Student Handbook

5.08 College Sanctions

  1. Warning: Warning is a notice served upon the student advising him/her that she or he is violating or has violated College regulations.

  2. Probation: After a finding of violation of the Code of Conduct, restriction of student’s privileges (i.e., extracurricular participation) for a designated period of time including the probability of more severe disciplinary sanctions if the student is found to be violating any College regulations during the probationary period.

  3. Other Disciplinary Sanctions: Fines; restitution; denial of privileges (including extra-curricular activities or holding office in student organizations); educational sanctions such as assignment to perform services for the benefit of the College or community; mediation, letter of reflection, attendance at a workshop, seminar, or training, writing a letter of apology, seeking academic advising; re-assignment or eviction from campus housing; substance abuse screening; re-assignment to another class section, including a potential on-line section; or other sanction that doesn’t result in the student being denied the right of attending classes, or any combination of these.

  4. Eviction: A student residing in a residence hall may be evicted as a result of a specific violation of this code. Eviction requires immediate removal of all belongings and completion of checkout procedures with maintenance and housing. Monetary penalties will be assessed to include but not limited to breakage of contract fee, general hall or room damages and room deposit. An evicted student may continue present enrollment in classes but will be restricted from one or all residence halls and/or the college cafeteria. The Chief Judicial Officer must give notice of eviction.

  5. College Suspension, Expulsion, Interim Action: An involuntary separation of the student from the College for misconduct for a specified period of time not based on academic performance. It is also an immediate action taken by the Vice President of Student Services to ensure the safety and well-being of members of the college community or preservation of college property; to ensure the student’s own physical or emotional safety and well-being; or if the student poses a definite threat of disruption or interference with the normal operations of the college. In such event, the hearing before the Impartial Decision Maker (if requested by the student), shall occur as soon as possible following the suspension. This hearing may be conducted via a telephone conference if the situation merits.

    • Suspension is a separation that shall not exceed three academic terms per suspension for any singular offense or situation. While a student is suspended, he or she is not eligible for admission or re-admission at any of the community colleges within CCCS. Once the suspension is lifted the student is eligible for admission or re-admission. Examples of suspension include, but are not limited to the following: the college, a department or program, a class, residence hall, use of a college facility or an activity. Students may be suspended from one class period by the responsible faculty member or adjunct instructor. Longer suspensions can only be implemented by the Vice President of Student Services or designee in accordance with this procedure.

    • Expulsion is an indefinite separation from the college. The student is not eligible for admission or re-admission at any of the community colleges within CCCS. In exceptional cases where a student wants to be considered for admission or re-admission after an expulsion has been implemented, the student bears the burden to prove the behavior that resulted in the expulsion has been resolved. It is within the college’s discretion to admit or deny the student.

    • Interim action is an immediate action taken by the CSSO to ensure the safety and well-being of members of the college community; preservation of college property; or if the student poses a definite threat of disruption or interference to others or the normal operations of the college. In the event of an interim action, the hearing before the CSSO or designee shall occur as soon as possible following the interim action. If the college issues a permanent sanction, the student shall be afforded appeal rights as discussed below. If the college does not implement a permanent sanction, the interim action will be removed from the student’s record.

    • The college may issues a “Cease Communications,” “No Contact,” or “No Trespass” directive, also referred to as a persona non grata.                         

  6. Restitution: The student is required to make payment to the college or other persons, groups or organizations for damages incurred as a result of a violation of this code. Restitution is required for vandalism, theft, payment for repair, cleaning charge, services rendered, loss and destruction of equipment. Fines for violations are considered restitution.


All persons currently taking courses at or sponsored by the College(s), pursuing either credit, or non-credit, or both types of courses, including those concurrently attending secondary or post-secondary institutions and College. Persons who are not officially enrolled for a specific term, but who have a continuing relationship with the college are considered students.

Continuing Relationship:

A student who is registered for an upcoming term or has indicated intent via a transaction such as a financial aid application to register for an upcoming term. A continuing relationship also includes students who are first time enrollees who engage in misconduct prior to the time of enrollment. For students in a continuing relationship status, jurisdiction and the reasonable person standard must be considered in pursuing disciplinary charges. The Student Conduct Code shall apply to a student's conduct even if the student withdraws from school while a disciplinary matter is pending.