Student Handbook 2020-2021


Keuka College shall have jurisdiction over conduct that occurs on the premises of Keuka College as well as activities that occur off campus if such activities adversely affect the interests or educational mission of Keuka College when determined by the Dean of Students or designee.

The Keuka College Code of Conduct applies to any persons enrolled in any course offered by the College, and any student organization recognized by the College.

Assistant Director of Residence Life and Community Standards

The Assistant Director of Residence Life and Community Standards or acting Chief Discipline Officer for Keuka College has operational responsibility for the coordination and implementation of all aspects of student conduct policies and procedures. The Assistant Director of Student Conduct and Community Standards had jurisdiction over all cases prior to a student's request of a formal disciplinary hearing.

Initial Disciplinary Meeting Officer

As necessary, the Assistant Director of Student Conduct and Community Standards or acting Chief Discipline Officer for Keuka College may designate a trained staff member to conduct an Initial Disciplinary Meeting, in such cases, this designated staff member will have the same jurisdiction and sanctioning authority as the official who designated them.

Campus Hearing Committee

The Campus Hearing Committee consists of all of the trained student, faculty, and staff members that participate in Administrative hearings and Committee Panel hearings. This Committee has jurisdiction over all formal, non-academic, disciplinary, student hearings.

Conduct Appeals Panel

The Conduct Appeals Panel hears all appeals, for specified grounds only, of disciplinary decisions rendered by the Initial Disciplinary Meeting Officer/Administrative Hearing Officer, or the Conduct Hearing Panel for all cases except those involving academic dishonesty.

Suspension & Expulsion

The Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards also considers all matters that may involve the suspension or expulsion of a student. Behavior that would warrant such separation includes that which is of a recidivist nature or that which poses a significant threat to the well being of the College students, or personnel.

Interim Discipline Measures

Keuka College reserves the right to impose temporary measures on a student’s access to the college to protect the general welfare of the campus community, pending the outcome of a formal disciplinary process. If Keuka College's Chief Discipline Officer or designee judges that a student’s continued presence at Keuka College poses a significant threat to the health, safety, or welfare of the campus community or any individuals therein, they may recommend to the Associate Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students or designee that the student be interim suspended from Keuka College. If approved, the college may impose interim measures up to and including immediate suspension from Keuka College, which may remain in place pending the outcome of the formal disciplinary process.  In order to mitigate academic repercussions, a student may schedule a disciplinary hearing to resolve the matter as expeditiously as possible and is encouraged to do so. Any student subject to an interim suspension may request a review of the interim measures by the Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Development or designee.