Guidelines for Addressing Student Conduct Violation

Standards for Student Conduct

The college is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy learning environment for all students, classified professionals, faculty, and administrators. Students are expected to be good citizens and to engage inresponsible behaviors that reflect well upon the college, to be civil to one another and to others in the campus community, and to contribute positively to student and college life. Student behavior that is not consistent with the Student Conduct Code (as outlined in the Chabot College catalog) is addressed through an educational process that is designed to promote safety and good citizenship and when necessary, impose appropriate consequences.

What is Disruptive Behavior?

Disruptive behavior includes behavior that interferes with the legitimate instructional, administrative, or service functions of the college. However, should any behavior threaten the personal safety of any student, faculty member, staff, or administrator, or be displayed with such emotional intensity that it causes fear or concern in others, such behavior is classified as a CRISIS and will necessitate a call to Campus Safety (510) 723-6923 and to the appropriate administrator of that area.

Preventing Disruptive Behavior in the Educational Setting

Identify and address the disruptive behavior. Do not be confused with the student’s right to express his/her differing opinions. It is recommended that the faculty member define the standards of student conduct on the course syllabus. Thoroughly review with students the behavioral expectations for the class. For the complete range of student misconduct behavior covered by Board Policy 5500, please reference page two of this document.

Faculty/Classified Professional Procedure to Handle Student Misconduct

Occurence Procedure
First Incident* Faculty member/classified professional asks the student to stop the disruptive behavior.
Second Incident* Faculty member/classified professional issues verbal warning to student. Inform the area administrator of the student’s misconduct.
Third Incident*

Faculty member/classified professional/administrator removes student from educational setting (class, lab, library, service area) for the remainder of the session and, at the individual’s discretion, the following session.

Immediately after the student is removed, faculty member/classified professional/administrator submits “Violation of Standards of Student Conduct” (Form A) to Vice President of Student Services and their Area Administrator with a written description of the incident(s) and reasons for student removal.

Cases involving cheating, plagiarism, and/or academic integrity are primarily addressed by Division Deans; however, all student conduct files are housed in the Office of the Vice President, Student Services so a copy should be sent to both administrative offices.

* Depending on the severity of the misconduct, you may remove a student at any point and visit the Incident Referral Forms webpage to complete and submit the appropriate form.

List of Student Conduct Violations

The following conduct shall constitute good cause for discipline, including but not limited to the removal,suspension, or expulsion of a student.

  1. Causing, attempting to cause, or threatening to cause physical injury to another person.
  2. Possession, sale or otherwise furnishing any firearm, knife, explosive or other dangerous object,including but not limited to any facsimile firearm, knife or explosive, unless, in the case of possession ofany object of this type, the student has obtained written permission to possess the item from a Districtemployee and the campus safety administrator/supervisor.
  3. Unlawful possession, use, sale, offer to sell, or furnishing, or being under the influence of, anycontrolled substance listed in California Health and Safety Code Sections 11053 et seq., an alcoholicbeverage, or an intoxicant of any kind; or unlawful possession of, or offering, arranging or negotiatingthe sale of any drug paraphernalia, as defined in California Health and Safety Code Section 11014.5.
  4. Committing or attempting to commit robbery or extortion.
  5. Causing or attempting to cause damage to District property or to private property on campus.
  6. Stealing or attempting to steal District property or private property on campus, or knowingly receivingstolen District property or private property on campus.
  7. Willful or persistent smoking in any area where smoking has been prohibited by law or by regulation ofthe college or the District.
  8. Committing sexual harassment as defined by law or by District policies and procedures.
  9. Engaging in harassing or discriminatory behavior based on disability, gender, gender identity, genderexpression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by law.
  10. Engaging in intimidating conduct or bullying against another student through words or actions, includingdirect physical contact; verbal assaults, such as teasing or name-calling; social isolation ormanipulation; and cyberbullying.
  11. Willful misconduct that results in injury or death to a student or to District personnel or which results incutting, defacing, or other injury to any real or personal property owned by the District or on campus.
  12. Disruptive behavior, willful disobedience, habitual profanity or vulgarity, or the open and persistentdefiance of the authority of, or persistent abuse of, college personnel.
  13. Cheating, plagiarism (including plagiarism in a student publication), or engaging in other academicdishonesty as defined by college faculty.
  14. Dishonesty; forgery; alteration or misuse of District documents, records or identification; or knowinglyfurnishing false information to the District.
  15. Unauthorized entry upon or use of District facilities.
  16. Lewd, indecent or obscene conduct or expression on District-owned or controlled property, or at Districtsponsored or supervised functions.
  17. Engaging in expression which is obscene, libelous or slanderous, or which so incites students as tocreate a clear and present danger of the commission of unlawful acts on District premises, or theviolation of lawful District regulations, or the substantial disruption of the orderly operation of the District.
  18. Persistent, serious misconduct where other means of correction have failed to bring about proper conduct.
  19. Unauthorized preparation, giving, selling, transfer, distribution, or publication, for any commercialpurpose, of any contemporaneous recording of an academic presentation in a classroom or equivalentsite of instruction, including but not limited to handwritten or typewritten class notes, except aspermitted by any district policy or administrative procedure.