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Disciplinary Sanctions for Non-Academic Misconduct

Discipline sanctions may be imposed in response to misconduct acts committed by students or a student organization. The purpose of imposing sanctions is to promote educational and social development of the student and the College community, to provide appropriate penalties, and to deter other acts of misconduct which thwarts the aims, purposes, and policies of the institution.

No refund or credit of tuition, fees, or other costs associated with attendance of the College will be made to students when discipline sanctions are imposed which result in the student being deprived privileges and/or access to services.

In the case of serious violations, a notation of the discipline matter will be placed on a student’s academic transcript until it is cleared. In the case of dismissal from the College, the record is permanent.

Discipline records are confidential in accordance with federal and state laws. The contents of the student discipline record may not be released to anyone not associated with campus discipline except upon written approval of the student or a court-ordered subpoena or by the administration of FERPA.

Written Reprimand: from the appropriate administrator to the student on whom the penalty is imposed, placed in the student’s permanent discipline record.

Warning probation: written notification that further violations of any sub-section of this code will result in more severe discipline action. Warning probation may be imposed for a period of not more than one calendar year.

Disciplinary probation: written notification that further violations of any sub-section of this code may result in suspension. The terms of disciplinary probation shall be determined Disciplinary Hearing Committee.

Suspension of privileges: prohibits participation in or attendance at certain events, activities, or class/lab; restricts specific campus student privileges.

Community Service: assigned a specific number of hours of service.

Counseling: student directed to Student Counseling and Disability Office for a period of time designated by the Counselor.  In the case where the  College is not qualified or equipped to handle severe personal, psychological or emotional problems, the Counselor will refer the student to an off-campus agency to meet the student’s needs.   

Restitution: repair or replacement of property damaged.

Fines: monetary fines to fit the particular case. If the fine is not paid, it remains on the student’s record as indebtedness to the College, which then renders the student ineligible to register for subsequent semesters or to receive official transcripts.

Cancellation of registration or denial of credit may be imposed in cases where the student is found responsible of withholding information relating to the student’s admission, transfer credits, academic status, records, etc.

Suspension: may be used in the event of a threat of safety to the College community or if a student refuses to answer a summons.

Expulsion: may be used in the event of a threat of safety to the College community.

If the student is suspended or expelled before the published automatic “W” grade deadline date, the student will receive a “W” in currently enrolled course(s). If the student is suspended or expelled after the published automatic “W” grade deadline date, the student will receive an “F” in currently enrolled course(s).  

A written report is made indicating the imposed sanctions. The student may appeal the sanctions of the administrator and request a hearing before the Disciplinary Hearing Committee. Requests for appeals must be submitted in writing to the administrator within 10 working days of the notification of the administrative sanction.

Bar Against Readmission: written notification issued to a student who has left the College that he/she will not be allowed to re-enroll until the pending discipline matter has been resolved. The penalty terminates on clearance of the discipline matter. This sanction may also be imposed in cases of severe disciplinary infractions and/or in the event of a threat of safety to the College community. Students may appeal to the Student Disciplinary Hearing Committee for readmission to the College after one year.