AY24 Academic Catalog/Handbook

Student Conduct and Discipline

Student Code of Conduct

Oconee Fall Line Technical College (OFTC) promotes a climate of academic honesty, critical investigation, strong work ethic, intellectual freedom and freedom on individual thought and expression consistent with the rights of others. OFTC is a student-centered organization which provides students with a full range of educational opportunities while maximizing their chances of success. Specifically, OFTC strives to provide students with opportunities to pursue educational programs and services that assist them in clarifying and attaining their career goals.


  1. Faculty Member: any person hired by Oconee Fall Line Technical College (OFTC) to conduct teaching, service, or research activities.
  2. Hearing Body: as defined in the Student Disciplinary Procedure.
  3. Member of the OFTC community: any person who is a student, faculty or staff member, contractor, technical college official, or community member
  4. Policy: the written regulations of OFTC as found in, but not limited to, the Student Code of Conduct, Student Handbook(s), Residence Hall Handbook(s), Technical College Catalog(s), OFTC Procedure Manual, and the Policy Manual approved by the State Board for the Technical College System of Georgia.
  5. Student: all persons taking courses at OFTC, including fulltime, part-time, dual enrollment, joint enrollment, non-credit, and credit. Persons who are not officially enrolled for a particular term but who have a continuing relationship with OFTC are also considered “students.”
  6. System: the Technical College System of Georgia or TCSG.
  7. OFTC Official: any person employed by OFTC performing assigned responsibilities on a part-time, full-time or adjunct basis.
  8. Premises: all land, buildings, facilities, and other property in the possession of or owned, used, or controlled by OFTC (including adjacent streets and sidewalks).

Proscribed Conduct:
Any student found to have committed any of the following types of misconduct is subject to the disciplinary sanctions outlined in the Student Disciplinary Policy and Procedure.