In general, sanctions will be proportionate to the severity of the violation(s) as determined in the discretion of the University.

Possible Sanctions

The following sanctions may be meted out for violations of the Standards of Conduct:

  1. Admonition – written reprimand from the Dean to the student, on whom the penalty is imposed, placed in the student’s permanent discipline record.
  2. Warning Probation – written notification that further violations of any of the standards will result in more severe discipline action. Warning probation may be imposed for a period of not more than one calendar year, and the student shall be removed automatically from probation when the imposed period expires.
  3. Disciplinary Probation – written notification that further violations of any section of these standards may result in further disciplinary action including but not limited to suspension.
  4. Bar against Readmission – written notification issued to a student who has left the University that he/she will not be allowed to re-enroll at the University until a pending discipline matter has been resolved. In the case of a serious violation, a notation of the discipline matter will be placed on a student’s transcript until it is cleared. The penalty terminates on clearance of the discipline matter. Bar against readmission may also be imposed for a period of not more than two years.
  5. Restitution – reimbursement for damages caused by the student’s conduct. Restitution may be monetary reimbursement or may take the form of appropriate service to repair or otherwise compensate for damages.
  6. Disciplinary Fine – The appropriate administrative party may impose monetary fines to fit the particular case. If the fine is not paid, it remains on the student’s record as indebtedness to the University which renders the student ineligible to register for subsequent semesters.
  7. Service Hours – The appropriate administrative party may assign community service work to fit the particular case.
  8. Suspension of Rights and Privileges – an elastic penalty. The Director of Conduct and Accountability or Discipline Committee may impose limitations to fit the particular case, which could include eviction from the residence facilities and/or prohibition from entry or visiting any area of the campus.
  9. Suspension of eligibility for official athletic and non-athletic extracurricular activities – The Director of Conduct and Accountability or Discipline Committee may prohibit the student on whom this penalty is imposed from joining a registered organization; taking part in a registered organization’s activity, or attending its meetings or functions; and from
    participating in an official athletic or nonathletic extracurricular activity. A suspension may be imposed under this Sub-section for more than one calendar year.
  10. Failing Grade/removal from class/lab – may be assigned in a course in which the student was found responsible for academic dishonesty or severe or repeated disruption of class/lab activities. The student will be banned from attending the class/lab activities.
  11. Denial or Revocation of Degree – a student found responsible for academic dishonesty may be denied a degree, or, if the dishonesty is discovered and proven after the degree is awarded, it may be revoked.
  12. Cancellation of registration or denial of credit – may be imposed in cases where the student is found responsible for withholding information relating to the student’s admission, transfer credits, academic status, records, etc.
  13. Suspension from the University – the student is suspended for a specified period of time. During the period of suspension the University may prohibit the student on whom this penalty is imposed from taking or completing classes, from living in campus housing, from visiting the University campus without prior written approval of the Director of Conduct and Accountability, from being initiated into an honorary, social or service organization, and from receiving credit from any college or university, public or private, for academic work done in residence or by correspondence or extension. A discipline suspension message will appear on the grade label of any student suspended for discipline reasons, and the student will receive F’s for all courses in which he/she is enrolled. The discipline message is removed at the end of the suspension period; however, the failing grades will remain.
  14. Temporary Suspension until administrative hearing can be held – may be used in the event of a threat of safety to the University community, if a student refuses to answer a summons or in any case of student conduct which disrupts or may disrupt university activities or services. Any or all prohibitions listed in Sanction 9 may be imposed.

Dismissal from the University – A student is suspended for an indefinite period of time and may be readmitted only by action of the Discipline Committee. After a reasonable or specified period of time has passed, the student must petition the University Discipline Committee for readmission. A letter addressed to the Committee chair must prove to the Committee that the actions for which the student was dismissed will not occur again, with documentation in support thereof. The Committee may ask the student to appear in person. The Committee may take any of the following actions: (1) deny the student’s readmission; (2) readmit the student on probation and with restrictions upon his/her campus privileges; (3) readmit the student on probation only. If readmitted, no credit will be given for academic work done elsewhere during the suspension period. The Discipline Committee may impose any or all prohibitions listed in Sanction 9.

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