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									             CODE OF CONDUCT FOR STUDENTS AND VISITORS

A student enrolling in Muskegon Community College or a visitor on the campus assumes
an obligation to behave in a manner compatible with the College’s function as an
educational institution. Misconduct on College-owned or controlled property for which
students or visitors are subject to discipline, falls into the following categories.

A. Dishonesty, such as knowingly furnishing false information to the College.
B. Forgery, alteration or misuse of College documents, records or identification cards.
C. Obstruction or disruption of the instructional process, administration, disciplinary
   procedures, or other authorized activities. See Attachment 1.
D. Obstruction of the free flow of traffic, either pedestrian or vehicular.
E. Theft of or damage to the College or property of others on campus.
F. Physical abuse of any person on College-owned or controlled property or at College-
   sponsored or supervised functions, or conduct which threatens or endangers the health
   or safety of any such person.
G. Unauthorized entry or use of College facilities, including all buildings and grounds.
H. Violation of College-established policies or regulations, including regulations in this
   “Student Handbook” and other publications pertaining to student organizations,
   student, faculty, administrative staff, non-academic employees, visitors, the use of the
   College facilities or procedures concerning the time, place and manner of public
   expression.
I. Use, possession, or distribution of narcotics, hallucinogens, or any other dangerous
   drugs, except as expressly permitted by law.
J. Use, possession, or distribution of alcoholic beverages.
K. Illegal or unauthorized possession or use of firearms, explosives, dangerous
   chemicals or other weapons on College-owned or controlled property. (See Weapons
   Policy on Page 33.)
L. Disorderly conduct, or lewd, indecent or obscene conduct or expression on College-
   owned or controlled property or at a College-sponsored or supervised function. See
   Attachment 1.
M. Gambling for money or anything else of value.
N. Failure to comply with directions of College officials, College security personnel, or
   any other College officials acting in performance of their duties on behalf of the
   College or to identify one’s self to these officials when required to do so.

Persons who violate these regulations may be removed from College property,
suspended, or dismissed from the College or be liable to legal prosecution or lesser
penalties. Any penalties assessed as a result of the violation of any of these regulations
shall be imposed according to due process but action by the courts shall not necessarily
relieve offenders from College action.
                                                                                   Attachment 1


                               Muskegon Community College

1. A request for a campus activity/facility use by a RSO or any outside organization or
group may be denied by the College, after investigation, where the activity/event will
constitute a clear and present danger to the College’s orderly operation because of the
speaker’s advocacy of such actions as:

    a. The violent overthrow of the government of the United States, the State of
    Michigan, or any political subdivision thereof;

    b. The willful damage to or destruction of, or seizure and subversion of, the
    College’s buildings or other property;

    c. The forcible disruption or impairment of, or interference with, the College’s
    regularly-scheduled classes or other educational functions;

    d. The physical harm, coercion, intimidation, or other invasion of lawful rights, of
    the College’s officials, faculty members, or students; or

    e. Other campus disorders of a violent nature.

       “Advocacy” means preparing the group addressed for imminent action and there
must be not only advocacy to action but also a reasonable apprehension of imminent
danger to the essential functions and purpose of the College.

2. While speech generally is protected by the First Amendment, certain speech or
expression is not protected. Where it is clear, after investigation, that the activity/event
will result in unprotected speech expression, the College may restrict of exclude the
activity/event. Such unprotected speech or expression includes the following:

    a. Defamation: Oral or written falsehoods communicated to third parties that would
    harm the reputation of another;

    b. Fighting Words: Insulting of fighting words – those which by their very utterance
    inflict injury or tend to incite an immediate breach of the peace:

    c. Obscenity: The material in question is patently offensive, appeals to prurient
    interest, and taken as a whole, lacks serious literary, artistic, political or scientific
    value.




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