Protection of Students, Staff and College
Protection of Students, Staff, and College
Temporary exclusion is the removal of a student from a class or service area or removal from a College-sponsored function for the duration of the function.
A staff member of the College may impose temporary exclusion, when the presence of the student poses a danger to students, other
persons, College property or a threat of disrupting the educational process. A written report of the circumstances requiring this action will be submitted to the Dean of Students within one (1) working day following the incident with specific directions or expectations and consequences for non-compliance.
Summary suspension is the removal of a student from all College facilities for up to five (5) school days, with additional days possible, depending upon expediency. Summary suspension may be used to protect the College from the immediate possibility of disorder or threat to the safety of students or staff. A suspended student is not to occupy any portion of the campus and is denied all College privileges including class attendance.
Summary Suspension and Temporary Exclusion Procedures
Summary suspension for the purpose of investigating the event or events in which the student or students were allegedly involved will be for no more than five (5) school days. However, it may be continued with utmost expediency pending final disposition of the case if it is necessary for the safety of students, or staff, or for the welfare of the College.
The President, the Dean of Students or designee, or other staff members previously designated by the president, may summarily suspend or temporarily exclude a student or students when it is deemed necessary for the safety and welfare of the College.
The reason or reasons for a summary suspension or temporary exclusion and notification of action which is expected of a student and/or the student’s parents if the student is under 18 years of age will be mailed to the student’s address of record within one school day of the summary suspension.
Within one school day of such notification, the student and/or the student’s parents will meet with the Dean of Students or designee at which time the student may present any defenses, explanations, and/ or mitigation of why the summary suspension or temporary exclusion should not be continued.
Students who disagree with the Dean of Students or the designee’s determination, may file a formal grievance at step two of the Grievance Conflict Resolution Procedure. The College President will be notified at the same time, in writing, of all summary suspensions or temporary exclusions.
Measures to Enforce Standards of Student Conduct Reprimand
A reprimand serves to place on record that a student’s conduct in a specific instance does not meet the standards expected at the College. A person receiving a reprimand is notified that this action serves as a warning that continued conduct of the type described in the reprimand may result in further disciplinary action up to and including expulsion.
The student is further informed that records of reprimands are confidential property of OCCC.
The Dean of Students after close evaluation of the individual case, may restrict the College-related activities of individual students or groups of students as deemed necessary and feasible by placing them on disciplinary probation.
Disciplinary probation may be imposed for a period not to exceed one academic year. Repetition, during the probationary period, of the conduct which resulted in disciplinary probation may be cause for suspension or other disciplinary action.
Disciplinary probation may include referral for intervention, screening, and treatment in cases where use of alcohol or other controlled substances have impaired safety and judgment.
Disciplinary suspension serves as a penalty against the student as a result of the student’s conduct failing to meet standards expected at the College. A suspended student is not to occupy any portion of the campus (including off-campus centers) and is denied all
College privileges including class attendance. Disciplinary suspension requires the approval of the College President.
An expelled student is denied all further college privileges. Students may be expelled only with the approval of the College President.
Expulsion may be revoked only by the Conflict Resolution Procedure.