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Student Conduct/Incident Reporting

As a college community, we play a central role in each student’s academic and personal success. It is our responsibility to identify and offer assistance to students in distress. PVCC has a responsibility to protect the teaching and learning environment for all students, faculty, and staff. A student’s behavior may determine if they are via the Student Conduct/Incident Report Manager or College Police.

Identify a baseline:

  • Determine what is “normal” behavior
  • Understand the 4 D’s
    Level 1: developing/mild
    Level 2: distressed/moderate
    Level 3: deteriorating/elevated, and
    Level 4: decompensating/critical

Clarify your role and know your limits*

  • Recognize the role and scope of your job, which is important when addressing student issues.
  • Refer Levels 1 and 2 to CARE – reporting at Levels 1 and 2 allows CARE/BIT team to monitor and may prevent escalation to Levels 3 and 4.
  • Refer Levels 3 and 4 to CONDUCT through an Incident report.

Emergency Information:

  • Life threatening emergencies: Contact 911 and PVCC College Police 480-784-0911 (College Police can also contact 911 and assist with providing emergency responders campus access.)
  • If a student is in need of urgent counseling please walk them to the  Counseling Department in KSC during the week, or Contact College Police (after hours) for direct help; they will contact the appropriate college resource
  • Mental Health Resources

Misconduct for which students are subject to disciplinary action through Student CARE and Conduct fall into the general areas of:

  1. Cheating on an examination, assessment tests, laboratory work, written work (plagiarism), falsifying, forging or altering college records
  2. Actions or verbal statements which threaten the personal safety of any faculty, staff, students, or others lawfully assembled on the campus, or any conduct which is harmful, obstructive, disruptive to, or interferes with the educational process or institutional functions
  3. Violation of Arizona statutes, and/or college regulations and policies
  4. Use of college computer resources such as the Internet in violation of Technology Resource Standards (AR 4.4) which may result in notification of law enforcement authorities

Student CARE and Conduct staff or its designees contacts and meets with students to assess situations of possible non-academic misconduct as outlined in the Student Code of Conduct. The conduct process offers education, challenge, and support to students who may be struggling with behavioral issues in an effort to help these students succeed at PVCC. PVCC is dedicated to promoting a safe, respectful and supportive learning environment that promotes the intellectual, personal, cultural and ethical development of our students.

Student Affairs and Academic Affairs work as a team to expediently resolve student conduct incident reports. Our goal is to:

  • diffuse the complaint at the lowest level using student development
  • provide timely responses to all key stakeholders (within 48 hours)
  • be transparent to all key stakeholders
  • provide the student with due process at all levels
  • document all communication