The Superintendent/President shall designate the Director of Student Affairs with the responsibility to administer the Standards of Conduct as described in  AP 5500 Standards of Student Conduct. The Office of Student Affairs (OSA) is located in SU 201 on the San Marcos campus. The Director works closely with the Palomar College Campus Police Department in creating a safe environment for our students and staff.   Students must abide by the AP 5500 Standards of Student 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 allegedly involved the due process rights guaranteed to them by the California and United States Constitutions.   AP 5520.Student Discipline Procedure

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 with 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: AP 5530 Student Rights and Grievances   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 on campus for our students. Look for the “Safe Zone” sticker on windows and doors.SafeZone