Student Code of Conduct & Expectations for Student Behavior
Student conduct is governed by rules designed to preserve both individual and community freedoms. The individual student, in order to learn and grow, must enjoy freedom of expression and action. The academic community, if it is to properly serve the student, must enjoy freedom from disruption. Students enrolling in the College assume an obligation to conduct themselves in a manner compatible with the College's function as an educational institution, and in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct.
Student Conduct> – This form should be used to report any alleged violations of the SJECCD Standards of Student Conduct>
Title IX and Discrimination – This form should be used to report all complaints of discrimination including: National Origin, Religion, Sexual Orientation, Ethnic Group Identification, Language/Accent Ancestry, Color, Marital Status, Disability (physical or mental), Race, Immigration Status, Gender Identity, Retaliation, Age, Veteran Status, or Medical condition
Or incidents involving: Stalking, sexual misconduct, sexual exploitation, or sexual harassment/discrimination
Person of Concern – This form should be used to notify campus personnel about individuals who exhibit behaviors and/or warning signs that may indicate a person is experiencing difficulty and may need additional support and assistance.
General Complaint & Grievance Form – This form should be used to report complaints regarding financial aid, course grades, the exercise of rights of free expression/speech, or other not covered by the forms above.
Complaint Information Flow Chart
State Complaint Procedures
Complaints, grievances or disciplinary matters should be resolved at the campus level. This is the quickest and most successful way of resolving issues involving San Jose City College. If a complaint does not fall into one of the categories above, the complaint should be addressed to the college President at the following address:
2100 Moorpark Ave
San Jose CA, 95128
If your complaint is associated with the institution’s compliance with academic program quality and accrediting standards please
address your complaint to the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC).
Student Complaint Process
The Student Complaint Procedures are available to every San Jose City College student, offering an equitable means of seeking an appropriate remedy for a grievance related to any college-related matter (other than as defined under the unlawful discrimination section of this catalog). Complaint procedures are provided for the following: grade appeals process, complaints regarding a faculty member, complaints regarding a staff member, or complaints about a manager and sexual harassment or sexual assault complaints. Copies of the Student Complaint Procedures are available in the following locations:
Office of Student Affairs
Office of Student Development & Activities,
Office of Academic Affairs,
Welcome & Information Center, and
Related forms are also available online at http://www.sjcc.edu/StudentAffairs/Documents/grievance%20form.pdf
State Complaint Process
State Complaint Process Notice
Most complaints, grievances or disciplinary matters should be resolved at the campus level. This is the quickest and most successful way of resolving issues involving a California Community College (CCC). Students are encouraged to work through the campus complaint process first before escalating issues to any of the following resources. Issues that are not resolved at the campus level may be presented:
To the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) at http://www.accjc.org/complaint-process if your complaint is associated with the institution's compliance with academic program quality and accrediting standards. ACCJC is the agency that accredits the academic programs of the California Community Colleges.
To the CCC Chancellor's Office by completing the complaint form does not concern CCC's compliance with academic program quality and accrediting standards. If your complaint involves unlawful discrimination, to the Chancellor's Office website at: http://cccco.edu/ Nothing in this disclosure should be construed to limit any right that you may have to take civil or criminal legal action to resolve your complaints. The California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office (CCCCO) has provided this disclosure to you in compliance with the requirements of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, as regulated in CFR 34, Sections 600.9 (b) (3) and 668.43(b). If anything in this disclosure is out of date, please notify the CCCCO at 1102 Q St., Suite 4550, Sacramento, CA 95811-6549.