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Campus and Community Expectations

Campus & Community Expectations

The Student Code of Conduct represents the expectations of student and organizational behavior at South Georgia State College. When a student or organization becomes a part of the college community, they are agreeing to abide by the Code of Conduct. This code is based on the principles and beliefs that students and or organizations are responsible adult learners, capable of making informed decisions and are accountable for their behavior and the consequences of their decisions. Students and or an organization are expected to conduct themselves in accordance with all rules and regulations set forth by South Georgia State College.

The South Georgia State College Student Handbook’s Code of Conduct contains South Georgia State College’s official statement of the rights and responsibilities of students. However, additional rules and regulations may be developed, under established procedures, during the school year as required for the general well being of South Georgia State College.

The student is expected to follow the rules, and South Georgia State College is expected to enforce them. South Georgia State College is expected to acknowledge the student’s rights. Unfamiliarity with the code is not a valid excuse for infractions of the regulations. Knowledge of these regulations will help the student in exercising their rights and avoid infringement on the same.

All students are members of the larger community of the city, state, and nation and, as such, enjoy the rights of citizenship. South Georgia State College cannot, however, assume the role of a supervisor when students are involved in private activities. Student status does not protect a student from arrest and prosecution for violations of local, state or federal laws.

Students accused of any violations of local, state, or federal laws may be subject to the appropriate South Georgia State College disciplinary proceedings for these violations also. Pending civil or criminal matters shall not prevent South Georgia State College in its discretion from initiating the appropriate disciplinary action.


The University System of Georgia Board of Regents approved March 19, 2014 to make all institutions owned by USG tobacco free. The policy will go into effect August 1 at SGSC to prepare for fall semester which begins August 25.

The policy applies to all locations as well as employees, students, contractors, subcontractors, and visitors.  Plus, all events hosted by SGSC, or on one of our locations, shall be tobacco and smoke free, according to the policy. It is also applicable 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Click here for a link to the USG adopted policy.

Click here for frequently asked questions.

Information regarding cessation resources for faculty and staff is available, those interested should contact Human Resources.