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Rules of Student Conduct

Disciplinary sanctions for the below listed offenses shall include, but are not limited to, warning; verbal and/or written reprimand; a failing grade in an assignment, test, or class in proven cases of cheating or plagiarism or other academic dishonesty; disciplinary probation; ineligibility to participate in extra-curricular activities; removal from class by the instructor for no more than two class meetings; removal from an instructional laboratory, study facility, or other supervised student activity by the designated site supervisor for no more than two class sessions or meetings; suspension from classes by the Chancellor (or designee) for up to the remainder of the school term or from all classes and activities of the District for one or more terms; and expulsion.

1. Continued disruptive behavior, continued willful noncompliance, willful and persistent profanity or vulgarity, or the open and/or persistent defiance of the authority of, or persistent abuse of, District personnel or officials acting in the performance of their duties;

2. Assault or battery, abuse, extortion, or any threat of force or violence directed toward any member of the District community (student and employees) or District visitor engaged in authorized activities;

3. Academic or intellectual dishonesty, such as cheating or plagiarism. Cheating is defined as taking an examination or performing an assigned, evaluated task in a dishonest way, such as by having improper access to answers. Plagiarism is defined as the unauthorized use of the language and thought of another author and representing them as your own;

4. Dishonesty, such as theft or the unlawful taking of property from the rightful owner, or knowingly furnishing false information to the District, or forgery, alteration, or misuse of District documents, records, or identification;

5. Willful misconduct which result in injury or death to a student or District personnel or which results in cutting, defacing, or other injury to any real or personal property owned by the District; or injury to property belonging to a member of the District community or to an authorized District visitor while on District property;

6. Unauthorized entry to or use of District facilities, supplies, equipment, including computing networking or information resources;

7. Obstruction or disruption of classes, computer laboratories or study facilities such as the Library or the Learning Assistance Center, student activities, administration, disciplinary procedures, governance processes, or other authorized District activities;

8. The use, sale, distribution or possession of, or presence on campus while under the influence of alcoholic beverages, narcotics, or other dangerous or hallucinogenic drugs or substances including marijuana and lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) or any controlled substance (except as expressly permitted by law and evidenced by medical authorization) or use, sale, distribution of any poison classified as such by Schedule D in Section 4160 of the Business and Professions Code;

9. Willful or persistent smoking in any area where smoking has been prohibited;

10. Violation of District rules and regulations including those concerning student organizations, the use of college facilities, or the time, place and manner of public expression or distribution of materials;

11. Violation of the District's Sexual Harassment Policy (see appropriate sections of the CCSF Catalog for a complete version of the Policy);

12. Violation of the District's Computer Usage Policy (see appropriate sections of the CCSF Catalog for a complete version of the Policy);

13. Disorderly, lewd, indecent, obscene, or offensive conduct or expression which interferes with the District's primary educational responsibility;

14. Possession while on District property or at any District sponsored function, of any of the following weapons (except for persons given permission by the Chancellor or designee as members of law enforcement operations); any instrument or weapon of the kind commoly known as black-jack, fire bomb, billy club, sandclub, metal knuckles; any dirk, dagger, or knife having a blade longer than two inches; any switchblade longer than two inches, any razor with an unguarded blade; any firearm (loaded or unloaded) such as a pistol, revolver, rifle, automatic or semi-automatic weapon; any metal pipe or bar used or intended to be used as a club; or any other item, such as a chain, used as threat to do bodily harm;

15. Failure to comply with directions of District officials, faculty, staff or campus police officers who are acting in performance of their duties;

16. Persistent, serious misconduct where other means of correction have failed to bring about proper conduct.

Suspension or expulsion of a student shall be accompanied by a hearing to determine if good cause warrants such suspension or expulsion. Good cause shall include, but is not limited to, conduct identified above as prohibited.

Procedures for implementation of these rules shall be adopted by the Chancellor or designee.

San Francisco Community College District Policy Title: Rules of Student Conduct; Number: 6.11; Approved by District Board of Trustees Date: 01.10.84; Legal Authority; California Education Code Sections 66017, 66300, 69810 et seq., 76030 et seq., 76233 and 76234. Student conduct in teh San Francisco Community College District must conform to District rules and regulations.

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