The listed disciplinary actions are courses of action which may be taken when a student is found to have committed a violation as defined in Section A. The sanction(s) taken depend(s) upon the severity of the violation, previous offenses, degree of involvement, and the individual circumstances as determined and is at the sole discretion of the Committee. These sanctions and their descriptions shall serve as guidelines for the University Judicial Code and may be modified and used in any combination to meet the needs of the University and the individual student involved.
Student is found not to have committed the charge against him/her and the matter is dismissed.
- Conduct Warning
- The action is a written warning concerning conduct which has been judged to be a violation.
- A thorough explanation of the policy is given.
- Restitution (see 4.d. below.)
- Fines/Service Hours
If the student is found guilty by the Discipline Committee, the sanction may consist of the proper fine and may also include one or more of the other sanctions outlined below.
- Class A Violations. A creative sanction (e.g., service hours) set by the Committee depends upon the severity of the violation, degree of involvement and the circumstances surrounding the incident. The student will, in most cases, be asked to satisfy community service hours. The work, not less than one hour and not more than five hours per violation, will be assigned and supervised through the Residence hall Director. At the end of the trimester, the Residence hall Director has the right to assess a fine not to exceed $25.00 per violation in place of the service hours. The work hours must be completed within the time frame outlined by the Hall Director. The fine must be paid or satisfied within a 30-day period; other arrangements must be agreed to by the Hall Director. If the conditions of the sanction are not met, the case will be referred to a higher discipline committee for further consideration.
- Class B Violations. The fine set by this Committee depends upon the severity of the violation, previous offenses, degree of involvement, and the circumstances. This fine cannot exceed $50.00 per violation. The fine must be paid or satisfied within 30 days; other arrangements must be agreed to by the Residential Life Coordinator.
- Class C Violations and other cases heard by the Discipline Committee. The fine set by the Committee depends upon the severity of the violation, previous offenses, degree of involvement, and the circumstances. This fine cannot exceed $100.00 per violation. The fine must be paid or satisfied within 30 days; other arrangements must be agreed to by the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs in writing.
- The student can be ordered to make restitution to the University for vandalism or to another injured party, in addition to the fine assigned by the appropriate Committee.
- " After Hours" Program
- This is a three-hour drug/alcohol education program for first-time violations.
- The Committee will identify a deadline for completion of the program.
- Computer Usage Restriction
- A student found in violation of computer usage policies can be restricted from certain privileges for a time to be set by the Committee.
- Hall Probation
- This is a formal probationary status for a period of time, not to exceed one trimester, as specified by the appropriate committee.
- Restrictions, provisions and/or assigned duties are individualized to allow for the particular needs of the student and the situation.
- Violation of hall probation may subject a student to further disciplinary action.
- Dismissal From the Floor
- The student is required to move from the residence hall floor he/ she previously occupied. In some cases, he/she may be asked to move to another residence hall.
- The Committee shall state the terms of this removal as well as the length of time this change shall remain in effect.
- In most cases, the student will also be restricted from that area for the term of removal.
- Campus Conduct Probation
- This is a formal probationary status for a period of time as specified by the Committee.
- Restrictions and provisions of this probation are individualized to allow for the particular need of the student, the University and/ or the situation.
- The student will be prohibited from holding office in extracurricular clubs, governing groups and activities.
- Any further violation of residence hall standards or University regulations while on probationary status means that the student is subject to further disciplinary action.
- Strict Campus Conduct Probation
- This action is a formal probationary status during which the student is removed from good standing at the University.
- This term describes a set of conditions making it possible for a student to remain a student in the residence halls and/or the University in spite of a serious violation.
- The status is very near dismissal from the residence halls and/or from the University, and indicates the extreme seriousness of the probation.
- The student will have the following conditions imposed when removed from good standing. These conditions will remain in effect until the student is returned to good standing at the University.
- Student will be ineligible to graduate from this University until returned to good standing
- Student will be restricted from operating or parking a vehicle on University property
- Student will be restricted from representing the University in any public performance, sporting event, intramural event, committee assignment or in running for and/or holding any governmental office or any office in a recognized student organization
- Student will be ineligible to receive financial assistance from any University source.
- Any further violation of University or residence hall standards while on probationary status means that a student is subject to suspension from the residence halls and/or the University.
- Dismissal From the Residence Halls
- The student is required to move out of the residence halls.
- The Committee shall state the terms of the dismissal as well as the length of time this dismissal will remain in effect.
- In most cases, the student will also be restricted from the halls for the time of the dismissal.
- Dismissal From the University
It may be recommended that the student be dropped immediately from the University for a period of time to be designated by the Student-Faculty Discipline Committee. A two-thirds vote is required.
The various Discipline Committees in the University judicial system have the right and sole exercise of their discretion to assign disciplinary action which they consider appropriate for the student and the situation. A record of this action is to go to the student. A copy of this action shall also be placed in the student's personal file in the Student Affairs Office.