The Student Handbook is produced by The Division of Student Affairs to help students familiarize themselves with the College’s policies and procedures. However, it is not the official statement of Brookdale Community College’s policies and procedures and it is subject to change without notice. Please contact specific offices for complete information.
Welcome to Brookdale Community College! You are now part of an extraordinary learning environment designed to inspire your success through numerous educational opportunities that will advance and enrich your studies and your life.
To help you successfully navigate through your Brookdale experience, you are invited to explore the information available here in the Student Handbook and also on the Brookdale website. These two resources provide a wealth of information for new and returning students; take a moment to familiarize yourself with the many services and opportunities we offer to support your success and also provide you with a fun and productive college experience.
General Information and Locations
Brookdale Community College, located in the Lincroft section of Middletown Township, is an excellent resource for residents of Monmouth County, New Jersey. In addition to the main campus in Lincroft, there are four regional locations throughout the county – Freehold, Long Branch, Neptune and Wall Township.
In partnership with the Monmouth County Vocational School District, Brookdale collaboratively runs the Culinary Education Center in Asbury Park.
The College offers Associate (2-year) degrees in over 60 programs, plus non-credit classes and certificate programs in many areas of personal and professional interest. True to its mission, Brookdale also provides local access to post-associate degree education through our University Partnerships with Georgian Court University and Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.
The College was founded in 1967, and is sponsored by the citizens of Monmouth County through the Board of Chosen Freeholders. An appointed Board of Trustees sets policies, fixes tuition and fees, and monitors education programs. Equal opportunity for all is a mandate; Brookdale does not discriminate against anyone on any basis, either in education or in employment practices.
Our credit enrollment in Fall 2022 was 9,896 full and part time students. Of these students, 84.7 percent have declared themselves degree-seeking, many with the goal of transferring to a four-year institution. Many students are eligible for various forms of financial aid administered through Brookdale, including federal and state grants and loans, and private scholarships offered through the Brookdale Foundation.
All students are encouraged to participate in the many campus events, clubs, guest lectures and athletic programs offered through the Office of Student Life & Activities. Brookdale also provides a wide range of services for students, including Career Services and Leadership Development, and Services for Persons with Disabilities.
In the 50 years since Brookdale opened its doors, both the College and Monmouth County have grown tremendously. The 220-acre main campus in Lincroft today comprises 22 buildings, totaling 731,353 square feet, with construction during the late 1990s resulting in the 100,000 square foot classroom building, Larrison Hall, the Center for the Visual Arts, the Bankier Library, and the Warner Student Life Center.
The main campus also includes a 360-seat Performing Arts Center, 10 athletic fields, Brookdale public radio, 90.5 The Night, and more than 60 computer labs with about 1,600 fully networked PCs running all of today’s mainstream applications.
Brookdale is an open admission college, available to anyone 18 years of age or older, and anyone who is a high school graduate or holder of an equivalency diploma. If you do not have a high school diploma or an equivalency diploma, you may still enroll at Brookdale as long as you are 18 or older. Also offered at Brookdale are the High School Fast Start and Dual Enrollment programs to allow high school students to get a jump on their college education.
From North or South Jersey, use the Garden State Parkway. If you’re driving down from North Jersey be sure to choose “Local Exits” lanes after the Raritan Bridge, not the “Express” lanes.
- Southbound, coming from North Jersey and New York Use Exit 109-Red Bank- at the bottom of the exit ramp, turn right onto Route 520 West (Newman Springs Road). Stay west on Route 520 about two miles; just after the town of Lincroft, Brookdale will be on your left – look for our red sign at the roundabout.
- Northbound, coming from Southern New Jersey Use Exit 109-Red Bank and merge to the FAR left at the bottom of the Exit ramp. Make the left onto Route 520 West (Newman Springs Road). Stay west on Route 520 about two miles, through the town of Lincroft; the College entrance will be on the left – look for our red sign at the roundabout.
From Western New Jersey, Take Route 33 towards the “Halls Mills Road – NORTH” exit. This becomes Kozloski Road; follow north `til the intersection with Route 537. Turn right and continue east on 537 unti it intersects with Route 34. Turn left onto Route 34 North. At the next traffic light, turn right onto Phalanx Road; stay on Phalanx about 3 miles. The entrance to Brookdale will be on the left after crossing the Swimming River Reservoir bridge.
From Route 18 Northbound, take Exit at 15A-Wayside Road. Follow to Route 537 to Laird Road to Phalanx Road where you will see the College entrance on the left after the Reservoir.
From Route 18 Southbound, Use the Route 520 East exit and follow to the College.
Coming from some other place? Use Google Maps to get driving directions by entering the end address as 765 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, New Jersey.
For more information, including directions the Brookdale’s Regional Locations, CLICK HERE.
Lincroft Campus: NJ Transit No. 833 bus between Red Bank and Freehold stops regularly at the Lincroft campus. The route runs between the Freehold Bus Terminal and the Red Bank Train Station, with departure and arrival times coordinated with North Jersey Coast trains. The campus bus stop is in parking Lot 3 in front of the Brookdale Administration Center.
Eastern Monmouth Higher Education Center: The Eastern Monmouth Higher Education Center at Neptune is accessible by public transportation through NJ Transit bus No. 836. The bus runs between Asbury Park beginning at Deal Lake Drive/Kingsley Ave. and Freehold’s Centra State Medical Center.
Long Branch Higher Education Center: The Long Branch Higher Education Center is accessible by public transportation through NJ Transit bus No. 831. The bus runs between the Red Bank Train Station and Long Branch Train Station with departure and arrival times coordinated with the North Jersey Coast trains.
Western Monmouth Branch Campus: The Western Monmouth Branch Campus in Freehold is accessible by public transportation through NJ Transit bus No. 139. The bus runs between the Lakewood bus terminal and New York City’s Port Authority bus terminal.
For more information you may view the complete 833, 836, 831 and 139 bus schedules as well as the North Jersey Coastline Train schedule on the NJ Transit website: www.njtransit.com or call NJ Transit at (800) 772-2222.
Brookdale is located in the center of a residential neighborhood here in Middletown. Please join us in observing the following local traffic laws, enforced by both Brookdale and Middletown Police.
- Campus speed limits are 25 MPH on roadways and 15 MPH in parking lots. The minimum fine for speeding is $78 and two points.
- No left turn from 7-10 AM on Pine Stree, Lindy Lane, or Oak Street. (Posted signs.)
- No right turn from 2-5 PM on Holly, Laurel, or Hickory Lanes. (Posted signs.)
- Cutting through the BP service station on the corner of Swimming River Rd. to avoid the traffic light is a violation that carries a substantial fine and two points.
Some Common Destinations on the Lincroft Campus
- Counseling, Admissions & Registration (CAR) – Lots 5 and 6
- President’s Office, Alumni & Foundation, College Relations (BAC) – Lot 3
- Collins Arena & Athletic Fields – Lots 6 and 7
- Warner Student Life Center – Lots 6 and 7
- Performing Arts Center, Center for the Visual Arts, Monmouth Museum, Larrison Hall – Lots 1 and 2
- Continuing & Professional Studies (Continuing Education) – Lot 4
- Purchasing, Facilities, Human Resources (BAC) – Lots 3 and 5 or Visitor`s Parking Lot
- Main Academic Complex (MAC, MAN, MAS), Bankier Library – Lot 5
- Advanced Technology Center (ATC) – Lot 6 and 6A
- Gorman Hall, Office of Information Technology – Lot 4
Enrollment Services at Brookdale
Registration and Records
Eleanor Glazewski, Registrar
CAR, Center for Counseling, Admissions and Registration
FAX (732) 224-2271
Hours During the Terms
Monday – Thursday, 8:30 AM – 6:30PM
Friday, 8:30 AM – 4 PM
Saturday, 9 AM – Noon
Summer Hours from June 1 – August 15:
Monday – Thursday, 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM
From your initial application to the day you graduate, the Records and Registration’s office is a vital resource. Students must register for classes each semester and this process is facilitated by the Records and Registration’s office. Whether you register in person or online, this office processes and maintains your class schedule. Here are some highlights of important functions and processes, and guidelines to help you move through various requirements efficiently and successfully.
Student Success Coaches/Advisors: Students may need approval from their Student Success Coach before they can register. Please stop by the second floor of the CAR building to be placed on a walk-in list to see a Coach. Plan ahead! During peak times of the year, the wait can be long.
Take Responsibility: Student Success Coaches are here to help you – not to instruct you on what to do. All students MUST take responsibility for understanding the processes, rules, regulations and requirements when it comes to registration.
Plan your schedule: You should work with your Success Coach to plan a schedule that works best for you. Check the all course offerings online via WebAdvisor or Student Planning a few weeks before registration begins each term. Also, select alternative classes, dates, and times in case a particular course or popular section is closed.
Records: The Records and Registration Office is responsible for processing and maintaining most student records. While not every student will need these services, following are several records that are used frequently. In all cases, students should be aware of deadlines, and understand that most forms and requests require a minimum five day turnaround time.
Transcripts: The transcript is the official record of a student’s academic performance. It is most often required when the student is transferring to another college or seeking employment. Students must request official transcripts and pay the applicable fee(s) in person, online, or by written request to the Records and Registration Office sent by US postal mail. Transcript requests must be made by the student and will not be accepted from any individual other than the student. Specific information is required and there is a $6 fee. (There is no charge for an unofficial transcript.) Requests are processed in the order in which they are received. Anticipate a 7-10 business day processing period from the time the request is received. During peak processing periods, requests will take longer to be processed. Students who are applying to other institutions/programs are responsible for knowing their deadlines and should take into account processing times when making requests. Learn more about transcripts.
