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Disciplinary Sanctions

The following sanctions may be imposed upon any student found to have violated College regulations:

Warning – A notice in writing to the student that the student is violating or has violated College regulations.

Probation – A written reprimand for violation of specified regulations. Probation is for a designated period of time and includes the probability of further disciplinary sanctions if the student is found to be in violation of further College regulations during the probationary period. Probation may include loss of privileges during the probationary period.

Restitution – Compensation for loss, damage, or injury. This may take the form of appropriate service and/or monetary or material replacement.

Suspension – Separation of the student from the College for a definite period of time, after which the student is eligible to return. Conditions for readmission may be specified.

Expulsion – Permanent separation of the student from the College.

Interpretation and Revision

Any question of interpretation or application of the Student Code of Conduct shall be referred to the Vice President of Student Affairs for a final determination. The Student Code of Conduct shall be reviewed every three (3) years under the direction of the Vice President of Student Affairs beginning in 2014.


The term “Accused Student” means any student accused of violating the Student Code of Conduct.

The term “Discipline Committee” refers to a standing committee representative of College employees and students selected by the President of the College to which a disciplinary action may be appealed.

The term “College” refers to Gulf Coast State College.

The term “College Premises” includes all land, buildings, facilities, and other property in the possession of or owned, used, or controlled by the College.

The term “College Official” includes any person employed by the College performing assigned administrative or professional responsibilities.

The term “Policy” refers to the written regulations of the College as found in, but not limited to, the Student Code of Conduct, the College’s Manual of Policy, the College’s Internal Management Memorandum, College web pages, the Student Handbook, a course syllabus, the Computer Usage Policy, and the College Catalog.

Gulf Coast State College does not discriminate against any person in its programs, activities, policies or procedures on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, national origin, marital status, religion, age, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. All questions or inquiries regarding compliance with laws relating to non-discrimination and all complaints regarding sexual misconduct or discrimination, may be directed to Lee Wood, Executive Director, Human Resources/Title II/504/Title IX Coordinator and Employment Equity Officer, Gulf Coast State College, 5230 W. US Highway 98, Panama City, FL 32401.