E-mail from Mary Kay Rudolph to SRJC Staff and Faculty Members

By on May 5, 2009

From: Rudolph Mary Kay

Sent: Tue 5/5/2009 12:42 PM

To: DL.STAFF.FAC.ALL

Cc: McMullen Ruth; Phifer Brian; Ethington Robert; Navarrette Ricardo; Fiori Ken; Abrahamson Kristeen; Baty William; Benoit Tyra; Campbell-Price Kerry; Chapman April; Chudnofsky Robert; Cohen Steven; Cummings Victor; Farkas Abraham; Forkum James; Golden Frances; Gordon Joel; Jen Ezbon; Lee Martin; Messina Kimberlee; Nighswonger Eve; Robbins Charles; Roberts Elizabeth; Rudolph Mary Kay; Saldana-Talley L.Jane; Sands-Miller Debra; Thompson Stephanie; Wilson Lorraine

Subject: Student Violations of Education Code section 72000(b)(4)

Dear Faculty Colleagues:

It has come to our attention that several hundred students have been using a reference to Santa Rosa Junior College in their personal E-mail address and/or domain name.  The use of “Santa Rosa Junior College” or any abbreviation of the college name is protected by Education Code 72000(b)(4).  Computing Services will be contacting any student violators individually and requesting that they immediately cease using Santa Rosa Junior College or SRJC in their domain name or e-mail addresses.  Students will be notified that failure to comply could result in legal action.

The specifics of Education Code section 72000(b)(4) follows:

72000.

(4) The name “Sonoma County Junior College District”, “Santa Rosa Junior College” and the names of community colleges maintained by the district are the property of the district.  No person shall, without permission of the board, use these names, or any abbreviation of them, or any name of which these words are a part in any of the following ways:

(A) To designate any business, social, political, religious, or other organization, including, but not limited to, any corporation, firm, partnership, association, group, activity or enterprise.

(B) To imply, indicate or otherwise suggest that any organization, or any product or service of the organization is connected or affiliated with, or is endorsed, favored or supported by, or is opposed by one or more California community colleges, the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges, or the office of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges.

(C) To display, advertise, or announce these names publicly at or in connection with any meeting, assembly, or demonstration, or any propaganda, advertising or promotional activity of any kind which has for its purpose or any part of its purpose the support, endorsement, advancement, opposition or defeat of any strike, lockout, or boycott or of any political, religious, sociological, or economic movement, activity or program.

(D) The provisions of this section shall not preclude the use of the name “Santa Rosa Junior College” or “Sonoma County Junior College District” by any person or organization otherwise subject to this section using the name immediately prior to the effective date of this section, so long as the name is not used in additional, different ways.

(E) Nothing in this section shall interfere with or restrict the right of any person to make a true and accurate statement in the course of stating his or her experience or qualifications for any academic, governmental, business, or professional credit or enrollment, or in connection with any academic, governmental, professional or other employment whatsoever.

Please help us get this word out to your students.

Thank you!

Mary Kay

Schools: Santa Rosa Junior College Cases: Santa Rosa Junior College: Overbroad Ban on “Unofficial” Use of College’s Initials