Academic Requirements Review Committee The Academic Requirements Review Committee is commissioned to act in an advisory capacity to the Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs on the subject of academic rules and regulations for Lane Community College. Part of the responsibility of the committee is to ensure that a high academic standard is maintained. The Academic Requirements Review Committee will not accept petitions solely for the purpose of improving a Grade Point Average or other cosmetic reasons. Typically, the Academic Requirements Review Committee meets once during fall, winter and spring terms to review student petitions. However, meetings may be held as needed throughout the year. Examples of petitions that will be considered by the Academic Requirements Review Committee include:
- substitutions to requirements for AAOT, AS, or AGS degrees
- waiver of requirements for AAS degrees and certificates
Academic Requirements Review Committee petitions are available online https://www.lanecc.edu/esfs/general-education-substitution-and-waiver-petition.
Academic Progress Standards A student who does not achieve satisfactory academic progress standards (APS) according to administrative regulations will be placed on academic probation. Students on academic probation will be encouraged to meet with a counselor or advisor. Students who are on academic dismissal will need to seek the help of a counselor or advisor for readmission to the college. See Academic Standards and Alert System.
Attendance Instructors will announce the attendance policy for each class. Students entering late who may have missed this announcement should contact the instructor for the attendance rules. Students are required to be in attendance during the first week of class. Through Lane’s No Show Drop Procedure, students must attend at least one full class session during the first week of the class and for online classes participate in at least one meaningful class activity. Failure to comply will result in the instructor notifying the academic department to process a “No Show Drop.” College instructors may allow visits to one or two class sessions at their own discretion. For more than two visits by the same individual, the written approval of the appropriate department chair/director is required.
Students will be held accountable for attending each class in which they have enrolled. A grade or a withdrawal notation will be assigned for each class unless the student drops the course during the refund period.
Class Schedule The quarterly class schedule is available on the web at https://www.lanecc.edu/schedule one week before registration begins. Registration usually begins the fourth week of the preceding term except fall term, which occurs the preceding spring term.
Transfer Credits Students are encouraged to use the Transfer Tool (lanecc.edu/esfs/general-information-transferring-credits) in order to see how credits from other institutions transfer to Lane. Transfer information is updated regularly; some transfer partners will have more extensive listings than others. Students may request an instructional department review of transfer course work. Please provide an unofficial copy of your transcript showing the grade received and a course syllabus from the academic year you completed the course to the instructional department.
Miscellaneous Training and Credit Credit also may be granted for military training as listed on the ACE/AARTS report or work completed at regionally accredited schools. Institutions that are not regionally accredited may be reviewed using the Credit-by-Assessment process.
Cooperative Education Cooperative education provides students the opportunity to learn on-the-job while earning college credit for the experience.
Students enrolled in co-op receive help locating part-time and fulltime jobs and internships, guidance about career expectations and demands, instruction in resume preparation and job interviewing skills, and financial benefit from paid positions. Unless prior approval is received from the Cooperative Education Division Dean, students must enroll in a minimum of three credits of co-op per term.
Course A course is any class or subject (e.g., WR 121 - Academic Composition , BI 101 - General Biology ) for which a student may register.
Course Numbers Course numbers at Lane help students identify which courses count toward degrees and financial aid.
- Credit courses have a course ID that consists of a prefix of letters that identify the subject area followed by digits that identify the level of the course. In the example of WR 121 , WR identifies the subject of writing and the 100-level number identifies it as a first year college-level course. All credit courses, including pre-college courses, may count toward the minimum course load for financial aid, provided the student meets financial aid criteria.
- Honors Courses span a range of disciplines and topics. Honors courses are designated with _H following the course ID, e.g. Anth 102_H. Any Lane student can enroll in an honors course or request the honors option for courses designated as honors option classes. Admission into the Lane Honors Program, however, requires a formal application. For more information, visit lanecc.edu/honors.
- Developmental credit courses have numbers below 100. Pre-college courses may be required as prerequisites to college-level courses or as part of a career technical certificate or applied degree. Developmental courses do not transfer to a four-year institution.
- College-level transfer credit courses count toward completion of a degree or certificate and are generally accepted for transfer by other institutions.
- Career technical credit courses count toward Associate of Applied Science degrees or certificates. With some limits, career technical courses may count as electives for transfer degrees. Career technical courses are not automatically accepted for transfer by other institutions. See the Career Technical Education Courses course prefixes.
- Noncredit courses have numbers in the format XART 5785. The “X” before the discipline in the prefix and the four-digit numbers identify the course as noncredit. Noncredit course offerings are listed and described each term in the class schedule. Under the state’s definition, a noncredit course “does not offer college credit for completion and generally cannot be used as part of a credit based degree or certificate program. No assessment of learning generally takes place.” Noncredit courses will not be counted for financial aid, and will not transfer to another institution.
Credits Credits are granted in recognition of work successfully completed in specific courses. The average load for a full-time student is 12-15 credits per quarter. Part-time students carry fewer than 12 credits per quarter.
Credit Hour Credit granted at Lane is in terms of quarter hours, since Lane is on a quarter-system calendar. Three quarter hours are equal to two semester hours.
One credit hour equates to approximately thirty hours of student involvement over the quarter. For lecture classes, this means ten hours of instruction and twenty hours of preparation on the student’s part. For lab classes, thirty hours in the lab are required per credit.
Classroom Hours There are 12 classroom hours per lecture (credit) hour, 24 classroom hours per lecture/lab (credit) hour and 36 classroom hours per lab (credit) hour.
Commencement Ceremony There is one college commencement ceremony held each year in June. All graduates and prospective graduates for the year are invited to attend and bring their friends and relatives. Contact Student Life and Leadership Development for ceremony details.
Since grades have not yet been recorded at the time of graduation, it is not known at that time whether students have completed their programs. Students receive one empty binder during the graduation ceremony. The actual parchments are mailed after degree/certificates have been verified, in ten to twelve weeks. Students applying for degrees or certificates and completing their programs fall or winter terms will receive their degrees earlier in the year. There is a $10 fee for duplicate or additional copies of diploma parchment.
The names of students in the graduation ceremony keepsake brochures reflect those who have earned a degree or certificate summer, fall and winter terms. Those who have been cleared to graduate spring term, pending successful completion of classes will have their names published, as well. Students participating in the ceremony graduating after spring term will have their names published in the next year’s brochure.
Students who do not attend the graduation ceremony may pick up a binder at the Student Life and Leadership office anytime after the graduation ceremony.
myGrad Plan Lane students may view their progress toward degree and certification completion in myLane under the myGradPlan tab.
Oregon Transfer Module OTM designation will be posted in the student’s transcript upon completion.
Core Transfer Maps will be noted on a students transcript upon completion of the reqirements and at the request of the student. More information about Core Transfer Maps can be found at https://www.lanecc.edu/collegecatalog/core-transfer-maps.
Direct Transfer Evaluation Direct transfer evaluation is done by Academic Advising when a student is in transit to another institution. Unofficial copies of transcripts may be used. Students must take copies of transcripts to Academic Advising for their review of transfer course work.
