Student Rights

Citrus College uses the information requested on the Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSPS) forms for the purpose of determining a student's eligibility to receive authorized special services provided by DSPS. Personal information recorded on these forms will be kept confidential in order to protect against unauthorized disclosure. Portions of this information may be shared with the Chancellor's Office of the California Community Colleges or other state or federal agencies; however, disclosure to these parties is made in strict accordance with applicable statutes regarding confidentiality, including the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (20 U.S.C. 1232(g)). Pursuant to Section 7 of the Federal Privacy Act (Public Law 93-579; 5 U.S.C.ยง 552a, note) providing your social security number is voluntary.

Please review "What Laws Protect the Rights of Students with Disabilities" for more information

Student Responsibilities

To qualify for support services, including accommodations, a student must have a verified disability and be unable to benefit fully from the regular programs and services offered by the college. A student must self-identify and present disability verification from an appropriate, qualified professional to the DSP&S office.

Participation in the Disabled Students Program is voluntary. However, to receive academic accommodations, a student must provide to the DSPS office required documentation describing the nature of the disability, the functional limitations resulting from the disability, and information specific to the accommodations and/or auxiliary aids needed to promote full participation in the educational program.

All students must comply with the Student Code of Conduct adopted by the college and all other applicable statutes and regulations related to student conduct.

Standards of Student Conduct

It is the policy of the Citrus Community College District to establish rules of student conduct that are in the best interests of both the student and the college. Rules of due process are established to ensure that students' rights will be scrupulously guarded. Enforcement procedures will be fair and equal for all. These procedures are intended to supplement rather than replace criminal prosecution when such action would also be appropriate.

You may review and download Board Policy BP 5500, Standards of Conduct. This Code of Conduct will be observed by those representing Citrus College at any conference, trip or athletic event.

Disciplinary Action
Student conduct must conform to the Student Rules of Conduct the Board of Trustees of Citrus College. Violations of such rules are disciplinary actions which are to be administered by appropriate authorities. Citrus College has established due process of law.

*The above information was taken from the Citrus College Catalog.

DSPS Responsibilities

DSPS must provide a student who has a verified disability, reasonable accommodations and/or auxiliary aids to afford the student equal opportunity and access to participate in the college's programs, activities, and services. The college may not discriminate against an individual solely on the basis of disability. DSPS is the vehicle by which the institution provides accommodations to students although official participation is voluntary.

The college is not required by law to provide aides, services, or devices for personal use of study, nor is it required to design special academic programs for students with disabilities.

Neither the Americans with Disabilities Act, nor Section 504, requires the college to alter admissions or graduation requirements. Accommodations are determined individually based on the educational limitations provided in the disability verification documentation.