Office of Student Conduct

Sanctions

The University may issue a sanction to a student or student organization upon the finding of violation of the Student Code of Conduct. Sanctions include, but are not limited to, the following:

Official Reprimand—A written warning issued by the University to a student or RSO.  This indicates that the student’s actions are not acceptable but he or she is being given a second chance to display more appropriate behavior in the future.

Compliance Agreement—A mutually acceptable agreement between the University and a student or RSO that requires certain behavior by the student or RSO.

Restitution—A requirement to pay the costs of the replacement or repair of any property damaged or stolen by a student, either by action or failure to act when required to do so.

Program Participation—A requirement to participate in a specific program, such as a counseling program, a program designed to stimulate good citizenship within the university community, an alcohol or other drug-education program, or any other activity that would provide educational outcomes or promote civic responsibility or safety issues.

Community Service—A requirement to provide a specific service, such as, but not limited to, the repair or restoration of any property damaged or taken by the student or a specific amount of time spent in service to a non-profit or charitable organization.

Disciplinary Probation—A written statement to the student indicating that his/her behavior is of such nature as to jeopardize continued enrollment at the University. This probationary condition is in effect for a specified period of time and may involve the loss of specified privileges.

No Contact Order – An administrative directive that forbids a student to have contact with designated individuals either directly or indirectly.  Indirect contact includes family, friends, and acquaintances contacting individuals on the student’s behalf.  Contact includes, but is not limited to, speaking to, sending email or any other form of electronic communication, making any gestures toward, or sending any hand written communication to the named individual.  

Transfer to a Different Housing Unit—A requirement that an on-campus student transfer to a different residence hall or apartment.  If the student fails to transfer to a different residence hall or housing unit as directed, the student may be subjected to additional sanctions, including lock change at the student’s expense, expulsion from university housing, or suspension or dismissal from the University.

Removal from University Housing—The removal from university housing pending the outcome of a student discipline case if it is deemed that the student’s continued presence in on-campus facilities constitutes a serious threat of harm to the student or to any other person on the campus or to the property of the University or property of other persons on the university campus.

Expulsion from University Housing—The removal from university housing pending the outcome of a student conduct case if it is deemed that the student’s continued presence in on-campus facilities constitutes a serious threat of harm to the student or to any other person on the campus or to the property of the University or property of other persons on the university campus.

Involuntary Withdrawal - Students who are a physical threat to others, or who create a substantial impediment to the lawful activities or basic rights of other students, university employees, or visitors may be involuntarily withdrawn from the University. The Vice President for Student Affairs or his/her designee may impose conditions for readmission.

Suspension—The prohibition from participating in all aspects of university life for a specified period of time, such as the balance of a current semester or all of a subsequent semester. When a student is suspended from the University, the student is prohibited from entering the grounds of any property owned, operated, or controlled by the University. When the term of the suspension has ended, the student may request a readmission review. Suspended students may attend class during the designated appeal period unless stipulated otherwise at the discretion of the Vice President for Student Affairs or the Director of Student Conduct.

Deferred Suspension- A Deferred Suspension of a student is for a specified period of time. While permitted to remain enrolled, the student shall not represent the University in any extracurricular activity, run for or hold office in any student group or organization, which may include study-abroad programs, during the period of the Deferred Suspension.  Additional restrictions, conditions, or remedial and educational experiences may be required. Established violations of the University Code of Conduct or failure to comply with any assigned conditions during the period of the Deferred Suspension may result in the activation of the assigned Suspension without further review.

Summary Suspension—Immediate suspension from the University pending the outcome of a student conduct case if it is deemed that the student’s continued presence constitutes a serious threat of harm to any other person on the campus or to the property of the University or property of other persons on the university campus. Summary suspensions may be imposed by the Vice President for Student Affairs, the Director of Student Conduct, or designee(s).

A student who is summarily suspended and excluded from the University shall be required to leave the property of the University immediately and shall be notified that he or she will thereafter be treated as a trespasser if he or she returns to university property without proper authorization. Within 24 hours after the student is excluded, a written notice must be sent to the student by University email informing the student of the following:

  1. That the student has been summarily suspended from the University;
  2. That the student has been excluded from being on university property;
  3. That the student will be considered a trespasser if he or she returns to university property without proper authorization;
  4. The reasons for the summary suspension from the University and the exclusion from university property; and
  5. That the University will be initiating student conduct action against the student.

The student shall thereafter be permitted to enter the university campus only for the limited purpose of participating in the student conduct proceedings.  The University may require that the student be escorted to and from the student conduct proceedings by members of the university police department.  Every attempt will be made to expedite the student conduct proceedings.

Expulsion—Dismissal from the University permanently. A student expelled from the University is prohibited from entering the grounds of any property owned, operated, or controlled by the University. The student may not thereafter be readmitted to the University.

Other Sanctions—The University may impose other sanctions independent of or in combination with any of the above.