Enrollment Services Building 1, First Floor (Lobby), (541.463.3100, (877)520-5391, or TTY 541.463.4722
Processes online admissions, provides registration and billing assistance to all students.
Financial Aid Building 1, First Floor (Lobby), 541.463.3400
Financial Aid responds to all questions and issues regarding financial aid.
Full-Time Student A full-time student is anyone carrying 12 or more credit hours per term at Lane. The Social Security Administration defines full-time as 12 or more credit hours per term. Veterans are required to carry 12 credit hours per term to receive full benefits. In most cases, students receiving scholarships are required to complete 12 credit hours per term.
Half-Time Student A half-time student is anyone carrying between six and 11 credits hours per term at Lane. It is important to know that the definition of a half-time student varies with different institutions. Also, it is important to know that a majority of student loans require a student be registered for at least six credits or more per term.
Honor Lists* Lane honors students who achieve high academic standards. Honor list requirements are:
- President’s List:A student must complete a minimum of 12 graded (A,B,C,D,F) credit hours with a term GPA of 4.00.
- Vice President’s List:A student must complete a minimum of 12 graded (A,B,C,D,F) hours with a term GPA of 3.55 through 3.99.
* Notated on official transcripts
Hybrid A course combining traditional classroom activities with online learning so that time spent in the classroom is reduced but not eliminated. Hybrid courses have traditional class sessions, but some classroom hours are replaced by online interactions, assignments and projects. The ratio of classroom activities and online interactions in hybrid courses may vary, but the expectation is that each credit will require approximately 33 hours of student involvement during the quarter, including class time, homework, research projects, studying for exams, online work in hybrid courses, or other out-of-class activities. Hybrid sections of a course are coded with hyb in the term schedule and technical requirements for class participation are clearly explained in notes in the schedule.
“L” Number (User ID) Lane provides all students with a computer generated “user ID” for myLane. This number begins with an uppercase “L” followed by eight digits. The “L” number used with a PIN number will give students access to their student information in myLane, including registration, account payments, schedules, grades, and financial aid information. Refer to each term’s class schedule for information about obtaining an “L” number.
myLane Lane Community College students use web registration on myLane. Using the web, students register for classes from any computer connected to the Internet. For information about myLane, visit Lane’s website at lanecc.edu.
Program A Career Technical program is state approved curriculum arranged to provide career technical training leading toward an Associate of Applied Science degree or certificate of completion. The courses required for each program are listed under Programs in this catalog.
Student Grades Students access term grades through myLane. See the section on grades in each term’s class schedule for more information on grade availability. An unofficial copy of student grades can be printed from myLane for advising purposes. Students can request an electronic, official transcript through the National Student Clearinghouse or in person from Enrollment Services. A current list of fees for transcripts can be found on Lane’s website at https://www.lanecc.edu/esfs/transcripts.
Term A term, or quarter, is approximately an eleven-week period of study. The academic year is summer term through the end of spring term with fall, winter and spring terms being the primary terms.
Lane publishes regulations in addition to those in this catalog (class schedule, course syllabus, etc.). Students are responsible for knowing these regulations.
Schedule Changes Students may change their schedule after their original registration by using myLane. For full-term classes the deadline to withdraw from a course, request a pass/no pass grade option or audit a class, is midnight Friday of the eighth week of the term. A “full term” is 11 to 12 weeks. Exceptions to this are classes that begin and end at times other than the first and last week of the term. Contact Enrollment Services for deadline information for classes shorter than 11 weeks. Students who withdraw from classes after the first week of the term (refund period) will have a withdrawal notation (W) recorded for the class.
Students registered in variable credit courses may add or drop credits through midnight Friday of the last week of classes (before finals week begins).
Dropping/Withdrawing from Classes When a student does not attend classes during the first week, students are encouraged to drop the classes using myLane before the refund deadline. After week one, students can withdraw from a course using myLane by midnight Friday of the eighth week of a full-term class.
No Show Drop Students will be administratively dropped for nonattendance or failure to meet prerequisites. Instructors have the right to administratively drop students who do not attend at least one class session of all class meetings the first week of the term. This period coincides with the refund period. Additional information about Lane’s No Show Drop process can be found at https://www.lanecc.edu/esfs/noshow-drops.
Do not assume that an instructor will administratively drop you from your class. Students should drop classes they do not plan to attend. It is the student’s responsibility to monitor their account and to verify that the class has been dropped for non-attendance. To receive a refund of paid tuition or a cancellation of tuition not yet paid, the drop procedure must be completed within the refund period. Students who plan to remain enrolled but have attendance difficulties during the first part of the course should notify the instructor to avoid administrative drop.
Prerequisites Not Met Students enrolled in classes for which they do not have prerequisite skills, test scores, or courses may be administratively dropped prior to the start of the term or after grades have been submitted for the previous term.
Social Security Number
Generally, social security number disclosure is voluntary. The college no longer uses social security numbers as a student identification number. Refer to Enrollment Services for further information.
Lane provides all students with a nine digit “L” number as user ID for myLane. This number begins with an uppercase L followed by eight computer generated numbers. A student’s “L” number with a PIN (personal ID number) will be used for myLane functions.
Students who apply for financial aid must supply their social security number on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For web access on myLane, financial aid students will be able to use their “L” number and PIN.
Required for use in collecting social security numbers
See OAR 581-41-460(2)
Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Development
Revised, January 2001
Providing your social security number is voluntary. If you provide it, the college will use your social security number for keeping records, doing research, reporting, extending credit, and collecting debts. The college will not use your number to make any decision directly affecting you or any other person. Your social security number will not be given to the general public. If you choose not to provide your social security number, you will not be denied any rights as a student. Please refer to the Disclosure Statement listed under the social security heading in your class schedule which describes how your number will be used. Providing your social security number means that you consent to the use of your number in the manner described. You must provide and accurate Social Security number to be eligible for a 1098-T.
On the back of the same form, or attached to it, or in the schedule of classes, the following statement shall appear:
OAR 589-004-0400 authorizes Lane Community College to ask you to provide your social security number. The number will be used by the college for reporting, research and record keeping. Your number also will be provided by the college to the Oregon Community College Unified Reporting System (OCCURS), which is a group made up of all community colleges in Oregon, the State Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Development, and the Oregon Community College Association. OCCURS gathers information about students and programs to meet state and federal reporting requirements. It also helps colleges plan, research and develop programs. This information helps the college support the progress of students and their success in the workplace and other education programs. OCCURS and the college may provide your social security number to the following agencies or match it with records from the following systems:
- state and private universities, colleges and vocational schools, to find out how many community college students go on with their education and to find out whether community college courses are a good basis for further education
- Oregon Employment Department, which gathers information, including employment and earnings, to help state and local agencies plan education and training services to help Oregon citizens get the best jobs available
- Oregon Department of Education, to provide reports to local, state and federal governments used to learn about education, training and job market trends for planning, research and program improvement
- Oregon Department of Revenue and Collection agencies only for purposes of processing debts and only if credit is extended to the student by the college
State and federal law protects the privacy of student records. Social security numbers will be used for the purposes listed above.
