Disciplinary Proceedings

Victor Valley College is committed to providing a prompt, fair, and impartial process from the initial investigation to the final result for an institutional disciplinary proceeding of reported domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault or stalking. These proceedings will be conducted by officials who receive annual webinar training on the issues related to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking, and how to conduct an investigation and hearing process that protects the safety of victims and promotes accountability. Victor Valley College officials may not have a conflict of interest or bias for or against the accuser or the accused.

The accuser and the accused may have the same opportunities to have others present during any institutional disciplinary proceeding, including the opportunity to be accompanied to any related meeting or proceeding by the advisor of their choice. 

The College will simultaneously notify, in writing, both the accuser and the accused of:

  • The result of any institutional disciplinary proceeding that arises from an allegation of dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking

  • The institution’s procedures for the accused and the victim to appeal the result of the institutional disciplinary proceeding, if such procedures are available

  • Any change of the result

  • When such results become final

  • The accuser and accused are given timely notice of meetings at which one or the other or both may be present; and

  • The accuser, the accused, and appropriate officials are given timely and equal access to information that will be used during informal and formal disciplinary meetings and hearings

A complainant or witness who participates in an investigation of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking will not be subject to disciplinary sanctions for a violation of the District’s student conduct policy at or near the time of the incident, unless the District determines that the violation was egregious, including but not limited to, an action that places the health or safety of any other person at risk or involves plagiarism, cheating or academic dishonesty.