Standards of Student Conduct and Disciplinary Procedures

(SBCCD Board Policy/Administrative Regulation 5500)

Students enrolled in the San Bernardino Community College District and campus visitors shall refrain from disruptive conduct which significantly interferes with the instructional program or 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 any student or campus visitor shall be cause for disciplinary action in accordance with policies adopted by the San Bernardino Community College Board of Trustees and pursuant to appropriate sections of the Education Code, Section 76034, the Business and Professional Code, the Health and Safety Code and the Penal Code of the State of California.  Infractions include but are not limited to:


1.   Continued disruptive behavior, willful disobedience, habitual profanity or vulgarity, or the open defiance of authority or persistent abuse of college personnel.

2.   Assault, battery or any threat of force or violence upon a student, campus visitor or college personnel.

3.   Willful misconduct which results in injury or death to a student, campus visitor, or college personnel; destruction,  defacing, or otherwise harming any personal or real property owned by the SBCCD.

4.   The use, sale, possession or the presence of anyone under the influence of an illegal substance; possession of any poison classified as such by Schedule D, Section 4160, of the Business and Professional Code.

5.   The use or possession of alcoholic beverages on SBCCD property or at any college-sponsored event, or the presence of anyone under the influence of alcohol.

6.   Willful or persistent smoking in any areas where smoking has been prohibited by law or by regulation of the SBCCD Board of Trustees.

7.   Dishonesty, such as cheating, plagiarism, or knowingly furnishing false information to the college or college officials.

8.   Forgery, alteration, or misuse of college documents, records or identification.

9.   Violation of SBCCD or college regulations governing student organizations, the use of college facilities, or the time, place and manner of public expression or distribution of materials.

10.  Unauthorized entry to facilities or use of college supplies, equipment, and telephones.

11.  Possession or use of any firearm, explosive device, dangerous chemical, or other deadly weapon while on SBCCD/college property or SBCCD/college sponsored event.

12.  Driving of motorcycles and other off-road vehicles on SBCCD/college property, other than regular roads and parking lots.

13.  Persistent, serious misconduct when other means of correction have failed to bring about proper conduct.

14.  Obstruction of pedestrian and/or vehicular traffic while on SBCCD/college property or at college-sponsored events.

15.  Hazing, defined as including any method of initiation into a student organization or any time or amusement engaged in with respect to such an organization that causes, or is likely to cause, bodily danger or physical harm to any student or other person attending any school, college, university, or other educational institution in this State.

16.  Persistent violation of smoking regulations.