Jan 24, 2022  
2021-22 Catalog: September 2021 Edition 
2021-22 Catalog: September 2021 Edition

Policies and Standards

  • Student Rights  
    • Statement on Freedom of Expression, Civility and Mutual Respect, Nondiscrimination and Harassment Policy, Sexual Harassment Policy, Complaint Procedures, Accommodations for Students with Disabilities, Crime Awareness, Student Privacy Rights: Releasing Student Records, Instructional and Course Material Fees Policy, Student Right-to-Know Disclosure
  • Student Code of Conduct
    • Student Code of Conduct, Disciplinary Procedures, Debts Owed to the College, Substance Abuse, Acceptable Use Policy: Digital Information, Parking Regulations, Animals/Pets on Campus, Smoking Policy, Irvine Valley College Social Media Guidelines, Liability Notice

Student Code of ConductPhoto of IVC campus

Requirements for student conduct are set forth in the California Education Code, Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations, policies of the Board of Trustees, and in the California Penal Code.

Students in the South Orange County Community College District are responsible for regulating their own conduct and for respecting the rights and privileges of others. Irvine Valley College students are expected to conduct themselves in a manner compatible with the function of the college as an educational institution and to respect and obey all civil and criminal laws. Failure to show respect for the standards as set forth by the South Orange County Community College District is cause for expulsion.


Students may be disciplined for one or more of the following causes related to college activity or attendance:

  1. Disruptive behavior, willful disobedience, habitual profanity or vulgarity, or the open defiance of the authority of, district personnel.
  2. Assault, battery, or any threat of force or violence upon a student, district personnel, or an authorized visitor.

  3. Willful misconduct resulting in injury or death to a student or district personnel or an authorized visitor, or willful misconduct resulting in damage, defacing, theft, or other injury to any real or personal property owned by the District, or district personnel, or students in attendance at the colleges or programs of the District.

  4. Unsafe behavior in a clinical or lab setting that poses a threat to self or others.

  5. The unlawful use, sale, or possession on district property or presence on district property while under the influence of any controlled substance or any poison classified as such by state or federal law.

  6. Smoking in an area where smoking has been prohibited by law or by policy of the Board of Trustees or administrative regulation.

  7. Disorderly, lewd, indecent, or obscene conduct on district property or at district sponsored functions.

  8. Sexual assault (as defined in Board Policy 3540) on any student or employee of the District, on campus or off-campus grounds or facilities maintained by the District.

  9. The possession or use of any firearms, explosives, dangerous chemicals, deadly weapons, or other potentially harmful implements or substances while on district property or at a district-sponsored function without the prior authorization of the disciplinary officer.

  10. The obstruction or disruption, on or off campus, of any educational or administrative process or function of the District.

  11. Physical abuse, on or off campus property, of the person or property of any member of the campus community or of members of his or her family or the threat of such physical abuse when related to a district program or activity.

  12. Misrepresentation of oneself or of an organization as an agent of the District.

  13. Soliciting or assisting another to do any act which would subject a student to discipline.

  14. Use, possession,or distribution of alcoholic beverages and/or illegal narcotics/drugs on district premises, or at district-sponsored events, or appearance on district property or at district sponsored events while under the influence of alcohol or illegal narcotics/drugs unless otherwise provided by law and district policy.

  15. Unauthorized recording, dissemination, and publication of academic presentations or materials. This prohibition applies to a recording made in any medium.

  16. Actions of force or threat of force to injure, intimidate, oppress or threaten because of the other person’s race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, disability, gender, or sexual orientation, or because of the perception that the other person has one or more of these characteristics.

  17. Academic dishonesty, including, but not limited to falsification, plagiarism, cheating or fabrication, which compromises the integrity of an assignment, a college record or a program.

    1. Falsification involves any conduct in academic work, records or programs that is intended to deceive, including, but not limited to, the following acts:

      1. forging signatures on official documents such as admissions cards and financial aid applications.

      2. changing or attempting to change official academic records without proper sanction.

      3. misrepresenting or falsifying successful completion prerequisites.

      4. providing false information, such as immigration materials, during the admission or matriculation process.

      5. falsifying one’s identification or falsely using another’s identification.

      6. logging in or otherwise gaining access to a computer, computer network or protected web site using the password or identity of another.

      7. citation of data or information not actually in the source indicated.

