Conflict of Interest
No employee of the District shall have any interest, financial or otherwise, direct or indirect, or engage in any business transaction or professional activity or incur any obligation with the proper discharge of duties in the public interest. Specific guidance regarding conflict of interest may be found in Board Policy 3.05.06.
Discrimination and Harassment
Discrimination and harassment will not be tolerated of employees or students on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity. Employees and students are entitled to an environment which is conducive to both learning and productivity. Activities which erode this environment will be dealt with by the College swiftly and decisively. The College has developed a grievance procedure for employees and students to use, without fear of redress or retaliation, to address allegations of discriminatory actions, or breaches of acceptable standards of behavior. Specific guidelines for the processing of discrimination complaints may be found in College Procedure 3.43.01.10.
Dress and Grooming
Employees are expected to dress in accordance with their professional responsibilities. Questions regarding appropriate attire should be directed to the department head. Employees’ personal grooming should contribute to a clean and neat appearance.
Drug Free Workplace
The unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession or use of a controlled substance (as defined in State and Federal law) is prohibited on District premises or during any district-related activities/events. Convicted violators are subject to appropriate personnel action, up to and including termination of employment.
Students are entitled to enjoy the basic rights of citizenship which are protected by the laws of the country and state. Each student is obligated to respect the rights of classmates, teachers and other College personnel. The College requires all employees to recognize and respect the rights of students, just as it requires all students to exercise their rights responsibly, with due regard for the equal rights of others, and in compliance with the rules and regulations established for the orderly conduct of the educational mission of the College.
Illegal Possession, Consumption, Distribution and Sale of Intoxicating Beverages, Drugs, and Narcotics
It is the policy of the College that employees will be subject to disciplinary action if found to participate in the illegal use, possession, consumption, distribution and/or sale of intoxicating beverages, illegal drugs, narcotics, or hallucinatory drugs on College premises.
The College has developed a drug abuse prevention program accessible to any officer, employee or student of the District. Employees may contact the Employee Benefits Office, in the Human Resources Department, for information regarding the program.
Any scheme or procedure whereby one or more prizes are distributed by chance around persons who have paid or promised consideration for a chance to win anything of value, whether such scheme or procedure is called a lottery, pool, raffle, gift, gift enterprise, sale, policy game or some other game of chance, through or within the College or conducted with or on College property, is strictly prohibited.
Participation in Community and Political Affairs
Employees are encouraged to participate in civic affairs; however, neither the Board of Trustees nor any administrator shall directly or indirectly require or coerce any faculty or staff member to join any civic group, club, committee, association or organization. Participation in political activities should not interfere with the discharge of the duties and responsibilities to the District.
Recognizing that tobacco smoke creates a danger to the health of some citizens and is a cause of annoyance and discomfort to those who are in confined spaces, smoking is prohibited inside any College building. Violation of this provision is considered a misdemeanor. Each day of violation can be considered a separate offense with a fine up to $500.
Use of District Property
Detailed guidance on the use of District property and facilities is contained in College Procedures 5.02.01.10.