BP 5500 Standards of Conduct - Board Policies, Chapter 5 Student Services

  • Reference: Education Code Section 66300, 66301, 76033, 76034, 76937; Accreditation Standard II.A.7.b
  • Board Approved: 11/09/05
  • Amended: 05/11/11, 08/08/12, 04/13/16

The President/Superintendent shall establish procedures for the imposition of discipline on students in accordance with the requirements for due process of the federal and state law and regulations.

The procedures shall clearly define the conduct that is subject to discipline, and shall identify potential disciplinary actions, including but not limited to the removal, suspension or expulsion of a student.

The Board shall consider any recommendation from the President/Superintendent for expulsion. The Board shall consider an expulsion recommendation in closed session unless the student requests that the matter be considered in a public meeting. Final action by the Board on the expulsion shall be taken at a public meeting.
The procedures shall be made widely available to students through the college catalog and other means.

Standards of Student Conduct and Discipline and Due Process Procedures

In joining the academic community at Ohlone College students have the right and share the responsibility to exercise the freedom to learn. Like other members of the academic community, students are expected to conduct themselves in accordance with standards of the College that are designed to perpetuate its educational purposes. These procedures are in accordance with California Education Code Section 66300, which requires each community college district to adopt standards of student conduct along with applicable penalties for violation.

The following conduct shall constitute good cause for discipline, including but not limited to:

  • Academic Dishonesty
  • Dishonesty
  • Disruptive Behavior
  • Threatening or Intimidating Behavior
  • Harassment
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Endangerment of Others
  • Possession or Use of Weapons
  • Safety Equipment Tampering
  • Damage or Destruction
  • Theft
  • Unauthorized Recording
  • Unauthorized Entry Upon or Use of College Facilities
  • Unauthorized Technology Usage
  • Smoking
  • Alcohol
  • Controlled Substances
  • Gambling
  • Unauthorized Animals
  • Traffic/Parking Violations
  • Skates/Skateboards
  • Non-compliance
  • Conduct Process Abuse
  • Legal Violations
  • Lewd, Indecent or Obscene Conduct or Expression
  • Willful Disobedience
  • Willful Misconduct

For further detail regarding any of the conduct listed above, please refer to AP #5500.

See AP #5500, AP #5520 and the Student Code of Conduct.

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