Information for Employees
The Standards of Conduct Policy requires that students maintain high standards of conduct showing decency and respect for others. Mt. SAC is committed to providing a positive educational environment that fosters a strong campus community. Students have rights and responsibilities. Promoting the Standards of Conduct Policy is an integral part of our institutional mission and core values.
As an employee, you play an vital role in our student discipline procedures as you may directly witness or experience student misconduct. Therefore, it is important that you immediately respond to and address unacceptable behavior and interference to learning. Ignoring disruptive behavior will not cause it to disappear; often, the opposite occurs.
Faculty, Classified Staff, Managers, and student employees should report violations of the Standards of Conduct Policy when students violate the standards. A report may not necessarily require disciplinary action, but any incident of a violation should be reported to determine whether a student's cumulative violations warrant action.
- When a Student Misconduct Report is filed with the Student Life Office regarding a possible violation of the Standards of Conduct Policy, the student will receive written notification (via their Mt. SAC email address) from the Judicial Affairs Officer in the Student Life Office. A Student Misconduct Report should be submitted no later than ten business days after the occurrence, or within ten business days of the discovery of facts.
- Within ten days of receiving written notification, the student is required to schedule a Discipline Conference with the Judicial Affairs Officer. During this conference, the Judicial Affairs Officer shall determine if the student's behavior constitutes a violation of the Standards of Conduct Policy.
- If it is determined that a violation has occurred, the student may be required to, including but not limited to, attend a character development workshop, sign a Discipline Contract, or be referred to a Student Conduct Board Hearing, which may result in a suspension or expulsion depending on the nature of the incident.