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Investigation and Disciplinary Proceedings

ABAC Standards for Institutional Student Conduct Investigation and Disciplinary Proceedings reflect the Georgia Board of Regents Policy, Section 4.6.5 at:

This Policy establishes minimum procedural standards for investigations and resolutions of alleged student conduct violations, which each institution must incorporate into its respective student conduct policies. The purpose of this Policy is to ensure uniformity in the quality of investigations while providing for due process that affords fairness and equity in all student conduct investigations. This Policy is not intended to infringe or restrict rights guaranteed by the United States Constitution including free speech under the First Amendment, or the due process clauses of Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments.

These procedures apply to matters relating to student misconduct, except matters relating to academic dishonesty, which may be covered under separate institutional policies. ABAC shall inform students of their procedures governing student misconduct complaints and investigations. For the purposes of this Policy the term Complainant means an individual who is alleged to be a victim of conduct that would violate any Board or other applicable institution policy. The term Respondent means an individual who is alleged to have engaged in behavior that would violate any Board or other applicable institution policy. Other individuals who report information to an institution regarding alleged policy violations are deemed Reporters.

Students participating in Study Abroad programs are expected to follow the ABAC Student Code of Conduct while also complying with the laws of the region they are visiting. See the Study Abroad Handbook for clarification.

Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment

Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (“ABAC”) is committed to maintaining a fair and respectful environment for living, work and study. To that end, and in accordance with federal and state law, Board of Regents policy, and institutional policies and guidelines; the institution prohibits harassment of or discrimination against any person because of race, color, sex (including sexual harassment, pregnancy, and medical conditions related to pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, ethnicity or national origin, religion, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran or military status by any member of the ABAC Community on campus, in connection with a institutional program or activity, or in a manner that creates a hostile environment for members of the ABAC community.

Every member of the ABAC community is expected to uphold this policy as a matter of mutual respect and fundamental fairness in human relations. All members of the faculty, staff, and student body are expected to ensure that nondiscriminatory practices are followed at the institution.

For additional information or to file a complaint under the provisions of this policy, employees and applicants for employment should contact the Office of Human Resources at Herring Hall 33 or at  Students and applicants for admission should contact the Office of Student Affairs at Branch Hall 208 or at 

ABAC complies with the University System of Georgia’s Non-Discrimination Policy which is consistent with the requirements and objectives of Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, as amended, Executive Order 11246, as amended, the Vietnam Era Veteran’s Readjustment Act of 1974, as amended, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, the Rights Act of 1994, the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009 and the Georgia Fair Employment Act of 1978, as amended.