College Policies

All Mott Community College student employees are bound by, but not limited to, the following College policies and governed by the Student Code of Conduct.
NOTE: All College policies are housed in the Library. The Student Code of Conduct is on reserve in the library.

An Affirmation of the President's Declaration on Valuing Cultural Diversity

Mott Community College has a special responsibility to the community to promote equal access and success for minority students. The College has established a Minority Education Initiative to help achieve harmony among all racial groups. The academic community has an obligation to serve as an important model in helping to end discrimination.

These issues are complex, but we must approach them directly and take the steps to cultivate a suitable climate for our minority students, faculty, staff, and administrators.

We are committed to creating a setting that welcomes all persons regardless of race, color, creed, culture or national origin and will not allow any form of prejudice.

We dedicate ourselves and this institution to preserving a multi-racial, multi-cultural environment. As a leader, we can help and support everyone in our community to realize the great potential of minorities.

Americans With Disabilities Act

Mott Community College shall ensure full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act which states that there shall be no discrimination in employment against a qualified individual with a disability in the terms and conditions of employment. Additionally, the student employment program is obligated to permit an injured or ill student employee to return to work with a doctor's permission.

Drug Free Environment

Mott Community College is committed to providing a campus environment free of the abuse and illegal use of alcohol and other drugs. In addition, MCC is required by the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989 to adopt and implement a program to prevent the illicit use of drugs and the abuse of alcohol by students and employees.

Standards Of Conduct At MCC

The possession or distribution of elicit drugs and/or the unlawful use of alcohol by students on MCC property or as part of a college activity is specifically prohibited by MCC policies.

Legal Sanctions

There are legal sanctions under state and federal law for the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol. A violation under state law may result in a misdemeanor or felony conviction, depending on the nature of the offense, punishable by imprisonment, payment of fines, confiscation of real and personal property, or a combination of the three.

Drug And Alcohol Prevention, Counseling And Rehabilitation, And Reentry Programs

The College Health Services Office coordinates a seminar on substance abuse prevention for all students and staff. For more information about the seminars, call (810) 762-0333. MCC encourages students with alcohol or other drug dependency problems to use the services of Counseling and Student Development or to seek assistance from a community agency that provides substance abuse services. Counseling staff will assist with referrals to appropriate agencies. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (810) 762-0111.

Health Risks

Health (and other) risks associated with the use of alcohol and other drugs include, but are not limited to: impaired academic or work performance; lost potential; absenteeism from class or work; financial problems; doing things one later regrets; conflicts with co-workers, families, friends, and others; unusual or inappropriate risk-taking which may result in physical or emotional injury, or death; blackouts; hangovers; long-term health problems including cirrhosis of the liver, organic brain damage, high blood pressure, and heart disease.

MCC Sanctions

MCC will impose sanctions for violation of policies and procedures consistent with state and federal law and with applicable Student Code of Conduct provisions and college policies. Violations will result in disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal from college, and referral for prosecution. Sanctions imposed will depend upon the severity and frequency of the violation. In addition to, or in lieu of, discipline, violators may be required to complete an appropriate rehabilitation program. Substance abuse assessment and referral services are provided by Intake Assessment and Referral Center, 202 East Boulevard, Suite 200, Flint, MI 48503, at (810) 235-9555.

Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action

Mott Community College shall ensure full compliance with Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action. This policy was effective February 22, 1988.

Mott Community College will not discriminate in any of its admissions, educational programs/activities or employment policies or practices on the basis of race, sex, age, color, national origin, religion, height, weight, marital status, physical, mental handicap, sexual orientation, or veteran’s status. The college is committed to compliance with several laws and regulations. These include Executive Order 11246 (as amended 11375), Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Equal Pay Act, Sections 503 and 504 of the Higher Education Amendments of 1965, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Vietnam (VA Veterans) Readjustment Act of 1974, Americans with Disabilities Act, and all other Federal and Michigan Civil Rights Laws.

Sexual Harassment

Mott Community College is committed to maintaining an environment for employees and students free of unwanted objectionable and disrespectful conduct, and communication of a sexual nature, especially when such conduct is imposed by one on another and adversely affects a staff member’s employment and a student’s learning experience. Sexual harassment is a barrier to an environment which is conducive to academic achievement and productive employment. Employees and students have the right to raise the issue of harassment, and are protected by this policy and attendant college codes and procedures for enforcement. Sexual harassment is a grievous action having serious and far-reaching effects on the careers and lives of individuals. False accusations can have similar impact; thus, the charge of sexual harassment is a serious and emotional one and is not to be taken lightly by a charging party, a respondent, or any other member of the college community. This policy shall apply to all persons in the college community. For the purposes of this policy statement, the term college community shall be defined as Mott Community College students, faculty, administrators and all other employees. This sexual harassment policy will be part of the Board of Trustees’ governing policy for Mott Community College and will be published in the policy and procedure manual. This section on sexual harassment will also be published in the student, faculty and staff handbooks. For further information on the sexual harassment policy at MCC, contact the Human Resources Office, Mott Community College, 1401 East Court Street, Flint, MI 48503, or call (810) 762-0275.

All MCC student employees must successfully complete an online Sexual Harassment Prevention Training tutorial. This training must be taken within the first two weeks of beginning employment. The Preventing Sexual Harassment training course is accessible through the link on the Student Employment Center website. At the conclusion of the tutorial, students will be required to complete a mastery test with a passing score. Upon successful completion, students must print off the Certificate of Completion and bring it to the Student Employment Center in PCC 2280.

