Catalog 2021-2022


  1. The terms "technical college" and "college" mean Athens Technical College.
  2. The term "Technical College System of Georgia" is synonymous with the term "Department of Technical and Adult Education."
  3. The term "students" includes all persons taking on a part-time or full-time basis any adult literacy, associate degree, diploma, technical certificate of credit, general education, developmental studies, business and industry, continuing education, or special populations course at Athens Technical College. People not enrolled officially for a particular term but who have continuing relationships with the technical college remain classified as "students."
  4. The term "faculty member" means any person hired by the college to conduct teaching, service, or research activities.
  5. The terms "technical college official" and "college official" include any person employed by the college to perform assigned administrative responsibilities.
  6. The terms "member of the technical college community" and "member of the college community" include any person who is a student, faculty member, technical college official, or any other person employed by Athens Technical College.
  7. The terms "technical college premises" and "college premises" include all land, buildings, facilities, and other property in the possession of or owned, used, or controlled by the technical college. These terms encompass all adjacent streets and sidewalks.
  8. The terms "student organization" and "organization" means any number of persons who complied with the formal requirements for recognition by the college.
  9. The term "judicial body" means any person or persons authorized by the president of the college to determine whether students are in violation of the Student Code of Conduct or other regulations and to recommend the imposition of sanctions.
  10. The term "judicial advisor" means a technical college official authorized on a case-by-case basis by the president of the college to impose sanctions upon students found to be in violation of the Student Code of Conduct. The president may authorize a judicial advisor to serve simultaneously as a judicial advisor and the sole member or one of the members of a judicial body. Nothing shall prevent the president from authorizing the same judicial advisor to impose sanctions in all cases. Unless otherwise noted, the judicial advisor of Athens Technical College is the vice president for student affairs.
  11. The term "appellate board" means any person or persons designated by the president to consider appeals of a judicial body's determination that students violated the Student Code of Conduct or other regulations or of the sanctions imposed by the judicial advisor. The president may serve as the appellate board.
  12. This Code of Conduct uses the term "shall" in the imperative sense.
  13. This Code of Conduct uses the term "may" in the permissive sense.
  14. The term "policy" means the written regulations of Athens Technical College as found in, but not limited to, the Student Code of Conduct, catalog and student handbook, program addendums to the catalog and student handbook, the college policy manual, and the policy manual approved by the Board of Directors of Athens Technical College.
  15. The term "System" means the Technical College System of Georgia.
  16. The term "business days" means, for disciplinary purposes, weekdays that the college administrative offices are open.
  17. The term "continuing relationship" means any person who has been enrolled as a student and may enroll in the future as a student of Athens Technical College.
  18. The term "academic misconduct" means any incident involving any act which improperly affects the evaluation of a student's academic performance or achievement (i.e., cheating, plagiarism).