Student Code of Conduct
Florida Keys Community College has established regulations governing
student conduct which are considered necessary to:
• preserve and maintain an environment conducive to learning,
• to ensure the safety and welfare of members of the College
• to encourage students in the development and practice of good
citizenship and self-discipline,
• and to protect property and equipment of the College.
Each student, by registration, assumes the responsibility to become
familiar with and to abide by College regulations and acceptable standards
of conduct. Students who fail to observe College regulations or to
maintain acceptable standards of personal conduct on the campus or at
College-sponsored functions or facilities are subject to disciplinary action.
(FKCC Board Policy 7.510)
All definitions of terms used herein can be found in the Definitions section
at the end of the Student Code of Conduct.
II: STUDENT CODE AUTHORITY
a) The Dean of Student Affairs shall develop procedures for the
administration of the student conduct system and procedural rules
for the conduct of Student Conduct Hearings.
b) The Dean of Student Affairs, or designee, shall have original
jurisdiction over all cases involving an alleged violation of the
Student Code of Conduct or other nonacademic policy established
by the District Board of Trustees.
The Equity Coordinator, or designee, shall have original jurisdiction
over all cases involving alleged violations of discrimination or
c) The Dean of Student Affairs and/or Equity Coordinator, or
designee, shall be authorized to investigate and to hear each
matter and to determine sanctions as appropriate.
d) Decisions made by the Dean of Student Affairs and/or Equity
Coordinator, shall be final, pending the appeal process set forth in
Section IV. E.