Student Code of Conduct - Educational Sanctions
The following educational sanctions may be imposed upon any student found to have violated the Student Code of Conduct. More than one educational sanction may be imposed for any single violation. Violations involving persons or organizations intentionally targeted because of their race, creed, sex, sexual orientation, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status or inclusion in any group or class protected by state or federal law may result in enhanced educational sanctions.
Educational Sanctions shall not begin until either the time for appeal has expired or until the appeal process is exhausted. The Vice President for Student Life and Development or designee may impose educational sanctions during the appeal process to ensure the safety and well-being of members of the University community or preservation of University property. Educational sanctions include, but are not limited to:
- Warning: A notice in writing to the student that (1) the student has violated University policy and (2) that continuation or repetition of prohibited conduct may be cause for additional conduct action.
- University Probation: A written reprimand specifying the violation for which the student has been held responsible. Students who are on University Probation are not considered to be in good standing with the University. According to University policies, participation in some University activities and programs may be restricted while on University Probation. University Probation is for a designated period of time and includes the probability of more severe student conduct educational sanctions if the student is found to be in violation of any University policy during the probationary period.
- Restriction and Loss of Privileges: Denial or restriction of specified privileges for a designated period of time.
- Restitution: Compensation for loss, damage, or injury. This may take the form of appropriate service and/or monetary or material replacement.
- Discretionary Sanctions: May include, but are not limited to work assignments, written assignments such as essays, service to the University and community, development and implementation of a program, or participation in alcohol, other drug, or other education programs.
- Residence Hall Reassignment: Required move to a different residence hall floor or building.
- Residence Hall Contract Termination: Required to vacate premises within a specified period of time. Students may not return to the residence hall building or any residence hall. Students who are removed remain responsible for the full academic year’s residence hall contract fees.
- Suspension: Denial of the privilege of enrollment at the University for a specified period of time after which the student may be eligible to return. Conditions for re-enrollment may be specified. Suspensions lasting more than ten (10) days will be listed on the student’s academic transcript.
- Expulsion: Permanent denial of the privilege of enrollment at the University. Expulsions will be listed on the student’s academic transcript.
- Revocation of Admission and/or Degree: Admission to or a degree awarded from the University may be revoked for fraud, misrepresentation, or other violation of University standards in obtaining the degree, or for other serious violations committed by a student prior to graduation.
- Withholding Degree: The University may withhold awarding a degree otherwise earned until the completion of the process set forth in the Student Code of Conduct, including the completion of all educational sanctions imposed.
Student Group or Organization Educational Sanctions
- Any of those sanctions listed above.
- Loss of registration as a registered student organization. The Department of Campus Involvement or other appropriate office shall notify any national, regional or state governing body with whom the organization is associated or which sponsors social, academic, or sports events when such action is taken. Loss of registration includes loss of all student activity fees and University funding and all rights and privileges accorded to registered student organizations.
- Loss or withdrawal of all student activity fee funding and/or any other selected rights and privileges accorded to registered student organizations for a specified period of time.