Student Disciplinary Action - 319.02

Johnson County Community College
Series 300: Student Personnel
Section 319: Student Rights and Responsibilities

Board Policy 319.02 - Student Disciplinary Action

Purpose

Operating Procedures 319.02 are established in accordance with college policy 319.02-Student Disciplinary Action to provide the process for filing a complaint for disciplinary action against a student and for the review and determination of action regarding a complaint so filed.

Student Disciplinary Action Process

 I. Filing a Complaint for Disciplinary Action

A disciplinary complaint against a student shall be submitted in writing except in the following circumstances:

a) Emergency situations requiring police assistance, e.g., serious disruptions, crimes, or where there is violence or the threat of violence, are to be brought to the immediate attention of the JCCC Police Department at ext. 4111. If other emergency personnel services are required, the JCCC Police Department will make the necessary contacts.  A follow-up written complaint is to be submitted by the reporter within ten (10) business days of the verbal report.

In all other circumstances, the following procedure is to be used to file a disciplinary complaint against a student:

a) A disciplinary complaint against a student by JCCC faculty, staff, student or member of the campus community shall be filed with the office of the dean of Student Services.

b) A disciplinary complaint must be submitted in writing or via the college e-mail system.  Such complaint is to be filed 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 for Disciplinary Action

Upon receipt of a written complaint by the dean of Student Services, he/she shall collaborate with appropriate academic associate vice president, dean, assistant dean and/or a program director to review the complaint, investigate the facts and determine what, if any, appropriate disciplinary actions are to be taken. 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 of Disciplinary Action Complaint

Upon completion of said review, the student will be notified in writing of the outcome of the review and the determination, if any, for disciplinary action(s).  Such written notification will be sent via certified mail to the student’s mailing address on record with the college.  The disciplinary action(s) will be effective immediately, subject to the student’s appeal rights as set forth in college policy and operating procedure 319.03-Student Appeal of Disciplinary Action.

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 college policy 319.03-Student Appeal of Disciplinary Action. The student shall be notified of this appeal right in the written notice of determination.

Approved:

Signature on File in Policy Office         9/22/2011
Terry A. Calaway 
President