      8. including in a reference list of works cited a text or other information source which was not used in constructing the essay, paper or other academic exercise.

      9. submission in a paper, lab report or other academic exercise of falsified, invented, or fictitious date or evidence, or deliberate and knowing concealment or distortion of the true nature, origin, or function of such data or evidence.

      10. submitting as the student’s own work any academic exercises (e.g., written work printing, sculpture, etc.) prepared totally or in part by another.

      11. taking a test for someone else or permitting someone else to take a test for a student.

    2. Plagiarism is any conduct in academic work or programs involving misrepresentation of someone else’s words, ideas or data as one’s original work, including, but not limited to, the following:

      1. intentionally representing as one’s own work the work, words, ideas or arrangement of ideas, research, formulae, diagrams, statistics, or evidence of another.

      2. taking sole credit for ideas and/or written work that resulted from collaboration with others.

      3. paraphrasing or quoting material without citing the source.

      4. submitting as one’s own a copy of or the actual work of another person, either in part or in entirety, without appropriate citation (e.g., term-paper mill or internet derived products).

      5. sharing computer files and programs or written papers and then submitting individual copies of the results as one’s own individual work.

      6. submitting substantially the same material in more than one course without prior authorization from each instructor involved.

      7. modifying another’s work and representing it as one’s own work.

    3. Cheating is the use of any unauthorized materials, or information in academic work, records or programs, the intentional failure to follow express directives in academic work, records or programs, and/or assisting others to do the same including, but not limited to, the following:

      1. knowingly procuring, providing, or accepting unauthorized examination materials or study aids.

      2. completing, in part or in total, any examination or assignment for another person.

      3. knowingly allowing any examination or assignment to be completed, in part or in total, for himself or herself by another (e.g., take-home exams or on-line assignments which have been completed by someone other than the student).

      4. copying from another student’s test, paper, lab report or other academic assignment.

      5. copying another student’s test answers.

      6. copying, or allowing another student to copy, a computer file that contains another student’s assignment, homework lab reports, or computer programs and submitting it, in part or in its entirety, as one’s own.

      7. using unauthorized sources of information such as crib sheets, answers stored in a calculator, or unauthorized electronic devices.

      8. storing answers in electronic devices and allowing other students to use the information without the consent of the instructor.

      9. employing aids excluded by the instructor in undertaking course work.

      10. looking at another student’s exam during a test.

      11. using texts or other reference materials (including dictionaries) when not authorized to do so.

      12. knowingly gaining access to unauthorized data.

      13. altering graded class assignments or examinations and then resubmitting them for regrading or reconsideration without the knowledge and consent of the instructor. See Academic Honesty and Dishonesty in the Academic Policies section.

  18. Contravention of Copyright Laws

  19. Violation of District Board Policies and Administrative Regulations

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Disciplinary Procedures

  1. Initiation of the Disciplinary Process

    A request for disciplinary action may be initiated in writing by district employees. When there is a violation of the Student Code of Conduct, the following procedures will be followed:
    1. If the conduct occurred in the classroom, the instructor may remove the student from his or her class for that day and the next class meeting if the student interfered with the instructional process. Removal must be reported to the disciplinary officer immediately. If the student is a threat to self or to others, the instructor must contact Campus Police immediately. If the student removed is a dependent minor, the instructor may request that the student’s parent or guardian attend a parent conference regarding the removal. Upon removal of a student, the instructor will give the student verbal and/or written notice of the reasons for the removal.
      1. The instructor, victim or witness (es) will submit a written report on the appropriate form (i.e., Incident Report form) to the disciplinary officer. The report will include (a) date and time of the conduct, (b) location, (c) names of witnesses, and (d) a detailed explanation of the alleged misconduct.
      2. If the incident involves a matter of academic dishonesty, the instructor will give notice to the student within ten days of the discovery of the alleged impropriety.
      3. If the incident was not a matter of academic dishonesty, a meeting between the student and the disciplinary officer will be conducted as soon as possible. At this meeting, evidence of the alleged violation(s) will be presented to the student. The student will be advised of the potential consequences.

      4. If the student elects not to attend this required meeting, the student waives his or her right to provide a response to the allegations.

      5. The student may elect to drop the course, in accordance with existing policies, but this action will not necessarily terminate the process outlined above.

