Sanctions

For academic and non-academic conduct matters, the following sanctions may be assigned:

WARNING: Warning is notice that the student’s behavior is unacceptable to the College community and that further misconduct may result in more severe penalties. Warning is for a specified period of time not to extend beyond one year and may be accompanied by conditions and/or other educational sanctions. Records are maintained in the student’s file in the Dean of Students Office and are taken into account in the event of future violations. After the Warning period, the Warning will not be externally reported outside the College community as part of the student’s disciplinary record.

PROBATION: Probation is notice that the student is no longer in good standing with the College community. Probation may accompany conditions including but not limited to restrictions on activities or the requirement that specific activities be performed. Probation is for a specified period of time and may be accompanied by conditions and/or other educational sanctions. Violation of Probation is considered grounds for further action, including Suspension. At the conclusion of the Probation period, the student is returned to good standing. Records are maintained in the student’s file in the Dean of Students Office and are taken into account in the event of future violations. In general, and in accordance with our policy regarding Parental Notification in Student Conduct Situations, parents are notified when a student is placed on probation.

SUSPENSION: Suspension encompasses exclusion from the campus and from all activities related to the College, whether on or off campus, for a specified period of time including the activities of College-recognized or sponsored organizations. The time specification may be a calendar date or the time at which certain accompanying conditions and/or other educational sanctions have been satisfied. Violation of Suspension is considered grounds for further action, including Expulsion. Records are maintained in the student’s file in the Dean of Students Office and are taken into account in the event of future violations. In accordance with our policy regarding Parental Notification in Student Conduct Situations, parents are notified when a student is suspended.

EXPULSION: Expulsion encompasses permanent separation from the College. Expulsion means that a student may not enroll at the College nor participate in College activities whether on or off campus. If the expelled student fails to honor the Expulsion, legal action may be instituted to enforce it. Records are maintained in the student’s file in the Dean of Students Office and are taken into account in the event of future incidents. In accordance with our policy regarding Parental Notification in Student Conduct Situations, parents are notified when a student is expelled.

NOTATIONS ON TRANSCRIPTS: Sanctions are not typically placed on a student’s transcript. Due to certain circumstances, if a conduct officer or board determines that a sanction should be placed on a student’s transcript, then notation of the sanction will appear on the transcript and in the Dean of Students Office file.

OTHER EDUCATIONAL SANCTIONS: Any sanction may be accompanied by, or substituted with, appropriate activities the student is directed to undertake, including: financial restitution, community restitution (programming requirements or community service hours), being barred from residence halls and/or other campus buildings, being restricted from participation in College-sponsored or College-recognized activities or organizations, or being prohibited from or limited in College employment. The student will be given specific deadlines for the completion of these activities, and failure to meet the deadlines may be grounds for further disciplinary action. Records are maintained in the student’s file in the Dean of Students Office and are taken into account in the event of future incidents.

ACADEMIC COURSEWORK: The following sanctions are recommendations to an instructor who may assign them only after the decision of the Academic Integrity Board:

  1. Redo the work in question with or without credit;
  2. Fail assignment in question;
  3. Fail the course.