Student Handbook

Student Code of Conduct - Educational Sanctions

General Information

  1. If a student, student organization, or club is found responsible for a violation of the Student Code of Conduct, more than one educational sanction may be imposed.
  2. Violations involving persons or organizations intentionally targeted because of their race, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, 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.
  3. Educational sanctions will be assigned based on the nature of the violation, student conduct history, and previous educational sanctions.
  4. Educational sanctions shall not begin until either the time for the campus appeal has expired or until the campus appeal process is exhausted. However, the Vice President for Student Life and Development, or designee may impose educational sanctions during the campus appeal process to ensure the safety and well- being of members of the University community or preservation of University property.

List of Educational Sanctions

Educational sanctions include, but are not limited to:

Warning: A notice in writing to the student that the student has violated University policy and that continuation or repetition of prohibited conduct may be cause for additional student 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 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.

Restriction from contact: Restriction of contact with another individual or group.

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 and written assignments, development and implementation of a program, or participation in alcohol, drug, or other education program.

Residence Hall Probation: Students are placed on residence hall probation for a specific period of time. Future violations of Residential Life policy may result in suspension or removal from the residential community. Residence hall probation serves as an opportunity for the student to reflect on their roles and responsibilities within the residential community.

Residence Hall Re-assignment: 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 be present in 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 will be eligible to return. Conditions for re-enrollment may be specified. Suspensions lasting more than ten days will be listed on the student’s academic transcript during the suspension period.

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 conduct process set forth in the Student Code of Conduct, including the completion of all educational sanctions.

Student Organization or Club Educational Sanctions

  1. Any of the educational sanctions listed above.
  2. Loss of registration as a registered student organization or club. 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.
  3. Loss or withdrawal of all student activity fee funding and/or any other selected rights and privileges accorded to registered student organizations or clubs for a specified period of time.

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