SCHOOL POLICIES REGARDING STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
Board Policy 3440--Individuals with Disabilities—General Institution
Board Policy 5140--Students With Disabilities
Administrative Procedure 5140: Students with Disabilities—General Academic Adjustments
Administrative Procedures 5141: Students with Disabilities—Accessibility of Instructional Print Media—Alternate Media
Administrative Procedures 5142: Students with Disabilities—Accessibility of Multimedia Instructional Material—Captioning
Administrative Procedures 3450: Accessibility of Audiovisual Media – Captioning
Administrative Procedures 4700: Classroom Visitors and Other Attendees
Board Policy 5500: Standards of Conduct, Student Services
BP 3440: Individuals with Disabilities—General Institution
Education Code Sections 67302, 67310, 84850; Title 5, Sections 56000 et seq.; 29 U.S.C Section 794d; 42 U.S.C. Section 12101; 34CFR Sections 104.3 and 104.44; 36CFR Section 11135; 36CFR, part 1194, BP 3410, BP 3420
Under federal and state laws, the College is required to ensure that academic requirements
and practices, facilities, electronic information technology, printed and audiovisual materials,
and College services and activities are reasonably accessible to individuals with disabilities.
The College will make modifications and adjustments as necessary in order to provide equal
The Disabled Student Programs & Services (DSPS) Office shall be the primary provider for
support programs and services that facilitate equal educational opportunities for students with
disabilities who can benefit from instruction as required by federal and State laws. (Refer to
Board Policy 5140 for more specific information relating to students with disabilities.)
The College’s assigned ADA/504 Compliance Officer will be the contact point for visitors,
employees, and students with professionally verified disabilities not participating in DSPS
who need reasonable accommodations in order to equally participate in programs and
activities at the College.
The College President/CEO in consultation with the Vice President of Human Resources
shall assure that the College conforms to all requirements established by relevant laws and
Approved August 22, 2012
BP 5140: Students With Disabilities
Education Code Sections 67302, 67310, 84850; Title 5, Sections 56000 et seq.; 29 U.S.C. Section 794d; 42 U.S.C. Section 12101; 34CFR Sections 104.3 and 104.44;
36CFR Section 11135; 36CFR, part 1194
Under federal and State laws, the College is required to ensure that academic requirements
and practices, facilities, electronic information technology, printed materials, and college
services and activities are reasonably accessible to students with disabilities. The College
will make modifications as necessary in order to provide equal access.
The Disabled Student Programs & Services (DSPS) Office shall be the primary provider for
support programs and services that facilitate equal educational opportunities for students with
disabilities who can benefit from instruction as required by federal and State laws.
DSPS services shall be available to students with professionally verified disabilities. The
services to be provided are based on educational need and include, but are not limited to,
priority registration, reasonable classroom and testing accommodations, sign language
interpreters, closed or open captioning, printed college material in alternate formats,
transportation from class to class, adaptive equipment, specialized classes and support
programs, and disability and academic counseling.
The College President/CEO in consultation with the Vice President, Student Services shall
assure that the DSPS Program conforms to all requirements established by the relevant law
Students with disabilities have the right to receive reasonable academic adjustments in order
to create an educational environment where they have equal access to instruction without
fundamentally altering any course, educational program, or degree. Students with disabilities
are not required to register with DSPS. The College’s assigned ADA/504 Compliance Officer
will be the contact point for students with professionally verified disabilities, not participating
in DSPS, who need reasonable accommodations in order to equally participate in the regular
educational programs at the College.
Adopted: June 23, 2004
Revised: August 22, 2012
AP 5140: Students with Disabilities—General Academic Adjustments
Education Education Code Sections 67302, 67310, and 84850; Title 5 Sections 56000 et seq.; 42 U.S.C. Section 12101; 34CFR Sections 104.3 and 104.44; 36CFR Section 11135, BP 3440, BP 5140, AP 3450, AP 5141, AP 5142
The Disabled Student Programs and Services (DSPS) Office is the primary provider for support programs and services. Students with disabilities are not required to register with DSPS. The point of contact regarding accommodations for those groups is the ADA/504 Compliance Officer.
The College maintains a plan for the provision of programs and services to students with disabilities designed to assure that they have equal access to College classes and programs. The yearly DSPS Program Plan, as required by the Chancellor’s Office, describes processes, procedures, and requirements as well as a full description of the program. Other information regarding the goals and objectives of DSPS can be found in the DSPS Program Review document.
