The Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution Office supports NHCC's Code of Conduct by focusing on the promotion of personal growth and the development of students. Additionally, the office works to provide preventative training to engage the campus community in discussions of conflict, civic responsibility, and integrity.

Goals:

  • Promote an educational environment that supports the mission of the college.
  • Assist in protecting the campus from disruption and harm, providing a safe educational environment that is conducive to academic success.
  • Provide a fair process for each student that comes in contact with the office where students feel that they are being heard.
  • Focus on holistic student development to help each student reach their individual goals and prepare them for future endeavors.
  • Train faculty and staff on managing difficult, disruptive, and dangerous behavior on campus effectively and with a focus on campus community at the forefront.
  • Offer training to assist with conflict coaching, mediation, restorative justice and values based decision making.
  • Provide preventative educational opportunities to help reduce policy violations.

Conduct Process Flow Chart:

This flow chart represents the process that happens when we receive a report of alleged misconduct.

Conflict Resolution

Where a student has been found responsible for a violation, conflict resolution methods such as restorative justice, coaching, mediation, and values-based decision-making are conducted with relevant parties. The purpose of using these methods is to:

  • Support students as they recognize and overcome mistakes, and take responsibility and control of their behaviors.
  • In order to develop options to achieve resolution, students are coached on focusing on the problem at hand, and not on what another person did or said.
  • Communicate with the goal of understanding another's point of view, and to repair harm done to relationships between offenders and victims.
  • Engage students in character building and coaching on ethical decision-making and integrity.
  • Resolve conflict at the lowest level possible through relationship-building, respect of individual differences, education, and support.
  • Promote a supportive and safe campus community.
  • Explain a process to adjudicate policy violations when necessary and suitable.

Sexual Violence

If you have been the victim of Sexual Violence, dating violence, please reach out to this office for assistance. We will work with you to get you in touch with resources (both on and off-campus) and will help provide you with all of your options so you can make the best decision for you. For additional resources, please visit NHCC's Sexual Violence page.

Discrimination or Harassment

If you feel that you have been the victim of discrimination or harassment, our office is here to help you. Additionally, please visit NHCC's page that explains definitions and provides examples of discrimination and harassment