Policy 1402 Student Admissions and Financial Aid
The President, or designee, is authorized to establish procedures for student admissions and financial aid, regardless of religion, sex, creed, national origin, race, age, and disability, consistent with Federal and State laws prohibiting discrimination in employment, and provision of education services.
Policy 1406 Approval of Programs, Degrees, and Certificates
The Board will approve all new programs, degrees and certificates offered by the College.
Policy 1410 Enrollment of High School Students
The President, or designee, is authorized to develop procedures authorizing the enrollment of high school students.
Policy 1411 Students Under High School Age
The President, or designee, is authorized to develop procedures to admit below high school age students.
Policy 1425 Deferred Payments
The Board authorizes the President or designee to allow students to defer payment of educational costs.
Policy 1430 Student Grievance Procedure
The Board authorizes the President to provide for a student grievance procedure.
Policy 1431 Hazing Prevention
NPC seeks to promote a safe learning environment. Hazing is antithetical to that goal. Hazing by organizations, groups or individuals is strictly prohibited at NPC. All students, faculty, and staff shall take reasonable measures within the scope of their individual authority to prevent violations of the Hazing Prevention Procedure, including reporting incidents of hazing when they occur.
"Hazing" means any intentional, knowing or reckless act committed by a student, faculty, or staff whether individually or in concert with other persons, against another student, and in which both of the following apply:
- The act was committed in connection with an initiation into, an affiliation with or the maintenance of membership in any organization that is affiliated with an educational institution.
- The act contributes to a substantial risk of potential physical injury, mental harm or degradation or causes physical injury, mental harm or personal degradation.
A partial list of examples of hazing includes:
- paddling in any form
- physical or psychological shocks
- late work sessions that interfere with scholastic activities
- advocating or promoting alcohol or substance abuse
- tests of endurance
- submission of members or prospective members to potentially dangerous or hazardous circumstances or activities which have a foreseeable potential for resulting in personal injury
- any activity which by its nature may have the potential to cause mental distress, panic, human degradation, or embarrassment.
2. "Organization" means an athletic team, association, order, society, corps, cooperative, club or other similar group that is affiliated with an educational institution and whose membership consists primarily of students enrolled at that educational institution.
3. "Student" means, for purposes of this procedure, any person who is enrolled at NPC, any person who has been accepted for enrollment at NPC or any person who intends to enroll at NPC within the next twelve (12) calendar months. A person who meets the definition of a student for purposes of this paragraph shall continue to be defined as a student for purposes of this procedure until the person graduates, transfers, or withdraws from NPC.
II. Prohibited Conduct
- Hazing is prohibited at NPC.
- Any solicitation to engage in hazing is prohibited.
- Aiding and abetting another person who is engaged in hazing is prohibited.
- It is not a defense to a violation of the hazing prevention procedure if the hazing victim consented to or acquiesced in the hazing activity.
- All students, faculty and staff shall take reasonable measures within the scope of their individual authority to prevent violations of the hazing prevention procedure.
III. Complaints and Reports
Duty to Report.
Any employee or student who witnesses, becomes aware of, or is the victim of hazing shall immediately report the incident to the Director of Student Services (DofSS). If an employee is involved or a victim of hazing the employee should report the incident to their direct supervisor or Chief Human Resource Officer(CHRO). If the DofSS is unavailable, a report to the DofSS would involve a conflict of interest, or the DofSS is the accused the employee or student shall report the hazing to the Vice President for Learning and Student Services. Report directly to the CHRO or DofSS:
Employees involved in or victim of hazing:
Name: Bob Ficken
Title IX Deputy Coordinator - Employees
EEO and ADA/504 Coordinator
Office of Human Resources
Tiponi Community Center, Human Resources Room 302, Painted Desert Campus, Holbrook
Student involved in or victim of hazing:
Name: Josh Rogers
Title IX Deputy Coordinator - Students
Office of Student Services
Student Center, Room 109, Silver Creek Campus, Snowflake
Such a report may be made at any time (including during non-business hours) by using the telephone number or email address, or by mail to the office address listed above.
Report online, using the reporting form posted at: www.npc.edu/report-it
All complaints or reports of hazing shall be promptly and thoroughly investigated. To the extent possible, a hazing complaint will be treated as confidential; however, the College has a responsibility to all employees and students to investigate hazing charges, which may include interviewing the offenders and any possible witnesses. If the hazing incident that has been reported falls under the definition of Sexual Harassment as defined in our Equal Opportunity, Harassment, and Nondiscrimination Policy (Policy 1102), the Title IX Coordinator will follow the procedure as outlined in Procedure 2110, Process A, Section 14. If not, or if no formal complaint is filed under Process A, The Director of Student Services will follow the procedure as outlined in Procedure 2110, Process B, Section 6. Both Process A and Process B include an appeals process.
