Student Disciplinary Procedure

Basis:

Students are expected to adhere to the Student Code of Conduct and policies and procedures of the College. If a student is charged with violating the College code, he/she is entitled to have these procedures followed in the consideration of the charge.

Definitions:

  1. Code of Conduct: A document developed and published by the College, which defines prescribed conduct of students.
  2. Impartial Decision Maker: The individual/committee designated by the College President to hear student disciplinary appeals.
  3. Chief Student Services Officer: The individual designated by the College President to administer student affairs and be responsible for administering the College’s Student Conduct Code and this procedure.
  4. Notice: Notices which are required to be given by this procedure shall be considered served upon the student when given by personal delivery or mailed by certified mail to the address the student has filed with the College’s admissions and records office. If notice is mailed, the student shall be given three (3) additional days to respond.
  5. Sanctions: One or more of the following may be given when there is a finding that a student has violated the College’s Code of Conduct.
  6. Warning: A Notice served upon the student advising him/her that he/she is violating or has violated College regulations.
  7. Probation: After a finding of violation of the Code of Conduct, restriction of student’s privileges 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.
  8. Other disciplinary sanctions: fines; restitution; denial of privileges; assignment to perform services for the benefit of the College or community; or other sanction that doesn’t result in the student being denied the right of attending classes.
  9. College suspension or expulsion: An involuntary separation of the student from the College for misconduct apart from academic performance for a specified period of time.
    1. Suspension is a separation that shall not exceed two 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 the Colorado Community College System. Once the suspension is lifted the student is eligible for admission or re-admission. Students may be suspended from a class, residence hall, and use of a college facility or an activity in the sole determination by an authorized college employee that the conduct is in violation of the Code subject only to an appeal to the Chief Student Services Officer to ensure that the action was taken pursuant to college policies. Students may be suspended from one class period by the responsible faculty member, longer suspensions can be done only in accordance with college procedures.
    2. Expulsion is a separation for more than two academic terms. While a student is expelled, he or she is not eligible for admission or re-admission at any of the community colleges within the Colorado Community College System. After the expulsion, a student’s eligibility for re-admission is contingent upon their ability to prove the behavior that resulted in the expulsion has been resolved.
  10. Summary Suspension: An immediate action taken by the Chief Student Services Officer 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.
  11. Day: Refers to calendar day unless otherwise noted below.