The intention of the Student Discipline Due Process Procedure is to resolve alleged violations of the Student Code of Conduct in a fair, honest manner that protects the safety of the Cuesta community. These procedures provide a prompt and equitable means to address violations of the Cuesta College Student Code of Conduct in accordance with the due process rights guaranteed to students. These procedures do not substitute for criminal or civil proceedings that may be separately initiated. These procedures are not intended to infringe in any way on the rights of students to engage in
protected free expression.