Providing Academic Adjustments for Individuals with Disabilities
Students with disabilities are assured equal access to educational institutions and all systems of communication under federal and State laws. Equal access for an individual with a disability is defined as the opportunity to obtain the same result, gain the same benefit or to reach the same level of achievement, in the most integrated setting appropriate to the person’s needs. Equal access is achieved either by providing universal access, or by academic adjustments (accommodations.) Academic adjustments or accommodations are modifications to the way instructional material is presented, learned, expressed and/or assessed. In postsecondary settings, academic adjustments or accommodations may not fundamentally alter the essential requirements of a course, program, certificate or degree (Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973).
- Verification. The student with a disability must provide medical documentation of the disability for verification of the need for academic adjustments or accommodations and is responsible for requesting adjustments or accommodations in a timely fashion. Students should submit their documentation to DSPS or to the ADA/504 Compliance Officer. Students who directly submit documentation to their professors should be encouraged to register with DSPS. If the student prefers not to using use DSPS services, the ADA/504 Compliance Officer will address the issue of accommodations. Professors are not permitted to offer accommodations without authorization from DSPS or the ADA/504 Compliance Officer.
- If the student does not have appropriate verification of disability, DSPS will initiate an assessment to determine and document a disability if within the scope of assessment services provided by DSPS and deemed necessary by a DSPS professional.
- The DSPS professional who meets the standards established by State regulations, will assess and document the extent and the effects of the current disability. Depending on the severity and educationally-related functional limitations of the assessed disability, the DSPS professional shall recommend accommodations immediately upon request of the student. The student will submit to his/her instructors, the accommodations authorization forms completed by the DSPS professional.
- Requests. Once the disability is verified, the student completes a form to request accommodations every enrolled term, providing the necessary information regarding their needs and preferences for which type of accommodation when there are several to choose from (i.e. in the case of alternate formats, there is Braille, e-text, audio tape, etc.).
- Student Enrollment and Requirements. Students must be currently enrolled in a credit or noncredit adult education course in order to request and receive academic adjustments.
- The following or similar statement is recommended for inclusion on course syllabi and should be read at the first class meeting: “If you have special needs, please let me know as soon as possible so that I may assist you to be successful in this class. Students with disabilities are highly encouraged to register with Disabled Student Programs & Services (DSPS) located in the Student Services Building, lower level, (909) 274-4290, or video phone (866) 954-4765.”
If the student and the academic department mutually agree upon a course substitution, and the proposed course substitution meets the requirement of comparable concept mastery, the course substitution will be granted by the Chief Instructional Officer. If the academic department has denied a student’s request for course substitution and the student remains unable to complete a course, the following steps must be completed.
- The student must file a written, formal request for course substitution with DSPS. This request must be received by DSPS prior to enrolling in the student’s final semester to avoid last-semester negotiations.
- A preliminary review of the student's disability-related need for a course substitution will be made taking into account the unique needs of each student. This review must be conducted by a team of appropriate professionals within DSPS, including the Director of DSPS. Sufficient written documentation that the student meets all standardized criteria established by Title 5 and the Chancellor's Office relevant to the student’s disability must be demonstrated to the DSPS office in order to proceed with a formal request (Sections 56032-56044 of Subchapter 1 of Chapter 7 of Division 6 of Title 5).
- If the DSPS team determines that the above requirements are met, it will develop an educational plan for the student that addresses the student’s particular disability, immediate and future educational and career goals, and how this particular course substitution will affect any prerequisite, graduation or transfer requirements detailed by this educational plan. Within five instruction days of receiving the formal request, DSPS will present this plan in writing to an ad hoc committee consisting of the following: one representative from the Instruction Team, the Director of DSPS, the DSPS professional recommending the adjustment, the Dean, the Chair or faculty representative from the department of the course in question, and a designee from the Academic Senate. Additional representatives may be added, if members of this committee deem it necessary. Within ten instruction days of the referral from DSPS, this committee will determine if the requested substitution constitutes a fundamental alteration of the educational program. The committee will also develop and submit to the student, a written individualized plan for accommodations or adjustments that address the appropriate educational needs as they relate to the educational goals of the student. The plan developed by the ad hoc committee becomes effective immediately and will be coordinated and implemented by DSPS. The Director of DSPS or his/her designee will ensure that the provisions of the plan are followed. If the ad hoc committee cannot reach consensus, then the matter will be referred to the ADA/504 Compliance Officer to review and begin the Academic Adjustment Hearing Process within five instructional days.