    2. If the conduct did not occur in the classroom, the district employee discovering the conduct will report the incident to the disciplinary officer and submit a written report on the appropriate form (i.e., Incident Report form). The report will include (a) date and time of the conduct, (b) location, (c) names of witnesses, and (d) a detailed explanation of the alleged misconduct.

    3. When the report of alleged misconduct is sent to the disciplinary officer, the officer will evaluate the information to determine if it alleges a violation of the District’s student conduct policy and/or regulations. If the disciplinary officer determines that the report supports such allegations, a meeting will be requested with the student to provide the student an opportunity to respond to the allegations.

    4. The disciplinary officer will review all documentation related to the case to make a determination if disciplinary action is required.

    5. The disciplinary officer will send a notice by mail to the student charged with the violation. This notice will include a written explanation of the incident and the charges that have been made (i.e., the specific conduct involved and the specific regulation(s) alleged to have been violated

    6. The disciplinary decision is final and it is immediately in effect unless it involves termination of State and/or local financial aid, suspension, or recommendation of expulsion, in which case the student may appeal the decision to the Disciplinary Hearing Panel within ten days. In cases referred to the Panel by the disciplinary officer or in cases where the decision is appealed to the Panel, the procedures in Section V will be followed. The student may, in writing, accept the penalty of suspension or expulsion without further hearing and without admitting participation in the conduct charged.

  2. Range of Disciplinary Actions

    1. Verbal Reprimand:
      A warning that the conduct is not acceptable.
    2. Written Reprimand:
      Becomes part of the student file for a minimum of five years or longer at the discretion of the disciplinary officer and is considered in the event of future violations.
    3. Mental Health Clearance:
      Mental health clearance may be required before a student is readmitted to a particular class or allowed to be on district property. The campus chief administrative officer (or designee) must receive a letter from a licensed mental health professional stating that in his or her professional judgment, the student will no longer continue the behavior which gave rise to the disciplinary action or that the student’s presence on campus is not a threat to himself or herself or others. The mental health professional must be licensed by the State of California. The student shall bear the cost and expense of obtaining mental health clearance.
    4. Disciplinary Probation:
      A specific period of conditional participation in campus and academic affairs, which may involve any or all of the following:
      1. Ineligibility for all student government roles;
      2. Removal from any student government position;
      3. Revocation of the privilege of participating in district and/or student-sponsored activities;
      4. Ineligibility for membership on an athletic team;
      5. Limitation of courses and/or instructors the student may take. 
    5. Suspension:
      The Board of Trustees or the disciplinary officer may suspend a student for cause as provided in Section III. Suspension may involve:
      1. Removal from one or more classes for the remainder of the academic term.
      2. Removal from all classes and activities of the District for one or more terms. During this time, the student may not be enrolled in any class or program within the District. 
    6. Expulsion:
      The Board of Trustees may expel a student for cause as provided in Section III when other means of correction fail to bring about proper conduct or when the presence of the student causes a continuing danger to the physical safety of the student or others. Expulsion will be accompanied by a hearing conducted by the Disciplinary Hearing Panel.

Disciplinary Hearing Panel for Suspension or Expulsion

If the disciplinary officer refers the case for a hearing with the Disciplinary Hearing Panel or the student appeals the disciplinary officer’s decision to the Disciplinary Hearing Panel, the following process will be followed:

  1. Notice Letter

    The disciplinary officer will mail a written notice of the hearing to the student (and to the parent or guardian if the student is a dependent minor). This notice will include:
    1. A statement of the charges. The statement will describe the specific facts alleged as a basis for violation of these regulations.

    2. The time and place of the hearing.

    3. Notification of the student’s right to be accompanied and represented by an advocate. If the advocate is an attorney, the student must inform the disciplinary officer in writing of the name and address of the attorney at least five days before the time set for the commencement of the hearing. Failure to do so will constitute good cause of a continuance of the hearing.

    4. Notification that the hearing body may consider the student’s previous disciplinary and academic record.

    5. Notification that the student may request that one of the members of the Disciplinary Hearing Panel be a student of the district. This request must be made in writing to the disciplinary officer at least five (5) days in advance of the hearing.

      ​The notice letter may be amended at any time. If an amendment requires that the student prepare a substantially different defense, the disciplinary officer may postpone the hearing for a reasonable time, not to exceed ten days.

