Code of Conduct

Radiology Students working in Radiology LabThe College expects its students to conduct themselves in such a way as to reflect positively upon the institution they represent. There are two basic standards of behavior required of all students: 1) They shall not violate any EICC board policy, municipal, state, or federal law; 2) nor shall they interfere with or disrupt the orderly educational processes of the college.

Conduct expected of students - the College expects from its students a higher standard of conduct than the minimum required to avoid disciplinary action. Students are expected to obey the law, to show respect for properly constituted authority, to perform contractual obligations, to maintain integrity and a high standard of honor in academic work, and to observe a standard of conduct appropriate for the College. The College expects all students to conduct themselves in all circumstances in a responsible manner. This implies thoughtful consideration of college property and members of the college community. Any student, or group of students failing to observe either the general standards of conduct or any specific regulation adopted by the College, or who act in a manner not in the best interest of other students of the College, shall be liable to disciplinary action.

Examples of behavior which may result in disciplinary action include, but are not necessarily limited to, the following:

  • Violation of institutional or agency rules and/or policies. 
  • Repetitive infractions of the standards of conduct expected of a student. 
  • Deliberate or careless damage or misuse of materials or institutional property. 
  • Theft. 
  • Conduct endangering or threatening life, safety or health of patients or others in the clinical area. 
  • Violation of the Radiography program or college student handbooks. 
  • Failure to keep institutional, agency or patient affairs confidential. 
  • Suspicion of intoxication or being under the influence of illegal controlled substances while in clinical practicum. 
  • Falsifying personal, institutional or agency records. 
  • If institution or agency refuses to allow a student to continue clinical practicum at their site.

*These guidelines are an addendum to the Scott Community College Student Handbook and the Scott Community College Catalog. The entire Student Code of Conduct is available in the Scott Community College Handbook.

Required Program Behaviors

Critical incidents may be cause for immediate failure of the course or for immediate dismissal from the program. Critical incidents may be behaviors which endanger the health, safety or welfare of a patient or behaviors which are not professional based on established standards of practice. All of the following behaviors must be established before meeting course objectives within the radiography program:

  • Maintain institutional, agency and patient affairs confidential. 
  • Adhere to institutional and college policies. 
  • Adhere to ethical and legal standards of the radiography profession and health care. 
  • Minimize or eliminate risks to patient’s health, safety and welfare. 
  • Perform psycomotor skills safely. 
  • Prepare for clinical assignments. 
  • Request supervision or guidance as needed. 
  • Keep commitments with coursework, clinical and faculty. 
  • Fulfill attendance requirements.