2019-2020 CSN Catalog 
    Jun 25, 2024  
2019-2020 CSN Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Student Conduct Policy

The College and the Nevada System of Higher Education have adopted various policies pertaining to the conduct of its students. All College policies may be found in the electronic policy manual located on the College’s website at https://www.csn.edu/policies-procedures. Listed below are summaries of some policies that pertain to how students at CSN conduct themselves.

Student Conduct Code

This policy provides a detailed list of prohibited behaviors that are inconsistent with the maintenance of a safe and civil learning environment. It describes the procedures in place for reporting, investigating and resolving allegations of prohibited behaviors at CSN, and addresses students’ right to due process in any investigation and disciplinary action.

Disruptive and Abusive Students Policy and Procedure

This policy and the associated procedures provide guidance and direction to instructors and staff in responding to incidents of problematic behavior that are disruptive to the conduct of a class, College operations, and/or abusive to persons in the CSN community.

Student Academic Integrity Policy

In order to uphold and support standards of personal honesty and integrity for all members of the College community consistent with the goals of a community of scholars and students seeking knowledge, it is the practice of CSN to enforce the standards for academic integrity through fair and objective procedures governing instances of alleged violations of the Student Academic Integrity Policy. This policy enhances the existing Rules of Conduct and Procedures for Students at the College of Southern Nevada with respect to violations of academic integrity.

Possession and Use of Medical and Recreational Marijuana

The Nevada System of Higher Education is sympathetic to the medical needs of our students, employees and visitors. A growing number of states, including Nevada, are enacting laws decriminalizing or legalizing the use, possession, delivery, manufacture, growth, distribution, production, and/or cultivation (hereinafter “use”) of medical and recreational marijuana.

However, federal law prohibits the use of medical or recreational marijuana on college and university campuses that receive federal funding, which CSN  receives. The following briefly summarizes some elements of the policy regarding possession and use of medical marijuana on NSHE property: For complete information on this topic please refer to the NSHE policy located at: https:// nshe.nevada.edu/wp-content/uploads/file/BoardOfRegents Handbook/title4//T4-CH01%20General%20Policy%20Statements.pdf.

The use, possession, or cultivation of marijuana, including for medical or recreational purposes, on any NSHE or NSHE foundation owned or leased property, or at any NSHE sponsored or authorized activity, is expressly prohibited.

  • Students, employees, faculty, guests, and/or visitors who violate this policy are subject to applicable disciplinary, legal and/or administrative action.
  • The Board of Regents recognizes the Nevada Legislature’s stated commitment to a program evaluating the use and distribution of medical marijuana to be conducted by the University of Nevada School of Medicine or the University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Medicine. Any NSHE institution may engage in medical marijuana research that is conducted in accordance with state and federal laws and regulations, provided that the following are obtained: (a) the prior written consent of the president of the institution, after consultation with the institution’s general counsel; and (b) legal authorization from the proper federal authorities for approved research purposes.
    (B/R 3/19)