STUDENT DISCIPLINE

Code of Conduct

Student Responsibilities
1. Upon entry of the school campus, all students are expected to wear their prescribed uniform.
2. The College ID should be worn when inside the campus. ID’s should also be presented in administration and staff transactions. Tampering or using other students’ ID is a major offense and shall be dealt with accordingly.
3. Students are required to follow policies and guidelines set by the school. The school reserves its right to discipline students on the ground of misbehavior and disregard to school policies and guidelines.
4. It is the responsibility of every student to take care of school properties and facilities. Any damage done by the student in school properties and facilities shall be subject to disciplinary measures. Repairs and replacements shall be charged to the student.
5. Smoking is strictly not allowed inside the campus.
6. Eating and drinking inside the classrooms are prohibited.
7. Official activities of the college or those that require the use of the name of the college outside the campus should be duly approved by the Student Affairs.
8. All Off-Campus Activity or Extra-Curricular Activities requires parental permission and an accompanying moderator who is a faculty member subject to the approval of the Head of Student Affairs.
9. Campus closes at 10:00 PM. All activities beyond this hour require the approval of the Head of Student Affairs.
10. All students are expected to wait for their teacher quietly in their designated classroom when the latter would be late.
11. The college acknowledges and respects the rights of the students provided that these individual rights do not infringe the rights of other students and teachers.
12. The College encourages the establishment of clubs and organizations so long as they are approved by the Head of Student Affairs.
13. Clubs and Organizations (e.g. fraternities and sororities) that;
– promote violence
– maintain secrecy
– disrespects and willfully disregards the rights and dignity of members and non-members are not allowed to be organized inside the campus. More so, these groups are prohibited to form a base in our college.
14. The college cannot be held responsible for behaviors and activities of the students outside the campus, except when the act done is in fulfillment of a college activity. Disciplinary actions will be made by the school when such events occur.
15. The College reserves the right to suspend, dismiss, and expel students after deliberations for due cause.

Offenses

The following constitute a Minor Offense
1. Not wearing the proper uniform inside campus.
2. Loitering in the corridors while classes are going on.
3. Littering inside the campus.
4. Going out of the classroom during class hours without asking permission from the instructor.
5. Spitting anywhere.
6. Making unnecessary noise inside the library.
7. Unauthorized posting of posters, announcements, and streamers without prior approval from the DSA.
8. Unauthorized entry of vehicles without gate pass or permission from the security personnel.

The following constitute a Major Offense
1. Bringing alcoholic beverages inside the campus; drinking alcoholic beverages inside the campus; entering the campus under the influence of alcoholic beverages and prohibited drugs which will cause the disrupting of the normal activities of the campus
2. Bringing firearms and other deadly weapons
3. Possession of drugs inside the campus
4. Acting in any form of public immorality in campus or in any school functions outside the school.
5. Gross disrespect and threatening faculty, staff, and students and in effect, prevented them from discharging their duties and attending classes
6. Any act that degrades the dignity of a person
7. Extortion
8. Disobeying school policies and regulations
9. Stealing
10. Vandalism
11. Engaging in activities which damage school properties
12. Gambling in campus
13. Instigating illegal strikes which will result to stoppage of classes
14. Disrupting classes
15. Selling examination papers
16. Falsely accusing another student
17. Lying during hearing on charges against a student
18. Refusing to cooperate in an investigation against a student
19. Bringing pornographic materials in campus
20. Committing scandals on campus or during school activities outside campus.
21. Assaulting a teacher
22. Assaulting another person
23. Hazing
24. Sexual misconduct
25. Tampering and falsification of school documents
26. Deliberate defiance of the sanctions imposed by the school
27. Smoking inside the campus
28. Unauthorized use of school facilities
29. Engaging in any act which cause the destruction of the credibility and integrity of a student, staff, faculty, and administrator without sufficient proof. These acts include but are not limited to;
     29.1 Instigating illegal rallies
     29.2 Making black propagandas
     29.3 Making unfounded petitions
     29.4 Any forms of harassment
     29.5 Any form of boycotts
All students are expected to observe highest standard of morality to preserve the dignity. Such acts not provided in this handbook shall be dealt with by the Administration accordingly.

Penalties

The DSA with the approval of the College President shall impose the necessary sanctions on the violators. Offenses may be classified as a minor offense, and a major offense. Further, a major offense may be classified as; serious, less grave, and grave.

