Long Beach City College Student Policies
(adapted from Creating a Collegiate Environment, in the LBCC Schedule of Classes)
Students attending Long Beach City College are expected to participate in creating an environment conducive to learning, and to exhibit courtesy and concern for the welfare and feelings of their peers, and their instructors.
In the Classroom:
Students are expected to demonstrate respect for the instructor: This means arriving on time, not leaving early, bringing appropriate materials to class, NOT bringing inappropriate materials to class, not speaking with other students while a lecture is in progress, not bringing food or drink to the classroom (students with proof of specific medical disabilities may be allowed to use bottled water, under certain circumstances), and not being loud, boisterous, or argumentative.
Students are expected to demonstrate respect for other students: This means not interfering with the rights of others to listen and participate, not being disrespectful or using inappropriate language, and not harassing others in any way.
Students are expected to be academically honest: Dishonesty in the classroom is considered a very serious offense, which can result in penalties including automatic failure in the class, suspension, or permanent expulsion from the College. Any form of cheating on tests, turning in work which is not one's own (including plagiarism, buying or copying papers from any source save the student's own work), talking during tests, furnishing false information to administrators or instructors, or knowingly misrepresenting oneself to the instructor or College is grounds for all the penalties mentioned above.
Instructors have certain rights: Instructors have the right to remove a student from the class at any time that he/she considers a student's actions to be interfering with a proper environment. Such removal automatically forbids the student from attending the next meeting of the class, as well as the class they were removed from. If the instructor considers the incident sufficiently serious, he/she may also refer it to the Dean of Student Affairs, for further action, as warranted. If such report is made, the student is forbidden to attend ANY of their classes until the Dean of Student Affairs gives them permission to do so.
Students have certain rights: Students have a right to due process. If conflicts occur in the classroom, students should discuss them with their instructor after class, or during their office hours. Students may also contact (in order of appropriate contact) the Department Head, the Instructional Dean, and a representative from the Office of Student Life.
The Board of Trustees has established campus-wide standards of student conduct (listed below), and simple campus rules, which are enforced at all times. These are particularly important in large common areas, such as the cafeteria, bookstore, vending areas, campus offices, the College Center, the Student Center, the Activities Center, campus quads and open areas, athletic areas, and any other area open to general traffic.
Standards of Student Conduct
The following violations of College policy subject students to disciplinary action. Specific guidelines and information regarding disciplinary actions (which are briefly listed at the end of this page) are available in the College Catalog, or in the Office of Student Life.
1. Willful disobedience to directions of college officials, including faculty, acting in the performance of their duties.
2. Violation of college rules and regulations, including those governing student organizations, the use of college facilities, or the time, place and manner of public expression or distribution of materials.
3. Dishonesty, such as cheating, or knowingly furnishing false information to the College, or any college official or faculty member.
4. Forgery, alteration, or misuse of college documents, records, or identification.
5. Unauthorized entry to, or use of college facilities.
6. Obstruction or disruption of classes, administration, disciplinary procedures, or authorized college activities.
7. Theft of or damage to property belonging to the college, a member of the college community whether on campus or at a campus activity, or any visitor to the campus.
8. Disorderly, lewd, indecent or obscene conduct, including profanity.
9. Conduct which disrupts orderly operation of the college, or educational activities of individual members of the college community including, but not limited to, the harassment of another member of the college community based on race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.
10. Use, possession, distribution, or being under the influence of alcoholic beverages, illicit drugs or other controlled substances while on campus, or in connection with any college activity.
11. Assault or battery, abuse, or any threat of force or violence directed toward any member of the college community or campus visitor engaged in authorized activities.
12. Possession, while on the college campus or at a college sponsored function of any weapons, except by persons given specific permission by the Superintendent-President, or members of law enforcement agencies, such police officers acting in their capacities as officers.
13. Possession of any article not usually designated as a weapon, when used to threaten bodily harm.
14. Misuse of any computer technology, including equipment, software, network or Internet access. This includes non-compliance with any policy, regulation, rule, or guideline developed by any segment of the college which relates to computer technology.
The following campus rules must be adhered to at all times. Violations subject students to disciplinary action, as stated above and at the end of this page.
1. Smoking is prohibited in all areas on campus, unless specifically designated as allowed.
2. Eating and drinking is prohibited in all buildings, except where food is sold, or is part of an approved and scheduled activity. Students with proof of specific medical disabilities may be allowed to use bottled water, under certain circumstances.
3. Gambling of any form is prohibited everywhere on campus, and at all campus functions. Gaming which does not involve gambling is also forbidden, except in the PCC Student Lounge, and the LAC Activities Room.
4. Animals, save for certified companion animals, are not allowed on campus.
5. Literature to be distributed or posted must be approved by the Office of Student Life, and even then, may only be distributed and posted in approved areas and locations.
6. Children are not allowed on campus during school hours, save at the child day care centers.
7. Unauthorized vehicles (that is, vehicles without a parking permit) must use visitor parking, or purchase a one-day parking permit.
8. Students are required to be fully attired, including shirts or blouses, pants or dresses or similar coverings, and foot gear.
9. Skate boarding, skating and bike riding are prohibited on campus.
10. The use of radios, electronic recording devices, tape or compact disc players without headphones is prohibited, save for specifically approved campus/classroom activities.
11. Electronic recording devices may not be used in classrooms without the specific permission of the instructor.
Violations of any of the above Standards of Student Conduct and/or Campus Rules subject students to the following disciplinary actions, which may be imposed singly or in combination (specific information regarding these actions can be found in the College Catalog, and in the Office of Student Life):