Candidacy for Graduation: Any student who plans to graduate MUST file a Candidacy for Graduation form by the deadline date listed on the important term date information found on the Brookdale website in order to determine if he or she has met all graduation requirements. This form is available online through WebAdvisor, or can be processed by your Student Success Coach and then forwarded to the Registrar’s Office for verification.
Verification of Enrollment: Many students need to have their enrollment in school verified for insurance benefits, employment purposes, or other reasons. The Records and Registration Office maintains a form for this purpose. Students may also access an online Certification of Enrollment by logging into WebAdvisor and selecting “Proof of Enrollment” on the Students menu. Online verification is available after the term add/drop period (i.e., the last day to obtain a 60% refund per the Important Term Date information). Verification of enrollment requests submitted in person are generally processed within five business days, but may take longer during peak times or if additional information is needed. Enrollment in courses (or credits taken) cannot be verified prior to the term start date. Verification of Enrollment requests must be made by the student and will not be accepted from any individual other than the student or made available for pick-up by anyone other than the student.
Student Success Coaches (Academic Advisors) offer advisement services to all Brookdale students. These services include course approvals, graduation planning and transfer planning. Some services are also available online through our Distance Advising Program. Success Coaches are seen on a walk-in basis only, no appointments necessary; however, wait times could become lengthy during peak periods. For more information, students can call 732-224-2555.
This group of Counselors are College faculty who will assist students with adjustments to college and their personal development. Educational Counselors focus on supporting college success by helping students set personal and educational goals; assist with selection of career paths based on goals and how to achieve success. They also work with those students who are appealing for a reinstatement after academic or financial aid suspensions. Educational Counselors also collaborated with instructional faculty in the delivery of workshops in the areas of test anxiety, time management, goal setting, and the development of leadership characteristics. To schedule an educational planning session, students can call 732-224-2555.
We’re striving to make your college experience the best that it can possibly be, because your success is our most important goal.
Stephanie Fitzsimmons, Director
Karyn Arnold, Associate Director
Jenny Jordan, Assistant Director
Center for Admissions, Registration and Counseling (CAR)
Phone: (732) 224-2361
Fax: (732) 224-2003
Hours: Monday – Thursday 8:30 AM-7 PM
Friday 8:30 AM-4 PM
Summer Hours: Monday – Thursday 8:30 AM-6:30 PM
Friday 8:30 AM-4 PM
Financial Aid Eligibility
Brookdale seeks to remove economic barriers for those students who desire a college education, but who encounter some difficulty in achieving this goal because of financial circumstances. During an average academic year, the Office of Financial Aid will award over $35 million in financial aid to students.
All applicants must be matriculated in a degree program, must be a citizen or eligible non-citizen, and must be maintaining satisfactory academic progress as defined by the College.
The College requires students to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to assist in the awarding of grants, scholarships, loans and student employment opportunities. To complete an application go to Applying for Financial Aid on our website and click on FAFSA on the Web; you may also go directly to www.fafsa.gov.
When your FAFSA has been processed, you will receive notification through your e-mail or via regular mail from the processor. The Office of Financial Aid office will also receive notification and contact you if additional information is necessary. Once your financial aid file is complete, you will receive an electronic letter indicating your eligibility for financial aid.
You must file a FAFSA each academic year and maintain satisfactory academic progress.
The FAFSA result includes an analysis of the family’s and the student’s ability to contribute to his/her educational expense. The Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) is subtracted from the cost of attendance for one year and the result is the student’s financial need. The College then makes the final decision of how much aid it can offer a student per federal, state and College regulations.
It is Brookdale’s policy to afford equal opportunity to qualified individuals regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, and to conform to applicable laws and regulations.
Types of Financial Aid Available
Federal Pell Grant – Grants are per EFC and awards range from $277 to $5,550 per year.
Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) – additional grants awarded to Pell recipients; amount based on financial need and available funds, ranges from $200 to $500 per year.
New Jersey Tuition Aid Grant (TAG) – per the New Jersey eligibility index, and range from $488 to $2866 per year.
New Jersey Educational Opportunity Fund Grant (EOF) – awarded based on academic criteria and financial need. Students must apply with the EOF Office after filing a FAFSA.
New Jersey Bloustein Distinguished and Urban Scholars – High School students in their senior year are selected by their high school counselor; awarded by HESSA (www.hesaa.org/intro.asp) on the basis of academic achievement to students attending college full time.
New Jersey Student Tuition Assistance Reward Scholarship (NJSTARS) – Students who are enrolled in at least 12 College level credits and do not require remedial study, who graduated from their high school in the top 15% of their class may receive full tuition.
Brookdale Foundation — a select number of grants awarded on academic achievement and other criteria.
Scholarships – There are a variety of scholarships available through the Brookdale Foundation and the Brookdale Alumni Association. Criteria and amounts for these scholarships vary. For an application and criteria for the scholarships, please call (732) 224-2260.
Federal Work Study — Award depends on financial needs; students are paid bi-monthly at a starting rate of $9.00 per hour. Depending on the job responsibility, pay rates can be higher.
Student Help — Employment in the Student Life Center, Campus Store, Mail Room, Student Life & Activities and other locations; students are paid bi-monthly at a rate of $9.00 per hour. Depending on job responsibilities, pay rates can be higher.
Federal Subsidized Direct Loan – Award depends on financial need; $3500 for first year students enrolled in a program that is a full academic year program. Repayment begins six months after student drops to less than half time status; student has up to 10 years to repay. Current interest rate is 0% in-school (subsidized by federal government) and variable with 6.8% cap during repayment.
Federal Unsubsidized Direct Loan – Up to $5500 per academic year in combination with Subsidized Direct Loan. The interest and repayment terms are the same, except interest is not subsidized and will accrue during in-school and six-month grace periods. Additional loan funds may be available for students who are not dependent upon their parents and who have exceptional financial circumstances.
Federal Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS) – Eligibility is based on credit approval. Annual loan limit is determined by the student’s cost of attendance minus any estimated financial aid received. Repayment begins within sixty days of disbursement, with up to ten years to repay. Interest rate for new borrowers is variable with a 9% cap.
For complete details on any of these Financial Aid options, check our website, phone us at 732-224-2260 or stop by the Financial Aid office in the CAR building.
Tuition and Fees
A detailed outline of tuition and fees and deferred payment guidelines may be found HERE.
Payment of Fees Checks or money orders should be made payable to Brookdale Community College. Payment must be made at the time of registration for all Winterim and Summer courses, and by the published due date for Spring and Fall. Failure to pay the term bill on time may result in the cancellation or voiding of registration (classes being dropped). Any student whose registration is voided or canceled for nonpayment will have to register again with no guarantee that original classes selected will be available.
Payment Methods Don’t stand in line, pay online – through Webadvisor. Or pay in person at the Cashiers window (cash or check only) in the Center for Counseling, Admissions and Registration (CAR) building (parking lots 4 or 5). There is also a depository where payments can be dropped off. Hours are 8:30 AM-7 PM Monday through Thursday, 8:30 AM-5 PM Friday, and 9 AM-12 PM Saturday.) Pay with credit card through Nelnet online through WebAdvisor.
Learn more about ways to pay, including payment plan options, HERE.
Payment problems? Phone (732) 224-2707.
Tuition Chargeback Monmouth County Residents – A Monmouth County resident attending an out-of-county, two-year college may be eligible to receive a tuition chargeback provided that the student is enrolled in a matriculated program of study and is taking courses not offered by Brookdale Community College. Students wishing to pursue a Chargeback are required to show the Office of the Registrar and Records at Brookdale Community College proof of matriculation and enrollment in their out-of-county program and proof of their in-county address (generally evidenced by their current Driver’s License). Based on this information the Office will determine if they are eligible for a “Certificate of Inability to Admit Form” that must be presented to the County Finance Office. Please note that students must meet specific deadlines set by the County and their out-of-county two-year college. The County requires that all completed “Certificate of Inability to Admit Form” information is presented prior to the first date of the term in which the student is enrolled at their out-of-county institution for Chargeback consideration.
Out-of-County Residents – Out-of-county residents may be charged the Monmouth County resident rate if they obtain a document from their County Treasurer certifying that their county of residence will pay that portion of the tuition normally paid by Monmouth County for its resident students. These documents are standard and the procedures are established by law. Further information is available from the Office of Records and Registration.
The Testing Center
William DeVoe, Manager
Bankier Library, 1st Floor
Hours during the Terms:
Monday – Wednesday, 8:30 AM – 9 PM
Thursday, 10 AM – 9 PM
Friday, 8:30 AM – 5 PM
Saturday, 9 AM – 3 PM
The Testing Center provides test proctoring services for Brookdale students and also to community members for a variety of tests. If you are a student taking a career assessment for a HUDV-107 Class (College Success Seminar), a make-up course test or retest, or a test for your fully or partially online class, visit the Testing Center in the Bankier Library.
We also provide testing and re-testing for Accuplacer, the placement assessment test for incoming students, and the Health Science Admissions Tests (see various program requirements for required testing).
For information about credit-by-examination tests such as CLEP or DSST, please speak to your academic advisor or a Testing Center staff member. (This is a great way to advance through your college career by earning credit for knowledge you already have. )
The Testing Center is in full compliance with the academic standards of the College, and staff will report any acts that violate the Student Code of Conduct or Academic Integrity Code.
