College Policies

ATTENDANCE
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Elyon College believes that student attendance in class is critical for the successful completion of its programs. Students who are absent for unspecified reasons will be contacted to ascertain the reason for their absence. Students who exhibit irregular attendance may cause their grades to decline and their continued enrollment at the College may be in jeopardy.
It is the student’s responsibility to make up any missed course work. Student attendance may be taken into consideration in assigning grades and students should be so informed.
Absences for more than ten percent of scheduled classes may result in failure, grade reduction, or other academic sanctions or disciplinary measures.
The student is responsible for supplying verification for the following excusable absences: personal illness or disabling injury, death in the family, family crisis or late start registration.

FOR DETAILED ANSWERS ON GENERAL AND ACADEMIC MATTERS FOLLOW THE LINK TO ELYON COLLEGE STUDENT INFORMATION HANDBOOK

Elyon College Student Handbook

Tardiness or Early Leave – Coming habitually late to class or leaving early can be disruptive to all.
Therefore, if this becomes a chronic problem, the instructor has the right to mark a student absent for the whole period she/he enters late or leaves early.
Our goal is to prepare students for the business world, a community where punctuality is a key to success.

DEPORTMENT / DEMEANOR

Personal Appearance – Personal appearance is extremely important in facilitating acceptance by other educational professionals. A professional appearance aids in establishing confidence and trust.
The appearance of one individual is often generalized to the entire college.

Professional Conduct – Students are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with the function of an institution of higher education and are required to abide by the standards of academic honesty, ethics, and professional conduct. Students are professional trainees and representatives of Elyon College.

Elyon College takes pride in preparing students for positions in the professional community.  Therefore, it is expected that students will conduct themselves in a manner consistent with the highest educational and business standards.

Any student may be subject to suspension or expulsion for any conduct that violates the College’s policy or that may be, at the College’s discretion, detrimental to the College’s reputation. The administration does not need to give further reason.

Inappropriate behavior of any kind, including the use of alcohol, illegal drugs, or evidence of cheating can lead to dismissal. Dismissal can be effected after only one such incident. The decision to dismiss a student will be that of the College.

The College shall not be under any liability for the expulsion; tuition of the student shall be refunded in accordance with the terms of the stated refund clause.

DRESS CODE

At Elyon College, we are very proud of our College and our students. One of our main objectives is to assist the student in becoming employable and we prepare the student academically and professionally from the first day of classes. Therefore, we ask the students to dress in business appropriate attire.

What is business attire? For the ladies, blouses and skirts are business attire. For the men, slacks and shirts are appropriate. Neatness is the key to conservative business dress.

STUDENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Elyon College is committed to preparing students to meet the highest standards of ethical and moral responsibility. All students are expected to observe standards of social conduct and courtesy and to wear appropriate attire.
The use of profanity, alcoholic beverages or drugs on College property is not permitted at any time. Each student is responsible for compliance with the rules and regulations contained on the documents on the Elyon College web page and in the Student Handbook. Failure to read and comply with the College rules and regulations does not relieve the student from liability.
Sanctions can result from any of the following offenses:

  • Academic cheating or plagiarism
  • Knowingly furnishing false information to the College
  • Intentionally obstructing and/or forcibly preventing others from exercising their rights
  • Failure to comply with directions of duly authorized and identified College officials acting in performance of their official duties
  • Theft of or damage to College premises or property, or theft of or damage to property of any person on College premises
  • Use of language or actions likely to provoke or encourage physical violence against any person on College premises or at a College sponsored or supervised function
  • Smoking in College buildings at any time
  • Use of and sale of unlawful drugs and/or alcoholic beverages on the grounds and/or facilities of the College – described in greater detail in the Student Handbook
  • Gambling on College premises.

STUDENT CONDUCT AND RULES FOR THE MAINTENANCE OF PUBLIC ORDER

Elyon College expects that students will conduct themselves in a manner consistent with the highest educational and business standards. To this end, the Student Conduct Code has been formulated pursuant to Article 129-A of the Education Law. The Code has been designed to protect the health and safety of the members of the College community and to maintain and protect property.
To read the full document, go to: elyon-college-conduct-on-campus

STUDENTS’ BILL OF RIGHTS

According to New York Education Law Article 129-B, a Students’ Bill of Rights have been adopted by Elyon College. All students have the right to:

  1. make a report to local law enforcement and/or state police;
  2. have disclosure of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and sexual assault treated seriously;
  3. make a decision about whether or not to disclose a crime or violation and participate in the judicial or conduct process and/or criminal justice process free from pressure by the institution;
  4. participate in a process that is fair, impartial, and provides adequate notice and a meaningful opportunity to be heard;
  5. be treated with dignity and to receive from the institution courteous, fair, and respectful health care and counseling services, where available;
  6. be free from any suggestion that the reporting individual is at fault when these crimes and violations are committed, or should have acted in a different manner to avoid such crimes or violations;
  7. describe the incident to as few institution representatives as practicable and not be required to unnecessarily repeat a description of the incident;
  8. be protected from retaliation by the College, any student, the accused and/or the respondent, and/or their friends, family, and acquaintances within the jurisdiction of the College;
  9. access to at least one level of appeal of a determination;
  10. be accompanied by an advisor of choice who may assist and advise a reporting individual, accused or respondent throughout the judicial or conduct process including during all meetings and hearings related to such process;
  11. exercise civil rights and practice of religion without interference by the investigative, criminal justice or judicial or conduct process of the institution.