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Student Discipline and Conduct Due Process
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The Board of Trustees of the Long Beach Community College District is authorized to establish campus-wide standards of student conduct and disciplinary procedures Education Code Section 76030-76037. The Director of Student Discipline or Designee is the designee for all Student Conduct (link to Standards of Conduct) violations and is responsible for administering the student discipline system and implementing the following Due Process procedures:

Due Process Procedures

LBCC Administrative Regulations on Student Conduct Policy 5012.6 Due Process

When infractions are reported, the Director of Student Discipline or Designee shall initiate a meeting informing the student of the charges. At this time students are notified of their rights and provided with a copy of the Long Beach City College Due Process procedures.

If, after adequate notification, the student fails to appear at a conference called by the Director of Student Discipline or Designee, the Director of Student Discipline or Designee may proceed as if the conference had been held. If the student feels he/she has been unfairly accused or treated, he/she has the right to the options that follow:

Student Options

Procedure I: An immediate hearing to discuss the accusations with the Director of Student Discipline or Designee.
 

  1. The Director of Student Discipline or Designee will discuss the accusations with the student, take disciplinary action, if warranted, and inform the student that if  he/she disagrees with the disciplinary action, an appeal may be made to the Long Beach City College Review Board.

  2. If the proposed discipline involves expulsion, the Director of Student Discipline or Designee shall forward that recommendation to the Superintendent-President.

  3. If, after adequate notification, the student fails to appear at a conference called by the Director of Student Discipline or Designee, the Director of Student Discipline or Designee may proceed as if  the conference had been held.

  4. If the student wishes to appeal, the Director of Student Discipline or Designee must schedule a Review Board meeting at the earliest possible time and provide the student with a written statement of the charges and proposed disciplinary action.

  5. The decision of the Director of Student Discipline or Designee will remain in effect until the Review Board decision is made.

Procedure II : A hearing of the accusations with the Review Board. 

  1. The Director of Student Discipline or Designee shall arrange a meeting of the Review Board at the earliest possible time, providing them with a written statement of the charges.

  2. The Director of Student Discipline or Designee shall arrange to have the Review Board conference recorded, either written or taped. This record shall be maintained until the matter is resolved.

  3. Hearings shall be conducted in a manner consistent with the orderly conduct of the affairs of the college and which seems to the Review Board most conducive to the determination of the truth. It is not contemplated that the hearing will be conducted with the procedural formality of a trail in civil courts.

  4. Students may select another student, staff member or family member to assist them before the Review Board. They have the right to speak and testify in their own behalf, to present written statements of witnesses and to hear the testimony and question those who testify against them.

  5. After complete submission of evidence, the Review Board shall immediately meet in private, and based on the evidence presented, determine the validity of the charges and what discipline, if any, should be imposed.

  6. When the Review Board has completed its deliberations, it shall give the student written notice of its decision and its recommended disposition.

  7. If the proposed discipline involves expulsion, the Review Board shall forward its recommendation to the Superintendent-President.

  8. If the discipline does not involve expulsion, the Review Board will forward its recommendation to the Director of Student Discipline or Designee for implementation.

Disciplinary Actions

Sanctions, which may be assessed, include but are not limited to:
 

  1. Warning - Notice to the student that continuation or repetition of specified conduct may be cause for other disciplinary action.

  2. Reprimand - Notice to the student in writing that officially recognizes a violation of the standards of student conduct or campus rules. The reprimand admonishes the student to avoid future infractions in order to avoid additional formal action.

  3. Probation - An official disciplinary action which returns the offender to the college community on a promise of appropriate future behavior. Any violation of this promise mandates formal action.

  4. Social Suspension - Social suspension limits a student's attendance on campus to scheduled classroom hours. Other privileges can be set forth in the Notice of Social Suspension for a specified period of time. The imposition of social suspension involves notification in writing of the reason for social suspension to the student(s) or president of the student organization involved.

  5. Disciplinary Suspension - Disciplinary suspension follows a hearing based on due process of law. It shall be invoked by the college president, appropriate administrator, or other staff members designated by the president, upon students for misconduct when other corrective.

  6. Expulsion - An expulsion is a long term or permanent denial of all campus privileges including class attendance. The Board of Trustees may expel a student after a hearing by a campus body, or upon recommendation of the Superintendent-President. Permanent expulsion and active prosecution shall automatically result for any student found to be in possession of a gun. Board action is not necessary in this instance.

  7. Restitution - Reimbursement for damage or for misappropriation of property. Reimbursement may take the form of  appropriate service to repair or otherwise compensate for damage

Disciplinary Records

When a student has been found responsible for a violation of College standards by the Director of Student Discipline or Designee, a disciplinary record (separate from the student's academic record) will be created and maintained in a confidential file in the Director of Student Discipline or Designee Office. If a student is suspended or expelled from the College, the file is kept permanently. A permanent notation will be made on the student's academic record if he or she is expelled from the College or suspended for longer than one academic year. Send your email to Josh Williams,  Director of Student Discipline & Student Life at jwilliams@lbcc.edu.

 

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