Mar 19, 2019  
2018-2019 College Catalog 
    
2018-2019 College Catalog

Student Success Services


   

Alcohol & Drug Statement Student Activities and Conduct
Career Services Student Concerns
Cell Phones and Pagers Student Conduct
Code of Student Conduct Student Clubs and Organizations
Communication Procedures for Students Student Grievance Procedures
Counseling and Disability Services Student Handbook
Dress Code Student Life
Free Expression Statement Tobacco-Free Campus
Honor Code Types of Academic Misconduct
Identification Cards Visitors in Classroom/Children of Students/Animals on Campus
Search and Seizure Weapons

 


 

 

Welcome to Department of Student Success Services

  The Department of Student Success Services is here to provide students with essential college services to support co-curricular learning and student development. The Department of Student Success Services consists of the following offices:  The Dean of Student Success Services, Career Services, Financial Aid, Student Counseling and Disability Services, and Student Activities and Student Conduct. We encourage students to take advantage of all the College has to offer and to reach out to our knowledgeable staff who will familiarize you with all services. 


 

Free Expression Statement Top

Louisiana Delta Community College supports free expression as stated in the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.  The college in no way supports, fails to support, agrees, or disagrees with ideas that may be voiced but does make provision for the expression of diverse viewpoints.


 

Identification Cards Top

All LDCC students are required to obtain College identification cards.  The card allows students to access to College facilities such as library services. 

Cards must be shown when requested by College staff. Identification cards are non-transferable and students who misuse these cards are subject to disciplinary action. There is no cost to students to receive the card. If an identification card is lost, it must be reported and replaced.


 

Alcohol & Drug Statement Top

Alcohol & Drug Statement

The Drug Free Schools and Communities Act Amendment of 1989 (Public Law 101-226) requires the College to certify to the Department of Education that it has adopted and implemented a program to prevent the illicit use of drugs and the abuse of alcohol by students and employees.

This program must include the following:

  1. Standards of conduct concerning the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of drugs, and the illegal use of alcohol by students and employees on College property or at any College activity
  2. Description of legal sanctions
  3. Clear statement of the College’s sanctions for violations
  4. Description of any drug and alcohol counseling, treatment, or rehabilitation services; 5. Description of the health risks associated with use of illicit drugs and abuse of alcohol.

The information below follows the requirements of the Act.

It is unlawful to possess, use, or distribute illicit drugs on LDCC property or at any College-sponsored event. Alcohol and drug use is a major issue in the community and on college campuses. Alcohol and drugs can seriously damage physical and mental health, as well as jeopardize personal and public safety. In addition, excessive alcohol consumption may lead to physical abuse, date rape, auto accidents, violence, and other behaviors which lead to self-destruction.

The College abides by all state, federal, and local laws pertaining to alcohol and will enforce underage drinking laws. LDCC policy prohibits the consumption, possession, or distribution of alcoholic beverages or other drugs in or on any College property or while participating in any College-sponsored trip or activity. All state, local, and federal laws are enforced and may result in disciplinary action by the College as well as criminal prosecution. Violation of the underage drinking laws will be enforced.

The College provides drug awareness seminars throughout the year as well as referral services to students, faculty, and staff who seek help with substance abuse problems.

LDCC is a drug and alcohol-free campus and recognizes that drug and alcohol abuse is a major societal concern and problem. Such abuse leads to health problems, decreased productivity, crime and general weakening of our nation’s social fabric. Alcohol and drug abuse is especially destructive to education and learning, inhibiting educational, social and interpersonal development. It is the purpose of this policy to establish a comprehensive program to address the abuse of alcohol and drugs.

The following conduct is prohibited:

  1. The use, consumption, possession, manufacture, furnishing, sale and/or distribution of illicit drugs, narcotics or other controlled substances, including marijuana.
  2. The use, possession, manufacture, purchase, sale, furnishing and/or distribution of drug paraphernalia.
  3. The use, consumption, possession, manufacture, purchase, sale, furnishing, and/or distribution of alcoholic beverages on College property, or at any of its activities, except as expressly permitted by College regulations and the law.
  4. The use, consumption, possession and/or purchase of alcoholic beverages by persons under 21 years of age.
  5. Operating or attempting to operate a motor vehicle while intoxicated.
  6. Public intoxication on College property.
  7. Furnishing, serving and/or otherwise providing alcoholic beverages to persons under 21 years of age. College Sanctions

Students who violate the provision violates the College’s Code of Student Conduct and will be subject to sanctions, which could include criminal prosecution, suspension and/or expulsion.

