Dyersburg State Code of Honor and Citizenship
Dyersburg State Community College (DSCC) maintains a strong sense of honor and citizenship that is incorporated in all aspects of institution and administration. A testament to the institution's commitment to these values, the college endorses and emphasizes the following code:
The Dyersburg State Code of Honor and Citizenship
When I enter Dyersburg State Community College, I agree to participate in a community that emphasizes learning.
- Treat myself and others with concern and respect;
- Honor the rights, property, privacy, and safety of others;
- Discuss ideas rationally with those whose opinions are different from mine;
- Do honest work;
- Actively help make DSCC a better place for people to learn;
- Arrive punctually and actively participate in classroom activities;
- Acquire required course materials and be prepared for classes;
- Use college support services in order to achieve my academic and career goals;
- Obey college regulations;
- Report inappropriate behavior.
In particular, I will not:
- Behave indecently or violently;
- Threaten, belittle, or harass anyone;
- Cheat or help others to cheat;
- Intentionally plagiarize or copy people's ideas without giving them credit in my written and verbal assignments;
- Vandalize property or take what belongs to others;
- Use computer technology in harmful, wasteful, or disrespectful ways;
- Bother the ability of others to learn and teach by making loud noises with my conversation, my music, my vehicle's mufflers, or other such behaviors;
- Distract others with loud conversation, music, vehicles, or behaviors;
- Act rudely toward authorities at any DSCC location.
I will strive to do what shows a high regard for myself and others.