- Any course substitution provided for students determined to require such an academic adjustment should guarantee that any grade assigned to these students is based on their ability to demonstrate comparable concept mastery to that of other students enrolled in the course being replaced. For this reason, special project courses or others designated by the department may be assigned as the appropriate substitution courses and should incorporate those essential concepts as identified in the course outline of record for the course being replaced.
- If the substituted course is required for transfer, and the student plans to transfer, the student is responsible for contacting the transferring institution regarding the acceptability of the substitution. Mt. SAC students will be informed in writing that a substitution granted by Mt. SAC may not be recognized by a subsequent educational institution.
COMPLAINT/GRIEVANCE PROCESS FOR PROVIDING EQUAL ACCESS
Students with disabilities or professors who are not satisfied with the reasonable accommodation, purchase, use or agreement for accessing College-related information can appeal the decision following the procedure outlined below.
- Discuss their concerns and offer suggestions for an alternate plan with their Counselor and/or the DSPS Instructional Specialist, Adaptive Technology.
- If not satisfied with the outcome of Step 1 above, the disabled student may call for the Director of DSPS (for students) or the ADA/504 Compliance Officer to review the complaint, and determine whether changes in the accommodations plan are warranted.
- If not in agreement with the decision made by the DSPS Director or the ADA/504 Compliance Officer, the disabled students should use the Complaint/Grievance Process as specified in #9 below.
- The ADA/504 Compliance Officer is responsible for informing the complainant of his/her rights, responsibilities and procedures and will convene an Equal Access Hearing Committee (see #9 below).
- If an instructor has questions or concerns about an accommodation authorized by DSPS or requested by a student with a verified disability, the instructor should promptly contact the DSPS professional who authorized the accommodation(s). Informal meetings and discussion among the instructor, Department Chair or designee, the student, the appropriate members of DSPS and/or other appropriate members of the College community are essential at the outset, and will be completed within five instructional days following the request for the accommodation.
- If no informal resolution can be found within five instruction days and the accommodation is not allowed, the DSPS professional, student or the instructor will refer the matter to the ADA/504 Compliance Officer as soon as possible for review. The ADA/504 Compliance Officer will make a decision regarding the accommodation within five instruction days of having received the matter.
- If either the instructor or the student disagrees with the decision, they will notify the ADA/504 Compliance Officer in writing within five instruction days. The ADA/504 Compliance Officer will then proceed with the Equal Access Hearing process (see # 9 below).
- The accommodation originally authorized by DSPS will be allowed for a maximum of three instructional weeks during which time a resolution will be achieved. If the decision of the Committee is that the accommodation is not reasonable, the accommodation will either be modified or rescinded depending upon the Equal Access Hearing Committee’s recommendations.
- An Equal Access Hearing Committee will be convened by the ADA/504 Compliance Officer to review the complaint/grievance. The committee will be comprised of the following voting members:
A. The Dean Student Services or designee
B. The Vice President of Instruction
C. The appropriate Manager or Chairperson of the Division or Department
D. Academic Senate President or his/her designee
E. Student representative appointed by the Associated Students
- The ADA/504 Compliance Officer shall serve as Chairperson and will be responsible for providing a tape recording and written minutes of the hearing. All five (5) voting members, including the chair, shall constitute a quorum by which the hearing may proceed.
- Both parties have the right to present witnesses, testimony, and evidence, but only as related to the case.
- Both parties have the right to be accompanied by an advocate in the formal appeal hearing. Attorneys are not permitted unless the Committee finds that complex legal issues are raised by the case.
- The hearing shall be closed to the public.
- The Committee shall judge the evidence presented and shall render a written decision within five (5) instruction days following the beginning of the hearing; copies of the findings shall be forwarded to the College President/CEO, who will review the decision of the Committee and will either accept or modify it.
- The College President/CEO shall inform the complainant and the Committee of his/her final action by certified mail within ten (10) instruction days of the receipt of the Committee’s recommendations.
- Written minutes and a tape recording of the proceedings shall be kept in a confidential file by the College President/CEO and shall be available to both parties. All documents will be filed separately from personnel files of the participants.
