Student Conduct

A proper campus environment is of great importance to assure academic and individual success. The Board of Trustees has established campus-wide standards of student conduct and simple campus rules which are enforced at all times. These rules are particularly important in large common areas such as the cafeteria, bookstore, vending, campus offices, College Center, Student Center, Activities Center, campus quads, athletic areas and other highly frequented areas. All students must conform to the Standards of Student Conduct, which are detailed in the Administrative Procedure on Student Conduct, AP 5500. This procedure is strictly enforced by the Office of Student Affairs. To read the full procedure, visit

Creating a Collegiate Environment in the Classroom

Creating an environment that is conducive to learning is the cornerstone of offering a good education. Every person at LBCC is responsible for helping to maintain this environment, including students. Simple rules of courtesy and civility apply.

Respect for the Instructor: This concept means arriving for class on time, not leaving early, bringing appropriate materials, not speaking with other students while the instructor is speaking, not bringing food or drink to the classroom, and not being loud, boisterous, or argumentative.

Respect for Other Students: This concept means not interfering with the rights of others to listen and participate, not being disrespectful, and not using inappropriate language or harassing others in any way.

Academic Honesty: Lack of honesty in the classroom is a very serious offense. Any form of cheating on tests, turning in work which is not one’s own, talking during tests, furnishing false information to instructors, or knowingly misrepresenting oneself to the college is grounds for disciplinary action. The consequences of cheating are severe and may include the possibility of expulsion.

Instructor’s Rights: An instructor has the right to remove a student from class at any time the instructor considers the student’s actions to be interfering with a proper collegiate environment. The instructor may also refer the incident to the Director of Student Conduct and Student Life for disciplinary action as warranted.

Student’s Rights: All students have the right to due process. If a classroom conflict occurs, students should discuss the issues with the course instructor during the instructor’s office hours. Additional resources for resolving conflicts include the department head, school dean, and Vice President of Student Support Services or designee.

Policy on Academic Honesty

The Long Beach Community College District establishes an academic environment in which inquiry is nurtured, individual responsibility is rewarded, and academic dishonesty, cheating, and plagiarism are not tolerated.

For further information, refer to the Administrative Procedure on Academic Honesty, AP 4035, located at

Academic Freedom

In the spirit of academic inquiry and in keeping with the code of ethics adopted by the Academic Senate of LBCC, the policy of the Board of Trustees ensures that the professional staff shall be free to define and discuss relevant information and concepts in the classroom or any other appropriate forum and shall be free to select materials and methods of presentation.

For further information, refer to the Administrative Procedure on Statement of Academic Freedom, AP 4030, located at

Campus Rules 

The following campus rules must be adhered to at all times. Violations subject students to disciplinary action.

  • Smoking of any kind, including the use of electronic devices, and all uses of tobacco are prohibited on all District property including all indoor and outdoor spaces, and in all District-owned vehicles. Smoking and vaping in private vehicles that are parked in LBCC lots are also prohibited. 
  • Eating and drinking are prohibited in all buildings except where food is sold, or is allowed, or as part of an approved and scheduled activity.
  • Gambling on campus is prohibited. Gaming is restricted to the PCC Student Lounge, in the LAC Activities Room, and when allowed in the Library.
  • Animals are not allowed on campus. Exceptions shall be made for certified companion animals and those animals previously approved by college officials for specific educational purposes. 
  • Literature to be distributed must be approved by the Office of Student Life.
  • Children are allowed on campus when under the supervision of a parent or guardian or when they are officially enrolled in an approved college program. Children may not attend classes with a parent or guardian unless the course is specifically designed to include children. Children must be supervised so that educational activities are not interrupted and may not be left unattended in common areas such as the library, computer labs, cafeterias, quads, or lounges. 
  • Vehicles without a parking permit must park in visitor parking, or their drivers may purchase a one-day parking permit.
  • Students are required to be fully attired, including shirts or blouses and footgear.
  • Skateboarding, skating, and bike riding are prohibited on campus grounds. Officers will cite any violators.
  • The use of electronic devices without headphones is prohibited on campus except in connection with approved campus or classroom activities.
  • Electronic recording devices may not be used in any classroom without the approval and permission of the instructor.