Sanctions

Below is a list of sanctions that may be imposed individually or in combination upon students for violation of College policies. Recognizing the authority of judicial boards and administrators to impose sanctions that are appropriate for the circumstances of an individual case, this list is not intended to be all-inclusive. Sanctions become increasingly severe for repeated or accumulating infractions.

Warning: Notice, verbally or in writing, that continuation or repetition of conduct found wrongful may be cause for more serious disciplinary action.

Community Service Hours: Completion of a specified number of hours of community service work within a defined period of time.

Task Completion: Fulfillment of a project assigned for educational benefit.

Fine: Payment of a specified sum of money.

Restitution: Reimbursement for damage to or misappropriation of property. Restitution may take the form of appropriate service or other compensation.

Restriction: Limitation of a student's activity and/or use of College facilities. Examples include but are not limited to:

  • Exclusion from participation in privileges or co-curricular College activities (e.g., event attendance, organization membership, varsity athletics, receipt of award);
  • Prohibition from having any contact with a specified person;
  • Revocation of access to residential facilities or other campus locations; and/or
  • Restrictions of use of College services and resources.

Seniors and graduate students nearing degree completion found responsible for violating College policy, including violations occurring during the last week of classes, finals, or senior days, may be prohibited from participating in Commencement activities/ceremonies and/or from obtaining a diploma/transcript pending completion of all sanctions.

Disciplinary probation: Infraction(s) committed during the specified period of disciplinary probation are likely to result in suspension. Disciplinary probation may be general, encompassing adherence to all College policies, or it may be limited to particular types of conduct (e.g., alcohol and/or drug use). Exclusion from participation in privileges or co-curricular College activities may also be included in disciplinary probation.

Seniors and graduate students nearing degree completion found responsible for violating College policy, including violations occurring during the last week of classes, finals, or senior days, may be prohibited from participating in Commencement activities/ceremonies and/or from obtaining a diploma/transcript pending completion of all sanctions.

Suspension: Exclusion from the College community, including classes and other privileges or activities as set forth in the notice, for a specified period of time. Readmission is not automatic after the expiration of the suspension period, and conditions of readmission may be established. Suspension from the College is the standard sanction for all A-level infractions. Suspension supersedes student-initiated withdrawal from the College.

Expulsion: Termination of student status permanently or for an indefinite period. Expulsion supersedes student-initiated withdrawal from the College.

Referral for Prosecution: Alcohol and drug violations, hazing, and any felonies may result in referral for prosecution.

Group sanctions: Sanctions may be issued to groups of individual students, including but not limited to residential living groups and student organizations, which are involved in or permit violations to occur in their residence area or elsewhere. Examples of sanctions that may be imposed upon groups include restriction or suspension of visitation or other social privileges, restoration, and restitution. Additionally, campus privileges may be revoked, charters rescinded, and/or disciplinary sanctions imposed on individual group members. If an alleged violation is party-related, students allegedly involved may be placed on party probation by the Office of Residence Life.