Student Conduct and Appeals

Students must exercise their liberties with responsibility. To secure conditions conducive to the freedom to teach and to learn, the College has a duty to develop policies and procedures which provide and safeguard these liberties.


Student grades will be evaluated solely on an academic basis, not on opinions or conduct in matters unrelated to academic situations. Students are responsible for learning the content of any course of study in which they are enrolled and have the right to appeal a grade.


Scholastic dishonesty is unacceptable and is not tolerated.

By enrolling in TCC, students will assume responsibility for their own behavior.

The lack of consideration for others shown by students who create disruption and distractions in classes by inappropriate and untimely laughing and talking, general inattentiveness and tardiness are not tolerated. Cellular telephones and beepers should be turned off during class unless prior approval is received from the instructor.

Disciplinary Actions

Upon the recommendation of a classroom, laboratory or clinical instructor, the vice president of student development services can administratively withdraw any student from a class because of the student's disruptive, disrespectful or insubordinate behavior.

The Campus Discipline Committee makes recommendations to the president of the campus as to what disciplinary action should be taken - disciplinary warning, probation, suspension or expulsion.


A written request to appeal the decision must be filed by the student with the vice president of student development services within ten (10) days after the initial decision was made.

The campus president may:

  • affirm the initial action
  • refer the case back to the initial hearing agent for further hearing in part or whole
  • request further findings and recommendation
  • reduce the discipline imposed upon the student involved

The campus president's decision is subject to appeal by the student to the College Chancellor and Board of Trustees.

If students feel they have been discriminated against based on sex, race, color, national origin, veteran status, handicapped or age, they are to file a complaint with the College District compliance officer for Title IX, Section 504, and the Americans with Disabilities Act:

Ricardo Coronado, Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Resources
Fax- 817-515-0993  

Refer to the student handbook for more information about conduct, appeals, student rights and responsibilities.

Complaint/Grievance Process

  1. Complete Student Complaint Form (PDF will open in a new window) and submit to the appropriate TCC staff member.
  2. Student Appeal Form (PDF will open in a new window)



For assistance completing the Student Complaint Form, please contact:

Northeast Campus
Magdalena de la Teja
VP for Student Development Services

Northwest Campus
Joe Rode
VP for Student Development Services

South Campus
Larry Rideaux
VP for Student Development Services

Southeast Campus
Lyvier Leffler
VP for Student Development Services

Trinity River Campus
Adrian Rodriguez
VP for Student Development Services



Updated April 03, 2014


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