Drug and Alcohol Prevention:

Area programs available for drug and alcohol counseling, treatment, rehabilitation, or support services can be located by contacting the Office of Student Counseling and Disability Services, located in Office 155 on the Monroe campus or by calling 318-345-9152. Additionally, informational literature is available as well as various educational activities are provided annually to increase student’s awareness of alcohol and other drug related problems.


 

Cell Phones and Pagers Top

Cell phones and pagers must be set on vibrate or turned off while students are in the classrooms. In an emergency situation, the instructor may give a student permission to use a cell phone or pager.


 

Communication Procedures for Students Top

LDCC student e-mails shall be the College’s official means of communication with all students. The College also retains the right to send official correspondence via traditional methods.

All enrolled students will be assigned an official Delta e-mail account. Official college communications shall be sent to their individual e-mail account, including, but not limited to, announcements of college-related activities, and student services notifications (student activities, student workshops, financial aid notifications, etc.) and actions (notification of probation, suspension, disciplinary actions, etc.)

Student Obligations:

  • This method of communication places certain obligations on each student.
  • Students understand they have a college e-mail account by attending Delta Community College.
  • Students shall responsibly manage their e-mail account in a frequent and consistent basis (i.e. archiving attachments, deleting old messages, and reviewing new messages, etc.)
  • Students understand that the College may supplement electronic communication with traditional mail.
  • Students are expressly forbidden from soliciting and receiving e-mails containing pornography or any other illicit materials. Violations will result in violation of the Code of Student Conduct and will be subject to disciplinary actions, including possible suspension or expulsion from the College.

College Obligations:

This method of communication places certain obligations on the College and employees.

  • The College will never lease or sell a student e-mail address to any advertisers and will take a pro-active approach to blocking unsolicited-bulk e-mail messages that could clutter a student’s e-mail account.
  • The College will provide access to computers with Internet capabilities on campus (e.g. open computer labs)

Forwarding of e-mail

The college will not automatically send or forward e-mail messages to non-college accounts. However, students can merge their LDCC emails with their personal emails. Students can go to Student Success Services on each campus for assistance.

Management of Student Accounts

The Information Technology Department is responsible for the establishment of the student e-mail accounts. Accounts will be provided with 30mg of storage space per students. Accounts will be active if a student is enrolled at LDCC. When students are within 90% of their mailbox quota, they will receive a message notifying then that their mailbox is almost full.

Examples of Appropriate Student Wide Distribution

  • Communicating student information from the Student Success Services Offices; 
  • Notification concerning students’ change of course schedules (drop/adds) general petitions and withdrawals;
  • Notification of cancellation of registration;
  • Academic Department information such as class changes, registration issues, new courses and events;
  • New student information about academic support services and academic policies and procedures;
  • Payment deadlines and other business office/cashier information;
  • Surveys

Privacy of e-mail

LDCC uses various methods to protect the security of its computers and network resources and its users’ accounts.


 

Dress Code Top

Although Louisiana Delta Community College does not have an official policy concerning dress code, the students, faculty, and staff of the College take pride in exhibiting an appropriate and professional appearance while on campus and while representing the College.  Therefore, all LDCC students are expected to dress in an appropriate manner while one campus, while in the classroom, and while representing the College within the community.  This would include shirts, shoes, and pants/shorts/dress.  Student’s apparel should be neat, clean and in good taste.  Clothing bearing profane or offensive language will not be allowed on any LDCC campus.  Also “sagging” pants are not appropriate and not allowed on campuses.  Offenders may be asked to leave campus, change clothing and/or issued violation citations.  Repeat offenders will be referred to the Department of Student Success Services for appropriate disciplinary action.  Some Departments maintain a student dress code based on the program curriculum, such as Process Technology. Contact the Division Chair for more information.


 

Search and Seizure Top

Lockers and desks are the property of LDCC campuses and are loaned to students for the purpose attaining an education.  As the property of the College, they are subject to search for contraband at any time upon the reasonable belief of the Campus Security that said lockers and desks may contain material that is not allowed on the College campus.  Having a toolbox and operating a motor vehicle on campus are privileges granted to students. The granting of these privileges is conditioned upon the agreement that these articles may be searched by Campus Security if the student is suspected of having contraband materials such as weapons, illegal substances or drugs, alcoholic beverages, or other similar material.  Local law enforcement authorities may be included in this process if Campus Security determines a need for such involvement.         


