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                                STUDENT CONDUCT General Guidelines
1. The rules and regulations applying to the conduct of students on campus (or on any college-operated facility), shall apply to their conduct off campus only when the student is acting in either or both of the following capacities:
a. As a student employee, all or a portion of whose salary is paid by the college;
b. As a participant in a college-approved field trip, club activity, or any other college- sponsored event.
2. Students who violate the law may incur penalties prescribed by civil authorities, but institutional authority shall not be used to duplicate the functions of general laws, except where such duplication is mandated.
3. The student who violates college rules and/or regulations in the course of college-related off-campus activities shall not be subject to any greater penalties than normally imposed on students who commit similar violations in the course of college-related on-campus activities.
4. Institutional action shall be independent of community pressure.
Prohibited Conduct
A student may be disciplined for “good cause” pursuant to the California Education Code, Section 76033. Disciplinary action will be taken in support of local, state, and federal laws relative, but not limited, to the following:
1. Theft, or willful defacing of college property or belonging to a member of the college community, Penal Code, Sections 484, and 486490.5;
2. Forgery, alteration, or submission of any document containing false information used to conduct transactions with the college, California Code of Regulations, Section 41301;
3. Cheating, plagiarism, or submitting work for a class that is not the product of a student’s own effort, California Education Code, Section 76037;
4. Failure to pay just debts, such as fines or loans, and failure to return borrowed property, following reasonable attempts by the college to retrieve same;
5. Failuretomakegoodonreturnedcheckscashedbythecollege,PenalCode,Sections476 and 476a;
6. Criminal action, violence, or threat of such action against any person on college property, California Code of Regulations, Section 41301;
7. Disorderly,lewd,indecent,obscene,oroffensiveconduct(bycurrentlegaldefinition) on college property or at college-sponsored or supervised functions, California Code of Regulations, Sections 41301-41304;
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