Students returning to College for Creative Studies (CCS) after an absence of more than two consecutive academic years or students who seek readmission after suspension, must complete the Application for Readmission. This application along with a $50 nonrefundable readmission fee must be submitted to the Academic Advising and Registration Office at least two months prior to the start of the semester the student wishes to attend. Official transcripts with final grades from other institutions attended during the absence from CCS must be included with the readmission application.
Readmitted students must meet the program and graduation requirements in effect at the time of readmission. Studio courses older than seven years at the time of readmission cannot be used toward the degree, except with prior written approval from the program chair and Director of Academic Advising and Registration. The program chair must review and approve studio courses completed prior to the seven-year limit or taken at another college during the absence from CCS. This approval will be based the student’s ability to demonstrate current curriculum proficiency as evidenced by review of a current portfolio. The cumulative grade point average for all re-admitted students includes all CCS grades, regardless of how much time elapsed between enrollments. Students, who have left for mandatory military service, are not required to apply for readmission to the college for up to three academic years from the time of their withdrawal.
Readmission for students in good standing
Students, who left CCS in good academic standing with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher, must complete the Application for Readmission and attach the $50 Readmission Fee. Students will be notified via email when their application has been processed.
Readmission after academic suspension
Students applying for readmission after academic suspension, must complete the Application for Readmission, attach the $50 Readmission Fee, and address the problems that led to the academic suspension and put forth the case for their success upon returning to CCS. This information must be provided in the “Student Explanation” section of the Application for Readmission. The Committee on Academic Performance will review appeals for readmission after academic suspension. If approved, the student’s academic standing would carry the status of “Continued Academic Warning.”
Readmission after suspension related to conduct
Students applying for readmission after suspension related to conduct, must complete the Application for Readmission, attach the $50 Readmission Fee, and include any relevant information that will build a case for the student’s success upon returning to CCS. This information must be provided in the “Student Explanation” section of the readmission application. The Dean of Students will review appeals for readmission after a conduct suspension.
The Code of Student Conduct is in place to ensure students are aware of the behavior expected of them as members of the CCS community. The purpose of this Code is to create an environment that fosters civility, personal responsibility, and mutual respect of others and their differences.
Any student who commits a violation of the Code of Student Conduct is subject to disciplinary sanction, up to and including dismissal from CCS. The following actions/behaviors shall constitute violations of the Code of Student Conduct:
- Violating published CCS policies, rules, or regulations including, but not limited to, the policies on nondiscrimination, sexual harassment, smoking, drugs/controlled substance and alcohol.
- Violating federal, state or local laws on CCS premises or while in attendance at CCS sponsored, approved, or supervised events/programs or committing off-campus violations of federal, state or local law that adversely affect CCS, the pursuit of its objectives and/or a CCS community member (defined as, but not limited to: administrators, faculty, staff, students, guests, visitors, vendors or contractors).
- Committing acts of sexual assault (stranger, date, or acquaintance rape), or other forms of coerced sexual activity.
- Engaging in acts of physical abuse and/or actions that intimidate, harass, threaten, coerce, or otherwise endanger the health and safety of one’s self or another.
- Engaging in disorderly conduct or fighting, which is defined to include, but is not limited to, behaviors which are viewed as intoxicated, lewd, indecent, obscene, slanderous or threatening to others.
- Interrupting or disturbing the day-to-day academic and operational functions of CCS or committing intentional acts that obstruct, disrupt, or physically interfere with the use of CCS premises, buildings, or passages.
- Possessing, duplicating, or using keys/IDs to any CCS building or facility without authorization by appropriate CCS officials or committing an act of unauthorized entry into or use of CCS buildings or facilities by use of key, ID card or force.
- Engaging or participating in acts of unauthorized possession, use, removal, defacing, tampering, damage, or destruction of CCS owned or leased property, equipment, computer programs, or materials, or that of any CCS community member.
- Posting, affixing, or otherwise attaching unauthorized written or printed messages or materials, e.g. posters, signs, handbills, brochures, or pamphlets. Posting, affixing, or otherwise attaching authorized afore mentioned materials on or in unauthorized places including but not limited to trees, shrubbery, sidewalks, buildings, and lawn areas without permission from the appropriate CCS official.