Your Brookdale ID/OneCard must be presented prior to taking a Brookdale course test. In addition, all personal items, including turned-off cell phones, must be placed in the Testing Center lockers.
All course tests must be started two hours before closing; Placement Testing, CLEP & DSST testing must be started three hours before closing. All tests will be collected 15 minutes before closing.
For more information, please visit the Testing Center online.
Part of the office of Registration & Records, Veterans Services at Brookdale helps all Veterans and eligible dependents make full use of their V.A. Educational Entitlements under the Montgomery G.I. Bill, National Guard Tuition Waiver, VA Vocational Rehabilitation, and the VEAP/REAP programs. Visit Veterans Services online for complete information on benefits and services, our location and hours, staff contacts and more.
Questions? Call (732) 224-2095 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Various services exist to help you get the most out of your academic experience at Brookdale. From math to writing, there are dedicated areas around campus to help you succeed. Please see below for a listing of the academic support areas for students. Click on any heading below to get detailed information on hours, resources, make an appointment (if necessary) and more.
- Computer Science Lab – Larrison Hall (LAH) Room 103
- Academic Tutors are available to help you with everything from COMP-129 to more advanced Computer Science classes.
- Math Lab – Main Academic South (MAS) Room 200
- A great place to study, do homework, obtain assistance, and meet with a study group. No appointment is necessary. Academic Tutors are available during lab hours to answer questions and give help on a one-to-one basis to currently enrolled students.
- Reading Center – LAH Room 124
- The Reading Center offers academic support for Brookdale students enrolled in any Brookdale course who need assistance in applying reading strategies in their current courses. Appointments are necessary.
- Writing Center – LAH Room 118
- The Writing Center offers academic support to any Brookdale student enrolled in any Brookdale course that requires writing. It is staffed by professional writing tutors, many of whom teach English classes. Appointments are necessary.
- Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Peer Tutoring – MAS 107
- If you are a STEM major and need extra help, you can stop by during the hours posted on the website for some great help from a peer tutor.
- Academic Tutoring for a variety of subjects is available in-person and online.
The Bankier Library
Help Desk/Reference Service 732-224-2443
Circulation & Reserve Desk 732-224-2935
Hours: Fall and Spring Terms
8 am – 9 pm, Monday to Thursday
8 am – 5 pm. Friday
10 am – 4 pm, Saturday
The Bankier Library is Brookdale’s scholarly information center as well as the main open computing lab on the Lincroft Campus. We provide access to library materials in varied formats as well as computers equipped with the software with which to do coursework. We also have plenty of space for studying throughout the two floors of the Library including 21 group study rooms, individual study carrels, and tables and chairs.
Research tools, reference materials and the open computer lab are located in the Information Commons on the first floor. The Research Help Desk is staffed by Reference Librarians who provide expert instruction in the research process. The Technical Help Desk is staffed by Student Workers and Library Associates who can help you with accessing services via the College Website, Printing, MS Office and other technical issues. Learning Commons Assistants provide subject-specific tutoring to individuals and small groups in the Tutoring Center, also on the first floor. Library associates will help you find books, magazines, video and audio recordings in the collections on the second floor. They will also lend out Reserve Textbooks, Laptops, Ipads and Kindles.
The Library provides access to a wide range of books, DVDs, newspapers, journals and magazines, as well as electronic resources including full-text articles from journals, magazines and newspapers. Just ask and our staff and they will guide you through how to do so or visit our How Do I section of the website.
Your Brookdale OneCard = Your Library Card
Faculty, staff and currently enrolled students are eligible to borrow materials, request interlibrary loans and use the electronic resources in the Library or from home. Get your Brookdale OneCard in room 222 of the CAR building or any of Brookdale’s regional locations. With your OneCard, you can borrow materials, access the Library databases from off campus, renew books online, reserve group study rooms and pay for printing and copies.
Access Online Resources from Home, Office, etc.
Launch any browser (Chrome, Firefox, IE, Safari); connect to any database from the Online Databases web page. An authentication web page appears prompting you to enter your campus identification (NetID Username/Password). Your library account must be active and clear of obligations in order to access some of our library online resources.
Priority for Computer Use
Computers in the Information Commons are primarily for students and staff doing work related to Brookdale and University Partnership courses. If you are using a computer for other than this, you may be asked to relinquish the computer to give access to a current student.
Center for World War II Studies & Conflict Resolution
MAN 117D – Inside the Bankier Library
Phone: (732) 224-2410
Brookdale’s Center for World War II Studies and Conflict Resolution is a resource for those who want to learn about World War II and its impact on American and world history. The war is considered the 20th Century’s most significant event because of its political, economic, social and military consequences around the world.
The Center offers educational programs, a speakers bureau, community presentations and teachers workshops. It maintains its Narozanick WWII Resource Center where anyone can access books, videotapes and DVDs pertaining to the war as well as read war-related memoirs, view and listen to veteran interviews, and see vivid wartime photos.
Each year the Center offers a Spring and a Fall series of speakers and programs, as well as its popular Video and Vets programs. All are free to Brookdale students. The Center also maintains the Meserlin World War II Eisenhower Photographs Gallery in the lobby of the Bankier Library.
For more information and a complete list of programs and services, call, email or visit the Center’s website. One can also visit the Narozanick Resource Center in the Bankier Library, which is open during posted hours.
Continuing and Professional Studies
The Continuing & Professional Studies division is the non-credit division of Brookdale, offering a wide variety of training and lifelong learning opportunities to the public. Through comprehensive programming, employer-specific training, non-credit career and professional development, and workshops and seminars of personal and community interest, the department addresses the many needs of the community. Other programs include: Displaced Homemaker Services, Adult Basic Education, the Fitness Center, ACT (the Accelerated Technical Training Institute) and the Small Business Development Center.
Some CPS programs include Business Start Up, Management Skills, Computers, Day Trips, Women’s Issues, Literature and the Arts, Health Care Training, Financial and Legal, Summer Camps, and Teacher Training and Certification. Programs vary in length, from one-session workshops to 14-month training programs, and start throughout the year. Many programs are offered on evenings and weekends on the main campus as well as at Brookdale’s regional locations. Many of the training programs carry industry-valued credentials.
Please visit the CPS website for more information.
Ernest Oversen, Director
MAC 111, Main Academic Complex
TTY (732) 842-4211
FAX (732) 530-7417
The Disability Services Office (DSO) assists students with disabilities to access the many resources at Brookdale. The College provides numerous academic opportunities, cultural enrichment and a wide array of social activities. Adjusting to college life and its academic demands requires advisement, support and a great deal of information.
At Brookdale there are many students with disabilities. A recent Student Satisfaction Survey of students with disabilities indicated that they find a welcoming and supportive environment at Brookdale. We are continuing to make services and facilities even better, and are committed to providing the physical facilities and academic environment that enable our students to reach their academic goals.
Students seeking accommodations based on their documented disability must self-identify through the Disability Services Office. They must qualify for services and reasonable accommodations by making an appointment to meet with the Director and provide appropriate documentation of their disability at that time. Accommodations being requested must be supported by documentation.
Visit us online for more information, contacts, hours of operation, forms and more.
Teaching and Learning Center (TLC)
MAN First Floor
Monday – Thursday, 8 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday, 8 AM – 5 PM Phone (732) 224-2089
For assistance after hours and on the weekend, please contact the Brookdale Help Desk: (732) 224-2829 Toll Free (866) 767-9512 (Remote Help Desk) Email email@example.com
Distance Education brings college into your home by offering credit courses over the Internet. You can take courses at your convenience around your work schedule, childcare, transportation or time/mobility constraints. You can participate in online courses anywhere you have access to a computer, at any time day or night. You work to deadlines indicated by your professor.
Communication and interaction with classmates and the professor takes place within a learning management system, behind a secure password. Online courses can be taken in conjunction with face-to-face courses, or you can take all of your courses online and earn one of these fully online degrees and Academic Credit Certificate of Achievement:
Business Administration Program A.A. Degree
Humanities Program A.A. Degree, English Option
Humanities Program, A.A. Degree, Liberal Education
Social Sciences Program A. A. Degree, Psychology
Social Sciences Program A. A. Degree, History Option
Social Sciences Program A.A. Degree, Sociology Option
Social Sciences Program A. A. Degree
Social Media Academic Credit Certificate of Achievement
Robert J. Collins Arena & Brookdale Recreation and Events Center (BREC)
Phone (732) 224-2377
Recreation & Tournaments (732) 224-2376
Sports Camps (732) 224-2123 FAX (732) 224-2155
Katelyn Amundson, Director, Athletics & Recreation
Trish Taylor, Assistant Director, Athletics & Recreation
David Tomkins, Coordinator, Athletics & Recreation
Brookdale offers a variety of opportunities to participate in competitive sports and athletic activities, on both the intercollegiate and intramural/recreational level. The intercollegiate athletic program, however, is highly competitive within the Garden State Athletic Conference, Region XIX, and the National Junior College Athletic Association.
Brookdale annually sends teams to national tournaments and has won six National titles (softball – 2002, 2005 & 2010; men’s basketball – 2013 & 2018; women’s soccer – 2013 & 2014).
Such athletic success is complimentary to the academic achievements of our student athletes; shown by the fact that over half of the athletes receive an academic honor in their career. Even better, 40% of the student-athletes carry a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Rounding out student-athlete progress is community involvement; Brookdale won the 2011 and 2013 Region XIX Champions of Character award recipient for outstanding leadership and community service off the field.
