An educational conversation may take place between the student and the Student Conduct Administrator. No determination is made regarding if the student is responsible for a violation of University policy, and there is no sanction indicated on the student’s record. An educational conversation is an opportunity to clarify the University's expectations of students and remedy behavior that may potentially violate the Code of Student Conduct in the future.
A conduct warning is an official acknowledgement that one or more rules have been violated and considered a low-level sanction. A conduct warning serves as a notice to a student that the behavior is counter to the expectations in the Code of Student Conduct.
Disciplinary probation is a serious and active response to a violation of rules and may include educational sanctions or other requirements as a term of the probation. This is imposed for serious violations or a pattern of violations of the Code of Student Conduct. Probation is for a designated period of time and includes the probability of more severe disciplinary sanctions if the student is found responsible for further violations of the Code of Student Conduct during the probationary period. While on probation, students may be ineligible to receive certain University awards or scholarships. At the discretion of campus offices and programs, students on probation may be ineligible for employment and/or participation in certain campus programs.
Loss of Privileges
Loss of privileges is the loss of specified privileges such as use of a particular facility, visitation to a residence hall, housing priority and contact with an individual or other privileges for a designated period of time. Housing relocation or removal from University housing can be applied as a sanction. Students who have a serious violation of the community standards set in the Code of Student Conduct or the housing license, or because of a series of breaches of the community standards in the Residence Halls will be asked to relocate or leave all University Housing. Removal from housing typically includes the loss or visitation privileges to specific residential areas and penalty of forfeiting room and board charges for the semester in which the disciplinary action occurs.
Educational Projects and Community Service
These sanctions involve the completion of projects, assignments, essays, service to the University, facilitation of or participation in programs or other related assignments.
Restitution may include payment to an individual or to the University to cover the cost of damage, destruction, defacement, theft or unauthorized use of property.
Relocation is the reassignment of a student from one living space to another.
Final probation is imposed only in very serious cases or cases where students are currently under a significant sanction. Final probation may include removal from all University housing and loss of visitation privileges to buildings or areas of campus, and is imposed for a specified period of time. Students found responsible for any further violation of the Code of Student Conduct while on final probation may be suspended or expelled from the University.
Suspension is the separation of the student from the University for a definite period of time, after which the student is eligible to return. Conditions for readmission may be specified. Students who have been suspended are unable to register for and attend classes or be present on University property without specific, written permission of the Dean of Students.
Expulsion is the permanent separation of the student from the University. Students who have been expelled may not be on campus without specific, written permission of the Dean of Students.