Porterville College Student Services Online Reporting Forms
The Board of Trustees of the Kern Community College District, in support of public education and the exercise of general supervision of the campuses of the district, believes that student conduct must reflect the standards of good behavior expected by society. Since public education is furnished by the people of the district, it becomes a privilege for students to have this opportunity to further their education. Porterville College’s Standards of Student Conduct is available on the Kern Community College District Board Policy Chapter 5: Student Services website. KCCD Board Policy Chapter 5 defines the Standards of Student Conduct and the disciplinary or grievance process. Porterville College’s Student Conduct administrative process aligns with the Kern Community College District Board Policies and Administrative Procedures.
The Standards of Student Conduct are defined in:
STANDARDS OF STUDENT CONDUCT: Board Policy 5500, Administrative Procedure 5500 (AP 5500)
STUDENT DISCIPLINE PROCEDURES: Administrative Procedure 5520 (AP 5520)
STUDENT RIGHTS AND GRIEVANCES: Administrative Procedure 5530 (AP 5530)
FOR NON-ACADEMIC VIOLATIONS OF THE STANDARDS OF STUDENT CONDUCT
Porterville College is concerned about the safety and well-being of all students, faculty, and staff. In an effort to open the lines of communication across campus, the Dean of Student Success and Counseling has created this incident reporting form. If you were involved in a non-academic conduct incident in which you were a victim of or witness to a violation of the Standards of Student Conduct, please complete and submit this form. Your report will be sent to the Office of the Dean of Student Success and Counseling for further review.
FOR GRIEVANCE CLAIMS AGAINST COURSE GRADES OR STUDENTS EXERCISING THEIR RIGHT OF FREE EXPRESSION
Grievances under this section include claims against course grades and a student exercising their right of free expression (protected by state and federal constitutions and Education Code § 76120). Students who contend they have been subject to unjust action or denied their rights as stipulated in the KCCD AP 5530 can use this written procedure in their attempt to right an alleged wrong. Per KCCD AP 5530, BEFORE submitting this intake form to the Office of the Dean of Student Success and Counseling, the student should make a reasonable attempt to resolve the matters on an informal basis prior to requesting a grievance hearing and should attempt to resolve their grievance with the person whom the student has the grievance, that person's immediate supervisor, or the college administration. Efforts will be made to resolve your grievance in a fair and timely manner. Student grievances are taken seriously; therefore, the grievance must be of a compelling, substantive, and verifiable nature.
Once the student has spoken to either individual and has not received the desired resolution, the Dean of Student Success and Counseling will assist the student in the process with their written grievance. ONLY ONE EMPLOYEE MAY BE NAMED PER INTAKE FORM.
FOR STUDENT WELLNESS CONCERNS
The Behavioral Intervention Team, or BIT, at Porterville College serves as the centralized coordinated body for discussion and action regarding students exhibiting behaviors that indicate distress, cause of disturbance in the community, and/or present a danger to oneself or others. Committed to proactive, early intervention, the BIT supports students directly through consultation with campus partners. This form may be used by faculty, staff, or students to report concerns related to the well-being of a student.
As an academic community dedicated to the creation, dissemination, and application of knowledge, Porterville College is committed to fostering an intellectual and ethical environment based on the principles of academic integrity. Academic integrity is essential to the success of the College’s educational missions, and violations of academic integrity constitute serious offenses against the entire academic community and the PC Standards of Student Conduct.
UPDATED JANUARY 2023