 

Student Concerns Top

Student Concern Procedure

Purpose

The purpose is to provide students with a fair and efficient process to present and resolve concerns arising out of their academic and non-academic interactions with faculty, staff and students.

Non-Academic

Students who wish to file a non-academic concern must direct the concern in writing to the Department of Student Success Services on the Monroe Campus or the Campus Director on the community campus where student is enrolled. Concerns can also be submitted by completing the incident report/student concern form that is located on LDCC’s website.

Procedures:

  1. Dean of Student Success Services/Campus Director will investigate the incident/concern; determine a resolution and respond in writing to student within 10 working days.
  2. If the student is not satisfied with the response he/she may appeal the decision within 10 working days to the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs who makes the final decision.

Academic

Concerns from students about faculty members should be handled by the department involved.

Procedures:

  1. Students who wish to file an academic concern about faculty should first contact the faculty member involved in effort to reach an informal solution.
  2. If the concern is not resolved to the student’s satisfaction, the student is to make an appointment with the Academic Supervisor or Campus Director who may then
    1. Talk to the faculty involved
    2. Arrange a joint meeting between faculty member and student
    3. Appoint a departmental committee to investigate the situation
    4. If there is no solution at the departmental level, the student may take the concern to Academic Division Chair
    5. If no solution at the faculty, departmental and Division Chair levels, the student may appeal to the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.

All written concerns are kept at the Campus Student Services Office written  format and electronic format through the online student conduct software.


 

Tobacco-Free Campus Top

All buildings of Louisiana Delta Community College are smoke-free and tobacco-free.  Smoking, chewing, snorting and or any use of tobacco products or tobacco “like” products (such as e-cigarettes) by employees, students, and visitors are prohibited in buildings and on the college grounds. Students who violate the LDCC Tobacco Policy is subject to sanctions based on the College’s Code of Student Conduct.


 

Visitors in Classroom/Children of Students/Animals on Campus Top

To maintain an academic environment conducive to the well-being of all students, Louisiana Delta Community College prohibits visitors to the academic classroom without prior approval from the instructor or Academic Division Chair.  

This protocol applies to the presence of children or pets of enrolled students. Children should not be left unattended in the parking lots, the student area, the buildings’ lobbies, or any of the service areas. Such a protocol protects the children and eliminates distractions student learning. All types of animals are prohibited on campus with the exceptions of those animals that assist students with disabilities and those animals that are used as part of teaching or instruction.


 

Weapons Top

Louisiana Delta Community College is a firearms-free campus.  The possession of firearms, explosives, knives, weapons, or any item that may be construed as such is expressly prohibited on all College campuses. The possession of such weapons may result in disciplinary action based on the College’s Code of Student Conduct. These actions may include dismissal from the College and could also include criminal prosecution. There are some limited exceptions to this policy; for example, certified and licensed law enforcement personnel who are authorized to carry a firearm and select students attending law enforcement training classes and approved to carry a firearm by the administrators of those training sessions.


 

Career Services Top

LDCC Career Services is committed to providing free career counseling services and resources to assist students in exploring and defining their career options. Career Coach, a website for career development, is available for students to complete career assessments and identify career goals.  In addition, students and alumni can find help with the job search process through workshops, job placement support, LDCC Career Services webpage, and annual Career Fairs.  Students on all LDCC campuses are provided direct support in regard to all aspects of the career process, and have consistent access to the Office of Career Services. This is done through a holistic approach offering support services, ensuring Campus Directors and Student Services staff are involved in planning, and administering these services to students.


 

Counseling and Disability Services Top

Counseling Services

Personal counseling services are offered to LDCC students to help them realize, develop and fulfill their personal potential in order to maximally benefit from their college experience. Confidential and individual appointments are available for students to help them manage the challenges of college life and balance personal and academic responsibilities. Students may present for counseling to address concerns such as, but not limited to, depression, anxiety, alcohol and drug use, stress, self-esteem, eating and body image, grief and loss, issues about sexuality, and relationship issues.  The goal of counseling services at LDCC is to promote the overall educational programs by helping students strengthen communication skills, establish goals, and adjust to their academic and social environment. Students are asked to make an appointment with the counselor during regular office hours.

Classroom visits, workshops, and seminars are offered annually including topics such as stress management, sexual assault awareness, alcohol and substance abuse, breast cancer awareness, and healthy relationships.

