Student Disciplinary Action Policy 319.02

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

Cross-Reference: Student Disciplinary Action Operating Procedure 319.02

Disciplinary actions may be imposed upon any student found to be in violation of the Student Code of Conduct or if it is determined that a student has not acted in the best interest of other students, employees or the College as a whole. Such disciplinary actions shall include but are not limited to the actions stated in this Policy below. The College shall determine the appropriate disciplinary action(s) based on the type and severity of behavior or violation committed. It is not required for the College to follow the listed disciplinary actions in any order or sequence.

Types of Disciplinary Actions:

  1. Warning: A written or verbal notice to the student that his/her behavior is unacceptable, that he/she has violated the Student Code of Conduct and/or that any future violations will be subject to further disciplinary action.
  2. Probation: A period of time during which the privilege of continuing as a JCCC student is conditioned upon the student meeting certain requirements. The conditions may include, but are not limited to, loss of privileges to which a current student would otherwise be entitled, required assignments or actions by the student, and/or an acknowledgment by the student that any additional violations of the Student Code of Conduct may result in additional discipline.
  3. Suspension: Separation of the student from a class, program, activity, event, or any College-owned, College-operated, or College-utilized facility for a definite period of time, after which the student is eligible to return. Conditions for readmission may be specified.
  4. Expulsion: Permanent separation of the student from student status from a class, program, activity, event, or any College-owned, College-operated, or College-utilized facility.

Interim Action: While a disciplinary decision is pending, a dean in Student Success & Engagement  may immediately impose interim action(s) in the event that a student’s continued presence in a class, program, activity or event, or on any College-owned, College-operated, or College-utilized facility poses a significant danger to themselves or others, and/or there is reasonable cause to believe that such interim action is required to protect lives or property or to ensure the maintenance of order. In imposing interim action, the dean will give consideration to potential consequences of the action imposed, such as the student’s inability to attend classes. The dean may allow for alternative means for the student to fulfill academic and other obligations. A student may request review of an interim action while it remains in effect by submitting a written request to the Office of the Vice President of Student Success & Engagement. A vice president over Student Success & Engagement, Instruction or Continuing Education will review the request and determine if the interim action will be upheld, modified or terminated. The decision of the vice president will be final, and the interim action process will be separate and distinct from the investigation and discipline procedure.

Additional Sanctions: In addition to or in conjunction with the disciplinary actions listed above, the following non-exhaustive list of sanctions may be imposed by the College as part of an interim action or disciplinary action: mandatory training, hold on student records, academic or personal counseling, attendance at the Student Assistance Program (SAP), restitution and fines, required administrative meetings, medical certification/evaluation, execution of a behavioral agreement, modifications to the academic schedule, issuance of a no-contact order in relation to another individual, mandatory project or assignment (i.e. writing assignment), denial of privileges, emergency suspension, ban from JCCC campus or activities and/or community service.

Procedures for Filing and Review of a Student Disciplinary Complaint:

Complaints against a student for violating the Code of Conduct shall be filed and will be reviewed in accordance with the Student Disciplinary Action Operating Procedure.


Date of Adoption:
Revised: 05/26/1993, 06/16/1994, 02/15/2001, 05/19/2005, 01/18/2007, 08/18/2011, 08/13/2015, 11/17/2016