Student Records/Enrollment Services Student Records maintains and processes academic records for Lane. This includes but is not limited to online applications for admission, transfer institution transcripts, course substitution forms, grade change forms, student identification documentation, evaluations, registration graduation records and degree/certificate applications.
Except for the Lane transcript record and current registration, most of this material is archived digitally for all Lane students. Lane transcripts are available on myLane for current students. Most records will be kept indefinitely. If you are a former student and do not know your identification number, you may order your transcripts through the National Student Clearinghouse at studentclearinghouse.org.
Release of Records In accord with Federal Law (The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act, Public Law 93-380) “FERPA”, students may see and review all official records, files, and data pertaining to themselves with these exceptions: confidential financial information reported by the parent/guardian unless the parent/guardian has explicitly granted permission for the student’s review; and medical, psychiatric, or similar records used for treatment purposes. Access to a student’s own records will be provided as early as possible, but no longer than 45 days from the time of the student’s official request.
A student may challenge the content of a record that she or he considers inaccurate, misleading or in violation of the student’s privacy or other rights. If such a challenge is not resolved with the custodian of the records, the student has the right to an appeal. Further information is available in the Enrollment Services/Student Records Office.
Release of Records/Student Information Per a federal privacy law, called the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), the college has identified “directory” information that can be released without the student’s written permission. The following information is considered “directory information” and may be released without written permission from a student:
- Student name(s)
- Degree program and major/program of study
- Participation in official activities/sports
- Weight/height of athletic team members
- Dates of attendance (not daily)
- Degrees and awards received
- Most recent previous school attended and photograph;
- Enrollment status (half-time/full-time only)
- Date of graduation
If you do not want this “directory” information released, you must access the student information release links within myLane. Completing this process will place a confidential block indicator on your records at lane. This block will:
- When you call Lane, the person answering will say “There is no information available on that person”
- If you come for service in person, you will be asked for a photo identification to verify your identity
- Your name will not appear on honor roll listings or in the commencement program booklet
- When employer or other individuals use the National Clearinghouse service to verify attendance or degrees, your information will not be available
If you would like some individuals to access limited information such as your account information, you may also use the Student Information Release process within myLane to provide Lane with a password that you can share with others. Individuals with these passwords must offer these when contacing Enrollment Services and the password must match exactly what you have provided. We can not assist individuals without this password or without having the exact amount owed given.
Information necessary to determine student eligibility for athletic participation and for financial aid granted by state or federal agencies which provide a student’s tuition will be released for those purposes only. This may include term schedules, grades, credit hours of enrollment, and past academic records. A written request from the aid-granting agency is required.
Transcript Records Official transcripts may be ordered through the National Student Clearinghouse at studentclearinghouse.org. The current fee is $7.25 - $8.25 through the National Student Clearinghouse, depending on delivery method. Official transcripts can also be requested via mail by providing name, student identification number, period of enrollment, where the transcript is to be sent, student’s signature. See Lane’s website for current fees: https://www.lanecc.edu/esfs/transcripts
No other person may receive a copy of the student’s transcript or undertake to pick it up for the student unless the student authorizes release of records in writing. Transcripts sent to other colleges may be ordered through the National Student Clearinghouse, by mail or in person at Enrollment Services.
The college reserves the right to withhold official transcripts from students who owe monies to Lane. If an official transcript is requested by a student who owes monies, the student is notified that there is a balance owing and given information on how to resolve the issue.
Transfer Transcripts If a student has taken course work at another college that applies to a program at Lane, the student must see that Enrollment Services receives an official (sealed) transcript of that work. Only official transcripts from regionally accredited U.S. institutions and international institutions with an evaluation agency will be considered. Once received, transcripts become the property of Enrollment Services. Lane cannot provide anyone, including the student, a copy of a transcript from another school. Students should order a copy from their transfer institution for their personal use. Students wishing to have transfer work evaluated must submit the online transcript evaluation form at lanecc.edu/esfs/request-transcript-evaluation.
Courses from other schools and colleges are never part of a student’s Lane Community College transcript. Transfer institutions may be noted on the Lane transcript. Such records are not required for admission to Lane, but may be required for financial aid, veterans’ reporting, admission to a special program, or meeting a course prerequisite.
Grades At the end of each term, grades are recorded and made available to students using myLane. Unofficial advising transcripts also may be printed from myLane.
Grade Changes If an error has been made in recording or reporting grades, the instructor may initiate a grade change. If a student believes an error occurred, the student should contact the instructor. If the number of credits is increased or a course is added, the additional tuition, fees and any other charges will be charged to the student’s account and the student will be billed at current tuition rates. Late add fees may be applied. Refer to class the schedule for more information. If the student owes money to Lane, the added grade will not be processed until the balance is paid in full.
Grades and Notations The following grades and notations are recorded on transcripts and grade records at Lane:
||Less than Satisfactory Performance
|+ or -
||Plus or minus 0.30 points, effective July 1, 1999
||Pass (equal to A- thru C-)
||No Pass (D and below)
||No Basis for Grade (Prior to 1997)
||No Basis for Credit / Credit Attempted, Not Earned (Eliminated Winter 2019)
|Immediately following the grade:
||Credit By Assessment or CEU By Assessment
||Academic Renewal (not calculated in cumulative GPA)
|* or W
||Withdrawal after Refund Deadline (no grade recorded)
||Repeated Course Points earned not included in the cumulative grade point average (GPA)
||Credit by Exam or CEU By Exam
Please Note: @ Credit by Assessment and ~ Credit by Exam are limited to 25 percent of a degree or certificate. Students may do more than 25 percent, but only 25 percent may be used toward requirements.
Grade Point Average (GPA):Included in GPA computation are grades of A+, A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, C-, D+, D, D-, and F. Grades of P are included in earned credit, but not in GPA credit. I, NC, Y, U, *, EN, and W are considered administrative marks rather than grades and have no effect on a student’s earned credit or GPA credit. The grades included in the computation have the following weights:
The total points for a class are calculated by multiplying the points for the grade times the credits for the class. The GPA is then computed by adding all GPA credits, adding all points, and dividing the total points by the total credits. Example:
* Points are not included in calculation, because of P grade. Total credits earned in this example are nine.
Term GPAs are calculated using grade points earned only during that term. Cumulative GPA is calculated using all grade points from all terms.
Plus (+) and Minus (-) grades Issuing a “+” or “-” is at the instructor’s discretion. Students with questions regarding an instructor’s grading policy, must contact the instructor.
Academic Progress Standards and Alert System The college has a responsibility to help credit students achieve their educational goals. To meet this responsibility, the college tracks students’ progress and provides assistance to students who, for whatever reason, do not meet the college’s minimum Academic Progress Standards (APS). These standards are different from the Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress Standards (SAP) lanecc.edu/finaid/satisfactory-academic-progress and apply to all students.
Academic Progress Standards (APS) Academic Progress Standards are based on academic performance for each term. Students are required to attain a minimum GPA of 2.0 and complete at least 67% of attempted credits each term.