Disability Services

Louisiana Delta Community College (LDCC) strives to serve students with disabilities through compliance with Sections 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008. These laws mandate that postsecondary institutions provide equal access to programs and services for students with disabilities without creating changes to the essential elements of the curriculum. While students with disabilities are expected to meet our institution’s academic standards, they are given the opportunity to fulfill learner outcomes in alternative ways. Examples of accommodations may include, but are not limited to, testing accommodations (i.e., tests read aloud, extended time), sign-language interpreters, relocation of inaccessible classrooms, permission to record lectures and note-taking assistance.

LDCC students requesting reasonable accommodations must self-identify with the Office of Student Counseling and Disability Services, a department located within the Department of Student Success Services. LDCC provides reasonable accommodations and services to ensure access to all qualified students with disabilities who self-identify for services. The requested academic adjustments and auxiliary aids must relate directly to the disability and the relationship must be documented in the student’s medical or psychological reports.

Students must complete an Application for Services Form, which is located on the College’s website, and provide documentation of the disability in order to initiate disability services. Each student’s request is reviewed on a case-by-case basis to ensure that individual needs are met.  Also, students requesting accommodations must complete a Semester Accommodation Request Form, located on the College’s website, to renew academic adjustments and auxiliary aids each semester.  Campus Directors or their designated representative at each of the community campuses will notify the Director of Disability Services, who will travel to the campus to meet with the student seeking assistance through Disability Services.


 

Student Handbook Top

A copy of the LA Delta Student Handbook can be downloaded from the Delta website at www.ladelta.edu. It contains important information that every LA Delta student needs to know, including the Code of Student Conduct, Academic Integrity expectations, college rules and regulations, as well as policies and procedures that govern student life. Students are responsible for understanding their rights and responsibilities and becoming familiar with the contents of the publication.


 

Code of Student Conduct Top

Section 1 of the Code of Student Conduct

Statement of Authority

The College has the legal right and moral obligation to establish rules for academic and personal conduct and to deny admission to applicants or continued enrollment to students who do not meet/maintain these standards identified as “responsibilities” as well as the rules of the College and its departments.   Counseling and/or sanctions will be imposed on students or student organizations that are found in violation of these standards.  The College reserves the right to review any action taken by civil or judicial authorities regarding any LDCC student or student organization.

All students admitted to the College accept the responsibility to conform to all LDCC rules and regulations. The College will make every reasonable effort to make the rules and regulations available. Each student is responsible for becoming familiar with and abiding by them.

Students will not give or receive any unauthorized aid on any examination or paper.  If a student witnesses anyone else doing so, that student must be reported immediately to the faculty member and/or the appropriate College administrator.

 

  1. A student may be formally charged with misconduct for violation of any of the “Regulations Governing Student Behavior.” 
    1. In cases of violations of academic integrity (academic honesty/dishonesty) or a student’s failure to adhere to minimum professional standards, the faculty member has the authority to assign a course grade of an “F” to the student and/or may refer the case to the Academic Appeals Committee for action.
    2. In cases of behavioral misconduct in the classroom, the faculty member has the authority to dismiss the student from the class for 24 hours.
  2. A student charged with misconduct retains all College rights until due process is completed, unless there is evidence that the student:

a. Has been convicted of a felony within a year;

b. Has been formally charged with commission of a felony of such nature that the student’s presence on campus is potentially dangerous to the safety of the       College;

c. Has engaged in any activity of such nature that presence on campus is potentially dangerous to the health and safety of the College, whether civil or       criminal charges have been made or penalties imposed.

 

In the above situations, the student may be temporarily barred from the campus until due process is completed.


 

Honor Code Top

All members of the College community are expected to respect the principles of honesty and mutual trust embodied in the honor code.  Students are responsible for preparing their own written work in every class unless specifically permitted by the instructor to combine efforts on an assigned project.  Students are expected to understand the meaning of plagiarism and to avoid all suspicion of plagiarism in papers prepared.  Furthermore, students are expected neither to sanction nor to tolerate violation of the honor code by others.


 

Types of Academic Misconduct Top

1.01 Types of Academic Misconduct

 

Although all academic misconduct is wrong, premeditated acts of academic misconduct represent a greater threat to the integrity of the College than do unpremeditated acts of academic misconduct. The following definitions of and distinctions between unpremeditated and premeditated academic misconduct are established.