Penalties for Minor

Offenses

1st Commission – Oral, written reprimand from the DSA
– Written letter of apology toward the person
concerned
2nd Commission – Oral, written reprimand from the DSA
– Written letter of apology toward the person
concerned
3rd Commission – Offense shall be treated as a major offense
and shall be heard by the Disciplinary
Committee

Penalties for Minor Offenses

1st Commission – Oral, written reprimand from the DSA
– Written letter of apology toward the person
concerned
2nd Commission – Oral, written reprimand from the DSA
– Written letter of apology toward the person
concerned
3rd Commission – Offense shall be treated as a major offense
and shall be heard by the Disciplinary
Committee

Determination of

Offenses

It is the responsibility of the DSA to determine the gravity of the offense committed by the erring student. If it is a minor offense, penalties for minor offenses shall apply. If a major offense is committed, case shall be referred to the Disciplinary Committee who shall commence an investigation and render proper penalty after due investigation.

Determination of Offenses

It is the responsibility of the DSA to determine the gravity of the offense committed by the erring student. If it is a minor offense, penalties for minor offenses shall apply. If a major offense is committed, case shall be referred to the Disciplinary Committee who shall commence an investigation and render proper penalty after due investigation.

The Disciplinary Board

The Disciplinary Board acts as a principal advisory board on matters concerning student discipline. It is the responsibility of the board to hear and investigate complaints, grievances, and cases which involve a student or group of students as respondents.
The Disciplinary Committee shall be composed of the College President, DSA, Guidance Counselor, SSC President and the Department Head concerned.

Penalties for a Major

Offense

1. Disciplinary Probation (as determined by the Disciplinary Board)
2. Mandatory work / community service
3. Counseling
4. Suspension (as determined by the Disciplinary Board)- The school will deny or deprive a student from entering school premises of attending school related activities for a period of time.
5. Dismissal/ Exclusion – The erring student is excluded or dropped in the school roles for being undesirable.
6. Expulsion – An extreme penalty which excludes the students from enrolling in any public or private school in the Philippines.

Penalties for a Major Offense

1. Disciplinary Probation (as determined by the Disciplinary Board)
2. Mandatory work / community service
3. Counseling
4. Suspension (as determined by the Disciplinary Board)- The school will deny or deprive a student from entering school premises of attending school related activities for a period of time.
5. Dismissal/ Exclusion – The erring student is excluded or dropped in the school roles for being undesirable.
6. Expulsion – An extreme penalty which excludes the students from enrolling in any public or private school in the Philippines.

Specific Guidelines for

Cheating

The following acts constitute cheating:
1. Possession of notes or any material related to the subject matter
2. Copying or letting others copy answers in examination papers
3. Glancing at other students examination papers
4. Any form of communication with another student during examination
5. Letting another person take an examination, prepare projects and assignments.
6. Writing notes on tables and armrests.
7. Other suspicious behavior done during examinations
8. Plagiarism

Specific Guidelines for Cheating

The following acts constitute cheating:
1. Possession of notes or any material related to the subject matter
2. Copying or letting others copy answers in examination papers
3. Glancing at other students examination papers
4. Any form of communication with another student during examination
5. Letting another person take an examination, prepare projects and assignments.
6. Writing notes on tables and armrests.
7. Other suspicious behavior done during examinations
8. Plagiarism

Procedure for Disciplinary

Actions in Cheating

The teacher or proctor shall submit a written report to the Student Affairs regarding the alleged cheating. The accused shall also give a written report to oppose accusations.
Upon deliberation and thorough investigation, if the student is found guilty, he/ she is automatically given a 5 grade in the subject.
If the student is accused of cheating for the second time, the case shall be referred to the Disciplinary Committee and another investigation shall be conducted. Second time offenders is punishable by either dismissal or expulsion depending on the discretion of the Committee.

 

Procedure for Disciplinary Actions in Cheating

The teacher or proctor shall submit a written report to the Student Affairs regarding the alleged cheating. The accused shall also give a written report to oppose accusations.
Upon deliberation and thorough investigation, if the student is found guilty, he/ she is automatically given a 5 grade in the subject.
If the student is accused of cheating for the second time, the case shall be referred to the Disciplinary Committee and another investigation shall be conducted. Second time offenders is punishable by either dismissal or expulsion depending on the discretion of the Committee.