Fall: Men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s cross country, women’s tennis, volleyball
Winter: Men’s and women’s basketball, cheerleading
Spring: Baseball, softball, men’s and women’s lacrosse, men’s tennis
Recreation and Intramurals
We offer a wide range of activities:
Tournaments: Tennis, bowling, basketball, basketball free-throw, horseshoes, bocce, one-on-one basketball.
Intramurals: Basketball, volleyball, softball, and indoor soccer.
On-Campus Recreation Programs: Run-for-Fun, outdoor tennis courts, indoor and outdoor basketball courts, indoor track, Friday night tennis and 100-Mile Club (jogging).
Interested in an event not listed above? Inquire with the Athletic Department, and if there is enough student involvement, the Athletic Department will help to support it.
The Athletic Department at Brookdale fosters both the academic and athletic success of our student-athletes. We know that student participation in intercollegiate athletics promotes good citizenship, teamwork, health, fitness, camaraderie, and competition that are compatible with academic pursuits.
Scroll & Pen Bookstore
Paddock Convenience Store
Upper Level, Warner Student Life Center
General information (732) 224-2595
Textbooks (732) 224-2382 and 224-2812
Hours during Term:
Monday – Tuesday 8am – 7pm
Wednesday -Thursday 8am – 6pm
Friday 8am – 5pm
Between Terms and Summer:
Monday – Thursday 8am – 5pm; Friday 8am – 2pm
The Scroll & Pen Bookstore hours are always extended at the beginning of each term to support the textbook rush; phone for details. We carry a full line of classroom supplies, art supplies, trade and textbooks, popular PC software, spirit wear and more.
The Paddock Convenience Store is adjacent to the Scroll & Pen, and stays open later than the Scroll & Pen. The Paddock offers snacks, sandwiches, drinks, candy, supplies, newspapers and magazines, and best of all, a full-service espresso bar.
An ATM machine is located in the Student Life Center entrance lobby, outside the Paddock Convenience Store.
You can pay for your purchases with cash, credit cards, personal check and financial aid (where eligible). If paying by check, you’ll need to show either your Brookdale OneCard or a driver’s license. If paying via Financial Aid, there is a $5 minimum and students must show their Brookdale OneCard.
The three above College areas reach out to central New Jersey with a variety of informational, educational, and artistic programs, and also serve Brookdale students as academic “hands-on learning laboratories” working alongside professionals in day-to-day operations. Volunteer and internship opportunities are available to students in all three departments.
Performing Arts Center
The PAC at Brookdale is committed to producing and presenting performances by students and by local, regional and national artists to bring quality and educational art to the student body and the community. In partnership with the Theater Department, the Music Department, and the Dance Department, we offer a professional environment in which students and community can experience the inner workings of the performing arts.
Our productions are selected to challenge our students and give them the opportunity to take what they are learning in their classes and put it to the test in front of an audience. We believe that the process of mounting a production is one of the best ways to train future theater artists. Under the supervision of faculty and staff, our students get practical experience in all aspects of this artistic process. It is through this demanding process that students take responsibility for what they have learned, integrate that learning and turn it into art.
Visit the PAC online to find out more about the performance calendar and the staff and crew.
Brookdale Television (BTV)
BTV serves about 80,000 households in the Monmouth and Ocean County via Comcast Channel 21 or Verizon Fios Channel 46. BTV program line-up features a variety of shows including public affairs, sports, concerts, and documentaries. To learn about original programs produced in our Brookdale Television studio, or internship opportunities, please visit our website or phone (732) 224-2467.
90.5 The Night
90.5 The Night is Brookdale Public Radio a member-supported station with a unique and independent voice, and currently about 39K listeners. 90.5 broadcasts in HD Radio, which enables listeners with an HD Radio to listen to three program streams. Its multicast channels include 90.5 The Night (HD1) which mixes six decades of the best music and presents them commercial free, FM Flashback (HD2) bringing you the best classic rock, and Brookdale Student Radio (HD3) a station programmed entirely by the members of Brookdale’s Student Radio Club. Any student can join the Student Radio Club and get on the air. Find out more about the station and listen to the webcasts of the HD program streams at 90.5TheNight.org.
Career, Leadership and Transfer Pathways
Jill Dononvan, Director
MAC 105, Main Academic Complex
8:30am – 5:00pm, Monday to Friday
Career & Leadership Development offers a variety of programs and services to complement your academic study, and assist in finding employment, including:
Leadership Development Workshops
Internships (credit and non-credit)
Education Field Experience
Service-Learning (community service volunteering)
Career Planning/Resume Writing/Interview Skills Workshops
Online Job/Internship Database
Alumni Services/Job Search Assistance
National Society of Leadership & Success
It’s a fact: you are going to need a resume! You’ll want to start gaining experiences to put on your resume while you are here at Brookdale, so consider doing an internship in your major, volunteering or attending a leadership and career development workshop! Whether with an employer in a work experience related to your major, or volunteering in the community as part of your course work, you will develop valuable skills for the future.
Why participate? The benefits are clear, students are better prepared for their careers! They also have a greater “edge” in finding employment and/or enrolling in a 4-year college. Many of the activities that you complete will be recorded on your transcript.
What is an Internship? A credit or non-credit educational program that combines classroom study with work experience in a field related to your major or career goals. You can earn anywhere from 1-6 credits while gaining professional experience working in a supervised learning environment or you can do an internship in your major for no credit and still have it recorded on your transcript.
Who is eligible to participate? You must meet program eligibility for the Internship program, as follows: you must be matriculated, have completed the number of courses and credits in your major required by that department, and have the approval of an instructor and Career Services Coordinator.
What is Educational Field Experience? If you are an Education major and wish to transfer your Education 105 course to four year institution must complete 60 hours of education field observation, which is coordinated by our department.
What is the National Society of Leadership & Success? This is a national leadership society, in which students are invited to join. You will build leadership skills by attending an orientation, leadership training, networking team meetings, and speaker broadcasts.
Federal Work Study/Student Help? If you qualify under financial aid for the Federal Work Study program you may be eligible to work on campus. Through the Student Help program, if you are in good academic standing and currently enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits, you may be able to obtain on-campus employment. These positions fill up quickly, so contact our office early to find out if there are any positions available.
Other services include:
Alumni Services: Brookdale students nearing graduation, or those who have already graduated, are eligible for such services as job search assistance and resume writing workshops.
Job Search Assistance: Open to all students and alumni’ we provide assistance with job searches, resume writing, interview workshops and more.
Employment Opportunities: Visit our Online Resources page to access our College Central Network Internship/Job database.
Policies & Procedures
Academic Integrity Code
Purpose and Scope
The following statements comprising the Academic Integrity Code are adopted for the purpose of providing a precise set of expectations and at the same time offering the assurance that all students will be accorded fair and objective treatment when violations occur.
These standards of discipline will apply to students engaging in academic activities of any kind or interfering with academic activities of any kind associated with Brookdale Community College.
Process and Discipline Procedures
The College ensures that the rudimentary requirements of due process in academic disciplinary matters will be implemented. These requirements are:
- Written notification of charges and possible penalties within a reasonable time period.
- The opportunity to have a discussion to clarify evidence and/or review of an incident before an initial determination is made by a hearing officer.
- The opportunity of having a hearing or waiving the right to a hearing and accepting the penalties imposed.
- Written notification of the time, place and date of the hearing at least three working days in advance.
- The opportunity to present evidence and witnesses.
- Written notification of findings and sanctions or penalties imposed.
- Written notification of an appeal process.
Student Obligations/Academic Violations
A student has an obligation to exhibit honesty and high ethical standards in carrying out academic assignments. Without limiting the application of the principle, a student may be found to have violated this obligation if he/she:
- Presents as one’s own for evaluation the ideas, representations or words of another person or persons, without customary and proper acknowledgment of sources. (Students should consult course syllabus and/or specified writing handbook.)
- Submits the work of another person in a manner that represents the work as one’s own.
- Knowingly permits one’s work to be submitted by another person without the instructor’s authorization.
- Refers to materials, sources, or employs devices not authorized by the instructor during an academic evaluation.
- Receives or gives assistance during an academic evaluation from/to another person in a manner not authorized by the instructor.
- Possesses, buys, sells, obtains or uses a copy of any material intended to be used as an instrument of academic evaluation from another person in a manner not authorized by the instructor.
- Acts as a substitute for another person in any academic evaluation process.
- Utilizes a substitute in any academic evaluation procedure.
- Practices any form of deceit in an academic evaluation proceeding.
- Depends on the aid of others in a manner expressly prohibited by the instructor in the research, creation, writing, performance or publication of work to be submitted for academic credit or evaluation.
- Provides aid to another person, knowing the instructor in the research, creation, writing, performance or publication of work to be submitted for academic credit or evaluation expressly prohibits such aid.
- Attempts to influence or change one’s academic evaluation or record inappropriately.
- Initial Action: Any student or group of students accused of violating the Academic Integrity Code (as aforesaid) will be referred to the instructor (or Dean of Academic Affairs if the alleged violation is an academic integrity matter unrelated to credit course work) for disciplinary measures in accordance with the provisions hereof. Any campus member may bring a complaint including all students, faculty and staff.
- The Instructor, in cases involving academic integrity related to course work, has the authority to determine:
No credit for assignments.
No credit for tests.
Failing grade in course.
Re-test and/or assign work to be redone.
