The College has expectations of a students conduct and has outlined those expectations in the ACC Student Handbook.

While it is expected that you review the entire code, a few most noteworthy parts are:

  • A student attending ACC assumes responsibility for conduct compatible with the mission of the college as an educational institution.
  • Austin Community College promotes the exchange of knowledge in an environment that encourages reasoned discourse, intellectual honesty, and respect for the rights of all persons. In support of this goal, the primary purpose of the Student Standards of Conduct and Disciplinary Process is to educate and guide students to understand their responsibilities in regard to appropriate behavior and respect for others in the College community.

Disruptive Behavior:

  • Students should consider at all times the effect of their actions on all individuals
  • Academic decorum: students are expected to conduct themselves professionally with respect and courtesy to all. Anyone who thoughtlessly or intentionally jeopardizes the health or safety of another individual will be dismissed from the day’s activity, may be withdrawn from the class, and/or barred from attending future activities. This includes verbal comments that are considered intimidating, threatening or sexually inappropriate. College policies concerning conduct are found at

Academic Dishonesty:

Academic dishonesty includes but is not limited to the following:

  • Cheating on an exam or quiz by bringing information to the testing area, using an unapproved electronic device, talking to another student during the test, or looking at another student’s test during the examination.
  • Plagiarizing – when students borrow ideas, wording or organization from another source, they shall reference that information in an appropriate manner.
  • Unauthorized collaboration / collusion with another in preparing outside work for fulfillment of course requirements.
  • Assisting others in academic dishonesty.
  • Discussing an examination with students who have not taken the exam.
  • Having a copy of the examination outside the time and place of test administration.