The principle of personal honor is the basis for student conduct. The honor system rests on the sincere belief that Cañada College students are mature and self-respecting, and can be relied upon to act as responsible and ethical members of society. Each individual has the obligation to observe the College rules and regulations.
Social or other functions using the name of the College are thereby identified as College functions and become subject to the same standards of conduct and of supervision, whether conducted on or off the campus. Social or other functions for which no College staff member is listed as a sponsor are not considered College functions. Further, no off-campus organizations may use the name of Cañada College or imply College sponsorship in any publicity or other information. Guidelines addressing student cheating and plagiarism are found in the catalog under College Policies.
Students enrolled in Cañada College are expected to conduct themselves as responsible citizens and in a manner compatible with the District and College function as an educational institution. Students are also subject to civil authority and to the specific regulations established by each college in the District. Violators shall be subject to disciplinary action, including possible cancellation of registration, and may be denied future admission to the Colleges of the San Mateo County Community College District. Each student has the obligation to know and uphold College Rules and Regulations.
A system of derived authority provides the basis for the regulation of the conduct of students of the San Mateo County Community College District. Authority for the public educational system in California rests with the state. The state legislature has full authority, subject only to the limits placed upon it by the Constitution of the United States and the State of California, and fulfills its duty as follows:
- By creating laws to regulate public education - these are to be found principally in the Education Code.
- By delegating authority to local agencies such as the Board of Trustees of the San Mateo County Community College District, which may delegate its administrative authority.