Special Note: Attempted credits include all credits a student is enrolled in at the beginning of the second week of the term, after the Refund Deadline. Refund deadlines for summer terms can vary. Check the Refund Schedule lanecc.edu/esfs/refund-drop-schedulechange-deadline-information for details.
Petitions to return to Lane Students who do not meet the Academic Progress Standards for a fourth term will be dismissed from college credit classes and programs for a minimum of two academic terms. To be reinstated, students will submit a completed Petition to Return to Lane available at the Alert 4 Information Session and on the Alert 4/Dismissal Moodle site. Petitions must be turned in a minimum of six weeks prior to the beginning of the academic term the student wants to return.
Pass/No Pass When a P/NP option has been selected, the instructor still grades on the regular ABCDF system. If the instructor records an A+ or A, the student will receive the A+ or A grade and it will be calculated in the Grade Point Average (GPA). If the grade is A-, B+, B, B- or C+, C, C-, the student will receive a grade of P. If the grade is D+, D, D- or F, the student will receive a grade of NP. Pass and No Pass grades are not calculated in the student’s GPA. A P/NP option must be chosen in myLane by the end of the eighth week of the term for full-term classes. Information on limitations is listed with the individual degree and certificate outlines.
Audit The audit option allows the student the right to sit in the class, but the instructor has no obligation to grade or record the student’s work. The only grade or mark granted is U (audit). An audit option may be requested during registration and through the eighth week of the term for full-term classes. Audit rates are the same as the tuition rates. The audit counts as an attempted credit.
Request for Incomplete An Incomplete can be provided when a student has satisfactorily completed 75 percent or more of the course work as defined by the instructor, but is unableto finish the remaining required scheduled work due to circumstances beyond the student’ s control. An Incomplete grade is not used to avoid a failing grade or to address student convenience. In general, a grade of Incomplete is to be made up within one term from the last day of the original term the course was taken,but may be extended up to one year at the discretion of the instructor. Assigning an Incomplete requires mutual agreement between the student and instructor, outlined in a contract (or written agreement) that contains the following: a description of the work to be completed, a deadline for its completion, and a standard grade that will be earned if the deadline is not met. The student is responsible for understanding the terms of the contract. The student cannot be required to register again for the Incomplete course (graded or audit) during the term of the Incomplete. At the end of the contract date, the Incomplete will convert to a standard grade as determined by the terms of the contract.;
Petition to Absolve for Repeated Courses A student can have the grade points removed from the cumulative grade point average if the first grade was B, B-, C+, C, C-, D+, D, D- or F and the class has been repeated at Lane. A course can be retaken only once for this purpose. If a course is retaken more than once, only the oldest course credits will be removed from the grade point average under this policy. The repeated course credits must all be taken in one term at Lane, be taken for a letter grade, and must be equal to or greater than the number of credits completed in the original course.
Upon completion of a course, a student can exercise this option by filling out a Request to Absolve Repeated Courses from the Cumulative Grade Point Average form. The form is available at https://www.lanecc.edu/esfs/request-absolve-repeated-courses. The Student Records Office will mark the student’s record, noting the repeated course, and remove the credits and grade points of the original course from the cumulative grade point average. The original course and grade will remain on the student’s transcript. This cannot be reversed once it is applied to the student’s record.
NOTE: Many institutions will not recognize Petition to Absolve process when calculating a GPA for admission purposes.
Student Policies and Complaint Procedures
Lane Community College policies and procedures are subject to change without prior notice.
Board Policies Directly Affecting Lane Students
Student Services—Global Directions BP720
With respect to interactions with learners, the president shall assure that procedures and decisions are safe, respectful and confidential.
Accordingly, the president shall assure that:
- The institution represents itself accurately and consistently to prospective students through its catalogs, publications and official statements.
- Admissions information forms avoid eliciting information for which there is no clear necessity.
- Methods of collecting, reviewing, transmitting, or storing information about learners will be protected against improper access in compliance with federal and state regulations.
- Facilities provide a reasonable level of privacy, both visual and aural.
- The college environment is welcoming and accepting to all learners.
- Learners have a clear understanding of what may be expected from the services offered.
- Learners are informed of their rights and responsibilities and are provided a process to address grievances.
- There is adequate provision for the safety and security of learners.
Harassment Policy BP630
Lane has a zero tolerance policy regarding all forms of harassment. Any proven harassment will result in immediate and appropriate action to stop the harassment and prevent its recurrence, including employee discipline consistent with collective bargaining agreements, or student sanctions. Remedial action will be designed to stop the harassing behavior. Any remedial action will be in keeping with the educational mission of the college. Whether or not the alleged harassing behavior is sufficiently severe or pervasive to be judged a violation of this policy, the college may take action to address a complainant’s concerns and to ensure that Lane, as a workplace and as an academic institution, maintains a respectful environment. All forms of harassment, including student- to-student harassment, are covered by Lane’s harassment policies. Incidents of harassment may bring about sanctions up to and including termination of employment or expulsion from the college.
Sexual discrimination in the form of sexual harassment is prohibited. Sexual harassment is defined as unwanted sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and/or other verbal, written, visual, or physical sexual conduct that makes the terms or conditions of employment contingent on the acceptance of unwanted sexual advances, that negatively affects employment or educational opportunities, or that creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment for one of the parties.
Harassment Based on Race/Ethnicity or National Origin
Harassment based on race, ethnicity or national origin is defined as unwelcome verbal, written or physical conduct based on a person’s actual or perceived race, ethnicity or national origin that unreasonably interferes with an individual’s work or academic performance, adversely affects the targeted individual’s or others’ work or learning opportunities, or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive environment.
Possession of Firearms BP410
No person, including students, employees, college patrons and vendors may bring, possess, conceal, brandish, use or be in possession of a firearm, destructive device, or other dangerous weapons as defined by law, or give the appearance of being in possession on college-owned or controlled property or at activities under the jurisdiction or sponsorship of the college, except as provided by ORS 166.370 and federal law. As authorized by ORS 659A.001(4), the exceptions provided by state and federal law do not apply to Lane employees while engaged in work activities. Permitted exceptions include use in conjunction with approved instructional demonstration.
Use of Intoxicants and Controlled Substances BP420
No person may bring onto college property or into any collegeowned facility or to any college-sponsored class or activity any intoxicating beverage, controlled substances, volatile inhalants, for the purpose of mind or mood alteration, except in the situations specified in this policy. No person may appear on college property or in any college-owned facility or in any college-sponsored class or activity under the influence of any of the above mentioned substances.
Exceptions to this policy are as follows:
- Alcohol may be used/served
- for cooking and/or instructional purposes in food preparation labs or classes related to the science and/or service of alcohol; or
- at college-sponsored activities using procedures specified in administrative rules; or
- at college activities catered by legally licensed and insured businesses or agencies, using procedures specified in administrative rules (see lanecc.edu/copps/documents/alcoholic-beverages-campus); or
- under no circumstances shall alcohol be served at collegesponsored activities to underage minors as defined by state law.
