or lab time.
I. Occupation or seizure in any manner of College property, a College facility, or any portion thereof for a use inconsistent with prescribed, customary, or authorized use.
J. Participation in or conducting an informal or formal assembly in a manner that threatens or causes injury to person or property and that interferes with free access to, ingress or egress of College facilities that is harmful, obstructive or disruptive to the educational process or institutional functions of the College; remaining at the scene of such an assembly after being asked to leave by a representative of the College staff.
K. Possession, storage, use, or threat of use of firearms, weapons, incendiary devices or explosives on College property or at College-sponsored activity sites, except in connection with a College-approved activity. This also includes unauthorized use of any instrument capable of inflicting serious bodily injury to any person.
The following State law overrides the new NC concealed weapons act: weapons on campus are prohibited. It is unlawful for any person to possess or carry, whether openly or concealed, any gun, rifle, pistol, or any other weapon of like kind as defined in GS14-269.2
L. Setting off a fire alarm or using or tampering with any fire safety equipment on College property or at College-sponsored activity sites, except with reasonable belief in the need for such alarm or equipment.
M. Gambling. Participating on College property or at College-sponsored activity sites in an activity where making a set wager, or playing for money or material is executed.
N. Eating, drinking or smoking and/or using other forms of tobacco products in classrooms, shops, and labs or other unauthorized areas.
O. Violation of College regulations regarding the operation and parking of motor vehicles on or around CPCC property.
P. Forgery, alteration, duplication or misuse of College documents, records, computers or instruments of identification with intent to deceive.
Q. Failure to comply with instructions of College employees acting in performance of their duties.
R. Violation of the terms of disciplinary probation or any College regulation during the period of probation.
S. Fiscal irresponsibility such as failure to pay College-levied fines, failure to repay College-funded loans, or the passing of worthless checks to College officials.
T. Disruptive behavior which includes any action or threat of action which endangers the peace, safety or orderly function of the College, its facilities or persons engaged in the business of the College.

U. Conviction of a local, state, or federal criminal law