 

1.01:01

Unpremeditated academic misconduct is an act of academic misconduct taken without advance contemplation, prior determination, or planning, or full understanding that the act is considered academic misconduct: e.g., on the spur-of-the-moment, seizing the opportunity to cheat; collaboration to a greater degree than is permitted in a situation; and careless or incomplete documentation of sources.

1.01:02

Premeditated academic misconduct is an act of academic misconduct which grows out of advance contemplation or meditation, prior deliberation, or planning which may, but not necessarily, include the preparation of a written plan or notes. Although prior thought and planning is requisite to premeditation, this prior thought and planning need not exist for any period before it is carried into effect.

 
1.02 Categories of Academic Misconduct
 

1.02:01

Cheating is the intentional use of inappropriate assistance, information, materials, or study aids in any academic exercise. Cheating includes the use of unauthorized assistance, information, or materials on tests, homework, quizzes, papers, projects, and all other academic assignments. Additionally, students who provide such unauthorized assistance are also responsible of cheating. 

 

1.02:02

Fabrication is defined as altering official college documents, forging signatures of college officials or other individuals, or changing grades and other academic records.  Fabrication also includes submitting false records to gain admission to the College.  Furthermore, any oral or written misrepresentation of truth in any communication with College administrators, faculty, or staff is also fabrication

1.02:03

Plagiarism involves submitting another person’s ideas, words, data, arguments, or sentence structure as the student’s own without proper documentation.

 

1.02:04

Misrepresentation is intentionally presenting oneself as someone else, or intentionally misrepresenting a condition or situation to gain credit or concessions on academic work, including make-up tests, projects, and class assignments. 

1.02:05

Violation of class rules is the intentional failure to follow the class policies concerning assignments and behavior.

 

1.02:06

Complicity is the willing involvement with others in any academic misconduct.

1.02:07

Software Fraud is the unlawful downloading and copying of computer software used in the creation of academic work.

1.02:08

Multiple submissions of work involve handing in academic work that was done previously by the student for another class, or by someone else.

 
1.03 Disciplinary Sanctions for Academic Misconduct
 

Depending on the type of violation, the number of times a student has committed an offense, and the discretion of the instructor, penalties may include any combination of the following:

1.03:01

Assignment of a reduced grade on a paper, project, assignment, or exam

1.03:02

Reduction of final grade for the course.

1.03:03

Assignment of a grade of “F” for the course.

1.03:04

Assignment of a grade of zero on a paper, project, assignment, or exam.

1.03:05

 

1.03:06

1.03:07

Verbal Warning – An oral explanation by the faculty member of violation and possible consequences if misconduct continues

Written Reprimand – From the faculty member to the student on whom the penalty is imposed, placed in the student’s permanent discipline record.

Academic Probation –a specified period of testing imposed on a student during which further violations may result in suspension from the College.

1.03:08

1.03:09    

Removal from the course in which the academic misconduct occurred with a letter grade of “F”.

Counseling – Students are directed to seek counseling for a period to be designated by the counselor.

1.03:10

Academic Suspension – this suspension is for a specified period and the student may apply for readmission to the College after expiration of the specified time. (to be used by the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs or Academic Appeals Committee.) 

1.03:11

Expulsion – permanent separation from the College. (to be used by the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs or Academic Appeals Committee.)

If the student is suspended or expelled before the published automatic “W” grade deadline date, the student will receive a “W” in currently enrolled course(s). If the student is suspended or expelled after the published automatic “W” grade deadline date, the student will receive an “F” in currently enrolled course(s).  

In cases of serious violations, a notation that the student is not eligible to return to the College is noted on the student’s Academic Transcript until it is cleared. In cases of dismissal from the College, the record is permanent.

 
1.04 Administration of Penalties
 

Faculty members assign penalties to the student based on the above criteria.  Student appeals of the penalty are directed to the appropriate Academic Supervisor. Should the student’s violation of the Academic Honor Code warrant probation, suspension, or expulsion, the matter is referred to the Academic Appeals Committee Appeals of penalties are directed to the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.      

 

1.05 Due Process for Academic Misconduct

Instructions for Documenting Alleged Acts of Academic Misconduct:

If an alleged act of academic misconduct occurs in a class, the following due process steps will be followed.

1.05:01   

Initial Hearing: The faculty member will notify the student verbally and/or in writing of the alleged charges and evidence against the student. The faculty member will document all evidence, determine the sanctions, and contact the student in writing of the outcome and the opportunity to respond. 

