Student Code of Conduct
Leech Lake Tribal College expects students to conduct themselves in a manner that is conducive to learning and that is respectful to others. This applies both on-campus and at college-sponsored activities off-campus. In addition, all students at LLTC must comply with the applicable laws that govern the Leech Lake Reservation.
Students who do not comply with college regulations, or who commit violations of a serious nature, may be subject to disciplinary action by Leech Lake Tribal College. Persons who are not students or employees of the college are required to abide by the Leech Lake Tribal College policies and student- conduct regulations while on campus property.
Each student is responsible for becoming familiar with and complying with the standards of conduct at Leech Lake Tribal College and reporting the actions of others, including, but not limited to:
- Obstruction/disruption of the teaching, research, administration, disciplinary procedure, or any other college duty or function, including its public service functions. The participation in a demonstration on campus, which materially and substantially disrupts or obstructs the normal functioning of the college, including unauthorized occupation of the premises.
- Falsification, forgery, alteration or use of college documents, records, instruments of identification with intent to defraud the college, or an act of academic dishonesty.
- Failure to comply with orders or directives of college officials, faculty, security officers, or any other law enforcement/fire department personnel acting in the performance of their duties.
- Unauthorized entry or use of the college facilities or equipment.
- Disorderly conduct or lewd, indecent behavior, conduct or expression, including abusive language.
- Conduct, which is physically abusive to others or threatens to endanger the health, life or safety of others or oneself on college property.
- Sexual abuse/harassment conduct which is sexually abusive to others or which includes, but is not limited to, sexual intimidation, unwanted touching, sexual contact/assault, or any other uninvited behavior of a sexually explicit nature.
- Hazing, initiation activities in all forms which include, but are not limited to, striking, laying hands upon, treating with violence, or threatening to do bodily harm to another person with the intent to punish/injure.
- Unauthorized use or possession of firearms, other weapons, explosives, firecrackers, or chemicals within or upon the grounds, buildings or any other facilities of the college.
- Theft, or the attempted theft, of property of the college or persons of the college.
- Vandalism, including, but not limited to, defacing, graffiti, trashing or attempting to damage property of the college or of another individual.
- Excessive noise or any act occurring on the college campus, which intentionally disturbs the peace and quiet of any person or group of persons.
- Illegal gambling activities in violation of the law.
- Misuse of college telephones, including, but not limited to, charging any long-distance calls, or making other telephone calls of an offensive, obscene, or illegal nature to or from any telephone on campus.
- Alcohol and other drug violations (see Alcohol and Other Drugs Policy).
Disciplinary Actions for Code of Conduct Violations
Conduct sanctions will be commensurate with the seriousness of the offense and may include separation from the college. Repeated violations justify increasingly severe sanctions. The following sanctions shall comprise the range of official action which may be imposed for violation of regulations. All implemented sanctions will be recorded in the private records of the campus security office. One or more sanctions may be imposed.
Conduct warning is a notice to students that their conduct has been questionable and that future breaches of conduct will be treated more severely.
Conduct probation is a trial period during which students must behave in a manner acceptable to the college. The status of conduct probation is assigned for a specific period of time. While on conduct probation, students are encouraged to seek advice and counsel from appropriate college offices. A conduct board may recommend terms of probation which restrict the students' participation in extracurricular activity. The terms of probation may involve a conduct contract.
Conduct suspension is an action which excludes students for a specific period of time from registration and/or class attendance. The privilege of the use of college facilities is withdrawn by the action unless specific permission is obtained from the campus security office. Upon termination of the period of suspension, students shall be considered for registration in compliance with academic admission standards then in effect. Proof of further incident of misconduct, after readmission, will likely result in dismissal or expulsion.
Conduct dismissal is the withdrawal by the college of the privilege of registration or class attendance with no promise that the student may return at any future time. The privilege of the use of college facilities is withdrawn by the action. Students on conduct dismissal may be readmitted only by action of the President. Students who have been dismissed are not eligible for readmission sooner than one year from the date of dismissal. If the student is readmitted, proof of a further incident of misconduct shall result in expulsion.
Conduct expulsion is the permanent withdrawal by the President of the privilege of registration and class attendance. The privilege of the use of college facilities is withdrawn by this action.