  2. Composition of Disciplinary Hearing Panel

    1. If the student is represented by an attorney, the District will also be represented by an attorney.

      The Disciplinary Hearing Panel will consist of a student (if requested), a faculty member of the college, and a district administrator. If a student is requested to serve on the panel, the request will include permission for the records to be disclosed to the student member of the panel. Where the charged student does not request a student member on the hearing panel, the Disciplinary Hearing Panel will consist of two college faculty members, one district administrator and a campus police officer, if requested by the disciplinary officer.

    2. The disciplinary officer will, after conferring with the associated student body, academic senate, and administrative cabinet, compile lists of persons who may be appointed when it is necessary to convene a Disciplinary Hearing Panel. The disciplinary officer will appoint members to the Disciplinary Hearing Panel from the approved list of names.

    3. The hearing will be convened within ten days of the date that written notice of the proposed disciplinary action is mailed to the student, unless the disciplinary officer grants a written request for a continuance by the student upon a showing of good cause.

  3. Hearing Preparation

    1. The disciplinary officer will be responsible for making the necessary arrangements for the hearing, including scheduling a room, providing for an official record of the hearing, and notifying the student and members of the Disciplinary Hearing Panel.

    2. Prior to the hearing, the Disciplinary Hearing Panel will be given copies of these procedures. The disciplinary officer will select a chairperson. The chairperson will preside over the hearing and make any necessary procedural rulings.

  4. The Hearing

    1. Confidentiality: hearing will be closed and be kept confidential by all parties.

    2. Security: appropriate security measures will be taken at the hearing by the campus police department.

    3. Witnesses/Record of Hearing: witnesses will be excluded except when testifying. The District employee who was involved in or a witness to the incident will be invited to attend and participate in the hearing, and may be present for the entire proceedings. The administration’s representative and the student will be entitled to call and question witnesses. Panel members may ask questions at any time when recognized by the chairperson. With the concurrence of the panel, witnesses may be recalled and questioned by hearing participants. A record of the hearing will be kept for ten years.

    4. Opening: The chairperson will call the hearing to order, introduce the participants, and announce the purpose of the hearing. An orderly hearing will be maintained and disruptive participants will be ejected or excluded.

    5. Charges: The chairperson will distribute copies of the charges to the members of the committee, read the charges aloud, and ask the student whether the charges have been received. If the response is affirmative, the hearing will proceed. If the response is negative, the administration may present evidence that the charges were duly served. The chairperson will decide to proceed with the hearing. In cases where a hearing does not proceed, a hearing will be rescheduled within ten days.

    6. Burdens of Proof and Production of Evidence: The administration bears the burden of proving that each charge is true based on a preponderance of the evidence. The administration has the initial burden of producing evidence to prove each charge. The student may present evidence to refute the administration’s charges. In the case of expulsion, any recommendation of the hearing panel must include a finding that other means of correction have failed to bring about proper conduct, or that the presence of the student causes a continuing danger to the physical safety of the student or others, and/or district property.

    7. Arguments: Both the administration and student will be afforded an opportunity to present or waive an opening statement (i.e. the administration will outline the charges and the facts to be established). The student may reserve an opening statement until after administration has presented the case for the college. If the student charged does not appear, either in person or by representation, or should the student leave or be ejected during the hearing, the hearing will proceed and the Panel will make its recommendation as though the student had been present.

    8. Evidence: After the opening statements, the administration and the student will have the opportunity to call witnesses and present relevant evidence. Technical rules of evidence will not apply, but evidence may be admitted and given probative effect only when such evidence constitutes that which reasonable persons are accustomed to rely on in the conduct of serious affairs. Hearsay evidence is admissible, but may not, by itself, be used to support a finding of the panel. The Chairperson will make all rulings as to the conduct of the hearing and the admissibility of evidence. The Panel will not consider any arguments concerning the constitutionality or legal validity of campus regulations or statewide policy. In cases where the hearing involves a charge of sexual assault, the victim has the right to exclude past sexual history as part of the testimony unless such history is offered as evidence of the character or trait of character of the victim as described in California Evidence Code.

    9. Deliberations: The administration and then the student will make closing arguments. Both may waive closing arguments. The panel will retire to deliberate. Deliberations will be limited to panel members. The panel will reach its decision based only on the record of the hearing and will not consider matters outside the record. The Hearing Panel may accept the disciplinary officer’s recommendation, impose a lower sanction, or impose a higher sanction. Within two days after the hearing, the chairperson will notify the student of the Hearing Panel’s disciplinary decision. This report will include the specific findings of fact concerning each charge and the disciplinary action supported by a majority vote of the panel.

