Potential Sanctions

Disciplinary sanctions are imposed based upon a review of the circumstances of each case. The following list of sanctions, in ascending order of severity, is meant to be illustrative rather than exhaustive. Since our Honor Code is educational in nature, the College reserves the right to create other sanctions or to join sanctions as it deems appropriate.

Agreement for Behavioral Change: This sanction indicates that the student's actions were inappropriate and in violation of campus policy and community standards. Failure on the part of the student to alter an inappropriate behavioral pattern is cause for referral to the Resident Director/Conduct Board. (Examples would be first-time escort violations, unauthorized entry to the Residence Campus, etc.) These documents will remain on file for the duration of a student's academic career.

Residence Campus Warning: This is a written warning informing the student that her/his actions are inappropriate and in violation of the College regulations and standards.

Residence Campus Probation: This is a more stringent written warning indicating that subsequent infractions may result in a referral to the Office of the Dean for Student Life. Probation is given for a specified period of time, and may include specific restrictions on the student.

Residence Hall Sanction: Residence hall sanctions include a temporary or permanent loss of privileges or housing assignment. Options under this sanction include, but are not limited to: restrictions within the residence halls, a move from one hall to another, a move from one floor to another, a move from one room to another, loss of single room privileges, or being suspended from residing in the residence halls on either a temporary or permanent basis.

Restitution: Restitution is reimbursement or other direct payment for injury, loss, or damage to College property, or property of any person resulting from violation of the code of conduct.

Suspension from the College: Suspension is a temporary separation from the College. All student privileges are denied including the opportunity to attend class, social events, other functions, or visit College grounds or buildings (unless by permission) for a specified or indefinite period of time. Suspension shall be effective on the date indicated on the notice of suspension. The student may request re-admission to the College at any time after the terms of the notice of suspension have expired. Upon re-admittance to the College, the suspended student will automatically be on disciplinary probation for the semester immediately following return. Other conditions of re-admittance may include but are not limited to, residence separation and restricted use of College facilities. This information is maintained in the student's disciplinary file for the duration of her/his enrollment at the College.

Exclusion from the College: Exclusion is a permanent separation from the College. All student privileges are denied including the opportunity to attend class, social events, other functions, or visit College grounds or buildings (unless by permission) for a specified or indefinite period of time. Exclusion shall be effective on the date indicated in the notice of exclusion. This information is a permanent part of a student's disciplinary and educational record (transcript).

Parental Notification: In a case where a student's status as a resident is in serious jeopardy (i.e., Residence Campus Conduct Board), parent(s) will be notified. Parent(s) will not be notified if a student can prove financial independence from her/his parents.

Other Notification: Sanction letters are copied to the resident director, and the student life office. Repeated violations of the alcohol policy or drug policy may result in referral to the Honor Board and probation or expulsion from the College with the sanction letter copied to the student's parents or guardians (if she/he is a dependent).