- With appropriate documentation, medical marijuana, prescription opiates, or other psychoactive medications, may be used as legally prescribed by a licensed practitioner. However, according to statute, marijuana may not be ingested on campus even with a medical marijuana card.
- Glue and thinners may be used in class-related lab environments and in facilities construction and maintenance.
Admissions for Credit Students PB705
Lane Community College accepts all students who are 18 or over or have a high school diploma or GED. Students who are under 18 and have not graduated may still attend if they follow the guidelines for Under 18 Students. Under no circumstances shall an applicant who is otherwise qualified be denied admission or given a preference for admission to the college based on an individual’s race, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, familial relationship, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, mental or physical disability, religion, expunged record, veterans’ status or association with any member of these protected groups.
In order to maintain a constant tuition rate relative to inflation, each December, the board will adjust the per credit tuition rate to reflect changes in an appropriate index for two-year public colleges since the last tuition adjustment. The rate will be rounded to the nearest half-dollar and become effective the following academic year (summer term).
Periodically and as needed, the board will review Lane’s tuition rates to ensure: a) that tuition revenues are appropriate for the needs of the district and, b) that Lane’s tuition is comparable with other Oregon community colleges that are similar to Lane in terms of student FTE and instructional programs. Prior to approval of the tuition increase, the board will review the index options, affordability and access for students, and the revenue requirements of the college.
Student Complaint Procedures and Accommodations
Lane Community College is committed to providing a respectful working and learning environment that is free from discrimination, harassment and retaliation. Lane Community College is committed to equal opportunity, affirmative action, cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The college prohibits discrimination in admissions, employment and access to college programs, activities and services. Sexual harassment and other conduct which creates a hostile, intimidating or offensive environment is prohibited by the college.
For assistance, support or help in resolving problems or information about complaint procedures, please contact the following people:
- Coordinator, Women’s Center, Bldg. 1/Rm. 202, 541.463.5353
- Mark Harris, Counseling, Bldg. 1/Rm. 226, 541.463.5178
- Jim Garcia*, Multicultural Center, Bldg. 1/Rm. 201, 541.463.5144
- Jerry deLeon*, Counseling, Bldg. 1/Rm. 103A, 541.463.5870
* bilingual in Spanish
- Dennis Carr, Human Resources, Bldg. 3/Rm. 114, 541.463.5585
- Student disability accommodations, assistance and disability related problems: Center for Accessible Resources, Building 1, Room 218, 541.463.5059, TTY Relay: 711
- Problems with access to Lane’s facilities: Todd Smith, Interim Director, Facilities Management and Planning, Building 7, Room 204B, 541.463.5566
- Employee workplace accommodations: Sharon Daniel, Human Resources, Building 3, Room 114, 541.463.5589
- Disability related complaints/Section 504 Coordinators: Center for Accessible Resources, Building 1, Room 218, 541.463.3010, TTY: 711 (student and program issues); Dennis Carr, Human Resources, Building 3, Room 114, 541.463.5585 (staff and employment issues)
- Student rights, responsibilities and conduct: Kerry Levett, Executive Dean of Student Affairs, ASA, second floor, Administration Building, 541.463.5732, Barbara Delansky, Student Life and Leadership, Building 1, Room 206, 541.463.5337.
- For any other issues, including those covered by board of education policy, use the student complaint process. For copies of the complete student code and complaint process and for more information, visit or call the Office of Academic and Student Affairs, second floor, Administration Building, main campus, phone 541.463.5732.
Substance Abuse Statement
In keeping with the intent of U.S. Public Law 101-226, Section 22: Drug-Free Schools and Campuses, it is Lane’s obligation to inform you of the health risks associated with use of various illicit drugs and abuse of alcohol. Any substance used through needle-sharing increases risk of AIDS and Hepatitis B.
Type of Drug and Possible Health Risks
Stimulants Speed up action of central nervous system. (A.) Amphetamines (“speed,” “crank,” “uppers”)heart problems; paranoia; death. Affects fetus. (B.) Cocaine (“coke,” “crack”)confusion; physical tolerance; dependency; damage to lungs and nasal membranes; heart problems; paranoia; convulsions; death. Affects fetus.
Depressants Relax the central nervous system. (A.) Barbiturates (“downers”). (B.) Tranquilizers (valium, librium). (C.) Methaqualone (“ludes”)confusion; loss of coordination; tolerance; dependency; seizures, coma; death. In combination with alcohol, especially dangerous.
Cannabis Alters perception and mood. (A.) Marijuana (“grass,” “pot”). (B.) Hashish lung damage; dependence; tolerance; confusion, loss of coordination; decreased sex drive.
Hallucinogens Distort reality. (A.) Lysergic Acid Diethlamide (“LSD,” “Acid”), Mescaline, MDA, MDMA, DMT, STP, Psilocybinhallucinations; panic; tolerance; “ﬂashbacks”; possible birth defects in user’s children. (B.) Phencyclidine (“PCP,” “Angel Dust”)depression; irrational behavior; confusion; convulsions; hallucinations; coma; death.
Narcotics Lowers pain perception. (A.) Heroin. (B.) Morphine. (C.) Codeine. (D.) Opiumlethargy; apathy; loss of judgment and self-control; tolerance; dependence; convulsions; coma; death.
Deliriants Mental confusion. (A.) Aerosol products (B.) Lighter Fluid (C.) Paint Thinner and other Inhalantsdamage to brain, lungs; convulsions; death.
Alcohol A sedative drugtolerance; dependence; depression; coma; death. Alcohol abuse is linked to cancer, heart and liver damage. Fetal alcohol syndrome.
For Student Code of Conduct, including drug and alcohol violations and sanctions, see code above.
The trend in the State of Oregon is toward stiffer drug penalties. The following describes the penalties for POSSESSION of key drugs:
- Schedule I Class B Felony (heroin, LSD, marijuana, others)Max. prison time is 10 years. Max. fine is $100,000.
- Schedule II Class C Felony (amphetamine, cocaine, morphine) Max. prison time is 5 years. Max. fine is $100,000.
- Schedule III Class A Misdemeanor (other stimulants, some depressants)Max. prison time is 1 year. Max. fine is $2,500.
- Schedule IV Class C Misdemeanor (valium-type tranquilizers, others)Max. prison time is 30 days. Max. fine is $500.
- Schedule V Violation (dilute mixtures, compounds with small amounts of controlled drugs)No max. prison time. Max. fine is $1,000.
Delivery of less than 5 grams or possession of less than one ounce of Marijuana is a violation. Oregon HB 2479 established mandatory evaluation, education and treatment services for those under 18 years old. If services are successfully completed, the charge will be dropped. Oregon also has strong new laws allowing cars, boats, etc., that transport illegal drugs to be seized and forfeited.
Alcohol is an illegal drug for those under 21 years of age. For drivers under 18, ANY detectable amount of alcohol (above .00 BAC) is grounds for losing their license until they are 18.
There are many more laws pertaining to alcohol and other drugs. This is a sample to demonstrate that the penalties for illegal drug involvement are real, and criminal conviction may bar a student from his or her chosen career path.
