Disciplinary Action

AVTEC disciplines students found responsible for violations of policy in a progressive manner. A severe violation can result in bypassing the progressive process and lead to immediate eviction or termination of training depending on the severity of the violation.

Violations

Examples of the most common violations of students at AVTEC include, but are not limited to:

Failure to comply with policies, laws, rules, or directives.

Possession, consumption, being under the influence, or furnishing of alcoholic beverages to a minor

Unlawful possession or use of illegal drugs or narcotics

Engaging in any activity involving unlawful use or possession of firearms or illegal weapons.

Tobacco Policy

AVTEC Internet Use Policy (See Appendix A Internet Use Policy)

Pet Policy and Procedures

Discrimination and Harassment policy.

Disruptive behavior-any behavior that is disorderly or substantially disruptive to the AVTEC community, including in the classroom and residence halls; obscene or lewd conduct.

Assaulting, endangering, harassing, or threatening others including stalking behavior and sexual misconduct or abuse. (See Appendix B Campus Security Policy)

Unauthorized use or access to AVTEC property, forgery, furnishing false information, and theft or damage to AVTEC property.

Warning

A written warning notice may be issued for violations of published policies. Warnings are issued for students who are not making satisfactory progress in their training program, or as a result of behavioral issues. Lack of improvement after the warning or repeated violations can result in a probation, eviction from housing, restriction from campus facilities, and/or dismissal from training.

Training/Behavioral Probation and Evictions

Students can be placed on probation or evicted from housing at any time while at AVTEC, with or without warning, for failure to meet training standards, behavioral issues, or violation of AVTEC policies or regulations.

Students who are not making satisfactory progress in training (see Instructional Guidelines for detailed list) may be placed on probation. The initial duration of the probation period is 30 days and can be reduced or extended beyond this initial timeframe based on student progress. Instructional related probation is issued by the Department Head, in consultation with the instructor.

The terms and conditions of probation include the reason for the probation, length of the probationary period, a plan of improvement, and the consequences of not meeting the terms and conditions. While on probation students are not eligible to receive financial aid disbursements, earn a certificate of completion, or fill a student worker position. Students may be placed on instructional probation a second time. Failure to meet the terms and conditions of the second probation will result in dismissal from their program and AVTEC.

Eviction from Residence Halls and Family Apartments

Students will be warned before an eviction occurs, however, AVTEC Residence Life staff and administration reserves the right to evict a student immediately, without warning, for severe violations.

A student evicted from the residence halls as part of a disciplinary action will forfeit room payment for the balance of the current term. The student may continue to eat in the cafeteria for the current term as long as those rights have not been terminated as part of the disciplinary action.

A student evicted from family housing as part of a disciplinary action will forfeit rent payment for the remainder of the current and following month.

Before moving out of the residence hall or apartment following an eviction, the student must clean the housing unit, return the key, and satisfy a housing inspection to ensure their room/apartment is in acceptable condition based on their initial housing agreement. Students will be charged for damages discovered in the inspection or failure to return keys and charges must be cleared on the student account to receive a completion certificate.

Removal of Students from Class

An instructor may eject a student from class for behavioral reasons. Before allowing the student to return to class the instructor, Department Head, and/or administrator will meet with the student and an assigned counselor to establish the expectations to be met in order to continue training.

Appeals Process

Students may appeal disciplinary actions imposed upon them by contacting a counselor within two full business days of the date of the receipt of the notice of discipline. The counselor will provide an appeal form. The process for appeals is as follows:

Student obtains appeals form from a counselor.

Submit completed form to counselor for submission to the appeals officer for hearing.

Appeals officer sets the time and place for the hearing.

Appeals officer, using informal processes, conducts the hearing meeting.

The resulting decision will be given to the student in writing in a timely manner; this will become part of the student's permanent record.