A. Policy Statement

A student’s continuance at any college in the Community College System of New Hampshire (CCSNH) depends not only upon his or her academic performance but also on his or her conduct. A college’s jurisdiction and discipline shall be limited to conduct which adversely affects the college community and/or the pursuit of its objectives, whether on or off the college premises.

The goals of the colleges’ judicial systems are to:

  • Develop, disseminate, interpret, and enforce campus regulations;
  • Protect the relevant rights of all students;
  • Adjudicate student behavioral problems in an effective, equitable, and educational manner;
  • Facilitate and encourage respect for campus governance; and
  • Enable students to learn from their experiences, to foresee consequences of behavior, and to avoid behaviors that would violate ethical and moral standards.

The mission of the colleges’ judicial systems shall be educational in emphasis. In the administration of discipline, however, it is imperative that a proper balance exist between concern for the individual involved in an infraction and concern for the college community. In doing so, the good of the college community normally takes precedence.