Lincoln College-Normal is a community of individuals working together for the advancement of knowledge. In this purpose, the members of this community must live in reasonable harmony with one another and with the larger community of which the College is a part. All students at Lincoln College-Normal, regardless of division or program of study are expected to abide by all College policies and regulations set forth in the Student Code of Conduct as outlined by the Student Handbook as well as by applicable federal, state, and local laws.* College regulations are clearly outlined in the Student Code of Conduct.
Additional guidelines applicable to students in certain divisions of the College may be required by those divisions of the College such as those regulations established in the Midwest College of Cosmetology Student Handbook. Failure to abide by any College regulations may result in disciplinary action including, but not limited to, a verbal warning, fines, disciplinary probation, suspension, or dismissal from the College.
Disciplinary action may result from violations of College policies and/or regulations including, but not limited to, the following:
- Academic dishonesty. Each of the following are considered academic dishonesty and are prohibited: plagiarism, cheating, knowingly supplying false or misleading information to the College or on official college records. The Academic Honesty policy of Lincoln College-Normal is discussed in greater detail under the College’s Academic Policies.
- Obstruction or disruption of college activities. A student may not knowingly or willfully interfere with the normal educational activities of the College including teaching, research, administration, disciplinary procedures or other college activities.
- Failure to abide by regulations governing the use of college premises and facilities. Unauthorized entry to or use of college facilities is prohibited. No student shall remain in a college facility after normal closing hours.
- Theft and damage. A student may take no action which damages or which as a probable consequence could damage the property of the College and/or private property of others.
- Physical abuse of persons. A student may take no action which disrupts the public peace or which endangers the safety, health, physical or mental well-being or life of any person.
- Dangerous and narcotic drugs. A student may not use, possess, sell or distribute any of the narcotic, dangerous or hallucinogenic drugs, any controlled substance or related paraphernalia in any form.
- Firearms. A student may not have or keep any firearm on their person, in their motor vehicle or anywhere else on College property or at any College sanctioned event.
- Alcoholic beverages. Delivery, sale, possession and use of alcoholic beverages on College property are prohibited.
- Instructions from College officials. A student must follow the oral and/or written instructions regarding College regulations or public law given by any authorized College official.
- College regulations. Students are responsible for knowing and abiding by College regulations and policies, including those not specifically enumerated in these general regulations, such as the meeting of financial obligations to the College, as well as specific rules governing the use of particular facilities such as the residence halls, the computer labs, the Learning Resource Center, and the Student Commons. Please refer to the Student Code of Conduct in the Student Handbook for more information on College social policies and regulations.