Standards of Student Conduct
Code of Conduct

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The Student Code of Conduct applies to all enrolled Students and student organizations associated with the District.  It informs Students of their rights and responsibilities related to standards of behavior and good standing. These standards, are upheld through an educational disciplinary process that supports the District’s academic mission.

The following conduct shall constitute good cause for discipline, including but not limited to the removal, suspension, or expulsion of a student:

  1. Causing, attempting to cause, or threatening to cause physical, mental or emotional injury to another person; including but not limited to, assault or battery, abuse, or any threat of force or violence in verbal or written form directed toward any Student, District employee, District vendor, District visitor engaged in authorized activities.
    1. Threats often can be classified into one of four categories: direct, indirect, veiled, conditional.
      1. A “direct threat” identifies a specific target and is delivered in a straightforward, clear and explicit manner.
      2. With an “indirect threat” the plan, the intended victim, the motivation, and other aspects of the threat are masked or equivocal.
      3. A “veiled threat” is one that strongly implies but does not expressly threaten violence.
      4. A “conditional threat” is a threat often seen in extortion cases. It warns that a violent act will happen unless certain demands or terms are met.
  2. Engaging in harassing or discriminatory behavior based on disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, immigration status, age, religion, sexual orientation or any other status protected by law.
  3. Engaging in intimidating conduct or bullying against another Student or member of the College Community through words or actions, including direct physical contact; verbal assaults, such as teasing or name-calling; social isolation or manipulation; and cyberbullying via electronic mail, text messaging, or social media platforms.
  4. Committing sexual harassment as defined by law or by District Policies or Regulations.
  5. Sexual assault as defined in Education Code Section 76033(g).
  6. Physical assault or verbal assault on any Student, District employee, District vendor, District visitor, on or off-campus grounds or facilities maintained by the District, or upon grounds or facility frequented by affiliated student organizations.
  7. The obstruction or disruption, on or off-campus, of the District’s educational or administrative processes, activities or any other District function.
  8. Soliciting or assisting another to do any act which would subject a Student to expulsion, suspension, probation, or other disciplines pursuant to Student Code of Conduct.
  9. Disruptive behavior, willful disobedience, or the open and persistent defiance of the authority of, or persistent harassment or abuse of, or egregious use of time and resources of, College personnel.
  10. Cheating, plagiarism (including plagiarism in a student publication), or engaging in other academic dishonesty; or any behavior that would violate class policies or instructions (i.e. use or presence of cell phones or other electronic devices).
  11. Dishonesty; forgery; alteration or misuse of District documents, records or identification; or knowingly furnishing false information to the District.
  12. Persistent misconduct where other means of correction have failed to bring about proper conduct.
  13. Failure to comply with proper directives of District personnel.
  14. Possession, sale or otherwise furnishing any firearm, knife, explosive or other dangerous objects, including but not limited to, any facsimile firearm, knife or explosive.
  15. Unlawful possession, use, sale, offer to sell, or furnishing, or being under the influence of, any controlled substance listed in Health and Safety Code Sections 11053 et seq., an alcoholic beverage, or an intoxicant of any kind; or unlawful possession of, or offering, arranging or negotiating the sale of any drug paraphernalia, as defined in Health and Safety Code Section 11014.5.
  16. Committing or attempting to commit robbery, theft, burglary, or extortion.
  17. Causing or attempting to cause damage to District property or to private property on campus.
  18. Theft, stealing or attempting to steal District property or private property on campus, or knowingly receiving stolen District property or private property on campus.
  19. Smoking or use of electronic cigarettes in any area where smoking has been prohibited by law or District regulation.
  20. Willful or reckless misconduct that results in injury or death to a Student, to District personnel, or to a member of the College Community, or which results in cutting, defacing, or other injury to any real or personal property owned by the District.
  21. Unauthorized entry to or use of District facilities.
  22. Lewd, disorderly, indecent or obscene conduct or expression on District-owned
  23. Engaging in expression which is obscene, libelous or slanderous, or which so incites others as to create a clear and present danger of the commission of unlawful acts on District premises, or the violation of lawful District regulations, or the substantial disruption of the orderly operation of the District.
  24. Unauthorized preparation, giving, selling, transfer, distribution, or publication, for any commercial purpose, of any contemporaneous recording of an academic presentation in a classroom or equivalent site of instruction, including but not limited to handwritten or typewritten class notes, except as permitted by District Policy or Administrative Regulation.
  25. Knowingly accessing and without permission altering, damaging, deleting, destroying, or otherwise using District data, email, computer system, or computer network in order to either (a) devise or execute any scheme or artifice to defraud, deceive, defame, slander or extort, or (b) wrongfully control or obtain money, property, or data.
  26. Violation of District policies or regulations including those concerning the formation and registration of student organizations, the use of college facilities, or the time, place and manner of public expression.
  27. Any other behavior or action not listed herein which is identified as good cause for discipline by the District Superintendent/President or designee, including those set forth in Education Code Sections 76020, 76033, or 78907.

Campus Rules

The following campus rules must be adhered to at all times. Violations subject students to disciplinary action.

  1. Smoking of any kind, including use of electronic devices, and all uses of tobacco are prohibited on all District property and in all indoor and outdoor spaces, and in all District-owned vehicles. Smoking and vaping in private vehicles that are parked in LBCC lots is also prohibited.
  2. Eating and drinking are prohibited in all buildings except where food is sold or as part of an approved and scheduled activity.
  3. Gambling on the campus is prohibited. Gaming is restricted to the PCC Student Lounge and the LAC Activities Room.
  4. Animals not indigenous to the campus grounds are not allowed on campus. Exceptions shall be made for certified companion animals and those animals previously approved by college officials for specific educational purposes.
  5. Literature to be distributed must be approved by the Office of Student Life.
  6. Children are not allowed on campus unless under the supervision of a parent or guardian or officially enrolled in an approved college program. Children may not attend classes with a parent or guardian unless the course is specifically designed to include children. Children must be supervised so that educational activities are not interrupted and may not be left unattended in common areas such as the library, computer labs, cafeterias, quads, or lounges.
  7. Vehicles without a parking permit must park in visitor parking, or their drivers may purchase a one-day parking permit.
  8. Students are required to be fully attired, including shirts or blouses and footgear.
  9. Skateboarding, skating, and bike riding is prohibited on campus grounds. Officers will cite any violators.
  10. The use of electronic devices without headphones is prohibited on campus except in connection with approved campus or classroom activities.
  11. Electronic recording devices may not be used in any classroom without the permission of the instructor.