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 v. Discretionary Sanctions - work assignments, essays, service to the college, or other related discretionary assignments. (Such assignments must have the prior approval of the Student Conduct Administrator.)
vi. College Suspension - separation of the student from all the colleges in the District for a definite period of time, after which the student is eligible to return. Conditions for readmission may be specified.
vii. College Expulsion - permanent separation of the student from all the colleges in the District.
B. More than one of the sanctions listed above may be imposed for any single violation.
C. Other than college expulsion, disciplinary sanction shall not be made part of the student's academic record, but shall become part of the student's disciplinary record. Upon graduation, the student's disciplinary record may be expunged of disciplinary actions upon the student's application to the Student Conduct Administrator. Cases involving the imposition of sanctions other than suspension or expulsion shall be expunged from the student's confidential record five (5) years after final disposition of the case.
In situations involving both an accused student(s) (or group or organization) and a student(s) claiming to be the victim of another student's conduct, the records of the process and of the sanctions imposed, if any, shall be considered to be the education records of both the accused student(s) and the student(s) claiming to be the victim because the educational career and chances of success in the college community of each may be impacted.
D. The following sanctions may be imposed upon groups or organizations:
i. Those sanctions listed above in Article IV 2. A. 1 through 4.
ii. Loss of selected rights and privileges for a specified period of time.
iii. Deactivation - loss of all privileges, including college recognition for a designated period of time.
E. In each case in which a Student Conduct Board determines that a student and/or group or organization has violated the Student Conduct Code, the sanction(s) shall be determined and imposed by the Student Conduct Administrator. In cases in which persons other than, or in addition to, the Student Conduct Administrator have been authorized to serve as the Student Conduct Board, the recommendation of the Student Conduct Board shall be considered by the StudentConductAdministratorindeterminingandimposingsanctions. TheStudentConduct Administrator is not limited to sanctions recommended by members of the Student Conduct Board. Following the Student Conduct Board hearing, the Student Conduct Board and the Student Conduct Administrator shall advise the accused student, group and/or organization (and a complaining student who believes s/he was the victim of another student's conduct) in writing of its determination and of the sanction(s) imposed, if any.
3. Emergency Suspension
If a student’s actions pose an immediate threat or danger to any member of the college community or the educational processes, a college official responsible for administering the Student Conduct Code may immediately suspend or alter the rights of a student pending a Student Conduct Board hearing.
Scheduling the hearing shall not preclude resolution of the matter through mediation or any other dispute resolutionprocess. Thedecisionwillbebasedonwhetherthecontinuedpresenceofthestudentonthe college campus reasonably poses a threat to the physical or emotional condition and well-being of any individual, including the student, or for reasons relating to the safety and welfare of any college property, or anycollegefunction. Whenanemergencysuspensionisimposed,thestudentconductadministratorwill seektoresolvethecomplaintattheearliestpossibledate. Thissuspensionisnotasanctionbutaneffort to protect people and property and prevent disruption of college operations. In imposing an emergency suspension, the college official responsible for administration of the Student Conduct Code may direct that the student immediately leave the college premises and may further direct the student not to return until contactedbythatofficial. Anaccusedstudentshallbeinviolationofthispolicyregardlessofwhetherthe person who is the object of the threat observes or receives it, as long as a reasonable person would interpret the communication, conduct or gesture as a serious expression of intent to harm.
4. Administrative Hold
The Student Conduct Administrator may place a temporary administrative hold preventing an accused student’s registration, financial aid award, transcript release, or graduation if it is necessary to secure the student’s cooperation in the investigation or compliance with a direction. This hold is not a sanction but a necessary step to resolve the complaint promptly.

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