Student Code of Conduct

All Mott Community College regulations shall be construed so as not to abridge any student’s constitutional rights which include, but are not limited to, the rights of free expression of thought or opinion, free association, peaceable assembly, or the petition of authorities.

Any student who commits any of the following acts of misconduct shall be subject to disciplinary action by the college. These regulations shall apply only where a student’s misconduct has adversely affected some college process or function or some other distinct and clear interest of the college as an academic community. College disciplinary proceedings may be instituted against a student charged with violation of a law which is also a violation of the Student Code of Conduct. For example, if both violations result from the same factual situation, without regard to the pendency of civil litigation in court or criminal arrest and prosecution, proceedings under the Student Code of Conduct may be carried out prior to, simultaneously with, or following civil or criminal proceedings off-campus.

Acts Of Prohibited Conduct Include, But Not Limited To, The Following:
A. Assault and Battery
Intentionally or recklessly causing physical harm to any person on college premises or at college sponsored activities, or intentionally or recklessly causing reasonable apprehension of such harm.
B. Weapons
Unauthorized use, including, but not limited to, possession or storage of any weapon, dangerous chemicals, explosive or incendiary devices on college premises or at college sponsored activities either on or off campus.
C. Drugs
Unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, use or possession, or being under the influence of any controlled substance or illegal drug on college premises or at college sponsored activities either on or off campus.
D. Alcoholic Beverages
Consumption, possession or being under the influence of any alcoholic beverages, beer and/or wine on college premises or at college sponsored activities either on or off campus unless previously approved in writing by the supervising college official(s).
E. Disruptive Behavior
Intentionally or recklessly interfering with normal college sponsored activities, including, but not limited to, studying, teaching, research, college administration, designated areas of activities, fire, security, or emergency services; or inciting others to commit disruptive behavior; any unauthorized occupancy of Mott facilities or access to or from such facilities; or failure to provide identification when directed.
F. Endangerment
Intentionally initiating or causing to be initiated any false report, warning or threat of fire, explosion or other emergency on college premises or at college sponsored activities.
G. Harassment
Intimidation or harassment of another student or staff member of the college, including but not limited to, racial harassment or threats, and may include verbal and/or physical actions. Intentionally making repeated telephone calls to or from the college with intent to annoy, threaten or harass another person. This includes stalking — following or appearing within the sight of another, approaching or confronting another individual in a public or private place, appearing at the work place or residence of another, entering or remaining on an individual’s property, contacting by telephone, or sending mail or electronic mail.
H. Discrimination
Intentionally and substantially interfering with the freedom of others on college premises or at college sponsored activities based on age, color, disability, gender, height, weight, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation or veteran’s status.
I. Theft
Theft of property or of services on college premises or at college sponsored activities. This includes tampering with vending machines. Knowing possession of stolen property on college premises or at college sponsored activities.
J. Gambling
Illegal gambling on college premises or at college sponsored events.
K. Vandalism
Intentionally or recklessly destroying or damaging the property of others on college premises or at college sponsored activities. Unauthorized use of college facilities. Unauthorized presence in or use of college premises, facilities or property.
L. Soliciting
Selling or soliciting goods or services on campus without written permission from the supervising college official(s).
M. Counterfeiting, Altering, Impersonating or Financial Irresponsibility
Any forgery, alteration of, or unauthorized use of Mott forms, records, documents or I.D. cards, including the giving of false information or withholding necessary information in connection with a student’s admission, enrollment or status at Mott. Impersonating a Mott Faculty, Staff, or Student to gain access to unauthorized materials. This additionally includes passing a worthless check, money order or other method of payment to the College or to a member of the college community.
N. Smoking
Violations of college smoking policy. Smoking prohibition includes e-cigarettes and medical marijuana.
O. Computer Misuse
Unauthorized access or attempted access into college records or other student’s computer work or any misuse of college computer facilities. Use of computer networks for sending or receiving illegal, pornographic, or threatening information.
P. Academic Dishonesty
All forms of academic dishonesty, including cheating, fabrication, facilitating academic dishonesty, plagiarism and the acquisition, without permission, of tests or other academic materials. See Academic Integrity Policy.
Q. Inappropriate Hearing Behavior
Disrespectful or disorderly behavior, or the giving of false testimony or other false evidence at any hearings arising under this policy.
R. Violations of Sanctions
Violation of the terms of an imposed disciplinary sanction or violation of the Student Code of Conduct while on disciplinary sanction.
S. Failure to Appear
Failing to appear at the request of any disciplinary hearing authorities.
T. Other Violations
Violating any laws or regulations (federal, state or local) or violating any published policies or regulations of Mott Community College including, but not limited to, those regarding access or departure from college buildings or structures, use of facilities, the college’s Student Code of Conduct, and other rules and regulations which may be enacted, published, or promulgated by the Board of Trustees or its designees.
U. Technology Usage
No electronic communication device, which means a device that emits an audible signal, vibrates, displays a message or otherwise receives or communicates a message, may be active during class without the oral or written consent of the instructor. Such devices may include, but are not limited to, portable pagers, hand-held radios, cellular telephones, PDAs and any technology developed for similar purpose.
V. Mask (Face Covering)
Violation of Mott Community College mask (face covering) policy. Mott Community College requires all students, staff, faculty, and visitors to wear a face-covering that covers the mouth and nose when indoors on Mott Community College campus or extension sites.

This document is also available in the MCC Student Handbook.
Reviewed: 10/2021
Updated: 10/2021