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River Parishes Community College


Academics at River Parishes Community College

River Parishes Community College, Academic Affairs, includes all technical and transfer credit programs, library services, and college-wide institutional effectiveness. Academic Affairs supports the mission of RPCC through providing leadership, quality service, and instruction that leads to technical certificates, diplomas, and associate degrees for transfer or the workforce.

  1. Academic Programs
  2. Academic Calendars
  3. Catalog and Student Handbook
  4. Online Bookstore
  5. Transfer Resources
  6. Transfer and Articulation
  7. RPCC Canvas

Policy: Incivility

Document Number: 2.032
Title: Incivility Policy
Effective Date:
Revised Dated: 10/2/18; 10/12/18


In the case of incivility, the College’s Incivility Protocol provides for removal of the uncivil student immediately from the campus to maintain student/teacher integrity and essential pedagogical decorum.  For the purpose of this policy, incivility is defined as any words or behavior that disrupts teaching or learning (face-to-face or distance learning).

Some examples of incivility include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Heckling
  • Making distracting noise
  • Sending or receiving electronic messages outside of instructor-approved use
  • Or otherwise interfering with the orderly process or respectful climate of the classroom

This policy also applies to all class-related functions sponsored by River Parishes Community College.

If the incident is threatening or violent, Gonzales Police Department has jurisdiction and should be notified immediately, and the River Parishes Community College Discipline Code takes precedence.  If the incident is one of nonviolent incivility, the student removed must arrange a conference with his or her instructor to discuss and resolve the problem resulting from the uncivil incident before being readmitted to the class.