Student Conduct at MSJC
It is expected that all students attending Mt. San Jacinto College have read, understand, and will abide by the District’s Student Code of Conduct as set forth in AP5500 Standards of Student Conduct. MSJC strives to create a safe learning environment for the campus community and affirms the values of honesty and integrity essential to academic life and personal development. The Standards of Student Conduct can also be found in the MSJC Catalog.
Student Grievance Process
A student has the right to pursue a grievance against any employee alleged to have treated the student unfairly or inappropriately. For more information, see the MSJC Catalog or contact Director of Student Judicial Affairs Steven Del Castillo by email at email@example.com or by calling 951-639-5301.
Students may grieve unfair acts by an employee against a student where the act has a negative impact on the student.
Students may not grieve the following:
(A) Grades except with evidence of:
1. Mistake – unintentional error on the part of the instructor;
2. Fraud – intentional misrepresentation of any or all facts, which lead to a negative outcome;
3. Bad Faith – includes fraud and any other intentional act of the instructor, which negatively impacts the grade of the student;
4. Incompetence – there is evidence that the instructor does not have the knowledge skills and/or abilities to conduct and fairly grade the course. Incompetence is usually pervasive, and not restricted to one student or one incident.
(B) Acts by another student (see Standards of Conduct).
(C) Acts which, though deemed unfair, do not have a specific negative impact on the student. Included among non-grievable issues are situations which are deemed to be petty or to have no significant negative impact upon the student in question.
(D) Acts which affect another student. Only the student affected by an act may file a grievance. A student may not file on behalf of another student.
Please refer to AP 5530 Student Rights and Grievance Process for more information.
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Issues of student access or alleged illegal discrimination are heard under a separate process handled by the A.D.A./§504 Coordinator. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Reporting Sexual Harassment under Title IX
Any person may report sex discrimination, including sexual harassment, whether or not the person reporting is the person alleged to be the victim of conduct that could constitute sex discrimination or sexual harassment. For more information or to Report a Title IX Incident, contact Title IX Coordinator Meaghan Kauffman by email at email@example.com or by calling 951-374-0539.