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.
This form should be used to report any alleged violations of the Student Conduct.
The Title IX Discrimination form should be used to report all complaints of discrimination, including:
The Student Report Referral 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.
The Student Complaint Process is available to every San José 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:
If your complaint is associated with Financial Aid, course grades, the right to exercise your free expression/speech, or something else not covered by the forms above, please use the General Complaint & Grievance Form.
To help students find the appropriate point of contact for a specific concern, please review the Information Flow Chart.
The Complaint Process is a guide to help SJCC students understand how complaints are handled and the different stages within the complaint process.
The following FAQ Student Concerns are some of the most common concerns students encounter and how you can proceed to get your concern resolved.
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 José City College.
If a complaint does not fall into one of the categories above, the complaint should be addressed to the College Vice President of Student Affairs at the following address:
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).
If your complaint involves unlawful discrimination, please address your complaint with the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office's (CCCCO) Complaints process. 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.