Violations of this procedure shall be considered a grave violation of the Student Conduct Code (Procedure 2625) and will subject a student to discipline up to and including dismissal. Any employee who knowingly permitted, authorized or condoned the hazing activity in violation of this Procedure shall be considered cause for discipline up to and including dismissal. In addition to these consequences, an Organization as defined in this Procedure may be disciplined by the revocation or suspension of an organization's permission to conduct operations at NPC if the organization knowingly permitted, authorized or condoned the hazing activity. Other sanctions against an Organization may include:
- loss of campus privileges for the student organization.
- restitution for damages that may have resulted from the incident.
- a statement of warning.
- a probationary period.
Reinstatement of the Organization may be conditioned on compliance with any of the foregoing or any other reasonable conditions imposed by NPC. An Organization shall be afforded a pre-suspension hearing before the President or his designee to afford it an opportunity to rebut the allegations against it. Any substantiated hazing activity that involves a violation of criminal law by any person shall be reported to local law enforcement personnel.
Students and employees are prohibited from retaliation, intimidation, threats, coercion or other discrimination against any individual for exercising that individual's rights or responsibilities under this procedure. Any such acts of retaliation should be reported to the Director of Student Services in the case of students or to the Chief Human Resource Officer in the case of employees.
This Procedure is not intended to prohibit:
- Customary athletic events, contests or competitions that are sponsored by an educational institution.
- Any activity or conduct that furthers the goals of a legitimate educational curriculum, a legitimate extracurricular program or a legitimate military training program.
Policy 1435 Appeal of Grade Procedure
The Board authorizes the President, or designee, to develop and implement procedures regulating the student appeal of grades.
Policy 1440 Student Code of Conduct
The Board authorizes the President, or designee, to establish procedures for the establishment, implementation, and enforcement of a student code of conduct.
Policy 1441 Free Expression
Per Arizona Revised Statutes §15-1866, the board requires the college to adopt and implement the following language regarding free expression:
- The primary function of an institution of higher education is the discovery, improvement, transmission and dissemination of knowledge by means of research, teaching, discussion and debate. This statement shall provide that, to fulfill this function, the university or community college must strive to ensure the fullest degree of intellectual freedom and free expression.
- It is not the proper role of an institution of higher education to shield individuals from speech protected by the first amendment, including, without limitation, ideas and opinions that may be unwelcome, disagreeable or deeply offensive.
- Students and faculty members have the freedom to discuss any problem that presents itself, as the first amendment allows and within the limits of reasonable viewpoint and content-neutral restrictions on time, place and manner of expression that are consistent with this article and that are necessary to achieve a compelling institutional interest if these restrictions are clear, are published and provide ample alternative means of expression. This statement shall specify that students and faculty members may assemble and engage in spontaneous expressive activities if those activities are not unlawful and do not materially and substantially disrupt the functioning of the university or community college.
- There is a range of disciplinary actions for a student who is subject to the jurisdiction of a university or community college and who engages in individual conduct that materially and substantially infringes on the rights of other persons to engage in or listen to expressive activity.
- In all disciplinary proceedings involving students, including proceedings involving expressive conduct, a student is entitled to a disciplinary hearing under published procedures that include, at a minimum, all of the following:
- The right to receive advanced written notice of the allegations.
- The right to review the evidence in support of the allegations.
- The right to confront witnesses who testify against that student.
- The right to present a defense.
- The right to call witnesses.
- A decision by an impartial person or panel.
- The right to appeal.
- If either a suspension of more than thirty days or expulsion is a potential consequence of a disciplinary proceeding under this section, the right to active assistance of counsel.
Policy 1445 Student Clubs & Organizations
The President, or designee, shall provide for co-curricular activities, the establishment of student clubs and organizations, and for the administration of such activities.
Policy 1457 Intercollegiate Athletics (Deleted 01/16/18)
Policy 1465 Student Liability Insurance
The President, or designee, will designate the programs and activities for which students are required to obtain specified professional liability insurance at their expense.
Policy 1470 Student Record Confidentiality
The President, or designee, shall establish procedures for the protection of confidential student records and the release of information thereon. Procedures shall be in full compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as amended.
Policy 1400 Student Loan Fund - Deleted 01/16/18