Chemeketa Community College is committed to maintaining a college community where all employees, vendors, and members of the general public can work and interact without being impeded by disrespectful behavior of others. This policy is intended to balance this commitment with the right of individual expression.
Employees, students, vendors, and members of the general public are expected to —
It is impossible to list all forms of conduct that might be considered disrespectful or inappropriate. Certain behaviors, such as physical violence, or threat of violence, are clearly unacceptable at any time. Other more subtle behaviors deemed inappropriate by the college are prohibited. Examples include, but are not limited to, behavior that disrupts student learning or business operations of the college, excessive rudeness, and intolerance of the use of languages other than English.
Chemeketa will make the determination of violation of this policy based on the perceptions of the recipient and will consider what a “reasonable person” would have found to be in violation of this policy. The determination will be made applying the reasonable person standard.
This policy applies to all college employees, anyone serving in a supervisory capacity on behalf of the college, students, vendors when they are interacting with college personnel, and members of the general public.
It is critical that everyone feel free to come forward with any complaints or concerns regarding inappropriate conduct. Retaliation against any person for making a complaint or for providing information concerning a complaint is prohibited. Any acts of retaliation may result in a sanction as outlined in the sanction portion of this policy.