Where to Get Help
For help or more information, contact the Substance Abuse Prevention Office, Building 1, Room 226, 541.463.5178. Counselors are available to any student who may be experiencing alcohol/drug problems. Contact or referral can also be made through Counseling or the Health Clinic. Besides offering support, assessment and referral, these counselors have information on community treatment programs, support groups, private counselors as well as information regarding Lane’s on-campus 12-step meetings (A.A., N.A., ALANON, etc.). Students also can call “INFO LINE” at 541 342-4357 for referral suggestions. Lane offers classes on addiction and related topics. See class schedule index under “drugs.” In addition, the Substance Abuse Prevention program conducts weekly support groups, classes and seminars to interested students.
Student Rights and Responsibilities and Student Code
Student Rights and Responsibilities
- Freedom of Access to Higher Education
Lane Community College is open to all persons who are qualified according to its admission and good standing requirements.
Anyone age 18 or older may enroll. No high school diploma is necessary. Individuals younger than 18 may attend if they complete and submit the “Under 18 Students Parent/Guardian form” or if they have already received their high school diploma. Community education classes generally are open to anyone 16 or older.
Under no circumstances will an applicant be denied admission to the College because of age; sex; race; color; religion; physical or mental disability; national origin; marital status; sexual orientation; gender identity; pregnancy; veteran’s status; familial relationship; expunged juvenile record; association with anyone of a particular race, color, sex, national origin; nor will preference for admission be based on economic status.
A student applying for or receiving financial aid has the right to know:
The financial aid assistance available
The procedures and deadlines for applying
The cost of attendance
The criteria used in awarding aid and how financial need is determined
The terms and conditions of any aid accepted
How and when aid will be disbursed
The College’s refund policy
The repayment consequences of withdrawing from the College
How satisfactory academic progress is evaluated and what happens if it is not maintained
How to appeal decisions concerning aid
A student applying for receiving financial aid has the responsibility to:
Complete applications accurately and on time
Read and follow instructions when submitting information
Read and retain copies of all signed forms
Choose an academic program and understand the requirements for such program
Comply with the terms of any Federal Work Study job accepted
Maintain satisfactory academic progress
For more information about financial aid, go to lanecc.edu/finaid
The College will be open within budgetary limitations to all applicants who are qualified according to its admission requirements. Students who enroll for high school or alternative school credit must comply with the Oregon Compulsory School Attendance Laws. While previous academic status at other institutions will not constitute criteria for denial of admission, not every program is open to every student. Priority to enter classes of limited enrollment will be given to in district students who have finished high school and/or are at least 18 years of age. However, the College will assist each student to develop a program of study which meets his or her individual needs and is consistent with feasible College operation. The College is committed to equality of opportunity, affirmative action, and nondiscrimination in admissions. No applicant shall be denied admission to the college because of protected class status.
It is the student’s responsibility to pay monies owed the college in a timely manner. The College’s policies regarding payment of tuition and fees are described in the term schedule as well as the College catalog.
- Evaluation Criteria
Lane Community College instructors will encourage free discussion, inquiry and expression where relevant and appropriate to the educational objectives of the course. It is the instructor’s responsibility to publish educational objectives and to make available to each class the criteria to be used in evaluating student success in that class. It is the responsibility of the students to become aware of these objectives and criteria as published and set forth by the College. Student opinions and behavior outside of class will not be the basis for determining class grades unless such evaluation is specifically related to course requirements.
- Protection of Freedom of Expression
Students are responsible for learning the substance of any course of study for which they are enrolled. However, students are free to state any reasoned exception to data or views offered in any course of study and to reserve judgment about matters of opinion.
- Protection Against Improper Academic Evaluation
Students have protection through orderly procedures against unfair academic evaluation. Students’ grades will be based solely on academic achievement, unless otherwise specified by the professor in writing at the first class meeting. Complaints about class requirements and grades must first go through the instructor and the department division dean. Students may appeal grades received by following the Grade Appeals process. Grade appeals are filed with the Academic Requirements Review Committee. Contact Enrollment Services, Building 1, 541.463.3100.
- Protection Against Improper Disclosure
Information which staff acquire in the course of their work as instructors, advisors and counselors about student views, beliefs and political associations should be considered confidential. Protection of the student against improper disclosure is a serious staff obligation.
- Accommodations for Access
Center for Accessible Resources is committed to providing opportunities to all students with disabilities in order for them to have meaningful access to College programs and services in a barrier-free environment.
Lane’s Center for Accessible Resources offers advocates for the removal of attitudinal and architectural barriers, and provides inclass accommodations, advising, resource/referral information, and adaptive equipment. These services are available to students with disabilities who are attending credit courses, Adult Basic Education, and Continuing Education classes on any of the LCC campuses. Students must request services at least two weeks in advance.
- Academic Dishonesty
Students are expected to conduct their academic affairs in a forthright and honest manner. In the event that students are suspected of classroom cheating, plagiarism or otherwise misrepresenting their work, they will be subject to due process as outlined in the Student Code of Conduct.
- Standards of Academic Progress
Lane Community College has established standards for academic progress which are applicable to all students. Failure to maintain satisfactory academic progress will result in loss of financial aid progressive alerts and eventual dismissal from the College.
- Complaint Procedures
See Student Policies and Complaint Procedures.
- Additional Rights of Petition and Appeal
For grade and academic appeals process, contact Enrollment Services, Building 1, (Lobby) 541.463.3100.
- Student Records
Lane Community College will abide by federal and state regulations regarding the privacy of student records and comply with the law regarding access procedures. The condition of access to records is set forth in explicit statements.
Transcripts of academic records contain only information about academic status. Information from disciplinary or counseling files will not be available to unauthorized persons on campus or any person off campus without the express written consent of the student involved, except under legal compulsion or in cases where the safety of persons or property is involved. Administrative staff and faculty members will respect confidential information about students which they acquire in the course of their work.
With regard to official documents and student records, information acquired by Lane Community College employees about a student’s views, beliefs, and political associations is confidential and is not to be disclosed unless required by state or federal law. All student records will be maintained in strict compliance with state and federal regulations and Lane personnel procedures defining privacy and confidentiality.
- Student Affairs
The College has the responsibility and obligation to establish certain standards in order to preserve the freedom of students.
- Freedom of Association
Students will be free to organize and join associations to promote their common interests as long as they do not disrupt the College or violate its rules and regulations.
- Procedures for recognition of student organizations Students who would like to start a new organization, or to join an existing organization should contact the ASLCC (student government) offices for information. The process is simple and, once student groups receive official recognition from ASLCC, they are eligible to reserve space on campus, conduct activities, and co-sponsor events.
- Advisors All student organizations must have a staff advisor. Upon approval of the Associate Dean, any Lane staff member is eligible to serve as advisor for student organizations.
- Non-discrimination policies Student organizations must abide by existing College and ASLCC policies and may not restrict membership or participation in events.
- A recognized club or organization may lose its official recognition and be suspended if actions of its officers or members, or activities of the organization as a whole, violate College policy and procedures.