The instructor will investigate the incident; notify the student of the incident and advise the student of the charges against him/her; hear the student’s comments about the incident if possible; make a determination about the case and notify the student in a reasonable amount of time of that determination and; notify the student of the appeal procedures, if necessary.
The instructor will complete the process by filling out the Academic Integrity Case form and forward that form to the Division Dean and Dean of Academic Affairs. Any of these determinations may be appealed to the Academic Integrity Committee.
3. Major Offenses. In any case in which the violation is of such a nature that, in the opinion of the Dean of Academic Affairs, suspension or expulsion from the College could be imposed, the Dean of Academic Affairs will not recommend disciplinary action except upon the following procedures:
An Academic Integrity Committee will be appointed to hear all cases, which could result in suspension or expulsion. This Committee will be composed of two students and two faculty members of the College and the Dean of Academic Affairs, acting as a tie-breaking member of the committee. (A training program for potential Academic Integrity Committee members will be held in September of each Fall Term.)
The Office of the Dean of Academic Affairs will notify the student in writing of the time and place of a meeting of the Academic Integrity Committee, which said notice will advise the student of the charges against him/her; the student’s right to cross-examine witnesses against him/her; the student’s right to produce witnesses on his/her behalf; and to select the counsel of his/her own choosing. Counsel will be allowed to advise the student or students charged, but not speak at the hearing. Other Brookdale students, faculty, and staff are not invited to academic discipline committee hearings and may only attend through invitation by the Dean of Academic Affairs. The Academic Integrity Committee will be convened as soon as possible in proximity to time of incident.
The Dean of Academic Affairs at the meeting of said committee will present all charges against the student. The possible sanctions involved in Academic Integrity Committee cases include:
(1) Verbal Reprimand: Verbal admonition against further violations.
(2) Written Reprimand: Written warning placed in student’s file for having engaged in misconduct.
(3) Restitution: The obligation to replace or pay for property damaged to compensate for losses incurred or to provide a campus service as a result of a violation.
(4) Conditional Probation: Temporary loss of College rights and privileges until specified conditions are met such as letters of apology and/or doctors releases, etc.
(5) Disciplinary Probation: Loss of participation in College-related activities for a specified period of time. May also contain conditions to be met in order to be removed from probation.
(6) Fine: Monetary sum imposed as a penalty for an offense.
(7) Community Service: Assigned community service work to fit a particular violation.
The Academic Integrity Committee will proceed at such meeting to hear the charges against said student, to hear witnesses against and for the student and in general, conduct a hearing consistent with the principles of due process. One Student Conduct Committee will hear offenses by more than one student in the same case all at once.
Upon the conclusion of such hearing and after deliberation, the Academic Integrity Committee will make recommendation to the Dean of Academic Affairs [in the matter] based on the preponderance of evidence presented in the hearing verbally or in writing.
The Dean of Academic Affairs will notify the student within one working day of the determination made.
A designated faculty/staff member will assume the role of Dean of Academic Affairs as stated within this code if there exists a specific conflict of interest for the Dean of Academic Affairs in a pending case.
A taped record will be made of Academic Integrity Committee Hearings.
Outcomes and offenses may be publicized in the campus newspaper without alluding to names of individuals involved.
Any student may appeal a decision of the Academic Integrity Committee by notice in writing filed with the Dean of Academic Affairs within five working days after notice of the Academic Integrity Committee decision.
In cases where the Academic Integrity committee finds in favor of the student, a recommendation will be made to the Executive Vice President, Educational/Student and Outreach Services that the faculty member remove the sanction(s) and evaluate the student on the merit of his/her coursework.
- 4. Suspension of a student will be invoked when more serious violations of the Academic Integrity Code occur, when the conditions of disciplinary code occur or when the conditions of the disciplinary probation are disregarded. Suspension is carried out only on the basis of the recommendation of the Academic Integrity Committee and with approval of the Dean of Academic Affairs. Suspension is applied for a given period of time and the term is specified to the student. A student suspended from the College forfeits all rights and privileges of a student, including all College-related sponsored functions. All suspension actions will be noted in the student’s record.
Any student may be summarily suspended by the Dean of Academic Affairs for a period not to exceed ten (10) College working days during which the Academic Integrity Committee will convene. In the event of any appeal of the Academic Integrity Committee decision, the Dean of Academic Affairs may suspend a student or continue any previous suspension until the disposition of the appeal.
5. Expulsion will be invoked when extreme violations of the disciplinary code occur or when suspensions have been issued to a student and may result in the severance of a student from the College, with the approval of the Dean of Academic Affairs.
6. Denial or revocation of degree. The denial or revocation of a degree may occur in cases of Academic Dishonesty.
7. Presidential Power: Any suspension or any expulsion or denial or revocation of degree imposed will be at all times subject to the approval of the President of the College. Nothing in these regulations will be deemed to limit the final authority of the President of the College in all matters relating to violations of the Student Conduct Code and the imposition of discipline therefore, whether by way of probation, suspension or expulsion.
Grade Appeal Process
This Student Appeal Process offers the student an avenue to discuss and resolve problems that arise with his or her educational progress.
The Appeals Process must be initiated by the student.
No adverse action will be taken against a student for making an appeal.
NOTE: Grades can only be changed by the classroom instructor; however, the student may use the appeal process to discuss how the grade was arrived at and whether an equitable resolution can be found. Grade appeals must be filed before the end of the NEXT long (15-week) term.
The first two steps (with the Faculty member and with the Department Chairperson/Student Success Coach/Advisor) are informal; the following steps (Institute Dean, Academic Appeals Committee) are formal and require the student to utilize the Appeals Process Form.
STEP I (INFORMAL): Discuss issue with faculty member. It is important to discuss any appeals with the faculty member.
STEP II (INFORMAL): If there is no resolution, within two weeks of Step I, the student contacts either the student success coach or the department chairperson and arranges a meeting. The faculty member may be invited to this meeting if the success coach or department chairperson thinks it is appropriate.
–IN ORDER FOR THE GRADE APPEAL TO CONTINUE TO STEP 3, AT LEAST ONE OF THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA MUST BE PRESENT:
- A data entry or arithmetic error was made, and/or;
- The grade was determined by different standards than those used for other students in the same course section
STEP III (FORMAL): If there is no resolution, within two weeks of Step II, the student fills out a Student Appeals Process Form and schedules a meeting the Institute Dean who will direct an investigation of the problem.
STEP IV (FORMAL): If there is no resolution, within two weeks of the failure of Step III, the student will schedule a meeting with the Vice President for Learning (or designee), who will convene the Academic Appeals Committee, which is a recommending body.
The faculty member involved with the student complaint will have an opportunity to be heard before the Appeals Committee, and any employee involved in Step I – III may be asked to comment before the Committee. All employees involved in the Formal steps (i.e… Steps III – IV) will keep a confidential record of their part of the process on a copy of the Appeal Form.
The Academic Appeals Committee will write a brief summary of their decision which will be kept confidential. These records may not be used in any detrimental way against the student or instructor.
Within two (2) weeks after the hearing the participants will be informed of the recommendations. All records of appeals will be destroyed upon the student’s graduation from Brookdale or within three (3) years, whichever comes first.
The Academic Appeal Committee will be made up of two (2) faculty members, two (2) students and the Institute Dean (or designee), who will be a non-voting member, except in the event of a tie.
Academic Standing Regulation
A student is considered to be in Satisfactory Academic Standing if the following two criteria are met:
- The student must meet the minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) as outlined here.
|Degree Credits Completed||Minimum CGPA|
|*Degree credits completed includes credits for all courses (at the 100-level or above) from which the student has not officially withdrawn and all transfer credits accepted by Brookdale. (Only credits earned at Brookdale are computed in the CGPA.)|
- Once more than 11 credits (either degree or non-degree) have been attempted (not including official withdrawals), a student enrolled in 0-level courses must pass 50% of those courses each semester he or she is enrolled in a 0-level course.
A student must have a CGPA of at least 2.0 to be eligible for graduation.
Dean’s List and Distinguished Scholar
Criteria for the Dean’s List
- The student must be a degree student.
- The student must have achieved a grade point average of 3.5.
- The student must have completed twelve credits or more in any long term, with 100% completion rate, OR if the student enrolls for fewer than twelve credits in both long terms, the student must complete twelve credits over the course of one year (July through June), with 100% completion rate.
Developmental courses do not count toward the Dean’s List.
Criteria for the Distinguished Scholar Award
The Distinguished Scholar Award applies only to graduates from Associate Degree programs that have a 3.7 or higher cumulative grade point average at graduation, along with a 95% cumulative course completion rate.
- A student who has completed 1 – 11 degree credits and whose CGPA is less than a 2.0 will receive a warning.
- A student who has completed more than 11 degree credits and is in Satisfactory Academic Standing but whose CGPA is less than a 2.0 will also receive a warning.
Students will be notified that they may be in jeopardy of losing Satisfactory Academic Standing and must choose future courses carefully in order to maintain Satisfactory Academic Standing.
A student who is not in Satisfactory Academic Standing will be placed on Academic Probation. The student will be required to meet with a Student Success Coach/Advisor and plan the next semester with Satisfactory Academic Standing as a goal. The student will be restricted to a maximum of 14 credits or four (4) courses, and a Success Coach approval is required for registration.
If, at the end of the first semester of Academic Probation, the student achieves Satisfactory Academic Standing, the Academic Probation period ends.
If, at the end of the first semester of Academic Probation, the student does not achieve Satisfactory Academic Standing, the student continues for another semester on Academic Probation.