    10. Decision to Suspend. In the case of a decision to suspend, notice of the decision will be mailed to the student, placed on the student’s district records and copied to the disciplinary officer for enforcement of suspension decision. The decision may be appealed in writing to the college president only on the limited grounds as provided in Section VI. Hearing Panel decisions must be appealed within ten business days.

    11. Recommendation to Expel. In the case of a recommendation to expel, notice of the recommendation shall be forwarded to the campus chief administrative officer or designee for recommendation to and final action by the Board of Trustees.

      1. Within thirty calendar days of the recommendation to expel, the Board of Trustees will notify the student or parent in case of a dependent minor, of the Board’s intent to conduct a closed session meeting to consider the recommendation for expulsion. Notification will be made by registered or certified mail or by special mail service. Within forty-eight hours of receipt of the notice, the student or parent of a dependent minor may request in writing that the hearing be held in public session. When a written request to have the matter heard in public session is served upon the Clerk or Secretary of the Board, the meeting will be conducted in public session, except in cases where the discussion conflicts with the right to privacy of another student. In such cases, the discussion will be conducted in closed session.

      2. The Board of Trustees may accept the recommendation to expel, impose a lesser sanction, or refer the matter back to the Hearing Panel for further consideration. Final action of the Board of Trustees will be taken at a public meeting but consist solely of a general announcement that a student, without being named, has been disciplined after a closed session vote taken with respect to the discipline.

Appeal Process

The student has the right to appeal the decision of the instructor or the disciplinary officer.

  1. Appeal of an Academic Dishonesty Decision

    1. The student has the right to file an appeal of a decision regarding academic dishonesty to the dean of the department or school in which the alleged dishonesty occurred. The appeal must be in writing and received by the dean within ten working days of the informal meeting with the instructor. A grade, however, is not a disciplinary action but an evaluation of work, and is not subject to appeal except as provided in the grade grievance process as set forth in Board policy.

    2. The dean may request that the instructor submit a written statement supporting his or her position.

    3. Within thirty days of receipt of the request of appeal, the dean will arrange a meeting with the instructor and the student. If the instructor is no longer employed by the District, or is unavailable because of sabbatical or other leave, the dean will appoint another instructor in the same disciplinary area to assume the responsibilities of the instructor.

      At the meeting, the evidence of academic dishonesty will be presented and every effort will be made to resolve the matter. In the absence of a resolution, the student may elect to follow the appropriate grievance or disciplinary appeal procedure as specified in Board policies and regulations.

  2. Appeal of a Hearing Panel Decision to Suspend or Recommendation to Expel

    The student may appeal a Hearing Panel decision in writing to the college president, within ten days of the decision/recommendation. The basis for the appeal will include evidence to support one or more of the following factors:

    1. The decision lacks substantial basis in fact to support the findings,
    2. There is substantial incongruity between the proposed sanction and findings,

    3. There is substantial unfairness in the proceedings which has deprived the student of a fair and impartial process; and/or

    4. There is newly discovered critical evidence, that despite due diligence on the part of the student, was not known at the time of the hearing.

      The college president or the president’s designee may decide the issue based solely on the written appeal. The decision will be made available to the student charged within ten days of receipt of appeal. The decision will be final except in the case of expulsion where final action will be taken by the Board of Trustees.

For further information, students may contact the President’s Office at Irvine Valley College or refer to the South Orange County Community College District Administrative Regulation 5520, available in the college library or at socccd.edu.

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Debts Owed to the College

Unpaid financial obligations, including failure to return college equipment, defaulting on student loans, failure to redeem returned checks, or non-payment of Library or Health and Wellness Center fees, may result in a student’s grades, official transcripts, diplomas, or certificates being withheld, as well as permission to register for classes being denied. Any item or items withheld shall be released when the student satisfactorily meets the financial obligation. (California Education Code, Section 70902 and South Orange County Community College District Board Policy and Administrative Regulation 5035 - Financial Obligation Owed to the District.)

Substance Abuse

Campus Standards of Conduct

Irvine Valley and Saddleback colleges are dedicated to the elimination of the use of illicit drugs and alcohol abuse. The colleges are making significant efforts to create an environment that promotes and reinforces good health. These include responsible living; respect for community and campus standards and regulations; and the intellectual, social, emotional, ethical, and physical well-being of all members of the campus community.

