Students are expected to observe a proper standard of conduct, showing such respect for order, morality, personal honor and the rights of others as demanded of good citizens. Failure to do so will be sufficient cause for disciplinary action. The Student Code of Conduct is available in the office of the Vice President of Student Services, AC-126.
The following policies and procedures regarding student conduct and discipline are from the Kern Community College District Board Policy manual (Section 4F8 and Procedures 4F8 - other campus-specific policies and procedures are indicated where appropriate).
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:
Student Conduct (Revised December 13, 2001)—Since public education is furnished by the people, it is a privilege. The Board of Trustees of the Kern Community College District, in support of public education and the exercise of general supervision of the campuses, requires that student conduct must reflect the standards of appropriate behavior as defined in pursuant sections. (Education Code Section 76037)
4F8A Students shall respect constituted authority. This shall include conformance to Federal and State laws, Board regulations, College regulations, and applicable provisions of civil law.
4F8B The District expects students to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with the educational purposes of the College. Student conduct should reflect consideration for the rights of others, and students are expected to cooperate with all members of the College community. (For specific guidelines regarding conduct, see Policy 4F8D of this Manual.)
4F8C College personnel are responsible for communicating appropriate student conduct and for reporting any violations thereof, and the College President or designee shall have the right to administer suitable and proper corrective measures for misconduct.
4F8D The Board of Trustees, the College President or designee may suspend a student for good cause or when the presence of the student causes a continuing danger to the physical safety of the student or others. The Board of Trustees may exclude from attendance in regular classes any student whose physical or mental disability is such as to cause his or her attendance to be inimical to the welfare of other students.
(Education Code Sections 76020 and 76030)
As used in this section, good cause includes, but is not limited to, the following offenses that may result in the imposition of sanction(s) (See Policy 4F8E of this Manual):
“Good cause” may be established by using appropriate investigation standards, such as: