Rights and Responsibilities

SCC students exercise the same rights as other members of the community and are accountable to the same federal and state laws and statutes.

In addition, SCC students are accountable to the Los Rios Community College District Board Policies and Administrative Regulations, and SCC Rules. The following Expectations of Student Behavior and Conduct are based on those policies and regulations. They have been adopted by SCC to protect the rights and privileges of all students and to allow the college to function effectively. These guidelines are available in the Los Rios Community College District Policies and Regulations.

Misconduct for which students are subject to discipline:

  • Obstruction or disruption of the learning process of the college, including teaching, administration, and college activities
  • Physical or threatening abuse of any person on college-owned or controlled property or at any college-sponsored or supervised activity
  • Theft of, or damage to, property of any person on college-owned or controlled property or at a college-sponsored or supervised activity
  • Unauthorized entry to or use of college facilities
  • Violation of college policies or campus regulations (www.losrios.edu/legal)
  • Disorderly, lewd, obscene, or indecent conduct or expression on college-owned or controlled property or at college-sponsored or supervised activities
  • Willful disturbance at any college meeting

Academic dishonesty is the act of obtaining or attempting to obtain credit for academic work through the use of dishonest, deceptive or fraudulent means including, but not limited to:

  • Copying from someone else’s test
  • Submitting work that is not your own
  • Submitting work presented previously in another course, if contrary to the rules of either course
  • Altering or interfering with grading
  • Using material during an exam that is not allowed
  • Consulting with someone other than the instructor during an exam
  • Committing other acts that defraud or misrepresent

Plagiarism is representing the work of someone else as your own and submitting it for any purpose. Plagiarism includes the following:

  • Incorporating the ideas, works, sentences, paragraphs, or parts of another person’s writings, without giving appropriate credit, and representing the product as your own work
  • Representing another’s artistic/scholarly work as your own
  • Submitting a paper purchased from a research or term paper service

  • Purposely allowing another student to copy from you during a test
  • Giving your homework, term paper, or other academic work to another person to plagiarize
  • Having another student submit work in your name
  • Lying to an instructor to improve your grade
  • Altering a graded work after it has been returned and then resubmitting the work for regrading
  • Removing a test from the classroom

SCC is committed to a drug and alcohol-free campus. The abuse of illicit drugs and alcohol disrupts classes, compromises one’s physical and mental health, subjects people to criminal penalties, and impairs the ability to benefit from the learning experience.

The LRCCD Standards of Student Conduct prohibit the use, sale, or possession on campus of any controlled substance. Students who abuse drugs or alcohol on campus, or appear at a college-sponsored function under the influence of drugs or alcohol, can be suspended, expelled, and/or criminally prosecuted. (LRCCD Policy 2443)

This Environmental Standard (ES) has been adopted by all SCC campuses and applies to all SCC students, staff, faculty, and visitors. Tobacco use includes smoking, chewing, dipping, or any other use of tobacco products. Smoking refers to inhaling, exhaling, burning, or carrying of any lighted or heated tobacco product, as well as non-tobacco smoking substances and smoking instruments.

Depending on the seriousness of the infraction, students may incur the following consequences:

  • Receive a failing grade on the test or paper
  • Have a course grade lowered
  • Be placed on disciplinary probation or suspension
  • Required to attend an Academic Integrity Workshop
  • Be expelled

Gambling is prohibited on campus.

Students have the right to demonstrate in a responsible manner, under the following conditions:

  • Demonstrations will in no manner interfere with any class, community service program, or other approved activity being conducted on campus
  • Demonstrations will neither impede access to and from buildings nor block normal traffic flow, pedestrian or vehicular
  • Voice amplification is permitted only during specified times (contact Student Leadership and Development for information)
  • Excessive noise is not permitted
  • Students will not be granted excused absences from classes to participate in demonstrations
  • No obscenities or challenges that create a clear and present danger of inciting physical reactions will be tolerated
  • Students participating in on-campus demonstrations are not immune from civil regulations and penalties

SCC does not tolerate sexual assault or harassment in any form – sexual violence, relationship violence, or stalking. SCC has procedures in place to support those who report sexual assault/harassment. Students are encouraged to report any incidences in
one of three ways:

  • File a report with the Los Rios Police Department 916-558-2221
  • File a report with the SCC Title IX Officer (located in the Office of Campus Interventions, Student Services 105
  • Ask for help from the WEAVE Confidential Advocate
    weaveconfidentialadvocate@losrios.edu or 916-568-3011

No student or other person connected with SCC or in attendance at the college shall participate in hazing, conspire to engage in hazing, or commit any act that injures, degrades, or disgraces any person attending the college.

Possession or use of explosives, dangerous chemicals, or deadly weapons on college property or at a college function without prior authorization of the college President or designated representative is grounds for expulsion.

Animals are not permitted in college buildings and/or on college property except for Service Animals and Trainees meeting the requirements.

A recognized student organization presenting programs solely for its members requires the approval of its faculty advisor. Programs open to the student body must be coordinated through Student Leadership and Development located in South Gym 226.

Any person on college-owned property or at college-sponsored or supervised activities who engages in disruptive behavior is subject to disciplinary and/or legal actions by the College President or his/her designee.

Student fliers, advertisements, or other student-related activities must be approved by the Student Leadership and Development Office before posting in approved locations.

Commercial posting or other non-student oriented materials must be approved by the Operations Office. Unauthorized material will be removed. Approval is subject to Los Rios Community College Board policies and campus regulations.