The following represent violations for disciplinary action, up to but not
limited to expulsion, that may be taken: Dishonesty, cheating, plagiarism, lying, or knowingly furnishing
false information to the district or college officials performing their
Forgery, alteration, or misuse of district documents, records, or
Willful misconduct that results in damage to any real or personal
property owned by the district or district employees (damage
includes, but not limited to vandalism, such as cutting, defacing,
Obstruction or disruption of pedestrian or vehicular traffic or of teaching, research, administration, or of other district activities
on or off District premises. This includes obstruction or disruption
of administration, disciplinary procedures, or authorized college
Assault, battery, or any threat of force or violence upon a student,
college personnel, or campus visitor; willful misconduct which
results in injury or death to a student, college personnel, or campus
visitor. This includes fighting on district property or at a district
sponsored event, on or off district premises.
Detention of any person on district-owned or controlled property
or at district-sponsored or supervised functions or other conduct
which threatens or endangers the health or safety of another.
Theft of any property of the district which includes property of a
member of the district community or a campus visitor.
Unauthorized entry into or unauthorized use of district property,
supplies, equipment, and/or facilities.
Misrepresentation of oneself or of an organization to be an agent
of the district.
Sexual assault or physical abuse, including rape, forced sodomy,
forced oral copulation, rape by a foreign object, sexual battery,
or threat or assault, or any conduct that threatens the health
and safety of the alleged victim, which includes students, college
personnel, or campus visitors.
Use, possession, distribution, or being under the influence of alcoholic beverage on district property or at any district sponsored
Use, possession, distribution, or being under the influence of narcotics, other hallucinogenic drugs or substances, or any poison
classified as such by Schedule “D” in Section 4160 of the Business
and Professions Code on District property or at any District sponsored
event except as expressly permitted by law.
Expression which is libelous, slanderous, obscene or which incites
students so as to create a clear and present danger of commission
of unlawful acts on district premises, or violation of district
regulations, or the substantial disruption of the orderly operation of
Engaging in lewd, indecent, or obscene behavior on district
property or at any district-sponsored function.
Possession or use while on the district premises, or a district sponsored function, of any firearm, knife, explosive, or other
dangerous object, including but not limited to any facsimile firearm,
knife, or explosive. Exceptions include those participating in a
criminal justice educational program who are authorized such
possession or those who are enrolled in a course which authorizes
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
handwritten or typewritten class notes, except as permitted by any
district policy or administrative regulation.
Engaging in harassing or discriminatory behavior based on race,
sex (i.e., gender), religion, age, national origin, disability, sexual
orientation or any other status protected by law.
Continuous disruptive behavior or willful disobedience, habitual
profanity or vulgarity, open and persistent abuse of college
personnel, or open and persistent defiance of the authority of
college personnel, which includes physical as well as verbal abuse,
including the use of racial epithets and hate speech.
Disruptive written or verbal communication, vulgarity, open and
persistent abuse of other students which include verbal abuse,
racial epithets and hate speech.
Willful or persistent smoking in any area where smoking has been
prohibited by law or by regulation of the Board of Trustees.
Violation of the Computer Usage Policy is applicable to students
using computer classrooms, computer labs, the wireless network,
or other locations on and off district property. A violation is
considered any of the following:
(a) Accessing with or without permission, or causing to be
accessed without authorization, altering, damaging, deleting,
hacking, destroying, or otherwise using any data, computer,
computer system, computer software and programs, or
computer network belonging to or used by the college or any
member of the District.
(b) Accessing with or without permission, taking, copying, or
making use of any data from a computer, computer system,
or computer network, or taking or copying any supporting
documentation, whether existing or residing internal or
external to a computer, computer system, or computer network
belonging to or used by the college or District.
(c) Using or causing to be used computer services without
(d) Disrupting or causing the disruption of computer services
or denying or causing the denial of computer services to an
authorized user of a computer, computer system, or computer
network belonging to or used by the college or District.
(e) Introducing any computer contaminant or virus into any
computer, computer system, or computer network belonging to
the college or District.
(f) Sending any message using any computer system or network
without authorization or sending any message in the name of
another person or entity.
(g) Using any account or password without authorization.
(h) Allowing or causing an account number or password to be
used by any other person without authorization.
(i) Accessing or causing to be accessed, downloading or causing
to be downloaded, pornographic or obscene materials except
when accessing such material which is part of the instructional
process or assignment for a class in which the student is
(j) Use of systems or networks for personal commercial purposes.
(k) “Cyberstalking”, which is to be understood as any use of the
college or district computer system, computer network, or
computer programs to stalk another person via excessive
messages or inquiries, inappropriate or threatening messages,
racially motivated communications, photos or other means of
Any act constituting good cause for suspension or expulsion, or
violation of district policies or campus regulations.
For additional information, please refer to the Student Handbook
online at www.sac.edu under the Student Life page.
Procedures for Student Grievances Regarding Grades
Education Code 76224 states:
(a) When grades are given for any course of instruction taught in
a community college district, the grade given to each student shall
be the grade determined by the instructor of the course and the
determination of the student’s grade by the instructor, in the absence
of mistake, fraud, bad faith, or incompetency, shall be final.
1. Student shall meet with the instructor to discuss the grade.
If the issue is not resolved and the student believes that the grade
is based on a mistake, fraud, bad faith, or incompetency, (EC
76224), he/she may appeal in writing to the Division Dean. Such
an appeal must be made within a one year period following the
semester which the grade was assigned.
2. Forms for the written appeal may be found in any divisional
3. The student may be requested to set-up an appointment with the
appropriate Division Dean to discuss the written grievance.
4. The appropriate Division Dean will review the allegations and
consult with the instructor.
5. The Division Dean will review the issue and will notify the student
and instructor in writing of his/her decision.
6. The decision of the Division Dean is final.