Class and Department Removals
Per Education Code 76033 and BP 5500, an instructor or department administrator may remove a student from their class or department area for up to two days and shall report all such action to their Dean and the Student Advocacy & Accountability office (through a Maxient report). The Student Accountability Officer may suspend privileges from that class, service area, office, or the entire campus based upon the violation for up to ten days. During the removal period, the student shall not be returned to the area where they were removed without the concurrence of the instructor/department administrator and Student Accountability Officer.
If the student is a minor, the college president or designee shall ask the parent or guardian to attend a conference regarding the removal as soon as possible, and if the parent so requests, the Dean of Student Development or designee shall attend.
Students may be removed from their class, department area, or campus for "good cause," which is not limited to the following Standards of Student Conduct violations:
- Continued disruptive behavior, continued willful disobedience, habitual profanity or vulgarity, or the open and persistent defiance of the authority of, persistent abuse or college personnel;
- Assault, battery, or any threat of force or violence upon a student or college personnel;
- Willful misconduct that results in injury or death to a student or college personnel or which results in cutting, defacing, or other injury to any real or personal property owned by the district;
- The use, sale, or possession on campus of, or presence on campus under the influence of, any controlled substance or poison classified as such by Schedule D in section 4160 of the Business and Professional Code;
- Willful or persistent smoking in any area where smoking has been prohibited by law or by regulation of the governing board;
- Persistent, serious misconduct where other means of correction have failed to bring about proper conduct.
Process for Removal
If possible, the instructor or department administrator should speak directly with the student and explain that they are being removed, the duration, and the reason for the removal. An email with the same information should be sent to the student as soon as possible after the removal; please copy the StudentConduct@sac.edu email address on the communication, and we suggest also copying your Dean.
After you have removed a student, you MUST complete a Maxient report at RSCCD.EDU/REPORT.
Student Removal Types
The following chart outlines the different student removal types and who has the authority to initiate them. You may also download the chart here:Student Removal Types_7.25.23.pdf.