The Superintendent/President shall designate the Director of Student Affairs with the responsibility to administer the Standards of Conduct as described in Board Policy 5500: STANDARDS OF CONDUCT. The Office of Student Affairs (OSA) is located in SU 201 on the San Marcos campus. The Director works closely with Palomar College Campus Police in creating a safe environment for our students and staff. It also provides a prompt and equitable means to address violations of Standards of Student Conduct and guarantees due process rights to students. Students must abide by the Student Code of Conduct The purpose of this procedure is to provide a prompt and equitable means to address violations of the Standards of Student Conduct, which guarantees to the student or students involved the due process rights guaranteed to them by the California and United States Consitutions. Palomar Community College District Procedure AP 5520
The purpose of the administrative procedure is to enact a uniform process to provide due process to students who are charged with a violation of the Student Code of Conduct. Faculty and staff may file an Incident Report to the OSA Director when an alleged violation of the Palomar College Code of Conduct occurs. All meetings with the OSA Director are confidential.
If a student believes they have been the subject of an unjust action they can schedule an appointment to see the OSA Director regarding a grievance: Palomar College Policies and Procedures: Student Rights and Grievances – AP 5530. The Director of Student Affairs does not deal with grade disputes. The Office of Instruction handles grade disputes and information regarding the grade dispute policy and procedure can be obtained by contacting the Office of Instruction or going to their website.
Palomar College has many Safe Zones (http://www.palomar.edu/pc3h/SafeZone.html on campus for our students. Look for the “Safe Zone” sticker on windows and doors.
OTHER HELPFUL PALOMAR COLLEGE POLICIES:
Sexual Harassment Policy: http://www.palomar.edu/hr/forms/SexHarassPolicy.pdf
Unlawful Discrimination Policy: http://www.palomar.edu/gb/Board%20Policies%20-%20Final/Chapter%203%20BP/BP%203410%20Nondiscrimination.pdf
Unlawful discrimination complaint procedure and complaint form: http://www.palomar.edu/hr/forms/UnlawfulDiscriminationProcedureComplaintForm.pdf