Southern California Health Institute School Policies

Please Read Carefully Southern California Health Institute (SOCHi) School Policies

  • School Policies
  • Student Appearance
  • Mobile Devices
  • Guests on Campus
  • Pregnancy
  • Personal Property
  • Non Academic Termination
  • Non Academic Appeals
  • Drug Free Environment
  • Unlawful Harassment
  • Conduct
  • Academic Integrity
Students are expected to be familiar with the information presented in this school catalog, in any supplements and addenda to the catalog, and with all published school policies. By enrolling in Southern California Health Institute, students agree to accept and abide by the terms stated in this catalog and all school policies. In the event that a written policy in this catalog is in conflict with the school enrollment agreement, the enrollment agreement is the binding agreement between Southern California Health Institute and the student.
Students are required to maintain professional standards of modesty, cleanliness and appropriateness at all times. The professional attire for the SOCHi students except the Medical Assistant Program is a freshly laundered SOCHi t-shirt, or black or white t-shirt without any graphics, and black or khaki bottoms of your choice. Medical Assistant students must wear the SOCHi scrubs that are issued. Denim is not permitted. Students must practice proper hygiene, maintaining a clean and healthy appearance. Students will be counseled for unprofessional appearance. Failure to comply with dress code standards may result in class dismissal and an absence for that class.
Cellular telephones and all other electronic mobile devices must be turned off during class time to prevent interruption. Mobile devices are not permitted to be used during testtaking.
Non students are not permitted in any SOCHi classes except the public clinics, unless prior approval has been granted by the academic department for a guest speaker or classroom demonstration.
Students who become pregnant during the program will need to make special arrangements to complete their program. The student is responsible for contacting the Administrative Dean when she learns of her pregnancy. A medical release will be required from the student’s health provider before she is permitted to participate in hands on classes.
Students should keep their valuables with them at all times. Check classrooms before leaving to make sure that no personal belongings have been left behind. Upon request SOCHi may issue lockers and locks to students for use while enrolled at the institution. If a student is dismissed or withdraws from the institution, the student will have 10 business days from date of termination to collect the contents of the locker they were issued and turn in the lock. If the student does not do so, the school will open the issued locker and dispose of the Southern California Health Institute is not responsible for any lost or stolen property.
Southern California Health Institute reserves the right to dismiss a student for any of the following reasons:
  • Failure to adhere to the code of conduct
  • Behavior that presents a danger to the school, staff, faculty or fellow students on or off campus
  • Excessive absences
  • Failure to meet financial obligations to the school
  • Students that are unable to be financially packaged within 30 days of their class start date due to missing tax returns, unresolved Title IV default, or missing other necessary documentation
Students who are suspended or terminated for cause may appeal the school's decision in writing to the Campus President. The Campus President must receive the appeal from the student within two business days of being notified of the dismissal. All appeals will be responded to within ten business days of receipt by the school. For attendance appeals refer to the “Attendance Policy”. For academic appeals refer to the “Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy”.
As a matter of policy, Southern California Health Institute prohibits the unlawful manufacture, possession, use, sale, dispensation, or distribution of controlled substances and the possession or use of alcohol by students and employees on its property and at any school activity held off premises. Any violation of these policies will result in appropriate disciplinary actions up to and including expulsion in the case of students and termination in the case of employees. Information on the school’s drug-free awareness program and drug and alcohol abuse prevention program may be obtained from the Campus President.
Southern California Health Institute is committed to the policy that all members of the School’s community including its faculty, students, and staff, have the right to be free from any harassment by any other member of the School’s community. Should a student feel that he/she has been sexually harassed; the student should immediately inform the Campus President or the Administrative Dean. Sexual harassment refers to, among other things, sexual conduct that is unwelcome, offensive, or undesirable to the recipient, including unwanted sexual advances. All students and employees must be allowed to work and study in an environment free from unsolicited and unwelcome sexual overtures and advances, unlawful sexual harassment will not be tolerated. Any violation of these policies will result in appropriate disciplinary actions up to and including expulsion in the case of students and termination in the case of employees.
All students are expected to conduct themselves in an orderly and considerate manner when on the school premises, as well as, off site at any events that the school and students are participating in. It is also expected that students understand and adhere to a policy of respect for the rights of others. Students will be held responsible for conforming to the laws of the national, state and local governments. Students who are outside the norm of the conduct policy may be withdrawn from the institution at the discretion of the Campus President. A student in such a circumstance may request to appeal the decision. Please refer to the appeals policy in this catalog for further details.
Southern California Health Institute places the highest value on academic integrity among its students. It is the policy of this school that students shall be responsible for maintaining academic integrity at all times. Cheating and / or plagiarism are violations of this policy and will not be tolerated. Academic dishonesty is grounds for dismissal. Academic dishonesty is defined as the following but not limited to the following:
  • Plagiarizing another student’s work
  • Plagiarizing material obtained from another source
  • Providing your work to another student to copy or submit as his or her own work
  • Soliciting another student or other individual to complete your assignment(s)
  • Submitting work that you did not create or complete
  • Completing assignments or tests for another student
  • Providing test or quiz answers to another student
  • Copying from another student’s work during a test or quiz
  • Soliciting answers or other assistance from another student while taking a test or quiz
  • Possessing or attempting to possess a copy of a test or quiz prior to taking it
  • Distributing or attempting to distribute a copy of a test or quiz to others prior to its administration
  • Using devices to obtain answers during a test or quiz (except for translation purposes when authorized by the instructor)
  • Providing detailed information to another student regarding answers to tests, quizzes or assignments
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