Student Conduct Standards

A student enrolled in courses offered by any college or center of the State Center Community College District assumes an obligation to conduct him/herself in a manner compatible with the college's function as an educational institution. A student may be disciplined, utilizing the procedures set out in Administrative Regulation 5520, for any of the following causes, which must be related to college attendance or activity.

The following conduct shall constitute good cause for discipline, including but not limited to the removal, suspension or expulsion of a student.

1. Causing, attempting to cause, or threatening to cause physical injury to another person.

2. Possession, sale or otherwise furnishing any firearm, knife, explosive or other dangerous object, including but not limited to any facsimile firearm, knife or explosive, unless, in the case of possession of any object of this type, the student has obtained written permission to possess the item from the Vice President of Student Services.

3. Unlawful possession, use, sale, offering to sell or furnish, furnishing, or being under the influence of, any controlled substance listed in California Health and Safety Code Section 11053 et seq., an alcoholic beverage, or an intoxicant of any kind or unlawful possession of, or offering, arranging or negotiating the sale of any drug paraphernalia as defined in California Health and Safety Code Section 11014.5.

4. Committing or attempting to commit robbery or extortion, or gambling.

5. Causing or attempting to cause damage to District property or to private property on campus. Stealing or attempting to steal District property or private property on campus or knowingly receiving stolen District property or private property on campus.

6. Willful or persistent smoking in any area where smoking has been prohibited by law or by regulation of the college or the District.

7. Committing sexual harassment as defined by law or by District policies and procedures.

8. Engaging in harassing or discriminatory behavior based on race, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability, or any other status protected by law.

9. Willful misconduct that results in injury or death to a student or to District personnel or which results in cutting, defacing, or other damage to any real or personal property owned by the District or on campus.

10. Disruptive behavior, willful disobedience, habitual profanity or vulgarity, or the open and persistent defiance of the authority of, or persistent abuse of, college personnel.

11. Cheating, plagiarism (including plagiarism in a student publication), or engaging in other academic dishonesty as defined by the Office of Instruction.

12. Dishonesty, forgery, alteration or misuse of District documents, records or identification, or knowingly furnishing false information to the District.

13. Unauthorized entry upon or use of District facilities.

14. Lewd, indecent, or obscene conduct, or expression on District-owned or controlled property, or at District sponsored or supervised functions.

15. Engaging in expression which is obscene, libelous, or slanderous or which so incites students as to create a clear and present danger of the commission of unlawful acts on District premises.

16. Violation of lawful District regulations or the substantial disruption of the orderly operation of the District.

17. Persistent, serious misconduct where other means of correction have failed to bring about proper conduct.

18. Unauthorized preparation, giving, selling, transfer, distribution, or publication, for any commercial purpose, of any contemporaneous recording of an academic presentation in a classroom or equivalent site of instruction, including but not limited to digital or electronic recording or handwritten or typewritten class notes except as permitted by any District policy or administrative procedure.

19. Other good cause as shown.

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