- The College President’s/CEO’s decision shall be the final decision rendered and shall be implemented within ten (10) instruction days.
- A complaint can be withdrawn at any step of the process; however the same complaint shall not be re-filed.
- The ADA/504 Compliance Officer can be consulted by any party regarding these procedures at any time.
- Accommodations may not fundamentally alter the essential requirements of any course, program, certificate or degree. Professors may request a review of an accommodation authorized by DSPS if he or she has questions or concerns about the appropriateness of the accommodation (see #5 above).
- Accommodations may not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of others.
- Accommodations may not pose an undue financial or administrative burden on the College.
Students, employees or members of the public wishing to file complaints or grievances based upon discrimination on the basis of physical or mental disability should contact the College’s ADA/504 Compliance Officer located on campus, in the Human Resources Office of the Administration Building, (909) 274-4225. The College’s general grievance process is outlined in the Administrative Procedures.
If these processes yield an unsatisfactory result, the Office for Civil Rights may be contacted regarding their complaint resolution processes:
United States Department of Education
Office for Civil Rights
Old Federal Building
50 United Nations Plaza, Room 239
San Francisco, CA 94102
The Mt. San Antonio College Catalog contains the most recent information regarding services available for students with disabilities. This document is updated annually for currency and correctness.
AP 5141: Students with Disabilities—Accessibility of Instructional Print Media—Alternate Media
Education Code Sections 67302, 67310, 84850, Title 5, Sections 56000 et seq; 29 U.S.C. Section 794d; 42 U.S.C. Section 12101; 34CFR Sections 104.3, and 104.44, 36CFR Section 11135; 36CFR part 1194, BP 5140, BP 3440, BP 3410
Under federal and state laws, Mt. San Antonio College is required to ensure that all print instructional material is reasonably accessible to students with disabilities. The College will make modifications as necessary in order to provide equal access.
Alternate media is defined as instructional materials, textbooks, college publications and/or library materials in formats accessible and usable by individuals with print disabilities. Examples of accessible formats are: digital talking books (such as DAISY, Learning Ally, MP3 audio, Kurzweil, large print, Braille tactile graphics, and e-text). Alternate media services will only be provided to students who have verified disability and whose disability-related functional limitations prevent them from reading regular print. Alternate media for students is provided by Disabled Student Programs & Services.
- have a documented disability that indicates print media is a reasonable accommodation.
- be approved to receive alternate media by faculty or the Director in Disabled Student Programs & Services (DSPS), or the 504/ADA Officer.
- be enrolled in the class for which alternate media is required.
- purchase the book (s) or printed material (S) that is required for a class prior to requesting conversion to alternate media.
- provide any additional required instructional material, such as syllabi or handouts to the DSPS office for conversion.
- complete and submit the necessary paperwork to DSPS or ADA/504 Officer in a timely manner.
- be responsible in the use of alternate media.
Students who require assistance or information regarding alternate media may contact Disabled Student Programs & Services or the ADA/504 Compliance Officer. Students wishing to file a complaint regarding alternate media may follow the Complaint/Grievance Process For Providing Equal Access outlined in AP 5140.
AP 5142: Students with Disabilities—Accessibility of Multimedia Instructional Material—Captioning
Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act (29 U.S.C. Section 794d, Subpart A, 1194.24, 36CFR part 1194); Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (34CFR Sections 104.3, and 104.44); Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. Section 12101) Title 5 Sections 56000 et sec.; Education Code Sections 66010.2, 67310, 67302.5 (AKA Assembly Bill 386) and 84850; BP 3410, BP 3420, BP 3440, and BP 5140, AP3450, AP 5140
Under federal and state laws, and statutes, Mt. San Antonio College is required to ensure accessibility of multimedia to all students. Captioning is essential for people with a hearing loss to access the same audio information as people without hearing loss. All multimedia material must be captioned.
Section 508 (1194.24) provides that all training and informational video and multimedia productions that contain speech or other audio information necessary for the comprehension of the content, shall have captions. Consequently, multimedia used for instruction must have captions, whether or not the captions are turned on. Education Code and federal law provide that, when a professor is in receipt of an accommodations letter which states the student is to receive captioning as an accommodation in the classroom, captions must be shown for all
multimedia materials in that class. However, student produced videos, intended primarily to
be submitted for a professor-assigned grade, do not need to be captioned. Captions may be
turned on at the discretion of the professor when no accommodations letter exists.
