1. The following sanctions may be imposed upon any student found to have violated the Student Code:
a. WARNING - A notice in writing to the student that the student is violating or has violated institutional regulations.
b. PROBATION - A written reprimand for violation of specified regulations. Probation is for a designated period of time and includes the probability of more severe disciplinary sanctions if the student is found to violate any institutional regulation(s) during the probationary period.
c. LOSS OF PRIVILEGES - Denial of specified privileges for a designated period of time.
d. LOSS OF ACADEMIC CREDIT - Failing grade assigned for the course due to academic dishonesty.
e. FINES - Previously established and published fines may be imposed.
f. RESTITUTION - Compensation for loss, damage, or injury. This may take the form of appropriate service and/or monetary or material replacement.
g. DISCRETIONARY SANCTIONS - Work assignments, essays, service to the University, or other related discretionary assignments. (Such assignments must have the approval of the Dean of Students.)
h. RESIDENCE HALL SUSPENSION - Separation of the student from the residence halls for a definite period of time, after which the student is eligible to return. Conditions for readmission may be specified.
i. RESIDENCE HALL EXPULSION - Permanent separation of the student from the residence halls.
j. UNIVERSITY SUSPENSION - Separation of the student from the University for definite period of time, after which the student is eligible to return. Conditions for readmission may be specified.
k. UNIVERSITY EXPULSION - Permanent separation of the student from the University.
l. REVOCATION OF ADMISSION AND/OR DEGREE - Admission to or a degree awarded from the University may be revoked for fraud, misrepresentation, or other violation of University standards in obtaining the degree, or for other serious violation committed by a student prior to graduation.
m. WITHHOLDING DEGREE - The University may withhold awarding a degree otherwise earned until the completion of the process set forth in this Student Code of Conduct, including the completion of all sanctions imposed, if any.
2. More than one of the sanctions listed above may be imposed for any single violation.
3. Other than University suspension, expulsion, or revocation or withholding of a degree, disciplinary sanctions shall not be made part of the student's permanent academic record, but shall become part of the student's disciplinary record. Upon graduation, the student's disciplinary record may be expunged of disciplinary actions, other than residence hall expulsion, University suspension, University expulsion, or revocation or withholding of a degree, upon
application to the Dean of Students. Case involving the imposition of sanctions other than residence hall expulsion, University suspension, University expulsion, revocation or withholding of a degree shall be expunged from the student's disciplinary record three (3) years after the student completes all requirements for graduation.
4. In situations involving both an Accused Student(s) (or group or organization) and a student(s) claiming to be the victim of another student's conduct, the records of the process and of the sanctions imposed, if any, shall be considered to be the education records of both the Accused Student(s) and the student(s) claiming to be the victim because the educational career and chances of success in the academic community of each may be impacted.
5. The following sanctions, in addition to those listed above, may be imposed upon groups or student organizations: loss of selected rights and privileges for a specified period of time, and/or deactivation/loss of all privileges, including University recognition, for a specified period of time
6. In each case in which a Student Conduct Officer determines that a student has violated the Student Code, the recommendation of the Student Conduct
Officer shall be considered by the Dean of Students in determining and imposing sanctions. In cases in which the Student Discipline Committee has been authorized to determine that a student has violated the Student Code, the recommendation of all members of the Student Discipline Committee shall be considered by the Dean of Students in determining and imposing sanctions. The Dean of Students is not limited to sanctions recommended by members of the Student Discipline Committee.
7. Following the Student Discipline Committee hearing, the Dean of Students shall advise the Accused Student(s), group and/or organization (and complaining student who believes she/he was the victim of another student's conduct) in writing of its determination and of the sanction(s) imposed, if any. A copy of the notification will be retained in the student's disciplinary record. Cases involving suspension or expulsion will also be filed in the student's academic record.