- Freedom of Inquiry and Expression
Students and student organizations will be free to examine and discuss all items of interest and to express opinions publicly and privately. Students will always be free to support causes by orderly means, in ways which do not disrupt the operation of the institution or violate College policies and procedures.
- Use of Facilities
The facilities and services of the College will be open to all of its enrolled students, provided the facilities and services are used in a manner appropriate to the academic community and in compliance with College procedures. The Student Life and Leadership Development Office reserves table space and assists student organizations in scheduling space with the College.
- Student Participation in College Policies
Students are free to express their views, individually and collectively, on issues of institutional policy and on matters of general interest to the student body. Student representatives are welcome on College committees and councils, and the ASLCC president represents student interests to the Board.
- Student Publications
With respect to student publications, the Media Commission, as established under board policy, shall be responsible for the appointment of editors, dismissal of editors for cause, recommendation of policies, professional advice, and informal guidance.
The Media Commission is the board of first appeal and review for all questions concerning publications policy and operation. Final appeal is through the President and then the Board.
The student press is to be free of censorship and advance approval of copy. The editors and managers shall not be arbitrarily suspended, suppressed or intimidated because of student, student government, employee, alumni, or community disapproval of editorial policy or content. Similar freedom is assured for oral statements of views on College-controlled and/or student-operated radio or television stations and student-produced programs. This editorial freedom entails a corollary obligation under the canons of responsible journalism and applicable regulations of the Federal Communications Commission.
Neither the Commission nor the President is involved in day-to-day decisions or operations of the student media. Responsibility for the content of publications and for compliance with established policies rests with the student editors and their staffs. Editors and their staffs are guided by the Professional Standards of the Oregon Code of Journalistic Ethics, and by state and federal laws. Advisors are not responsible for content of student publications.
Guidelines for the Media Commission shall be contained in administrative rules and procedures.
- Distribution of Literature
First Amendment freedom of the press is applicable to the campus of Lane Community College. Therefore, students, off-campus publications, and the distribution of these publications are protected on the main campus and outreach centers. Distribution may be restricted only if it can be shown that such activity would cause a disturbance or disruption of normal College activities.
Materials to be posted require authorization for such distribution from the Associate Dean, Student Life and Leadership Development. Once authorized, distribution will take place in the prescribed locations on campus, should not disrupt the normal operation of the institution, and should not cause a litter problem.
In case a student, employee, or organization is denied the right to distribute materials on campus, the decision is subject to appeal. All appeals or complaints are subject to the College complaint procedure.
The College reserves the right to designate specific areas for the distribution of printed materials. A listing of these areas is maintained by the Associate Dean, Student Life and Leadership Development on the main campus and by the designated building administrator at each of the following outreach centers: Downtown Campus, LCC at Florence and LCC at Cottage Grove.
- Visiting Speakers
The College has the responsibility to develop informed, critical, and objective thinking; and such thinking can best be encouraged in an atmosphere assuring a free interchange of ideas. Therefore, Lane Community College students may invite to the campus and hear any person(s) of their choosing in compliance with administrative regulations governing scheduling, publicity, and management of campus activities.
The education of students is not limited to classroom activities. Students have the right to hear a variety of outside speakers. The Student Activities Office and ASLCC are the primary program sources for outside speakers. Individual students or student organizations may request that ASLCC sponsor speakers or may contact Student Activities about other possibilities. All outside speakers must be scheduled through the Student Activities Office to insure that there is proper scheduling of facilities and other preparations for the event and that the event is conducted in an orderly manner appropriate to the academic community. Institutional control of campus facilities will not be used to censor activities. Sponsorship of guest speakers may be withheld if there are reasonable concerns that the controversial nature of the speaker or content of the speech would lead to disruptions on campus. It is the responsibility of the students sponsoring the event to make it clear to the campus community and the local community that all views expressed are not necessarily those of the students, staff or administration of Lane Community College.
- Grievance Procedures for Alleged Discrimination or Harassment
Students who feel they have been discriminated against or treated in some unfair manner have access to grievance procedures: The Student Code of Conduct, Student Complaint Procedure, and the Student Sexual Misconduct and Harassment Procedure. These procedures are available on the college’s website, myLane, and OrgSync. Contact Office of Academic and Student Affairs, 541.463.5732.
The Student Code of Conduct and the student conduct process apply to the conduct of individual students and all College affiliated student organizations. For the purposes of student conduct, a student (a) is enrolled as a student and/or registered for one or more credit hours including dually enrolled students in multiple institutions; (b) is enrolled in a non-credit program or (c) was enrolled under (a) or (b) within four proceeding terms is considered a “Student” for purposes of the procedure or (d) if the person has submitted an application for admission, financial aid or any other service provided by the College that requires student status.
The Student Code of Conduct is not applicable to students enrolled only in College Now courses on their local high school campuses. Lane Community College reserves the right to clarify appropriate students to whom the Student Code of Conduct is applicable.
Students are required to provide identification such as a photo identification card or class schedule on demand to campus safety personnel, faculty or administrators.
Students deserve fair and equal treatment, so instructors, staff and administrators must employ discretion when initiating disciplinary actions and procedures. Action is warranted for protection of individuals, property and a positive learning climate.
Faculty members may dismiss a student from the class for the day for in-class behavior they judge to be disruptive or inappropriate. Such actions include, but are not limited to: racial, sexual or religious slurs; verbal or physical interruption; offensive language; chewing tobacco or spitting; smoking; and littering or creating unsanitary conditions. Dismissal as a result of faculty action is counted toward the maximum number of absences allowed in the class.
If a student is dismissed for inappropriate behavior, faculty may submit a written report to their Division Dean and to the Executive Dean, Student Affairs detailing the student’s name, date and time of class, and the improper behavior.
Students may be dismissed only for the day of the misbehavior, but may be dismissed from subsequent classes for a new or repeated behavioral offense through the processes outlined in the Student Code of Conduct.
Campus Public Safety may be called to assist in any disciplinary situation. The assisting Public Safety officer must file a report on all situation involvement with the Office of Academic and Student Affairs.
Instructors, administrators and classified staff are authorized to employ physical restraint when immediate restraint will prevent injury to the student or others. Physical restraint is not considered a form of physical discipline. The instructor, administrator or classified staff should send a reliable person to the nearest telephone to request emergency assistance from campus safety.
- Off-Campus Students
Students enrolled at Lane Community College satellite campuses (Cottage Grove, Florence, Downtown Campus, and community outreach sites) will enjoy the same rights and responsibilities as the students at the main campus and must comply with the Student Code of Conduct and any additional rules for conduct which are specific to the site.
Student Code of Conduct
Lane Community College is a community learning institution committed to fostering a campus environment conducive to academic inquiry, a productive campus life, and thoughtful study and discourse. The student conduct program, within the Office of Academic and Student Affairs, is committed to an educational and developmental process that balances the interests of individual students with the interests of the College community.
A community exists on the basis of shared values and principles. At the College, student members of the community are expected to uphold and abide by certain standards of conduct that form the basis of the Student Code of Conduct. These standards are embodied within a set of Values that include integrity, social justice, respect, community, and responsibility.
