Student Rights and Responsibilities/Student Conduct Code

As members of the academic community, students are encouraged to develop the capacity for critical judgment and to engage in an independent search for truth. The freedom to learn depends upon appropriate opportunities and conditions in the classroom, on the campus and in the larger community. Students should exercise their freedom with responsibility.

Admission to Pierce College carries with it the expectations that students shall conduct themselves as responsible members of the Pierce College community, observe the standards of conduct, respect the rights, privileges and property of other members of the academic community, maintain a high standard of integrity and honesty, and not interfere with legitimate college business appropriate to the pursuit of academic goals.

The student's success is dependent on the district fostering a positive district-wide climate that supports learning, communication, recognition and collaboration among a diverse faculty, staff and student body.

As an agency of the state of Washington, Pierce College must respect and adhere to all laws established by local, state and federal authorities. Pierce College also has developed a set of rules and regulations to ensure the orderly conduct of the affairs of the district. These rules and regulations, if violated, may result in student discipline in accordance with the procedures established in the student code of conduct.

Copies of the Student Conduct Code are available in the offices of the Vice Presidents of Learning and Student Success, Student Life, Deans of Student Success, and Associate Dean, Student Conduct.

Chapter 132K-135 WAC - Student Conduct Code.


Revised 3-12-19