Types of Disciplinary Action

SBCCD Administrative Procedure 5500

Students enrolled in the San Bernardino Community College District shall refrain from disruptive conduct which significantly interferes with the instructional program, college activities, or which endangers the health or safety of members of the college, including visitors to the campus. Disruptive conduct on the part of students shall be cause for disciplinary action in accordance with policies adopted by the San Bernardino Community College District Board of Trustees and pursuant to appropriate sections of the Education Code, the Business and Professions Code, the Health and Safety Code, and the Penal Code of California.

A)  Disciplinary Action

  • Disciplinary action for good cause may be imposed upon a student by an instructor, an administrator, or the Board of Trustees for misconduct of any of infractions while attending college classes or college-sponsored activities.
  • Disciplinary action includes:
  • Reprimand: A verbal or written reprimand regarding the misconduct.
  • Probation: Student conduct probation may include, but is not limited to, ineligibility to participate in extra-curricular activities and certain other student privileges.
  • Suspension: Exclusion from the colleges and college-sponsored activities for a specified time.
  • Expulsion: Exclusion by the District Board of Trustees from the college and all college-sponsored activities.

B)  Disciplinary Procedures


Suspension or expulsion of a student in the San Bernardino Community College District shall be accompanied by a formal hearing, unless the student involved waives the right to such a hearing, in accordance with the student due process procedures. The student shall make a decision regarding waiving the right to a hearing with five (5) working days.