West Valley College
14000 Fruitvale Avenue, Saratoga, CA 95070 • Phone (408) 867-2200

Student Code of Conduct: 5.19 Student Conduct Policy

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It shall be the policy of the District to enforce a student code of conduct the purpose of which is to promote and maintain orderly conduct of a responsible student body in a manner compatible with the District and College function as an educational institution (Education Code 76030).

5.19.1 Students are subject to State and Federal laws and to the specific regulations established by the District and/or each College in the District. Violators shall be subject to disciplinary action, including possible cancellation of registration, and may be denied future admission to the Colleges of the District. Criminal actions may also result in referral for prosecution.

5.19.2 Prohibited actions that may result in disciplinary action against a student include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Continued disruptive behavior, continued willful disobedience, habitual profanity or vulgarity, or the open and persistent defiance of the authority, or persistent abuse of, College or District personnel.
  2. Assault, battery, or any threat of force or violence upon a student or College/District personnel.

    Physical or verbal abuse or any conduct that intimidates, endangers, or threatens the health or safety of any person (either on campus or at any event sponsored or supervised by the College/District).
  3. Theft of or damage to property (including College/District property or the property of any person while s/he is on the College campus).
  4. Interference with the normal operations of the College/District.
  5. Unauthorized entry into, or use of, College/District facilities.
  6. Forgery, alteration, or misuse of College/District documents, records, or identification.
  7. Dishonesty (such as cheating, plagiarism, or knowingly furnishing false information to the College or to a College/District official).
  8. Disorderly conduct or lewd, indecent, or obscene conduct or expression on any College-owned or controlled property or at any College-sponsored or supervised function.
  9. Extortion or breach of the peace on College/District property or at any College/District -sponsored or supervised function.
  10. The manufacture, possession, sale, distribution, or use of narcotics or other dangerous or illegal drugs, as defined in California statutes, on College/District property or at any function sponsored or supervised by the College.
  11. Possession or use of alcoholic beverages on College/District property or at any function sponsored or supervised by the College/District.
  12. Illegal possession or use of firearms, explosives, dangerous chemicals, or other weapons on College/District property or at College/District-sponsored or supervised activities.
  13. Smoking in classrooms or other unauthorized areas on College/District property as designated by the District non-smoking policy (See Chapter 2.9).
  14. Failure to satisfy College/District financial obligations (including fines, loans, borrowed property, et cetera).
  15. Failure to comply with verbal directions or posted regulations of College/District officials, faculty, staff, or District Police officers who are acting in performance of their duties.
  16. Failure to identify oneself when on College/District property or at a College/District-sponsored or supervised event, upon request of a College/District official acting in the performance of his/her duties.
  17. Gambling in any form.
  18. Violations of College or District policies or regulations concerning the registration of student organizations, the use of College/District facilities, or the time, place, and manner of public expression.
  19. Acts of physical, verbal, or sexual harassment.
  20. Acts of discrimination based on sex, color, religion, age (for individuals 40 years and over), physical or mental disability, ancestry, national origin, race, creed, medical condition, marital or parental status, or sexual orientation.
  21. Violation of other applicable federal and state statutes and District and College policies.

 

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