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CODE OF CONDUCT FOR COLLEGE & ASCC SPONSORED ACTIVITIES
The President/Superintendent shall establish procedures for the imposition of discipline on students in accordance with the re-
quirements for due process of the state and federal laws and regulaons. The procedures shall clearly define the conduct that is sub-
ject to discipline, and shall identify potential disciplinary actions, including but not limited to the removal, suspension, or expul-
sion of a student. A complainant or witness who participates in an investigation of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating
violence, or stalking will not be subject to disciplinary sanctions for a violaon of the District’s student conduct policy at or near the
me of the incident, unless the District determines that the violaon was egregious, including but not limited to, an acon that places the
health or safety of any other person at risk or involves plagiarism, cheang, or academic honesty. Due process requires that in all signif-
icant disciplinary situations a student is informed of charges against him/her, is given an opportunity to refute them, and has the
opportunity to appeal a decision. The Board of Trustees shall consider any recommendation from the President/Superintendent
for expulsion. The Board of Trustees shall consider an expulsion recommendation in closed session unless the student re-
quests that the matter be considered in a public meeting. Final action by the Board of Trustees on the expulsion shall be taken
at a public meeting. The procedures shall be made widely available to students through the College catalog and other means.
Students enrolling in Cerritos College assume an obligation to abide by all District regulations on District-owned or controlled
property or at District-sponsored or supervised functions. Students who fail to adhere to District regulations are subject to disci-
plinary actions. In all disciplinary actions, the student shall be informed of the nature of the charges against him/her and given a
fair opportunity to refute them. The District shall not be arbitrary in its actions. The following conduct while on District-owned or
controlled property or at District- sponsored or supervised functions shall constitute good cause for discipline, including but not
limited to the removal, suspension, or expulsion of a student.
1. Assault, battery, or any threat of force or violence, or causing, attempting to cause, or threatening to cause physical injury to
another person, in person or in an online environment and, when the victim or victims are associated with the District, wheth-
er or not the location is associated with the District.
2. Possession, use, sale, or otherwise furnishing any firearm, knife, explosive, or other dangerous object or chemical, including
but not limited to any facsimile firearm, knife, or explosive on District-owned or controlled property or at District- sponsored or
supervised functions without the prior authorization of the President/Superintendent or designee.
3. Unlawful possession, use, sale, offer to sell, or furnishing, or being under the influence of, any controlled substance listed in
Chapter 2 (commencing with 48 Section 11053) of Division 10 of the California Health and Safety Code, an alcoholic bever-
age, or an intoxicant of any kind; or unlawful possession of, or offering, arranging, or negotiating the sale of any drug para-
phernalia, as defined in California Health and Safety Code, Section 11014.5.
4. Committing or attempting to commit robbery or extortion.
5. Theft, attempted theft of, or willful damage to District property or property in the possession of, or owned by, a member of the
college community or knowingly receiving stolen property or private property on District premises.
6. Willful or persistent smoking in any area where smoking has been prohibited by law or by regulation of the District.
7. Sexual assault or sexual exploitation regardless of the victim’s affiliation with the District.
8. Committing sexual harassment as defined by law or by District policies and procedures in person or in an online environment
and, when the victim or victims are associated with the District, whether or not the location is associated with the District.
9. Engaging in harassing or discriminatory behavior based on national origin, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender
expression, race or ethnicity, color, medical condition, genetic information, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, physi-
cal or mental disability, pregnancy, or because he or she is perceived to have one or more of the foregoing characteristics,
or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics, or any other
status protected by law in person or in an online environment and, when the victim or victims are associated with the District,
whether or not the location is associated with the District.
10.Engaging in intimidating conduct or bullying against another student through words or actions, including direct physical con-
tact; verbal assaults, such as teasing or name-calling; social isolation or manipulation; and cyberbullying.
11.Willful misconduct that results in injury or death to a student, client, patient, visitor, guest, or to District personnel or that
results in cutting, defacing, or other injury to 78 any real or personal property owned by the District or on campus.
12.Endangering a student, client, patient, visitor, guest, or District employee or contributing to or causing harm to the health,
safety, and/or well-being of such others.
13.Disruptive behavior, continual or willful disobedience and/or persistent defiance of the authority, habitual profanity or vulgari-
ty, or abuse of District personnel or where the presence of the student causes a continuing danger to the physical safety of
students or others.
14.Cheating, or engaging in other academic dishonesty including copying from another’s work; discussion prohibited by the
instructor; obtaining exam copies without permission; and using notes, other information, or devices that have been prohibit-
15.Misrepresentation and/or impersonation, including arranging for or allowing another individual to impersonate or otherwise
misrepresent himself or herself to be a student generally or to be a particular student either in person or in an online environ-
ment, and/or impersonating or otherwise misrepresenting oneself to be another person in person or in an online environ-
16.Plagiarism, in individual or group work or in a student publication, including the act of taking the ideas, words or specific
substantive material of another and offering them as one’s own without giving credit to the source.
17.Dishonesty; forgery; alteration or misuse of District documents, records, or identification; or knowingly furnishing false infor-
mation to the District.
18.Unauthorized entry upon, into, or use of District facilities, either in person or in an online environment.