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Student Handbook

The mission of the College of Southern Idaho is to provide quality educational, social, cultural, economic, and workforce development opportunities that meet the diverse needs of the communities we serve.

The College of Southern Idaho promotes behavioral standards that create a positive environment in which students can learn, work, and live. The Student Code of Conduct is intended to help create and preserve this positive environment in support of the institution’s mission, educational philosophy, purposes, and functions; to foster students’ educational and civic development; and to protect the people, properties, systems, and processes that support the College.

Attending college is optional and voluntary. Students voluntarily assume obligations of performance and behavior established by the College. At the College of Southern Idaho, student members of the College community are expected to uphold and abide by certain standards of conduct that form the basis of the Student Code of Conduct. These standards are embodied within a set of core values that include integrity, fairness, respect, community, and responsibility. The College reserves the right to take necessary and appropriate action to protect the safety and well-being of the College community and maintain order and discipline on College property. Each member of the College community is expected to assume responsibility for his/her conduct and to assume reasonable responsibility for the behavior of others. The College does not assume parental responsibility for the conduct of its students. Membership in the College community does not provide immunity from the laws and standards of local, state or federal jurisdictions.

All CSI students are responsible for having read and abiding by the provisions of the Student Code of Conduct.

Read the Student Code of Conduct

Statutory Authority

This Student Code of Conduct has been approved by the College of Southern Idaho Board of Trustees. The statutory authority and the enumerated general powers and duties of the Board of Trustees of a junior (community) college district are established in Sections 33-2101, 33-2103 to 33-2115, Idaho Code.

The Board has the authority and may modify or change the Student Code of Conduct at any time and without advanced notice. In addition, the College reserves the right to, at any time and without advance notice, change the procedures contained in the Student Code of Conduct. Changes shall go into force whenever the proper authorities so determine. Reasonable effort will be made to notify those impacted by the changes by publishing the changes on the CSI Website.

Student Rights

All students of the College enjoy the same basic rights and are bound by the same standards of conduct. Students' rights include:

  1. The same rights and protections under the Constitution of the United States and the State of Idaho as other citizens.
  2. The right to equal educational and employment opportunities, services, and benefits without regard to age, gender, race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, or disability in accordance with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendment of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and all other applicable state and federal non-discrimination statutes. The right to be educated and work in an environment free of unlawful discrimination and harassment.
  3. The right to non-disruptive inquiry and expression. Students shall have the right to freedom of speech, expression, petition, and peaceful assembly as set forth in the U.S. Constitution. The right to free speech and expression is subject to reasonable restrictions of time, place, and manner, and does not include unlawful activity. The right to engage in demonstrations assuming that the demonstration is not violent and does not unduly disrupt the educational and administrative process of the College or interfere with the rights of other members of the College community.
  4. Right to freedom of association. Students are free to organize, engage, and voluntarily participate in associations of their own choosing, subject only to reasonable College regulations ensuring that such associations are neither discriminatory in their treatment of other members of the College community, nor operated in a manner that is unlawful or unduly interferes with or disrupts the educational and administrative process of the College or interferes with the rights of other members of the College community.
  5. The right to privacy of students' education records. The College shall not disclose or release information contained in student education records other than as permitted or required by applicable federal and state laws, rules, and regulations.
  6. A right to freedom from unreasonable search and seizure of one's person, possessions, or residence by College officials or personnel. The College will make every reasonable effort to respect the privacy of the student, and give prior notice, if possible, of entry into the student's residence for purposes of inspection or verification of occupancy. However, the College reserves the right to conduct a reasonable search of a student or areas under the student's control, without notice, in emergency situations, for spot inspections, in cases of suspected or alleged violation of law or College policy, or for such other purposes as are reasonably necessary to ensure the safety and protection of members of the College community.

Contact Information

Eric Nielson
Eric Nielson
Title IX Coordinator, Director of Human Resources
Office: Taylor Building 212
Jonathan Lord
Jonathan Lord
Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management
Office: Taylor Building 120E