As a member of the Georgetown College community, you (as a student) are expected to abide by the Student Code of Conduct.

Here is a link to that information:

http://www.georgetowncollege.edu/studentlife/student-accountability/code-of-conduct/

 

This Code of Conduct provides a framework that should guide your decision making. As a student, you should act responsibly because your choices impact yourself and can impact others. If you choose to make decisions that are “out of line” in regard to the Student Code of Conduct accountability measures may occur. So, you may be asking yourself, how does this whole accountability process work?

Let me take a minute to explain that. If your actions violate the Student Code of Conduct, you will be documented. Once that action is documented, a Student Life staff member determines what violation may have occurred. The procedures for hearings are listed on our College website at:

http://www.georgetowncollege.edu/studentlife/student-accountability/hearings/.

 

Also, don’t forget, you as a student have rights. Here are your rights:

http://www.georgetowncollege.edu/studentlife/student-accountability/rights-of-students/

 

Part of our accountability process involves your peers. You have probably already heard the words “Accountability Board.” This Board consists of faculty, staff, and students.  A minimum of three Board members is necessary to conduct a Board hearing. I asked a student on the Board to answer a few questions. Here are that student’s thoughts:

Why is the Student Code of Conduct at GC important to you? 

“The Code of Conduct is not just a list of rules and regulations everyone is supposed to follow. It is a guide of respect and makes the College a safer place. Without the Code of Conduct Georgetown would lack the sense of community so many of us have grown to appreciate.”

Why do you serve as a member of the Accountability Board?

“Without the Accountability Board there would be no consequences for someone not following the Code of Conduct. Knowing that there are consequences to everyone’s actions demonstrates equality throughout the college community. Serving as a member of the Accountability Board is my way of giving back to Georgetown College.”

What have you learned as a member of the Accountability Board?

“Serving on the Accountability Board has taught me that many decisions are not black and white. Sometimes going in front of the Accountability Board is just what someone needs in order to make a change. It does not always lead to consequences but instead can be a tool that leads to success. I have heard students say that after going to the Board they became better and more responsible students.

 

I hope you take some time to read over the accountability process. This process is designed to be educational rather than punitive. If this information is confusing or if you have questions, I hope you will stop by my office and ask. You can visit me on the 3rd floor of the Student Center, right next to the Student Government Association & Georgetown Activities Council office.


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Angela Taylor is the Associate Dean of Students and Director of Greek Life and Student Accountability.