Jamestown Community College is committed to the highest standards of academic and ethical integrity, acknowledging that respect for self and others is the foundation of educational excellence. As such, we will cultivate an environment of mutual respect and responsibility. Whether we are students, faculty, or staff, we have a right to be in a safe environment, free of disturbance and civil in all aspects of human relations.
Expectations of Students in the Classroom
Your academic attitude is a major factor in your success at Jamestown Community College. You share responsibility, along with your professor and other students, for creating a productive learning environment. This responsibility includes behaving courteously and respectfully toward your professors and your classmates and becoming self-disciplined in your learning. To create a productive college experience for you and all students, you should:
Your Rights as a Student
As a student, you have the right to a learning environment free from distractions. If others in your classroom are engaging in behavior that interferes with your learning, bring the situation to the attention of your instructor. He or she is responsible for managing the classroom environment and determining the action that should be taken.
Consequences of Inappropriate Classroom Behavior
The instructor has the right and the responsibility to take appropriate action when he or she observes an instance of inappropriate classroom behavior. The form of intervention taken by the instructor will depend on the nature of the misconduct observed. The Constitution of the Student Body outlines the process to be followed and sanctions that may be placed on students who engage in various forms of misconduct.
A Final Note
The college is committed to creating and maintaining an effective community of learners in which all can grow and develop. We look forward to interacting with you in a civil and respectful classroom environment that encourages dialogue, supports the acquisition of knowledge, and assists all students in meeting their academic and personal goals.Some statements above are adapted from civility statements of other SUNY institutions.
Services Available to Students
College can be very rewarding, but may also be challenging and stressful at times. JCC is dedicated to providing services which will reduce unnecessary stress in the college environment and provide you with positive learning experiences.
The college’s counseling centers offer personal counseling services to help you be successful. Our counseling staff can help you:
We hope you’ll take advantage of these services. Your personal growth and development will form a strong foundation for your academic success.
Please call or visit:
Cattaraugus County Campus
Counseling and Career Planning Center
Counseling and Career Development Center
North County Center