Unless otherwise stated, sanctions for violations of the code of conduct range from warning to dismissal for individuals, and from warning to termination for organizations. Attempted or uncompleted violations may be sanctioned as completed violations. Acting as an accomplice or aiding another may also result in sanctions.
The sanctions listed below are categorized as primary and secondary. The hearing authority may issue at least one primary sanction and any combination of primary and secondary sanctions for any single violation. A due date will be given with any task and/or restitution sanction. All other sanctions are effective immediately upon completion of the appeal or appeal period, unless the Vice President for Student Affairs authorizes an exception. Students appealing a sanction of separation (suspension or dismissal) must comply with the restrictions noted in the Appeals section.
A. Primary Sanctions (19)
1. Permanent Dismissal is an involuntary separation of the student from the College without the possibility of future readmission. The student must leave the campus and is not eligible to participate in classes or any College-sponsored or College-related activities. The student is not permitted on campus without prior written permission from the Dean of Students or designee. The sanction of dismissal is permanently noted on the student's transcript.
2. Indefinite Suspension is an involuntary separation from the College during which the student must leave the campus and is not eligible to participate in classes or any College-sponsored or College-related activities, with a date determined by a committee or administrative officer when the student may petition for reinstatement. In such instances, the student must first satisfy the committee or administrative officer by his/her conduct and record that he/she is in fact entitled to reinstatement. During the period of separation, the student is not permitted on campus without prior written consent from the Dean of Students or designee. The sanction of indefinite suspension is noted on the student's transcript but is removed if the student is reinstated to good standing at the College.
a. Reinstatement Hearing
i. When a Board assigns the sanction of indefinite suspension, a similar Board of five persons will be appointed by the Dean of Students or designee at the appropriate time to determine whether the charged party has met the conditions necessary for reinstatement.
ii. The Board will have access to all file materials from the original hearing, may require the charged party to make a personal appearance before the committee, and may solicit other information to reach a decision. The same general procedures employed in the original hearing will be followed with the same rights assured for reinstatement.
3. Suspension is an involuntary separation from the College for a period determined by the appropriate committee or administrative officer during which time the student must leave the campus and is not eligible to participate in classes or any College-sponsored or College-related activities. The student is not permitted to return to the campus without prior written permission from the Dean of Students or designee. At the end of the period of suspension, the student automatically is eligible for readmission provided there is no other encumbrance upon his/her return. Suspensions are noted on the student's transcript but are removed once the period of suspension has been completed.
4. Probation with Loss of Privileges is continued enrollment but exclusion from participation in College, fraternal, intercollegiate athletics, and/or other student extracurricular activity for a specified period of time. Such probation also constitutes a warning that further misconduct or violation of College regulations during the period of probation will be referred to the appropriate committee or administrative officer and will most likely result in the student's separation from the College.
5. Probation is continued enrollment but with a warning that further misconduct or violation of College regulations during the period of probation will be referred to the appropriate committee or administrative officer and may result in the student's separation from the College.
6. Warning is a notation confirming that a minor violation of College policy has occurred and that future violations may result in more severe sanctions. No student may receive more than two warnings in an academic year without more serious action being taken.
B. Secondary Sanctions
1. Loss or Restriction of Privileges is the limitation or removal of specified social or personal privileges including, but not limited to, loss or restriction of computer privileges, entertainment of guests in the private areas of a residence hall, participation in social activities sponsored by the College or a residence hall, and/or the right to operate an automobile on campus. In addition, a student's current or subsequent year's Housing Agreement may be terminated or special conditions attached to it, or the student may suffer a reduction in priority of a specified number of places in the room selection process of a subsequent year.
2. Educational Requirement is the requirement that the student complete one or more specific educational activities directly related to the violation committed.
3. Task/Service Participation is the requirement that the student participate in assigned tasks that are appropriate to the regulation violated or behavior displayed.
4. Restitution is the requirement that the student reimburse the College, appropriate individual or organization for damage, personal injury, or misappropriation.
(19) The sanctions of Permanent Dismissal, Indefinite Suspension, or Suspension may be administered even though the student may not currently be on probation, has not previously been placed on probation, or has otherwise not been disciplined. Students who are suspended or dismissed from the College are considered not to be in good standing during the term of suspension/dismissal. Students will not be eligible for any refund of tuition, general fees, or residence fees if required to withdraw by the College. Students may not earn course credit while serving a suspension sanction, nor may a student transfer credits taken elsewhere while suspended.