If, at the end of the second semester of Academic Probation, the student still does not achieve Satisfactory Academic Standing, the student may continue for a third semester of Academic Probation if they fall into one of the following categories:
- The student has fewer than 32 degree credits completed and in the second semester of probation, successfully complete* 100% of credits attempted and earns at least a 2.0 Semester Grade Point Average (SGPA) for degree credits attempted.
- The student has at least 32 degree credits completed and in the second semester of probation, successfully completes* 100% of credits attempted and earns at least a 2.3 Semester Grade Point Average (SGPA) for degree credits attempted.
* Successful completion includes grades of D or higher.
A student who has been on Academic Probation for two consecutive semesters and has not achieved Satisfactory Academic Standing by the end of the second semester will be suspended from the College for at least one full semester (Fall or Spring).
The suspended student will not be permitted to attend any intervening Winterim or Summer terms.
Once the Academic Suspension period has expired, the student may return to the College on Academic Probation but must meet with a Student Success Coach to construct a plan with Satisfactory Academic Standing as a goal. The Success Coach approval is required for registration.
Appeal of Academic Suspension
A student placed on Academic Suspension may appeal the suspension, based on extraordinary circumstances, through the following process:
The student meets with a Student Success Coach within seven (7) days of notification of suspension and discusses the reason for the appeal. The Success Coach supports or denies the appeal. If the Success Coach supports the appeal, the student must write a letter to the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs explaining in full the basis for the appeal, the extenuating circumstances, and a plan for academic success.
All appropriate documentation must be included. The Associate Vice President must receive this letter, along with a letter of support from the student success coach, within ten (10) days following notification of suspension, the student must make an appointment to meet with the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs.
The Associate Vice President will make a determination on the appeal. The results will be forwarded to the success coach and the Registration Office. The Associate Vice President’s office will notify the student of the results within seven (7) days of the meeting. The decision of the Associate Vice President is final.
The student who successfully appeals the suspension may return to the College on Conditional Reinstatement. The student is governed by the conditions outlined in Reinstatement after Suspension or Dismissal.
A student who has returned after Academic Suspension must meet the conditions outlined in Reinstatement after Suspension or Dismissal.
If these conditions are not met, the student is placed on Academic Dismissal for a minimum period of one full year. Once the minimum period for Academic Dismissal is over, the student may submit a written request for reinstatement to the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs.
If the student does not return for three or more years, the student may apply for Academic Amnesty (College Regulation 5.0014R).
Reinstatement after Suspension or Dismissal
A student who is reinstated after Academic Suspension or Academic Dismissal will be placed on Academic Probation and will have, with the exceptions noted below, one semester to achieve Satisfactory Academic Standing.
One additional semester of Academic Probation will be granted to students who do not achieve Satisfactory Academic Standing at the end of the Academic Probation Semester if they fall into one of the following categories:
- The student has fewer than 32 degree credits completed and in the Academic Probation Semester of Reinstatement completes 100% of the credits attempted and earns at least a 2.0 Semester Grade Point Average (SGPA).
- The student has more than 32 degree credits completed, and in the Academic Probation Semester of Reinstatement completes 100% of the credits attempted and earns at least a 2.3 SGPA.
Appeal for Reinstatement
A student in Academic Dismissal may Appeal for Reinstatement in writing to the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs.
The appeal letter must be received at least thirty (30) days prior to the start of the next long semester. The student must explain in full the basis for the appeal, any extenuating circumstances, and a plan for academic success.
The Appeal for Reinstatement will be judged by an Academic Review Committee composed of:
- Vice President for Learning (or designee)
- Associate Vice President for Student Affairs (or designee)
- Chair of Academic Advising (or designee)
- Director of Student Conduct and Compliance (or designee)
- Registrar (or designee)
- Two Institute Chairpersons
- Two Faculty Members
The Academic Review Committee must have 60% of its member present to act on an appeal.
The Academic Review Committee may grant an Appeal for Reinstatement by majority vote.
The committee will notify the student in writing of its decision at least one week prior to the start of the semester for which the student wishes to register.
The decision of the Academic Review Committee is final.
Students who have questions or concerns about any issue at Brookdale Community College are encouraged to resolve those issues through appropriate channels.
General concerns about a wide range of issues should be directed to the office of the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs. Concerns should be identified, in writing, with any appropriate supporting documentation. If necessary, a meeting will be scheduled to discuss the issues in more detail and the Associate Vice President will render a decision. Students wishing to appeal the decision must do so in writing to the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs. The Associate Vice President’s decision is final.
Specific concerns related to faculty members must first be discussed with the faculty member involved, to try and reach an amicable solution. If that is not satisfactory, students must meet with the department chairperson, followed by the academic Institute Dean if necessary. The Associate Vice President for Student Affairs may serve as an arbiter in certain situations or recommend students work with the office of the Vice President for Learning as deemed necessary. While the Associate Vice President may serve as arbiter, the decision of the academic Institute Dean and/or Vice President for Learning, in some faculty related issues will be final.
Students appealing a grade in a class must follow a detailed and prescribed process. While the initial steps are informal, students have the right to file a formal appeal with the office of the Vice President for Vice President of Learning. The final step in this process is a hearing before a representative committee including faculty, staff and students.
Any applicant for admission to the College or any student currently attending the College will submit a request for a refund of monies paid whenever a student or applicant feels that he is eligible to receive a refund. Requests for a refund for tuition paid must be made on a Drop/Add/Withdrawal form.
Individuals who believe that special circumstances warrant a refund for any of the preceding items will be required to submit a request in writing, on the appropriate form(s), which are available at the One-Stop Center.
The following tuition refund schedules will prevail for all students who are totally withdrawing from the College or dropping one or more courses on an official Drop/Add/Withdrawal form.
100% – before first day of the term
80% – first through fifth day of term
60% – sixth through tenth day of term
No refund after tenth day of the term
100% – before first day of the term
80% – first through third day of term
60% fourth through fifth day of term
No refund after fifth day of the term
Special Refund Conditions
Illness: A full refund of tuition paid at registration will be granted to students who totally withdraw from the College on an official Withdrawal form due to a serious illness. The illness must be attested to by a physician in written form. The request for such a refund should be submitted on the appropriate form (with physician’s documentation) to the One-Stop Center no later than the last official day of the term during which the illness occurred.
Military Service: A full refund of tuition paid at registration will be granted if a student enters the military service of the United States. This refund will be granted under the following conditions:
A. A copy of the induction or enlistment papers must be presented, along with the official Withdrawal form, to the Office of Records & Registration and;
B. The date of induction or enlistment must be prior to the last day of classes of the term in which a student withdraws.
C. Credit must not have been awarded in the course(s) for which tuition refund is requested.
Fees: All fees shall be non-refundable with the exception of the following conditions:
A. Students who qualify for a 100% refund of tuition paid for a course, as per the schedule of refunds, will be granted a 100% refund of the laboratory fee and the student activity fee assessed for the course.
B. Students who qualify for a 100% refund of tuition paid for all courses registered, as per the schedule of refunds, will be granted a 100% refund of all laboratory fees, and student activities fees assessed for the courses.
C. A full refund of tuition, laboratory fees, and student activity fees will be granted for courses cancelled by the College. In instances where a student can present documentation supporting his claim that his desire to register for the course which is now cancelled (or closed) was his sole reason for applying for admission, the Director of Student Services may authorize a refund of the application fee.
Student Code of Conduct
A. Student Rights and Responsibilities
The College places an emphasis upon certain core values and personal freedoms which are essential to its nature, mission and purpose as an academic community and institution of higher learning. Members of the College community are entitled to engage in the teaching and learning process undisturbed by violence, harassment, intimidation and bullying. The ability to do so is essential to the orderly pursuit of learning and the work of all members of the College community. Students and student organizations may examine and discuss questions of interest to them and may express opinions publicly and privately. They may support causes by orderly means which do not disrupt the regular and essential operations of the College.
It is the responsibility of all students of the College to adhere to the letter and spirit of this statement of student rights and responsibilities, all College policies, rules and regulations and local, state and federal laws. Students shall not violate or attempt to violate any College policy, rule or regulation or any local, state or federal law. It is the responsibility of all students of the College to contribute to an educational atmosphere in which violations of personal rights and freedoms will not be tolerated.
B. Definition of Student
For the purpose of this Student Code of Conduct, a student is defined as a person who is currently enrolled or registered as a credit student at the College at the time of the incident as to which the person has been charged with violation of this Student Code of Conduct. If a person is not enrolled or registered at the time of an incident in which he/she is involved which may constitute a violation of the Student Code of Conduct, that person and the referenced alleged misconduct conduct may become subject to the Student Code of Conduct upon the person’s enrollment or reenrollment at the College.
C. Purpose and Scope of the Student Code of Conduct
1. This Student Code of Conduct is adopted for the purpose of providing a precise set of expectations to students and, at the same time, offering the assurance that all students will be accorded fair and reasonable treatment in matters involving alleged or determined violations of the Student Code of Conduct.
2. The Student Code of Conduct will apply to any student, student organization or athletic team engaging in activities on the College campus, or at any of the College’s off-campus centers and/or satellite campuses (referenced as “College Premises” in this Student Code of Conduct). The College Premises includes the Lincroft campus and any regional or other locations at which the College maintains an office and conducts activities. The Student Code of Conduct also applies to any student, student organization or athletic team sponsoring any approved off-campus function or otherwise representing the College in an off-campus setting. Additionally, the College can take action regarding off-campus incidents when such violation(s) adversely affect(s) the College.
