Student Services Building

Student Conduct

Campus Disciplinarian and Reporting an Incident

The office of the Student Conduct Officer is in the Student Union Building, Acting Dean of Student Services, Juan Alvarez serves as the LACC Disciplinarian. Please address questions pertaining to student conduct to:

  • Acting Dean, Juan Alvarez @email ext.2451

Discipline Incident Report


Please send Student Conduct Forms and/or detailed reports with the following information:

  • Student conduct
  • Time and place
  • Course number
  • Student Identification Number
  • What was observed, said, or done by the student(s)
  • What was observed, said, or done by the faculty/staff
  • Any historical encounters or support services referrals directly related to the current incident(s)

Please contact the campus Sheriff’s Office (#3 on campus) if there is a current emergency or you are concerned for your safety on campus. If you are unable to contact Dean Holmes and need immediate assistance, please contact the Vice President of Student Services.


Students enrolling in one of the Los Angeles Community Colleges expect that the faculty and administrators will maintain an environment in which there is freedom to learn. This requires appropriate safety and learning conditions in the classroom, on the campus, and in off-campus activities and programs sponsored by LACC.

As members of the college community, students are encouraged to develop the capacity for critical judgment; to engage in a sustained and independent search for truth; and to exercise their rights to free inquiry and free speech in a responsible, nonviolent manner. Students shall respect and obey civil and criminal law, and shall be subject to legal penalties for violation of laws of the city, county, state, and nation. Student conduct must conform to the LACCD and Los Angeles City College rules and regulations.

Violations of such rules and regulations will subject students to disciplinary action. Enrollment in a class may be terminated by the instructor for two class sessions (students are allowed to make-up missed work) due to unsatisfactory student conduct, undue disrespect toward an instructor or administrator, or academic dishonesty.


Community college districts are required by law to adopt standards of student conduct along with applicable penalties for violation (Education Code Section 66017, 66300, 76030, and 76031). The Los Angeles Community College District has complied with this requirement by adopting Board Policy 5500 (BP 5500) - Standards of Student Conduct and Administrative Procedures 5520 (AP 5520).

The purpose of LACCD Board Policy 5500 and Administrative Procedures 5520 are to provide uniform procedures to assure due process when a student is charged with a violation of the Standards of Student Conduct. All proceedings held in accordance with this Board Rule shall relate to an alleged violation of appropriate standards of student conduct. These provisions do not apply to grievance procedures, student organization councils and courts, or residence determination and other academic and legal requirements for admission and retention.

Disciplinary measures may be taken by the college independent of any charges filed through civil or criminal authorities, or both. Disciplinary action may include warning, reprimand, restitution, suspension, or expulsion from one or more classes, programs, activities, campus locations, or the entire district.

LACCD Board Policy 5500: Standards of Student Conduct

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