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Student Code of Conduct & Expectations for Student Behavior


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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: 

  • National Origin, Religion, Sexual Orientation, Ethnic Group Identification, Language/Accent Ancestry, Color, Marital Status, Disability (physical or mental), Race, Immigration Status, Gender Identity, Retaliation, Age, Veteran Status, or Medical condition.
  • Incidents involving; stalking, sexual misconduct, sexual exploitation, or sexual harassment/ discrimination.

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:  

  • Grade appeals process
  • Complaints about a faculty member, a classified professional, or manager
  • Sexual harassment or sexual assault complaints

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 SJCC Student Grievance & Complaint Form.

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:

William Garcia

2100 Moorpark Avenue, San José, CA  95128

  • 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.