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:
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 Regulation 5520)
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.
Students who reasonably believe that a college decision or action has adversely affected his or her status, rights, or privileges as a student may file a student grievance form and submit it to the Office of the Vice President of Student Services (SS-222). Students are expected to make a reasonable effort to resolve matters informally with either the person whom the student has a grievance and then that person’s supervisor or a college administrator, if necessary. Student Grievance Petitions can be located in the Office of the Vice President of Student Services.
If you are not satisfied with the resolution of your problem or complaint after completing all levels of the FCC Grievance Process, above, you may request a review by the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO).