STUDENT DISCIPLINE PROCEDURES
Community college districts are required by law to adopt standards of student conduct along with applicable penalties for violation (Education Code Section 66017, 66300, 76030, and 76031). The Los Angeles Community College District has complied with this requirement by adopting Board Rule 9803, Standards of Student Conduct and 91101, Student Discipline Procedures. The purpose of LACCD Board Rule 91101 is to provide uniform procedures to assure due process when a student is charged with a violation of the Standards of Student Conduct. All proceedings held in accordance with this Board Rule shall relate to an alleged violation of appropriate standards of student conduct. These provisions do not apply to grievance procedures, student organization councils and courts, or residence determination and other academic and legal requirements for admission and retention. Disciplinary measures may be taken by the college independently of any charges filed through civil or criminal authorities, or both. Disciplinary action may include warning, reprimand, restitution, suspension or expulsion from one or more classes, programs, activities, campus locations, or the entire district.
STANDARDS OF STUDENT CONDUCT
Students enrolling in one of the Los Angeles Community Colleges expect that the faculty and administrators will maintain an environment in which there is freedom to learn. This requires appropriate safety and learning conditions and in the classroom and on the campus. As members of the College community, students should be encouraged to develop the capacity for critical judgment; to engage in sustained and independent search for truth; and to exercise their rights to free inquiry and free speech in a responsible, nonviolent manner. Students shall respect and obey civil and criminal law, and shall be subject to legal penalties for violation of laws of the City, County, State, and Nation. Student conduct must conform to the LACCD and Los Angeles City College rules and regulations. Violations of such rules and regulations will subject students to disciplinary action.
Instructors are responsible for presenting appropriate content in courses and students are responsible for learning. Although it is a student’s academic performance that is evaluated in determining grades, appropriate student conduct is important in the academic setting, on the college campus, and in off-campus activities and programs sponsored by LACC. Enrollment in a class may be terminated by the instructor for two class sessions (student allowed to make-up missed work) due to unsatisfactory student conduct, undue disrespect toward an instructor or administrator, or academic dishonesty. Each student is responsible for maintaining standards of academic performance established for each course in which he or she is enrolled.
Campus Disciplinarian and Reporting an Incident
The office of the Student Conduct Officer is in the Student Services Village, Room 104B. Dean Randy Anderson serves as the LACC Disciplinarian. Please address questions pertaining to student conduct to (323) 953-4000, Ext. 2285 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please send Student Conduct Forms and/or detailed reports of student conduct; time, place, course number, student identification number, what was observed, said, or done by student(s) and what was observed, said, or done by faculty/staff. Please include any historical encounters or support services referrals directly related to the current incident(s).
Please contact the campus Sheriff’s Office (#3 on campus) if there is a current emergency or you are concerned for your safety on campus. If you are unable to contact Dean Anderson and need immediate assistance, please contact the Vice President of Student Services.