Student Code of Conduct

Student Code of Conduct

For full text, refer to the Student Code of Conduct SSP3027

The Student Code of Conduct is a statement of the Contra
Costa Community College District’s expectations regarding student
standards of conduct, both academic and non-academic,
and is guided by the California Education Code. Students are
expected to obey all laws and district policies and regulations.
Students shall be subject to discipline for violation of these
laws, policies, and regulations. Student misconduct may also
be subject to other regulations of the district, including but not
limited to regulations regarding complaints of harassment and

The following excerpt from the Student Code of Conduct lists the
grounds for disciplinary action. For the full text of the code and
related disciplinary actions and procedures, please see
Student Services Procedure 3027.

Students shall conduct themselves consistent with the
Student Code of Conduct while on campus or participating off
campus at a college-sponsored event, including but not limited
to international study programs. Students shall be suspended or
expelled only for good cause.

The following constitutes misconduct and grounds for disciplinary

1. Dishonesty, such as cheating, fabrication, lying, plagiarism,
knowingly furnishing false information, or reporting a false
emergency to the District;

2. Forgery, alteration, misappropriation or theft, misuse of any
District or college document, record, key, electronic device,
or identification;

3. Misrepresentation of oneself or of an organization to be an
agent of the District;

4. Obstruction or disruption, on or off District property of
the District’s educational process, administrative process,
disciplinary procedures, or other District functions and

5. Disruptive or abusive behavior, such as verbal harassment,
habitual profanity or vulgarity, physical abuse, intimidation,
hazing, or stalking any member of the college community;

6. Willful misconduct which results in an injury or death of a
student or District personnel or results in cutting, defacing,
or other damages to any real or personal property owned by
the District or a member of the college community;

7. Assault, battery, violence or threat of violence, or behavior
that threatens the health and safety of any member of the
college community;

8. Theft of District property, or property in the possession of,
or owned by, a member of the college community;

9. Violation of District or college policies or regulations including
but not limited to those concerning the formation
and registration of student organizations, the use of college
facilities or the time, place, and manner of public expression
or the distribution of leaflets, pamphlets, or other

10. Failure to comply with the directions of the District or college
officials acting in the performance of their duties;

11. The use, sale, distribution, or possession on campus of, or
presence on campus under the influence of, any controlled
substances, or any poison classified as such by Schedule
D section 4160 of the Business and Professions Code or
other California laws, on District property or at any
District sponsored event. This regulation does not apply
when the person named on the prescription possesses
the drugs or narcotics or when the drugs or narcotics are
permitted for and are being used in research, instruction,
or analysis;

12. Possession, consumption, sale, distribution or delivery of any
alcoholic beverage in college buildings or on college grounds,
or at college-sponsored or supervised activities, regardless of
their location, unless authorized by college officials.

13. Possession or use of explosives, dangerous chemicals, or
deadly weapons on District property or at a campus function,
without prior authorization of the College President;

14. Engaging in lewd, indecent, or obscene behavior on
District-owned or controlled property or at a District-sponsored
or supervised function;

15. Rape, date rape, sexual harassment, sexual assault, or
threat of an assault upon a student or member of the
college community on District property, or at a college or
District-sponsored or supervised function;

16. Unauthorized entry into, unauthorized use of, or misuse of
District property;

17. Willful or persistent smoking in any area where smoking
has been prohibited by law or by regulation of the Governing
Board or College;

18. Knowingly assisting another person in the commission of a
violation of the Student Code of Conduct;

19. Misuse of computers and networks which includes but is
not limited to utilizing an unauthorized account, password,
campus network, interfering with normal computer operations,
circumventing data protection schemes or uncovering
security loopholes, or violating terms of the software

20. Willful disruption of the orderly operation of the campus.

21. Any other cause identified as good cause by Education
Code section 76033, not identified above; or any applicable
Penal Code sections, or other applicable local, state, or
federal laws.

22. Any other ground constituting good cause. Violation of
parking laws, regulations, or rules shall not be cause for the
removal, suspension, or expulsion of a student (Ed. Code
section 76036).”