1.05:02   

Students who do not agree with charges and/or sanctions may appeal writing to the Academic Division Chair in within 10 working days of the date listed on notification. The Academic Division Chair will convene the Academic Appeals Committee. The Academic Appeals Committee will determine if the academic misconduct is premediated or unpremeditated, review the evidence and impose the appropriate sanction(s) for the academic misconduct. The Academic Division Chair will notify the student within 10 working days of the outcome from the Academic Appeals Committee.    

1.05.03    

Students who do not agree with charges and/or sanctions from the Academic Appeals Committee may appeal in writing the decision within 10 working days to the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs who makes the final decision on the case. 

1.05:04                   

Students who do not agree with the charges and/or sanctions of Academic Appeals Committee may   appeal within 10 working days to the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs who makes the final decision 

 

1.06 Academic Misconduct Hearing Sanctions

1.06:01

Any administrative sanction listed in Section 1.03

1.06:02

Suspension: forced withdrawal from the College for a specified period.

1.06:03

Expulsion: permanent, forced withdrawal from the College.

1.06:04

Bar Against Readmission: written notification issued to a student who has left the College that he/she will not be allowed to re-enroll until the pending discipline matter has been resolved. The penalty terminates on clearance of the discipline matter. This sanction may also be imposed in cases of severe disciplinary infractions and/or in the event of a threat of safety to the College community. Students may appeal to the Academic Appeals Committee for readmission to the College after one year.

 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Student Activities and Conduct Top

Welcome to Student Activities and Conduct 

HOME OF THE DELTA KNIGHTS


The Office of Student Activities and Student Conduct help students successfully navigate the college experience, and provide access to tools and resources so they may reach their academic goals. We provide student life opportunities through co-curricular leaning experiences.  Additionally, we help develop and empower student leaders, promote a wide array of events, activities and engagement opportunities through our LDCC clubs and organizations. These the student experience and improves student learning.


 

Student Clubs and Organizations Top

Student Government Association 

The Student Government Association Officers (SGA) are elected to represent and execute the student will and to promote the general welfare of the students and are elected to represent all LDCC eight campuses. SGA representatives are elected on each community campus. Through the SGA, students are encouraged to provide input into the decision-making process of the College. The SGA also has a voice in the College governance through representation on numerous college committees. The open-door policy of campus administrators also allows for student input.

Current Student Clubs and Organizations

Student’s college experience is much more than books, lectures, homework, and tests. Students can get involved in a Campus club or organization, which is an important part of education.  LDCC’s clubs and organizations allow students to explore their special interests, develop qualities integral to success in the workplace, develop decision making skills, strengthen ability to work as a team player, develop organizational and leadership skills, and interact with other students and faculty/staff members in an informal setting.

Several chartered student organizations are available to students.  All college policies and procedures as well as the Code of Student Conduct will be adhered to while participating in any student activity or organization.  Students will be allowed freedom of association with organizations that promote the interests of the academic community or College.  The membership and actions of student organizations will be determined by vote of only those persons who hold bona fide membership in the College community.  Each student organization must have a staff or faculty advisor.  The advisors will not have the authority to control the policies of organizations.

Student organizations are open to all students without regard to race, creed, or national origin. Students and student organizations are free to examine and discuss all questions of interest to them and are free to express, within the Code of Student Conduct, opinions publicly and privately.  Organizations can invite and hear any person of their choosing, in keeping with educational objectives of the College.  As members of the academic community, students are free to express their views on issues of institutional policy and procedures and on matters of general interest to the student body.

List of Current LDCC Clubs and Organizations:

  • Anime (Otaku Host Club)
  • Behavioral and Social Science Organization (B.S.S.O.)
  • LDCC Christian Fellowship
  • LDCC Early Childhood Organization (DECO)
  • SciQuest
  • Student Government Association (SGA)
  • Fine Arts Organization: Cultural Understanding and Services (FOCUS) 
  • Spanish Club
  • Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
  • LDCC Student Nursing Association 
  • LDCC Bass Fishing Club
  • National Society of Leadership and Success
  • National Technical Honor Society 

 

