Student Conduct & Discipline

The Office of Student Conduct & Discipline at City College of San Francisco (CCSF) is responsible for acting on behalf of the College in matters of student discipline. The Disciplinary Officer or designee adjudicates alleged instances of student misconduct in order to determine how best to resolve these allegations. 

It is the purpose of the student disciplinary system to further the educational mission of the College by resolving alleged violations of the Student Code of Conduct and other applicable policies regarding student behavior. CCSF provides a student the opportunity to address the allegations as laid out in the Due Process procedures. 

All students are expected to behave themselves honorably in all endeavors they undertake as students at the College. Our student disciplinary process exists to set a standard for behavior on our campus. It is not meant to replace or substitute for the Federal or State legal system or other legal avenues. However, the student disciplinary process provides an important forum to respond to the interests of the CCSF community. It is here for two purposes: to help create a safe environment where academic life can flourish and to promote the development of students. 

Our processes are designed to educate and, where appropriate, sanction those students who violate College regulations. We seek both to promote a student’s sense of responsibility by enforcing accountability, and to protect our community, when necessary, which may mean removing or restricting those who pose a threat to others. 

Our intention is to emphasize the peaceful and productive handling of conflict as much as possible and where appropriate. We strive to be a safe, helpful and efficient resource for the entire CCSF community.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

FERPA affords eligible students certain rights with respect to their education records. (An "eligible student" under FERPA is a student who is 18 years of age or older or who attends a postsecondary institution at any age.) For more information about FERPA and students' rights concerning FERPA, please visit Admissions & Records Annual Notification to City College of San Francisco Students: FERPA and Privacy Rights of Students. You may be asked or required to complete Student Conduct & Discipline: Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Form in order for us to speak with individuals who are assisting you in student conduct related matters.