College Policies at College of San Mateo - Disciplinary Procedures
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College Policies
Disciplinary Procedures

These procedures are designed to provide uniform standards to assure due process when a student is charged with a violation of the San Mateo County Community College Student Code of Conduct, as defined in Board Policy 7.69 and 7.70. All proceedings held in accordance with these procedures shall relate only to an alleged violation of established standards.
Definitions
  • Disciplinary Officer: Each president will designate an administrator to serve as the College‚Äôs Disciplinary Officer. The Disciplinary Officer shall be responsible for investigating and processing the alleged violation of the Student Code of Conduct.

  • Party: The student or any persons claimed to have been responsible for the student's alleged grievance, together with their representatives. "Party" shall not include the Grievance Hearing Committee or the College Grievance Officer.

  • Student: A currently enrolled student, a person who has filed an application for admission to the college, or a former student. A grievance by an applicant shall be limited to a complaint regarding denial of admission. Former students shall be limited to grievances relating to course grades to the extent permitted by Education Code Section 76224(a).

  • Respondent: Any person claimed by a grievance to be responsible for the alleged grievance.

  • Day: Unless otherwise provided, day shall mean a day during which the college is in session and regular classes are held, excluding Saturdays and Sundays.