How to Start and Organization

  1. Students, advisors or staff members interested in starting an organization must submit their Constitution and By-Laws and fill out a Prospective Student Organization Form with the Department of Student Success Services.
  2. The Dean of Student Success Services must approve and sign the constitution, bylaws, and Prospective Student Organization Form and must send the request to the Chancellor for final approval.
  3. Club members and advisors are required to follow all club and organization guidelines and maintain standings of the college Student Handbook.
  4. Club advisors must maintain and update the application on file with the Department of Student Success Services.
  5. An expense report of all funds should be reported to the Department of Student Success Services at the end of each activity. The report should include the name of the activity, date, monies collected, and expenditures.
  6. Records are to be kept of fundraiser activities and expenses. These files are subject to be audited by the Accounting Department quarterly.
  7. The recommendations and procedures mandating club accounts at Louisiana Delta Community College must be followed always. This documentation is on file in the Department of Student Success Services.

Scheduling Activities and Meetings

  1. All activities require approval by the Department of Student Success Services.  Applications for activities must be submitted to the Department of Student Success Services no later than two weeks preceding the scheduled activity.  
  2. Whenever an area of the institution, such as the Commons Area, or a classroom, is used for college activities, the group or organization sponsoring the event is held responsible for restoring the area to its previous condition. Steps to schedule an activity or meeting:
    1. Scheduling must be two weeks prior to sponsoring each event.
    2. The club president and the club advisor musts sign the Student Activity Request Form.
    3. The appropriate individuals must approve the space needed for the event.
    4. The Dean of Student Success Services must approve the Student Activity Request Form.

Flyers and Posting Regulations

Clubs and Organizations can post a maximum of 8 flyers two weeks prior to the event. The Department of Student Success Services must stamp these flyers before they are posted. Glass display cases can be used monthly to showcase events, accomplishments, or promotion of the club/organization. All unauthorized postings will be thrown away. Organizations are not allowed to place any flyers in the Administrative hallways. Removed flyers will be thrown away. Flyers will not be approved until the Student Activity Form is completed. 

Communication and Representation

  1. All organizations are given the privilege of appointing a Club Senator to the Student Government Association. Check with the Department of Student Success Services to confirm SGA meeting days and times. Each senator must maintain a cumulative 2.0 cumulative grade point average and 8 semester hours of class work.
  2. A complete roster of all current members of each organization is due by the third week of school each semester.  Additions to the roster can be made at any time. Any organization without a completed form in their file will lose their organizational rights until the form has been forwarded to the Department of Student Success Services.

 

Student Life Top

Monroe Campus

  • Amphitheater: Concerts, theatrical performances, Fall Welcome Week, SpringFest Activities, and other events are held at the Amphitheater
  • Clubs and Organizations: A number of chartered student organizations are available to students. All College policies and procedures and the Code of Student Conduct will be adhered to while members are participating in any student activity, club, or organization. Student clubs and organizations are open to all students without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, qualified disability, marital status, veteran’s status, or sexual orientation.
  • Subway: Breakfast, lunch and snack items are available for students to purchase on the Monroe campus.
  • LDCC Theater: The Delta Theater is located on the third floor of the Louisiana Purchase Building on the Monroe campus. Theatrical and musical performances are held throughout the year, such as the SGA sponsored Black History Program and the FOCUS sponsored Celebration of the Arts.
  • LDCC’s Children Lab School: The Monroe campus houses a Children’s Lab School that is open to children ages 3 and 4 years old. Applications are available at the operator’s desk or contact Ms. Donna Guice at dguice@ladelta.edu.
  • Student Commons Area: Each campus offers a designated student lounge area with wireless Internet access where students can relax, study, watch TV. or just hang out with friends. Study tables, snack machines and microwaves are available.
  • Student Government Association: The Student Government Association (SGA) is elected to represent and to execute the student will and to promote the general welfare of all students. Through the SGA, students are encouraged to provide input into the decision-making process of the College.
  • Campus Housing: LDCC does not offer on-campus housing at this time. 

Community Campuses

LDCC’s community campuses offer students co-curricular learning opportunities through various activities and events that are held throughout the year such as Fall Welcome Week, Spring Fest, and SGA sponsored Black History Events and much more.  Community Campuses have Student Government Association representatives that represent the interests of LDCC community campus students. Each community campus offers a designated student lounge, study tables, snack machines and microwaves.   


