Student Conduct Code
Student Conduct Code Definitions
For purposes of this policy, the following definitions apply:
- Member of the District/College Community is defined as the Board of Trustees of the Chabot-Las Positas Community College District (CLPCCD), academic, non-academic and administrative personnel and students of the districts, and other persons while such other persons are on college property or at a college function.
- Cheating is defined as fraud, deceit, or dishonesty in an academic assignment or using
or attempting to use materials, or assisting others in using materials, or assisting
others in using materials which are prohibited or inappropriate in the context of
the academic assignment in question, such as:
- copying or attempting to copy from others during an examination or on an assignment;
- communicating test information with another person during an examination;
- preprogramming a calculator or computer to contain answers or other unauthorized information for exams;
- using unauthorized materials, prepared answers, written notes, or concealed information during an examination; and
- allowing others to do an assignment or portion of an assignment, including the use of a commercial term paper service.
- Plagiarism includes the deliberate misrepresentation of someone else's works and ideas, as one's own, as well as paraphrasing without footnoting the source.
- District/College property includes real or personal property in the possession of, or under the control of the Board of Trustees of the Chabot-Las Positas College District and all District facilities whether operated by the District orby a district-auxiliary organization.
- Deadly weapons includes any instrument or weapon of the kind commonly known as a blackjack, sling shot, billyclub, sandclub, sandbag, metal knuckles, any dirk, dagger, switchblade knife, pistol, revolver, or any other firearm, any knife having a blade longer than five inches, any razor with an unguarded blade, and any metal pipe or bar used or intended to be used as a club.
- Behavior means conduct and expression.
- Hazing means any method of initiation into a student organization or any past time or amusement engaged in with regard to such an organization which causes, or is likely to cause, bodily danger, or physical or emotional harm, to any member of the college community; but the term hazing does not include customary athletic events or other similar contests or competitions.
The President of the College, of the Vice President of Student Services, or the official designee, may impose the following sanctions of students who violate the District/College rules and regulations.
- Probation: verbal or written warning.
- Temporary Exclusion: removal for the duration of the class period or of the activity.
- Suspension: exclusion from all district classes, facilities, privileges and activities for a specified period of time as set forth in the notice of suspension.
- Expulsion: a recommendation by the President and District Chancellor to the Board of Trustees to terminate a student's status, including exclusion from all District classes, facilities, and functions.
Student disciplinary action may be imposed by;
- The Board of Trustees who alone may expel.
- The President, the Vice President of Student Services or the official designee may immediately impose an interim suspension in all cases in which there is reasonable cause to believe that such an immediate suspension is required in order to protect lives or property.
- A student placed on interim suspension shall be given prompt notice of charges and the opportunity for a hearing within the ten (10) days of the imposition of interim suspension. During the period of interim suspension, the student shall not, without prior written permission of the Vice President of Student Services or designee, enter the college campus other than to attend the hearing. Violation of any condition of the interim suspension shall be grounds for expulsion.
- An administrator may temporarily exclude the student from college-sponsored or supervised activity for the duration of the activity.
- An instructor may temporarily exclude the student from class for the remainder of the class period.