Adjudication of Violations on Campus and Within the Community
Students may be held accountable to both outside authorities and the College for acts that constitute violations of law and of the Honor Code, Student Code of Conduct, Alcohol Policy, or Drug Policy. Radio contact, joint patrols, and a strong partnership with local law enforcement by our campus police allow for greater awareness of incidents occurring off campus and those involved/responsible. Disciplinary proceedings initiated through the College may proceed even if criminal proceedings are pending and will not be subject to challenge on the basis that criminal charges involving the same incident have been dismissed or reduced.
Procedures for the reporting and resolution of alleged violations of our Honor Code, Code of Conduct and Alcohol/Drug Policy are outlined in our Student Handbook available at the following web address:
The College of Charleston does not have any officially recognized student organizations that have housing facilities off-campus. There are, however, fraternity and sorority houses within the immediate area of campus that are privately-owned houses. Typically, Campus Police officers are the initial responders to a call from one of these locations. However, City of Charleston Police Department may be called directly for an incident and/or respond in conjunction with Campus Police. Organizations sponsoring off campus events must do so under guidelines outlined in The Compass: A Guide for Student Organizations on this Student Life web page and in compliance with our Code of Conduct, within our Student Handbook.