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Discipline Definitions

Administrator: The College President or other person or persons designated by him or her to maintain order, handle disciplinary questions on campus, or represent the College before a Disciplinary Hearing Committee.

Associate Dean of Student Affairs: The Associate Dean of Student Affairs at each College of the District.

Board of Trustees: The Governing Board of the District.

Chief Student Services Officer (CSSO): The Vice President of Student Services at Grossmont College or the Vice President of Student Development and Services at Cuyamaca College.

College President or designee: The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of each College within the GCCCD or an Administrator selected by the CEO to represent him or her in matters of student discipline.

Days: Days during which College is in session and regular classes are held, including summer session days, and excluding Saturdays and Sundays, unless otherwise specified in the procedures.

Disciplinary Hearing Record: The Disciplinary Hearing Record shall consist of all the documents and exhibits presented at the Disciplinary Hearing, the recommendation of the Hearing Committee and the College President’s decision and recommendation.

District: The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District.

Expulsion: Exclusion of the student by the Board of Trustees from all Colleges in the District for one or more terms.

Faculty-Initiated Suspensions: Exclusion of the student by an instructor for the day of the removal and the next class meeting.

Instructor: Any academic employee of the District in whose class a student subject to discipline is enrolled, or counselor who is providing or has provided services to the student, or other academic employee who has responsibility for the student’s educational program.

Long-term Suspension: Temporary exclusion from student status, or other privileges or activities, for the remainder of the current semester.

Short-term Suspension: Exclusion of the student by a College President or designee for good cause from one (1) or more classes for a period of up to ten (10) consecutive days of instruction.

Student: Any person currently enrolled as a student at any College or in any program offered by the District.

Withdrawal of Consent to Remain on Campus: Withdrawal of consent by the College President or designee for any person to remain on campus in accordance with California Penal Code Section 626.4 where the College President or designee has reasonable cause to believe that such person has willfully disrupted the orderly operation of the campus.

Written or Verbal Reprimand: An admonition to the student to cease and desist from conduct determined to violate the Standards of Student Conduct. Written reprimands may become part of a student’s permanent record at the College. A record of the fact that a verbal reprimand has been given may become part of a student’s record at the College for a period of up to one (1) year.


Dr. Lauren Vaknin
Dean of Student Affairs
Office Hours: 8:00 - 5:00 Mon - Fri
Phone: 619-660-4295

  • Grossmont
  • Cuyamaca
A Member of the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District