College Policies at College of San Mateo - Step 1: Incident Occurs
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Step 1: Incident Occurs

Within twenty (20) days* from the time that the Disciplinary Officer is informed of allegations which may constitute a violation of the Student Code of Conduct, the Disciplinary Officer shall conduct a fact-finding investigation to determine whether to pursue an Administrative Conference or a Student Disciplinary Hearing.

For the purpose of evaluating whether the student’s conduct is a violation of the Student Code of Conduct, no consideration shall be given to the student’s actual or perceived disability unless such disability is being asserted by the student as a defense to, in mitigation of a potential violation.

Immediate Interim Suspension: In cases where the alleged violation is deemed by the Disciplinary Officer to pose an imminent threat to the health and safety of the college community, the student may be suspended immediately pursuant to Education Code 66017, provided that a reasonable opportunity is afforded a suspended person for a hearing within ten (10) days*.

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