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Student Code of Conduct
Student Conduct Standards
Students are expected to conduct
themselves as responsible citizens whenever they are on the campus or
representing Fresno City College in any activity. The Board of
Trustees has adopted specific rules and regulations governing student
behavior along with applicable penalties for violations. The student
conduct standards and discipline policy (Board
Policy No. 5500) is
cited below, and students consequently are held responsible for
familiarizing themselves with these rules and regulations (Education
Code 66300). All campus activities must have the prior approval of
the administration of the college.
A student enrolled in courses
offered by any college or center of the State Center Community
College District assumes an obligation to conduct him/herself in a
manner compatible with the college's function as an educational
institution. A student may be disciplined, utilizing the procedures
set out in Administrative
Regulation 5520, for any of the following
causes which must be related to college attendance or activity:
Causing, attempting to cause, or threatening to cause
physical injury to another person.
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 of any object of this type, the student has obtained
written permission to possess the item from the Vice President of
Unlawful possession, use, sale, offering to sell or
furnish, furnishing, or being under the influence of, any controlled
substance listed in California Health and Safety Code Section 11053
et seq.,an alcoholic beverage, or an intoxicant of any kind or
unlawful possession of, or offering, arranging or negotiating the
sale of any drug paraphernalia as defined in California Health and
Safety Code 11014.5.
Committing or attempting to commit robbery or
extortion, or gambling.
Causing or attempting to cause damage to District
property or to private property on campus.
Stealing or attempting to steal District property or
private property on campus or knowingly receiving stolen District
property or private property on campus.
Willful or persistent smoking in any area where smoking
has been prohibited by law or by regulation of the college or the
Committing sexual harassment as defined by law or by
District policies and procedures.
Engaging in harassing or discriminatory behavior based
on race, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability, or any
other status protected by law.
Willful misconduct that results in injury or death to a
student or to District personnel or which results in cutting,
defacing, or other damage to any real or personal property owned by
the District or on campus.
Disruptive behavior, willful disobedience, habitual
profanity or vulgarity, the open and persistent defiance of the
authority of, or persistent abuse of, college personnel.
Cheating, plagiarism (including plagiarism in a student
publication), or engaging in other academic dishonesty as defined by
the Office of Instruction.
Dishonesty, forgery, alteration or misuse of District
documents, records or identification, or knowingly furnishing false
information to the District.
Unauthorized entry upon or use of District facilities.
Lewd, indecent, or obscene conduct, or expression on
District-owned or controlled property, or at District sponsored or
Engaging in expression which is obscene, libelous, or
slanderous or which so incites students as to create a clear and
present danger of the commission of unlawful acts on District
Violation of lawful District regulations or the
substantial disruption of the orderly operation of the District.
Persistent, serious misconduct where other means of
correction have failed to bring about proper conduct.
Unauthorized preparation, giving, selling, transfer,
distribution, or publication, for any commercial purpose, of any
contemporaneous recording of an academic presentation in a classroom
or equivalent site of instruction, including but not limited to
digital or electronic recording or handwritten or typewritten class
notes except as permitted by any District policy or administrative
Other good cause as shown.
Students are responsible for their
conduct, and failure to adhere to accepted standards will result in
disciplinary action. Instructors shall be in charge of their classes,
and students are under obligation to respect the authority of each
instructor. Fresno City College reserves the right to exclude at any
time a student who, in the judgment of the administration, is not
taking proper advantage of the opportunities offered.
Student rights are protected by
federal and state laws, and by policies established by the trustees
of the State Center Community College District. It is therefore
essential for the protection of students’ rights that
procedures be established and followed that would identify violations
of student conduct standards and the resolutions of such violations.
Students have a right to an oral or written notice (reasons for
disciplinary action), an opportunity for a review, and a decision
given orally or in writing. For more information, contact the Vice
President of Student Services Office. (Administrative
Removal from Class by Instructor
Fresno City College’s Student
Code of Conduct Policy (Administrative
Regulation 5520 and
Educational Code 76032) authorizes an
instructor to remove a disruptive student from his or her class for
the day of the removal and the next class meeting. The instructor
shall immediately report the removal to the Vice President of Student
Services. During the period of removal, a student shall not be
returned to the class from which he or she was removed without the
concurrence of the instructor of the class.