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I. Title of Policy
At Brookdale Community College, freedom with responsibility is the prevailing principle of student life and conduct.
As an educational institution, the College upholds the freedom to learn, to inquire, to dissent, to speak freely and to be heard, and to assemble and protest peacefully. The responsible enjoyment and exercise of these freedoms means respect for the
rights of all and cannot permit infringement upon the rights of others or interference with the peaceful and lawful use and enjoyment of College resources.
Accordingly, the following shall prevail relative to student conduct:
1. All students shall conduct themselves at the College or at College sponsored activities in a manner that does not disrupt or obstruct College operations or functions or infringe upon, or interfere with, the lawful exercise of the rights and freedoms of others. The President is authorized to employ the process of the criminal and civil law to terminate any campus disruption and to restore College functions and prevent injury to persons or property.
2. All Brookdale students must assume responsibility for their own conduct. Therefore, the President shall have the power to suspend or expel any student violating this policy under procedures consistent with due process. Any violation of this policy constituting a criminal act, in addition to suspension or expulsion, may result in criminal prosecution at the discretion of the President.
The President is responsible for administering this policy within the framework of the foregoing principles and shall develop appropriate administrative regulations and procedures to assure its implementation.