Loss of Privilege:
Loss of privilege is the withdrawal of a privilege or use of a service for a specified period of time consistent with the offense committed and the rehabilitation of the student.
Restitution requires students to pay for damages to or misappropriate of college funds, property, or the property of members or visitors to the college community. Such reimbursements shall be charged to any student who alone, or through group concerted activities, organizes or knowingly participates in the events causing the damage or costs.
Alcohol and Other Drugs Policy
Leech Lake Tribal College policy fully complies with current and future requirements, regulations, or interpretations of the Federal Drug Free Schools and Communities Act/Amendments of 1989 and the Drug -Free Workplace Act of 1988. Leech Lake Tribal College prohibits the use of any alcoholic beverages on the campus. This prohibition extends to athletic events and school activities, and applies to any person on LLTC grounds, whether or not he or she is a member of the college community.
Leech Lake Tribal College prohibits the illegal use, possession, sale, manufacture, or distribution of drugs or actions involving drugs which may involve medical or psychological hazards to individuals, or actions involving drugs which may lead to interference with the rights and privileges of others.
Sanctions for Students:
Students who use, possess or distribute alcohol or illegal drugs on campus (or are suspected of doing so) will be subject to disciplinary action as set forth in the college's Code of Student Conduct and civil and state laws. Sanctions may include but are not limited to:
- Disposal or law enforcement notified of any alcohol, drugs, or paraphernalia
- Conduct Warnings or Probation
- Counseling or Medical Referral
- Suspension or Expulsion from the college
- Referral to Law Enforcement Agencies for prosecution of charges
- Athletes are also subject to being declared ineligible for play for the remainder of the season or entire enrollment at LLTC.
Leech Lake Tribal College has a Wellness Center on campus that houses various resources to assist students who may have drug or alcohol problems. The phone number for the Wellness Center is (218)335-4254.
Sexual Harassment Policy
LL TC is committed to maintaining a safe and comfortable learning environment for all students. Sexual harassment undermines the mission of the college, offends the integrity of the college community, and will not be tolerated.
Sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, stalking, or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature that results in interfering with an individual's educational performance, or creates an intimidating environment. Sexual harassment is prohibited by both state and federal law. Any student who engages in sexual harassment is subject to disciplinary action, up to and including suspension from LLTC.
If you believe that you have been subjected to sexual harassment, you are asked to report your concerns immediately to campus security or any other employee you feel comfortable in filing such a report. To the extent possible, all such reports will be treated confidentially and will be investigated in a prompt and responsible manner.
Student Grievances and Appeals Policy
Leech Lake Tribal College is committed to a respectful learning environment for all members of the campus community. Students have the right to seek a remedy for a dispute or disagreement when they believe they have been treated in an improper, unfair or arbitrary manner. In addition, students have the right to seek a remedy for issues of institutional program quality. No retaliation of any kind shall be taken against a student for participation in a grievance or complaint.
Grievance: A written claim raised by a student alleging improper, unfair, arbitrary, or discriminatory action by an employee involving the application of a specific provision of a college rule/policy. A grievance may also be about issues of institutional or program quality. Appeal: A request for reconsideration of a grievance application of a policy or procedure or a request to reconsider a disciplinary measure that has been taken.
- When a student has a grievance, she or he shall first meet on an informal basis with the faculty member, staff member, or college administrator directly involved in the dispute in an attempt to resolve the grievance. For full consideration, the grievance should be filed in the semester in which the concern arises, or within two weeks of the subsequent term.
- When a student has a grievance which remains unresolved after consultation with the faculty member, staff member, or college administrator directly involved in the dispute, she or he may file a written account of his or her grievance with the Dean of Student Services. A student grievance form is available in the Office of Student Services. The Dean of Student Services shall respond in writing to the student within fourteen (14) days of receipt of the written, signed notice of grievance.
- If the grievance i s not resolved through step two, the student may appeal to the Vice President o f Academic Affairs. The vice president shall consider the appeal and make a decision in writing within fourteen (14) days of receipt of the written, signed notice of appeal.
- If the grievance is not resolved at the meeting with the vice president, the student may appeal to the college president, who will consider the appeal and make a decision in writing within fourteen (14) days of receipt of the written, signed notice of appeal. The decision of the president is final and binding.