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Academic Support Center Conduct Guidelines


As a patron of the Academic Support Center (ASC), you are expected to abide by basic rules of civility, respect and courtesy. HCC students using the ASC or its services must adhere to the Student Code of Conduct as stated in the HCC Student Handbook. To ensure a pleasant and productive environment for study and research for all users, the following ASC guidelines have been established.


Access to the ASC is a privilege, not a right.

  • Patrons will refrain from actions that are not conducive to the academic use of the ASC.
  • Patrons will refrain from disruptive use of cell phones or other electronic devices.
  • Patrons may not bring food into the ASC. Water is acceptable, provided the container is securely capped.
  • Young children are not to be left unattended in the ASC. A parent, guardian, and/or an accompanying adult will be held responsible for the child's behavior, actions and any resulting damages.
  • Loud, boisterous or disruptive behavior will not be permitted.
  • Patrons will not physically, verbally, or with gestures threaten, abuse or assault another person in the ASC.
  • Patrons will not leave personal items unattended. The ASC is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
  • Patrons will adhere to the separate rules and policies of each service within the ASC (i.e. Open Computer Lab, Testing, Tutoring, Library, Writing Center and Disability Support Services).

ASC administrators, faculty and staff are fully authorized to interpret and apply these guidelines as each situation warrants.


Anyone who violates ASC policy/guidelines will be so informed and asked to stop the offensive conduct and/or leave. ASC patrons must show identification when requested to do so by ASC personnel. HCC Safety and Security Services will be called when necessary. Any violation of ASC policy/guidelines may result in permanent expulsion from the ASC.