Dean of Students

Student Professional Conduct Code - Article 5 - Sanctions

A. Section 1.

Sanctions for Individuals

Any combination of one or more of the following sanctions may be imposed upon any student who has violated the Professional Conduct Code:

  1. Academic Sanctions: Violations of the Academic Honor Code may result in sanctions stated herein and/or academic sanctions as specified in the Academic Honor Code.
  2. Warning: Finding that the student or organization has violated university regulations, but no further action is being taken; notice that continuation or repetition of such behavior may result in more severe sanctions.
  3. Reprimand: A written reprimand that the student or organization has violated university regulations, and that continuation or repetition of prohibited conduct may result in more severe sanctions.
  4. Disciplinary Probation: A written notice to the student or organization which has violated university regulations that their status as a student or organization in good standing has been removed and that they are subject to sanctions beyond the maximum stated penalty upon continuation or repetition of prohibited conduct. Disciplinary probation is imposed for a specified time period for observing and evaluating the student’s or organization’s conduct. Any violation of the terms of probation shall be charged as a separate offense, subject to the hearing procedures set forth in this Code, with sanctions to include extension of probation, loss of privileges, suspension or expulsion.
  5. Loss of Privileges: The student or organization may be excluded from participation in co-curricular activities including, but not limited to, eligibility to receive non-academic or non-financial awards/honors, representing the university in an official capacity, engaging in intramural or intercollegiate athletics. Any restrictions imposed shall be designated as to length, character, and restoration of privileges.
  6. Restitution: Compensation to the university, organization or individual(s) for property damages or other established loss, or for medical expenses due to personal injury, resulting from the violation of the Professional Conduct Code.
  7. Fines: Monetary payment to the university pursuant to other university policy (e.g. parking).
  8. Change of Campus Residence: The required moving from current on-campus housing to another campus location as a condition of remaining in residence on campus, or removal from on-campus housing on either a temporary or permanent basis.
  9. Discretionary Sanctions: These are sanctions which are unique in character, and dependent upon the specific conduct. They may be imposed in concert with other sanctions. Examples include, but are not limited to: participation in specified programs, such as an alcohol education program; completion of a research paper related to the nature of the violation; temporary or permanent loss of parking privileges; loss of access to university computing facilities; repair or restoration of damaged/stolen property.
  10. Suspension: Exclusion from enrollment, university premises, and other privileges or activities for a specified time period, after which the student is eligible for readmission. Suspension may be imposed during an academic term of enrollment and may continue for one or more additional terms as specified, but not to exceed two years. Conditions for readmission may be specified. Notice of this action shall appear on the student’s transcript for the time period specified.
  11. Indefinite Suspension: Exclusion from enrollment, university premises, and other privileges or activities for an indefinite time period beyond two years. Conditions for readmission shall be specified. Notice of this action shall appear on the student’s transcript until the student is declared eligible to return to the university.
  12. Expulsion: Permanent exclusion from enrollment, university premises, and other privileges or activities. Notice of this action shall appear permanently on the student’s transcript.

B. Section 2.

Sanctions for Organizations/Groups

Any combination of one or more of the following sanctions may be imposed upon any student organization which has violated the Professional Conduct Code:

  1. Those sanctions listed above, numbers 1 through 9.
  2. Temporary Suspension of Official University Recognition: Loss of all privileges provided organizations, including but not limited to funding, participation in campus activities, use of campus facilities, solicitation/selection of new members. Suspension shall be imposed for a specified time period.
  3. Permanent Suspension - Withdrawal of Official University Recognition: Loss of all privileges provided organizations, and permanent loss of opportunity to exist as a campus organization.

C. Section 3.

Student Disciplinary Records

A record of violation(s) is kept in the student’s personnel file in the Office of the Dean Of Students. In cases not involving suspension or expulsion, all disciplinary records in the student’s personnel file shall be removed after seven years following the student’s last period of enrollment at the university.