The Dean of Students is a primary resource for connecting students who are navigating personal, academic or extenuating situations and concerns to supportive campus and community resources. The Dean of Students also serves as a central location for reporting issues or grievances.
All reports made to the Dean of Students will be taken seriously and information will be provided to the proper office or person for review and investigation. As members of the campus community, it is your choice whether to report an incident. The Dean of Students will support you during this process by providing information, support and advocacy.
Copies of the Code of Student Conduct, Student Conduct Procedures, Student Complaint Procedures, and Student Complaint Form may be obtained from the Dean of Students or online in the Board Policies section.
For support and consultation via phone, email and appointments between 8:30am-4pm Monday-Friday, contact the Dean of Students at firstname.lastname@example.org or (406) 756-3812.
*The Dean of Students may communicate with students through a communication system called Maxient. If you receive a notification that you have a Maxient letter for pickup, please ensure you read that communication promptly.
FVCC CARE reviews reports about student behavior and determines the best course of action to support the student and intervene before the behavior escalates.
The mission is to promote a safe and productive learning, living and working environment by addressing the needs of students through coordination and assessment of information and developing a supportive plan.
If you sense something that does not seem right, the team asks that you submit a CARE Referral or contact the FVCC CARE coordinator at (406) 756-3812.
Flathead Valley Community College students are responsible for knowing the information, policies, and procedures outlined in college policies. The college reserves the right to make changes as necessary and once those changes are posted online, they are in effect.
The Code of Student Conduct and the Student Conduct Procedures apply to the conduct of individual students and all college affiliated student organizations. For the purposes of student conduct, the College considers an individual to be a student when registered for a class.
The Code of Student Conduct and Student Complaints is located in FVCC Board Policy Chapter VII Section 60.
The purpose of this procedure is to promote the prompt, just, and efficient resolution of student complaints against College employees.
The term “complaint” shall mean a claim or allegation by a student that a College employee(s):
- significantly failed to carry out their professional responsibilities or failed to deal with a student fairly and impartially;
- significantly failed to carry out an assigned responsibility or failed to apply college policy fairly and impartially; or
- performed an action which impinged on the rights or activities of a student in the legitimate pursuit of the educational process.
All student complaints should be filed within 30 calendar days after the complainant knew or reasonably should have known about the complaint. An untimely complaint may be denied by the College if the complainant cannot justify the delay. Formal complaints shall be submitted online using the Student Complaint Form.
Before a student may file a formal complaint, the student must first attempt to resolve the issue with:
- the instructor or Division Chair for academic complaints, or
- the employee or department supervisor for non-academic complaints. If the complaint or allegation is against a Division Chair or department supervisor, the student must attempt to resolve the issue with the Dean of Student Affairs or designee.
The instructor or employee or respective Division Chair or department supervisor shall attempt to resolve the issue within five business days of receiving the complaint either verbally or in writing.
FVCC faculty, staff, and administration believe academic dishonesty conflicts with a college education and the free inquiry of knowledge. Plagiarism, cheating, forgery, facilitating or aiding academic dishonesty, unauthorized access, or otherwise manipulating student records and/or computer programs, are all forms of dishonesty that corrupt the learning process and threaten the educational environment for all students. Academic misconduct is an intolerable offense in the academic community and is strictly forbidden.
Students at FVCC are expected to practice academic integrity at all times and have full responsibility for the content and integrity of all academic work submitted. Ignorance of FVCC policy does not constitute a basis for waiving the policy or the consequences for violating the policy. Students unclear about a specific situation should ask their instructors or academic staff who will explain what is and is not acceptable in their classes or on campus.
Contact the Dean of Students for support and consultation via phone, email and appointments between 8:30am-4pm Monday-Friday.
Reach the Dean of Students at email@example.com or (406) 756-3812