 

Student Conduct Top

The mission of the Code of Student Conduct Office is to promote and maintain a civil learning environment by holding students accountable to the expectations of the College. Through the management of the Code of Student Conduct, we educate students in support of their success in order to foster a respectful community. LDCC expects students to be responsible, respectful, civil adults and the Code of Student Conduct exists to help maintain the learning environment on campus. All enrolled students are held responsible for the Code of Student Conduct and are expected to be familiar with these expectations in this document. A copy of the Code of Student Conduct is in the Appendix A and on the LDCC website.


 

Student Grievance Procedures Top

 

Section Three

Code of Student Conduct

LDCC affirms the rights of students to fair and judicial resolution of problems which may accompany conditions of their enrollment. Toward this end, the College maintains informal and open access to instructors and administrators as an avenue by which grievances may be discussed.  

3.01           Definitions

3.01:01

Grievance -Defined as an expression of alleged unfair or inequitable treatment with respect to the application of policy, procedure, or regulation.

 

3.01:02

Discrimination Complaint - Written complaint alleging any policy, procedure, or practice that discriminates on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or disability.

3.01:03

Student Grievant- Individual enrolled in academic courses part-time, full-time, “credit,” or “audit” who files the grievance.

 

3.01:04

Applicant Grievant (under ADA) - Applicant for admission to postsecondary education who submits a complaint alleging discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, or veteran status.

3.01:05

Respondent- Person alleged to be responsible for the violation.

 

3.01:06

Day- Working days in which the College is open for business, excluding holidays and week-ends.

3.02         Formal Filing Procedures

3.02:01

Student files a written grievance. Forms are available from the Department of Student Success Services and/or the Office of Human Resources.

 

3.02:02

Student grievant submits written grievance to the Department of Student Success Services within 10 days after the attempt at informal resolution has failed. The grievance must include name, nature, and date of alleged violation; names of persons responsible (where known); and requested action.

3:02:03

Dean of Student Success Services/Campus Director notifies respondent within 10 days and asks respondent to:
a. Confirm or deny facts;
b. Indicate acceptance or rejection of student or applicant requested action;
c. Outline alternatives.

 

3.02:04

Within 10 days, respondent submits answer to the Dean of Student Success Services/Campus Director.

 

3.02:05

Within 10 days after receiving respondent’s answer, the Dean of Student Success Services/Campus Director Services refers the written complaint and the respondent’s to the Appeals Committee.

 

                     3.03           Disciplinary Hearing Procedures

 

3.03:01

The Grievant and Respondent meet with the Appeals Committee, who conducts the hearing. In cases of academic related grievances, the appropriate Academic Division Chair is notified.

 

3.03:02

Within 10 days after the hearing, the Appeals Committee issues a written decision to the student or applicant.

 

3.03:03

If the Grievant or Respondent is not satisfied with the decision, he/she must notify the Dean of Student Success Services/Campus Director within 10 days and must request a hearing with the Governing Board.

 

3.03:04

Within 10 days after receiving the request, the Dean of Student Success Services/Campus Director the Governing Board to establish a hearing date. The hearing is to be conducted within 30 days from the date of notification to the Governing Board.

 

Board of Supervisors

Louisiana Community & Technical College System

265 S. Foster Dr.

Baton Rouge, LA  70806- 4104

Phone (225)922-2800

 
                        3.04      Rights of the Grievant and/or Victim
 

3.04:01

The grievant and/or victim shall be informed of the due process rights as outlined below.

 

3.04:02

The grievant and/or the victim have the right to a closed hearing.

 

3.04:03

The grievant and/or the victim have the right to appear at the hearing alone or with an attorney, advisor, or friend. The attorney, advisor, or friend may advise the defendant or victim but may not   address the committee, witnesses, or other parties.

3.04:04

The grievant has the right to know what documentary evidence will be offered against him/her.

3.04:05

The grievant has the right to know the identity of each witness who will testify against him/her.     

3.04:06

The grievant and the Dean of Student Success Services/Campus Director have the right to offer evidence.

3.04:07

The grievant has the right to argue on behalf of himself or herself.
3.04:08 Victims of cases involving violence and/or sexual offenses will be informed of the outcome of the hearing and subsequent appeals.

                            3.05   General Provisions

3.05:01

Grievance records will remain confidential unless permission is given by the parties involved to release such information. Grievance records are destroyed at the end of the semester in which the case is resolved.

 

3.05:02

LDCC will not tolerate any type of discipline or retaliation, direct or indirect, against any person who, in good faith, files a complaint or responds to questions in regard to having witnessed a prohibited incident.

 

3.05:03

False charges are treated as serious offenses and may result in disciplinary action.