The Dean of Students Office can help you work through many questions and concerns.
Students often visit the Dean of Students Office when they are unclear about where
to turn for help. We are focused on problem solving and can help you if:
You become extremely ill or have an emergency situation causing you to miss class.
You have to eventually contact your professors, but we can help you work through this
process in a timely manner.
Feel like you are at a loss and not getting answers to your questions. We can point
you in the right directions and help you connect with the appropriate faculty or staff
A great place to problem solve and work through complex issues with a professional
Feel you were mistreated and want to find out about your rights and due process.
Need a neutral person to mediate or work through issues you are facing on campus.
A Code of Conduct hearing is a hearing held for the purpose of reviewing the incident
report and specifically discussing the student’s behavior and the basis for the allegations,
ascertaining the facts and determining responsibility. During the meeting, the student
will have the opportunity to share information and discuss the incident.
A Code of Conduct Committee is comprised of two administrators, two faculty members
and two students, who review incidents and hold Code of Conduct Hearings. The committee
determines findings of responsibility and submits sanctions based upon the information
gleaned during the hearing.
Differences of opinion and misunderstandings can occur in any community and Nassau
Community College has procedures that ensure your student’s right to file a grievance
or make a complaint. Of course approaching the faculty or staff person with which
there may be a problem to discuss the issue is usually the first step. Where that
fails there are a number of formal grievance procedures that might be appropriate.
The Office of Health Office provides emergency care, medical care, consultation and
referrals to appropriate health facilities. A current and extensive array of health-related
literature is available. Nurses, doctors and counselors are available. Visit the College
Student Health Office Web site for more information.
It is a meeting held for the purpose of reviewing the incident report and specifically
discussing the student’s behavior and the basis for the allegations, ascertaining
the facts and determining responsibility. During the meeting, the student will have
the opportunity to share information and discuss the incident.
It is a board of student peers who have applied and been selected to serve on the
board for an academic year. There committee is comprised of two administrators, two
faculty members and two students, who review incidents and hold conduct meetings.
Based upon the information presented during the conduct hearing, a determination is
made with regards to responsibility for the alleged violation(s). If a student is
found not responsible, the matter is considered resolved and no further action is
taken. The student will be notified of the finding by letter.If a student is found
responsible for violating Student Code of Conduct Policy, sanctions will be determined and the student will be informed in writing of the
decision, the required sanctions and the deadlines for completion.
A sanction is a penalty for violating the Student Code of Conduct Policy. The sanction(s) provides the student with the opportunity to examine behavior and
decision-making. In addition to encouraging the growth and development of the student,
sanctions serve as a deterrent for future misconduct, provide accountability for misconduct
and protect the College community.
Sanctions can range from a verbal and/or written reprimand to permanent expulsion
from the College. Examples of commonly assigned sanctions include: Social probation,
Community Service or a creative sanction. Creative sanctions may involve writing a
paper, or developing an informational brochure for the College.
Disciplinary actions do not appear on the official academic transcript. A separate
disciplinary file is maintained in the Dean of Students Office for a period of seven
years and then confidentially destroyed.
Will parents, potential employers, landlords or other persons be notified or informed
of a disciplinary action or record?All student records are confidential and information
will not be released to parents, potential employers or landlords without the written
consent of the student. College officials may have access to records on a need-to-know
Copies of policies pertaining to discipline, such as Student Code of Conduct Policy, Academic Dishonesty Policy and other related policies are available from the Dean
of Students Office, located in the College Center Building, Room 310, or in the Judicial Affairs section of this site.