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Withdrawal from Thaddeus Stevens College
Students should meet with a counselor, complete a
withdrawal questionnaire, and return it to the Office of
Financial Aid and Registration. Students should also check
with the Office of Financial Aid and Registration to see
if they need to provide any information. Students should
return all school properties to the appropriate parties. Room
keys should be returned to the residence hall director or the
director of residence life.
Withdrawing students should vacate the campus by 4:30
pm the day following the notification of withdrawal. In some
instances, students will be asked to depart the evening of
notification of withdrawal.
Thaddeus Stevens College reserves the right to end the
enrollment of any student if, in the opinion of the College,
further association is not in the best interest of the student
or the College.
The following may be causes for administrative dismissal
of a student:
* Neglecting to meet financial obligations
* Not following the College's policies and procedures
* Failing to meet academic requirements
* Lack of effort or interest; failing to demonstrate safe
* Failing to be academically honest
To be eligible for a refund, a student must have initiated and
completed the entire withdrawal procedure. Refer to refund
policy for further information.
College Code of Conduct
Once admitted to the College, students agree to conduct
themselves in a responsible manner that corresponds to
acceptable mature adult standards of behavior. This code
of conduct demands courtesy and respect for all staff
and students. Being a member of the College community
necessitates understanding and complying with all College
regulations and directives while cooperating with those
authorized to enforce them.
When students conduct themselves contrary to the best
interest of Thaddeus Stevens College, they will be subject
to penalties that could include suspension or expulsion.
Students whose behavior violates the integrity of the
campus, either socially or academically, will be terminated
from the College. Additional information about student
conduct at Thaddeus Stevens College and the student's
judicial process may be found in the Student Handbook.
Computer Resources Acceptable Use Policy
The following policy contains the governing philosophy
for regulating the use of the Thaddeus Stevens College of
Technology's computing/information network facilities
and resources. Access to the College's computing/network
facilities and resources is a privilege granted solely to
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Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology faculty, staff,
registered students, and those with special accounts. All
users of the computing/information network's facilities
must act responsibly and maintain the integrity of these
resources. The College reserves the rights to limit, restrict,
or extend computing/information network privileges and
access to its resources.
Those who do not abide by the policies listed below are
subject to suspension of computer privileges and possible
referral to the appropriate judicial process.
The vice president for finance and administration should
be notified about potential violations of laws and policies
governing information use, intellectual property rights,
or copyrights. Computer and network services should
be notified about potential loopholes in the security of its
computer systems and networks. The user community is
expected to cooperate with the computing department in its
operation of computer systems and information networks
as well as in the investigation of misuse or abuse. Should
the security of a computer system or information network
be threatened, suspected user files may be examined.
* Individuals shall use only their assigned network ID
unless multiple access has been authorized for the ID.
* Users may use only the password(s) provided to them
and shall not try in any way to obtain a password for
another user's network ID.
* Users may not attempt to disguise the identity of the
account or machine they are using.
* Use of the College's network resources to gain or attempt
to gain unauthorized access to remote computers is
* Any deliberate act which may seriously impact the
operation of computers, terminals, peripherals, or
networks is prohibited. Such acts include, but are not
limited to, the following: tampering with components of
a local area network (LAN) or the high-speed backbone
network, otherwise blocking communication lines, or
interfering with the operational readiness of a computer.
* No person shall knowingly run or install on any of
the College's computer systems, or give to another, a
program which could result in the eventual damage to
a file, computer system, or information network, and/ or
the reproduction of itself. This is directed towards, but not
limited to, the classes of programs known as computer
viruses, Trojan horses, and worms.
* No person shall attempt to circumvent data protection
schemes or uncover security loopholes.
* All persons shall abide by the terms of all software
licensing agreements and copyright laws. In particular,
unauthorized copying of copyrighted software is
prohibited, unless the College has a site license
specifically allowing the copying of that software.
Furthermore, the copying of site-licensed software for
distribution to persons other than Thaddeus Stevens
College of Technology faculty, staff, and students, or the
copying of site licensed software for use at locations
not covered under the terms of the license agreement,