- Engaging or participating in unauthorized possession or use of explosives, firearms, dangerous weapons, or other hazardous objects or substances. Weapons, explosives, and other hazardous objects or substances covered by this regulation shall include, but not be limited to, the following:
- all handguns, rifles, and shotguns;
- all longbows, crossbows, and arrows;
- all knives having a blade length of three inches or more that are not solely used for the purpose of creating art or for the preparation and eating of meals;
- all BB guns, pellet guns, air/CO2 guns, blow guns, paint guns, splat balls and altered toy guns;
- all fireworks;
- all explosives, laboratory chemicals, dangerous compounds, gunpowder, firearm ammunition, and flammable petroleum fuels;
- any martial arts weapons, e.g., numb chucks and throwing stars;
- any substance that is considered poisonous:
- any item used as a weapon in the commission of a crime; and
- any operative animal trap or other device that is used to ensnare animals.
- Committing acts of arson, creating a fire hazard, or possessing or using, for purposes other than academic, inflammable materials or hazardous substances on CCS property, or failing to properly store, use, clean-up and dispose of hazardous substances that have been approved for academic use.
- Committing acts that endanger the property of CCS (including but not limited to altering or misusing any firefighting equipment, safety equipment, or emergency device).
- Making false reports of a fire, bomb threat, or other dangerous condition; failing to report a fire, or interfering with the response of CCS or municipal officials to emergency calls.
- Failing to comply with the directions of CCS officials acting in the performance of their duties and/or failing to positively identify oneself to a CCS official when requested to do so. The preferred form of identification shall be a current, valid CCS identification card.
- Aiding and abetting another person in committing an act that violates the Code of Student Conduct.
- Committing acts of dishonesty including but not limited to the following:
- engaging or participating in cheating, plagiarism, or other forms of academic dishonesty (students committing acts of academic dishonesty are also subject to academic sanctions).
- furnishing false information to any CCS official/office or outside source regarding CCS or a CCS community member.
- forging, altering, or misusing any CCS document, record, or instrument of identification.
- tampering with the election of any CCS-recognized student organization.
- attempting to represent CCS, any recognized student organization, or any official CCS group without the explicit prior consent of the officials of that group.
- Gambling on CCS property or engaging in unauthorized canvassing or solicitation.
- Engaging in acts of theft, misuse or abuse of the CCS computer network, including but not limited to:
- unauthorized entry into a file, to use, read, or change its contents.
- unauthorized transfer, deletion or storage of a file(s).
- unauthorized use of another person’s login/password.
- use of computing facilities/networks to interfere with the work of another.
- use of computing facilities/networks to send inappropriate or obscene messages.
- use of computing facilities/networks to interfere with the normal operation of CCS.
- Possessing, distributing or being under the influence of cannabis (marijuana) or any State or Federally controlled substance except as expressly permitted by law.
- Possessing, distributing or being under the influence alcohol except as expressly permitted by law and CCS policy.
- Engaging or participating in abuse of the campus judicial system, including but not limited to:
- falsifying or misrepresenting information before a CCS official.
- disrupting or interfering with the orderly conduct of a judicial proceeding.
- instituting a judicial complaint knowingly without cause.
- attempting to discourage an individual’s proper participation in, or use of, the judicial proceeding.
- attempting to influence the impartiality of a CCS official prior to, during, and/or after a judicial proceeding.
- harassing (verbal or physical) and/or intimidating a CCS official prior to, during, and/or after a judicial proceeding.
- failing to comply with the sanction(s) imposed under the Code of Student Conduct.
- influencing or attempting to influence another person to commit an abuse of the campus judicial system.
- Planning, directing, or committing acts of hazing, defined as any activity which willfully or recklessly endangers the physical or mental health of an individual or subjects an individual to ridicule, embarrassment, or unlawful activity for the purpose of initiation, admission into, affiliation with, or as a condition for continued membership in, an officially or unofficially recognized group or organization.
- Committing violations of rules and regulations duly established and promulgated by other CCS departments.
- Desktop (non-portable) vaporizers are not permitted to be used inside CCS Academic Facilities or Residence Halls. Portable vaporizers are permitted to be used in common areas of the building provided that the do not create a distraction or nuisance to the educational environment or other CCS community members.
- Failure to comply with the policies implemented to mitigate COVID-19 pandemic spread. Violations could include, but not limited to: failure to wear a mask in public areas, failure to adhere to social distancing guidelines, violation of COVID-19 specific guest policies, failure to self-isolate when directed to do so, etc.