Santa Clarita Community College District
Policy: 530 - Student Affairs: DISCIPLINARY
Date Adopted: 06/10/1998
The following policies regulating student disciplinary actions
are adopted for the purpose of providing a uniform method of
disciplining students for misconduct, and assuring that all students are
accorded fair and objective treatment. Every effort shall be made to
make the student aware of these policies.
A. Types of
disciplinary Action (Sanctions)
The following types of disciplinary action may be imposed, or
imposed and suspended, by appropriate College authorities when a student
is found in violation of College rules and regulations.
Notice to the student that continuation or repetition of
specified misconduct may be cause for other disciplinary action.
The student is required to make payment to the College, or to
other persons, groups, or organizations for damages incurred as a result
of a violation of this policy.
(3) Official Reprimand
A written reprimand is for violation of specified regulations
or misconduct. It serves to
place on record that a student's conduct in a specific instance does not
meet with the student's expected performance at the College.
A person receiving a reprimand is notified that continued conduct
of the type described in the reprimand may result in additional action
against the student. The
student is further informed that records of reprimands are destroyed two
years after the last entry has been made concerning disciplinary action
against an individual student and that such records are not considered
part of a student's permanent record at the College.
(4) Disciplinary Probation
probation is a status imposed by the College for a specific length of
time during which the student must conform to College standards of
restricting privileges and/or eligibility may be imposed.
For example, students may be removed from all College
organization offices and denied the privilege of participating in all
College and student-sponsored activities, including public
conditions, such as community service and academic workshops, may be
imposed. The term of
disciplinary probation shall be no less than one college month nor
longer than a college year. Repetition
during the probationary period of conduct resulting in disciplinary
probation may be cause for suspension or other, more stringent,
(5) Removal by Instructor
An instructor may remove a student from his/her class when the
student has interfered with the instructional process.
The duration will be for the day of the removal and the next
The Instructor shall immediately report the removal to the
Office of Student Services for appropriate action.
(6) Disciplinary Suspension
Disciplinary suspension consists of the temporary removal of
the student from enrollment in the College for both academic and
extracurricular purposes. A
student may be Suspended from one or more classes for a period of up to
ten (10) days of instruction; 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. A
suspended student is not to occupy any portion of the campus and is
denied all College privileges including class attendance and privileges
noted under "Disciplinary Probation."
Expulsion consists of the permanent and unconditional removal
of the student from the College. Students
may be expelled from the College only by action of the Board of Trustees
upon recommendation of the Superintendent-President (Education Code
(8) Interim Suspension
suspension consists of temporary removal of the student from the College
for both academic and extra-curricular activities during the limited
time necessary to complete an investigation and is not necessarily
considered a disciplinary action.
Interim Suspension shall be:
(a) Imposed by the Superintendent-President of the College,
or designee, pending a hearing, only when such action is deemed to be
necessary for the immediate safety and welfare of the students and staff
members or for the protection of the District property;
(b) Limited to only that period of time necessary to assure
that the purposes of interim suspension are accomplished.
(c) For not more than a maximum of ten (10) College days.
Students suspended on an interim basis shall be given an opportunity
for a hearing within ten (10) days. The hearing will be held on the following issues: (a) the
reliability of the information concerning the student’s conduct, (b)
whether the conduct and surrounding circumstances reasonably indicate
that the continued presence of the student on campus poses a substantial
threat to the student or to others, or to the stability and continuance
of normal College functions. This
hearing does not preclude the initiation of regular disciplinary action.