Excerpt from College Catalog:
Students should note their Student Handbook concerning the disruption of instruction or operations of the College. The handbook defines what is considered disruptive behavior and explains the consequences that result.
College policy prohibits pets or unenrolled or unauthorized persons access to the classrooms or any other service areas of the college unless specifically authorized by the instructor or person in charge of the activity area. This restriction on persons does not apply to special functions. Family members and friends are always welcome at public activities on the campus.
Excerpt from Student Handbook - Code of Conduct:
- POLICIES OF DISRUPTIVE AND OBSTRUCTIVE BEHAVIOR
Policies of the Board of Regents stipulate that any student, faculty member, administrator or employee, acting individually or in concert with others, who clearly obstructs or disrupts, or attempts to obstruct or disrupt any teaching, research, administrative, disciplinary or public service activity authorized to be discharged or held on any campus of the University System of Georgia is considered by the Board to have committed an act of gross irresponsibility and shall be subject to disciplinary procedures, possibly resulting in dismissal or termination of employment.
- Classroom Behavior
Ordinarily, disruptive behavior is not a problem in a college setting. However, should a student’s classroom or clinical laboratory behavior be disruptive, the following policy applies:
- If a student’s conduct interferes with or disrupts the orderly class process, the instructor should promptly advise the student to cease the misbehavior. If the disruptive behavior continues, the instructor may ask the student to leave the class and to schedule a private conference with the instructor prior to returning to the class. The instructor may also refer the matter to the Vice President for Student Affairs for appropriate disciplinary action.
- If the student refuses to leave the classroom and continues the disruptive behavior, the instructor may discontinue the class session, inform the student not to return to class without the instructor’s permission, and report the incident in writing to the Vice President for Student Affairs. Such a report should include dates, times, action, names of persons involved, and names of witnesses. The Vice President for Student Affairs then pursues the matter with the Vice President for Academic Affairs and through the student disciplinary procedure if necessary.
- If, when the class next convenes, the student attempts to return to class without the prior permission of the instructor, the instructor may deny the student access to the class. If the student interferes with or disrupts the orderly class process and/or refuses to leave the classroom when requested by the instructor, the instructor may obtain the assistance of the campus security officers to remove the student from the class and prevent return to that class. The instructor will inform the Vice President for Student Affairs of the incident without delay.
- Campus disruptions pending or caused by acts of God (tornado) or of undetermined origin (fires or bomb threats) and other disruptions (accidents or traumatic illnesses) are to be dealt with by existing emergency plans that will if possible preserve life, property, and the normal operations of the College.
- It is college policy that no pets, unenrolled or unauthorized persons or other friendly but distracting elements be brought into classrooms, library, or any other service area of the college unless specifically requested or authorized by the instructor or person in charge of the activity area. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a responsible adult when visiting Darton College. All student activities sponsored events are for students with valid ID cards unless otherwise indicated. This restriction on persons, particularly members of the family, attending public college functions does not apply, as family members and friends are always welcome at public activities on campus, such as graduation or nurse pinning ceremonies.