Code Governing Student Conduct in California State University
This web site lists all the conduct of any student of a campus that may be expelled, suspended, placed on probation or given a lesser sanction for one or more of the following causes which must be campus related; to include cheating, plagiarism, violence of any kind, substance abuse, etc. Please see web site for additional information regarding codes of student conduct.
Disciplinary Procedures for The California State University
This web site lists the definition of the code, duties of the President, and procedures to be followed.
Disruptive Classroom Behavior
The classroom is a special environment in which students and faculty come together to promote learning and growth. It is essential to this learning environment that respect for the rights of others seeking to learn, respect for the professionalism of the instructor, and the general goals of academic freedom are maintained. All members of the academic community should demonstrate respect for the classroom environment. Differences of viewpoint or concerns should be expressed in terms which are supportive of the learning process, creating an environment in which students and faculty may learn to reason with clarity and compassion, to share of themselves without losing their identities, and to develop an understanding of the community in which they live.
Cheating & Plagiarism
Adjudicating cases of cheating and plagiarism involves at least two aspects of the student s status within the University. The first directly affects the student s academic status in the University. The second may involve disciplinary action, which also may jeopardize the student s ability to remain enrolled in the University. When an instructor believes a student is cheating and/or plagiarizing, he/she must still preserve the student s right to due process and confidentiality in handling the situation according to this policy on cheating and plagiarism and the California State University System s Policy on Student Disciplinary Action.
Student Record Policy/ Academic Policy
This policy addresses all areas of Student Records pertaining to how and where they are kept and who may or may not access them. Please see the web site for more details.
California State University, Fresno Division of Student Affairs Parental Notification Procedures for Drug or Alcohol Violations
In the fall of 1998, Congress revised the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) with regard to notifying parents of students who are under the age of 21 and who have violated campus drug or alcohol policies.
Designated administrators may notify parents of students regarding drug or alcohol violations when the following conditions exist:
IN LIFE THREATENING SITUATIONS
- When the University Police Department is involved in an incident requiring emergency medical treatment, the Chief of Police or his designee shall consult with the treating physician to determine if a life-threatening situation exists.
- If a life-threatening situation exists, the Chief of Police or his designee shall notify the Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students or her designee.
- The Chief of Police or his designee and the Vice President or her designee shall consult to determine who shall contact the student s parents or next of kin.
- If the Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students is informed through other sources that a student was involved in a life-threatening incident, the Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students or her designee may notify the student s parents after consultation with appropriate professionals, i.e. Residence Life Coordinator or Coordinator of Psychological Services.
- If parents are notified, California law requires that, upon disclosure, prompt notification must be transmitted to the student.
WHEN A STUDENT IS UNDER 21 YEARS OF AGE
- When the first violation occurs, the Judicial Affairs Officer shall inform the student that his or her parents may be notified in the event of a second violation. A second violation may indicate a pattern of behavior that is a threat to the student s health and safety.
- When a second violation occurs, the Judicial Affairs Officer shall consult with appropriate professionals, i.e. Residence Life Coordinator, Coordinator of Psychological Services or the Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students to determine whether or not to notify parents.
- Consideration must be given to personal and family circumstances to insure that notification will be timely and appropriate for the situation.
- The individual who notifies the student s parents is responsible for ensuring that prompt notice is transmitted to the student, as required by law.
- The student s right to privacy of counseling and medical records shall be protected.
- The privacy rights of other students who may be involved in the matter must also be protected.