G. Sanctions

  1. The following sanctions may be imposed upon any student found to have violated the Student Code:
    1. Warning - A written notice to the respondent communicating that a violation of the code of conduct has occurred and that a conduct record is on file within the university.
    2. Deferred Disciplinary Probation - A written notice to the respondent that a violation of the code of conduct has occurred, that a conduct record is on file within the university and that any additional violations of the code of conduct will likely lead to Disciplinary Probation. Deferred Disciplinary Probation is for a set period of time.
    3. Disciplinary Probation - A written reprimand to the respondent communicating that a serious violation of the code of conduct has occurred and/or multiple violations of the code of conduct have occurred; that a conduct record is on file within the university and that any additional violations of the code of conduct will likely lead to some level of separation from the university. Disciplinary Probation is for a set period of time and may lead to a loss of privileges including, but not limited to, being ineligible to represent the university in intercollegiate activities, hold an elected or appointed office or committee chairmanship in any campus organization, and/or pledge a fraternity or sorority for the duration of the probationary period.
    4. University Housing Separation - Separation of the student from university housing for a defined period of time, after which the student is eligible to petition to return to housing. Conditions for readmission to housing may be specified.
    5. University Housing Expulsion - Permanent separation of the student from university housing. A ban from visiting, entering or being in the vicinity of any university housing is included as part of this sanction unless otherwise specified.
    6. University Separation - Separation of the student from the university for a defined period of time, after which the student is eligible to petition to return to the university. A separated student may not enroll in classes or be a part of any university related activities. A ban from the university campus and from participation in university related activities and events is included as part of this sanction unless otherwise specified. Upon completion of separation period and approval of petition by the university, readmission to the university may occur.
    7. University Expulsion - Permanent separation of the student from the university. A ban from the university campus and from participation in university related activities and events is included as part of this sanction unless otherwise specified.
    8. Persona Non Grata - A ban from entry to specified areas of university premises, including the entire campus if directed, for a specified or permanent period of time.
    9. No Contact Directive - Directive banning contact with another university community member while one or both are members of the university community.
    10. Loss of Privileges - Denial of specified privileges for a designated period of time or permanently.
    11. Restitution - Compensation for loss, damage or injury. This may take the form of appropriate service and/or monetary or material replacement.
    12. Discretionary Sanctions - assignments, essays, service to the university or outside community or other related discretionary or educational assignments.
    13. 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.
    14. Withholding Degree - The university may withhold awarding a degree otherwise earned until the completion of the process set forth in the code of conduct, including the completion of all sanctions imposed.
    15. Mental Health Evaluation – The university may require the student to complete a specified mental health evaluation. Being allowed to return to the university or return to other specified activities may be contingent on successful completion of such an evaluation.
  2. More than one of the sanctions outlined above may be imposed for any single violation.
  3. Prior misconduct and other factors may be taken into account when determining sanctions.
  4. Other than university expulsion, revocation of a degree or withholding of a degree, sanctions shall not be made part of the student's permanent academic record. Instead they shall become part of the student's disciplinary record.
  5. The following sanctions may be imposed upon student organizations:
    1. Those sanctions outlined above in Article IV(B)(1);
    2. Loss of selected organizational rights and privileges for a specified period of time.
    3. Loss of recognition and all student organization privileges for a specified period of time.
    4. Discretionary sanctions that some or all members of the organization must complete.

H. Interim Measures

In certain circumstances, the Vice President of Student Affairs or designee may impose interim measures prior to a formal conduct hearing. Interim measures may include but are not limited to sanctions outlined in Article IV, Section G.1.

Additionally interim measures may include a temporary suspension of academic work within a semester where a student maintains enrollment but may not participate in academic work or other specified university related activities until such a suspension is lifted.

  1. Interim measures may be imposed:
    1. to ensure the safety and well-being of members of the university community and/or preservation of university property;
    2. to ensure the student's own physical or emotional safety and well-being;
    3. if the student poses an ongoing threat of disruption or, or interference with, the normal operations of the university.
    4. for other reasons deemed appropriate by the Vice President of Student Affairs or a designee.
  2. Interim measures do not replace the regular conduct process, which shall proceed normally as required. Upon resolution of the regular conduct process, any sanctions imposed at that time may take the place of interim measures.
  3. In addition to the imposition of interim measures as outlined above, the university may also require some kind of specified mental health evaluation. Being allowed to return to the university or return to other specified activities may be contingent on successful completion of such an evaluation.

Last Updated: August 7, 2017