Students who require assistance or information regarding captioning may contact Disabled
Student Programs & Services located in the Student Services Division or the ADA/504
Compliance Officer located in the Human Resources Department.
Students requiring captioning of multimedia instructional material should:
- Inquire prior to the first day of class if the professor will be using multimedia material in the class.
- Check in with professor first day of class to introduce their need for captioning.
- Request that the professor display captions for all multimedia materials shown in class.
AP 3450: Accessibility of Audiovisual Media—Captioning
: Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act (29 U.S.C. Section 794d, Subpart A, 1194.24, 36CFR part 1194); Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (34CFR Sections 104.3, and 104.44); Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. Section 12101); Title 5 Sections 56000 et sec.; Education Code Sections 66010.2, 67310, 67302.5 (AKA Assembly Bill 386) and 84850; BP 3410, BP 3420, BP 3440, and BP 5140, AP 5140, and AP 5142.
This Administrative Procedure provides college employees with guidance in the preparation of audiovisual materials and informs the campus community members as well as college visitors with disabilities as to how they may gain access to these accessible materials.
Section 508 (1194.24) provides that all training and informational video and multimedia productions that contain speech or other audio information necessary for the comprehension of the content, shall be open or closed captioned. Videos must have captions to be used at the college for general campus viewing, including the college’s general public website. All videos shown for general campus/community use must be shown with captions on.
In compliance with Section 508, and upon the recommendation of the California Community College Chancellor’s Office, the college directs the following options regarding video materials:
- Purchase video materials that are already captioned
- Obtain copyright permission to caption legally-obtained videos currently in inventory and then caption those videos
- Obtain loan of captioned media
- Provide alternate selection of materials
All materials purchased with college funds must be captioned or subtitled for the deaf or hard-of-hearing (SDH) before they are shown. If materials are only available in non-captioned, non-SDH formats, it is the responsibility of the purchasing party to pay for and have them captioned and/or subtitled for the deaf or hard-of-hearing.
If a college employee purchases materials on their own which are not captioned or in a SDH format, the materials cannot be shown until they meet the criteria of being captioned or subtitled.
Obtaining Copyright Permission
Copyright laws require that a reasonable attempt must be made to identify and contact the owner of any material prior to adding captions to any audiovisual material. There are times when an owner does not respond to these requests. Ed Code section 67302.5 grants public colleges and universities permission to create captioned versions if a publisher does not respond to a written request to caption within ten (10) days.
Videos in Division/Department Collections
Uncaptioned videos should be replaced with captioned versions. College employees may request that their division/department purchase a captioned version of the video. If an uncaptioned video is an integral part of a College program, event, or curriculum, the College may pay a captioning agency to have a video captioned provided the video is owned by the College.
Videos Purchased, Owned, or Produced by College Employees
College employees may also request to have the College caption a personally purchased video that is integral to a College program, event or curriculum. In this latter option, the employee must obtain permission to make an additional captioned copy from the owner of the copyright. Once copyright permission has been obtained, the employee will contact Technical Services. Within available resources, Technical Services will begin the process to have the material captioned. The captioned copy of the video will be owned and retained by the College. The owner of the original video retains his/her original copy. The materials will be kept in the corresponding department, so the captioned materials may be available to show by all personnel who are assigned to the department.
College employees who produce their own videos must include captions before requiring others to view it. Technical Services and DSPS are available to provide advice concerning the addition of captions.
Recording and Using Videos from Broadcast Sources
Recordings may only be used if they are captioned. Most broadcast television shows are captioned by law. However, depending on the recording equipment, the captions may or may not be captured within the recording. Recordings should be reviewed to ensure they are captioned.
Broadcasts, Webcasts, Podcasts, Website, Campus Portal
All live-streamed campus events will include captioning. All events which are archived and shown on campus must be captioned and be shown with captions on.
Purchase of Captioning Encoder/Decoder Equipment
All new purchases of audiovisual display equipment will be equipped to display captioning on demand. Technical Services should be consulted regarding accessibility requirements prior to new purchases.
Access to Captioned Materials for Faculty/ Staff
When videos are to be used during campus events in which faculty and/or staff may reasonably be expected to be in attendance, the videos will be captioned and shown with the captions on.