Each member of the College community bears responsibility for their individual conduct and is expected to assume reasonable responsibility for the behavior of others. When members of the community fail to exemplify these five values by engaging in violation of the rules below, campus conduct proceedings are used to assert and uphold the Student Code of Conduct.
The student conduct process at Lane Community College is not intended to punish students; rather, it exists to protect the interests of the community and to challenge those whose behavior is not in accordance with the college’s policies and procedures. Sanctions are intended to challenge students’ moral and ethical decision-making and to help bring behavior into accord with community expectations. When a student is unable to conform their behavior to community expectations, the student conduct process may determine the student should no longer share in the privilege of participating in this community.
The purpose of this Student Code of Conduct is to protect the individual rights of students and employees and to control those actions that go beyond the exercising of such rights. The College recognizes its obligation to develop intellectual curiosity as well as social and cultural awareness. Further, Lane Community College responsibly provides for the safety and well-being of students and employees, property protection, record security, and other education-related services.
Through this Student Code of Conduct, Lane Community College describes conduct interfering with the responsibilities and obligations of the College. This document also outlines the penalties imposed for prohibited conduct and explains the procedural due process for alleged student violations and the protection of student rights.
Students should be aware that the student conduct process is quite different from criminal and civil court proceedings. Procedures and rights in student conduct procedures are conducted with fairness to all, but do not include the same protections of due process afforded by the courts. Due process, as defined within these procedures, assures written notice and a Student Conduct Conference before an objective decision-maker. No student will be found in violation of College policy or procedure without information showing it is more likely than not (preponderance of evidence) that a violation occurred, and any sanctions will be proportionate to the severity of the violation and to the cumulative conduct history of the student. This determination does not require a standard beyond a reasonable doubt, and the technical rules of evidence applicable to civil and criminal procedures shall not apply.
Students cited with code violation are entitled to due process as described in the code and may appeal certain consequences of violations.
NOTE: The Student Code of Conduct can be found on the college’s website at https://www.lanecc.edu/sites/default/files/copps/code_of_conduct.pdf. Questions about expectations for academic and social behavior inside and outside of the classroom as well as online should be directed to the Director of Student Standards at 541-463-5787.
Security and Safety at Lane
The Federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, requires colleges to publish information about crime on their campuses. A copy of Lane’s Annual Security (Clery) Report is located at lanecc.edu/psd/clery-compliance-information or may be obtained in writing at the Public Safety office. At Lane, security and safety are college-wide efforts. With students, faculty and staff committed to prevention, crime can be minimized.
The Lane Community College Public Safety Department provides direct services to the 30th Avenue campus, Downtown Campus, and the Downtown Center. The Cottage Grove and Florence campuses, Lane’s Aviation Academy, KLCC radio station, and the Willamette Dental Clinic receive investigative, training, prevention, and consulting services from Public Safety, but are primarily served by their local law enforcement agencies. Police departments in these jurisdictions also report incidents to the college’s Public Safety department. Public Safety provides services at the Downtown Campus including the Titan Court residential facility 7 days a week. In order to contact a downtown officer, call 541.463.6267.
Lane Community College Public Safety Officers are certified under the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training. Officers maintain an atmosphere conducive to education, contribute to a safe campus environment, enforce parking and traffic regulations, conduct investigations of reported crimes, and share reports with other law enforcement agencies.
Public Safety officers are authorized to enforce motor vehicle and parking laws on campus. Officers are charged with responding to crimes, medical emergencies and violations of college policy/rules and may cite or arrest perpetrators of criminal acts or college policy violations. In addition, officers utilize law enforcement tools such as the Criminal Justice Information System, Law Enforcement Data System (LEDS).
Education The majority of criminal incidents on campus result from leaving property unattended, lockers unlocked and valuable property visible in cars. The Public Safety department provides speakers on crime prevention, active shooter/violent actor response, selfdefense, personal safety, sexual assault prevention and other criminal justice and safety topics.
Intoxicants Drugs and intoxicants are not permitted on campus, except under very specific circumstances, which are detailed in the Student Policies section. Special note: Marijuana use or possession in any form remains illegal on all of Lane Community College’s campuses and properties.
Lighting and Landscaping College staff work constantly to maintain good lighting and to clear undergrowth to improve visual access on campus and prevent crime.
Patrol Service Public Safety conducts patrols of the campus by squad car, motorized T-3, bicycle, and by foot. This comprehensive patrol policy promotes community policing and crime prevention activities. In addition to patrol service, Public Safety works closely with the Lane County Sheriff’s Department, Eugene Police Department, and federal agencies such as Homeland Security and the FBI.
Public Safety Officers are always on duty (24/7/365) on campus. To contact Public Safety:
Red Telephones Use one of the 40 red telephones on main campus and at the Downtown Campus. These emergency phones automatically ring in the Public Safety department when the receiver is lifted
Blue Telephones There are a small number of “blue” emergency phones located in outside areas of the campus. These phones connect directly to Public Safety Emergency (5555).
All emergency phones are checked periodically to ensure that they function.
Dial 5555 On campus dial or ask a staff member to dial 541.463.5555 for emergencies from other college phones to reach Public Safety.
Non-emergency Dial 541.463.5558 for non-emergency calls.
Campus Elevators All call boxes in elevator cars connect to Public Safety Emergency (5555).
Emergency Car Services Emergency car battery packs are offered 24 hours a day. Call or visit Public Safety. Individuals must pick up the packs at Public Safety, Building 13, Room 107 and a valid photo ID is necessary for this free service. Public Safety does not assist in vehicle entry, but will assist in contacting local locksmiths or other help.
Emergency Escorts If your safety is threatened, contact Public Safety and an officer will be dispatched.
Reporting and Response
Anyone knowing of or suspecting a crime should promptly report it to Public Safety in Building 13, Room 107. When a suspect is apprehended, the suspect may be taken into custody, cited, issued an order to appear, or subject to other campus and court referrals. Public Safety Officers may also facilitate contact between the victim and other law enforcement agencies.
In addition to direct law enforcement services and support, Public Safety will also make referrals to other appropriate campus offices to assist complainants and crime victims. These referrals include, but are not limited to: The Women’s Center, the Title IX officer, Academic and Student Affairs, Veterans Resource Office, Human Resources, the Center for Accessibility Resources, and the Counseling Department.
Other Services Public Safety provides numerous other services including: criminal background checks, access control system assistance, electronic fingerprinting, dignitary protection, alarm monitoring and response, safety escorts, copies of accident reports, and personal safety instruction.
Public Safety is also the primary facilitator and supporter of a campus warming center. This center provides shelter and meals for any individual when the temperature drops to 30 degrees F or lower.
Public Safety also maintains the official campus lost and found service. Individuals who have lost or found property, should contact Public Safety at 541.463.5558 or stop by the Public Safety office.
The number of crimes reported to Public Safety and local law enforcement in the categories set forth in the Crime Awareness and Clery Act, as well as the complete campus Annual Security Report, may be found at the Public Safety web site: lanecc.edu/psd/clery-compliance-information.
For more information about Lane’s Public Safety Department, contact 541.463.5558.