3. When a student is convicted of a violation of local, state or federal law, the College will not request special consideration for that person because of his/her status as a student. However, the College will cooperate fully with law enforcement agencies and with other agencies in any appropriate program for the rehabilitation of the student to the extent permitted by law and as determined to be in the best interest of the student and the College community.
D. Standards of Conduct
1. Student conduct which interferes with the philosophical platform of the College is not acceptable.
2. Any person who enrolls at the College can expect that the faculty, staff and administration will exercise the authority of the College to regulate student conduct whenever the educational process, the health and welfare of the student body as a whole, and/or the property of the College are judged to be jeopardized by the action of any student or group of students.
3. Harassment, intimidation and bullying of any person are prohibited. Harassment, intimidation or bullying includes any gesture, any written, verbal or physical act or any electronic communication, whether it be a single incident or a series of incidents that is reasonably perceived as being motivated by any actual or perceived characteristic, such as race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or a mental, physical or sensory disability, or by another distinguishing characteristic that takes place on College Premises or at any function sponsored by the College, that substantially disrupts or interferes with the orderly operation of the College or the rights of College employees or other students and that:
a. a reasonable person will know, under the circumstances, will have the effect of physically or emotionally harming another person or damaging another person’s property, or placing another person in reasonable fear of physical or emotional harm to his person or damage to his property; or
b. has the effect of insulting or demeaning another person or group of persons; or
c. Creates a hostile educational environment by interfering with a student’s education, an employee’s work or by severely or pervasively causing physical or emotional harm to another person
4. Domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking are prohibited by College Policy 2.1001 entitled “Preventing and Responding to Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking.” Allegations of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking by any student of the College shall be addressed in accordance with College Regulation 6.3003R entitled “Procedures for Preventing and Responding to Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking Involving Students.”
5. Violation(s) of College Policies and Regulations that impact the health and/or safety of students, staff or individuals.
6. Unattended Minors
a. Minors under the age of 18 are not allowed on Brookdale Community College premises unless under the immediate supervision of an adult or for legitimate college business.
b. Minors are never to be left unsupervised and are prohibited from being left unattended at all Brookdale locations, including but not limited to buildings, grounds, and parking lots.
c. Parents, guardians, and/or audit registered students are required to accompany minors and will be held responsible for their guests’ behavior in accordance with College policies.
d. On an emergency basis only, it is the prerogative of the faculty to permit minors of enrolled student’s admission to regular classes. However, admission of minors to all laboratory settings is prohibited for safety reasons.
E. Process and Disciplinary Procedures
It has been recognized that due process in higher education disciplinary matters need not parallel the requirements of due process in a court of law. The College will attempt to handle disciplinary matters privately, informally and expeditiously before resorting to formalized procedures or the referral to outside agencies. However, the College will ensure that the basic protections of due process will be implemented when students of the College are charged with violating this Student Code of Conduct.
F. These protections afforded every student and related processes are:
1. Any student, faculty or staff member may file a complaint alleging a violation of this Student Code of Conduct. Any such complaint shall be addressed consistent with the requirements of this Student Code of Conduct, except as noted in paragraph “2” immediately following this paragraph “1.”
2. Any student, faculty or staff member may file a complaint alleging domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking by any student of the College, which complaint shall be addressed in accordance with College Regulation 6.3003R – “Procedures for Preventing and Responding to Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking Involving Students.”
3. Written notification of the charge(s) against a student and possible penalties within a reasonable time period.
4. The opportunity to have a discussion with the College’s designated Student Conduct Officer to clarify the evidence and/or view of an incident before an initial determination is made by the Student Conduct Officer or designee.
5. The opportunity to have a hearing before the Student Conduct Board with respect to major offenses as defined in this Student Code of Conduct or to waive the right to a hearing and accept the sanctions and/or penalties imposed by the Student Conduct Officer or other authority of the College.
6. Written notification of the time, place and date of a hearing at least three (3) business days in advance of the hearing.
7. The opportunity to present evidence and witnesses.
8. Written notification of the findings of the Student Conduct Board, which findings shall be based upon a preponderance of the evidence presented verbally and/or in writing.
9. Written notification of the sanctions and/or penalties to be imposed.
10. Written notification of the appeals process.
The acts identified below, when committed by any student and/or student organization, shall be considered violations of the Student Code of Conduct. These violations may be determined to be minor or major offenses at the discretion of the Student Conduct Officer or designee. The listing of acts constituting violations of this Student Code of Conduct set forth below is not intended to be an exhaustive or limited definition of what the College deems to be violations of the Student Code of Conduct. The listing is intended to provide students with guidance. The determination as to an alleged violation of the Student Code of Conduct will be left to the sole discretion of the College and will be made on a case-by-case basis.
1. Engagement in behavior which in any way interferes with, disrupts and/or obstructs the teaching and learning process, including without limitation: research, administration, implementation of discipline procedures or other College authorized activities. Interference with, obstruction or disruption of teaching and learning process shall include, but not be limited to: tardiness; offensive language or behavior; disrespect to College instructors, visiting instructors, professors and/or visiting professors; and/or noise and improper use of electronic devices (e.g., cell phones, headphones, tablets, and/or laptops).
2. a) Domestic violence, as defined in College Regulation 6.3003R – “Procedures for Preventing and Responding to Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking Involving Students.” b) Dating violence, as defined in College Regulation 6.3003R – “Procedures for Preventing and Responding to Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking Involving Students”. c) Sexual assault, as defined in College Regulation 6.3003R – “Procedures for Preventing and Responding to Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking Involving Students.” d) Stalking, as defined in College Regulation 6.3003R – “Procedures for Preventing and Responding to Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking Involving Students.”
3. Harassment, intimidation or bullying of any person as defined above.
4. Disregard for the property and rights of others including the right to be free from verbal abuse or harassment.
5. Engagement in any abusive or demeaning conduct or obscene gestures directed toward another individual or group of individuals which has the effect of creating a hostile educational environment or impedes the rights or privileges of other members of the College community.
6. a) Physical abuse or harm against any person or persons. b) Threats of physical abuse or harm against any person or persons. c. Other conduct which threatens or endangers the health, safety or welfare of another person or persons.
7. a) Theft, larceny, embezzlement, fraud, or the temporary taking of the property of another, including, but not limited to, books and computers or other electronic devices, without permission. b. Possession and/or attempted sale of any stolen goods.
8. Unauthorized occupation, unauthorized entry or unauthorized use of any College facility or College-related facilities or College Premises.
9. a) Unauthorized use of firearms, replicas of firearms, ammunition, explosives, fireworks, other dangerous substances or materials or weapons. b) Unauthorized possession of firearms, replicas of firearms, ammunition, explosives, fireworks, other dangerous substances or materials or weapons. c. Unauthorized brandishing of firearms, replicas of firearms, ammunition, explosives, fireworks, other dangerous substances or materials or weapons.
10. a) Possession or use of any scheduled drug, such as narcotics, barbiturates, central nervous system stimulants, marijuana, sedatives, tranquilizers, hallucinogens, or other drugs or chemicals. b) Manufacture, sale, distribution or possession for distribution of any scheduled drug, such as narcotics, barbiturates, central nervous system stimulants, marijuana, sedatives, tranquilizers, hallucinogens, or other drugs or chemicals.
11. a) Vandalism, malicious destruction, damage, defacing, or misuse of College property, private property, including library materials and/or all computers. b) Littering and/or disposal of garbage/recycling in places other than designated bins throughout College property.
12. a) Obstructing or restraining the passage of any person at an exit or entrance to College Premises. b) Preventing or attempting to prevent by force, violence or by threats of force or violence, the entrance or exit of any person to or from College Premises without the authorization of the administration of the College.
13. Setting a fire on College Premises without proper authority.
14. Inappropriate use of any combustible or chemical or flammable substance which may present a fire hazard, annoyance, threat, or danger to property or any person on College Premises.
15. Falsification, alteration or withholding of information related to academic records and/or documents.
16. Furnishing false information to a College employee with intent to deceive, including but not limited to a permitting someone other than him/herself to take a test or examination in his/her name.
17. Failure to meet any College-related financial obligations.
18. Unauthorized use, possession and/or alteration of firefighting equipment, safety devices, College Police property, and/or other emergency or safety equipment.
19. a) Intentional making of a false report of a bomb, in any building, structure, or facility on College Premises. b) Intentional making of a false report of a fire in any building, structure, or facility on College Premises, including by means of activating a fire alarm. c) Intentional making of a false report of any other emergency in any building, structure or facility on College Premises.
20. a) Disorderly conduct. b) Rioting, inciting to riot or assembly to riot.
21. Participating in any and all forms and/or acts of hazing.
22. Failure to present student identification to a College employee, including without limitation, officials, administrators, faculty members, support staff members and/or police officers in response to a request. The required form of identification shall be a current and validated College identification card, driver’s license, military identification card, county photo identification card, and/or passport.
23. Failure to comply with the directives of a College employee, including without limitation officials, administrators, faculty members, support staff members and/or police officers acting in the performance of their duties.
24. a) Possession of alcoholic beverages in any form on College Premises, except in those areas of the College Premises where the President or his/her designee has authorized the serving of alcoholic beverages, subject to prescribed regulations and federal and state law. b) Consumption of alcoholic beverages in any form on College Premises, except in those areas of the College Premises where the President or his/her designee has authorized the serving of alcoholic beverages, subject to prescribed regulations and federal and state law. c) Visible Intoxication from any legal or illegal substance as defined in this code while on College Premises.
