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Student Discipline



Dr. Miguel Dueñas, Vice President of Student Services, ext. 8777.
Sonia M. Lopez, Dean of Student Services, ext. 8742.

Every effort shall be made to resolve the problem informally. No disciplinary action involving disciplinary probation, suspension, suspension of Financial Aid or expulsion shall be taken unless the administrator determines to pursue the matter formally in accordance with board rules.

Immediate action is required in situations which are life threatening or when the student is physically violent to others or self, or abusing alcohol or other controlled substances. The sheriff's department should be notified immediately at ext. 8800. The Administrator and Deputy in Charge will withdraw consent to remain on campus and initiate the formal process.

  1. Notify student verbally to discontinue behavior.
  2. If behavior continues, complete and give student the Faculty Notification of Student Violation Form, available from the Department Chair or Student Services Office.
  3. If the instructor wants a student suspended from class for up to two class periods, the Department Chair should be notified and an Faculty Notification of Student Violation Form completed. The instructor may suspend the student for the day of the incident and the following class session.
  4. The Department Chair must notify the appropriate Dean of Academic Affairs. A copy of the Faculty Notification of Student Violation Form must be given to the student, Department Chair, Dean/Vice President of Student Services.
  5. Students may be referred to meet with the Vice President of Student Services prior to returning to class, if the instructor deems it necessary.
  6. The Vice President of Student Services initiates suspensions over 72 hours and expulsions when warranted, with notification to the President.
  7. The President and Board of Trustees must approve all expulsions.
  8. The Vice President of Student Services and the student will meet to discuss the nature and length of the suspension or recommended expulsion. The Vice President will complete the appropriate disciplinary forms and discuss the hearing process, per board rule 91101.

  1. Warning - Written or oral notice to the student that continuation or repetition of behavior may result in disciplinary action.
  2. Reprimand - Written censure for violation of specific regulations.
  3. Restitution - Required reimbursement for damage or misappropriation of property. Reimbursement may take the form of appropriate service or compensation for damage.
  4. Disciplinary Probation - Specific period of conditional participation in campus and, academic affairs, which may involve exclusion from designated privileges or extracurricular activities.
  5. Removal by Instructor - An instructor may remove (suspend) a student from class for the day of the incident and the next class meeting.
  6. Immediate Suspension - The Vice President of Student Services, or any other college administrator, manager or delegated authority may immediately suspend a student from campus, acting under an emergency to protect lives or property and/or to insure the maintenance of order.
  7. Suspension - Temporary exclusion from student status, or other privileges or activities, for a specified period of time, not to exceed ten (10) days. A student may be suspended with a right to a disciplinary hearing up to two semesters or an academic year.
  8. Suspension Subject to Reconsideration - The Vice President of Student Services may recommend to the President temporary termination of student status, or the suspension of the student from one or more of the following:
    1. classes,
    2. activities,
    3. services,
    4. programs, or
    5. specific locations on campus, subject to reconsideration after a specified length of time and with specific grounds for reconsideration.
  9. Suspension of Financial Aid - Ineligibility for state financial aid for a predetermined period not to exceed two years, for willfully and knowingly disrupting the orderly operation of the campus.
  10. Expulsion - Permanent termination of student status. There is no right of reconsideration of a permanent expulsion at any time. On its own motion, the Board of Trustees may reconsider such actions at any time.

Violation of the following Code of Conduct:

  1. Willful Disobedience
  2. Violation of College Rules and Regulations
  3. Dishonesty
  4. Unauthorized Entry
  5. Forgery, Alteration or Misuse of College Documents
  6. Disruption of Classes
  7. Theft of or Damage to Property
  8. Interference with Peace of College
  9. Assault or Battery
  10. Alcohol and/or Drug Use
  11. Lethal Weapons
  12. Discriminatory Behaviors
  13. Unlawful Assembly
  14. Conspiring to Perform Illegal Acts
  15. Threatening Behavior
  16. Disorderly Conduct
  17. Theft of Abuse of Computer Resources
  18. Interference with Classes
  19. Interference with Performance of Duties of Employees
  20. Assault or Abuse of an Instructor
  21. Unsafe Conduct Related to Safety Regulations
  22. Performing Illegal Acts
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Dr. Miguel Dueñas

Vice President of Student Services

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