STUDENT DISCIPLINE PROCEDURES
The facts of any disciplinary action and
the reasons shall be recorded on the students records subject to access, review and
comment by the student as authorized by the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (20
USC Section 2332g) and Education Code Section 76200 et seq. All access or release of such
records to members of the public shall also be in accordance with applicable State and
Federal laws. The CSSO shall maintain student disciplinary records.
Three (3) years after the date of a
disciplinary action, the portion of the students records which refers to the action
shall be sealed and placed in storage. The records shall be available only to officers or
employees of the GCCCD and only used when necessary to represent the College or District
in litigation or other legal or administrative proceedings.
Any specified time limits stated in these
procedures may be shortened or lengthened by mutual concurrence of all parties.
If any student is suspended or expelled
from the GCCCD, he or she shall not be present on any of the campuses or at the District
Office without authorization from the CSSO or the District Vice Chancellor of Human
Resources and must be escorted by a District Public Safety officer.
Failure of the student to appeal any
determination at any step within the specified time limits shall be deemed acceptance by
the student of the last determination rendered.
Written notice to a student pursuant to
these procedures shall be sufficient if sent by certified mail to the last known address
of the student currently on file at the College. Notice shall be deemed given on the day
of said mailing.
The CSSO shall be responsible for
enforcing the procedures at the campus. In case of a conflict, or at the discretion of the
College President, another administrator may be designated to enforce these procedures.
Whenever there is included in any student
record information concerning any disciplinary action taken by community college personnel
in connection with the student, the student shall be allowed to include in such record a
written statement or response concerning the disciplinary action. (Education Code 76233)
Technical departures from these
procedures and errors in its application shall not constitute grounds to invalidate
disciplinary action against a student unless, in the opinion of the College President or
designee, the technical departure or error prevented a fair determination of the issue.