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Student Rights and Conduct

Guidelines for Student Conduct are set forth in the California Education Code, California Administrative Code, Title V, policies of the Board of Trustees, and all civil and criminal codes.  Students enrolling in district educational programs assume an obligation to obey state law and district rules and regulations governing the conduct of students.
Students who enroll in those instructional programs in which the college has affiliations with various outside associations must comply with the college's policies and procedures and also with the outside associations' policies and procedures.  This includes but is not limited to students enrolled in the programs of Cosmetology, Fire Academy, Criminal Justice Academy and Nursing.

I. Guidelines for Student Conduct

In compliance with the California Education Code (Sections 48922, 66017, 66300, 76020, 76021, 76030, 76043, 76120, 76130, 76131, and 87014) and in keeping with above, be it
RESOLVED, by the Board of Trustees of Rancho Santiago Community College District, that this Board recognizes the need for a clear standard of behavior on campus and at District activities; and be it further
RESOLVED, that the following violations of orderly conduct are cause for corrective action.

A.  Dishonesty, cheating, plagiarism, lying, or knowingly furnishing false information to the district or a college official performing their duties. 

B.  Forgery, alteration, or misuse of district documents, records, or identification. 

C.  Knowingly accessing and without permission altering, damaging, deleting, destroying, copying, or otherwise using any data, which reside or exist internal or external to a computer, computer system, or computer network in the district. 

D.  Obstruction or disruption of  teaching, research, administration,  or of other District activities on or off District premises.  This includes obstruction or disruption of administration, disciplinary procedures or authorized college activities.  It also includes pedestrian or vehicular traffic. 

E.  Physical abuse or detention of any person on District-owned or controlled property, or at District-sponsored or supervised functions, or other conduct which threatens or endangers the health or safety of another.  This includes fighting on district property or at a District sponsored event, on or off District premises.

F.  Theft of or damage to property of the district which includes property of a member of the district community or a campus visitor. 

G.  Unauthorized entry into or unauthorized use of district property, supplies, equipment, and/or facilities. 

H.  Misrepresentation of oneself or of an organization to be an agent of the district. 

I.  Sexual assault or physical abuse, including rape, forced sodomy, forced oral copulation, rape by a foreign object, sexual battery, or threat or assault, or any conduct that threatens the health and safety of the alleged victim. 

J.  Use, possession, distribution, or being under the influence of alcoholic beverage on district property or at any District sponsored event. 

K.  Use, possession, distribution, or being under the influence of narcotics, other hallucinogenic drugs or substances, or any poison classified as such by Schedule "D" in Section 4160 of the Business and Professions Code on District property or at any District-sponsored event except as expressly permitted by law. 

L.  Expression which is libelous, slanderous, obscene or which incites students so as to create a clear and present danger of commission of unlawful acts on district premises, or violation of district regulations, or the substantial disruption of the orderly operation of the college. 

M.  Engaging in lewd, indecent, or obscene behavior on district property or at any district-sponsored function. 

N.  Possession or use while on the district premises, or a district-sponsored function, of any firearms, explosive, dangerous chemical or deadly weapon. 

O.  Any act constituting good cause for suspension or expulsion, as defined in Section II E-1 of this policy. 

P.  Violation of district policies or campus regulations.

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