whom does Code of Student Conduct apply and when does it apply?
Code Student Conduct applies to all students of City College of San
Francisco (CCSF) from the moment that they enroll as students at CCSF.
happens if I have been removed from my class (for up to two class
meetings) by my instructor or from a facility or area (for up to
two days) by an administrator?
return to the class or area for the designated dates (or times) during
the period of removal without the permission of the instructor or the
administrator. You should report to the Office of Student Affairs
& Wellness for further instructions. You may be in further
violation of the Code of Student Conduct or you may be removed by
Campus Police if you return without permission.
just received a notice from the Office of Student Affairs &
Wellness. What is this notice?
notice states that you may have violated one or more standards of the
Code of Student Conduct. The violation was reported by a District
employee and to the Dean of Students.
notices outline the alleged violation(s) of the Code of Student
Conduct and provide the date of the alleged violation, the charges, a
brief description of the alleged incident, and instructions for
scheduling an appointment.
should I do now that I have received this notice?
should read the notice carefully and contact the Office of Student
Affairs & Wellness to schedule an appointment with the Dean of
Students. For appointments, call 415.239.3211 or send an email to
firstname.lastname@example.org. Generally, students schedule an
appointment with the Dean of Students within 2-3 days of the
date of the notice.
I bring an advocate to my appointment with the Dean of Students?
Yes, you may bring an advocate with you. You will need to sign
a FERPA/Release of Information form giving the the Dean of Students
consent to disclose details of the violation report to you in the
presence of your advocate. Lawyers are not permitted.
happens if I don't make an appointment or skip my appointment?
fail to schedule an appointment or if you miss your appointment, a
hold may be placed on your student account. A hold will prevent you
from accessing and utilizing student services and programs. For
example, you may not be able to register for classes, drop or add
classes or request transcripts.
What will happen at this appointment?
meet with the Dean of Students. The Dean will discuss and review the
report of the alleged violation with you. You will be given an
opportunity to be heard, to present any information to support account
of the report and to inspect and review any evidence available in your matter.
conclusion of the meeting, given the preponderance of evidence
("more likely than now" in cases of sexual harassment) and
given the information contained in the written notices and provided by
you, the Dean of Students may impose any number of sanctions,
including but not limited to Warning; Reprimand; Removal (from a
class, program, activity, location); Restriction; Restitution;
Disciplinary Probation; Recommended Suspension; Recommended Expulsion.
You also be expected to sign and abide by the Code of Student Conduct.
If a sanction is imposed and I disagree with
it, may I appeal the decision?
sanctions cannot be appealed. You may not appeal the following
sanctions: Warning; Reprimand; Removal; Restriction; Restitution;
Disciplinary Probation. With the exception of a Warning, these
sanctions become part of your student record.
proven cases of academic dishonesty (including but not limited to
cheating and plagiarism), your instructor has the freedom to apply one
or more of the following outcomes: impose an academic penalty on the
assignment (usually an F); impose an academic penalty for the course
(usually an F); report of the violation to the Dean of Students (for
informational purposes only).
appeal Suspension and Expulsion recommendations and request that a
hearing appeal review your matter. The Dean of Students will explain
the appeals process and the different appeal hearings options that are
available to you. If either of Suspension or Expulsion are recommended
by the Dean of Students, you are given five (5) business days
to appeal, in writing, sanctions. If the Dean of Student does not
recieve a written appeal within five busines days, then you
automatically waive your opportunity to appeal the recommended sanction.
for an appeal generally are limited to errors in facts or statements;
due process violations; new information. Once the written request for
an appeal has been received, the Dean of Students will arrange an
appeal hearing within ten (10) business days of receiving the
request for a written appeal.
are the hearing options?
appeal may be heard 1) by an impartial, uninvolved Hearing Officer
(Vice Chancellor of Student Development or his/her designee) or 2) by
an impartial, uninvovled Hearing Panel (one Administrator, one Faculty
Member, one Student or a Classified Member). The Hearing Officer or
Hearing Panel may sustain the recommended sanction (suspension or
expulsion), in whole or part, may recommend a reduced disciplinary
sanction, or may exonerate you. A final decision will be rendered, in
writing, by the Hearing Officer or Hearing Panel within ten (10) days.
What if I do not appeal the Dean’s decision?
do not appeal a Suspension recommendation, the sanction becomes final.
If you do not appeal an Expulsion recommendation, the sanction is
reviewed by the Vice Chancellor of Student Development.
if I am found in violation of the allegations and charges against me?
of Suspension, if you are found to be in violation of the allegations
and charges against you, then the decision of the Hearing Officer or
Hearing Panel is final and the suspension takes effect.
of Expulsion, if you are found to be in violation of the allegations
and charges against you, then the decision of the Hearing Officer or
Hearing Panel is subject to review and consideration by the Chancellor
and the Board of Trustees. The Expulsion recommendation will be heard
in closed session by the Board of Trustees unless you request that
your matter be heard in public within forty-eight (48) hours of
receiving a notice from the Office of Legal Affairs stating so.
happens to my student record if I am found to be in violation of
the Code of Student Conduct?
Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) makes a student's
disciplinary file part of the educational record. The Office of
Student Affairs & Wellness will not release or permit access to
your disciplinary file except as otherwise permitted by law or a court
order and/or with your authorization. However, disciplinary record may
also be shared with other members of the CCSF community with a
legitimate need to know.
You may obtain a copy
of your disciplinary file. Send a written request for a copy of
disciplinary file to the Office of Student Affairs & Wellness and
a copy of your file will be sent to you via mail. However, identifying
information (e.g., names, pictures and contact information) kept in
your file or in any documentation will not be disclosed or will be obscured.