Within this context, the South Orange County Community College District and California State law prohibit the unlawful possession, use, distribution, manufacture or dispensing of illicit drugs and alcohol by students on college property or as part of any college activity. (California Education Code, Section 76033 (a) and South Orange County Community College District Board Policy and Administrative Regulation 5500 - Code of Conduct.)

Campus Legal Sanctions

Students are reminded that violations of these provisions may lead to the imposition of a disciplinary sanction under South Orange County Community College District Administrative Regulation 5520.

All violations of policy will be handled on an individual basis affording each student the right to due process. Procedures of this process are described in Administrative Regulation 5520. Sanctions which may be imposed include reprimand, probation, suspension, and expulsion.

Board Policy 3550


The District shall be free from all unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees.

The unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession, or use of a controlled substance is prohibited in all facilities under the control and use of the District.

Any student or employee who violates this policy will be subject to disciplinary action, consistent with local, state, or federal law, which may include the referral to an appropriate rehabilitation program, suspension, demotion, expulsion, or dismissal.

The Chancellor or his/her designee shall assure that the District distributes annually to each student and employee the information required by the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989 and complies with other requirements of the Act.

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Acceptable Use Policy: Digital Information

Use of College Computers, Email, Internet Services, Telephones, Faxes, and Electronic Devices

The South Orange County Community College District (SOCCCD) digital information network is intended to enhance the availability of educational materials and opportunities for students. The network consists of computers; computer networks; e‑mail and voice mail systems; Internet services; audio and video conferencing; and related electronic peripherals such as cellular phones, modems and fax machines. The District encourages broad and extensive use of the network for educational purposes. However, personal, recreational or commercial use of the system for non-academic matters is not permitted.

Student email privileges are designed solely for educational purposes. Chain letters, chat rooms, Multiple User Dimensions (MUDs), or multi-player game servers are not allowed, with the exception of those bulletin boards or chat groups that are created by academic staff for specific instructional purposes. The District reserves the right to monitor network and email use for the purpose of determining whether a violation of District policy or law has occurred, and to take disciplinary action when appropriate.

Guidelines for permitted uses of the information network are defined in South Orange County Community College District Administrative Regulations 3720 and 3725, Electronic Communications.

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Parking Regulations

A complete copy of the South Orange County Community College District Traffic & Parking Regulations (AR-6750) can be obtained at the Campus Police Station (CP 100), at the Administration Building (A 100), or online at campuspolice.ivc.edu/Pages/parkingreg.aspx.

Parking on campus is by permit only Monday through Sunday, seven (7) days a week, 24 hours a day. There is no beginning of semester “grace period” or waiver. Green-curbed (timed) parking areas are reserved for visitors of the campus. No overnight parking is allowed without approval from the Campus Police Department. Violation of this regulation may result in the vehicle being cited and/ or towed at the owner’s expense. Students are reminded not to park in spaces marked for staff or in disabled spaces unless authorized.

Disabled Persons’ Parking

There are designated disabled persons’ parking stalls throughout the campus. A valid campus student/staff parking permit is required, in addition to the California Disabled Persons Placard, to park in designated disabled persons’ parking stalls. If disabled persons’ parking stalls are full, students displaying a valid student parking permit along with their disabled persons’ placard are authorized to park in staff designated stalls to accommodate closer proximity for parking.


Citations are issued for violations of the District’s traffic and parking regulations. Penalties range from $38.00 to $250.00, depending on the type of violation. An appeal process is available under CVC 40215(a), and instructions are printed on each citation.

Daily Permit Dispensers

Irvine Valley College daily parking permits can be purchased at permit dispensers near the entrances of parking lots 2, 5, 6, 8 and 10. Advanced Technology and Education Park (ATEP) daily parking permits can be purchased at permit dispensers located in parking lot A. Daily permits are also available at the Campus Police Department Office (CP 100). When properly displayed, permits are valid in student parking only. If students experience any problems with a permit dispenser, they should contact 949-451-5234 for immediate assistance. IVC daily parking permits are valid at IVC only, and are not valid at Saddleback College or ATEP.

