The purpose of the Student Code of Conduct is not to restrict student freedoms but to protect the rights of individuals in their academic pursuits. Students are expected to conduct themselves in accordance with generally accepted standards of scholarship and conduct. All students have the right to a safe, peaceful, quality and honest educational environment. Therefore, when in the judgment of College officials a student’s conduct disrupts or threatens to disrupt the College community, appropriate disciplinary action will be taken to restore and protect the mission, safety, peace, and integrity of the College.

Student Code of Conduct

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Implementation of Disciplinary Procedures

The Dean of Student Development is designated by the Vice President for Student Affairs to implement Student Code of Conduct disciplinary procedures. The Dean of Student Development serves as the Student Conduct Officer in disciplinary investigations. Other administrators may be designated to serve as the Student Conduct Officer in the absence of the Dean of Student Development. To protect the safety of victims and to promote accountability, training is provided for Student Conduct Officers and Judiciary Committee members.


Gaston College (GC) is committed to providing a safe and secure working and learning environment. As part of this commitment, Gaston College has established a behavioral intervention committee known as the CARE Team. CARE is an acronym that stands for:

Conduct • Awareness • Response • Encouragement.

The CARE Team is responsible for assessing and managing behaviors that pose, or may pose, a threat to the College Community.