The purpose of this procedure is to provide a prompt and equitable means to address violations of the Standards of Conduct, which guarantees to the student or students involved the due process rights afforded to them by state and federal constitutional protections. This procedure will be used in a fair and equitable manner, and not for purposes of retaliation. It is not intended to substitute for criminal or civil proceedings that may be initiated by other agencies.
When the Executive Dean of Student Affairs and Equity is made aware of a possible violation of the Standards of Conduct policy, and before any disciplinary action is taken against a student, a meeting will be scheduled to discuss the possible violation. During the meeting, the student will again be told the facts leading to the accusation, and will be given an opportunity to respond to the accusation. Within 5 days after the meeting, the Executive Dean of Student Affairs and Equity shall determine if the student’s behavior constitutes a violation of the Standards of Conduct policy and, if warranted, shall decide whether to impose:
Written or Verbal Reprimand
A reprimand is an admonition to the student to cease and desist from conduct determined to violate the Standards of Conduct. Written reprimands may become part of a student’s permanent record at the college.
Disciplinary probation becomes necessary when the student engages in behavior that the institution deems unacceptable. Requires the student to sign a contract to acknowledge that he/she shall remain on campus as long as he/she remains free from any future violations of the standards of conduct policy. Probationary period lasts as long as the student is enrolled at the college.
Removal from Class
Any instructor may order a student removed from his or her class for the day of the removal and the next class meeting. The student shall not be returned to the class following the period of the removal without meeting with the Executive Dean of Student Affairs and Equity and with the concurrence of the instructor.
Exclusion of the student by the Executive Dean of Student Affairs and Equity for good cause from one or more classes for a period of up to 10 consecutive days of instruction.
Exclusion of the student by the Executive Dean of Student Affairs and Equity for good cause from one or more classes for the remainder of the school term, or from all classes and activities of the college for one or more terms.
Expulsion of the student by the Board of Trustees from the college indefinitely.
In some instances, the Executive Dean of Student Affairs and Equity may order immediate suspension of a student where immediate suspension is required to protect lives or property and to ensure the maintenance of order.
The Executive Dean of Student Affairs and Equity may also notify any person for whom there is a reasonable belief that the person has willfully disrupted the orderly operation of the campus that consent to remain on campus has been withdrawn.