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Looking for detailed information about our policies, procedures and more? Then you've come to the right place! Our Student Handbook is a great reference tool for you to use when looking for information about College policies and procedures, Student Code of Conduct, student life and campus services.
We've created the Student Handbook to inform students like you about the College’s policies, procedures and Student Code of Conduct. As a Clark State student you are responsible for familiarizing yourself with the College’s policies and abiding by these expectations.
The College policies are in place to support a safe environment conducive to learning.
As stated in the Student Handbook, the Student Rights and Responsibilities/Code of Conduct Policy includes Expressive Activities.
Clark State College is an academic community in which all persons – students, faculty, administration and staff – share responsibility for its growth and continued welfare. As members of the College community, students can reasonably expect that the following rights shall be respected by all College offices, programs, employees and organizations.
Clark State College further encourages all members of the College community to endorse, support and abide by the following statement of values which this community has deemed fundamental to its mission and integral to its growth.
Students may freely engage in noncommercial activities on any subject provided they do so in a manner that does not violate this policy. Students, in turn, have the responsibility to respect the rights of all members of the College in exercising these freedoms. Expressive activities include any lawful verbal, written, audiovisual, or electronic means by which individuals may communicate ideas, including all forms of peaceful assembly, protests, speeches, distribution of literature, carrying and displaying signs, and circulating petitions.
Expressive activities that are not protected by the First Amendment are not permitted. No member of the college community shall participate in the harassment of any other member of the college community. Harassment means unwelcome conduct that is so severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive that it effectively denies an individual equal access to the individual’s education program or activity.
No agent or organization of Clark State College shall discriminate against any student on the basis of race, color, religion, gender/sex, gender identity or expression, national origin (ancestry), military status, disability, age (40 years of age or older), genetic information, sexual orientation, status as a parent during pregnancy and immediately after the birth of a child, status as a parent of a young child, or status as a foster parent and any other protected group status as defined by law or College policy in its educational programs, activities, admissions, or employment practices as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and other applicable statutes. In their individual roles as members of student organizations, students have the responsibility not to discriminate against others.
Students may assemble in an orderly manner and engage in expressive activities that do not materially or substantially disrupt the functions of the College, significantly hinder another person’s or group’s expressive activity, prevent communication of their message, threaten the health or safety of any person, prevent transaction of the business of a lawful meeting, gathering or procession, engage in violent or otherwise unlawful behavior, or violate this rule.