Gavilan College is dedicated to promoting a harmonious learning and social
environment characterized by civility and mutual respect for all our students,
staff and community. A student enrolling at Gavilan College assumes an
obligation to uphold the Code of Conduct.
The following standards are reasonable expectations of student behavior.
Violations may result in discipline, including but not limited to removal,
suspension or expulsion..
- Causing, attempting to cause, or threatening to cause physical injury to
- Possession, sale or otherwise furnishing any firearm, knife, explosive or
other dangerous object, including but not limited to any facsimile firearm,
knife or explosive, unless, in the case of possession of any object of this
type, the student has obtained written permission to possess the item
from a district employee, which is concurred in by the President of the
- The manufacture, possession, use, sale, offer to sell or furnishing, or being under the influence of, any controlled substance listed in Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 11053) of Division 10 of the California Health and Safety Code, an alcoholic beverage, or an intoxicant of any kind; or unlawful possession of, or offering, arranging or negotiating the sale of any drug paraphernalia, as defined in California Health and Safety Code Section 11014.5.
- Committing or attempting to commit robbery or extortion.
- Causing or attempting to cause damage to district property or to private
property on campus.
- Stealing or attempting to steal district property or private property on
campus, or knowingly receiving stolen district property or private property
- Willful or persistent smoking in any area where smoking has been
prohibited by law or by regulation of the college or the District, including
- Committing sexual harassment as defined by law or by District policies
- Engaging in harassing or discriminatory behavior based on disability,
gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity,
religion, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by law.
- Engaging in intimidating conduct or bullying against another student
through words or actions, including direct physical contact, verbal
assaults, such as teasing or name-calling, social isolation or manipulation,
and cyber bullying.
- Willful misconduct which results in injury or death to a student or to
college personnel. Cutting, defacing, or other injury to any real or
personal property owned by the District or on campus.
- Disruptive behavior, willful disobedience, habitual profanity or vulgarity,
or the open and persistent defiance of the authority of, or persistent
abuse of, college personnel.
- Cheating, plagiarism (including plagiarism in a student publication), or
engaging in other academic dishonesty.
- Dishonesty; forgery; alteration or misuse of college documents, records
or identification; or knowingly furnishing false information to the District,
including prior criminal behavior or non-disclosure of prior conduct/
criminal records when requested
- Unauthorized entry upon or use of college facilities.
- Lewd, indecent or obscene conduct on District-owned or controlled
property, or at District-sponsored or supervised functions.
- Engaging in expression which is obscene; libelous or slanderous; or
which so incites students as to create a clear and present danger of the
commission of unlawful acts on college premises, or the violation of
lawful District administrative procedures, or the substantial disruption
of the orderly operation of the District.
- Persistent, serious misconduct where other means of correction have
failed to bring about proper conduct.
- Unauthorized preparation, giving, selling, transfer, distribution, or
publication, for any commercial purpose, of any contemporaneous
recording of an academic presentation in a classroom or equivalent site
of instruction, including but not limited to handwritten or typewritten
class notes, except as permitted by any district policy or administrative
Students who engage in any of the above are subject to the procedures
outlined in Student Discipline Procedures (Administrative Procedures 5520,
Education Code section 66300, 72122, 76030.)