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Campus Policies:

Student Code of Conduct

Student Right-to-Know Disclosure

Completion rate

Statewide: 29.45%
Irvine Valley College: 44.01%

Transfer rate

Statewide: 10.90%
Irvine Valley College: 8.58%

In compliance with the Student-Right-to-Know (SRTK) and Campus Security Act of 1990 (Public Law 101-542), it is the policy of the South Orange County Community College District and Irvine Valley College to make available its completion and transfer rates to all current and prospective students.

Beginning in Fall 2009, a cohort of all certificate, degree, and transfer seeking first-time, full-time students were tracked over a three-year period. Their completion and transfer rates are listed above. Based upon the cohort defined above, a completer is a student who attained a certificate or degree or became transfer prepared during a three-year period, from Fall 2009 to Spring 2012. Students who have completed 60 transfer- able units with a GPA of 2.0 or better are considered transfer-prepared. Students who transferred to another post-secondary institution, prior to attaining a degree, certificate, or becoming transfer-prepared during a five-semester period, from Spring 2010 to Spring 2012, are transfer students. Information about Student Right-to- Know rates for Irvine Valley College and how they should be interpreted can be found at the California Community Colleges Student-Right-to-Know Information Clearinghouse website:

NOTE: SRTK rates do not represent the success rates of the entire student population at Irvine Valley College, nor do they account for student outcomes occurring after this three- year tracking period. The rates do not describe other important features about the college and its students. Additionally, as a part of the Transfer Velocity Project, the California Community College Chancellor's Office tracks first-time college students who demonstrate behavioral intent to transfer by completing a minimum of 12 units and attempting either a transfer level math or English course within a six-year time frame. Of the latest cohort of transfer-oriented students at IVC, 60% transferred to a four-year institution within the six-year time frame. This is the number one transfer rate for such students in Orange County and the second highest in the California Community College system.

Requirements for student conduct are set forth in the California Education Code, Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations, policies of the Board of Trustees, and in the California Penal Code.

Students in the South Orange County Community College District are responsible for regulating their own conduct and for respecting the rights and privileges of others. Irvine Valley College students are expected to conduct themselves in a manner compatible with the function of the college as an educational institution and to respect and obey all civil and criminal laws. Failure to show respect for the standards as set forth by the South Orange County Community College District is cause for expulsion.

Students may be disciplined for one or more of the following causes related to college activity or attendance.

  1. Disruptive behavior, willful disobedience, habitual profanity or vulgarity, or the open and persistent defiance of the authority of district personnel.
  2. Assault, battery, or any threat of force or violence upon a student, district personnel, or on an authorized visitor.
  3. Willful misconduct resulting in injury or death to a student or district personnel or an authorized visitor, or willful misconduct resulting in damage, defacing, theft, or other injury to any real or personal property owned by the District, or district personnel, or students in attendance at the colleges or programs of the District.
  4. Unsafe behavior in a clinical or lab setting that poses a threat to self or others
  5. The unlawful use, sale, or possession on district property or presence on district property while under the influence of any controlled substance or any poison classified as such by state or federal law.
  6. Smoking in an area where smoking has been prohibited by law or by policy of the Board of Trustees or administrative regulation.
  7. Disorderly, lewd, indecent, or obscene conduct on district property or at district sponsored functions.
  8. Sexual assault (as defined in Board Policy 5404) on any student, or employee of the District, on campus or off-campus grounds or facilities maintained by the district.
  9. The possession or use of any firearms, explosives, dangerous chemicals, deadly weapons, or other potentially harmful implements or substances while on district property or at a district-sponsored function without the prior authorization of the disciplinary officer.
  10. The obstruction or disruption, on or off campus, of any educational or administrative process or any other process or function of the District.
  11. Physical abuse, on or off campus property, of the person or property of any member of the campus community or of members of his or her family or the threat of such physical abuse when related to a district program or activity.
  12. Misrepresentation of oneself or of an organization as an agent of the District.
  13. Soliciting or assisting another to do any act which would subject a student to discipline.
  14. Use, possession, or distribution of alcoholic beverages and/or illegal narcotics/drugs on district premises, or at district-sponsored events, or appearances on district property or at district sponsored events while under the influence of alcohol or illegal narcotics/drugs unless otherwise provided by law and District policy.
  15. Unauthorized recording, dissemination, and publication of academic presentations or materials. This prohibition applies to a recording made in any medium.
  16. Actions of force or threat of force to injure, intimidate, oppress or threaten because of the other person’s race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, disability, gender, or sexual orientation, or because of the perception that the other person has one or more of these characteristics.
  17. Academic dishonesty, including, but not limited to falsification, plagiarism, cheating or fabrication, which compromises the integrity of an assignment, a college record or a program. See “Academic Honesty and Dishonesty” in the Academic Policies section.
  18. Contravention of Copyright Laws
  19. Violation of District Board Policies and Administrative Regulations