Student Disciplinary Action Operating Procedure 319.02

Johnson County Community College
Series: 300 Students
Section: Code of Conduct and Discipline

Cross-Reference: Student Disciplinary Action Policy 319.02

Purpose: In accordance with the Student Disciplinary Action Policy, complaints against a student for violating the Student Code of Conduct (other than for violations of the Sexual Misconduct Policy and Student Discrimination, Harassment or Retaliation Policy) shall be filed and will be reviewed as set forth in this Operating Procedure.

I. Filing a Complaint Against a Student

A. If the conduct involves an emergency situation requiring police assistance (e.g., serious disruptions, crimes, or where there is violence or the threat of violence), the matter must be brought to the immediate attention of the JCCC Police Department at 913-469-2500 or if calling from a campus phone, ext. 4111. If other emergency personnel services are required, the JCCC Police Department will make the necessary contacts. A follow-up written complaint should be submitted by the reporter as set forth below.

B. In non-emergency situations, or once the emergency circumstances have been addressed, a complaint against a student shall be filed with the Office of the Dean of Student Services or through JCCC KOPS Report Line. The complaint must be submitted in writing within ten (10) business days after occurrence of the incident giving rise to the complaint unless acceptable reason is given for the delay. The complaint is to include the date, time, location, parties involved, a description of the incident, and any other relevant information available to the party submitting the complaint.

II. Review of a Complaint

Upon receipt of a written complaint, a dean in Student Success & Engagement shall review the matter and shall collaborate with appropriate individuals to review the complaint, investigate the facts and determine what, if any, appropriate disciplinary actions are to be taken. Disciplinary action may be imposed if the review and/or investigation indicates it is more likely than not that the student has violated the Student Code of Conduct. During this review, the student will be advised of the nature of the complaint and will be provided an opportunity to respond to the allegations.

III. Report of Findings

Upon completion of the review, the student will be notified in writing of the outcome of the review and the determination, if any, for disciplinary action(s). Notice to the student may be hand delivered, sent to the student’s College email account, or sent to the student’s address of record with the College (mailed notices will be considered received by the student three (3) business days after being sent). Unless otherwise stated, the disciplinary action(s) will be effective immediately, subject to the student’s appeal rights as set forth in the Student Appeal of Disciplinary Action Operating Procedure.

IV. Student Appeal Rights for Disciplinary Action

A disciplinary action that results in a verbal or written warning to the student cannot be appealed by the student. Disciplinary actions that include probation, suspension or expulsion may be appealed by the student in accordance with the Student Appeal of Disciplinary Action Operating Procedure.

Approved: 08/13/2015

Signature on File in Policy Office

Date of Adoption: 09/22/2011
Revised: 08/13/2015