Parking Permits

Parking permits are required on the IVC and ATEP campuses 24 hours a day, seven (7) days a week. There is no beginning of semester “grace period” or waiver. Students may purchase parking permits when they register online or at a later time through MySite. Annual and semester automobile permits are not sold on campus. Parking permits are purchased online and will be mailed to students directly. A temporary permit, which is valid for two weeks, is available once the order is placed. Automobile parking permits must be displayed inside the vehicle, on the lower corner of the driver’s side windshield. They are static cling and do not feel sticky to the touch or require permit hangers. They are transferable to another vehicle owned by the permit holder as needed. Motorcycle parking permits are sold in the Campus Police Department. They must be affixed to the front left fork of the motorcycle. For any questions about how to apply or display the parking permit on your vehicle, contact Campus Police at 949-451-5234. Irvine Valley College semester or annual student parking permits are valid for student parking at Saddleback College, ATEP, and in designated student parking areas for IVC classes at CSUF-Irvine. The South Orange County Community College District determines the cost of parking permits and the fees charged to purchase daily permits from dispensers.

Lost or Stolen Permits

Students who lose their parking permit must go to the Campus Police Department to report a lost parking permit and purchase a replacement. A full re-registration fee is required for replacement of a lost permit. Stolen permits must be reported at the Campus Police Department to be replaced. A replacement fee may be charged. Students whose parking permit has been stolen are required to file a police report at the local police department where the permit was stolen, or at the Campus Police Department. It is a misdemeanor in California to falsify a police report.

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Animals/Pets on Campus

No animals or pets of any kind are allowed within the boundaries of any college. This restriction also applies to animals and/or pets confined in any vehicle parked within the college boundaries. In connection with special class assignments, the college president or an appointed designee may grant approval to a student to bring an animal or pet on campus. When such approval is granted, the student must control and supervise the animal or pet at all times while on campus.

Note: This policy does not apply to the use of a guide dog, signal dog, or service animal trained to perform tasks for people with disabilities, or the instructional use of animals or animals indigenous to the college’s grounds. It is the policy of the South Orange County Community College District to permit individuals with disabilities to use service animals in campus facilities and on campuses. The purpose of this policy is to ensure that individuals with disabilities can participate in and benefit from District services, programs and activities, and to ensure that the District does not discriminate on the basis of disability. This policy is established pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). The definition of service animal is to include only dogs and miniature horses.

Smoking Policy

To ensure a healthy and clean learning environment, Irvine Valley College has gone smoke-free. Using tobacco products such as cigars, cigarettes, pipes, electronic cigarettes (vapor), and smokeless or chewing tobacco is prohibited within any college facility and/or outside area of campus. Violators could be subject to citation. For more information on the policy, visit smokefree.ivc.edu.

Irvine Valley College Social Media Guidelines

Irvine Valley College uses social media to engage many audiences, including students, employees, donors, alumni, and community members, as a part of overall institutional marketing and publicity efforts.

All students who engage on Irvine Valley College pages and accounts must abide by the social media platform Terms of Use. Students are also expected to conduct themselves by the standards described in the IVC Student Code of Conduct. Students may not impersonate IVC programs, departments, or the college itself. Your profile must make it clear that your views are not representative of the college. Comments on IVC social media sites are not representative of the opinions or policies of the college.

IVC reserves the right to report and/or remove any content that is in conflict with the social media platform’s Terms of Use and the Student Code of Conduct, as well as advertisements for products, services, activities, and events not sponsored by the college. IVC reserves the right to remove any user who repeatedly disregards the standards described in the Student Code of Conduct.

For concerns or questions about IVC social media accounts, please contact: ivcinfo@ivc.edu.

Liability Notice

Throughout the academic year, many classes will meet at off-campus locations. The college will not provide transportation to these sites, and students enrolled in these classes are responsible for making their own transportation arrangements. College personnel may assist in coordinating this transportation and/or may recommend travel time, routes, carpooling, etc.; however, the student does not have to follow these recommendations. The South Orange County Community College District is in no way responsible, nor does it assume liability, for any injuries or losses resulting from this non-sponsored transportation. If you ride with another student, that student is not an agent of, nor driving on behalf of the District. Throughout the school year, the District may sponsor voluntary field trips and excursions in which you may want to participate. Under the California Code of Regulations, if you participate in a voluntary field trip or excursion, you hold the District, its officers, agents, and employees harmless from all liability or claims that may arise out of or in connection with your participation in this activity.

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