Policies

San José State University is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy living and learning environment for students, faculty, and staff. Each member of the campus community is expected to be aware of, and to adhere to, the community standards that contribute towards this end.

This section contains the community standards for students - the various polices currently in effect at San José State University and CSU system wide. 

Student Conduct Code 

Title 5, California Code of Regulations

Stipulates the grounds upon which student discipline can be based. Students are charged with violating the Student Conduct Code.

Student Conduct Procedures

CSU Executive Order 1098

Governs the procedures that San José State University follows in student discipline cases. CSU Executive Order 1098 informs Students of their rights and responsibilities when they are alleged to have violated the Student Conduct Code and describes the Investigation (Article III.A; Article IV.D), Conference (Article III.B; Article IV.E & F), Hearing (Article III.D; Article IV.H), Appeal on Sanction to the Chancellors Office (Article IV.J), and Sanctions (Article V) that may be imposed.

Article IV refers to proceedings in cases involving allegations of Discrimination, Harassment, Retaliation, Sexual Misconduct, Dating or Domestic Violence, or Stalking

Procedure for Addressing Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation, Sexual Misconduct, Dating and Domestic Violence, and Stalking by Students

CSU Executive Order 1097

Governs the procedures that San José State University follows when Students make a complaint regarding Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation, Sexual Misconduct, Dating and Domestic Violence, and Stalking. CSU Executive Order 1097 informs Students of their rights and responsibilities when they make a complaint and describes the Campus Early Resolution Process (Article III.A), Campus Investigation Process (Article III.B), Appeal Review-Office of the Chancellor (Article IV), and Remedies (Article VI.CC) that may be imposed.

Procedure for Addressing Discrimination, Harassment, Retaliation, Sexual Misconduct, Dating and Domestic Violence, and Stalking by Employees and Third Parties

CSU Executive Order 1096

Governs the procedures that San José State University follows when Student Employees make a complaint regarding Discrimination, Harassment, Retaliation, Sexual Misconduct, Dating and Domestic Violence, and Stalking when that complaint arose out of their status as an employee and/or their work environment, while they are acting as an employee. CSU Executive Order 1096 informs Student Employees of their rights and responsibilities when they make a complaint and describes the Campus Early Resolution Process (Article III.B), Campus Investigation Process (Article III.C), Appeal Review-Office of the Chancellor (Article IV), and Remedies (Article VI.CC) that may be imposed.

Academic Integrity Policy

Academic Senate S07-2

Governs the procedures that San José State University follows in cases of academic dishonesty. The Academic Integrity Policy informs Students of their rights and responsibilities when they are alleged to have cheated or plagiarized and describes the process the faculty take when the suspect a violation and the Academic and Administrative Sanctions that may be imposed.

Policy Regarding Attorneys 

Presidential Directive 2009-04

Pursuant to Presidential Directive 2009-04, San José State University excludes attorneys from student discipline proceedings except in limited circumstances as described in CSU Executive Order 1098.

UHS License Agreement 

Governs the procedure that University Housing Services follows for all residents. The UHS License Agreement identifies the terms and conditions of the license, stipulates the grounds upon which discipline can be based, describes the student conduct process, and informs residents of their rights and responsibilities when they are alleged to have violated the policies and regulations.

Student Organization Code of Conduct 

Presidential Directive 2007-04

Stipulates the grounds upon which student organization discipline can be based. Student organizations are charged with violating the Student Organization Code of Conduct.

Student Fairness Dispute Resolution 

Academic Senate S14-3

Governs the procedure that San José State University follows in cases when Students make complaints regarding grade disputes and grievances. The Student Fairness Dispute Resolution policy informs Students of their rights and responsibilities when they make a complaint and describes the informal procedures for addressing grade disputes and grievances and the formal Student Fairness Committee process.