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Minnesota State College Southeast
A Technical & Community College
Student Handbook

Section C: Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Policies    

Minnesota State College Southeast has developed formal policies and procedures that govern student and academic matters. These can be found in the Policies and Procedures section of the website. Section 100 covers Student Affairs Policies. Section 200 covers Academic Affairs Policies

Two of the most critical areas are the Student Code of Conduct and Academic Integrity Policy, which are summarized below. Use the links provided to see the complete policies. 

Student Code of Conduct

See: MSC Southeast Student Code of Conduct Policy

The college offers each student the freedom to learn and the freedom to enjoy college life in an orderly and lawful manner.  In return, the college expects every student to assume the obligation and responsibilities that accompany those freedoms. By enrolling at MSC Southeast, students assume the obligation and responsibility of conducting themselves in accordance with reasonable and lawful requirements. Violations of these responsibilities may result in sanctions that can include warning, probation, suspension, or expulsion from the college.

Academic Integrity

See: MSC Southeast Academic Integrity Policy

Academic integrity, one of the most important values in higher education, requires that each student's work represents their own personal efforts and that the student acknowledges the intellectual contributions of others. MSC Southeast students are expected to honor the requirements of the Academic Integrity Policy. The following are unacceptable academic practices, called "academic fraud," that are violations of the Academic Integrity Policy:

  • Plagiarism: The presentation of another's work as one's own by failing to cite the source, by failing to enclose direct quotations within quotation marks, or by paraphrasing in language that too closely resembles that of the source.
  • Cheating: Using, or attempting to use, unauthorized materials in any academic exercise or having someone else do the required work, e.g., cheat sheets or copying from another's paper, test, and/or homework.
  • Fabrication: Inventing or falsifying information, e.g., creating data for a required lab experiment that was not done or was done incorrectly.
  • Enabling academic fraud: Intentionally or knowingly helping another commit an act of academic fraud.
  • Deception or misrepresentation: Unauthorized alteration, forgery, or falsification of academic records or academic work. Violating stated guidelines on an assignment.
  • Damaging other's work: Sabotaging or damaging the work of others.
  • Multiple submission: Submitting work without instructor's permission as if it were new work, even though it has already been used in another class.


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