Student Handbook

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Introduction

Expectations

Fei Tian College is an academic community dedicated to the cultivation of knowledge, skills, and virtues in accordance with the College’s mission. The College acknowledges core values based in Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance that come to characterize the Fei Tian experience. Membership in the community brings with it the obligation to conduct oneself in a manner befitting the College’s mission and values.

Students are expected to make choices that preserve a safe environment, to practice responsible citizenship, to respect the rights of others, and to be accountable for their own actions and the conduct of their guests. Failure to uphold College policies as well as the law may result in disciplinary action under the authority of this Code.

Purpose, Authority, Application

Purpose. As members of the College community and greater society, students have basic rights and responsibilities. These regulations set forth the College’s expectations for student conduct and procedures governing student discipline. The College intends that this Code of Student Conduct help students to proactively build relationships and community on the foundation of virtue and traditional culture, in accordance with the College’s mission and values.

Authority. These regulations are established pursuant to the authority delegated to the President by Board of Trustees policy for the establishment of a Code of Student Conduct. Ultimate authority over student conduct and discipline is vested in the College President, who has discretion to take immediate and final action for any violation of College policies. Such authority may be delegated as set forth in this Code or in other appropriate policies adopted by the President.

As members of an academic community and the greater society, students may be accountable both to the College and to civil and criminal authorities for acts that constitute violations of both this Code and law. Conduct proceedings at the College may proceed independently of and during the pendency of external proceedings.

Application. These regulations apply to all students and student groups at the College, unless in special circumstances the President directs otherwise. They apply to conduct that occurs on College property, at College sponsored activities, and to off-campus conduct that adversely affects the College community and/or the pursuit of its objectives. The President’s designee for each campus shall decide on a case-by-case basis whether the Code shall be applied to conduct that occurs off campus. 

Definitions.

“Student” shall mean an individual for whom the College maintains student records and who: (a) is taking courses at the College or enrolled in a College program; (b) is participating as a student in College activities prior to the start of classes; (c) is on an approved leave; (d) is not otherwise presently enrolled or registered for a particular term but has a continuing relationship with the College; (e) withdraws, transfers, or graduates after an alleged violation of the Code; or (f) already graduated when the conduct at issue implicates the student’s College degree.

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