Resources for the Loan of Captioned Media or Alternate Selection of Media
Described & Captioned Media Program is offered without endorsement by the College.
AP 4700: Classroom Visitors and Other Attendees
Classroom activities are intended to benefit those students officially registered for the class.
Others are permitted to attend a regularly scheduled class meeting only in the following
Visitor: The professor assigned to teach the class meeting may grant permission to any person to visit the class. The professor need not include visitors in class activities. Visitors shall not attend class on a regular basis. Visitors shall not audit the class. (Guest speakers, young children, potential students, and parents of students are all examples of visitors.)
Personal Care Attendant: Disabled Student Programs and Services (DSPS) may authorize a person to be a Personal Care Attendant (PCA) when the need for such accommodation is authorized for an officially registered student. PCAs must follow the College’s PCA guidelines and be authorized by DSPS prior to beginning service as a PCA.
Educational Project: The professor assigned to teach the class may, with the concurrence of the division dean, authorize a person to attend multiple class meetings for the purpose of an approved research study, student teaching, an internship, or other similar educational projects.
Employee: Aides, technicians, interpreters, and other employees of the college may be assigned as needed to class meetings unless such assignment is prohibited by law or contract.
- Unauthorized classroom visitors and other attendees to a regularly scheduled class meeting should not be allowed to stay in the classroom.
May 26, 2010
BP 5500: Standards of Conduct
Education Code Section 66300; Accreditation Standard II.A.7.b
- The College President/CEO shall establish procedures for the imposition of discipline on students in accordance with the requirements for due process of the federal and State law and regulations.
- The procedures shall clearly define the conduct that is subject to discipline, and shall identify potential disciplinary actions, including but not limited to the removal, suspension, or expulsion of a student.
- The Board shall consider any recommendation from the College President/CEO for expulsion. The Board shall consider an expulsion recommendation in closed session unless the student requests that the matter be considered in a public meeting. Final action by the Board 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.
- The following conduct shall constitute good cause for discipline, including but not limited to the removal, suspension or expulsion of a student.
- Causing, attempting to cause, or threatening to cause physical injury to another person.
- Possession, sale or otherwise furnishing any firearm, knife, explosive or other dangerous object, including but not limited to any facsimile firearm, knife or explosive, unless, in the case of possession of any object of this type, the student has obtained written permission to possess the item from a College employee, which is concurred in by the College President/CEO.
- Unlawful possession, use, sale, offer to sell, or furnishing, or being under the influence of, any controlled substance listed in Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 11053) of Division 10 of the California Health and Safety Code, 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 California Health and Safety Code Section 11014.5.
- Committing or attempting to commit robbery or extortion.
- Causing or attempting to cause damage to College property or to private property on campus.
- Stealing or attempting to steal College property or private property on campus, or knowingly receiving stolen College property or private property on campus.
- Willful or persistent smoking in any area where smoking has been prohibited by law or by regulation of the College.
- Committing sexual harassment as defined by law or by College policies and procedures.
- Engaging in harassing or discriminatory behavior based on national origin, religion, age, sex (gender), race, color, medical condition, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, or because a person is perceived to have one or more of the foregoing characteristics.
- Willful misconduct which results in injury or death to a student or to College personnel or which results in cutting, defacing, or other injury to any real or personal property owned by the College or on campus.
- Disruptive behavior, willful disobedience, habitual profanity or vulgarity, or the open and persistent defiance of the authority of, or persistent abuse of, College personnel.
- Cheating, plagiarism (including plagiarism in a student publication), or engaging in other academic dishonesty.
- Dishonesty; forgery; alteration or misuse of College documents, records or identification; or knowingly furnishing false information to the College.
- Unauthorized entry upon or use of College facilities.
- Lewd, indecent or obscene conduct on College-owned or controlled property, or at College-sponsored or supervised functions.
- Engaging in expression which is obscene; libelous or slanderous; or which so incites students as to create a clear and present danger of the commission of unlawful acts on College premises, or the violation of lawful College administrative procedures, or the substantial disruption of the orderly operation of the College.
- Persistent, serious misconduct where other means of correction have failed to bring about proper conduct.
- 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 any College policy or Administrative Procedure.
- Harassment of students and/or College employees that creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment.
- Violation of College rules and regulations including those concerning affiliate clubs and organizations, the use of College facilities, the posting and distribution of written materials, and College safety procedures.