There are times when students engage in behavior that could constitute a violation of the Standards of Conduct Policy. We believe that students should be aware of their rights and responsibilities. Therefore, we encourage you to familiarize yourself with the information below, which includes our policies and procedures.
Standards of Conduct
The Mt. San Antonio College Standards of Conduct are designed to ensure the safety of all individuals at the College and to promote a positive educational environment that is conducive to learning. All students are required to abide by the Standards of Conduct Policy and failure to do so may result in disciplinary action such as a verbal or written reprimand, required sanctions, suspension and/or expulsion.
Student Discipline Procedures
The purpose of the Student Discipline Procedures is to provide a fair, prompt, and equitable means to address violations of the Standards of Conduct Policy, and not for purposes of retaliation. This procedure affords students due process rights guaranteed by state and federal constitutional protections. It is not intended as a substitute for criminal or civil proceedings that may be initiated separately.
Frequently Asked Questions
What happens when a Student Misconduct Report is filed?
When a Student Misconduct Report and/or a Police & Campus Safety Report is filed with the Student Life Office regarding a possible violation of the Standards of Conduct Policy, the student will receive a Mt. SAC e-mail notification from the Assistant Director, Student Life. The student may be required to attend a Discipline Conference and/or be referred to a Student Conduct Board Hearing.
What is a Discipline Conference?
A discipline conference, if required, must be scheduled with the Assistant Director, Student Life within five business days after the notice is provided. During the meeting, the Assistant Director, Student Life shall determine if the student’s behavior constitutes a violation of the Standards of Conduct Policy. If a violation has occurred, the student may be subject to complete sanctions and/or be referred to a Student Conduct Board Hearing.
What happens if I do not contact the Student Life Office to schedule a meeting?
A hold may be placed on your account. The case might also be referred to a Student Conduct Board Hearing.
What is a Student Conduct Board Hearing?
A Student Conduct Board is comprised of one administrator, one faculty member, one student, and the Student Conduct Manager.
The Assistant Director, Student Life and the accused student have the right to directly participate in the Hearing. The Hearing will commence no sooner than ten (10) business days and not later than thirty (30) business days after the reported student has been provided an official notice of a Student Conduct Board Hearing. The Student Conduct Board deliberates in closed session. The Student Conduct Manager serving as Chair to the Student Conduct Board, issues a written report of their findings and recommended hearing sanctions to the Student Services Conduct Administrator. The student is notified of the determination of the discipline decision. Hearing sanctions include but are not limited to Suspension (short-term or long-term), Character Development Workshops, Discipline Contract, specialized counseling or therapy, and/or mandatory Discipline Conference upon return.
What if I do not attend the Student Conduct Board Hearing?
The Student Conduct Board will make a recommendation based on the information available at the time of the Hearing.
Please refer to Student Discipline Procedures (AP 5520) for complete procedures.