Disciplinary Action

The following disciplinary actions will be administered according to the severity of the infraction as determined by the Vice President of Student Services and/or the Disciplinary Committee:


  1. Disciplinary Reprimand. This may be an oral or written warning. It notifies a student that any further violation of College regulations may subject the student to more severe disciplinary actions.
  2. Disciplinary Probation. This is designated to encourage and require a student to cease and desist from violating College regulations. Students on probation are notified in writing that any further misbehavior on their part will lead to more severe action. Disciplinary Probation will be for the remainder of the existing semester and for all of the following semesters of attendance. 
  3. Disciplinary Suspension. This excludes a student from the College for a designated period of time, usually not more than two (2) semesters. While on suspension, a student will not be allowed to take any course at the College. At the end of the designated period of time, the student must make formal reapplication for admission.
  4. Class Suspension. A student may be suspended from attending one or more specified courses for improper behavior. Class suspensions are for the remainder of the semester, and the student will be assigned a letter grade of "F" for each course from which he/she is suspended.
  5. Library Suspension. A student may be suspended from using the library for improper or disruptive behavior in the library. Library suspension will be for a period of time not to exceed the remainder of the semester.
  6. Disciplinary Expulsion. This is the strongest disciplinary action. This category of severe penalty generally indicates the recipient may not return to the College. Disciplinary expulsion normally would be the least-used disciplinary action and would be applied only to students who are guilty of chronic misbehavior or a major breach of conduct. The College reserves the right, but has no duty, to lift the probation against re-enrollment upon its consideration of a written application for readmission evidencing that the student has demonstrated an ability and readiness to comply with all College rules and regulations. The College will not consider such a request until at least one (1) year from the date of expulsion.
  7. Payment of Damages. Charges will be assessed against a given student or students for the amount necessary to repair damage caused by student or students' behavior.


Factual findings of the Disciplinary Committee shall be deemed correct and shall not be subject to appeal. Nor shall disciplinary actions imposed by the Disciplinary Committee be subject to appeal, except upon a written demonstration to the President of the College that the Committee: (1) was not formed in accordance with the above-described selection process described in the Hearing Procedures section of the Student Handbook, or (2) acted blatantly contrary to the  provisions for disciplinary action in terms of the type and/or severity of punishment imposed. In any case where the President determines that either of the two foregoing conditions was present, the President shall have the discretion of either affirming the disciplinary action, reversing the action, or dismissing in part and affirming in part the subject disciplinary action. If the student chooses to appeal the decision of the Disciplinary Committee for one of the two reasons stated above, a written statement of appeal must be submitted to the President’s office within thirty (30) business days after the student is first made aware of the Committee’s decision.

A disciplinary suspension or expulsion shall not result in a notation on a student's permanent record. A notice that a student is currently on suspension or expulsion and ineligible to return to the College until a certain date shall be attached to the student's file. In the event that the student becomes eligible to re-enroll, the notice shall be removed.