Code of Student Conduct - Article 5 - Sanctions

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 Code of Student Conduct:

1. Academic Sanctions: Violations of the Academic Honor Code may result in sanctions stated herein and/or academic sanctions as specified in the Academic Integrity Code. http://www.njit.edu/academics/pdf/academic-integrity-code.pdf

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 further sanctions up to suspension and/or expulsion 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 Code of Student Conduct.

7. Fines: Monetary payment which may be used to fund educational programs related to the violation.

8. Change of Campus Residence: The required move 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 reinstatement. 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 reinstatement may be specified. Notice of this action shall appear on the student’s transcript for the time period the suspension remains in effect.

11. Indefinite Suspension: Exclusion from enrollment, university premises, and other privileges or activities for an indefinite time period beyond two years. Student must apply for reinstatement to NJIT through the Office of the Dean of Students which shall consult the Admissions Office to determine suitability for reinstatement.  Conditions for reinstatement 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.  The student shall not be eligible for readmission at any future time. Notice of this action shall appear permanently on the student’s transcript.

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 Code of Student Conduct:

1. Those sanctions listed in Section 1 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, and 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.

Section 3.

Student Disciplinary Records

A record of violation(s) is kept in the student’s file in the Office of the Dean of Students.  The Dean of Students Offices shall maintain the official disciplinary records and a disciplinary tracking system, which shall include, but not be limited to, the student’s name and related identifying information. In cases whereby faculties have adjudicated an integrity violation, those records should be submitted to the Dean of Students.  In cases not involving suspension or expulsion, all disciplinary records in the student’s file shall be removed after seven years following the student’s last period of enrollment at the university.