25. Violation of any published policies, rules or regulations promulgated by an official College office, including without limitation, campus motor vehicle laws and regulations or the Tobacco-Free Institution Policy.
26. Any violation of the College’s Unattended Minors Regulation which requires registered students to be responsible at all times for their children/guests at any Brookdale location under the age of 18.
27. Interference with the performance of the duties of any College employee, including without limitation officials, administrators, faculty members, support staff members and/or police officers.
28. Failure of a student to respond to written communication from a College official in connection with an alleged violation of the Student Code of Conduct.
29. Malfeasance in or misuse of membership in a student organization or on an athletic team which is injurious to the welfare of the College, any of its employees, students or student organizations or athletic teams.
30. Failure to abide by, or violation of, any sanction imposed by the Vice President of Student Affairs; the Vice President of Academic Affairs; the President and/or the Board of Trustees.
31. Engagement in any form of gambling while on College Premises or at functions sponsored by the College at any location.
32. Misrepresentation of oneself, a student organization or an athletic team to be an agent of the College.
33. Accessing, modifying and/or transferring electronic data system software or computing facilities without proper authorization.
34. Using or misusing the College’s name, logo or seal for soliciting funds, sponsoring activities or on printed matter without the express written approval of the proper College authority.
35. Violating the terms of any disciplinary sanction and/or penalty imposed in accordance with this Student Code of Conduct.
36. Any action which could constitute violation of existing local, state or federal law on College Premises or off-campus when such violation adversely affects the College.
H. Sanctions and Penalties
The sanctions and penalties set forth below may be applied either singularly or in any combination as appropriate to the circumstances of each case.
1. Verbal Reprimand: Verbal admonition against further violation of the Student Code of Conduct.
2. Written Reprimand: Written warning placed in a student’s file for having violated the Student Code of Conduct.
3. Restitution: The obligation to replace or pay for property damaged to compensate for losses incurred or to provide a campus service as a result of a violation of the Student Code of Conduct.
4. Conditional Probation: Temporary loss of College rights and privileges until specified conditions are met, such as submission of letters of apology and/or doctor’s releases, etc.
5. Disciplinary Probation: Loss of participation in College-related activities for a specified period of time. Disciplinary Probation may also entail the satisfaction of certain enumerated conditions in order for a student to be removed from probation.
6. Fine: Monetary sum imposed as a penalty for an offense.
7. Community Service: Assigned community service work to fit a particular violation of the Student Code of Conduct.
8. Suspension: Exclusion from all or specified classes and other College-related activities for a specified period of time.
9. Expulsion: Permanent dismissal from classes and College-related activities.
10. Summary (Temporary) Suspension: Exclusion from all or specified classes and other College-related activities until due process procedures are completed. This sanction may be imposed by the Vice President of Student Affairs in the following instances:
a. A threat of safety to the student or College community;
b. A severe disruption of College activities; or
c. If a student refuses to respond to a summons to appear before the College’s designated Student Conduct Officer or his/her designee.
1. Initial Action. Any individual student, group of students and/or student organization violating this Student Code of Conduct will be referred to the College’s designated Student Conduct Officer or designee for disciplinary measures in accordance with the provisions of this Code of Student Conduct.
2. Minor offenses. In the case of all offenses deemed by the College’s designated Student Conduct Officer or designee not to constitute acts which would result in suspension or expulsion of the student(s), the Student Conduct Officer may determine disciplinary actions as stated in paragraphs“1” through “7” of the Sanctions and Penalties section of this Code of Student Conduct, above. These offenses shall be deemed “minor offenses.” The Student Conduct Officer will investigate allegations of an incident violating this Student Code of Conduct, notify the student of the allegations regarding the incident and advise the student of the charges against him/her; hear the student’s comments about the incident, when possible; make a determination about whether or not, if true, the allegations constitute a minor offense and, if so, the penalty or sanction to be imposed; notify the student of that determination within a reasonable period of time and notify the student of the appeal procedures when appropriate. Any student may appeal a determination with respect to a minor offense as stated in paragraph “1” of the Appeals Section of this Student Code of Conduct, below.
3. Major Offenses. In any case in which the violation is of such a nature that, in the opinion of the College’s designated Student Conduct Officer, suspension or expulsion from the College could be imposed, the Student Conduct Officer shall bring the matter before the Student Conduct Board in accordance with the following procedures:
a. The Student Conduct Board will be convened to hear all cases which could result in suspension or expulsion. The Student Conduct Board will be composed of two (2) students and one (1) representative of the College faculty and staff. A training program for potential Student Conduct Board members will be held each Fall Term.
b. In such cases, the Student Conduct Officer or his/her designee, acting as a non-voting member of the Student Conduct Board, will arrange with the student charged with violation of the Student Code of Conduct the time and place of the hearing before the Student Conduct Board, which said notice will advise the student of the charges against him/her; the student’s right to question witnesses against him/her; the student’s right to produce witnesses on his/her behalf; and the student’s right to select counsel of his/her own choosing. Counsel will be allowed to advise the student or students charged with violation of the Student Code of Conduct, but will not be permitted to speak and/or examine witnesses at the hearing. Other College students, faculty and staff may attend the hearing only upon the invitation of the Student Conduct Officer or if they are presented as witnesses by the student whose conduct is the subject of the hearing. The Student Conduct Board will be convened to consider the alleged violation of the Student Code of Conduct as soon as possible in proximity to the time of the alleged incident.
c. The Student Conduct Officer or his/her designee will present all charges against the student at the hearing before the Student Conduct Board.
d. The Vice President of Student Affairs or the College Officer of the Day will assume the role of the Student Conduct Officer as stated in this Student Code of Conduct if there exists a specific conflict of interest for the Student Conduct Officer in any pending case.
e. At the hearing, the Student Conduct Board will hear the charges against the student and hear the statements of witnesses for and against the student and may question the witnesses. The Student Conduct Board will conduct a hearing about alleged violations of the Student Code of Conduct by more than one (1) student in the same case and/or pertaining to the same incident at one hearing.
f. Upon the conclusion of the hearing and after deliberation, the Student Conduct Board will render its decision based upon the preponderance of evidence presented at the hearing, both in writing and through verbal testimony.
g. The Student Conduct Officer will notify the student charged of the decision of the Student Conduct Board within 24 hours of receiving the decision of the Student Conduct Board.
h. A taped or digitally recorded record of all Student Conduct Board hearings shall be made. The record shall be retained by the College in accordance with College policy and regulation and relevant federal and state law.
i. Violations determined to have occurred and penalties imposed may be publicized in the College newspaper without mention of or alluding to the names of the persons involved in the incident resulting in a violation of this Student Code of Conduct.
1. Any student or faculty or staff member may appeal a decision of the Student Conduct Officer or Student Conduct Board by notice in writing filed with the Vice President of Student Affairs, within five (5) working days after notice of the decision.
2. The Vice President of Student Affairs, upon the filing of such appeal, will review the proceeding in the matter and: (a) affirm the decision of the Student Conduct Board; (b) revise the decision of the Student Conduct Board; or (c) convene an appeal committee.
3. In the event the Vice President of Student Affairs affirms the decision of the Student Conduct Board, the Vice President of Student Affairs will advise the student in writing within three (3) working days of the decision.
4. In the event the Vice President of Student Affairs on any appeal filed with him/her determines to convene an appeal committee, the following procedure will be followed:
a. The Vice President of Student Affairs will appoint an appeal committee consisting of two (2) students and one (1) representative of the College faculty and staff.
b. The Vice President of Student Affairs will convene such appeal committee, give notice to the student appellant of the time and place of the meeting of the appeal committee to hear the appeal, and will preside over the appeal hearing.
c. The appeal committee, after hearing the matter, may take any of the following actions:
(1) Affirm the decision of the Student Conduct Board;
(2) Revise decision of the Student Conduct Board; or
(3) Render a new decision.
d. The Vice President of Student Affairs will advise the student in writing of the decision of the appeal committee within one (1) working day of the appeal committee’s rendering of its decision.
Suspension of a student may be imposed when the Student Conduct Board has determined that a Major Offense has occurred or when the conditions of disciplinary probation are disregarded. Suspension is imposed only on the basis of the recommendation of the Student Conduct Board and with the approval of the Vice President of Student Affairs. Suspension is applied for a given period of time, and the term is specified to the student.
A student suspended from the College forfeits all rights and privileges of a student, including participation in all College-related or College-sponsored functions. All suspension actions will be noted in the student’s College record.
Any student may be summarily suspended by the Vice President of Student Affairs or the College Officer of the Day for a period not to exceed ten (10) College working days pending a hearing before the Student Conduct Board.
In the event of any appeal of the Student Conduct Board decision, the Vice President of Student Affairs may suspend the student or continue any previous suspension pending the disposition of the appeal.
Expulsion of a student from the College may be imposed in situations in which Major Offenses of this Student Code of Conduct have occurred or when a series of suspensions have been issued to a student without sufficient improvement in the student’s conduct. Expulsion may be recommended to the College President by the Vice President of Student Affairs.
M. Authority of the College President
Any expulsion imposed on a student for violation of this Student Code of Conduct at all times will be subject to the approval of the President of the College. Nothing in this Student Code of Conduct will be deemed to limit the final authority of the President of the College in all matters relating to violations of this Student Code of Conduct and the imposition of the aforementioned sanctions and/or penalties.