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Due Process


What is Due Process?

All students have rights! This means that you have the right to meet in person to discuss any alleged Standards of Student Conduct violations in a due process meeting.

I got a letter stating that I need to meet with someone in the Office of Student Affairs about an alleged conduct violation or behavioral concern. What does that mean?

This means that someone has filed a complaint and provided a reasonable amount of detail that demonstrates that the student may have violated one or more of the Standards of Student Conduct, OR may have reason to believe that the reported behavior may be worrisome, so we are reaching out to help provide you with support. These meetings are held with the Director of Student Affairs and/ or the Supervisor of Student Affairs.

Can I bring someone with me to the meeting?

Yes, you are welcome to bring someone to your meeting. This person is an observer who is there to support you. Most often, students attend these meetings alone, but sometimes they may ask their counselor, such as a DRC counselor, to join them. Please remember that these guests are there to observe, and can participate when asked at an appropriate level, but if they are disruptive they may be asked to leave. Your guest is there to listen and be present. We direct the conversation to the student directly.

What are the Standards of Student Conduct?

All students have rights and responsibilities. All students must abide by the Standards of Student Conduct set forth by the district. If you would like to receive a hard copy of these documents, you are welcome to visit the Office of Student Affairs and we can provide you with a copy.


Standards of Student Conduct – AP 5500

Student Discipline Procedures– AP 5520

Student Complaints and Grievances – AP 5530

Please call Student Affairs at 760-744-1150 x2594 for more information.

(760) 744-1150 x2594
Office Hours:
M-TH: 8 AM- 5 PM
F: 8 AM- 2 PM